Deadline: December 27th, 2018
We are looking for winter and holiday stories for January 2019, including:
- New Year’s Day
- Epiphany / Three Kings’ Day
- Martin Luther King Day
- anything winter or snow related
- tropical getaways / escape from winter weather
The deadline for these stories is December 27, 2018 at the end of the day (11:59 PM Pacific Time).
Every Day Fiction is looking for very short (flash) fiction, of up to 1000 words. There’s no such thing as too short — if you can do the job in 50 words, have at it! — but our readers prefer pieces that tell or at least hint at a complete story (some sort of action or tension rising to a moment of climax, and at least a clue toward a resolution, though it doesn’t have to be all spelled out).
All fiction genres are acceptable, and stories that don’t fit neatly into any genre are welcome too. While personal experiences and other non-fiction can be great sources of inspiration, please turn them into fiction for us, or send them elsewhere.
Our readership is adult, so children’s stories are unlikely to be accepted unless they are relevant to adults as well. On the other hand, we are not impressed by gratuitous sex and violence, or pointlessly foul language; edgy content should be necessary and appropriate to the plot and characters.
It ought to go without saying that any story submitted to Every Day Fiction must be your own unpublished original creation. If you publish a story on a blog, even your own personal blog, or any website accessible to the general public (i.e., if the story can be found and read online without a password or friend status or other limitation), it is considered published and therefore inappropriate for our market.
Since we do not have the time or resources to manage copyright permissions, please do not send us works with quoted song lyrics. You may use song titles and the names of composers, lyricists, and/or performers, and you may paraphrase or refer to the song lyrics, but we are unable to publish stories with directly quoted song lyrics unless they are in the public domain (written before 1920).
We will not publish stories which feature living public figures as characters, although referencing them (e.g., in terms of a concert/event/sighting) is acceptable. Historical/deceased public figures are acceptable as characters. We do not publish fan fiction and will not publish stories which feature non-original characters, although referencing them (e.g., in a film, as a toy, etc.) is fine, and historical/cultural/legendary characters which are clearly not the property of a single creator (e.g., Santa Claus, King Arthur) are also permissible.
All stories must be submitted through Submittable — we cannot accept stories via email or snail mail.
Our maximum response time is 90 days. If for any reason you believe that we have held your story without a response past 90 days, please contact us so we can look into it. We will, of course, do our best to keep our average response time as low as possible; we are currently averaging ? days.
Multiple Submissions & Simultaneous Submissions
We ask that you have no more than three stories in our submission process at any one time. If you have three stories submitted to the regular queue and wish to submit an additional one to the calendar-specific queue for the upcoming month, please query first.
Unfortunately, we do not take simultaneous submissions; please give us 90 days’ exclusive consideration of your story.
We believe in the importance of being paid for your writing, even if it’s only a token amount. At this time, we are able to offer three dollars (US$3) for each published story, to be paid via PayPal, with the option to donate it back to Every Day Fiction if you are so inclined.
More importantly, publication also includes an opportunity to promote your writing beyond Every Day Fiction. We will gladly provide a link to your blog or website, and if you have a book on Amazon, we can link to that as well.
Via: Everyday Fiction.
Deadline: January 1st, 2019
Payment: 1 cent per word
The Cafe Irreal is a quarterly webzine that presents a kind of fantastic fiction infrequently published in English. This fiction, which we would describe as irreal, resembles the work of writers such as Franz Kafka, Kobo Abe, Clarice Lispector and Jorge Luis Borges. As a type of fiction it rejects the tendency to portray people and places realistically and the need for a full resolution to the story; instead, it shows us a reality constantly being undermined. Therefore, we’re interested in stories by writers who write about what they don’t know, take us places we couldn’t possibly go, and don’t try to make us care about the characters. We would also suggest you take a look at the current issue, archives, and theory (especially the essay, “What is irrealism?”) pages on this web site.
We accept unsolicited fiction up to 2,000 words in length. Translations are welcome. There is no minimum length. We accept only electronic submissions via e-mail at [email protected] We cannot, due to the various computer viruses and worms, accept attachments anymore, so please paste your story into the body of the e-mail. Also include your name, address, e-mail address, and a short bio in the text of the submission; please put the word “submission” in the subject heading of the e-mail to ensure that your submission doesn’t get lost among all the spam. We pay an honorarium of one cent U.S. per word ($2 minimum) to buy first-time internet rights (the story will then be archived). Payment is made upon publication. We don’t accept simultaneous submissions and are only interested in reprints in unusual cases (e.g., the story has appeared in print but not on the internet). Therefore, if the story or translation has been published before, please specify where and when. Regarding submission of more than one story at a time, we will consider up to 2,000 words submitted by a single author at a given time, either one story or a number of short shorts. Please note, however, that if you submit several short shorts, they must be enclosed within a single e-mail. We do not publish the same author in consecutive issues, except when we have specifically solicited the material. We accept submissions year-round and usually respond in two months, though it can take as long as four months.
The Cafe Irreal is a quarterly publication, publishing on May 1, August 1, November 1, and February 1 of each year. The deadline for submissions for each issue will be one month before the date of publication.
Via: The Cafe Irreal
Payment: £0.02 per word
We here at ‘Write Ahead/The Future Looms’ are always looking for new pieces of work to slate for publication and up and coming writing tallent that we can place within our Magazine. We recieve a lot of interest from Writers and we appreciate you taking the time to read these guidelines in order to make sure that your piece will be duly considered. When submiting your work please follow one of the three options to aid us in streaming your submission and getting it appraised in the right way.
All emails sent to editor should use the title of one of the three Categories as their subject header submissions who do not do this will not get past our filter.
Deadline: June 1st, 2019
Payment: all prose 501 to 3,000 words = $0.01/word with a $20 minimum, microflash (up to 150 words) = $5, flash (up to 500 words) = $10 – Longer work will be considered. Regardless of length, all payments are capped at $30. – 1 poem = $7 – Quips, limericks and other short poems = $5 each
Page & Spine is a paying site. Because of the large number of submissions, we will no longer accept submissions that do not comply with our submissions requirements. Emails containing attachments will be deleted unopened.
Requirements and rates:
Short Stories up to 3,000 words. Flash Fiction to 1,000 words. Format: Single space. Indent paragraphs. Do not skip a line between paragraphs. Considered between October 1st and June 1st only.
Up to 3 Poems of not more than a total of three typewritten pages. Considered between October 1st and June 1st only.
The Writers’ Table writing-related essays, book reviews, favorite author profiles of not more than 2,000 words.
The Reading Lamp topical essays, non-fiction, fiction to 3,000 words, poems
Crumbs short, witty Poetry, Quips and thought-provoking Flash Fiction (to 150 words)
End Notes essays, poems, book reviews on any subject
Payscale: all prose 501 to 3,000 words = $0.01/word with a $20 minimum, microflash (up to 150 words) = $5, flash (up to 500 words) = $10
Longer work will be considered. Regardless of length, all payments are capped at $30.
1 poem = $7
quips, limericks and other short poems = $5 each
Because we have bulging pending files in our short story, reading lamp and poems categories, submissions will be accepted only between October 1 and June 1 in these categories. Please plan your submissions accordingly.
Due to a happy surfeit of unpublished submissions, reprints will not be accepted until further notice.
“Published” is defined as any piece that has been on public view anytime, anywhere. Members only critique sites where work is viewed only by paying members is not a publication venue.
Author generated photography will not be paid, but may be published at the editorial board’s discretion with the understanding that Page & Spine can neither control dissemination nor protect copyrights and will not be held responsible for theft or misuse.
Due to a welcome flood of submissions, our usually short turn-around time has increased to six months, more or less. Simultaneous submissions will not be considered, so please take our delayed response into consideration when you submit.
For additional information or to share your writing with us, please send your submissions in the body of an e-mail to [email protected] . Please mark the subject line: “Submission” or “Inquiry” as appropriate. To avoid spreading viruses, attachments will not be opened and attachment-bearing e-mails will be deleted unopened.
Via: Page & Spine.
Deadline: January 1st, 2019
Payment: $1 per 100 words.
Note: Reprints Allowed
Nexxis Fantasy has a twice a year publication. Our goal is to publish an exquisite science fiction anthology filled with the greatest works from across the galaxy.
We are accepting short stories and flash fiction up to 15,000 words. We are also accepting Fantasy art and photography. If you’re looking to submit a novella or novel please use this form.
This upcoming anthology’s theme will be “Lost”. We’re also happy to announce that all profits from this anthology will be donated to Doctors Without Borders which provides aid to people threatened by violence, neglect, natural disasters, epidemics and health emergencies.
- Get Paid for your accepted submission. $1 per 100 words.
- Keep the rights to your work. You allow us non-exclusive rights to publish your work.
- Can be an awesome story you’ve already published before.
- Join other great authors and artists and reach thousands of fantasy fans.
- All profits from the book will be donated to Doctors Without Borders.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us. You can either submit your submission using the form to the right or by emailing us at [email protected].
Authors must be 18 years old or older to submit.
Via: Nexxis Fantasy.
Deadline: December 31st, 2018
Payment: .01 cent/word plus 1 contributor copy
SEASONED MEAT: Just like the title suggests, this anthology is designed for seasoned authors with one or more stories under their belt. As with Fresh Meat, we want all varieties of stories.
- Email: [email protected]
- Length: 500 words up to 7K
- Deadline: December 31, 2018
- Multiple Submissions: Up to 2 stories (attached to same email)
- Simultaneous Submissions: No
- Payment: .01 cent/word plus 1 contributor copy
Via: Splatter Club.