Saturday, November 08, 2014

Sub Op

SF/F e-zine Diabolical Plots is looking for fiction submissions: "Genres: science fiction, fantasy, horror (everything must have speculative element, even horror) . . . Speculative fiction. Everything should have a speculative element–that includes horror. Feel free to mix in other genres at will–a fantasy mystery or a science fiction romance. Things that we tend to really like: Weird ideas or combinations of ideas we haven’t seen before; Sense of wonder; Strong character and plot arcs; Relatable protagonists (not necessarily likeable, not necessarily reliable); Strong worldbuilding, hinting at more to see around the edges of the story; Philosophical food-for-thought; Straightforward, easily readable style." Also: "We want to see stories from any and all demographics of people and about any and all demographics of people. Women or men or transgender or genderqueer, people of color or Caucasian, straight or gay or bisexual or asexual, disabled or abled or superabled, aliens or robots or fey or talking animals (maybe even humans!). We’re sure there are some we’ve neglected to mention, but that was not meant as a slight if it’s the case. The world is made of all kinds of people, and we want to hear from all of them." Length: "2000 words or less"; Payment: "6 cents per word". No reprints, electronic submissions only -- and an important note here: "We read submissions blind, with no author name. Be sure to remove all mentions of your name from the manuscript before submitting." Reading period for fiction submissions: December 1-December 31st, 2014

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