Submission Call: Utter Fabrication A Mad Scientist Anthology

Mad Scientist Journal successfully funded their fourth anthology, Utter Fabrication: Historical Accounts of Unusual Buildings and Structures. They are now open to submissions for the month of March 2017. Pay for this anthology is 2 cents a word, and they accept stories between 500 and 8,000 words.

They are looking for stories from authors who are underrepresented in fiction: people of color, LGBTQ, and non-Western religions and cultures.

You can see more about what they are looking for in their call for submissions.

A Project We Want to Support: Utter Fabrication A Mad Scientist Anthology

Mad Scientist Journal produces a themed anthology via a Kickstarter each year. In 2017, they are Kickstarting Utter Fabrication: Historical Accounts of Unusual Buildings and Structures. This anthology will include stories about haunted houses, non-Euclidean buildings, and other weird places.

Their funding goes toward paying their authors (semi-pro rates of 2 cents per word) and their artists. Because the anthology is about buildings, they have recruited two architects to provide interior art pieces as well.

Good News! They funded. Click here for the update and link to the submission call!

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A Project We Want to Support: Problem Daughters

Dare as seen in The Future Fire no. 26 (© 2013 Eric Asaris).

BAD NEWS:  UPDATE

Statement on the Dissolution of the Problem Daughters Anthology

Unfortunately, the Problem Daughters project has been canceled, and Nicolette Barischoff and Rivqa Rafael have parted ways with Djibril al-Ayad and FutureFire.net Publishing. This decision was extremely painful, and not taken lightly in consideration of the many wonderful, generous people who helped us get to this point. Unfortunately, the ideological differences between the involved parties have proved insurmountable, leaving us no choice but to end this collaboration.

We apologize to all of you who feel let down by this decision — our backers, our potential contributors and just anyone who wanted to read this book. We did, too.

Everyone who backed the project will be contacted as soon as possible so we can arrange a refund. We ask for your patience as we undergo this process.

Once again, we thank you for your support, and apologize for this inconvenience and disappointment.

Nicci and Rivqa

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