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Stasis Anthology

A project of Bell Press (see other related projects).

Do not submit here! This project is permanently closed to submissions (January 2024). We provide the following information as an archive.

About

Want to dive into the timeless rifts of science fiction? Bell Press is now accepting submissions for Stasis, an anthology of retrofuturistic short fiction with a modern lens. Stasis invites submissions that bend the rules of temporality: blending past, present, and future. We seek stories that harness the spirit of retrofuturism, echoing the styles and themes prevalent in early-to-mid-20th-century science fiction while infusing them with the pulse of our modern era. Short fiction is our primary focus, but we welcome genre-bending, stylistically experimental pieces that align with our theme. Submissions are open to all who embrace the challenge of weaving retrofuturistic aesthetics with contemporary narrative. We especially encourage those from marginalized backgrounds to submit. BIPOC, queer, and disabled voices are integral for this collection to reflect the shifting values of the modern world, particularly in contrast to the white, male-dominated science fiction space of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Country of Publication & Year Established

Canada Established in 2023

Publication Media & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationOne-time publication.
Print Publication Print PublicationOne-time publication.

Fiction Closed

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
Science Fiction Science FictionSubgenre: Retrofuturism.
Lengths:
Flash Fiction Flash Fiction500 - 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 7,500 words.
Novelette Novelette7,500 - 10,000 words.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream.

Topics:

Other (See guidelines).

Payment:

Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Royalties Pay ranges from Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word). Royalties.
Note: We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.

Submissions:

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


Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Stasis Anthology Submission Statistics — Free Preview!

The statistics in this section are compiled from submission reports sent to us through our submission tracker. They are not provided by the publication's editors/staff or by Duotrope's admins. Information in this section is updated a few times per day. Learn more about the statistics.
AccuracyWe have received 5 reports from 5 different members within the past 12 months, not including pending responses (see below). The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported9 min | 87.8 mean avg | 109.0 median | 118 max days (45.6 std dev)
Pending1 response is pending (168 days waiting). This only includes pending reports from users who have been active on Duotrope within the past 30 days

Other Information

Most recent response reported was received on 09 Apr 2024.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 08 Jan 2024.

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Dates

Last Updated: 10 Jan 2024
Date Added: 12 Dec 2023

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