Deadline: October 1st, 2020
Theme: Essays on Mary Shelley’s work
Deadline: October 1st, 2020
Theme: Essays on Mary Shelley’s work
Theme: Myth, Folklore, Southern Gothic, Paranormal, and Historical. Fiction, articles, and more! (Read below.)
If you have an idea for something, feel free to send a pitch before writing the article.
All work must be original. Fabled has the right to grammatically edit all submissions.
Via: Fabled Collective.
Deadline: September 22nd, 2020
Payment: eight cents a word for prose, thirty dollars a page for poetry
Theme: Creative writing about environmental justice
The short version: creative writing about environmental justice. 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 leaning away from the pulpy heavily towards the political. But the heart of what we want is your searingly personal, visceral, idiosyncratic understanding of the world and the people in it as it has been, as it is, as it will be, as it could be, as a consequence of humanity’s relationship with the earth.
Payment: $.03/word for fiction. For nonfiction, we pay $.01/word. Reprints are paid at $.01/word.
Note: Reprints Welcome
We want stories that are well written, intelligent, and enjoyable to read. We are looking for stories with metaphors and emotional ambience and imaginative descriptive writing.
Unreal Magazine is looking for stories that define the rules of magic at this indefinite point in time.
Unfit Magazine is looking for stories that bend the rules of science at this indefinite point in time…unfitmag.com
After you finish the submission form, we will contact you if we’re interested in publishing your material. Due to the volume of submissions we receive, we are unable to respond unless a story is accepted for publication. If you have not heard from us in thirty days, assume your work didn’t fit with what we needed at the time.
For best results, send your story to as many publications as possible. Just remember, “Simultaneous submissions are your friend.”
We wish you the best in your endeavours as an author.
The Boss (and a few other clowns)
Fiction: 500 to 5,000 words
Pay: We pay $.03/word for fiction. For nonfiction, we pay $.01/word. Reprints are paid at $.01/word. Payments are only made to your PayPal account. We only pay for what appears in print, not for online publication.
Terms: We don’t charge for submissions. Reprints are welcome. Simultaneous submissions are most certainly welcome. Multiple submissions are not welcome. (If you don’t hear anything, wait 30 days before trying again. Thanks!)
Rights: We are looking for one time non-exclusive rights.
Head to the page below to submit!
Via: Unreal Magazine.
I’d LOVE to start out this list by saying that Horror Tree is your #1 spot to get paid to write about writing. Unfortunately, anyone who follows our Patreon knows that we’re not quite there yet. Still, we’re getting closer all the time! While we will happily take your guest posts on writing *cough*cough* there is likely more of a chance that putting pen to paper on the writing process is something that you’d like to get paid for.
Today, we’re hoping to help with that and have found five markets who accept non-fiction about the writing process and will throw some money your way if they accept your work! (Shameless self-plug: We’re totally interested in those of you who want to help support Horror Tree by donating guest posts on the art of writing, publishing, reviewing, etc.)
[Editor’s note: I have stabbed my left hand which is the one that keeps trying to get you to send in your work so the rest of the article WILL be safe from such requests.]
So, without further ado, here are the five markets we have for you to check out today.
Each year, all year long, we purchase articles for WritersWeekly.com. WritersWeekly is distributed to freelancers across the globe every Wednesday.
WritersWeekly.com focuses on “selling” the written word. We do not seek articles on how to write. Rather, we seek articles on how to make more money doing what you love….writing! We are also interested in other forms of home-based businesses and self-employment that may result from writing, such as self-publishing, corporate writing, ghostwriting, etc. All ideas that help writers support themselves performing the work they love are warmly welcomed.
Payment: $60 on acceptance via PayPal (preferred) or check for first rights only ($40 for reprints).
For full details please head over to Writer’s Weekly Submission Guidelines today!
At this time the publication is accepting original work that includes:
Payment is $75 per post.
Write Naked has reading schedules which you should absolutely check before sending in an article.
The full guidelines are found on Write Naked’s Submission Page!
Payment: 6¢ per word for new fiction, and 2¢ per word for reprints and fact-based work.
We accept new work as well as reprints, anywhere from 1000 word flash fiction on up, but as we are just starting, shorter pieces will be favored. We have tough standards but only care about the quality of the writing, characters, plot, and ideas, not whether you’re new or established. Only submit finished work you are proud of. Commensurate with the time available, if we don’t accept your submission we’ll explain why.
We are following the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) guidelines; after one year of meeting their criteria they will retroactively qualify us as a pro site and new work printed during that year will count towards a writer’s SWFA qualifications. We pay 6¢ per word for new fiction, and 2¢ per word for reprints and fact-based work.
We are looking for well written original stories 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’re 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.
We’re not looking for angsty romance, fanfics*, horror, hate, blood & guts, excessive violence, sex, axe-grinding, or stories that leave readers feeling they’ve had the energy and joy sucked out of them.
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 might provide inspiration and information for writers and artists.
We’re looking for storytelling through images. We want to see skillful composition, use of color, rendering of form, character, and emotions. For photo manipulations 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.
Just as for written works, we’re not looking for romance, fan art*, hate, horror, blood & 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.
No simultaneous submissions, and no multiple submissions to the same genre. Please include title, medium, size, and any remarks relevant to the work’s creation.
Submit text in .doc and images as a jpg or through a link. Provide links to all stock used. 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, remember to check that you agree with the terms of our guidelines before you submit.
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!
After reading our guidelines you can enter the submissions page here
Theme: historical fiction, alternate history, or historical fantasy
Please note that you should expect a response to your submission within three months. If you haven’t heard by then please send a query email to [email protected]
Please don’t submit your piece simultaneously to another publication.
1. Must be a short piece of fiction – under 10,000 words.
2. Must be either historical fiction, alternate history, or historical fantasy.
3. Must be a well written character based story rather than an exercise in ‘what if …’
4. Must not be simultaneously submitted to another publication.
5. Must be an original work that has not been published elsewhere.
Reviews and articles about historical fiction, alternate history books, genres and writers are welcome and criteria 2) and 3) above also apply.
We would love to have your artwork to illustrate the magazine and website. In fact we need a nice image for the website asap, so if you have something you would like to contribute we’ll count you in for a share of the first two year’s profits as well!
Please let us know what rights you are granting us and be aware that the magazine will be published as an ebook and printed book.
Please submit using our online submission system provided by submishmash.
If you are having any problems submitting or want to ask a question contact us at:[email protected]
In the subject line please put: Fiction Submission, Non-Fiction Submission, Artwork Submission as applicable.
In the body of the email tell us a bit about yourself and any previous publishing credits.
If submitting text please use standard manuscript format.
Please note this has changed recently.
We currently offer a token payment of either $10 per accepted submission or a free copy of the print version of the issue in which your work features. You will also receive a free PDF copy of the issue.
We are looking for First English Language serial rights, which means that we have the right to publish it first before it appears anywhere else. Once published you could then publish the story elsewhere if you wish, such as an anthology for instance.
Via: Alt Hist.
Payment: Between $20 and $60 per 1000 words
Subscribers are fast-tracked through the assessment process
Aurealis is looking for science fiction, fantasy or horror short stories between 2000 and 8000 words. All types of science fiction, fantasy and horror that are of a “speculative” nature will be considered, but we do not want stories that are derivative in nature, particularly those based on TV series. We do not publish horror without a supernatural element.
Although we are an Australian-based publication, we are open to submissions in English from anywhere in the multiverse.
Stories containing an unacceptable number of spelling mistakes and typos, and those that do not conform to our guidelines in other ways, will be rejected automatically. This may seem harsh, but we are being honest about it. Please take the time to polish your work in every way before you send it to us.
Aurealis pays between A$20 and A$60 per 1000 words, but assume the lower rate for unsolicited submissions. Payment is made soon after the publication of the issue containing your story. Minimum payment is A$20. You will also receive a free electronic copy of the issue containing your story.
We buy First Electronic Publication Rights and the non-exclusive rights to include the story in a print and digital anthology. All other rights remain with the contributor. The story must not be published elsewhere for a period of twelve months after it appears in electronic form in Aurealis.
Aurealis does not publish reprints. We don’t publish poetry or novel extracts. We don’t serialise longer works.
Our response time is no more than two months, and we are always aiming for much shorter turnarounds. Please do not query us until two months have passed since your submission. Where time permits, unsuccessful authors will be emailed a reply in the form of a checklist critique and/or a personal note. We are sorry, but Aurealis is not able to respond to queries about rejected stories.
All fiction submissions to Aurealis must be by email. Please e-mail submissions to:[email protected]
Hard copy submissions will no longer be read or receive a response.
Please include the following information with your submission:
Here is how the start of your fiction submission should look:
Please direct all fiction submission queries to: [email protected]
We are interested in articles between 500 and 2000 words of interest to readers and writers of science fiction, fantasy and horror. These include humorous pieces, serious articles and interviews. We prefer non-fiction where some visuals are included. Non-fiction must be previously unpublished and remain unpublished for 12 months after publication in Aurealis. Our payment is A$20 per 1000 words. Send all non-fiction articles and queries to [email protected].
Aurealis reviews novels, anthologies, collections and non-fiction of interest to readers of science fiction, fantasy and horror. Please send queries to [email protected]. Do not send digital files unless requested to do so. Due to the volume of requests, we only respond if we are interested in seeing the book. A book request from us is no guarantee it will be reviewed. Please do not send follow-up queries.
If you would like to write reviews for Aurealis, please send an expression of interest to the Reviews Editor at [email protected]. If there is an opening, the Reviews Editor will get back to you with information about how to apply.