This just in: we've just learned that The Recognition Run is now a semifinalist for the BookLife Prize! We need to redo our ad campaign!

TWO: The 2nd Annual Horror Special, goes out of print at the end of this month. Buy it now for the reduced price of $2.99, or read it free if you're a Kindle Unlimited subscriber.

• All current issues of Stupefying Stories are now available free for Kindle Unlimited subscribers. See the right column for links. For non-US customers, these should automatically redirect to your local manifestation of Amazon. If they don't, let me know.

• Yes, we are in fact reading new submissions. Our revised submission guidelines aren't ready for public consumption yet, so you'll just have to send your story to and take your chances. One story at a time, please! No multiple submissions and no simultaneous submissions!


As you may have guessed from the new banner, we're consolidating the Stupefying Stories blog and SHOWCASE webzine into one new site. In the meantime, before it's gone for good, you really should check out all the great stories on the old SHOWCASE site.


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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Clarification: Reading Period and Email Address Changes

Apparently the definitions of “flash” and “short-short” stories are more slippery than I thought. To answer these and other questions that have come in in the past few days:  

STUPEFYING STORIES magazine and the STUPEFYING STORIES PRESENTS anthology series are now CLOSED to unsolicited submissions until March 31, 2015, so that we can give our full attention to book production. We will be OPEN to new submissions from April 1, 2015, through September 30, 2015, and then CLOSED again from October 1, 2015, through March 31, 2016.

STUPEFYING STORIES SHOWCASE, our webzine, remains OPEN to new submissions, but at this time we are considering only flash and short-short stories—that is, only stories of 2,000 words in length or less—for SHOWCASE.

While SHOWCASE shares the same main submissions address (submissions {at} rampantloonmedia {dot} com) as the rest of the STUPEFYING STORIES line, to fast-track your submission for SHOWCASE only, please send it to submissions {at} stupefyingstoriesshowcase {dot} com. One story at a time, please, and while we will consider simultaneous submissions, exclusive submissions jump to the front of the line.

STRAEON has a completely separate submissions queue and editorial process. STRAEON is now OPEN to new submissions, and while STRAEON will consider more than one story at a time by the same author, STRAEON will not consider simultaneous submissions. To submit to STRAEON, address your email to M. David Blake, Editor, at submissions {at} vintageseason {dot} com.

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