Payment: flat-rate of $15.00 CAD by Paypal or Bitcoin.
What we are looking for
Original short stories in the genres of Horror, Dark Fantasy, and Speculative fiction.
Read our current issue or back issues and check out our Favourites on twitter for more examples of what we like.
Short Fiction Guidelines
Submit your work in standard manuscript format to submissions at blacktreacle.ca with the following subject line: SUBMISSION: TITLE,WORDCOUNT . Attach your story in DOC,DOCX, or RTF format.
Include a basic cover letter in your email. State your name, story title, byline, address, and any relevant publishing credits.
We are looking for pieces that run between 1500-5000 words. Please query first if you have a longer piece.
Failure to follow the above guidelines will result in an auto-rejection.
Payment is a flat-rate of $15.00 CAD by Paypal or Bitcoin.
We will normally acknowledge your submission within 48 hours. All submissions are reviewed within 30 days. Please feel to query on the status of your submission if you have not heard from us after 30 days have elapsed.
Black Treacle is not accepting unsolicited reprints at this time.
Black Treacle is not accepting unsolicited poetry at this time.
Rights and Rules
1. Do not submit more than one story at a time. We do allow simultaneous submission but please be sure to notify us in your cover letter that the piece is under another editor’s consideration.
2. If you’ve had a story accepted, please do not submit again for at least six months from publication date. If you submit before then we will acknowledge receipt but will not review the story until six months elapse.
3. Please, no quotes from songs, stories, etc… that are not in the public domain.
4. For original fiction, we buy first world rights exclusive for three months. first world electronic rights exclusive for six months, and non-exclusive anthology rights for twenty-four months.
Black Treacle is looking for original art work for the cover. We do not commission so please send us a link to your online portfolio. Pay-rate is $15.00 CAD for digital reprint rights.
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Category: Ongoing Submissions
About the Author (Author Profile)
Stuart Conover is the editor of Buy Zombie, a blogger, published author, geek, entrepreneur, horror fanatic, and gamer.