Call for Fiction Submissions
Fiddler’s Green Peculiar Parish Magazine is excited to announce a call for submissions for our first all-fiction issue! This special issue will feature a dozen or so illustrated short stories of the magical and fantastic. Publication is anticipated some time in 2020, with a release date to be announced closer to the time.
Our guest editor for this issue is Susan Redington Bobby. Bobby is a writer, literary critic, and assistant professor of English at Wesley College in Dover, Delaware, where she specializes in fairy tales, adolescent literature, goddess archetypes, and magical realism. She is the author of Beyond His Dark Materials: Innocence and Experience in the Fiction of Philip Pullman and the editor of Fairy Tales Reimagined: Essays on New Retellings. She publishes fiction under the name Miranda Rey.
There is no required theme for the stories, although anything to do with the themes usually explored in Fiddler’s Green—such as magic, individualism, or iconoclastic approaches to spirituality—will be most welcome. Stories with word counts between 1500 and 3000 will be considered. Narrative or thematic poetry of any length will also be considered, but we will only be publishing a few poems at most.
Rights and Compensation
Stories may be new or may have been previously published elsewhere, as long as the author has the rights to offer their work for reprint in Fiddler’s Green. For each story or poem published in the special issue, the creator will be offered compensation in the form of either $100 or a half-page advertising credit in this or a later issue of Fiddler’s Green Peculiar Parish Magazine. Fiddler’s Green will retain non-exclusive rights to publish the story or poem for the duration of this special issue’s print run.
To Submit Your Story or Poem
Email your submissions as a standard Word document attachment to Susan Redington Bobby at firstname.lastname@example.org. Story submissions are due on or before July 1, 2019.
Our special issue will be illustrated with images specially commissioned once the story list has been set. We have yet to determine whether we will use the work of a variety of illustrators or a single artist. Illustration rights and compensation will be determined upon commission. Fiddler’s Green editor Clint Marsh will oversee the illustrator selection process. If you would like to be considered as an illustrator, please email a link to your portfolio to Clint at email@example.com.
Thank you for your interest in this special issue of Fiddler’s Green! We will announce updates about the project to our social media accounts (links below) and through our email list.