Taking Submissions: Great Weather For Media

Deadline: January 15th, 2019
Payment: One contributor copy, plus $10 for writers based in USA. To help towards shipping costs, international writers receive one copy.

unpredictable, fearless, glistening, innovative… GREAT

great weather for MEDIA seeks poetry, flash fiction, short stories, dramatic monologues, and creative nonfiction for our annual print anthology.

  • Submissions are open from October 15th through January 15th every year. Need a reminder? Sign up to our monthly newsletter.
  • Our focus is on the edgy, fearless, and experimental but we do not have a set theme for our anthologies. We highly recommend reading one of our previous collections to get a feel for the type of work we are interested in. Our latest anthology is Suitcase of Chrysanthemums. We are based in New York City and welcome submissions from both national and international writers.
  • 1-4 poems of any length. If you are submitting more than one poem, include them all in a single document. Do not submit multiple poems in separate files. Single-spaced please, or how it should appear on the printed page. Start each poem on a new page.
  • 1 prose/creative nonfiction piece, 2 if under 500 words. Maximum word count: 2,500. Prose should be in English.
  • Multiple submissions (in the same genre) are not accepted and will not be read. Please wait until you receive a response from us before submitting again.
  • Simultaneous submissions are fine – just notify us with your good news immediately. If you wish to withdraw part of your submission, please log in to your Submittable account to add a note to your submission activity and list the title no longer available for consideration. If you wish to withdraw your entire submission, log in and update your Submittable account – instructions here.
  • Please don’t send revisions. You can always add a note to your submissions if there is something you need to let us know about.
  • Payment: One contributor copy, plus $10 for writers based in USA. To help towards shipping costs, international writers receive one copy.
  • We aim to respond in 1-4 months. If you have not heard from us after four months, please email [email protected]
  • Copyright: great weather for MEDIA holds first serial rights for material that we publish. The copyright automatically reverts to the author upon publication. All work may be permanently archived online. We ask that great weather for MEDIA be acknowledged in any subsequent publication of the work.
  • We look forward to reading your work!
  • Finally, please take a look at our books. Small presses love readers and all support is much appreciated!

Via: Great Weather For Media’s Submittable.

Taking Submissions: Blood Bath Literary Zine Issue 2: DEMONS

Deadline: February 14th, 2019
Payment: £20 per 1,000 words for prose, £20 per 15 lines for poetry

Following the success of issue one, Blood Bath opens submissions of short fiction, poetry and visual art for its second issue: DEMONS

Agents of tangible evil, or paranoid ideas nestled inside our brains, DEMONS influence, divide and ruin us.

Internal or external, real or imagined, DEMONS haunt the corporeal and fictional plane, and just like the saints in heaven, there’s a specific Demon for every purpose. We’re open to references to academic demonology theories or newly invented creations; try your best to surprise or intrigue us. The reading team are avid horror fans and dying to be exposed to a new kind of terror.

Demons also represent an aversion to institution; they are heathens, unclean spirits. Perverted angels or cursed mortals, transformed during satanic ritual or born in hell, we are open to all interpretations. Demons from outside traditional Western Christianity depictions are enthusiastically welcomed.

WE LOVE:

The quickest and best way to find out what we love is to buy a copy of our first issue, BODIES. Print and EPUB copies are available in our shop. Supporting small publishers helps them to continue existing!

As always, we are particularly interested in experimental and subversive forms, as well as contribution from women, people of colour, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and people living at the intersection of these identities.

Last call for submissions produced an overwhelmingly white response; this issue we are looking for work specifically from people of colour, in particular trans and non-binary POC and women of colour.

Horror has always been political, and BB is specifically searching for socially aware genre stories.

Speaking of genre, we are open to any and all; science fiction, fantasy, erotica…but it also must contain an element of horror.
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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.

Taking Submissions: With Painted Words: The Beacon

Deadline: December 23rd, 2018
Payment: $3

Please make sure to read ALL the instructions on this page (especially the sections on ‘Copyright’ and ‘Compensation’ before submitting a piece of writing or artwork.

We take a submission to With Painted Words as your permission for us to publish your work and do not send out other formal contracts.

Thank you.

Piece of Writing

We accept works of fiction – and poetry – of up to one thousand (1000) words, at most, in length. This is the maximum amount – if you can tell a compelling story in as little as fifty words, for example, then you are more than welcome to do so.

All submissions must be inspired by the current section (Topic: The Beacon.)

Key to fiction types:

Flash Fiction IconFlash Fiction 501-1000 words

Micro FictionMicro Fiction up to 501 words

PoetryPoetry

 

Please make sure to include your full name/s, e-mail address, and bio (including a link to your personal site/blog) with your submission and, if you so choose, the thought process behind your story.

Please send your submissions by the deadline stated in the current section .  Pieces received after the deadline cannot be considered for publication.

‘With Painted Words’ reserve the right to reject any submission without explanation.

Deadline:- This will usually be the 25th of the month, each and every month – any exceptions will be clearly notified.

 


 

Piece of Artwork

‘With Painted Words’ is always open to artwork submissions – they are the heart and soul of the site and inspire the stories! We prefer .jpeg files for artwork submissions. Please don’t upload files larger than 1mb – if your image is larger than this then use the email submission method instead.

Please make sure to include your full name/s, e-mail address, and bio (including a link to your personal site/blog) with your submission and, if you so choose, the thought process behind your artwork.

There is no deadline for artwork but if submitting a seasonal/themed piece of art please allow up to 60 days advance notice.

‘With Painted Words’ reserve the right to reject any submission without explanation.


Copyright

The author maintains complete rights to their work.

‘With Painted Words’ requests Exclusive World Electronic rights for 90 days and non-exclusive anthology and archival rights.  At this time we do not require any rights to your immortal soul but that is always subject to change.

All stories and artwork ‘With Painted Words’ publish will be archived on the site – authors/artists may, of course, link to their stories/artwork.


Compensation

We believe in the importance of being compensated for your work, even if it’s only a token amount. At this time, we are able to offer three dollars ($3) for each published story/artwork, to be paid via PayPal.  This will take place one calendar month afterpublication.

However if you are so inclined you can waive/donate this compensation back to ‘With Painted Words’ to help us pay for the running costs – ‘With Painted Words’ is a labor of love and all resources are ‘home grown’ so your donation would be truly appreciated.

If you are donating your compensation back to With Painted Words please choose the ‘no’ option for User Compensation when submitting (and thank you!!!)

Occasionally compensation may also take the form of a special, limited edition (there will be only 2, at most!) print of the artwork that inspired the story – this will be notified in advance (the artist also gets a copy).


Queries & Email submissions

For any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at: [email protected]

If querying a submitted piece of writing please allow up to 30 days from the date that you submitted the piece

If you are unable to use the online submission section please feel free to email your artwork/writing to the following address: [email protected]

Please make sure to include your full name and e-mail address at the top of the email.

In the subject area please use the following format:

Submission – Title – Full Name

Paste your work into the body of an e-mail (emails with attachments will not be accepted at this time). Do not worry about prescribed formatting as all pieces will be reformatted prior to publication.


Ready to submit

Please use the following links to submit either a piece of writing or a piece of artwork – the relevant pages may take a few seconds to load so please be patient.

Submit a piece of writing                    Submit a piece of art

Via: With Painted Words.

Mirror World Is Open To Novel, Novella, And Collection Submissions

Deadline: December 31st, 2018

To submit to Mirror World Publishing, please send the following:

  •  A query letter (stating the genre, word count, and target audience of your manuscript)
  •  A one-page synopsis of the plot, including the ending
  •  The first three chapters or equivalent sample, attached as a .doc or .docx file

All submissions should be sent to:

[email protected]

 

Expect us to take up to six to eight weeks to respond. We try our best to provide some feedback regardless of acceptance and we respond to all queries we receive.

Our submissions period annually is typically from November 1st until the end of the year. Outside of this period, we accept submissions by personal invitation only.

In the meantime, we encourage you to improve your submission by watching the videos below, reading our guidelines, or keeping up with our blog for helpful tips and tricks of the trade.

We’re a small independent Canadian press and we are passionate about success. We partner with our authors to make the books we produce the best they can be and we aim to market them together for maximum exposure. We’re proud to be able to offer full paperback and e-book services, higher royalties than the industry standard  (50% of net profits), author copies at better than wholesale rates, and worldwide distribution. We respond to all queries we receive within six to eight weeks with a personal response including suggestions on how to improve your manuscript even if it is not the right fit for us, so there is no need to send a follow-up inquiry.
We’re looking for Escapism Fiction…

Our goal is to provide our readers with the ability to escape the mundane through wildly creative fiction. We’re looking for books that act as gateways to other worlds, times, or versions of reality. We prefer strong story telling and strong character development as well as imaginative settings and interesting themes. If your manuscript transports a reader somewhere else, tells an engaging story, and then brings them back feeling like they learned or experienced something new or unique, then we want to publish your book!

*If you are not Canadian or do not currently reside in Canada, we are still willing to review your submission, however due to government regulations regarding grants, we are regretfully only able to publish a small number of international titles each year. 

 

As for genres, we consider primarily:

  •  Speculative Fiction
  •  Fantasy
  •  Science-Fiction
  •  Romance, incl. LGBT
  •  Adventure
  •  Paranormal
  •  Comedy
  •  Historical
  •  Cross-Culture
  •  Portal Fiction
  •  A blend of any two or more of the above genres
  •  Cross-genre, mixed genre, or things that don’t fit genre norms
  •  Outside the box thinking, imaginative and creative fiction
  •  Adult, New Adult, Young Adult, Middle Grade, or Children’s 

 

As for types of manuscripts, we consider primarily:

  •  Novels (130,000 words maximum)
  •  Novellas (25,000 words minimum)
  •  Collections of poetry or short stories with a cohesive theme or a continuous story arc*
  •  Graphic Novels (art included)
  •  Children’s books (art included)
  •  Colouring books (art included)
  •  Roleplaying System Guidebooks (art included)

We don’t like to limit ourselves, so if you have something you think would fit with our current list of published works, please send it. We’d rather take a chance outside our comfort zones than miss something great.

That being said, here’s a list of things we’re NOT interested in:

  • Non-fiction
  • Memoirs or autobiographies
  • Literary fiction
  • Self-help or inspirational fiction
  • Hard Sci-Fi or Military Sci-Fi
  • Horror
  • Thriller/suspense/true crime
  • Christian or other religious fiction
  • Contemporary fiction
  • Contemporary romance
  • Poetry anthologies or short stories

Via: Mirror World Publishing.x

Taking Submissions: Breach #10

Deadline: December 31st, 2018
Payment: Short stories: 1 cent a word, to a maximum of $20. Poetry: $5 per piece.
Note: NZ and Australian authors only

Guidelines

We publish SF, horror and dark fantasy short fiction from NZ and Australian authors.

We publish bimonthly and open for submissions for the month prior to release. Our submission periods for 2018 are as follows:

Issue #08: August (to publish in September)

Issue #09: October (to publish in November)

Issue #10: December (to publish in January 2019)

In the Zine

All work must be original and previously unpublished. We pay for first worldwide publication rights for six months and nonexclusive reprint rights. Copyright belongs to the author or artist. We simply ask for you to credit Breach as the site of first publication if your work is then subsequently reprinted elsewhere (after the six month exclusive period).

Stories between 500 and 2000 words, in doc format.

Poetry of a page length, doc format.

Cover art in A4, 600dpi, RGB.

Payment

Short stories: 1 cent a word, to a maximum of $20.

Poetry: $5 per piece.

Cover art: $20 per piece.

From August, 2018 we’ll also accept submissions of longer works of novella (17,000 to 40,000 words) and novelette (7,500 to 17,000 words) length. Our short stories lean toward horror and the darker side of science fiction and we’d like to carry that over to longer works. If you’re interested in publishing with us, please send the first chapter and a single-page synopsis as a Word doc using the form below. All work must be original and previously unpublished.

Breach pays 50% of royalties from all print and ebook sales – we don’t offer advances. We pay for exclusive worldwide publication rights for one year and non-exclusive reprint rights. Copyright belongs to the author.

Via: Breach.

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