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Taking Submissions: The Modern Monarchist Zine
March 19, 2018
Deadline: March 19th, 2018
Payment: $1 for every 500 word (maximum stipulations listed below.)
The Strange Edge Presents THE MODERN MONARCHIST, a semi-regular and thoroughly modern zine for the postmodern zinester. This is a free ezine available in several modern DIGITAL® formats which can be transmitted via the emails or downloadified.
We are OPEN to unsolicited subs.
DEADLINE: Currently, we are expecting to release our first issue in April. To have a chance to get into that issue, send us your submission by March 19th. That’s 19th March for all you non-Americans.
SUBMISSION Guidelines: We are seeking only the finest FLASH FICTION, PROSE-POEMS, or ABSURD ARTICLES 1500 words or less. If we receive a submission that is over 1500 words, we will not only delete the submission unread, we will also delete the author from the spacetime continuum, forcing her or him to seek existence in an alternate Mandela. We are seeking a very specific brand of weird/bizarro literature that shares commonalities with the likes of Franz Kafka, Donald Barthelme, Mark Leyner, Russel Edson, Daniil Kharms, Barry Yourgrau, William S. Burroughs, Eugène Ionesco, David Lynch, Charlie Kaufman, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Quentin Dupieux, Yorgos Lanthimos, Guy Maddin, Remedios Varo, and Salvador Dali (I hope I don’t need a link to jog your memory about this guy). So whatever you send us is likely to get rejected, not because of quality but because of the very specific style we are seeking. Please don’t take any rejection personally. Also, the issues are short, quick-reads with only a few pieces selected for each. Reprints are fine, just let us know where the piece has been previously published, and make sure you have the electronic rights before submitting.
Multiple Subs: You may submit multiple pieces at the same time—up to 3, provided each piece is less than 1500 words. It is not likely that more than one piece will be featured in any given issue, however, we may accept multiple pieces and publish them in future issues.
Payment: You will be paid $1 American for every 500 words we accept, with a minimum payment of $1 (for anything 500 words or less) and a maximum of $10 for any given year. We ask for non-exclusive digital rights to your submissions, so you are free to publish them elsewhere as long as the other venues are cool-de-la. All payments will be made via PayPal, no exceptions.
Non-Fiction Articles: Please query if you have ideas for short non-fiction articles, interviews, or reviews you think may fit here.
Artwork: We are also interested in art, but please query before sending any work. We don’t want much art and we can’t pay you very much for it, so be forewarned. You are probably even more likely to be rejected than the writers. It sucks. It’s a young woman or man’s game and we are all old and dry and bitter at heart. But if you have art without a home, and it kinda fits with the aesthetic above, and you want to be part of a faceless collective of weirdos who seem stuck in the 20th Century, please do query posthaste and ad hoc.
Send all submissions to [email protected], with the header ZINE SUBMISSION: Name of Your Work/Last Name. If you want to query, use the header QUERY. If you just wanna say “whaddup” use the header WHADDUP????? Please use five question marks. Please attach your submissions in .doc, .docx, or .rtf format. (This shouldn’t need to be said, but include your name on at least the first page of the attachment, AND a byline that indicates what name you publish under in case this does not match the name that receives the money.) Include a short bio in the body of your email, so we get a sense of who you are and what you may (or may not) have published before.
Via: Strange Edge Magazine.
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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!