Guidelines

We have plans to publish themed anthologies, novels and collections, so please check back for those in future.

General Ezine Submissions

Acceptances and rejections will be sent out in the month following the deadline.

Forthcoming Themes

Issue 14 – Alien Sports, Alien Thoughts
Aliens! In particular aliens playing sports (on Earth, in space or on their own planets) and pieces about alien minds, philosophies and desires.
Deadline: End May 2017. Publication: June 2017
Issue 15 – Different Lives
People whose lives do not reflect those in mainstream media. They might be stories with minority protagonists, pieces about unconventional lifestyles, or stories set in fantasy worlds unlike the usual quasi-medieval fare. Also welcome would be stories about people living different lives in some way – perhaps having the opportunity to go back and change a decision or slipping between timelines.
Deadline: End July 2017. Publication: August 2017.
Issue 16 – The Mythos
Stories and poems of the Cthulhu Mythos, Yellow Mythos, or from any of the sub-mythoi. Pastiches, parodies and re-imaginings are welcome.
Deadline: End September 2017. Publication: October 2017.
Requirements
Tigershark ezine is open to submissions from anyone (both new and established writers) in any style or genre, and accepts flash fiction, short fiction and non-fiction up to 5000 words, and poetry of any length.

Artwork is always required!

Issues are themed, but unthemed work will also be considered, with approximately a third of any issue being unthemed.

Because the ezine is a non-paying market, we are happy to consider reprints (but preferably not ones easily available online – feel free to query) and extremely short submissions (there is no minimum length). Multiple submissions are acceptable but not simultaneous submissions.

Submitting

Submissions and queries should be sent to tigersharkpublishing@hotmail.co.uk with Submission (noting theme, general or artwork as appropriate) or Query in the subject line.

Every submission received will receive an acknowledgement email. Acceptances and rejections will go out after the closing date for the issue they are submitted to (unthemed submissions will be replied to after the closing date of the next due issue). If you haven’t heard within three weeks of the closing date, please feel free to query.

Rights

We ask that work accepted for Tigershark ezine not be published elsewhere between the closing date for submissions (approximately one month before publication date) and three months following the issue’s publication. After that period you may freely submit your work elsewhere.

Please remember that if previously unpublished work is published in Tigershark, you may be unable to enter it in competitions and it will be classed as a reprint when submitting elsewhere.

Probably about 2/3 of each issue of Tigershark will be themed, but up to 1/3 will be open to unthemed work. See above for more details of themes and submission dates. Responses to each issue’s submissions will be sent out after its closing date.

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      1. Dear Mr. Davidson: I’m having submitting stories to your Website. I keep getting unable to deliver messages.

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  1. Thank you very much for your answer. I sometimes do drawings, but I could not say their quality would be good for you: if I send a story WITH artwork but you dislike the latter, would that jeopardize the acceptance of my written story? Than you again for the answer to this new question and my apologies for bothering you with my doubts.

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    1. Apologies for not responding sooner. The submission of stories or poetry with art is welcome, and if the one is suitable and the other not that won’t jeopardise the chances of acceptance. (And I won’t be upset if a contributor withdraws a submission in these circumstances if they don’t want the pieces published separately.)

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