Today I have a bit of blogger’s block about what to talk about.  So I do what I usually do when that happens: I go trolling for new markets.  And, in light of Renee’s post from earlier in the week, I decided to stick with anthologies.

Queered Visions of Steampunk:  From the website:  “Searching for steampunk stories that have a queered twist. The stories should have at least one glbt main character and/or theme to it.”
What they don’t seem to want: Page numbers.  Go figure.
Deadline: March 15, 2011
Length: 3000-7000 words
Payment: Penny a word.

ePocaylpse: From the website: “The ePocalypse will feature apocalyptic collaborative stories told/narrated exclusively through e-mail. Each story MUST have 2 or more collaborating authors. All e-mails must take place as the world as we know it is ending… earthquakes, floods, virus/disease, meteors, aliens, etc.”
What they don’t seem to want: Zombies
Deadline: To be set when anthology half full.
Length: 2000-10000 words
Payment: None by default, though three entries will get lump payment prizes and one contributor will get a free copy.  As usual, I’m posting interesting not lucrative or pro-scale markets.

Primogeniture Anthology: This is an interesting one.  The anthology is looking to get people to play in a world that the editors have (loosely) set up.  From the website: “Earth has finally developed a ship that has the ability to leave with five thousand people to a new planet. When they arrive at the new planet they are expected to have about ten thousand people. The ship has left the Sol system at least a year ago. At this point there is no turning back, anyone who has decided that this was a mistake, its now to late.”
What they don’t seem to want: Aliens.  The focus is humans coping with the situation, not reacting to alien encounters.
Deadline: April 18, 2011
Length: 5500-7000 words (oddly narrow range)
Payment: A portion of the royalties will be split among contributors based on their contribution.

DL Thurston Additional Note for the Day:   He’s been disappointingly quiet on his own blog this week.  Bad blogger!

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DLThurston DL Thurston is a writer of novels, screenplays, and the occasional short story. He has short stories due out soon in the Steam Works anthology from Hydra Publications and in The Memory Eater. When he's not writing, he also brews beer and even drinks it sometimes. Check out his exploits either on his blog or on Twitter.