Howdy, everyone! sub-Q
is a new F/SF/horror market for interactive fiction. Submissions open to the public June 1, and the first issue launches. August 4. sub-Q pays 9 cents per word for combined prose and interactivity (6 cents per word to the author and 3 cents per word to the developer. If the same person performs both roles, the same person receives the combined rate.)
We're interested in short-form original work and reprints, as well as serialized novella-length works.
We're also gathering a team of Twine developers to adapt the prose of other authors into interactive fiction. These works will include both public domain short stories (e.g. "The Tell-Tale Heart") as well as new, interactivity-ready stories by today's stars of F/SF and horror.
sub-Q itself is also interactive, providing unique opportunities and incentives for readers to reward the creators of work they love.
If you're looking for a market for your work, an earning opportunity for your Twine skills, or a chance to collaborate with pro authors, please email your CV and links to sample works/portfolio to tory at sub-q dot com, subject header "TWINE DEV SUBMISSION".
Later this week, this thread will host more info and a sneak preview of the submissions call. I'm the EIC (publications
| art portfolio
| IF portfolio
), and the team is growing. Any questions you have, I'd be delighted to answer.