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Welcome to Histfic!

Welcome to Historical Fiction, the home of History Literature on dA.

Our aim here is to provide a group just for historical fiction, where writers are guaranteed to get response on their work, or can ask for help finding information or sources. Writers of all level are welcome.

We are open to all levels and ages. Before joining, please:

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March Publishing Opportunities

Tue Mar 14, 2017, 3:12 AM
Hi guys,

I missed a month, but I'll double down for March! He's the latest update on some mags. I tried to do a wide range of payments and types.

Confused about what magazine to go for? Need help decoding the jargon? Check out our Publishing Primer:
A Publishing PrimerYou asked for it, so you got it!
Based on this poll, you, our community, want to know more about Publishing. We will be posting publishing opportunities around about every month, now, specifically for literary magazines. But what does that mean for a novice who has never submitted before?
Let me break it down for you.
There are tons of lit mags out there, journals, reviews, and small presses. Some are more reputable than others. So the first step is
Find Your Market

The market is the audience you are targeting, so you should have an idea of your genre (sci fi is great but what type? Hard, soft, etc?) and the demographic of your audience (young? old? between? all of the above?) But even if you get it narrowed down there can be a veritable mountain of places to submit to which can get confusing. There are a few great sites that compile markets and magazines into an easy to searc

Black Fox Literary Magazine

Black Fox Summer Issue Submissions

 Black Fox Literary Magazine is a print and online biannual publication featuring quality fiction of all styles and genres, poetry, and nonfiction. Our Summer issue is published the last week in July, and the Winter issue is published the last week in January.

  • Black Fox Magazine is looking for a prose, poetry, non fic of almost all genres that follow their submission guidelines.
  • Prose: up to 5,000 words. Poetry: no more than 5 poems in one doc.
  • Electronic Subs only, NO Reprints, NO Multiple Subs, Simultaneous Subs OK.
  • Deadline: May 29, 2017 for summer submission period.
  • Payment: None.

  • See their websitefor more details.

The Griffith Review

The Perils of Populism

Making sense of why we are in this populist moment – what it feels like, where it might lead, and what we can learn from the past – is the ambition of this edition. Its range is wide – political, economic, social, personal, environmental, cultural.

  • The Griffith Review is looking for articles, essays, and short stories from 2,500-5,000 words on the theme detailed on their website.
  • Electronic Subs only, NO Reprints, NO Simultaneous Subs, NO Multiple Subs.
  • Deadline: April 21, 2017
  • Payment: Negotiated by word count.

  • See their website for more details.

Their Coats All Red

An 18th Wall Production

Their Coats All Red is seeking strange stories which are steeped in the history of the British Empire from about 1880 to 1905. These must be tales which capture the feel of the high Victorian era. We don’t want stories of the Empire itself—we want stories of the weirdness underneath. Ghosts, spirits, madness and monstrosities are all welcome.

  • Their Coats All Red Anthology is looking for short stories, novellas, novellettes on the theme of their current project.
  • Short Stories: 4,000-7,500 words. Novelette: 7,500-15,000 words. Novella: 15,000-16,000 words.
  • Electronic Subs only, NO Reprints, NO Multiple Subs , Simultaneous Subs ?.
  • Deadline: April 15, 2017.
  • Payment:  5% of gross profit.

  • See their websitefor more details.

Helios Quarterly

Helios Quarterly Magazine

Helios Quarterly Magazine aims to publish quality fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and art that illuminates the darkness. HQM wants stories and poems that grab a hold of reader from the opening lines all the way to the finish line. Works that push boundaries, are succinct, and well developed are smiled upon.

  • Helios Quarterly is looking for short stories, novellas, articles, essays, and poetry on the theme of their current project.
  • Short Stories/Articles/Essays: up to 5,000 words. Novelette: 7,500-10,000 words. Poetry: up to 100 lines. Flash Fiction either exactly 100 words or between 500-1,000 depending.
  • Electronic Subs only, NO Reprints, NO Multiple Subs , Simultaneous Subs OK.
  • Subbing Info: Submissions do NOT open until April 1, 2017.
  • Payment:  Semi-pro to Pro payment by line or by wordcount.

  • See their websitefor more details.

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ChinchillaChris67 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2019  Student Traditional Artist
Have I got a historical fiction story for you! It takes place in California, 1945-1948, after World War II ended. The story is a romance novel, but to be more accurate, a story about a relationship between a Japanese American woman and a French American man.
Malintra-Shadowmoon Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the request :heart:
Rhoder Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016  Student Writer
So, have you guys settled on not accepting chapter work? I just want to be clear, because the group has a folder in the gallery featuring some.
ThornyEnglishRose Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Hi, and thanks for your interest in our group. We are currently only accepting first chapters and prologues, for which there is a folder in our gallery.
Rhoder Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Student Writer
The folder isn't set to allow submissions. That's why I asked.
doughboycafe Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016  Professional Writer
...this is a case of doughboycafe being technologically impaired. I will fix it when I get up in the morning, apologies for the wait.
ThornyEnglishRose Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I didn't even notice that. In that case, our chief doughboycafe will know more than I do.
Sleyf Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for requesting my work
doughboycafe Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016  Professional Writer
thank you for writing it!
Tiggidou Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
mind if I "attempt" to send you my writing (on historical fiction) somehow?

I've been unsure of my historical fiction writing lately so I've been wondering if it's okay if I do that just to get a feel of what other people (including you) might think of the writing I do. I've been positively criticized by my parents (that is what people call constructive positive criticism) and I've been unsure lately after that, on what to write.

Just out of curiosity. XD
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