Ongoing Submissions: Feed Your Monster

Payment: We pay £3.50 for original flash fiction, £5 for original writing articles, and £6 for original short stories over 1000 words. For all reprints we pay £2.50.
Note: Reprints Allowed

Monsters everywhere are hungry, so we need you to write for us! 

Here at Feed Your Monster we seek only the very tastiest, most unique delicacies for fussy monsters everywhere. We don’t serve school dinners or ready meals or cold leftovers. Our monsters want something satisfying to sink their hungry teeth into and we aim to deliver.

We love to dish up lighthearted fiction with a sprinkling of horror and a pickled garnish. We want original, fantastic, funny, gory, and scary all in the same course. To please us you’ll need to cook up your very best.

Here’s how: 

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What do we want? 

Flash Fiction

Our bread and butter. We love flash fiction. We prefer it short and snappy, but with buckets of flavour and a shot of dark humour. Send us your snacks and appetisers.

Maximum word count 1000 words.

Short Stories

We prefer bite-sized stories, however every now and then we need something really meaty. If you can supply a bone chilling tale to pile high the greediest plate then we want to see it. 

Maximum word count 3000 words

Writing Articles

We’re seeking well structured, dynamic pieces designed to help writers refine their skill. Can you help us pen the perfect plot, create heroes we root for, villains we love to hate, tips on prose and writing success? If so, we want to hear from you.

Maximum word count 1500 words 

The Finer Details

One submission at a time please, wait for a response on your first submission before submitting another. 

Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know if your story is accepted elsewhere if we have not already responded.

We do consider reprints provided the rights have reverted back to you, however we pay a marked down price for these see the payments section and please note, if your story is a reprint please say so in the submission email.

We welcome new and experienced writers. You may send us a bio with your submission if you like, however it’s the story we are interested in first and foremost. 

Only a handful of stories will make the cut each month so make sure you send something extra tasty for the monster.


Send submissions to [email protected] 

You can either paste the story into the body of the message, or attach a document. 

As Feed Your Monster has only a very small amount of staff please allow three months for us to respond, after which you may query your submission. You can retract your submission at anytime by emailing Rinoa Cameron at the above address.

Payment

We don’t believe in free dinners. Every story or article we accept will receive a small payment to thank you for your hard work.

We pay £3.50 for original flash fiction, £5 for original writing articles, and £6 for original short stories over 1000 words. For all reprints we pay £2.50.

You will receive payment once you have agreed to our contract, which we will send upon accepting your submission. You will also receive the opportunity to have any books you wish to promote and up to two chosen webpages or Facebook pages featured in the Writer’s Buffet section of our website. 

Payments are done via paypal with no other form of payment available.

Rights

Feed Your Monster purchases First Electronic Rights and/or (your contract will stipulate)  limited one-time, non-exclusive rights to audio. All stories are copyright of and credited to their authors, however by submitting to us you are agreeing that you are in possession of the correct rights to the story/article. Please tell us if it is a reprint.

An important note to consider: If you sell your First Electronic Rights to Feed Your Monster, it is worth remembering that most other publications will consider it a published work that can only be sold going forwards as a reprint. This will limit the number of markets available to the piece in the future and will also reduce the pay rate you may be able to receive. Therefore, before submitting to us, please be certain that selling your First Electronic Rights for our token payment is something you are happy to proceed with. After all, we care about our writers and only want what’s best for you.

Tips for success 

Keep it clean – we love a good scary, gory tale and we don’t even mind the odd F-bomb, but some things are just too disgusting to eat. We’re not looking for extreme horror here.  

Read our ezine – there’s no better way to find out what we like! 

Tidy up your mess – check your spellings and do your writing homework. Stories littered with mistakes will be fed straight to the monsters in our rejection bin.

Freak us out – be creepy or weird or creepy and weird. Make your story smell better (or perhaps worse) than the rest.

And good luck – sometimes it doesn’t matter how amazing a story is, it may just not be right for us. If we reject you don’t be disheartened. We want you to be the very best writer you can be. We love writers, we care for writers, we exist for writers. 

 

Thank you,

The Feed Your Monster Team.

Via: Feed Your Monster.

Taking Submissions: Antimatter Magazine

Deadline: October 31st, 2017
Payment: $20 per story.

ANTIMATTER publishes flash fiction and story experiments inspired by the latest science news and discoveries.

We’re most interested in flash fiction, but we’re also open to story experiments, narrative games, and text messager-based stories.

HOW IT WORKS

First, find a recent scientific story, headline, or discovery that sparks your imagination. (View science headlines here. View scientific story prompts here.) Then, use that real science headline to inform, drive, or inspire an original flash science fiction story.

  • A short story up to 500 words (about one single-spaced page that can be read aloud in about five minutes).
  • A story with a plot (though we’re open to creative interpretation).
  • A story linked to a recent science headline, new discovery, or new hypothesis or theory.

Writers are encouraged to experiment with the flash fiction story form. For example, your story could be framed as a lab report, scientific article, message transcript, or a poem, or a script. It’s not required, but preference is given to stories crafted to feel real – like they really happened. Such stories can include many links to sources, authoritative quotes, and other techniques that lead the reader to suspend disbelief.

HOW TO SUBMIT A STORY

We use Submittable to manage story submissions. When you send us your story via Submittable, you will need to include a link to the article that inspired your story as well as a short bio.

  • You will receive notice if your story is accepted within five days of submission.
  • Payment is sent within 21 days of notice of acceptance.

Antimatter will promote your story via social media, potentially including paid promotion, and via our email newsletter.

PAY

  • Antimatter Magazine pays $20 per story.
  • We issue payment within 21 days of story publication.
  • Additionally, we reserve the right to offer you more money for additional reprinting in ANTIMATTER anthologies.

RIGHTS

In exchange for the fee we pay for your story, we ask for first North American serial rights and First Electronic Rights. Here’s a good, simple explanation of those rights. What does first publication mean?

  • Your story will be published on AntimatterMag.com.
  • Your story might be syndicated to our Medium publication at Medium.com/AntimatterMag.
  • A link to your story will be distributed to our email list.
  • Your story will be available to our other channels, including AntimatterMag.com, RSS, and through anthologized issues, which can appear on e-readers and other devices, and in our AntimatterMag.com archives.
  • Also, unless arrangements are made in advance, we reserve exclusive rights to published
  • content for 60 days. This means no other posting of the accepted story anywhere on the Web, or in print in the United States or Canada, for 60 days after its exclusive appearance on AntimatterMag.com and Antimatter Magazine channels.
  • After 60 days, AntimatterMag.com will share full rights with original writers.
  • First publication in Antimatter grants the Magazine permission to republish flashes, articles, and reviews elsewhere (in, for example, an anthology of the best pieces from Flash).
  • We are also asking for indefinite archiving rights, as the story may appear on AntimatterMag.com and associated channels.
  • At the writer’s request, we will remove the story from our archives after 60 days.
  • If the story is republished after 60 days, we ask that AntimatterMag.com be credited as the original publisher with a link to the piece on AntimatterMag.com in the byline or the body.

Please Note

  • In most cases, we don’t accept reprints, including from your personal website. If you think we should, though, let us know.
  • Please don’t submit the same story to us and any other venue at the same time. We’ll let you know if we accepted it within 5 business days of submission.

PROMOTION

  • We promote your stories on social media and in our newsletter.
  • Your bio and a link to your website and social profiles will be listed on AntimatterMag.com.

REQUIREMENTS

For Antimatter to accept your writing and pay you, we will need:

  • A print-ready, third-person bio with your cover letter.
  • A PayPal address or mailing address where we can send payment.

submit NOTE: Details valid through October 31, 2107

Via: Antimatter’s Submittable.

Taking Submissions: Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine

Deadline: September 30th, 2017
Payment: $30 per story, $10 per poem

Please read the following in its entirety before submitting. The rules are needed, and EC will not consider your work if they have not been followed.

It’s important to read samples of published work on EC. You can find just a few examples here.

HERE IS HOW YOU SUBMIT:
No unsolicited work of any kind is being accepted. Only the kind of submissions outlined below will be accepted at EC.

— Six times a year, writers and poets will have a chance to submit fairy-tale inspired stories and poems. No non-fiction of any kind.
— Here are the submission periods: Months–January, March, May, July, September, November.

     — Days of those months–the first through the 30th. That’s starting at 12 a.m. on the first day of a submission month. That’s ending at 11:59 p.m. of the 30th of a submission month (28th for February). Those are Eastern Standard Times.
     — No stories or poems will be accepted in the following months, so please do not send any: February, April, June, August, October, December.
     — You submit through email only. Please use this address only: [email protected] That’s for submissions only.
     — All questions, but no submissions, should be sent to [email protected].
     — Your last name, the month and the year should be in the subject line of the email.
     — You must be 18 years old or older, but may be from any country.
     — You should try to use American English word forms and punctuation.
     — Do not send attachments. They will not be opened or considered. Paste your work in the body of an email.
     — You will receive a response telling you I have received your submission.
     — No editorial feedback of any kind will be provided. I’m sorry about that. I just do not have the time.
     — No fancy spacing or characters, please. Do not indent for new paragraphs. Just do an extra return between them. My publishing platform is tricky. Heavy dialogue is very hard to format. Resist the urge. Most classic tales are not heavy on dialogue.
     — Your submission must include how you follow EC. Methods include something Google related, Facebook or Twitter or Pinterest (the board called New Posts at Enchanted Conversation). You only need to follow in one way. Just search for my name, Kate Wolford, and you will be able to follow both me and EC. But if you don’t follow, your work will not be considered. For a better explanation, go here: http://bit.ly/27Y2FNI
     — A Paypal address must be included. Without one, work will not be considered.
     — Only previously unpublished work, please. Only one work per writer per submission period.
     — First electronic rights are being bought. Once the story is published, you are free to shop it elsewhere.
     — All things being equal, authors who comment and support EC will get greater consideration of their work. But quality takes precedence over all other considerations.

THEMES
Each of the six submission periods for 2017 will have a theme. Here they are:
1. January: “Steadfast Tin Soldier,”
2. March: “Diamonds and Toads,”
3. May: “Donkeyskin,”
4. July: “Emperors New Clothes,”
5. September: “Godfather Death,”
6. November: “Elves and the Shoemaker.”

When each window for submissions opens, a theme-related post will be published. Please read the relevant post before writing your submission. All of the themes are classic fairy tales, but I do not want retreads of the original stories. At the same time, your works should reflect the chosen theme, or there is no chance of publication.

WORD COUNT and CONTENT
Stories should be no shorter than 700 words and no longer than 3,000.
Poems may be of any length.

Absolutely none of the following: Sci-fi, dystopian, erotica, high fantasy, excessive world building, time-travel, futuristic, space travel, western. Oh, and I hate love triangles. Also, EC is NOT a children’s publication. Period

It’s essential that you read past EC stories and poems to see what I publish on EC. (Note, to make sure there is no confusion, understand that EC is on e-publication only. 12-31-16.) Also, Beyond the Glass Slipper, Krampusnacht, He Sees You When He’s Creepin, and Frozen Fairy Tales give great insight insight into what I publish. You can find them at Amazon, B&N and other booksellers. All are available in ebook form.

The essence of classic fairy tales must be maintained when you write these stories. Your are free to explore themes by retelling a classic tale–but in your own way and in keeping with the theme. I tend to prefer things to end happily, but it’s not essential. Please think of the classic fairy tale form when writing poems or stories.

NOTIFICATION OF SUCCESS and PAYMENT
— Story pay: $30, Poem pay: $10. US dollars only.
— Payment will be made through PayPal only.
— Non-acceptance emails will not be sent out. Instead, the names of those whose works are chosen will be posted on EC no later than the 7th of the month following a submission month.
— The winners will usually be published at the end of the non-submission month following a submission month. Example: January is a submission month. Winners will be posted no later than February 7 and winners would usually be published on the last day of February.

KW

Via: Fairy Tale Magazine.

Taking Submissions: Uncommon Evil

Deadline: November 15th, 2017
Payment: Royalties

Submission Details:

  • Submissions must be in English and written to the highest quality you are capable. Avoid passive voice. Consider making a pass with an editor before submission.
  • Maximum Word Count is 10,000, however I’m not going to turn away something awesome that’s a little over.
  • This is a paid market anthology, with a royalty cut for each author. Details available upon request.
  • Each author retains all rights to their story.
  • All submissions will be edited and sent to the author for final approval before publication.
  • Open internationally, but submission must be in American English.
  • There is no fee to submit.
  • Please, no reprints or simultaneous submissions.
  • Multiple submissions accepted. Limit of two submissions per author.
  • Any genre is fine. However, we are not looking for nonfiction at this time.
  • Adult language and sexual situations are permitted.
  • Standard submission format is accepted, or please send in WORD doc or docx, formatted with; 12pt Times New Roman with 1.5-line spacing; left justified with 0.3″ indents on the first line of each new paragraph (Do NOT use TAB); no extra spacing between paragraphs; and no headers/footers/page numbers; one space at the end of a sentence, not two.
  • To submit, please send your story to [email protected] and include the following information in the body of the email:

Author (Legal) Name:
Pseudonym (if applicable):
Email:
Story Title:
Word Count:
Short Summary:
3rd Person Biography:

If you have any questions, please email me at [email protected] or submit your question through the contact page.

Via: Fighting Monkey Press.

Taking Submissions: After The Orange

Deadline: December 15th, 2017
Payment: $0.02 cent a word paid on publication + shared royalties.

B Cubed Press is accepting short story submissions for “After the Orange,” an original science fiction and fantasy anthology about the post-Trump world.

The Premise:

The Trump Presidency has come and gone.  Has this invoked the Trump Dynasty or has it spawned a return to core values, a hedonistic paradise or what?  Truly, what does the future, the post Trump future hold?

What We Want:

We are looking for near- or farther-future stories, society as it is AFTER 2032 – at least two presidential election cycles after Donald Trump’s last eligibility. Show us America or the world in a new era, or look at world politics changed by the actions of US policies and people. Or go beyond.

Stories may present an optimistic or pessimistic, utopian or apocalyptic visions of the future, with some clear connection to current events and the world as it is in 2017. Political shenanigans would be interesting, as well as romance, spooks, robots and evil overlords, satire or parodies. But remember, the world has moved on. The editors generally favor character- and/or plot-driven stories.

How to Submit:

Send submissions IN STANDARD MANUSCRIPT FORMAT* to: [email protected] in .doc., .docx, . or rtf .

Deadline – 12/15/2017

Publication Date. – Spring/Summer 2018

Word Counts – 500-5000 words

Pay US $0.02 cent a word paid on publication + shared royalties.

Via: B Cubed Press.

Taking Submissions: ROAR 9

Deadline: February 1st, 2018
Payment: 1/2 cent per word and one contributor’s copy.

We’re looking for excellent general audience furry stories on the theme “RESISTANCE.”  If you have an excellent story, but you’re not sure it fits the theme, give it a try.  We can be generous in how we interpret “resistance,” but all stories must be furry.  That means an anthropomorphic animal figure should be significantly featured in your story — it could be anthropomorphic in body or only intelligence.  We’ll consider any type of furry fiction from secret life of animals to fox in Starbucks — as long as it’s excellent.  Though, the editor does have a preference for stories where the animal nature of the characters matters — if the reader can’t even remember the species of the characters by the end of the story, then that’s not a good sign.

We are interested in underrepresented voices. If you have personal experience relevant to your story, feel free to mention it in your cover letter. For instance, if your story is about a space unicorn and you are a space unicorn (or a research biologist who studies space unicorns), let us know.  We are not interested in stories that involve rape in any way.

Please send submissions as an attached .doc, .docx, or .rtf file in Standard Manuscript Format to ROARanthology(at)gmail.com with a subject line that reads:  SUBMISSION:  “Story Title” – word count.  (For an example of Standard Manuscript Format, see this essay by William Shunn.  For help with writing a cover letter, check out this excellent advice from Strange Horizons.)

  • Length — Between 2,000 and 18,000 words.  Query if longer or shorter.  We tend to prefer stories between 4,000 and 12,000 words.
  • Multiple submissions — Keep it reasonable; two or three stories at a time is probably okay; ten isn’t.
  • Reprints — Yes, but include information about where the story was previously published.  We’re more interested in stories that will be new to the majority of our audience.
  • Simultaneous submissions — No.  If you send a story to us, please don’t send it anywhere else until you hear back from us.
  • Response time — Most final decisions won’t be made until after the deadline, but all stories should receive a response by March 1st.
  • Payment — 1/2 cent per word and one contributor’s copy.*
  • Deadline — February 1st, 2018
  • Expected release date — July, 2018

The ROAR anthologies are a FurPlanet production.  The editor for ROAR 9 is Mary E. Lowd, who also edited ROAR 6ROAR 7, and ROAR 8.

Via: Mary Lowd.

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