Author’s Manual

The 1632 universe is a very unusual critter. It is an open universe. We want you to write in it. We’ll be very happy to pay you to write in it. Over one-hundred thirty authors have found that out.

Still, any sucessful series has to have rules, and these pages will help you find your way around while writing for the Gazette or for the Ring of Fire Press.

Style Sheet: The style sheet for the 1632 series. A “style sheet” establishes basic style usages for an entire series or set of related stories, to maintain consistent word usage.

Manuscript Guidelines: outline of formatting rules and conventions for your submission.

Sample Manuscript: see how to format manuscripts with this annotated example.

Submission Guidelines: How and where to submit stories for the Grantville Gazette.

Posting to 1632Slush: a brief how to post your story to 1632Slush conference on Baen’s Bar

Eric Flint’s Words of Wisdom: Eric Flint goes into detail, defining what he’s looking for in a story.

The Many Halves : Eric discusses some of the demographics of Grantville.

Suggestions from the Board: The Grantville Gazette Editorial Board offers some suggestions for how to write a story that will fit in the 1632 universe.

So You Want to Write a Gazette Story: Iver P. Cooper’s essay on how to construct a strong story