OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – CALLING ALL WRITERS
Odd Tales Productions is pleased to announce the opening of a new series of ebook short stories, starring the astonishing INFINITY TRUST! Created by editors Atom Mudman Bezecny and Katherine Avalon, the Infinity Trust is a Multiversal league of heroes assembled to battle evil on a cosmic scale! The Trust's adventures have been depicted in the book QUINARY INFINITIES and the two-volume anthology GATHERINGS I and GATHERINGS II. We are calling on writers to help bring the Infinity Trust to life, by penning their own stories starring the Trust's extensive cast of characters! We invite creators to imagine their own adventures of these strange and uncanny heroes.
These characters are outlined in the course of QUINARY INFINITIES and GATHERINGS, as well as other books published by Odd Tales. These works will serve as the bibles for these characters. Authors are encouraged to experiment as long as they stay within what has been previously established. It is worth noting that some of these characters are deceased, or have left the team; all stories featuring these characters should depict episodes of their lives as members of the Infinity Trust. This means that stories featuring dead characters should be set when they were alive, and stories featuring retired members should be set when they were a member of the team. Interaction between members of the Trust is encouraged, but your story should star your chosen character.
All stories should be between 2,000 and 20,000 words in length and submitted in .doc or .docx format. Payment for each story shall consist of a free digital copy of your work, as well as 85% royalties on all sales of the ebook. BIPOC authors and LGBT+ authors are encouraged to submit, and will be given priority.
QUINARY INFINITIES and the two GATHERINGS books are essential reading for this project. Characters available for use are listed below. If the character appeared in another story, that tale is specified. If characters are listed in pairs or groups, all characters in that group must be used.
KORY KINYONGA & DONIA (KINYONGA TALES)
QIANG JIANTOU & RAMA (FUCK OFF S.R.)
DR. EDWINA TARA
DR. DRAUGIZ, TAYLOR ROBBINS, & ELIZABETH VOLLIN (THE COMPLEAT DR. DRAUGIZ)
WILL O' THE WISP (THE COMPLEAT DR. DRAUGIZ)
THE CRIMSON DRAGON & THE SCORPION
MR. W (THE COMPLEAT DR. DRAUGIZ)
MÓRDÚN SAORDUINE (KINYONGA TALES)
THE UNKNOWN & THE LORD DEEP DOWN
THE SHADE & LADY SHADE
THE SCARLET (THE NEW ADVENTURES OF THE FLASH AVENGER)
THE BLUE PHANTOM
THE MORLEY MAN
We will also be publishing stories of THE BRUTE, who was detailed in Atom Bezecny's book of the same name, though the Brute is not a member of the Infinity Trust and will not become one. Stories featuring the Brute may not exceed the timeline of events as outlined in the book, as the Brute's future will be definitively explored in some of Bezecny's forthcoming stories. Please do not request to write other characters for this project at this time, but SEE BELOW. Submit all stories and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
INTRODUCING THE CHARLIE CADRE!
Introduced previously in the Infinity Trust saga as the inhabitants of a strange interdimensional world, the species known as charlies are conceptual-fluid beings that can become anything or anyone, mentally unbound in space and time. Infinity Trust member Anthony Vollin is the charlie "son" of fellow members Kory Kinyonga and Great Eagle. The Charlie Cadre are the newest members of the Infinity Trust. The Cadre is a product of Anthony Vollin's exposure to unstable beta radiation, which forced him to eject portions of his psychoplasmic biomass. These ten globules shaped themselves into distinct individuals--new heroes born to protect a Multiverse in need. And it is YOU, the writer, who gets to decide who these heroes are! Members of the Charlie Cadre can be anyone or anything you desire, with any history or personality you see fit. However, there are a few rules to follow should an enterprising writer choose to use these characters:
1. The most important rule is that you MUST query before sending these stories. We do not require queries for other stories but ALL Charlie Cadre stories must be queried first.
2. You must use the names and details listed below. You cannot have a character decide to use another name in your story, and you MUST allude to the details supplied in some way. (As you will see, these details are not particularly restrictive.)
3. Pertaining to the above, once you have chosen a form for your charlie hero, they are stuck in that form. They do NOT have shapeshifting abilities for the purposes of your story. You may reference the backstory we've provided for the Charlie Cadre, but you are not required to do so.
4. Writers are encouraged to think of how these characters would interact with other members of the Infinity Trust.
5. All other rules for this project apply.
With that in mind, here are the members of this new subdivision of the Multiverse's proud protectors:
THE TELEVISION GHOST - Based on the TV show of the same name.
KIDDY - Cosmic avatar of mischief.
ENTEMOLL - Entemologist + Moll.
THE NECK - No details known.
THE KNOT - He can climb anything.
PYXIS - No details known.
OLD MAN ALGEBRA - Favorite color is red.
MAGIC EYE - No details known.
TRIPLETTE - All three of them are short.
SCARNIVORE - No details known.
We look forward to reading your submissions!