Taking Submissions: Story Seed Vault

Deadline: February 24th, 2019
Payment: Short Fiction (<150CH) $3AUD per story, Long Fiction (>150CH/<200CH) $2AUD per story

*We might require additional evidence of a claim to publish.

Via: Story Seed Vault.

Taking Submissions: Every Day Fiction: March 2019

Deadline: February 24th, 2019
Payment: $3

We are looking for some suitable stories for March 2019, including:

  • Ash Wednesday
  • Spring Break
  • International Women’s Day
  • Purim
  • Daylight Savings
  • Ides of March
  • St. Patrick’s Day
  • first day of spring (Vernal Equinox)
  • Feast of the Annunciation

The deadline for these stories is February 24, 2019, at the end of the day (11:59 PM Pacific Time).

Writing Guidelines

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It ought to go without saying that any story submitted to Every Day Fiction must be your own unpublished original creation.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.

Submission Process

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.

Compensation

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: Every Day Fiction.

Ongoing Submissions: Alsina

Payment: Royalties

Alsina Publishing is changing the way short stories are published. We believe in creating a global platform for authors with a transparent model that makes sense.

Publishing these days is about more than just the story: it is about the profile of the author, the marketing, and building an audience that knows about you. Alsina builds this into the model.

About our Product

Alsina builds LingoBites, an app for learning languages through story-telling. It delivers quality content to people all over the world that want to read and listen to interesting stories in order to help them solidify their language. Users can read or listen to your stories in their native language and the language they are trying to learn. If they like what you write, they can follow you and receive updates whenever you publish something new.

What we Offer Authors

Royalties. Every time someone finishes a story through the app, you get paid.

Your work is immediately translated into multiple languages, so you receive exposure to a global and multi-lingual readership that might not otherwise find you.

The built-in marketing tools mean that:

  • Readers can easily find out more about you and the other works you write, directly from the app
  • We link to your website, so within 2-3 clicks, readers can find more of your work

Playing with a couple of novel ideas? Submit 2-3 as short stories and see what users think of each one! Users can rate the stories that they read, so you get real feedback from real readers before you spend the time developing the novel.

About the Team

Alsina was founded by a team with expertise in publishing and in software development, so we bring you the best of both worlds in order to make something unique to the short story world.

Via: Alsina.

Ongoing Submissions: Historic Heroines

Payment: $25

Historic Heroines is a new destination for readers a destination for readers hungry for female focused literature or history viewed through a female centric lens, and writing for Historic Heroines can help you find an audience for your publications.

Short non-fiction articles, book reviews, essays guidelines:

  • Up to 1000 words.
  • Articles need to be well researched and list references.
  • While there is no contributor fee for shorter work published on our site, all work will be accompanied with a short bio, photo, and the author’s social media links in order to promote themselves and their work.
  • Articles featured on our website will promoted through social media and to our email list.
  • Short articles, book reviews, and essays will be edited before being published.

Short fiction story guidelines:

  • 1500-5000 words.
  • It can be about a real woman – famous or obscure.
  • It can be about a real or fictive woman participating/witnessing a real historical event or moment.
  • Writers will receive a $25 fee for their short story and agrees to give us the exclusive rights to publish and sell the work.
  • Short stories featured on our website will be promoted through social media and through our email list.
  • Writers will be given a dedicated page on our website to promote themselves and their heroines.
  • Short stories will be edited before being published on the site.

Submit articles as a Microsoft WORD attachment to the following address: [email protected] A response can be expected within three business days.

We are a new start up company and reserve the write to change these guidelines. We hope you understand.

Via: Historic Heroines.

Ongoing Submissions: Madness Heart Press

Payment: $5
Note: Reprints Allowed

Blog Posts and Podcast Submissions

For posting on MadnessHeart.Press & the Madness Heart Radio Podcast

For submissions that are for our website and podcast we prefer stories that can be broken down into roughly 1500 word chunks. IE: 1500, 3000 or 4500 words. This allows us to have better control over the length of our show and the length of the posts.

As with other submissions there are some basic guidelines.

  • Violence, sex and gore must be pertinent and interesting to the story. Anything too gratuitous will be rejected.
  • Racism/Sexism/Bigotry of any form will never be accepted here.
  • Double check your grammar and spelling.
  • Format your story correctly.
  • Please submit all stories in DOC/RTF format.
  • Reprints are ok, please include original publication information.
  • For accepted stories we pay $5.

Send all submissions to [email protected]

Via: Deep In The Heart Of Madness.

Taking Submissions: AGNI Online

Deadline: May 31st, 2019
Payment: $10 per printed (or printed-out) page for accepted prose, and $20 per page for accepted poetry, up to a maximum of $150., 2 copies of print magazine if accepted into a print copy

We look for writing that catches experience before the crusts of habit form—poetry and prose that resist ideas about what a certain kind of writing “should do.” We seek out writers who tell their truths in their own words and convince us as we read that we’ve found something no one else could have written.

When to submit

AGNI welcomes manuscripts between September 1st and May 31st. Submissions mailed in June, July, or August will be returned unread, provided sufficient return postage is included.

Things to know when submitting

  • Nearly everything we publish is unsolicited.
  • We encourage submissions from writers of all identities, living anywhere, published and unpublished.
  • We will not consider writing that has already been published in English, whether in a book, magazine, newspaper, or on an app, a website, a social media feed, or a publicly accessible online community.
  • We consider only work written in English or translated into English.
  • We have no word limits, though space is at a premium and length sometimes affects our decisions.
  • We do not publish genre romance, horror, mystery, or science fiction; however, we are open to writing that borrows elements from any of these.
  • We will consider excerpts if they read as if they were meant to stand alone.
  • We are interested in personal essays, think-pieces, memoir, prose poems, formal poems, blank verse, free verse, short stories, and short shorts; we do not publish academic essays or purely journalistic writing.
  • Though we rely on student interns for many things, they are not involved in considering submissions. All manuscripts are read by masthead editors.
  • Our blog features posts by writers who have appeared previously in AGNI or AGNI Online.
  • You can familiarize yourself with the magazine by ordering a recent print issue or by perusing the writing that appears here. This site includes selected pieces from our decades of print issues and everything we’ve published at AGNI Online since its inauguration in 2002.

Some requests

  • Please send only one story, one essay, or up to five poems, and please wait for our reply before sending more. As soon as we respond, you can feel free to submit again during a reading period.
  • Please double-space your document and include page numbers.
  • Please do not submit revisions of work we’ve already considered.
  • If you submit on paper and want us to reply by mail, please enclose a stamped, addressed envelope (SAE). If the envelope is large enough and you include sufficient postage, we will return the manuscript; otherwise, it will be recycled. If you’d like to be notified by email only, please include your email address and skip the SAE.
  • Do not email your work; we do not read or consider emailed submissions.
  • Feel free to submit the same work to other magazines simultaneously. If your entire submission is accepted elsewhere, please log in to your online account and withdraw using the link there—or, if you’ve submitted by mail, or if only a portion of your submission has been taken elsewhere, please contact us with a quick withdrawal note.
  • Do not mail your work to us in the months of June, July, or August. The online portal is also closed during those months.
  • Do not send us your only copy; we cannot accept responsibility for your manuscript.
  • Please do not contact us about your submission until four months have passed. We work hard to respond within two, but we’re not always able. After four months, please contact us right away if you have not received a reply.

WHERE to send:

If you’d rather not submit through our free online portal, please address your envelope to the Fiction Editor, Poetry Editor, or Nonfiction Editor and mail to:

AGNI Magazine
Boston University
236 Bay State Road
Boston, MA 02215

Regular post is fine. There is no advantage to sending a more expensive way.

Purchasing rights

All submissions are considered for both print and online publication.

We buy first worldwide serial rights and pay $10 per printed (or printed-out) page for accepted prose, and $20 per page for accepted poetry, up to a maximum of $150. We also give a year’s subscription to AGNI. In the case of print publication, each contributor receives two copies of the issue their work appears in, and we send up to four additional copies to friends or family.

Blog publication, which is limited to writers who have previously appeared in AGNI or AGNI Online, is unpaid.

Via: AGNI Online.

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