Call for Submissions: Magazine Market

Call for Submissions

I just found out about Spellbound, a middle grade fantasy e-zine for readers 8-12 years old.  It is a quarterly, themed e-zine.  Stress here is on middle grade as distinct from YA.

Here is the list of current themes along with the submissions periods.  In other words, don’t try to get a jump on the sea monsters theme and submit during the reading period for giants.

  • Winter 2013: Giants, Reading/Submissions Period: July 1 – September 30, 2013
  • Spring 2014: Dwarves, Reading/Submissions Period: October 1 – December 31, 2013
  • Summer 2014: Sea Monsters, Reading/Submissions Period: January 1 – March 31, 2014
  • Fall 2014: Magical Cats: Reading/Submissions Period: April 1 –  June 30, 2014
  • Winter 2014: Elementals: Reading/Submissions Period: July 1 – September 30, 2014

The website says they respond to all submissions.

Here are the guidelines for fiction:

Fiction Editor: Raechel Henderson

Word limit = 2,500
Payment = 2.5 cents per word
Rights bought: First World Electronic English-language Rights
Multiple submissions okay
No simultaneous submissions

What they are looking for:  stories involving magic, myth, legend and adventure in a fantasy setting.

Of special interest are:

  • Young protagonists with girls in “heroic” roles.
  • Non-Western European settings, characters and stories.
  • Minorities and disabled characters.
  • Stories where children protagonists have an active role in the story’s resolution.

Please send fiction submissions to submissions@eggplantproductions.comSend submissions in the body of the e-mail. No attachments!

For guidelines on poetry and illustrations, check out the Spellbound guidelines online.

I hope at least a few of you have appropriate manuscripts ready to go!



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