Taking Submissions: Would But Time Await: An Anthology Of New England Folk Horror

Deadline: March 31st, 2017
Payment: $75USD

In 2017, Orford Parish Books will be releasing WOULD BUT TIME AWAIT: AN ANTHOLOGY OF NEW ENGLAND FOLK HORROR (edited by s.j. bagley, editor [and interrogator] of THINKING HORROR: A JOURNAL OF HORROR PHILOSOPHY.)

Please read and the guidelines before submitting a query and direct all queries to [email protected] with the subject header ‘FOLK HORROR QUERY.’

(All stories sent without a prior query will be deleted, unread.)

WHAT WE DEFINE AS FOLK HORROR AND WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR.

For the purposes of this project, we are defining folk horror as horror literature in which the present (which can be a year/decade of the author’s choosing) collides with the history, folklore, traditions, and psychogeography of a region and where that collision has a significant impact on the present (as defined in the work.)

We are looking for work that uses the physical, historical, and social landscapes of New England as a focal point (rather than a story that could be set anywhere else but just happens to be set in New England.)

There is a long and rich history of horrific and strange folklore in New England but that doesn’t mean a writer needs to restrict themselves to it and writers are perfectly welcome to invent their own folklore, traditions, and fictional New England locations.

We should also stress that, while Folk Horror has largely been a rural construct, we by no means consider a rural location to be necessary to any working definition of the term.

A few examples of what we consider Folk Horror in literature:

Stephen King- ‘Pet Sematary.’

Stephen King- ‘Bag of Bones.’

Peter Straub- ‘Ghost Story.’

Peter Straub- ‘Floating Dragon.’

Toni Morrison- ‘Beloved.’

H.P. Lovecraft- ‘The Picture In The House.’

M.R. James- ‘View From a Hill.’

John Farris- ‘All Heads Turn When The Hunt Goes By.’

T.E.D. Klein- ‘The Ceremonies.’

Gary McMahon- ‘All Your Gods Are Dead.’

Thomas Ligotti- ‘The Last Feast Of Harlequin.’

Michael Mcdowell- ‘Blackwater.’

Thomas Tryon- ‘Harvest Home.’

Adam Nevill- ‘The Ritual.’

Adam Nevill- ‘Last Days.’

Shirley Jackson- ‘The Lottery.’

Alain Mabanckou- ‘African Psycho.’

Shirley Jackson- ‘The Summer People.’

Matthew M. Bartlett- ‘Gateways To Abomination.’

Arthur Machen- ‘The White People.’

Flannery O’Connor- ‘A Good Man Is Hard To Find.’

Marjorie Bowen- ‘What Remained Behind.’

Chinua Achebe- ‘Things Fall Apart.’

Gemma Files- ‘We Will All Go Down Together.’

Susan Cooper- ‘The Dark Is Rising.’

Mary Buchanan- ‘The Dark Backward.’

Kingsley Amis- ‘The Green Man.’

Ray Bradbury- ‘Something Wicked This Way Comes.’

Josephine Poole- ‘Moon Eyes.’

Josephine Poole- ‘Billy Buck.’

Daniel Mills- ‘Revenants.’

Clive Barker- ‘In The Hills, The Cities.’

Clive Barker- ‘The Forbidden.’

WHO CAN SUBMIT.

We are open to submissions from writers from every global region and every walk of life and, while each story needs to focus (in some manner) on the geographic region of New England (which consists of Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont) we certainly don’t require that every author needs to be from that region.

We expect and encourage diversity in regard to the voices involved in this project.

DEADLINES AND SCHEDULE.

Submissions will be open until April 2017, at which point we will no longer be accepting submissions or queries.

Publication date is summer 2017 (with a more firm date to come.)

PAYMENT.

We will be paying a flat rate of $75USD upon acceptance for first rights in print and digital.

STORY CRITERIA.

Length: 2,000-10,000 words.

Each story MUST either be set in New England or contain elements of New England folklore and history.

Each story MUST be folk horror (which we fully and happily acknowledge as being a broad and diverse term but we are defining as stated above.)

No reprints.

No simultaneous submissions.

SOME THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND BEFORE SUBMITTING:

New England is an ethnically diverse region of the United States with a long (and often sordid) history so please keep the contemporary effects of that history in mind when submitting and avoid work that portrays the indigenous people and tribes of New England in a racist, bigoted, or stereotypical sense and please avoid stereotypes of the poor, and economically disenfranchised, all races, genders, sexes, sexualities, (dis)abilities, faiths, and anything that targets marginalized people.

In general, we are looking to avoid depictions of sexual violence (unless written with extreme care, an actual point beyond the simple violence of it, and, above all, empathy toward victims of sexual violence.)

Via: Orford Parish Books.

Taking Submissions: Dense Weed Publications Horror Anthology

Deadline: January 30th, 2017
Payment: Royalty split

Dense Weed Publications is putting together an anthology of horror shorts and looking for submissions.

The stories can be any length up to ten thousand words. That doesn’t mean you have to aim for that figure. If you can tell a good horror story in one hundred words, that is equally acceptable.

The story can be about anything and take place in any setting, as long as it contains a strong element of horror; be it psychological, body, gore or monster based. We’re aiming for a broad range.

The only absolute no-no is zombies unless it’s a pre-Romero Haitian/voodoo style zombie story. Post-Romero, Walking Dead type zombie stories will just be binned. Really. Don’t bother. We are completely zombied out and frankly, you can do better than that!

Pitch stories using contact form or send completed stories to [email protected]

Deadline: January 30th, 2017, for publication late Spring 2017. To be sold via Amazon, Smashwords and as a limited run of paperbacks. Terms of submission is “About” section.

Via: Dense Weed Publications.

Ongoing Submissions: Grievous Angel

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Payment: 6 US cents per word

FLASH FICTION & POETRY SUBMISSION GUIDELINES + T&Cs

These are our submission guidelines as at 1st June 2016. If you have any queries or there are any parts you need clarifying, please email us at [email protected] and we’ll try to resolve them.

WHAT WE WANT

 We are a SFF&H genre-only webzine. This means Science FictionFantasyHorror and related speculative fiction sub-genres, including Urban Fantasy, Low Fantasy, Mythos, Steampunk and Magical Realism, as well Humour/Satire riffs on these genre.

 We are looking for original Poetry (all forms, maximum 36 lines each + no more than five poems submitted at any one time) and Flash Fiction (maximum 700 words – yes 700 max – only one story at any one time). We are always happy to receive substantially shorter pieces of micro-fiction. Note: we determine story length by taking the WP word count. (As we only publish online, print magazine methods of calculatingwhat is a word: number of character-clusters, or one word for each 6 characters or 10 words per standard line etc etc is not something we use.)

 Previously unpublished (No Reprints) in English – and this also means not being published on an author’s own website.

 We ONLY accept submissions electronically via email – send to this address [email protected] – and include your contact and bio details. Please use Standard Manuscript Format – there is an excellent explanation HERE – BTW we’re happy for italicised words to be typed as itals and we don’t mind American-English or British-English spelling and grammar. (And yes, poems need not follow the SMF.)

 Submissions can be within the body of an email or attached as a Word .DOC/.DOCX file or as an RTF or as a Mac Pages file but NO PDFs. (And please do state the number of words in your submission.)

WHAT IS FLASH FICTION?

At the risk of stating the bleedin’ obvious, apart from the word length, the key factor with Flash Fiction is it has all the elements of a traditional self-contained short story, including a beginning, a middle and an end, even if some aspects may be implied. Flash Fiction is NOT an extract or vignette from a longer story and should never end with the words To Be Continued…

WHAT WE OFFER 

 We pay what what Duotrope classify as a “Professional rate” for successful submissions, namely 6 US cents per word for fiction and US$1 per line for poetry. (Minimum payment for fiction: including prose poems & micro fiction: $5. Haiku & very short poems: $5 each.) Payment usually within 28 days of publication.

 In return we acquire:
– First Electronic Worldwide Exclusive English-Language Serial Rights (text) for six (6) months 
– PLUS Non-Exclusive Anthology Rights (for periodic ebook anthologies and – for poetry only – the British Science Fiction Association’s Focus print magazine)
– PLUS Non-Exclusive Electronic Archival Rights
 – published stories and poetry will remain on our online archives indefinitel.y
We also extensively promote any published works on social media channels and some poetry may also be reproduced in the British Science Fiction Association’s Focus magazine.
– However authors retain all other copyrights and after the initial six (6) months – from the date of first Grievous Angel publication – you are free to republish/resubmit the story or poetry anywhere and elsewhere in any format.

• We ONLY pay via PayPal: No cheques/checks or bank transfers or cash. Submissions from the UK or other non-US locations paid in the £Sterling/local currency equivalent of the going US $Dollar exchange rate.

 Timescales: We don’t have a reading season and are open for submissions 24/7/365. We will normally provide an acceptance or rejection note with 28 days of receiving a submission but we cannot provide you with an expected publication date. We don’t want your stories and poetry languishing in digital limbo however we currently have an approximate 20 week/5 months backlog between acceptance and publication. Incidentally, we do not acknowledge receipt of submissions so if you haven’t heard within a month, please get in touch in case your work have vanished into the Great Spam Filter in the Sky.)

• Mailing List: The email addresses of all contributors and people submitting content to Grievous Angel are automatically added to our email newsletter distribution list. We typically only email out once a quarter and there is an automatic “unsubscribe” facility

OTHER STUFF

 Contact Details & Bio: Please ensure your name and email contact details (along with wordcount and title for fiction) are included with your submission. If you write under a pen-name/nom-de-plume include this information. And say a few words about yourself in a brief bio (max 25 words). Also, if you have a website and/or Twitter handle, let us know that as well and we will promote them.

 Forbidden Vices: We don’t object to sex, violence and swear words – as long as they are pertinent to the story/poem and are not being used gratuitously. We are not interested in submissions advocating racial and religious hatred, sexism, child abuse, violence or any other topics generally regarded as unacceptable in the 21st Century. Edgy: Yes. Rapist, cannibal, chainsaw-wielding murder porn: No. We’re not prudes, we just want content we and our readers will enjoy reading.

No Multiple Submissions: Do not make multiple submissions of fiction (or bombard us with separate submissions over a period of days). The only exception to this rule is for poetry, where we encourage poets to submit a selection of up to five of their poems. (And if we do reject one piece, please feel free to submit another item – but not within at least 6 weeks. This is purely to help us keep on top of the backlog.)

• No Simultaneous Submissions: which means not sending a story to us and another publication at the same time.

No Re-Submissions: unless we specifically suggest it.

No Withdrawals: OK, we cannot stop you from withdrawing a story after we have accepted it for publication but we’d rather you didn’t and we’ll probably throw a diva-like hissy fit and chuck our toys out of the pram.

• No Submission or Reading fee: Unlike a growing number of zines, we do NOT charge submission or reading fees. (You won’t find any other rip-off scams on this site either.) In fact we are one of those weird publications who believe we should still pay our contributors. We know, crazy!

No Quibbling: Do not argue with a rejection slip. Just don’t. And also don’t ask us for an explanation of a rejection or a critique of your work, we’re not running a creative writing workshopping course here!

DON’T BE GREEDY

Finally, just because we pay by length, don’t be greedy. A well written 300 word story or 16 line poem is far more likely to be accepted for publication whereas a poorly written, padded-out 700 word story or 36 line poem is a sure candidate for a rejection slip.

Grievous Angel ISSN 2059-6057

Via: Urban Fantasist.

Ongoing Submissions: The Stoneslide Corrective

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Payment: $125 for short fiction and short narrative non-fiction, and $50 for flash pieces up to 1,000 words

Note: We accept a set number of submissions each month. To maximize your chance of getting your work to us, please try us early in the month.

We welcome unsolicited submissions. We read them blind, and your work is judged, not your reputation or publishing history. Only as we complete the selection process do we reveal to ourselves what your name is and who you are.

Our submission form.

The Stoneslide Corrective pays for stories upon publication. Authors will be paid $125 for short fiction and short narrative non-fiction, and $50 for flash pieces up to 1,000 words.

What do we want? We’ll look at any genre. We like serious, comic, lighthearted, dark, emotional, and acerbic. The important factor for us is that the work use story, characters, emotions, and other fundamental elements of storytelling to think, to ask questions, to move the mind forward. To get a better idea what the heck that means, check out a few of our stories and read this essay about why we call ourselves The Stoneslide Corrective.

Via: The Stoneslide Corrective.

Brain Babies: A Crisis of Faith (in Oneself)

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Recently, a writer friend (who shall remain nameless because I didn’t ask if I could talk about this) stated that they might just be done trying to be a writer. The reason they gave (see how careful I’m being about using gender-neutral pronouns?) was that the industry seems driven by cronyism (my word choice) and numbers (I imagine this is alluding to boosting sales via pushing rankings on the various book-buying platforms, but again, I didn’t ask).

I said, in a nutshell, Hey! Don’t let that stuff get you down. I said that, while I haven’t made more than a few thousand (dollars, not words – I’ve made a few hundred thousand of those) over the last five years, I’ve made some amazing connections with some super-cool people. Hell, I even wrote a book with one of them. We are still impatiently waiting for that to come out. I also said that what really matters, to me anyway, are the readers.

So what if I’m not ever going to be a New York Times bestselling author? So what if I never quit my day job (I actually like my day job. How crazy is that?)? So what if they never make a movie out of one of my stories? Again. I’d like to point out here that there is, in fact, a 16-minute short film out there that I wrote, co-directed, co-produced, and acted in. It’s on YouTube, all free and shit. Called “The Quirk and the Dead.” It’s a horror/comedy, zombie love story. Go check it out. I can wait. No, really. It’s funny.

(Sixteen minutes later.)

Good, right? Thanks. I’m really proud of that one. It was nominated for an award at one of the film festivals. Didn’t win, but that’s cool.

I’ve completely lost track of where I was going with this. Oh yeah! Why we write. I remember now.

So, I said to this person, and am clearly elaborating far more here (and plugging my movie – did you watch it? No? What are you waiting for? Go. This will still be here.), the reason we write is not to get famous. It’s not to make a bunch of money.

It’s for the readers.

When someone reads something of mine, someone I’ve never met before, someone maybe on the other side of the world, takes the time to seek me out, to tell me something I wrote moved them in some way… My god – that is an amazing thing.

So, I tried to impart to this other writer, who was clearly experiencing a crisis of faith in themselves, that it’s not about the numbers, or who you know (their words this time). It’s about the readers.

It’s about getting the words out, and trying to make each new story better than the last. It’s about sharing these crazy little Brain Babies with the world and maybe, just maybe, connecting with someone who just fucking gets it.

So, my fellow scribes, wordsmiths, hacks (I use this in the complimentary way, like when you’re such good friends with someone you say, “What’s up, dickhead?” – Other people do this, right? It’s not just me?), if ever you are feeling (and who among us does not, from time to time) that the whole thing is worthless, pointless, that you’re never going to “make it”, take heart. It’s not about you, babe. It’s about the reader. That’s why we are doing this.

Never forget that.

Taking Submissions: Restless

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Deadline: August 31st, 2016
Payment: $25 and Royalties

Restless is an anthology of ghost stories, paranormal, and otherwise dark and creepy fiction, which will be released in late 2016.

We’re looking for stories between seven thousand and twelve thousand words (length can be slightly flexible, but please don’t fall too far outside those limits!) that fits the theme – restless – and incorporates some element of ghosts, ghouls, unquiet spirits, or paranormal phenomena.

Your submission doesn’t need to be a classic ghost story; in fact, we’re excited to see stories that subvert or play with the traditional tropes of gothic fiction and paranormal fare. We’re looking for rich, involving stories with interesting characters and strong narrative – the ideal kind of read to curl up with for a spooky winter’s evening.

The deadline for submissions is August 31st. Authors whose stories make the anthology’s final selection will receive a $25 flat fee, plus percentage royalties from the anthology.

Please ensure you have read our submissions guidelines prior to submitting your work, and send us your submissions marked “[RESTLESS] Story Name by Your Name” in the subject line.

Good luck!

Via: Frith Books.

Taking Submissions: Hindered Souls Volume 1

Deadline: August 31st, 2016
Payment: Contributor’s Copy

I am also a writer and I understand that some of the guidelines today are broad and vague with lots of voids. I shall attempt to strip away the excess fat and leave you with my guidelines.

For cover contest submissions, follow link.

First thing’s first: THERE IS NO SUBMISSION FEE!

**Submissions will be open through August 31st, 2016.**

*We are hoping to publish in time for Halloween 2016*

We are only accepting previously unpublished work. NO REPRINTS. Simultaneous works are accepted, please notify us in cover letter and if accepted elsewhere.

We are all adults and the stories are meant for adults. I am not worried about language and sex and such, as long as it’s done tastefully and assists the story, not overpower the story itself.

Genre: This is a horror anthology. Make it speculative, make it sci-fi, make it funny, whatever, as long as horror is the overall theme. Gore does not guarantee acceptance; a story that hooks us as readers and leaves us pondering our existence does.

Only one story per submission, 1-3 stories of flash fiction (no more than 4k words total). I will accept simultaneous submissions, just please notify me in the cover letter. If it is accepted elsewhere, please have the courtesy to notify me promptly by e-mail so that the submission can be withdrawn. No reprints.

Please add brief bio in the cover letter.

Word Count: Nothing more than 5k words, anything more shall be rejected without reading. Somewhere in between 2k and 4k would be that one taboo spot that makes nuns say four Hail Marys and two Our Fathers, but, ultimately, let the story decide. Anything below 2k will be considered as flash fiction.

Rights: I ask for first world publication rights without any contract. Upon publication of said story, all rights immediately revert back to the author once it appears in Hindered Souls. You want to publish your own short story collection or submit it as a reprint elsewhere — or whatever– the day after the publication date, be my guest, all I ask for is that one tiny tag, “…Originally Published in the Hindered Souls Anthology, Vol –.”

Payment: As this is an experimental anthology at the moment, I am only able to offer one print contributor’s copy per author. For flash fiction, I am only able to offer exposure, unless the word count of accepted pieces totals more than 2k words. I hope to be able to make monetary payments to all authors in future volumes.

Format: I have come to learn that the majority of literary journals and anthologies tend to go with the William Shunn format. I shall also abide by this unwritten rule. If you are not familiar with it, follow the link for explanation. The publishing industry follows that format for the most part, I suggest you bookmark the page and learn it.

Please submit to: submissions.hinderedsouls@gmail.com. Stories should be attached as .docx, .doc, or .rtf file. Anything else shall not be read. I know, asshole, right?

Simple subject line format: Submission: Title

Any inquiries can be e-mailed to submissions.hinderedsouls@gmail.com with the word Inquiry in the subject line.

All submissions are subject to minor editing if accepted. Nothing major, all edits sent as suggestions to respective authors if need be. I am hoping everyone does their proofreading and edits thoroughly.

Finally, all the detail-drudgery is out of the way. If this anthology seems like a good fit, you must submit…Why does that sound familiar? Anyway, I hope to respond to your best work within the week, but please allow up to two months before inquiring. Let’s twist the world’s minds! Happy Writings!!!!

Hindered Souls Editor,
M.R. Tapia

Via: Hindered Souls.

Taking Submissions: SpeckLit: A World Of Wonder In 100 Words 4th Quarter 2016

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Deadline: August 31st, 2016
Payment: 5 cents per word

Before submitting to SpeckLit, please read the submission details below carefully, then fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page to let us know a bit about yourself. Do not send us your submissions directly. We want to get to you know you first. Include your pen name, website, Twitter, and a link to your most recently published work (if you have one) in your initial contact.

Fiction:  We are suckers for plot. If it ain’t got plot, it ain’t a story. We want each piece to have the feeling of a beginning, a middle, and an end (or inciting incident, attempt(s) to fix it, and climax). All fiction must be original. There are lots of places for fanfic – this isn’t one of them. And finally, of course, it also has to be speculative – fantasy, science fiction, myth fairy tale, dark fantasy, etc… – but no erotica and no gore. A well-placed swear word, the recognition that we are sexual beings, and off-camera violence are all okay, but within limits, eh? Besides, with the focus on plot, there’s no time to get all graphic.

Titles do not count as part of the 100 words, and after your drabble, add a bit of an explanation of how you got there from the topic (but remember to keep it short!).

Non-fiction: We also publish drabble-length reviews of spec-fic containing media – books, movies, video games, comics, TV shows (or even specific outstanding episodes of TV shows), etc… Make sure your reviews are non-nasty (negative reviews are fine, but be nice!), and of course, spoiler free. Again, you don’t have much space, so get to the point. Your hundred words do not need to include the title, author, director, stars, etc… Provide as much of that as you wish before the review itself.

As with fiction submissions, include your pen name, website, Twitter, and a link to your most recently published work (if you have one).

Payments: We believe that art is a business, and that content creators should be compensated, however, so fiction submissions are paid for at a professional rate (5¢ a word). Non-fiction submissions, however, do not receive compensation.

Multiple submissions: Given the brevity of the drabble form, we will accept up to 10 submissions at a time.

Publishing schedule: SpeckLit currently publishes approximately 150 stories a year (about one drabble every two days).

Submission periods: Decisions are made 4 times a year. The deadlines for each quarter are as follows:

  • 1st Quarter (Jan-Mar): November 30
  • 2nd Quarter (Apr-Jun): February 28
  • 3rd Quarter (July-Sep): May 31
  • 4th Quarter (Oct-Dec): August 31

Via: Speck Lit.

Ongoing Submissions: Deep Magic Magazine

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Payment: $.08 per word for the first 5,000 words and $.06 per word for each word between 5,001 and 16,000 words, with payment capped at $1,060 for stories longer than 16,000 words. Reprints: $.02 per word.

Thank you for your interest in submitting to Deep Magic. What you first need to understand is that we aim to be the dominant magazine for clean fantasy and sci-fi stories. It’s our tag-line. If you can tell a gripping story that doesn’t rely on sex, swearing, and graphic violence—you’ve come to the right place. If not, there are plenty of other magazines and venues out there. Move along. Move along (Jedi hand wave)

Deep Magic is a bi-monthly electronic magazine that publishes clean short fiction in the fantasy and science fiction genres. Our issues are also filled with author interviews, art features, book reviews and tips for writers. Most of our non-fiction pieces are invitation only to industry professionals and Deep Magic staff, but if you have a fantastic piece, please send it our way. Not all the authors we feature write exclusively clean fiction. We don’t judge. But everything you find inside Deep Magic will be.

We currently pay for short fiction work only and do so at the following rates:

Payment Terms

For first world-wide rights, we pay $.08 per word for the first 5,000 words and $.06 per word for each word between 5,001 and 16,000 words, with payment capped at $1,060 for stories longer than 16,000 words.

For re-printed stories that are not currently available elsewhere on the internet for free, we pay $.02 per word. We use Paypal for our authors.

Additional Guidelines

Word Count Limits: 1,000 to 40,000; but note that we cap payment at 16,000 words. Format: We accept submissions in standard manuscript format, saved as .docx, .doc, or .rtf files. Information to Include: At the top of your submission, state your name (and pseudonym if you wish to be published under one), email address, mailing address, the story title, and word count. Response Time: We strive to respond to submissions within four to six weeks, but as we develop our staff for the re-launch of Deep Magic in June of 2016, our times may fluctuate. Please do not inquire within the first six weeks.

Multiple and Simultaneous Submissions: No and No. Please only submit one story to us at a time; and we do not accept simultaneous submissions.

We Do Not Publish the Following

  • Stories with graphic violence
  • Stories with mature sexual themes
  • Stories with profanity or vulgarity. We want a broad, family-friendly audience; think original Lord of the Rings trilogy or Star Wars.
  • Stories featuring or glorifying illegal drug use
  • Stories with graphic child abuse or glorifying child abuse in any way
  • Stories not within the Fantasy and Science Fiction Genres. It’s got to have some magic or cool technology in it!
  • Poorly written stories

Via: Deep Magic Magazine.

Taking Submissions: Mantid Magazine #2

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Deadline: July 15th, 2016
Payment: (1k to 3k words): $18, (3k to 7k words): $25

The submission window for the 2nd issue of Mantid Magazine will close on JULY 15th or when all slots have been filled.

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Please review the submission guidelines below and email us at [email protected] with any questions.

For the SUMMER 2016 issue we are only accepting submissions from WOMEN, WOMAN-IDENTIFYING and NONBINARY-IDENTIFYING contributors. LGBTQA, people of color, and/or the differently-abled are encouraged to submit. Those who do not align with these diverse identities must submit work that is considerate and inclusive.

What we are looking for to fill our Summer 2016 issue:

ARTICLES

Articles should be between 1,500 and 5,000 words.

We are seeking both opinion and academic/scholarly articles discussing subjects involving diversity in media. Some topics include film theory, art theory, gender equality/feminism, sociological/psychological perspectives on art trends, the impact of art on social change, etc. Topics centered around the horror, science fiction, fantasy, and/or magic realism genres are encouraged.

SHORT FICTION/POETRY

Stories should be between 1,500 and 7,000 words. Poetry should be under 1,000 words.

Work should fall under one or more of the following genres:

Horror
Dark Fantasy
Dark Science Fiction
Dark Fairy Tales
Magic Realism
Surrealism
Avant-garde
Experimental

Diverse characters are encouraged.

PHOTOGRAPHY/ART WORK

The strange and avant-garde will be given special priority over more commercial work.

Some art movements that we appreciate include:

German Expressionism
Symbolism
Surrealism
Bauhaus
Conceptual Art

Works with thematic elements drawn from horror, fantasy, science fiction, and/or magic realism are preferred.

Works that emphasize the beauty and power of diversity are highly encouraged.

Make it weird!

No submission fee. Submissions should be in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format. Names should be included on any manuscripts/images.

PAYMENT

SHORT FICTION (3k to 7k words): $25

SHORT FICTION (1k to 3k words): $18

POETRY: $15

ARTICLES: $20

REVIEWS: $10

ART: $15 per page

ARTICLES/FICTION/POETRY  DEADLINE: JULY 15th, 2016

PHOTOGRAPHY/ART WORK DEADLINE: JULY 18th, 2016

Response time is 2-3 weeks.

Know someone who might be interested in contributing? Tell them about us!

Submissions and any questions may be sent to [email protected]

Via: Mantid Magazine.

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