- You need to have pre-bought the magazine in order to submit a short story (the magazine will be sent to submission email on launch).
- Submissions will be the authors own work. No collaborations.
- The short story have not appeared elsewhere, even in a modified form.
- Electronic only in .doc, docx, .rtf or .txt formats
- Word limit is 5000 or less
- Short Stories that do not meet the theme will not be considered
- Unless genuine error no refunds will be made.
- Multiple submissions are allowed but each submission will require a pre-purchase of NextRead Magazine
- By submitting you are giving NextSomething via NextRead.co.uk exclusive online use until 1st September 2010. After that date all rights except continual use in issue in which the story appeared revert back to the author.
I know that e-zine markets tend to be low-paying in general, but charging people to submit stories (and I'm guessing every submitted story, within some sort of reason, will be published) makes me wonder if this is little more than an e-zine version of vanity publishing, where the publishers make money at the expense of the erstwhile authors. Maybe it's just a way for those who dream of being actual, paid writers to be able to say to themselves that they had something of theirs published?
Perhaps I'm not understanding something here, but it does seem a bit odd at best to have such an arrangement...