Publisher: Kenoma Publishing, LLC
Circulation: new publication; not available yet
Accepts Email Submissions: Yes
Website URL: http://www.kenomazine.com/index.htm
Description: Kenoma e-zine is a bimonthly e-zine devoted to speculative fiction and myth. We publish short stories devoted to these topics.
Editor(s): H. F. Gibbard
Masthead URL: Click here for the masthead webpage.
Guidelines URL: Click here for writer's guidelines information.
Address: P.O. Box 171
Eastlake, CO 80614
Rights: First electronic rights. Will consider a reprint under exceptional circumstances.
Needs: Kenoma e-zine solicits short stories in the range of 1000 to 7500 words on the theme of of speculative fiction and myth. Stories must contain a mythical element. Normally this means either mythic archetypes (heroes, gods, saints, wizards, "magic" items, etc.) or mythic themes (a heroic quest, a subterranean journey, battle between good and evil, death and resurrection, etc.) Stories must take place in the present (1900 A.D. forward) or the future, and in everyday (i.e. non-magical) world settings. We do not want fantasy stories set in medieval worlds.
Length: 1000 to 7500 words
Art/Photo Needs: Cover art matching story concepts is solicited. Query me for details.
Payment: $10.00 U.S. per story accepted, flat rate. Payment is made upon my receipt of signed (short!) contract sent to author by snail mail.
How to Submit: Please submit stories pasted into the body of an e-mail, in plain text format. Include your name, word count, title, e-mail and snail mail address.
Response Time: Submissions and queries generally are acknowledged within one week, often sooner. Publication decisions are made at the end of the month before the issue appears. Example: December 2003 issue publication decisions are targeted for November 30, 2003.
Tips for Writers: Kenoma has a very specific theme and you should adhere to it. Please do not send me stuff about vampires or serial killers or any other overused fantasy trope. Be original. It helps if you have a sense of the holy, the numinous, the great religious and mythical ideas that have inspired humanity's imagination for millenia, and can spin them into a story that is believable and interesting and fun to read.