Paula Guran will be editing THE YEAR’S BEST SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY NOVELLAS for Prime Books (and a Call For Submissions)

Paula Guran will be editing The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Novellas for Prime Books.

From a press release and call for submissions:

Paula Guran will be editing THE YEAR’S BEST SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY NOVELLAS for Prime Books (www.prime-books.com). The first volume will be released in 2015 and cover material published in 2014. The volume will be released in August 2015.

“Novellas represent some of the finest work being done in the field today and are often available to readers on a limited basis,” said Guran, editor of the annual THE YEAR’S BESY DARK FANTASY & HORROR series. “Due to their length, it is difficult to always include them in the established volumes now being published. This gives us a chance to further showcase outstanding works of science fiction and fantasy.”

Generally, novellas are considered to be 17,500 to 40,000 words in length.

Guidelines: The work must be published during the calendar year of 2014. If serialized, the novella may have begun in the previous year and ended in current. Direct submissions to the editor as well as suggestions are greatly appreciated. PDF, Word doc, or RTF are preferred, ebook if needed to paulaguran@paulaguran.com. If a physical copy is submitted please send to the address below:

Deadline: January 15, 2015.

See the press relase from Prime Books for more info.

2 thoughts on “Paula Guran will be editing THE YEAR’S BEST SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY NOVELLAS for Prime Books (and a Call For Submissions)”

  1. In the past, because there weren’t that many markets available willing to publish novellas, the pool from which to draw contents for such an anthology was pretty limited.

    One of the things that the self-publishing/e-book explosion has made possible is the publication of odd-sized literary forms like novellas is a lot easier. (Possibly too easy, tho0ugh that’s another argument.)

    So I’m wondering if Guran is going to be open to considering such self-published works? And also wondering if she’s going to find her inbox swamped with submissions.

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