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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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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