Calgary, Canada, July 29, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- The submission period for Fantastic Trains: An anthology of Phantasmagorical Engines and Rail Riders officially opens, July 27, 2017. Submissions will be accepted until Midnight September 30, 2017.
Edited by Jerome Stueart and Neil Enock, the anthology focuses on speculative fiction stories of trains—fantasy, steampunk, science fiction, horror, slipstream, urban fantasy, apocalyptic, set in any time, any place—and will be released by EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing in the spring of 2018.
“This book will appeal to both lovers of the fantastic, and train aficionados,” says Jerome Stueart, co-editor.
“Ultimately, we’re looking for great stories. Check out the official call for submissions,” says Neil Enock, co-editor.
Stories must be previously unpublished, in English, between 1,000-5,000 words.
Submissions are open to all writers. The editors will accept stories previously published in a language other than English, but they must first be translated into English before submission.
Submissions should be e-mailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The e-mail must contain the word "submission" in the subject line. Submissions must be sent as an attachment: in .DOCX, DOC. or .RTF format.
Authors are invited to structurally play with some 'locomotifs' that will add interesting connections to these disparate and individual stories.
For more information, check out the call for submissions: http://tinyurl.com/fantastictrains
About the editors
Jerome Stueart is the author of The Angels of Our Better Beasts, a collection of stories recently long-listed for the Sunburst Award. Jerome was also the co-editor of Wrestling With Gods (Tesseracts 18) and Imaginarium 4: The Best Canadian Speculative Literature. His work can be found in Fantasy, Lightspeed’s Queers Destroy Science Fiction, Tor.com, Strange Horizons, Icarus, Geist, Geez, and several Tesseracts anthologies. Jerome was the trolley conductor for the Whitehorse Waterfront Trolley for several summers when he lived in Whitehorse, Yukon. He now lives in Dayton, OH and teaches creative writing at the University of Dayton.
Neil Enock is the author of two books, Doc Christmas and the Magic of Trains, and Mayan: Atlantis Returns, and the face and creator of the million-plus-views podcast TrainTalk.tv. He is past president of the Alberta Model Engineering Society. His love for trains is no secret to his thousands of train-loving fans. He is also active in the film industry as an actor, prop designer, producer and screenwriter. Recently, Neil has become the creator of the Wrist-Rack, a handmade leather gauntlet for carrying your cell phone on your wrist launched on Kickstarter and sold at Expos and Cons. Neil lives, creates, and fabricates with his family in Calgary, AB.
For further information please contact:
EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing