Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Mechanical Miscreants

Posted by Randi on Wednesday, September 26, 2018

What they want:
Ah, those loveable robots, androids, and cyborgs, performing plenty of chores and dangerous jobs so us humans can remin out of harm's way.But...What happens when something goes wrong? If your computer has a hardware fault, would it kill you in your sleep? Would your microwave turn on only when it was opened? What about robots living a life of crime, Asimov's 3 Laws of Robotics be damned?The only real requirements for this anthology will be that a major character must be mechanical or electronic in nature and they're doing something nefarious. All submitted stories must have a dark undertone to qualify for the HWA. Humor is welcome, as long as something is causing some harm or damage to those pesky "organics".
Deadline: November 30, 2018
Length: 5,000-10,000 words
Payment: $25
Submission Guidelines: https://villainouspress.submittable.com/submit/125617/mechanical-miscreants