DIGITAL FICTION PUBLISHING CORP.

Including the imprints:
Digital Science FictionDigital Fantasy Fiction, Digital Horror Fiction
, and Digital Crime Fiction

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Submissions OPEN: HIC SUNT DRACONES (reprint dragon anthology)

Submissions OPEN: KILLING IT SOFTLY 2

Submissions CLOSED: DIGITAL SCIENCE FICTION Anthology

Submissions CLOSED: DIGITAL FANTASY FICTION Anthology

Submissions CLOSED: DIGITAL HORROR FICTION Anthology

Submissions CLOSED: QUICKFIC

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ALL IMPRINTS (General Terms):

Please be careful to select the correct imprint for your story. Cross filed submissions will not necessarily be noticed and/or corrected by the acquisition editors. This may result in the rejection of a perfectly good story for being off-topic.

Digital Fiction Publishing Corp. publishes compelling science fiction, fantasy, (some crime) and horror stories from professional writers, and is directed towards a mature readership. Selected works are published through Amazon Kindle and Amazon Create Space and are available on a wide variety of e-readers and in print.

Use the below "Submission Link" to make your submissions to the most appropriate imprint. We use Submittable.com to manage all submissions for Digital Fiction Publishing Corp. We do not charge submission, reading, or editing fees and we will not redirect authors to any service that requires the payment of fees. Authors may be required to create a free Submittable account.

You may make multiple submissions to different imprints (maximum of ONE (1) per imprint please – including Quickfic) provided that each submission is in compliance with the submission guidelines. You may make simultaneous submissions; however, we will only accept reprint stories, so please keep this in mind if making simultaneous submissions.

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Authors will be provided with a complete Publishing Agreement for review and consideration prior to publication of an accepted submission. Authors will also be enrolled for participation in the Digital Fiction Publishing League royalty sharing program, for all imprints and submissions, including Quickfic, where net receipts are pooled and distributed proportionally between the League Members, including the publisher, authors, editors, and submission readers.

We provide professional editing and/or proofreading at our cost. Author must cooperate with the editor and make all required changes, additions, or deletions (not all changes are required). The editorial/proof process is done exclusively in Word format; use of Word Track Changes is required.

Thank you for considering Digital Fiction Publishing Corp. and its imprints, Digital Science Fiction and Digital Fantasy Fiction. We look forward to hearing from you. Now, find your best submission listing below:

Hic Sunt Dracones - Digital Fantasy Fiction Anthology

Dust off your dragon stories. It's time to "releash" them on the world in the first DFF Dragons anthology. No word on publication timing as this will depend on the quantity and quality of reprint short story submissions.

The Basics 
Theme: Dragons
Open: Now
Closes:
May 31, 2017 (Or upon receipt and contracting of a full TOC; so don't wait.)
Stories
: Approximately 30 Reprint Stories;
Total Words: Approximately 150,000;
Story Words: 750 - 10000 Words - Or by prior invitation/permission more or less words;
Type: Reprint Only - prefer semi-pro to pro prior publication;
Rate: 1 cent per word advance - (less fees charged to author by PayPal). Participation in royalty sharing after advance;
Rights: Non exclusive World English print (paper & hardcover), ebook/digital, audio - all for the complete anthology only.
Publication: Complete anthology only - no one offs and no individual story license. 
Response Time: Could be 3 weeks, but if we've short listed your story it could be considerably longer while we build out our TOC. You may submit your reprint to other markets; just us know if it is no longer available (and congrats). However, we will do our best to keep authors in the loop.

Submissions will be reviewed for inclusion upon receipt. Please submit only ONE story for consideration at a time; multiple entries will be rejected. IF your story is rejected you may submit another story for consideration - but just one at a time, please. IF your story is accepted then additional stories require pre-approval to submit.

We are not looking for and will not license stories that are available to download on-line for free as a stand-alone story from any venue.

Notes
Dragons - bad-ass dragons. Dragons that destroy things and eat people, and the people/robots/aliens/time lords that fight them or out-smart them - or get eaten by them. No story book dragons that live in forests helping orphans or peddling psychedelics. My dragons eat orphans for breakfast. Timeline and setting is wide open. Your dragons aren't necessarily getting stabbed by swords - but swords are welcome too. I want dragons - awe inspiring fear provoking monsters. They can be mechanical, mystical, steam-powered, alien, aquatic, from another dimension, or from outer space -- but they must be terrifying beasts of destruction. Here be dragons. 

We will accept any well polished reprint and forego the pro to semi-pro distinction for this anthology. We don't content edit these though so your submission has to be great out of the gate.

Expanded Terms (subject to formal contract)

The following is a general, non-binding, statement of the terms under which Digital Fantasy Fiction publishes submissions but is superseded by the Publishing Agreement and DFP League terms and conditions that will be provided for review and agreement prior to publication and payment.

Authors are paid one (1) cent per word in United States dollars ($0.01 USD) based on final proofread word count. Accepted submissions are paid 100% within thirty (30) business days of first publication date. Payment is via PayPal less PayPal fees. There are no fees, charges, or expenses of any kind charged to the author by the publisher; however, transaction, exchange rate, or banking fees charged by PayPal or third party banks are the responsibility of the author.

We buy non-exclusive second world rights to a short story for one anthology, in the English language and any electronic, audio, and print format, with a six (6) month no new use clause. (You must agree not to reuse or republish the selected Work for a period of 6 months from first payment; but existing publications are fine.) Rights apply only to one anthology (Hic Sunt Dracones), not general use of a work.

The work is initially published for Amazon e-books and subsequently in a print collection of stories as a digital and print anthology. We provide copy editing, proofreading, and formatting at our cost. Copy editing will be performed on your work prior to publication to bring it in line with Digital's style guidelines and for technical errors. You may be provided with a copy of the editing changes prior to publication, but your consent is not required. However, no substantive content changes will be made without the consent of the Author.

Authors must warrant, state, represent, and agree that the author has full and unrestricted right to re-license the work to Digital Fiction Publishing Corp. for publication in accordance with the Publishing Agreement, and that the author is the owner of the copyright to the work, without material encumbrance. 

Author shall be required to fully indemnify and save harmless the publisher for any failure to abide by these requirements. (Please do not license us something you don't own or can't license as intended. Digital Fiction is relying on, exclusively, the representations of the author in this regard.)

Additionally, if your story otherwise qualifies and is selected for publication, we require that no self-published or other versions of the stand-alone story remain or be made available on-line for free as a stand alone story. That is, if your otherwise qualifying story was ever published by you or a third party on-line as a stand-alone story for free, then you must agree to remove or have removed the story from on-line publication for a period of six (6) months from the date of Digital's first publication. If you don't have control over your on-line content we will not license your work - sorry.

Digital Fantasy Fiction is a fantasy fiction imprint of Digital Fiction Publishing Corp. and we want dragon stories. We will in this case consider any genre as long as your reprint short story prominently concerns a dragon or dragons.

We want stories for a young adult to adult (not children) audience. Content should be PG to R rated. No erotica, pornography, or gratuitously offensive content will be acceptedPlease don’t submit anything that fits these categories as it's a waste of your time and ours, thank you. Because we want bad-ass dragons that eat people, and the like, we will tolerate a considerably higher level of gore and general violence where the same is for the sake of a great story -- not for the sake of gore and violence. That is, avoid sending us gratuitous anything – violence, sex, profanity, etc. If it is not integral to the story and it’s not advancing the plot or character development; we don’t want to see blood, gore, or sex just for shock value’s sake (this goes for language too). But dragons eat people, sometimes three or four at a go, so we're cool with that.

We don't get too hung up on sub-genres or specific requirements. If you think you have a bad-ass dragon short story, then there's a good chance we will too. Just be careful to avoid trying us out with wimpy dragons that help people -- you'll hurt our feelings.

Thank you for considering Digital Fiction Publishing Corp. We look forward to hearing from you.

Please consider white-listing @dfpcorp.com and @submittable.com to ensure receipt of submission related emails.

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'Killing it Softly 2— The 2017 follow-up to the terrifying Killing It Softly, with Managing Editor Suzie Lockhart returning to put together a second volume of Women in Horror. Officially opening February 1, 2017 in celebration of Women in Horror Month 2017.

Publication target: October 2017. Submissions close: March 31, 2017 (subject to extensions as may be required). Answers on submissions can be anticipated at any time up to September 2017, and may be delayed until after the submission period closes in March due to short-listing.

Welcome to Digital Horror Fiction. We are excited to announce a new open call for reprint short stories in the horror fiction genre - dedicated to stories by female* authors. These stories will be published as part of an anthology (Killing it Softly 2) of short stories under the Digital Horror Fiction imprint, by the publisher, Digital Fiction Publishing Corp. This open call is for horror reprint short stories of 3,000 to 7500 words in length only.)

Submissions will be reviewed for inclusion upon receipt. Please submit only ONE story for consideration at a time; multiple entries will be rejected. Once your story is accepted or rejected you may submit another story for consideration - but just one at a time, please.

We are looking for reprint short stories that have appeared in professional or semi-professional books, magazines, collections, or anthologies, and that are available to be re-licensed by Digital Horror Fiction and published through Amazon and elsewhere in an anthology of stories.

We are not looking for (and will not license) self published stories (in any format/venue), stories that have been published and are available to download on-line (free or paid) as stand-alone stories (in collections and anthologies is fine), or stories that are available free on-line in any form (magazine, archive, blog etc, but podcasts that have not been made available in print are fine). Basically, if we search for your story on-line and find it, in writing, by title or content, and it's free in any format we won't license it - no exceptions.

Reprint short stories must have a length of between 3,000 and 7,500 words to be considered.

The following is a general, non-binding, statement of the terms under which Digital Horror Fiction publishes submissions but is superseded by the Publishing Agreement and DFP League terms and conditions that will be provided for review and agreement prior to publication and payment.

Authors are paid one (1) cent per word in United States dollars ($0.01 USD) based on final proofread word count. Accepted submissions are paid 100% within 10 business days of first publication date. Payment is via PayPal. There are no fees, charges, or expenses of any kind charged to the author by the publisher; however, transaction, exchange rate, or banking fees charged by PayPal or third party banks are the responsibility of the author.

We buy exclusive second world rights to a short story for one anthology, in the English language and any electronic, audio, and print format, with a six (6) month no new use clause. (You must agree not to reuse or republish the selected Work for a period of 6 months from first payment; but existing publications are fine.) Rights apply only to one anthology (Killing it Softly 2), not general use of a work.

The work is initially published for Amazon e-books and subsequently in a print collection of stories as a digital and print anthology via Amazon Create Space. We provide copy editing and formatting at our cost. Copy editing will be performed on your work prior to publication to bring it in line with Digital's style guidelines and for technical errors. You may be provided with a copy of the editing changes prior to publication, but your consent is not required. However, no substantive content changes will be made without the consent of the Author.

Authors must warrant, state, represent, and agree that the author has full and unrestricted right to re-license the work to Digital Fiction Publishing Corp. for publication in accordance with the Publishing Agreement, and that the author is the owner of the copyright to the work, without material encumbrance. Author shall be required to fully indemnify and save harmless the publisher for any failure to abide by these requirements. (Please do not license us something you don't own or can't license as intended. Digital Horror Fiction is relying on, exclusively, the representations of the author in this regard.)

Additionally, if your story otherwise qualifies and is selected for publication, we require that no self-published or other versions of the stand-alone story remain or be made available on-line (any country any written format) for a period of six months from the date of first payment. That is, if your otherwise qualifying story was ever published by you or a third party on-line as a stand-alone story for free, then you must agree to remove or have removed the story from on-line publication for a period of six (6) months from the date of payment. If you don't have control over your on-line content we will not license your work - sorry.

Digital Horror Fiction is a horror fiction imprint of Digital Fiction Publishing Corp. and we want horror stories. We will not consider science fiction stories, fantasy. or general fiction for publication by Digital Horror Fiction. Please consider one of our other imprints for these stories.

We want stories for a young adult to adult (not children) audience. Content should be PG to R rated. No erotica, pornography, or gratuitously offensive content will be acceptedPlease don’t submit anything that fits these categories as it's a waste of your time and ours, thank you. Because this is our Horror Imprint, we expect and will tolerate a considerably higher level of gore and general violence where the same is for the sake of a great story -- not for the sake of gore and violence. That is, avoid sending us gratuitous anything – violence, sex, profanity, etc. If it is not integral to the story and it’s not advancing the plot or character development; we don’t want to see blood, gore, or sex just for shock value’s sake (this goes for language too).

According to Wikipedia, the source of all that is correct in the Universe (really?): “The identifying traits of horror include:

Horror fiction is a genre of literature, which is intended to, or has the capacity to frighten, scare, disgust, or startle their readers or viewers by inducing feelings of horror and terror. Literary historian J. A. Cuddon has defined the horror story as "a piece of fiction in prose of variable length... which shocks or even frightens the reader, or perhaps induces a feeling of repulsion or loathing". It creates an eerie and frightening atmosphere. Horror is frequently supernatural, though it can be non-supernatural. Often the central menace of a work of horror fiction can be interpreted as a metaphor for the larger fears of a society. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horror_fiction

We don't get too hung up on sub-genres or specific requirements (except we do NOT want bloodbath and gore horror or torture/rape). If you think you have a horror short story, then there's a good chance we will too. Just be careful to avoid trying us out with science fiction and clearly fantasy stories -- we have other imprints for terrific stories from those genres.

Thank you for considering Digital Horror Fiction and Digital Fiction Publishing Corp. We look forward to hearing from you.

Please consider white-listing @dfpcorp.com and @submittable.com to ensure receipt of submission related emails.

Please do not submit your story and tie up our Readers if your stand-alone story has been published and is available to download on-line (free or paid),  or your story is available free on-line in any written form (magazine, archive, blog etc), and you can't immediately take it down or have it taken down. We will not license it if it's on-line for free.

* Female: Fully inclusive and intended in the broadest sense of the term.