Call for Submissions: The Way of the Wizard

Posted on October 1, 2009


John Joseph Adams is the assistant editor at The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. He is currently compiling a new anthology titled The Way of the Wizard. He is interested in all types of wizard tales, but is especially interested in seeing stories that explore the idea of wizardry from a non-traditional viewpoint — something based on the Chilean Kalku or on the supernatural practices of other cultures.

The story should be about a wizard, witch, sorcerer, sorceress, of some kind (basically, any sort of user of magic). The fact that the story has wizards in it should be vital to the story. Magic should be an important factor in the resolution of the plot. The wizards should be literal, in that they do actual magic, not like a pinball wizard or something like that. The story may be set in a secondary world, the real world, the present, or in a historical time period. Let your imagination run wild.

Genres: Fantasy/Science Fiction/Horror

Word Length: 5,000 words

Reprints: Original fiction strongly preferred.

Payment: 5 cents per word ($250 max), plus a pro-rata share of 50% of the anthology’s earnings and 1 contributor copy.

Rights: First world English rights, non-exclusive world anthology rights, and non-exclusive audio anthology rights.

Deadline: March 31, 2010

How to Submit: Email MS Word format OR rich-text format to: Include the words “Wizards Submission” and the title of the story and your byline in the subject line of the email. Submissions should be made in standard manuscript format.

For more information go to: Guidelines: The Way of the Wizard

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