Our second anthology, Pandemonium: Stories of the Smoke, is now open for submissions.
From the Pandemonium website:
The great Charles Dickens lived and breathed London in a way few authors ever have, before or since. In his fiction, his non-fiction, and even his own life, Dickens cast an extraordinary shadow over the city he so loved - so much so, indeed, that his name has become synonymous with a certain image of London. A London of terrible social inequality and matchless belief in the human potential; a London filled with the comic and the repulsive, the industrious and the feckless, the faithful and the faithless, the selfish and the selfless.
This London is at once an historical artifact and a living, breathing creature: the steaming, heaving, weeping, stinking, everlasting Smoke.
As with Stories of the Apocalypse, we'll be donating a portion of the proceeds to a charity partner, in this case, PEN. Stories of the Smoke will be released next spring as part of the Dickens bicentennial; we'll be celebrating the occasion alongside alongside other partners and organisations. More will be revealed on that front as we get closer to the time.
We're looking for original short stories of three to five thousand words, about London and inspired by Charles Dickens. The deadline is 31 December, 2011. For more details, including submission guidelines, please see the Pandemonium Fiction site.