Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Call for Submissions: Exposed, Uncovered, and Declassified: Lost Civilizations & Secrets of the Past

Our first all-original anthology Exposed, Uncovered, and Declassified: UFOs & Aliens just came back from the printer and should be in stores very shortly. We've been getting a lot of interest in people wanting to take part in this series since we first announced its creation and up until now it has been by invite only. We've decide to open submissions for a limited time for a chance to be published in the third volume Exposed, Uncovered, and Declassified: Lost Civilizations & Secrets of the Past.

We are looking for essays that strive to address and expand on enduring mysteries such as:
* Lost History, Societies, and Cities
* Devices and achievements that seem impossible for the time period
* Differing aspects of the Ancient Astronaut Theory

These are just a couple ideas to get your brains firing as we’re open to hearing any ideas that fits under the umbrella theme. We’d like to get pieces on well know aspects as well as lesser known mysteries that have compelling evidence or new theories. We are trying to not have too much crossover on topics, but we don’t mind opposing views as long as they are well argued and supported.

Submission Guidelines for Essays Only:
(For general manuscript submission guidelines
please see our site)

Submissions will be accepted from both published and unpublished writers. Essays must be material that hasn't been published elsewhere and should be between 3,500 and 6,000 words long. Essays should be submitted in a single .doc or .rtf file with the body text at 12pts in Times New Roman. If you have any images available to go along with the essays that would be helpful, but they should be submitted as 300 dpi jpg or tiff image files and referenced in the body of the essay where applicable.

We require first English publication rights and the essay can not be published anywhere else until a year after publication of the anthology. To submit your essay please e-mail it to with the subject line: Exposed Essay. Please include your e-mail address, mailing address, and phone number with your submission, along with a short bio about yourself.

Essays should be submitted no later than July 10th, 2011. Any essay chosen will receive a flat payment for their work along with a signed agreement after the article has been accepted for the anthology along with 2 copies of the published collection, and a choice of any 3 titles in print. Please also note there may be some back and forth on the essays with regard to revisions before they are accepted.

Permissions: Remember that the point of the anthology is for readers to have your original commentary on the subject—don’t borrow someone else’s words simply to enliven your text! However, if you find it necessary to use third-party content to augment/support your argument, make sure you have permission to do so before you submit. For further information on permissions, copyright, and fair use, please see the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th ed., section 4.67, “Obtaining Permissions.”

Documentation: Of course, you should always state the sources of any direct quotes and of any obscure facts or opinions that are not easily checked. Working sources into the text is preferred, followed by endnotes. If you choose to use endnotes, however, please do not use the linking function in Word to create them.

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