At long last, here’s the info about UFO4:
The cover is by Tomasz Marosnki (the same artist who drew the UFO3 cover.)
Unlike the previous volumes, UFO4 will be themed. The theme of this anthology is: dark humor.
As with previous UFO volumes, this book will feature 2 reprints and all-original material for the rest. The headliners are attached to the project are listed below:
George R.R. Martin – “The Monkey Treatment” reprint
Neil Gaiman – “We Can Get Them For You Wholesale” reprint
Esther Friesner – “The Match Game”
Piers Anthony – “Hello Hotel”
Other headliners that have agreed to write original stories for this volume include:
Mike Resnick – Gini Koch – Tim Pratt – Jody Lynn Nye – Karen Haber
Submission guidelines are now posted. We’ve raised our pay rate to $0.07 per word for original fiction.
There will be a Kickstarter campaign launched sometime in early March. As with previous volumes, the book will be published regardless of the crowdfunding campaign’s success. However, a successful campaign will allow us to purchase more stories, include interior illustrations and otherwise maintain and improve the annual series.
Some of the notable changes from previous volumes:
* Themed volume (see above)
* Maximum story length is 5000 words.
* One submission per author.
Hope to see many great stories from all of you!