Payment: $0.03/word for the first 1,000 words (payment caps at $30 USD)
- We are Closed. We plan to publish a new issue in June. We plan to reopen in 2017
- We love mind benders and stories that make you think
- We pay $0.03/word for the first 1,000 words (payment caps at $30 USD)
- We generally prefer less than 2,000 words
- Paypal is preferred, but we mail postal orders too
- To Submit: Register, and use the online submission form
- Submit up to three stories at once
- If you have any problems submitting please email me at [email protected] (please include as much information about the bug as possible, and use a good subject line in your email).
- Click here for our story categories.
- Click here for stories we don’t want.
- We don’t accept artwork, erotica, or poetry.
- We require an email address and name with each story
- REPRINTS — We will accept reprints. Please note where it was published before at the top of the story submission
- NO SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS. If you submitted your story to another market, give them time to reject or accept it before submitting it to Untied Shoelaces of the Mind. If you submit a story to us, please don’t submit it to any other markets until we’ve rejected it or accepted it.
- If you haven’t heard from us within two weeks, please query to [email protected] (use a good subject line).
Categories (or Genre)
All stories must possess conflict, a beginning, a middle, and an ending. Solid plot twist(s) are nice in short fiction as well. Stories that are a mix of categories are welcome. Romance with a thick vein of sarcastic humor, or a nice horror piece laden with slapstick humor, will both be welcomed.
Science Fiction / Fantasy
- Ongoing Submissions: Inwood Indiana - August 17, 2017
- Taking Submissions: Reckoning #2 - August 16, 2017
- Taking Submissions: Real American Horror - August 15, 2017
- Taking Submissions: If It Bleeds, It Leads! - August 14, 2017
- ‘Screams The Machine’ Blog Tour: Sam Mortimer On “Does Originality Exist?” - August 14, 2017
- Trembling With Fear 08/13/2017 - August 13, 2017
- Ongoing Submissions: Black Dandy - August 11, 2017
- Taking Submissions: The First Line – Winter 2017 - August 9, 2017
- Taking Submissions: The Fantasist - August 8, 2017
- Taking Submissions: Fantastic Trains: An anthology of Phantasmagorical Engines and Rail Riders - August 7, 2017