A submission guide for all you budding RAINFALL chapbook writers out there
We always welcome submissions here at Rainfall but you must remember that due to the nature of the Small Press it does take a while to get our chapbooks published. After all there's only two of us and we have the constraints of cash flow to worry about and the fact that we have to eat, sleep and exist in the mundane world on occasion. So . . . you may have to wait a while to see your work published
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Unfortunately we can only pay contributors one copy of the book they appear in unless it's a single author collection or a novel in which case you get more. .
We have published almost 200 chapbooks over the past three or four years and have many more waiting in the wings. These are published on a fairly regular basis and we are always looking for submissions for these in the form of poetry and short stories. We are happy to use reprints. The titles of the chapbooks are pretty self explanatory but here's a brief idea of what we're after.
LOVECRAFT'S DISCIPLES is our most successful and popular chapbook and early issues are sold out. We are after material with a Lovecraftian influence, be it in style or content. Cthulhu Mythos fiction is welcome.
The Yellow Sign
As the title suggests, this magazine is dedicated to the King in Yellow Mythos created by Robert W. Chambers. Again, short stories and poetry
E'CH PI EL is another magazine dedicated to fiction inspired by H. P. Lovecraft and the Cthulhu Mythos but they don't have to be overtly connected with the Cthulhu Mythos.
E'ch Pi El
This chapbook features tales of magic and sorcery inspired by Clark Ashton Smith and others. Tales of magicians and sorcerers on lost worlds of space and time
WEIRD WORLDS features tales of swords and sorcery inspired by such authors as Robert E. Howard, Lin Carter, L. Sprague De Camp, John Jakes. We’re after tales of classic, pulp inspired, S&S.
Beyond the Borderland
Startling Space Stories
We’re looking for tales inspired by the writings of William Hope Hodgson, most notably The House on the Borderland, but also The Night Land and his Sargasso Sea stories.
THRILLING TALES features tales of pulse pounding adventure in the grand tradition of the old pulps. Rousing yarns in any genre - weird western, occult detective, jungle adventure being just three examples.
features tales of astro adventure - blasters and bug-eyed aliens, ray guns and rockets. Stirring pulp flavoured science fiction inspired by old-fashioned science fiction when the future was bright.
Please send your submissions in Microsoft Word or Works format or something similar to Steve & John at firstname.lastname@example.org Please remember to add your name and mailing address. If you send an email that contains nothing but a link it will be deleted. Do not suggest we peruse a website to read you work, we don't have the time.
Tales of the Weird West
Strange Detective Stories
Tales of Oriental Peril
Weird Jungle Tales
Tales of the Weird & Uncanny
One-off chapbooks and collections
Pulp style tales of the Yellow Peril inspired by the Fu Manchu stories and other tales of oriental adventure.
Stories of strange detection and the occult. Inspired by the likes of Sherlock Holmes and Solar Pons or the many fine literary occult detectives.
Tales of jungle peril inspired by the countless jungle adventures from Tarzan to Ka-Zar, or tales of pulp adventure with a jungle setting. Any genre as long as there is a fantastic or weird element.
Weird western tales. Gunslingers pitted against zombies, vampires, werewolves etc. or any tales set in the wild west with a strange, weird or fantastic element.
Just what it says on the tin. Any weird tales that don’t fit into any of the other chapbooks. Any genre or subject matter.
The Zandor chapbooks contain stories that are all set on the imaginary world of Zandor. A creation inspired by the likes of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Lin Carter, Robert E. Howard, H. P. Lovecraft, Michael Moorcock and all those other marvellous creators of imaginary worlds. Stories are edited by Steve, creator of Zandor, to (hopefully) avoid inconsistencies. Chances are you already have a fantasy tale that can be slightly revised to fit into the Zandor mythos.
We also publish one-off titles and collections by a single author, so don’t hesitate to send in longer stories.
We are only accepting submissions of short stories for our various chapbooks NOT full length novels or novellas, so please bear this in mind when submitting. Do NOT submit novels please
Tales of Horror
Out of the Shadows
Mysterious Suspense Stories
6 titles that feature stories of the weird, macabre, supernatural and terrifying.