Mad Scientist Journal is an online speculative fiction magazine that I love to read. It’s got some wonderfully weird fiction and unique storytelling.
Right now, Mad Scientist Journal is seeking short story submissions for a special Kickstarter-funded anthology, Battling in All Her Finery: Historical Accounts of Otherworldly Women Leaders. Each story must focus on a woman leader and be told in the first person by the leader or someone who has spent time around her. Please see the free-to-read stories on the Mad Scientist Journal website for an idea of the styles they prefer.
The editors write:
We use an inclusive definition of “woman” and “female,” and we welcome stories about anyone who identifies as a woman on some level. …
We are particularly looking for stories from authors who are underrepresented in fiction: people of color, LGBTQ, non-Western religions and cultures.
- Publisher: Mad Scientist Journal
- Publication type: Anthology
- Word count: 5,000–8,000 words
- Payment: 2¢/word
- Rights the publisher asks for: Exclusive first worldwide electronic and print rights for one year
- Deadline: April 30, 2018 (midnight Pacific time zone)
- Format: Standard manuscript format in Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format; or send the story in the body of your email.
- Will they take simultaneous or multiple submissions? No simultateous submissions. Read more about multiple and simultaneous submissions.
- Will they take reprints? No.
Find more details at Submissions | Mad Scientist Journal.
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