The great James Tiptree Jr was born sometime in 1967, a little over forty-eight years ago. Fifty-two years earlier Tiptree’s alter-ego, the talented, resourceful and fascinating Alice B. Sheldon was born. And somewhere in there, about forty years ago, poet Racoona Sheldon showed up.
In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Sheldon’s birth, and in
recognition of the enormous influence of both Tiptree and Sheldon on
the field, Twelfth Planet Press is publishing a selection of letters
written by science fiction and fantasy’s writers, editors, critics and
fans to celebrate her, to recognise her work, and maybe in some cases
to finish conversations set aside nearly thirty years ago.
LETTERS TO TIPTREE will be a collection of letters written to Alice
Sheldon, James Tiptree or Racoon Sheldon; a set of thoughtful pieces on
the ways her contribution to the genre has affected (or not) its
current writers, readers, editors and critics.
Edited by Alexandra Pierce and Alisa Krasnostein, we are looking for
two types of submissions.
Firstly, letters that are between 1000 and 2000 words, exploring
personal and/or literary reflections on Tiptree/Sheldon.
Secondly, briefer responses addressing questions such as:
Does it make a difference, reading James Tiptree Jr’s work, knowing
that Tiptree was Alice Sheldon?
Who is James Tiptree Jr to you?
Why do you care about James Tiptree Jr?
What impact has reading James Tiptree Jr’s fiction had on you?
We are paying 5cpw up to $USD100 to be paid on publication. We are
looking for World First Publication in all languages, and exclusivity
for twelve months. LETTERS TO TIPTREE will be published in August 2015.
Submissions are open between May 18 and June 8.
Please send your essay to firstname.lastname@example.org
- See more at: http://www.twelfthplanetpress.com/submissions#sthash.oUnof8el.dpuf