Spaceports & Spidersilk is here



Spaceports & Spidersilk January 2018 NDPThe January 2018 issue of Spaceports & Spidersilk is now available.

Spaceports & Spidersilk features some of the best science fiction and fantasy fiction and poetry for kids of all ages. The January 2018 issue will take you to places you might never have imagined. It will appeal to your inner child, and hopefully take you back to the places you loved as a child…and if you’re still a child, it will open your imagination to all kinds of new worlds.



Last few days


The year is almost over, which means your chance to save on NDP titles is almost over. Go to and order today.

Would you like some examples? How about these…

The latest issue of The Fifth Di… for just 99 cents:

Disharmony of the Spheres for just $2:

The latest issue of The Martian Wave for just $2:

Delivery from The Divided States of America for just $1.12:

Back to the Old Ways from The Divided States of America for FREE:

Ecotastrophe II for just $2:

3 of a Perfekt Pear for just 99 cents:

The Butterfly and the Sea Dragon for just $2.99:

Crisis Averted for just $2.99:

Order Spaceports early


It’s still a few days until the official release of the January issue of Spaceports & Spidersilk, but you can order it and download it today! Not only that, but you can buy it for just 75 cents!

Spaceports & Spidersilk features some of the best science fiction and fantasy fiction and poetry for kids of all ages. The January 2018 issue will take you to places you might never have imagined. It will appeal to your inner child, and hopefully take you back to the places you loved as a child…and if you’re still a child, it will open your imagination to all kinds of new worlds.


E-book sale


The week between Christmas and New Years is the biggest week for e-book sales. So, for all of you that received e-book readers over the holidays, Smashwords is having a massive sale, and we at Nomadic Delirium Press are proud to be a part of it. You can download most of our titles at significant discounts…in some cases, up to 75% off, and we’ve even made a few titles available for free!

Go to, and start downloading and reading today!


A Poet Explores the Stars


We’re looking for poems about the exploration of space. The poems can be about our solar system, other solar systems, black holes, or anything in between. We publish a lot of fiction about the exploration of space, but now we want the poet’s point of view.

All poems must be at least 20 lines in length. While experimental structure is ok for print, this collection will be both print and electronic, and experimental structures do not translate well to electronic formats, so preference will be given to poems with traditional structures.

We will accept no more than two poems from each poet, so please send us your best, and we are not looking for reprints for this collection.

Payment will be $5 per poem and one contributor’s copy.

All submissions should be sent to editor (at) nomadicdeliriumpress (dot) com. The subject should be “Poet Explores submission.” We prefer attachments, but you can paste your submission into the body of the e-mail.

If you have any questions, please send them to the address above.

What we’re reading for


We often get queries asking what we’re currently reading for. The simplest answer is to visit our guidelines page at

However, to get more detailed…

Novels-This one should be pretty easy to figure out

The Martian Wave-Short stories and poetry about the exploration of space, with a special emphasis on our solar system.

The Fifth Di…-Fantasy and science fiction short stories

Spaceports & Spidersilk-Science fiction, fantasy, and eww gross! short stories and poetry for younger readers

Individual e-stories-We publish stories or short collections of stories we’ve previously published

The Divided States of America-Shared world stories about a balkanized United States

Nomadic Novellas-Science fiction and fantasy novellas

Future Syndicate II-Science fiction short crime stories

Mar Station Beta-Shared world stories about the second base established on Mars

In case you blinked


Just in case you blinked over the last few days, we’ve announced several new projects that are looking for submissions…

We’re reading for Nomadic Novellas, which is obviously a call for novella length stories:

We’re looking for crime fiction for Future Syndicate II:

We’ve also started a new shared world collection called Mars Station Beta:

In addition, The Fifth Di… is once again open to submissions and The Martian Wave is again looking for poetry submissions.


The Martian Wave and The Fifth Di…


Just so all of our writers know, The Martian Wave is again open for poetry submissions for the 2018 issue. Also, The Fifth Di… has re-opened to fiction submissions. However, we are already reading for the December 2018 issue, so please keep that in mind when you submit.

If you’d like to help us expand The Fifth Di…, and maybe even add another magazine, please become a patron at


Mars Station Beta


We’d like to introduce you to our newest project…Mars Station Beta. This will be a shared world project, much like The Divided States of America.

The year is 2052. It has been two years since the unexplained destruction of Mars Station Alpha, and now the human race has decided to go back to Mars, but on an even more massive scale.

Mars Station Beta is made up of ten different modules that are all interconnected with each other and around a central lab/recreation area. There are a total of 50 colonists on the station with another 50 on their way from Earth. The base is a multi-national project, funded by the largest nations on Earth, with representatives from all of those nations, as well as a few of the best and brightest from the “lesser” nations. While nationalism is still an issue, it’s not as big of an issue following the short duration World War III that swept the Earth in 2022.

Mars Station Beta has been established in Elysium Plantia. Mars Station Alpha had been established in Argyre Planitia, but so far, no one has visited the station to try to determine what happened to the 20 colonists. All that is known is that their final transmission was, “I can’t believe there are…” Before that transmission, there were no signs of problems with the base.

Mars Station Beta is commanded by Roger Anderson, a hard-nosed military man from the United States. While he is a fair leader, he has little patience with the scientists on the base because they don’t have the same type of discipline as the military members.

The second in command is Vasili Andropova, a former member of the Russian military, who has now devoted herself to the pursuit of genetic research. She tolerates Commander Anderson, but she has little patience for his sense of discipline.

Writer’s Guidelines

If you’d like to contribute to Mars Station Beta, we’re looking for individual stories of at least 2,500 words.

How we will publish: This will not be an anthology (at first).  We will be publishing each story as an individual e-story, and these stories will be distributed to all of the usual sales markets.

Pay: This will depend entirely on how the story sells.  We will be doing a 50/50 split with each author of the profits from the story, with royalties being paid on our normal quarterly schedule.  If this project takes off, we will be doing a print anthology, or possibly many print anthologies, and then there will be further payment at that point for reprint rights.

Rights: We are looking for first rights on any story.

Price of stories: The pricing of stories will depend on their length. Stories from 2,500 words to 5,000 words will be priced at 99 cents.  Stories that are 5,001 words to 10,000 words will be priced at $1.49, and stories that are over 10,000 words will be priced at $1.99.  Obviously the longer the story, the higher the royalty, but we prefer quality over length.

Overall theme: We are not looking for an overall theme to the stories.  We want quality stories.  Stories should be about characters other than the two commanders. It’s fine to include them as background characters, but we’d like to see stories about the other characters. If you’d like to share character or story ideas with other writers, we can set up a private Facebook group for this project that will allow everyone to throw ideas out and play off of each other’s ideas.

All stories should be sent to editor (at) nomadicdeliriumpress (dot) com with the subject line reading “Mars Station Beta Submission.”