Kunlun Journal of Chinese Historical Fiction 0

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We are looking for original fiction set in pre-modern China (that is, before the end of the Qing dynasty). Although China is the focus of this publication, fiction set in Japan, Korea, Vietnam, or other Southeast Asian countries will also be considered. Aside from the historical setting, there is no further thematic requirement. We're looking for well-written, character-driven stories that do more that just show off the author's knowledge of a given historical setting or event. Experimentation with narrative, voice, and other literary techniques is welcome, but not required. Kunlun is the home of both the conventional and the esoteric. Wuxia stories are especially welcomed.

Kunlun Journal of Chinese Historical FictionTaiwan


G GeneralSubgenre: Historical.
A Action-AdventureSubgenre: Historical.
O Open to all/most Genres 


Poetry Forms:Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:Open to all/most Styles.

Types & Lengths

PoemNo line limits known.
Short Story1,000 - 7,500 words.
Novelette7,500 - 15,000 words.
Novella15,000 - 40,000 words.
Novel ExcerptUp to 15,000 words.

Media & Publication Frequency

E Electronic PublicationPublished 3 x per year.


We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
F FictionN No monetary payment per piece.
P PoetryN No monetary payment per piece.

Submission Types

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

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Date Added:
13 Jan 2011
Last Updated:
15 Feb 2012