Ahmed A. Khan
|Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - 09:48 am: |
While the current anthology that I was editing, "SF Waxes Philosophical", undergoes preparation to be published in November, I have been commissioned to do another anthology.
Mohammad Aurangzeb Ahmad is a freelance writer and doctoral student in Computer Science. He created and maintains what is probably the most extensive resource on the subject of "Islam and SF" - Muslims Writing Science Fiction.
He has asked me to co-edit an anthology of SF stories that feature Islam or at least one Muslim character in a positive light. He feels that at these times when Islam and Muslims are being negatively stereotyped, an anthology of this kind would be a good idea. And I agree.
So here is the call:
Theme: As above.
Genre: SF or fantasy. No horror, please.
Simultaneous Submissions: No
Deadline: January 31, 2007
Rights: One time anthology rights
Send submissions as .doc or .rtf attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payment: Oh yes! This time, the authors will be paid, though the payment will be nominal - 1 cent per word, with a minimum of $10 and maximum of $40 + a contributor's copy. The payment will be upon publication.
Ahmed A. Khan
|Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - 10:30 am: |
Please correct the deadline in the above guidelines to read "January 31, 2008" and not "January 31, 2007".
Post Number: 49
|Posted on Wednesday, June 25, 2008 - 08:19 am: |
Update: The anthology, titled "A Mosque Among the Stars", is completed and will be launching in September 2008 from ZC Books (http://www.zcbooks.ca).
The cover image and the TOC can be found on my blog at http://ahmedakhan.livejournal.com.