Grand Showcase 2018 – SUBMISSION CALL – The Wayward Sword

By Writing Knights Press

Never one to waste a good tragedy, the Wayward Sword is putting out a call for short pieces to be collected and released as part of the Grand Showcase 2018 (formerly Grand Tournament 2018).

We expect a large influx of submissions and have limited space in the
litmag (44 pages max), so make sure you are sending your best work because
we will not be accepting everything.

Guidelines are as follows:

Submission Deadline:
July 1st, 2018

(these are guidelines, if a piece is a little under or over, submit it anyway)
Fiction/Fiction between 500 and 700 words;
or
Poems between 4 and 30 lines (including stanza breaks);
or
Graphic Novel/Comic black and white, between 1 and 5 pages (8″ x 10″, 300 dpi);
or
Visual Art black and white (8″ x 10″, 300 dpi).

Email Address:
waywardswordsubs@gmail.com

Rights:
After publication all rights return to Creator.

Release:
Slated for July 27-28 2018.

Compensation:
Creator receives a printable PDF of the issue where the piece is included, with which the Creator may do as they please (including sell or distribute for free).
Those included in the litmag will be able to purchase copies for a much reduced price.

Optional Inclusion:
A 10-20 word bio, a 300 dpi black and white photo 1.25″ x 1.25″

Subject line:
“The Wayward Sword: Grand Showcase 2018 – (Preferred Creator Name)”

Email Body:
Up to 5 pieces

Protips:

no “Roses are Red / Violets are Blue” crap.
Send us your blood, sweat, tears, shit, mucus, broken bones, stitched hearts, brains ripped to shreds,
COMPEL the AUDIENCE!!!!
make the audience care about your main character
Swearing is fine if it works in context, but overuse isn’t edgy, it’s moronic.
Erotica/Nudity is fine, but gratuitous sex isn’t erotica it’s just pornography….

plus, if you write fan-fiction,
change the names of the characters so we don’t get sued.

The only hard/fast rule is: NO condoning hate speech or nonconsensual abuse….
You can certainly represent these issues in your art, but condoning these only serve to trigger victims, not to break open peoples’ minds so they can grow and overcome.

Source:: Writing Knights Press