Submission Sundays: paying homage to the Princess Bride

Welcome to this week’s edition of Submission Sundays! Every week I bring you a unique call for submissions to help you find a home for your stories or inspire a new one. Each call will contain a speculative element and will offer payment upon acceptance.

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Somebody Kill the Prince!

Eligibility: heroic fantasy adventures that pay homage to the themes and humor of William Goldman’s the Princess Bride.

Caveat: you can only submit the first 500 words of your story. They will request the rest based on your opening.

What makes this call stand out: Hello. My name is Jennifer Shelby. You killed my prince. Prepare to read. (pardon my silly play on the Inigo Montoya speech)

Payment: $42 flat rate, currency unknown.

Submit by: submissions close “fall of 2018” when the 10 story quota is filled. Their site further advises that monthly submissions close after they reach 100 submissions, reopening on the first of the next month.

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Click here to go to the original call for details.

Writerly links worth reading this week:

I came across this handy article explaining the ‘first rights’ we sell to publishers when they agree to print our stories. Excellent for anyone who finds the concept a little fuzzy.

Happy writing, and if you’re submitting this week:

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Submission Sundays: Gallery of Curiosities

Welcome to this week’s edition of Submission Sundays! Every week I bring you a unique call for submissions to help you find a home for your stories and maybe inspire a new one. Each call will contain a speculative element and will offer payment upon acceptance.

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The Gallery of Curiosities

Eligibility: original or reprint speculative fiction stories with a *deep breath* “anachropunkish retro-vintage element” up to 7500 words.

Caveat: editors warn that 2/3 of the stories they reject are because they are a bad fit. Familiarize yourself with their publication before submitting and get ahead of the curve!

What makes this call stand out: this market is a print-on-demand and podcast anthology Gary Buller described as “it’s like steampunk had a baby with Tales From the Crypt!” (sourced from their website).

Payment: $0.03 per word for original stories, and $0.01 per word for reprints, American funds.

Submit by: rolling submission dates, currently open for submissions until June 30th, 2018

Click here to go to the original call for details.

Good luck and happy writing!