Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Heidi Durrow and Koji Steven Sakai Accepting Proposals for Time Travel is Not for Everyone

I came across a curious time travel anthology in my Internet travels that I thought was perfect for Black Alternate History Month. Called Time Travel is Not for Everyone, it was conceived by Heidi Durrow, author of The Girl Who Fell from the Skyand screenwriter/producer Koji Steven Sakai and they are currently accepting time travel stories focusing on characters from underrepresented and minority communities

According to the press release: "Time travel is the ultimate imagined adventure for many. But for people from underrepresented and minority communities time travel could be more of a disaster than an adventure. An Asian American from 2015 who lands in the United States during World War 2, a gay married couple dropped in the middle of the conservative South in the 1950's, or a mixed-race person transported to Africa during the slave trade would face substantial challenges in those times."

“Before this, time travel has been limited to only a few people, we hope this book allows everyone to travel through time,” said Sakai. “This is a great twist on the time travel concept and we know some amazing writers are going to be as excited about contributing, as we are to be working with them.”

The submission deadline is March 1, 2015. Each proposal should include: 1) a one-page proposal featuring a main character from an underrepresented community traveling back in time; 2) a writing biography or resume; and 3) a writing sample of no more than 25 pages. Proposals and questions can be sent to Time.Traveling.4.All.of.Us at gmail dot com.

With time travel being one of the most popular methods of creating an alternate history, there is certainly a lot of potential for some good and original stories. If you plan to submit a story, please let us know.

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Matt Mitrovich is the founder and editor of Alternate History Weekly Update and a blogger on Amazing Stories. Check out his short fiction. When not writing he works as an attorney, enjoys life with his beautiful wife Alana and prepares for the inevitable zombie apocalypse. You can follow him on Facebook or Twitter.

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