Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Cats Curious Submissions

From Jim C. Hines

CatsCurious Press is open to submissions and they're coming out with a concept book. Here are their guidelines:
There are two sides to every story...
And we here at CatsCurious Press think that our readers deserve to read BOTH!

A Call for Submissions... of the Faery Taile Kynde!

CatsCurious Press will open to submissions starting January 1, 2008 for all well-written, humorous fairy tale re-tellings! But there's a catch -- these stories must be written from ONE POV only... the protagonist's.

Why would we be so strict, you ask? Because Jim C. Hines, author of 'Goblin Quest', 'Golblin War' and 'Goblin Hero' has already gotten on board to write a counterpoint story! That's right -- once I have plowed my way through the slush, Jim will review my favorite stories and then choose ONE from among them to write a counterpoint to.

The end result will be a double-sided book with two covers (one featuring artwork for Jim's story, the other featuring artwork to coincide with the protagonist's point of view). Stories will be printed upside-down from one another -- flip the book over, and start fresh from the top! I can't wait to see the end result!

Here are the requirements:

Story length must be between 5000 and 10,000 words
Stories must be single POV, from the protagonist's point of view
Stories must be humorous
Stories must appeal to a broad range of folks -- from twelve years old to adult (so no raunchy humor, please!)
Submission period: January 1st, 2008 to midnight March 31st, 2008

Any fairy tale is fair game!

The payment? $.05 per word (up to $500 maximum) and seeing your name next to Jim C. Hines'!


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