Category: Online

Ongoing Submissions: Memento Vitae

Payment: $20 (NZD)
Theme: Attaching memories to physical items

An exploration through pictures & prose of how we attach memories to physical items…

Throughout our lives we collect and keep physical things that are important to us in ways others might never understand. These items — also known as “emotional tokens” — are often completely worthless in monetary terms, but absolutely priceless to us.

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Ongoing Submissions: Simily

Payment: $0.02 for every unique story view
Theme: All forms of short fiction
Note: This is NOT your standard submission call. IF the platform takes off and/or you have a strong following it could be a fantastic secondary source of income. Worth a look if you have reprints that have been out of circulation or a ton of stories sitting around.

Simily is a new platform to self-publish short stories. We believe in the power of a good story and our goal is to help writers reach new readers, hone their craft, and get paid.

 

The details:

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Ongoing Submissions: Simily

 

Payment: $0.02 for every unique story view,
Theme: SF, fantasy and speculative fiction

Simily is a new platform for both published and unpublished authors to self-publish short stories in various genres, including SF, fantasy and speculative fiction. We believe in the power of a good story and our goal is to help writers reach new readers, hone their craft, and receive payment in the process.
While our platform is in its early stages, we compensate authors $0.02 for every unique story view, including views from free accounts. Once we are up and running, writers will receive a portion of the subscription of paying readers (similar to Medium).
Authors retain all copyright to their work and are able to remove their work from Simily at any time.
We do not require exclusivity. You are free to publish or republish your work wherever you see fit. By submitting to Simily, you acknowledge that the work is your own and you have the right to publish it. See our Terms of Service for more information.
All stories must use proper English grammar, structure and syntax. You will be notified within 2-3 weeks if your story has been selected for publishing.

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Ongoing Submissions: Group Chat Review

Payment: $25
Theme: They strive to be anti-imperialist, anti-fascist, anti-queerphobic, anti-transphobic, anti-ableist, anti-racist, and anti-sexist.
Note: Read the examples on their website before submitting

POETRY

♥ Send us up to five poems per submission.

♥ Use 12 point, Times New Roman font.

♥ Include all pieces in a single .docx file.

FLASH FICTION

♥ Send us up to three pieces (<1,000 words each) per submission.

♥ There is no minimum word count, but we especially like 400-plus.

♥ Use 12 point, Times New Roman font, and double space.

♥ Include all pieces in a single .docx file.

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Ongoing Submissions: The AntiHumanist

Payment: 5 cents US per word
Theme: Fiction that challenges human centred narratives, that forces us to confront our place in the universe, that makes us question: Who are we? Why are we here? Is there a purpose?

We want flash fiction that delights and disturbs.

WHAT DO WE WANT?

LENGTH

Fiction comes in all lengths, but we believe that the brevity is the soul of wit. Flash fiction, micro-fiction, short shorts and numerous other labels exist for the genre – and for us it means works 1000 words or less.

 

GENRE

We want fiction that challenges human centred narratives, that forces us to confront our place in the universe, that makes us question: Who are we? Why are we here? Is there a purpose? Historically, weird fiction has best captured this goal. However, we are willing to accept submissions from speculative, horror, and literary writers that meet the above criteria.

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Taking Submissions: Dose of Dread April 2021

Deadline: April 15th, 2021
Payment: $10
Theme: Un-themed, general horror flash fiction. Preference to dread-inducing stories.

Submissions OPEN (Monthly, 1st – 15th). Un-themed, general horror flash fiction. Preference to dread-inducing stories.

Length: 500 – 1,000 words. Firm.

Author Compensation: $10, paid via PayPal.

Publication: Dread Stone Press website (Dose of Dread).

Reading Periods: Monthly, 1st to 15th. Any stories submitted outside of each reading period will not be read. Two (2) stories will be selected out of each reading period for publication the following month.

Rights: First World Electronic Rights. Non-exclusive rights thereafter. No reprint restrictions after publication.

Original stories ONLY. No reprints. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but NO multiple submissions. You may submit again the next month if rejected. If your story is accepted, please sit out one reading period before submitting again.

Please, for everyone’s sake, no rough drafts. Successful pieces will require little to no proofreading edits.

Email your submission as a Word document attachment to [email protected] with “DOSE – [Story Title] – [Author Name]” in the subject line.

Please see the General Submission Guidelines below for additional formatting information.

General Submission Guidelines

Rejections for Dose of Dread submissions will be sent by the end of the month submitted. If you have not received a reply by then, feel free to follow-up. All rejections will be form rejections. It’s not personal, promise. Which also means please don’t respond to rejections. It’s unnecessary.

For Dose of Dread submissions, please send your work by email to [email protected] with the subject line format: “DOSE – [Story title] – [Author name]”.

Address your email to “Editor” or “Alex”.

Please provide a brief cover letter in the body of the email (title, word count, relevant info, etc). Do not stress over or overthink this.

Please include an author bio of 100 words or less, written in third person, plus any links (e.g. to a website / Twitter) if you wish to include them.

Please submit your work as an email attachment in .doc/.docx format. Any other attachment type or stories copy/pasted into the body of the email will not be read.

Ensure your document contains your story title, your name (or pen name), and an approximate word count.

Please include a header on each page of your document with your surname, title and page number.

Your document should be formatted in Times New Roman, 12pt., with double line spacing and indented paragraphs.

All payments will be made via PayPal.

Query [email protected] for any questions or concerns.

Via: Dreadstone Press.