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Taking Submissions: Funemployment Quarterly ‘Timeless Volume‘

December 18, 2023

Deadline: December 18th, 2023
Payment: $20 CAD
Theme: Science Fiction & Fantasy stories with the theme of: Strange Clocks & Different Calendars.

We are accepting submissions for our upcoming Funemployment Quarterly ‘Timeless Volume‘ of short fiction. The prompt for the upcoming anthology is:

Strange Clocks & Different Calendars.
Think the schism between Gregorian & Julian calendars, the attempt of the French revolution to start their own, the Soviet days of the week, what a calendar would look like if the elves lived millennia, how time would be kept on a space station in the void, internal & external clocks, circadian rhythms, hourglasses filled with enchanted grains, secret societies with secret timepieces, the subjectivity of a second, punching in, clocking out, we can’t wait to see what you & ourselves come up with…

The submission deadline for the upcoming anthology is 11:59PM, Pacific Standard Time, on December 18th, 2023.

Here are our rules/guidelines for submissions:

Length should be one thousand to five thousand words. Broad canvas to paint on!

We only accept previously unpublished stories, in English. All stories should be original.

No fan fiction or tales set in existing fictional landscapes.

Taste is subjective and the complete discretion of the editors. We’re very open-minded people, but nothing that’s going to require a scouring with brain bleach, please. Nothing that glorifies sexual assault, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, vortexes, any of that. There’s a difference between themes and glorification. You know what we’re talking about, cut it out. If you disagree, alt-f4, thx.

Payment and Rights

Accepted works shall be paid $20 in Canadian currency, through Paypal. If required, other payment methods can likely be arranged, just let us know. If accepted for publication, we purchase exclusive rights for first publication for both the internet and the anthology. These rights exist for 365 days from first publication (either on the site or in the magazine), after which all rights revert back to the author.

Published work will be retained in the archives of Funemployment Press on a non-exclusive basis for as long as the lead editor sees fit. Funemployment Press reserves the right to potentially select certain works published in this publication for inclusion in a hypothetical future “best of” anthology. All authors with their works selected would be notified in advance of such selection for additional publication, and would be given the option of approval/disapproval.

Anyone with an accepted submission will have the opportunity to purchase an author’s copy at cost + shipping. A free digital copy will be provided.

The Action of Submitting
Time is too valuable to fiddle-format. Please submit a .docx, .odt, or .pdf. Once your submission is received, we’ll be in touch as soon as we can.

Please include the following information in your submission email.
Name/Pen Name:
Title of Work:
Where you saw the submission call:

By submitting, you’re agreeing to be included in our email newsletter. Don’t worry, it’s very infrequent, and concerns updates on submissions calls, releases, & other relevant happenings. We’ll never share the email address or contact information with anybody else, for any reason.

Send your submission to:
submissions (at) funemployment (dot) xyz

Via: Funemployment.


December 18, 2023


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