Fireside Fiction: Earn Up to $500 for Short Stories
Oct30

Fireside Fiction: Earn Up to $500 for Short Stories

Fireside Fiction: Earn Up to $500 for Short Stories Fireside Fiction is seeking short stories of any genre. As long as your story has a strong plot arc that features a distinct beginning, middle and end, go ahead and submit it. Fireside Fiction is a weekly web publication dedicated to showcasing great short stories and flash fiction. They are also determined to ensure that writers receive fair pay for their creative talents. The editors are interested in stories that reflect the array of human experience with depth, dignity and respect. There is a slight tilt towards speculative fiction within Fireside Fiction. However, they really do consider stories from any genre at all. The best way to gauge what the editors love to read is to read some of the stories they’ve already published. The editors love great storytelling and their goal is to publish great stories – regarding of genre. Fireside is ONLY open to submissions during specified reading periods. Always be sure to check the website for current open times before submitting. Response times are generally within a month following the end of the reading period. Word count: Preferred word counts are as follows: Flash fiction: up to 1,000 words Short stories: between 1,000 and 4,000 words Payment: Fireside Fiction pays US 12.5 cents per word – well above the standard minimum professional rate. For a 4,000 word short story, you could earn up to $500. Reprints: No You can find the full writer’s submission guidelines here: Fireside Fiction Writer’s Guidelines   . Like this post? Share it with...

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Black Cat Mystery Magazine: Earn $250 for Mystery Stories
Oct30

Black Cat Mystery Magazine: Earn $250 for Mystery Stories

Earn $250 for Mystery Short Stories Black Cat Mystery Magazine is a new magazine from Wildside Press seeking short mystery stories that involve a crime. The editors specify that they want to feature stories written by a mix of new and established writers. The editors want to see contemporary and traditional mysteries, thrillers and suspense stories, private eye tales, cozy stories, or edgy, noir-tinged stories. As long as the story contains a crime of some description and contains characters who feel real, go ahead and submit it. The editors of Black Cat Mystery Magazine DO NOT want to see flash fiction or poetry. Stories that feature sadism for the sake of sadism will also not be accepted. They also don’t want to see stories that contain supernatural elements, no vampires, no werewolves, ghosts, or any otherworldly monsters. Black Cat Mystery Magazine is published both in print and online, with four issues published each year. It’s also the sister publication of the Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine. It isn’t necessary to query the magazine about a story. As long as it fits within the magazine’s content guidelines, writers are invited to submit during open submission periods. Response times are generally between 1 and 2 weeks. Reading times and submission opening times vary throughout the year, so be sure to check the website before submitting. Word Count: Preferred word count is between 1,000 and 8,000 words. Payment: Payment is three (.03) cents per word, up to $250 maximum, plus two copies of the magazine. You can find the full writer’s submission guidelines here: Black Cat Mystery Magazine Writer’s Guidelines Like this post? Share it with...

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