For the Issue #4 of The Stone Digital Literary Magazine, we’re asking writers to submit their best short fiction where travel is prominently featured in the story. Maybe you’ve written a tale inspired by a poignant homecoming or a vacation from hell. Or maybe you’ve written a story about traveling to the stars. We invite writers to let their imaginations run wild on this one – in other words, we’re open to sci-fi for the first time ever. The only stipulation is, as always, no children’s stories or erotica. We want strong character-driven stories where a place or a destination can also be thought of as a character – vivid, unforgettable stuff.
Are you up to the challenge? Then what in blue blazes are you waiting for? Follow the below guidelines and submit your travel-centric story to The Stone today!
- We are looking for original, previously unpublished works written in English.
- We currently do not have a word limit, however, we typically publish stories of 5,000 words or less. If your story is longer than that, just make sure to knock us dead. Flash fiction is also welcome.
- All submissions must be sent via email.
- Email your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Submission: Story Title and Author Name” in the subject line.
- Include your entire story in the body of the email along with a brief author bio as you would like it to appear if your story were to be selected for publication. PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANY ATTACHMENTS!
We will do our best to respond to your entries in a timely manner, within six weeks if possible. Please do not send a follow-up inquiry unless six weeks have passed.
We do accept simultaneous submissions but ask that you notify us as soon as possible if your entry has been selected for publication in another magazine. We promise to have a drink in honor of your success and hope that you consider us in the future for other works!
If selected for publication, we ask for first publication rights. At this time we are not able to offer payment, but we do offer the satisfaction in being published and having your story available to readers across the globe. After publication in The Stone, you are free to republish your story in additional anthologies. We simply ask that you reference that the story was first published in The Stone.
Rights for all individual published works revert to the author upon publication. The Stone Magazine reserves the right to archive and republish works previously featured.
***Notice to Artists and Photographers: We are also always seeking original artwork/photography for our covers. If you are interested in offering your services, please use the same email address above for story submissions.
Founder and Editor – D. H. Schleicher
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