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Flash fiction submissions due Nov. 1
Do you have original, never-before-published fantasy, horror, or sci-fi stories sitting on your desk that you’ve been meaning to send off to magazines but haven’t gotten around to yet?
Dust them off, because our official round of short story submissions begins today and ends on November 1.
We’re looking for short stories, up to 1,000 words. The payment is 8 cents a word on acceptance.
Authors whose work has been accepted for publication will be notified by Nov. 15.
If you have any questions, please contact Geordie Morse at [email protected].
We are able to pay for original fiction through the kind generosity of our Patreon supporters. Your donations allow us to accept and publish original speculative fiction at a time when publishing opportunities for new writers are extremely limited.
We also have non-paying opportunities to be published on MetaStellar. These include essays, reviews, reprints and excerpts of longer works.
To submit a reprint, your short story must have previously been published somewhere else, and you have the rights to republish it. For example, if your story was previously published with a publication that only asked for first-time publication rights, or was self-published, or posted on your blog, social media page, or other publicly-accessible online outlet.
If you submit a reprint or excerpt for publication, we will notify you within a week about whether it has been accepted.
All writers will get a bio box that includes their photograph and links to their Amazon author pages, personal blogs, and social media feeds.
To pitch an idea for an essay, please contact essays editor Chuck Hand at [email protected].
To pitch an idea for a book, movie, or TV show review, please contact reviews editor Amira Loutfi at [email protected].