Announcing LONG HIDDEN: Speculative Fiction From the Margins of History! (Kickstarter now live!)

Mar 1st, 2013 | By | Category: News & Announcements

CGP is proud to announce the launch of our newest project: Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction From the Margins of History!

Most written chronicles of history, and most speculative stories, put rulers, conquerors, and invaders front and center. People with less power, money, or status–enslaved people, indigenous people, people of color, queer people, laborers, women, people with disabilities, the very young and very old, and religious minorities, among others–are relegated to the margins. Today, mainstream history continues to perpetuate one-sided versions of the past while mistelling or erasing the stories of the rest of the world.

There is a long and honorable legacy of literary resistance to erasure. This anthology partakes of that legacy. It will feature stories from the margins of speculative history, each taking place between 1400 and the early 1900s and putting a speculative twist–an element of science fiction, fantasy, horror, or the unclassifiably strange–on real past events.

Long Hidden will be edited by Rose Fox and Daniel José Older! Many amazing authors have already agreed to send stories for the anthology:

Yes, you! Assuming we reach our goal, there will be open submissions to fill the rest of the anthology! The pay rate will be $0.05 per word. Submissions will open as soon as the Kickstarter ends.

We need to raise $12,000 to publish Long Hidden. The Kickstarter is open through the month of March – of course print and ebook copies of Long Hidden are available, but we’ve also got lots of other great backer rewards! Story critiques from the editors, signed Goorin Brothers flatcaps, layout and cover design for your book, private in-home performances by Daniel and his band Ghost Star, ebook or print bundles, and more! We’re even offering the first hardcover CG has ever produced as a signed, numbered limited-edition! And we’ve got some really exciting stretch goals, too!

Please check out the Kickstarter for Long Hidden to read more about why we want to make this anthology; why it’s so important to give voices to these silenced dreamers. We’re counting on you to prove that these stories are worth telling and these voices are worth hearing!

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