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Important additional information: are you accepting stories from outside the U.S.? And would we still get paid in dollars?

*is in Britain*

Wait, there's money involved?

*eyes WIPs*

Suddenly these stories don't seem as shiny. . .


. . . crud . . .
 

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Important additional information: are you accepting stories from outside the U.S.? And would we still get paid in dollars?

*is in Britain*

Yep - We'll accept stories from out of the country. Payment in American dollars via Paypal, or old-fashioned paper check.
 

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2 cents a word, CM. Didn't you read the first post? :p

I may have read the post title and then got distracted by a ball of yarn. :)

2 cents, eh?

*waits for the inevitable jokes to pour in*
 

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Everyone having fun yet? :D
 

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I did think I might be able to scrub up a short I already had...not sure now. Might be too long.

But I did have a question. Um, is there a guidance on rating? Not that I'm going to so an SFF erotic piece or anything, lol,(not this time!) but for violence/gore/naughty words/playing hide the sausage graphicness?

Is there anything we shouldn't put in there? Stick to PG?
 

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Still haven't written anything...what's wrong with me??? Feelin' the pressure like a strict dad, haha. Will get to it, I promise. (yeah right) No No, she will, I'll remind her. YOU BETTER...(what?) Oh...the voices in me head.
 

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Submitted!

I wrote a story about two eyeballs lost and seeking shelter. Poor eyeballs.
 

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How do you guys feel about zombies? I have a short that just sort of happened when I sat at the keyboard last week. It needs shining up, but it could give Bartholomew a little competition in the weirdo category ;)
 

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How do you guys feel about zombies? I have a short that just sort of happened when I sat at the keyboard last week. It needs shining up, but it could give Bartholomew a little competition in the weirdo category ;)

ZOmBiEs..."eat my brains". That would be a great read for me then. lol

Submitted!

I wrote a story about two eyeballs lost and seeking shelter. Poor eyeballs.

How Bart? Seriously that was like speed lightning! I like eyeballs stories, haha. Goodie Lucky 2 U...(oh wait, I don't have my eyeballs on, did that sound right?)
 

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ZOmBiEs..."eat my brains". That would be a great read for me then. lol



How Bart? Seriously that was like speed lightning! I like eyeballs stories, haha. Goodie Lucky 2 U...(oh wait, I don't have my eyeballs on, did that sound right?)

It's flash fiction. :) That comes fairly quickly.
 

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I did think I might be able to scrub up a short I already had...not sure now. Might be too long.

But I did have a question. Um, is there a guidance on rating? Not that I'm going to so an SFF erotic piece or anything, lol,(not this time!) but for violence/gore/naughty words/playing hide the sausage graphicness?

Is there anything we shouldn't put in there? Stick to PG?
I am not the editor (I bowed out of that job so I could submit my own piece) and I haven't had a direct conversation with the editor regarding this topic. However, here's my take:

Don't slander anyone, don't libel anyone. Don't violate copyright or trademark. My guess is that if your piece is too off color, the editor may ask for a revision. That's assuming, of course, that the story itself (with or without the off-color bits) is selected for publication. I also guess that if the prime focus of the story is an X-rated theme, it will have less than good chance of being selected.

But otherwise, the sorts of things you can pick up from the Barnes and Nobel bookshelves or buy on Amazon should be just fine.
 

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Yep - what Peter said. If in doubt, just be brave and send it. The worst that can happen is a rejection, right?

We've got several submissions already -- this is looking very promising,
 

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One at a time. If you submit early enough, and receive a rejection prior to the closing date (Sept. 1), you may resubmit.
 
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