While the current anthology that I was editing, "SF Waxes Philosophical", undergoes preparation to be published in November, I have been commissioned to do another anthology.
Mohammad Aurangzeb Ahmad is a freelance writer and doctoral student in Computer Science. He created and maintains what is probably the most extensive resource on the subject of "Islam and SF" - Muslims Writing Science Fiction.
He has asked me to co-edit an anthology of SF stories that feature Islam or at least one Muslim character in a positive light. He feels that at these times when Islam and Muslims are being negatively stereotyped, an anthology of this kind would be a good idea. And I agree.
So here is the call:
Theme: As above.
Genre: SF or fantasy. No horror, please.
Simultaneous Submissions: No
Deadline: January 31, 2008
Rights: One time anthology rights
Send submissions as .doc or .rtf attachments to email@example.com.
Payment: Oh yes! This time, the authors will be paid, though the payment will be nominal - 1 cent per word, with a minimum of $10 and maximum of $40 + a contributor's copy. The payment will be upon publication.
Meanwhile, call for the other anthology that I was planning, i.e. on the theme of communication barriers, will probably go out in a couple of weeks.
Hoo boy! Am I going to be busy!