Ongoing Submissions: Pretty Cool Poetry Thing

Payment: $10 to $20 and a contributors copy

at this time, we only accept poetry. maybe in the future, we’ll do other things, but the nature of printing on index cards makes space a severe factor. so sorry.

WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU

send 3 to 5 poems to [email protected] with a max of 300 words per poem, along with a 2 to 3 sentence bio written in the third person with your pronouns. send as one .doc/.docx file.

cover letter preferred. give us a preamble. give us a joke. write it in swedish. have fun with it!

simultaneous submissions allowed, but please inform us if accepted elsewhere. previously published poems are not accepted at this time. it’s ok if it’s on your blog though!

please follow the length guidelines closely! we’re working with index cards, so space is tight and we’d hate to reject a masterpiece because we can’t fit it.

WHAT YOU GET FROM US

if we accept your poem, we get one-time print publishing rights, then the rights go back to you.

we pay. depending on sales / number of poets, the amount will fall between $10 to $20. it’s not much, but it’s not zero!

and of course, you get a contributor’s copy. i mean, of course.

Via: Pretty Cool Poetry Thing.

Ongoing Submissions: Mura

Payment: Flash Fiction: $1 CAD per 100 words., $5 CAD per poem

The email address for all submissions is [email protected]. Include a short biographical statement at the end of your email. You may also include any relevant social media links. A query letter is not necessary.

Flash fiction, poetry, and art will all be posted on Fridays. Generally, Mura will only publish a maximum of three pieces (of any medium) a week, but that is not a hard and fast rule.

Simultaneous submissions of your work are allowed, but please inform us if your work is accepted elsewhere.

Flash Fiction

Flash fiction stories (<1000 words) should be pasted in the body of your email. Make sure the indentations are correct and the font is legible. Include ‘flash fiction’, word count, your name, and your story’s title in the subject line of your email. For example, if your story is called The Storm, your subject line might look like this:

flash fiction The Storm by A. B. Smith 890 Words

Please only submit one story at a time. You may submit another story once you receive a reply.

Writers will be paid $1 CAD per 100 words.

Poetry

You may submit up to 5 poems. Poems should be in a single Word document (.docx, .doc, or .rtf). Poems should be titled and each poem must start on a new page. This document cannot exceed 10 pages. Use single line spacing and a readable, 12-point font. We do not accept concrete/shape poems or poems that have words scattered artistically across the page. Include ‘poetry’ and your name in the subject line of your email.

Please only submit 5 or fewer poems at a time. You may submit more once you receive a reply.

There is no set theme for poetry, though we are partial to poetry that sticks closer to the quiet, understated vision of Mura.

Poets will be paid $5 CAD per poem published on Mura.

Visual Art

You may submit up to 5 pieces of visual art. Art should be a high quality .jpg or .png, and these files should be attached to your email. Include a statement to accompany your work(s). Include ‘visual art’ and your name in the subject line of your email.

Please only submit 5 or fewer pieces at a time. You may submit more once you receive a reply.

Artists will be paid $7 CAD per piece published on Mura.

Via: Mura.

Ongoing Submissions: Short Edition’s Rendez-Vous

Payment: $125 for fiction, $75 for poetry

The world of short fiction can often seem overwhelming and, at worst, impenetrable. With thousands of places to submit your work and thousands of places to read great fiction, where does one begin?

 

At Short Édition, we want to bring literature to the readers, whether they’re short fiction newbies or long-time veterans. Our Short Story Dispensers serve the democratization of short fiction. They bring the literary world to the streets, for all people, and they do it with flair and free of charge. You simply press the 1-, 3-, or 5-minute button for a tactile literary experience, a rare and treasured thing in our digital world today.

 

Providing a connection between readers and writers, the Dispensers are quickly becoming meeting points for communities: literary watering holes drawing people together to support local talent and discover stories from other places and cultures. By opening a general submissions period year-round, we hope to give all writers the opportunity to participate in this unique community.

 

Starting July 1strendez-vous at your local Dispenser. The editorial team at Short Édition will be publishing a monthly selection of original and unpublished short fiction in both the Short Story Dispensers and on our website. So, mark your calendars for the Rendez-Vous, the release of each collection on the first of each month.

 

What are we looking for, you might ask? Short stories and poems to delight, inspire, surprise, and, most importantly, move our readers. Button fiction — very short fiction published at the push of a button — is found in unexpected places, whether it’s when you’re savoring the last sips at the local coffee shop, waiting in line at the DMV, or strolling through the airport. We want to insert a bit of storytelling into the mundane moments, elevating the role of story in the everyday.

ometimes the monthly Rendez-Vous will be themed; sometimes it won’t. But each collection will be coherent and carefully crafted by our editorial team. If you submit a piece in June and it isn’t published in the July Rendez-Vous, that doesn’t necessarily mean it hasn’t been selected. It could simply be that it just wasn’t right for that particular issue.

Please give our editorial team up to 4 months to get back to you about your submission.

Guidelines

    • All submissions must be submitted via this submission platform in a copy/paste format. We cannot respond to unsolicited submissions via post or email.

 

    • We welcome submissions from established and emerging writers alike.

 

  • Submissions must be short stories and poems of maximum 8,000 characters, spaces included or children’s stories of maximum 7,000 characters, spaces included.
  • Works must be previously unpublished in print or online, including on personal blogs.
  • We will only accept fictional works, and they may be any style or genre, excluding erotic.
  • We pay $125 for each selected short story and $75 for each poem as an advance payment on the royalties that each author will receive on a yearly basis from the Short Story Dispenser subscriptions.
  • Each selected piece will be published as a part of a Rendez-vous collection in our Short Story Dispensers around the world and on our website, short-edition.com/en.
  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted as long as you inform us immediately if your work is accepted for publication elsewhere.
    • the exclusive right to publish your work in our Short Story Dispensers or any similar vending machine.
    • the exclusive right to use or adapt your work as a basis for audio.
    • the non-exclusive right to publish your work on all other media, such as our website, for example.Concerning rights to your work, we ask for:
    • Please read our Publishing Terms and Conditions here in detail. Submitting your work via this submission platform is an agreement to the full Publishing Terms and Conditions.
    • Only one submission per writer in each category (poetry, short story, and children’s story), but once you’ve received a final response from us, we encourage you to submit another piece.

 

  • Our response rate could be anywhere from a few days up to four months, depending on the number of submissions we receive.

Via: Short Edition.

Ongoing Submissions: Deep Fried Horror

Payment: $10

All Submissions should meet this criteria:

Works: short stories and flash fiction and poetry

Genre and theme: Horror, campy horror, schlock, and dark fiction about anything. No limits, even for the extreme.

Deadline: Open year long – three to four slots per issue circulating monthly

Format: Attach the .RTF, .DOC, or .DOCX

Word Count 4k – 6k words approx. for short stories, no limit for flash.

Payment: $10 Token payment via Paypal

Multiple Submissions okay.

Submit a brief bio, we don’t care if you have no work history, give us a brief bio of yourself.

Send submission to
[email protected]

Via: Deadman’s Tome.

Ongoing Submissions: Syntax & Salt

Payment: $10

Syntax & Salt publishes one regular issue a season. We are open to general submissions year round, with the following publication dates in 2019:

  • March 20
  • June 21
  • September 22 
  • December 21 

Here is how you win our hearts and minds:

  • Speculative fiction with a literary bent (please see our Read This page for ideas on what we tend to like.)
  • Science Fiction that doesn’t blame technology for the fall of humanity
  • Fantasy that takes advantage of the genre and eschews easy tropes
  • We especially want to see and publish a lot more work by BIPOC and  LGTBQIA people
  • Stories that take up 3500 words or less
  • Edited, polished manuscripts
  • Old stories told in a new way
  • New stories told in an old way
  • Sad endings that don’t rely on gimmicks or shock value
  • Happy endings that hurt a little bit
  • Beautiful prose and well developed plot

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Ongoing Submissions: Legendary Tales

Payment: 2 cents per word

What Are We Looking For?

We are looking for new original short stories in the speculative fiction genres:

Science Fiction
Fantasy
Horror
Paranormal
Supernatural

In general, we are interested in strong character driven stories. We do not want stories that have explicit sex or violence, rapists, child abusers, or cannibals in them.

Original Short Fiction

Submissions must be between 1,000-7,500 words.

Stories must be in English.

Payment for original fiction is $.02 per word up to 7,500 words.

Submit your work in Shunn Standard Manuscript Format.

Send your submissions to [email protected]

Reprints

We do not accept unsolicited reprints.

Rights and Rules

No simultaneous submissions.

We try to respond to all submissions within 30 days.

Via: Legendary Tales.

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