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Open Reading Period for Novelette Doubles

Twelfth Planet Press is opening a reading period for our novelette doubles series.

Edited by Alisa Krasnostein and published by Twelfth Planet Press, this doubles series provides a new and ongoing outlet for the novelette form that offers writers the chance to be creative, inventive and imaginative in a form longer than the short story. The doubles series offers readers the chance to sample emerging authors in a showcase format.

Stories should be original and speculative in nature of between 10 000 and 20 000 wds. We are particularly looking for works that feel fresh, different and take risks to push boundaries and ideas.

Here's what the critics are saying about our first double, Roadkill/Siren Beat by Robert Shearman/Tansy Rayner Roberts:

Don't judge a book by its cover? Or better yet, do judge a book by its cover. This book is so retro ... Peculiar and risky, I'm sure, but you have to admit it, it reeks both of cheesiness and awesomeness.
Bibliophile Stalker

Twelfth Planet Press is taking risks here — risks which big, well-heeled publishers have long since stopped taking. With stories of this quality as a result, we need to move fast to show that big goddam fat-assed fantasy trilogies about princes on horseback, or brainless tales about pretty glittery vegan vampires are not the mainstay of modern fantastic fiction.
Cool Shite

How: send your submission in rtf attachment to twelfthplanetpress@gmail.com
Length: stories should be between 10 000 and 20 000 words
Submissions will open December 1, 2009 and close February 28, 2010.
Payment: $100 advance and 8% royalty on subsequent print runs