Home
Editor's Page & Archive Link
"Skeeter", the Official YM Mascot
Guidelines
Contact Us & Links to Other Sites
Factoids
A Hell of a Hideout-Fiction by Morgan Boyd
Anniversary-Fiction by Isabelle Sanders
Always Use Protection-Fiction by Hillary Lyon
Dance Fever-Fiction by Greg Smith
The Very Special Valentine-Fiction by Kenneth James Crist
Spook Dick-Fiction by Cindy Rosmus
Doctor in Distress-Fiction by Bruce Costello
The Witness-Fiction by M. A. De Neve
The Butterflies of War-Fiction by j. brooke
Shards of Glass-Fiction by Sebnem Sanders
An Angel with a Tarnished Halo-Fiction by Harry David Moss
Crown of Poppies-Fiction by Karen Bayly
A Cup of Sugar-Flash Fiction by Mark Joseph Kevlock
The Bag-Flash Fiction by Joseph Washburn
Meds_Flash Fiction by Doug Hawley
The Burning Box-Flash Fiction by Steve Cartwright
The Way it Should Be Done-Flash Fiction by Bill Baber
In the Lou-Flash Fiction by Jeff Dosser
Poetry Everywhere-Poem by Judith Partin-Nielsen
The Look of Legs-Poem by Meg Baird
Maybe Then-Poem by Lee Todd Lacks
Cheating-Poem by John D. Robinson
I Am All That Can Stretch-Poem by Neil Ellman
Bad Boys-Poem by Roy Dorman
Choices-Poem by Roy Dorman
Lessons Learned-Poem by Christopher Hivner
Where Someone Could be Loved too Much-Poem by JJ Campbell
Rag Dolls-Poem by Daniel G. Snethen
Strawberry Snow-Poem by Daniel G. Snethen
Killer Abs-Poem by Chad Haskins
Killer Day-Poem by Chad Haskins
Undone-Poem by Chad Haskins
Hideaway-Poem by David Spicer
After You Slept-Poem by David Spicer
Ways My Calico Gets Her Way-Poem by David Spicer
Cartoons by Cartwright
Hail, Tiger!
Angel of Manslaughter
The Gazing Ball
Strange Gardens
Gutter Balls
Calpurnia's Window
No Place Like Home
ALAT
Dark Tales from Gent's Pens

Our Guidelines

cindydorothy.jpg





Needs: cutting edge, hardboiled, horror, literary, noir, psychological/horror.  No fanfiction, romance, or swords & sorcery, no fantasy and no erotica. We no longer publish erotica, but if your story contains graphic sex that is essential to the story, that's fine.  Absolutely nothing glorifying Satanism!


  No stories involving abuse of children, animals or dead people.


Seriously folks, ANIMAL ABUSE IS OUR NUMBER ONE NO-NO! IT WILL GET YOUR STORY KICKED BACK QUICKER THAN ANYTHING ELSE.


Nothing so sick or perverted that even I can’t read it. Nothing racist or bigoted, anti-religion, nothing blasphemous or sacrilegious.  Nothing either right-wing Conservative or so politically correct the ACLU would love it.  There’s a happy medium somewhere: Write straight from the heart; call it like you see it, but show some control. Also, no published song lyrics or poetry or quotes from other stories. Material from texts or academic books may be quoted, but must be properly footnoted.


Length: No more than 3,500 words.  Anything longer, please query first. Flash fiction (approximately 700 words or less) is cool.  Fiction: one story at a time and no simultaneous submissions, please! (The absolute BEST way to land on the Yellow Mama shitlist is to send a story, then pull it because you sent it somewhere else. Once ya do that, yer screwed at our house.)  Poetry: up to three poems.  Again, no simultaneous submissions, please. 


We require Worldwide Electronic Rights from the day of acceptance until the day the issue your story/poem appears in is taken down from the magazine site, and placed into archives.  If the rights are for one year, you cannot publish that piece anywhere else on the World Wide Web until the work goes off the magazine site & into the Archives.  Artwork: up to three pieces.


 How to contact:  Electronic submissions only. Send fiction and poetry as email attachments in MS Word or something compatible to our new email address at: crosmus@hotmail.com  with “Submission” as subject.  Please do not paste your work into the body of an email and expect me to reformat the thing. Send artwork as a file attachment to the same address. In any case, include a brief cover letter with a SHORT bio, stating some past publications. However, please do not send a long list of every story/poem that's ever been published. And do NOT include a synopsis of the story you're sending.


      Please make sure your name, address, & email address is on the first page of the manuscript.  Also make sure you insert numbers on every page.


     Please carefully proofread your story.  Lately I've been getting TOO many stories with misspelled words & typos on the VERY FIRST PAGE.  Sometimes the very first PARAGRAPH!  Like, what does that say about the writer? Please use Times New Roman font—I HATE Courier (My mag, my rules!)


Payment: The thrill of having your story/poem/artwork seen by so many!  The joy of seeing your name in print! I could go on, and on. But sorry, no bucks, and since we’re not a print mag, no copies, either! And last of all, please wait 3 months before submitting new material, whether your work was accepted, or rejected.


Also, you can read an interview with the editor at this link:


http://sixquestionsfor.blogspot.com/2018/05/sqf-revisited-yellow-mama.html











In Association with Black Petals & Fossil Publications 2018