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Sporty Spec: Games of the Fantastic 0

A project of Raven Electrick Ink

Do not submit here! This project is permanently closed to submissions. We provide the following information as an archive.


Sporty Spec: Games of the Fantastic is a planned paperback anthology of flash fiction and poetry about sports and games with a speculative twist. The sports and games may be of this world, such as basketball, chess, tennis, poker, etc., or of the author's imagination, but the stories and poems must have an element of science fiction, fantasy, or supernatural horror. If it's not speculative, I'm not interested. Sporty Spec will be published by Raven Electrick Ink, the new print publishing arm of e-zine Raven Electrick, now in its eighth year.

Sporty Spec: Games of the FantasticUnited States


F Fantasy 
H Horror 
S Science Fiction 


Poetry Forms:unknown

Types & Lengths

Poem Poem up to 49 lines
Flash Fiction Flash Fictionup to 1,000 words

Media & Publication Frequency

P Print PublicationOne-time publication


We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
F FictionS Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word)
P PoetryS Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem)

Submission Types

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  ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousFormats Accepted
F Fiction OK No OK UnknownText format submissions
P Poetry OK No OK UnknownText format submissions

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Date Added:
02 May 2007
Last Updated:
05 Aug 2007