Formatting a manuscript for submission is a pain. Every publication has its own rules--headers, spacing, font, file format, required information, and so on and so forth.
The truth is, it's just a means of separating those authors who are genuinely serious from those who are just inundating publications with their as-yet unappreciated epic.
We want to make it simple. Our submission guidelines are:
Send a short query describing your work to:
If we like what we read, we'll ask for more info. If we don't, we won't.
Just keep the following in mind:
We won't/can't read anything in a format we can't open or a language we can't read.
Microsoft Word doc files are always a safe bet, and Apple's Pages is also good. If you're an Open Office user, please save as a Rich Text File or similar.
We reserve the right to reject a manuscript or query for any reason, including but not limited to criminal neglect of creativity, first degree murder of the English language, adverbial abuse, possession of cliché with intent to distribute, and pathological telegraphing.
Usually, however, it's just that we didn't think your work was a good fit, and that's all. Nothing sinister.
NOTE: We are currently only accepting short stories for the anthologies. Payment will be $5 USD per 1000 words for Unearthly Sleuths and at least that for Myths, Monsters, Mutations.
With regard to copyright, we request the non-exclusive right to publish your story in the anthology to which it was accepted. You retain the rights to your individual story to do with as you wish. Please let us know if you have any questions.
Check here for open calls for stories.