Dreaming Robot Press, an indie sci-fi/f publisher for YA and middle-grade readers, is seeking submissions for the 2018 edition of the Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide. The anthology will be a collection of sci-fi/fantasy stories aimed at a middle-grade and young adult readership; therefore, the protagonist needs to be 8-12 years old.
Founder and publisher Corie Weaver invites stories with sci-fi adventure, exciting tech-infused settings, and a distinctive class of genuine characters.
This anthology is open to speculative fiction, including steampunk, weird west, alternate realities, and time travel.
Word length: 3K to 6K words per story.
Payment: 6 cents per word (considered pro-rates for this genre).
Deadline: January 31, 2017. Read contributor’s guidelines at the publisher’s website.