It’s that time again! The third annual volume of Bikes in Space is in the works, this time with a monster twist.
This year’s theme is zombies and bicycling. You may take that as literally (pedal powered undead? cycling zombie hunters?) or figuratively (what has automotive technology done to our brains?) as you like. Stories on non-zombie related themes will also be considered.
Stories that are accepted will all have a feminist perspective (more about that) and incorporate bicycling in some way, whether or not they are actually about bicycles. We eagerly read all submissions but are particularly excited to receive stories that feature more diverse perspectives than have been classically found in sci fi.
The deadline for volume 3 is December 1, 2014. Story submissions should be approximately 1,200 words. If your story needs to be longer or shorter, then by all means write it to be the length it needs to be and submit it anyway. There are no formatting, document type, or style requirements, and no strict definition of what exactly counts as science fiction.
Payment will be upon publication; publication is contingent on successful Kickstarter funding, and payment amount will be determined by funding amount.
Send submissions and questions to elly at takingthelane dot com.