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Encounters Magazine Writer/Artist Guidelines

We prefer manuscripts between 3,500 and 10,000 words, but those numbers are not carved in stone. We will consider pretty much any length, but we do not accept poetry. Please attach documents to your email in Microsoft Office Word 97 or later format, or in RTF or OpenOffice format and send to encountersmag@blackmatrixpub.com.

We are looking for:

Fantasy - Contemporary, Dark Fantasy, Paranormal
Horror - Similar subgenres as fantasy, but with a horror element.
Science Fiction - Hard science fiction to space opera

Artwork must be color, have a sci-fi, fantasy or horror theme and be no more than 600 pixels wide by 800 pixels in length. Please send in .jpg, .tiff or .png format to encountersmag@blackmatrixpub.com and include the words "Encounters Art" in the subject line. Payment will be $20.00.

Payment for fiction is 1/4 cent per word on acceptence. Writers and artists who submit stories and images to Encounters will also receive a free subscription in PDF format whether the material is accepted or not. All payments to authors and artists will be made via Paypal.

All writers and artists please include a short bio and links to a Web page or online gallery if you have one so we can publish the info and help promote your work.

Mail all queries to encountersmag@blackmatrixpub.com.


Issue #14


Encounters 13 cover