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Monday, May 02, 2016

There Will Be Volume XI

Jerry Pournelle has an important announcement.

There Will be War Volume XI

 Now open for submissions at twbw@castaliahouse.com. Publication will be in late November or early December of this year. Reprint anthology, but original works are eligible; three original fiction stories in Volume X were nominated for Hugos; winners will be announced at MidAmericon II in August. Although unpublished works will be considered, there is no additional payment beyond payment for reprint rights, and first publication rights remain with the author (until, of course, they expire at publication of this volume).

Payment is $200 on acceptance. This is an advance against royalties. Royalties are a pro rata share of 50% of all royalties due from the publisher (the other 50% is to the editor). We buy non-exclusive anthology rights.  Publisher is Castalia House, which will make advances and royalty payments directly to the contributors. Again, payment is the same for previously published and previously unpublished works. Story selection is by me (the editor).  Editor’s contribution will include a volume introduction and introductions to each contribution, and may include more as I judge necessary.

Submissions can be fiction or non-fiction of under 20,000 words relevant to the future of warfare.  Previous volumes have included stories of ground combat, interplanetary and interstellar naval engagements, “space opera”, terrorism, a major essay in asymmetric warfare by a professor of military history, and articles from military journals. Most works to be included have been previously published. Submissions accepted until October 2016, or until announcement that the volume is filled.

Two classic stories by well-known award-winning authors have already been accepted, others are expected. I emphasize that payment of an advance against royalties is on acceptance.

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26 Comments:

Blogger Harold May 02, 2016 4:51 PM  

Pre-order available yet?

Blogger JACIII May 02, 2016 5:25 PM  

Need to get word to Hugo Nominated author Chuck Tingle. He might want to submit. a story.

Anonymous IncoherentM May 02, 2016 5:27 PM  

X was very good. Looking forward to XI.

Anonymous Tingler News May 02, 2016 5:35 PM  

Rumor has it Chuck Tingle is set to announce his own Tingler anthology:

There Will Be HARD War in the Butt Vol. XXX

Submission by Buckaroos is required.

Blogger Michael Maier May 02, 2016 6:00 PM  

Seriously, Vox... The tingling is never going to stop, is it?

Blogger Cataline Sergius May 02, 2016 6:08 PM  

Previous volumes have included stories of ground combat, interplanetary and interstellar naval engagements, “space opera”, terrorism, a major essay in asymmetric warfare by a professor of military history, and articles from military journals.


Is there a central there a central theme to this one?

Blogger VD May 02, 2016 6:30 PM  

Is there a central there a central theme to this one?

Probably not butt invasions. But I'll have to ask Jerry.

Blogger 1337kestrel May 02, 2016 6:49 PM  

"Slammed in the butt by a Scud; The Achmed bin Faarten Story"

Anonymous krymneth May 02, 2016 6:52 PM  

Turning LOVE WINS into the punchline of a military story is shooting space raptors in a barrel.

Blogger Cataline Sergius May 02, 2016 7:19 PM  

Probably not butt invasions. But I'll have to ask Jerry.

O...Okay, that's encouraging. Encouraging is good.

Anonymous Napoleon 12pdr May 02, 2016 7:31 PM  

Damn. I'm trying to think of something I can write that would be relevant, yet not get me in trouble at work.

Anonymous A Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents May 02, 2016 7:49 PM  

Just to make the obvious statement: this is the kind of announcement that used to be made by brick and mortar publishing houses. But they decided that they did not want this market anymore, that were-seals were more relevant and important.

The monetary profits, the cache’, the potential Hugo awards, etc. now all belong to Castalia House. If This Goes On, as a great writer once said someday the Castalia House motto may be:

All your SF are belong to us.

Blogger Matthew and the Heaving Bosoms of Liberty May 02, 2016 7:53 PM  

VD wrote:Is there a central there a central theme to this one?

Probably not butt invasions. But I'll have to ask Jerry.



THERE WILL BE WAR XI: Preventing Butt Invasions

Blogger Matthew and the Heaving Bosoms of Liberty May 02, 2016 7:54 PM  

THERE WILL BE WAR XI: Walls are Real

Blogger Aeoli Pera May 02, 2016 8:39 PM  

OT: Slashdot on the Hugo awards.

OpenID nightskyradio.com May 02, 2016 8:51 PM  

Need to get word to Hugo Nominated author Chuck Tingle. He might want to submit. a story.

Intentional or not, the extra period adds a positive humor value coefficient.

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Blogger ray May 02, 2016 9:25 PM  

"I emphasize that payment of an advance against royalties is on acceptance."


You mean I don't get the $200 for sending my manuscript in?

What a gyp. Total gyp. Or Jap. Alternately Injun or whatever offends best.

It's refreshing to see decent terms. The volume likely will reflect that.

Blogger Tim May 02, 2016 9:41 PM  

Vox, while you have his attention, see if you can get a couple of more Republic and Empire anthologies out of him, given the state of the US and Western Europe today, some of the more political works would be about as timely as TWBW stories............

Anonymous A Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents May 02, 2016 11:10 PM  

Vox, never mind what Tim said.

Please, please, please ask Pournelle to finish up on Janisseries IV, Mamelukes, dammit! We’ve waited long enough to see the Shalnuksis get their comeuppance!

Blogger LP9 Forever Solidified in Gold! Rin Integra S.I.G. May 03, 2016 1:43 AM  

Mr. Pournelle has a great mind, please Chaos on.

Blogger RobertT May 03, 2016 2:25 PM  

Is it possible to buy the transcript separately? I'd join (probably for this program alone) but 7:00 EDT is 5:00 MDT and that time just doesn't work for me.

Blogger RobertT May 03, 2016 2:29 PM  

I have no doubt this reading list would have astonished the late professor of my macroeconomics class, who was less bothered by my usual failure to attend class than by the fact that I never bothered to buy the textbook.

Attending class can be a pain in the rear, especially for a giddy to be away from home for the first time freshman. My calc class was a five hour class, half lecture and half practice. Prof announced the entire grade would be based on four tests. But so many opted not to attend practice that he decided after it was too late to count the practice quizzes as another test. Boink.

Blogger RobertT May 03, 2016 2:31 PM  

Sorry. I apparently made the above comments on the wrong post. Too many interruptions. I apologize.

Blogger RobertT May 03, 2016 2:31 PM  

Sorry. I apparently made the above comments on the wrong post. Too many interruptions. I apologize.

Blogger Ken Prescott May 03, 2016 10:27 PM  

Vox, when is the drop-dead date for submissions?

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