November 25, 2020

World Weaver Press Submissions Call, and Krampus!

Editor’s note: My publisher, World Weaver Press, has some exciting things going on these days. And it all starts with a submissions call! The following is from their newsletter. KW

Trenchcoats, Towers, and Trolls:

Cyberpunk Fairy Tales

“For this, the third installment of Punked Up Fairy Tales, we are excited to mash the world of cyberpunk together with fairy tales and see what sort of magic results. Embracing the high-tech/low-life aspect of cyberpunk will give these stories both the sleek coolness of futuristic technology and the grittiness of traditional fairy tales.

Give me a story of Rapunzel trapped in a tower of circuits rather than stones, of trolls who live under bridges as well as those who do their work behind a keyboard — or whatever passes for a keyboard in the future. What if Snow White was a computer and the apple a virus? What if Hansel and Gretel were hackers following digital breadcrumbs? Or Cinderella was a program who must stop running by midnight or else?”

Open for submissions February 1-28, 2021. 

Full guidelines.

There’s More!


“Until December 5th, purchase a paperback copy of our bestselling Krampusnacht anthology, plus any of our other winter-themed books, and you'll receive a free handmade Krampus ornament! Wooden ornament has a 3.5 inch diameter, and features decoupaged artwork by Connor Anderson. (Details here.)

What the heck is a Krampus? 

New to the Krampus folklore? Anthologist Kate Wolford gives a brief overview of Santa's darker counterpart on WWP’s blog.”


Celebrate our Pushcart Prize nominations! 

“Six stories from our 2020 anthologies have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Visit the WWP blog to see which stories were nominated. Here it is.


Maxine said...

Cyberpunk is way outside my comfort zone but I'll give it a go. I got a 404 error when I clicked on STORY, is the link correct?

Katew said...

I see that now as well. I’ll remove the reference. Thanks, Maxine!