Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Chiral Mad 5

Posted by Randi on Wednesday, August 12, 2020

 What they want:

The End Is the Beginning /
The Beginning Is the End

That's the theme for the fifth and perhaps final volume in the Chiral Mad series by Written Backwards. This anthology will be edited by Michael Bailey, recipient of the Benjamin Franklin Award, Bram Stoker Award, and a Shirley Jackson Award nominee. Is this the beginning of the end for Written Backwards, or will this be the end to a new beginning? You get to help decide. And while we're at it, we are going to raise some serious funds for Black Lives Matter, and represent the underrepresented in the literary world. It's time to listen.

Previous Written Backwards anthologies have always included emerging talent alongside known names in the industry, spanning short fiction, long fiction, graphic adaptations, poetry, and artwork, and ranging from dark science-fiction and fantasy to horror; all things speculative.

If you are not part of an underrepresented demographic (POC, LGBTQIA+, female), please do not submit at this time, but feel free to send recommendations.

Deadline: October 31, 2020
Length: Fiction (5,000 words or fewer recommended, payment capped at 5K).Poetry (50 lines or fewer, payment capped at 50 lines), up to 5 poems at a time. No reprints.
Payment: Fiction - $0.06 per word, US, capped at 5,000 words, Poetry - $1 per line, US, capped at 50 lines. Contributor copies in all editions.
Submission Guidelines: