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, M.R. James, Brian McNaughton, Clifford D. Simak, Clark Ashton Smith, and J.R.R. Tolkien.
Submissions should be between 2,000 and 6,000 words. Send query to firstname.lastname@example.org if shorter or longer than this. Also, tell us why we will want make an exception for your work.
REPRINTS: We will not consider unsolicited reprints. Query first. We will want to know such information as when/where did the work first appear? Again, tell us why we will want make an exception for your work.
NON-FICTION: We will not consider unsolicited works of non-fiction. Send query to email@example.com.
SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS: No.
MULTIPLE SUBMISSIONS: No.
WHAT DON’T WE LIKE? Genre clichés with nothing new to offer. YA-oriented fads. Superfluous and gratuitous gore or sexual content.
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
Submissions should be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org as an attachment in .doc, .rtf, or .pdf format. In the subject line of the email, include your name, and the name of the work you are submitting. In the body of the email, include your contact information, the word count of the work you are submitting, and some brief biographical material.
Query for alternative methods of submitting your work if you are not able to submit electronically. All snail mail inquiries should be sent with an SASE to accommodate response. Snail mail inquiries may be sent to:
The LORE Firm, LLC
PO Box 10051
Lancaster, CA 93584
All queries may be sent to email@example.com.
RESPONSE TIME: Up to two months.
PAY SCALE: Made by check or by Paypal, as requested.
Fiction: US$.05/word, payable upon publication. Plus, two copies of the edition in which the work appears, as applicable.
Reprints: US$.02/word, payable upon publication. Plus, two copies 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.