As much as we would love to have you just jump right in and share this universe with us, there is a bit of a submission process. Don’t worry, though, it’s pretty simple.
Most importantly, we need a writing sample. Anything between 1000 and 2000 words should suffice. Secondly, we’ll need a submission for one of the existing characters before you add your own to The Generation project. This submission should be between 1000 and 2000 words. See where we’re going with this? We recommend that the writing sample and initial submission are one and the same. They don’t have to be, but you know what the say about two birds, one stone.
The reason we do this is two-fold: first, it keeps the blog updated with quick, flash-fiction sized pieces to read in a constant fashion and shares at least one submission with the blog readers from an author who might just be seeking publication in our anthologies; second, it helps build upon the histories and inter-connectedness of the characters already in continuity, which is big with us.
Those are the hoops. Not too much to it, we hope. So, in review:
- A 1000 to 2000 words writing sample.
- A 1000 to 2000 word submission to be used on the blog featuring an ALREADY existing character.
- The first two can be the same thing, but don’t have to be.
Those in hand, fire it off to our Continuity Editor. Hopefully we’ll get back to you within a week or two from the time we receive your submission, depending on how long peer reviews take. Once the gates are open, The Generation project is at your disposal, in its entirety.
Please note that all future submissions will still be subject to draft and continuity reviews before publication.
Also, submissions should not contain any characters under copyright to anyone other than the submitter (such as Iron Man or Batman).