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Call for Submissions - Fiction

We have gotten, and published, good stories about women. We have even gotten, and published, stories with women characters that I am comfortable with from male writers. I swear we have. But this most recent batch. Good god. I’m so frustrated. Tumblr ladies, I need fiction submissions that don’t make my head explode. Dudes are alright, they can even write stories I like, but I want to publish more women writers. The thing is, we can’t publish more women writers if we don’t get submissions. Ladies, please, please, if you write original fiction please submit to Devilfish Review.

And even if you don’t write original fiction? I have seen some awesome AU stuff out there. Swap the names up and shake the fandom off just a little and send it in. You are closer to original fiction than you think you are. And if we really like it, we will work with you to get it to original.

All of this goes double triple if you are a writer of color and/or queer. I want us to be more representational. I do. I’m Hispanic and bi (and fat and female). Where am I in the stories I’m publishing? But those aren’t the stories we are getting. How do we fix this? How do we reach out more? For now, I am reaching out here on Tumblr as best I can.

We do accept slice of life everyday fiction, but prefer science fiction and fantasy type things. We have four issues up. (The lovely Serindrana is in the last one!) Read through our archives, and especially read our About pages. Then submit submit submit.

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  10. syverce reblogged this from cherieofthedragons and added:
    Looks like I don’t fit the criteria they’re fishing for, but I know several of you do!
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  14. alierakieron answered: Can I submit something that was posted on Tumblr?
  15. justmyloki reblogged this from linpatootie and added:
    Submit! Go for it.
  16. beezelbubbles reblogged this from kakaphoe and added:
    There is always time. We never close our submission box. Our first issue of the year will go up late March, which means...
  17. linpatootie reblogged this from saxifraga-x-urbium and added:
    This is fascinating and I’m bookmarking it. I think I do write the kind of stories they are looking for, although the...
  18. kakaphoe reblogged this from barbeauxbot and added:
    Ooh I have an unfinished short story that I’ve been meaning to work on, maybe I can finish it and tidy it up in time.
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    Reblogging for the reference. Who knows, maybe one day I might get over myself, or someone here might be able to use...
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  24. lightandwinged reblogged this from nineprotons and added:
    Reblogging to force myself to actually write something worth submitting places.
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