First, my sincere apologies for being so absent in recent months. As happens with all of us, RL sometimes trumps our SL plans, but my heart remains in New Babbage.
But on with the show: today we’re officially announcing Tales of New Babbage, Volume 2.
As many of you will recall (and can see from the widget on the side of the BAR), Tales of New Babbage, Volume 1 – a collection of short stories written by Babbagers and about Babbage – was released in December of 2011 to rave reviews. A few copies from the initial hardcopy printing are still available at http://babbagefictionpress.com/.
The idea is this: let’s assemble a collection of New Babbage-related short stories and publish them to the broader world in both paper and digital forms. Contributions can come from anyone (resident or otherwise), but must involve the city in some way (setting, character, history, etc.). We crowdfund (pre-sell, really) any publication charges, and promote it ourselves. Any proceeds in excess of costs go to the Tenk and the City’s rainy day fund.
Anyone is welcome to submit a story (between 600 and 7,500 words). It doesn’t have to be a new one (although they would certainly be welcome), but it shouldn’t be one that appeared in the last volume. [Note: please ask Canolli Capalini for guidance in submitting stories previously submitted to the Flash Fiction contest she runs every year.]
If your story is selected, you’ll be asked to sign a brief copyright agreement that allows the piece to appear in the anthology. (You’ll retain all other rights.) That document needs to be signed in your own name (avatar signatures aren’t recognized by courts yet), but we promise to respect avatar autonomy.
Ceejay Writer has agreed to help review, select, and edit the stories that will appear in volume two (if you’d like to help, please contact her directly).
The deadline for submissions is NOVEMBER 25, 2012.
Please send them to email@example.com
If you have questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org