Saturday, March 1, 2014

Submission Call: Geek Out (Less Than 3 Press)

Geek Out — A Trans* and Genderqueer Collection Gamers. Computer nerds. Baking enthusiasts. Fanfic writers. History buffs. Cosplayers. Music, TV, painting, cars, make-up—we all geek about something, and nothing quite rivals the passion displayed by geeks for what they love. There’s no limit to what can be geeked over, and no rules about who is allowed to geek about what—and the harder someone tries to put such rules in place, the harder they get knocked down. 

 In the spirit of true geekery, and the limitless possibilities of it, Less Than Three Press invites you to submit your stories of trans* and genderqueer geeks doing what they love best. 

 Deadline is MARCH 31, 2014 (give or take, we won’t kill you for sending it off the following morning).
Stories should be at least 10,000 words and should not exceed approx 50,000 words in length.
Stories must feature at least one trans* or genderqueer character (any romantic pairing is acceptable (M/F, M/M, F/F, or poly of any mix).
Stories must have a happily ever after (HEA) or happy for now (HFN) end.
Any sub-genre is gladly accepted: sci-fi, mystery, contemporary, steampunk, etc.
All usual LT3 submission guidelines apply.
GEEK OUT is a COLLECTION, meaning stories will be sold individually and authors paid royalties. Examples: The Bestiary, Kiss Me at Midnight, Proud to Be a Vampire (coming soon). 

 Authors will receive one copy each of the ebook formats LT3 produces and 2 print volumes (stories 40k and over will be their own books, shorter stories will be compiled into anthologies).

 Stories should be complete before submitting, and as edited as possible. They can be submitted in any format (doc, docx, rtf, odt, etc), preferably single spaced with a space between paragraphs, in an easy to read font (Times, Calibri, Arial) with no special formatting (no elaborate section separation, special fonts, etc). Additional formatting guidelines can be found here. 

 Any questions should be directed to the Editor in Chief, Samantha M. Derr, at (or you can ping her on twitter @rykaine).

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