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Taking Submissions: Three Crows Magazine

August 22, 2018

Deadline: August 22nd, 2018
Payment: $25

We at Three Crows want your stories set in dark, weird, and gritty fantasy, horror, and sci-fi setting, with complex characters making morally ambiguous decisions. Think of a lovechild of Andjei Sapkowski, Naomi Novik, Joe Abercombie, Geroge R.R. Martin, H.P. Lovecraft, and China Mieville.

All submitted works must be:

  • previously unpublished stories at a maximum of 4,000 words
  • In English, Ukrainian, Polish, Russian, and German
  • in a non-exhausted (think – LotR, GoT, Shannara and etc.) fantasy or sci-fi setting
  • Slavic folklore and setting are of highest priority
  • of the highest possible quality
  • must be submitted in Standard Manuscript Format
  • submitted electronically in .doc or .docx format

No simultaneous and no multiple submissions until the next submission cycle. Send your work to editor (at) threecrowsmagazine (dot) com with the following in the subject line:

Short Fiction Submission: <Story Title>

In the body of the email (address it to Alex), tell us the following:

  • Story Title.
  • Word count.
  • A 1-2 sentence summary of the story.
  • A list of works published in any other paid markets (no self-published works).
  • A 1-2 sentence about yourself for the bio.


Since we are only starting the payment won’t be in line with SFWA guidelines yet, but we pay $25 (USD) per story.


Technically we expect artwork to be available in a 300dpi .tif. Portrait 5.5″ wide by 8.5 high. Artwork for covers must include a 1/4″ bleed.

It shouldn’t be outright genre-ish. We prefer 2-d digital and traditional painting. No photography or photorealistic paintings. If you’re interested – leave a link to a gallery or send your images to editor at threecrowsmagazine dot com and we well evaluate if it is a good fit for the issue and discuss the rates.


We are buying first world-exclusive serial and electronic rights, Ukrainian and Russian translation rights, non-exclusive world anthology and audio rights, from the date the contract is signed and paid for up until 1 year (12 months) after the publication date.

After 1 year (12 months), we’ll retain non-exclusive distribution rights.

Via: Three Crows Magazine.


August 22, 2018