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Love scifi, microbes, and genre mashups? Graythorn Publishing is open for submissions of science fiction short stories for the DARK CLOUDS anthology to be published in June 2016.
Did you know that humans emit clouds of microbes? Over a million particles an hour. With that sort of chaos something is likely to go very, very wrong. Send us your completed short story of 3,000 to 10,000 words. Stories must relate strongly to the theme, and be primarily science fiction, although genre mashups with horror, romance, mystery, etc. will be accepted. Rights purchased for six months. Please submit firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: April 30, 2016
Pay: 3 cents/word
My comments: 3¢/word is considered a semiprofessional rate for scifi, and can’t be used to qualify for membership in SFWA. But it’s better than lots of romance pays.