Taking Submissions: Page & Spine

Deadline: June 1st, 2020
Payment: Flat rates $5-$30 depending on length and type (listed below.)
Theme: Genre, literary, poetry, and beyond! Sadly, not spelled out directly below but they do have an area for genre fiction.
Note: Apologies for the short window, we just found out about this one!

Page & Spine is a paying site (paid via PayPal or company check in USD only).  Because of the large number of submissions, we will no longer accept work that does not comply with our requirements.  Emails containing attachments will be deleted unopened and without notice.

Please research our site for appropriate style and content of submissions.  Our readers like what we publish.

Page & Spine considers only unpublished work conforming to the requirements listed below.“Published” is defined as any piece that has been on public view anytime, anywhere.  Members only critique sites where work is viewed only by paying members is not a publication venue.  Reprints will not be considered.

Because we have bulging pending files in our short story and poems categories, submissions will be accepted only between October 1 and June 1 in these categories and may take 8 months to be vetted. Simultaneous submissions will not be considered.  Please plan your submissions accordingly. If you haven’t heard from us after eight months, please check back with us.  Sometimes the volume of submissions causes further delays, but be assured we’re not ignoring you. 

Author generated photography will not be paid, but may be published at the editor’s discretion with the understanding that Page & Spine can neither control dissemination nor protect copyrights and will not be held responsible for theft or misuse. Do not send photos to which you do not hold the copyright.(If you did not snap the shutter or purchase or inherit the copyright–not permission to use, but the actual copyright–don’t send it.)   

For additional information or to share your writing with us, please send your submissions in the body of an e-mail to [email protected] .  Please mark the subject line: “Submission” or “Inquiry” and add the page (“Story”, “Poems”, etc.) your work is intended to appear on, as appropriate.  

Requirements and rates:

Short Stories up to 3,000 words. Flash Fiction to 1,000 words.  Format:  Single space.  Indent paragraphs. Do not skip a line between paragraphs. Considered between October 1st and June 1st only.
All prose 501 to 3,000 words = $0.01/word with a $20 minimum
microflash (up to 150 words) = $5
flash (up to 500 words) = $10

    Longer work will be considered.  Regardless of length, all payments are capped at $30.
Poems of not more than a total of three typewritten pages.  Considered between October 1st and June 1st only.  1 poem = $7

The Writers’ Table writing-related essays of not more than 2,000 words:  $20 each

Crumbs short, witty PoetryQuips and thought-provoking Flash Fiction (to 150 words).
uips, limericks and other short poems = $5 each 
microflash (up to 150 words) = $5
flash (up to 500 words) = $10

Kid Stuff stories, poems, artwork of all kinds that tell a story reserved for our under-18 contributors.  A parent, guardian, or teacher must give written permission for publication and payment. Kid Stuff submissions will be paid on a sliding scale from $5 to $20 depending upon the maturity of the work.

​End Notes essays, poems, book reviews on any subject, topical essays, non-fiction

COMING May 8th, 2020!    OUTTA THIS WORLD  A new page for sci fi, fantasy, speculative fiction and horror, both prose and poetry.  Now Accepting Submissions.  Please comply with Story and Poetry formatting info above.

For additional information or to share your writing with us, please send your submissions in the body of an e-mail to [email protected] .  Please mark the subject line: “Submission” or “Inquiry” and add the page (“Story”, “Poems”, etc.) as appropriate.  To avoid spreading viruses, attachments will not be opened and attachment-bearing e-mails will be deleted unopened.

Via: Page & Spine.

Alyson Faye

Alyson lives in the UK; her fiction has been published widely in print anthologies - DeadCades, Women in Horror Annual 2, Trembling with Fear 1 &2, Coffin Bell Journal 1 and Stories from Stone and in ezines, most often on the Horror Tree site, Siren’s Call and The Casket of Fictional Delights. In May 2019 Night of the Rider, was published by Demain, in their Short Sharp Shocks! E book series and reached the amazon kindle top 10 best seller lists. Her work has been read on podcasts (eg Ladies of Horror), shortlisted in competitions and published in charity anthologies. Future work will appear in anthologies from Things in the Well, Mortal Realm and Twisted Wing Publishers. She performs at open mics, teaches, edits and hangs out with her dog on the moor in all weathers. https://alysonfayewordpress.wordpress.com/ Twitter @AlysonFaye2

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