- Antho: Third Flatiron Anthologies (Summer 2015 will be "Only Disconnect")
- Editor(s): Juliana Rew
- Pay Rate: 3 cents/word, 6 cents/word for lead story
- Deadline: March 31, 2015. (We do a new theme each quarter)
- Guidelines: http://www.thirdflatiron.com/liveSite/pages/submissions
Author D.L.Snell conducted the following interview to give writers a better idea of what the editors of this specific market are seeking. Snell does not edit these answers in any way, so that writers can get a feel for the editors in charge.
1) Tell us a little about yourself and your career as an editor. Do you write as well?
Juliana Rew is a former science and technical writer for the National Center for Atmospheric Research and the Geological Society of America, with experience writing and editing scientific books, journal articles, newsletters, annual reports, and computer user documentation. She has won over a dozen technical writing competitions, and is a software engineer by training. She also writes a little fiction.
2) What authors do you enjoy? What about their work captivates you?
Ann Leckie, Charles Stross, David Brin, Connie Willis, Julian May, and countless others going all the way back to Lord Dunsany.
3) Describe the ideal stories for this market.
The upcoming anthology will have the theme, "Only Disconnect." Here's the prompt for authors: "Presentism" as a theme: the pitfalls of distraction, overstimulation, attention thieves. Too much to do, too little time, headlong into the singularity. Advantages of being bored or being "in the present." Connecting with the Earth rather than Bluetooth (gardeners, here's your chance).
4) What types of characters appeal to you the most? Any examples?
One of my favorites was the genetically altered and completely transparent human, Oar, in "Ascending" by James Alan Gardner. She was one of a kind.
5) Describe a few stories you’ve published previously and what made them stand out to you.
I'd put plugs in for "On a Train with a Coyote Ghost" by Robin Wyatt Dunn (in our "Abbreviated Epics" anthology), "The League of Lame Superheroes" by James Aquilone (in our "Astronomical Odds" anthology), and "A Rock in the Air" by Neil James Hudson (in our upcoming "The Time It Happened…" anthology).
6) Any last advice for submitters? Any critical dos or don’ts?
Try to follow the guidelines, keep it short, and knock our socks off.
D.L. SNELL is an acclaimed novelist from the Pacific Northwest. His bestselling Pavlov’s Dogs series, co-authored with Thom Brannan, is available through Permuted Press. Snell also has had great success writing under the pen name David Jacob Knight.
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