Every now and then, we sit down to sift through submissions calls. It’s not often that we actually submit to a particular call—we’re notoriously bad at producing stories on a timeline—but sometimes we’re inspired.
Like we were last month, when we saw a call for “new boss”
stories. The obvious path would have been to look at contemporary story concepts, businessmen or blue collar heroes. And that's where we started too. But soon we got to talking about werewolves and pack leaders and regime change...
...and now we’re writing The Mercy Moon.
We don’t expect to finish it in time for the submission call
that inspired it (like we said above, we’re not so great at finishing things to
a deadline) but when we do finish it, we plan to send it to the publisher who
posted that call. We’re making an educated guess that they’ll still be
interested in stories with that theme, even outside the call timeline.
Anah Crow and Dianne Fox write sci-fi, paranormal, and contemporary queer romance for Carina Press, Samhain Publishing, and Amber Allure. They’ve been writing together for more than 10 years. You can find them on the web at anahcrowdiannefox.com and on Twitter at @anahcrow and @diannefox.