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Taking Submissions: QuickFic 5
March 4, 2017 - March 5, 2017
Deadline: March 4th, 2017
Payment: 1 cent per word
Note: Reprints Only
QUICKFIC 5+: SHORTER-SHORT FICTION REPRINTS (To be posted on DigitalFictionPub.com – Horror/Fantasy/Science)
We are AGAIN looking for shorter speculative fiction, in the horror, fantasy, and science fiction genres, for posting at DigitalFictionPub.com as web content, and to be published in eBook and print as a single collection. This listing will be open to Saturday, March 4, 2017. (Subject to extensions.)
We are looking for reprint flash/short fiction that has appeared in professional or semi-professional books, magazines, collections, or anthologies, and that are available to be immediately re-licensed by Digital Fiction Publishing Corp. and published through and on our website (for free) at DigitalFictionPub.com and, eventually, on Amazon (print and eBook) as a collection of flash fiction in an anthology/collection.
We are not looking for and will not license original or self-published stories in any format/venue; the pro/semi-pro requirement is important. However, a semi to pro podcast appearance will be considered.
Important Note: Stories will be posted on our website, for free access, so all of our content rules apply and we’ll be turning up the filters for this as access will be available to all web wanderers, young and old. I don’t imagine we’ll take hard R or X rated stories of any kind, and if you’re depending on heavy gore for your horror it might be a tough sell. As always with Digital, sexual assault of any kind and torture are out of the question. Read our other guidelines, turn up the “won’t publish” to 11, and decide if it’s worth your time and ours to submit.
Also – because these will be published for free online, the chances of retaining much control over the content and its distribution is effectively nil. While Digital absolutely respects the copyright of the author, we’re not going to chase down those persons/pages/sites that don’t respect copyright. By submitting for online publication you are deemed to be accepting bad people do bad things they shouldn’t, and for all practical purposes they’ll likely get away with it. (Lawyers are expensive – trust me.)
Length: 200 (ish) to not more than 3499 words;
Status: Reprints (from pro, semi-pro, or magazine publications. Not self-published or original work.)
Genre: Horror, Fantasy, and Science Fiction. No particular sub-genres.
ONE STORY ONE THE READING LIST AT A TIME – PLEASE. You can send a second+ story after an acceptance or rejection, but not while a current submission is pending. One at a time!
One (1) US cent per word as published, payable within thirty (30) days of the post going live, via PayPal (author pays PayPal transaction fees, if any).
Enrollment in the DFPL Royalty Sharing program, payable first against advance.
Non-exclusive, non-restrictive, second world rights in English for posting to the website digitalfictionpub.com (or successor domain/site) and for one print/eBook/audio publication/title by the Publisher, in a collection or anthology of similar Quickfic works. (See Quickfic Anthology 1 and Quickfic Anthology 2 on Amazon for specifics of where your story will eventually land. Presently we are collecting for QF Anthologies 5 and up).
Author reserves all other rights of any kind and copyright to the work not expressly licensed by Digital.
A formal agreement will be provided for review prior to publication and payment.
We want stories for a young adult to adult (not children) audience. Content should be PG to R rated. No erotica, adult content, or gratuitously offensive content will be accepted. Please don’t submit anything that fits these categories as it’s a waste of your time and ours.
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Ken MacGregor writes stuff. Sometimes, he edits stuff too.
He has two story collections: AN ABERRANT MIND, and SEX, GORE & MILLIPEDES, a young adult novella: DEVIL’S BANE (YA winner of the 23rd annual Critters Readers Poll), a co-written (with Kerry Lipp) novel: HEADCASE (available in serialized form), and is a member of the Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers (GLAHW). He is a somewhat regular contributor to HorrorTree with his column Brain Babies. He has also written TV commercials, sketch comedy, a music video, some mediocre poetry, and a zombie movie. Ken is the Managing Editor of Collections and Anthologies for LVP Publications. He’s curated two anthologies: BURNT FUR for Blood Bound Books, and STITCHED LIPS for Dragon Roost Press..
When not writing, Ken drives the bookmobile for his local library. He lives with his kids, two cats, and the ashes of his wife.
Ken can be found at the staggeringly egocentric-named website kenmacgregor.com.