Today we’re officially announcing Tales of New Babbage, Volume 3!
For those of you new to town, the Tales project is an ongoing effort to publish short stories written by Babbagers and about Babbage. Volume 1 was released in December of 2011 and Volume 2 in December 2012. (Some say each volume is better than the last…)
We crowdfund (pre-sell, really) our initial publication charges and promote it ourselves online and at steampunk festivals. Any proceeds in excess of costs go to Tenk and the City’s rainy day fund.
Anyone (resident or otherwise) is welcome to submit a story (between 600 and 7,500 words) related to or set in the city somehow. 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 anonymity. If your submission is accepted, you get a complimentary printed copy of the book, the satisfaction of knowing you perpetuated the City’s legacy, plus the bragging rights of being a “published” author.
Mr Tenk, Bookworm Hienrichs, and Junie Ginsburg have agreed to help review, select, and edit the stories that will appear in Volume 3. The deadline for submissions is SEPTEMBER 2, 2013 (Labor Day, for those of you in the States). Please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please let me know if you have any questions: email@example.com!