I have been Editing (and writing) for quite some time now; previously on Intranets at Reliance Communications and now on Newsletters at my new MNC employer. Hoping to retain my primary interest in Fiction I have started this Online Magazine for supporting talent where it is long due. All of you are most welcome to try your hand at spinning a yarn and relishing in the fantastical realm of Fiction Genres.
For queries regarding Freedom Fiction mail to me
First Issue: October 2008
Second Issue: January 2009
Third Issue: April 2009
Fourth Issue: August 2009
Annual Digest: September 2009 (best of collection)
Freedom Fiction is primarily for fans of Speculative Fiction. This consists of genres such as science fiction, fantasy fiction, horror fiction, supernatural fiction, superhero fiction, alternate history, and all their sub-genres. Additionally we are into detective fiction, crime, gangster, hardboiled, noir fiction and very much into pulp fiction.
This is a wide enough net to cast for all you amateur writers. Yes, we aim to publish previously unpublished writers, freelance writers and would be honoured to have published or established writers. If your fiction is unconformist and maybe even not fitting the mentioned genres, do query us and we will see if we can find your story a home at Freedom Fiction. We also publish unheard of genres such as Biker Fiction (made famous in the 70’s by Easyriders magazine). We don’t accept fan-fiction as of now due to ambiguities in its legalities.
We publish only fiction short-stories as of now. As a struggling writer, you would know that it is almost impossible to find a market or publisher that accepts Pulp Genre short-stories. Due to this lack of apparent patronage, we are currently not a paying publisher for short-fiction. We hope to be a paid market soon as we jointly establish a following and with possible sponsorship start paying our writers from the backlog starting with the first issue.
All content published here will allow the author to retain all copyright and we only hold the first web publishing rights and web archive rights to your story. All issues of Freedom Fiction are currently free for readers and we intend to keep it free in the spirit of saving “the short-story” itself. Authors published in Freedom Fiction will be invited to join the Freedom Blog for their views and opinions to be published on our website. The Freedom Forum is open to all aficionados of our listed genres.
Like Hemingway said - "Eschew the monumental. Shun the Epic. All the guys who can paint great big pictures can paint great small ones."
So hone your talent by writing short-stories and maybe soon enough you would be creating that full-length novel.
Digital Artwork is also welcomed, complying with the mentioned genres. This is also not currently paid for and open for amateurs and professionals alike.
Writer / Artist Submission Guidelines:
- Fiction Short Stories from 1000 (minimum) to 3000 words (maximum give or take a few hundred) are solicited. Your submissions should be in MS Word .DOC format or .RTF format. HTML format submissions should be zipped to a .ZIP file. For longer than 3000 words please query first with a clear synopsis.
- Email your submissions to The Editor.
- If you want to send a printed manuscript please Query first at the above email for postal address. For printed manuscripts, please use MS Word point 12 font size and a legible font such as Arial, Courier or Times New Roman only. Mention your contact details in the snail mail. If you don’t have an email id then send us a SASE (self-addressed stamped-envelope) for receiving a reply. A postcard would also be sufficient instead of a SASE.
- Please specify the Genre, Synopsis (in 100 words or less), Word Count, Title of the story, etc in your submission.
- For Art submissions a working web link will be sufficient. We would contact you if we have a specific artwork required for a story.
- If we choose to publish your work, we will require you to send us acceptance of our publishing contract which states that “you are the owner/creator of the work, willing to allow its publication in Freedom Fiction and all legal liabilities arising out of any copyright infringement due to plagiarism committed by you will be your sole responsibility”.
A Writer writes and that’s what you need to do to keep your creative motors running. The writer’s primary endowment is his good name, so don’t plagiarise and capitalise on goodwill.
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