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Taking Submissions: Intergalactic Rejects

Calendar of Fools

Submission Window: June 12th, 2024 to July 12th, 2024 Payment: 8 cents per word Theme: Speculative short stories (science fiction, fantasy, dark fantasy, cosmic horror, etc.) that have been rejected from multiple markets. Calendar of Fools is seeking your rejected stories for the Intergalactic Rejects anthology. Sometimes you have a really good story that just hasn’t found a home among the markets and magazines. It doesn’t mean the story isn’t wonderful; it just didn’t fit their needs. Intergalactic Rejects contains 8 rejected stories by highly acclaimed authors, and has room for more. What we’re looking for Speculative short stories (science fiction, fantasy, dark fantasy, cosmic horror, etc.) that have been rejected from multiple markets. Length: Limit 5,000 words. Format: Standard Manuscript Format (double-spaced 12 pt. Courier or Times New Roman, no extra lines between paragraphs). Include your name and email on the first page of the story. Rejections: Your story must have been rejected at least 3 times. Multiple Submissions: We are not accepting multiple submissions. Simultaneous Submissions: We accept simultaneous submissions. Please let us know at [email protected] if your submission is accepted elsewhere. And congratulations! Reprints: We are not accepting reprints for Intergalactic Rejects. That would mean your story wasn’t a reject. Languages: We are only able to accept English-language submissions. Stories produced with AI: We do not ever accept stories where AI wrote or generated portions of the text. Submission Period: Submissions will be open from June 12th, 2024 until July 12th, 2024. If you haven’t heard from us in 3 months after the end of the submission window, please contact us at [email protected]. If your story is not accepted for this anthology, please keep writing and editing and molding your story. Every writer faces rejection, and your story will eventually find a home. To submit your story, please use our submission form. Acceptances, Payments, and Rights Rejections, acceptances, and other...

Taking Submissions: The Super Generation

Raconteur Press

Deadline: July 12th, 2024 Payment: Royalties Theme: Superheroes from 1955 In 1955 there was an unexplained cosmic event that granted some people extraordinary abilities. It was never repeated. Abilities were not passed down to their children. This means that in the not too distant future, the so called “Super Generation” will be nothing but a note in history books. These are their stories, their memoirs, and how they changed history. Opens: 5/12/24 Closes: 7/12/24 Contracts: 7/27/24 Publication: 8/23/24 Guidelines for all our anthologies: 5,000 to 8,000 words. Length and genre are negotiable, as long as the story fits the concept, and is entertaining. Any submission must be in Times New Roman, 12PT, double spaced, with your name, title of the story, and your email on it. Please name the file as -— Send in a .docx format. Please attach the file to your email, no links. Please see the submission guideline graphic on the Raconteur Press Facebook page. Raconteur Press will hold the rights for one year after publication, after one year the rights will revert to the author, but we continue to pay you as long as the anthology is selling. Authors receive an equal percentage share of the proceeds from the anthology, along with the Press, our editors, and administration. Yes, you read that right. We don’t take 80% off the top and split the 20% left over between all the authors. We’re all in this together. This is why our anthologies are limited to ten stories. IMPORTANT: PLEASE do NOT submit stories until the date the call opens. We don’t want to hang on to your piece for longer than necessary. You might find another market for it, or it decides to grow into a novel, or… go ahead and write it, but tuck it away, and...