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Lethe Press has put out incredible best-of anthologies for gay and lesbian speculative fiction for several years, and started doing the same for transgender spec fic last year in Transcendent: The Year’s Best Transgender Speculative Fiction. Bogi Takács is editing this year. E’s an awesome writer and has the best book recs, so I trust this anthology will totally rock. Details:
Lethe Press is seeking the best work of transgender-themed fiction with elements of the strange, the weird, the fantastic, horror and science-fiction. Stories must be related to gender and/or sex minorities – transgender, genderqueer, nonbinary, gender non-conforming, etc. Intersex stories are welcome. Stories with ethnically/culturally specific minority genders/sexes are also welcome. We are very interested in stories where the author shares the characters’ marginalization (#ownvoices), but it is not a requirement.
All stories must have been originally published during the calendar year of 2016 (either in print or available in digital editions — self-published work is also included). Payment is upon publication and will range from $25 to $100 depending on the length of the work. No novellas, no work longer than 15,000 words.
Stories must be submitted by the deadline of May 30, 2017.
Please send submissions as attachments in doc or odt format to firstname.lastname@example.org with the header Transcendent 2 + your story title.
Please include a short bio and state where the story was originally published.
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