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Saturday, February 27, 2021

Tales From The Magician’s Skull Is Now Accepting Submissions!

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Deadline: April 1, 2021

Listen Well, Mortal Dogs!

The greatest sword-and-sorcery magazine in the history of the world is Tales From The Magician’s Skull, and it is now accepting submissions! I am the immortal Skull, champion and protector of all things sword-and-sorcery, and if you wish to submit a tale to my magazine, you must pay heed! Those who obey these dictates shall find their creations elevated to deific heights, to stand upon the shoulders of the heroes who came before them. But woe be unto those writers who heed not these guidelines, for their failures shall consign their stories to rejection and immolation!

Tales From the Magician’s Skull is currently printed twice yearly and pays 4 cents a word upon acceptance. If I find your tale worthy, my minions will purchase select rights so we may publish the story. You retain the copyright.


When: The submission window runs from January 22, 2021 to April 1, 2021.

How: Send submissions to My interns shall review the submissions and forward the greatest of them all to me for my personal consideration. Should any interns be blinded by particularly onerous submissions, then they shall be replaced. Interns are expendable, but great sword-and-sorcery fiction lasts forever!

Format: You should review this document for full details on how to send your submission. Please read the document carefully! Do not trouble my meditations with questions that have already been answered!

High End: We’ll take stories up to 10,000 words, and might even go over, but we REALLY have to be in love with it if we do. If this is your first time submitting to us, you probably ought to send us something under 10k. Like maybe 6k or lower.

Low End: We have a really limited tolerance for flash fiction, thought we might consider it if it’s truly amazing and on point. Otherwise you’d better send an entire story. 

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