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Oil Anthology

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I am looking for stories about road trips; about joy rides; about gas guzzlers and cars with fins; about oil tycoons and the regular Joe down the street at Joe's Garage; about the old boom towns just this side of Gomorrah; about those same boom towns gone bust; about roughnecks and roustabouts and wildcatters going up against the Big Boys; about oil spills and their aftermath; about far-off oilfields aflame; about burning the midnight oil; about things made from oil, for good or ill--the artificial heart that spares a life, the plastic gun that looks all too real; about how the epic tale of oil will continue to unfold long after you and I have quit this earth. In short, I'm seeking original, unpublished fiction in which that boon and bane of our civilization--petroleum--plays a part. How much of a part, is up to you. The ideas I've listed above are mere suggestions. I say: have at it. Let your imagination go to work. And if, for example, you wish to sneak in a gem involving bath oil or cooking oil or some oil of your own invention, then by all means do so.

Country of Publication

United States

Publication Medium & Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationOne-time publication.

Fiction Closed



General General
Action-Adventure Action-AdventureOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Mystery/Crime Mystery/CrimeOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Noir.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Suspense/Thriller Suspense/ThrillerOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Noir.
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres
Short Story Short Story2,000 - 6,000 words.

Open to all/most Styles, including: Humorous, Literary.




No monetary payment No monetary payment.


Method: Electronic submissions.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Multiple entries: Multiple entries are allowed.
Media: Text.

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Last Updated: 13 Jun 2024
Date Added: 11 Oct 2010

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