The Fifth Di… 2017 bundle

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You can now get all four 2017 issues of The Fifth Di… for just $6!

Go to http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/the-fifth-di-2017-bundle/ and download your copies today. Don’t worry, if the download doesn’t work, we’ll e-mail you your copies.

You can also order through DriveThruFiction at http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/228574/The-Fifth-Di-2017-bundle-BUNDLE

 

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In case you blinked

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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: http://www.nomadicdeliriumpress.com/nomadicnovellas.htm

We’re looking for crime fiction for Future Syndicate II: http://www.nomadicdeliriumpress.com/futuresyndicateii.htm

We’ve also started a new shared world collection called Mars Station Beta: http://www.nomadicdeliriumpress.com/marsstationbetaguidelines.htm

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…

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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 https://www.patreon.com/nomadicdeliriumpress

 

Mars Station Beta

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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.”

 

Future Syndicate II

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Guidelines for Future Syndicate II

What we’re looking for: We want stories about criminal activity in the future.  We’re not looking for detective stories…we want stories that are about the criminals themselves, and their activities.  This is a science fiction anthology, so science has to play some role in the story.  Hard SF would be great, but we will look at adventure SF as well.  As important as science is to the story, we really want to see well drawn characters who are believable and act in realistic ways.  We all know that crime is a bad thing, but these people do it for a reason…what is that reason?  Having said that, we don’t want to see fiction that portrays the criminals as completely evil with no redeeming qualities.

Story length: Stories must be 2,000-7,000 words in length.

Rights: We would prefer to buy first rights, but we will accept reprints as long as the previous publishing history is included.  You also must own the rights to the story.

Payment: Now for the important stuff.  We will pay ½ cent per word for first rights, plus two contributor copies, paid on publication.  We will pay a $5 flat fee plus two contributor copies on publication for reprints.  Please make sure you note the difference in pay.

What we don’t want: As already stated, no detective stories, no unbelievable characters.  We also don’t want to see fan fiction, or fiction based in other people’s universes.  If you’ve written a lot of stories in your own universe, then we certainly don’t mind that.

Response times: We will respond to all submissions within two months, but we will respond with a form rejection…we just like to let everyone know that up front.

Reading Period: We will be reading submissions until the anthology is full.

Submission Formats: All submissions must be sent as attachments, no exceptions.  Stories should be formatted in Word or rtf.

Submission address: To submit a piece, or if you have any further questions, please send them to editor (at) nomadicdeliriumpress (dot) com.  Sorry, we aren’t using hyperlinks because we’re really sick of the damn spammers.  All submissions should have the subject: Future Syndicate Submission.

 

The Fifth Di…

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The December issue of The Fifth Di… is here.

The December 2017 issue of The Fifth Di… brings you stories from Chris Dean, Karen Heslop, Kate Runnels, and G. W. Thomas.
A serial killer is loose and it’s up to a psi talent to catch them, but can she hold herself together long enough to succeed? A young girl is “chosen” to sacrifice herself for the good of her village, but nothing can prepare her for what this sacrifice means. A woman is determined to continue to explore the galaxy, but the chaos of Earth is threatening to destroy her dreams, and she’s already had so many dreams destroyed. And finally, a man down on his luck finds that that luck is about to change in a way he could never expect.

http://www.nomadicdeliriumpress.com/fifth.htm

TFD Dec 2017 NDP

Last Chance!

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It’s Cyber Monday, which means it’s the last chance to save!

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