Trent Zelazny and Warren Lapine raising funds and reading stories for Shadows and Reflections: a Roger Zelazny Tribute Anthology
The volume is planned as “a tribute to the fiction of Roger Zelazny. We are looking for stories set in any of the various universes that Zelazny created in his short stories and novels, with the exception of the Amber universe. As you probably know, Zelazny’s work covered a very wide range of genre fiction so we are open to most genres. The only limiting factor is that a story must either use one or more of Zelazny’s characters or be expressly set in one of his milieus. Zelazny was one of the most literate and inventive writers that genre fiction has ever known. Your Story submission should reflect that.”
They’re currently reading stories for the anthology, up to 10,000 words, and paying “5 cents per word for unsolicited stories max $250.00 and 10 cents per word for solicited stories max $500.00 on acceptance.”
To fund the book, they’ve launched an Indiegogo campaign (see this page for more information and to contribute), noting “At first we had considered doing this project as a short anthology featuring stories form Roger’s better known friends. Both Trent and Warren really wanted to let other, lesser known writers who were influenced by Roger participate as well as fans who aren’t writers. That desire lead to this Indiegogo campaign. If we reach our primary goal of $10,000.00 we will open the anthology up to unsolicited submissions. If we reach our secondary goal of $15,000.00 we will pay the unsolicited writers the same rate that we are paying for solicited stories. If we hit our third goal of $20,000.00 the anthology will come out not just in trade paper back and as an e-book, but also in hard cover. So please join us and help celebrate the memory of Roger Zelazny and all the amazing universes he created and get some cool perks.”
Trent Zelazny is a Nightmare Award winning author and the son of Roger Zelazny. Warren Lapine is the publisher of Wilder Publications and has been nominated for a Hugo Award, a World Fantasy Award, and a Chesley Award.
Roger Zelazny was very important to both Trent and Warren. Trent for obviouse reasons and Warren because it was the work of Roger Zelazny that first made him gravitate towards a career in publishing. With this anthology we are hoping to keep the memory of Roger Zelazny and his wonderful work alive.
At press time, the campaign has $2,227 pledged.