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Wings E-Press

Full details Submissions Guidelines We at Wings ePress, Inc. are dedicated to producing and marketing the best in fiction of all genres except erotica. When you send your work to us, we will review it with the highest of professional standards and quickly contact you with our assessment of your submission. When submitting, please follow these guidelines: Wings does not accept manuscripts containing scenes of rape or violence against children. Please do not send us simultaneous submissions and make sure your manuscript does not have any pictures in the content. Word count should be from 40,000 to 120,000 words. On the cover page, in the upper left hand corner, give us your name, address, city, state and zip, phone number and e-mail address. Center the name of your book, your author name, the genre and an approximate word count. Your manuscript should be presented in 12 pt. Times New Roman with two hard returns at the end of each chapter. Please do not double

The Sommerset Maughan Prize

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Full details W. Somerset Maugham set up a fund in 1947 to enable young writers to enrich their work by gaining experience of foreign countries. The awards are given for a published work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry. 2020 Winners Alex Allison for  The Art of the Body  (Dialogue Books/Little, Brown) Oliver Soden for  Michael Tippet: The Biography  (Weidenfeld and Nicholson/Orion) Roseanne Watt for  Moder Dy  (Birlinn/Polygon) Amrou Al-Kadhi for  My Life as a Unicorn  (4th Estate) The 2021 Awards Enter Now Deadline for entries: 30 November 2020 at 5pm (GMT) Important information on the 2021 prize. Applicants must be a British national, or ordinarily resident in the UK Applicants must be under the age of 30 on 30 November 2020 Submissions must have been first published in the UK in 2020 Submissions may be poetry, fiction, criticism, biography, history, philosophy, belles-lettres or a travel book. Dramatic works are not eligible The prize money must

The McKitterick Prize

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Full details T om McKitterick, the former editor of Political Quarterly and author of an unpublished novel, endowed the McKitterick Prize which was first awarded in 1990. It is given annually to an author over the age of 40 for a first novel, published or unpublished. 2020 McKitterick Prize winner Claire Adam for  Golden Child  (Faber and Faber) The 2020 Shortlist Runner Up: Taffy Brodesser Akner for  Fleishman is in Trouble  (Wildfire, Headline) Sara Collins for  The Confessions of Frannie Langton  (Viking, Penguin Random House) Brian Bilston for  Diary of a Somebody  (Picador, Pan Macmillan) Rónán Hession for  Leonard and Hungry Paul  (Bluemoose Books) Regina Porter for  The Travelers  (Jonathan Cape, Vintage) The 2021 Prize Enter Now Deadline for entries: 31 October 2020 at 5pm (GMT) Important Information: Applicants must be living and over the age of 40 on the 31 October 2020 Applicants must not have had any other novel published (excluding w

Visions

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Star Ship Sofa

Full details What do we want? In a word: science-fiction. From the soft, social science fiction to the weird pulpy stuff to the vigorous hard SF and YA adventure. We welcome all sub-genres and all variety of punks in all their colours. From high-octane action to quiet philosophical stories, we’re after it all.Science fiction is a rich and diverse genre, push it’s boundaries as far as you can go. We welcome translations and are very interested in stories that take place/written by authors outside the US/Anglo-sphere, as well as as alternative movements and styles. These include (but not limited to) “non-Western” science fiction, Chinese SF, Soviet speculative fiction, Afro-futurism, etc. The exception is that the SF element must be the backbone of the story. It cannot be an afterthought, or simple window dressing. It can be subtle, but it has to be the story’s foundation. If you take away the speculative element and the story still stands, then it’s not science-fi

Red Sun

Full details Red Sun Magazine publishes science-fiction, fantasy, horror, speculative, and military science fiction. All writers and authors of these genres are welcome to submit their work. We are especially interested in works written by active duty military, military veterans, and their families. We’ll consider R-rated material but no erotica or anything graphically or sexually explicit. Word count for fiction is 500 words or more. Pay is capped at 3,000 words. Payment: $.03 a word. In addition to fiction, Red Sun publishes interviews, articles, and reviews that are relevant to the genres the magazine publishes, to include role-playing games, comic books, board games, movies, television, etc. Word count: 1,000-2,500 words. Payment: $25. No poetry. No multiple submissions. No reprints. Simultaneous submissions are okay. If your submission is accepted elsewhere, let us know. Submissions must be double-spaced, written in Courier or Times New Roman, and submitted

Metamorphisis

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Full details Beautiful writing showing engaging characters in science fiction or fantasy settings. Genre : Science fiction and fantasy prose only. Length: We accept submissions up to a firm 10,000 word ceiling. We prefer stories in the 1,000-6,000 word length. We have only ever bought one story <1,000 words.. Pay: We pay a flat rate of $.01/word. Type: Reprints No (except for translations never published in English) Multiple No (one story at a time) Simultaneous Yes (you can submit the same story elsewhere) Rewrites Only if specifically solicited (you’ll know) Open period: We are always open for submissions. Diversity: We welcome stories from all authors, and especially those from traditionally under-represented groups. We read entirely blind, preferring not to know anything about submitters until we’ve formed an opinion about the story. We will not accept stories that depict animal cruelty that is not essential to the story. We give

Light Speed

Full details Lightspeed is a Hugo Award-winning science fiction and fantasy magazine edited by John Joseph Adams. « Back to LIGHTSPEED Instructions for submitting to Lightspeed follow. Please read everything on this page and read the magazine before submitting. NOTE: If Lightspeed is currently closed to submissions, please do not query asking when we'll be opening again. When we know when we're opening, we'll make that information available on this page and spread it widely. SUBMISSION PROCEDURES FOR SHORT FICTION Instructions: All fiction must be submitted through our Moksha online submission system. Please do not email your submissions. Guidelines:   Lightspeed  is seeking original science fiction and fantasy stories. All types of science fiction and fantasy are welcome. No subject should be considered off-limits, and we encourage writers to take chances with their fi

Lackingtons

Full submissions Lackington’s  publishes speculative fiction between 1,500 – 5,000 words in length. The “spec” element can be overt or subtle (so blow us away with realism if it possesses the merest twinge of strangeness). Fantasy, SF, slipstream, post-apocalyptic, magic realism, mythopoeia, folktale, grimdark, weird, or any flavour of ‘punk, it’s all good, BUT WAIT!  Read this before submitting — we prefer stories with experimental prose and structures. Submission window: We rely on rolling submissions, which means we close for submissions once our Table of Contents is full or near-to-full. We announce deadlines on this page and on Twitter when we’re a week or two off from closing. Submissions are usually open for about 8 weeks, but there’s no guarantee, so get your tale in sooner than later. Fiction submissions:  Email submissions to  submitlackingtons at gmail dot com . Include the word count for your story, byline, publication history, the country you live in,

Horror Tree

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Full details Deadline: Ongoing Payment: Trembling With Fear was designed as a way to give back to Horror Tree. Since it’s inception we now offer an optional $5 payment on short stories to be paid by the time our yearly anthology which contains the story will be released. At this time, drabble are still considered donations to the site. Moving forward, as our Patreon levels grow, this will change for the better in both areas. ‘Trembling With Fear’ is a new ongoing outlet for creatives that we’re trying out on Horror Tree. We’re going to be opening for submissions on drabbles and short stories to be printed on the site which will potentially be made available in a collection at the end of the year. Each week we will accept and post up to one flash (1500 words and under) and up to three drabbles (exactly 100 words, not including title.) Each post will include a bio and social links for the author. ( Note: The flash pieces we prefer reading in the 800-1500 word ran

Fantasy and Science Fiction

Full details    Fantasy & Science Fiction has no formula for fiction, but we like to be surprised by stories, either by the character insights, ideas, plots, or prose. The speculative element may be slight, but it should be present. We prefer character-oriented stories, whether it's fantasy, science fiction, horror, humor, or another genre. F&SF encourages submissions from diverse voices and perspectives, and has published writers from all over the world. Do not query for fiction; submit the entire manuscript. We publish fiction up to 25,000 words in length. Please read the magazine before submitting. A sample copy (print edition) is available for $7.00 in the US and $17.50 elsewhere (to NJ address below). •    We do not accept simultaneous submissions. Please prepare your submission according to standard guidelines, which you can find here: www.sfwa.org/2008/11/manuscript-preparation/ . If you're mailing your manuscript, put your name on each page, and enclose a s

Edge

Full details We are currently seeking high-quality novel-length science fiction and fantasy submissions of all types. We are not interested in erotica, strictly religious fiction, short stories (other than submission for a specific anthology), dark/gruesome fantasy, or poetry. Manuscripts should be written in good taste and be aimed at a well-read, mature audience. We only accept submissions of novels between 75,000 and 100,000 words. We work with new and established authors. EDGE occasionally publishes YA speculative fiction; however, any YA submissions must meet all of our guidelines listed here. In particular, any YA manuscripts must be aimed at a well-read, mature audience, and be between 75,000 and 100,000 words. We particularly like stories with: depth and insight great writing original ideas interesting characters who have believable behaviors, motives, and relationships believable dialogue strong plots solid science or magic systems unique settings

DAW

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Full details  Overview Founded in 1971 by veteran paperback editor Donald A. Wollheim, along with his wife, Elsie B. Wollheim, DAW Books was the first publishing company ever devoted exclusively to science fiction and fantasy. Now almost 50 years and two thousand titles later, DAW has a well-deserved reputation for discovering and publishing the hottest talents in the industry. Many stars of the science fiction and fantasy field made their debuts in the pages of a DAW book, including Patrick Rothfuss , Tad Williams , C. J. Cherryh , Mercedes Lackey , Kristen Britain , Melanie Rawn , C.S. Friedman , and Tanith Lee . Despite its high profile, DAW is still a small private company, owned exclusively by its publishers, Elizabeth R. Wollheim and Sheila E. Gilbert. Betsy and Sheila are strongly committed to discovering and nurturing new talent, and to keeping a personal “family” spirit at DAW—something they feel is all too rare in today’s world of international conglomerate

Daliy Science Fiction

Full details Story Submission Guidelines ALERT: Please don't submit stories longer than 1,500 words. Daily Science Fiction (DSF) is a market accepting speculative fiction stories from 100 to 1,500 words in length. By this we mean science fiction, fantasy, slipstream, etc. We will consider flash series--three or more flash tales built around a common theme. If you are submitting a flash series, please note that it is a series in your cover letter and at the top of the submitted text in the submission box. Each story does need to stand on its own. We do not accept reprints. Unfortunately, if you have placed a story on your website, where it is open and available to the multiple billion people who have access to the internet, that constitutes publication. We're sorry. No, we don't accept self-published works. Please don't submit the same story to us and any other venue at the same time. Please don't send us more than one story. Don't send

Salo Press

Full details Crush: An Anthology of Obsession Editor: Sophie Essex We are seeking work that explores the theme of obsession in all its variances and contexts. Poetry (min. 2 poems) Short Fiction (max. 8000 words) Flash Fiction Non-Fiction Essays Experiments Other Send your submission as a .doc or .rtf or .pdf to editorsalopress@gmail.com , quoting ‘ CRUSH ‘ in the subject header. Response times vary though feel free to query at any time. There is no current deadline though we do hope to be in print before 2021. NOTE: Blank emails will be deleted. Please be polite. Say hello. Shared Google Drive files will not be read. No reprints. We unfortunately cannot offer feedback. We do send a form rejection email. Simultaneous submissions are good with us, though do let us know if accepted elsewhere. Payment: The author will receive one copy of the anthology, access to discounted copies, and a percentage split of any profits. The Flirtations

The Anarcist

Full details See site for rolling submissions

Smokelong

Full details SmokeLong publishes flash narratives up to 1000 words. We do not consider poetry. Include a print-ready, third-person bio with your cover letter. We prefer a simple cover letter. Please include no identifying information on your story’s document. Guest Editors read blind and have no access to bios. Please send ONE previously unpublished piece at a time and wait until you hear our decision before sending another. Please allow us up to four weeks to inform you if we have accepted  your work for publication. You will usually hear from us much sooner. Simultaneous submissions are accepted. Please inform us immediately if your work has been accepted somewhere else for publication. We pay $50/story, upon publication in the quarterly issue. Payment will be issued via PayPal, and the writer may be responsible for any associated fees if applicable. If you choose to make a donation to SmokeLong using the tip jar feature, thank you so much! Your contribution wil

Golden Fleece Press

Full details All Submissions Open!* But that 'all' has changed now, so please be sure to read everything carefully before you submit, and good luck! All submissions should be in doc or docx format, double spaced, one space after period, no tab at beginning of paragraph, in a standard 12 pt font. If you are interested in submitting to The Fandom Universe, you can find its specific requirements and terms  here .  Click to join our mailing list for submission calls.  This is also the best way to stay abreast of special projects or anthologies. Did you write a children's book and you don't know what to do with it now? Click here and we'll walk you through what comes next! Submit to GFPsubmissions@gmail.com  Entries not following the below specs and displaying proper format will be  immediately  deleted. ​ For Novels, Novellas, and Non-Fiction projects: Submissions should be sent as attachments. The subject line of your message should inclu

Ixion Theatre

Full details Our Mission: To build and strengthen community through storytelling. Become a gathering place for artists and community members to explore and celebrate the human experience. We are always looking to meet and work with new writers.   Either for our annual short play event, which has a standing deadline of September 30. Or for a new work that you think our no frills style could do justice.   In either case, email us and let us know.

Outlook Springs

Full details Hello from Outlook Springs! *Update: We've reached our maximum submissions in Submittable. Please try again during our next reading period. Thank you!* Send us your weird, wobbly wordwork: fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. See genres for specific submission guidelines, but here's a quick rundown: - Please only one submission at a time. - Please submit only twice per Reading Period. - Of course simultaneous submissions are OK. They should always be OK. - Payment is $10 per poem, $10 per flash piece (under 1,000 words), $25 for short fiction and essays (over 1,000 words). Payment via PayPal or Venmo. - Double-spaced, Times New Roman is good, but hey, you do you! - Please don't hide any curses or hexes in your semi-colons (ahem, Dave) - See our site for some examples of what we publish ( www.outlooksprings.com ) - No counterfeit exclamation points or hyphens Questions? Email outlookspringsnh@gmail.com Thanks for submitting. Tha

The Poetry Review

Full details ubmissions guidelines Follow our recommendations here to get the best out of submitting your work to The Poetry Review The Poetry Review welcomes submissions of unpublished poems and translations of poems. We have a policy of publishing work by new and upcoming poets as well as that of established poets. All submissions are read by the editor and considered on an equal basis. Unfortunately, due to the volume of submissions we receive, we cannot offer any individual criticism. Our aim is to accept or reject work within three months, and we do respond to every submission – but please read, and follow, the submission guidelines in order to facilitate our response. Coronavirus pandemic: changes to submissions Please note, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, The Poetry Society offices are temporarily closed. It is also having an impact on postal services. For a trial period, we have now extended online submissions to The Poetry Review to UK-based writers vi

Arc Poetry

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Full details or over 40 years, Arc  has been pub­lish­ing the best in con­tem­po­rary poetry.  Arc  invites sub­mis­sions from poets at all stages of their writing careers. Gen­eral Notes Arc has two reading periods: submissions received from April 1 to July 31 will be read for the Winter issue submissions received from   September 1 to December 31 will be read for the Summer issue Arc  does not accept general submissions from January 1 to March 31 and from August 1 to August 31 . Arc  does not accept paper submissions. Submissions received by mail will not be read and will not receive a response. Arc  only accepts sub­mis­sions using the online sub­mis­sion man­ager as seen below. Poetry Submissions Arc  accepts unso­licited sub­mis­sions of pre­vi­ously unpub­lished poetry in English, or translations of poetry into English, on any sub­ject and in any form. Submissions must not exceed 3 poems or 360 lines. Submissions must be typed and sin­gle spaced (dou

Analog SF

Full details Payment & Rights Analog’s Science Fiction and Fact  magazine is an established market for science fiction stories.  Analog  pays 8-10 cents per word for short fiction (up to approximately 20,000 words), 6 cents per word for serials (40,000-80,000 words), 9 cents per word for fact articles, and $1 per line for poetry.  We buy First English Language serial rights plus certain non-exclusive rights explained in our contract.  Story Content Analog will consider material submitted by any writer solely on the basis of merit. We are eager to find and develop new, capable writers. We have no hard-and-fast editorial guidelines, because science fiction is such a broad field that I don't want to inhibit a new writer's thinking by imposing Thou Shalt Nots. Besides, a great story can make an editor swallow his preconceived taboos. We publish science fiction stories in which some aspect of future science or technology is so integral to the plot that, i

Crab Creek Review

Full details The reading period is open from September 15 through November 15. The editors seek original, unpublished poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction via Submittable . Submissions are free, and payment is in contributor copies. We look forward to reading your work, and encourage early submissions. ​ General Submission Guidelines: Only original, previously unpublished work will be considered. Title your document with your name and the genre. (i.e.: GwendolynBrooks_Poetry; JeanRys_Fiction; Adrienne Rich_Nonfiction.) Include a cover letter in the provided space in the Submittable form (not in the document). Include your mailing address, email and phone number, a 50-word bio, and the titles of the pieces you are submitting. Should you submit something that is under simultaneous consideration, please indicate this in your cover letter and notify us immediately by adding a note to your Submittable account if the piece is accepted elsewhere. Send your work as a

IFSF Publishing

Full details Thank you for your interest. We welcome your online submissions and proposals at anytime. IF SF is now reading manuscripts and project proposals for future publication.  We've expanded our catalog to include creative non-fiction, memoir, the arts, and the great outdoors with a special emphasis on the West . Any serious submission by artists's familiar with our publishing history and who feel a compatibility with our editorial goals will be considered. Email Your Submissions Electronic Submission Guidelines: A one-page PDF cover letter describing the project and including appropriate biographical information 10-page PDF sample of the work Publication credits