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For Page and Screen

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A bi-annual online publication that features short stories, scripts, and films from storytellers around the world. We are looking for your most ambitious work. Surprise us, shock us, move us, and, above all, tell us a good story.

Highlights

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    2–6 months*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:
    40% *
    Editor reported data

PaysNo

FeeNo

  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 5000 words max

Max words: 5000

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

You may submit multiple short or flash fiction pieces up to this word count.

Nonfiction - 5000 words max

Max words: 5000

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

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We accept all genres of fiction short scripts up to 30 pages. Additionally, we are now accepting documentary treatments! Treatments must be thorough and, please note, we prefer pieces with emotional arcs over purely educational pieces.

Audio

We accept fiction radio plays or short audio stories of up to 30 minutes in length.

Video

We accept fiction short films of any genre up to 30 minutes in length. Additionally, we are now accepting documentaries up to 30 minutes in length! Please note, we prefer pieces with emotional arcs over purely educational pieces.

How to submit

  • Processs

    Email

  • Cover letter

    Truthfully, we don't care about cover letters. We do ask for a brief 3rd person bio which will be included in the issue if we publish your work. Don't feel pressured to include a bunch of extra stuff.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    We prefer Word docs or PDFs. The work has to be in a font we can read. That's about it! We're not going to pass on a work just because of formatting but please know that we will reformat pieces to fit within our issue style.

  • Author's rights

    Here's a copy of our contract: The Creator will not receive financial compensation from the Publisher for the publication of the Work. Additionally, the Publisher will not sell or reprint the Work outside of the following rights granted to the Publisher by the Creator: 1) Exclusive first worldwide periodical publication rights in all of the periodical versions of For Page & Screen Magazine, printed, digital or otherwise, unless otherwise agreed upon by the Creator and Publisher as for in the case of reprints of the Work; 2) Nonexclusive worldwide rights to include the Work on the Publisher’s websites during the first six months of publication and as part of online back-issue archives after that; please note that Internet use necessitates “worldwide rights,” and the Work will be made available only as part of the issue in which it appeared, not as a stand-alone product; 3) Nonexclusive worldwide rights to include the Work in any digital, electric, or optical media now existing or later developed where the Publisher’s archived issues are made available, including searchable databases, online services, digital archives, and all similar media; and 4) Nonexclusive worldwide rights to use part of the Work, as well as the Creator’s name, in the Publisher’s marketing and promotional efforts. All other rights revert to the Creator, though the Creator agrees to make certain that a line crediting the Publisher with the original publication of the Work will appear with any reprints. This does not apply if the work is being accepted by the Publisher as a reprint. The Publisher has the right to edit the Work, subject to the Creator’s approval. (Where disagreement arises, we generally defer to the author, but we do expect you to make some concessions to our editorial style.) The Creator represents, warrants, and confirms that: 1) The Creator has the right, power, and authority to enter into this Agreement and to grant and transfer the rights and licenses described in the Agreement to the Publisher; 2) The Work is original and has not been previously published, unless the Creator notifies the Publisher in writing of previous publication (as in the case of reprints); 3) The Creator (and credited co-creators, cast, and/or crew) is the sole creator of and owns all rights in the Work; if copyrighted material is part of the Work, the Creator has secured—in writing—all necessary permissions for its use and will provide a copy of such written permissions to the Publisher upon request; 4) The work does not contain any libelous, defamatory, or otherwise unlawful matter; infringe upon any copyright; invade any right of privacy; nor violate any other right of any person or entity; 5) The Creator has verified all facts in the Work; however, the Publisher shall have the right to check the Work for accuracy; and 6) The Creator is not an employee or agent of the Publisher and will not enter into any agreement on behalf or in the name of the Publisher. This agreement remains legally responsible for the content of the Work and the representations and warranties made, even if this Agreement is terminated after publication. The Creator agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Publisher, its directors, employees, licenses, and distributors against any claim, suit, damage, loss, expense, or liability (including reasonable attorney’s fees) arising from any breach or any allegation that if true would constitute a breach of any of the Creator’s representations, warranties, and confirmations made in this Agreement. This Agreement revokes and supersedes all prior oral or written agreements between the Publisher and the Creator, and is intended as a final expression of their Agreement. No amendments may be made except in writing, signed by both the Creator and the Publisher, and specifically referring to this Agreement.

  • Additional info

    While we accept all types of fiction, here are some things we're particularly fond of: LGBTQIA+ or otherwise marginalized main characters. Weird fiction! Our EIC adores all things horror/fantasy/scifi while some of our other editors prefer things with a more literary bent. However, one thing we ALL agree on is make it weird! We actually really enjoy a classic plot structure. We appreciate stories that we can read by the fireside and will make us feel something. We're not huge fans of things we have to dissect or that leave us asking "But what does it mean??" When submitting, you will ALWAYS receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of your submission. If you do not receive an email confirming your submission within that time frame, then your email probably ended up in our spam folder. We do check it regularly, but if you want to be extra sure we received your submission, feel free to message us on Twitter or Instagram. We try to give personalized feedback in all of our rejections but please know that our opinions are just that: opinions. Other editors may feel differently and we strongly encourage you to trust yourself to know what is best for your work.

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    Deadline: Apr 30, 2024

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“For Page and Screen” began as a single-person blog run by writer/filmmaker Sarah Edmonds. We have since expanded to include a variety of voices from all different kinds of storytellers. Our goal is to explore the creative process. To find similarities and differences in how we tell stories across g...

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