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Phantom Press accepts unsolicited manuscripts related to the Renaissance and Middle Ages, including but not limited to: historical articles, martial arts, recipes, travel, interviews with artisans, articles on the SCA and related re-enactment groups, etc. A list of open articles is available to staff writers. To become a staff writer, please query for further info. Average article is approx. 3,000 words in length although longer work will be considered. Sidebar information is also encouraged, as well as graphics, including copyright-free logos, illustrations and photographs. Renaissance Magazine takes North American serial rights on all work accepted. Those interested in writing for Renaissance Magazine on a regular basis as a staff writer must query first, and include a brief bio/resume and sample article. If accepted, a writing contract will be mailed to that individual and this person will be expected to contribute articles on a regular basis. All submissions should be set up in the standard manuscript format (title, name, address, phone number, rights preferred and approx word count on title page, and every subsequent page fully numbered, double spaced). Cover letter should include a brief bio and credits, where you heard of Renaissance Magazine, and any other pertinent information. An SASE must be included with your submission to be considered. We encourage writers to email their articles directly, to save on mailing and paper costs. Email all queries and submissions to the above email address. Work may receive a written critique and editorial suggestions. All work will be edited to some degree, to match our editorial format. No one need submit articles who is not willing to have their work edited. Allow 3-6 weeks for a response. Although all writers will be notified of acceptance within a few weeks of submission, we cannot guarantee a publication date. However when the article is scheduled for an upcoming issue, we will attempt to notify the writer before publication. We reserve the right to reject previously accepted work at any time and for any reason.
Book Reviews: We accept unsolicited reviews of Renaissance and Medieval-related books, including fiction and non-fiction. Please include the original cover of the book or a GOOD xerox of the book jacket along with review. Authors of Renaissance and Medieval-related books may submit a review copy of their book to Kim Guarnaccia, Editor, at the above address.
Payment: Payment of $.04 per published word is made upon publication. Two (2) contributor copies will also be given to each contributor, more copies available upon request. Direct your queries to Kim Guarnaccia, Editor.
Sample issues: Sample issue: $3.95; 1 year subscription (4 issues) $14; 2 year subscription (8 issues) $25. To order, make checks payable to Phantom Press Publications and mail to the above address.
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