Submissions

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Have a story for our blog? Submit to “Extra, Extra!”

We’d like to start posting one story per week to our blog .  If you’re interested in having your work published on our website, submit to “Extra, Extra!” and hope for the best.

Please send in short stories of no more than 2,000 words.  We’ll be so excited and grateful you did, we’ll give you a free issue of Blank Fiction!

There are no genre restrictions for this category, so it’s all fair game.

An honorarium of $5.00 per accepted story will be rewarded.

Good luck!

Surreal Fiction

Blank Fiction is no longer calling for Surreal Fiction.  We’re no longer looking for stories that blur the lines between dream and reality, devise a narrative out of an idea or concept, and/or create strange creatures from everyday objects.  No longer send us work that challenges accepted social customs and structures and free us from this “false rationality” in which we live.

Surrealism presents unnerving and illogical scenes delivered with precision, effectively allowing what seems to be unconscious expression to rise to the surface.  However, the element of surprise also plays a large role, so feel free to experiment with the genre and embrace its disdain for established artistic tradition.

Similar and potential crossover genres include Psychedelic Fiction, Magical Realism and Post-Modernism.  These genres share a lot of constructs with Surrealism, and we ultimately chose surrealism because it was less restrictive and submissions would be able to incorporate elements of all of these genres.

The window for submissions is no longer now open, and closed July 10, 2014.

We’re very excited to read your work!

All of our submissions are blind-reviewed, so please do not include any identifying factors (name, age, address, etc) within the attached file.  Stories should be no longer than 15,000 words.

Guidelines

Stories should provide a solid understanding of the traditional practices of the genre, especially if they haven’t been established yet or you are going to disregard them completely. Also, submissions should not exceed 15,000 words. Since we are being somewhat generous with the length, we reserve the right to stop reading at any time – so keep us interested!

Be sure to follow our guidelines when it comes to blinding your submissions. If you do not, your piece may not be read.

While we accept simultaneous submissions, we do so with the understanding that you will let us know as soon as your story has been accepted elsewhere. We request this information so that we can eliminate your piece from our pile as well as send you a congratulatory email. We know what a big deal it is to be published… even if it isn’t with us.

If you are chosen to be in one of our issues, we retain exclusive rights for six months from the date of publication. After that, it’s all yours again.

All submissions are appreciated and will be responded to in the positive, negative or “Please, please, please, can we keep this for a later issue?” within 90 days of their arrival. If you do not hear from us within 90 days, don’t hesitate to send a follow-up query to Support@BlankFictionMag.com.

Blank Checks

Blank Fiction Magazine is proud to support all of our writers with a $50 honorarium for their contribution to our pages. While this payment is already substantial for a new and independent literary magazine, it is not as high as our staff would like. If our revenue stream grows enough to keep us in the black, a major percentage of those profits will be going back into our contributors.

The reasoning behind this is two-fold. First, we want to be able to attract better writing to pass on to our readers. Second, Blank Fiction Magazine – and everyone that works on it – cares deeply about today’s writing culture and would like to help raise the bar in regards to compensation. Writing is a tough gig and we want to show you we understand that and appreciate your effort. That being said, earn your keep and send us some great literature!