Buckmxn Story Service is a snail-mail subscription of ten short stories, with one story delivered each week via the United States Postal Service. The first volume began in Fall 2020 and brought excitement to mailboxes across the country. Buckmxn Story Service is an affordable and unique way for readers to support and discover authors.
Buckmxn Publishing, the award-winning crew that prints Buckmxn Journal, seeks submissions for volume 2 and 3 of the story service.
Please send us your preferably unpublished works of Fiction or Creative Non-Fiction. All writing styles are welcomed as long as it tells a story and takes the reader on a ride. There is a 5,000-word count limit to ensure the printed story can fit inside a standard envelope.
Base payment for authors begins at $120.00 (for unpublished submissions). Each author may submit up to three different stories, though only one per author will be published in each story service volume. All accepted authors also receive a free subscription to their respective volume of the Story Service.
Simultaneous submissions are accepted, as long as it is noted in the cover letter. Please withdraw any stories accepted elsewhere immediately by e-mailing: [email protected] with the subject line: Story Submission Withdrawal.
Buckmxn Story Service reserves First North American Serial Rights, with the rights reverting back to the author after the initial publication date, which will be considered the day that the story is first mailed out to subscribers. Previously published stories are considered at a lower payment rate and, if accepted, will be offered a Reprint Rights contract. If the submission has been previously published, be sure to note this in your cover letter.
We are currently accepting submissions from writers in the United States only. Plans for an international edition are in progress.
Please submit .docx or .pdf files only, use a readable font and be sure to use the following formatting conventions: Double spaced, all pages numbered, with the author’s name and total word count listed below the title. If submitting multiple, each story should be uploaded as a separate document.
We are a small operation so we cannot guarantee a fixed turnaround time, just know that we will energetically read and respond to submissions as soon as we are able. Thank you very much for your interest in this project. Please feel free to share this opportunity with other writers. We can’t wait to see what you share with us!
More details on Buckmxn Story Service can be found by visiting our website here: https://www.buckmanjournal.com/buckmxn-story-service