SUBMISSION GUIDELINES – NOLA Yuletide

  • Submission window: Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 12:01 AM Eastern Time to Wednesday, October 31, 2018, at 11:59 PM Eastern Time.
  • Open to submissions by authors of all backgrounds, from anywhere in the world.
  • Please do not submit by email. We will accept digital submissions only via the EFP Website – NOLA Yuletide Submission Form.
  • Stories must be in the Science Fiction, Fantasy, or Contemporary Fantasy genres and must be clearly relevant to the theme of the anthology.
  • Length: 500–3000 words. Stories longer than 3000 words will not be reviewed.
  • Only previously unpublished stories will be accepted.
  • Poetry submissions. Original poems on theme. No more than 500 words in length. (Maximum word count set arbitrarily to 2,000 words as system won’t allow max lines or pages.) No need to double-space.
  • All submissions must be made in English.
  • One submission per author, please.
  • No simultaneous submissions, please (we promise to respond promptly).
  • We will try to provide Initial responses (pending, outright rejection for non-compliance to these guidlines, and rewrite requests) within 30 days of submission; final responses no later than 15 days after the deadline.
  • Payment is US$5 per page ($0.02 per word).
  • File formats accepted: .docx, .doc, or .rtf.
  • Formatting: indented paragraphs; italics in italics (not underlined); use # (or other unambiguous symbol) to indicate scene breaks; no headers, footers, or pagination; no outlandish formatting, please; full contact info (name, street address, email, phone number) and word count on the first page. That said, don’t fret too much about formatting; good fiction is what’s most important. (Correct spelling also counts.)
  • Please include a cover letter with a brief author bio, title of story, and full contact info, including street address.
  • Please do not summarize or describe the story in the cover letter.
  • To be published by Elysian Fields Press in December, 2018.
  • Rights: First North American Serial Rights (FNASR).
  • NOTE ON PSEUDONYMS: we will only publish one story per author, even if you write under several names; please use your real name on all correspondence and indicate your pseudonym in the cover letter and on the byline of the story itself.
  • Author copies – NOLA Yuletide will be an ELECTRONIC distribution, sold via Elysian Fields Press and Amazon Kindle Direct. Each author will receive a copy in PDF, EPUB, or MOBI format of the finished product.
  • Questions? email edward@ebranley.com
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