Ongoing Submissions: Pretty Cool Poetry Thing

Payment: $10 to $20 and a contributors copy

at this time, we only accept poetry. maybe in the future, we’ll do other things, but the nature of printing on index cards makes space a severe factor. so sorry.

WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU

send 3 to 5 poems to [email protected] with a max of 300 words per poem, along with a 2 to 3 sentence bio written in the third person with your pronouns. send as one .doc/.docx file.

cover letter preferred. give us a preamble. give us a joke. write it in swedish. have fun with it!

simultaneous submissions allowed, but please inform us if accepted elsewhere. previously published poems are not accepted at this time. it’s ok if it’s on your blog though!

please follow the length guidelines closely! we’re working with index cards, so space is tight and we’d hate to reject a masterpiece because we can’t fit it.

WHAT YOU GET FROM US

if we accept your poem, we get one-time print publishing rights, then the rights go back to you.

we pay. depending on sales / number of poets, the amount will fall between $10 to $20. it’s not much, but it’s not zero!

and of course, you get a contributor’s copy. i mean, of course.

Via: Pretty Cool Poetry Thing.

Ongoing Submissions: Mura

Payment: Flash Fiction: $1 CAD per 100 words., $5 CAD per poem

The email address for all submissions is [email protected]. Include a short biographical statement at the end of your email. You may also include any relevant social media links. A query letter is not necessary.

Flash fiction, poetry, and art will all be posted on Fridays. Generally, Mura will only publish a maximum of three pieces (of any medium) a week, but that is not a hard and fast rule.

Simultaneous submissions of your work are allowed, but please inform us if your work is accepted elsewhere.

Flash Fiction

Flash fiction stories (<1000 words) should be pasted in the body of your email. Make sure the indentations are correct and the font is legible. Include ‘flash fiction’, word count, your name, and your story’s title in the subject line of your email. For example, if your story is called The Storm, your subject line might look like this:

flash fiction The Storm by A. B. Smith 890 Words

Please only submit one story at a time. You may submit another story once you receive a reply.

Writers will be paid $1 CAD per 100 words.

Poetry

You may submit up to 5 poems. Poems should be in a single Word document (.docx, .doc, or .rtf). Poems should be titled and each poem must start on a new page. This document cannot exceed 10 pages. Use single line spacing and a readable, 12-point font. We do not accept concrete/shape poems or poems that have words scattered artistically across the page. Include ‘poetry’ and your name in the subject line of your email.

Please only submit 5 or fewer poems at a time. You may submit more once you receive a reply.

There is no set theme for poetry, though we are partial to poetry that sticks closer to the quiet, understated vision of Mura.

Poets will be paid $5 CAD per poem published on Mura.

Visual Art

You may submit up to 5 pieces of visual art. Art should be a high quality .jpg or .png, and these files should be attached to your email. Include a statement to accompany your work(s). Include ‘visual art’ and your name in the subject line of your email.

Please only submit 5 or fewer pieces at a time. You may submit more once you receive a reply.

Artists will be paid $7 CAD per piece published on Mura.

Via: Mura.

Taking Submissions: Heroic Fantasy Quarterly

Deadline: June 30th, 2019
Payment: $100 for stories and $25 for poems

Heroic Fantasy Quarterly is OPEN for submissions of fiction and poetry in June, 2019. 

Repeat!  We will not be open for submissions in December, 2018.  We hate to spring this on people with only two days notice, but we are actually a couple of issues ahead at this point and we need to all take a break for the holidays.

We plan to re-open to submissions in March, 2019.

Heroic Fantasy Quarterly is generally open to fiction and poetry submissions four months per year. The months you can submit are:

March

June

September

December (we are closed to submissions in December, 2018)

If you submit fiction or poetry in any other month, you will receive an auto-response and your tale will not be reviewed.

 

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As its name suggests, Heroic Fantasy Quarterly is a quarterly ezine dedicated to publishing heroic fantasy — in both prose and poetry. We are unrepentant in our goal of elevating unapologetic sword and sorcery to a rightful high place. We pay $100 for stories and $25 for poems, upon publication.  (Scroll down for info on art submissions.) We purchase first world English language electronic rights, electronic rights for 90 days, archival rights for twelve months, and excerpt rights.

Our fiction word limit is a soft 10,000 words, although we are willing to serialize at a maximum of 50,000 words over four issues. You may submit up to three poems, with a cumulative maximum of 30 pages.

While we don’t have iron-clad rules regarding our fiction payment, we roughly pay $25 for stories under 1,000 words, $50 for stories between 1,000 and 5,000 words, $75 for stories between 5,000 and 7,500 words and $100, for stories of 7,500 words and over.

Tolkienesque (as in really long) poetry epics/sagas/vedas will most likely be treated — and paid — like fiction. Similarly, prose pieces of fewer than 1,000 words will be paid at poetry’s standard rate of $25.

 

Art: HFQ is looking for quality banner art to accompany each new issue. Please review art from the past two issues to see the style we prefer. Image dimensions should be approximately 850 x 250 pixels. We’re not interested in non-banner art at this time. We’ll pay you, but rates are negotiable. If you’d like us to consider your work please email a link to the website where your art is displayed. DO NOT SEND US AN EMAIL WITH YOUR ART ATTACHED; WE WILL DELETE IT, AND YOU’LL NEVER KNOW IF WE EVEN GAVE YOU A LOOK! Follow our submission instructions below, but insert ART instead of fiction or poetry in the subject line of your email. We look forward to seeing what you’ve got!

Submission Method:

We accept submissions by email only.

Make sure the subject line of your email follows this formula:
Submission – [fiction or poetry] – [title] – [your last name].
For example: Submission – Fiction – Red Nails – Howard

You can address your submission “HFQ Editors” or “Editors”, we are not too particular about that.

IMPORTANT: do not send attachments unless we ask for them. Paste the first 10 pages of your story or poems into the body of your email — but don’t kill yourself trying to perfect the formatting.

Feel free to include a paragraph introducing yourself and detailing your publishing history, and anything you think we need to know about your story. Or not. All we really care about is the quality of your yarn.

You have about five paragraphs to hook us and 10 pages to impress us — use them wisely.

Our email address is: editors [at] heroicfantasyquarterly.com

More Detail About Our Editorial Process

If you haven’t heard from us by the time a new issue publishes, don’t worry — you’re in the loop for the next issue.

If we like the cut of your story’s jib, we’ll contact you via email to ask for the rest of your work, which we’ll want as an RTF or Word attachment. At this point your odds of being published with us go way up (+3 modifier!). From that stack we buy and/or make rewrite requests. We try to offer constructive criticism on everything that is rejected from this second tier.
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Taking Submissions: Contrary Autumn 2019 Issue

Deadline: September 1st, 2019
Payment: $20

“Turning words into art is unnatural. It begins with a contrary attitude. It says, I am unhappy with the way things are and desire to make things different. Rather than represent the world, I will make something wildly and savagely new. I will defy logic. I will invest in new perceptions. I will combine and recombine and fabricate and juggle until something that I have never experienced is experienced. The process is alchemical. The process is violent. It goes to the heart of creativity. It disrupts and shatters. It is splendid with provocation. It is an aggression against banality. It is sharp and loud like a janitor scraping frost from a window. The hectic bounce of steam on a street after a truck roars by. The anarchy of waters, the comedy of the face, dangerous feelings vented from a cage of skin.” ~ John Olson

Poetry — We believe poetry is contrary by nature, always defying, always tonguing the tang of novelty. We look especially for plurality of meaning, for dual reverberation of beauty and concern. Contrary’s poetry in particular often mimics the effects of fiction or commentary. We find ourselves enamored of prose poems because they are naturally contrary toward form – they tug on the forces of exposition or narrative – but prose poems remain the minority of all the poetic forms we publish. Please consider that Contrary receives vast amounts of poetry and that we can publish only a small percentage of that work. Please submit no more than three poems per issue. Our poetry editor is Shaindel Beers.

Fiction — We ask our fiction writers to imagine their readers navigating a story with one finger poised over a mouse button. Can your story stay that finger to the end? We have published long stories on the belief that they succeed, but we feel more comfortable with the concise. We favor fiction that is contrary in any number of ways, but our fiction typically defies traditional story form. A story may bring us to closure, for example, without ever delivering an ending. It may be as poetic as any poem. Our fiction editor is Frances Badgett.

Lyrical commentary/creative non-fiction —“Commentary” is our word for the stuff that others define negatively as non-fiction, nominally as essay, or naively as truth. We favor commentary that delivers a message less through exposition than through artistry. The commentary we select is often lyrical, narrative, or poetic. Examples from our pages include “Plum Island” by Andrew Coburn, “Ascension” by Kevin Heath, and “A Spring Sunday” by Heywood Broun. Our commentary editor is Jeff McMahon.


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Ongoing Submissions: Short Edition’s Rendez-Vous

Payment: $125 for fiction, $75 for poetry

The world of short fiction can often seem overwhelming and, at worst, impenetrable. With thousands of places to submit your work and thousands of places to read great fiction, where does one begin?

 

At Short Édition, we want to bring literature to the readers, whether they’re short fiction newbies or long-time veterans. Our Short Story Dispensers serve the democratization of short fiction. They bring the literary world to the streets, for all people, and they do it with flair and free of charge. You simply press the 1-, 3-, or 5-minute button for a tactile literary experience, a rare and treasured thing in our digital world today.

 

Providing a connection between readers and writers, the Dispensers are quickly becoming meeting points for communities: literary watering holes drawing people together to support local talent and discover stories from other places and cultures. By opening a general submissions period year-round, we hope to give all writers the opportunity to participate in this unique community.

 

Starting July 1strendez-vous at your local Dispenser. The editorial team at Short Édition will be publishing a monthly selection of original and unpublished short fiction in both the Short Story Dispensers and on our website. So, mark your calendars for the Rendez-Vous, the release of each collection on the first of each month.

 

What are we looking for, you might ask? Short stories and poems to delight, inspire, surprise, and, most importantly, move our readers. Button fiction — very short fiction published at the push of a button — is found in unexpected places, whether it’s when you’re savoring the last sips at the local coffee shop, waiting in line at the DMV, or strolling through the airport. We want to insert a bit of storytelling into the mundane moments, elevating the role of story in the everyday.

ometimes the monthly Rendez-Vous will be themed; sometimes it won’t. But each collection will be coherent and carefully crafted by our editorial team. If you submit a piece in June and it isn’t published in the July Rendez-Vous, that doesn’t necessarily mean it hasn’t been selected. It could simply be that it just wasn’t right for that particular issue.

Please give our editorial team up to 4 months to get back to you about your submission.

Guidelines

    • All submissions must be submitted via this submission platform in a copy/paste format. We cannot respond to unsolicited submissions via post or email.

 

    • We welcome submissions from established and emerging writers alike.

 

  • Submissions must be short stories and poems of maximum 8,000 characters, spaces included or children’s stories of maximum 7,000 characters, spaces included.
  • Works must be previously unpublished in print or online, including on personal blogs.
  • We will only accept fictional works, and they may be any style or genre, excluding erotic.
  • We pay $125 for each selected short story and $75 for each poem as an advance payment on the royalties that each author will receive on a yearly basis from the Short Story Dispenser subscriptions.
  • Each selected piece will be published as a part of a Rendez-vous collection in our Short Story Dispensers around the world and on our website, short-edition.com/en.
  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted as long as you inform us immediately if your work is accepted for publication elsewhere.
    • the exclusive right to publish your work in our Short Story Dispensers or any similar vending machine.
    • the exclusive right to use or adapt your work as a basis for audio.
    • the non-exclusive right to publish your work on all other media, such as our website, for example.Concerning rights to your work, we ask for:
    • Please read our Publishing Terms and Conditions here in detail. Submitting your work via this submission platform is an agreement to the full Publishing Terms and Conditions.
    • Only one submission per writer in each category (poetry, short story, and children’s story), but once you’ve received a final response from us, we encourage you to submit another piece.

 

  • Our response rate could be anywhere from a few days up to four months, depending on the number of submissions we receive.

Via: Short Edition.

Ongoing Submissions: Soft Surface Poetry

Payment: $10

soft surface primarily publishes work by women, LGBTQIA, gnc folks, BIPOC, and/or otherwise marginalized voices. submissions are always open, but please don’t submit more than once every 6 months.  send all queries and submissions to [email protected]

simultaneous submissions accepted. please be in touch if your work is accepted elsewhere. soft surface does not accept previously published work in any capacity. all accepted contributors are paid $10. funding is generated through sales at the used bookshopsoft surface has first publishing rights, after which rights return to the writer/artist.  if your work is reprinted in the future, please acknowledge first publication in soft surface.

journal submissions:
poetry – send 2-5 unpublished poems in a single .pdf. each poem should be on a separate page. please no poems exceeding 2 pages.

visual art – send up to 5 high-quality images. links to short films, sound art, etc. are encouraged.

when submitting, include your pronouns, a short third-person bio, and any relevant links – whatever you’d like published alongside your work, if accepted.

residency requests:
to be considered for digital residency, include the above as well as a detailed description of what you’d like to publish on the site during the residency. if this work is finished, please include it; if it is in-progress, send a description and some sample work.  please don’t apply for residency if you have already been a resident or if you have had work published in soft surface in the last 6 months.

poem letter submissions:
to be considered for publication in the monthly newsletter, please send just one poem in a single .pdf, along with the other details about yourself as listed under “journal submissions.”

general inquiries:
always interested in collaboration opportunities, or whatever questions you have.
soft surface was founded in 2019 by lindsay costello.

Via: Soft Surface.

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