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Taking Submissions: Apparition Lit Magazine – January 2018

November 30

Deadline: November 30th, 2017
Payment: $0.01 per word, minimum of 10.00 dollars (excluding flash contest, a flat rate of 5.00 dollars to the winning flash)

Apparition Lit is open for poetry and short story submissions four times a year.

  • November 1-30th
  • February 1-28th
  • May 1-30th
  • August 1-31st

(Please see the Flash Fiction drop down below for our monthly Flash Fiction submission guidelines)

As the first issue of our magazine, our theme is Apparition, which can mean a ghostly presence, the act of becoming visible, or the appearance of something strange or unexpected.

Our themes for 2018 will be:

  • Apparition (open for submissions November 1-30, 2017, publishing January 2018)
  • Delusion (open for submissions February 1-28, 2018, publishing April 2018)
  • Vision (open for submissions May 1-30, 2018, publishing July 2018)
  • Diversion (open for submissions August 1-31, 2018, publishing October 2018)

PAYMENT:

Apparition is a token rate magazine, paying $0.01 per word, minimum of 10.00 dollars (excluding flash contest, a flat rate of 5.00 dollars to the winning flash). If we accept your story, we are purchasing the right to publish the story online and in the quarterly edition. Rights will revert back to the artist after one year.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR:

SHORT FICTION:

We will only accept stories between 1000-5000 words. Of course, this number-range is not intended to be a hard stop. If the story is complete with an extra 100-300 words, then it will still be considered.

PAYMENT:

Apparition is a token-rate magazine, paying $0.01 per word, minimum of 10.00 dollars (excluding flash contest). If we accept your story, we are purchasing the right to publish the story online and in the quarterly edition. Rights will revert back to the artist after one year.

HOW TO SUBMIT:

  1. Format the story using the Shunn manuscript shunn
  2. Please retain all proper formatting marks. Keep font italicized and bolded. We’re not in the typewriter age anymore.
  3. Please only use Times New Roman or Arial font in your document
  4. Save as an RTF file and attach to an email
  5. In the text of the email, provide a brief cover letter that includes your name, the title of the short story, word count, and any relevant publications
  6. Edit the email’s subject line so it reads: SUBMISSION: Title of Your Story
  7. Email your formatted email and short story manuscript to [email protected] (Be sure to add us to your email Safe Sender list so our reply doesn’t land in your Spam folder or blocked by your email server.)

RESPONSE TIME:

All acceptances and rejections will be emailed by the 15th day of December.

If you have not heard back by the 15th, send a query to: [email protected] with the title of your submission [email protected]

(Click on a section above to see detailed guidelines for each classification.)

Apparition Lit is seeking original, unpublished speculative fiction that meet our quarterly theme. Speculative fiction is weird, almost unclassifiable. It’s fantasy, sci-fi, horror, and literary. We want it all. Send us your strange, misshapen stories.

Send us stories with enough emotional heft to break a heart, with prose that’s as clear and delicious as broth. We’re looking for proactive characters and beautiful language, all wrapped up in a complete story.

Diversity is as important in fiction as it is in real life. We want a mosaic of stories, from authors of all identities and walks of life.

WHAT WE DON’T ACCEPT:

While we love dark stories with macabre elements, we will not accept stories with gratuitous and graphic violence or rape. We also will not consider stories that have extreme, purposeless violence toward animals.

We do not publish erotica or thinly-veiled fanfiction.

We do not accept multiple or simultaneous submissions. If your short story is rejected during the reading period, please wait a few days before submitting a new story.

At this time, we do not accept reprints or resubmissions.

Via: Apparition Lit.

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Date:
November 30

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