ANNOUNCING: New Eden Chronicles
Calling all writers and artists from the Eve community. Eveoganda Publishing (a non-existent company I just made up) in association with Rixx Javix, Mord Fiddle, General Stargazer and Drackarn are proud to announce our latest community project. New Eden Chronicles will be an anthology book series featuring fan fiction and fan art written and illustrated by our amazing and talented community, edited and selected by our team of editors, and designed professionally by none other than Rixx Javix. (or, Bryan Ward, for those scoring at home.)
And here is the bestest part of all, the entire book will be available to everyone totally FREE of Charge! That's right, we will be giving the darn thing away in glorious digital PDF downloads for everyone to enjoy. We're not asking for a dime. How cool is that?
Over the past eight years I've read dozens and dozens of wonderful fan fiction here in our community, from the amazing Pod & Planet Contest and beyond. So I was thinking, why not start to collect the best of these into an ongoing anthology collection in the very best spirit of short-story science-fiction collections? Why not indeed? To make it even better, we'll get some of our most talented artists to create illustrations and have a lot of purty pictures to look at.
Right now the plan is to have the book be bi-annual, but we are certainly open to making it happen more often if the support is there for it.
So how do you participate?
It's easy. Simply submit your original work of Eve Fiction for consideration to firstname.lastname@example.org Artists who are interested in participating should also send an email along to let me know you'd like to participate. We'll be collecting stories and working with each author to ensure the highest quality work appears in each collection. The final determination as to what pieces appear in each collection will be up to the Editors based on quality, originality, and overall thematic considerations. Any works not appearing in the first Volume will be considered for additional Volumes. It is not our intention to leave anyone out. This is purely intended as a showcase for the Eve community and not a vanity project for anyone. You get what I'm saying.
We're looking for stories that reflect the wide range of our community and of the universe of New Eden. Industry, War, whatever makes for an interesting and compelling story. However, we are only looking for short-stories or short novellas that are self-contained. On-going series are not in the plans for this anthology series.
Additional consideration will be given to original works, however that is not a requirement. We just want your best work, so if it has been published on your blog, or submitted to a contest before, it doesn't matter. Submit what you think is your best work.
I'm excited about this project and I think it holds a lot of potential. Let's take this journey together and see where it leads us?
I can't wait to read your stories.