Monday, August 17, 2015
Timeless Tales magazine has an open call for their upcoming Baba Yaga-themed issue: "Timeless Tales exclusively publishes retellings of fairy tales and myths. We only accept stories that are retellings of the fairytale or myth listed as our theme. We don't accept original fairy tales or stories outside of our current theme. Length: Up to 2,000 words. Under 1,500 preferred. Genres: Please be creative! We love to see modernizations, sci-fi retellings, continuations, mash-ups, etc. Just no eroticism, please. While Timeless Tales is not targeted specifically at children, it is a fairly conservative magazine, especially when it comes to sexual content, so I intend to keep the stories in the PG-13 range or below. However, I have a deep appreciation for the darker side of many original fairy tales, so don’t assume I only want “happy” stories. Pay Rate: At the moment, we’re just starting out and budget is tight, so we will pay a flat rate of $15 per story accepted, but we hope to increase this amount in the future. You'll also get a free year of our premium subscription." Reprints okay, electronic submissions only, see guidelines for more details. Deadline: September 4th, 2015.