Glasshouse World – Call for submissions

Glasshouse World – Call for submissions

The Concept
The concept is to create a journal of new international writing that will feature unpublished writers, which will be distributed as an ebook at a price of £0.99 (in both epub and prc formats).
In the past few months Glasshouse has received quite a few submissions. As we are a small company, we are not at the stage where we can take on many projects, however we recognise that there is a lot of new writing out there and digital will give us the platform to spread this writing far and wide.

This is literature with no borders, available everywhere on demand at a minimal price.
Ideally it will feature writing from east to west, in Issue One there will be 12 slots, to be filled by writers
from 12 different countries. There will be no restrictions on genre, however all stories will centre around
the theme of ‘Home’. The journal is aimed at the general reader, young or old, so it must not contain
excessive violence, sex or swearing.
The conversion process from PDF to epub and prc currently works best (on this side of the planet) in
English only, so for the time being all stories must be submitted in English.
Key Points
1. Will you be paid for your story? Not at this stage. The journal is priced to make it accessible to all, it is
not aimed to generate profit. The cost of £0.99 is set to help cover the design, typesetting and
conversion costs. All contributors will be kept up to date on download figures, and if the downloads
generates revenue at a reasonable distance beyond the break even point, then contributors will be paid
equally.
2. What’s you definition of an unpublished writer? Someone who so far has not been published in a print
anthology/novel; and/or has not been paid for their writing. Our aim is to promote your work, with the
hope that you will go on to paid work somewhere else, or perhaps even with us further down the line.
3. There is no restriction on genre, only that the stories contain the same theme, which is ‘Home’ in Issue
One.
4. The selection process is based upon writers submitting a 200-300 word synopsis of their story. The
reason for this is to ensure that there are no clashes across the 12 stories, and for us to assess the
content and style of the writing. It also saves you from the process of writing a story that does not get
published. We will make our decisions according to Schedule 1 below.
5. All synopsis submissions must be in English.
6. All submitted stories must be brand new. Copyright will remain with the author, who is free to place the
story elsewhere once Issue One has been published in November 2011.
7. The writer will need to be currently residing in the country he/she is writing about. The writer does not
need to be the same nationality as the country he/she is writing about.
8. All subsidiary rights – translation, radio, film, TV and theatre belong to the author.
9. We will aim to give reasonable feedback to all submissions that are not selected.
10. Publishers decision is final.

 


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