The submission period for my anthology DOORWAYS TO EXTRA TIME ends tonight, Monday, October 15th. I turned in my story, “The Doorway to Extra Time” (see what I did there) to my co-editor Trisha Wooldridge a few hours ago; our invited contributor Jody Lynn Nye turned hers in earlier today. The theme of the anthology:
In our busy world of meetings and microwaves, car radios and cellphones, people always wish they could get an extra hour in the day. But what if they could? Doorways to Extra Time is an anthology that explores ways to get extra time (be it an hour, a day, or a decade) and the impact it would have (whether upon a single life, a family or an entire world). We’re looking for stories with a touch of the fantastic–whether mystical, magical, mechanical, or just plain mysterious–but they can be set in any time or any genre: contemporary or historical, science fiction or fantasy, horror or magic realism. We could even find a place for a nonfiction essay if it was truly exceptional. In short, show us something showstopping, and we’ll make time for you.
Well, the time to make time has just about passed. You’ve got roughly an hour left, Pacific time, to turn in your stories to Spencer Hill Press. (Eastern, you’re already out of luck). We’ve gotten roughly 100 submissions (so far) of which I’ve seen about 50. I’ve been excited, though my first time dealing with a “slush pile” has led me to wish for one of the signature doorways of the title.
Now … on to reading the NEXT 50 stories in the list!