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 Word count for previously unpublished stories is set at a strict maximum of 4,000 words.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 Payment for unpublished stories is 7 cents AUD per word, payable via Paypal for international contributors.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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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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Hieronimo’s: Earn $200 for Weird Fiction Stories
May06

Hieronimo’s: Earn $200 for Weird Fiction Stories

    UPDATE 12 May 2015 – : MARKET IS NOW CLOSED TO SUBMISSIONS   Hieronimo’s is a brand new magazine specializing in weird fiction. Yes, weird fiction is a real genre. In fact, the term was coined by H.P.Lovecraft. The goal at Hieromino’s is to create a home for literature of the uncanny and fill a void by creating a paying market specifically for weird tales. Hieronimo’s is seeking short fiction up to 7,000 words. The editors may consider longer stories, but only if they’re really good. What they’re looking for is weird fiction, stuff like Lovecraft or Poe. The editors are much more interested in literary weirdness than splatterpunk. They want to see truly ambitious, intelligent stories. They also accept artwork and photography for the site and for the magazine. No reprints will be accepted. Simultaneous submissions are accepted. Hieronimo’s pays 3 cents per word for accepted weird fiction stories on publication, plus a complimentary one-year subscription to the magazine. All rights revert to the author on publication. The editors also request further rights to place the story into a future anthology, if one is planned. Payment for artwork and photography will be negotiated at the time of acceptance. Writers who choose to purchase a subscription to the magazine will also receive a personal critique on their story by the editor. If you want your weird tale to be a part of the exciting launch of Hieronimo’s new magazine, submit your stories via the submission guidelines available on the website. You can read the full submission guidelines here: http://www.hieronimos.com/submit/   . 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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Glimmer Train: Earn $700 for Literary Fiction Stories
Apr07

Glimmer Train: Earn $700 for Literary Fiction Stories

Glimmer Train Glimmer Train magazine is seeking original fiction stories up to a maximum of 12,000 words. Please, do no submit reprinted work. Glimmer Train is a highly regarded literary print publication that is renowned for publishing great fiction. The editors aspire to publish literary short stories that are emotionally significant and that add depth and breadth to real life. The editors of Glimmer Train are happy to consider any original short story that has not previously appeared in a print publication. Please do not submit novels, poetry or stories written for children. Excerpt from the website: ” One of our greatest pleasures is being the first to publish a great story by an emerging voice.” Glimmer Train offers five different submission categories, each of which has its own reading period. Standard Category: Accepts submissions of any short fiction work up to a maximum of 12,000 words during January, May and September only. Payment is $700, plus 10 copies of the issue in which the story is published. Family Matters Award: Accepts submissions for fictional stories about families up to a maximum of 12,000 words during March and September only. Reading fee is $15. 1st place prize is $1,500. Check guidelines for deadline dates. Fiction Open Award: Accepts submissions for all fictional stories across any theme or genre. Word count approximately 8,000 words, although longer stories up to 20,000 words are acceptable. Submissions accepted during June and December only. Reading fee is $20. 1st place prize is $2,500, plus 20 copies of the issue in which the story is published. Check guidelines for deadline dates. Short Story Award for New Writers: Competition is only open to new writers whose fiction has not been published in any print publication with a circulation over 5,000. Word count is up to a maximum of 12,000 words. Submissions accepted during February, May, August and November only. Reading fee is $15. 1st place prize is $1,500, plus 20 copies of the issue in which the story is published. Check guidelines for deadline dates. Very Short Fiction Award: Accepts submissions for fiction stories that have not been previously published up to a maximum of 3,000 words. Submissions are accepted during January, April, July and October only. Reading fee is $15. 1st place prize is $1,500, plus 20 copies of the issue in which the story is published. Check guidelines for deadline dates. Standard submission guidelines for Glimmer Train magazine are here: http://www.glimmertrain.com/standard.html  You can read the full writer’s submission guidelines here: http://www.glimmertrain.com/writguid1.html  . 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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