It’s official: Realms of Fantasy is back, and expecting a ton of submissions. I don’t think we should disappoint them.
Note, Canadian authors: though you still have to submit hardcopy, if you supply your email, they will answer you via email. They don’t want to work with IRCs and who does? So, this saves us time too.
Editorial guidelines from their link:
Realms of Fantasy, a bimonthly magazine, is a professional market for the best in fantastic short fiction. Stories should be no longer than 10,000 words, and can address any area in the realms of fantasy: heroic, contemporary, traditional, feminist, dark, light, and the ever-popular “unclassifiable.” What we do not want to see is standard SF (this means no alien worlds, no hard-edged technology, no FTL drives, etc.) Additionally, ROF is not a market for poetry. What we do want to see is the very best in the field–Realms of Fantasy is a highly competitive market.
For stories under 7,500 words, rates begin at 6 cents per word for new writers and move upward as a writer gains recognition. For stories over 7,500 words, the rates break at 7,500 to 4 cents a word. Thus, a 10,000-word story by a newcomer would pay $550. Again, for established writers, the rates will be proportionally higher.
All submissions must be typed in a 12 pt. serif font such as Courier or Times Roman, double-spaced, and accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope large enough to hold your manuscript. Manuscripts not typed and double-spaced will not be considered. Manuscripts without return postage will not be returned. If you wish us to discard the ms. and reply only by letter, you need only enclose a letter-size (#10) envelope and mark your ms. DISPOSABLE. Your name, address, email address and phone number should appear on the first page of the text, not on a cover sheet, as cover sheets can easily get separated from the rest of the ms.
International authors must still submit hardcopies of their stories but we will respond via email rather than regular mail, assuming that you do not require your ms. to be returned to you. We do not accept multiple or simultaneous submissions. Response time is ordinarily 8 to 12 weeks. We regret that the majority of our responses must be in the form of pretyped letters. This in no way reflects on your work, only on our time and work load.
Thank you for your interest in Realms of Fantasy, and we look forward to seeing your work in our pages.
Shawna McCarthy Editorial Address: Realms of Fantasy P.O. Box 527 Rumson, NJ 07760
Now, go give them what they want! Good Yukon Stories, or stories from Yukon authors.
Hi, a little off topic but is anyone getting a white page when they view this site? regards