Book Smugglers Publishing is an online speculative fiction publisher currently looking for various short stories (pure prose, not comics), that revolve around the theme of “first contact.” These can be SF stories of explorers on alien worlds, but Book Smugglers encourages authors to subvert the theme, adapting it to other connotations and genres within the speculative fiction umbrella. The more unusual the perspective, the better.
All story submissions should be previous unpublished tales 1,500-17,500 words in length. The deadline for all submissions is December 31st, 2014. Writers will be paid $0.06 per word to a maximum of $500. For more information, visit the First Contact call for submissions.