Getting traditionally published is an uphill battle which is getting harder and harder each year. Several factors have made the game harder for authors, including increased competition from self-publishers, less people reading, and increased financial risks for mainstream publishers.
Thus as writers, it’s important for us on a grass roots level to support publishers who are helping to promote new authors and diverse forms of fiction.
Martian Magazine is doing what they can to publish quality sci-fi microfiction. They share great works from both new and experienced authors from around the world.
Micro-fiction (fiction of 100 words or less) doesn’t get much attention in the world of fiction, let alone sci-fi micro-fiction. It needs more support. Martian Magazine may not survive if they don’t get the funding they need.
More funding equals more micro-fiction, and more publishing opportunities for authors such as yourselves.
Check out their Kickstarter Here!
Black Hare Press’s Year Four anthology is now available on Amazon!
Black Hare Press is an Australian indie publisher that focuses mainly on horror and speculative fiction.
As we all know, publishing these days is HARD. Therefore, I appreciate this publisher because they create numerous opportunities for authors around the globe to share their creativity. One of their focuses is on microfiction, which allows them to accept and publish a large amount of content on an almost daily basis.
Black Hare Press has also created a great community for their writers, and they have many fun contests which challenge writers continuously with new ideas.
I would definitely recommend this publisher if you are looking for a home for your works of horror or speculative fiction.
I myself have two works of microfiction in the anthology listed above. Please read and leave a positive review if you can.
Year Four – Black Hare Press Anthology
Black Hare Press Website
Black Hare Press’s Collection of Horror and Speculative Microfiction
Check out the list here!
It’s a list of 109 markets paying for flash fiction, which is fiction that is usually less than 2,000 words.
The image and list are from the Published to Death blog, which has all kinds of great content for writers.
Writers know that size matters.
When searching for places to submit shorter works, word count is key. This website lists publications that accept prose of 3,000 words or less. It is quite a lengthy collection of publications and allows you to search by word limit.
Check out the very long short list here.