Recruiting Stories for a Literary Magazine

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A new, unique literary magazine is being created by yours truly and is open to submissions of any kind.


I intend to create this literary magazine to give people and myself more exposure for their writing on a more official level, and because it’s just fun for everyone. Instead of writing and publishing online, which everyone can do, I am creating a chance for beginning authors to be published by someone else. This would be my first ever literary magazine and would be an experimental first issue. The best feeling in the world is to be appreciated by someone else, and here is that chance. There will be a high acceptance rate of stories at first, enabling everyone to have the exciting opportunity to be published by someone else.

 

Guidelines

I am looking for creative, interesting fiction. It can be whimsy, profound, or even depressing. Anything will do. But, there are some things that are not accepted. I will not accept hate speech, erotica, anything inappropriate… Otherwise, there are no rules. Let the ideas flow wherever you want them to flow. You can submit something you created aeons ago, or just make a new story. Next is age. What age must you be to be accepted? You can be any age. As long as you can arrange letters in an entertaining way, you are viable to be accepted. However, I will only accept up to three stories per person. I don’t want any one person to dominate the magazine. The word limit has not yet been decided, but I won’t publish something if it takes up half of the magazine.

 

Legalness and stuff

You will be allowing me to publish your stories giving you recognition under any name you chose. I will not own the stories, and if you want me to remove one of your stories I will easily oblige. You may post/publish the stories I accept wherever you want, and if that place happens to require full rights and does not want your work published elsewhere, tell me and I will no longer publish it. I do not want to hinder your writing career if better opportunities arise.

 

Benefits

I cannot pay you for your stories, most unfortunately. I am granting you the opportunity to be published by someone else. With help from you, this magazine could gain recognition. In a perfect world, your family members will be proud of what you achieved and show it off to your family and friends. That means other stories will be read by your family, and other families will read your stories. Eventually, if this magazine becomes established enough, it will be more than that initial small group. That is why this magazine would be very cheap to buy online. You will also receive a free online copy of the magazine if you send in a submission whether you make it in or not. Another benefit is that if you don’t make it in, I will tell you why you were rejected and what you can do to be published. That would be enabling you to improve as a writer.

 

If you have any questions, just comment or private message me. If you have any submissions, also comment or private message me.

 

Good luck, and I hope to see some submissions soon.

 


Submitted: April 14, 2018

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hullabaloo22

This is a really interesting idea, Bruvton. Two questions -- can it be something already posted on Booksie, and can it include pictures?

Sat, April 14th, 2018 2:52pm

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Thanks! And yes to both.

Sat, April 14th, 2018 8:10am

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MARIA KURENAI SHINOHARA

I have some questions.
1. Are you making it once or it is monthly magazine?
2. Can I submit you a book or only short writings?
3. How big it would be?

Sat, April 14th, 2018 7:54pm

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1) It depends how it works out. If I get a lot of submissions, it would be monthly, but if not, then whenever I can release a magazine would be when I'd release it.
2) Only short writing so far.
3) It's a small magazine so far. The first edition will have around 28 pages, and to be honest I have low expectations of how many people will buy it.

Sat, April 14th, 2018 7:34pm

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Ever A. Darling

I find this rather intriguing, and would surely submit a story of mine. Will just go through the ones I have, and go from there.

Mon, April 16th, 2018 3:24am

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Awesome! Good luck!

Mon, April 16th, 2018 12:21am

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Spyguy

Silent1 has some amazing work, she’s the one who told me you are doing this! You can count on me turning in a submission or two for this work! Hope I don’t disappoint you! LOL!

Tue, April 17th, 2018 3:13pm

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Thanks! That was awesome of Silent1 to tell you, by the way.

Tue, April 17th, 2018 8:28am

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hullabaloo22

So, I gather I can submit 3 stories, Bruvton. Here are the links to the ones I picked so you can check them out and use them if you want to.

https://www.booksie.com/486585-a-little-bit-of-miss-and-chief

https://www.booksie.com/493289-phutterbug

https://www.booksie.com/547560-wait

Wed, April 18th, 2018 5:07pm

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Thanks! I can't wait to read them!

Wed, April 18th, 2018 10:13am

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J. M. Crawford

Will your magazine incude a way for your readers to find the published authors other works here on bookie?

Wed, April 18th, 2018 7:10pm

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Yes, I am hoping people who buy the magazine will be directed to Booksie and some people on Booksie will be directed to the magazine.

Wed, April 18th, 2018 7:47pm

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Harris Proctor

I am so down with this

Fri, April 20th, 2018 4:58pm

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Awesome! Good luck!

Fri, April 20th, 2018 2:10pm

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Harris Proctor

https://www.booksie.com/504578-the-magic-castle

https://www.booksie.com/498624-the-adventure-of-gary-and-captain-future

https://www.booksie.com/473575-slight-problems

Fri, April 20th, 2018 7:09pm

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Thanks! I can't wait to read them!

Fri, April 20th, 2018 2:10pm

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saswat

So can we turn in anything with a lot of violence?

Tue, April 24th, 2018 3:39pm

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Yes indeed. Unless it is graphic rape, violence is fine.

Tue, April 24th, 2018 9:30am

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saswat

Well I guess that it isn't the same with stuff that isn't edited right, I looked through a few pieces that I thought of sending and they need editing, no wonder I don't get many reads.

Thu, April 26th, 2018 7:10pm

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Editing is very important. I have the same problem with lots of my stories.

Thu, April 26th, 2018 10:38pm

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saswat

OK here is a short story I have. Would send more soon. Its url is www.booksie.com/545435-the-last-time-he-lost.

Thu, April 26th, 2018 8:57pm

Author
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Awesome! Thanks for the submission!

Thu, April 26th, 2018 10:36pm

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saswat

Well how long can stuff submitted to this magazine be?

Sun, April 29th, 2018 5:03pm

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I don't have a set limit, but 10 000 words would be around the highest amount.

Sun, April 29th, 2018 7:53pm

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saswat

If 10000 words is the highest amount that I have a story of about 6000 words, I thought it might be too long, but here it is, please review it. www.booksie.com/544608-the-fight.

Mon, April 30th, 2018 7:43pm

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Thanks! I can't wait to read it!

Mon, April 30th, 2018 8:24pm

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saswat

Here's a third one. www.booksie.com/546828-how-the bullies-are.

Mon, April 30th, 2018 9:11pm

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Thanks again!

Mon, April 30th, 2018 8:27pm

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UnextraordinaryGirl

Hello, I'd like to give my story "The Cursed Miracle" a go. Here's the link:
https://www.booksie.com/548655-the-cursed-miracle

Thank you!

Tue, May 1st, 2018 2:30pm

Author
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Awesome! Thanks for the submission!

Tue, May 1st, 2018 8:36am

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saswat

Wait when will this magazine get published?

Tue, May 8th, 2018 2:24pm

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It depends on how life goes... So far it seems like it might take a while. I'm deeply sorry to announce it, but it is proving to be more difficult than I expected.

Tue, May 8th, 2018 10:01am

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Greythereadaholic

This sounds really interesting. Are you still accepting submissions?

Thu, May 17th, 2018 12:41am

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I sure am!

Wed, May 16th, 2018 7:40pm

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Greythereadaholic

I'd like to submit my story "Echo the Past."
https://www.booksie.com/516891-echo-the-past

Sat, May 19th, 2018 9:52pm

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Thanks for the submission!

Sat, May 19th, 2018 7:53pm

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S. Rasmussen

Can a short story which is part of a novel be posted? The short story should be strong on its own and is in many ways separate from the novel
If that's ok, here is the link:
https://www.booksie.com/533675-the-legend-of-marlein

And a poem I want to share with the world:
https://www.booksie.com/534919-hi-you

Mon, June 4th, 2018 6:42pm

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Yeah, it's perfectly fine. Thanks for the submissions!

Mon, June 4th, 2018 7:35pm

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KelseyAnn

Hey! Here's my entry for your contest :)

https://www.booksie.com/559041-the-girl

Fri, July 13th, 2018 4:06pm

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Thanks for the entry!

Mon, July 16th, 2018 2:18pm

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