Sunday, March 15, 2009

Heroic Fantasy Quarterly - Open for Submissions

For all of you looking for a place to send your brief but muscular fantasy fiction, check out this new magazine, Heroic Fantasy Quarterly, and make sure to read all the way to the end of the Submissions page. Good for an understanding laugh, especially for anyone who's been on the editing side of the biz and seen all manner of manuscripts submitted for possible publication.

As the masthead proclaims, HFQ is looking for prose, poetry, and fiction that falls squarely into the heroic fantasy sub-genre. For a definition and examples, check out the "Heroic fantasy" entry on Wikipedia, or visit Castle Fiction to see books in the epic and heroic fantasy vein.

For writers interested in submitting to HFQ, here's an encouraging -- and challenging -- note from the editors:

Feel free to include a paragraph introducing yourself and detailing your publishing history, and anything you think we need to know about your story. Or not. All we really care about is the quality of your yarn.

You have about five paragraphs to hook us and 10 pages to impress us — use them wisely.

Our email address is:

Any takers?


Jeff Draper said...

This stuff is right up my alley. Thanks for the discovery.

Keanan Brand said...

The couple of geniuses behind this publication are friends of mine, and they could really use submissions that are more heroic fantasy than general fantasy (they've been getting lots of the general stuff). From what I've read, your work will fit squarely into their target genre. Good luck!