Orthogonal: Earn $100 for Bizarre Fiction
Jan04

Orthogonal: Earn $100 for Bizarre Fiction

    Orthogonal: Earn $100 for Bizarre Fiction Orthogonal wants to see experimental, unusual, original, slipstream, sci-fi, dark fantasy, or bizarre fiction that completely avoids recognizable categories. If you’ve been told by other writers that your story will never get published anywhere, Orthogonal wants to see it. This is a great opportunity to really take your fiction over the edge and explore what’s beyond those boundaries. Forget all those boring fiction writing rules you learned in your writing class. Break all the rules. Be ruthless. Take risks. Spare nothing. Leave everything on the floor and light it on fire behind you. The editor doesn’t accept multiple submissions or simultaneous submissions. Stories should be original unpublished works only – no reprints will be accepted. The editors require that your initial submission is completely anonymous!   Use a different email address, leave a false name, and remove any identifying information from the manuscript. You can include a cover letter, but absolutely do NOT include your publication history. The editor doesn’t want to know. If the story is good enough to buy, the editor will ask what your preferences for attribution are at that point. If your story is accepted, it’s completely up to you whether you want to include your byline, author name, or a false name to show as the attribution when the story’s published. It’s your choice. So if you want the opportunity to flex your creativity and get your unusual or bizarre fiction published, Orthogonal is waiting for your submission.  The publication will re-open for submissions for a short reading period to flesh out future issues. Check back with the site regularly for updates on future submission re-openings, or follow their Facebook page for updates here: https://www.facebook.com/orthogonalsf/ . Maximum word count for short fiction should be no more than 5,000 words. Payment is $100, plus a share of royalties for short fiction stories. Flash fiction submissions between 100 and 1,000 words are also encouraged, with a flat-rate payment of $30, plus a share of royalties for accepted pieces. You can view the full writer’s submission guidelines here: http://www.orthogonalsf.net/?p=41     Mosel Surveyors – Adelaide . Like this post? Share it with...

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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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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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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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