Due to overwhelming response, we are not currently accepting new submissions.
We are going through the backlogged submissions and are sending out notices at the moment; if you HAVE NOT heard back yet, PLEASE BE PATIENT — we WILL get to you shortly. Thanks for your patience and understanding.
**Check back to submit (subject to change)**
May 31, 2017
ALSO: PLEASE DO NOT USE THE ‘CONTACT FORM’ TO SUBMIT.
SUCH SUBMISSIONS WILL BE DELETED UNREAD!
In the meantime, it would be much appreciated if you would read this notice…
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++PLEASE READ ALL GUIDELINES; policies are subject to revision without notice. While we accept submissions year-round, we reserve the right to periodically suspend submissions for short intervals to catch up with backlogs.
We reserve the right to excerpt short pieces (not more than 500 words) of work (Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, Reviews) to be printed in the magazine on the Nameless website as a “teaser”; we assert the same right to display reduced-size images of pieces of art to be printed in the magazine for the same purpose.
*PROPERLY FORMATTED ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS ARE MANDATORY; NO SNAIL MAIL. (SEE BELOW in “MISCELLANEOUS” for formatting guidelines)
*FICTION: Hook us in the first paragraph! Looking for well-written, powerful, original ideas and new twists on old horror conventions. Expect to be edited. Stories from 1500 to 9500 words, firm (query for longer). Must be in the Horror/Dark Fantasy/Dark Sci-Fi/Magic Realism veins (straight Science Fiction, Weird, Weird Erotica, Thriller and Mythos are also acceptable). NO: Fan Fiction, Romance or Sword & Sorcery. Profanity that fits the context is OK. Challenge us with interesting, intelligent and mature content.
*POETRY: We are interested in quality Dark Poetry (no Epics, please). Pays $.30 per line (if printed in the PRINT magazine). Expect to be edited. Profanity that fits the context is OK. Challenge us with interesting, intelligent and mature content.
Include FICTION or POETRY SUBMISSION in the Subject; Poetry Payment is covered above; for Fiction Payment, SEE BELOW.
Improperly formatted manuscripts will be immediately rejected. Electronic submissions are mandatory.
*Looking for relevant nonfiction articles and reviews by new & established writers on a variety of topics, from politics, science, criticism, and personality profiles, to personal essays/memoirs and grand overviews. Query first, please. If permission is granted to send in an article or review, include REVIEW SUBMISSION or ARTICLE SUBMISSION in the Subject; expect to be edited. Except for reviews (which are compensated for in exposure on the website and/or one (1) copy of the E-Edition digest), Payment (SEE BELOW) and submission guidelines are the same as FICTION, except as noted for Interviews and Reviews. Profanity that fits the context is OK.
*Also seeking Interviews with established & newer personalities in the Horror/Dark Fantasy/S-F and related fields (writers, filmmakers, artists, actors, musicians and so on). Payment for interviews is in one (1) E-Edition copy only. Query first. If permission is granted to send in an interview, include INTERVIEW SUBMISSION in the Subject; expect to be edited. Profanity that fits the context is OK.
Print Rights revert to Author upon physical print publication, though we may reserve the right to use the interview or nonfiction piece in a “Best Of” collection at a later date; Electronic Rights are reserved for a longer term.
*Looking for original art (drawings, paintings, photos, collages, digital art are all OK) with a Science Fiction and/or Dark Fantasy edge, B&W or Color: PLEASE, NO CLICHE HORROR ELEMENTS. Sexy images/nudity are acceptable if done tastefully. Expect to be edited/altered. SEE BELOW for Payment.
*We are also seeking quality MULTIMEDIA Submissions: short films, music videos, interview snippets, audio, convention panels, trailers and so on. It is best to send these as a zipped/compressed file OR a LINK in certain cases (YouTube, Vimeo, and SoundCloud). Local formats are restricted to MP3, WAV, MOV, WMV, and Flash. Lengths may vary, but should be longer than two minutes and shorter than 15 minutes as a general rule. Decent audio/image quality is appreciated (HD preferred). Should be interesting, non-obscene content: no excessive gore, no pornography (though mild nudity is OK), no racial/sexual/sexual orientation/religious/regional bigotry/animal cruelty/child abuse/rape or hatred. Profanity that fits the context is OK. Challenge us with interesting, intelligent and mature content. No Payment: SEE BELOW for details.
Final format for artwork publication: 300 DPI minimum, TIFF or PNG format. B&W illustrations should be formatted for Grayscale. Include ART SUBMISSION in the Subject line and please include your address/e-mail in the body of your cover letter. Challenge us with interesting, intelligent and mature content.
*FICTION and NONFICTION: Five cents ($.05) a word (except Interviews/Reviews and Poetry — SEE ABOVE) and one (1) E-Edition copy of the digest. Payment within 60 days of physical publication. Print Rights revert to Author upon physical print publication, though we may reserve the right to use the story or nonfiction piece in a “Best Of” collection at a later date; Electronic Rights are reserved for a longer term. No simultaneous submissions (to other publications). No multiple submissions (please wait to send another story until your current one has received a response). We prefer to pay via PayPal. We ONLY PAY for items that are in the printed digest (unless noted otherwise), but are pleased to keep items excerpted for the website indefinitely.
+Written SUBMISSION UPDATE — Due to the high volume of good submissions, we now have an alternative to rejecting a story, as follows: Effective immediately, if the story is CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED, we will offer to use the complete piece in the fiction (or nonfiction) section of the NAMELESS website at a reduced rate of $.02/word (to be displayed indefinitely, and payable within three weeks of online publication; we ask for exclusive online/print Rights for four months if you agree); we also reserve the right to keep it in contention for our future book series, THE BEST OF NAMELESS.
*ARTWORK: Payment is $30 (quarter page), $45 (half page) each for small interior art plus one (1) E-Edition copy, $70 (full page) plus one (1) E-Edition copy, and $150 plus one (1) E-Edition copy for a cover piece. Payment within 60 days of physical publication. Simultaneous submissions OK – let us know immediately if an image under consideration is accepted by another publication, however. Print Rights revert to Artist upon print publication, though we may reserve the right to use a piece in a “Best Of” collection at a later date; Electronic Rights are reserved for a longer term. We prefer to pay via PayPal. We ONLY PAY for items that are in the printed digest, but are pleased to keep items excerpted for the website indefinitely: This includes artwork. We do not pay for cartoons, but are interested in quality, non-offensive ones.
*We DO NOT currently pay for MULTIMEDIA Submissions. We ONLY PAY for items that are in the printed digest, but are pleased to keep items excerpted for the website indefinitely: This includes artwork/multimedia.
A NOTE ABOUT SUBMISSIONS: Please include your e-mail and address on the story AND the body of the cover letter; in a continuing effort to be as Green as possible, we only accept electronic submissions unless we specifically ask for something or you have queried first (such as for a film or book you would like us to review).
REVIEW CONSIDERATION: We make no promises or guarantees that we will review anything that is submitted.
FORMATTING GUIDELINES: Improperly formatted manuscripts will be immediately rejected. All stories, interviews, reviews, and so on need to be written in Times New Roman or Courier 12-point font, double-spaced, 1″ margins all around, contact info and word count on the front page at the top, every page after the title page should have author’s last name, story title and page number. Submissions with improper formatting will go unread and be immediately rejected, no exceptions.
++GUIDELINES FOR POTENTIAL REVIEWERS (Please read):
NOTE: If you would like to be considered as a REVIEWER, please visit the [NameL3ss] Facebook page (link at the top of this post), and leave a PRIVATE MESSAGE. Alternatively, the [NameL3ss] website has a Contact Form for inquiries.
First: There is NO PAYMENT for reviews of any kind.
We will run reviews on the website (NamelessDigest.com); the best of them will be printed twice yearly in the PRINT version of the magazine.
Second: What we are interested in seeing.
We are open to reviews of books, DVDs, CDs (music), comics/graphic novels, and current films (in theatres). We are open to reviewers bringing new things to our attention, and we will also send works out to be reviewed. We are interested in not only mainstream, large-scale efforts, but independent, and academic works as well.
Third: Categories for consideration.
We want to see critical (no softball) reviews of: fiction (including re-issues), nonfiction, artwork (books), poetry, films (including documentaries), TV series (old and new), websites, comics, magazines, music, conventions, and live acts. The reviews are subject to approval, and WILL BE edited for content, length, and concision. We are interested in provocative and/or unusual slants on topics.
The works for review MUST contain elements (or a combination) of any of the following genres: horror, science fiction, magical realism, dark fantasy, “weird”, alternate history, and so on. If there is a question regarding content appropriateness, please write the Editor-in-Chief (Jason V Brock).
NO: sword and sorcery, steampunk, fan fiction, gore/torture porn, pornography, animal cruelty, high fantasy, romance, and so on. This is not a complete list. Query if there is a question.
Fourth: Other General Guidelines for Reviewers.
LENGTH: Between 200 (capsule) and 1000 (complete) words. Expect to be edited.
FORMAT: Word doc in standard manuscript formatting: Improperly formatted manuscripts will be immediately rejected. All stories, interviews, reviews, and so on need to be written in Times New Roman or Courier 12-point font, double-spaced, 1″ margins all around, contact info and word count on the front page at the top, every page after the title page should have author’s last name, story title and page number. Submissions with improper formatting will go unread and be immediately rejected, no exceptions.
NEEDS: Must have the following data in the heading.
FOR BOOKS/COMICS: ISBN, price, publisher, author, year published, page count, and format (trade, limited edition or hardcover, comic, e-book, etc).
FOR FILMS/MUSIC: studio, director/stars/musician(s), year distributed, running time/songs, and format (DVD, CD, electronic only, and so on).
OTHER LIMITATIONS: Materials are not returnable. ALSO — We ONLY PAY for items that are in the printed digest (unless noted otherwise), but are pleased to keep items excerpted for the website indefinitely: This includes artwork/multimedia. Response times vary: query only if it has been longer than 4 months. Thanks, and enjoy your stay!
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Due to overwhelming response, we are currently not accepting new submissions.
PLEASE DO NOT USE THE ‘CONTACT FORM’ TO SUBMIT.
SUCH SUBMISSIONS WILL BE DELETED UNREAD!
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