Deadline: QUARTERLY Magazine – Check website for details
Payment: For short stories we pay $150 per story. For flash fiction, we pay $50.
We want your best. But then, doesn’t everyone? We print both short stories and flash fiction. We are looking for horror, dark speculative fiction and noir. No specific sub-genres or themes, just good stories. That being said, we prefer the Shining over the Dark Half. Excessive gore and sexuality should be avoided unless it is essential to the story. We are not taking vampire or zombie stories at this time.
The quarterly is published as an ebook, and at the end of the year all the quarterlies are bound together in an annual collection. We are asking for non-exclusive, worldwide, serial rights to your work for both electronic and print. We want to publish it, we don’t want to own it.
Payment is a flat fee rather than a by word system. We want to encourage telling a story in the amount of space it needs, rather than trying to get to a certain length.
For short stories we pay $150 per story. For flash fiction, we pay $50.
For length, 1000 words or less, consider it flash fiction; 2000 words or more, consider it short story. In-between? Send it over and we can talk.
Simultaneous submissions are fine, just let us know if it gets accepted elsewhere. Multiple submissions will not be accepted. Please wait for 90 days before you query.
As Lamplight is a quarterly, there are some reading dates associated with it. While we take submissions year round, there are cut off dates for the individual issues. The cut off dates for each of the issues are listed below.
Spring – 15 January
Summer – 15 April
Fall – 15 July
Winter – 15 October
Submissions should be emailed as a DOC to:
with the subject line: SUBMISSION, your name, story name. If you need a reminder about formatting, here is a good link to read: http://www.shunn.net/format/story.html
[via: Lamplight Magazine.]
Category: Ongoing Submissions