Submission call: Selene Quarterly wants short speculative romances, mysteries, and alternate histories Submission period Dec. 1–Dec. 15; pays 1¢–3¢/word for fiction and 25¢/line for poetry.

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Selene Quarterly Magazine is a speculative romance, mystery, and alternate history quarterly periodical seeking short stories and flash fiction for upcoming issues. They will accept submissions Dec. 1– Dec. 15. Editor Zelda Knight writes:

Selene Quarterly Magazine publishes quality fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and art that dwells in the shadows. SQM desires stories and poetry that are thrilling, reflective, and imaginative.

Submitting to Selene Quarterly

  • Publication: Selene 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 Dec. 1–Dec. 15
  • Publication date: 2019
  • 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: editors@selenequarterly.com
  • Additional notes: “We nominate our authors and poets for awards.”

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

@selenequarterly and editor-in-chief @AuthorZKnight want short speculative romances, mysteries, and alternate histories for an upcoming issue. Submission period Dec. 1–Dec. 15; pays 1¢–3¢/word for fiction and 25¢/line for poetry. Click To Tweet

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