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2018-03-01 11:35:50 AM  
The 2018 Fark Fiction Anthology is now open for submissions!

We're looking for short, original fiction from the Fark community, up to 10K words in length, in any of the following genres:

Fantasy
Science Fiction
Humor
Horror
Suspense/mystery/thriller


Our fearless panel of editors and readers is liquored up and ready to pick the best entries of 2018, which will be published on Amazon in trade paperback and Kindle e-book editions.  All proceeds will again benefit an excellent charity, although this year I didn't even bother to ask if I could use their name since they turned me down every time in the past.

This is open to all Farkers regardless of publishing history or experience, so even if you've never submitted anything you've written before, feel free to send it in! We also accept poetry and flash fiction, as long as they fit into the genres listed above.

No more than three entries per Farker, please.  Terms and Conditions can be found at this page.

Are you ready for all the glory that a bourbon-powered editor and publisher can give you?  Submit your entries here!

If you'd like to see what your fellow Fark posters have come up with in the past two years, here we go!

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Now available: Through a Scanner Farkly: The 2017 Fark Fiction Anthology


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Now available: Heart of Farkness: the 2016 Fark Fiction Anthology
 
2018-03-01 11:56:17 AM  
Can I submit my semi-biographical erotic travelogue if I throw in a robot?
 
2018-03-01 11:56:53 AM  
Do you guys take short short stories?  I have one floating about in my head but it's not very long at all.
 
2018-03-01 12:01:47 PM  
I have no idea what I'm submitting.  But I will.
 
2018-03-01 12:03:01 PM  

FortyHams: Can I submit my semi-biographical erotic travelogue if I throw in a robot?


Robots make everything better!

Ambivalence: Do you guys take short short stories?  I have one floating about in my head but it's not very long at all.


Certainly, there is no minimum length requirement. We'll accept flash fiction if it fits into one of the listed genres.
 
2018-03-01 12:06:55 PM  
Bet of luck to you all!
 
2018-03-01 12:07:00 PM  

toraque: FortyHams: Can I submit my semi-biographical erotic travelogue if I throw in a robot?

Robots make everything better!


"I stopped at a diner on the way out of New Jersey. I was hungry for pancakes and sex. Sitting alone in my booth is surveyed the waitstaff of mostly older women. They padded around in their confortable shoes pouring out coffee and chatting up the regular customers. I knew they'd give me pancakes, but if I was lucky one of them would receive a meat tip. There was also a robot."
 
2018-03-01 12:18:19 PM  
Is there a deadline?
 
2018-03-01 12:18:28 PM  
Very kewl. The first two were loaded with good stuff. We have a lot of talented people here on FARK.
 
2018-03-01 12:19:28 PM  

Wenchmaster: We have a lot of talented people here on FARK.


And also me.
 
2018-03-01 12:21:01 PM  
Let me present to you my great work of fiction here for all to see <ahem>:

There are no trolls on Fark.

Thank you!  Good evening ladies and gentleman!
 
2018-03-01 12:21:04 PM  
Aww, there's no non-fiction category?  I have my manuscript nearly complete, working title:

"Observations on the Travails of a Black Tree Ant Having a Speck of Sap Upon its Left Middle Leg.
Or
Drunk Holiday in the Back Yard"
 
2018-03-01 12:25:12 PM  

FortyHams: Is there a deadline?


We'll be accepting submissions until 6/31/2018.  I'll also be providing updates in the weekly writer's threads in the discussion tab as we go along.
 
2018-03-01 12:27:20 PM  
I just submitted one of the same things I think I submitted last year.  This time, it's a bit longer and more polished.

I notice that the submission form doesn't specify (or I didn't see it) the acceptable formats.  My story is written in HTML (yeah, I know, I'm weird).  I submitted a text-copy, which gets all the funky UTF-8 characters I used (including ligatures), but loses the italics.

I notice that ligatures tend to drive spellcheckers nuts.

Which raises a question:  Is the entire Unicode character-set available in the final publication?  Can I use a poop emoji in my story?
 
2018-03-01 12:33:08 PM  
Would Chuck Tingle tributes be "Fantasy" or "Horror"?
 
2018-03-01 12:39:06 PM  

anuran: Would Chuck Tingle tributes be "Fantasy" or "Horror"?

Chuck Tingle is ineligible; there is no nonfiction tab.
 
2018-03-01 12:42:08 PM  
Intriguing... I may just submit something, though, considering the quality of a lot of the folks around here, it likely won't be up to snuff.
 
2018-03-01 12:43:15 PM  
I just want to write a story about a haunted ham raffle.

Can I do that?
 
2018-03-01 12:52:01 PM  
Cat-like typing detected.
Can I submit entries from my cat?
The ceiling voyeur masterbatory fan-fiction genre?
I don't even have a cat.
Why is he watching me masterbate and submitting stories to Fark with my name on them?
I'm occasionally off my rocker.
 
2018-03-01 12:55:07 PM  

Creepy Lurker Guy: Can I use a poop emoji in my story?


. . . I will admit that's not a question I've asked before.  I'll, uh, have to look that one up.  This is actually more of an issue for an e-reader I think, but worst case I can test it.  Either way, I'll work with you to make sure the italics go in as intended.
 
2018-03-01 12:59:09 PM  
It was a dark and stormy knight;
 
2018-03-01 01:00:16 PM  

SansNeural: Aww, there's no non-fiction category?  I have my manuscript nearly complete, working title:

"Observations on the Travails of a Black Tree Ant Having a Speck of Sap Upon its Left Middle Leg.
Or
Drunk Holiday in the Back Yard"


I'd read that.
 
2018-03-01 01:03:38 PM  

FortyHams: toraque: FortyHams: Can I submit my semi-biographical erotic travelogue if I throw in a robot?

Robots make everything better!

"I stopped at a diner on the way out of New Jersey. I was hungry for pancakes and sex. Sitting alone in my booth is surveyed the waitstaff of mostly older women. They padded around in their confortable shoes pouring out coffee and chatting up the regular customers. I knew they'd give me pancakes, but if I was lucky one of them would receive a meat tip. There was also a robot."


I think that would do better with an alien than a robot.

I know, I know, everyone's a critic.
 
2018-03-01 01:14:32 PM  
Crap. I didn't realize that the 2017 version was released. Off to Amazon.

Trying to recall if I have a submission ready to go for 2018, or if I can complete the hat trick of missing deadlines.
 
2018-03-01 01:19:04 PM  
It was a dark and Stormy Daniels. My short-fingered hands quivered with antici...
 
2018-03-01 01:23:43 PM  
I hope there is a Charlie Royce story.

As for me, maybe.
 
2018-03-01 01:26:56 PM  
I don't know if I will submit a piece but I would like to extend a preemptive Thank You for everyone who works so diligently on this project. Bravo.
 
2018-03-01 01:34:40 PM  
I've submitted a simple short story that I wrote a while back.  Be nice to have something published outside of literotica ;)
 
2018-03-01 01:34:40 PM  

Ambivalence: FortyHams: toraque: FortyHams: Can I submit my semi-biographical erotic travelogue if I throw in a robot?

Robots make everything better!

"I stopped at a diner on the way out of New Jersey. I was hungry for pancakes and sex. Sitting alone in my booth is surveyed the waitstaff of mostly older women. They padded around in their confortable shoes pouring out coffee and chatting up the regular customers. I knew they'd give me pancakes, but if I was lucky one of them would receive a meat tip. There was also a robot."

I think that would do better with an alien than a robot.

I know, I know, everyone's a critic.


"On a rural route in Pennsylvania I laid Hannah down by the road and made love to her. She kept her bonnet on and kept calling me Ogden. As we climaxed together I looked up and saw a naked green woman watching us. She smiled at me and stuck out her thumb as though she was hitching a ride."
 
2018-03-01 02:00:17 PM  

LucklessWonder: It was a dark and Stormy Daniels. My short-fingered hands quivered with antici...


TYPE IT!!!
 
2018-03-01 02:20:39 PM  

Nogrhi: LucklessWonder: It was a dark and Stormy Daniels. My short-fingered hands quivered with antici...

TYPE IT!!!


patory masturbation.
 
2018-03-01 02:27:00 PM  

Nogrhi: LucklessWonder: It was a dark and Stormy Daniels. My short-fingered hands quivered with antici...

TYPE IT!!!


...pation
 
2018-03-01 02:40:48 PM  

SansNeural: Nogrhi: LucklessWonder: It was a dark and Stormy Daniels. My short-fingered hands quivered with antici...

TYPE IT!!!

patory masturbation.


LucklessWonder: Nogrhi: LucklessWonder: It was a dark and Stormy Daniels. My short-fingered hands quivered with antici...

TYPE IT!!!

...pation


Thank you.  Meatloaf will be available for dinner.
 
2018-03-01 02:41:35 PM  

hammettman: Cat-like typing detected.
Can I submit entries from my cat?



Don't see why not.  I believe this was last year's Cute-Editor-in-Chief.
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Or it could have been the bookkeeper.  I wouldn't know.  I've never been able to keep things that close to the edge of a table without my cat knocking them over.  Mine is a firm believer in the continuous testing of gravity.
 
2018-03-01 02:44:59 PM  
toraque:

Money going to the same charity who refuses to be named or a new one?
 
2018-03-01 02:56:40 PM  
NUH-UH!
SHUT YOUR ASS!
This exists?
I will not participate!
 
2018-03-01 02:57:48 PM  

GN Nymph: hammettman: Cat-like typing detected.
Can I submit entries from my cat?


Don't see why not.  I believe this was last year's Cute-Editor-in-Chief.
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Or it could have been the bookkeeper.  I wouldn't know.  I've never been able to keep things that close to the edge of a table without my cat knocking them over.  Mine is a firm believer in the continuous testing of gravity.


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2018-03-01 03:23:13 PM  
I look forward to my first chance at recieving a rejection letter...
  Gotta start somewhere.
 
2018-03-01 04:01:22 PM  

GN Nymph: hammettman: Cat-like typing detected.
Can I submit entries from my cat?


Don't see why not.  I believe this was last year's Cute-Editor-in-Chief.
[img.fark.net image 350x262]
Or it could have been the bookkeeper.  I wouldn't know.  I've never been able to keep things that close to the edge of a table without my cat knocking them over.  Mine is a firm believer in the continuous testing of gravity.


That's General Montgomery, head of quality control.  Any flaws in the finished product can be directly blamed on him.  His brother, General Patton (not pictured), will be responsible for translations into other languages.

GN Nymph: toraque:

Money going to the same charity who refuses to be named or a new one?


So for the last two years, proceeds went to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.  I expect we'll do the same this year, unless everyone wants me to do something else with them.
 
2018-03-01 04:33:09 PM  
Just submitted a story. Nervously crossing digital extremities for luck.

Is the Charity Which Refuses to Allow Us To Mention Its Name still the designated beneficiary?
 
2018-03-01 05:06:10 PM  
Can I write a thinly-veiled allegory about monopolizing petroleum? It's a never ending story.
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2018-03-01 05:57:25 PM  
Creepy Lurker Guy: Can I use a poop emoji in my story?

toraque -  . . . I will admit that's not a question I've asked before.


Well, my current submission does not require a poop emoji, but perhaps I can come up with one.
 
2018-03-01 05:59:12 PM  
Say, uh, if the charity that shall not be named in the book won't let us use their name, someone could submit a story set at that hospital.
 
2018-03-01 07:03:12 PM  

Nogrhi: SansNeural: Nogrhi: LucklessWonder: It was a dark and Stormy Daniels. My short-fingered hands quivered with antici...

TYPE IT!!!

patory masturbation.

LucklessWonder: Nogrhi: LucklessWonder: It was a dark and Stormy Daniels. My short-fingered hands quivered with antici...

TYPE IT!!!

...pation

Thank you.  Meatloaf will be available for dinner.


and then the murders began
 
2018-03-01 07:59:01 PM  

FortyHams: toraque: FortyHams: Can I submit my semi-biographical erotic travelogue if I throw in a robot?

Robots make everything better!

"I stopped at a diner on the way out of New Jersey. I was hungry for pancakes and sex. Sitting alone in my booth is surveyed the waitstaff of mostly older women. They padded around in their confortable shoes pouring out coffee and chatting up the regular customers. I knew they'd give me pancakes, but if I was lucky one of them would receive a meat tip. There was also a robot."


I could be your proofreader, since it's for a good cause.
 
2018-03-01 10:07:14 PM  
I'm tempted to flesh out a dream I had last month, but we'll see.  It was a bit derivative of Total Recall, Fallout 4, A Scanner Darkly, and The Shining, but it left a mark on me.

So we'll see.  The dream manifested itself as if I was watching a movie, and I don't know if I can write 'movie'.  Or write at all.
 
2018-03-01 11:28:34 PM  
If I can make myself finish something, I'll submit it.
 
2018-03-01 11:37:48 PM  
A stranger came to town.  Then it was boy meets girl, boy loses girl, and already Drusilla felt unutterably stultified.
 
2018-03-02 03:12:12 PM  

Seequinn: I look forward to my first chance at recieving a rejection letter...
  Gotta start somewhere.


You do, indeed.  At least here you're among friends fellow Farkers.

Best of luck to you!
 
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