At this time, we are accepting short stories in horror and dark fiction for the INK STAINS anthology. 

We are also currently accepting short stories, essays, poetry, artwork, and reviews for Strange Fictions SciFi & Fantasy 'Zine.

We are also accepting novella and novel length submissions in science fiction, fantasy, magical realism, dark fiction, gothic, paranormal and horror. Please see the genre categories below for details. 

We are no longer accepting literary fiction, romance, women's fiction, young adult or other genres unless they are a subgenre of the above. 


 

Ends on September 30, 2017

We are proud to announce our new Ink Stains Anthology -  a quarterly literary journal filled with tales of dark fiction and horror from Dark Alley Press.

Submissions are open for pieces 3,000-20,0000 words that fall under DARK FICTION, including horror, gothic, paranormal, fantasy, steampunk, and black comedy. 

Authors of acquired pieces for Ink Stains Anthology will receive a flat fee payment of $5 for stories 4,999 words and under, $10 for stories 5,000-9,999 words, $15 for stories 10,000-14,999 and $20 for 15,000-20,000 words. Exclusive worldwide English print and digital rights for two years are required. Previously published work will not be accepted if it is still available for purchase or is accessible online.

All submissions MUST include a plot summary and author bio.

We are currently accepting submissions of short fiction and poetry in the genres of science fiction, fantasy, magical realism, and other forms of speculative fiction for Strange Fictions ‘Zine.

We are also accepting submissions of artwork, essays, and reviews.

We are open to submissions from both previously published and first-time authors of short stories, poetry, reviews, and essays (1,000-8,000) for the Strange Fictions SciFi & Fantasy ‘Zine for online publication and possible print thematic or “best of” anthologies.

By submitting your work, you guarantee that:

  • it is your own original work,
  • you hold the copyright,
  • it does not infringe on existing copyright material,
  • you have written permission for any copyrighted material included in the work,
  • it is not libelous.

We prefer previously unpublished works, however we will consider previously published work on a case-by-case basis for work that is out-of-print, or no longer available. Please ensure any previous publication details are included on your cover letter.

Manuscripts should be double spaced and use a standard 12 point font (such as Times New Roman) and be in a Word document (.doc or .docx) or Rich Text Files (.rtf). Any other formats will be automatically rejected.

The first page of your uploaded manuscript must include a cover letter complete with:

  • a pitch statement about your piece,
  • the word count,
  • the genre,
  • author biography,
  • prior publication credits, and
  • author contact info.

Any submission that does not comply with our submission guidelines will be probably be rejected.

Due to the sheer volume of submissions received, the review process may take up to six to nine months. We publish continuously, so please be patient. It is our policy to respond to all queries, so if you haven’t heard from us in nine months, please feel free to inquire.

We accept simultaneous submissions but please withdraw your piece by signing into the submissions manager and removing it from the queue as soon as possible upon its acquisition elsewhere.

ABOUT

Strange Fictions Press is an imprint of Vagabondage Press, LLC., a royalty-paying digital and print publisher. We offer a generous royalty package for standalone publications that includes 50 percent of net profits after print, distribution costs, and discount incentives. Please visit VagabondagePress.com for novel or novella length submissions information.

Text Pay Rates: For online Strange Fictions SF&F ‘Zine acquisitions, we offer a flat-rate payment for both digital publication and possible addition to our print anthologies. Authors of acquired pieces for Strange Fictions SF&F ‘Zine will receive a flat fee payment of $5 for stories, essays, and poetry of 4,999 words and under, and $10 for stories, essays, and reviews of 5,000-8,000,  words. Payment is made upon publication via PayPal.

Rights Required: Exclusive worldwide English print and digital rights for one year are required, with two years required if chosen for print publication anthologies. Previously published work will not be accepted if it is still available for purchase or is accessible online. This includes pieces currently available on publicly accessible personal websites.

Art Submissions: For art submissions, artists will be paid $2 per accepted 72dpi or 96dpi image for non-exclusive rights. Images at 300dpi for print publication can be negotiated on a case-by-case basis after digital publication. Previously shown or published works are acceptable.

Credits:  Both writers and artists are welcome to include a bio of up to 200 words for publication, and may include up to three live links to professional websites, author profiles, or social media sites for inclusion in our digital publication.

We are currently accepting science fiction, fantasy, and speculative fiction manuscripts for digital and print publication. We are interested in following types of manuscripts:

Novella Length:      40,000 - 50,000 words
Novel Length:         51,000 - 120,000 words

Please submit short stories to "Strange Fictions 'Zine." 
 
All Subgenres: Young Adult, New Adult, Dystopian, Sci-Fi, Humorous,  Hard, Soft, Psychological.
 
We are seeking speculative fiction stories about all nationalities, ethnicities and sexual orientations and want to encourage submissions with diverse and unusual characters. We prefer quirkier characters and quirkier story lines, humorous and clever, non-typical and intelligent heroes and heroines, with character-driven stories. 
 
Provide a pitch and brief synopsis of your work on the first page of your manuscript. A pitch is the blurb you would see on the back cover of a book, and a synopsis is a summary of the whole story, from beginning through the climax and through the conclusion. It does not have to be detailed, but should include all story turning points and the resolution of the story.  
 
Please put the pitch and synopsis on the first pages of the manuscript and attach the ENTIRE manuscript for consideration. Submissions without pitches or summaries or without the entire manuscript will be declined without being read, although we may notify you and ask you to resubmit with the correct supporting materials. 
 
  

We are currently accepting fantasy, paranormal, and magical realism fiction manuscripts for digital and print publication. We are interested in following types of manuscripts:

Novella Length:      40,000 - 50,000 words
Novel Length:         51,000 - 100,000 words

For short stories in these genres, submit to "Strange Fictions 'Zine."
  
All Subgenres: Young Adult, High Fantasy, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Humorous, Surrealism, Magical Realism, Pagan, Mystical, Contemporary
 
We are seeking stories about all nationalities, ethnicities and sexual orientations and want to encourage submissions with diverse and unusual characters. We prefer quirkier characters and quirkier story lines, humorous and clever, non-typical and intelligent heroes and heroines, with character-driven stories. 
 
Provide a pitch and brief synopsis of your work on the first page of your manuscript. A pitch is the blurb you would see on the back cover of a book, and a synopsis is a summary of the whole story, from beginning through the climax and through the conclusion. It does not have to be detailed, but should include all story turning points and the resolution of the story.  
 
Please put the pitch and synopsis on the first pages of the manuscript and attach the ENTIRE manuscript for consideration. Submissions without pitches or summaries or without the entire manuscript will be declined without being read, although we may notify you and ask you to resubmit with the correct supporting materials.