Tor.com – Paying Fiction Market – $1,250 for Speculative Fiction
May26

Tor.com – Paying Fiction Market – $1,250 for Speculative Fiction

  Tor.com – Paying Fiction Market Tor.com wants your speculative fiction stories! Tor.com is a prominent publisher of speculative fiction, including horror, sci-fi, fantasy, alternate history, space opera stories, time travel thrillers, techno-thrillers, cyberpunk and related genres. The editors really want to see stories that represent the full diversity of speculative fiction, so feel free to cross those genres and push the boundaries. If your speculative fiction short story is accepted, Tor.com buys the rights to publish the story on their website and any related electronic endeavors. They may also request various other rights to your story, including translation rights and audio rights. Rights are to be exclusive for a period of 12 months, with non-exclusive rights retained after that point. Selected stories may also be used in future Tor.com-branded anthologies, which will include payment of additional royalties. The editors freely admit their response times are slow, but they do respond to the vast majority of submissions within around three months. Please do not submit reprints or multiple submissions. No simultaneous submissions will be accepted. Word Counts: The editors of Tor.com prefer stories no longer than 12,000 words, although they may consider submissions of longer fiction stories if they’re particularly good. Payment: Tor.com is one of the highest paying speculative fiction markets. They pay 25 cents per word for the first 5,000 words. Payment drops to 15 cents per word for the next 5,000 words and drops further to 10 cents per word after that. Tor.com is also seeking submissions of novella-length stories, particularly in the science fiction genre. Submissions of novellas should be between 30,000 and 40,000 words. Full writer’s submission guidelines are available here:   http://www.tor.com/submissions-guidelines/#Fiction%20Submission%20Guidelines   . Like this post? Share it with...

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Defying Doomsday: Earn $400 for Post-Apocalyptic Stories
May12

Defying Doomsday: Earn $400 for Post-Apocalyptic Stories

  Defying Doomsday Anthology Defying Doomsday is an anthology strongly focused on characters surviving an apocalyptic event. More specifically, each story within the anthology should ensure at least one of the protagonists has a disability of some description. The editors encourage characters with physical impairments, life-threatening allergies, chronic illnesses, mental illnesses, and/or neurodiverse characters. Ideally, stories should show how the character’s disability, condition or illness could impact the character’s life and struggles during a post-apocalyptic event and contending with the collapse of life as they know it. It’s important to show that disabled characters have far more interest stories to tell in post-apocalyptic/dystopian fiction than just being secondary characters. Preferred plot lines also need to focus on some type of cataclysmic event that characters must endure and survive, whether it’s already happened or about to occur. The anthology’s editors, Holly Kench and Tsana Dolichva, prefer stories set in the near future. They may also consider some stories set in the far future. Alternate timeline versions of the recent past may also be acceptable. The editors want to see a variety of stories, including those that are fun, sad, adventurous or horrific. Please do not submit fantasy. The editors will also not accept stories containing erotica or gratuitous violence. No reprints will be considered. The editors also won’t accept multiple submissions or simultaneous submissions. Stories submitted to the Defying Doomsday Anthology should be between 3,000 and 7,000 words in length. Payment is 7 cents per word (USD), payable on publication. Editors are paying for First World Publication Rights, with an exclusivity period of 12 months. Submissions close 1 July 2015, Australian Eastern Standard Time (30 June 2015, US Pacific Time). You can see the full writer’s submission guidelines here: http://defyingdoomsday.twelfthplanetpress.com/submissions/   . Like this post? Share it with...

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Sword and Sorceress Anthology: Earn $450 for Sword & Sorcery Short Stories
Apr23

Sword and Sorceress Anthology: Earn $450 for Sword & Sorcery Short Stories

  Sword and Sorceress Anthology Submissions for the 30th anthology collection of Sword and Sorceress are now open. The Marion Zimmer Bradley Literary Works Trust is seeking submissions of ‘sword and sorcery’ short stories that feature a strong female protagonist the readers can care about.  The editor for this anthology is award-winning writer, Elisabeth Waters. Stories should be no longer than 9,000 words, although shorter stories are preferred. The editor strongly suggests writers read previous Sword and Sorceress anthologies for examples of successful submissions. She may also consider urban fantasy stories set in modern times and always wants to see a short, funny piece for the last story in the collection. Please do not submit stories containing explicit sex, gratuitous violence or profanity. The editor also will not accept reprints or simultaneous submissions. The editor is always keen to discover fresh, new writers for the Sword and Sorceress anthologies.  Of course, there are usually some stories by writers with well-established names from the genre featured in each volume too. It’s important your story is formatted to the editor’s preferred guidelines, so please read the guidelines carefully before submitting. Payment for accepted submissions is 6 cents per word, paid as an advance against pro rata share of royalties. Estimated publication time is November 2015. Deadline for submissions is 15th May, 2015 Full writer’s submission guidelines can be found here: http://www.mzbworks.com/guidelines.htm Amazon.com Widgets Like this post? Share it with...

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Legacy Anthology: Earn $100 + Royalties for Dark Fantasy Fiction
Mar31

Legacy Anthology: Earn $100 + Royalties for Dark Fantasy Fiction

  The Legacy Anthology is seeking Dark Fantasy stories for inclusion into their upcoming anthology collection. Realmwalker Publishing Group is soliciting dark fantasy stories from fantasy writers for an upcoming anthology called The Legacy. The editors will consider submissions of dark fantasy, grimdark and paranormal themes that should be built around 1 of 12 key events for this anthology. All stories should chronicle the tales of the Ellesmere family, which is an assembly of omnipotent wizards. Stories can cover the events encompassing the Ellesmere family’s rise, fall, and redemption. The events within stories should have dramatic consequences upon the region of Sarandor and all of the people who live there.   Submissions should be under 10,000 words. Excerpt from the website: The intent is for the individual stories to be able to stand on their own but when placed together, would ultimately tell a singular story arc from multiple voices and viewpoints.   The anthology will be built around twelve key events that take place over a course of several hundred years. There will be only one story selected to represent each one of these twelve time periods. The stories can be told from any perspective: one of the Ellesmere family members, a friend of the family, or someone outside of the family altogether.   All 12 key events, including names of characters are available in the submission packet download (available from the publisher’s website). The information given for each event should be considered a guide only – not a synopsis. Payment is $100 per story plus 5% royalty on sales, plus 10 paperback copies Deadline for submissions is 1st May 2015 Selections will be announced during ComicCon 7th July 2015 Anthology release date will be 3rd November 2015 You can read the full submission guidelines here: http://www.realmwalkerpublishinggroup.com/the-legacy-anthology/     Like this post? Share it with...

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Nightmare Magazine: Earn $300 for Horror Short Stories
Mar29

Nightmare Magazine: Earn $300 for Horror Short Stories

Nightmare Magazine: Earn $300 for Horror Short Stories Nightmare Magazine is a paying horror short fiction market, seeking original horror and dark fantasy short stories. The editors encourage writers to take some risks and ‘push the envelope’ with their fiction. All types of horror and dark fantasy fiction are welcomed, and no subject should be considered off-limits. Stories containing sexual themes or sexual content are acceptable, although writers should remember that Nightmare is not an erotica market. No poetry or fan-fiction will be considered. Stories must be between 1,500 and 7,000 words, but the editors prefer horror short stories of 5,000 words or less, where possible. Payment is 6 cents per word, paid on acceptance. Nightmare Magazine will occasionally accept reprints of previously published word. In general, the editors will publish 2 reprints per month, however the majority of reprints are directly solicited. The editors will only accept reprints that are not currently available anywhere else online. Payment for reprints is 1 cent per word. Nightmare Magazine has strict submission times. Always check the website to ensure the magazine is open to submissions before submitting anything. The editors will not accept simultaneous submissions or multiple submissions. Nightmare Magazine is a qualifying market for membership in both HWA and SFWA. All stories must be submitted via their online submission form. No email submissions will be accepted. The editors will require you to upload a cover letter along with your story manuscript. You can read the full writer’s ubmission guidelines here: http://www.nightmare-magazine.com/about/guidelines/  . Like this post? Share it with...

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Asimov’s Science Fiction: Earn Up to $600 for Sci-Fi Stories
Mar19

Asimov’s Science Fiction: Earn Up to $600 for Sci-Fi Stories

        Asimov’s Science Fiction: Earn Up to $600 for Sci Fi Stories Asimov’s Science Fiction magazine is now accepting submissions of short sci fi stories with a strong character-driven plot. Submissions should be between 1,000 and 20,000 words. All stories should be previously unpublished. Asimov’s do not accept reprints and they do not publish serialized novels. The pay rate is between 8 and 10 cents per word for science fiction stories up to 7,500 words. For stories longer than 7,500 words, the pay rate may be changed to between 8 and 8.5 cents per word. Asimov’s Science Fiction also accepts poetry up to a maximum of 40 lines. Payment is $1 per line of poetry. The editors want to see character-driven stories, in which the characters drive the plot and provide reader interest, rather than the science. The types of stories that dominate the magazine are predominantly SF. Their website says: “We also publish borderline fantasy, slipstream, and surreal fiction. No sword & Sorcery, please. Neither are we interested in explicit sex or violence. A good overview would be to consider that all fiction is written to examine or illuminate some aspect of human existence, but that in science fiction the backdrop you work against is the size of the Universe.” Asimov’s Science Fiction has very clear submission guidelines for short sci fi stories, so it’s advised that you read them prior to submitting your manuscript. You can find the full writer’s submission guidelines here: http://www.asimovs.com/contact-us/writers-guidelines/  . Like this post? Share it with...

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