SUBMISSIONS ARE CLOSED.
Authors of the top three selected stories will receive a one time payment of £100 (1st), £50 (2nd) and £30 (3rd), as well as having their stories produced as an audio work by Remastered Words. Samples of these stories will be made available to listen to on our website and will also be created into an audio anthology. Authors will receive a 30% share of the royalties that will be split between the winners.
We are open to submissions from 1 February 2017 to 1 May 2017.
No submissions will be accepted outside of these dates.
A maximum of ten stories will be shortlisted and announced on the website no later than June 2017. They will then be forwarded to our judges who will individually score them.
We are hoping to name the three winners by August 2017.
Please read the guidelines below in full before you submit anything.
Remastered Words is looking for short stories within any fantasy sub-genre and with a word count no more than 5,000 words. Submissions are welcome from writers of all nationalities and gender.
Simultaneous submissions are allowed and we are only interested in the audio rights of your story, all other rights are retained by the author, including the written rights, so if you want to submit your story elsewhere then please do so (however be mindful of the guidelines laid out by the other venues).
Multiple submissions are also allowed.
Reprints are accepted and as previously mentioned we are only interested in the audio rights to your story. If it has been printed before in any format then please send it in, but do mention this fact in your accompanying email. Unfortunately if your story has already been adapted into audio then you cannot submit to this market.
So in summary we are looking for fantasy fiction stories of no more than 5,000 words, including stories that have been printed in any format before. We are NOT interested in fan fiction, erotica/porn, or any work that has already been adapted into audio. Any form of discrimination must play its part within the story and cannot promote those ideals in any way.
Please ensure your manuscript is formatted in the following way:
Your name and address on page one with the story title contained within the header on all pages.
Font size – 12 pt
Font type – Courier New / Times New Roman / Calibri
Entry is free.
Please submit all work to the following email address: submissions (at) remasteredwords (dot) com
In the subject of your email, please write your name and story title eg. John Smith – Lady of the Rings
Save your story as either .doc or .rtf and attach the document to the email.
In the body of the email, please provide the following details:
Your name and pseudonym (if any)
Any publishing history for reprints, including the venue where it was published.
You should receive a submission acknowledgement within 48 hours but if you don’t then please query us through the contact page.
The author will grant Remastered Words exclusive audio rights only to their story for six months following publication in the anthology. Following this you may submit your written work to other audio markets. We also require archival rights to continue to make our audio production of your work available via our website and anthology. The author retains all other rights including the written rights to their piece of work. Aside from the royalty share, monies made through sales of the anthology will go towards covering website costs and management, as well as increasing the prize fund for subsequent years.
If you have any other questions or queries then again, please contact us via the contact page and we will get back to you as soon as possible.