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Fiction Contributions Accepted for Last Man Anthology

22 February 2010
Fiction Contributions Accepted for Last Man Anthology
Submissions to the Last Man Anthology will be accepted until filled. The anthology will be released August 30, 2010 in celebration of Mary Shelley's birthday.

All manuscripts should follow industry standards, including proper margins, 12 point font, Times New Roman, numbered pages, and free of grammatical errors. Fiction should avoid the following phrases: "it just," or "it seems," or "It just seems," or "it seemed like," or "I just." Only two exclamation points are allowed per 8,000 words. Word count: 1500-8888 words.

All fiction will be critiqued and an explanation of acceptance or rejection will be provided. It is suggested that all writers submitting have at least taken a college level composition class, or have some workshop experience. All fiction should focus on the theme of catastrophic literature, and present interesting and innovative ideas that lend to the conception of being the last. Show us the last man, woman, robot, alien, planet, universe. The last person to do what. The last planet to do what. Show us the end of the world. What world is up to you to decide. The characters or world must show the last of something. Stories should be science fiction in nature, although genre-bending is acceptable. No alternate history. No religious stories where humankind is doomed for its sins.

Email submissions to: LastManAnthology[@]aol.com. Attachments in doc. or docx. Subject header should read: Last Man Anth/title/word count. Please include a bio, any creative writing or college classes you've taken, if any. State the theme of the story: (example: This story is about the last cellphone on Mars.) In a few sentences tell us what your favorite book is and why. Lastly, in a few sentences explain why science fiction is important to you.

All chosen works will receive a published credit. Payment is five U.S. dollars, or a contributor's copy, valued at fifteen dollars. Three winning selections will be awarded an honorary prize, and receive a new copy of Mary Shelley's novel, "The Last Man," valued at fourteen dollars.

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