Updated May 9, 2017
daCunha is an online publication that showcases both fiction and nonfiction. Select stories will be published in our traditional print anthologies, recorded by professional actors for our podcast, and included in live experiences.
Discover more about our anthologies: http://bit.ly/daCunha1
Discover more about our podcast: http://bit.ly/daCunha2
Discover more about our live experiences: http://bit.ly/daCunha3
Our fiction guidelines are as follows:
We’re looking for well-crafted, compelling fiction written with a strong voice. Tell us a story. We’re open to many genres including, but not limited to, literary, science fiction, speculative, gothic, historical, flash, and fairytales. We do not publish fanfiction or erotica.
We’re open for submissions year-round. Our response time is about 30 days. For your work to be considered, please follow these guidelines:
- We use Submittable to process all submissions.
- Please send no more than 2 submissions within a 30-day period.
- Include a 100-word bio in your cover letter.
- Our standard maximum length is 5,000 words (20 minute read). Exceptions will be made at the discretion of our editorial team.
- We do not accept previously published stories. This includes pieces published in traditional print journals, on your personal blog, or in any other online space.
- Simultaneous submissions are fine. Please notify us immediately if your piece has been accepted elsewhere.
- Your submission should be properly formatted (please double space!) and free of typos. Need an example? Click here:http://www.shunn.net/format/story.html
Please allow 30 days for our response. Once your piece has been accepted, we will work with you to make sure it’s the best it can be before it appears in daCunha. No significant changes will be made without your participation and approval; copyediting will be made at the discretion of our team.
If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Here are other links that you may find useful:
- To get a feel for us, check out the rotating selection of free fiction on our About page:
- Learn all about daCunha, including our plan to #paythecreators:
Please note that daCunha is a subscriber-based publication. Select works appear in front of our paywall throughout the year, but generally speaking your story will be available only to our subscribers.
Thank you for your interest!