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Stories submission guidelines

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Submissions for Murky Depths are now CLOSED
Until further notice.

However, we will be looking for stories (and poems) of:

  • Dark speculative fiction in the future.
    • This should lean towards science fiction (not so much pure science or space opera)
    • Urban fantasy (fantastic as opposed to sword and sorcery)
    • Horror (less gore, more fear)
    • Or any combination, that stands out from the norm
    • Alternative histories
    • We particularly like sci-fi crime

We don't want:

  • Sword and sorcery
  • Straightforward vampire or werewolf stories
  • Magic without the science
  • A story that uses already commercially established characters
  • Space opera without darkness

Payment

This will be negotiated at the time of acceptance. Novels, novellas and collections will be based on royalties.