Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Good News for the Verbose (Like Me): Ploughshares ISO Long Fiction

Ploughshares is accepting longer works of fiction for a special, online publishing venture. Here are the details from their newsletter:

Pshares Singles:  A new opportunity for prose writers working in longer forms. In the print issue, it's often hard to find space for longer stories and novellas. With electronic media, though, we now have an opportunity to consider new kinds of work.

Pshares Singles will be a venue for longer works of prose—stories of 9,000 to 12,000 words, and novellas of 30,000 to 60,000 words—chosen by our editors. Singles will be available on
Kindle, Nook, and from our own website: $1.99 for stories and $3.99 for novellas. (Authors still get paid and retain rights to their work.) The first Single will appear in July—"The Lady of the Burlesque Ballet," Timothy Schaffert's surreal fairy tale about obesity, murder, and the theater.

Note: If submitting online, make sure you identify the genre as Pshares Singles (it is at the bottom of the drop-down menu). If by mail, please mention it in the cover letter. We look forward to reading your work!
Submissions are open now, and here are the writer's guidelines.


DC-area author Leslie Pietrzyk explores the creative process and all things literary.