Saturday, June 4, 2011

King Paul is coming to destroy you all!

We here at Generic Publishing want you to dig deep and access you inner manly man, that beast within that screws, plunders and lays waste to all that approach it, to tell tales of the glory and awesome might that is King Paul, rife with sex, violence, debauchery, depravity and big heaping buckets of gore. Picture a Chuck Norris/Maddox/Tucker Max hybrid being punched in the face by Conan to a soundtrack of W.A.S.P., killwhitneydead and Manowar, then listen to the King Paul songs on (all submissions MUST match the mythology of these songs to be considered). These stories should harken back to the style and ideals of Orature (traditional tales and history passed along orally) and should be either in Flash or Praise poetry form. Do keep in mind that, while the theme of masculinity taken to cartoonish extremes will likely be handled with tongue firmly in cheek, we expect it all to be played straight. My first image of the concept lends itself to sword and sandals fantasy, but don’t feel obliged to constrict yourself to that genre; we’d love to see a steampunk Paul mowing down werewolves on a pirate ship in space. This anthology is intended for adults, so feel free to be as raunchy and brutal as you desire (please), but don’t bother us with rape fantasies or kiddie porn. Even the King has his limits.

Title: King Paul Crushes Your Face and You like It. (Working Title)
Editors: Anton Cancre and Greg Hermes
Word count: 2000 words (flash fiction) or 100 lines (poetry) max
Pay: .5 cents per word for flash fiction and $5 flat rate for poetry, paid upon publication.
Submit to: genericpublishing [aatt] yahoo [doot] com (electronic submissions only)
Format: All submissions should be pasted into the email, following standard Shunn rules. Any attachments will be deleted without question or concern. Keep your computer herpes to yourself, and we’ll keep ours.

 The subject line should read as follows: "submission: <title>, <author's last name>".
 Please include a cover letter with Author’s legal name, address, email, the name of the work being submitted, word/line count and previous publications of interest. Also include a short bio for inclusion in the anthology.
Simultaneous submissions are okay as long as you let us know and multiple submissions will be accepted for poetry, up to a maximum of three poems per author. No reprints.
Submission period: June 15th through September 30th, 2011. Please do not query the status of your submission until November 30th, 2011.  We will do our best to contact all submitters within 30 days of the end of the submission period.
Rights: we ask for first American Publishing rights, copyrights will revert to the author upon publication. We also ask for the ability to use snippets for promotional purposes.

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