Ongoing Submissions: Tree And Stone
Payment: $0.02 per word
Theme: Speculative (SF/F, not really horror) and Literary Fiction
Year-round Submissions – OPEN!
All writers are welcome, but we would love stories from self-identified QTPOC and BIPOC writers.
Queer characters! Queer romance! Queer fantasy/science fiction! All things queer!
Second person narratives!
Surrealism, magical realism, fabulism, slipstream, anything that might be deemed unconventional.
Cross genre or genre-bending stories.
Horror: this is a wonderful genre, but we are really not great judges of the genre and the EIC doesn’t really like to be scared. Especially if it involves zombies. Just no…
Experimental forms: we love experimental stories, but prose with a poetic form or even list stories might be difficult. Send them though! We might love it!
Please no stories involving sexual violence. We do not want to diminish these voices, but unfortunately we are not the market for these stories.
Please no stories involving animal cruelty or harm. Animal death is fine, if its an emotional point of the story. Do not torture or kill animals unnecessarily.
While we hope to one day open to poetry and creative non-fiction, at this time we do not accept either form.
< 1,000 words: $0.02 per word via PayPal.
1,000-6,000 words: $20 honorarium via PayPal (hope to increase this one day).
Simultaneous submissions are accepted and encouraged, but please inform us immediately if the story is accepted elsewhere. Multiple submissions are also welcome. If your story is rejected, please feel free to send another story. A previously rejected story will only be reconsidered if substantive changes are made (you can be the judge of “substantive”).
Response time may vary. We try to decide within 30 days. If you have not heard from us after 60 days, please email us. An email confirmation should arrive after submission. If not, please email us to make sure it was received!
Please submit all stories as doc. or docx. only in the Standard Manuscript Format (Shunn; this is not strict, but please follow as best as you can).
Please include a short third person bio so we can get to know you and to go with the piece should it be accepted.
Rights: We ask for one time non-exclusive serial rights and indefinite electronic archival rights. All rights revert to the author upon publication.
Via: Tree and Stone.
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Stuart Conover is a father, husband, published author, blogger, geek, entrepreneur, horror fanatic, and runs a few websites including Horror Tree!