Broken Eye Books is creating stories
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patrons

$89
per month
Welcome to the BROKEN EYE BOOKS Patreon—which we've called Eyedolon—where we build anthologies and serialized novels for Broken Eye Books, exploring the realms of weird fiction. Ongoing projects include serialized novels from Bogi Takács, Brandon O'Brien, Matthew M. Bartlett, and Lucy A. Snyder; a serialized collection from Joseph S. Pulver; and the urban weird anthology Nowhereville and the Welcome to Miskatonic University and It Came from Miskatonic University anthologies. Patrons get to read the stories on a monthly basis before they're collected for the public.

So far published for Nowhereville:

Other stories:

So far published for Welcome to Miskatonic University:

In addition, patrons get access to the following serialized fiction:
  • The Song of Spores by Bogi Takács [part 1 | 23]
  • How to Unmake It in Anglia by Brandon O'Brien [part 1 | 23]
  • The Obsecration by Matthew M. Bartlett [part 1 | 234]
  • Blossoms Blackened like Dead Stars serial by Lucy A. Snyder [part 12]
  • The Night Museum by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. [part 1]

And novel(la)s:

Serial fiction will be collected in ebook and print editions for patrons (depending on tier) and available to non-patrons when complete. Through our various patron tiers, advance release editions of our other titles (such as novels and novellas) are also available to patrons.

We just wrapped up the Kickstarter for our anthology Welcome to Miskatonic University (and you can still pre-order at the inked BackerKit), and you can read one of its stories, "Some Muses Are Not Gentle" by Brandon O'Brien (available to non-patrons).

WEIRD FICTION

We are publishing weird fiction. These are the stories that take place in the realms between science fiction and fantasy, between the realistic and the absurd. This is the weird and its borders with other genres:
  • It must be speculative fiction.
  • It need not be horror. At its core, weird fiction is the unknown. That sits very well as warding off the shadows—or horror—but beyond the grotesque, it reaches clear to the ecstatic with stopovers at all modes in between, such as at the comedic and the slice of life.
  • As a landscape, speculative fiction exists on a spectrum with other genres and at times shares their borders. These frontiers are evershifting.
  • The weird sits in an "uncanny valley" of realism, snug between the impossibility of fantasy and the certitude of science fiction.
In Toward a Weirder Tomorrow, we dissect this in a bit more detail. We are publishing, in no particular order, dark fantasy, cosmic horror, fabulism, folk horror, magical realism, slipstream, "soft" science fiction, supernatural horror, and surrealism. In short, weird fiction and where it borders with science fiction and fantasy:


Closed for submissions until we process what we have.

OPEN CALL for NOWHEREVILLE

Open calls for our anthologies need to incorporate the current theme…

... short stories of urban weird fiction (so stories about cities and dealing with the complexity that is other people) for the upcoming Nowhereville: Weird is Other People. These are modern weird tales (give or take a few decades) that could only be told of the weirdness of the urban experience and our interactions with one another. (See Toward a Weirder Tomorrow for additional thought on weird fiction and Requirements for Current Theme at the end for more details on submissions.)
Subscription to our Patreon consists of monthly stories that fit the above theme, and then, when we have some to-be-determined critical mass of stories, they are collected in print form as an anthology. Then we'll pick a new topic and start the whole process over for another anthology.

REQUIREMENTS FOR CURRENT THEME

We want diverse stories with modern sensibilities from many different voices that show the immense and diverging possibilities for weird fiction, fearlessly exploring the new and the strange. We are actively seeking submissions from writers from underrepresented populations. (This includes, but is not limited to, writers of any race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, class, and physical or mental abledness.)
  • Original, previously unpublished weird fiction short stories (3,000-7,500 words)
  • Pay rate of 8 c/w for first rights to digital, audio, and print formats in English.
  • Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please, let us know as soon as possible if your submission has become unavailable before you hear back from us.
  • No Cthulhu Mythos for this one.
  • Only one submission per author.
  • We seek both rich characters and grandiose ideas. We seek diverse characters.

Submit your story in standard manuscript format as an attachment to submissions(at)brokeneyebooks(dot)com with a subject line of the following: [NWV] "Your Story Title".

Submission window open from May 1, 2018 to July 1, 2018. (We cannot confirm receipt of your manuscript, so please don't ask. We will accept or reject as quickly as we can.) The published anthology will be a mix of stories both from invited authors and from submissions. Don’t self-reject. If in doubt, submit.

Thank you for your support!

Broken Eye Books is an independent press based in Seattle, here to bring you the odd, strange, and offbeat side of speculative fiction. Our stories tend to blend genres, blurring the boundaries of sci-fi, fantasy, and the weird.

Support weird. Support indie.
Tiers
EYEDOLON
$1 or more per month 24 patrons
Subscription to EYEDOLON:
  • Advance access to original short stories and serials published monthly online in our patron-only feed.
  • Sneak peeks and patron-only polls.


EYEDOLON EXTRA
$3 or more per month 8 patrons
Subscription to EYEDOLON, plus ebook pre-orders of completed serials and annual anthologies:
  • Get the final ebook releases of the titles from EYEDOLON.
  • PLUS all previous rewards.



ALL THE WORDS
$6 or more per month 5 patrons
Subscription to EYEDOLON, plus ebook pre-orders of titles from Broken Eye Books (including anthologies, novellas, and novels): 
  • Get advance releases of all ebooks from Broken Eye Books.
  • PLUS all previous rewards.
INK IS BLOOD
$9 or more per month 3 patrons
Receive discounts on print editions:
  • 25% discount on all print orders through Broken Eye Books.
  • PLUS all previous rewards. 
Goals
$89 of $750 per month
This is our base monthly operating cost.
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Welcome to the BROKEN EYE BOOKS Patreon—which we've called Eyedolon—where we build anthologies and serialized novels for Broken Eye Books, exploring the realms of weird fiction. Ongoing projects include serialized novels from Bogi Takács, Brandon O'Brien, Matthew M. Bartlett, and Lucy A. Snyder; a serialized collection from Joseph S. Pulver; and the urban weird anthology Nowhereville and the Welcome to Miskatonic University and It Came from Miskatonic University anthologies. Patrons get to read the stories on a monthly basis before they're collected for the public.

So far published for Nowhereville:

Other stories:

So far published for Welcome to Miskatonic University:

In addition, patrons get access to the following serialized fiction:
  • The Song of Spores by Bogi Takács [part 1 | 23]
  • How to Unmake It in Anglia by Brandon O'Brien [part 1 | 23]
  • The Obsecration by Matthew M. Bartlett [part 1 | 234]
  • Blossoms Blackened like Dead Stars serial by Lucy A. Snyder [part 12]
  • The Night Museum by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. [part 1]

And novel(la)s:

Serial fiction will be collected in ebook and print editions for patrons (depending on tier) and available to non-patrons when complete. Through our various patron tiers, advance release editions of our other titles (such as novels and novellas) are also available to patrons.

We just wrapped up the Kickstarter for our anthology Welcome to Miskatonic University (and you can still pre-order at the inked BackerKit), and you can read one of its stories, "Some Muses Are Not Gentle" by Brandon O'Brien (available to non-patrons).

WEIRD FICTION

We are publishing weird fiction. These are the stories that take place in the realms between science fiction and fantasy, between the realistic and the absurd. This is the weird and its borders with other genres:
  • It must be speculative fiction.
  • It need not be horror. At its core, weird fiction is the unknown. That sits very well as warding off the shadows—or horror—but beyond the grotesque, it reaches clear to the ecstatic with stopovers at all modes in between, such as at the comedic and the slice of life.
  • As a landscape, speculative fiction exists on a spectrum with other genres and at times shares their borders. These frontiers are evershifting.
  • The weird sits in an "uncanny valley" of realism, snug between the impossibility of fantasy and the certitude of science fiction.
In Toward a Weirder Tomorrow, we dissect this in a bit more detail. We are publishing, in no particular order, dark fantasy, cosmic horror, fabulism, folk horror, magical realism, slipstream, "soft" science fiction, supernatural horror, and surrealism. In short, weird fiction and where it borders with science fiction and fantasy:


Closed for submissions until we process what we have.

OPEN CALL for NOWHEREVILLE

Open calls for our anthologies need to incorporate the current theme…

... short stories of urban weird fiction (so stories about cities and dealing with the complexity that is other people) for the upcoming Nowhereville: Weird is Other People. These are modern weird tales (give or take a few decades) that could only be told of the weirdness of the urban experience and our interactions with one another. (See Toward a Weirder Tomorrow for additional thought on weird fiction and Requirements for Current Theme at the end for more details on submissions.)
Subscription to our Patreon consists of monthly stories that fit the above theme, and then, when we have some to-be-determined critical mass of stories, they are collected in print form as an anthology. Then we'll pick a new topic and start the whole process over for another anthology.

REQUIREMENTS FOR CURRENT THEME

We want diverse stories with modern sensibilities from many different voices that show the immense and diverging possibilities for weird fiction, fearlessly exploring the new and the strange. We are actively seeking submissions from writers from underrepresented populations. (This includes, but is not limited to, writers of any race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, class, and physical or mental abledness.)
  • Original, previously unpublished weird fiction short stories (3,000-7,500 words)
  • Pay rate of 8 c/w for first rights to digital, audio, and print formats in English.
  • Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please, let us know as soon as possible if your submission has become unavailable before you hear back from us.
  • No Cthulhu Mythos for this one.
  • Only one submission per author.
  • We seek both rich characters and grandiose ideas. We seek diverse characters.

Submit your story in standard manuscript format as an attachment to submissions(at)brokeneyebooks(dot)com with a subject line of the following: [NWV] "Your Story Title".

Submission window open from May 1, 2018 to July 1, 2018. (We cannot confirm receipt of your manuscript, so please don't ask. We will accept or reject as quickly as we can.) The published anthology will be a mix of stories both from invited authors and from submissions. Don’t self-reject. If in doubt, submit.

Thank you for your support!

Broken Eye Books is an independent press based in Seattle, here to bring you the odd, strange, and offbeat side of speculative fiction. Our stories tend to blend genres, blurring the boundaries of sci-fi, fantasy, and the weird.

Support weird. Support indie.

Recent posts by Broken Eye Books

Tiers
EYEDOLON
$1 or more per month 24 patrons
Subscription to EYEDOLON:
  • Advance access to original short stories and serials published monthly online in our patron-only feed.
  • Sneak peeks and patron-only polls.


EYEDOLON EXTRA
$3 or more per month 8 patrons
Subscription to EYEDOLON, plus ebook pre-orders of completed serials and annual anthologies:
  • Get the final ebook releases of the titles from EYEDOLON.
  • PLUS all previous rewards.



ALL THE WORDS
$6 or more per month 5 patrons
Subscription to EYEDOLON, plus ebook pre-orders of titles from Broken Eye Books (including anthologies, novellas, and novels): 
  • Get advance releases of all ebooks from Broken Eye Books.
  • PLUS all previous rewards.
INK IS BLOOD
$9 or more per month 3 patrons
Receive discounts on print editions:
  • 25% discount on all print orders through Broken Eye Books.
  • PLUS all previous rewards.