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Taking Submissions: Enchanted Conversation: 2023 Window 1 (Early)

Submission Window: December 1st, 2022 through January 2nd, 2023 Payment: $50 Theme: Love We’ll be accepting new submissions for 2023, with the theme of LOVE in December of 2022. ​The following is relevant to all submissions for 2023 for The Fairy Tale Magazine. Writing opportunities for 2023 include: New Fairy Tales: Fairy tales that are almost or entirely new or are just new takes on old tales are all welcome. Mashups of existing fairy tales are welcome as well. Submissions must follow the theme below to be considered. Poetry: Poetry inspired by fairy tales and that follows the theme is also welcome. HERE IS HOW YOU SUBMIT AND FORMAT AND WHEN Only the kind of submissions outlined below will be accepted at The Fairy Tale Magazine in 2023. Writers will have a chance to submit fairy-tale inspired stories/poems twice in 2023. Because of limited space, once your work has been chosen for publication, chances of getting published a second time in the same year are very slim. Here are the submission periods for both stories and poems: Dec. 1, 2022 at 12 a.m., EST, through Jan. 2, 2023, at 11:59 p.m., EST. This will be the window for works that will be published in the March and June issues of The Fairy Tale Magazine. The second and last submission period for 2023 will be from May 1, 2023 at 12 a.m., EST to June 2, at 11:59 p.m., EST. This will be the window for works that will be published in the September and December issues of The Fairy Tale Magazine. There will only be four issues. ​ No submissions will be considered or acknowledged if received outside of the windows stated above. You submit through email only. Please use this address only: [email protected] That is for submissions only. Your last name, the publication month you are...

Taking Submissions: Amazing Stories: Sol System

Deadline: January 2nd, 2023 Payment: 8 cents per word Theme: Stories set in the future and revolving around Sol, including planets, moons, asteroids, Oort and Kuiper, you name it! We are now pleased to announce that submissions for flash fiction for our special next issue are open! That special issue? That’s our Amazing Stories: Sol System special edition. We are interested in stories set in the future and revolving around Sol, including planets, moons, asteroids, Oort and Kuiper, you name it! Now that you know what we need, we need stories, flash fiction-sized, about 1500 words maximum, with a deadline of January 2nd, 2023. We are paying the SFWA rate of 8 cents per word. Can’t wait to see what you submit. Introduction So. We’re all fans here, so we probably don’t have to tell you that Amazing Stories was started in 1926 by Hugo Gernsback, giving it the distinction of being the first science fiction magazine in the world. You already know that Amazing Stories published many of the early greats in the field, including Jules Verne, H. G. Wells, E. E. “Doc” Smith, Ursula Le Guin, Isaac Asimov, John Campbell Jack Williamson, and Claire Winger Harris. But what has Amazing Stories done lately? The field of science fiction (or scientifiction as Gernsback originally called it) has changed substantially in the ninety years since Amazing Stories was first published. For one thing, science has progressed substantially, giving us men on the moon, a map of the human genome, virtual reality, the Internet of things, and real robots and artificial intelligence; never before have science fiction writers had so many toys to play with, and new ones seem to be appearing every day. For another thing, science fiction readers are more sophisticated than they were an almost century ago; they’ve been there and done that with the formulae...

Taking Submissions: Cosmic Roots And Eldritch Shores January 2023 (Early Listing)

Cosmic Roots And Eldritch Shores

Submission Window: January 1st-2nd 2023 Payment: 8 cents per word for original, 2 cents for reprints, For artwork: $10 for the non-exclusive right to use each image, for as long as the site is online.  If we publish a print collection we will pay a pro-rata share for each image used. Theme: Well written original work in science fiction, fantasy, myth, legend, fairy tales, and eldritch, in written, podcast, video, and/or graphic story form, and from around the world. Note: Reprints welcome     Submissions Schedule We have a new submissions schedule as of June 1, 2020: The first and second day of every month, 12 am of the 1st to 12 am of the 3rd, E.S.T. Only one submission per person. For reading impaired individuals, our submissions manager and ‘forget password’ have a captcha compatible with screen readers. We pay 8¢ per word for new fiction, 2¢ per word for fiction reprints, 2 – 6¢ per word for new fact-based work, 1- 4¢ per word for reprinted fact articles. For new poetry, we pay $1 a line, reprints would be 50¢ a line, up to 40 lines. We’ll look at longer poems but that would be a hard sell, and words over 40 lines would be paid at 6¢ per word. We began The Kepler Award to recognize and encourage writers of excellent science fiction and fantasy stories that creatively extrapolate on known science in constructive and exciting ways. You can learn about The Kepler Award here. You can read a copy of our standard contract here.   It can be varied as needed to include the rights of translators, voice actors, etc. Writers Guidelines We accept new work as well as reprints, prose and poetry, anywhere from 1000 word flash fiction on up, but all else being equal, shorter pieces...