Submission call: Feminist bicycle speculative fiction, pays $30, due April 1 - (Expired)

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Elly Blue Publishing is accepting submissions for Bikes in Space 6: Dragons, its sixth collection of feminist science fiction with bicycling as a central element. For this year’s anthology, dragons—literal or metaphorical—should also play an important role. The editor writes:

Stories can be in any science fiction or fantasy-ish genre: high fantasy, hard SF, space opera, fairy tales, solarpunk, spec fic, slipstream… anything but fanfic. Dragons can be literal or metaphorical, from a specific cultural tradition or entirely of your own invention. Surprise me! All stories must contain bicycles—the story doesn’t need to be about bicycling, but this element must be central enough that removing it would change the story significantly. Same goes with feminism. The story doesn’t have to be about feminism, but it does need to break from tired old gender stereotypes.

  • Publisher: Elly Blue Publishing
  • Publication type: Anthology
  • Word count: 5,000–8,000 words
  • Payment: At least $30 per story; rate may go up dependent on results of a Kickstarter campaign
  • Rights the publisher asks for: not indicated
  • Deadline: April 1, 2018
  • Format: Microsoft Word, PDF, Google Docs, text or Rich Text Format. Do not put your name or contact details on the manuscript.
  • Will they take simultaneous or multiple submissions? Not indicated. Read more about multiple and simultaneous submissions.
  • Will they take reprints? Not indicated.

Find more details at Call for Submissions: Bikes in Space 6: Dragons.

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2 thoughts on “Submission call: Feminist bicycle speculative fiction, pays $30, due April 1 - (Expired)

  1. I’ve got an image of Agatha Heterodyne riding with Franz, the dragon with the flying bicycle to the top of the highest tower in Mechanicsburg. 🙂 (If you don’t read ‘Girl Genius’, ignore me. :)) Interesting submission call! Thank you for sharing it!

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