Monday, February 04, 2008

SpaceWesterns Market

Camille Alexa posted this market on BroadUniverse (it pays, although not terribly well):

Everyone: (ed. Nathan E. Lilly) is actively seeking Space Western science fiction written by women to publish during Women's History Month (March). They're interested in SF with a SpaceWestern feel, Steampunk, Weird West, etc.

From their guidelines []:

"For our purposes we consider the following to be examples of works with strong Space Western themes (inter-planetary fiction containing Western genre themes): Flash Gordon (comic, movie serial, and 1978 animated serial), Buck Rogers, Star Wars, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica (both series), Firefly, Serenity, Mike Resnick's Santiago, Ande Norton's Beastmaster series, Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles, The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers, Bravestarr, Silverhawks, Cowboy Bebop, Outlaw Star, Coyote Ragtime Show, and Trigun."


"We've all seen the white man in a white hat riding his white horse into the sunset. The Western genre is replete with white male driven stories. The Space Western sub-genre isn't much different. Send us stories with strong women, weak women, but most of all stories with real women. Send us stories from a non-WASP point-of-view: fiction about Chinese, Native American, Mexican/Spanish, African/African-American and/or even the "New Immigrants" — (German, Irish/Gaelic, Italian, Russian) peoples influences on the Western themes."

Payments/Requirements: "We are looking for stories and articles of no more than 7,500 words in length. Current rates for unsolicited manuscripts are ½¢/word to a maximum of $25, paid upon publication. Reprints will be considered. Serials welcome, but single stand-alone stories are preferred."

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