Category Archives: Submission Roundup

End of Year Fiction: Submission Roundup for December 2018

Welcome back! 2018 is almost in the rearview mirror, but we’ve still got one final Submission Roundup for the year! Lots of very cool calls, so if you’ve got a story looking for a home, then consider sending it the way of one of these markets.

A quick reminder first: As always, I’m not a representative for any of these markets, so if you have any questions, please send them to the respective editors!

And now onward with this month’s Submission Roundup!

Submission Roundup

Curse the Darkness
Payment: $75/flat (GBD)
Length: 3,000 to 10,000 words
Deadline: December 31st, 2019
What They Want: Open to short fiction that explores the theme of darkness.
Find the details here.

Vex Me No More
Payment: .02/word for original fiction; $25/flat for reprints
Length:  up to 5,000 words
Deadline: December 31st, 2019
What They Want: The editor is seeking horror fiction about witches.
Find the details here.

Year’s Best Hardcore Horror
Payment: .01/word ($60/max)
Length: up to 6,000 words
Deadline: December 31st, 2019
What They Want: Reprints of stories with hardcore or extreme horror that were published in 2018.
Find the details here.

Allegory
Payment: $15/flat
Length: No exact word count, but between 500 to 5,000 words preferred
Deadline: December 31st, 2019
What They Want: Open to science fiction, fantasy, and horror stories as well as quirky fiction.
Find the details here.

Shock Totem
Payment: .05/word for original fiction; .03/word for reprints
Length: Up to 5,000 words
Deadline: May 31st, 2019
What They Want: Open to horror and dark fantasy short fiction.
Find the details here.

Happy submitting!

Thankful for Literature: Submission Roundup for November 2018

Welcome back for this month’s Submission Roundup! There are so many awesome calls in the coming weeks, so hopefully if you have a story or poem looking for a home, one of these markets might be a good place to send it!

First, the usual disclaimer: I am not a representative for any of these publications. If you have any questions, please direct them to the respective editors.

Now onward to this month’s Submission Roundup!

Submission Roundup

Not All Monsters anthology
Payment: .01/word
Length: 2,000 to 8,000 words
Deadline: Ongoing until filled
What They Want: Character-driven and beautifully written grotesque stories about the monsters in women’s lives. Open to all female-identifying writers.
Find the details here.

LampLight Magazine
Payment: .03/word ($150 max) for original fiction; .01/word for reprints
Length: up to 7,000 words
Deadline: November 15th, 2018
What They Want: Open to quiet literary horror stories.
Find the details here.

Paper Butterfly
Payment: $10/flat (CAD)
Length: up to 1,000 words
Deadline: November 30th, 2018
What They Want: Open to flash fiction of a variety of genres.
Find the details here.

Moonlight: A Queer Werewolf Anthology
Payment: .07/word (CAD) for fiction; $10 (CAD) per page for comic script; $50 (CAD) per page for comic art
Length: 1,000 to 2,000 words preferred, though stories up to 3,250 words will be accepted
Deadline: November 30th, 2018
What They Want: Open to queer werewolf stories of all genres (horror, sci-fi, fantasy, etc.). The editors are also accepting comic pitches.
Find the details here.

Liminality
Payment: $10/flat per poem
Length: No specified line limits
Deadline: November 30th, 2018
What They Want: Open to hard-to-define speculative fiction poetry
Find the details here.

Hidden Things: Stories of Crime and Horror
Payment: .06/word (contingent on Indiegogo campaign)
Length: 3,000 to 5,000 words
Deadline: December 15th, 2018
What They Want: Editors doungjai gam and Ed Kurtz are seeking stories that blend horror and crime fiction.
Find the details here.

Happy submitting!

All Hallow’s Fiction: Submission Roundup for October 2018

Welcome back for this month’s Submission Roundup! There’s a great group of submission calls below, so if you’ve got a story looking for a home (or you’re eager to write a new one just for the occasion), then these publications might just be the perfect fit! As always, a quick reminder: I am not a representative for any of these markets, so please direct your questions to the respective editors.

And with that, onward with this month’s Submission Roundup!

Submission RoundupFlame Tree Press anthologies
Payment: .06/word
Length: 2,000 to 4,000 words
Deadline: October 14th, 2018
What They Want: Flame Tree’s latest anthologies are now open to submission. In particular, the American Gothic call looks perfect for the horror fiction writers out there.
Find the details here.

Escape Pod Holiday Special
Payment: .06/word for original fiction; $20/flat for flash fiction reprints; $100/flat for short story reprints
Length: up to 6,000 words
Deadline: October 15th, 2018
What They Want: Open to holiday-themed science fiction.
Find the details here.

Not All Monsters anthology
Payment: .01/word
Length: 2,000 to 8,000 words
Deadline: Opens on November 1st, 2018
What They Want: Character-driven and beautifully written grotesque stories about the monsters in women’s lives. Open to all female-identifying writers.
Find the details here.

Immersion: An Asian Anthology of Love, Fantasy, and Speculative Fiction
Payment: $20/flat CAD for flash; $40/flat CAD for short stories
Length: up to 1,800 words for flash; up to 6,000 words for short fiction
Deadline: December 31st, 2019
What They Want: The editors are seeking stories of Asian main characters in an alternate past, present, or future. Open to authors with a geographical Asian heritage.
Find the details here.

Breach
Payment: .01/word for fiction ($20 maximum); $5/flat for poetry
Length: 500 to 2,000 words for fiction; one page in length for poetry
Deadline: Ongoing
What They Want: Open to speculative fiction from New Zealand and Australian authors.
Find the details here.

The NoSleep Podcast
Payment: between $40/flat and $125/flat depending on length
Length: No specifics, though over 3,000 words is preferable
Deadline: Ongoing
What They Want: Open to first-person horror stories.
Find the details here.

Happy submitting!

Fall into Fiction and Verse: Submission Roundup for September 2018

Welcome back for this month’s Submission Roundup! Plenty of fabulous opportunities to send your fiction and poetry out into the world, but first, the usual disclaimer: I’m not a representative for any of these publications. If you’ve got any questions, please direct them to the respective editors!

And now with that out of the way, onward with this month’s Submission Roundup!

Submission RoundupEye to the Telescope
Payment: .03/word (minimum $3, maximum $25)
Length: No specific line limits
Deadline: September 15th, 2018
What They Want: Open to poetry on the theme of witches.
Find the details here.

Corpus Press non-themed horror anthology
Payment: .03/word ($150 max)
Length: 2,500 to 4,500 words
Deadline: September 15th, 2018
What They Want: Open to a wide range of horror short stories.
Find the details here.

Do Not Go Quietly
Payment: .06/word (minimum $60)
Length: up to 7,500 words
Deadline: September 19th, 2018
What They Want: The editors are seeking original speculative fiction about revolution and resistance.
Find the details here.

Excession Press
Payment: $300 advance plus royalties
Length: 30,000 to 60,000 words
Deadline: September 30th, 2018
What They Want: Open to character-driven horror, dark fantasy, weird western, and science fiction.
Find the details here.

Grimm, Grit, and Gasoline
Payment: .01/word
Length: up to 7,500 words
Deadline: September 30th, 2018
What They Want: An anthology of fairy tales that have a dieselpunk and decopunk twist.
Find the details here.

Pseudopod: Artemis Rising 5
Payment: .06/word for original fiction; $100/flat for short story reprints
Length: 2,000 to 6,000 words
Deadline: September 30th, 2018
What They Want: Open to horror fiction written by authors who identify to any degree as women. Original fiction preferred over reprints.
Find the details here.

Rosalind’s Siblings
Payment: .08/word GBP
Length: 500 to 7,500 words
Deadline: Opens to submissions on November 1st, 2018
What They Want: Open to speculative fiction and nonfiction essays about people of marginalized genders/sexes who are scientists.
Find the details here.

Novella series at Twelfth Planet Press
Payment: $300 advance plus royalties
Length: 17,000 to 40,000 words
Deadline: November 30th, 2018
What They Want: Twelfth Planet Press is seeking novellas in the science fiction, fantasy, horror, and crime genres.
Find the details here.

Happy submitting!

Subs in the Summertime: Submission Roundup for July 2018

Welcome back for this month’s Submission Roundup! First off, yes, the month is indeed almost over, but July’s post is here, in just under the wire! Some of these deadlines are coming up quickly, while others are still a couple months away, so please check the guidelines, and plan accordingly.

A perennial reminder: I am not a representative for any of these publications, so if you’ve got questions about anything, please direct them to the respective editors.

With that out of the way, onward with this month’s Submission Roundup!

Submission RoundupFIYAH
Payment: $150/flat for short stories; $300/flat for novelettes; $50/flat for poetry
Length: 2,000 to 7,000 words for short stories; up to 15,000 words for novelettes
Deadline: July 31st, 2018
What They Want: Open to speculative fiction from authors from the African continent and diaspora. The upcoming issue’s theme is Pilgrimage.
Find the details here.

Sorry We’re Closed
Payment: $15/flat
Length: Up to 10,000 words
Deadline: August 13th, 2018
What They Want: Open to horror stories about dark, abandoned places and what lurks within.
Find the details here.

Tor.com
Payment: Advance plus royalties
Length: 20,000 to 40,000 words
Deadline: August 13th, 2018
What They Want: Open to speculative fiction novellas.
Find the details here.

A Punk Rock Future
Payment: .06/word
Length: 350 to 500 words for flash; up to 6,000 words for short fiction
Deadline: August 15th, 2018
What They Want: Open to futuristic speculative fiction that incorporates aspects of punk music.
Find the details here.

Twelfth Planet Press
Payment: $300 advance plus 40% royalties
Length: 17,000 to 40,000 words
Deadline: Open from August 1st to August 31st, 2018
What They Want: The editors are seeking festive-themed novellas with a positive, joyful spin. Open to speculative fiction as well as romance, contemporary fiction, and crime.
Find the details here.

American Psychos: A Serial Killer Anthology
Payment: $100/flat
Length: 3,500 to 5,500 words
Deadline: October 1st, 2018
What They Want: Open to horror fiction about serial killers.
Find the details here.

Happy submitting!

Summertime Fiction: Submission Roundup for June 2018

Welcome back to another Submission Roundup! This month features an array of wonderful writing opportunities! It’s worth noting that some of these markets close to submissions ASAP, and some are open for a while longer, so as always, be sure to check the deadlines! Also, a quick note: I am not a representative for any of these publications; I’m just spreading the word! Please direct any questions you have to the respective editor.

And with that, onward with June’s Submission Roundup!

Submission Roundup

Twice-Told: A Collection of Doubles
Payment: $22/flat
Length: 2,000 to 7,000 words
Deadline: June 22nd, 2018
What They Want: Original stories about doubles or doppelgangers.
Find the details here.

Nowhereville: Weird is Other People
Payment: .08/word
Length: 3,000 to 7,500 words
Deadline: July 1st, 2018
What They Want: Open to original short stories of urban weird fiction.
Find the details here.

Shimmer
Payment: .05/word
Length: up to 7,500 words
Deadline: July 14th, 2018
What They Want: This is an incredibly bittersweet one—the fabulous Shimmer will soon be closing up shop. While my heart is broken over this, the editors are still seeking stories to fill their final issues. They are looking for unusual and beautiful speculative fiction tales. Submit to Shimmer while you still can!
Find the details here.

FIYAH
Payment: $150/flat for short stories; $300/flat for novelettes; $50/flat for poetry
Length: 2,000 to 7,000 words for short stories; up to 15,000 words for novelettes
Deadline: Open to submissions from July 1st to July 31st, 2018
What They Want: Open to speculative fiction from authors from the African continent and diaspora. The upcoming issue’s theme is Pilgrimage.
Find the details here.

Lackington’s
Payment: .01/word CAD
Length: 1,500 to 5,000 words
Deadline: Ongoing until filled.
What They Want: Open to stylized speculative fiction. The upcoming issue’s theme is Magics.
Find the details here.

Truancy Magazine
Payment: .02/word for original fiction; $25/flat for reprints; $15/flat for poetry
Length: 1,000 to 3,000 words for fiction
Deadline: October 30th, 2018
What They Want: Open to original retellings of folktales, myths, and legends.
Find the details here.

Happy submitting!

Submissions and Springtime: Submission Roundup for May 2018

Welcome back! This month’s Submission Roundup has some absolutely fantastic opportunities, so if you have a story or even a book looking for a home, then perhaps you can consider sending your work off to one of these fine outlets! First, a reminder: I am not a representative for any of these publications. I’m just spreading the word about these submission calls! So please direct your questions to their respective editors.

And with that, onward with May’s Submission Roundup!

Submission Roundup

Gehenna and Hinnom Books
Payment: $300-$400 advance & royalties for novellas; .02/word ($150 min, $300 max) for novelettes; .02/word ($30 min, $100 max) for chapbooks
Length: 15,000 to 40,000 words for novellas; 7,5000 to 15,000 words for novelettes; 3 to 4 short stories of 1,500 to 5,000 words each for chapbooks
Deadline: May 31st, 2018
What They Want: Open to novellas, novelettes, and chapbooks of weird fiction and cosmic horror. Chapbook themes are more specific and include nightmares, interdimensional horror, and deep space horror.
Find the details here.

Unnerving
Payment: .01/word
Length: 400 to 4,000 words
Deadline: June 30th, 2018
What They Want: Open to horror, dark fantasy, crime, and dark science fiction stories.
Find the details here.

Sanitarium Magazine
Payment: $5/flat for fiction and poetry
Length: 500 to 10,000 words (though 1,500 to 7,000 words preferred) for short fiction; up to 25,000 for serials; no line limits for poetry
Deadline: July 15th, 2018
What They Want: After a long hiatus, Sanitarium Magazine is back and under new management! The editors are seeking all forms of horror fiction, in particular body horror, psychological horror, and other supernatural horror. New and emerging authors are especially encouraged to submit!
Find the details here.

Bracken Magazine
Payment: .02/word for fiction; $15/flat for poetry
Length: Up to 2,500 words for fiction; no limits for poetry
Deadline: Ongoing
What They Want: Open to strange and beautiful stories about what lies in the shadows of the woods and beyond.
Find the details here.

JournalStone
Payment: Standard royalty terms
Length: Minimum word count of 50,000
Deadline: Submissions open on July 1st, 2018 (Do NOT submit before then, or your submission will be deleted.)
What They Want: Open to novels and short fiction collections. I’m obviously a big fan of JournalStone, so this one comes highly recommended!
Find the details here.

Happy submitting!

Spring Fiction Has Sprung: Submission Roundup for April 2018

Welcome back to this month’s Submission Roundup! Lots of great writing opportunities in the coming weeks, so if you have a story looking for a home, perhaps you should send it the way of one of these markets!

First, a quick note: I am not a representative for any of these publications. If you have any questions, please direct your questions to the respective editors.

And now onward with April’s Submission Roundup!

Submission RoundupHaunted Are These Houses, an anthology from Unnerving Magazine
Payment: .01/word for fiction; .12/line for poetry
Length: 400 to 6,000 words for fiction; up to 500 lines for poetry
Deadline: April 28th, 2018
What They Want: Open to Gothic fiction and poetry.
Find the details here.

FIYAH
Payment: $150/flat short fiction; $300/flat for novelettes; $50/flat for poetry
Length: 2,000 to 7,000 words for short fiction; up to 15,000 words for novelettes
Deadline: April 30th, 2018
What They Want: Open to speculative fiction from authors from the African continent and diaspora. The upcoming issue’s theme is Music.
Find the details here.

Battling in All Her Finery from Mad Scientist Journal
Payment: .02/word
Length: 500 to 8,000 words
Deadline: April 30th, 2018
What They Want: This special submission call is seeking original first-person speculative fiction that focuses on female leaders in any field.
Find the details here.

Unidentified Funny Objects 5
Payment: .10/word
Length: 500 to 5,000 words
Deadline: April 30th, 2018
What They Want: Open to humorous science fiction and fantasy stories.
Find the details here.

Apex Magazine’s Zodiac-themed special issue
Payment: .06/word for original fiction
Length: 1,500 to 5,000 words
Deadline: May 1st, 2018
What They Want: For this special issue, guest editor Sheree Renée Thomas is seeking speculative stories that explore and/or rework themes of the Zodiac and Zodiacal archetypes.
Find the details here.

Eraserhead Press
Payment: 50% of net revenue
Length: 20,000 to 100,000 words
Deadline: June 30th, 2018
What They Want: Open to unique, well-crafted weird stories that fit within the Bizarro Fiction genre.
Find the details here.

Happy submitting!

Good Luck at Fiction: Submission Roundup for March 2018

Welcome back for this month’s Submission Roundup! A ton of very cool submission calls are open at the moment, so if you’re seeking a home for a story or essay, then perhaps you’ll be in luck!

As always, the usual disclaimer: I’m not a representative for any of these markets; I’m just spreading the word! If you do have questions, please direct them to the editors of the respective publications. And with that, onward with this month’s Submission Roundup!

Submission RoundupEnchanted Conversation Magazine
Payment: $20/flat for fiction; $10/flat for poetry
Length: 700 to 2,000 words for fiction; any length for poetry
Deadline: March 20th, 2018
What They Want: Open to fairy tales, folklore, and myths that center on stories about animals.
Find the details here.

Timeless Tales
Payment: $20/flat for fiction or poetry
Length: Up to 2,000 words (under 1,500 preferred)
Deadline: Open to submissions from March 12th to March 22nd, 2018.
What They Want: For the 5th anniversary issue, Timeless Tales is seeking stories that are retellings of Snow White and the 7 Dwarves.
Find the details here.

Pantheon Magazine
Payment: .06/word for original fiction; .03/word for reprints
Length: up to 2,000 words (though preferably under 1,000 words)
Deadline: March 31st, 2018
What They Want: Dark fantasy, magic realism, and horror stories that incorporate the gorgon legend.
Find the details here.

The Internet is Where the Robots Live Now anthology
Payment: .06/word
Length: 1,500-5,000 words
Deadline: April 1st, 2018
What They Want: Open to speculative short stories about robots, AI, and the internet, specifically fiction that is bittersweet, fantastic, and/or optimistic.
Find the details here.

New Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
Payment: .07/word
Length: 500 to 1,500 words
Deadline: April 1st, 2018
What They Want: Open to HWA members only, this anthology is seeking original fiction inspired by Alvin Schwartz’s classic Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark series.
Find the details here.

Haunted Are These Houses, an anthology from Unnerving Magazine
Payment: .01/fiction; .12/line for poetry
Length: 400 to 6,000 words for fiction; up to 500 lines for poetry
Deadline: April 28th, 2018
What They Want: Open to Gothic fiction and poetry.
Find the details here.

Fiends in the Furrows: An Anthology of Folk Horror
Payment: .01/word
Length: 5,000-10,000 words
Deadline: May 1st, 2018
What They Want: Open to folk horror, which includes but is not limited to tales of the occult, paganism, ritualism, and the surreal.
Find the details here.

Join the Smuggler Army at Book Smugglers
Payment: $80/essay
Length: 400 word minimum
Deadline: Ongoing
What They Want: Open to nonfiction essays about speculative media, including literature, film, television, and more. Please pitch your piece via the website; do not simply submit a finished essay.
Find the details here.

Happy reading!

Submission Roundup for February 2018

Welcome back to this month’s Submission Roundup! There are a ton of awesome calls this month, so if you’ve got a story seeking a home, then one of these markets might just be perfect for it!

As always, a reminder: I’m not a representative for any of these markets; I’m simply spreading the word. Please direct any questions you might have about these calls to their respective publications.

Now onward to the submission calls!

Submission RoundupFlame Tree Publishing
Payment: .06/word
Length: 2,000 to 4,000 words
Deadline: February 11th, 2018
What They Want: The Gothic Fantasy anthology series is open to short fiction submissions on the themes of “Lost Souls” and “Robots and Artificial Intelligence.”
Find the details here.

Uncanny Magazine’s Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction
Payment: .08/word for fiction; $30/poem; $50/nonfiction essay
Length: 750 to 6,000 words for fiction; no line limits for poetry; 1,000 to 2,500 words for nonfiction
Deadline: February 28th, 2018
What They Want: Open to speculative fiction, poetry, and nonfiction from authors who identify themselves as disabled.
Find the details here.

The Twisted Book of Shadows
Payment: .06/word (up to 5,000 words)
Length: 3,000 words to 5,000 words (though up to 10,000 words will be accepted)
Deadline: February 28th, 2018
What They Want: Open to horror fiction.
Find the details here.

Vastarien
Payment: .01/word for fiction and nonfiction ($50 max); $20/flat for poetry
Length: 2,000 to 7,500 words for nonfiction; 750 to 6,000 words for fiction; up to 50 lines for poetry
Deadline: March 1st, 2018
What They Want: Open to literary horror fiction, poetry, and nonfiction inspired by the work of Thomas Ligotti and related themes.
Find the details here.

Swords and Sonnet
Payment: .06/word
Length: up to 5,000 words
Deadline: March 1st, 2018
What They Want: The editors are seeking stories that feature a female or non-binary battle poet as a main character. Open primarily to fantasy, though science fiction and horror will be accepted as well.
Find the details here.

Happy submitting!