Last year, I created a blog series called 24 Days of Writing 🙂 This year, I thought it might be more manageable to have 12 days instead. I’m excited to kick this series off starting tomorrow. I hope some of you will join me.
Throughout this series, I will find fantasy submission opportunities. I’ll share the opportunity here and challenge myself and others to submit a finished story. Last year I was accepted to a few spots. One of my shorts turned into a much longer piece. You never know what you’ll come up with 🙂
Hi friends! I’m currently in Nova Scotia visiting family. I love any kind of travel, even if it’s only a few hours away. I find when I drive, I’m able to think about life and the stories I’m working on.
Today’s opportunity is for PORTALS. Keep reading to learn more!
They seek fantasy or science fiction stories that contain a portal between two different worlds. They want stories that feature twists on typical portals and interesting settings. Try not to write a story about a door in the back of a wardrobe 😉
They also aren’t seeking stories that open a portal from one time to another. They’re interested in stone archways in the middle of the forest, cracks in reality, and wormholes. They seek both humorous and dark tones. Read more here!
Stories shouldn’t be longer than 7,500 words and must satisfy the theme.
The deadline is December 31st, 2018. Decisions will be made by the end of February 2019. Send your submissions to: email@example.com
Any questions you have may be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope you have fun with this prompt. Tomorrow is the last day of this blog series!
SPIDER is a literary magazine for children. It features engaging and fresh poems, lit, and stories for newly independent readers. Editors are looking for beautifully written and energetic pieces with a strong kid appeal.
High-interest elements like suspense, adventure, and humor are popular. The age group is 6-9 years old.
Due: April 1, 2019
They’re looking for stories, poems, activities, or short plays for this theme. They’re looking for worlds of wonder and magic, full of mythical beasts, witches in the woods, and fairytale castles.
They’re looking for a new version of the traditional cast found in a fairytale. What if the villain, princess, knight, or prince, don’t want to accept their roles given to them?
I can’t wait to work on this story.
The Manuscript Review Process
Once the submission window closes, the pieces are reviewed by first readers. They consider the literary potential and see if it’s a good fit for their magazine.
Submissions that are promising are reviewed by editors and the magazine editor. The magazine editor makes the final decision. Sometimes, the editor writes an author and requests revisions.
These rates are amazing. Stories and articles pay up to a nice 25¢ per word. Poems pay up to $3.00 per line; $25.00 minimum. Activities, games, and recipes pay up to $75.00 flat rate.
Have Fun Submitting
I think this submission opportunity will be fun. Who doesn’t love enchanted forests?!
This looks like such an amazing submission opportunity. Here’s the kicker: it’s due in a few days. Due on December 15th. Sorry for posting it late. I just came across it and thought it might interest some of you ❤
They had such a great success with their first anthology, they’re opening a new submission for a collection titled: Once Upon a Future Time, Vol 2. This is an anthology of futuristic fairy tales!
– Stories must be original
-Less than 15,000 words
-Based on folktale or fairy tale in a science fiction setting
Send your story to email@example.com before the 15th of December!
Good luck!! I’m going to try and work on a story to submit. Not many days left but here’s to trying ❤ Find out more information here. Scroll down to the bottom.
I hope you had a good weekend. It was a full one but a fun one, for me. Today, I rested a bit and wrote a little. How are you all making out with writing this month?
So, I have two special submission opportunities seeing as I missed yesterday’s post.
Alas, have fun with these two ❤
Enchanted Conversation Magazine’s February “Love Issue”
OPEN until January 20th, 2019
They are looking for comics and stories that explore all aspects of love within myths, folktales, or fairy tales. Love can be tragic or magical, end happily ever after, or unrequited. Have fun with this submission!
You can use original characters or re-tellings of established stories. They seek stories set in locations around the world. You can go ancient or modern.
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.