Sample Entry from Novel & Short Story Writer's Market, 1994
STORY, (II), F&W Publications, 1507 Dana
Ave., Cincinnati OH 45207. (513)531-2222. Editor: Lois Rosenthal. . . .
"We publish finest quality short stories. Will consider unpublished novel
excerpts if they are self-inclusive." Quarterly. Estab. 1931.
Story won the National Magazine Award for fiction in 1992. Note payment has increased.
Needs: Literary, experimental, humor, mainstream, translations. No genre fiction--science fiction, detective, young adult, confession, romance, etc. Buys approximately 12 mss/issue. Agented fiction 50-60%. Published work by Joyce Carol Oates, Bobbie Ann Mason . . . published new writers within the last year. Length: up to 8000 words.
How to Contact: Send complete ms with or without cover letter, or submit through agent. SASE (IRC's) necessary for return of ms and response. May accept simultaneous submissions (reluctantly). Sample copy for $5.95, 9x12 SAE and $2.40 postage. Fiction Guidelines for #10 SAE and 1 first-class stamp.
Payment: Pays $400 plus 5 contributor's copies.
Terms: Pays on acceptance for first North American serial rights. Sends galleys to author.
Advice: "We accept fiction of the highest quality, whether by established or new writers. Since we receive over 300 submissions each week, the competition for space is fierce. We look for original subject matter told through fresh voices. Read issues of Story before trying us."
THAT'S A LOT OF COMPETITION!