It is a truth universally acknowledged… So begins Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice, setting the stage with a single phrase for the kind of book one will be reading: a story world in which public opinion is ruled by aphorisms of dubious provenance and the vagaries of the perceptions of the characters’ peers. While the book opening continues with …that a single man of large fortune must be in want of a wife, we as readers are ultimately exposed to many other “truisms” that say more about the prejudices of society’s gossips than about the realities of the people being discussed.
With this third installment in our Queer Fanworks Inspired By… anthology series, we set out to explore the truth by which we live: that a classic work without a single canonically queer charactermust be in want of a very LGBTQIA+ makeover!
Starting on January 1st, we’ll be opening applications for authors already involved with Duck Prints Press, and to all fanartists (both with the Press and not!) to share with us your best ideas for taking Pride and Prejudice and making it queer! We’ll be picking up to 20 story pitches and 20 artist pitches and bringing the creators on-board to make the works we’ll feature in this awesome collection.
Interested? Read on…
- A Truth Universally Acknowledged Rules and Guidelines
- A Truth Universally Acknowledged FAQ
- A Truth Universally Acknowledged Schedule
- Sample Author Contract
- Sample Artist Contract