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SpeKulativeTM Stories Anthology Series

SpeKulativeTM Stories Anthology Series


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Short Stories:

Jack Finney   "Second Chance" 

Bruce Holland Rogers   "Riding with Icarus"

Melodie Corrigall   "The Red Card"

William F. Nolan   "The Ragged Edge"

Jack Raglin   "GoogleRide Killed My SD-455"

Kady Ambrose   "Built to Last"

Juleigh Howard-Hobson   "Cindy, My Love"

Kevin David Anderson   "The Red Spider"

George Clayton Johnson   "The Freeway"

Ray Daley   "Tuck & Roll"

Jean Graham   "The Beetle Imp"

Mike Payne   "The Dashboard"

Matthew Spence   "Road Trip"

Jacqueline Seewald   "The Unexpected"

John H. Dromey   "Wheels of Justice"

J.R. Hayslett   "Double Take"

James S. Dorr   "The Christmas Vulture"

Ken MacGregor   "Getaway Car"

Katherine Tomlinson   "The Automancer"

C. Jennings Penders   "Passages"

John Cassola  "Contrary Dreams"

Austin Spradlin  "Road to Nowhere"

Jason J. Marchi  "The Hitchhiker"

Georgia Addams  "Final Fredrick"

Pepe Rich  "Homeless"

Laird Long  "Converting to Cash"

Dean Wild   "Sooner or Later They'll Play Twilight Time"

Stephen Scott Whitaker   "With No Regards to Direction"

Nathaniel Lee  "Rusty Fender's Automotive and Repair"

Robbie Sheerin   "Do Humans Dream of Electric Cars?"

Richard Polomsky   "Night Passage"

RC Matheson  "Unknown Drives"

Richard Matheson   "Duel"


Marge Simon   "Fast Cars"

Bruce Boston   "Literary Automobile"

Gregory Leavitt   "Off the Portside"

Gerri Leen "Chester and the Model T"

Sarah Key  "For Her I Wait"

Cover design by Christopher Dobbins of C.E.D. Design & Productions. 

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AUTOMOBILIA will be available in early December of 2023 but with a January 2024 copyright and official publication date for purposes of entering the book into literary contests. Thank you for your patience over the inordinate amount of time it took to pull all the permissions together!


Fequently Asked Questions ...


Q: Are multiple submissions allowed?

A: Yes.


Q: Do you consider previously published stories and poems?

A: Yes. Please tell us where the piece was first published so we can include that information on the copyright page of the book should we choose your work.


Q: What is the rating (G, PG, PG-13, R, X, XXX) of the anthologies?

A: We are shooting for 12+ since we want to appeal to young readers and adults alike. We want to encourage young readers to become life-long readers. Think the writing level of the masters who are beloved by all readers: Ray Bradbury, Richard Matheson, E.A. Poe, Ben Bova, Arthur C. Clarke, Daphne du Maurier, and of course more modern writers who avoid gore, gratuitous sex, and foul language. If you think you have a great story that crosses into the R rated territory send it anyway. If the scenes or language are excessive and we want the story we will ask you to tone the work down in a rewrite. While we, as writers, are sensitive to perceptions or fears of censorship, re-writing to fit a great story into a PG-12 market is not an unreasonable request. Remember Robert Heinlein's 4th rule of professional writing: "Rewrite to editorial demand."

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