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Welcome to EMG-Zine, an e-zine for artists and writers of fantasy and science fiction.
Guidelines for interested artists and writers.
We are seeking well-written material of interest to writers, artists and crafters in the fantasy and science fiction genres for EMG-Zine. Deadline for each issue is one month in advance, on the night of the first, midnight Alaskan time. For example, for the June issue, the deadline is May 1. If you are in need of an extension, it must be requested specifically in advance. Mentioning in Ellen's livejournal that you might need an extension doesn't count - you must write to Jennifer (features and fiction), at the official email addresses. (editor AT emg-zine.com)
EMG-zine is a monthly publication, with archives publicly available. A compilation of the best of the articles will be made yearly. All written submissions should already be edited for spelling and grammar, and approximately 750-2500 words in length. Reprints are welcome, illustrations encouraged.
Each issue of EMG-zine will have a theme. The theme will define the graphics, colors and some of the topics of the issue, as well as all of the artwork and fiction selections. It is recommended that you write with a theme in mind. I encourage creativity in interpretation of the themes!
January - Dragonflies
We are looking for:
These are non-fiction articles that are written by different authors each month. Some items that would be of interest include tutorials, marketing or product-making advice, technical help, how-tos, industry news, and world-building information for writers.
All features should have a fantasy or science fiction flavor, even if they are not particularly genre focussed. For example, if you are writing about how to use search engines, use fantasy terms for your example searches. Features should be ~500-2500 words. Long features may be broken into two or more parts. Features pay $20 in EMG credit per accepted submission for new work and $10 in EMG credit for previously published work (each part, if it's a multi-part feature!). All serials MUST be sent in full before publication of the first part. It is suggested (but not required) that you submit a query before completing a feature - we may have no need for your topic, and don't want you to waste a lot of time. Use the form below to query. See below for more information about sending written material.
There will be a small gallery of selected works that best represent the theme of each issue as well as demonstrate excellent quality. The work shown in the gallery may be cropped into graphics for the issue. There is no pay for artwork in our gallery, however, a text link to your personal webpage or gallery will be provided, and galleries remain accessible in the archives. Artwork does not need to be unpublished or created specially for this use; I will accept previously published and simultaneously shown work for the gallery.
To submit artwork, please make a jpg of your piece, in RGB mode, that is 700 pixels or less on the largest side.
Use this form to submit your work online.
You may submit up to 2 pieces per month. Work is selected by an artboard of five or more members. Work may be excluded for quality, size and space constraints, theme, completion, or failure to follow the rules. Nudity and violence will be filtered to registered viewers who are 18 or over and wish to see them. Work may be simultaneously shown at other galleries, be previously published, or be licensed elsewhere provided the license does not conflict. Portrait Adoption pieces may be submitted. They will be shown with standard watermarks. No fanart is allowed.
We are not seeking new columns at this time; we have several fabulous ones currently. However, if you have the most amazing idea for a column that would really be an asset to EMG-Zine, you may use the form below to propose it. Columns pay $75 in EMG credit for the year. Be prepared to have three columns finished prior to approval of the column, as well as proposals for three additional ones. A column should run for at least a year and should contain new material (though recycled work will be accepted in a pinch!).
We're looking for short, stand-alone stories or poetry. They should be less than 2500 words in length, and must follow the theme of each issue. Illustrations are encouraged! See below for written submission details. Entries will be edited for spelling and grammar, and may be trimmed for length. No major profanity, violence, or sexually explicit material. No fanfiction. Submissions need not be exclusive or unpublished, provided you retain the appropriate rights. You may submit up to 2 written pieces per month, any mix of poetry and prose. Serials will be considered, but must be complete before publication of the first part, and each section must follow the theme of each month. Each poem or short story pays in credit - $2 for reprints and $5 for new material. (New payment as of March, 2010.)
Do you have something else that might fit in? A directory to some of the best on-line tutorials, or a comic? Want to do a monthly interview or suggest something else? If you think you have something that will appeal to our readers, please feel free to propose it using the form below!
Details for all written work
All work MUST be checked for grammar and spelling before submission. If English is not your first language, please have a native speaker read it through before submitting it. Written material must be sent in .rtf format, NOT .doc. Use word wrap. Use arial font, at size 12. Formating may be done in html (ie: < i > for italics) or use underlining to emphasize text (which will be converted to italics). DO NOT USE ALL CAPS. Do not use italics unless you also use html markups (they are hard to spot). If you want to break up your article into sections, section headers should be in bold. Use html markups, or underline. Paragraphs should have hard returns - no tabs!
At the top of the file, include the following information:
Title (title of the piece)
Please provide a short (1 paragraph or less) bio. (If you have already been published in EMG-Zine, we already have this and you do not need to send it again! Just let us know if you'd like to update it!)
ALL files must be named with the following format - YOURNAME-TITLE-information.ext, IE: million-howtodraw-feature.rtf, million-howtodraw-illo1.jpg, million-howtodraw-illo2.jpg
We follow the Chicago style manual for editing.
Send emails to our head editor, Jennifer Broschinsky, at:
All the Gory Details.
EMG-zine requests first print rights for 31 days, requires on-line archive rights indefinitely, and may ask for reprint rights for the yearly best-of anthology. First print rights may be waived for exceptional work that has already been published - particularly if it was in a limited manner, or if major edits will be made for EMG-Zine. Anthology print rights will only apply to the best of the articles and artwork and are non-exclusive. Work for consideration in the anthology must be print quailty (300 dpi, non-compressed files in the case of artwork). If anthology rights are not available for any reason, you MUST state that with your submission. Archive rights are non-negotiable. Archive rights are non-exclusive - you are welcome to publish the material elsewhere after the initial 31 day first print rights expire.
Your submission may be held up to six months to be used with the most appropriate theme or as space allows (though usually it won't be!).
Your payment of EMG credit is available upon publication. It is good for up to two years after publication, and may be used towards a subscription to EMG-zine, or at any current or future branch of EMG, including Portrait Adoption, Torn World, and the Fantasy Art Shop (Items for sale through Ellen Million Graphics, only). Submissions accepted to the anthology will receive (cash) royalties at a rate of $0.05 per page for retail copies sold and $0.025 per page for wholesale copies sold (prorated).
Additionally, you may be sponsored by grateful readers! Subscribers to the 'zine receive most of their subscription fees in funds that they can pay directly to their favorite authors. This is 'cash,' not credit, and is paid out whever requested.
In all cases, your work will be credited to you, and include a link to your webpage.
All work is due one month before the issue for which it is intended. Work for the February issue is due January 1. Work for the November issue is due October 1, etc.
Our head editor is Jennifer Broschinsky. Our Art director is Annie Rodrigue, as assisted by an anonymous artboard of 5. Ellen Million is assistant editor, webpage guru and general oddbody.
If you have questions, or suggestions, please feel free to contact us using the form below, or come discuss things in the forum!
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