are not currently seeking fiction submissions, but here are three
examples of the sorts of projects for which we might solicit writing.
Tales will be an anthology of stories set in the universe
Tripod City. Tripod City is a major metroplex on the shores of Lake
Mohawk, the 7th Great Lake. It's your typical rust belt town with
typical problems of urban crime and corporate corruption. Complicating
these problems are super-villains (often created by the spread of the
one time super-secret drug MU-T8) and of course the occasional alien
invader or slumming god.
We're looking for exciting, skillfully written superhero stories.
Several planned stories are set in Tripod City, the setting for Peryton
Publishing's POW! RPG, but this is not a requirement for
consideration. Writers interested in using the POW! setting or
characters should consult the forums. We have no real
restrictions on style or content; tongue-in-cheek adventure is just as
welcome as angst-driven heroism. Of course, we cannot consider
stories that refer to characters owned by third parties; so please
don't submit anything with your favorite comic-book heroes.
Please submit your story to pow at perytonpublishing dot com as a .DOC or .RTF file attached to your e-mail.
The deadline for POW!erful submissions is December 1st, 2008. The book is scheduled for publication in February, 2009.
Tunnels and Trouble
The sequel to Troll Tunnels
(tentatively called Tunnels
and Trouble) will need fantasy fiction of the
sword and sorcery sort, maybe with some powder-punk thrown in.
Gratuitous Tunnels and Trolls
references are more than welcome, but not
necessary. As you
can see from reading the previous volume, we're looking for quality
prose with atmosphere and personality, not transcripts of game
sessions. Previous tales in this series have been set in Trollworld,
Elder, and even Earth.
We're looking for creepy supernatural horror that will stay with you
when long after you put the book down. No slasher flick stuff and
no morality plays, please.
In all three cases, we're buying 1 year exclusive print and electronic rights;
after that, all rights revert to author, but we retain a nonexclusive
license to continue to print/reprint the story in future editions (as our books are POD) or in electronic format.
Visit our contact page for information
about rates and general submission guidelines.