This is your opportunity to add a little magic to the past. Tell me the tale of a real place, in a real time, but with a fantastical science element.
The story must feature a real geographic feature, a building, a street. It doesn’t have to exist now, but it has to have really existed. A lake? A saloon? An alley?
Stories we will be including in this anthology should include:
1 part Magic
Your choice of wizards, artifacts, monsters or the like.
1 part Science
The magic component above is fueled by Science!
1 part Local History
Set your story in a real place that you know well. The location is not just window dressing. The location should be integral to your story. Culture and geography and real world history have conspired to create events that could have occurred no where else.
Email submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject ATTN: LOCAL MAGIC
Word count: short stories of 3,000 to 5,000 words, novelettes of 7,500-10,000 words.
Pay: 2c/word or a percentage of net sales.
Your story should arrive in Microsoft Word and be formatted in the industry standard (or come so close that no one will notice: i.e. Times New Roman or Courier, double-spaced).
Deadline is January 15, 2014.