Farther Trees

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Submissions Guidelines

From the Farther Trees is a bimonthly, print-only magazine of fantasy fiction. We are open to original stories in all subgenres of fantasy, ranging from fairy tales to science fantasy, weird westerns to romantic fantasy, epic fantasy to urban fantasy, swords & sorcery to quiet character studies, and everything in between. Regardless of setting, stories should be centered on character and emotion (though the occasional thrilling adventure is welcome).

Content. No racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, classism, fascism, or graphic gore or sex. What makes modern fantasy great is its diversity of perspectives and its challenge to structures of power. From the Farther Trees exists to amplify the voices of new and diverse writers.

We’ve received a glut of stories dealing with pandemics and the end of the world, for obvious reasons. We won’t be publishing pandemic or apocalyptic stories for the foreseeable future.

Length. Stories should be between 1000 and 15000 words.

Language. At this time, sadly, we can only consider stories in English. Translations of stories originally published in other languages are welcome. Please include the original publication details for translated stories.

Formatting. Use the standard short story manuscript format.

Submit through email. Email stories as .doc, .docx, or .rtf attachments to farthertrees@gmail.com. Make your subject line Story: “Title” by Your Name. Please allow up to thirty days for a response.

No simultaneous submissions (in other words, do not submit a story here if you’re waiting on a response from another publisher).

Only submit one story at a time. If you receive a rejection, wait at least one week before submitting a different story.

Reprints. If your story was previously published electronically (such as in an e-zine, blog, or ebook) and it is no longer available online, you may submit it here. We do not consider stories that have been published in English in physical, printed form, such as in magazines or anthologies. Translations of stories previously published in other languages, regardless of format, are always welcome. All reprint submissions must make clear that they were previously published, and provide details on when and where they were originally published.

Payment. If your story is accepted for publication, you will be paid $10USD via Venmo, PayPal, or by mail (your choice). You will also receive one contributor’s copy of the issue in which your story appears. All submissions must include a valid mailing address, unless you choose not to receive your contributor’s copy.

Rights. All rights revert to the author upon publication.



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