Open for submissions:
DOUBLEWIDE CRIME wants to consider your short story for publication in a magazine that specializes in rural noir fiction. Your submission should be a previously unpublished work between 1000 and 5000 words, and it should focus on crime committed in a country setting.
If DC decides to publish your story, it will offer you one cent per word, and a copy of the magazine, in exchange for publication rights. Publication rights will revert to you one year after DC publishes your story.
When you submit your story for consideration you agree not to hold DC liable for any similarities that exist between your story and any other story DC may choose to publish.
If interested, email a PDF file of your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sounds cool. Don't have anything right now, but can I ask, why a PDF file and not a word attachment? Or is a word attachment okay?
I've been accused of being cynical and suspicious by nature, but my spidey sense is tingling a bit on this one. What exactly does this mean:
"When you submit your story for consideration you agree not to hold DC liable for any similarities that exist between your story and any other story DC may choose to publish."
I don't think I have ever seen that before from any market, and its simply not the way that copyright law works.
^ that's exactly what I was thinking.
Ed: I'll accept a Word file as well. I just do a lot of reading from an iPad, and PDFs open nicely on that.
Jack and Voodoo: That line exists because people are crazy. Tropes and archetypes exist. I don't want someone getting litigious because his/her story with a backwoods, meth cooking thug wasn't accepted and someone else's story was.* I am the only person who will be reading and accepting, or rejecting, the stories. I want to give good writers a new venue for publication. This will be done at a personal cost, so really, I'm trying to discourage people who are of a suspicious mindset.
*I'm not looking for stories about backwoods, meth cooking thugs. That was an example of something cliche I expect people might think when they read the words "rural noir."