Alice Unbound should contain an element of the speculative and may embrace fabulist, weird, myth, SF, fantasy, steampunk, horror, etc. Other speculative elements or characters may be combined in any way. I don’t want to see rehashings of Carroll’s tales but stories taking place in a modern or slightly futuristic world. I’ve seen many of the Alice as well. If you have a talking cat, it must be recognizable as the Cheshire Cat. I will consider a few very select poems, but they must have a storyline and not just be an observation or an image. You should not be copying Carroll’s style but telling a new tale in your voice. Too many stories submitted with the same character will limit chances of the story being accepted. The anthology needs to go beyond Alice in every way.Submission Period: Feb 1 - May 31, 2017
Whether the Mad Hatter, the mock turtle, or Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, use Carroll’s elements and characters to write a new tale. QUILTBAG or people of colour as characters are encouraged. Alice doesn’t have to be white and blonde. I have not read everything so if you want to write about another character that fits into Carroll’s fantastical tales, please write first and ask.
* Canadians or expat Canadians only may submit. QUILTBAG and POC are encouraged to submit.
Length: 2,000-5,000 words. Poetry: minimum 1,000 words.
Submission Guidelines: https://colleenanderson.wordpress.com/2017/01/26/alice-unbound-call-for-submissions/