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Taking Submissions: Timeless Tales Magazine Issue #4 Perseus And Medusa

March 23, 2015


Deadline: March 23, 2015
Payment: $15 per story accepted

Timeless Tales exclusively publishes retellings of fairy tales and myths. We don’t accept original fairy tales or stories outside of our current theme.

These are the known upcoming themes:

#4.    Perseus and Medusa (Submission window open Feb. 8 – March 23, 2015)

Additional Rules: 

  • Length: Up to 2,000 words. Under 1,500 preferred.

  • Genres:  Please be creative! We love to see modernizations, sci-fi retellings, continuations, mash-ups, etc. Just no eroticism, please (see Content section).

  • Formatting: Please put your story’s title and the author’s name in the file name of your submission. Example: “Pandora’s Choice by Zeus Smith.doc”. Too often, we’ll get a ton of submisions all labled “Pandoras Box.doc” and it makes it harder to keep track of them. 

Want to know what makes an A+ fairy tale retelling?, HERE is my blog post about it.

  • Content: While Timeless Tales is not targeted specifically at children, it is a fairly conservative magazine, especially when it comes to sexual content, so I intend to keep the stories in the PG-13 range or below. However, I have a deep appreciation for the darker side of many original fairy tales, so don’t assume I only want “happy” stories.

  • Pay Rate: At the moment, we’re just starting out and budget is tight, so we will pay a flat rate of $15 per story accepted, but we hope to increase this amount in the future. You’ll also get a free year of our premium subscription.

1.    We do NOT accept multiple submissions.

2.    We DO accept reprints as long as the author has the rights to the story. But please include in your cover letter the details of where and when the story was previously published.

3.    We DO accept simultaneous submissions, but please notify us by email immediately if your story has been accepted elsewhere.

If you have a question, please us the contact form at the bottom of our ABOUT page.

  • Process:  Email your submissions to [email protected]. Attach your story in .doc format. Include your full name, your story’s word count, email address, and any tidbits about your previous writing experience you’d like to include (especially mention if you have a blog because we’d love to check it out!).  We love getting submissions from new writers, so even if you’ve never been published before, don’t be shy!

Response Time:  Because we respect our writers’ time, Timeless Tales is committed to sending out rejection/acceptance emails to everyone who submits. Response time may vary, but we try to keep it under a month of when submissions were opened for an issue.  Unfortunately, rejections will probably be form letters, but occasionally we will send out personal feedback.

Via: Timeless Tales Magazine.


March 23, 2015