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Taking Submissions: Surreal Worlds
June 1, 2014
Deadline: June 1st 2014
Payment: 5,000-10,000 words = $50 and a contributor’s copy (paperback), 3,500-4,999 words = $35 and a contributor’s copy (paperback), Under 3,500 words = ‘$20 and electronic copy’ OR paperback copy.
Subs Open February 1st and Close June 1st!
What we want:
Surreal stories. That’s it. There are no rules. I don’t want “bizarro,” I don’t want “horror,” and I don’t want “science fiction.” I don’t want a genre story. I want a surreal story. Which means…
We want a surreal story (and that also means tropes can be included).
We want beautiful prose.
We want experimental prose.
Sometimes, I want to have no idea what I’m reading, but if I ask you about it, you could explain why you wrote what you wrote (not that I would).
We don’t want a bunch of random things happening. Talking animals have been done to death. So have stories about video games, and virtual reality, and stories that talk about penises over and over and over again.
Can you do something different?
The first rule of this anthology… THERE ARE NO RULES.
Your story can have extremes, and your story can take place inside of a mailbox.
(and yes, similes are okay. writers use them)
What we’re paying:
· $50 and a contributor’s copy (paperback)
· $35 and a contributor’s copy (paperback)
Under 3,500 words
· $20 and electronic copy
· OR paperback copy.
(Outside of U.S. pays shipping. Payment via Paypal)
Your response: WOW! That’s quite a range of payment options, and the drop-off is significant.
Our response: Sure. I encourage you to submit a longer piece. If you don’t want to submit a longer piece, you can still get paid something.
Does word count factor into acceptance?
Does my name factor into acceptance?
What if my name is Stephen King?
What if my name is Noomi Rapace?
If your name is Noomi Rapace you could submit any story you want.
To whom do I send it?
What should be included in my email?
Give me a BRIEF synopsis of your story. Let’s try that again. BRIEF synopsis of your story. A sentence. Two sentences. That’s it.
Your submission is going to be attached as .doc or .rtf.
Please leave your contact information at the top of your submission (the document you’re sending in the email).
I am not going to be sending form messages to tell you I’ve received your story. In fact, you won’t hear back from me regarding your story until after the deadline.
Via: Bizarro Pulp Press.
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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!