Please send your submissions as MS Word file attachment (.doc or .docx).
Short Story Fiction Submissions are now open throughout the year. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your short fiction in 1000 to 9000 words.
This is not a paying market. Our Editors ensure that every short story submission will receive a feedback as response irrespective of acceptance or rejection by us. This is to ensure our original goal of being a “community resource” and to provide a platform to voice the talents of many who need only to be shown a direction and they walk into success by themselves.
Novella and Novel length Fiction works of genre fiction (all genres) or pulp fiction, SciFi, Fantasy, Horror, Detective, Crime, Romance, Adventure, Young Adult, Humour, Satire, etc. Submissions for Novel / Novella length works are now by invitation only. This is the best “fair deal” for everyone involved. We will be able to market and pay our selected authors really well – with focus only on quality instead of churning out ten new novels every month on our publisher catalogue. As seen in the past we have had great long term collaborations with our regular brilliant short story writers transforming into novel writing authors – namely, Chris Castle, Ilan Herman, Raymond Hamilton et al.
Flash Fiction Submissions are open throughout the year. Email email@example.com with your flash fiction in 500 words or less. This is not a paying market.
For Art submissions a working web link will be sufficient. We would contact you if we have a specific artwork required for a story.
A Writer writes and that’s what you need to do to keep your creative motors running. The writer’s primary endowment is his good name, so don’t plagiarise and capitalise on goodwill.
So send in your creative works to the editor and we will get back to you within 90 days timeframe. On publishing – please understand that we have a good amount of fiction in the pipeline so acceptance of fiction / art does not mean immediate publication. It will happen soon enough and we will definitely email you to inform you of the same.
We nominate Short Stories for the Pushcart Prize every year. You can also join us at our Facebook Page for regular updates of FFJ.
The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses series, published every year since 1976, is the most honored literary project in America. Writers who were first noticed through Pushcart include: Raymond Carver, Tim O’Brien, Jayne Anne Phillips, Charles Baxter, Andre Dubus, Susan Minot, Mona Simpson, John Irving, Rick Moody, and many more. Each year most of the writers and many of the presses are new to the series.
* * * * * * * * * *
A sample Submission File is available on the website for general guidelines because indeed lot of people send us underlined text double spaced with lot of page breaks separating the story.
FOR YOUR SUBMISSIONS – please refer the Sample Word File.
1. Please don’t double space text paragraphs.
2. Please stop underlining text – if you want Italic text just make it Italic
3. Don’t use Page Breaks for a single short story.
4. You are submitting an electronic file for electronic publication – so please don’t make a file as if it is going to be printed on paper or for printed hard copy publication
5. Please don’t make the Title of the Story in all Caps – Is “LION” an abbreviation or is it “Lion” ?
6. Please use double quotes for dialogue
7. Please type ‘The End’ to indicate that the story has ended