Hello Circlet Enthusiasts!
I wanted to take a moment to remind everyone that we are always on the lookout for sexy speculative fiction of the short short (micro) variety. What is speculative fiction? I’m glad you asked! Examples of it include: science fiction, fantasy, utopias, dystopian, superhero, experimental, and occasionally supernatural though we prefer to keep our horror microfictions to the month of October.
We are looking for short literary erotic works to be featured on our website. We encourage diversity in our fiction. All gender pairings and orientations are welcome so long as everything is clearly consensual. Erotic microfictions should be between 250-1000 words and original works that are not available elsewhere. Please no fan fiction. Authors retain all rights and payment is $5 per story.
Multiple submissions are okay. Send submissions to [email protected] either in the body of the email or as a Word doc. Please include a short bio.
Via: Circlet Press.
We are looking for a few good scripts for the horror anthology podcast “Don’t Flinch”.
The style we are going for is theater play meets podcast. The script should be between 20 and 30 minutes in length. We are not looking for first person narration styles, although we may certainly entertain them if they are extra special.
If it has a twist ending, all the better. Everyone loves a good twist especially if we didn’t see it coming, yet the clues were there all along.
Not A Guarantee
Submitting your script is not a guarantee that we will choose it. This is the first step. We will read all scripts submitted and pick the ones we feel fit the podcast best. At that point we will contact you and get additional information.
We know you, as authors, have spent a lot of time on your work. We want to respect it as best we can; however, we also have to convey the story via audio only. So changes may be made at our discretion should your script be chosen.
You Own Your Script, We Own The Podcast Rights To This Performance
It will all be detailed out in the final contract. Long and short of it is. We want you to keep the ownership of your script, but we will have the rights to use it in this podcast, distribution of this podcast, and any marketing we might do for this podcast and the overriding company “Creative Zombie Studios”.
You Will Be Paid Upon Selection And Contract Signing
We definitely want to take care of you, the author. We are offering $100 per selected script (again submission of this script does not mean selection of this script) to be paid within 30 days of contract signing. We know it isn’t a lot, but we have to watch our costs as putting this together is expensive on our end. This is also why we allow you to hold onto the ownership of your script.
Crowdfunding Participation Does Not Equal Automatic Selection
If you have donated to our crowdfunding campaign, thank you very much. We appreciate all of our donors. This project would not get off the ground if not for the people helping us fund this venture.
Unfortunately we have to draw the line at pay for play. We have a certain style of story we are looking for and accepting scripts based solely on someone supporting us financially is something we are not prepared to do. Again we appareciate the support, but one will not equal the other. If you choose not to support us via our crowdfunding campaign, we completely understand. Your script will still be read and reviewed just as everyone else’s will be.
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us using the contact page form (not the script submission form).
Thank you for your interest in this project. Good luck!
Via: Don’t Flinch.
Guidelines & Format
Whether they be found on a forest path, a beach, a field, a desert, or in an old house or an abandoned church, the tales we are looking for all tell the story of a strange occurrence or encounter in the form of letters, diary entries, newspaper clippings, documents, transmissions, pages torn from field guides, etc.
We are looking for weird fiction and gothic horror, 1,000 to 2,000 words in length. Word count is the least flexible of our guidelines, and if you submit something that does not fall within that range, it will automatically be rejected. This will probably change in the future, but for now, keep it within 1,000 to 2,000 words.
We do not want previously published stories at this time.
Format your story appropriately. For more information on the proper format for submitting short stories, click here.
In terms of what is acceptable, we do not want excessive profanity, lewdness, or gore. That isn’t to say that we won’t allow these things, but there are boundries.
- Limit the use of profanity.
- Please, no porn.
- The gore should not be gratuitous or pointless.
We post every week on Sunday, and so each Monday begins a new submission period. Submissions are open every Monday through Wednesday, and you are submitting for your work to be published on the upcoming Sunday. This means that if you submit one week, and your work is not published, then it is no longer being considered.
Each week has a new submission pool, so if you want to submit your work the next week, you are more than welcome to do so.
How to Submit
Once you’ve finished and formatted your story, send it as an attachment to [email protected]. Be sure to send in your submission using the email address that is attached to your PayPal account.
In the body of the email, tell us a little bit about yourself! Should your story be published, there will be an author bio at the bottom, and this is what we will use. Feel free to leave social media links!
At this time, we pay $30 USD for short stories. We pay through PayPal, and all payments are sent out before we publish.
Rights & Ownership
By submitting your work, you give us the right to publish your story on our website. That’s it. We don’t hold the exclusive rights for 60 days or anything like that. We want to showcase fantastic work — not hold it hostage.
Via: The Pale Leaves.
Payment: $5 per published submission
How to Submit to Slink Chunk Press
We use Submittable as our submission’s manager, so please submit via hereand not via email. All general queries can be directed [email protected]
When submitting, please include a short bio, just a few sentences about yourself, which we will use if your story is accepted! No cover letter is required, although you can include any places other work has previously been accepted in your bio if you would like (this is not mandatory.)
Things we think are really cool (in no particular order):
– magical realism
– urban fantasy and science fiction
– alternative depictions of women and men in these settings
– alternative depictions of women and men in general
– LGBTQIA lit
– non-binary MCs
– diversity in race and ability of protagonists
– steam punk
– made up words
– not being homophobic, transphobic, ableist, racist, or a misogynist
If you can tick at least two of those boxes (the last one is pretty much mandatory), please, send us your art for consideration!
What we accept:
Flash Fiction: min 500 – max 1,000
Short Fiction: min: 1,000- max 3,000
Poetry: 1-5 poems
Creative Non Fiction: max 3000
We’re not sticklers for length,but please try to keep within a couple of hundred words of the suggested limit (just remember that this is an online platform).
Paintings and or Photographs: There’s no real restriction on numbers here, you can submit one piece, or a whole series of pieces. Just don’t send us your entire iPhone camera roll!
Videos: We’re talking readings, performances, songs, rants, animations, you name it! We prefer videos to be submitted via Submittable in mp4 format.
However, if you’re video is already hosted and you would like us to feature it, please email the link to [email protected] If your video is yet to be filmed, and you would like to pitch it to us before creating it, please email us at the same address.
Comics: We are so keen to have web-comics on board! Ideally we’d like something short, say 6 pages max, but this is certainly up for negotiation; perhaps we could publish a longer comic over a series of issues, or if we really, REALLY like it, serialization could also be an option.
AND FINALLY: If your creation is cross-medium (eg. text and photos, collage etc.) and doesn’t fit into any of these categories, but you still think it would be a good fit for Slink Chunk Press, pitch it to us at [email protected]
Slink Chunk Story Time:
Slink Chunk Press will be inviting some of the writers published in the launching issue to read their stories via Google Hangout. Everyone will get a chance to read, we will talk about why we liked the story/why it was chosen for the issue/other general fun things. Readers of Slink Chunk Press will be able to watch via YouTube (this will be moderated by the EIC because the internet can be a scary place). Think of it as a magical, writer-ly slumber party. And if you have a character that has, say, a very distinct appearance, or expresses themselves in an aesthetically interesting way, you could perhaps channel that during your reading. In other words, dressing up as your character is certainly an option because dressing up is AWESOME and highly encouraged. FUN!
And a few other important things…
– We are currently interested in unpublished work. If you are published in an issue of Slink Chunk Press, and then wish to publish it elsewhere afterwards, please feel free to do so! Just be sure to acknowledge Slink Chunk Press as the original site of publication.
– Simultaneous submissions are accepted, just please let us know if your piece has been accepted elsewhere.
– If you have hosted the piece on a personal blog, art sharing site such as deviantART, or YouTube, please let us know in the body of your submission. We will still consider it for publication, but may request that you give us a shout out on these platforms and through your other social media networks. We’ll ask nicely, promise!
– Slink Chunk Press is not for profit, with all funds being channeled into paying our contributors. Currently, we offer a flat rate of $5 per published submission (if you are submitting multiple poems as a collection, they will be counted as one submission). We know it’s not much, we wish we could pay you what your stories are worth.
– All Publishing Rights are returned to the author on the event of their piece’s submission.
Via: Slink Chunk Press.
Payment: $100 for flash fiction and $0.10/word up to $200 for original short fiction
Time for some great stories.
CRAFT is an online publication celebrating both emerging and established writers. Our focus is on the craft of writing and how those elements make a good story great. We are interested in strong fiction that shines because of its exploration of craft. We feature new and republished fiction; critical pieces on craft; craft exercises; interviews on craft with established writers; book reviews and summaries; and much more.
STORIES by Michael McGriff, Clare Beams, Melissa Yancy, Megan Cummins are forthcoming.
JOIN US. SUBMIT YOUR WORK NOW.
CRAFT Fiction Guidelines
Our CRAFT Fiction categories are open year-round to any emerging or established author. We accept submissions from international writers. We accept simultaneous submissions but ask that you inform us immediately and withdraw your work if your story is accepted elsewhere. We pay our authors a flat rate of $100 for flash fiction and $0.10/word up to $200 for original short fiction. We do not charge submission fees, but are highly selective in what we choose to publish.
We will also consider previously published fiction, as long as the writer retains the rights or second-publication rights can be obtained. We do not pay for reprints.
Each published story will include an editor’s introduction as well as a craft note from the author. To read previously published stories, please see our CRAFT Fiction page.
If you have any questions about submissions or would like to query a current submission, please send an email to: contact (at) craftliterary (dot) com
CRAFT Fiction Submission Categories:
Flash Fiction, for work under 1,000 words
Short Fiction, for work under 7,000 words
We are planning to provide opportunities for Novellas and Novel Chapters. Keep checking back to see the latest!
To submit a story or learn more about our guidelines, click the submit button.
Want to Write For CRAFT?
We accept high quality book reviews, interviews, and critical pieces on craft to publish on our site. For a look at the type of content we publish, please visit our CRAFT drop-down menu. Submissions and more information on each category can be found at Submittable.
Our book reviews focus on authors with forthcoming titles, and we like to review titles from writers who are explicitly exploring craft in their work. Reviews are typically between 700 – 1000 words.
For interviews, we are interested in conversations with writers focusing on the craft of writing.
Critical pieces on craft can range from 500 to 1000 words and should consist of a careful examination of an element of craft.
Submission questions, concerns, and inquiries can be sent to a staff member at: contact (at) craftliterary (dot) com
CRAFT holds first publication rights for three months after publication. Authors agree not to publish, nor authorize or permit the publication of, any part of the material for three months following CRAFT’s first publication. For reprints we ask for acknowledgement of its publication in CRAFT first.
Via: Craft Literary.
Want to build your writers’ resumé? Want to promote your blog, website, book, or business? Are you a visual artist or musician that wants to share and promote your work? Or, do you have a Youtube channel that you want to broadcast? Please submit!
We are very open-minded! Nonfiction, fiction, and poetry are all welcome. For poetry, please submit 5-7 poems unless very long, then 1-2 (you be the judge). Word Count: 500—1000 words. Note: please NO graphic violence, graphic sex, or political pieces.
Please submit 4-6 images. They can be drawings, paintings, sculpture, photography, craft, or digital art. Include a brief biography of yourself and a brief statement regarding your work. Also include info for each piece such as size, medium, etc. Photo of artist is optional. Note: please NO graphic violence, graphic sex, or political pieces.
Please submit video or music via Youtube link. Also, include a brief bio and brief statement regarding video/music submitted. Music from all genres is welcome. Note: video can be a vlog, lecture, dance, or movie. We’re very open-minded. Please keep length for video/music to 20 minutes or under. Note: please NO graphic violence, graphic sex, or political pieces.
With all submissions, please include any links regarding (but not limited to) a blog, business, book, Youtube channel, Etsy, or eBay page, as Exhibit A is a great way to promote your work and ideas. Also, it’s optional but encouraged: please include a photo and/or a very brief bio. Note: Visual Art and Video/Music submissions must include a brief bio. Photo is optional. Please include contact information, including phone number and mailing address (so we can mail you your check if your piece has been accepted. We promise no spam and that all of your contact information will never be shared).
We pay $30.00 for all accepted submissions.
If you would like us to review your book, please send us a quick synopsis of your book. If we decide to review your book, we will ask you to send us a copy. While print is preferred, we do accept digital copies (most preferably in .epub or .mobi format). If you are sending a print copy, please send it to our PO Box at:
PO Box 308
20 Forest St.
Medford, MA 02155
Submit work here:
Email instructions: Please put in email body name, phone number, mailing address, and a brief description of your submission plus any other information you would like to include. Also, please include all desired links you would like us to publish along with your work (if your submission is accepted).
For Writing submissions: please submit your work in an attachment in a .docx or .pages file.
For Visual Art submissions: please submit your images in a .jpg, .jpeg, or .png file.
For Video/Music submissions: please put the URL link in the main body of the email.
Via: Twenty-two Twenty-eight.