Swords and Sorcery Magazine 30

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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2012

Audience

Open to a broad Audience.

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 12 x per year.

Fiction Open

Swords and Sorcery is devoted to traditional fantasy stories. At this time we are seeking original short stories that feature fantasy elements and pre-industrial settings. Historical and pseudo-historical settings are fine provided they are set before the 19th century. We are not looking for contemporary urban fantasy or steampunk stories. We enjoy reading these when they are well written but there are plenty of markets for them. As our name implies we welcome stories with action and overt magic but neither is necessary to make a good fantasy story.

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Heroic Fantasy, Historical, Sword & Sorcery, excluding Contemporary, Retrofuturism, Urban Fantasy.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Short Story Short Story1,500 - 6,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) Token payment (under 1 US cent per word).
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Nonfiction Open

In addition to publishing fantasy stories Swords and Sorcery Magazine hopes to function as a forum for criticism within the genre. To this end we are also seeking reviews and critical essays on genre topics. These need not be confined literature but can include reviews of movies and comic books as well. We will not publish criticism that is dismissive of the genre as a whole. Any other literary opinion is acceptable.

Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Critical, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Literature/Books (Theory/Analysis/Criticism).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Review ReviewMore than 1,000 words.
Essay EssayMore than 1,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) Token payment (under 1 US cent per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Dates

Last Updated: 14 May 2019
Last Checked: 05 May 2019 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 05 Dec 2018 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 14 Nov 2012

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