Guidelines

Note: We will (temporarily) be closing to submissions on January 31, 2019


Synth is a new anthology series of dark SF that will be published quarterly in both paperback and electronic editions. Each issue will contain eight stories, with the first slated to appear in March 2019. Subsequent issues will be released in June, September, and December.

Word count: 2,000-7,000 words.

Stories should be dark, literary, and ideally inspired by the likes of Black Mirror, J.G. Ballard, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Philip K. Dick, Pat Cadigan, Stanislaw Lem, Margaret Atwood, James Tiptree Jr., Alphaville, and a host of others. Above all we seek thought-provoking tales that reflect the not-too-distant future (or our present) in all its cyber/surreal glory. Send us tales of utopia and dystopia, of inner and outer space. Tales that are bleak, tales that are bold.

Authors (and we seek diversity!) are asked to submit their tales via the email provided below and should allow 4 to 8 weeks for a response. If a submission is held for longer than four weeks this means that it is under consideration.

While our main goal is to publish as much original fiction as we can, reprints will also be considered. Simultaneous submissions are permitted, but please send only one story per reading period.

Send .doc files to: synthanthology.editor@gmail.com

Payment is $20 and one contributor copy.

Thank you for your interest. We look forward to reading your work!

C.M. Muller, editor & publisher

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