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Three-Lobed Burning Eye 283

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Original speculative fiction: horror, fantasy, and science fiction. We want short stories from across the classifications and those dusky places between: magical realism, fantastique, slipstream, interstitial, Weird. We will consider suspense or western, though we prefer it contain some speculative element. We like voices that are full of feeling, from literary to pulpy, with styles unique and flowing, but not too experimental. All labels aside, we want tales that expand genre, that value imagination in character, narrative, and plot. We encourage diverse authors, characters and points of view, inclusive of all races, cultures, genders, and orientations. Please read a few issues before submitting.

Three-Lobed Burning EyeUnited States
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Genres

F FantasySubgenres: Contemporary, Dark Fantasy, Fabulism, Historical, Magic Realism, Slipstream, Urban Fantasy, Weird Western, Weird/New Weird.
H HorrorSubgenres: Creature Horror, Dark Fantasy, Magic Realism, Slipstream, Supernatural, Weird/New Weird.
S Science FictionSubgenres: Alternate History, Apocalyptic/Post-Apocalyptic, Contemporary/Near Future, Cyberpunk, Dystopian, Retrofuturism, Slipstream, Weird Western, Weird/New Weird.
O Open to all/most Genres 

Classifications

Audience:Open to a broad Audience, including: All ethnic groups/populations, All sexual identities.
Styles:Open to all/most Styles, including: Dark, Literary.
Topics:Open to all/most Topics.

Types & Lengths

Flash Fiction Flash Fiction500 - 1,000 words
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 7,000 words

Media & Publication Frequency

E Electronic PublicationPublished 2 x per year
P Print PublicationPublished biennially (every other year)

Payscale

We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
F FictionS to P Pay ranges from Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word)

Submission Types

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  ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousFormats Accepted
F Fiction OK No No NoText format submissions

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  • Always read the full guidelines provided by the publisher.
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  • Include a SASE with all mailed submissions, queries, and requests for guidelines, unless the editor replies via or email or guidelines state otherwise.
  • Be professional, patient and persistent.

Dates

Date Added:
10 Aug 2005
Last Updated:
27 Feb 2017