Tuesday, August 21, 2012


Posted by Randi on Tuesday, August 21, 2012

What they want:
Unusual and beautifully-written speculative fiction stories with full plots and strong characters. The best way to understand what we are looking for is to read an issue of the magazine. We’re most drawn to contemporary fantasy, and seek out stories with a strong emotional core. We like unusual stories with a fluid and distinctive voice, with specific and original images. Send us your odd unclassifiable stories–though we prefer traditional storytelling mechanics to experimental approaches.

We’re less likely to be interested in sword and sorcery, hard SF, space opera, paranormal romance, and slasher horror, but really, we’ll read anything.

Length: Up to 7,500 words
Payment: 5 cents per word, $50 minimum
Guidelines: http://www.shimmerzine.com/guidelines/fiction-guidelines/