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Taking Submissions: Ain’t Superstitious
June 30, 2015
Deadline: June 30, 2015
Payment: 3 cents per word
“Ain’t Superstitious” – Theme involving superstition, e.g., luck,
prophecy, magic, rational and irrational thinking, Spinoza, dark
times, black cats, Orpheus, the Flying Dutchman, Sleepy Hollow, Tam
O’Shanter, astrology, witchcraft, etc.
Reading Period: May 1 – June 30, 2015
Writer Deadline: June 30, 2015
Publication Date: September 1, 2015
If you’re interested in having your work read and getting paid a little something for it, then submit your story today.
Third Flatiron Publishing are a specialist digital publisher and can help you distribute your work to a truly global audience.
Third Flatiron Publishing is based in Boulder, Colorado. We are looking for submissions to our quarterly themed online anthologies. Our focus is on science fiction and fantasy and anthropological fiction. We want tightly plotted tales in out-of-the-ordinary scenarios.
Please send us short stories that revolve around age-old questions and have something illuminating to tell us as human beings. Fantastical situations and creatures, exciting dialog, irony, mild horror, and wry humor are all welcome. Stories should be between 1,500 and 3,000 words. Inquire if longer.
Role models for the type of fiction we want include Kurt Vonnegut, Arthur C. Clarke, Dan Simmons, Connie Willis, Vernor Vinge, and Ken Kesey. We want to showcase some of the best new shorts available today.
See the “Submissions” tab for preferred formats, etc.
For each anthology, we will also accept a few very short humor pieces on the order of the “Shouts and Murmurs” feature in The New Yorker Magazine (600 words or so). These can be written from a first-person perspective or can be mini-essays that tell people what they ought to do, how to do something better, or explain why something is like it is, humorously. An SF/Fantasy bent is preferred.
Our publishing schedule for 2015 is below. Books will be available in a variety of e-formats for all popular reading platforms. Paperbacks too. See the “Current Issues” tab for our latest offerings.
2015 Themes and Schedules
Continuing with Third Flatiron’s quarterly themed anthologies, we will be soliciting SF/Fantasy/Horror short stories with the following themes. Themes are designed to be open-ended, allowing authors considerable leeway. We appreciate short, imaginative tales, preferring those that work with the theme in some way. Short humor pieces can be on any theme. Please submit during the reading periods.
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Stuart Conover is a father, husband, published author, blogger, geek, entrepreneur, horror fanatic, and runs a few websites including Horror Tree!