A STRANGE OBJECT, a brand-new indie press based in Austin, is currently seeking short stories and novel excerpts for publication in its online magazine, COVERED WITH FUR.
COVERED WITH FUR publishes original fiction, accompanied by artifacts of
the creative process, in a regular series called "Material Fiction."
Dedicated to publishing fiction and the story of its creation, "Material
Fiction" is a space to explore writing as process and publishing as
- We love: stories that take risks and take us places; writing that
moves us and language that rattles us; fiction that is big-hearted and
wild, elegant and innovative.
- We seek: writers who are eager to collaborate with us to tell the
story of their creative process. This means being willing to share with
us--and with readers--artifacts of your writing process. Such artifacts
might include: drafts, outlines, or notes; written commentary on the
piece’s evolution; visual or textual evidence of “aha!” moments;
inspirational objects, quotes, images, et cetera.
- We believe: writing is hard work, y’all. We pay authors $250 per accepted story or excerpt.
- Submissions are open from August 1 to August 31, 2013.
- Submissions must be under 5,000 words. Short stories and stand-alone novel excerpts are both welcome.
- Submissions must be fiction.
- Work must be previously unpublished. We consider work that has
appeared online in any form (including on personal blogs and the like)
to be published.
- Simultaneous submissions are accepted.
- Please submit via our submission manager. Electronic submissions only.
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