Deadline: November 20th, 2018
Payment: $10

SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN

until November 20th

for the December Issue
OF FROST AND FIRELIGHT:
A Winter’s Rhapsody

EC is celebrating the last month of the year with an issue of stories set during the season of winter.

Work can either be re-tellings of established stories or use original characters set within the fairy tale, folktale, or mythic templates. Be bold, traditional, lyrical, or experimental in your storytelling and enchant us with your original stories set in a variety of locations around the world and time periods from ancient to modern. Please no Santa Claus or religious stories.

WE’RE LOOKING FOR

  • STORIES between 700-2000 words with our sweet spot being around 1,200 words. Payment flat rate: $10.00 U.S. dollars only
  • The upper limit 2,000 word count is FIRM. Stories over 2,000 words will not be considered.
  • SEQUENTIAL ART/COMICS: 1 to 5 pages in length. Payment flat rate $10.00 U.S. dollars only.
  • PAYMENT WILL BE MADE THROUGH PAYPAL ONLY
  • Absolutely none of the following: Sci-fi, dystopian, erotica, high fantasy, excessive world building, time-travel, futuristic or space travel.
  • We are NOT ACCEPTING POETRY for this issue.
  • We’re accepting only previously unpublished work.
  • Only one work per writer per submission period.
  • Simultaneous submissions are fine.
  • Enchanted Conversation is buying first electronic rights with the possibility of using the work in a future print compilation. Once the story is published on the site, authors and artists are free to shop it elsewhere.
  • Copyright will always remain with the author or artist.


HOW TO SUBMIT

  • Email all submissions to [email protected]
  • Subject line of the email should be: DECEMBER ISSUE 2018 – your last name – title of your work. Example: DECEMBER ISSUE 2018 – Jones – “Story Title”
  • A brief cover letter with the approximate word count of the story.
  • Also provide a short (100 word max) author’s bio in third person and up to three links to the website or social media accounts that you would like to promote professionally if your story is chosen. These links are used to promote you as a writer via our website. We do not check out the accounts as part of the decision making process for the issue.
  • Do not summarize your story in the cover letter.
  • A PAYPAL ADDRESS must be included in the email. Without one, work will not be considered.
  • Paste all submissions into the body of your email. ATTACHMENTS WILL NOT BE OPENED. We’re not kidding. Your email will be DELETED, UNREAD, if there is an attachment.
  • Formatting for all stories: Single spacing. No indents on paragraphs. Double space between paragraphs. Use Arial as the font. Try to use American English word forms and punctuation.
  • For comics: Insert images in the email in low-res jpeg format. 1-5 pages.
  • You will get a confirmation email that your work has been received.
  • No editorial feedback will be given on submissions.

AUTHORS who were published in previous issues are asked to wait 6 months (from the date of their issue) before they submit again.

 

NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE

  • Non-acceptance emails will not be sent out
  • The names of the authors whose works are chosen will be posted on the Enchanted Conversation website on November 28, 2018 for the December Issue.

FAIRY TALE FLASH STORIES

Can you tell a fairy tale, folktale or myth in 100-500 words? The subject matter is up to you as long as it fits within the fairy tale/folklore/mythic templates.

Examples of Fairy Tale Flash stories:

Beerwood Stew – 364 Words – READ HERE 

Stepsister – 214 Words – READ HERE 
Beloved – 178 Words – READ HERE

  • Email all submissions to [email protected]
  • Subject line of the email should be: FAIRY TALE FLASH – your last name – title of your work. Example: FAIRY TALE FLASH – Jones – “Your Title”
  • A brief cover letter with the approximate word count of the story. Also provide a short author’s bio written in third person and up to three links to your personal website or social media accounts. Do not summarize your story in the cover letter.
  • A PAYPAL ADDRESS must be included in the email. Without one, work will not be considered.
  • PAYMENT WILL BE MADE THROUGH PAYPAL ONLY
  • Payment: $5.00 – US dollars only
  • Paste all submissions into the body of your email. Attachments will not be opened. We’re not kidding. Your email will be deleted unread.
  • Formatting for all stories: Single spacing. No indents on paragraphs. Double space between paragraphs. Use Arial as the font. Try to use American English word forms and punctuation.
  • You will get a confirmation email that your work has been received.
  • No editorial feedback will be given on submissions.
  • Note to authors who have had stories published as a Fairy Tale Flash: Please wait 4 months from your published date to submit again with a maximum of 2 stories being accepted by one author per year.

Via: Enchanted Conversation Magazine.

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About Stuart Conover

Stuart Conover is a father, husband, published author, blogger, geek, entrepreneur, horror fanatic, and runs a few websites including Horror Tree!

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