Theme: Pulp Fiction in the Public Domain
Art, Prose/Pulp Stories, comics. As long as it related to public domain characters. Send us your redesigns, re-boots and stories. We will publish them in one of our upcoming mags! Send your submissions to: [email protected]
Note: Contributors will be paid royalties based upon magazine sales and the percentage of the magazine their contribution makes up. Though this will likely be meager. All contributors retain rights to their creations.
Via: Public Domain Comics’ Facebook.
Payment: $75 per story and a contributors copy.
Theme: retro(ish) science fiction magazine featuring new stories, comics, and illustrations from the world’s best creative minds.
- We are interested in printing new, unpublished science fiction stories between 750-4000 words in length.
- Writers may be asked to edit their work.
- We pay $75 for a story and we’ll send you a copy of the issue that includes it.
- New, unpublished comic/graphic novel shorts (4-10 pages) will be considered at a negotiated rate
For those still interested in submitting work, please address an email to: [email protected]dsmagazine.com
Via: Infinite Worlds Magazine
Payment: 0.02 USD/word ($2 min, $10 max)
Theme: Flash Fiction
Rolling electronic publication alongside 1 yearly anthology (in print)
- 100-500 words
- Any genre
- Well-crafted and polished, ready for print
- Simultaneous submissions and reprints okay (please inform us of either)
- 3 stories max
- 0.02 USD/word ($2 min, $10 max)
- We retain the rights to your story for 14 months from the date of acceptance
- 10-50 pictographs
- 3 pieces of Picta-Flash max
- Hand-drawn, black and white, clean background, one page
- 0.20 USD/pictograph ($2 min, $10 max)
- We retain the rights to your story for 14 months from the date of acceptance
- What’s a Picta-Flash? It’s a pictorial story. Think hieroglyphs. Click here for a basic example.
HOW TO SUBMIT
- Subject line: Last Name, Title
- Body: Your story, double space between paragraphs
- Please also include your name (pen name okay) and country
- Submit to [email protected]
- Payment via Venmo only, you may choose to be listed as a patron of City. River. Tree. in-lieu of payment
Payment: $50/story, upon publication
Theme: We have a special place in our hearts, more often than not, for narratives we haven’t seen before. For the more familiar stories—such as relationship break-ups, bar scenarios, terminal illnesses—we tend to need something original and urgent in the writer’s presentation.
What You Need to Know
SmokeLong publishes flash fiction up to 1000 words. We do not consider poetry or non-fiction.
Include a print-ready, third-person bio with your cover letter.
Please include no identifying information on your story’s document.
Please send ONE previously unpublished story at a time and wait until you hear our decision before sending another.
Please allow us up to four weeks to inform you if we have accepted your work for publication. You will usually hear from us much sooner.
Simultaneous submissions are accepted. Please inform us immediately if your work has been accepted somewhere else for publication.
We pay $50/story, upon publication in the quarterly issue. Payment will be issued via PayPal, and the writer may be responsible for any associated fees if applicable.
Info to Help Increase Your Chances of Publication
The SLQ aesthetic remains an ever-changing, ever-elusive set of principles, but it most likely has to do with these kinds of things:
- language that surprises
- narratives that strive toward something other than a final punch line or twist
- pieces that add up to something, oftentimes (but not necessarily always) meaning or emotional resonance
- honest work that feels as if it has far more purpose than a writer wanting to write a story
We are not interested in works previously published in online magazines. We do not consider pieces published only on your personal web site or blog to have been previously published, so we will consider those, but inform us of this in your cover letter and know we may ask you to temporarily take the story down if we accept it. We are interested in pieces that have only previously appeared in print, but only by solicitation.
We have a special place in our hearts, more often than not, for narratives we haven’t seen before. For the more familiar stories—such as relationship break-ups, bar scenarios, terminal illnesses—we tend to need something original and urgent in the writer’s presentation.
We are all writers at SLQ, and we try to be sensitive to the nature of submitting your work—which we realize is often your very private and important selves—to strangers. We so appreciate your entrusting us with your submissions, and although author names and bios are available to us, the staff rarely, if ever, accesses this information before reading each piece.
We want what all readers want from you—something sincerely and uniquely yours, something that stands up to rereading and lingers in our consciousness long after.
Our intent is to respond as quickly as possible. (Note: Our emails sometimes get caught by spam filters, so please add “smokelong.com” to your allow list. We also can’t respond to any third-party spam filter programs, so please don’t submit to us with an email address that has that kind of security set up.)
Online Rights: If we publish your work, we require exclusive electronic rights to it for 3 months and non-exclusive rights indefinitely so we can include it in our online archives.
Print Rights: We require non-exclusive print rights, for potential annual anthologies and promotional materials. All other rights remain yours.
About Our Guest Editing Process
We publish one story each week as a SmokeLong Weekly, chosen by guest editors. We also publish spring, summer, fall and winter quarterly issues. The quarterly issue includes the weekly stories as well as bonus stories and interviews.
Even though our weekly stories are chosen by different editors, you may NOT submit the same story with each new week. Our staff does manage the submission process, and we will — unfortunately — have to disqualify these stories from consideration.
Our staff reviews all stories, including those not chosen by the guest editor of the week. We try to respond with personal comments as time permits and especially if the story and/or writer show promise or advanced far into our reading process, but even if you receive a form rejection from us (or several!) know that we value your time and work and are cheering you on for success.
Via: Smoke Log
Payment: Contributors Copy
Theme: We will consider one story per author per issue, and submission of original and unpublished work in any genre is very welcome. The only essential is that your story makes us want to read on.
If you’re not familiar with Structo, take a few minutes to read through some of our back issues. They’re free to read, and this is by far the easiest way to find out whether we might enjoy your kind of writing. If you’re not a fan of reading on screen, you could always pick up a copy. If anything isn’t clear—or if you have any questions—please do get in touch. As well as following the specific guidelines here, we would encourage everyone to take a look at this excellent article from The Review Review for some general advice on the best way to go about submitting writing to magazines.
Short stories of up to approximately 3,000 words will be considered, both original stories and new translations of non-English language texts. We will consider one story per author per issue, and submission of original and unpublished work in any genre is very welcome. The only essential is that your story makes us want to read on. The ‘previously unpublished’ rule does not include personal blogs, so if you’ve published stories in that form that’s fine, but please let us know.
We will consider up to three previously unpublished poems in English or new translations from other languages. The ‘previously unpublished’ rule does not include personal blogs, so if you’ve published poems in that form that’s fine, but please let us know. Visual poetry and other hybrid forms are welcome. Our first consideration is the merit of the poetry, then the quality of the art. There’s a higher burden of proof on the pieces because of this but we’d love to receive some.
Do you offer compensation for published work?
As the magazine is not-for-profit there is currently no payment for included work. Contributors will be sent a copy of the magazine before it hits the streets however, with the option of picking up any extra copies at cost. We also continue to support our writers long after publication. As Structo grows, more and more subscriptions are gifted to agents, publishers, anthologists and reviewers. We submit also work to the Pushcart Prize, Stack Award for Best Original Fiction and Forward Poetry Prizes. As one of our writers you have the option of joining our Structo Alum Facebook group, and are able to submit work for publication in our chapbooks. We’re also working on the cash thing.
What rights do you take?
To give you as much freedom as possible, all work in Structo is published under the protection of a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 UK: England & Wales licence. Nothing in this licence impairs or restricts your individual moral rights as author.
Do you accept simultaneous submissions?
Yes. Please let us know as soon as a piece is accepted elsewhere.
Happy with all that?
Send us your work using the link below.
Payment: $20 for a poem
Theme: Poetry on SF or fantasy themes
We are currently open to submissions, but we do have a big pool of accepted pieces so will be reading very selectively.
Polu Texni is looking for articles, poems, or art profiles that pertain to our themes. Submissions can be sent to submissions at polutexni.com.
Non-fiction: This is our current biggest need. We are looking for articles on future art, technology and art, fannish culture, emerging media, art and science, or art and fantasy, among other things. Feel free to drop us a quick email with an idea and a short bio before you write, although we are unlikely to make a commitment before reading the finished piece. We will pay 3 to 5 cents a word.
Artist Profiles: We want to run profiles and interviews on speculative artists. We want to hear from mixed media artists, and artists with less exposure. Please send photos or links to photos, and if chosen we will contact you for an interview.
Poetry: Poetry on SF or fantasy themes. We prefer strong visual images. We pay $20 for a poem. Please send one poem per email, in the body of the email. Please, no attachments. It’s OK to send multiple poems, but please send them in separate emails. We might make an exception for attachments if your formatting is particularly fussy, but also be warned that WordPress isn’t the best tool for finicky formatting so this is not the best market for pieces that rely on careful visuals. If you have a suggestion for an accompanying photo or illustration, let us know if your poem is accepted.
Book Reviews: We would like reviews of books pertaining to our themes, either speculative fiction books, art books, illustrated books or graphic novels. Pays 3 cents a word.
Please contact me at submissions at polutexni.com if you have any questions.
Via: Polu Texni.