Ongoing Submissions: We Will Remember Freedom

Payment: 1 cent per word
Note: Reprints welcome

We are looking for short fiction between 2,000 and 7,000 words in length. All stories must meet at least one of the following three criteria:

  • by an author who identifies as an anarchist or with another political tradition that opposes state authority, capitalism, and other oppressive hierarchies
  • takes place in a society without state authority, capitalism, or other oppressive hierarchies
  • involves struggle against state authority, capitalism, or other oppressive hierarchies

 

One of our goals is to publish fiction that offers imaginative answers to our world’s problems. One of our other goals is to publish fiction that is entertaining and well-written. We have no strong feelings about genre. We are open to fantasy, science fiction, horror, or stories with no speculative elements whatsoever. We are open to submissions from authors of all class backgrounds, religions, ethnicities, and genders, though we are particularly excited about work that explores the experiences of people whose identities are marginalized by this society. While we are aiming this podcast at a primarily anarchist audience, we are actively excited about publishing work from other political traditions that share an antiauthoritarian, pro-community worldview.

Payment

We pay $.01USD per word upon acceptance. This is not a professional rate, and we are therefore primarily a reprint market. While we will consider fiction that has not appeared elsewhere, we suggest that if your story is good enough for us, it is probably good enough for someone who will pay you at least 8 cents per word and we encourage you to try submitting to those markets first. Authors should be paid for their labor. Once your work is out of exclusivity, or if you can’t find a better-paying home for it, send it on to us!

How to Submit

Send your story in standard manuscript format, as either an .rtf or .docx attachment, to the editor at [email protected] In the body of the email, please include a cover letter that indicates which of the three criteria your story meets as well as any prior publications of the story and/or where other work of yours has appeared.

Send only one story at a time. If you do not hear a response from us within six weeks, please consider your story rejected with our apologies.

What We Ask for

We ask for nonexclusive audio rights for the podcast, nonexclusive digital print rights to include the text on our website, and nonexclusive print rights to include your story in a potential forthcoming publication aimed at an incarcerated audience. If we accept your story, we would also like to interview you about the story, which we will air alongside your story.

What is This Anarchist Thing?

An anarchist is someone who opposes the state, capitalism, racism, colonialism, patriarchy, and all the various and intersecting ways by which groups of people exert power over other people. Anarchism also references a specific political tradition that dates to the mid-19th century and has had millions of adherents around the world. Or, to quote one of our favorite anarchist fiction writers, Ursula le Guin, “What is an anarchist? One who, choosing, accepts the responsibility of choice.”

Via: We Will Remember Freedom.

Ongoing Submissions: The Bronzeville Bee

Payment: 5 cents per word

Bronzeville Books is proud to introduce its online magazine, the Bronzeville Bee.

Fiction

At this time, The Bronzeville Bee is open to original unpublished short fiction submissions.

We consider stories up to 3,000 words in length. Preferred genres include crime, sci fi, fantasy, horror and YA.

Payment is 5 cent per word U.S. for first Worldwide English publication rights for short stories.

Stories must not have been previously published online in any form, via website, blog, etc.

Simultaneous submissions are allowed; however, we ask that you inform us immediately if you place your story elsewhere.

Multiple submissions are NOT accepted.

Stories that are rejected cannot be resubmitted unless the writer is invited to resubmit.

Please use the formatting guidelines found here with one note: no underlining. If you intend for any part of the text to be in italics, put it in italics. The guidelines here are pretty standard: common font such as Times New Roman, 12 pt., 1-inch margins, first line of each paragraph indented 0.5 inches (not manually with spaces but by first line indent settings).

Submissions should be sent with the words ‘Short Fiction Submission’ in the subject line. Ideally, the name of the story and the word count will follow that information in the subject line. The story should be sent as an attached Word document. We will not readany works sent as a PDF or RTF; if the document has to be downloaded to be read, it will not be considered.

Absolutely no adults having sex with minors, and no humans having sex with animals. 

Non-Fiction

The Bronzeville Bee will also be publishing non-fiction articles. The Bee will consider pitches from diverse writers who will write about arts, culture & entertainment by diverse artists. Information requests and pitches can be sent to Sandra Ruttan via email.

Please put ‘non-fiction article information’ or ‘non-fiction article pitch’ in the subject line and allow up to 2 weeks for a response. Our payment rate is 10 cents U.S. per word. Article lengths are subject to contract when negotiated. No writer is guaranteed publication until paperwork signed by both writer and editor is complete.

Refer to the site and published articles to ensure your pitch is suitable.

Please reference Bronzeville Bee Pitch or Question in the subject line of your email.

Contact

Questions and submissions should be directed to Sandra Ruttan: [email protected]

Tips

Submission guidelines are maintained at Bronzeville Bee. Read them before submitting material. Read them before sending material or questions.

Bronzeville Bee publishes articles most days of the week. These include non-fiction articles on contract, short stories we’ve accepted, reflections pieces written by Bronzeville Books’ editorial team, and writing and publishing articles written by Bronzeville staff. Read what we publish before submitting. to ensure that your pitch or story may be a good fit for us.

We will not publish any content we perceive as being a cultural or personal attack, or content that promotes racism, sexism or bias against other diverse groups.

Via: Bronzeville Books.

Ongoing Submissions: Mortal Realm – Death (Horror)

Payment: $20 minimum for fiction, $10 minimum for reprints. The payment structure isn’t overly clear and will depend on the length and their take on how compelling the story is.
Note: Reprints allowed.

Generally, it takes us two weeks to respond to submissions. This can be extended by holidays and a large backlog. Please allow up to four weeks for a reply.
Additionally, we may be interested in a piece for an anthology we’ve yet to announce. So accepted work may not be published for over a year.
  • We are looking for short stories for one of our 3 monthly anthologies/eZines. General theme is “New Worlds”, Adventure, and Death. With each release having a narrower focus.
  • We prefer stories that are at least 5,000 words. But will accept stories that are between 2,500 and 25,000 words.
  • We love all types of Fantasy, SciFi, and Horror.
  • No erotica. Must be generally acceptable for a 14+ audience.
  • No abstract, absurd, or non-conventional narrative styles.
  • We are accepting previously published short stories.
  • Multiple submissions are fine.
  • Manuscripts must be complete and edited.
  • We provide payment for an accepted story based on a number of factors.
  • Payments are roughly 3 months after acceptance. Check or PayPal.
  • We are looking for non-exclusive world-wide rights to sell and distribute digitally.

Via: Mortal Realm.

Ongoing Submissions: The Blend International literature


Payment: Fiction – AUD$50 paid on publication. Poetry – AUD$2 paid on publication.

Fiction

There are few limitations in subject matter, but be warned pornography or the exultation of any kind of abuse is not accepted.

 

Until an efficient submissions platform can be established to handle all file types, submissions are required to be in word.doc /x or rtf. Linked submissions to cloud or other services will not be accepted, and will not be replied to.

Fiction word acceptances between 2500 words to a maximum of 7000 words.

Poetry

Poetry has been added to The Blend, because one of the editors used to be a performance poet and has a good understanding of the styles, and delivery mechanisms that are often put on show.

Submit 3 poems in a single file. Poetry is preferred no longer than 50 lines. Haiku is fun, but rarely purchased.

Limit vulgarity and sexual or depressive representations. These are no taboo subjects but some concepts will be harder to sell unless written expertly

Sensitivities

The Blend is an inclusive publisher. Be aware when submitting if from an under represented sector of the population and society, mentioning this sub-section will help us in some of our determinations.

Issue One already features –

Merran Jones

K. S. Dearsley 

Jacqueline Seewald

Mark J. Mitchell

Gustavo Bondoni

James A Hartley

Your Region

All fiction needs to be submitted in English but submission need not depict strict western culture and mindset.

It is just as important to capture a vision of your region, its feel and texture so readers can experience places and voices far removed from their own.

Contract and Payment

The Blend uses a contract requiring first international English rights in print and eBook versions with all rights returned 6 months after publication.

All payment will be made via PayPal.

Payment for Fiction –  AUD$50 paid on publication. Poetry –  AUD$2 paid on publication. All authors will be paid 2 days after publication date. #1  July 31st – 2019 and #2  January 31-2020

NO Reading Fee

SUBMISSIONS link – submission -title-author

Get the latest issue 

[email protected]

Via: The Blend International.

Ongoing Submissions: Mortal Realm – Adventure (Fantasy)

Payment: $20 minimum for fiction, $10 minimum for reprints. The payment structure isn’t overly clear and will depend on the length and their take on how compelling the story is.
Note: Reprints allowed.

Generally, it takes us two weeks to respond to submissions. This can be extended by holidays and a large backlog. Please allow up to four weeks for a reply.
Additionally, we may be interested in a piece for an anthology we’ve yet to announce. So accepted work may not be published for over a year.
  • We are looking for short stories for one of our 3 monthly anthologies/eZines. General theme is “New Worlds”, Adventure, and Death. With each release having a narrower focus.
  • We prefer stories that are at least 5,000 words. But will accept stories that are between 2,500 and 25,000 words.
  • We love all types of Fantasy, SciFi, and Horror.
  • No erotica. Must be generally acceptable for a 14+ audience.
  • No abstract, absurd, or non-conventional narrative styles.
  • We are accepting previously published short stories.
  • Multiple submissions are fine.
  • Manuscripts must be complete and edited.
  • We provide payment for an accepted story based on a number of factors.
  • Payments are roughly 3 months after acceptance. Check or PayPal.
  • We are looking for non-exclusive world-wide rights to sell and distribute digitally.

Via: Mortal Realm.

Ongoing Submissions: Unreal Magazine

Payment: $.03/word for fiction. For nonfiction, we pay $.01/word. Reprints are paid at $.01/word.
Note: Reprints Welcome

We want stories that are well written, intelligent, and enjoyable to read. We are looking for stories with metaphors and emotional ambience and imaginative descriptive writing.

Unreal Magazine is looking for stories that define the rules of magic at this indefinite point in time.

Unfit Magazine is looking for stories that bend the rules of science at this indefinite point in time…unfitmag.com

After you finish the submission form, we will contact you if we’re interested in publishing your material. Due to the volume of submissions we receive, we are unable to respond unless a story is accepted for publication. If you have not heard from us in thirty days, assume your work didn’t fit with what we needed at the time.

For best results, send your story to as many publications as possible. Just remember, “Simultaneous submissions are your friend.”

We wish you the best in your endeavours as an author.

Sincerely,

The Boss (and a few other clowns)

 


Submission Guidelines

Fiction: 500 to 5,000 words

Pay: We pay $.03/word for fiction. For nonfiction, we pay $.01/word. Reprints are paid at $.01/word. Payments are only made to your PayPal account. We only pay for what appears in print, not for online publication.

Terms: We don’t charge for submissions. Reprints are welcome. Simultaneous submissions are most certainly welcome. Multiple submissions are not welcome. (If you don’t hear anything, wait 30 days before trying again. Thanks!)

Rights: We are looking for one time non-exclusive rights.

Head to the page below to submit!

Via: Unreal Magazine.

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