updated November 2004
eotu ezine of fiction, art & poetry
Eotu Ezine is a paying market for short stories, poetry and artwork.
We are open to all genres, though issues are theme specific.
Please read this page thoroughly before sending us anything.
of Upcoming Issues
(If you wish to receive update notices send your e-mail address to THE EOTU FAN CLUB .)
February 2005: A generic issue, open to all genres, just be aware that your editor's taste runs toward character stories with emotional impact. Deadline January 15, 2005.
April 2005: Sci-fi. Aliens, other worlds, how advancements in science will enrich, or ruin, humanity. Deadline March 15, 2005.
June 2005:Our Fifth Anniversay Issue! This will be a "Best of" issue, so no submissions, please, between March 15 & May 15.
Decisions on stories are made during the month before an issue is published. If you are sending a story for a particular issue, the best time is about 4-6 weeks before publication date. (April/May for June, June/July for August, etc.) We try to respond to all submissions in 2 months, though depending on when your work was submitted and when publication dates fall, sometimes response time stretches to 3 months. If we keep your work longer than 2 months you should ask us about its status. As much as we love it, e-mail still isn't the most reliable means of communication. Many times stories never reach us, or our response to you doesn't arrive. It never hurts to check, and we don't take points off for asking.
FOR ALL ISSUES:
Stories should be short, not more than about 3000 words.
Poems shouldn't be much longer than about 30 lines.
Artwork, who knows. Our tastes run the same here as for fiction, but whatever you're into, I'm sure we're into also.
Please send stories and poems preferably in the body of an e-mail. Do not format your work (bold, italic, etc.). Several internet services, such as AOL, will scramble the formatting in your email and turn it to gibberish. Indicate italics by using the underline key _before and after your italicized text_ in your story. Indicate bold with <bold>. If want specific formatting sending an html file is okay.
Art can be sent as an .jpg or .gif attachment. If your art is on a web page, we don't mind going there to look at it. Especially artists with a variety of work they'd allow us to choose from.
Please put the title of your work in the subject line of your e-mail with the word 'story' or 'submission', or 'art'. Something like that so we know it's a submission from you. Don't use 'sales pitch' lingo to entice us to open your e-mail. We get a lot of spam crap and much of it is filtered to the trash without being opened. Having 'story', 'poem', 'art' or 'submission' in the subject line gets it filtered to the editor's mailbox.
It's nice, too, if you send a short bio with your work so we have something to put on the contributor's page about you.
And if you send your postal address with the story, it's easier to send you a check on acceptance. If you want to donate your work to the cause (keeping the small e-press thriving) or wish to remain anonymous, that's okay, people do both. Just let us know. And do be aware that letting us use your work for free does not give you better odds of getting published here.
Send submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
WE BUY One Time Online Rights, which means your work will be published in one issue of Eotu Ezine. That issue will remain in the current issue for 2 months and then archived. Work that has been published elsewhere is okay. We prefer not to receive simultaneous submissions.
We ask that during the two months your story is in the current EOTU you do not allow your work to be published new elsewhere online, except for your personal web site. During the time your story is archived (after your first two months on EOTU) you may get it published anywhere you can. We will delete your work from the archive upon your request.
Payment is 1 cent per word for any story ($5.00 minimum -- and since our word limit is 3,000 maximum payment is $30, even if your story goes over the word limit, unless other arrangements are made). $5.00 for any poem or piece of art. A check will be snail mailed to you on acceptance, though be aware that in the fast paced world of e-publishing acceptance and publication can be just minutes apart.
Any questions, concerns or comments? email@example.com.