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Taking Submissions: The F*ckening

November 30, 2021 - December 1, 2021

Deadline: November 30th, 2021
Payment: $10
Theme: When your day is going too well and you don’t trust it and some shit finally goes down. Ah, there it is: The F*ckening.

Because we don’t have enough to do, the SFL team has decided to open submissions to a new stand-alone anthology—The F*ckening.

We’ve all seen the memes about “The F*ckening”—when your day is going too well and you don’t trust it and some shit finally goes down. Ah, there it is: The F*ckening.

We were inspired by this sentiment and thus have heeded the call to create an anthology that embodies The F*ckening.

SFL is looking for funny, speculative fiction short stories and poetry that embody The F*ckening. All stories must be science fiction, fantasy, horror, or a combination of the three. These stories can be witty, goofy, dark, sarcastic…whatever, we don’t care, as long as they are speculative fiction and contain a reference to The F*ckening and maintain a general theme of f*ckery.

We know that some of you are going to be tempted to shoehorn a reference to The F*ckening into an existing piece; we won’t tell you not to do that. However: please don’t send us something that is obviously not within the theme where you changed two sentences just to get it in on a technicality.

Our word limit is 7500 words.

We have no problem with simultaneous submissions as long as you tell us as soon as your submission is accepted elsewhere. Two submissions maximum per person. We pay $10 for six-month exclusive print rights, and non-exclusive print rights thereafter. You own your work, and can submit elsewhere six months after the anthology is released.

Submissions will be open until November 30, 2021, or we just receive too many words. The planned release date will be May 2022.

Please, no erotica, fanfic, or graphic violence (because usually, that’s just not funny).

Remember, first and foremost, we want speculative humor (or humour if that’s how you swing). Show us The F*ckening! Make us laugh.

Please send submissions to [email protected].  In the subject, please use the format: F*ckening: Story/Poem Title, word count.  Please include your short bio and Paypal information.  We don’t need a full list of your writing credits unless you want it in your bio.

We look forward to reading your submissions.

Thank you,

The SFL team

Via: Sci-Fi Lampoon.


November 30, 2021
December 1, 2021