4 March, 2013
NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS!
WHAT DO WE LIKE?
FICTION: We will consider short stories that can be classified broadly as belonging to the Horror, Science Fiction or Fantasy genres. Expand our horizons, challenge or fine-tune convention. We love well-done genre blending and bending, too, like John W. Campbell, Jr.'s “Who Goes There?,” H.P. Lovecraft’s “At The Mountains of Madness,” Philip K. Dick’s “The King of the Elves,” and C.S. Lewis’s “Space” trilogy. Other authors whose work we enjoy include Jorge Luis Borges, Harlan Ellison, R.E. Howard, Shirley Jackson, M.R. James, Brian McNaughton, Clifford D. Simak, Clark Ashton Smith, and J.R.R. Tolkien.
SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS: No. Too often, we have had someone withdraw a story from consideration because it was accepted elsewhere. If your story is under consideration somewhere else, please do not submit it to us until you have heard back from the first market.
MULTIPLE SUBMISSIONS: No. If you send a single email with several submissions attached, we will only read one of them of our choosing. If we receive another story from you while one is already under consideration, it will be deleted without notice.
WHAT DON’T WE LIKE? Genre clichés with nothing new to offer. YA-oriented fads. Fan fiction. We will be less inclined to want to run a story that is a part of a series of stories, unless it stands on its own without question. Superfluous and gratuitous gore or sexual content.
We like poetry, but are not currently considering it for LORE.
ARTWORK: As of right now, we are directly reaching out and working with particular artists. We are not open to art submissions.
GENERAL INFORMATION: Not responsible for unsolicited material.
FORMAT: Points will be adjusted for proper grammar, spelling, punctuation and formatting, one way or the other. It behooves you to present your work in the best possible light.
Standard manuscript format: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manuscript_format
All queries may be sent to
RESPONSE TIME: Our response time is up to 90 days. We have fallen a bit behind, but are catching up quickly. We'll be in a position to assess our response time again soon.
PAY SCALE: Made by check or by Paypal, as requested.
Fiction: US$.05/word, payable upon publication. Plus, one copy of the edition in which the work appears, as applicable.
Reprints: US$.02/word, payable upon publication. Plus, one copy of the edition in which the work appears, as applicable.
RIGHTS: Exclusive First World English Rights for print and First Electronic Rights for one year from date of print publication. Rights are then no longer exclusive and revert back to the author.