Weekend Writing Opportunity - Queer Science Fiction

Now this week’s writing opportunity is a niche market if I ever saw one: Queered Fiction is looking for science fiction short stories with a queer twist (or queer short stories with a science fiction twist). I’d like to submit something here because I write queer stories, and I write science fiction stories; the problem is I don’t write short stories. But, there’s no time like the present to start! And I have a six hour drive to Madison today, so hopefully by the time I arrive, I’ll have at least a starting point. So, without further ado:

Queer Dimensions
Open call for submissions for a Science Fiction Anthology to be published by QueeredFiction where genre is queered. Deadline is 28 February 2009.

Exotic queer futures unfolding before alien eyes, queer cyborgs and androids in love and at war, augmented queer humans seeding the far flung stars … hard science fiction or realms of lighter pseudo-sciences where queer flowers bloom on strange new worlds; even if that world is our own. Your submission should be a short story between 4,000 and 10,000 words. We are seeking fiction with positive images of queer characters. We’re not looking for clichés. We do not want reprints.
We are seeking first world rights for this anthology which will be published as an eBook and possibly in Paperback format.

Your submission should be via email to editor@queeredfiction.com with Queer SF Anthology submission in the subject line. Please embed your short story within the body of the email and provide a brief author bio. Payment will be a 50% royalty split of eBook sales between contributors.
Queries welcome at info@queeredfiction.com or http://queered-fiction.blogspot.com/

Submissions open: 1st December 2008 to 28th February 2009
Reading period begins: 15th February 2009