The submission period for Aphrodite Terra, a mini-anthology of stories about the planet Venus, to be edited by myself and published by Whippleshield Books, opened on 1 November 2013. I didn’t do much to publicise the fact as I was busy with Then Will The Great Ocean Wash Deep Above. I’d hoped to have the third book of the Apollo Quartet all done and dusted by the end of October, but it dragged on into November, and printer problems carried it through December to the New Year.
I’d originally planned to close submissions for Aphrodite Terra at the end of January 2014. Unfortunately, interest has been so lacklustre in the project that I’m going to have to extend it. I’m paying 3p a word. I’ve decided to keep the submission period open until the end of May. It’s my hope I’ll have enough by then to publish it for Loncon 3. If not, then I’ll kill the entire project.
The guidelines are here. I only need four or five stories. But if I don’t get anything suitable, then Aphrodite Terra will never see the light of day. Please submit – literary hard sf/space fiction, or just plain literary fiction. About, or related to, the planet Venus. Aphrodite Terra needs you.