Fiction writers are invited to submit stories to A Scandal in Gomorrah: Queering Sherlock Holmes, a forthcoming anthology that will explore the well-known characters and stories of the Holmes canon.
A Scandal in Gomorrah is being published by Lethe Press as a sequel to A Study in Lavender (pub. 2011), an anthology that queered the Sherlock Holmes classics and uncovered the queer facets of Doyle’s characters in Victorian culture.
Matthew Bright, who is serving as Guest Editor, is seeking stories that fit into one of two categories:
Category 1: Stories set in Victorian times that queer the recognizable characters or stories of the Holmes canon. He prefers stories that address a Victorian setting with some innovation, or that undertake the abundant peculiarities discovered in the history of Victorian-era sexuality.
Category 2: Stories that feature an original or unconventional spin on the subject, such as stories that alter the time, setting or genre; gender-queering or swapping; metafiction; or stories that delve into the countless versions and pop-culture concordances of Sherlock Holmes.
Word length: 2K-6K words per story.
Payment: 3 cents/word for original, unpublished stories.
Deadline: January 1, 2017. Read submission guidelines at the anthologist’s website.