Seeking speculative fiction (fantasy, science fiction, and speculative horror) on the theme of "imps & minions". Stories should feature an imp or a minion. Henchmen are okay, too.

Submission Information:

  • Length: up to 10k words, but stories in the range of 2k to 5k are more likely to be accepted.
  • Pay: CDN.5c/w (for clarity: CDN$.005), to a maximum of CDN $25/story. For published pieces we take print and electronic publishing rights. You retain copyright, and we do not ask for exclusivity, so you are able to immediately sell your work elsewhere. Bear in mind that most publications will not publish pieces that have been published in print, eBook, or on the web, so for all intents and purposes after your work is published by us it can only be marketed as a reprint, which severely limits the number of markets that will accept it, and drastically reduces the pay rate it can receive. Our rate of CDN.5c/w is considered a token payment by SFWA. It is up to you, the author, to decide if publishing your work in print and eBook formats, and giving up your First Publishing Right for a token payment, is really what you want to do.
  • Submission Window: January 1 2018 to March 31st 2019, 11:59PM (EST)
  • Reprints: we will accept some reprints, paid at 1/2 the rate of originals.
  • Format: standard manuscript format of file type .odt, .rtf, .doc, .docx (do not submit .pdf or .pages)
  • Rights purchased: we are seeking non-exclusive world publishing rights for works in print and electronic format. You retain copyright.
  • Cover letter: a cover letter is not required. You may include a short (2-3 sentence) bio if you like, written in third person.
  • Multiple submissions: yes – we'll take a look at multiple entries, just be reasonable about it and only submit stories you think might be a good fit.
  • Simultaneous submissions: yes – this is fine. Just please let us know as soon as possible if your work is accepted elsewhere.
  • How to submit: submit your story using our submission form.
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