Length: 2,000-8,000 words
Payment: $0.06 per word
Submission Guidelines: https://www.aliterate.org/submit/
Simultaneous Submissions: No
Seeking: Fantasy, sci-fi, horror, westerns, pulps, thrillers, and romance.
Summary: “We publish literary genre fiction. This includes, but is not limited to: science fiction, fantasy, westerns, pulps, thrillers, horror and romance. We have a sci-fi/fantasy lean. When in doubt, just submit it.
All submissions should be previously unpublished in English and between 2,500 and 8,000 words. We’re more likely to print shorter pieces. Translations are welcome.
Most of our submissions are bleak. Happy pieces are more apt to stand out. Read stories that we’ve previously published. A portion of our magazine is available for free online.
We prefer writing with narrative.
We do not publish poetry, erotica, inspirational fiction, polemics, non-fiction, gore, fanfic or young adult fiction.”
We want your stories and poems. Descend by choice or let yourself be dragged under by those things that grasp upwards. Come back with the meanest, meatiest, most vigorous weird fiction you can wrestle to the surface. Watch them gasp and flop and promise you everything in ten languages.
Once you’re done with them, give them to us.
In addition to fiction, we want interviews, articles, and reviews up to 5k words that are relevant to the genres we publish, to include role-playing games, board games, movies,television, etc.
We also accept artwork & comic strips; no poetry. Art should fit the genres we publish.
What we pay (in U.S. dollars): $100 for stories; $150 for stories 15-17k; and $300 for serializations. For art and comics we will pay $35 per piece; $100 for a cover. We cannot pay for non-fiction at this time. All contributors will receive an as yet to-be-determined amount of contributors copies.
The magazine will begin by publishing three issues a year, MAR, JUL, and NOV. Issues will be available through a marketplace here and through venues such as Amazon in e-pub and print. Submissions received between JAN-APR will be considered for the JUL issue, between MAY-AUG will be considered for the NOV issue, and between SEP-DEC will be considered for the MAR issue. Notifications will be sent out at the end of each quarter.
What we are buying: First World English Rights, First Electronic Rights, and Anthology Rights (a “best of” to be negotiated with the authors). We ask for exclusive rights to the author’s work for six months (the duration of a single issue’s run, plus two months), as well as exclusive anthology rights for a year, both to begin at the time of publication.
What we want: quality entertainment. The stories can be dark. They can be violent. They can be gory. They can be humorous. They can be weird. They can be political. They can be speculative. They can be populated with any culture, any religion. With men, women, LGBT, black, white, or brown. We are particularly interested in war-themed science fiction, especially war-themed science fiction written by war veterans.
Submit your work to: Red Sun submissions. You will need to create an account if you don’t already have one.
Stories should be in .RTF or .DOCX format and labeled as Science Fiction, Fantasy, or Horror, or as one of their sub-genres, such as Urban Fantasy.
No multiple or simultaneous submissions. No reprints.
All stories and articles should be submitted in Shunn standard manuscript format. Serials should be submitted in this format. We will reject outright any written work that is not submitted in standard manuscript format.
Artists please send us several samples of your work as .jpg, and if we like your portfolio, we will work with you and assign you one or more stories for illustration. The exception is comics–you can submit those at anytime as .jpg.
For queries, questions about advertising, etc. please use the email address listed on our Contact page and mention whatever it is you are inquiring about in the subject of the email.
Good luck and thank you for considering Red Sun Magazine! We look forward to seeing what you create!
Length: 5,000-5,000 words preferred; up to 17,000
Payment: $100 for stories; $150 for stories 15-17k; and $300 for serializations. For art and comics we will pay $35 per piece; $100 for a cover. We cannot pay for non-fiction at this time. All contributors will receive an as yet to-be-determined amount of contributors copies.
Submission Guidelines: https://redsunmagazine.wordpress.com/guidelines/
There are no genre restrictions to 200 CCs, but stories should be punchy, memorable, and complete if possible rather than vignettes (although I will make exceptions for particularly beautiful writing). Experimental formats are welcome as long as it’s something that can be reproduced without too much tricky typography and text formatting, particularly that which might not translate during any future site redesigns. Creative non-fiction is okay, but definitely a harder sell. I like poetic writing but straight poetry is very unlikely to win me over as I don’t think of 200 CCs as a poetry format. If in doubt, go ahead and submit.
QUICKFIC: SHORTER-SHORT FICTION REPRINTS (To be posted on DigitalFictionPub.com – Horror/Fantasy/Science)
We are looking for shorter speculative fiction, in the horror, fantasy, and science fiction genres, for posting at DigitalFictionPub.com as web content, and eventually to be published in eBook and print as a single collection. This listing will be open for one month, on a trial basis, both to gauge interest and determine if the mechanics of it all work well for everyone involved.
We are looking for reprint flash/short fiction that has appeared in professional or semi-professional books, magazines, collections, or anthologies, and that are available to be re-licensed by Digital Fiction Publishing Corp. and published through and on our website (for free) at DigitalFictionPub.com and, eventually, on Amazon (print and eBook) as a collection of flash fiction in an anthology/collection. We are not looking for and will not license self published stories in any format/venue; the pro/semi-pro requirement is important,
Important Note: Stories will be posted on our website, for free access, so all of our content rules apply and we’ll be turning up the filters for this as access will be available to all web wanderers, young and old. I don’t imagine we’ll take hard R or X rated stories of any kind, and if you’re depending on heavy gore for your horror it might be a tough sell. As always with Digital, sexual assault of any kind and torture are out of the question. Read our other guidelines, turn up the “won’t publish” to 11, and decide if it’s worth your time and ours to submit. Also – because these will be published for free online, the chances of retaining much control over the content and its distribution is effectively nil. While Digital absolutely respects the copyright of the author, we’re not going to chase down those persons/pages/sites that don’t respect copyright. By submitting for online publication you are deemed to be accepting bad people do bad things they shouldn’t, and for all practical purposes they’ll likely get away with it. (Lawyers are expensive – trust me.)
Length: 250 (ish) to not more than 3499 words
Payment: One (1) US cent per word as published, payable within ten (10) days of the post going live, via Paypal (author pays transaction fees, if any);
Submission Guidelines: https://dfpcorp.submittable.com/submit/53505
Flash fiction: We define flash fiction as anything under 2,000 words. We currently pay $2.50 per page (1-250 words, 1 page), with a minimum payment of $5.00.
Comics: We currently pay $2.50 per page for comics with a minimum of $10. Please keep in mind that our trim size is 6″ x 9″. The final submitted files should be flattened TIFF files at a minimum of 300 dpi.
Short fiction: Short fiction for this issue should be between 2,000 and 5,000 words. We currently pay $0.01 per word for short fiction. Our pay rates are considered semi-professional on the pay scale set out by Duotrope.
When submitting, please include a brief cover letter with a short bio. Do not include any identifying information on the manuscript. We do not accept unsolicited reprints. We do accept simultaneous submissions, but please notify us immediately if your submission has been accepted elsewhere.
Published works are featured both in the print and electronic editions of Strangelet. In addition to payment, we will also give you 2 electronic copies and 1 print copy of the issue you are published in. We look forward to reading your work!
Length: 2,000-5,000 words
Payment: We currently pay $2.50 per page for comics with a minimum of $10;We currently pay $0.01 per word for short fiction.
Submission Guidelines: http://www.strangeletjournal.com/submit/
Uncanny Magazine is a Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) Qualifying Professional Market.
Instructions for submitting to Nightmare follow. Please read everything here and read the magazine before submitting.
Current Submission Period: Nightmare is currently open to submissions indefinitely. We will post a closure notice if we plan to close for any period of time.
Instructions for submitting to Nightmare follow. Please read everything on this page and read the magazine before submitting.
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