Evil Tales WebzineEstablished: 2003
Accepts Email Submissions: Yes
Website URL: http://www.eviltales.com
Description: Evil Tales is the internetís newest Ďzine of unrestrained horror.
Editor(s): Erin Peters, Dena M. Martin, Ed Nickers
Needs: Evil Tales is the internetís newest Ďzine of unrestrained horror. We are currently seeking original, inventive, literary quality horror. Stories should be shocking, envelope-burning, engaging entertainment. _x000D_ _x000D_ Well-written, nicely rounded stories with interesting characters, realistic action, and a decidedly evil bent will grab our attention! Although not opposed to stories that cross genres, all stories should have some element of horror._x000D_
_x000D_ Evil Tales is open to both new and established writers. We are looking for short fiction of approximately 5,000 - 8,000 words. If your story is longer than 8,000 words you may query with a short sample (no more than 1,000 words). _x000D_
_x000D_ We prefer previously unpublished work. Previously published work may be considered from established authors. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable if we are notified. In addition, multiple submissions are acceptable. Just send them to us separately; not in one huge document._x000D_
_x000D_ What we donít want: Vampires Ė unless they are extremely original. If it makes us think of Ann Rice, we probably wonít accept it. Illiterate, sloppy work lacking cohesion. Fan Fiction. We do not want that story that's already seen 40 rejections, has been given suggestions for improvement by other editors, and is still exactly the same as it was on its first submission. We do not want remakes of classics. We do not want immature fiction that is 95% dialogue. We do not want fiction that uses more adverbs than adjectives. We do not want flash fiction or vignettes. Finally, although we will be understanding about a random typographical error, please make certain that your submission is ready for viewing. Numerous spelling and grammatical errors will send a story to the rejection pile in quick order.
Rights: Rights: As we are not yet paying professional rates, we are currently asking only 1st electronic rights. Your story will be published on our website for three months. After that time period, your story will be available in our archives and all rights retu
Payment: Payment: Although we hope to eventually pay professional rates, Evil Tales is just starting out. Currently, we can only pay for the editorís choice. All other selections will be exposure only. The editorís choice for each issue will receive Ĺ cent per word or $25.00 Ė whichever is higher.
How to Submit: Submission Format: Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line of your e-mail, please specify: Submission: (insert title of work). In this world of computer viruses, we canít be too careful. Any e-mail that does not follow this guideline will be immediately deleted without being read._x000D_
_x000D_ Send a short cover letter stating if piece has been previously published, and if so, where. Editors will contact upon acceptance for bio info & publishing credits._x000D_
_x000D_ We accept submissions in the body of the e-mail only! No attachments, please. Please be certain to include the following information on your submission:_x000D_
_x000D_ Title, full name, name author would like displayed, word count._x000D_
_x000D_ For Example:
_x000D_ Monster S. Hairball
_x000D_ The Comb's Revenge
_x000D_ M. Shaggy Hairball
_x000D_ 6880_x000D_ _x000D_
Response Time: Return Time: You should hear back from us within +/- 1 month. If it takes longer than that, please feel free to query. Editorís will comment on all rejections.
Guidelines Url: http://www.eviltales.com/guide.htm
This listing was last reviewed and/or updated on 2003-09-10