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Taking Submissions: Strange Locations: An Anthology of Dark Travel Guides

February 15

Deadline: February 15th, 2024
Payment: $10 and a digital copy
Theme: Microfiction in the form of tourist brochures, travel blogs, and travel guides to the strangest, darkest places you can imagine.

Strange Locations: An Anthology of Dark Travel Guides

We are looking for speculative microfiction in the form of tourist brochures, travel blogs, and travel guides to the strangest, darkest places you can imagine.

Tell us a story while guiding the reader down hidden trails into eerie landscapes, weird biotech gardens, creepy scifi cities, surreal forests, or secret magical places. We’re looking for pieces that reveal intimate stories of loss, horror, or yearning in the voice of the fictional travel writer, or that use specific setting details to show whole new worlds between the lines.

We love dark fantasy, science fiction, horror, eco-horror, clifi, Weird fiction, folk horror, and body horror. Don’t be afraid to mix genres and experiment!

Please no simultaneous submissions or multiple submissions. We will aim to have first responses back within 30 days of closing to submissions.

Word count: Up to 250 words

Payment: $10 and a digital copy

Submissions open: Jan 15, 2024

Submissions close: At midnight US central time on Feb 15, 2024

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

1) Submit your work in Shunn Standard Manuscript Format (Modern or Classic) and attach as a DOC, DOCX, RTF, or ODT file format.

2) Maximum word length is a firm 250 words. Anything more will be auto-rejected.

3) Payment for original fiction is $10 and a digital copy.

4) Please include a brief bio in the body of the email; we ask that bios are kept short and sweet, considering the size of the piece being published.

5) If the work you are submitting is an English translation, please include the translator name and email address either in your cover letter or within your manuscript. By submitting, you are verifying in good faith that you have the right to have your translated work published in Apex Magazine.

6) Strange Locations welcomes and encourages submissions from writers of all races, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, and military status. We want diverse voices. We value diverse voices. Saying that, please be aware that we do not collect any information that might clue our editors to any of these attributes other than your name, email, address, and cover letter before any decisions are made regarding your submission.

Via: Apex Magazine’s Moksha.

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