Quarter Castle Publishing is accepting submissions for the Halifax Explosion Short Story Collection, a forthcoming anthology of modern short fiction about the Halifax Explosion, a maritime tragedy in Nova Scotia on December 6, 1917.
The anthology will commemorate the countless casualties, survivors and heroes who surfaced from the calamity. It will also memorialize their stories and inform readers about the life-altering incident.
The anthology will publish the stories of residents of Atlantic Canada, including emerging and established authors. The editor wishes to receive stories surrounding an imaginary character directly connected with the catastrophe. Otherwise writers can use the catastrophe as the foundation of the story, but aspects about the explosion need to emerge within the plot. The story can begin immediately prior to the explosion, amid it or in the aftermath.
Story length: 1K-6K words per story.
Token payment: $40/story, plus a contributor’s copy. Deadline: March 31, 2017.
Submit your story at the publisher’s website.