Deadline: August 1st, 2021
Payment: $25 and a contributors copy
Theme: Speculative Fiction reprints
Note: Reprints Only from January 1st 2019 and December 31st 2020
Deadline for Submissions: August 1st 2021
The Best Indie Speculative Fiction project is for previously-published stories only. DO NOT submit unpublished work to this project.
This initiative from Bards and Sages Publishing seeks to highlight the best stories being produced both by independent authors and our fellow small press publishers. This project only considers previous-published stories that are either self-published or published with a small press.
If a story is accepted for this project, we will only be requesting non-exclusive print rights for the story. This annual periodical is only released in print format.
Stories must be speculative in nature (fantasy, horror, science fiction, etc) and the speculative element must be the primary focus of the story. Children’s stories, romances, and erotica are not eligible.
Submitted stories must have been FIRST PUBLISHED between January 1 2019 and December 31st 2020 to be eligible. You must include the information regarding the previous publication when sending your submission.
Submitted stories should be between 1,000-20,000 words.
Please follow all other submission guidelines as noted on this page. Our general submission guidelines apply.
Payment: $25 plus one copy of the issue.
Send Submissions to: [email protected]
General Guidelines for All Projects