Submissions closed – we’ll be sending out story acceptances in early October
From the Depths
Submissions now closed
publication aim – December 2022
submissions open until August 31st 2022
Monsters and mermaids, sea serpents and sailors, the deep dank dark and the glistening coral; if you’ve got a fantasy story that reeks of seaweed and intrigue, we want to see it.
From Moby Dick to The Kraken Wakes, we’ve always liked sea stories. Pirates and shipwrecks, undersea kingdoms and mutant killer sharks, aquatic nightmares and waterworlds – we’re open to any stories so long as they’re (loosely defined) fantasy tales. We like action, but we love intelligent, character driven stories that make us think.
We’ll probably take one (but only one) long story so bear that in mind when submitting – sweet spot is 3-5,000 words. We’ll only have room for one mermaid tale too so give us something we’re not expecting to see.
We’ll pay our normal magazine rate (£0.01 per word) and your story will appear in print (hardback and paperback) and the main digital formats.
New work only – but simultaneous submissions are fine and you can send us more than one story. We’ll respond as soon as we can but that may be after the submissions period has ended.
To see what we like, download our free magazine sampler or read our online flash stories. Swearing’s fine (if necessary and in moderation) but no gore or erotica.
HOW TO SUBMIT
- standard manuscript format (Shunn – essential – see our general submissions page for an example)
- email attachment (word or rtf – no PDF)
- cover note (informal, past pubs, short bio, word count)
- DEPTHS-title-name as subject line
- send to email@example.com
Our email link in the first two days of this submissions call was broken – if you submitted during that time and we haven’t acknowledged your submission please contact us to check or resubmit.
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