Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Guidelines For North of Infinity III: Parnassus Unbound

Reading period closed on October 31, 2005

Mosaic Press will be publishing the third installment in the North of Infinity anthology series in 2007.

Looking for science fiction that includes elements of or makes references to literature, music and the arts. Your story can focus on one of these elements in detail, or explore wider generalized concepts. For example, one story that has already been accepted is a tale that explores a theme William S. Burroughs made popular, the concept of language as a living entity.

Feel free to include elements of horror or fantasy in your story, just ensure the story is good and that it is science fiction. The intended result is an anthology that celebrates a passion for the arts with speculative fiction.

Some book length examples include: Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, Rand’s Anthem, McCaffrey’s Crystal Singer, Bear’s Songs of Earth and Power, Fforde’s The Eyre Affair, Shinn’s Archangel, Weiner’s Getting Near The End.

Preference will be given to stories written by Canadians or stories with some sort of connection to Canada (go ahead and be creative in stretching your association with Canada, I’d love to follow the “Six Degrees” you use if you’re a writer from elsewhere in the world). However, the key determination for acceptance will be good stories.

Include a cover letter that tells a little about yourself, and a bit about the story, perhaps your connection or the story’s connection to the theme. But please don’t give the story away – let me read and enjoy it on its own merits.

Word Count: 1000 - 6,000 words.
Query first for longer or shorter works please.

Reprints: No. Looking for original stories.
Reprints will be considered for exceptional stories that have been in limited circulation, but preference will be given to original works. Please provide publication history for any reprints.

Payment: 1 – 3 cents per word Canadian, up to $100 Cdn

Submissions: Submissions are accepted via email – RTF, Word or WordPerfect attached files in standard manuscript format will do. Email:

Submissions also can be sent via regular post. Include a #10 envelope SASE or International Reply Coupon with your disposable manuscript and send stories to:

Mark Leslie, Editor
1252 Speers Rd, Units 1 & 2
Oakville, Ontario L6L 5N9

Mailed submissions without sufficient return postage will be disposed of unread.

Reading Period: April 2005 – Oct 2005 Inclusive

Response Time: Will respond to submissions within 4-8 weeks. Email submissions will likely be responded to more quickly.If your story falls into the “maybe” category for acceptance, it’s likely to be held until the reading period closes, but you will be notified.


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