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Taking Submissions: Tasavvur 2023 Window


Deadline: June 6th, 2023 Payment: 2.5 cents per word Theme: Dreamscapes and nightmares, your soaring fantasies, your futuristic miasmas. Note: Authors of South Asian origin and other BIPOC authors Fiction Submissions are open for fiction from May 06th 2023 to June 06th 2023. Please submit using the form at the end of this page. Non-fiction Submissions for pitches are open on a rolling basis. You can submit you pitch via email; please send us your pitch at [email protected], but please go through this page for information on format and what we’re looking for first! Word Limits Fiction Minimum 1,000 words, maximum 5,000 words. Non-fiction Pitches Minimum 250 words to maximum 500 words. Commissioned pieces are usually around 2,000 words depending on the topic. Payments Fiction We pay 2.5 cents per word for stories up-to 5,000 words. Non-fiction We pay a flat rate of $100 for commissioned pieces. What We’re Looking For Fiction Give us your dreamscapes and nightmares, your soaring fantasies, your futuristic miasmas. Give us also your unstructured ramblings, where a story exists at the edges, dripping with lush, brilliant prose. We are not sticklers for the usual 3-act, 5-act structures, because great storytelling is so much more than that. So send us your lores written in reverse, written in verses, written in the form of email exchanges across multiverses, or haphazard POVs. Which is not to say we won’t accept a story with a usual structure. A good hero’s journey is a good hero’s journey. But if you’re doing that, take chances, and twist it! Non-fiction While we are welcome to any pitches you may have that pertain to South Asian spec fic in any manner, we are particularly interested in publishing the following type of work: Critical essays of South Asian speculative fiction, such as through a feminist, queer,...