I want to keep the 'zines to an acceptable length though and for this I will need to limit the submissions for this to short stories – a work of under 7,500 words as defined by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. The pitch is much the same as the last two...
What do I want from you? A word processor file copy of your story in either MSWord or OpenOffice .doc format that is formatted the way you want it to appear and that has been edited for style, spelling and grammar.
What will we deliver in return?
- Your story in an issue of the Twelve Trek Days of Christmas fanzine, which will be presented as a pdf file lodged online on Issuu and independently as a pdf download.
- Illustrations are optional but especially welcome.
- The fanzines will be released every second day during the period of the Twelve Trek Days of Christmas on a variety of Star Trek forums. Last year we released on the Trek United, Starfleet International, Star Phase II, Star Trek Hidden Frontiers and Star Trek Intrepid forums.
As editor and publisher all I ask is that you do not publish your work elsewhere for one month prior and one month after the publishing date of the fanzine. If there are extenuating circumstances - a competition, a gift for a friend - talk to me. Underneath this hard exterior beats the heart of a push-over for a sob-story!
All graphics and files will be made available to you, and if you want to involve your self in the publishing of the 'zine I will make every effort to explain what and why I do what I do so that you can create your own fanzines if you desire.
Just to add a bit of spice to the 'zines however, each day will have a different focus...
3 The Original Series
4 The New Movie
5 Before The Next Generation
6 The Next Generation
7 Deep Space Nine
9 The Second Movie Era: Generations to Nemesis
10 Post Nemesis and Non Canon
Do you have a short story that will fit in one or more of these categories? If so I'd like to hear from you!