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.
Note: Reprints Allowed
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.
Via: Deep In The Heart Of Madness.
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.
- 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:
236 Bay State Road
Boston, MA 02215
Regular post is fine. There is no advantage to sending a more expensive way.
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.
Payment: ten cents per word
Note: ONLY Translated Works Or English As A Second Language Authors Need Apply
We’re currently open to fiction submissions ONLY in the following categories:
- Translated fiction. Author or authorized translator may submit fiction of 500-10,000 words that has been previously published in source language but not in English.
- Fiction written by authors for whom English is not their first language and who reside outside of primarily English-speaking countries. If you’re not entirely certain whether you qualify for this call, feel free to query.
Please include the author’s primary language/country of residence and/or original publication info for translations in the cover letter. Submissions that do not include this information will not be read.
We’re currently CLOSED to other unsolicited fiction submissions, but will eventually open to those as well. Please do not query regarding this; we will post an update here when a general reading window opens.
Deadline: December 15th, 2018
Payment: Original: $0.06 USD/word for prose; $0.03 USD/word for interactivity ($0.09 USD/word for both) Reprints: $0.03 USD/word for prose; $0.015 USD/word for interactivity (0.045 USD/word)
As we announced last month, from November 15 to December 15, we’ll be hosting a game jam open to very short pieces of interactive fiction or sequential art on the theme of love. We’ll also be accepting submissions for interactive fiction proposals through our Submittable portal for authors new to the idea of interactive fiction.
The catch? All those submissions must be limited to 1000 words of prose, or 9 panels, put before the player. (Full rules and conditions can be found at either of the links above.)
Altogether, we’ll choose four pieces from four different author/artist/developers to run in our February 2019 issue at our standard rates.
Since today is November 15th, that game jam and the submission window for proposals are officially open! Both will close for entries at the end of the day (Pacific Time) on December 15th, and we hope to be able to make our final selections by early January.
Links for both the game jam and the proposal submission window are above, or you can click through below!
Game Jam: https://itch.io/jam/subqjam
Proposal Submissions: https://tinyurl.com/subQjam18
Our February issue will also feature a 1000-word-or-less game on the theme of “love” from two invited authors, to complement the entries we accept from the game jam and the proposal submission window. Those authors will be announced soon!
Excited yet? We know we are! We can’t wait to dive in to all the submitted games and proposals.
Got questions? Let us know on Twitter, Facebook, itch.io, or by e-mailing [email protected]
To submit to Asymmetry Fiction, please email your story to: editor at asymmetryfiction dot com
We currently accept stories up to 3,000 words of length.
We are primarily interested in speculative fiction, but creative non-fiction (preferably with a weird angle) is also considered.
Please send your work in standard manuscript format. We accept .doc, .docx,.rtf, and .pages.
Multiple submissions are not accepted.
We retain First English Language serial rights, as well as the right to archive stories at our website.
We do not accept reprints.
Response time is typically 2-4 weeks.
We pay $5 per story. While this is a token payment, it’s important to us to pay writers for their work on principle, and we hope to be able to increase this in the future.
Via: Asymmetry Fiction.