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For some reason, when a writer finishes his manuscript, the next stage is always frightening:
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For the January 2006 premier issue, we're seeking
speculative fiction submissions. We seek stories of the following
- 55 words (no more, no less) micro fiction. (If you don't think
it's possible to tell a tiny, anecdotal fiction tale in so few words,
send me a note and I'll send you a few examples. By the way, jokes are
not acceptable submissions. However, humorous speculative fiction is
always welcome. We can send you some examples of humorous 55-word tales,
if you need examples.
- 100 to 499-word micro fiction
- 500 to 1,000 word flash fiction
- 1,001 to 2,000 word short-short
- 2,001 to 3,000 word short stories
Speculative fiction consists of fantasy, sci-fi, horror, and their
dozens of subgenres, such as urban fantasy, magical realism, and so on.
No fictional anecdotes please. They are often interesting, but we're
seeking genre fiction only. If you are unsure what a genre fiction
tale consists of, contact me, and I'll explain.
Please note in advance that I do thorough and tough critiques. I
give highly detailed critiques for declined stories. The purpose is to
make declined manuscripts more attractive to magazine editors.
Guidelines are available at: www.spec-fic.com
Send your subs directly to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org