Metahuman Press and Pulp Empire are proud to announce a new series of ongoing anthology titles. These series will continue volume to volume as stories come in. As soon as we receive enough stories for one volume, production will be underway for that book.
We will accept proposal outlines (from 2 to 4 paragraphs) for any of these books at any time. If you have never written for Metahuman Press or Pulp Empire, please also include a sample of your writing. Once an outline is accepted, we will expect a story deadline of the end of the fifth full month after acceptance. Please include the name of the anthology in the subject line of your e-mail.
Aliens Among Us tells tales of alien encounters on a modern or past Earth, always in a near-real world setting. (Any alternate realities should be in mid-creation due to the events of the story, not already set up.) No tales set in the future or off Earth. Stories should focus on strong interaction between a human and an alien character, and will preferably (but not always be) non-antagonistic for at least some of the extraterrestrial characters. A 10,000 word anthology. Volume One is full and ready for publication. All current submissions would be for volume 2.
The Barbarian Coast features a shared sword and sorcery world. This book will feature stories in the tradition of Robert E. Howard, Lin Carter, etc. In that tradition, magic should be treated as something rare and dangerous. Before submitting proposals, authors should request the series overview. We seek 10,000 word stories for this anthology.
Cosmic! is a super-powered fiction anthology. This book will tell tales of solo heroes or teams of superhumans as they travel the spaceways or fight threats that could alter the course of the very universe! This is also a 15,000 word anthology.
Doc Claus is our annual Christmas anthology. It features stories of a classic adventure hero (who just happens to also be Saint Nicholas) and his team, the Holiday Patrol. Authors interested in contributing should request the overview document before doing so. This is a 10,000 word anthology with a deadline annually of October 15.
Modern Gods features tales of the ancient gods of mythology active in the modern day. Stories should all feature either a god as a protagonist or major supporting cast member. While using a god as villain is fine, all stories should feature at least one god in a positive role. At the current time we only seek proposals featuring gods of the Greek/Roman pantheon OR the Norse pantheo. This is a 10,000 word anthology.
Modern Pulp Heroes tells tales of new pulp heroes set in a modern day setting. While we will take tales that run the gamut of what heroism means, stories should always feature a lot of action and adventure. This is also a 10,000 word anthology.
Pulp Team-Up features tales of classic public domain pulp heroes as they team together for adventures. Stories should have a classic 30s setting. Writers may use one original pulp hero, but at least one character should be a classic public domain hero. Stories should be approximately 15,000 words.
Star Pulp tells tales of adventure heroes in an outerspace setting. We’re not looking for hard sci-fi. We want big, blow-up action pieces with a solid space opera feel. The setting should be futuristic or an alternate but familiar world with futuristic technology. Think space serial heroes like Flash Gordon or Buck Rogers. A 10,000 word anthology.
The anthologies will be released under our profit share system. Anthologies made up of 10,000 word stories will pay each author 10% of profits. Anthologies made up of 15,000 word stories will pay each author 15% of profits.
Submissions should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last updated on January 1, 2013.