There are few limitations in subject matter, but be warned pornography or the exultation of any kind of abuse is not accepted.
Until an efficient submissions platform can be established to handle all file types, submissions are required to be in word.doc /x or rtf. Linked submissions to cloud or other services will not be accepted, and will not be replied to.
Fiction word acceptances between 2500 words to a maximum of 7000 words.
Poetry has been added to The Blend, because one of the editors used to be a performance poet and has a good understanding of the styles, and delivery mechanisms that are often put on show.
Submit 3 poems in a single file. Poetry is preferred no longer than 50 lines. Haiku is fun, but rarely purchased.
Limit vulgarity and sexual or depressive representations. These are no taboo subjects but some concepts will be harder to sell unless written expertly
The Blend is an inclusive publisher. Be aware when submitting if from an under represented sector of the population and society, mentioning this sub-section will help us in some of our determinations.
Issue One already features -
K. S. Dearsley
Mark J. Mitchell
James A Hartley
All fiction needs to be submitted in English but submission need not depict strict western culture and mindset.
It is just as important to capture a vision of your region, its feel and texture so readers can experience places and voices far removed from their own.
The Blend uses a contract requiring first international English rights in print and eBook versions with all rights returned 6 months after publication.
All payment will be made via PayPal.
Payment for Fiction - AUD$50 paid on publication. Poetry - AUD$2 paid on publication. All authors will be paid 2 days after publication date. #1 July 31st - 2019 and #2 January 31-2020