Skip to main content
Publish date:

Broadswords and Blasters: Market Spotlight

For this week’s spotlight market, we look at Broadswords and Blasters, a pulp magazine that's currently open to submissions from writers.

For this week’s spotlight market, we look at Broadswords and Blasters, a pulp magazine that's currently open to submissions from writers.

Image placeholder title

Broadswords and Blasters: Spotlight Market

First launched in June 2017, Broadswords and Blasters is a magazine that publishes pulp fiction, including fantasy, science fiction, noir, and Westerns. They recently opened up to new submissions until October 31, 2019.

Image placeholder title

On their Facebook page, the editors say, "The goal of Broadswords and Blasters is to publish high quality pulp fiction of the sort the editors have always enjoyed reading. We hope you will, too."

They do pay $15 for published stories.

What They’re Looking For:Broadswords and Blasters is open to "sword-and-sorcery, retro scifi, noir, detective, and Western (weird and otherwise)." All stories should run between 2,000 and 5,000 words.

Their guidelines advise, "What we want are stories that are heavy with action and filled with memorable characters. We hold a certain fondness for giant monsters, pirates, thieves of all types, black-hearted rogues, mavericks, and sword swingers. If your characters can solve the problem with nothing more complex than a conversation and a push of a button, your story is not for us."

How to Submit: Submit your story along with a cover letter and note about yourself via email at broadswordsandblasters@gmail.com. The subject line should read: "Submission: (title of your story)." They attempt to respond within a month of receiving submissions.

Click here to learn more and submit.

In WD University’s 12 Weeks to a First Draft, you will tackle the steps to writing a book, learn effective writing techniques along the way, and of course, begin writing your first draft.
Register today!

Image placeholder title
Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Ending Your Story Too Soon

Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Ending Your Story Too Soon

The Writer's Digest team has witnessed many writing mistakes over the years, so we started this series to help identify them for other writers (along with correction strategies). This week's writing mistake is ending your story too soon.

FightWrite™: Fight Scenes with Magic

FightWrite™: Fight Scenes With Magic

In this post, trained fighter and author Carla Hoch explores the process of writing fight scenes with magic—how to make the unbelievable believable, how limitations bring us closer to our characters, and more.

Invoice Template for Freelance Writers

Invoice Template for Freelance Writers

If you're a freelance writer who is able to secure assignments, an essential tool you'll need is an invoice. In this post, Writer's Digest Senior Editor Robert Lee Brewer shares a very basic and easy invoice template for freelance writers to get the job done (and get paid).

3 Things Being a Broadway Wig Master Taught Me About Storytelling

3 Things Being a Broadway Wig Master Taught Me About Storytelling

A career behind the curtain helped Amy Neswald in creating her own stories. Here, the author shares 3 things being a broadway wig master taught her about storytelling.

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Out of Control

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Out of Control

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, let things get a little out of control.

November PAD Chapbook Challenge

2021 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Next Steps

Here are the final steps for the 14th annual November PAD Chapbook Challenge! Use December and the beginning of January to revise and collect your poems into a chapbook manuscript. Here are some tips and guidelines.

NaNoWriMo’s Over … Now What?

NaNoWriMo’s Over … Now What?

After an intense writing challenge, you might feel a little lost. Here are some tips from Managing Editor and fellow Wrimo Moriah Richard for capitalizing on your momentum.

Ian Douglas: On Telling the Truth in Science Fiction

Ian Douglas: On Telling the Truth in Science Fiction

New York Times bestselling author Ian Douglas discusses how he incorporated implausible conspiracy theories to uncover the truth in his new science fiction novel, Alien Hostiles.

Poetry Prompt

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 589

Every Wednesday, Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and an example poem to get things started on the Poetic Asides blog. This week, write a yesterday poem.