Tales From The Forest is a quarterly online magazine. A new issue is available every 3 months, and usually a new theme is announced with the same frequency.
HOWEVER, issues #6, #7 and #8 will be handled differently. They will be available 3 months apart, but the themes will be announced now. This is to allow artists and writers a unique opportunity - to serialize their work into a triptych form across 3 individual issues.
We accept and encourage individual submissions to each issue. That said, if you feel like making art that tells a continuous story or writing a story that massively exceeds our usual wordcount, now is the time.
Issue #6: "How It Begins" - To allow a triptych format, the sixth issue will be focused on beginnings. The first words spoken, the first meeting, the first time something appears or disappears. The Start Of Something. Deadline September 3rd 2017.
Issue #7: "Continuity" - The midpoint. Send us art and stories that started elsewhere (in issue 6, or not), send us re-occurrences, send us the realisation of things changing or staying exactly the same. The Middle Of Something. Deadline December 3rd 2017.
Issue #8: "Ever After" - The ending. We want to see how things fall apart or come back together. Happy or sad, alive or otherwise, "fare thee well" or "come with me." Deadline March 4th 2018.
Stories: Max 1,500 wordcount for individual pieces, 4,500 for a piece that spans all 3 issues.
Art & Poetry : No limitations.
Submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. This is unpaid, with no entry fee. We are open to work that has been printed elsewhere. We maintain the right to publish and archive your work. All other rights remain with the author or artist.