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Taking Submissions: The Periodical, Forlorn: Lost at Sea

March 15, 2021

Deadline: March 15th, 2021
Payment: $15
Theme: Lost at Sea
Note: My apologies for the short turnaround, this just hit our inbox

Volume I, Issue IV

Theme: Lost at Sea

For this issue, we want tales of maritime disaster. Of shipwrecks and oil spills. Of bones left to decompose on the ocean floor. Of those left behind on land, never to know what’s become of their loved ones. Of lighthouse keepers forced to stand by and witness tragedy unfold.

Elements of the supernatural are welcome, as are stories that utilize elements of horror and science-fiction.

Deadline: March 15th, 2021

Word Limit: 6,000 words

Compensation: flat $15 fee upon publication, plus a digital copy of the magazine (which you’re free to share).

Format: We will accept short-form fiction any way you want to write it. This can include poetry, flash fiction or short stories.

We’re particularly interested in the subversion of form. We don’t care about hard and fast rules, so don’t worry too much about formatting. If you feel its good, chances are that shines through in the writing. And we want to read it.

Genre: Anything that’s dark, creepy, weird and just a little off-kilter. We’re open to genre fiction, particularly anything related to horror, science-fiction, speculative fiction or weird fiction. But we’re also interested in anything that twists or subverts these genres in some unexpected way.

Simultaneous submissions: We will accept simultaneous submissions, but please inform us if this applies to you. If a story may be pulled away from us at the last minute, we want to know as this may affect our decision on acceptance.

Multiple Submissions: We do not accept multiple submissions.

Reprints: We do not accept reprints. We will accept stories that have already been published if they’ve been dramatically altered in some way. If this is the case, please inform us.

Publishing Rights: We claim First North American Serial Rights for all accepted submissions. After publication, rights revert back to the author.

Via: The Periodical, Forlorn.


March 15, 2021