Sunday, December 21, 2014
As of December 1st Kaleidotrope quarterly webzine has opened up for short fiction submissions, and wants to see " . . . the speculative — towards science fiction, fantasy, and horror — but we like an eclectic mix and are therefore always eager to read interesting work that blurs these lines, falls outside of neat genre categories. Man does not live on space ships, elves, and ghostly ax murderers alone, after all. We’d suggest looking through the archives to familiarize yourself with the zine, and/or checking out other work by our past contributors, to get a sense of what we’re looking for and what we like. In the end, what we want is interesting, sometimes unconventional work, well-written stories and poems that surprise and amuse us, shock and disturb us, that tell us things we didn’t know or reveal old truths in brand new ways. We want strange visions of distant shores, of imaginary countries and ordinary people, and work that doesn’t lose sight of entertainment and the joy of good writing." Length: up tp 10K; Payment: "For fiction and nonfiction alike, we will pay $0.01/word (1 cent a word) USD"; no reprints, electronic submissions only, see guidelines for more details. Submission period closes April 1st, 2015.