Every fifth issue of Niteblade Magazine will be a print anthology. This anthology will include the best of the last four web-based issues (half chosen through reader votes and half by the editors) as well as new material that hasn’t appeared in Niteblade before. In order to be considered for the former selections you need to have your work accepted in the e-zine. These submission guidelines are meant to cover the new material.
The cover artwork for the first print ezine has been chosen already. It is a wonderful piece by Marge Simon. All anthology submissions should be, in some way, inspired by it. The top three stories and the top three poems, will be included in the print anthology.
Illustration can be found here.
Niteblade Fantasy and Horror Magazine will require the non-exclusive right to use your story or poem in our print anthology. They would ask that you wait to submit your work elsewhere until six months after the print anthology is published, but they will not contractually obligate you to do so.
Niteblade wants to pay you lots, truly — but until Niteblade gets off its feet and is able to support itself the best offer is one US dollar per story or poem and a contributor’s copy of the book. Payment will be made by your choice of paypal, epassporte or a donation to Duotrope’s Digest and will be paid upon acceptance.
For all submissions please email your story or poem as an .rtf or .doc attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org
Make sure you have the word ‘Niteblade’ ‘Submission’ or ‘Query’ in the subject somewhere. Any one will do, you don’t need to use all three.
When submitting prose please single space your work and do not indent new paragraphs.
Please include your legal name, snail mail address and the name you want your story published under.
For stories 10,000 words or longer, please query first with a detailed synopsis. Keep in mind that longer stories are a harder sell than shorter ones.
Considering the nature of this anthology it probably goes without saying, but no simultaneous submissions or reprints.
No multiple submissions please. Only one story and up to 5 poems per author will be considered.
What they like…
The best way to see what they like is to check out the current issue — all it will cost you is time. Remember that your submission for this anthology needs to be inspired in some way by the illustration above.
Submissions will close on July 15, 2008 and all regrets and acceptances will be sent out by the end of that month.
If you have any other questions please email email@example.com and she will respond as soon as possible.
Please consider tracking your submission and reporting your response at Duotrope’s Digest or Ralan’s Webstravaganza