Scout Media is currently focusing primarily on our short story "Of Words" anthology series. We are not accepting submissions for novels at this time.
A Contract of Words:
Theme guidelines - All stories must involve, be the result of, or the final product of two or more people/things entering into a contract with each other (the NOUN version of contract; not the verb). Think about all the contracts we agree to every day: signing your debit/credit card slip is a contract to pay for your purchase, a lease on an apartment, a deed, a will, a marriage, a divorce, an adoption, joining the military, bands signing with labels, authors signing with publishers, actors signing on to a movie, hiring someone to murder your wife, staying at a hotel, hiring a plumber/electrician/contractor to work on your house or business, buying a plane ticket, buying a concert ticket, selling your soul for something you desire… Contracts can be finalized in a multitude of different ways: written agreement, verbal, a handshake, mixing blood or spit (blood brothers pact), and pinky swears (or anything else you can come up with). A stipulation is that if the contract is breached, (or even not breached, based on the ruthlessness of your characters) then there is a consequence; either legally, financially, or personal, etc.