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Taking Submissions: midnight & indigo Speculative 2021 Issue

May 2, 2021

Deadline: May 2nd, 2021
Payment: $100 if for the magazine, $50 for online publication
Theme: Character-driven, speculative short stories such as science fiction, fantasy, superhero fiction, horror, utopian and dystopian fiction, fairytale fantasy, and supernatural fiction
Note: Only open for black women writers

We are looking for previously unpublished, character-driven, speculative short stories written by Black women writers

Speculative fiction is a broad genre encompassing fiction with certain elements that do not exist in the real world, often in the context of supernatural, futuristic, or other imaginative themes. This includes, but is not limited to, science fiction, fantasy, superhero fiction, horror, utopian and dystopian fiction, fairytale fantasy, and supernatural fiction.

  • Please submit your short story no later than May 2, 2021.
  • Stories must meet our minimum 1,500 word count requirement.
  • Submissions should be submitted in proper short story manuscript format with your name, email address, and the story’s total word count on the first page. For our purposes, you do not need to include a mailing address or phone number. Click here for an example of proper short story manuscript format.
  • All submissions will be considered for publication on a rolling basis on midnightandidigo.com or in our annual Speculative fiction special issue (online and/or print – October 2021).
  • We offer $100 for Short Stories accepted for publication in our annual Speculative issue (eBook, print, and/or audiobook – October 2021) and $50 for Short Stories accepted for publication on midnightandindigo.com.
  • We accept only previously unpublished work. Responses will be provided by July 25, 2021.

Optional Add ons
We DO NOT charge a fee for submissions but do offer optional add-ons should you wish to participate. Again, these fees are optional – you are not required to pay to submit your work.

Standard Submission ($0)

  • You are not required to pay for submission. You will be notified of acceptance/decline by July 25, 2021.

Expedited Reading option ($25)

  • If you choose this option, we’ll put your work at the very top of our reading pile for review. Choosing this option will not influence whether your submission is accepted for publication. This only grants a quicker accept/decline response; guaranteed by June 20, 2021.

For extended feedback options, please contact us directly via your Submittable account for details.

Via: Midnight And Indigo.


May 2, 2021