Submission Guidelines for, The Someday Magazine, The Scribe, Horror, and introducing the NEW - Me and You Magazine for parents and children:
Breaking Rules Publishing does not publish previously published works.
- All short stories and poems for ALL of the Magazines must be submitted as an attachment in "Word" form and emailed to – firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Your subject line should include which magazine you are submitting to, as well as indicating whether it is poetry or a short story.
- Your edited entry must be original, in English, and not accepted by any other publisher at the time of submission. Simultaneous submissions are accepted; however, we ask that you contact us if it’s accepted elsewhere.
- The author will hold the copyright and sign a contract allowing BRP to publish their work.
Previously published works/books - Breaking Rules Publishing will not republish previously published works in our magazines. We will however be happy to offer you an authors advertisement/promo - we will ask you to purchase an authors promo package for $50 - you will receive (your cover - authors photo - blurb - website and social media sites - we will also post a portion of your story for promotional purposes.) No payment will be made for previously published works. We will also require a release from you and the publisher of the work.
All submissions must - Be sent in a "Word Doc" - 8.5 x 11 format - a clean, edited story with the author's name and the title should be at the top of the page - please, no special margins - your story should be indented properly - single-spaced - in a 12 font - no double spaces between paragraphs - and no headers or footers. Writers should also consider submitting an image that relates to their story. One that will bring attention to themselves and their story. All submissions must be submitted by the 10th of the month with an exact word count.
Also - your contact information should in the body of your email.
Work that is sent incorrectly will be sent back. We sincerely appreciate your interest in Breaking Rules Publishing but also don't want to add additional work for our formatting team.
Editing: By submitting you agree to allow Breaking Rules Publishing to provide a light edit, spell check, formatting, appropriate grammar, to all stories published.
Short stories should be no more than 5500 words, excluding the title.
Poetry should be no more than 300 words, excluding the title.
- If your piece is not selected for the current issue - we may ask that you either edit and rework your piece or allow us to hold it for the next issue.
Articles - starting with the April issues - all articles should be up to word up to 1000 words.
Important Note - Each piece submitted must fit the theme and focus of the magazine and must be submitted by the 1st of each month. Submissions that do not fit the guidelines will be returned for the author to mark corrections.
The Scribe is an all genre magazine with world wide submission and acceptance. We are looking for short stories and poetry to fill our pages.
Horror is a Horror magazine with world wide submission and acceptance. We are looking horror short stories and poetry to fill our pages.
Someday is an all-genre - all art form magazine. This includes - writers - artists - musicians and dance - the happening in their particular communities as well as what is happening in the St. Petersburg - Tampa - Clearwater area.
Me and You is a parent's and children's magazine. Geared to help educate parents - children and bring them together as a family unit. Offering age-appropriate short stories - games for both to play together - information and suggestions about parenting and so much more.
For purposes of privacy, if you are selected for publication, you will only be identified by your first and last name. Any other personal information will not be used. For example, you would appear in Breaking Rules Publishing magazine - The Scribe as John Doe. If you need confirmation of publication write us at email@example.com and we can prepare a letter for you.
Payment for stories, poetry, and articles placed in the BRP magazines will be in the form of a 1/2 page promotional ad, which is a $50.00 value and a blurb of your most recent book. Unfortunately at this time, we are not able to offer a contributor's copy. As the magazines grow this policy will change.
Note - You will be required to offer a valid ID - your cellphone as well as file a W-9. We will also ask to have a telephone conversation to get to know you and your writing goals.