Submission call: Aurealis wants speculative fiction short stories Submissions periods vary through September 30; pays 2¢–6¢/word (Australian)

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Aurealis wants speculative fiction short stories for its online magazine. New Zealand and Australian writers may submit immediately; other writers should wait for the August 1–September 30 submission period. The editors write:

Aurealis is looking for science fiction, fantasy or horror short stories between 2000 and 8000 words. All types of science fiction, fantasy and horror that are of a “speculative” nature will be considered, but we do not want stories that are derivative in nature, particularly those based on TV series. We do not publish horror without a supernatural element.

Submitting to Aurealis

  • Publisher: Aurelius
  • Publication type: online magazine; possible inclusion in ebook and print anthology
  • Word count: 2,000–8,000 words
  • Payment: $20–$60 (Australian) per 1,000 words
  • Rights the publisher asks for: First electronic publication rights and the non-exclusive rights to include the story in a print and digital anthology, and exclusive rights for 12 months after story appears in electronic form in Aurealis. All other rights remain with the contributor.
  • Deadline: Submissions from Australian and New Zealand writers: February 1 through September 30. Submissions from anyone anywhere: August 1 through September 30.
  • Response time: up to 4 months
  • Format: Submissions should be included as Right Text Files only.
  • Will they take simultaneous submissions? No.
  • Will they take multiple submissions? No. Read more about multiple and simultaneous submissions.
  • Will they take reprints? No.

Find more details at Submissions | Aurealis, and don’t forget to tell them you found their submission call here!

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