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 Post subject: Call for stories set in the Hyborian Age
PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:11 pm 
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Thurian Crowns and Hyborian Swords

Deadline: Oct 30th, 2014 – or until full

Payment: Exposure and Royalties

Flash fiction, Poetry, Short Stories (2,000 – 4,000 words)

Re-prints will also be considered.

This is a sword and sorcery anthology set within (Howard’s) two Ages: the Thurian and the Hyborian. It stretches from when King Kull walked the Earth and Atlantis still existed all the way to Conan’s time after the Great Cataclysm but before recorded history. Stories are not of world-endangering matters but of personal battles.

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Deadline for submissions – Oct 30th, 2014 – or until full.

Word Count: 2,000 – 4,000 words.

Please submit your manuscript as a *.rtf, *.doc or *.docx file (all other formats will automatically be rejected. Contact me prior to submitting if this presents an issue for you.)

Font and formatting: Please submit in Times New Roman, 12 point font; single line spacing. Please format the document to 1st line indentation of 1″. The page margin should be set to .1″ on all sides.

No headers, footers or page numbers.

Please check grammar.

Upon acceptance into the anthology, you agree that Horrified Press holds exclusive publishing rights for six months from the date of publication; after that date has passed, all intellectual property rights revert to the author with the proviso that Horrified Press retains distribution rights in the format of the contracted anthology.

This title will be available as an e-book and trade quality paperback.

Juan J. Gutierrez will be presiding over this anthology.

Email your submission as an attachment to: BB.Editors@yahoo.com

The email subject line must read “SUBMISSION – Thurian Crowns – ‘your story title’” or your submission will not be considered for this anthology.

Successful applicants will be notified before the deadline has expired.


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 Post subject: Call for stories set in the Hyborian Age
PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:14 pm 
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Honest to God, if I can't come up with something for this I have no business ever trying to write anything ever again. Ever.


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 Post subject: Call for stories set in the Hyborian Age
PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 2:38 am 
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I need a name for my character. He's a Zingaran, a handsome, dashing rogue (much like myself):

Odaro
Rodero
Rodaro
Odero
Elthero
Eldero
Eldaro
Alfero
Alfaro
Alfera

Pick one.


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 Post subject: Call for stories set in the Hyborian Age
PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 10:26 am 
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Rodero sounds dashing, and somewhat rakish.


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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 10:27 am 
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Yeah, I think that's the best of the bunch.


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 Post subject: Call for stories set in the Hyborian Age
PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 12:26 pm 
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Yay! That was actually the first one I came up with so that's appropriate.


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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 12:30 pm 
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Struck me as the best one as well.


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 Post subject: Call for stories set in the Hyborian Age
PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 8:43 pm 
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I have a beginning and an end so far just plotted out in my head. But I'm pleased with the reveal I came up with for the end.

Now I just have to come up with the middle. But they say the beginning and especially the end are best to have at first. But this guy is worthy of becoming a repeat character. Not that he will I don't imagine. But he's good enough.

I'm glad this isn't due for a while. :)


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 Post subject: Call for stories set in the Hyborian Age
PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 8:58 pm 
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Conan isn't in the public domain, is it?

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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 9:27 pm 
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No...but you could write about the adventures of Nacon the Sumerian and not be sued by anybody.


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 Post subject: Call for stories set in the Hyborian Age
PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 10:24 pm 
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They actually still argue about whether Conan is public domain. Some of the stories which feature Conan are listed as public domain. But Paradox disputes all this.

But what Simon says is true and I'm not writing a Conan story or even mentioning him by name. I'm not sure of all the legalities involved in setting stories in the Hyborian Age. I presume the guys calling for this are cognizant of whatever they need to be concerned about.

If nothing else I'll have a useless piece kinda like the Fantastic Four t-shirt design. :-x


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 Post subject: Call for stories set in the Hyborian Age
PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 10:31 pm 
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Well, you can just set it in the 'Hannarian Era', and re-work it for your own purposes if it comes to that. ;)


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 Post subject: Call for stories set in the Hyborian Age
PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 10:54 pm 
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I'm really not that up on the Hyborian Age, and I have absolutely no time whatsoever.
But I'd really like to get in on this.

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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 11:20 pm 
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The Hyborian age is kind of like Vikings on steroids. I think you'd like it.


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 Post subject: Call for stories set in the Hyborian Age
PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 9:54 am 
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Beachy wrote:
I'm really not that up on the Hyborian Age, and I have absolutely no time whatsoever.
But I'd really like to get in on this.


It's just another name for Conan's world (and Kull's if we include that history). There's a thousand places you could set a story. REH didn't fill in a lot of detail on any of these places or people; you can look online to find out exactly what he wrote about them and extrapolate from there. Avoid the pastiches and the game-related info and just stick to REH.

But I'm presuming you've read some Conan sometime. Even if not, just look at it as medieval level tech, throw in a supernatural element and set it in an analog for a real-world place. He said almost nothing about Khitai; just pretend you're making a new Chinese myth, for example. Or a pirate story. Or a tale of a treasure hunt in a lost valley.

Or as Simon says, a tale of the Swedish vs Norwegian analogs (Vanirmen vs Aesir, though land-locked). Here's a link on those people. http://conan.wikia.com/wiki/Nordheim. And here: http://hyboria.xoth.net/gazetteer/asgard.htm

You can see there's not a lot of info you have to follow. It's really wide-open. I'd love to see what you can come up with. And I figured some other IMWANkers would take a stab. :sigh:


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Howard didn't fills volumes of books like Tolkien, but he did flesh out the Hyborian Age a bit in this essay --

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/42182/42 ... 2182-h.htm


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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 10:51 am 
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Simon wrote:
No...but you could write about the adventures of Nacon the Sumerian and not be sued by anybody.

Actually, REH's Conan stories are public domain in the UK and Australia, and the original works from Weird Tales are public domain even in the US. However, Conan Properties owns Conan, and probably the rights to use anything by name in a new or derivative work. It's just that anyone can reprint the original works if they like.


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 Post subject: Call for stories set in the Hyborian Age
PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 9:37 pm 
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Shakespeare, you say? And I have to type how long?

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I might do this if I can think of something cool.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 1:28 am 
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Beachy and Wayne, still over a month left. Do something.


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 Post subject: Call for stories set in the Hyborian Age
PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:13 pm 
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Well, guys, never mind. "October 30th or UNTIL FULL".

It's full.

He sez there will be a second volume. Details when available.

But y'all check out that link. There's openings there for a LOT of stories in all genres. There's one for a Space Western type thingie which I may try to rework the Redbone story for. Deadline is in December.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 6:49 pm 
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Oh well. I haven't felt like writing anything the last six weeks anyway.

Space western? Hmmm… nah. That's Star Trek.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 1:54 am 
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Beachy wrote:
Oh well. I haven't felt like writing anything the last six weeks anyway.

Space western? Hmmm… nah. That's Star Trek.


Well, I've already got something written in that sub-genre. Just need to rework it. It's just limited to the Asteroid Belt so I have to slide that story back about 200 years. The character's immortal so that would work.

I really want to finish the comic though. Drawing, the comic, I mean. :|


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