What we publish: Original speculative fiction. Word Count: Short fiction 1000–7000 words, Flash fiction 500–1000 words, (2000–5000 preferred)Simultaneous or Multiple Submissions: NoReprints: No (this includes stories posted online or via Patreon) [This is something to keep in mind for those who post their drafts on YWS.]Language: English (translations welcome from around the world) Pay Rate: $100 for short fiction, $30 for flash fiction; + 1 print annual [If I've done my math correctly, it doesn't look like they offer SFWA rates, so keep that in mind.]Rights: We purchase first world electronic rights, with non-exclusive archival rights, optional first audio rights, and non-exclusive anthology rights for the annual printed later. Payment is made within 30 days of publication via PayPal.Response Time: within 90 days Submission Status: We are currently open to submissions. All submissions through June 24, 2018 have been read and responded to. Please query if you haven't heard back.
Original speculative fiction: horror, fantasy, and science fiction. We're looking for short stories from across the big classifications and those shadowy places between: magical realism, fantastique, slipstream, interstitial, Weird fiction. We will consider suspense or western, though we prefer it contain some speculative element. We like voices that are full of feeling, from literary to pulpy, with styles unique and flowing, but not too experimental. All labels aside, we want tales that expand genre, that value imagination in character, narrative, and plot. We want to see something new and different.We encourage diverse authors, characters, and points of view; inclusive of all races, cultures, creeds, genders, orientations, expressions, status, and abilities.Our issues include audio readings. If your story is accepted, you will have the opportunity to record your story, or have a colleague or one of our readers do so.
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