PDF Book of the Week for June 18th

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For one week only, get The Best of Both Worlds for 50% off from DriveThruFiction at http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/201328

Nomadic Delirium and Alban Lake, both publishers of science fiction and fantasy, and all points in between, have collaborated to bring you the very best of what they published in 2015. The selections within come from The Martian Wave and The Fifth Di…, and from Outposts of Beyond and FrostFire Worlds. Their settings might be an inner planet or a world-that-might-be. Their themes are universal, involving choices we all have to make at one point or another in our lives. This is science fiction and fantasy literature at its finest.
This is the first anthology of its kind; it won’t be the last.

Contents
Introduction by Tyree Cambpell
Introduction by J Alan Erwine
The Adventures of Colo Collins and Tama Toledo in Space and Time by Tyree Campbell
Artifact by Rik Hunik
Dragon Egg Soup by S. Evan Townsend
Exile by Choice by Kate Runnels
Fire and Snow by Priya Sridhar
From An Unnamed Rock by Jerry L. Robinette
Hands of Time by Fredrick Obermeyer
Hard Earth by Tony Cella
The Job by Justin Bohardt
The Librarian by Lawrence Buentello
Magic, Music, and Greed by Anne E. Johnson
Mars Ride Along by EJ Shumak
Neoteric Urban Archaeology by James Van Pelt
The Next Step in the Dance by Maureen Bowden
Piper’s Haunt by Maureen Bowden
Retirement by Beth Powers
The Tulku of Titan by Mike Morgan

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Two new reviews

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SF Crowsnest has published reviews of two of our titles. You can read a review of The Tulku of Titan and the Terror of Titan by Mike Morgan at https://www.sfcrowsnest.info/the-tulku-of-titan-and-the-terror-of-titan-by-mike-morgan-ebook-review/

And you can read a review of 3 of a Perfekt Pear by Daniel C. Smith at https://www.sfcrowsnest.info/3-of-a-perfekt-pear-by-daniel-c-smith-ebook-review/

 

PDF Book of the Week for June 11th

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For one week only, get Nano-Bytes by Daniel C. Smith for 50% off…that’s $1 from DriveThruFiction at http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/194576

Nano-Bytes features five stories from Daniel C. Smith that first appeared in The Fifth Di… In these pages you’ll find a virus which has startling effects on a team of archaeologists, parents looking to splice their son’s genes, a man who realizes he is all he can ever be, the unexpected consequences of mating with an alien, and a trip through space that ends up in an unexpected destination.

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Mundanities: A Digest of Mundane Science Fiction is looking for submissions

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Mundanities: A Digest of Mundane Science Fiction

Welcome to a new science fiction zine being published by Nomadic Delirium Press. This zine will be published twice a year, as both a print and e-zine, on February 1st and August 1st, with the first issue appearing February 1st, 2019.

So, what is mundane SF? It doesn’t mean boring, as some might think. Why would we want to publish magazine of boring fiction?

Mundane SF is defined as fiction focusing on stories set on or near the Earth, with a believable use of technology and science as it exists at the time the story is written. No aliens, time travel, interstellar travel, wormholes, warp drive, ftl, or anything like that.

Sound boring? Not really. Think of all of the science fiction that can and has been written about the Earth and the planets.

RESPONSE TIMES

Our current response time is two months. If you change your e-mail address, please let me know. There are always a few submissions that never get responses because the contributor changes their address.

FICTION

Fiction must be science fiction, and it MUST follow the basic guidelines. I’m looking for stories up to 10,000 words. Reprints will be considered, although preference will be given to first rights stories. I also won’t consider simultaneous submissions. Flash fiction is not likely to be successful with me unless it’s absolutely brilliant. I’m not a big flash fan, so please keep that in mind when submitting.

FICTION PAYMENTS

Original stories up to 1,500 words will receive $5.

Original stories between 1,501 and 5,000 words will receive $10.

Original stories longer than 5,000 words will receive $15.

Reprints, no matter the length, will receive $5

POETRY

At this time, we are not reading poetry. If the magazine does well, then we will start taking a couple of poems per issue.

ART

We are not currently seeking artwork.

FORMATS

All submissions must be sent as attachments in rtf or Word. I will read submissions that are sent pasted into messages, but I’d prefer attachments. Every submission must contain the word “Submission” in its subject line, or it will be flushed with all of the spam. I hate to start getting anal, but given the amount of Spam I have to sift through, it just makes my job easier, and a happy editor is always a good thing. Also, all submissions must follow standard ms guidelines…if you don’t know what that means, please find out. Your name, byline, and address MUST appear on the submission. All submissions MUST have page numbers. If you want something italicized, please italicize it in the submission. Also, please include a bio with your submission written in the third person.

FINAL NOTES

Don’t send work that is based in other people’s universes. All works must be original with no threat of copyright infringement. All submissions should be sent to mundanitieszine at yahoo dot com.

 

A Poet Explores the Stars is almost full

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Get your poems in now!

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.

 

 

Still looking for submissions for 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.