Payment: $50, $25 for reprints
Theme: All speculative genres (horror, fantasy, science fiction, slipstream, steampunk, magical realism, etc), as well as mysteries, thrillers, and action-adventure stories.
Note: Reprints Welcome
The Society of Misfit Stories is a journal published three times a year. We are interested in all speculative genres (horror, fantasy, science fiction, slipstream, steampunk, magical realism, etc), as well as mysteries, thrillers, and action-adventure stories.
Stories should be between 5,000-20,000 words in length.
Previously published short stories: $25 for the non-exclusive, perpetual right to publish the story in the assigned issue.
Original, unpublished short stories: $50 for non-exclusive, perpetual rights to publish the story in the assigned issue.
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General Guidelines for All Projects
All submissions must be electronic only. We do not accept hard copies of submissions.
Stories must be complete, stand-alone stories. We will consider stories that are part of an existing setting (for example, a “prequel” story that ties into an author’s novel) but the story must be self-contained and have a clear conclusion. No “cliffhanger” stories.
The subject line of the submission should indicate the name of the publication you are submitting for and the title of the story.
Bards and Sages Quarterly: Title of My Story
The Society of Misfit Stories: Title of My Story
This is very important to make sure that your story is processed correctly. I get hundreds of emails A DAY regarding everything from legitimate business correspondence to not-so-legitimate SPAM. So that I can get your story routed to the correct reviewer, please make sure that the project and name of your story are in the subject line.
Bards and Sages Quarterly can be abbreviated to BASQ and The Society of Misfit Stories can be abbreviated to TSMS to accommodate long story titles. Best Indie Speculative Fiction can be abbreviated to BISF.
Body of the email. Please include the following information: