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The Librarian Anthology 6

A project of Air and Nothingness Press (see other related projects).

Do not submit here! This project is permanently closed to submissions (June 2022). We provide the following information as an archive.


The Librarian travels the multiverse (along the timeline - past through the future - and across planetary systems and universes) helping out people, societies, and those in need, with their questions, problems, and research (as librarians do). Looking for positive, hopeful stories with positive endings, and narratives that celebrate librarians. In the interest of assembling the book as a coherent whole, here are some guidelines concerning The Librarian as a character (not hard and fast rules as such, but helpful suggestions): 1. The Librarian is always a force for good, for knowledge and learning, and for science. 2. When visiting a particular location in the timeline, planet, or alien culture, The Librarian has the ability to appear as that culture's conception of their idealized 'librarian'. Though sometimes they may choose to appear in a contrary or different form for reasons of their own. Therefore The Librarian may be a him, her, it, they, xer, sentient rock, etc... Author's choice. 3. The Librarian can appear under many guises but they are always helpful, cheery, and maybe they have a bit of good natured snark/sense of humor about who they are. They might even help people pay their overdue library fines if the situation warrants. 4. The Librarian might carry a well-worn satchel (or cultural equivalent) which always contains just the book/media object/microfilm/quantum bio-crystal chip needed at that given time (think D&D Bag of Holding) though (idea credit - Cameron E. Quinn) perhaps the satchel is sentient (AI, magical, etc...), has its own sense of humor, and might communicate by giving the Librarian a different research resource just for fun or to be annoying/smarmy. 5. Stories can concern global events or be about one person interacting with The Librarian. 6. All stories should have a positive ending. This is to be an anthology of hope and knowledge. Authors may explore any genre with their stories and we encourage a wide variety of ideas and interpretations.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2022

Publication Medium & Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationOne-time publication.

Fiction Closed

Open to a broad Audience.
General General
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Other (See guidelines).
TypeLength Details
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 3,000 words.
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
OK No No No NoText format submissions Video format submissions
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Last Updated: 30 Jun 2022
Date Added: 01 May 2022

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