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Submission Guidelines


Hello, and welcome to Tatterhood Review, a fantasy and science-fiction imprint of our parent magazine, Ember Chasm. We’ve just sparked a fire in the fireplace, so come in, take a seat, kick off your seven-league boots, and tell us your fantastical stories over a mug of warm mead or iced nebula juice.

We started this imprint for a few reasons. First, out of our love for fantasy and science fiction. As story consumers, both Miranda and Nathan were raised in the magical realms of seven-shade coats, storm-light drinking bridge men, a certain Mars miner devoted to tearing down a golden society in a far-flung, brutal future. We wanted to create a dedicated space to those kinds of stories, and with Tatterhood, we’ve done so.

Second, because our publishing schedule here is far quicker and leaner than Ember Chasm, that means we can publish more stories, which allows the voices, and the worlds, of more writers to shine brilliantly from all computer screens, like a sky of stars twinkling amid the galaxies of the internet.

Our publishing schedule: We plan on publishing two short stories, two poems, and two visual art pieces online per month. Payment is $10 through PayPal (if you don’t have PayPal, we can work something else out) and submissions are received solely through our Submittable account.

As for what we’re looking for: we want fantasy that exists out behind the famous tavern, out in the strange twists of woods that no one has traveled through before, and no one will again; fantasy that blends the magical and the real and anything in between, that’s brutal and honest to the characters. We want science fiction that’s original, that throws you into the glitching areas lurking between the gears, that sends you soaring to breathtaking skylines, or the deepest pits of the WiFi dark zones.

Fiction Guidelines:

  • Tatterhood seeks fiction within the genres of fantasy, dark fantasy, afrofuturism, high fantasy, paranormal, magical realism, science fiction, steampunk, and anything in between.
  • Manuscripts should be double-spaced, in 12pt Times New Roman font, with standard one-inch margins.
  • Please remove all identifying information from your submitted document.
  • Submissions should be no longer that 7,500 words.
  • We are happy to review both short stories and novel excerpts. 
  • Please use .doc or .docx file formats. Submissions in other formats will not be accepted.

Poetry Guidelines:

  • We want poetry that roars and glitches out. Please send us work that contains some form of genre elements, or experiments with subject matter like it. We like themes associated with fantasy and science fiction and magical realism.
  • Poetry should be single spaced, in 12pt Times New Roman font, with standard one-inch margins.
  • Tatterhood allows authors to submit one to five poems per reading period.
  • Please submit all your poems on one document.
  • Please remove all identifying information from your submitted document.
  • Please use .doc or .docx file formats. Submissions in other formats will not be accepted.

 


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