Thursday, September 25, 2008

Sub Ops

Comet Press, a small press print publisher, is currently seeking "Novels—40,000 to 85,000 words, Novellas—17,500 to 40,000 words, and Novelettes—7,500 to 17,500 words" with stories of "horror, suspense, and dark crime fiction. If it scares the hell out of us, makes us cringe, and is well written, then chances are good that we will publish it." Pays ?% of net, no advance. Reprints okay, electronic submissions only. See more details and info at the publisher's guideline page here.*

Federations, a SF themed anthology to be published by Prime books and edited by John Joseph Adams, begins reading submissions November 1st (do not submit before this date) through January 1, 2009. Payment: "5 cents per word ($250 max), plus a pro-rata share of the anthology’s earnings and 1 contributor copy" Limit: 5000 words preferred max. Electronic subs only, see details here.*

For you extreme flashfic writers out there, Per Contra is looking for nano-fiction; stories that are 55 or 69 words in length, specific structuring required on the 55-word pieces, pays $5 flat rate per piece, submit in batches of five max, electronic subs only.

Space and Time Magazine has reopened to fiction and poetry submissions from 9/22/08 through 11/30/08. They're interested in "science fiction, fantasy, and/or horror, but are really open to looking at anything, so long as it is speculative. Stories should be in standard manuscript format and a maximum of 10K words" and "poems should be no longer than a single, standard 81/2 by 11 inch page, and must be of a speculative nature -- either science fiction, fantasy, horror, or any combination thereof will do." Pays: Pay: 1¢/word for fiction, $5 per poem. No reprints, electronic submissions only. See more details and guidelines here.*

The Horror Library has a very interesting submissions guidelines page here; it seems to be a slushpile-to-workshop-to-publication deal. Definitely read it carefully first. Pays: 3 cents per word with a $150.00 cap for horror/dark fiction pieces (500-5000K length preferred) Electronic subs only.

Also, just a heads-up for readers: While stumbling around SpecFicWorld's web site, I found a page with seven different SF, Fantasy and Horror e-books free for the downloading here. I can't swear to it but it looks like some short story anthos and a couple of magazines.

*Market listings found over at the always-helpful Ralan.com, which is also having a fund-raising drive this month. If you use Ralan's site regularly, please consider sending a few bucks/euros his way.

3 comments:

  1. thanks for the update. btw, have your latest stardoc book. cha-ching! hopefully more money for you.

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  2. Thanks for the links. I usually keep up with Ralan, but admittedly haven't been very diligent for a while. And I'm very interested in the flash fiction link you published! *digs through archives of work*

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  3. Joel wrote: thanks for the update. btw, have your latest stardoc book. cha-ching! hopefully more money for you.

    Thanks for investing, Joel. Hope you enjoy the story.

    Kristin wrote: And I'm very interested in the flash fiction link you published! *digs through archives of work*

    I thought that was pretty neat -- I don't know how you flash fic writers do it, though. I need at least a thousand words minimum or I flounder. ;)

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