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.03 | 1K-5K | Deciduous Tales

For more info, go to: http://deciduoustales.us/portfolio/submissions/

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN!

We are looking for horror and dark fiction with well realized characters, a strong voice and literary merit between 1000 and 5000 words. Query first for any story longer than 5000 words.

We pay three cents a word for unsolicited work at time of publication via PayPal. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please contact us immediately if your story is accepted elsewhere. No multiple submissions or reprints, please.

Please include a very brief introduction listing any previous publications.

         Deciduoustales@gmail.com

For more info, go to: http://deciduoustales.us/portfolio/submissions/

.10 (up to $200) | 7K | The Masters Review

For more info, go to: https://themastersreview.submittable.com/submit/26106/new-voices-free

Submissions for our New Voices category are open year round. New Voices is open to any new and emerging author who has not published a work of fiction or narrative nonfiction of novel length. You must not have a novel forthcoming at the time of submission. Published short-story collections do not count as a novel-length work and those authors are free to submit. New Voices are published online only and will feature a number of stories from new authors each month.

We are pleased to announce we now offer payment to New Voices authors. $0.10/word up to $200. We are thrilled to be paying for published pieces but will be highly selective in our choices for publication.

  • New Voices submissions are open to new and emerging writers only (no novel-length published work forthcoming at the time of submission).
  • We accept fiction and narrative non-fiction. We do accept a variety of genres and styles, our only requirement is that you show excellence in your craft. We want to be wowed. Bend genres, experiment with structure, and write your heart out. But please, send us polished work. Our aim is to showcase writers who we believe will continue to produce great work. Send us only your best.
  • We accept simultaneous submissions but please notify us if your work is picked up elsewhere.
  • All submissions must be less than 7,000 words.
  • We do accept multiple submissions.
  • Please include a cover letter with your publication history

For more info, go to: https://themastersreview.submittable.com/submit/26106/new-voices-free

$150/$500 aus | 1500/? | Overland

For more info, go to: https://overland.org.au/submit

Submissions

Overland relies on its subscribers for survival. For that reason, the editors prioritise submissions by subscribers. While all work will be read, we cannot guarantee response times to submissions by non-subscribers. You can support Overland by becoming a subscriber.

About us

Overland is a quarterly print journal (publishing essays, stories and poetry) and an online magazine, publishing non-fiction articles each week day. Overland also occasionally publishes special online editions of fiction and poetry. Those wishing to submit material are strongly urged to familiarise themselves with Overland and its various projects. Overland will not – except in special circumstances – accept submissions that have been previously published elsewhere, including on the internet.

Overland has a proud history of publishing underrepresented writers and promoting manifold voices. We are especially keen on receiving submissions from women writers of colour in all areas – fiction, poetry, nonfiction and art.

Pitches

Writers wishing to submit articles to the online magazine should look at our pitch page. Each week, this lists the topics we would particularly like to cover and provides a mechanism through which writers can pitch articles on these and other subjects.

How to submit

We ask all authors to submit their work via Submittable, an electronic submission manager. This facility allows authors to track the progress of their submission. It does require the creation of an account but this process is very simple.

Overland endeavours to reply to submissions as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, the quantity received means that the process can take time and we ask contributors for patience.

Payment

Rates for articles in the online magazine –  $120.

Rates for the print magazine: fiction and essays – $500; poems – $150.

Overland pays contributors upon publication. If your piece has recently appeared in print or online, you can submit your invoice via this Submittable link.

Ready to submit?

Completed articles, stories and poems should be submitted in the relevant category below.

Nonfiction

Fiction 

Poetry

If you’re pitching an article idea instead, visit our pitch page.

**NOTE FROM EJB** – The submission links for the different categories were a little tricky to find, but they are here:
https://overland.submittable.com/submit

For more info, go to: https://overland.org.au/submit

.08 | 2K | Factor Four Magazine (Opens 171201)

For more info, go to: http://factorfourmag.com/submissions/

SUBMISSIONS

Factor Four Magazine will begin accepting submissions for fiction and artwork on December 1, 2017.  Check back to this page on that day to submit to us.  We look forward to seeing your submission.  Below you will find a preview of our submission requirements.

Fiction Submission Guidelines

We publish flash fiction in the genres of speculative fiction, specifically science fiction, fantasy, supernatural, super hero, or any combination of these.  We are looking for stories that are engaging to our readers in such a short word count.  Please take note of these factors (pun intended) when submitting stories to us.

Accept Story Length: We accept stories up to 2,000 words.  However, due to the way we plan our budget, stories 1,000 words or less are more likely to be accepted.  It is a little early to tell but we’d put our sweet spot at 500-1,500 words.

Sexual Content & Language:   We are okay with foul language and sexual activity within a story, provided it fits the story well.  We do not publish erotica.

Manuscript Format:  Please send a .doc, .docx, or .rtf (our preference is rtf).  Please follow standard manuscript format including 12 point Courier font, double spaced, with author information, and word count.  If you need an example of what we want, see this example from SFWA.

Multiple and Simultaneous Submission:  We do not accept submissions that are pending a response at another publication.  Once you have submitted a story to us, please do not submit that story to another market until you’ve heard back from us. Please send us just one story at a time.  Once you’ve heard back on your submission you are welcome to send us another one.  We will do our best to get back to you as quickly as possible.

Response Time:  We cannot predict our response times at this point, but we encourage authors to report submission to our magazine via The Submission Grinder where you can also see our current average response times. If, after 90 days you’ve not heard from back on your submission, please query with us.  Remember to check your SPAM folder.

Rights and Other Stuff:  We require first print and electronic rights for your story.  If your story has been published by someone else, or yourself, (even if you were never paid) then we will not publish it.  No reprints unless specifically requested by us.  Keep in mind that this includes publishing a story on your website or blog.  This does not include sharing your story with a private, member’s only writer’s group for the purpose of story development.  We require exclusive rights for one year from the date of publication.

Publication Language & Format: We publish in English in print, eReader, and online.  Our magazine is available worldwide.

Payment:  Fiction is paid at a rate of eight (8) U.S. cents per word based on our word processor’s word count and excludes title, author information, etc. The minimum payment for a story is sixty (60) U.S. dollars.  Payment is made no later than the date of publication via PayPal.

Cover Art Submissions

Factor Four Magazine accepts submissions for cover art.  Keep in mind that the top portion of the artwork will be covered by the magazine title and information.  This is typically within the top 2 inches of our cover.  Our magazine is published at 6×9 inches, and preference will be given to art that can serve both as a “full-wrap” cover and can be cropped to be a standalone 6×9 cover.

We are looking for full print and electronic rights.  Your art will be used to represent the cover of our magazine and may be used in advertisements with the purpose of promoting the magazine and issue.  Artwork should be able to be scaled and at a minimum of 300 dpi.

We pay two-hundred (200) U.S. dollars for artwork.  Payment is made no later than the date of publication via PayPal.

Themes

Factor Four Magazine occasionally looks for stories and cover art for a theme.   When theme submissions windows are open, the theme will be explained here.

Submit

Factor Four Magazine will begin accepting submissions for fiction and artwork on December 1, 2017.  Instructions on how to submit will be added here.

For more info, go to: http://factorfourmag.com/submissions/

.03 | 1K-5K | Deciduous Tales

For more info, go to: http://deciduoustales.us/portfolio/submissions/

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN!

We are looking for horror and dark fiction with well realized characters, a strong voice and literary merit between 1000 and 5000 words. Query first for any story longer than 5000 words.

We pay three cents a word for unsolicited work at time of publication via PayPal. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please contact us immediately if your story is accepted elsewhere. No multiple submissions or reprints, please.

Please include a very brief introduction listing any previous publications.

         Deciduoustales@gmail.com

For more info, go to: http://deciduoustales.us/portfolio/submissions/

.09 | 5K | sub-Q Magazine

For more info, go to: https://sub-q.com/about/submissions/

Submissions

(Last revised Oct 3, 2017: emphasis on anonymity)

Submissions are OPEN.

Most important:

  1. We are a market for interactive fictionWe do not accept prose without interactivity or a detailed plan for interactivity.
  2. We have an anonymous submission process. Please remove all author labels from compiled work AND file names.

Guidelines are subject to change. Please review before submitting.

We encourage work from creators of color, creators from the QUILTBAG community, and creators with disabilities. Intersectionality welcome. Internationality welcome.

 

Reviewed all the guidelines already? Submit here:
submit

What We Want

We are a market for F/SF, horror, mystery, romance, and mash-up interactive fiction. Submitted works must include at least a detailed proposal for interactivity. We like beautiful, moving prose, but we also like pulpy fun! Don’t self-reject. Let us see what you’ve got!

If you’d like to submit something, but you’re not sure it’s a good fit, feel free to query via our contact form.

 

Preferred

  • Stories that can be told only on a device (using choice, audio, and/or animation)
  • Fiction, poetry, and webtoons/sequential art welcome
  • Twine, TADS, Inform, ChoiceScript, StoryLab, custom HTML5 welcome
  • 1000 – 3500 words of one-time user experience (about five minutes of playthrough), maximum 5000 words of all possible user experiences (we occasionally accept longer pieces but it’s tough on our budget)
  • F/SF, horror, mystery, magic realism, mash-ups
  • Showing the reader things they’ve never seen before
  • Cross-browser QA-testing appreciated
  • Mobile compatibility appreciated. It is not necessary that your work be feature-perfect on mobile devices. What we ask is that the work be tested on mobile and 1) any missing features be handled conditionally (e.g. if on mobile, don’t attempt to play two simultaneous audio tracks) and/or 2) the user be warned of any changes in mobile experience. We are happy to work with you to achieve your goals.
  • 1st or 3rd person POV
  • Requiring clicks/interaction only when asking the reader to make a choice (not just to read further)

 

No

  • Fan fiction
  • Erotica
  • Torture
  • Gore
  • Revenge fantasy
  • Excessive sex, violence, or profanity

 

Hard Sells

  • Child abuse
  • Animal abuse
  • Sexual assault

 

 

Rates

 

Text-Based Fiction & Poetry

Our rates for text-based interactive fiction are based on prose word count. If the same person is responsible for both prose and interactivity, that person receives both rates.

We require that single-installment, text-based works put a total of no more than 5000 words (including all choices, alternate endings, etc.) before the reader. We prefer that a single playthrough put no more than 3500 words before the reader.

  • Original: $0.06 USD/word for prose; $0.03 USD/word for interactivity ($0.09 USD/word for both)
  • Reprints: $0.03 USD/word for prose; $0.015 USD/word for interactivity (0.045 USD/word)

An original 1000 word interactive story would command $90.
A reprinted 1000 word interactive story would command $45.

 

Webtoons/Sequential Art

Our rates for illustrated fiction are based on panel count. We pay a certain rate for the panels themselves, and a quarter again as much for the interactivity of those panels. (An animated panel is considered one panel. If you have questions, please query.)

We require that sequential art be under 50 panels.
We prefer that sequential art be under 25 panels.

  • Original: $8.00 USD/panel for art; $2.00 USD/panel for interactivity ($10.00 USD/panel for both)
  • Reprint: $4.00 USD/panel for art; $1.00 USD/panel for interactivity ($5.00 USD/panel for both)

An original 25-panel interactive webtoon would command $250.
A reprinted 25-panel interactive webtoon would command $125.

 

All Works

The person submitting the story represents they have the right to include any contributors’ work in the story, and to accept payment on their behalf.

Additional payment for external media (e.g. illustration, audio, or special software features) is negotiable on request. If your story contains external media, please include a description of it in your submission, and your requested rate for it.

Reviews

 

We pay $0.03 USD/word for reviews. We prefer reviews of 500-1000 words.

 

Simultaneous/Multiple Submissions

No, please do not submit a work to us and to another market at the same time.
Yes, you may send us multiple works to consider at the same time (limit three awaiting response at once.)

 

Response Times

Our goal is to respond to all submissions in fewer than 90 days. Please wait until 90 days have passed to query. If you have received no response, email query@sub-q.com with the subject line AWAITING RESPONSE: [Your Story Title].

 

Rights

For original IF, sub-Q acquires first worldwide publication rights, exclusive for one year, non-exclusive thereafter. For reprints, sub-Q acquires non-exclusive publication rights for one year.

Sample contracts are available on request.

 

How to Submit


All Works

  • Remove all author labels from compiled work AND file names (for our anonymous submissions process)
  • Cover letter is optional. If you provide one (via our Submittable form), please include:
    • Name, postal address
    • Title, genre, and approximate word count and/or playthrough time
    • Description of any external media (e.g. illustration, audio)
    • Brief bio with publishing/interactivity credits, if any
  • Use our Submittable form.

 

Short, Single-Installment Works

  • For a completed interactive work, make a single compressed file (e.g. *.zip) of all materials, including:
    • Compiled story (as it would appear in browser, typically an HTML file)
    • Source/workspace file(s) (for examining code and overall word count)
    • All needed external files (e.g. audio, images) at the correct relative path needed for the compiled story to find them.
  • For completed prose with interactivity proposal, submit your proposal as up to three documents ( *.doc, *.odt, or *.rtf file) or a compressed file (e.g. *.zip) of all materials.
    • Describe the interactivity in whatever way makes sense to you, e.g. writing, flowchart, diagram, links to external sources, or any combination.
    • Include your completed prose. This may be integrated into your proposal, or in a separate document, as you prefer.
    • For your prose, please follow standard manuscript format in a *.doc, *.odt, or *.rtf file, Times New Roman preferred, Courier acceptable, links and special formatting OK.

Long, Serialized Works

For long, serialized works, submit a query letter, synopsis, and first sample chapter with completed interactivity. Propose your serialized work as you would a novel.

  • Submit the query letter, synopsis, and first sample chapter as a single compressed file (e.g. *.zip) of all materials.
  • Please follow standard manuscript format in a *.doc, *.odt, or *.rtf file, Times New Roman preferred, Courier acceptable, links and special formatting OK.

Reviews

If you have a recommendation, Tweet us a link to the piece @subQmag with the #fridayfinds, and add #subQreviewer if you’d like to write the review yourself. If we like your rec, we’ll reach out for a review.

If you’d like to write a review but don’t have a piece in mind, Tweet your interest plus a link to your site or CV @subQmag with the #subQreviewer, and, if we think you’re a fit, we’ll work on pairing you with a piece suggested by others in the sub-Q community.

If you’d like to write on spec, you are welcome to submit completed reviews through our Submittable portal. Please follow standard manuscript format in a *.doc, *.odt, or *.rtf file, Times New Roman preferred, Courier acceptable, links and special formatting OK.

 

Ready? Set? Submit!

submit

For more info, go to: https://sub-q.com/about/submissions/

171016 | 8¢ | 6K | Uncanny Magazine

For more info, go to: http://uncannymagazine.com/submissions/

Submissions

Uncanny Magazine is currently OPEN to short story submissions and poetry submissions.

We will remain open to short story and poetry submissions from October 2 to October 16.

Editors-in-Chief: Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas
Reprint/Poetry Editor: Mimi Mondal

Uncanny Magazine is seeking passionate, diverse SF/F fiction and poetry from writers from every conceivable background.  We want  intricate, experimental stories and poems with gorgeous prose, verve, and imagination that elicit strong emotions and challenge beliefs. Uncannybelieves there’s still plenty of room in the genre for tales that make you feel.

Uncanny Magazine is a Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) Qualifying Professional Market.

Fiction Guidelines

Uncanny is looking for original, unpublished speculative fiction stories between 750-6000 words. Payment is $.08 per word (including audio rights). We will reject any story that doesn’t follow our guidelines and procedures. You may not resubmit a rejected story. If you aren’t sure if your story counts as unpublished, please query us.

Submission procedures:

1- NEW! Please submit your story via Uncanny‘s Moksha submission system.

2- All stories should be in Standard Manuscript Format and attached in .RTF, .DOC, or .DOCX formats.

3- Your cover letter should contain the length of your story, your significant publishing history and awards, and information that might be relevant to that specific submission.

4- Please do not send multiple submissions at once, or submissions simultaneously submitted at another market or anthology.

5- We try to respond to all submissions in 30 days. Please feel free to query uncannymagazine [at] gmail [dot] com if we’ve had your submission for over 45 days.

Poetry Guidelines

We are currently open to unsolicited poetry submissions.

Poetry Editor: Mimi Mondal

Uncanny is looking for original, unpublished speculative poetry of any length. Payment is $30 per poem. We will reject any poem that doesn’t follow our guidelines and procedures. You may not resubmit a rejected poem. If you aren’t sure if your poem counts as unpublished, please query us.

1- Please submit your poem via Uncanny‘s Moksha submission system.

2- Your cover letter should contain the length of your poem, your significant publishing history and awards, and information that might be relevant to that specific submission.

3- You may send up to five poems at a time, but please send them in separate emails attached in .RTF, .DOC, or .DOCX formats. Please do not send poems simultaneously submitted at another market or anthology.

4-  We try to respond to all submissions in 30 days. Please feel free to query uncannymagazine [at] gmail [dot] com if we’ve had your submission for over 45 days.

Nonfiction Submissions

Uncanny doesn’t accept unsolicited nonfiction submissions. Payment is $50 per essay on acceptance.

Fiction Reprints

Uncanny doesn’t accept unsolicited reprint submissions. Payment is $.01 per word on acceptance.

Art Submissions

Uncanny pays $100 for reprint art. Please feel free to email art queries to uncannymagazine [at] gmail [dot] com with a link to your portfolio.

For more info, go to: http://uncannymagazine.com/submissions/