Category: Reprints Allowed

Taking Submissions: The Trench Coat Chronicles

Deadline: April 15th, 2020
Payment: $10
Theme: Murder mysteries where someone has to wear a trench coat
Note: Reprints Welcome

Submission guidelines for The Trench Coat Chronicles

Send us your best murder mystery stories! There is one requirement: your story must include a trench coat.

We want creativity! While we love Dick Tracy and Humphrey Bogart, we really don’t want any story to contain those particular characters. Give us new, unique tales. We want our readers to be immersed in each story and invested in each character. Is the coat worn by the detective? The victim? The reporter? Is it peripheral to the story or the focus of it? In fact, the trench coat itself could be one of your characters!

We want fiction between 500 and 3,500 words in length. We suck at math so if you go over by a bit, we’re not going to slap your wrist. We won’t even know. But just a little bit.

Uninvited are screenplays and nonfiction. Also uninvited are stories that are publicly available on any website, such as a Facebook page or Wattpad. We will not accept stories with graphic porn (no old-men-enticing-little-girls or flasher stories), and yes, we’ll know bad taste when we see it. We want YA readers to enjoy the published anthology without parental balking.

Submissions will open at 12:00:01 a.m. EST on the Ides of March, March 15, 2020 and will close at 23:59:59 EST on April 15, 2020. The judges will not read submissions as they arrive; they will begin to read submissions on April 16. You will receive a status notification (rejected or accepted) approximately three months after submissions close (sometime in July). Judges will only offer an acceptance or rejection email, without feedback. Along with their thanks for submitting, of course, either way.

There Is No Reading Fee

You may submit as many as three stories, but we will accept a maximum of two stories per author. We will pay $10 USD via PayPal per story accepted. Contributors will receive one copy of the book electronically (even if two stories are accepted). We will plaster your name around the universe as best we can. In other words, wherever we market the book, publicize the book, or mention the book, the contributing authors’ names will be mentioned. We expect to publish The Trench Coat Chronicles in paperback and ebook, both available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and everywhere in the galaxy. For authors local to Southeast Pennsylvania, we will attempt to provide as much face-time as possible, including book signings and readings.

Do not put your name on your submission, on either the manuscript itself or as part of the file name. If your name is on it, we will not favor you even if we know you, or you’re adorable, or you’re a New York Times best-selling author; we will judge the writing only.

Submissions must be made via Moksha. Follow the instructions on the site to ensure your work is attributable to you. Format: Use Word, 12-point font in Georgia, Times New Roman, or equivalent, in black ink, double-spaced (Shunn) format.

Your work should be as perfect as possible prior to submitting. We want to read your best writing. We are editors by trade so grammatical, typographical, and syntactical errors will be glaring to us and will take us out of your story.

We will accept reprints if you have the rights back; please note in your cover letter if your story is a reprint. If you submit your story simultaneously to other markets, you must notify us via email by close of submissions on April 16, 2020 if it has been accepted elsewhere.

We anticipate approximately 90K words in the anthology.

Now the legal jargon: We’re asking for first rights nationally and internationally, but all rights will revert back to you six months after initial publication. After those six months, you can publish it wherever you like so long as you note that it was first published in our anthology. If for some odd reason the book is not published within 24 months from the date of acceptance (as John Lennon said, “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans,”) we will return first rights to you immediately. Once your story(ies) is/are accepted, you will receive a contract with details of rights and how you get paid. If an accepted author is under the age of 18, a parent must sign the contract.

If you have never been published, and wish to gain publication credit, submit because we’d love to read your submission. If you’ve been published many times and wish to see your name in print in a new venture, submit because we’d love to read your story. Did we say it enough? We want to read your story.

Via: Gemini Word Smiths.

Ongoing Submissions: The Fifth Di…

Payment: Original Stories: $25.00, Reprint Stories: $15.00, Flash Fiction: 1 cent/word, Poems: $5.00, Articles: $20.00
Theme: All genre work with a strong emphasis on character development
Note: Reprints Allowed

The Fifth Di… began with James Baker of ProMart Publishing back around the turn of the millennium. After his passing in September 2002, it was under the editorial stewardship of J Alan Erwine, now of Nomadic Delirium Press. In November 2019, it was handed over to Hiraeth Books.

The Fifth Di… is now published quarterly, in March, June, September, and December, in print [and, eventually, as an eBook]. It presents original science fiction, fantasy, and spooky horror stories. It also presents a few original poems, again along the overall theme.

The Fifth Di… wants original stories with plot, tension, suspense, conflict, and character development. Remember, if readers do not care what happens to your main character[s], they won’t read the story. The narrative should maintain a sense of wondering what’s going to happen next; of what’s lurking just around the corner. Showing is better than telling. Frex, instead of telling the reader that it’s cold, show your character shivering, stomping feet, or having ice form on beard or hair. The inner thoughts and emotions of your character[s] are just as important.

Stories submitted to The Fifth Di… should be between 4K and 8K words long. Longer or shorter stories will be considered; however, anything less than 4K will be a difficult sell. Anything 1K or less will be considered flash fiction. We will consider reprint stories, provided they adhere to the guidelines; however, they are difficult sells.

Submit your stories as rtf or .doc attachments [NO .docx, please] to sdpshowcase at yahoo dot com [you must recombine this address for it to work. Sorry for the inconvenience. Blame spammers].

Please submit one story at a time, and wait for the response before submitting another. We hope to keep the response time down to two months. If you haven’t heard from us in three months, please query.

Poetry submitted to The Fifth Di… should be from about ten to a hundred lines. Please submit no more than three poems at a time, and wait for the response before submitting more. Again, we hope to keep the response time down to two months. If you haven’t heard from us in three months, please query.

Submit your poems as rtf or .doc attachments [NO .docx, please] or IBOE to sdpshowcase at yahoo dot com [you must recombine this address for it to work. Sorry for the inconvenience. Blame spammers].

The Fifth Di… also considers articles related to science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Articles include essays and reviews, as well as writing tips. Word count should be around 1K words, up to a loose 5K words. Please submit one article at a time, and wait for the response before submitting another. Yet again, we hope to keep the response time down to two months. If you haven’t heard from us in three months, please query.

Submit your articles as rtf or .doc attachments [NO .docx, please] to sdpshowcase at yahoo dot com [you must recombine this address for it to work. Sorry for the inconvenience. Boil spammers; inexpensive vegetable oil works best].

The Fifth Di… is not considering cover art at this time.

Payment is made upon publication by check or Paypal as follows:

Original Stories: $25.00

Reprint Stories: $15.00

Flash Fiction: 1 cent/word

Poems: $5.00

Articles: $20.00

NOTE: If you live outside the United States, you will be paid via Paypal, or must make some other arrangement with the editor.

All submissions must include contact information. This means:

Name [yours, not necessarily your byline name]

Address [street, city, country, and zip code or equivalent]

e-mail address

Paypal address

If your address changes before the publication date, please let us know.

Queries should be sent to sdpshowcase at yahoo dot com [you must recombine this address for it to work. Sorry for the inconvenience. Grill spammers; the grillwork of a 1950 Buick or a 1953 Packard works best].

Via: Hiraeth Publishing.

Taking Submissions: Cosmic Roots And Eldritch Shores

Deadline: March 28th, 2020
Payment: 6 cents per word for original, 2 cents for reprints
Theme: Well written original work in science fiction, fantasy, myth, legend, fairy tales, and eldritch, in written, podcast, video, and/or graphic story form, and from around the world.
Note: Reprints welcome

Submissions Schedule

We have a regular submissions schedule, easy to remember and plan for:
four times a year, one week each time, midnight E.S.T. to midnight E.S.T., at the beginning of each season of the year:
March 21 – 28, June 21 – 28, September 21 – 28, December 21 – 28

We began <a href=”https://cosmicrootsandeldritchshores.com/submissions/the-kepler-award/”>The Kepler Award</a> this spring.  The purpose of the award is to recognize and encourage writers of excellent science fiction and fantasy stories that creatively extrapolate on known science in constructive and exciting ways. You can learn about <a href=”https://cosmicrootsandeldritchshores.com/submissions/the-kepler-award/”>The Kepler Award here.</a>

We pay 6¢ per word for new fiction, 2¢ per word for fiction reprints, 2 – 6¢ per word for new fact-based work, 1- 4¢ per word for reprinted fact articles.
Reprints must not have been published elsewhere within the past year or be available for sale online.

For reading impaired individuals, our submissions manager and ‘forget password’ have a captcha compatible with screen readers.

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Writers Guidelines

We accept new work as well as reprints, anywhere from 1000 word flash fiction on up, but all else being equal, shorter pieces will be favored. We also accept poetry.  We have tough standards but only care about the quality of the writing, storytelling ability, characters, plot, and ideas, not whether you’re new or established.  Submit only work you are proud of — if you don’t love it, neither will our readers!  If in doubt, edit it down further.  And further.

For the many writers who valued our feedback on their stories, we have brought back a modified version of the feedback system which will not be time intensive for the editors:
— Writers who would like feedback on their stories should request it at the end of their submissions comments.
— You will receive feedback only if you request it.
— Writers requesting feedback must understand that this is Unedited Feedback Not Intended as Diplomatic Critique; it is the honest and considered opinions of our first readers and assistant editors, designed to help the editors in their assessment of stories.
— There may be repetition and contradictory opinions.
— Readers can opt in or out of having their feedback passed on, so there may be few or no opinions to send you.
— Comments will be passed on without reader names.

Fiction

We are looking for: well written original work in science fiction, fantasy, myth, legend, fairy tales, and eldritch, in written, podcast, video, and/or graphic story form, and from around the world. We care about character, plot, ideas, and storytelling ability.  We accept both serious and humorous work. We like science fiction in all its states of matter, from solid to gaseous to plasma, i.e., from hard as steel to as insubstantial as interstellar space.  If you use real existing science, please get it right.  You can also read the <a href=”https://cosmicrootsandeldritchshores.com/about/”>About Us</a> page for more information.

Hard Sells: Vampires, werewolves, zombies, monsters in general, super-heroes, Lovecraftian stories, anthro, robots with feelings, gritty and despairing post-apocalyptic worlds.

We don’t accept: horror, hate, blood &amp; guts, explicit language, excessive violence, angst-ridden romance, fan fiction*, sex, axe-grinding, or stories that leave readers feeling they’ve had the energy and joy sucked out of them. Also, seems we have to say it, we don’t take work that makes fun of grief, suffering, and death, whether of real, imaginary, or religious characters.

Fact

We are looking for fact-based articles, interesting information, reviews, and humor in any discipline that relates to the type of stories we publish or that might provide inspiration and information for writers and artists.

Artwork and Other Imagery

We’re looking for storytelling through images.  We want to see skillful composition, use of color, rendering of form, character, and emotions.   For photomanipulations or photography using models, etc., all stock and resources used must be credited and used according to the stock provider’s rules.

We are not presently commissioning any work.  We are looking only for already existing work for use on site pages or for illustrating stories.  We pay $10 for the non-exclusive right to use each image, for as long as the site is online.  If we publish a print collection we will pay a pro-rata share for each image used.

For video, if possible send links, and have it available in both MP4 and WEBM formats for compatibility across all browsers.

Just as for written works, we’re not looking for romance, fan art*, hate, horror, blood &amp; guts, excessive violence, sex, nudity, copies of photographs, propaganda, or work that leave readers feeling they’ve had the energy and joy sucked out of them.  We do not accept work using materials that required the death or mistreatment of animals.

*If the original work is still in copyright and was not commissioned or sanctioned by the creator or owner we will not accept it.  Some fan art is accepted or encouraged by the copyright owners — e.g., cosplay, and these works we welcome.
An illustration of a fairy tale, myth, legend, old classic, or any work no longer in copyright would not be counted as fan art.

You can read a copy of our standard contract <a href=”http://cosmicrootsandeldritchshores.com/submissions/contracts/”>here. </a>  It can be varied as needed to include the rights of translators, voice actors, etc.

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Please Read Before Submitting:

In the submissions comments, tell us only:
— your name,
— story title,
— genre
— word count
— whether your story is new or would be a reprint, and if a reprint, where and when it was first published. If a reprint, it must not have been published within the preceding twelve months and must not be currently available to read for free or for sale as an individual story.
— <u>Do not include a resume</u>; we will judge the story solely on its own merits.

We may ask for revisions on a story we are interested in, whether it is new or a reprint, but a request for revision is not a guarantee of acceptance.

No simultaneous submissions, and no multiple submissions to the same genre.

Please follow <a href=”http://www.shunn.net/format/story.html”>standard manuscript format</a>

We prefer text in .docx Times New Roman and images as a jpg or through a link.

Use letters and numbers only for filenames or else your file may not load.

For video, if possible send links, and have it available in both MP4 and WEBM formats for compatibility across all browsers.

On the submissions page, check that you agree with the terms of our guidelines before you submit.

A small percentage of people may find that the spam filters on their email host don’t allow them to register.  Adding donotreply at cosmicrootsandeldritchshores dot com and submissions at cosmicrootsandeldritchshores dot com
to your address list may solve this problem.  If it doesn’t, you can email  submissions at cosmicrootsandeldritchshores dot com  and we will manually input you into the system.

Addresses to note and add to address books:
cosmicrootsandeldritchshores dot com/portal  — login for subscribers to the magazine.
submissions at cosmicrootsandeldritchshores dot com — for questions about submissions.
editor at cosmicrootsandeldritchshores dot com   Fran Eisemann, editor-in-chief
fantasyeditor at cosmicrootsandeldritchshores dot com  Casey Honebrink
eldritcheditor at cosmicrootsandeldritchshores.com  Aaron Gudmunson

We get a large number of submissions, so please be patient.  Turn-around times are generally between one and twelve weeks.  If you haven’t heard back after twelve weeks, feel free to query.

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Interstellar submitters please use standard Earth formats or query in advance for other arrangements.  We’d love to be the first to publish your work here on Earth!  🙂

When creating passwords for the submissions manager we suggest 12 characters or more with a combination of numbers and both upper case and lower case letters.  Please avoid using the ampersand &amp;, percent sign %,
plus sign +,  quotation marks “,  less than &lt;,  or greater than &gt;

After reading our guidelines, you can login to the submissions manager and submit stories through the link at the bottom of our submissions page.

For reading impaired individuals, our submissions manager and ‘forget password’ have a captcha compatible with screen readers.
Our thanks go to Glenn Lyvers at Prolific Press for creating this feature for us.

Good luck, and we look forward to reading you!

For people interested in becoming readers for Cosmic Roots &amp; Eldritch Shores, you can read about the process through the link at the bottom of our submissions page.

Via: <a href=”https://cosmicrootsandeldritchshores.com/submissions/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Cosmic Roots And Eldritch Shores</a>

Via: Cosmic Roots And Eldritch Shores.

Taking Submissions: LampLight Magazine

Deadline: May 15th, 2020
Payment: 3¢ per word, $150.00 max, 1¢ per word for reprints
Theme: Not locked to a genre and love “The Twilight Zone” and “The Outer Limits”
Note: Reprints accepted

We are a literary magazine of dark fiction, both short stories and flash fiction. We want your best. But then, doesn’t everyone? No specific sub-genres or themes, just good stories. For inspiration, we suggest “The Twilight Zone”, “The Outer Limits”, and LampLight, Vol1 Issue 1 which is free.

We go for stories that are dark, literary; we are looking for the creepy, the weird and the unsettling.

We do not accept stories with the following: vampires, zombies, werewolves, serial killers, hitmen, excessive gore or sex, excessive abuse against women, revenge fantasies, cannibals, high fantasy.

Writers

We have published writers of all backgrounds from all over the world in LampLight, but not everywhere, nor all shapes and sizes of writers. Help us to shine a light on greater diverse writing and keep LampLight a showcase of the best dark fiction out there by submitting and encouraging others to as well.

Edition and Rights

The quarterly is published as print and ebook, and at the end of the year all the quarterlies are bound together in an annual collection.

We are asking for non-exclusive, worldwide, serial rights to your work for both electronic and print. We want to publish it, we don’t want to own it.

We will take reprints, provided you have the rights we are asking for. We will not consider reprints that are currently available for free online.

If you have already been in LampLight, we ask you wait until the next volume to submit again.

Payment

We accept originals and reprints up to 7,000 words (firm). Payment in USD.

  • Unpublished Fiction: 3¢ per word, $150.00 max
  • Reprints: 1¢ per word

Please note: works published to a Patreon or similar site are considered reprints

Simultaneous and Multiple Submissions

Simultaneous submissions are fine, just let us know if it gets accepted elsewhere. Multiple submissions are not allowed, and will result in all submissions being rejected.

Submission Times

There are two submission periods for LampLight:

    • 15 March – 15 May for the September and December Issues
    • 15 September – 15 November for March and June Issues

Submissions sent outside of these periods will not be considered.

Where to Submit

Submittable is our preferred method of submission. We accept most file types as well. Please use standard manuscript format for your story (although headers and footers are not needed). Please add REPRINT to the subject line, if your story is a reprint!

If you need to edit your submission

If you uploaded the wrong file, have a newer version, anything, please do not withdraw your story. Instead send us an email and we can release it back to you for editing.

Please note:

We can only get 300 submissions a month through Submittable. If the followed link reads “There are presently no open calls for submissions.” then we have filled our quota for the month. You will be able to submit again on the 1st of the following month. But, when the limit is reached on the last month, time is up!

https://lamplightmagazine.submittable.com/submit

Please remember, Submittable is a third party site. Please read the Terms of Service before you sign up.

If you need a reminder about formatting, here is a good link to read:

http://www.shunn.net/format/story.html

For queries, you can email: [email protected] – Submissions sent to this email address will not be read.

Via: LampLight Magazine.

Taking Submissions: Strange Lands

Deadline: April 5th, 2020
Payment: 8 cents per word for original work, 6 cents per word for reprints
Theme: Strange and distant places
Note: Reprints welcome

Gothic Fantasy Short Stories

Strange Lands Anthology

Strange Lands Short Stories: Packed with strange and distant places, from underground cities, undiscovered islands, ancient lands, hidden continents, civilisations on the moon and Mars this new book will bring together the tales of Washington Irving, H.G. Wells, Otis Kline, with Homer, Samuel Butler and a generation of modern writers for a thrilling read of speculative fiction.

Word length is most likely to be successful at 2000–4000, but we will still read stories slightly outside this range and submissions will be accepted between 16th March and 5th April – please send to [email protected]. Payment will be 8 cents/6 pence for each word (SFWA qualifying market rate) and 6 cents/4 pence for reprints. If your story is a reprint please let us know in your submission email. Multiple submissions are accepted.

We will aim to read each story and confirm its status within 4 months of the submission deadline.

 

Thank you, and good luck. We look forward to reading your tales of imagination!

Via: Flame Tree Publishing.

Taking Submissions: People of Color Destroy Lovecraft

Deadline: July 1st, 2020
Payment: 750-1500 words – $10, 350-749 words – $5, Reprints at $5 and $3 for the previous word counts.
Theme: POC characters that turn Lovecraft’s racism and monsters on his/their heads.
Note: Reprints Welcome

People of Color Destroy Lovecraft 

  • Lovecraft wrote some hella scary monsters, on that most horror scholars agree, but he was terribly racist. I would like to see for this issue, POC characters that turn Lovecraft’s racism and monsters on his/their heads. My preference for this issue is to have the majority of stories written by writers of color, if not all. Queer writers of color are especially encouraged to submit.
  • Flash/shorts (750-1500 words. No more, no less) for $10 per piece original, previously unpublished. Microfics (350-749 words) will pay at a $5 per story rate for original, previously unpublished stories.
  • NO POETRY OR DRABBLES FOR THIS ONE.
  • Reprints will be accepted on this one. BUT will pay at a $5 rate for flash/shorts (750-1500 words) and $3 for microfics (350-749 words). You must identify your story as a reprint on the cover page of the manuscript and provide the market and date (mo/yr) where it was last published.
  • Please follow instructions on the Guidelines page and include your name, PayPal email, and word count (total, not approximate) on the first page of your story document.
  • Deadline July 1st, 2020. 

Via: The Were-Traveler.

Taking Submissions: Saturn

Deadline: July 15th, 2020
Payment: Split of 20% of royalties between the authors
Theme: Short stories revolving around the planet or God Saturn
Note: Reprints accepted

Starting in December 2019, Tuscany Bay Books will be releasing an 11-book anthology series: Planetary Anthology Series.

First up is Pluto. You can pre-order the e-book edition now. On Dec. 5th you can get it for free if you are a KU subscriber on Amazon. Shortly after Dec. 5th you should be able to order the paperback edition as well.

Next up is Luna and then Uranus. Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Neptune, Sol and Saturn should then follow.

NOTE: Submissions are now open again for Neptune and Saturn. Payment is a split of 20% of royalties between the authors. For more info on what is required and how to submit, see this post: ANTHOLOGY SUBMISSION CALL  

The most beautiful of the wandering stars, surrounded by a mysterious and remarkable series of rings, crowning the planet in glory.

Jupiter may be the king of the planets, but Saturn is the progenitor, named for the powerful and terrible Titan that fathered the gods themselves. Saturn is the lord of Time, Age, and Endings. And when everything else disperses into a heat death and the cosmos is an empty void, it is Time that will rule over all.

Bullet point form:

  • Word count is 500-10,000
  • Poems will be accepted
  • Reprints will be accepted
  • Simultaneous submissions will be accepted
  • Stories can be about the actual planet Saturn, time, age, and endings. The Titan Saturn may also feature.

 

  • Submissions should be in standard manuscript format, though please italicize instead of underline when appropriate. If the story is not in standard manuscript format, it may be rejected without being read. Seriously. I’m not kidding here. For that matter, ditto if the stories are under 500 words or over 10,000.
  • The subject line should look like this: SATURN SUBMISSION/Story Title/Author Last Name
  • The deadline is July 15, 2020. 
  • The submission e-mail is the editor’s Bokerah Brumley at:   [email protected]

 

Via: Tuscany Bay Books.

Taking Submissions: parABnormal Magazine

Deadline: March 31st, 2020
Payment: 25.00 for original stories, $7.00 for reprints.
Theme: The paranormal. Read “What We Want” below to find out exactly what they consider
Note: Reprints welcome

parABnormal is open to short stories, art, articles, and reviews.

2020 submissions open Feb 1 – Mar 31, Jun 1 – Jul 31, Oct 1 – Nov 31.

Anything submitted outside those periods will be deleted unread.

​No matter how far we move forward as humans, we are still bound by the instincts and ancestral memories of our animalistic past. None of these are so strong as the fight or flight response. However, there are times when we seem to be perfectly safe, completely at ease and comfortable, when that urge to run from something sneaks up on us. What causes these sensations? Is there something lurking in the darkness? Why is that man giving you the creeps, he’s not even looking at you? And yet, there is something odd. Something instinctual, something you know without fully understanding. We may have moved on, we may have forgotten and left behind those old stories and legends of beasts, of voracious monsters, dark spirits, vampires, and shapeshifters… But they have not forgotten or left us . . .

What We Want

The subject matter of parABnormal Magazine is, yes, the paranormal. For us, this includes ghosts, spectres, haunts, various whisperers, and so forth. It also includes shapeshifters and creatures from various folklores. ​Creatures like vampires, werewolves, and zombies are not paranormal. Shapeshifters, for the purpose of this magazine, refer to the spiritual shift, not the physical. Think Native American shaman. Paranormal activity centers around the human, not the creature.

​Please, no stories that involve excessive blood, gore, digestive tracts, and so forth. If you write a dark story, make sure it is spooky. Makes sure it is a story that should be read with all the lights on, with the reader looking over his or her shoulder while turning the pages. ​However, we are not interested in zombie stories for this publication. No ghouls, no zombies.

​Publishing Details

parABnormal Magazine is a print digest [trade paperback format] released quarterly (March, June, September, December) and publishes original stories, articles, art, reviews, interviews, and poetry. ​Its format is perfect-bound trade paperback, 6×9, color cover and b&w interior. ​The editor of this magazine is H. David. Blalock. We are looking primarily for original works. We ask for First North American Serial Rights [FNASR]. We will consider story or article reprints, but no more than 1-2 per issue, and please query first, before sending reprint materials.

​Stories

We are looking for original stories with word counts between 4000 and 8000 words. If some words in your story require italics, please italicize them. Do not underline them or indicate them with symbols. Double-space your manuscript, and use a common font. Times New Roman is preferred, and we also like Courier New. Indent paragraphs 1/4″. If your story has been published before, please query first. We pay $25.00 for original stories, $7.00 for reprints.

​Poems

Poem length should be from 1-25 lines. Query for longer. If some words require italics, please italicize them. Do not underline them or indicate them with symbols. Original poems only, please. We pay $6.00 for each poem.

​Articles and Reviews

We are looking for original articles and reviews with word counts between 1500 and 7000 words. If some words in your work require italics, please italicize them. Do not underline them or indicate them with symbols. Double-space your manuscript, and use a common font. Times New Roman is preferred, and we also like Courier New. Indent paragraphs 1/4″. Query if you have questions. Query if your article is a reprint. We pay $20.00 for original articles, $6.00 for reprints. For reviews, we pay $7.00 for each.

​Art

We are looking for innovative art on the theme of the digest. Work should be black and white, suitable for reproduction at 9” by 12”. Cover art should be–but not necessarily must be–in color. For interior art, we pay $5.00 each. Cover art will receive $100.00.

​In addition to the payments above, each author and artist will receive a copy of the magazine in which their work appears.

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How to Submit

Submit your work to [email protected] In the subject line of the e-mail, put the Type of Submission, your last name, and the title of the work submitted. If you’ve submitted poems instead of stories, simply put POEMS where the title of a story would go instead.

​SUBMISSION EXAMPLE: “Story Submission – Dahmer – A Special Dinner”

​​Stories: email as a Word (no DOCX files please!) or RTF attachment. Please include at a minimum your contact information in your e-mail AND at the top left of the first page of your attachment.

​Poetry: No more than three at a time — in the body of the e-mail. Please include at a minimum your contact information.

​Articles and Reviews: email as a Word (no DOCX files please!) or RTF attachment. Please include at a minimum your contact information in your e-mail AND at the top left of the first page of your attachment.

​Art: email as a standard JPG or GIF attachment. 300 dpi, black and white only for interior art. Cover art can be color.

​Next, make sure your contact information is in the upper left corner of your manuscript and in your email. Put the approximate word count in the upper right corner of your manuscript.

​CONTACT INFORMATION EXAMPLE

J.H. Tobin                 Word Count: 5772
14 N Moore St
New York, New York 10013
[email protected]
paypal [if any]:[email protected]

​If your submission does not include your contact information, Hiraeth Books reserves the right to delete your submission unread and without notifying you. ​Please, do not put any fancy formatting into your submissions, such as adding your name, title and page number randomly throughout the story, headers and footers, or anything else that might take away from reading and editing. This is because it can cause problems with both reading and editing your submission. It is important to note that style is much different than the above, and centering certain parts, bold, or italicized type is acceptable. It takes a great deal of time to read and edit things properly, so if we see things like this, Hiraeth Books reserves the right to delete your submission unread and without notifying you.

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