This is a general call for short short submissions for a proposed mid-grade science fiction anthology. The working title is Almost Human, and each story’s protagonist should be “almost human”, though how is up to the author.
Each submission should be between 5,000 and 10,000 words, and take place in current times. That is, no historical stories, future stories, alternate histories or alternate universes. No matter the premise of each story, it should be scientifically plausable, given it is science fiction. No pure fantasy or previously published stories will be accepted.
Submissions should be sent as email attachments (doc, rtf, txt) to aniprof at optonline dot net, no later than April 15, 2012. A short, one paragraph bio should be included in the email. If accepted, payment will be two copies of the anthology, in addition to whatever arrangements are negotiated with a publisher. The publisher will receive first North American print rights. All other rights revert to the authors after publication.