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Season Three Submission Deadline: December 31st, 2017
How to submit:
At the moment, we are accepting submissions through our Online Submission Form. Only submissions through the online submission form will be accepted.
What we’re looking for:
We will be publishing 3 SEASONS of genre anthologies each year. Each Season will have its own theme. See the SEASONS page to see what seasons we are currently looking for and what seasons have past. We will also be publishing other anthologies, so feel free to send us work at anytime. We will post if and when we have themes for other anthologies. We publish anthologies with Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror themes.
Please note that we do not consider novel excerpts, or anything with illustrations or photographs.
Our anthologies will be available in paperback and ebook formats exclusively through Amazon.
What’s the deadline?
Check the SEASONS page for each seasons deadline. Otherwise, please feel to send us other work that may be great for another anthology as we will be publishing others.
We’re based in the US but we accept submissions from authors all over the English-speaking world.
We ask for first serial rights on any story we publish. This means that the story should not have appeared anywhere else, either in print or online. (This includes publication on an author’s own website.) When we publish a story, we ask for a brief period of exclusivity (roughly 18 to 24 months), and the right to keep the story in print. We do not place any limits on what you can do with your story after the exclusivity period.
We are able to consider stories for publishing on the site that are between 1,000 and 20,000 words in length; please do not send anything longer than this. Stories shorter than 1000 words may be considered for extra exclusive content when the season is published in book format. (Most of the stories have been submitted so far are between about 2,000 and 7,000 words.)
Do you get paid?
Each story once published to the site will come with a listing of how to find everything from that author and a weeks paid advertising to help drive traffic. Once the Season is finished and published in book format with exclusives added 50% of the profits will be deducted for charity, 10% will go to our editors and 40% will be split between the authors to be paid quarterly.
Yeah, we don’t have one of those.
Multiple and simultaneous submissions:
Please feel free to send us more than one story at a time. We do have a limit of 3 submissions per day. Please send each story through the form one at a time, and not together in one document.
We do understand if you want to submit to more than one outlet at a time. However, please let us know if a story you’ve submitted to us has been accepted elsewhere!
Our response times:
We aim to reply to all submissions within three weeks, although sometimes we may fall behind.
If you’re waiting for a reply from us, please keep an eye on your promotions and junk mail folder, as our replies can sometimes make their way there. If you have submitted a story and not heard from us after 4 weeks, please check your spam/junk mail folder again. If there’s nothing there, email us: [email protected] Please include your name and story title.
Payment: $100 advance on a 20% royalty on individual issue sales
Storyteller is looking for a modern evolution of literary fiction. We want stories that hook right from the first sentence and don’t let go until the impactful climax a few thousand words later. Stories should be titled to attract a reader’s interest; not to describe the story. The hook should pull the reader straight into the action. The climax should have emotional relevance. We want goose-bump triggering impact.
Upon acceptance, contributors are required to collaborate with editors and other contributors to revise their submission, as well as promote the issue to which their work is accepted.
Compensation: $100 advance on a 20% royalty on individual issue sales.
Rights: One month exclusivity & first publishing rights. Previously published work not accepted.
Circulation: Thousands of readers on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and ReadStoryteller.com.
Average reading time: Less than thirty days. Stories selected by a team of curators.
Word count: 5,000 to 7,500 words considered for fiction. No exceptions.
The goal of Under the Bed is to give readers horror stories that are fresh, tightly written, and most of all, scary. Reading with your back to the wall, occasionally getting up to check all the locks, hiding under the blankets–scary.
FictionMagazines.com(FMDC) publishes seven monthly magazines; one for each major genre of fiction. Stories of all types may find their home in our publications, though perhaps not on the first try. We offer feedback on every declined submission which follows our guidelines.
Upon acceptance, contributors are expected to collaborate with editors, FMDC staff, and other contributors to revise their submission, as well as promote the issue to which their work is accepted.
Compensation: 10% royalty on issue sales.
Rights: One month exclusivity & first publishing rights. Previously published work not accepted.
Circulation: Thousands of readers on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and FictionMagazines.com.
Average reading time: Less than thirty days. Stories selected by peer review. Apply to curate.
Word count: 4,250 to 7,500 words considered for fiction. No exceptions.
We are currently OPEN to fiction collection, novella and novel submissions. (9-14-2016)
Guidelines for all submissions:
JournalStone is currently accepting manuscripts with the following genres: Horror, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Paranormal in the Young Adult and Adult markets. We reserve the right to consider the subject matter and how best to utilize it. JournalStone does not practice censorship of any author’s work.
In your cover letter, tell us the word count, genre, and a brief synopsis of the plot. Submissions without this information cannot be reviewed.
Please attach your manuscript in your email as a .doc,. docx or .rtf file. Do not paste your text in the body of the email.
The title of your email subject line and file name should read: “Submission [type] – [title] – [genre] – [last name]”. For example: Submission Novel – Carrie – Horror – King.
For proper formatting of your manuscript, please follow the Shunn way.
We consider the quality of the editing in our review process. Please fully proof read and edit manuscripts prior to submission.
Do not submit a work-in-progress. We only accept completed works.
Allow two to three months for a response to your submission. We may respond more quickly, but we cannot guarantee timing.
Please do not send follow up e-mails. We will notify you when we place your work in the queue, and will contact you when we have completed our review.
Inform us if this is a previously published work. If you have self-published the same work, we would like to know the details about your effort. You may include website links in your email, to direct us.
Email your cover letter and completed manuscript to jess [at] journalstone.com
What happens when you submit to JournalStone?
JournalStone will review your submission and decide whether we can publish it. Often, authors receive comments about their text, prior to any approval, with suggestions for improvements, or clarifications in the story. While this does not guarantee a firm acceptance, it can certainly help, and can ease the next few steps.
If your work is approved for publication, our president, Christopher C. Payne, will contact you with a contract for your review. Upon acceptance of that agreement, we will begin to move your manuscript through the editing and development channels. This part of the process can take a few, to several months. You will be involved the entire way.
Once editing and development is complete, your new book will be printed in proof form, and it will be reviewed again for any additional work. You will get a chance to see it, too! When approved in that first printed form – your book is ready for the release! JournalStone will begin to distribute and promote your book, to make the world aware of it.
*These are general guidelines to the publishing benefits provided; the contract serves as the final agreement, between JournalStone (publisher) and all authors, for work undertaken.
Payment: All works 250 or less words will receive $5.00. Works of 251 words or more will receive $0.02 per word
New Zenith Magazine is launching its first issue in July 2016. Our print edition will run quarterly, while the web-only supplement will be updated on a monthly basis.
What we accept:
New Zenith accepts any fiction up to roughly 3000 words in any genre except erotica. We accept cartoons, illustrations/illustrated stories and photography/photo storytelling. We publish authors of any age.
We do not accept non-fiction of any type. However, non-fiction on the topic of writing may be submitted to our bloglivewritelovelearn.
Our magazine will have a feature called “The Prompt.” For this prompt, please write one piece of flash fiction 400 words or less. Somewhere in the work should be the line, “I woke up and found myself …” It doesn’t matter where it appears, but it must be included. Prompts should be submitted with the subject line “Prompt.”
Fiction should have the subject “New Zenith Submission.”
Cover Art should have the subject “Cover Art.”
Photography/photo stories should have the subject “Photo Submission.”
Cartoons: We are looking for an illustrator who will provide a regular cartoon strip if possible. We also accept standalone cartoons, email with the subject “Cartoon Submission.”
Deadlines for July 30th issue: Works must be submitted by Noon Eastern Daylight Time, June 30, 2016 to be considered for inclusion in the July issue. Anything received after that deadline will be considered for the September issue, and for inclusion on the web site for August and September.
You may submit up to 3 works of prose, 5 works of poetry and 5 works of art/photography unless requested otherwise. Please submit each work in the body of the email, one per message.
All rights will return to the author upon publication. The magazine will retain the right to archive and reprint the story in its original form. This is solely for the purpose of providing reprints and an online archive to our subscribers. We will notify you if we wish to add your work to a “Best of” edition. Authors may choose if they wish to participate in that edition.
Prose/poetry: All works 250 or less words will receive $5.00. Works of 251 words or more will receive $0.02 per word.
$150 advance, plus royalties to be paid every 6 months, plus 10 free copies of the print edition
Dark Park Publishing is currently accepting well-written novels and novellas in all areas of Dark Fiction.
Works can be Horror, Dark Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Western, or Dark Comedy in any genre. What we are looking for, besides an entertaining read, is unique storytelling. Whether it’s a strikingly original premise, a mash-up of genres never done before, or a tale told in an unconventional (but effective) style, if your work presents fresh ideas and a distinctive voice, we’re interested!
Submission Guidelines (please read fully before submitting):
• Complete works should be 25,000+ words for Novellas and 50,000+ words for Novels.
• Work must be written in English.
• Work should be submitted as a Microsoft Word doc/docx. (See details below.*)
• Work must be received in proper manuscript format. See example HERE. (Except, please put only one space after a period, not two.)
• Work must be original to author. Persons submitting must hold copyright to the material, or have legal authority to submit work on behalf of author.
• Work cannot have been previously published in any form or market.
• No simultaneous or multiple submissions.
*Authors wanting to submit their work for consideration should initially send only the FIRST 50 PAGES OF THE WORK (double spaced) as an attachment. In the body of the email, author should provide a brief (1-3 sentences) description of the storyline, and word count of complete work.
Submissions should be emailed to [email protected]
Use “Submission – Title of Your Work – Your Last Name” as your subject line (and don’t forget to attach your work).
Authors of works accepted for publication by Dark Park will receive a $150 advance, plus royalties to be paid every 6 months, plus 10 free copies of the print edition of the book when available.
**Follow @DarkParkPub on Twitter for the latest book updates.