The secretive World Faery Society is finally calling for assistance in investigating, categorising, studying and/or disproving the existence of the Westbury Faery in a new eponymous world-building project:
From its earliest beginnings, the closed society has amassed what is considered to be the largest and most definitive collection of evidence to support the existence of faeries. Through the ages, the WFS has quietly endured on the strength of a single leading member. Today, that leader is Arthur Beck. You may wonder why Prof. Beck has chosen to expose the WFS at this time. Rest assured, he did not make the decision lightly. He broke the silence because he desperately needs your help to investigate The Westbury Faery. Is this faery real, and if so, who is she and what is her story? With your help in answering these questions, Prof. Beck and the WFS may finally be able to prove that faeries truly do exist. The World Faery Society needs your help to discover the story of the Westbury Faery. Do you have a theory that answers the question: Who is the Westbury Faery and what is her story?
They are looking for flash fiction from 100-500 words, or short fiction from 1,500 to 3,000 words. The plan is to collect 20 of the top 100 shortlisted stories into a beautiful illustrated book to be published in 2017. I don't have information regarding contributor copies or pay yet, but consider this more of a market for world-building, rather than a pang market for now,
Deadline is end of February, 2017!
Check out the Literarium market listing here: https://literarium.net/market/world-faery-society/the-westbury-faery