Do you accept unsolicited submissions?
Yes, we accept unsolicited submissions. Please see our submission guidelines here.
What are you looking for?
We are looking for high quality short fiction. We don’t care if you’ve ever published before or if this is the first story you’ve finished. What we care about is publishing work that has meaning and substance.
What do you mean by “high quality?”
By “high quality,” we mean that short fiction submissions should be well-written and insightful. We are looking for work that demonstrates the fact that the author has something to say or that the author has seen something that others should know about.
What do you mean by “well-written?”
We have a saying at Trojan Horse: “Make it sing, but you don’t necessarily have to be the one singing it.”
“Make it sing” is an old newspaper saying. It means respect your narrative and take it to the next level. Make it as beautiful as a ballad (or, at least, try to).
But don’t be afraid that, when the times comes, you’ll have to “sing” it, i.e., read it. While Agnes and True does plan to hold readings, we would never think of forcing our writers to read their work. Some people are comfortable performing and some are not. The quality of the written work is what matters to us. We can always get someone to read it.
How often do you publish?
We are aiming to publish one story per month, starting in January 2015.
Do you pay for stories?
Yes, we do. At the moment, we pay $75.00 per story.
Who maintains the copyright for the stories?
The author of the story maintains the copyright.
Do you publish in print form?
We do not publish in print form at the moment. We do, however, intend to publish a collection of our best stories within a few years.