Monday Markets - If You're Reading This anthology - Feb 28, 2013

Less Than Three Press is open to submissions to their new serial anthology, 'If You're Reading This'.

If You’re Reading This … A message in a bottle, a forgotten letter in a desk, a postcard delivered to an old address. A cry for help, a confession of love, an ominous threat. Words from the past, or perhaps the here and now, or even the future.

Less Than Three Press is seeking stories about what happens when someone chances upon a message cast adrift and left to be guided by fate or chance. From the classic message in the bottle washed up on a sandy beach to whatever the imagination spins, tell us your tales of what happens when that message is at last found and read …

Very importantly:

  • Stories must be m/m or f/f romance (threesomes, etc. are acceptable, but all parties must be the same gender).

  • Stories must have a happily ever after (HEA) or happy for now (HFN) end.

and also:

This collection is centered around the theme of ‘messages cast adrift’. All stories must have a strong tie to this theme. Any sub-genre is gladly accepted: sci-fi, mystery, contemporary, steampunk, etc.

Stories need to be from 10K-50K words (as they are posted in 5K word chunks), and payment is $200 on acceptance, and a percentage of subscription sales. Sounds like a worthwhile challenge!

Guidelines here: