Lancaster, United Kingdom – Spectra Magazine is a digital-only science fiction, fantasy and horror short fiction publication, specifically for eReaders and soon to be available from a range of popular eBook stores, including the Apple App Store, WH Smiths, Amazon, Kobo, OmniLit and the Android Marketplace.
Spectra Magazine is launching September 1st and is a subscription-based service costing £7.99/$11.99/Euro9.99 for six issues (prices may vary slightly between markets and countries). Each is published in two parts, once every two weeks, meaning that over a six month period, you’ll get two fresh lots of content a month. Each issue contains four new short stories per month, as well as a range of news and reviews covering all things that denizens of the sci-fi, fantasy and horror world will enjoy.
Spectra Magazine is a semi-professional publication dedicated to the presentation of new and upcoming talent, and we pay for every story that we publish. The way in which we’re different is that we pay a percentage of the magazine’s revenue to our writers, rather than cents-per-word. But it’s better than that. We don’t just pay our writers a percentage for the issue their story appears in, but for the entire six month subscription period.
If a writer has their story approved for publication, they will earn monthly payments for six months’ worth of sales. No other magazine offers this type of remuneration – our success is the success of our writers. Another way in which Spectra Magazine is different is that we are the only digital magazine written specifically for devices such as the iPad, the Kindle and the Sony eReader.
The magazine is a collaboration between the interactive narrative design company, Pure Square Go, and the book, eBook and audio book publisher, Andrews UK, so our content is edited by writing professionals with years of editing experience and specific expertise in digital markets and devices. That means our magazines look great, navigate seamlessly, update without any fuss and receive relevant, tailored exposure through professionally targeted ads and marketing campaigns.
There are so many great writers out there looking for a chance to put their words in front of you, and Spectra is committed to seeking out those hidden literary gems and helping them get their stories out into the world. Submissions are open to anyone and everyone, regardless of experience. So long as your stories are outstanding, you’re welcome at Spectra.
Paid sci-fi, fantasy and horror short story submissions for Spectra Magazine now open!
Submissions for paid short fiction between 3,000 and 12,000 words, in any of (or any combination of) the sci-fi, horror and fantasy genres are being accepted from now until August 13th.
Once you submit your story, we’ll review it and then get back to you to let you know if your story has been accepted or rejected. Writers who have their submission accepted will be sent a basic writer’s agreement, which they will have to sign before we agree to publish their content.
Every accepted story earns the writer 1.5% of the magazine’s total revenue across all of the markets we sell it on (the App Store, Amazon, WH Smiths, Android Market and several more, all of which are detailed in the agreement), and for the total duration of the subscription period, which for the first run will be six months.
We only accept unpublished fiction. If your story has been published anywhere before, online or in print, paid or unpaid, it is not eligible for submission. And don’t think we won’t find out, we have a troupe of evil flying monkeys that check these things. Before you do any of the above, make sure you read our Guidelines thoroughly.
All there is left to say is, shower us with your stylistic brio, humble us with your ambition and dazzle us with your sheer imaginative vim. Good luck!
About Andrews UK:
Andrews UK Limited works with major international companies to license, publish and carry out many forms of media work. It currently publishes books, eBooks, audio books, music CDs and DVDs and games with a range of partners, and is carrying out CGI work for the new Ray Winstone Film, Tracker.
Pure Square Go is a game design outsourcing company with a focus on narrative design. It has provided professionally written interactive narratives, character biographies and objective sequences for a range of clients including, EA Bright Light Studios, Fishlabs and Chillingo. Copyright (C) 2010 Pure Square Go. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.