Alt Hist added to Duotrope’s Digest

I’m happy to report that Alt Hist has now been added to Duotrope’s Digest as a fledgling market.

Duotrope’s Digest is a great resource for anyone looking for short fiction markets (as well as poetry and novels actually). I use it all the time for my own work as it has an excellent Submissions Tracker and a very comprehensive database of markets.

As a result of our listing I’m now looking forward to some short story submissions hitting our email address soon. If you have anything that you think might be appropriate please send it to althist.editor@gmail.com.

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Announcing the launch of Alt Hist

What is Alt Hist?

It’s a new magazine dedicated to readers and writers of historical fiction and also alternate history. We’re currently looking for contributors for our first issue, which will be published as an ebook and a print-on-demand book. To find out what we want go to our Submissions page, and if you are interested in reading the result sign-up to the RSS feed to get the latest updates about our publishing programme.

A Genre

If you read Science Fiction or Fantasy you might have heard of the term as related to Alternate History. In Alternate History the course of history is radically changed and the author imagines what might have been if…

Some examples of alternative history are Philip Roth’s The Plot Against America and the prolific Harry Turtledove.

For the purposes of this magazine we are also considering works such as Susanna Clarke’s Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell and Naomi Novik’s Temeraire series to be alternate history as well. Really anything that has a basis in history, whether or not it then crosses over into another genre such as Science Fiction, Fantasy or Horror.

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