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Realms of Fantasy
« on: April 27, 2003, 10:29:47 pm »
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Realms of Fantasy, a bimonthly magazine, is a professional market for the best in fantastic short fiction. Stories should be no longer than 10,000 words, and can address any area in the realms of fantasy: heroic, contemporary, traditional, feminist, dark, light, and the ever-popular "unclassifiable." What we do not want to see is standard SF - this means no alien worlds, no hard-edged technology, no FTL drives, etc.
Additionally, ROF is not a market for poetry. What we do want to see is the very best in the field Realms of Fantasy is a highly competitive market.

For stories under 7,500 words, rates begin at 5 cents per word for new writers and move upward as a writer gains recognition. For stories over 7,500 words, the rates break at 7,500 to 3 cents a word. Thus, a 10,000-word story by a newcomer would pay $400. Again, for established writers, the rates will be proportionally higher.

All submissions must be typed, double-spaced, and accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope large enough to hold your manuscript.
Manuscripts not typed and double-spaced will not be considered. Manuscripts without return postage will not be returned. If you wish us to discard the ms. and reply only by letter, you need only enclose a letter-size (#10) envelope and mark your ms. DISPOSABLE. Your name, address, and phone number should appear on the first page of the text, not on a cover sheet, as cover sheets can easily get separated from the rest of the ms. Response time is ordinarily 8 to 12 weeks. We regret that the majority of our responses must be in the form of pretyped letters‹this in no way reflects on your work, only on our time and work load.

Thank you for your interest in Realms of Fantasy, and we look forward to seeing your work in our pages.

Shawna McCarthy
Editorial Address:
Realms of Fantasy
P.O. Box 527
Rumson, NJ 07760

Guidelines for Art
Here are our suggestions for submitting work:

You may submit samples of your work in the form of digital files, 35mm slides, 4x5 tranparencies, tearsheets, color or B & W photocopies. Please make sure samples will fit in a standard file folder. Indicate which samples should be returned and include a self-addressed, postage-paid envelope.

If you're just starting to break into the illustration field:

Remember, Realms of Fantasy is a professional magazine, and the illustrators whose work we use are experienced professionals. We realize that it is difficult, and sometimes discouraging, to break into the illustration field. We recommend that you submit your work to the many fanzines and semi-pro publications that exist in the fantasy field. Very few artists have their first work published in a professional publication.