We think THE NIGHT LAND is one of the most colorful, inventive, and moving fictional worlds ever created. Haunting. Unmatchable. Unforgettable. But the book, as it issued from Hodgson's pen in 1912, is crippled by an unreadable style. For some reason Hodgson cast it in the frame of the future-dream of a gentleman of the 17th century. He attempted to reproduce the language of that period, with scant success. Hodgson became a much more skillful handler of words later, but he never reworked his first great vison.
We believe that the concept of The Night Land deserves more, and we are offering to buy new fiction set in the Night Land universe.
Length: 2,000-10,000 words
Payment: 8 pence (approx. 13 cents) per word plus royalties for FIRST ENGLISH-LANGUAGE WEB-ONLY RIGHTS PLUS FIRST ENGLISH-LANGUAGE MAGAZINE RIGHTS AND FIRST ENGLISH-LANGUAGE ANTHOLOGY RIGHTS. 4 pence (approx. 6 1/2 cents) per word for FIRST ENGLISH-LANGUAGE web-only rights.
Submission Guidelines: http://www.thenightland.co.uk/nightficoff.html