- editor Carol Hightshoe
Crime. Punishment. Justice. Order. Security. Community. Safety. Rehabilitation.
Crime and punishment has been a part of human history since the earliest days of man. And will (unfortunately) be a part
as we move forward into the future.
Incarceration (tentative title) is looking for stories that feature incarceration in the future. Be it some form of innovation
rehabilitation, a return to public shaming, an evolution of the prison system—whatever form it takes. We want to see ideas
of where the system can go to do a better job at separating out those who truly must be separated from society as a
whole. Rehabilitating those who can be rehabilitated and re-integrated into society. Punishing those who deserve to be
punished for their crimes.
Will current crimes no longer be crimes in the future? What will be considered a crime? What types of punishments will
exist for what crimes? What will incarceration be like in the future?
Warning the editor worked for ten years as a Deputy Sheriff in the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center and will be
looking for realistic scenarios. I am also looking at the possibly of writing an introduction to each story selected that
compares the story’s incarceration setting to what is current practice in some areas today.
Break the story-writing rules if you want. If you use a tried and true plotline, twist it in an original and interesting way.
Original stories are preferred. Query for reprints.
ALL writers are encouraged to submit. Doesn’t matter if you’re a pro with years of credits, a beginner just starting out, or
a teenager - please feel free to send the editor a story. In your cover email, please tell the editor a bit about yourself and a
quick one-line synopsis of the story. Include genre. If experimental, please explain the type or how so the editor doesn’t
edit out the form or reject it out of hand. Thank you.
In the Subject line please put Submission: Incarceration : Title of your story : Your name.
Attach as an .rft file, please send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submissions Open: Mar 31, 2016 (DO NOT SUBMIT PRIOR TO THIS DATE)
Submissions Close: Aug 31, 2016
Release Date: Late 2016 / Early 2017
Payment: $5.00 plus equal share of 50% of the anthology’s royalties.
Will accept: Science Fiction, Steampunk, Alternate History, Space Opera, Dieselpunk.
No fan fiction, shared universes, or continuing serials. PG-13 rating, please. No erotica.
No simultaneous submissions.
Length 1000-6000 words. Will consider flash fiction if it’s well-written. Times Roman 12.
Standard manuscript submission form must be used. Any manuscripts submitted incorrectly will be rejected.
Bios will be required if your story is accepted. Please write them in third person. Approximate length under 250 words.
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