Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Footprints on the Moon


The results of the Return to Luna competition are not even in yet and Eric T. Reynolds is already enticing us to write for his next anthology, Footprints.

Here are the abbreviated guidelines:


THEME. Long after our species and all its works have turned to dust, the moon landing sites will still show evidence of our time here on Earth. Imagine future explorers from among the stars interpreting that. The astronauts’ footprints should last longer than the fossils in the Olduvai Gorge have.

LENGTH. 4000 to 10000 words.

SUBMISSION PERIOD: From 15 August 2008 through 15 November 2008.

PAYMENT: $40 upon publication.

Good luck everyone.

11 comments:

Aaron Polson said...

A bit of a chilling premise...footprints lasting that long...yikes.

Natalie L. Sin said...

Oh man, I reek at sci-fi : P

Barry Napier said...

I really like the idea behind this. And while sci-fi isn't my forte, I think I'm going to give this one a try anyway. Any antho that allows a word count of up to 10,000 words is a friend of mine!

A.C. Hall said...

Man, I'm quickly learning that there are more good anthologies/magazines/contests out there than I have time to submit to! This one sounds pretty awesome though, for sure.

Jeremy said...

Hello, like the blog. I also have a writing blog at

http://jointhebirdies.blogspot.com/

and submitted to The World Is Dead.

Good luck!

J.C. Tabler said...

You know, Cate, every time I come down from writing one piece and say "No more till I get a few responses", you post something like this and I get an idea...

...Your blog is slowly ripping my family apart! Daddy can't stop writing!

Catherine J Gardner said...

Good luck everyone, and thanks for visiting Jeremy.

russ said...

Yeah - I have 3 paragraphs written so far...lol a start...

Catherine J Gardner said...

Congrats, Russ. I haven't even come up with an idea yet.

Kate said...

Hi Catherine, congratulations on the Honorable Mention for Return to Luna.

Footprints looks like fun. I'll definately be giving this one a go.

Catherine J Gardner said...

Congrats to you too - and fingers crossed for Footprints.