Submissions

ENCHANTED CONVERSATION
is an online zine that publishes 6 times a year.
SUBMISSIONS OPEN:
March 21 - July 20
July 21 - September 20
September 21 - November 20
November 21 - December 20
December 21 - January 20
January 21 - March 20

CURRENT SUBMISSIONS CALL
Submissions now OPEN 
for the AUGUST Issue 
UNTIL JULY 20th
NO THEME - Anything Goes
Enchanted Conversation is looking for stories and sequential art (aka comics) - no theme this time around - Your work can be anything you can dream up as long as it's a fairy tale, folktale, or myth. Work can either be re-tellings of established stories or use original characters as long as they are set within the fairy tale, folktale, or mythic templates.

Be bold, traditional, lyrical, or experimental in your storytelling, and enchant us with your original stories set in a variety of locations around the world and time periods from ancient to modern.

WE'RE LOOKING FOR

  • STORIES between 700-2000 words with our sweet spot being around 1,200 words.
  • PAYMENT FOR STORIES: $10.00 U.S. dollars only
  • The upper limit 2,000 word count is FIRM. Stories over 2,000 words will not be considered.
  • PAYMENT WILL BE MADE THROUGH PAYPAL ONLY.
  • At the time of contract, authors will have the option of donating the token payment back to the magazine to help keep us running.
  • Absolutely none of the following: Sci-fi, dystopian, erotica, high fantasy, excessive world building, time-travel, futuristic or space travel.
  • We're accepting only previously unpublished work.
  • Only one work per writer per submission period.
  • Simultaneous submissions are fine.
  • AUTHORS who were published in previous issues are asked to wait 4 months (from the date of their issue) before they submit again.
Also looking for COMICS
for EC's Endless Press imprint
DREAMS & DIVERSIONS
Dreams & Diversions is a new 
bi-monthly digital comic looking for:

  • SEQUENTIAL ART/COMICS: 1 to 5 pages in length.
  • No theme for the August issue, as long as it's a fairy tale, folktale, or myth
  • Dimensions of comic: 6.62" x 10.125"
  • PAYMENT FLAT RATE $10.00 USD through PayPal only.
  • CHECK OUT THE FIRST ISSUE HERE
  • Simultaneous submissions are fine.
  • At the time of contract, artists will have the option of donating the token payment back to the magazine to help keep EC running.
  • Insert images in the email in low-res jpeg format. 1-5 pages.
  • You will get a confirmation email that your work has been received.
  • ARTISTS who were published in previous issues can submit to this issue.


BEFORE SUBMITTING READ THE TERMS BELOW
  • Enchanted Conversation is buying first electronic rights with the possibility of using the work in a future print compilation. Authors/artists will be informed if their work is chosen, and authors/artists will always retain the right to decline being in the print compilation if they so choose.
  • Authors/artists also grant EC the nonexclusive right to archive their story on our website in perpetuity or until such time as we choose to remove it.
  • For STORIES: EC reserves the right to edit accepted stories for clarity. In other words, EC will correct simple misspellings, typos, and occasionally break up a run-on sentence. If the issue is a matter of style or opinion, EC will contact you to discuss changes for your approval before it goes live.
  • Once the story/comic is published on the site, authors and artists are free to shop it elsewhere.
  • Copyright will always remain with the author or artist.
  • You are agreeing to these terms when you submit a story or comic.
HOW TO SUBMIT

  • Email all submissions to EnchantedCSubmissions@gmail.com
  • Subject line of the email should be: AUGUST ISSUE 2019 - your last name - title of your work. Example: AUGUST ISSUE 2019 - Jones - "Story Title"
  • A brief cover letter with the approximate word count of the story.
  • Also provide a short (100 word max) author's bio in third person and up to three links to the website or social media accounts that you would like to promote professionally if your story is chosen. These links are used to promote you as a writer via our website. We do not check out the accounts as part of the decision making process for the issue.
  • Do not summarize your story in the cover letter.
  • A PAYPAL ADDRESS must be included in the email. Without one, work will not be considered.
  • Paste all submissions into the body of your email. ATTACHMENTS WILL NOT BE OPENED. We're not kidding. Your email will be DELETED, UNREAD, if there is an attachment.
  • Formatting for all stories: Single spacing. No indents on paragraphs. Double space between paragraphs. Use Arial as the font. Try to use American English word forms and punctuation.
  • You will get a confirmation email that your work has been received.
  • No editorial feedback will be given on submissions.

NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE
  • Non-acceptance emails will not be sent out.
  • The names of the authors whose works are chosen will be posted on the Enchanted Conversation website on JULY 28, 2019 for the August Issue.

ONGOING SUBMISSIONS

FAIRY TALE FLASH STORIES
Can you tell a fairy tale, folktale or myth in 100-500 words? The subject matter is up to you as long as it fits within the fairy tale/folktale/mythic templates. 
Examples of Fairy Tale Flash stories:
Beerwood Stew - 364 Words - READ HERE 
Stepsister - 214 Words - READ HERE 
Beloved - 178 Words - READ HERE
  • Email all submissions to EnchantedCSubmissions@gmail.com
  • Subject line of the email should be: FAIRY TALE FLASH - your last name - title of your work. Example: FAIRY TALE FLASH - Jones - "Your Title"
  • A brief cover letter with the approximate word count of the story. Also provide a short author's bio written in third person and up to three links to your personal website or social media accounts. Do not summarize your story in the cover letter. 
  • A PAYPAL ADDRESS must be included in the email. Without one, work will not be considered.
  • PAYMENT WILL BE MADE THROUGH PAYPAL ONLY 
  • Payment: $5.00 - US dollars only
  • Paste all submissions into the body of your email. Attachments will not be opened. We're not kidding. Your email will be deleted unread.
  • Formatting for all stories: Single spacing. No indents on paragraphs. Double space between paragraphs. Use Arial as the font. Try to use American English word forms and punctuation.
  • You will get a confirmation email that your work has been received.
  • No editorial feedback will be given on submissions.
  • Note to authors who have had stories published as a Fairy Tale Flash: Please wait 4 months from your published date to submit again with a maximum of 2 stories being accepted by one author per year. 
NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE
  • Due to the extremely high volume of submissions and our limited resources, non-acceptance emails will not be sent out.
  • Acceptance emails will be sent to the authors whose work is chosen.
  • If you have not heard back from EC within 6 months of your submission email, we have passed on your story.

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Comments

  1. Do you have upcoming themes posted anywhere? I couldn't find them.

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    1. Animals is the theme for April, and the deadline is the 20th of March. There are details above the flash fiction information. Hope that helps! Good luck!

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  2. Just to confirm, I noticed that the June theme mentions May 28 as the notification of acceptance date, but I did not seem to find a deadline. Is it the 20th of May, as you mentioned the 20th of March for the April theme?

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    1. Thanks for noticing that! The deadline was not posted. It is May 20th.

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