Phoenix Photo & Fiction accepts photography and fiction submissions from everyone on Earth. Continue reading this page for fiction submission guidelines. Click the following link to read photo submission guidelines.
Phoenix Photo & Fiction is part of the Wax Poetry and Art Network. Visit the main Wax Poetry and Art Submissions page to view all opportunities.
Phoenix Photo & Fiction is published, edited, and designed in Canada by Kirk Ramdath.
Please prepare your submission carefully.
You must agree with the terms on this page to make a fiction submission to Phoenix Photo & Fiction. Your submission will be considered proof of your agreement and as such, no additional contract will be required for publication to proceed.
You must include the following statement with your submission:
"I agree with the submission guidelines for fiction submissions to Phoenix Photo & Fiction."
Submissions are open to everyone on Earth.
Submissions are open all year.
Submit one work of fiction.
Fiction submissions up to 1,000 words in length are considered. Submissions up to 250 words are considered as Flash Fiction. Specify the length of the submission, in number of words.
Stories must be titled. Untitled work, if chosen for publication, will be given a title taken from the text, at the Editor's discretion.
Include a short biography no longer than 75 words. Provide links to social media author pages and websites as applicable.
Simultaneous submissions are allowed. Please withdraw your submission immediately if the work will be published somewhere else first.
Submissions will be divided into three submission periods, each four months long.
Submission Period Dates
Submission Period 1: January 15th to May 14th
Submission Period 2: May 15th to September 14th
Submission Period 3: September 15th to January 14th
You can submit fiction to Phoenix Photo & Fiction only once per submission period. Writers will receive notice of acceptance or rejection within two months following the end of each submission period.
Dates for Notice of Acceptance or Rejection
Submission Period 1: Receive notice by July 14th
Submission Period 2: Receive notice by November 14th
Submission Period 3: Receive notice by March 14th
Accepted work will be published online in Phoenix Photo & Fiction.
Submission Period 1: Published on September 15th
Submission Period 2: Published on January 15th
Submission Period 3: Published on May 15th
Copyright remains with the original author.
Upon acceptance, the author grants the publisher, Kirk Ramdath, the right to the first publication of the work, as well as the right to republish the work in Phoenix Photo & Fiction & Wax Poetry and Art anthologies and collections, online and in print, without additional permission required.
If the work is ever collected into a book or made available for sale in any print format, the author will receive a minimum 20% royalty. If included in a collection with other artists, the 20% royalty is shared equally, based on the number of pieces contributed. If ever made available for sale in a digital format, a 50% royalty will be given. Royalties are paid out annually in January if a minimum of $10 CAD is accrued.
There is no initial payment.
The author also grants the publisher the right to publish parts of the work on third party platforms such as Facebook and other social media, specifically for the purpose of sharing the work with more people, and considering the evolving and experimental nature of the Internet.
Submissions must include the following to be complete:
- Agreement statement: "I agree with the submission guidelines for fiction submissions to Phoenix Photo & Fiction."
- Fiction (up to 1,000 words). Specify length.
- Biography (maximum 75 words).
- Your complete postal mailing address or address of residence, including street address, city, province / state, country, and postal code.
The entire submission must be copied and pasted into the body of a single email and sent to the email address shown below. Do not include any part of your submission in an attachment.
For the subject header of your submission email, use the following:
"Phoenix Photo & Fiction submission".
Send your submission by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Editor
Kirk Ramdath is the publisher, editor, and designer of Wax Poetry and Art, Phoenix Photo&Fiction, and other publications. He has been an independent poet and publisher since 2005, originally in Calgary, Canada. Kirk now lives in Nanaimo, Canada.
Phoenix Photo & Fiction is part of the Wax Poetry and Art Network.
- Visit the main Wax Poetry and Art Submissions Page to see all opportunities.
- Visit the Wax Poetry and Art Library.
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