Taking Submissions: Contrary Autumn 2018 Issue

Deadline: September 1st, 2018
Payment: $20 per author per issue

“Turning words into art is unnatural. It begins with a contrary attitude. It says, I am unhappy with the way things are and desire to make things different. Rather than represent the world, I will make something wildly and savagely new. I will defy logic. I will invest in new perceptions. I will combine and recombine and fabricate and juggle until something that I have never experienced is experienced. The process is alchemical. The process is violent. It goes to the heart of creativity. It disrupts and shatters. It is splendid with provocation. It is an aggression against banality. It is sharp and loud like a janitor scraping frost from a window. The hectic bounce of steam on a street after a truck roars by. The anarchy of waters, the comedy of the face, dangerous feelings vented from a cage of skin.” ~ John Olson

Poetry — We believe poetry is contrary by nature, always defying, always tonguing the tang of novelty. We look especially for plurality of meaning, for dual reverberation of beauty and concern. Contrary’s poetry in particular often mimics the effects of fiction or commentary. We find ourselves enamored of prose poems because they are naturally contrary toward form – they tug on the forces of exposition or narrative – but prose poems remain the minority of all the poetic forms we publish. Please consider that Contrary receives vast amounts of poetry and that we can publish only a small percentage of that work. Please submit no more than three poems per issue. Our poetry editor is Shaindel Beers.

Fiction — We ask our fiction writers to imagine their readers navigating a story with one finger poised over a mouse button. Can your story stay that finger to the end? We have published long stories on the belief that they succeed, but we feel more comfortable with the concise. We favor fiction that is contrary in any number of ways, but our fiction typically defies traditional story form. A story may bring us to closure, for example, without ever delivering an ending. It may be as poetic as any poem. Our fiction editor is Frances Badgett.

Lyrical commentary/creative non-fiction —“Commentary” is our word for the stuff that others define negatively as non-fiction, nominally as essay, or naively as truth. We favor commentary that delivers a message less through exposition than through artistry. The commentary we select is often lyrical, narrative, or poetic. Examples from our pages include “Plum Island” by Andrew Coburn, “Ascension” by Kevin Heath, and “A Spring Sunday” by Heywood Broun. Our commentary editor is Jeff McMahon.


Terms of Submission

PLEASE NOTE: Because of Contrary’s 15th Anniversary issue in Autumn 2018, current submissions are being considered for the Winter 2019 issue. Acceptances will be delivered in December.

Our deadline, response, and publication cycle – Contrary receives submissions throughout the year and publishes four issues per year, with the change of seasons. In Spring our deadline is March 1, and the issue appears on or about April 1. Following that cycle, our deadline for Summer is June 1, Autumn is Sept. 1, Winter is Dec. 1. We begin each issue from scratch, with completely new submissions. If your submission is accepted, you will hear from us. If not, you can always verify that it was not accepted by viewing the issue for which you submitted. We do not send rejection letters.

Rights – Upon acceptance, Contrary acquires: 1) worldwide rights to publish in any or all versions of Contrary and other Contrary-affiliated media, including domestic and foreign, whether in the English language or translated into a foreign language, including any successor, similar or replacement versions thereof; 2) exclusive worldwide rights for a period of 90 days from the date of Contrary’s first publication of the work; 3. non-exclusive perpetual rights to republish, store, syndicate or distribute the work or portions of the work in any language and in any country, and 4) the right to use your name and likeness in a fair and dignified manner and to publish information about you in connection with the advertising and promotion of Contrary and of the Work. 5) When exclusive rights expire after three months, the author is free to seek republication elsewhere, but Contrary must be credited in all subsequent publications. 6) All rights granted by this agreement are granted in perpetuity and applicable in all media including, but not limited to, all electronic media, internet, wireless or mobile platforms whether now known or hereafter created.

Payment – For original commentary, fiction, and poetry, Contrary Magazine pays $20 per author per issue, regardless of the number of works or nature of the submission, if invoiced within six months. Reviews and Contrary Blog posts are unpaid. Author must email us an invoice within six months of acceptance for the payment to be processed. If no invoice is received within six months of acceptance, author forfeits payment, and all rights remain in force. Upon receipt of invoice, payments will be made through Paypal.

Simultaneous submissions – We accept simultaneous submissions, but you must inform us when submissions are simultaneous, and you must withdraw your submission immediately if the work is accepted elsewhere (you may resubmit any parts of your submission that remain unpublished). A submission constitutes an agreement to publish in Contrary under the guidelines on this page. Accepted works go into production immediately and may not be withdrawn under any circumstances.

Mailing List — When you submit your work you will be automatically subscribed to the mailing list we use to communicate with our contributors. We use it to call for submissions no more than four times each year. You may unsubscribe at any time or otherwise manage your subscription at our list host.

Before submitting, you may wish to consult our Manuscript Suggestions.

You can submit your work at: Contrary Magazine.

Video Refresh: Story Worms: For Love or Money

This is a quick video refresh of our previous article ‘Story Worms: For Love or Money’. This hits on the key areas of the article where Angeline Trevena shares her thoughts on the differences between For The Love and Paying markets as a new writer. I’m actually thinking about reaching out to her and seeing if her thoughts have changed on the subject in the past five years!

After watching the video, please like, share, and subscribe to our channel!

This is a new format that we’re playing around with for articles, interviews, and potentially Trembling With Fear. Please let us know if this is something that you’d like to see more of!

You can read the full article here: https://horrortree.com/story-worms-for-love-or-money/.

Ongoing Submissions: Gumshoe: A Literary Magazine

Payment: 5 cents per word to a maximum of $50

    • Gumshoe Review is now open to accept original fiction (mysteries, not character studies). The short stories should be no longer than 1,000 words. Pay will be 5 cents per word to a maximum of $50 (so if the story is longer you still only get $50). Our plan is to publish one short story per month. Stories should be sent as plain text within the body of an email or as a .txt, .pdf (not password protected), .doc, or .wp attachment to [email protected] Please use the subject line “Gumshoe Short Story Submission: Story Title”. Please include a short bio with the story. Works should be original and unpublished.

We try will acknowledge receipt of the story immediately but it may take us longer to respond about whether we will use the story in an upcoming month. (Updated: 07/2017) If you don’t hear from us in a reasonable amount of time, feel free to query about your status. The staff is very small and health and time issues have severely impacted our response times–including acknowledgements of receipt of submissions. Thus, a query is more than acceptable under current circumstances.

Simultaneous submission are okay but notify us if it is accepted elsewhere before we get back to you.

What are we looking for? Our Senior Editor put it quite succinctly: “We’re looking for stories where the investigator is the protagonist, or at least a significant character, and the focus is on solving a crime, or getting someone out of a jam, or seeking some sort of justice.”

Via: Gumshoe.

Taking Submissions: Weird Mask: Zombie Fiction

Deadline: September 15th, 2018
Payment: Contributor’s Copy

Accepting submissions for October issue!

Looking for zombie short stories or flash fiction.

As a monthly zine, we are always looking for short stories, flash fiction and even artwork.

Genre fiction is a PLUS! Normally the weirder the better, but that isn’t always true.

Short stories should be around the 3k word mark. Flash fiction could be as short as you want.

As of now, the only payment we can offer is contributor copy. We hope to change that in the near future.

If you are wanting to submit a serialized story, please message us first with a small pitch and how many issues you would need to tell the story and we will get back to you promptly.

To submit a story, please copy and paste it in the form below. No need to format your piece in any special way.

Thanks!

Via: Weird Mask.

Taking Submissions: 13 Postcards from Hell

Deadline: October 31st, 2018
Payment: $10.

13 Postcards from Hell (partnered with The Bold Mom)

This anthology is a PAID anthology ($10 plus e-copy of the book or audiobook, paid on publication) due to the level of difficulty. All stories are due by Halloween and the book will be released on Xmas. Also keep in mind, this will be an audiobook.

What it is about: The theme behind each story is that Satan has decided t deliver postcards from 13 evil people condemned to Hell to someone who is living. Each story is made up of three stories. 1) First story: How did the bad guy die? 2) Second story: What did he encounter in Hell? and 3) Third story: The postcard, which is a message to anyone they believe is still living (can’t be someone who is dead and in heaven, I have a feeling God won’t let him deliver the correspondents) and the person’s reaction to the postcard. Each story can be anywhere from 300 to 7,000 words (they obviously don’t need to be the same length, the post card, most likely will be the shortest piece). I’m looking for extreme horror, but no violence against animals, no …..

Now, I know this is limiting, but I’m hoping this will bring out the creativity in the writers. After all, there is still a wide range of possibilities. How did the guy die? Natural causes, killed by a victim defending themselves, stupid accident, cops shoot him? Why did he get sent to Hell? What happened in Hell? Is it his worst nightmare or is he enjoying himself? Is he being tortured or he the one giving out the torture? Does he/she know they are in Hell? Also…has he/she escaped from Hell…I said condemn, never said they were still in Hell or even made it to Hell. In regards to the postcards, do they regret their action or are the unremorseful? Who do they want the postcards to go to, family or a victim? Why do they want to send them a postcard? A warning to clean up their act, a threat from beyond the grave, or a remorseful letter?

No explicit rape scenes, no torture of animals, no sex scenes with children.

Also keep in mind, only 13 stories will be accepted, so best of the best here. If I only receive five good stories, it will be only five stories, I’m looking for high quality here.

Must be willing to allow audiobook and you must have Paypal since that’s how we will pay you.

Sub to [email protected].com

Via: Facebook Post.

Taking Submissions: Breach September 2018 Issue

Deadline: August 31st
Payment: Short Stories are at 1 cent a word, to a maximum of $20 with Poetry at $5 per piece
Note: NZ and Australian authors only

We publish SF, horror and dark fantasy short fiction from NZ and Australian authors.

We publish bimonthly and open for submissions for the month prior to release. Our submission periods for 2018 are as follows:

Issue #08: August (to publish in September)

Issue #09: October (to publish in November)

Issue #10: December (to publish in January 2019)

In the Zine

All work must be original and previously unpublished. We pay for first worldwide publication rights and nonexclusive reprint rights. Copyright belongs to the author or artist. We simply ask for you to credit Breach as the site of first publication if your work is then subsequently reprinted elsewhere.

Stories between 500 and 2000 words, in doc format.

Poetry of a page length, doc format.

Cover art in A4, 600dpi, RGB.

Payment

Short stories: 1 cent a word, to a maximum of $20.

Poetry: $5 per piece.

Cover art: $20 per piece.

From August, 2018 we’ll also accept submissions of longer works of novella (17,000 to 40,000 words) and novelette (7,500 to 17,000 words) length. Our short stories lean toward horror and the darker side of science fiction and we’d like to carry that over to longer works. If you’re interested in publishing with us, please send the first chapter and a single-page synopsis as a Word doc using the form below. All work must be original and previously unpublished.

Breach pays 50% royalties from all print and ebook sales – we don’t offer advances. We pay for worldwide publication rights to any and all editions of the work, for the duration of the copyright.

Via: Breach.

Taking Submissions: Quoth the Raven

Deadline: August 30th, 2018
Payment: Royalty Split And Contributor’s Copy

With the recent closing of Black Mirror Press, their planned anthology celebrating the works of Poe sits orphaned. After giving this situation a great deal of thought, and discussing it with our partners and staff, we at Camden Park Press have decided that the efforts of the authors who have been working on stories for the past several months should not be wasted, and Black Mirror Press’ efforts in inspiring the project and motivating the authors to create their own, re-imagined versions of Poe’s work need not be in vain. To that end, we are now opening submissions for Quoth the Raven, a contemporary re-imagining of the works of Edgar Allan Poe.

Quoth the Raven

~ Call for Submissions ~

The works of Poe were dark and often disturbing. From dismembered corpses, rivals bricked behind cellar walls, murders in back alleys, and detectives on the trail of devious villains, his stories have had a profound impact on both the horror and mystery genres to this day.

In Quoth the Raven, we invite you to revisit Poe’s work, all of which is now in the public domain, and re-imagine it for the twenty-first century. We’re not looking for a simple retelling of the classic tales, though we’d love to see what you can do with them. Consider also the more obscure but equally compelling work. Or, if you’re so inspired, write your own, original, story in the style of a modern-day Poe. No matter what approach you choose, we’re looking for stories with a unique 21st century perspective, that incorporate twists that reflect present-day technological and societal changes and life in today’s world, married to Poe’s distinct form of storytelling.

These should be contemporary tales, set in the real world. While it’s fine to incorporate some element of magic realism or the supernatural, we’d prefer to see psychological horror rather than gratuitous violence or gore. Stories incorporating the current political landscape (particularly in the U.S.) will also be a hard-sell, but that doesn’t mean you can’t incorporate political elements if you don’t go overboard with them. Strong suspenseful elements are key. We’re looking for a good mix of both horror and mystery, and will also consider your wonderfully re-imagined versions of Poe’s poetry.

The RavenHOW TO SUBMIT:
LENGTH:
Short stories: 3000 – 7000 words; only one per author
Poetry: 1-3 pages (double-spaced); only one per author
Note: You may submit both a story and a poem; but please send each item separately.
SEND TO: editor AT camdenparkpress DOT com
SUBJECT LINE: RAVEN – [YOUR STORY TITLE]
In your cover letter, please indicate which Poe story/poem your story is based on.
DEADLINE: AUGUST 30, 2018
Our goal is to release this collection of updated tales on October 7th, 2018, the 169th anniversary of Poe’s mysterious death. It’s going to be a fast turnaround, but we know you can do it!
PAY RATE: Royalty Share + one contributor copy of each format (print and electronic)
FORMAT: Please use Standard Manuscript Format, i.e.: Microsoft Word .doc/.docx file, 1″ margins, 12-14pt Times (or other serif font), double-spaced, contact info and word count on first page, running header w/name, title, page #, etc. The usual stuff.
Please include both your name and the story title in the filename, like this:AndyAuthor_SiriTheRaven.docx

Via: Camden Park Press.

Taking Submissions: Oklahoma Pagan Quarterly Autumn 2018

Deadline: August 15th, 2018
Payment: Contributor’s Copy

Submitting to Oklahoma Pagan Quarterly

As the name suggests, submissions to OPQ have a quarterly window.

Deadline is February 15th for Submissions for Spring Quarter (Ostara and Beltane)

Deadline is May 15th for Submissions for Summer Quarter (Litha and Lugnhasadh)

Deadline is August 15th for Submission for Autumn Quarter (Mabon and Samhain)

Deadline is November 15th for Submission for Winter Quarter (Yule and Imbolc)

 

General Submissions Guidelines:

Please send your submission in an email where the subject line is Submission: Title, where Title is the name of your article or piece, to [email protected].  Note that our submissions can often become backed up due to the number of people on staff, so please allow up to four weeks for us to respond.  If queries or submissions have been unanswered after six weeks, please send us an email with ‘QUERY’ in the subject line.

Please indicate which prospective issue your piece is being submitted for.

What We Are Looking For:

Oklahoma Pagan Quarterly is looking for non-fiction and fiction submissions for our new quarterly publication. OPQ is a quarterly magazine dedicated to folk religion, spirituality, and paganism of all paths and stripes. Whether your article is over Witchcraft, Fey Work, Reiki, Heathenry, or other equally important paths, we would love to feature the independent voices of our community.  Though we are located in Oklahoma and as a result are focused on our local community, we also want to hear from those in other states, locations, and countries.

Part of the appeal of Paganism and other nontraditional paths is the diversity of thought and culture inherent in our worship and way of life. To that end, we will not accept work that is derogatory, violent, or condemnatory of other ways, walks, or paths in life. We will not judge submissions based on the client’s gender, gender identity, religion, age, spirituality, ethnicity, race, veteran status, country of origin, or other protected class. We prefer to focus on uplifting, positive articles that focus on spirituality as a tool for enlightenment, for whatever enlightenment means to the individual pathworker.

 

Non-fiction Guidelines:

We are looking for articles on specific beliefs, paths, or other. Maximum non-fiction article size is 4,000 words, tops.  You can submit either finished articles or query us about article ideas.

Please attach a small bio (a paragraph or three, 500 words, tops) detailing your publishing history, your writing credentials, your knowledge on the subject, etc.

Contributors, upon acceptance, will receive a single contributor’s copy (digital or print) for payment.  Note that at this time Oklahoma Pagan Quarterly is unable to pay contributors, however, we are looking to change this at a future date.

 

Fiction Guidelines:

We are accepting poetry and prose in fiction, both fantastic and literary. We would prefer more spiritual-based fiction, which focuses on one’s relation to the Unknown, the Divine, etc. However, we all love a good period piece.  Sword and Sorcery or Sci-fi, we want fiction that makes us think outside of ourselves.

Please attach a small bio (a paragraph or three, 500 words, tops) detailing your publishing history, your writing credentials, your knowledge on the subject, etc.

Though we don’t want to have a hard line, we have to: Poetry is restricted to 2500 words and Fiction to 5,000 words.  A little above or below is fine.  Please query for pieces that you feel fit the theme that exceed this word count.

Contributors, upon acceptance, will receive a single contributor’s copy (digital or print) for payment.  Note that at this time Oklahoma Pagan Quarterly is unable to pay contributors, however, we are looking to change this at a future date.

 

Art Guidelines:

We love art in every form. Unfortunately there are some minor restrictions we must impose for each issue.  Each issue of OPQ has a seasonal theme for its cover.  We invite artists to submit their original, non-licensed black and white, theme-appropriate art for print in our magazine. (Unfortunately we are not able to publish fan art, as that falls outside of copyright.)  Please ensure that your art submission, cover or otherwise, falls under the following guidelines:

Cover Art can be black and white or color, though we prefer color for our covers.

Interior Art must be black and white at this time, though we have plans on changing this in the future.

We accept: Character studies, scenes, doodles, cartoons, and even some single-page comics.  If you have art you’d like showcased please submit it.

Contributors, upon acceptance, will receive a single contributor’s copy (digital or print) for payment.  Note that at this time Oklahoma Pagan Quarterly is unable to pay contributors, however, we are looking to change this at a future date.

Via: Oklahoma Pagan Quaterly.

Creative Marketing Tips From Authors Round 1

Welcome to another set of posts that we’ll be sharing with you over the next year. In this set, I’m looking at the various ways that authors can market their works. I’ve reached out to authors, publishers, and content marketers to get a wide range of ideas as to original ideas of getting the word out about your work.

You know, ideas that don’t involve spamming your Twitter and Facebook feeds that you want someone to buy your book.

Enjoy!

 

Buy my book

Take advantage of Amazon’s promotional pricing structure which helps with sales — both giving the book away for free or using a graduated pricing structure where for example it starts at .99 and builds each day until it’s full price again.

Use hashtags and trending topics on social media — anything that is relevant to your book — to bring attention to the book.

Jerry Mooney

Jerry Mooney Books

Jerry Mooney Books

Jerry Mooney is the author of three books, including his latest novel, History, Yoghurt and the Moon.

Mooney has also written a screenplay based on History Yoghurt and the Moon as a way for cross promotion.

I self-published my book last year by Balboa Press. Falling into Joy eight simple steps to allow your body to become your best friend. I decided to use their PR agency for 12 weeks.  I did get blogging and articles for related magazines. I was underwhelmed with my coverage.
I decided to write articles about topics in my book and use Facebook and Instagram for exposure.  Then I made videos that were about five minutes long on each chapter in my book.  They explored a more in-depth look at the simple steps to take care of your body.
  That worked really well.  I put them on my book website so I could send people there to view and use at anytime.
I’ve done monthly workshops related to topics in my book and anytime I can use as a give away at a networking meeting or as a free giveaway for events I do.
I speak at many Women’s events and I use my book as my calling card.  Instead of my speaking fee, I’ll have them buy my book for the participants.
I won’t say it has been easy at all.  I am committed to getting my book and myself out there.
Conni Ponturo

Conni Ponturo

Conni Ponturo is a leading authority in the field of pain-free living, which includes the harmonious connection of movement, meditation, and mindset. As an acclaimed and enthusiastic speaker, her greatest joy is sharing her knowledge and actionable practices to keep you living pain-free.

You can follow Conni’s work at http://www.conniponturo.com/

 

Surround yourself with fellow writers who share your genre and skill level. Promote each other’s work and build a community!

Kate Bitters

Kate Bitters

When I’m not working as a writing coach or editor, I write fiction. I’ve won a handful of awards, including one in which Neil Gaiman read my short story on stage.

You can follow Kate’s work at https://www.katebitters.com/.

I’ve been working with authors for the past 15 years, after a corporate career working for a directory publisher. Earlier this year, I released a book called An Author’s Guide to Online Marketing, available from Amazon.
The most common thing I find is that authors don’t even think about marketing BEFORE they write their books. That’s when they need to do some essential marketing research that can actually shape how they write the book.
In fiction, there are dozens of genres – even within the Horror genre, there are multiple more specialized genres. An author needs to know which genre their book fits into, then learn everything they can about that genre to understand where their book fits into the mix. How will it be different from all the other books being released at the same time? Why should people read it? Who will most likely want to read it? What things might entice more people to read their book? So my first tip on being creative with your marketing would be to do your homework before you write the book. That will open up all kinds of things you may not have considered before.
Here’s a second thought: I once ghostwrote a book for a client who wanted to tell the story of his childhood in rural Mississippi during the Great Depression. He told a great story and it was a really interesting look at what life was like for poor white people at that time in history. It also had plenty of laughs and tears. The title he had in mind for the book was Mississippi Boys. Descriptive, but not anything that would make people want to pick it up and read it unless they were from Mississippi. As we were getting toward the end of the book, he told a story about when he joined the Navy and went to basic training. Describing the way his CO looked at him, he said that guy thought he was just some dumb kid from nowhere, and I thought, “Zing! We have the book title, right there.” We named the book Just a Dumb Kid from Nowhere, and he used that branding for a very successful book. Everywhere he went, he told people he was that dumb kid from nowhere, and he’d sell every book he took with him to signings. So my second tip would be to be fluid with your book title and see what emerges during the writing process. Don’t be afraid to be a little outrageous to capture people’s attention.
Lynn Maria Thompson

President, Thompson Writing & Editing, Inc.

Lynn Maria Thompson

The author of An Author’s Guide to Online Marketing, Lynn Maria Thompson has been helping others tell their stories since 2003 and speaks about author marketing at conferences. Soon she will release The Feline CEO to offer a fresh perspective on leadership through the lens of cat behavior.

www.thompsonwriting.com

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I saved what I felt was the most original advice in this round for last!
– Stuart

One thing authors could try doing when promoting their book is using Reddit and joining appropriate subreddits where their target audience ‘hangs out’. With Reddit being one of the most visited websites in the world, it can potentially be a great way to build awareness for their book as well as drive targeted traffic back to your website.

The key with Reddit though is that a writer needs to be willing to spend some time within the various subreddits and provide value before they try to ‘market’ or ‘sell’ to the community. While it’s a good idea to provide value on any social network, it’s even more important on Reddit as their users are good at spotting marketers. If an author is just blatantly looking to sell their product, at worst they’ll end up getting banned from the particular subreddit they’re trying to sell in… at best, their post will just be ignored.

So how can you use Reddit effectively? Figure out who the appropriate target audience is for the book that’s tried to be sold and then finding appropriate subreddits to join (this can be done via a search on Reddit or using a site like Snoop Snoo (https://snoopsnoo.com/subreddits/).

As an example, if an author wrote a horror book, a few subreddits that might be of interest:

Once an author has compiled a list of subreddits, they should take a few minutes to familiarize themselves with the rules.. For example, /r/suggestmeabook is for people looking for book suggestions, so if an author were to just create a post about their book it would go nowhere. However, it could be a worthwhile subreddit to become a valued community member of as there are probably people in the subreddit who are looking for books and would be interested in their book.

After getting familiar with a subreddit, it’s time to start the process of becoming a valued member of the community by providing insightful commentary on posts, upvoting other people’s posts, and providing valuable content that isn’t directly related to their book.

After becoming a part of the community, the next step is to try and identify the top time to post as well as how to style a post to match tone/voice that resonates best within the particular subreddit. This can be done by looking at each subreddit’s Top section and filtering by the past month.

Finally, when it comes time to post about the author’s book, to get the most engagement, it all starts with creating a great headline that relates to their particular audience and pulls them in. Then use the body of the post to discuss a bit about the book and why the people in the community would potentially be interested in reading it. Finally, the author should drop a link back to their website or place where the book can be purchased.

Josh brown

Sales & Orders

Josh Brown

Josh Brown is part of the marketing team at Sales & Orders which manages and optimizes Google Shopping campaigns for ecommerce businesses.

Taking Submissions: The Cockroach Conservatory Volume 2

Deadline: September 15th, 2018.
Payment:6 cents a word or $10 per poem

Pitiful humans!

It is time again to open submissions in celebration of our Lord Commander Patagonia! His second volume of holy texts will be titled: Glory of Man: The Rise and Fall of the Reality Soldier.
As always, the naming conventions of our infallible Lord Commander Patagonia enlightens as much as it obfuscates. Allow me, his perfect instrument of perfect judgement, to give some clarifying points.
As you may know, Lord Commander Patagonia was attracted to your puny planet by way of its music. One such song that struck him so was The Minutemen’s Glory of Man.
Themes we are looking for to further entwine the fate of our two planets, Earthagonia and Black Hole Duffel, are:
Time
Militarism
Reality
Singularity
Interdimensionality
Fake News
Propaganda
Technology
In anticipation of silly questions and to lessen the chances that my Slap of Judgement be administered unto your face, allow me to be clear.
Fake News should make no mention of whatever current political climate your country is facing now. Absorb the themes of your time into fiction but we are not looking for your long winded diatribes about what you believe this way or that way. We are followers of Lord Commander Patagonia and we have no leader before him. Therefore, we care not for the gripes of your world.
You must not have a character named “Reality Soldier.” The Reality Soldier is aboard our very expensive ship and does not take kindly to misrepresentation of his character.
We appreciate weird. We appreciate humorous. We appreciate absurdity. To get an idea of what we publish, take a look at our first volume available on Amazon here. We realize we are a new market and you may not want to shell out the bucks for the first volume. Fine, heathen. Think Joe Lansdale, Kelly Luce, or Etgar Keret. Think R. Crumb or Junji Ito. Or think none of that. We are going to accept what we like. We do not adhere to a strict set of regulations in terms of genre or literature. To get a feel of how we approach things, listen to the Spacecast here.
Guidelines:
FICTION
1. Stories must be in doc or docx format.
2. Include a short bio in the body of the email.
3. No reprints
4. Maximum word count is 3000.
5. We pay 6 cents a word. Payable upon publication.
6. NO SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS. We respond quickly in comparison to other markets.
7. Limit multiple submissions to three.
8. Your email subject line should be SUBMISSION: [YOUR NAME] [TITLE]
9. Submissions open on August 1st, 2018. They close on September 15, 2018.
POETRY
1. We pay a flat rate of $10 per poem
2. Include a short bio in the body of the email
3. No reprints
4. No e.e. cummings formatting.
5. NO SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS.
6. Send up to five poems.
7. Your email subject line should be POETRY: [YOUR NAME]
8. Submissions open on August 1st, 2018. They close on September 15, 2018.
Submissions open on August 1st, 2018. They close on September 15, 2018.
Email all submissions to [email protected]

Via: The Cockroad Conservatory.

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