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Taking Submissions: Summer of Sci-Fi & Fantasy Anthology 2022

Deadline: January 30th, 2022
Payment: Half a cent/word ($0.005/word) Minimum $15.00.
Theme: speculative fiction, namely Sci-Fi and Fantasy.
Note: Reprints welcome at same pay rate and the main reason that I’m listing this at under a cent per word

We are currently open to SHORT STORY submissions for our Summer of Sci-Fi & Fantasy Anthology to be published in Summer of 2022. We ask for the following:

1) We are looking for great speculative fiction, namely Sci-Fi and Fantasy. Don’t overthink it! Just write an incredible story and you will find yourself in this anthology.

2) Submit your work in the Shunn Standard Manuscript Format. We only accept documents in DOC, DOCX and RTF formats.

3) We accept work in the range of 1500-7500 words. Anything outside this range will be automatically rejected.

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Taking Submissions: Otoroshi Journal 2021 Winter Issue (Early Listing)

Submission Window: October 1st – October 31st, 2021
Payment: $1 per accepted piece
Theme: horrorku, horror themed tanka, haibun, see below for details

The Submission may include any or all of the following:
· Up to seven (7) horrorku or horror tanka [we will rarely publish 5/7/5(7/7)]
· Up to three (3) haibun [title + prose + haiku/tanka — no more than 100 words]
· Up to five (5) pieces of cover art

All submissions must be original, unpublished work that is not under consideration by a print or web-based journal. Posts in closed, critique-oriented groups and social media sites are acceptable for submission, but public posts on forums such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are not. By submitting a piece to us, you are guaranteeing that it is your original work and not under consideration or published anywhere else in the world.
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Taking Submissions: Cold and Crisp

Deadline: December 31st, 2021
Payment: $5
Theme: A nice fall walk, a cold drink, a scary house, and so much more.

Content:
A nice fall walk, a cold drink, a scary house, and so much more.

Accepted Styles:
Short stories, flash fiction, and poetry

Accepted Genres:
Anything that isn’t erotica or children’s fiction

Simultaneous Submissions:
These are allowed, but please withdraw your submission immediately if accepted by another publisher.
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Ongoing Submissions: New Maps

Payment: Contributor’s copy and a token payment
Theme: Fiction that takes into account the effects of resource depletion and environmental damage on the future of the world, and the existence of hard limits to what humankind can do to mitigate these effects. This also must follow the same rules as our Earth

New Maps accepts submissions, year-round, of short stories falling within the genre of deindustrial fiction. Before you submit your story, please read through these guidelines to make sure you’re submitting to the right place. If you have any questions about anything on this page, please feel free to contact us.

Suitability

As mentioned, New Maps is primarily a magazine of deindustrial fiction. (We also publish occasional essays and book reviews; to inquire about the possibility of having such a piece published, please email the editor.) Deindustrial fiction shares some aspects with a few other genres, but is distinct from them in other ways. To understand how we define the genre, the best reference is our About page. Here we will mention a few things we are and are not looking for in submissions.

As New Maps uses the term, deindustrial fiction is:

  • Fiction that takes into account the effects of resource depletion and environmental damage on the future of the world, and the existence of hard limits to what humankind can do to mitigate these effects.
  • Fiction that takes place in the world that you and I live in: that is, an Earth that obeys the same physical laws as the real Earth.
    • Stories may include elements of the metaphysical, supernatural, or paranormal, but only to the extent that you, the author, find it plausible that these things may actually happen in our world as you understand it.

And it is not:

  • Simply generic speculative fiction. While deindustrial fiction may be considered a kind of speculative fiction, it is more specific, in the ways mentioned above.
  • The same as dystopian or utopian fiction. Real, unadulterated utopias and dystopias are absent from the historical record, and we consider their existence incompatible with human nature. Even in the most idyllic society there are significant problems, whether at the level of the culture or of the individual. Likewise, even in the most brutal dictatorship, there is at least some room for people to experience little everyday joys.
  • Coterminous with postindustrial fiction. While there is significant overlap between the two, there are important differences.
    • Perhaps most saliently, the two differ in the understood cause of the decline and fall of civilization, and which civilization. With postindustrial fiction, nearly any cause will do, from resource depletion all the way to wayward meteors and nanobots, and the setting may be on a totally invented world. Deindustrial fiction narrows focus to what happens during and after the winding down of our current fossil-fueled industrial age, due to resource depletion and its consequences—although against that background, some places may certainly experience declines (and ascents) from unrelated causes that pop up, as these things do.
    • A postindustrial story may (or may not) take its setting to be a lull during which a civilization rebuilds. But in deindustrial fiction, civilization just isn’t coming back the way it was: civilizations may certainly still arise, but they will have to find ways to make do with less energy than we currently use, will not look just like ours, and will definitely not arise from the ashes to colonize space.
    • As well, postindustrial fiction is often understood to take place after the collapse of civilization has reached its rock bottom and perhaps stabilized, whereas deindustrial fiction may take place at any point on the downslope, including the very near future, and often finds valuable stories to tell in the instabilities that come from decline.
  • The same as postapocalyptic fiction. The decline of the current global civilization will be long and ragged, not sudden and cataclysmic, except possibly in isolated pockets. Even then, if a single catastrophe brought down a vast society, that society very probably had termites in the framework to start with, and this should be acknowledged.
  • Traditional spacefaring sci-fi. While space operas and deindustrial fiction are both often set in the future, they share very few other commonalities, and stories featuring travel to other planets will almost certainly be rejected.

Technical

  • Most digital document formats are accepted (.odt, .doc/.docx, and anything else readable by pandoc). A standard layout such as Shunn’s Modern Manuscript Format is encouraged.
  • There is no hard minimum or maximum story length, but we will probably publish only a limited number of stories longer than 10,000 words. Very long (novella-sized) short stories, if outstanding, may be considered for serialization. If you have a novel, seek a publisher who’ll publish it as a novel!
  • Submissions are open year-round on a rolling basis: submissions received too late for one issue are automatically considered for the following issue.
  • Stories should be previously unpublished, except those published on small personal websites or other venues with very limited exposure. If your story was previously published in such a way, please tell us the details in your letter.
  • Simultaneous submissions are allowed; please inform us if the story is being considered in another venue. If your story is accepted for publication elsewhere, please inform us as soon as possible.
  • Send your story to [email protected], with subject line “Story Submission: [Story title].” In the body of the email please include
    • the name you would like the story to appear under,
    • the story’s title and word count,
    • your contact information,
    • and any other relevant information as outlined above or as you consider pertinent.

    We will confirm submission of the story as soon as possible.

Compensation

  • Accepted authors will be compensated on a per-word basis, and will also receive one free copy of the issue in which their story appears, with the option to request up to ten more at cost. The current per-word compensation is $0.00¼ USD.
  • Payment is made upon publication.

Via: New Maps.

Taking Submissions: Beast Volume 1

Deadline: March 1st, 2021
Payment: $0.005 per word
Theme: Furry horror!

Deadline: March 1, 2021

Theme: Furry horror!

Word Count: 1,500-6,000

Payment: $0.005 per word

Editor: Thurston Howl

Expected release: Just in time for Howloween!

With all the more recent furry horror anthologies emerging—Bleak Horizons, Infurno, Seven Deadly Sins, The Haunted Den, Dread, Slashers, and the upcoming The Howling Dead—we thought it would be useful to have a regular anthology that allowed all furry horror submissions, rather than specific types of horror.

So bring us your worst! We want to see the furry Jason attacking a camp of squirrels. We want to see the Howling of Hill House. We want to see an ethereal Bad Dragon toy haunting the user who threw it away. We want to see a couple of foxes collecting knots from the tops they kill. So, slashers, erotic horror, ghost stories, movie monsters, transformation, all types of horror are welcome and encouraged!

Kink and fetish are perfectly fine (and maybe even encouraged) with submissions, and you are free to play around with genre here. While erotic horror is accepted, we will not tolerate any positive portrayals of Rape, Torture Porn, Pedophilia, necrophilia, Characters that you do not own or characters under copyright, Bigotry, and extreme violence.

Reprints are fine with us as long as you own the rights to your story.

Simultaneous submissions are fine! If your story is accepted elsewhere, it is your responsibility to let us know. Max of three subs per writer.

Weasel Press asks for Non-Exclusive rights to your story in perpetuity.

BIPOC Authors, Queer Authors, Disabled Authors, Authors who are currently or former Sex Workers are strongly encouraged to submit.

Submissions are taken through Submittable. Use one submittable form to upload your story(stories if more). The form will take up to 3 DOC or DOCX documents. That means you’ll have to have all of your submission ready when you send it off.

Via: Weasel Press’s Submittable.

Ongoing Submissions: Fresh Ink – Reprints

Payment: 1 cent per word

fresh.ink magazine combines highly-rated work from the fresh.ink beta reader feedback platform with some of the best stories published elsewhere.

fresh.ink is a digital magazine accessed via our iOS and Android apps. It’s due to launch early October 2019.

Ahead of our launch, we’re accepting submissions for fiction reprints of any length at 1c per word for non-exclusive rights. Our guidelines are listed below, but if you have any questions, drop us an email at [email protected].

fresh.ink magazine features the highest-rated writing from our fresh.ink critique platform combined with some of the best fiction from literary magazines across the US.

We’re looking for fiction work of any length. In order to qualify, work must have been published in a reputable literary magazine or publisher. We’re not currently accepting unpublished, self-published or vanity press work.

Any fiction genre is welcome except erotica, fan-fiction or overly graphic/explicit work.

We require submissions to be in US English.

You must ensure your work is no longer bound by contractual obligations to the original publisher. Check your original contract to ensure any exclusivity periods have expired. If your original publisher requires a mention on reprints, that’s no problem, but you must let us know in the submission description field.

There is no submission fee.

We pay $0.01 (USD) per word for accepted submissions.

Our submissions are open and ongoing as our digital library is updated weekly.

Because we’re only accepting reprints, and we’re not purchasing exclusive rights, simultaneous submissions are allowed.

You may submit multiple times providing all submissions have been published by reputable magazines or publishers.

All work must be a complete, independent story. Flash fiction is acceptable. Previews, series and excerpts are not allowed.

Please remove all author identifying information from the submitted document, we’ll collect these via Submittable. Ensure there is no personally identifiable information within the document. We accept Word documents, PDFs, Apple Pages, rich text and plain text files.

Via: Fresh Ink.

Rolling Ongoing Submissions: Typewriter Emergencies

Payment: 1 cent per word
Note: This magazine opens and closes without dates. They’re open at the time of scheduling but ho knows when they’ll close and re-open next?

Typewriter Emergencies is seeking works featuring furry characters. We’re looking for stories, book reviews, articles, and any other form of furry material. The journal accepts work that is considered rated R or Less. You can throw in the word “fuck” around a few times, but no excessive sex, blood, and guts pretty much. Typewriter Emergencies publishes under the philosophy of degenerate literature. We’re not here to be proper, we’re here to make art. We don’t have a specific theme for our issues, therefore it’s free reign. Themes may be implemented in the future. 

Typewriter Emergencies is an online only literary journal. We do not print issues upon publication. All issues of Typewriter Emergencies can be read for free through ISSUU or a downloadable PDF, or a Kindle/Nook version can be purchased for $0.99.

We plan on publishing at least twice a year. If we feel we can take on a heavier load, we’ll open up for more issues.

 

 

Payment is $0.01 per word.

All rights revert back to the author. We simply ask for the right to publish the story for the period this journal is active. 

Simultaneous submissions are fine. It is your responsibility to notify us if your work is accepted elsewhere. 

Poetry Guidelines:

  • We accept poetry of no more than 2 pages single spaced.

  • Poems must be “furry” either by using anthropomorphic animals or by focusing on your experiences with the furry fandom.

  • We have no restrictions on styles

  • If accepted, poets received $5 per poem accepted.

  • Submit a word DOC or DOCX, no other formats will be reviewed.

Story Guidelines:

  • Max word count is 2000 words. Anything over this will not be accepted. 

  • Reprints will be reviewed, but we will prefer previously unpublished work. 

  • Each issue is expected to have a small amount of material, 3-5 stories at most.

  • Submit a word DOC or DOCX, no other formats will be reviewed.

Articles & Reviews

  • Max word count 1000 words. Anything considered a book review or article that is over 1000 words will not be considered. 

  • Articles/Book reviews must be predominantly furry in nature.

  • Reviews must not contain spoilers.

  • We will not accept reviews that are overly negative.

  • As for articles, familiarize yourself with [adjective][species] or Dogpatch Press, and related furry websites.

  • Submit a word DOC or DOCX, no other formats will be reviewed.

We accept submissions through Submittable only. Emailed submissions will not be read. Our submittable link can be seen below when we are open. All works must be submitted in DOC or DOCX format. Will not accept any other file types. Double-Spaced, Times New Roman preferred, 12pt. font. 

Payments are made through Paypal. If another format is needed, it can be discussed. 

Via: Typewriter Emergencies.

Ongoing Submissions: Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine

Payment: Short Fiction: 1 cent/word (AUD) with an AUD$20 minimum and $100 maximum per piece. Poetry, and Flash Fiction (under 1000 words): AUD$10 per piece. Non-fiction: AUD$10 per article under 1000 words.

Note: The window for submissions opens and closes without any apparent warning.

Please remember that we only accept science fictionfantasy and horror works.

Before you submit your work, please read our submission and formatting guidelines. Doing so will greatly increase the chance of your story being accepted.

All submitted stories and poems go through an initial blind reading process so we ask you to help by ensuring that your document does not contain any identifying author information. Please especially check any headers or footers. Your document should only contain the title and the story.

Do not include any identifying information (name, pen name, address, phone or email address) in your document.

Short Fiction: 1 cent/word (AUD) with an AUD$20 minimum and $100 maximum per piece.

Poetry, and Flash Fiction (under 1000 words): AUD$10 per piece.

Non-fiction: AUD$10 per article under 1000 words.

Artwork: AUD$100 per cover and AUD$20 per internal piece.

Every contributor also receives an electronic copy of the issue in which their item appears, whether it’s fiction, non-fiction, artwork or poetry.

*Please be aware that you will be paid based on the number of words in the final product, not what you initially send us.

All submissions should be sent through the submissions engine.

Your piece should be sent as an attached RTF file

Do:

  • use a fixed width font (ie Courier New)
  • size 12.indent the first line of each paragraph by 1cm
  • double-space lines (except in poetry)
  • indicate section breaks with a centered * * *
  • use Australian spelling (ie “s” instead of “z”)
  • use italics for character thoughts.

Do NOT:

  • centre justify your paragraphs
  • use strange fonts
  • include your name in the document header
  • put anything in the document footer.

You CAN:

  • use a pen-name
  • add page numbers.

Why do we do things this way?

    • The editorial team of ASM is scattered over most of Australia, and since nearly all our communications are electronic, printed submissions are less useful than they might otherwise be. While we will accept printed submissions for people who for some reason or another can’t manage email, it will get scanned into electronic format and emailed to the various readers and editors anyway. So sending electronically saves the editors a labour-intensive step and saves you postage.
    •  The reason for an attached RTF rather than plain text is the submissions editor finds them easier to manipulate, and prefers to see the things like italics presented as the author intended, rather than the makeshifts required by plain text.
    • All stories submitted go through an initial blind reading process. That means that the stories are sent to our panel of readers with no author information attached. This is why we want the author information in one place where it is easily removed.
    • Since this is an Australian publication, we’d like all of our stories to be written with Aussie spelling for the sake of consistency.

Via: Andromeda Spaceways.