Call for Submissions: Strangely Are Our Souls Constructed

“Thus strangely are our souls constructed, and by slight ligaments are we bound to prosperity and ruin.”

 ~ Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

 Formal Invitation

Bring On Your Mad Scientists, God Complexes, and Creature Creations…


callforsubs2018 marks the 200th anniversary / bicentennial of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the perfect literary exploration of science and ethics – what humanity is capable of and the consequences of our achievements. Shelley is often referred to as the mother of science fiction, tackling topics far beyond what was accepted in “women’s literature”.

And so we send out the call. Writers, forward thinkers, brilliant minds – give us your best short story (4-6k words) in any time period, setting, genre mix you can imagine..but it MUST be Frankenstein inspired. In other words, it must feature the kind of science that scares you, contain a moral dilemma, a hint of romance, and enough gothic / horror vibes to satisfy discerning readers…and YOU may be one of the lucky 13 contributors to our 2018 young adult anthology titled, STRANGELY ARE OUR SOULS CONSTRUCTED.

Submissions must be original, polished, double-spaced pieces between 4-6k words, in Word format, and be unpublished elsewhere.

Email submissions only.

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Subject line must include:  STRANGELY ENTRY

Submission deadline: December 31, 2017