Payment: $100 for stories; $150 for stories 15-17k; and $300 for serializations.
Red Sun publishes science-fiction, fantasy, and horror fiction between 3-5k words, up to 17k words; 3-5k is preferred, but we will consider works up to 17k. We also will consider serializing longer works up to 80k.
In addition to fiction, we want interviews, articles, and reviews up to 5k words that are relevant to the genres we publish, to include role-playing games, board games, movies,television, etc.
We also accept artwork & comics; no poetry. Art should fit the genres we publish.
What we pay (in U.S. dollars): $100 for stories; $150 for stories 15-17k; and $300 for serializations. For art and comics we will pay $20 per piece; $50 for a cover. We cannot pay for non-fiction at this time. All contributors will receive an as yet to-be-determined amount of contributors copies.
The magazine will begin by publishing three issues a year, MAR, JUL, and NOV. Issues will be available through a marketplace here and through venues such as Amazon in e-pub and print. Submissions received between JAN-APR will be considered for the JUL issue, between MAY-AUG will be considered for the NOV issue, and between SEP-DEC will be considered for the MAR issue. Notifications will be sent out at the end of each quarter.
What we are buying: First World English Rights, First Electronic Rights, and Anthology Rights (a “best of” to be negotiated with the authors). We ask for exclusive rights to the author’s work for six months (the duration of a single issue’s run, plus two months), as well as exclusive anthology rights for a year, both to begin at the time of publication.
What we want: quality entertainment. The stories can be dark. They can be violent. They can be gory. They can be humorous. They can be weird. They can be political. They can be speculative. They can be populated with any culture, any religion. With men, women, LGBT, black, white, or brown. We are particularly interested in war-themed science fiction, especially war-themed science fiction written by war veterans.
Email your work to: [email protected].
No multiple or simultaneous submissions. No reprints.
Fiction and non-fiction should be submitted as an .rtf document.
Include your name or pen name, as well as the name of your work, when you name the document.
In the subject of your email include your name, name of your work, and what type of work you are submitting for consideration, e.g. short story, article, review, serial, etc.
You can tell us something about yourself in the email or in a cover letter if you like, but it isn’t required.
All stories and articles should be submitted in standard manuscript format. Serials should be submitted in this format. We will delete unread any written work that is not submitted in standard manuscript format.
Artists email us several samples of your work as attached .jpg, with your name and the words “Art Samples” in the subject line, and if we like your portfolio, we will work with you and assign you one or more stories for illustration. The exception is comics–you can email those at anytime as attached .jpg with your name and “Comic Submission” in the subject line.
For queries, questions about advertising, etc. please use the email address listed above and mention whatever it is you are inquiring about in the subject of the email.
Good luck and thank you for considering Red Sun Magazine! We look forward to seeing what you create!
Via: Red Sun Magazine.
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