The wild story fields of DLP have lain fallow for far too long, ladies and gentlemen. After several years out of the anthology game, it's time we finished what I started (and then didn't finish last time). The DLP Anthology #5 - Science Fiction So, here's the deal. Editor Joe Anthology Committee Joe Mordecai Ched ScottPress Anthology Time Frame All submissions should be a maximum of 20,000 words and submitted on or before September 1st, 2020. This submission deadline will not be extended. Submission Timeline: May 20th, 2020: Submission guidelines announced and thread created September 1st, 2020: Final drafts submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org September 21st, 2020: Pending number of entries*, editing/judging complete and entrants notified of acceptance/editing requirements/rejection October 1st, 2020: Final drafts received and contracts issued October 15th, 2020: Joe will format the ebook/paperback during this time and, providing all contracts received, prepare for publication (estimated publication date early November 2020) *The number of entries received may alter the editing and judging schedule. For those interested in submitting to this anthology, please find the full submission guidelines here. Read them and understand them, any questions then contact us here or via PM. Note: If you're considering writing and submitting, you need to read those guidelines. Double note: SERIOUSLY, READ THE DAMN GUIDELINES Now, let's talk genre/theme. Genre: Science Fiction We're going to leave it open beyond that, so if you want you could write a: Comedic space opera Hard sci-fi Soft sci-fi Cyberpunk Steampunk Apocalyptic sci-fi These are just some examples. You can get some more ideas from here. Now, some helpful information for all you writers out there - let's talk about not only getting your stories in on time, but well before (this is just a suggestion) and maybe having a beta or two take a look before sending it our way. You're welcome to post, and encouraged to do so, in the Original Fiction WbA Forums. An unpolished draft creates more work for us, and it leads to poorer quality entries. I want to make it clear that people can submit their entries at any time (this is a good thing), and if every one gets them in early then we can move to the next stage early, without any issues. Really, its fine for us to say all of this, but it is a little disheartening to see raw first drafts submitted. Once you've written something, you should be reading and editing it yourself at least a couple of times before doing anything else. SO READ THIS LINK ON EDITING YOUR STORIES! I hope that doesn't sound harsh, merely reasonable. Given this is a remix, authors who wrote for the originally planned Antho #5 can of course review their stories and re-submit as per the guidelines here. Any questions, just let me know - let's knock this one out of the park. My thanks to @Ched, @Mordecai, and @ScottPress for the logistical support.