Now accepting novelettes
A long time ago, there were two ancient cities that have come upon their own unique reputations among the cities of history and legend: Sodom and Gomorrah.
How you interpret the legend does not matter to the garden gnomes. We care more for how the inhabitants of the city dealt with their circumstances after the departure of Lot and his family.
Tell us a story.
“Sulfurings” is the title we’re giving our anthology of stories concerning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. In Genesis 19, God rained down burning sulfur on the cities. The question for you is this, Who lived in Sodom and Gomorrah and how did they cope with this sudden calamity?
We want apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic visions. Please focus on the characters and their attempts to survive – both during and after the rain.
The garden gnomes are accepting flash fiction pieces, short stories, poems, and novelettes (see novelette guidelines) that deal with this theme. All formats should present a provocative glimpse into the lives of the inhabitants of these ancient cities. Show us their lives unraveling in the rain of God’s wrath, their clothes tattered and torn, their hearts reaching out to those they love and those they loathe, but most of all, give us your speculative storytelling best.
We have just one stipulation: No characters can be members of Lot’s family. Create from scratch, please.
For more details on form and submission guidelines, read up on the Biblical Legends Speculative Fiction Anthology Series and our general submission guidelines.
Deadline: Midnight EST on Saturday, May 23, 2015. Click here for more information.
Send submissions to submissions @ gardengnomepubs.com
Before You Submit
To get a feel for the tone and style of the stories we like, take a look at the first editions of the Garden of Eden Anthology and Sulfurings: Tales from Sodom & Gomorrah. Ask yourself 1) How can I be different? and 2) How can I improve on what is there?
Also available–Sulfurings: Tales from Sodom & Gomorrah.