Do Not Go Quietly Kickstarter and Open Submissions

By Lesley Conner
on August 23, 2018

We are currently running a Kickstarter for Do Not Go Quietly, an anthology of victory in defiance edited by Jason Sizemore and Lesley Conner.

Resistance. Revolution. Standing up and demanding to have your space, your say, your right to be. From small acts of defiance to protests that shut down cities, Do Not Go Quietly is an anthology of science fiction and fantasy short stories about those who resist. Within this anthology, we will chronicle the fight for what is just and right, and what that means: from leading revolutions to the simple act of saying “No.”

As of this morning, the anthology is 60% funded with 17 days to go.

Head over to Kickstarter now to help us reach 100% funding and bring Do Not Go Quietly to life!

We have fantastic lineup of authors contributing stories that includes such writers as A. Merc Rustad, Rebecca Roanhorse, Maurice Broaddus, Nayad Monroe, Karin Lowachee, Brooke Bolander, John Hornor Jacobs, Laird Barron, Brian Keene, Cassandra Khaw, Sheree Renée Thomas, Catherynne M. Valente, Seanan McGuire, Fran Wilde, Rich Larson, Sarah Pinsker, Tal M. Klein, and J.F. Gonzalez (co-writing with Lesley Conner). But we're looking for more!

Submissions for Do Not Go Quietly officially opened once we passed 50% funding. You can find the online form to submit here.

Submission Guidelines:

1) Submit your work in Shunn Standard Manuscript Format.
2) Maximum word length is a firm 7,500 words. Anything more will be auto-rejected.
3) Payment for original fiction is $.06 per word up to 7,500 words. Minimum of $60.

We are looking for original work that has not be previously published. Stories should be about resistance and revolution set within the science fiction and fantasy genres. Resistance can be a small act of everyday defiance. And other times, resistance means massive movements that topple governments and become iconic historical moments. Either way, there is power in these acts. What your characters are resisting is up to you, the writer. The things we fight against, the inequality, abuse, and unjust treatment are personal, and each define an individual's life experience. Use your experiences, look at the world around you, and tell your story.

Apex Book Company welcomes and encourages submissions from writers of all race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, and military status. We want diverse voices. We value diverse voices. Having said that, please be aware that we do not collect any information that might clue our editors to any of these attributes other than your name, email, and address prior to any decisions made regarding your submission.

Assuming that Do Not Go Quietly successfully funds, submissions will remain open through September 19th.

Back Do Not Go Quietly on Kickstarter today.

Anthology Announcement: Do Not Go Quietly!

By Lesley Conner
on October 25, 2017
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Anthology Announcement: Do Not Go Quietly!

For a while now, Jason and I have been hinting at a secret project we’ve been working on behind the scenes of Apex. Today, I can finally announce what it is.

Do Not Go Quietly

This spring, Apex Publications will be running a Kickstarter to fund an anthology about resistance titled Do Not Go Quietly, to be edited by Jason Sizemore and Lesley Conner. Authors John Hornor Jacobs, A. Merc Rustad, Rebecca Roanhorse, Maurice Broaddus, Nayad Monroe, Karin Lowachee, Brooke Bolander, Laird Barron, Brian Keene, Cassandra Khaw, Nisi Shawl, Catherynne M. Valente, Seanan McGuire, Fran Wilde, Rich Larson, and Sarah Pinsker have answered the call and will be contributing stories. Plus, a new story by J.F. Gonzalez, co-written with Lesley Conner, will be included.

Want your name among this outstanding lineup? We will be holding an open submissions period during the Kickstarter!

Cover art will be by the amazing Marcela Bolivar. Marcela is the cover artist of Apex Magazine issues 96 and 87, as well as Damien Angelica Walters’s upcoming collection Cry Your Way Home. We don’t have completed artwork yet, but we can offer you this sneak peek of her work in progress:

Resistance. Revolution. Standing up and demanding to have your space, your say, your right to be. From small acts of defiance to protests that shut down cities, Jason Sizemore and Lesley Conner are looking for dark SF, fantasy, and horror stories about those who resist. Do Not Go Quietly!

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