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Savage Kick

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The Savage Kick is a literary magazine, but it isn't Reader's Digest or any of the numerous, shitty "we accept anything" websites. We rarely accept stories, and the results are distinctive and eyecatching... We wouldn't do it otherwise. Please send: Works dealing with any passionately held emotions and/or alternative viewpoints. These may well entail drink, sex, violence, bad language and any activity outside of the mainstream.

Country of Publication

United Kingdom

Publication Medium & Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 1 x per year.

Fiction Believed Defunct

Sleazy tales are very much encouraged and form the basis of The Savage Kick. Real-life stories are preferred, unless work is distinctively extreme within the crime, western or war genres. We recommend that you have read The Savage Kick before you submit. Ideal for fans of Dan Fante John Fante Charles Bukowski Do not send: Mainstream fiction or Oprah-style fiction. Internet/chat language or teen issues. Any genre fiction including horror, fantasy, sci-fi, erotica, etc. And please... no excessive Shakespearean language, surrealism or overworked irony.

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Mystery/Crime Mystery/CrimeSubgenre: Crime.
Western WesternOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Lengths:
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 7,500 words.
Novelette Novelette7,500 - 8,000 words.
Novel Excerpt Novel Excerpt1,000 - 8,000 words.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Dark, Literary, Realist.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

Payment:

Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) Pay ranges from Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word).
Note: We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.

Submissions:

Method: Postal.
Reprints: Reprints are allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


Nonfiction Believed Defunct

We publish articles and interviews in relation to the writers featured in the reading list.

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Lengths:
Interview InterviewUp to 3,000 words.
Article ArticleUp to 3,000 words.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

Payment:

Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) Pay ranges from Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word).
Note: We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.

Submissions:

Method: Postal.
Reprints: Reprints are allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


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: 17 Aug 2020
Date Added: 02 Aug 2005

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