Amok: Asia-Pacific Speculative Fiction 1

A project of Solarwyrm Press (see other related projects)

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Solarwyrm Press is seeking short speculative fiction stories for its tentatively titled “Amok” anthology. The main requirement is that stories must be set somewhere in the Asia-Pacific region — from India to Hawaii, and everything in between (as far north as Mongolia and south as Australia/New Zealand). For the purposes of this anthology, speculative fiction is defined as science-fiction, fantasy, or horror, set in the real world, with elements that go beyond our current most-agreed-upon view of the world. Alternate history (e.g. What if Korea won the space race?) is also acceptable, and stories may be set in the past, present, and/or future. Do you have a story where the Japanese had a zombie army that invaded the Philippines in World War II? A future-tech story with China as the main world power? A love affair between a mermaid and a Hindu in India? A ghost haunting a Muslim family in Malaysia? A dystopian New Zealand, where they’re the only country that survived the apocalypse? These are the types of stories we have in mind. Hopefully these ideas help inspire you. Don’t feel constrained to them!

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

Fiction Closed

Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Contemporary, Urban Fantasy.
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Alternate History.
Open to all/most Styles.
TypeLength Details
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 7,500 words.
Novelette Novelette7,500 - 8,000 words.
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Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) Token payment (under 1 US cent per word).
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Last Updated: 24 Apr 2018
Date Added: 01 Aug 2013

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