STATUS UPDATE: All submissions sent prior to February 17, 2017 have been responded to!
Short fiction originals: OPEN
Pay: 3c/word ($30 minimum)
Wordcount: 100 – 6000 words
Rights: Exclusive English language audio and electronic rights for 6 months after publication, non-exclusive right to keep the story in our archive.
NOTE: GlitterShip will consider fiction produced as rewards for Patreon backers, or on locked/non-public mailing lists and accounts as previously unpublished for our purposes.
Genre: Science fiction, fantasy, horror, interstitial, speculative, whatever. It’s an SF/F mag, but if in doubt, send it.
Stories must contain some queer content. I believe in queer as a large umbrella term and specifically include trans, genderqueer, intersex, two-spirit, pan and ace/aro identities in addition to LGB. If your story includes an identity not listed here that you feel is queer, please don’t self-reject.
Attach stories in standard manuscript format .rtf/.doc/.docx format and send to submissions at glittership dot com.
Wordcount, submissions email, and genre information is as above.
Simultaneous and multiple submissions are okay, but please do not send more than 3 stories at a time. Please send each story in a separate email. Thank you!
Please put ORIGINAL somewhere in the subject line.
NEW! Poetry originals: OPEN
Poems should be queer & speculative, but please interpret that how you will.
Simultaneous and multiple submissions are okay, please limit your submission to 5 poems at a time. You may send all of your poems attached to one email. Also, please let me know if you want to record yourself reading your poem.
Send poetry submissions in .rtf/.doc/.docx format to submissions at glittership dot com.
Please put POETRY in the subject line.
Short fiction reprints: OPEN
Pay: 1c/word ($10 minimum)
Rights: Non-exclusive English language audio & non-exclusive English electronic reprint rights.
Wordcount: 100 – 6000 words
Please put REPRINT somewhere in the subject line.
Simultaneous submissions: Fine! I mean, it’s a reprint…
Multiple submissions: Please send no more than 3 at a time. Please send each story in a separate email. Thank you!
Stories will be reprinted in text on the site and read aloud for the podcast. If you are only able to sell audio rights for some reason, feel free to let me know. I’d rather work with you than miss out!
Also, remember: don’t self-reject.
Podcast readers: OPEN
Please drop me a line at submissions at glittership dot com.
If you have read fiction for podcasts or audio books in the past, please include your bio, relevant experience, and provide a link or two to your work.
If you do not have any previous experience, that’s okay! Please record yourself reading fiction for 4-5 minutes and have it available to upload or send. (Please don’t send any audio files to the submissions email, however, they’ll probably bounce. I’ll get back to you as soon as I figure out how to get those files from you!)
Non-native speakers, speakers of world Englishes, and speakers with accents are all welcome to apply as well.
Podcast readers will receive a token payment of between $10-$20 per episode recorded.
Authors and readers do not need to identify as LGBTQ or queer, though LGBTQ authors, authors of color, and authors of other marginalized identities, are specifically encouraged to submit.
Cover artwork: OPEN
Please send a link to your online portfolio and your rates for the rights to reprint your artwork to submissions at glittership dot com.