- Word count: 1000-6000 (FIRM)
- Multiple submissions: Maximum of two (2) per month
- No simultaneous submissions
- No reprints.
Turnaround time for responses is one month following the end of your submission month. (e.g. if you submit during September, we’ll respond no later than October 31.) Turnaround is usually faster than this. If you haven’t received a response by the end of the following month, please query.
Pay rate & RightsWe pay 5¢ per word for fiction. Authors will also receive a gratis print and ebook copy of the anthology in which their story appears.
Crossed Genres takes first world ebook and print rights, and non-exclusive anthology rights for CG Magazine’s biannual anthologies. We also take non-exclusive online rights to publish and archive your story on our website.
Each month CG Magazine has a new genre or theme. Short story submissions must combine elements of either Science Fiction and/or Fantasy with the current theme. Do not send submissions to upcoming themes, they will be rejected without consideration!
Current theme (August/September 2012):
Boundaries are physical, psychological, emotional, and imaginary. Who we are can often be defined by how we respond to perceived boundaries – accept them; ignore them; sidestep them; confront them. Where do the boundaries we encounter shape the boundaries of our selves?
BOUNDARIES will be open to submissions in August & September, and will be published in January 2013. [NOTE: Submissions for the first new issue will be open for TWO months, to allow more time for authors who discover our re-launch late. Following that, all themes will be open to submissions for one month.]