The Masquerade Crew is a website dedicated to book reviews, literary comings and goings, publishing shenanigans, and other odds and ends of the writing world.
And they’re now working on compiling time travel short stories for an anthology:
We’re working on an anthology of short stories based upon a certain theme. My goal is to have them published on Amazon by the end of the year. We’ll see if we can finish it. There’s no charge to submit a story, and if your story is picked up, there’s still no charge. A team of volunteers will provide a wide range of services: beta reading, developmental editing, copy editing, ebook formatting, cover design, and marketing. These services will be compensated by a share of the royalties and/or promotion via The Masquerade Crew.
The following numbers are not set in stone. If anything, I would love to give the authors more. We’ll just have to wait and see how things fall in place.
- 25% goes to me for a wide range of services: marketing, general coordinating, serving as an editor, formatting, etc …
- 30% to the writers
- 20% to the editors/proofreaders
- 25% for marketing, cover design, formatting (someone other than me), and misc expenses.
You will find more information on the writing prompt and submission guidelines (which are quite lax) by clicking the link above.
This may be an opportunity for anyone who has been rejected by more established magazines/websites in the past to get a foothold by entering their story. It also seems that there is much more interest in a good story and characters than there is about being progressive or intellectually confusing, as too many literary magazines tend to be.
And with a word count acceptance between 5,000 and 10,000, you won’t have to cull many bits of your story.
I’ve never written a time travel piece, but this definitely piques my interest to try and see if I could crank one out in such a short period of time.