Looking for submissions
No I am not looking for slash, yaoi, yuri, or femslash type stories but I am looking for stories in horror, modern day science fiction, eerie literary fiction, and creative nonfiction that's dark in nature for the magazine. No romance of any kind either. I am aware of Twilight and some others out there geared for teens. Ideal word counts are 2500 to 4500, but the word count that I will take at the maximum is 34,000 words and I publish one of these entries. There will be payment for stories -- I am offering $10.00 for short fiction and novellas, but the editors's choice is going to weigh in at $30.00 up to $50.00. I pay for one time north american rights. The reprints will go for $7,00 via paypal or if you are 18 without a paypal account, I will sponsor the paid accounts for you.
Why am I offering the chance here for you to be published, it's because I didn't have that chance in 1996 when I was just a college student and I was a broke college kid. How do I want the stories that are up to 10,000 words -- via e-mail as a .doc, .rtf, .wps, or .odt format (the last one FictionPress.com tells would be contributors to the website to get this program. I was recommended this one in 2002-2003, but I didn't put it to use until 2005. I reformatted my anthologies and books I've written at that point using this progam and now they look like something a New York publishing house puts out there.) My readers range from 12 years old up to 60 years old. I have a wide readership over the years and some of them still talk with me on facebook.com. I am not sure if anyone reads this community blog anymore so I am doing this as a long shot. Submissions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
I am going to make it happen for an author who actually almost published me in 2003. So I paid $39 for the story in 2005 then it got lost. This story will be part of Issue 12 and this is the magazine that stories will be considered for the issue. I am trying to make the magazine the size of Glimmertrain Magazine. I actually been rejected from that magazine. I am looking around for other magazines to sell my work and I am petitioning to CafePress.com to offer the 6.21 x 9.14 sized paperback because they are easier to pack for book signings at night clubs. The size is easier to pack and one of those that fit better on the bookshelves than the smaller or larger size they offer. I will be doing special anthologies under the magazine's moniker too -- one of them will be true paranormal accounts. The other will be one written by people who have a mental illness.
I stared my first set of submission guidelines on a xanga blog. That particular blog is now defunct and shut down like my account at WritersCafe.org because I got nasty with the critics. WritersCafe.org these days suck anyway because they have no feature for writers to sell their books they got published. FictionPress.com is close to fanfiction.net in the way they present their stories -- I often publish a lot of writers who got their start here and sometimes from their counterpart if the plot and characters are original enough. Now I will give the details about where to submit the novellas up to 34,000 words. These I will take via snail mail because they often get trunicated when sent to gmail.com.
One thing I will say is avoid House Of Horror because they don't pay good -- and the editoress is a total bitch. I am not mentioning names here when it comes to them but they actually threatened one of my contributors. I got someone who is impersonating me using my full name with the _ between the two using a rocketmail address so if you see e-mail, from them scrap the fucker. I am looking for writers who are willing to tell their horror stories on their stay on the internet too for this coming issue. Be dark as hell with it.
In fact, scare me with your story if it's true. I thrive on the true stories as well as the fictioanl horror stories. So keep them coming. I want to show the true dark underbelly of the internet and the dark underbelly of the blogosphere. If you can do this kind of story, great, and when you submit it -- take your author picture in a diner to give a publication that helped inspire me a huge nod.