As of the October 2014 issue, Storylandia will be a single author journal. Yes. Please send us either novellas between 20-50K words or a collection of stories that add up to between 20-50K. Thanks. And please enjoy the final multi-author issue in March 2014. See below on how to send in your fiction.
See below for submission guidelines.
2013 – The Year of the Novella
Please send your 20,000 to 40,000 word novella with a complete outline or synopsis. Yes, I need to know the ending before I read it. Guidelines are below. Please send your work to editor AT wapshottpress DOT com also any questions you might have. Thanks! PS. We’re full up for 2012 with Issue 7 releasing in the Fall. If you do send a short story, it might be a while before we can get back to you about it.
Storylandia, Issue 6, Winter 2012
The Wapshott Journal of Fiction
Paullette Gaudet, The Deepest Crease Visible; T Sheehan, Amie and Sherry and the Twilight Diner; V. Ulea, Expecting a Star; JJ Steinfeld, The Furtive Men Play the Wretched Bar; Dustin Grayson, Best Head Ever; Chris Castle, Mall in Rainbows; cover by Magda Audifred
Where to buy: Print edition still in the works.
Cover by Carol Colin
Where to buy: 10% off with this code: HDCYF4CR at this online store; Amazon, eligible for free shipping; ISBN 978-0-9825813-6-0: Bookfinder.com… eventually; Kindle (exclusive until May 20, 2012).
“Three Days Standard Bereavement” by Michelle Brooks, “Heorrot” by Kathryn L. Ramage, “Ashes” by Megan Feldman, “Of the Night” by Theresa Hinkle, “All the Lonely People” by Fred Skolnik
Where to buy: Online (10% discount with this code: FUXBWW3E); Amazon; Kindle; Nook; ePub; Other places.
Cover: “White Poppy Seeds” by Molly Kiely
Live Boy, Dead Girl
A Novella by Michelle Brooks
Storylandia 3, The Wapshott Journal of Fiction is pleased to present Dead Girl, Live Boy, a novella by Michelle Brooks. Dead Girl, Live Boy is an unflinching view of a haunted family landscape scattered with undetonated landmines that threaten the characters’ fragile existences. Set in a crumbling Detroit as the millennium approaches, Dead Girl, Live Boy calls to mind the works of Hubert Selby Jr. and an urban Tennessee Williams. Brooks creates a darkly comic and claustrophobic world that warrants attention. Both despairing and hopeful, her novella succeeds as both a survivor’s story and a cautionary tale.
Cover: “Dust” by William Wray
“Poetry and Red Phosphorus” by Kellie R. England, “Assassin” by Adam Bourke, “Escaping the Apoidians Hivault” by Christopher Husmann, “Kiva” by Cinsearae S., and “Have You Ever Seen The Rain?” by Mylochka.
10% off with this code: P5ZCS69C here and eligible for Free Shipping at Amazon; Other vendors and eBooks for all Wapshott titles.
Cover: “Leaf” by Tom Good
“Kittycat Riley’s Last Stand” by Kelly S. Taylor, “Not Quite a Prince” by Kathryn L. Ramage, “More Minimalist Fiction” by Lene Taylor, “Road Kill” by Lee Balan, “Sunday Mornings” by Colleen Wylie, “I” by Chad Denton, “Practice” by Anne Valente, “Don’t Stop Thinkin’ About Tomorrow” by Kitty Johnson
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Cover: “Nacreous” by Hailaeos Troy, www.AntarcticPhotos.com.
Seeking good writing in any genre.
Please email your story as a text or rich text format document to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put your name and contact information at the top of the email so I can get back to you about your submission. MS Word, RTF, or Text.
I’ll read stories of any length. Longer stories, novellas and novels will be serialized over several issues. I’ll publish whenever I have a good issue to publish.
I like well-written stories, of course, with good plots and characters goes a long way with me. There can be sex and sexuality between consenting adults (human or humanoid) in your story, but if it’s a lot of sex, I might ask to transfer your story to Erotique, our sister publication.
At the moment, I’m the only editor, so here’s what I would not like to have submitted and won’t publish:
Anything that will get me sued, arrested, or lynched. I’m pretty sure you realize that that means anything illegal, plagiarized, hateful, or scarier than even I can deal with. Also, song titles are okay, but no song lyrics. The RIAA has gone insane, better to stay out of their way at all times. As editor, I handle the blowback, so I make the final call on what I feel I can legally, morally, and have the guts to, publish. Oh, and no furries, thank you. I’m sure you understand.
There’s no money, but you do get a copy of the issue and discounted extra copies. You also keep all your rights to your work. I only have permission to publish on a story by story basis.
I look forward to reading your stories. Send ’em on in!
Editor, Storylandia, The Wapshott Journal of Fiction