One Weird Idea is a new take on an old concept. A mix of authors and stories, each one just big enough to read on the bus or over lunch. Not necessarily rivets and spacecraft, but each story is science fiction, that is, the literature of ideas. Each story takes a weird idea, and runs with it.
And here’s the twist: It’s available everywhere ebooks are sold. Your Kindle, your Nook, your iPad, wherever you want to read it, you can get it. And it’s only 99 cents. Welcome to the future.
We call it a “bimonthly anthology.” Some call it a magazine. Whatever you call it, we guarantee you’ll call it damn good science fiction.
One Weird Idea is looking for science fiction short stories, 2000-8000 words. We don’t have a particular theme, but we do request a particular structure: You need to take a ‘weird idea’ (robotics, nanotech, climate change, genetic engineering, etc.) and build a story exploring its implications. Think of Ray Bradbury’s “A Sound of Thunder” (changing the past) or Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (lifelike robots). Think of Inception (dreams indistinguishable from reality) or Gattaca (genetic engineering and eugenics). Show us stories like that.
We will be unable to offer remuneration for the first issue. We could offer you a pittance, but it would be less insulting to come out and say “we can’t pay yet.” One Weird Idea will be extensively marketed, though, and we will be able to pay competitive market rates starting from the second issue.
If you’re still interested, you can email your story (in .doc or .rtf format) to glorfinstein (at) yahoo (dot) com. For more information, you check out the Glorious Dawn Press blog.