Taking Submissions SubTerrain #84

Deadline: September 6th, 2019
Payment: Poetry: $50 per poem , Prose: $.10 per word (to a maximum of $500.)

subTerrain publishes original fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, essays, and commentary three times a year. Submissions must be previously unpublished material. (Note maximum number of submissions per issue in General Guidelines below.)

subTerrain welcomes submissions from both emerging and established authors. We are happy to consider work from all corners of the identity spectrum, including works by underrepresented writers, including but not limited to writers who are indigenous, of colour, immigrants, women, LGBTQI+, low-income, no-income, and writers with disabilities. Submitters are welcome to state demographics such as race, age, gender, etc. in their cover letter if they so choose.

WINTER
1984 Revisited (#84) — For our 84th issue we plan to pay homage to the dystopian world that was depicted in George Orwell’s novel 1984. A revisit and analysis of Orwell’s world as depicted in his seminal dystopian novel, along with other complementary dystopian works and reviews, will form the over-arching theme for our Winter 2019 issue. In a time of growing uncertainty about the future, readers have been turning to dystopian classics. As reported in the NY Times, January 2017, “The Handmaid’s Tale is among several classic dystopian novels that seem to be resonating with readers at a moment of heightened anxiety about the state of American democracy. Sales have also risen drastically for George Orwell’s Animal Farm and 1984, which shot to the top of Amazon’s best-seller list.

Other novels that today’s readers may not have picked up since high school but have landed on the top reading lists recently are Aldous Huxley’s 1932 novel, Brave New World, a futuristic dystopian story set in England in 2540; and Sinclair Lewis’s 1935 novel It Can’t Happen Here, a satire about a bellicose presidential candidate who runs on a populist platform in the United States but turns out to be a fascist demagogue.” This issue will also offer us the opportunity to reflect on the state of American democracy and Canada’s own rise of alt-right Conservatism.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: September 6, 2019
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Taking Submissions: DreamForge Magazine

Deadline: June 30th, 2019
Payment: Between $0.04 and $0.08/word, depending on factors listed below
Note: Reprints, poetry accepted

Following our guidelines does not guarantee that we will accept your story, but ignoring them does guarantee that your submission may be returned without receiving the attention it deserves.

An Overview

At DreamForge, our goal is to publish positive science and fantasy fiction. (That’s about it, but if you want to know more, you can check out our Rules of Fiction page.)

What Are We Looking For?

Space opera, urban fantasy, military sf, magical realms, hard science fiction, sword & sorcery, time travel, cyberpunk, steampunk, hopepunk, and whatever else comes before punk. Parables, poetry, zombies, and vampires are also welcome. No horror please.

  • Yes to communities and teams working together to overcome dire challenges.
  • Yes to marginalized and under-represented characters as protagonists.
  • Yes to science and magic that solve problems, alleviate suffering, and boldly explore new possibilities.
  • No to corrupt, dystopian governments or evil corporations.
  • No Horror, please
  • Stories set before, during, or after an “apocalypse” are more likely than not to be rejected.
  • Tone down the violence, profanity, and sex

Story Length

Shorter is better!

If you submit a story over 5,000 words, it has to be amazing to get very far in the review process. We want variety in each issue, and longer your story, the less variety we can print.

Overall, we will consider the following word counts:

  • Flash Fiction & Poetry: 100 – 1500 words
  • Short Stories: 2,000 – 7,500 words
  • Novelettes: 7,500 – 12,000 words.

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Taking Submissions SubTerrain #83

Deadline: June 24th, 2019
Payment: (CA)$50 per poem $.10 per word (to a maximum of $500.)

subTerrain publishes original fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, essays, and commentary three times a year. Submissions must be previously unpublished material. (Note maximum number of submissions per issue in General Guidelines below.)

subTerrain welcomes submissions from both emerging and established authors. We are happy to consider work from all corners of the identity spectrum, including works by underrepresented writers, including but not limited to writers who are indigenous, of colour, immigrants, women, LGBTQI+, low-income, no-income, and writers with disabilities. Submitters are welcome to state demographics such as race, age, gender, etc. in their cover letter if they so choose.

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TWENTY-NINETEEN ISSUES

SPRING — OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS!

Shame (#82) — With our Spring issue we will once again delve into uncomfortable territory with an issue devoted to the exploration of shame. Shame as a cultural phenomenon, a personal crippler, and all of its associated sub-types: false shame, secret shame, toxic shame, vicarious shame.

“… shame is important because no other affect is more disturbing to the self, none more central for the sense of identity. In the context of normal development, shame is the source of low self-esteem, diminished self-image, poor self-concept, and deficient body-image. Shame itself produces self-doubt and disrupts both security and confidence. It can become an impediment to the experience of belonging and to shared intimacy….It is the experiential ground from which conscience and identity inevitably evolve. In the context of pathological development, shame is central to the emergence of alienation, loneliness, inferiority and perfectionism. It plays a central role in many psychological disorders as well, including depression, paranoia, addiction, and borderline conditions. Sexual disorders and many eating disorders are largely disorders of shame. Both physical abuse and sexual abuse also significantly involve shame.” — Gershen Kaufman, Shame: The Power of Caring.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: February 8, 2019

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SUMMER/FALL
General Reading Issue (#83) — Our Summer/Fall issue will be a general issue featuring the best of fiction, poetry, commentary and creative nonfiction to have been selected and accepted throughout the year. This issue will also feature the winning entries in our 2019 Lush Triumphant Literary Awards, as well as excerpts from forthcoming releases from Canadian indie presses.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: June 24, 2019

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WINTER
1984 Revisited (#84) — For our 84th issue we plan to pay homage to the dystopian world that was depicted in George Orwell’s novel 1984. A revisit and analysis of Orwell’s world as depicted in his seminal dystopian novel, along with other complementary dystopian works and reviews, will form the over-arching theme for our Winter 2019 issue. In a time of growing uncertainty about the future, readers have been turning to dystopian classics. As reported in the NY Times, January 2017, “The Handmaid’s Tale is among several classic dystopian novels that seem to be resonating with readers at a moment of heightened anxiety about the state of American democracy. Sales have also risen drastically for George Orwell’s Animal Farm and 1984, which shot to the top of Amazon’s best-seller list.

Other novels that today’s readers may not have picked up since high school but have landed on the top reading lists recently are Aldous Huxley’s 1932 novel, Brave New World, a futuristic dystopian story set in England in 2540; and Sinclair Lewis’s 1935 novel It Can’t Happen Here, a satire about a bellicose presidential candidate who runs on a populist platform in the United States but turns out to be a fascist demagogue.” This issue will also offer us the opportunity to reflect on the state of American democracy and Canada’s own rise of alt-right Conservatism.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: September 6, 2019

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When submitting, please identify on the envelope the theme issue for which you’re submitting.

Feel free to interpret these themes in unique and unusual ways.

All other regular submission guidelines still apply, as below.

GENERAL GUIDELINES:

The following are some general guidelines (as always, we suggest READING an issue of the magazine to see what we’re all about).

Submissions must be previously unpublished and be:

1. typed, double-spaced on 8 1/2 x 11 paper (no disks or e-mail submissions please)

2. Fiction: a maximum of 3,000 words. (Max. 3 stories per issue)

3. Poetry: we no longer accept unsolicited poetry submissions (unless specifically related to one of our theme issues). Poetry should be single-spaced with stanza breaks. (Max. 5 poems per issue)

4. Creative Non-Fiction: a maximum of 4,000 words. (Max. 2 articles per issue)

5. Commentary (social or otherwise): a maximum of 4000 words. (Max. 2 articles per issue)

6. Photography & Illustration: we only accept solicited art and photography. Please forward us a link to your work;

7. Those submissions not accompanied by a SASE (self-addressed, stamped envelope) will not be considered or returned. Submissions from outside Canada: It has come to our attention that IRCs are no longer available in the U.S. Submitters from outside Canada: please DO NOT SEND RETURN ENVELOPES WITH U.S. STAMPS — WE CANNOT USE U.S. POSTAGE TO MAIL FROM CANADA! Please include your email address with your submission and we will respond via email.

8. Please do not send submissions via email.

Payment rates for published submissions:

Poetry: $50 per poem
Prose: $.10 per word (to a maximum of $500.)

Submit online (click) here:

Mail hard copy submissions to:

subTerrain Magazine
P.O. Box 3008, MPO
Vancouver, BC V6B 3X5
CANADA
TEL: (604) 876-8710 FAX: (604) 879-2667
EMAIL: [email protected]

Via: SubTerrain.

Ongoing Submissions: The Master’s Review

Payment: 10 cents per word up to $200

Submissions for our New Voices category are open year round. New Voices is open to any new and emerging author who has not published a work of fiction or narrative nonfiction of novel length. You must not have a novel forthcoming at the time of submission. Published short-story collections do not count as a novel-length work and those authors are free to submit. New Voices are published online only and will feature a number of stories from new authors each month.

We are pleased to announce we now offer payment to New Voices authors. $0.10/word up to $200. We are thrilled to be paying for published pieces but will be highly selective in our choices for publication.

  • New Voices submissions are open to new and emerging writers only (no novel-length published work forthcoming at the time of submission).
  • We accept fiction and narrative non-fiction. We do accept a variety of genres and styles, our only requirement is that you show excellence in your craft. We want to be wowed. Bend genres, experiment with structure, and write your heart out. But please, send us polished work. Our aim is to showcase writers who we believe will continue to produce great work. Send us only your best.
  • We accept simultaneous submissions but please notify us if your work is picked up elsewhere.
  • All submissions must be less than 7,000 words.
  • We do accept multiple submissions.
  • Please include a cover letter with your publication history

Via: The Master’s Review Submittable.

Ongoing Submissions: Future Science Fiction Digest

Payment: ten cents per word
Note: ONLY Translated Works Or English As A Second Language Authors Need Apply

We’re currently open to fiction submissions ONLY in the following categories:

  • Translated fiction. Author or authorized translator may submit fiction of 500-10,000 words that has been previously published in source language but not in English.
  • Fiction written by authors for whom English is not their first language and who reside outside of primarily English-speaking countries. If you’re not entirely certain whether you qualify for this call, feel free to query.

Please include the author’s primary language/country of residence and/or original publication info for translations in the cover letter. Submissions that do not include this information will not be read.

We’re currently CLOSED to other unsolicited fiction submissions, but will eventually open to those as well. Please do not query regarding this; we will post an update here when a general reading window opens.

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