21 May 2011

Call for Submissions: Queer Fish Anthology (Pink Narcissus Press)

Post date: 21 May 2011
For our “Queer Fish” anthology, Pink Narcissus Press is seeking short fiction that can be defined in all senses of the word “queer.” Send us gay fiction laced with elements of the unexpected, the eccentric, and the strange. Possible genres include – but are not limited to – paranormal, sci-fi, fantasy (urban and traditional), steampunk, and soft horror. Stories with a subplot of male/male romance are strongly preferred.

Queer, adj.:

1. Deviating from the expected or normal; strange.
2.Odd or unconventional; eccentric.
3. (Slang) Homosexual.

We will consider stories of any length. However, characters and settings must be the original creation of the author – NO FANFIC.

Deadline: open until filled.


By e-mail:

Electronic submissions preferred. No queries necessary for fiction. A brief cover letter may be included but is not necessary. We prefer a Word doc or RTF. If submitting a story, please include the title of the anthology to which you are submitting in the subject line of the e-mail. For longer works, please submit the entire manuscript. A synopsis (of any length) or outline of the work is appreciated. All submission materials, queries and questions may be sent to slush pinknarc. com.

Although we are focused on fiction, we may occasionally consider either short comics/manga or poetry. Please query first before submitting any comics/manga. Queries may be sent to slush (at) pinknarc. com.

By snail mail:

We will also accept hard copies. Standard manuscript format is preferred. Please include an SASE with sufficient postage if you wish to have your manuscript returned, otherwise we will recycle it. (If you are submitting from outside the US please use International Reply Coupons (IRCs) available from your post office). If submitting a hard copy, please include a word count. Manuscripts and other correspondence may be sent to Pink Narcissus Press, PO Box 303, Auburn, MA, 01501.

Payment and rights

Upon acceptance, the publisher will enter into negotiations about payment and rights. For the anthologies, we generally ask for exclusive first print rights and first electronic rights. The publisher would also like to reserve the right to use the work for promotional purposes (such as an excerpt on the website or on other promotional materials such as bookmarks, posters, and other similar items). ALL rights revert back to the author six months from the date of publication.

For previously published stories, we ask for similar rights. Terms of payment are the same, we do not offer less for reprint rights.

In general, payment for stories will be in copies and shared royalties. The amount of the royalties will depend on the following factors: number of contributors per anthology and length of the work. Each contributor should expect to receive 1%-5% of net royalties. In reality, this may translate into no more than a token payment. For flash fiction (under 750 words) we generally pay a flat fee of .05 US cents per word upon acceptance.

Contact Information:

For inquiries: slush (at) pinknarc. com

For submissions: slush (at) pinknarc. com

Website: http://pinknarc.com/
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