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Tree and Stone Magazine Tree and Stone: Speculative and Literary Fiction Magazine

We want all forms of original fiction! For encouragement:

All writers are welcome, but we would love stories from self-identified QTPOC and BIPOC writers.

Queer characters! Queer romance! Queer fantasy/science fiction! All things queer!

Second person narratives!

Vignettes

Surrealism, magical realism, fabulism, slipstream, anything that might be deemed unconventional.

Cross genre or genre-bending stories.

General Submissions

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We want all forms of original fiction! For encouragement:

All writers are welcome, but we would love stories from self-identified QTPOC and BIPOC writers.

Queer characters! Queer romance! Queer fantasy/science fiction! All things queer!

Second person narratives!

Vignettes

Surrealism, magical realism, fabulism, slipstream, anything that might be deemed unconventional.

Cross genre or genre-bending stories.

We accept only original works of speculative and literary fiction in English. Reprints are not accepted at this time.

Payment Rates:

< 1,000 words: $0.02 per word via PayPal.

1,000-6,000 words: $20 honorarium via PayPal (hope to increase this one day).

Simultaneous submissions are accepted and encouraged, but please inform us immediately if the story is accepted elsewhere. Multiple submissions are also welcome. If your story is rejected, please feel free to send another story. A previously rejected story will only be reconsidered if substantive changes are made (you can be the judge of “substantive”).

Response time may vary. We try to decide within 30 days. If you have not heard from us after 60 days, please email us. An email confirmation should arrive after submission. If not, please email us to make sure it was received!

Please submit all stories as rtf., doc., or docx. only in the Standard Manuscript Format (Shunn; this is not strict, but please follow as best as you can).

Please include a short third-person bio so we can get to know you and to go with the piece should it be accepted.

Rights: We ask for one time non-exclusive serial rights and indefinite electronic archival rights. All rights revert to the author upon publication.

Para el Pueblo

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Special issue series for Hispanic/Latine/LatinX/Latino/Latina/Chicano/Chicana writers!

We accept only original works of speculative and literary fiction in English AND/OR Spanish. Reprints are not accepted at this time. Translations are welcome!

Payment Rates:

For Short fiction: < 1,000 words: $0.02 per word via PayPal; 1,000-6,000 words: $20 honorarium via PayPal (hope to increase this one day).

Creative Non-fiction: < 3,000 words: $20 honorarium.

Note: Unfortunately, we cannot do international wire transfers, but we can use alternative methods, such as Western Union.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted and encouraged, but please inform us immediately if the story is accepted elsewhere. Multiple submissions are also welcome. If your story is rejected, please feel free to send another story. A previously rejected story will only be reconsidered if substantive changes are made (you can be the judge of “substantive”).

Response time may vary. We try to decide within 30 days. If you have not heard from us after 60 days, please email us. An email confirmation should arrive after submission. If not, please email us to make sure it was received!

Please submit all stories as doc. or docx. only in the Standard Manuscript Format (Shunn; this is not strict, but please follow as best as you can).

Please include a short third-person bio so we can get to know you and to go with the piece should it be accepted.

Rights: We ask for one time non-exclusive serial rights and indefinite electronic archival rights. All rights revert to the author upon publication.

Queer as F*

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We are open writer/artist who self-identify as queer/LGBTQIA/pan/non-binary. Our cishet/ cisallohet allies, are welcome to submit, but we ask that the story center around a character who self-identifies as queer/LGBTQIA/pan/non-binary.

No identity proof is necessary!

Importantly, please submit as you feel seen. This issue is to celebrate queerness in all its forms, experiences, and expressions. If you feel excluded as a queer individual, please let me know. I want to encourage all who love and support our amazing community to feel welcome.

We accept only original works of speculative and literary fiction in English. Reprints are not accepted at this time.

Payment Rates:

  • < 1,000 words: $0.02 per word via PayPal.
  • 1,000-6,000 words: $20 honorarium via PayPal (hope to increase this one day).

Simultaneous submissions are accepted and encouraged, but please inform us immediately if the story is accepted elsewhere. Multiple submissions are also welcome. If your story is rejected, please feel free to send another story. A previously rejected story will only be reconsidered if substantive changes are made (you can be the judge of “substantive”).

Response time may vary. We try to decide within 30 days. If you have not heard from us after 60 days, please email us. An email confirmation should arrive after submission. If not, please email us to make sure it was received!

Please submit all stories as doc. or docx. only in the Standard Manuscript Format (Shunn; this is not strict, but please follow as best as you can).

Please include a short third-person bio so we can get to know you and to go with the piece should it be accepted.

Rights: We ask for one time non-exclusive serial rights and indefinite electronic archival rights. All rights revert to the author upon publication.