Edgar Allen Poe – Time Traveler Open Call for Submissions



Edgar Allan Poe’s influence on our culture is incalculable. He invented the detective story, contributed to the development of both science fiction and the horror genre, and wrote about the only American poem everybody knows—certainly the only one popular enough to have an NFL team named after it. And now, from the creative brain of author and anthology editor Ernest Russell comes a concept that takes Poe to a whole new level. Submissions are now open for short stories to be featured in EDGAR ALLAN POE-TIME TRAVELER from Pro Se Productions!

This anthology concept comes from an old theory that notes rather curious and seemingly prophetic events in Poe’s writings.

Stories in the anthology should work from the premise Poe was a frequent time traveler. While examples exist to represent only a few adventures/information he incorporated into his stories, this anthology shall feature the experiences he did not report.

• Stories can only travel to Poe’s future. No grandfather paradox.

o Travel to a period can involve a historical event or occurrence but is not necessary.

o These adventures do not have to relate to any of Poe’s published work.

o Allies/Companions in the story will be considered. Still, so many have been done using H.G. Wells and Nikola Tesla stories using them will not be allowed.

• Stories are not to be set within Poe’s lifetime.

o One exception – because of the mysterious circumstance surrounding his death- stories involving the week prior to his death will be allowed, though limited in number.

• Any time travel method is available – Portal, Mental/astral projection, Magic, a mechanical device, etc.

• Stories can be in any genre Poe had an influence upon-Detective, Horror, Science Fiction.

 Poetry will be considered on a case by case basis and limited in the number of poems allowed.

All interested authors should request the anthology bible and then submit proposals for a single 10,000 word story to submissions@prose-press.com. If a poem is submitted, length is less of an issue, but acceptance is at discretion of the anthology editor. If the proposal is accepted, the story will be due within 90 days of acceptance. With that being said, the volume WILL NOT BE SUBMITTED FOR EDITING OR SCHEDULED FOR PUBLISHING until the volume is full based on number of accepted proposals, not completed stories.

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