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.




Nomadic Novellas


The guidelines are pretty straight-forward, we’re looking for stories of novella length. We’re mostly interested in science fiction, but we will consider fantasy. Other than that, the theme is basically up to you. All novellas will be released in both print and e-book format.

Length: The SFWA defines a novella as being a story between 17,500 words and 40,000 words, and that definition works for us. If your story falls between those lengths, then you can submit it here. If not, please look at our other guidelines.

Payment: We will pay $50 in advance plus 5 contributors’ copies. In addition, the author shall receive 25% of all profits made from the book…paid quarterly.

Where to send your gems: All submission should be sent to editor (at) nomadicdeliriumpress (dot) com. We think you can figure out the real address. Your subject line should read “Novella Submission.”

Other important info: All submissions should be sent as .doc, .docx, or .rtf files. We will respond within two months. All submissions must be original works. We will not publish works based in other people’s universes…of course, a universe of your own creation is just fine. We will not consider reprints.

Any questions should be directed to the submission address above.


The year to come


We’re hoping that 2018 is going to be a big year. In a week, we’ll be releasing a small short story collection from Eamonn Murphy, entitled The Union Man, and other stories. Also, before winter is over, we’ll be releasing a sequel to Tyree Campbell’s Butterfly and the Sea Dragon. In addition to these great titles, we’ll be releasing three more issue of Spaceports & Spidersilk (the first issue came out on Jan. 1st), four issues of The Fifth Di…, and our annual issue of The Martian Wave.

We’ll also be releasing more stories in The Divided States of America series, and we have four new projects that we’re reading for: Future Syndicate II, Mars Station Beta, Nomadic Novellas, and A Poet Explores the Stars. For information on these titles, please visit http://www.nomadicdeliriumpress.com/guidelinespage.htm. We hope to be releasing these titles later in the year.

We’re also working on supplements for The Ephemeris Science Fiction Role Playing Game and The Battle for Turtle Island RPG. Plus, as always, we’ll have lots of other surprises.

Finally, we’d like to ask for your support on our Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/nomadicdeliriumpress. That support would allow us to do so much more!

Spaceports & Spidersilk is here



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

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Last few days


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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!

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