Hi everyone! How are you all making out?
I’ve finished my Weird Christmas story from Day 1 and started Day 2’s submission 🙂 I’m writing a short story about a robotic dog and a little girl. The dog is inspired by my own Maggie, a sixteen-year-old Jack Russell Terrier who happens to celebrate her birthday on Christmas Day 😀
Yesterday’s submission looks fun too. I think I’ll try and work on that today.
I thought this opportunity looked pretty unique because they are a Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) qualifying site. If you get a piece submitted, it will count towards your SWFA qualifications. Kinda cool, huh?
Let’s look at some more details.
They have four submissions a year. For this season, it begins on December 21st at midnight E.S.T. and ends on December 28th at midnight E.S.T.
They pay 6¢ per word for new fiction, 2¢ per word for fiction reprints, 2 – 6¢ per word for new fact-based work, 1- 4¢ per word for reprinted fact articles.
Guidelines for Writers
They accept anything from 1000 word flash fictions on up. They do favor shorter pieces. Quality of writing, characters, plot, ideas, and storytelling ability all matter, even if you’re established or new.
They seek original work in fantasy, myth, legend, science fiction, and eldritch. It can be written, podcast, graphic story form, or video.
Humor and serious work are welcome. Read the About Us page for more information.
Hard Sells: Anthro, robots with feelings, gritty and despairing post-apocalyptic worlds, vampires, werewolves, zombies, monsters in general, Lovecraftian stories.
They don’t accept explicit language, excessive violence, angst-ridden romance, sex, horror, hate, blood & guts.
In the comments, share your name, story title, genre, word count, and if it’s a reprint or new. Don’t send a resume.
No simultaneous submissions, and no multiple submissions to the same genre.
Please follow standard manuscript format . They prefer text in .docx Times New Roman.
Scroll to the bottom of this page, and submit there 🙂
I hope you guys have fun with this submission opportunity! Remember, it opens up December 21st and closes at midnight on the 28th.
Until next time,