Dangerous Companions

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In all the universes we inhabit, humans have lived in a precarious balance with nature. Some animals serve us with docility, some hunt us as food, and some are simply dangerous companions–powerful creatures that we rely upon for survival but which may, ultimately, turn against us.

Curious Tomes is now searching for contributions to an anthology called “Dangerous Companions,” stories about a human and a supernatural creature that they rely upon each other for survival on some mission or quest. Each story should mention a zoologist named Jiv, though that character need not appear explicitly in the tale.

Jiv is a world-walker, a person capable of opening a portal with her mind and walking from one reality to the next. She will provide a thread of continuity for the collection.

Stories should be less than 10,000 words. Send queries to steven at stevenrbrandt dot com. Set the subject line to “QUERY:” plus the title of your story.

Time frame: I’m looking to have a first pass done by the end of 2020, publication in early 2021.