We are so excited to announce the imminent launch of our monthly Short Fiction zine that will be taking on the Further Tales title. Beginning in January 2019, we will be featuring a selection of microfiction and short fiction from our community in a monthly email, and will be launching a submission forum on the new Ackerly Green site in November.
We’re looking for creative works in any genre that align with our love of speculative fiction, mystery, magic, but most importantly, we’re looking for work that shares Ackerly Green’s sense of wonder. Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Horror, even drama with smatterings of the fantastic, will all be considered.
If you are considering submitting to Further Tales, please regard the submission guidelines below. Please note that we cannot at this time offer monetary compensation for accepted works (we’re working on a compensation model for the future), but all accepted contributors will be published in our free, end-of-the-year Further Tales anthology, as well as receive online promotion on our various digital platforms.
For Microfiction submissions:
We ask that your Microfiction submissions do not exceed 1,000 words (no more than three pages double spaced). There is no minimum word count; six word stories are just as eligible as six hundred word stories. There is currently no limit on the number of submissions per cycle.
For Short Fiction submissions:
We ask that your Short Fiction submissions do not exceed 4,000 words (no more than sixteen pages double spaced). All submissions above 1,000 words will be considered Short Fiction. There is currently no limit on the number of submissions per cycle.
Keep in mind:
We will be reading and reviewing all submissions anonymously to ensure objectivity. All submitted works are expected to be as close to finished products as possible. We won’t undertake edits after a piece’s acceptance, beyond basic in-house proofing. We will be contacting those whose works we have chosen to feature, but may not be able to contact every author who submits. Please note also that while we do accept simultaneous submissions, we ask that you notify us immediately should you need to retract a previous submission for any reason.
If we accept your work for publication, we reserve the non-exclusive right to your work’s physical and electronic distribution. However, you keep all rights to the work itself, and you are welcome to publish the same work elsewhere after it has been published by Ackerly Green.
The complete Terms & Conditions will be available on the submission site in November.
We’re so excited to read your work, if you have questions, ask below!