Thank you to everyone on Twitter and Facebook who made title suggestions for renaming Apocalypse Hope. There were some wonderful titles put forward, and I loved a number of them (just so you know, After the Apocalypse wasn’t a contender because Maureen McHugh had a collection titled that this year. After the End was another popular suggestion, but there’s a 2005 zombie movie by that name!). The voting was tight as well, so obviously the titles put forward were appealing to many people – makes it tough to figure out a decision! However, after a long and thoughtful process, culminating in a face to face discussion yesterday, the winner has been decided! The anthology formerly known as Apocalypse Hope will be published as…
Thank you to @RattusAsh on Twitter (shared by @debkalin) for the suggestion – as promised, I’ll send you a free copy of the anthology when it comes into the world! Thanks again to everyone who made suggestions and voted – your input was appreciated more than I can say
AFTER THE RAIN (open July 19, 2010)
FableCroft Publishing seeks original speculative fiction stories between 2000-10000 words on the theme “After the Rain”. The interpretation of the phrase is multi-faceted and may be literal or figurative, but stories must contain some speculative element – science fiction, fantasy and horror, and all sub-strands of these, are welcome.
The After the Rain anthology is intended for adult readers, but the editor is not looking for overt erotica or gratuitous violence that does not advance the story in some way.
Submissions are open to Australian citizens or residents. Please submit stories as rtf file, adhering to usual manuscript formatting guidelines, to fablecroft at gmail dot com. Submissions close October 31, 2010. The anthology will be released at Swancon36/Natcon50 in Perth on the Easter weekend, 2011.
Payment will be AUD$50.00 plus one contributor copy.
Please inquire before sending reprints, simultaneous or multiple submissions.