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Charlottesville Fantastic
Whitaker Lyon Press

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Charlottesville’s a magical place, and we want to read all about it. We’re talking anything from vampires in the Rotunda to Cinderella set in Monticello, from a sentient Rivanna to sirens singing at a Rapunzel’s open mic.
What We Want: Dazzle us with High Fantasy, Low Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Fairy Tale Retellings, Magic Realism, etc. Stories can be set in the past, present, future, or sideways (Alternate History). Smash genres and mix in Mystery, Horror, Romance, Science Fiction, Western, as long as you include a fantastical or supernatural element.
Stories must be set in the Greater Charlottesville Area: Charlottesville City, the Counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Green, Nelson, or Shenandoah National Park.

Market Submission Schedule
  • Submission window - Feb 1, 2024 thru Apr 30, 2024 (Ends 65 days from now)

Market Genres
Alternate History
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Short Story
1800 to 2000 words
1 cent/word

Short Story
2000 to 5500 words
Less than 1 cent/word

Market Submission Types
AI Submissions?: Not Allowed
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Multiple Submissions?: Yes
Simultaneous Submissions?: No
Translations: Original Language Only

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Listing added: 3 February 2024

Last officially checked: 3 February 2024

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