Kzine - Submission Guidelines

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Submissions should be crime, science fiction, horror or fantasy stories or a mixture of these genres.
We are looking for very readable, original tales with well realised characters.
Length should be from 1,000 words to 8,000 words.
Stories should be submitted as attachments to an email to
If possible please format the attachment as an MS Word doc, docx, Apple Pages, RTF or TXT file.
Only one submission at a time, please.
Stories must be in English.


The editor will reply with an acknowledgement as soon as he receive the story. So if it's been a few days without response send it again, just in case.
In the acknowledgement there will be an estimate for when to expect the decision.
The editor will try to give some constructive criticism of the story if it is not acceptable.


We are afraid only token payment can be made at the moment, however if the rate increases in the future we will try to apply it retrospectively. So previously published stories benefit as well as new ones.
Royalties of 50% of profits per issue divided between authors based on story length will be paid.
An advance against royalties of 3 per 1000 words will be paid one month after publication.
So at least 450 copies would need to be sold before the author would start to receive any further royalty payments.
Advances and royalties can be paid by cheque in the UK . In other parts of the world Paypal or Amazon gift voucher may be more appropriate.


The only artwork in KZINE will be the cover and currently no submissions of artwork are required.


Kzine agrees to pay the royalties and advance as detailed below for accepted and published stories.
The author must agree that the story is previously unpublished and once accepted agree not to allow publication in another periodical or anthology from acceptance until 6 months after the publication of the issue the story was in.

Kzine requires First Print and Electronic Publishing rights. Copyright is retained by the author who grants permission for Kzine to publish the story world-wide on electronic media and print-on-demand version of the same issue. This permission covers one issue of Kzine in perpetuity. Any re-publication in another issue or other form will be re-negotiated between Kzine and the author. It is requested that reprints in other print or electronic magazines or anthologies be delayed for six months afar the Kzine publication date.

Bear in mind that most publications will not publish pieces that have been published in print, eBook, or on the web, so for all intents and purposes after your work is published by us it can only be marketed as a reprint, which severely limits the number of markets that will accept it, and drastically reduces the pay rate it can receive. It is up to you, the author, to decide if publishing your work in eBook format and giving up your First Publishing Right for a token payment, is really what you want to do.

Stories are taken in good faith and assumed to have been by the sender. Kzine will aid any official investigation into fraudulent use of an authors work sent in by another person, but is unable to accept responsibility.

There will be times that Kzine will promote an issue by offering it free of charge on Amazon for a limited period. Royalties will not be accrued for these. Promotional periods will not exceed five days per issue.

Royalties are paid at the rate of 50% of profits divided among the authors based on story length. Advances amounting to 3 per 1000 words will be paid one month after publication of the relevant issue. For any print-on-demand sale of the issue, royalties will be treated as an electronic copy.
Royalties over the advance amount will be paid annually.

The personal information you supply (e.g. email address, home/work address, name) will be retained for the express intention of contacting you in relation to your story. It will not be used for marketing or supplied to any third party.