General Submissions for 2018

SubmissionsSubmission status – Closed

Twelve stories will be published on the 1st of each month throughout 2018. Please refer to the General submission guidelines and terms of publication for further details.

Genre – Science Fiction, Fantasy or related sub genres such as supernatural, utopian and post-apocalyptic to name a few.

Note: Submissions in 2017 were predominantly Science Fiction. We would like to encourage writers to send us submissions for Fantasy or related sub genres. This is not to discourage Science Fiction authors. We are still interested in Science Fiction submissions and related sub genres.

Length – 1,000 (+/- 50) words excluding the title.

Publication dates – 1st of the month throughout 2018

Where – Please send your story to shorts.sub at kraxonpublishing.co.uk

Please see the FAQ’s for commonly asked questions.

General Submissions for 2017

SubmissionsSubmission status – Closed

Twelve stories will be published on the 1st of each month throughout 2017. Please refer to the General submission guidelines and terms of publication for further details.

Genre – Science Fiction, Fantasy or related sub genres such as supernatural, utopian and post-apocalyptic to name a few.

Length – 1,000 (+/- 50) words excluding the title.

Publication dates – 1st of the month throughout 2017

Where – Please send your story to shorts.sub at kraxonpublishing.co.uk

Please see the FAQ’s for commonly asked questions.

Series submission for 2017

Digital BookSubmission status – Closed

The series is twelve stories of 1,000 words each. Each 1,000 word story must be able to standalone whilst also being part of the 12,000 word story.

What do you need to submit?

Cover letter with your name, contact information, and a short bio (the bio can be skipped if you’re already published with Kraxon).

A synopsis of the 12,000 word story. 1 page max.

An outline of the 12 individual 1,000 word stories. 5 pages max.

The first 1,000 word story of the series. We’re not looking for all twelve stories to be written for submission.

Submission by email only. Please attach four documents as (MS Word or RTF) to your email and send to series17.sub at kraxonpublishing.co.uk

Payment is £400 GBP (in two payments of £200).

Closing date is 11:59 PM (BST) on Friday 30th September 2016.

Submission guidelines

Genre – Science Fiction, Fantasy or related sub genres such as supernatural, utopian and post-apocalyptic to name a few.

Format – Microsoft Word (.docx) or Rich Text Format (.rtf).

Please name your attachments with your name first (or pseudonym), followed by document type (cover letter, synopsis, outline, 1st story). For example “Author Name – Cover Letter.docx” or “Author Name – Outline.docx”

Formatting – Italicised text is allowed where emphasis is needed in the context of the story. Bold can be used as scene headers. All other formatting, such as underlines and colours will be removed.

Spelling – British English is preferred, but we will accept international variations such US or Australian English etc… Please indicate in your submission if not using British English.

Maturity rating – Family friendly.

Line spacing – Single for all four documents.

Page length – One page is defined as one A4 page in Microsoft Word at the default Calibri size 11 with single line spacing.

Please see the FAQ’s for commonly asked questions or ask on Chronicles Science fiction and fantasy community.

We want you to include the first episode in the outline so that we can get and idea of how your outlines convert into story form.

You will receive a submission confirmation within 48 hours. If you haven’t received it please follow up using our Contact Page or the Chronicles forum.

The story or a substantial part of the story must not have been previously published or made available for public viewing.

 

General Submissions for 2016

SubmissionsSubmission status – Closed

Twelve stories will be published on the 1st of each month throughout 2016. Please refer to the General submission guidelines and terms of publication for further details.

Genre – Science Fiction, Fantasy or related sub genres such as supernatural, utopian and post-apocalyptic to name a few.

Length – 1,000 (+/- 50) words excluding the title.

Publication dates – 1st of the month throughout 2016

Where – Please send your story to shorts.sub at kraxonpublishing.co.uk

Please see the FAQ’s for commonly asked questions.

Sixth special submission window for 2015

SubmissionsSubmission status – Closed

This is the sixth and final submission windows for 2015. One story from those submitted will be published on the date specified.

Write a story inspired by the specified theme and within the specified genre.

Theme – Christmas.

Write a science fiction or fantasy story around the theme of Christmas.

Please do not use elements from other protected works which may infringe on copyright or trademarks.

Kraxon Publishing Ltd cannot publish material where relevant rights have not been obtained.

Genre – Science Fiction or Fantasy

Length – 1,500 (+/- 50) words excluding the title.

Payment – £45 GBP

Publication date – 23rd December 2015

Submission Window – 2nd October 2015 to 20th October 2015

Submission Window – special6.sub at kraxonpublishing.co.uk

Please use the Chronicles discussion thread for any questions.

General submission guidelines and terms of publication apply unless specified otherwise. Please see the FAQ’s for commonly asked questions.

Fifth special submission window for 2015

SubmissionsSubmission status – Closed

This is the fifth of six special submission windows for 2015. One story from those submitted will be published on the date specified.

Write a story inspired by the specified theme and within the specified genre.

Theme – Time Travel.

In Back to the Future Part II, Dr Emmett Brown takes Marty McFly and Jennifer Parker into the future. They arrive on 21st October 2015.

Marty McFly: Hey, Doc, we better back up. We don’t have enough road to get up to 88.
Dr. Emmett Brown: Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.

Write a science fiction story involving time travel.

Please do not use elements from the Back to the Future series or other protected works which may infringe on copyright or trademarks.

Kraxon Publishing Ltd cannot publish material where relevant rights have not been obtained.

Genre – Science Fiction

Length – 1,500 (+/- 50) words excluding the title.

Payment – £45 GBP

Publication date – 21st October 2015

Submission Window – 2nd August 2015 to 20th August 2015

Submission Window – special5.sub at kraxonpublishing.co.uk

Please use the Chronicles discussion thread for any questions.

General submission guidelines and terms of publication apply unless specified otherwise. Please see the FAQ’s for commonly asked questions.

Fourth special submission window for 2015

SubmissionsSubmission status – Closed

This is the fourth of six special submission windows for 2015. One story from those submitted will be published on the date specified.

Write a story inspired by the specified theme and within the specified genre.

Theme – By Royal Appointment.

In September 2015, Queen Elizabeth II will surpass Queen Victoria as Britain’s longest-reigning monarch.

Write a fantasy story about a monarch. Preferably not a current or recent member of any royal families; British or otherwise.

Genre – Fantasy

Length – 1,500 (+/- 50) words excluding the title.

Payment – £45 GBP

Publication date – September 2015

Submission Window – 2nd July 2015 to 20th July 2015

Please use the Chronicles discussion thread for any questions.

General submission guidelines and terms of publication apply unless specified otherwise. Please see the FAQ’s for commonly asked questions.

General submissions for 2015

Submission status – Closed

Twelve stories will be published on the 1st of each month throughout 2015. Please refer to the General submission guidelines and terms of publication for further details.

Genre – Science Fiction, Fantasy or related sub genres such as supernatural, utopian and post-apocalyptic to name a few.

Length – 1,000 (+/- 50) words excluding the title.

Publication dates – 1st of the month throughout 2015

Where – Please send your story to shorts.sub at kraxonpublishing.co.uk

Please see the FAQ’s for commonly asked questions.

Third special submission window for 2015

SubmissionsSubmission status – Closed

This is the third of six special submission windows for 2015. One story from those submitted will be published on the date specified.

Write a story inspired by the specified theme and within the specified genre.

Theme – Exploration of a planet.

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft will fly by Pluto and Charon in July 2015

Write a science fiction story about the exploration (manned or robotic) of a planet (other than Earth). Aliens are optional.

Genre – Science Fiction

Length – 1,500 (+/- 50) words excluding the title.

Payment – £45 GBP

Publication date – 8th July 2015

Submission Window – 2nd May 2015 to 20th May 2015

Please use the Chronicles discussion thread for any questions.

General submission guidelines and terms of publication apply unless specified otherwise. Please see the FAQ’s for commonly asked questions.

Second special submission window for 2015

SubmissionsSubmission status – Closed

This is the second of six special submission windows for 2015. One story from those submitted will be published on the date specified.

Write a story inspired by the specified theme and within the specified genre.

Theme – Corporate Fantasy in the year 1999

Kraxon.com was registered on the 26th May 1999, during the dot-com boom.

Write an Urban Fantasy story involving a corporation set in the year 1999.

The piece does not have to be about the dot-com boom. No real companies, or fake companies that could too easily be identified as its real world counterpart – Not looking for lawsuits here!

Please keep science fiction to a minimum. Only technology available in 1999.

Genre – Urban Fantasy

Length – 1,500 (+/- 50) words excluding the title.

Payment – £45 GBP

Publication date – 26th May 2015

Submission Window – 2nd March 2015 to 20th March 2015

Please use the Chronicles discussion thread for any questions.

General submission guidelines and terms of publication apply unless specified otherwise. Please see the FAQ’s for commonly asked questions.