Submission call: Helios Quarterly wants short speculative fiction - (Expired) Submission period Jan. 1–Jan. 15, pays 1¢–3¢/word for fiction and 25¢/line for poetry

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Helios Quarterly wants short science fiction, fantasy, and horror stories for upcoming issues. They will consider new submissions January 1–January 15. Editor Zelda Knight writes:

Helios Quarterly Magazine publishes quality fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and art that illuminates the darkness. HQM wants stories and poetry that push boundaries and are succinct.

Submitting to Helios Quarterly

  • Publication: Helios Quarterly
  • Publication type: periodical
  • Editor: Zelda Knight
  • Word count: 101 to 1,000 words for flash fiction; 1,001 to 1,500 words for short stories; total word count 3,000 to 7,500 words for serialized stories
  • Payment: serial stories 3¢/word, short stories 2¢–3¢/word; flash fiction 1¢/word; 25¢/line for poetry
  • Rights the publisher asks for: First world electronic and print rights in English with exclusivity for 6 months from the date of publication. Non-exclusive archival rights as long as website(s) hosting the work are online. If selected for a future podcast, payment is 1¢/word for non-exclusive electronic audio rights. If republished in a future anthology, royalties up to 1¢/word will be paid.
  • Deadline: Submission period Jan. 1–Jan. 15
  • Publication date:
  • Response time: 5–8 weeks
  • Format: Standard manuscript format.
  • Will they take simultaneous submissions? Yes.
  • Will they take multiple submissions? No. Read more about multiple and simultaneous submissions.
  • Will they take reprints? No.
  • Who to contact with questions:

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

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