Swords & Heroes E-zine Guidelines

Swords & Heroes E-zine Submission Guidelines

Submission Guidelines (Window open now through June 30, 2024.)

What & Where: Tule Fog Press is launching an electronic newsletter e-zine via Lyn Perry’s S&S Roundup Substack Newsletter. Every other week, a new story will be delivered straight to your inbox and will be available to read online for free. (Here: https://tulefogpress.substack.com/ ) Also, regular “Best of…” volumes will go on sale as e-books and paperbacks.

Who & What: All writers welcome. Original stories should embrace the spirit of sword and sorcery and run 2,500 to 3,500 words. Exceptions possible. Close adjacent genres welcome: e.g., sword and planet/sandal/soul, heroic adventure, etc. No f-bombs or GDs, no explicit sex or excessive gore. No reprints. Maximum two stories at a time. Simultaneous submissions okay.

The Deets: Payment is $20 to license story for world electronic distribution via Substack newsletter and website, exclusive use for nine months, non-exclusive thereafter. Author retains copyright. Additional $20 possible to license story for inclusion in a “Best of” e-book and paperback; plus contributor copy. No guarantee or obligation for either writer or publisher.

Submit Completed Manuscript: Follow Shunn’sModern Manuscript Format (see link, but no pronouns). Times New Roman 12, double-spaced, single space after period. Use American quote marks, but British or American spellings okay. 

Send e-mail with subject line: Submission: Title by Author. Attach a Word doc/docx or RTF file to TuleFogPress@gmail.com; include a brief third person bio along with any links you want to share (website, author page, etc.). No story summary needed, but if you’re good at short teasers, go ahead and include one.


About me, Lyndon Perry: I’m a very hands-on editor – and picky! (grin) Lots of comments, suggestions, and I’m prone to change punctuation, paragraphing, word choice, etc. If you don’t like a lot of editor involvement, this may not be your venue. I’m also ultra conservative socially, economically, spiritually, and politically if that makes any difference to you; but I am not easily offended. Write the story you want to write. If I like it, I’ll let you know. Also, feel free to share these guidelines with others.

I’ve been writing/editing for almost 20 years. I’ve appeared in, among others, WOOL Gathering; Dragons: Cutter’s Final Cut Book 2; When Your Beauty IS The Beast: Fairy Tale Anthology #1; Fangs and Broken Bones: A Feed Your Monster Anthology; Feast of Fools and Other Tales; and Swords & Sorceries: Tales of Heroic Fantasy, Volume 6. My own heroic adventure is called The Sword of Otrim (on Amazon).

My editing projects include: Swords & Heroes; Monster Fight at the O.K. Corral, Volumes 1 & 2; While the Morning Stars Sing: An Anthology of Spiritually Infused Speculative Fiction; Residential Aliens Anthology, Volume 1; ResAliens Magazine and Tule Fog Tales. I also edited Milton J. Davis’s Changa’s Safari, Volumes 1 & 2.

My websites are www.TuleFogPress.com and www.LyndonPerryWriter.com – I’m also on FB. Feel free to email me any questions you have, but really just send me a story to read. Thanks, Lyndon Perry