October 1, 2016
Third Flatiron will begin paying 6 cents per word (USD) for all accepted publications beginning with the Spring 2017 issue. Please see the Submission Guidelines page.
August 16, 2016
Third Flatiron has been in business for nearly five years now.
As our loyal readers and authors know, we've been trying to gradually work our way up to paying pro rates for all submissions. We already do that for SFWA and HWA members.
But we've also decided that we need to pay a decent fee for artwork and podcast voice talent and production. Many have volunteered their services in this area, and for that we're grateful.
Our Readers (slush and proof) are currently donating their time as well. They're a dedicated lot who work for us, with the only return being experience (and possibly, sometimes, fun).
At any rate, our shoestring operation is scraping by, but we are far from making a profit.
Third Flatiron is an Affiliate Member of SFWA, and we need to step up our game in order to become a SFWA pro market. That's why we've set up a Patreon page for Third Flatiron Anthologies. (Check it out, there's even a video if you need some convincing.)
Will you pledge a bit to help us keep providing excellent creative content, as well as remunerating our artistic and technical staff? Even a dollar a month will be a great help, and we're offering some nice rewards.
We humbly thank you for your consideration.
Editor and Publisher
July 17, 2016
Fall/Winter has become a double issue, and we're happy to announce the following international lineup of authors. The book's available for pre-order via Smashwords and Amazon, with a planned ebook publication date of August 20. We'll be producing print paperbacks and a podcast or two as well.
Our Problem-Child: Langerfeld the Moon by Marilyn K. Martin
Hunt, Unrelenting by Sierra July
Coding Haven by Brandon Crilly
Splinters by Maureen Bowden
Desol 8 by Edward Palumbo
Telling the Bees by Judith Field
Daman by Zerrin Otgur
You Can Not Have a Meaningful Campaign If Strict Time Records Are Not Kept by Desmond Warzel
Racial Memory by Gustavo Bondoni
The White Picket Fence by A. P. Sessler
Every Planet Has One by John Marr
See You on Hel by Bear Kosik
The Keystone Mine by John M. Campbell
How Far Away the Stars by Sam Muller
To Their Wondering Eyes by Sharon Diane King
TANSTAAFL by Bascomb James
Grins and Gurgles (Flash Humor):
Rejection by Larry Lefkowitz
I Should've Known Better by Art Lasky
Remembrance of Saint Urho by Damian Sheridan
April 15, 2016
We have a great author and story lineup this time, with tales ranging from military fiction to space opera (and a squidge of humor, of course). We'll be podcasting some of the stories (free!) as well.
Congratulations to the following authors:
Grid Drop by William Huggins
Between Two Heartbeats by Jonathan Shipley
Dirt Moon by Dan Koboldt
The Silicates by John M. Campbell
Dreaming Empire by Mark Rookyard
Symphony in First Contact, Hostile by Sam Bellotto Jr.
Duck and Cover by Erik B. Scott
Outer Patrol by E. J. Shumak
Child of Soss by Brandon L. Summers
The Mytilenian Delay by Neil James Hudson
Kill the Coffee Boilers! by Robert Walton
Alien Dreams by K. S. Dearsley
Yesterday's Weapon by Noel Ayers
Claim Jumpers by Elliotte Rusty Harold
Pre-emptive Survivors by Martin Clark
I've Got the Horse Right Here. . . by Art Lasky (Grins and Gurgles)
January 29, 2016
Bascomb James to Serve as Guest Editor for Hyperpowers
Third Flatiron is excited to announce a guest editor for the Summer 2016 anthology, Hyperpowers.
Bascomb James is a clinical virologist, author, and lecturer who lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His daytime persona has authored or edited four scientific textbooks and a hatful of scientific articles and chapters. In his secret nighttime persona, he masquerades as an author, editor, and science fiction fan. Bascomb is the anthologist and editor of the Far Orbit anthologies published by World Weaver Press. The first Far Orbit volume, Far Orbit: Speculative Space Adventures, was published in 2014 and has garnered many outstanding reviews. Far Orbit Apogee was published in 2015, and Far Orbit: Last Outpost will be published later this year by Pushpin Books. A science fiction fan since childhood, Bascomb credits his interest in science, engineering, and invention to the science fiction stories he read as a child. Bascomb blogs about writing, editing, and life in a Northern tier state (Up North Stories) at bascombjames.com. He also tweets occasionally @BascombJ.
The theme for Hyperpowers features space opera and military science fiction stories. Space operas are dramatic, large-scale science fiction adventures focusing on character and plot action. We’ll be looking for page-turners, adventure stories that keep us on the edge of our seats. Mindless mayhem just doesn’t cut it. We want compelling science fiction tales that wake our emotions and stimulate our imagination. Submissions are open and are due March 15. For guidelines, see our “Submissions” tab.
January 25, 2016
Coming February 20, 2016! "It's Come to Our Attention" from Third Flatiron Anthologies contains fourteen imaginative speculative fiction short stories about things that could be happening quietly, without a lot of fanfare, but which could still be extremely significant or make a big difference.
Contributors include Pauline J. Alama, James H. Zorn, Wendy Nikel, Philip Brian Hall, Hunter Liguore, Nyki Blatchley, James Dorr, Greg Beatty, Terri Bruce, Joel Richards, Marie DesJardin, Arthur M. Doweyko, E. M. Eastick, and Lisa Timpf.
Available for pre-order
November 29, 2015
Third Flatiron's Best: Our Nominations for Pushcart Prize
Justly proud of the stories we've published this year, we are spreading the word by entering some of our best stories in the 2017 Pushcart Prize competition. (The 2016 collection, pictured above, has just come out.) The Pushcart Prize is an annual
anthology of the best from small publishers and is celebrating its 40th anniversary.
Congratulations to the following nominees:
Spring 2015 Anthology: The Time It Happened
With Gilded Wings by Evan Henry
A Rock in the Air by Neil James Hudson
Fall/Winter Anthology: Ain't Superstitious
Pandora's Pinata by E. E. King
Wind Chimes by Sean O'Dea
Dead Men's Drinks by Christina Bates
O Shades, My Woe by Eric J. Guignard
We wish you the best of luck and thank you for letting us publish your wonderful work!
November 2, 2015
When an anthology comes together around a theme, it's a thing of wonder, and Third Flatiron is justly proud of all of its anthologies. But sometimes a theme limits the scope of the speculative fiction to one or two genres. Thus, for those of you who prefer a smorgasbord, we are eager to offer this international sampler of original stories by new and established authors, our Best of 2015.
Enjoy thirteen tales by Ken Altabef, Dan Koboldt, Kevin Lauderdale, Stephanie Flood, Eric J. Guignard, Jacob M. Lambert, Martin Clark, Neil James Hudson, A. P. Sessler, Sean O'Dea, E. E. King, Lyn Godfrey, and Evan Henry. Hitting Amazon in ebook form on December 1. By pre-ordering, you can get it that very day!
July 26, 2015
Ready to let your imagination run away with you? It's only human to feel that delicious frisson of fear when things get a little strange.
Third Flatiron Anthologies announces the lineup for "Ain't Superstitious," a double
issue packed with 26 stories of the weird, wild, and magical.
Contributors include include Amy Aderman, Ken Altabef, James Aquilone, Christina Bates, Gustavo Bondoni, Maureen Bowden, Spencer Carvalho, John Paul Davies, Sarina Dorie, Judith Field, Adele Gardner, Lyn Godfrey, Bruce Golden, Eric J. Guignard, John Hegenberger, Benjamin Jacobson, K. T. Katzmann, E. E. King, Andrew Kozma, Jacob M. Lambert, Kevin Lauderdale, Gerri Leen, Dennis Mombauer, Will Morton, Sean O'Dea, and A. P. Sessler.
May 3, 2015
Too much to do, too little time. Technology provides amazing new tools that help us reach out, connect with friends and family, and avoid boredom. But if we depend too heavily on our computers, will we even notice when the Singularity occurs?
"Only Disconnect" from Third Flatiron Anthologies will be available in ebook and paperback everywhere on June 1, 2015. Pre-order the ebook on Amazon or Smashwords.
Seventh Sense by Evan Henry
Super Bugs by Robert Lowell Russell
Aqua Equal by Jonathan Shipley
Carnival of Colours by Evelyn Deshane
The Eyes in the Water by Matt Weinburg
Life After Download by Wendy Nikel
Just Visulate by E. E. King
Grins and Gurgles (Flash Fiction): Email Recovered from Genetech Debris, Lieutenant Jeffrey Abramowitz Investigating
by Elliotte Rusty Harold
Killing the Tree Spirit by Adria Laycraft
A House of Mirrors by Stephanie Flood
She Dies by Jason Lairamore
Jacked by Steve Coate
Into the Light by Paul Barclay
February 9, 2015
Spring 2015 Lineup: The Time It Happened
Things are getting all Timey-Wimey for the Spring anthology, with the following great lineup of authors. Appearing everywhere in ebook and print on March 1, 2015!
False Footfall by Martin Clark
Lincoln's Watch by Atar Hadari
Going Viral by Dan Koboldt
Stilled Life by Ellen Denton
Kin Carriers by Jason Lairamore
What Was Lost by Larry C. Kay
Armada of Snow by Richard Mark Ankers
Puppy Love by Thomas Canfield
Good to the Last Drop by Wendy Nikel
With Gilded Wings by Evan Henry
Net War I by Elliotte Rusty Harold
A Rock in the Air by Neil James Hudson
Grins and Gurgles: Flash Humor
Blargnoff Industries New Employee Handbook Human Edition by Dana Schellings
The Zzzombie Apocalypse by Mark Hill
Xenofabulous by Amanda C. Davis