SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

GENERAL INFORMATION

NOTE: We are currently only accepting short stories for the anthologies and cannot accept full-length novel manuscripts at this time.
 
Payment for stories will be $5 USD per 1000 words for Unrealpolitik, Sensory Perceptions, and Pioneers & Pathfinders.
 
We're looking for speculative fiction across all anthologies (unless otherwise specified). That includes everything from high fantasy to hard scifi and anything in between.
 
We do accept reprints, simultaneous submissions, and multiple submissions, though these will slow down our response time.
 
Story lengths should be anywhere from flash-length to about 20k words, but we have at times made exceptions. We know a story is complete when it's complete, and arbitrary word count requirements are not always helpful. If you have an amazing story that exceeds 20k words, let us know. We may be able to make special accommodations. :)
 
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.
 
Note: We do have long lead times with our anthologies, because we want to ensure quality work gets included. Thanks for your understanding on this.
 
Check here for open calls for stories.


 

 

FORMATTING INFORMATION
 

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:

editor@jayhenge.com


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.