Metastellar, a new online magazine dedicated to speculative fiction, is now accepting submissions of flash fiction stories for paid publication.
They’re looking for original, never-before-published fantasy, horror, or sci-fi stories and are absolutely open to publishing stories about virtual reality of virtual worlds.
The stories need to be less than 1,000 words in length, and payment is 8 cents a word on acceptance.
You can submit your short story on their Flash Fiction Story Submission page.
Authors whose work has been accepted for publication will be notified by Nov. 15.
If you have any questions, please contact Geordie Morse at [email protected].
MetaStellar is able to pay for original fiction through the generosity of their Patreon supporters. Donations allow them to accept and publish original speculative fiction at a time when publishing opportunities for new writers are extremely limited.
There are also non-paying opportunities to be published on MetaStellar. These include essays, reviews, reprints and excerpts of longer works.
To submit a reprint, a short story must have previously been published somewhere else, and the writer must have the rights to republish it. For example, if the story was previously published with a publication that only asked for first-time publication rights, or was self-published, or posted on your blog, social media page, or other publicly-accessible online outlet.
If you submit a reprint or excerpt for publication, MetaStellar editors will notify you within a week about whether it has been accepted.
All writers will get a bio box that includes their photograph and links to their Amazon author pages, personal blogs, and social media feeds.
To pitch an idea for an essay, please contact essays editor Chuck Hand at [email protected].
To pitch an idea for a book, movie, or TV show review, please contact reviews editor Amira Loutfi at [email protected].