Grimdark Magazine: Earn $200 for Grimdark Fantasy Stories
Jun07

Grimdark Magazine: Earn $200 for Grimdark Fantasy Stories

Grimdark Magazine Grimdark Magazine is a pro-paying writer’s market seeking short ‘grimdark’ fiction stories. The editors specifically want to see grimdark stories that include dark settings, grey characters of both sexes, morally ambiguous decisions, and plenty of grit. Ideally, stories should be set in either a medieval fantasy setting or a science fiction setting. If you aren’t sure whether your submission fits within the grimdark sub-genre, read through some back-issues of Grimdark Magazine to learn more about what the editors like. Word count for previously unpublished stories is set at a strict maximum of 4,000 words. The editors may consider reprints up to a maximum of 6,000 words, but only if the story is not currently available for free online. Please do not submit multiple submissions or simultaneous to this writer’s market. Payment for unpublished stories is 7 cents AUD per word, payable via Paypal for international contributors. Australian contributors have the option of receiving payment via Paypal or via electronic funds transfer (EFT). Reprints are paid at 1 cent AUD per word. ($280 AUS is approximately $213 USD or £140, depending on foreign currency exchange rates) Grimdark Magazine purchases first world-exclusive rights from the date the contract is signed, extending to 12 months after publication date. After this time, all rights revert back to the author. Keep in mind that published stories will continue to be sold in back-issues of Grimdark Magazine. Initial response times are generally around 6 weeks. Final response times can extend up to 3-6 months, depending on whether the editors believe your story will fit into a particular upcoming issue. The editors expect all submissions to adhere to their guidelines, so read them carefully before sending anything. You can see the full writer’s submission guidelines here: http://grimdarkmagazine.com/pages/submission-guidelines-for-grimdark-magazine/ Like this post? Share it with...

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Albedo One: Earn Up to €450 for Speculative Fiction
Apr10

Albedo One: Earn Up to €450 for Speculative Fiction

Albedo One Albedo One is Ireland’s foremost magazine of speculative fiction. The editors’ definition of what constitutes science fiction, fantasy or horror is very broad, so they are always seeking well-written speculative fiction that pushes at the boundaries or crosses between genres. It’s strongly advised that authors read previous issues to gain a level of familiarity of the style and content the editors prefer. PDF copies of previous issues are available at a low cost. Albedo One purchases First World English Rights for online, digital and print mediums. As soon as your story is published, all right revert back to the author. Payment is €6 Euros per 1,000 words (approx. $6.46 US per 1,000 words) up to a maximum of 8,000 words. For example:  if your story is 7500 words you’ll receive €450 Euros, which is around $485 US dollars (exchange rate current as of April 2015). Authors also receive a complimentary print copy of the magazine issue in which their story appears. The editors will not accept previously published stories, nor will they accept simultaneous submissions. The editors will accept submissions of stories that may have been submitted online to workshops or critique groups, but the story must be removed from the workshop if it’s accepted for publication. Response times vary between two and four months after submission date, so be patient before sending a query regarding your submission. You can read the full writer’s submission guidelines here: http://www.albedo1.com/submission-guidelines/ . Like this post? Share it with...

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