Lethe Press has a call out for previously published short stories for Transcendent 3: The Year’s Best Transgender Speculative Fiction 2017. It is being edited by Bogi Takács.
Lethe Press is seeking the best work of transgender-themed fiction with elements of the strange, the weird, the fantastic, horror and science fiction. Stories must be related to gender and/or sex minorities – transgender, genderqueer, nonbinary, gender non-conforming, etc. Intersex stories are welcome. Stories with ethnically/culturally specific minority genders/sexes are also welcome. We are very interested in stories where the author shares the characters’ marginalization (#ownvoices), but it is not a requirement.
If you’d like to read previous volumes, here’s where to get them:
- Transcendent 1, edited by K.M. Szpara: Lethe Press, an independent bookstore in the US, or online retailers
- Transcendent 2, edited by Bogi Takács: Lethe Press, an independent bookstore in the US, or online retailers
Submitting to Transcendent 3
- Publisher: Lethe Press
- Publication type: Anthology (print and ebook)
- Word count: up to 15,000 words
- Payment: $25 to $100, depending on length (paid upon publication)
- Deadline: March 10, 2018
- Format: Microsoft Word or OpenDocument Text file, with Transcendent 3 and your story title in the header. State where the story was originally published.
- Will they take reprints? Yes. They will only consider works published for the first time in 2017. (Electronic and print publishing both count.)
Find more details at Submissions | Lethe Press.
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