Sunday, December 2, 2007

The Courier: Mission Statement & Guidelines

The Courier is a Mundane Sci-Fi ezine published quarterly. We enjoy realistic characters with realistic flaws in realistic world settings. We want writing of literary quality - a great concept that is thrown together haphazardly is of no interest to us.

Our favorite Sci-Fi writers are Anthony Burgess, Philip K. Dick, and Arthur C. Clarke - and our favorite Literary writers are Vladimir Nabokov, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, John Updike, and John Steinbeck. If you can envision the concepts of the first three mixed with the styles of the last four, then you know what our ideal story would be like.

If you have a story between 1 and 5000 words that fits our criteria, send it to: drake.dn (at) gmail.com in .rtf format, and please include the word SUBMISSION in the subject line. Also, please include a brief cover letter in the body of the email (including a short-list of publication credits, if any). We will respond within two business days. We currently are paying 1/2 a cent (US) per word, and we hope to increase it to professional rates at some point.

Additionally, art work may be sent to subs (dot) courier (at) gmail (dot) com. We are interested in anything pertaining to Mundane SF, whether it be photography or artwork. We pay a flat fee of 25 dollars (US) for a cover size piece.

If you are interested in subscribing to The Courier (it's currently free, so this is the best time to subscribe), email me at: drake.dn (at) gmail.com, and include the word SUBSCRIPTION in the subject line. In the body of your email, please include your name and email address. Once the first issue is released, it will be emailed to you as a PDF file.

If you are a blogger, an editor, or just a Mundane Sci-Fi fan - link me to your site/blog/whatever. Spread the word.

Thanks,
D.N. Drake

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