Jonathan Maberry

Weird Tales Submission Guidelines


WEIRD TALES NEWS!!!

Our next issue will be out this summer and we’re starting work on the issue after that. Although we have a solid roster of amazing talent, I’m holding ONE slot for open submissions.

Here are the submission guidelines. 

THEME: Horror and dark fantasy, cosmic horror, swords and sorcery, dark science-fiction, and downright weird. Stuff that doesn’t really fit elsewhere. Cross-genre stories welcome. Stories that define ‘weird’. 

EXCEPTIONS: No gratuitous sex (story appropriate sexuality is okay). Harsh languages is not a problem. 

LENGTH: 5-8k words. No exceptions.

PAYMENT: .10/word on acceptance

FORMAT: Word document only (no RTF or PDF) Times New Roman, 12 point, double-spaced. Standard 5-7 character indent on paragraphs; no extra spaces between paragraphs except to indicate specific breaks in the story. No exceptions.

MULTIPLE SUBMISSIONS: Yes, but as separate emails.

SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS: No.

REPRINTS: No. We are only considering original works.

FIRST PAGE: Include your name, address, email address, and word count on the first page of the story. No additional title page.

SUBMISSION DATES: The window for submissions will be open for ONE WEEK, from Sunday, April 26, 9m Eastern time to Saturday, May 2nd, midnight Pacific Time. 

SEND TO: jonathan_maberry@yahoo.com  Put WEIRD TALES OPEN CALL in the header (without that the story will not be read).

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please follow the submission guidelines. 

-Jonathan Maberry
Editor, WEIRD TALES MAGAZINE

-Dana Fredsti
Submissions Editor

 

 

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