Sunday, January 21, 2007

Submission Guidelines

Twelfth Planet Press would like to announce the launch of Shiny, a new e-zine of Young Adult speculative fiction, in August 2007. Initially, the zine will be published as a limited series of three issues. If it proves viable, the series will continue in 2008.

Shiny is looking for fresh, entertaining stories between 2000 and 8000 words long. The style and substance of Shiny stories should be up there with the best current YA fiction, and should (for the most part) feature teenage protagonists. We're mostly interested in stories with speculative elements - science fiction, fantasy and horror - but we're open to non-speculative stories that would appeal to genre readers [as with, for example, So Yesterday by Scott Westerfeld, Boy Proof by Cecil Castelucci, or "Anda's Game" by Cory Doctorow]. We prefer a contemporary setting and/or feel to our stories, but will not let this restrict our choices. Shiny is aiming to appeal to teenagers, but also to the wide body of adults who read and enjoy Young Adult fiction. We look forward to reading your submissions!

Who: the editorial board consists of Alisa Krasnostein, Tansy Rayner Roberts and Ben Payne

How: send your submission in rtf attachment to Keep an eye on our blog at for more about what we're looking for.

Payment: AUS$50 per story

Rights: First International e-rights, and exclusivity for three months after first publication. We are not looking to reprint stories that have been previously published in print or online.


Mac said...

Good luck with this market! I've just announced you as a new market in our Markets newsletter, as well--and said favorable things. You look pretty organized and professional, and I wish you well!

MacAllister Stone

sergiogvh said...

Hello, I'm Sergio Gaut vel Hartman, sf writer from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Can I sen one story in Spanish? I work translating my stories (I wrote around 200) to English. But that supposes a great effort for me and I don't know if I will be able to make it on time. Sorry for my poor and ugly English...

KIndest regards.
Sergio Gaut vel Hartman

Shiny said...

Hi MacAllister!

Thanks so much for announcing Shiny on Markets (and for saying favourable things).
We appreciate the publiity!

All the best

Shiny Editors

Shiny said...

Hi Sergio

Unfortunately we don't have the ability to publish stories in any language other than English. And we wouldn't presume to undervalue the skill that is required to translate fiction from one language to another.

We hope that Shiny will be successful and will have another reading period for 2008.

All the best.

Shiny Editors

WestVirginiaRebel said...

Hello! I'm in the US, if my submission were accepted would you send a postal check?

Shiny said...

Hi Westvirginiarebel

We're going to be making all our payments via Paypal, as it's just impossible to exchange cheques between countries (for anything less than thousands of dollars) because of bank fees, exchange fees, etc.

Shiny Editors

free ps3 said...

I'm from Egypt, will you accept any of my submissions??

Shiny said...

As long as it's in English, absolutely!

Barrie said...

In your submission guidelines you say -
Rights: First International e-rights, and exclusivity for three months after first publication.

Q. Are First International e-rights for a three month period also? Or is another period of time att. to these rights.

Like the sound of your project, will purchase coppies of the zines soon.

I am a YA writer, working on 4 vol YA sci fi project at the moment. I live in Katoomba, Australia.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for taking the initiative in publishing a YA SF/Fantasy/Horror magazine. Congratulations on your second issue, and all the best for 2008!

Edwina Harvey

Anonymous said...

I'm from Uraguay though I volunteer during the Antarctic summers at a weather station near the South Pole. I want to get my diary published. It's titled, "It's Colder than Mutherfucking Hell At the South Pole Even In the Summer."

Will you please look at it?

Anonymous said...

Sure, I'd love to read "It's As Cold As Hell in Antarctica, Even in the Mutherfucking Summertime."

Submit either by email or snail mail. I'll be hare.

- the ownership team of SHINY