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Fanatical: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Stories Inspired by Tabletop Games

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The fiction magazine for those stories that stay with us once we leave the table.

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Fiction - 6000 words max

Max words: 2000

Max words: 6000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction

We are looking for unpublished sci-fi, fantasy and horror stories. All stories should be self-contained, no "to be continued". Tales from the Tabletop. These stories should be inspired by/based on tabletop games - roleplaying games, board games, miniature wargames.

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    Often when playing games around a table with friends, stories are told that go on to fuel the imagination well after the game has finished. This could be the result of roleplaying games, board games or miniature wargames. Fanatical is the place to for those stories. If you've already been published in an issue of Fanatical you are free to submit again, but we may hold your submission over so as not to publish the same author in back to back issues. Fanatical will pay £20 per accepted story, paid upon publication.

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