These are all guidelines. Don’t worry if you don’t follow them all religiously. If something is good enough and we like it, we will let you know, even if it’s written on toilet paper under suspicious circumstances.
We’re interested in every genre and style, however Schlock is particularly partial to work that eschews traditional storytelling. Aside from strong works of narrative fiction, we’re open to striking memoir fragments, gonzo journalism, experimental poetry – any number of offerings that will delight, surprise and challenge our readers.
This is up to you. The longer it is, the better you should make it.
Poetry will be considered. There are no limits on length.
We accept reprints. If you submit a reprint, let us know, and mention when and where it was previously published.
Schlock Magazine is open to all types of art submissions, photos, collages, comics, original paintings, drawings, etc. Any art that can grace our covers, spice up our stories, or as standalone stories. Color or B&W is fine.
Send your samples as scanned images at high resolution (300dpi). You can send multiple pages.
Schlock Magazine is a non-paying market. We’re an open venue for aspiring writers, artists, and other creative people.
If we publish your piece you will be giving us First Electronic Publishing Rights. Keep in mind that most magazines might not publish work that has already been published on the web. (Each magazine is different so make sure to check their guidelines). This means that if we publish your work, it can only be marketed as a reprint, which limits the number of markets that will accept it, and reduces the pay rate it can receive. It is up to you, the author, to decide if publishing your work on our web site, giving up your First Publishing Rights for no payment other than exposure, is really what you want to do.
E-mail all submissions to schlocksubs <at> gmail <dot> com. We do not accept submissions via snail mail. The subject header should include the word SUBMISSION and the title of your story/poem/text. It makes it easier for us to keep track of things that way.
We welcome submissions from anywhere in the world but all stories must be in English.
Submissions should be attached as RTF, DOC, or DOCX. Please do not paste them in the body of your email.
All submissions should be easy to read. We are human, we like our eyes. Don’t use strange or small fonts. Thanks.
Please include your contact details, including email. We will contact you via email about your submission.