The Eagle Has Landed – Call for Submissions

I’m currently working on THE EAGLE HAS LANDED, a reprint anthology that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11’s moon landing with the best moon-related SF published since then.

Publisher: Night Shade Books
Formats: Ebook, Print, and Audio
Publication Date: 2019
Payment: 1 cent/word against a pro-rata share of royalties
Submissions Window: Submissions will be open today through September 15th, 2018.


  • Science fiction reprints (no original stories) published within the last 50 years
  • 3000-22000 words in length
  • English language (translations are welcome)
  • Stories must take place on the moon or feature the moon in a significant way


If you are an editor or fan and would like to recommend a story for consideration, please leave a comment on this post or send email to

If you’re an author and have a story you would like considered for this anthology, please submit a copy in .doc or .rtf format at:

Multiple submissions permitted.

10 thoughts on “The Eagle Has Landed – Call for Submissions

  1. Gregg Chamberlain says:

    not sure if i have anything to submit… but lots of good luck for you on this project. 🙂

  2. Ron Friedman says:

    Query: Is this call restricted to stories related to our Moon?

    I have a few stories that take place on other moons in our solar system, and I wonder if those could be considered.

  3. Martin T. Ingham says:

    A few years ago, I edited an alternate history anthology with the story “The Road Was Lit with Moon and Star” by Bruno Lombardi. It took the premise of the Apollo 11 moon landing ending in tragedy, and another crew going up to take that one small step. Bruno and I would both be thrilled if you gave that story consideration.

    • Neil Clarke says:

      This anthology is a 50 year retrospective of previously published lunar SF, but the submissions reflected a very small window into that time period. To address that, I had to spend a few months doing research and reading that went well beyond the slush pile. In the end, I discovered what appears to be a twenty year gap where this kind of story was rare. I’ll address that and some other observations in the introduction.
      All that work is now complete. Letters will go out this weekend.

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