Heroic Fantasy Quarterly - Fiction (Go to Poetry)

As its name suggests, Heroic Fantasy Quarterly is a quarterly ezine dedicated to publishing heroic fantasy — in both prose and poetry. We are unrepentant in our goal of elevating unapologetic sword and sorcery to a rightful high place. We pay $100 for stories and $25 for poems, upon publication. (Scroll down for info on art submissions.) We purchase first world English language electronic rights, electronic rights for 90 days, archival rights for twelve months, and excerpt rights.
We publish in July, October, January, and April. Each issue will include up to three stories and two poems. We accept submissions year-round. Our fiction word limit is 10,000 words, although we are willing to serialize at a maximum of 50,000 words over four issues. You may submit up to three poems, with a cumulative maximum of 30 pages. Tolkienesque (as in really long) poetry epics/sagas/vedas will most likely be treated — and paid — like fiction. Similarly, prose pieces of fewer than 1,000 words will be paid at poetry’s standard rate of $25.

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Market Submission Schedule
  • Submissions Window - Jun 1, 2019 thru Jun 30, 2019 (Begins 12 days from now)
  • Submission Window - Sep 1, 2019 thru Sep 30, 2019 (Begins 104 days from now)
  • Submission Window - Dec 1, 2019 thru Dec 31, 2019 (Begins 195 days from now)
  • Submissions Window - Mar 1, 2020 thru Mar 31, 2020 (Begins 286 days from now)

Market Genres, Styles & Subjects

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
0 to 1000 words
2 cents/word

Short Story
1000 to 7500 words
1 cent/word

7500 to 17500 words
Less than 1 cent/word

40000 to 50000 words
Less than 1 cent/word

17500 to 40000 words
Less than 1 cent/word

Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Reprints?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: No

Market Response Data
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95.45% - avg 71 days (59.52% of rejections are personal)
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