Use the form below to send us your 2000-10000 word mystery. Submissions must be original works of short fiction that have never appeared online or in print in any form. We currently pay $25 USD for accepted stories.
If your story is accepted, a digital agreement must be signed and payment will be sent by PayPal to the email address you specify below. Your story may appear in our emails, on our website, in our App, in our monthly digital and print magazine, as social media excerpts, and possibly in printed collections of our monthly issues. We require for first-publication and archival rights with an exclusivity period of 1 year.
Note: Avoid excessive profanity and violence, and make sure there are no typos or grammatical errors.
Payment: $1.50 for everyone, and $10.00 for those marked “Editor’s Choice.”
Inwood Indiana has been publishing issues since 2010. Each issue features both new and established writers. We consider publishing all forms of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction under 5000 words.
It’s still free to submit!
Many excellent journals charge fees for either online or offline submissions (or both). We all understand those funds are needed to send contributors a copy, or otherwise generate income. More than 70% of journals today do not pay anything. These types of practices are understandable, but frustrating to writers.
Fortunately, Inwood Indiana submissions are still free.
All journals have some financial strategy to stay afloat, and those decisions are often difficult trade-offs.
What are our trade-offs?
We don’t require writers to pay anything to submit.
We are in the minority of journals that DO pay cash (via PayPal because it’s easy and convenient).
Along with publication, writers also receive a 1 Year Subscription to Inwood Indiana online ($20 Value).Cons:
We cannot afford to send free paperback copies.
Token payments are small.
By submitting, you are acknowledging these terms.
1. Your work has not been previously printed elsewhere. You maintain all future-use rights to your work.
2. You affirm your submission is your own creation and no part of your submission is in the public domain.
3. You may submit up to 5 times each issue.
4. You may withdraw any “pending” submission prior to acceptance by logging into the submission manager (just click “withdraw”). Once accepted, you will need to contact us to withdraw a submission.
We do not charge you to submit your work.
We do not charge a reading fee for general submissions.
We prefer you limit your submissions to 5 per issue.
Remember to separate your submissions.
Simultaneous submissions are fine.
One token payment allowed per issue.
Token payments are currently $1.50 for everyone, and $10.00 for those marked “Editor’s Choice.”
Online subscriptions are disbursed after publication.
Cash payments are paid by PayPal to any address you designate.Special consideration is given to works with these themes:* Inwood Indiana
* Small Towns
* Eerie / Spooky
We prefer submissions using our submission manager. However, we still accept submissions by mail.
To submit by mail, follow these directions:
* Include up to 5 submissions on separate sheets without contact info.
* Submissions spanning multiple pages should be collated and stapled together.
* Include your contact info on a cover page with your bio.
* Include a SASE for notices – or your email address.
* Submissions will not be returned without sufficient postage.
Prolific Press Inc.
Inwood Indiana Editor
P.O. Box 5315
Johnstown, PA 15904
The short version: fiction preferably at least a tiny bit speculative, nonfiction preferably more creative than journalistic, poetry tending towards the narrative and preferably with some thematic heft, art your guess is as good as mine. But the heart of what I want is your searingly personal, visceral, idiosyncratic understanding of the world and the people in itas it has been, as it is, as it will be, as it could be, as a consequence of humanity’s relationship with the earth.
I am actively seeking work from Indigenous writers and artists, writers and artists of color, queer and transgender writers and artists, and anyone who has suffered the consequences, intended or otherwise, of dominant society’s systemic disconnect with and mistreatment of the natural world. And I am actively seeking new ways to reach all of the above. Seriously, if you know of a way I can do that, please share.
Simultaneous submissions are ok. Multiple short poetry submissions is ok; with longer submissions, please send just one at a time. Feel free to submit again after you hear back. Length: 0 – 45,000 words, inclusive. Response time has ranged from one to three months. Payment is six cents a word for prose, twenty dollars a page for poetry, art minimum twenty-five dollars per piece. Arbitrary cutoff point for the second issue will be the autumn equinox, Friday, September 22nd, 2017.
Submit original fiction, nonfiction or poetry as an RTF or DOC attachment (or art in any compact, web-ready format) to [email protected]. Please use an email subject like “[Fiction/Poetry/Essay/Art] Submission: [Your Submission Title]” or we’re likely to take a lot longer getting to it, thank you!
(All of the above shall be subject hopefully not to too much change but certainly to clarification, evolution and adaptation.)
Payment: $0.03 (NZD) per word (.02 USD at time of posting.)
If you’ve ever finished reading a story and thought, “Well, that was unusual,” then you’re only a block away from Black Dandy. In this corner of the neighbourhood, we’re looking for fiction that grips readers with vivid characters under unusual pressures. Bizarre, dreamy, unsettling.
Although we like a slow burn, we want stories to intrigue us from the start. Set the tone early, even if the story’s unusual nature takes time to unfold. Magic realism, gothic, and surrealist are compass points. Perhaps your most compelling character is a place, a meadow, a stretch of road in the middle of nowhere. Or perhaps your characters believe that all is normal while the world around them spins out of control – how do they go about their affairs in such a world? Your story will leave us feeling jarred, shaken by the collision of the familiar and unfamiliar.
Fiction we can’t forget:
Nights in the Gardens of Spain, Witi Ihimaera
Rene’s Flesh, Virgilio Piñera
Already Dead, Denis Johnson
Mrs God, Peter Straub
Dandelion Wine, Ray Bradbury
Maldoror, Comte de Lautréamont
Shoeless Joe, W.P. Kinsella
Encounters, Juan Garcia Ponce
The Master & Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov
Black Dandy pays $0.03 (NZD) per word for stories between 2,500 and 7,000 words. Our turnaround time for decisions is from one to three months.
We do not accept simultaneous or multiple submissions.
Author’s rights: Use of the author’s work by Black Dandy entails the assignment of First World Anthology Rights, for publication in the English language anywhere in the world. Black Dandy may use the author’s work only in the above-mentioned Anthology – both paperback and electronic editions – and re-printings of it, and the author shall retain all other rights to his or her work not specified here.
A Robotic/Computer Dystopia. The machines are our overlords…tell us about it.
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.
Giles Press is currently seeking submissions of the following works for their Gallows Hill Magazine:
Horror, thriller, dark fantasy, psychological, black humor.
Length: flash fic to novellas; up to 15,000 words.
(Note: we reserve the right to serialize any submission over 9,000 words.)
POETRY (up to 5 poems at a time)
Same general genres/themes as fiction.
Length: up to 80 lines.
Giles Press is always looking for talented artists who thrive on the strange and unsettling. From illustration to full comics, we would love to work with you to publish your work. For this magazine, however, we are only looking for freelance illustrations. If we believe that your style has potential, we will contact you about publishing stand-alone works.
Fiction and nonfiction manuscripts should include an exact word count; poetry manuscripts should include an exact line count. Please include your contact information (phone, email, and mailing address) as well as a brief author bio.
Please allow up to 3-6 weeks response time.
If we accept your submission, we will notify you via an acceptance letter detailing payment and rights information and any revisions we would like you to make. We withhold the right to make line edits as needed, and will provide you with a copy to approve. Once we have your approval, it will be kept on file until it is assigned to an issue. Depending on how far out we are working, your submission may be placed as far as two issues out.
Since we are currently in the process of starting up, we cannot guarantee our ideal rates. Depending on our how much we are able to raise, rates may rise. Final rates will be given in your acceptance letter, but the minimum rates will be:
Fiction: up to $50
Poems: up to $15