Galileo accepts submissions from game designers for new games and fiction writers for new novels and anthologies. Please note that only a limited number of products can fit into our publishing schedule, and Galileo has specific guidelines submissions must follow, as well as certain themes that Galileo explores. Please consider these concepts when submitting your creative work. Reviewing our existing products, many of which have inexpensive PDF downloads, can give you a good idea of what is appropriate for Galileo.
To submit a game for consideration, please submit a page-long proposal detailing setting and mechanics for your game. Games where the full text has already been written will be given special consideration. Along with your game, please submit a bio about yourself. Send this to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Galileo Games does not take reprints at this time.
First, a Galileo game must be fun. We like to produce games that people can get a kick out of. Galileo Games are often an exploration of the individuals place in society, and how society shapes the individual. In Bulldogs!, aliens in desperate situations must make their living in dangerous, fantastic space adventures. In Shelter in Place, an individual’s role and skills can be vital to group survival against the zombie horde. These games are all about fun, but they are also a commentary on how an individual’s place in society changes a person and shapes their adventure.
When submitting a game, please refer to the Chicago Manual of Style for editorial guidelines.
Gendered pronouns: attempt to maintain an even balance of male and female pronouns throughout the text. When one individual in a paragraph or example has been given a gender, maintain consistency. Ensure that female characters are not only placed in reactive or passive roles in examples.
Throughout the year, Galileo will have opportunities for writers to submit fiction to specific projects. Please check here or in our news section for information about what projects we are currently accepting submissions for. This fiction will be related to our game products.
All submissions must follow the Chicago Manuel of Style.
The Lost: A Kingdom of Nothing Anthology
Coming December 2012
Galileo Games is proud to announce that we are taking submissions for The Lost a Kingdom of Nothing anthology whose profits will benefit a charity for the homeless. We are looking for fiction from writers in the fantasy and literary genre who are interested in writing moving stories about characters that have lost everything.
Submissions: Submissions to The Lost must have strong, character-focused stories. Fantasy, surrealism, a literary approaches are all welcome. The Lost are stories that take place in the slums and back alleys all over the world. These stories will tell of a malignant force born out of apathy and fed by despair that swallows everyone who slips though the cracks. Writers familiar with the setting of Kingdom of Nothing are preferred.
Format: Fiction should be formatted with the title of the piece and the authors name in the title of the document. Fiction should be sent as attachments of a Word or txt file. Send submissions to Contact J.R. Blackwell, Creative Director, Galileo Games at email@example.com. One submission per author.
Proceeds from sales of The Lost will go to Food Bank for New York City, http://www.foodbanknyc.org/
Due Date: Submissions to The Lost are due by September 1st, 2012.
Length: Two to Eight Thousand Words
Kingdom of Nothing: Authors interested in Kingdom of Nothing can purchase the PDF for $7.50: http://galileogames.com/kingdom-of-nothing/
Setting: The Lost is an anthology about the forgotten people of the world. Based on the setting of Kingdom of Nothing, these stories are about people who have lost everything and their struggle to crawl back out of the cracks through which they’ve slipped. Something happened to them that was so horribly traumatic it brought their lives crashing down and forced them onto the street and into homelessness. A mysterious force called the Nothing has eaten their memories and manifested their fears as twisted monsters that threaten to destroy them.
As a result of the world collective ignoring those who are truly desperate, a force called the Nothing came into being. The Nothing seeks out those who have lost everything they loved and drags them deeper into obscurity. Victims of the Nothing are known as the Lost. The Nothing manifests the fears and hopes of The Lost into creatures only they can see. The fears are called Cobwebs and the hopes are called Echos. The ever-lingering question of whether or not this is a delusion is always present for the Lost. Some embrace the fantasy while others choose to fight their way out into the real world.
Payment: Payment will be made to authors whose stories are accepted for publication. Payment will be $100 to be paid on acceptance of final draft.
Style Guide: Please refer to the Chicago Manual of Style for editorial guidelines. Only use one space after every period. Please include the title of your story, and your full name as how you would like it to appear in the book at the top of the page.
Gender guidelines: Galileo believes in gender equality, and stories should avoid sexist tropes. Women should not always be placed in reactive or passive roles, and female characters should be treated with the same interest and respect given male characters.
Galileo is always on the lookout for new artists. Please send a link to your portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration for our upcoming projects. We are always happy to hear from new talent!
For information about our previous contributors, visit our Contributors Page.
We are happy to speak to you about your game at conventions as time permits. Please visit our Conventions page for a list of the conventions Galileo Games will be attending.