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Twelfth Planet Press is looking for unique novellas to publish in a novella series.

I expect to publish one to two novellas a year in this ongoing series. I am looking for speculative fictional stories between 20 000 and 40 000 words in length. I am especially looking for strong, tightly written pieces with subject matter that may tend towards not fitting into the usual specfic novella outlets.

Word count: 20 000 to 40 000 words
Genre: science fiction, fantasy, or horror
Payment: A$250 advance for the story plus 8% royalties
Reading period: Now to July 29th 2008
Submit: send your story as an rtf attachment to twelfthplanetpress@gmail.com

(There will be a second reading period towards the end of 2008 and into 2009)

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ashr501
Apr. 1st, 2008 02:52 am (UTC)
Wahoo! The return of the novella to Aussie spec fic pleases me greatly. Time to stop trying to force myself down to less that 10,000 words!
girliejones
Apr. 1st, 2008 03:19 am (UTC)
I like the novella form. I'm hoping to get some really fab submissions.

(I haven't started reading any that have so far come in)
ashr501
Apr. 1st, 2008 03:32 am (UTC)
I love the novella. I think it is a perfect size for Science Fiction, and often a good size for Horror too. Not too sure about Fantasy though. Don't think I've read many, except for maybe old Fritz Leiber "Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser" stories and Moorcock stuff. It doesn't seem as common a form for fantasy.
girliejones
Apr. 1st, 2008 03:34 am (UTC)
No, the fantasy trend seems to be in the other direction.
markdeniz
Apr. 1st, 2008 09:23 am (UTC)
Thought you might like this one...

*winks*
roberthoge
Apr. 1st, 2008 10:18 am (UTC)
Last year had some great fantasy novellas - Ted Chaing's The Merchant and the Alchemist's gate and Liz Hand's Illyria spring to mind. But we just don't see enough of it out here because it's hard to get it published, which is why this is a welcome project.

Alisa, will you be printing the novellas or are you looking at e-publishing?
girliejones
Apr. 1st, 2008 02:11 pm (UTC)
oooh! You think Chiang's novella is Fantasy? I always think of it as SF cause of the time travel element?

Alisa, will you be printing the novellas or are you looking at e-publishing?

They are going to be printed and at the moment, I am thinking of them as individuals to later form a series.
markdeniz
Apr. 1st, 2008 09:25 am (UTC)
This is spooky as I've been working on a few ideas and then I dreamt mine last night, totally different direction, totally different idea (and it made me cry).

And then this entry...

*ponders*
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