Bubble Off Plumb Available

Guess what was just delivered? Good news, Bubble Off Plumb will be available in all formats by Friday, December 14th, 2018!

We’re very pleased with the end result.

Bubble Off Plumb – Availability

As an update, Bubble Off Plumb will be fully available by December 14th 2018. The ebook versions should be in most marketplaces as of this afternoon.

We’re cutting a few corners on the print versions, in that only one source will have gotten a proof to us before the actual launch date. We have two sources for print versions and, since we felt it unlikely both would be flawed, considered it unnecessary to delay any further.

We’ll post a sample story here in the next few days!

Bubble Off Plumb: Pre-Orders

Bubble Off Plumb ebooks will be available for pre-orders on Amazon and Barnes & Noble no later than 11/30/2018. Release date is scheduled for 12/14/2018, which is when we expect to have paperback versions generally available.

We will be covering the balance of the ebook distribution channels no later than 12/14/2018.

A preview of the Table of Contents follows:

Keep in mind the manuscript page numbers are meaningless, it will change upon formatting for print. But this is the line-up and we’re really excited about the finished product.

Bubble Off Plumb – Formatting

Our Bubble Off Plumb anthology has completed the editing process and is being formatted for print. We are targeting availability no later than the end of December.

Draft back cover text reads as follows (and will likely form the description for eBooks):

“What do stories about ephemeral Martian settlers, fascinating dimensional rifts, Spanish-speaking hummingbirds, Loki’s children, WWII twins, hitchhiking swamp cats, a steam-punk octopus, Arkham card-games, using bad luck for fun and profit, demon home security systems, alternative criminal justice, workplace time travel, marketing to body-snatchers, alien attraction, and way too many barns all have in common? Simple: in one way or another they are all Bubble Off Plumb.

This genre-busting collection is meant for readers who prefer an odd story with their tea and biscuits. So sit back and let these tales delight, confuse, and surprise you!

Featuring original stories by Marie Brennan, David Tallerman, E.E. King, Art Weil, Sarah M. Lewis, Pepper Hume, Karen Ovér, Liz Schriftsteller, Mariah Southworth, Mickey Kulp, Robert Millet, Valerie Manwill, Beth Winokur, Simone LW Mounsamy, Buzz Dixon, James Campbell, Frank Kozusko, Ellen Denton, Jill Hand, Veronica Brush, and Tim Jeffreys. Joining this stellar group are in-house authors KG Finfrock, Sarah Kalin, and Dan M. Kalin.”

There may also be some illustrations, if the artist can render something exciting to enhance the stories in time. Stay tuned!

Bubble Off Plumb – Progress

In response to several questions; we won’t be announcing selected stories until the submission deadline of September 30th has passed. The only exception will be those stories we decide early do not fit the concept, for whatever reason, and in such cases we will notify the author it is no longer under review.

So, if we haven’t contacted you, your story is still under consideration.

To those who haven’t submitted a story as yet, the process will remain open through the submission deadline, plenty of time to put the final polish on something truly bubble off-plumb!

Bubble Off Plumb – FAQ

We’re getting some excellent stories in for our Bubble Off Plumb anthology so far, keep them coming!

In the meantime, questions which have come up and addressed below:

Q: Why isn’t the email address working in the Call for Submissions?
A: It works if the spaces are removed, the website tries to limit the number of emails scraped by bots, so a little indirection is used.

Q: I have two (or more) stories to submit, can I submit them all on one transmittal?
A: Please don’t. We are using the email subject line to easily sort through submissions, and it would be very easy to miss the extras. We welcome additional submissions however.

Q: Do I have to send a cover letter or explanatory text?
A: No, but it will be useful for us when it comes time to break deadlocks between two equally weighted stories. Do it once and reuse on other calls, those of us on this end will appreciate it!

Bubble Off Plumb – Call for Submissions

We kicked off our call for submissions 7/21/2018 and apparently the concept struck a chord. We’re seeing a good response and look forward to reading them all.

For authors who have already submitted a story, thank you and we’ll contact if there are any issues or suggestions.

The deadline for submissions remains September 30, 2018. Don’t hesitate to contact us if there are any questions or concerns. Periodically, we’ll publish Q&A for everyone’s benefit in this space.

Dust off the odd, and send it in!

Bubble Off Plumb

We’ve selected a cover for the Bubble Off Plumb collection of short stories. The call for submissions will open next week. Dust off any and all of the strange or odd stories in your portfolio, they may have found a home.

Bubble Off Plumb Stories

OK, got some covers to assess for the upcoming “Bubble Off Plumb” anthology. If interested, go to the below site and rate your preferences. The metric we try to use, is which cover do you think will lead to a second look by someone browsing books?

https://www.designcrowd.com/…/bubble-off-plumb-anthology-co…

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