Because we don’t have enough to do, the SFL team has decided to open submissions to a new stand-alone anthology—The Fuckening.
We’ve all seen the memes about “The Fuckening”—when your day is going too well and you don’t trust it and some shit finally goes down. Ah, there it is: The Fuckening.
We were inspired by this sentiment and thus have heeded the call to create an anthology that embodies The Fuckening.
SFL is looking for funny, speculative fiction short stories and poetry that embody The Fuckening. All stories must be science fiction, fantasy, horror, or a combination of the three. These stories can be witty, goofy, dark, sarcastic…whatever, we don’t care, as long as they are speculative fiction and contain a reference to The Fuckening and maintain a general theme of fuckery (we mean this in the non-pornographic sense).
We know that some of you are going to be tempted to shoehorn a reference to The Fuckening into an existing piece; we won’t tell you not to do that. However: please don’t send us something that is obviously not within the theme where you changed two sentences just to get it in on a technicality.
Our word limit is 7500 words.
We have no problem with simultaneous submissions as long as you tell us as soon as your submission is accepted elsewhere. Two submissions maximum per person. We pay $10 for six-month exclusive print rights, and non-exclusive print rights thereafter. You own your work, and can submit elsewhere six months after the anthology is released.
Submissions will be open until November 30, 2021, or we just receive too many words. The planned release date will be May 2022.
Please, no erotica, fanfic, or graphic violence (because usually, that’s just not funny).
Remember, first and foremost, we want speculative humor (or humour if that’s how you swing). Show us The Fuckening! Make us laugh.
Please send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject, please use the format: Fuckening: Story/Poem Title, word count. Please include your short bio and Paypal information. We don’t need a full list of your writing credits unless you want it in your bio.
We look forward to reading your submissions.
The SFL team