Taking Submissions: Blue Light Special
Deadline: September 15th, 2020
Payment: 1 cent per word
Theme: Modern folktales with a LGBTQ experience
Correct manuscript format. 12 pt Times New Roman, Calibri, or Courier New font, double-spaced, First page has name, address and email address in the upper left corner and word count in the upper right corner. Reference the Shunn format at https://www.shunn.net/format/story/. NOT USING THE CORRECT FORMAT WILL RESULT IN IMMEDIATE REJECTION.
1000 to 5000 words ONLY. Shorter or longer pieces will result in immediate rejection.
Document types: doc, docx, pdf, or rtf documents only.
Include an author bio in your cover letter, including any social media links.
All stories must contain some LGBTQ element. We prefer LGBTQ authors, however all stories that fit the submission criteria will be considered.
Include the title and a 100-word description of the underlying folktale you are using for your story. A link to the story in addition to the requirements is acceptable, though not necessary.
Correct grammar, syntax and punctuation.
English language stories only. Stories translated into English by a professional translator are also allowed.
Electronic submissions only, via the form on this website.
No multiple submissions and no simultaneous submissions.
WE WILL NOT ACCEPT extreme horror, fan fiction, erotica, graphic sex, manga-type stories, standard romance except in the context of the original folktale, overtly political pieces, or morals that are degrading to any person or persons of any type.
Submissions will be read within three months from the date submitted. You will receive an acceptance or rejection email within that time. QUERIES ABOUT YOUR STORY WILL NOT BE ANSWERED.
Due to volume of submissions, we won’t be able to explain to you why a story won’t work for our anthology other than basic issues such as wrong manuscript format or grammar problems.
Payment will be 1 cent/word. Payment will be rendered before publication.
Use the form on this website to submit your stories.
Submissions open on July 20, 2020 and close on September 15, 2020.
Via: Blue Light Special.