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Taking Submissions: Bleed Error #1

March 1, 2022

Deadline: March 1st, 2022
Payment: $1c per word, and $15 per poem
Theme: The gamut of everything from absurdist horror to bizarre science-fiction to unsettling dark fantasy.

• What are we looking for?
We’re looking for short stories, flash fiction, and poetry that runs the gamut of everything from absurdist horror to bizarre science-fiction to unsettling dark fantasy. We love the uncanny; what we look for is the telling drop in your stomach when you absently look up at the skies and there are far more constellations than you’d remembered, brighter and closer and in configurations you don’t quite recall. We want stories about the bleed error of the universe printing outside the margins of reality.
We are interested in stories with LGBTQ2S+ and diverse leads, especially with narratives that are not confined to tragedy tropes.

• What do we not want?
Please don’t send us anything bigoted or hateful, we’d all be wasting our time. At this point we’re not seeking photography or art.
We do not take reprints, including translations. Previously published works on personal websites count as reprints.

 How much do we pay?
We pay 1c per word, and $15 per poem, regardless of length.

• What about word limits?
We have a firm limit on stories not exceeding 7000 words. The ideal word count would be in the 2000-4000 range for short stories. We prefer poetry to not exceed 1500 words.

• How do you submit?
You can submit via e-mail to [email protected]. Please send us works in .doc, .docx, or .rtf formats. We recommend including your name and contact information in the file.
SUBMISSIONS ARE CURRENTLY OPEN FOR THE APRIL 2022 ISSUE. Submissions close March 01, 2022.

We are fine with multiple submissions, but we ask that you refrain from simultaneous submissions to other publishers, as that complicates our schedule in the case of withdrawal or simultaneous printing.

Please do not resubmit your stories for a second chance. If we rejected it the first time around we’ll most likely reject it the second time as well.

 What rights do we own to your work?
As the author, you grant Paradox Ghost Press first publishing rights. You retain all other rights, including audio book rights. We may contact you for reprints in future anthologies.

If you have any further questions, please email [email protected] with QUERY in the subject line. Submissions sent to this email will not be entertained.

Via: Paradox Ghost Press.


March 1, 2022