Are you a writer? Want to contribute to the world of the Stop? Want to see your work published?
Everyone who comes to the Stop is either someone who is ready to pass from this life, and finds the Stop a place where they can unburden themselves and make their final peace with the world, or a regular who comes because someone close to them has died, and the Stop offers peace, camaraderie, and sympathy from those who have experienced the same. All who come unknowingly have something to offer Ceph in his own journey to move on from his dark past and live again.
We would like to invite you — yes, you — the crow sees you, you can’t hide — to tell the story of one of these visitors: either a regular or one who comes to die. It can be a short story or a piece of microfiction. It can even be something a little more experimental — an image perhaps, or a piece of art. A sound file. A video. Something that tells a story of the Stop.
Some of the submissions will be posted here on the website. The best will be compiled into an anthology ebook at the end of Azrael’s Stop‘s run and sold alongside it. All contributors accepted to the anthology will be paid an equal share of the anthology’s profits!
For a sample story, please enjoy “Changed and Changing” by Andrea Phillips!
Stories can be as short or as long as you like — they can be short stories like “Changed and Changing” or they can be microfiction like the daily content of Azrael’s Stop. If you’re feeling experimental, they can even be something else — an image, or a piece of artwork, an audio file or a video.
The stories must be about one of the regulars of the Stop or someone who arrives there to die. You may use the main characters, like Ceph and Nael and Lona, but your story isn’t about them.
If your piece is accepted, we’ll work with you to make sure the stories fit into the canon of the world — thus, the stories you submit could end up becoming a part of our world forever!
The Pseudo-Legal Bits
Silverstring Media, Inc. will be seeking first worldwide non-exclusive publishing rights, which means we want to be the first place to publish the piece, but after that, you may do what you wish with the story – but, given that you’ll be working with our property, if you do anything else with it, you must simply link back to this website and content. Payment will be made as a share of the profits made by the anthology once it is published.
Email your submissions to email@example.com with “Tales submission” in the subject line.