Payment: We are currently offering $20 per accepted story.
eFiction is the modern descendant of pulp fiction magazines. We publish stories from previously published and unpublished authors alike, but we prefer to publish new authors who are unrepresented and do not have current publishing deals with big publishers.
eFiction is launching five new genre fiction magazines in the Summer of 2012. These magazines will be eFiction Romance, eFiction Fantasy, eFiction Noir, eFiction Horror, and eFiction Scifi. The magazines will launch when we find the right selection of stories to include in them. We’re putting the full power of the eFiction community behind these magazines. No other company has attempted such an audacious task such as this. But the eFiction community can do it. The new mags will launch with a bang that will shake up the short fiction market. We hope you contribute and help us rewrite the short story world.
To send in a piece, find the respective link to the genre you feel your work fits below.
To better your chances of acceptance, here are some simple guidelines that reach across all genres:
Formatting isn’t make-or-break, but it does put your manuscript ahead of every poorly formated piece when we first open it. The perfect submission has:
- Contact info in the top left
- Word count in the top right
- Title centered on the page with name (or pen name) underneath
- Standard serif font in about 12 point
- Single spaced
- .RTF, .DOC, or .DOCX format
Non-exclusive publishing rights. This means that previously published work (as long as you hold the rights to it) is OK, and after publication you may publish the work elsewhere. You retain your rights.
Size limit: 10,000 words
We want to read your tales of horror (poems are fine too). Please, terrify us. Make us run home to mommy. Make us sleep with a night light on. Make us wet our beds and fear the monster in the closet. Give us your best, well written fiction with the goal to scare, terrify and thrill the reader. We love realistic horror (serial killers, mad scientists, rabid dogs, things like that), but we also love vampire, zombie, monster and good old fashioned ghost stories. Horror is a pretty diverse cateGORY. Scare us. We dare you.
Also send your weird and creepy. I fyou’re not sure it’s horror, send it anyway. The worst that would happen is we tell you to resubmit it in a different category. Horror is a very broad genre.
We are currently offering $20 per accepted story. We are not paying for poetry at this time, though we hope to very soon!
A biography (in third person) and a one sentence synopsis of your story is required for submission. Include these two elements in the cover letter section when submitting your work. Bio must be less than 200 words.
Please include contact information in the eiether the body of the story itself, or in your cover letter.
Please use the form below to submit your work of terror. Unless specifically asked, do not send your submission as an attachment or ut and pasted into the body of an e mail will not be read.
Please follow the guidelines and send us your best!
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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.