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Taking Submissions: Pyre Magazine Summer/Spring 2023 Window

February 28

Submission Window: January 17th – February 28th, 2023
Payment: $10
Theme: Dark genre-bending works in the realms of horror, sci-fi, the weird, the macabre, fantasy, and magical realism.

WHAT WE LOOK FOR:

We are most interested in dark genre-bending works in the realms of horror, sci-fi, the weird, the macabre, fantasy, and magical realism. We want stories that grab us by the throat and ask questions about what it means to be human. Make us feel something long after we are done reading.

The Editor is particularly fond of stories in the vein of The Twilight Zone, Black Mirror, Night Gallery, The Outer Limits, and Creep Show. When it comes to literary inspiration, think of Shirley JacksonRichard MathesonRay Bradbury, and Mary Shelley.

The Editor also enjoys almost anything produced by A24.

Think of Pyre as a bonfire — a place of storytelling and sacrifice. Take a seat near the fire and listen or spin a yarn of your own. Here at Pyre, we worship at the altar of storytelling done well. We love genre work that tells us something about the human condition.

Pyre is personally funded and maintained by the Editor. he asks you are patient with him as he gets back to submissions.

PYRE WILL CONSIDER MATERIAL BY ANY WRITER AND ARE PARTICULARLY INTERESTED IN AMPLIFYING UNDERREPRESENTED VOICES. 

SUBMISSION PERIODS:

Pyre Magazine is a biannual publication. Issues are released Spring/Summer & Fall/Winter.

Our submission periods are as follows:

SUMMER/SPRING ISSUE (CURRENT ISSUE)

SUBMISSIONS OPEN: JAN 17 – FEB 28

ISSUE RELEASE: APRIL

WINTER/FALL ISSUE

SUBMISSIONS OPEN: AUG 17 – SEP 18

ISSUE RELEASE: NOV 16

FICTION GUIDELINES: 

  • Submissions of fiction should be no longer than 3,500 words

  • Please submit only one piece per submission period.

Send submissions as attachments to: [email protected] with the subject line: fiction submission_yourname.

Please include your name (or pen name), the title of the story, the word count, and a brief bio in your email.

All submissions should be Word files (.doc or .docx), and they should be double spaced, ideally in Times New Roman 12 pt font, with numbered pages, titled as follows: fiction submission_yourname.doc.

FLASH FICTION GUIDELINES:

  • Submissions of flash fiction should be between 100 & 1000 words

  • Please submit up to three pieces of flash per submission period.

Send submissions as attachments to: [email protected] with the subject line: flash fiction submission_yourname.

Please include your name (or pen name), the title of the story, the word count, and a brief bio in your email.

All submissions should be Word files (.doc or .docx), and they should be double spaced, ideally in Times New Roman 12 pt font, with numbered pages, titled as follows: flashfiction submission_yourname.doc.

NONFICTION GUIDELINES:

  • Submissions of nonfiction should be no longer than 3,500 words

  • Please submit only one piece per submission period.

  • Please note that we are particularly interested in experimental nonfiction, and shorter is better.

Send submissions as attachments to: [email protected] with the subject line: nonfiction submission_yourname.

Please include your name (or pen name), the title of the story, the word count, and a brief bio in your email.

All submissions should be Word files (.doc or .docx), and they should be double spaced, ideally in Times New Roman 12 pt font, with numbered pages, titled as follows: nonfiction submission_yourname.doc

POETRY GUIDELINES:

  • Please submit a portfolio of no more than three poems (3). Each poem should be no longer than two pages.

  • Please use spaces instead of tabs to format your poetry.

  • Please note that we are unlikely to accept micro poems.

Send submissions as attachments to: [email protected] with the subject line: poetry submission_yourname.

Please include your name (or pen name), the title of the story, the word count, and a brief bio in your email.

All submissions should be Word files (.doc or .docx), and they should be double spaced, ideally in Times New Roman 12 pt font, with numbered pages, titled as follows: poetry submission_yourname.doc.

PHOTOGRAPHY/ART GUIDELINES: 

  • Please submit a portfolio of no more than four pieces (4) of art or photography.

  • Please send a brief description of the themes and motifs of the work.

  • Nudity is fine if it’s not exploitative, not overtly sexual, is between consenting adults, and the artists have proper model release forms.

  •  Artists are encouraged to send website links to showcase more of their work.

Send submissions as attachments to: [email protected] with the subject line: art submission_yourname.

Please include your name (or pen name), the title of the story, the word count, and a brief bio in your email.

VIDEO SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

  • Please submit a URL link to videos no longer than 10 minutes in length.

  • We are open to both fiction and nonfiction video work.

  • Please note we love experimental video essays & narrative films.

  • Filmmakers must have rights to all music present in their work and proper talent releases.

Send submissions as a video URL link or attachment to: [email protected] with the subject line: videosubmission_yourname.

Please include your name (or pen name), the title of the story, the word count, and a brief bio in your email.

MICRO FICTION OR (VIDEO NASTIES) SUBMISSIONS:

We consider anything 300 words or less to be micro fiction. Though we love these types of stories were are less likely to publish them in the official magazine issues. However,we do have a really cool series known as Video Nasties and you can read about those here!

PLEASE NOTE:

  • We accept simultaneous submissions. We only ask you to notify us and withdraw if your work is accepted elsewhere.

  • Pyre Magazine currently pays a small honorarium of $10 US , paid via PayPal, for every piece published. We hope to increase this in the future as the magazine grows.

  • Due to the high submission rates you may not receive a verification email.

  • We ask for First Electronic Rights for the works we accept for publication. Upon acceptance, your piece may not appear anywhere else until we publish it.

  • We ask you to credit Pyre Magazine as the first publisher when you republish the work that originated with us. We also reserve the right to archive, reprint, and of course, promote your writing or art.

  • We will not publish blatantly sexist, racist, ableist, homophobic, xenophobic, or any sort of discriminatory pieces.

  • If you have any further questions feel free to email us at [email protected]

Via: Pyre Magazine.

Details

Date:
February 28
Website:
https://www.pyremagazine.com/submissions

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Pyre Magazine
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Pyre Magazine
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