Length: under 6,000 words. 3-4,000 words is probably the sweet spot
Payment: $10 + contributor copy
Submission Guidelines: https://masonjarpress.submittable.com/submit
Metropolitan tales of city-focused fantasy with queer perspectives. Squalid flats, glittering spires, and alchemical trolleys. Manipulative heirs, handsome swordswomen and noble automatons. Write us something built with borrowed Bordertown DNA, purloined echoes of House Tremontaine society and stolen grit from the dark of London Below. Be inspired by Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delany, China Mieville’s Perdido Street Station, or “The City Born Great” by N.K. Jemisin.
Accepted stories of 1,000-6,000 words earn a onetime fee of $25 plus a contributor’s copy for the original terms of the contract. Accepted stories of less than 1,000 words earn a onetime fee of $10 plus a contributor’s copy for the original terms of the contract. Payment is within 90 days of publication.
Stories should be in standard manuscript format, i.e. double spaced, in a reasonable 12-point font. The editor has a fondness for Georgia. The story title, word count, and contact information should appear on the first page, and your last name, story title, and page number should appear in the header information of all other pages.
We will be reviewing submissions on a rolling basis until the anthology is filled. Acceptances will be notified within 60 days. Feel free to query after that.
We’re looking for stories under 6,000 words. 3-4,000 words is probably the sweet spot.
We will not be accepting previously published work for this anthology.