Fantastic Stories: Earn $450 for Speculative Fiction
Dec27

Fantastic Stories: Earn $450 for Speculative Fiction

  Fantastic Stories: Earn $450 for Speculative Fiction   Fantastic Stories of the Imagination is seeking original speculative fiction stories up to a maximum of 3,000 words in length. Fantastic Stories publishes original and reprinted science fiction and fantasy short stories The editors want to see submissions of stores that cover the entire science fiction and fantasy spectrum. They’ll consider everything from magic realism to hard SF, as long as the story surprises them, features diverse characters, and takes them to unexpected places. Let your imagination take you on a journey as you push the boundaries of the speculative fiction genre.  Rather than the editors trying to tell you what they don’t want, they would prefer to see great stories that make them want to buy, regardless of how many of their rules the story might violate. Payment is 15 cents US per word on acceptance for original stories. Payment for reprints is 1 cent per word. All original stories purchased will be licensed for the web, as well as a print version of the magazine, an e-version of the magazine, and two annual anthologies. Response times are usually within two weeks, however if you haven’t received a response from the editors within eight weeks, please query.   It’s recommended that authors read a previous issue of the magazine to get a feel for the type of short stories the editors prefer. You can download a previous issue for free here: https://gumroad.com/l/OkOIq     You can read the full writer’s submission guidelines here: http://www.fantasticstoriesoftheimagination.com/submission-guidelines/   .   Like this post? Share it with...

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Science Fiction Horror Anthology: Call for Submissions
Dec21

Science Fiction Horror Anthology: Call for Submissions

  Science Fiction Horror Anthology: Call for Submissions Fur Planet is seeking submissions of anthropomorphic science fiction horror short stories for an upcoming anthology. Despite what some people think, horror and science fiction have a lot in common. From the moment that humans gazed up at the stars and realized there could be something out there with less-than-friendly intentions, the combination of genres was born. All story submissions should have anthropomorphic animals as the primary characters. If you are unfamiliar with stories that include anthropomorphic characters, please check out FurPlanet (www.furplanet.com) Stories should contain and element of science fiction AND horror. There are a number of sub-genres within each primary genre, so blend two that work with your story. Good movie examples of well combined science fiction horror include:   Alien Event Horizon Splice Pitch black   Submissions should be between 5,000 and 12,000 words, although the editors may consider longer works in some instances. The editors are only seeking original, unpublished stories. Reprints will not be accepted. Payment is set at ½ cent US per word. The publisher purchases exclusive publication rights in print and electronic formats for a period of one year from the date of publication. Deadline: 1st March 2016 Expected Publication Date: 22nd September 2016   You can read the full writer’s submission guidelines here: http://furplanet.com/shop/custom.aspx?recid=10    .   Like this post? Share it with...

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Beneath Ceaseless Skies: Earn $450 for Fantasy Short Stories
Dec18

Beneath Ceaseless Skies: Earn $450 for Fantasy Short Stories

Beneath Ceaseless Skies: Earn $450 for Fantasy Short Stories   Beneath Ceaseless Skies is seeking original submissions of adventure fantasy short stories. The editors prefer fictional stories set in a secondary-world setting with a classic fantasy feel. Stories should be set on Earth, but one that is different to our world, such as set in an alternate history, or a ‘weird west’ setting, or using steampunk technology, or sorcery or magic as technology. Ideally, the inhabitants of the secondary-world setting should have developed their own unique culture. However, the plot should be strongly character-focused. Maximum word count for submissions should be no longer than 10,000 words. Payment is 6 cents US per word,  so a 7,500 word story should earn $450. The editors do not accept multiple submissions, preferring authors wait until they have a response on the first submission before sending another. They will allow simultaneous submissions, but only if they are notified that the piece has been submitted elsewhere as well. The average response times for submissions are between 2 and 4 weeks. If you haven’t heard from the editors in that time, please feel free to send a query. Please take the time to read the writer’s guidelines carefully before submitting any short stories. Details for formatting and submitting short stories are listed clearly, along with the editor’s story preferences and dislikes. You can view the full writer’s guidelines here: http://www.beneath-ceaseless-skies.com/submissions/   It’s also advised to read previous issues of the magazine to get a feel for what tone and style the editors prefer. You can download previous issues of Beneath Ceaseless Skies here: http://www.beneath-ceaseless-skies.com/issues/   .   Like this post? Share it with...

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GigaNotoSaurus: Earn $100 for Fantasy and Sci-Fi Short Stories
Dec12

GigaNotoSaurus: Earn $100 for Fantasy and Sci-Fi Short Stories

GigaNotoSaurus: Earn $100 for Fantasy and Sci-Fi Short Stories GigaNotoSaurus is an online publisher of fantasy and sci-fi short stories seeking submissions of ‘long’ short stories. The publisher’s goal is to help writers find homes for stories that would otherwise be too long to be published anywhere else. As a result, the publisher has now been publishing one story per month on their website since 2010. Since that time, three of their stories have been nominated for the prestigious Nebula award. Submissions should be between 5,000 and 25,000 words. The editors want to see a variety of settings, styles, and backgrounds across the fantasy and sci-fi short stories submitted. Previously accepted short stories are archived on the website, so take a bit of time to read some of them and get a feel for what types of stories and writing styles the editors like. Payment for short stories is $100 on acceptance. The publisher asks for first serial rights and non-exclusive, indefinite archival rights. Authors are welcome to request for their story to be removed from the archive in the event that reprint rights are sold elsewhere. The editors don’t accept reprints or simultaneous submissions. They also won’t accept multiple submissions, preferring authors to submit one story at a time. You can read the full writer’s submission guidelines here: http://giganotosaurus.org/submission-guidelines/   . Like this post? Share it with...

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Uncommon Origins Anthology: Earn Royalties for Short Stories
Dec10

Uncommon Origins Anthology: Earn Royalties for Short Stories

Uncommon Origins Anthology: Earn Royalties for Short Stories Fighting Monkey Press is seeking submissions from writers who want to earn royalties for short stories. The editor wants to see short stories that relate to the beginning of something new and unique for their upcoming anthology “Uncommon Origins”. Stories should be under 10,000 words, although the editor may consider longer works. Stories can be about something on the grand scale of Gods or the more personal scope of the individual. Stories within any genre are accepted, although any submissions that display elements of hatred or intolerance of any kind will not be accepted. The editor particularly encourages short stories with fantasy or magical realism elements incorporated into the plot. The editor encourages submissions from international writers, although all submissions should be written in American English. No reprints or simultaneous submissions will be accepted. There is a limit of two short story submissions per person for this anthology. Submissions open on 1st January 2016 and close on 28th February 2016. Acceptances are scheduled to be sent out by 15th March. Payment for accepted stories is via royalty share. You can view the full writer’s submission guidelines here: http://www.fightingmonkeypress.com/submissions/ The publisher’s previous anthology collection “Uncommon Bodies” was launched to rave reviews. If you want to check what writing style the editor prefers before you submit your short story, you can find the previous anthology here: Like this post? Share it with...

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