Fire Magazine is seeking articles about/interviews with people and events that inspire and motivate. The underlying question should always be, ‘What lights your fire?’. Articles can be between 1,000 and 5,000 words long, but in exceptional cases we will accept stories up to 10,000 words. However, each writer and story will be considered equal, regardless of the accepted story length.
We are primarily UK based and will initially target a UK market, but stories can come from anywhere in the world. Initially we will manage submissions via the HeyPublisher! system. When you submit your story, you will be asked to create a HeyPublisher! account (if you don’t have one already), which will be used by Fire Magazine to contact you and to manage your story.
If your story is good and we want to publish your story in Fire Magazine and share it with our readers; you, as author, will retain copyright of your story and we will not claim ownership of your story/submission.
Here are some points to remember when submitting your story to Fire Magazine:
1. Any payments will be made to you via Paypal, so you must have an active Paypal account.
2. The story must be in either UK or US English, and at this time Fire Magazine does not accept submissions in other languages. Whichever of these two version of English you use, please ensure that the use of the language/spellings are consistent throughout your story.
3. Fire Magazine prefers, and preference will be given to, first time submissions that have not been published elsewhere previously; but, we do not discriminate against previously published works and if you retain copyright and you are free to have the story republished, then we will be happy to read your submission.
4. Please only submit one story in the first instance. We do accept multiple submissions, but we’ll only judge you on the first submission – so make it a good one!
On the matter of payment, we believe in fairness and Fire Magazine operates a percentage profit payment plan. TFire Magazine will pay a token fee of $10 (Ten US Dollars) on acceptance of a story, and your story with then be included in one issue of Fire Magazine. Later, once the issue of Fire Magazine that features your story has been published, you will be sent a final sum of money which will be your personal percentage of the revenue generated by that issue. Your fee for your story will be 5% of the total net profit of the issue of Fire Magazine that your story appears in, during the month that it is on sale.
GENRE AND STYLE
Fire Magazine is a publication that welcomes many styles of article, from reportage to stright interviews. Photo-based articles, or articles supported by photos are preferred – although we appreciate there may be some limitations to the HeyPublisher! system where photos are concerned, so please indicate in your text if supporting photos are available.
Fire Magazine is unlikely to publish stories that feature any of the following: Explicit sex, overtly pretentious eroticism, explicit violence, sexism, racism, hatred, cliché, plagiarism, old ideas, stolen ideas, thinly veiled knock-offs of other people’s ideas, and unoriginal and lazy work.
The editors of Fire Magazine reserve the right to edit any content of any story for style, readability, spelling corrections, grammar, and coherence. We may also need to change some minor things to make your story fit in better with the content of Fire Magazine, as well as the publication’s style and editorial requirements.
Fire Magazine editors look forward to reading your story submissions soon!