Category Archives: Submission Roundup

A Brand New Writing Start: Submission Roundup for January 2018

Welcome back for our first Submission Roundup in 2018! Lots of amazing submission calls this month, so if you’ve got a story seeking a home, perhaps one of these will be the perfect fit!

As always, I’m not a representative for any of these markets; I’m merely spreading the word! That means if you have questions, please direct them to the respective publications.

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

Submission Roundup

Enchanted Conversation
Payment: $30/flat for fiction; $10/flat for poetry
Length: 700-2,500 words for fiction; no word limit for poetry
Deadline: January 20th, 2018
What They Want: February’s theme is Un reve d’amour (A Dream of Love). Submissions should focus on love in a fairy tale or folkloric setting. Re-tellings or original stories welcome, as are experimental or traditional approaches.
Find the details here.

FIYAH
Payment: $150/flat for 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: January 31st, 2018
What They Want: Open to speculative fiction from authors from the African continent and diaspora. The upcoming issue’s theme is Big Mama Nature, and stories should focus on nature/climate fiction.
Find the details here.

Apex Publications
Payment: Advance and standard royalty terms
Length: 30,000-40,000 words for novellas; up to 120,000 words for novels
Deadline: January 31st, 2018
What They Want: Open to novella and novel submissions. Genre should be dark science fiction, dark fantasy, or horror.
Find the details here.

Nightscript
Payment: $20/flat
Length: 2,000-7,000 words
Deadline: January 31st, 2018
What They Want: Open to strange tales in the vein of Shirley Jackson, Flannery O’Connor, Robert Aickman, Arthur Machen, and more.
Find the details here.

Unnerving
Payment: .01/word
Length: 400-4,000 words (under 2,000 words preferred)
Deadline: February 15th, 2018
What They Want: Open to horror fiction as well as dark science fiction, dark fantasy, thriller and crime fiction.
Find the details here.

Pantheon Magazine
Payment: .06/word for original fiction; .03/word for reprints
Length: up to 2,000 words with a preference for stories around 1,000 words
Deadline: March 31st, 2018
What They Want: Pantheon Magazine has just opened up submissions for their Gorgon issue. Open to weird, dark fiction, slipstream, magic realism, and horror based on the theme.
Find the details here.

Kaleidotrope
Payment: .01/word for fiction and nonfiction; $5/flat for poetry
Length: No specific word count, though fiction will sell best if it falls between 250 to 10,000 words
Deadline: April 1st, 2018
What They Want: Kaleidotrope has just opened again to submissions. The editor is seeking well-written speculative fiction and poetry.
Find the details here.

Happy submitting!

Fiction for a Winter’s Eve: Submission Roundup for December 2017

Welcome back for the final Submission Roundup of 2017! As usual, the end of the year brings a ton of great submission opportunities, so if you’ve got stories seeking homes, then perhaps one of these markets will be a good fit!

As always, I’m not a representative for any of these publications, so please direct your questions to the respective editors. And onward with this month’s Submission Roundup!

Submission Roundup

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

Riddled With Arrows
Payment: .03/word (minimum $5 and maximum $25)
Length: up to 1,500 words for fiction; up to two pages for poetry
Deadline: December 10th, 2017
What They Want: The upcoming issue’s theme is Feasts and Families. That means they’re looking for metafiction about food and family, or works that deal with writing and how it entwines with the theme.   
Find the details here.

The Book Smugglers present Awakenings
Payment: .08/word (up to $800)
Length: 1,500 to 17,500 words
Deadline: December 31st, 2017
What They Want: Open to diverse speculative fiction stories on the theme of Awakenings, which is open to a broad range of interpretations.
Find the details here.

Shoreline of Infinity
Payment: $10 GBP per 1,000 words
Length: Open to 5,000 words
Deadline: December 31st, 2017
What They Want: Open to science fiction stories from female authors for an all-women issue.
Find the details here.

Mantid Magazine
Payment: .01/word
Length: 1,500-6,000 words
Deadline: Submissions open from December 22nd, 2017 to January 1st, 2018
What They Want: Open to fiction and poetry from female-identifying authors in the genres of weird fiction, dark fantasy, fairy tales, quiet horror, magic realism, dark science fiction, avant-garde, and surrealism. Diverse authors and characters welcomed and encouraged.
Find the details here.

Liminal Stories
Payment: .06/word
Length: up to 10,000 words
Deadline: Open to submissions from December 15th, 2017 to January 15th, 2018
What They Want: Open to unusual and evocative fiction of any genre, though weird fiction, magic realism, soft science fiction, and stories that don’t fit easily in any category are preferred.
Find the details here.

Happy submitting!

Thankful for Fiction: Submission Roundup for November 2017

Welcome back to this month’s Submission Roundup! Lots of very cool writing opportunities this November, so if you’ve got a story looking for a home, then perhaps one of these markets will be the perfect place for it!

As always, a disclaimer: I’m not a representative for any of these markets. I’m merely spreading the word! Any questions you might have about any of these submission calls should be directed to the respective editors.

And now onward with this month’s Submission Roundup!

Submission Roundup

One Story
Payment: $500/flat
Length: 3,000 to 8,000 words
Deadline: November 14th, 2017
What They Want: Open to general fiction submissions.
Find the details here.

Luna Station Quarterly
Payment: $5/flat
Length: 500 to 7,000 words
Deadline: November 15th, 2017
What They Want: Open to a wide range of speculative fiction written by women-identified authors.
Find the details here.

Behind the Mask: Tales from the Id
Payment: $50/flat (AUD)
Length: 6,000 to 10,000 words
Deadline: November 30th, 2017
What They Want: Open to horror fiction with the theme of masks.
Find the details here.

Enchanted Conversation
Payment: $30/flat for fiction; $10/flat for poetry
Length: 700 to 3,000 words for fiction; any length for poetry
Deadline: November 30th, 2017
What They Want: A fairy tale-themed publication that is open to short fiction and poetry. This month’s theme is elves and the shoemaker.
Find the details here.

Apparition Literary Magazine
Payment: .01/word for fiction; $10/flat for poetry
Length: 1,000 to 5,000 words for fiction; up to 2 pages for poetry
Deadline: November 30th, 2017
What They Want: Open to original speculative fiction. This month’s theme is apparitions.
Find the details here.

Tales from the Lake, Volume 5
Payment: .03/word
Length: up to 6,000 words
Deadline: December 1st, 2017
What They Want: Open to non-themed horror fiction.
Find the details here.

Happy submitting!

A Fall of Fiction: Submission Roundup for October 2017

Welcome back to this month’s Submission Roundup! There are some very cool writing opportunities in the coming weeks, so if you’ve got a story seeking a home, then hopefully, you’ll find a place in the list below to send it!

But first a quick note: As always, I’m not a representative for any of these publications; I’m just spreading the word! So if you have any questions, please direct them to the respective publications. (Seriously, it seems silly that I always include this disclaimer, but I forgot once and ended up receiving messages demanding answers about the specifics of the submission calls, so yeah. Disclaimer now obligatory.)

And onward now to this month’s Submission Roundup!

Submission Roundup

Electric Spec
Payment: $20/flat
Length: 250 to 7,000 words
Deadline: Rolling deadline, but submissions for the next issue close on October 15th, 2017
What They Want: Open to speculative short fiction.
Find the details here.

Riddled with Arrows
Payment: .03/word (minimum $5; maximum $25)
Length: up to 1,500 words
Deadline: October 21st, 2017
What They Want: Open to horror-themed metafiction, poetry, and art. This month’s theme relates to Halloween.
Find the details here.

Fiyah: Magazine of Black Speculative Fiction
Payment: Poetry $50; Short fiction $150; Novelettes $300
Length: 2,000-7,000 for short fiction; up to 15,000 words for novelettes
Deadline: October 31st, 2017
What They Want: Easily the best new publication of 2017, Fiyah is producing some of the top speculative fiction you’ll find in today’s market (Case in point: the always awesome Eden Royce’s fantastic story in Issue 2). For writers looking to submit here, the editors are seeking stories from authors from the African diaspora and the African continent. This issue’s theme is Ahistorical Blackness.
Find the details here.

NonBinary Review
Payment: .01/word fiction and nonfiction; $10/flat poetry; $25/flat visual art
Length: up to 5,000 words
Deadline: October 31st, 2017
What They Want: Open to speculative fiction submissions based on the theme of… wait for it… We Have Always Lived in the Castle (i.e. the all-time favorite book of this particular blogger right here). It doesn’t appear that I’ll have time to submit something, so please send in a submission of your own, will you? Do Merricat and me proud!
Find the details here.

Happy submitting!

 

A Fall of Fiction: Submission Roundup for September 2017

Welcome back to this month’s Submission Roundup! In the coming weeks, there are lots of great opportunities for both fiction writers and poets alike, so if you’ve got a piece seeking a home, then send those lovely words out into the world. A quick disclaimer: as always, I’m not a representative for any of these publications, so if you have any questions, be sure to direct them to the editors at the respective presses.

Now onward to September’s Submission Roundup!

Submission RoundupAlien Dimensions
Payment: $10/flat
Length: 3,500-5,000 words
Deadline: September 10th, 2017
What They Want: The upcoming issue seeks futuristic stories about strong female aliens who are battling other aliens to protect humans.
Find the details here.

Arsenika
Payment: $60/flat for fiction; $30/flat for poetry
Length: up to 1,000 words
Deadline: September 15th, 2017
What They Want: Open to gorgeously written speculative flash fiction and poetry.
Find the details here.

Gathering Storm Magazine
Payment: $25/flat for fiction; $10/flat for poetry
Length: 2,000 words or less
Deadline: September 25th, 2017
What They Want: Open to multiple themed issues, including “Never take candy from strangers,” “Things that go bump in the night,” and “It’s just a bunch of hocus pocus.”
Find the details here.

Books & Boos Press
Payment: $50/flat
Length: 4,000-8,000 words
Deadline: September 30th, 2017
What They Want: Open to darkly funny horror stories.
Find the details here.

Cosmic Caravans
Payment: .02/word for fiction; .25/line for poetry (up to $25)
Length: 300-3,000 words
Deadline: October 7th, 2017
What They Want: Open to science fiction and poetry aimed at pre-teen readers.
Find the details here.

Happy submitting!

Summer Writing Vacation: Submission Roundup for August 2017

Welcome back for this month’s Submission Roundup! August features some great opportunities for all you authors out there, so get to writing and submitting!

But first, my usual disclaimer: I’m not a representative for any of these publications, so please direct your relevant questions to the respective editors.

And onward with this month’s Submission Roundup!

Submission Roundup

SQ Mag
Payment: .01/word
Length: 1,000 to 5,000 words (firm)
Deadline: August 15th, 2017
What They Want: Open to speculative fiction stories that relate to the theme of rebellion.
Find the details here.

Aftermath: Explorations of Loss and Grief
Payment: .06/word for fiction; $35/piece for poetry
Length: 500 to 3,000 words
Deadline: August 15th, 2017
What They Want: As the title of the anthology suggests, submission should focus on loss and grief. The editors are not necessarily looking for speculative fiction, though the theme is being left open to interpretation.
Find the details here.

Digital Fiction Publishing Corp.
Payment: .01/word
Length: 3,500 to 7,500 words
Deadline: August 31st, 2017
What They Want: Horror fiction reprints that were originally published in professional or semiprofessional venues.
Find the details here.

The Beauty of Death 2
Payment: $100/flat
Length: 4,000 to 5,000 words
Deadline: September 1st, 2017
What They Want: Horror stories that fit the theme of “death by water.”
Find the details here.

Grievous Angel
Payment: .06/word for fiction; $1 per line for poetry
Length: up to 700 words for fiction; up to 40 lines for poetry
Deadline: Ongoing
What They Want: Open to science fiction, fantasy, and horror as well as related subgenres.
Find the details here.

Happy submitting!

A Summer Vacation of Writing: Submission Roundup for July 2017

Welcome to this month’s Submission Roundup! Today’s post has a ton of great opportunities for you fiction writers out there!

As always, a quick disclaimer: I am not a representative for any of these publications. I’m simply spreading the word! Please direct any and all inquiries directly to the respective publications.

Now onward to this month’s Submission Roundup!

Submission Roundup

Flame Tree Publishing
Payment: .06/word
Length: 2,000 to 4,000 words
Deadline: July 7th, 2017
What They Want: For the upcoming editions of Flame Tree’s anthology series, the editors are looking for stories that fall into one of the two following categories: “Pirates and Ghosts” and “Agents and Spies.”
Find the details here.

Unnerving Magazine
Payment: .01/word
Length: 400-2,500 words
Deadline: July 14th, 2017
What They Want: Original horror fiction with the theme of Halloween and/or classic monsters.
Find the details here.

Intelligence in Fiction
Payment: .08/word
Length: up to 5,000 words
Deadline: July 15th, 2017
What They Want: The Machine Intelligence Research Institute is seeking fiction about artificial intelligence. With very specific guidelines, be sure to check out all the relevant details before submitting.
Find the details here.

Electric Spec
Payment: $20/flat
Length: 250 to 7,000 words
Deadline: July 15th, 2017
What They Want: Open to fantasy, science fiction, and horror fiction.
Find the details here.

Sharp and Sugar Tooth
Payment: .06/word
Length: up to 5,000 words
Deadline: July 31st, 2017
What They Want: Part of Upper Rubber Boot’s Women Up to No Good series, the editors are seeking “creepy, seductive stories about the dark side of culinary life.” Authors must be female, non-binary, or a marginalized gender identity; diverse, female protagonists are encouraged.
Find the details here.

The Beauty of Death
Payment: $100/flat
Length: 4,000-5,000 words
Deadline: September 1st, 2017
What They Want: Horror stories that fit the theme of “death by water.”
Find the details here.

Retro Future
Payment: Not specified, but at least SFWA minimum rates (.06/word)
Length: Not specified but they accept both flash fiction and short stories
Deadline: September 1st, 2017
What They Want: The theme for Issue 4 is resistance to oppression, and all submissions should be in a progressive pulp style.
Find the details here.

Happy submitting!

Summer Writing: Submission Roundup for June 2017

Welcome back to this month’s Submission Roundup! Today’s post shines a light on some great submission calls, including ones that close at the end of this month as well as those that are still open for a little while, giving you plenty of time to polish up those tales!

As always, I’m not a representative for any of these publications. I am simply spreading the word! Please direct any questions you might have about a particular submission window to the respective publication.

And with that, let’s get started with this month’s Submission Roundup!

Submission RoundupRiddled with Arrows
Payment: .03/word for original fiction and poetry (minimum $5; maximum $25); $5/flat for reprints
Length: up to 1,500 words
Deadline: June 10th, 2017
What They Want: Open to various genres, the editors seek metafiction and metapoetry about the art of writing itself.
Find the details here.

The Misbehaving Dead
Payment: $15/flat
Length: up to 10,000 words
Deadline: June 13th, 2017
What They Want: For their next anthology, A Murder of Storytellers is open to horror stories about the deceased who won’t stay dead.
Find the details here.

Welcome to Miskatonic University
Payment: .08/word
Length: up to 1,000 words for flash; 3,000-6,000 words for short stories
Deadline: June 30th, 2017
What They Want: Cthulhu mythos stories set at the college campus of Miskatonic University.
Find the details here.

Third Flatiron
Payment: .06/word
Length: 1,500-3,000 words
Deadline: July 15th, 2017
What They Want: This issue’s theme is Strange Beasties. Open to different speculative genres, the featured creatures in the stories can be monsters or not, so long as they are “strange.”
Find the details here.

Mental Ward: Stories from the Asylum Volume 2
Payment: $25/flat
Length: 4,000-8,000 words
Deadline: July 31st, 2017
What They Want: Horror stories set in sanatoriums, mental wards, or psychiatric hospitals.
Find the details here.

A Midas Clutch: Tales of Opulent Horror
Payment: .05/word for original fiction; .02/word for reprints
Length: 4,000-14,000 words
Deadline: January 2018
What They Want: Open to strange and creepy stories about the wealthy. The editors prefer contemporary tales, but will accept stories from different time periods.
Find the details here.

Happy submitting!

Spring into Fiction: Submission Roundup for May 2017

Welcome back to this month’s Submission Roundup! Today’s post features some great calls for May, plus a couple early warnings for submission windows not closing until June and July!

As always, I am not a representative for any of these markets; I’m only spreading the word! That means if you have any questions, please direct them to the respective publications!

And now onward to this month’s Submission Roundup!

Submission RoundupBroad Knowledge: 35 Women Up to No Good
Payment: .06/word
Length: up to 5,000 words
Deadline: May 30th, 2017
What They Want: Dark speculative stories by authors who are female, non-binary, or a marginalized sex or gender identity. Stories must highlight the theme of knowledge, and also “feature female protagonists whose knowledge is integral to the plot/conflict.”
Find the details here.

Chiral Mad 4
Payment: .06/word
Length: up to 20,000 words
Deadline: May 31st, 2017
What They Want: Open to horror stories that are collaborations between two or more authors.
Find the details here.

Corporate Cthulhu
Payment: .03/word
Length: 2,000-7,000 words
Deadline:  June 1st, 2017
What They Want: Lovecraftian stories based in corporate or other large, private-sector bureaucratic worlds.
Find the details here.

Eternal Haunted Summer
Payment: $5/flat
Length: No specific limits, though stories over 5,000 words will probably be serialized
Deadline: June 1st, 2017
What They Want: Open to original stories and poetry about gods and goddesses in the pagan tradition.
Find the details here.

Welcome to Miskatonic University
Payment: .08/word
Length: up to 6,000 words
Deadline: June 30th, 2017
What They Want: Lovecraftian stories based at Miskatonic University.
Find the details here.

NonBinary Review: The Tales of Hans Christian Andersen
Payment: .01/word for fiction and nonfiction; $10/flat for poetry; $25/flat for visual art
Length: up to 5,000 words
Deadline: July 31st, 2017
What They Want: Poetry, visual art, fiction, and nonfiction based around theme of Hans Christian Andersen’s tales. All submitted work must have a clear connection to Andersen.
Find the details here.

Happy submitting!

Spring into Writing: Submission Roundup for April 2017

Welcome back to this month’s Submission Roundup! Lots of fabulous opportunities for all you writers out there, so if you’ve got a story looking for a home, one of these venues might be the perfect place for you to send it!

Before we get started, let me note that I am not a representative for any of these publications; I’m merely spreading the word! If you have any questions, be sure to direct them to the editors at the venue in question.

And now let’s dive in to this month’s Submission Roundup!

Submission Roundup

Splickety
Payment: .02/word
Length: 300-1,000 words
Deadline: April 7th, 2017
What They Want: The current theme is Medieval Mayhem. Think King Arthur, Robin Hood, Black Death, the Crusades, the Renaissance, and the like. For this issue, no fantasy or other speculative fiction; the submitted stories should focus on real-world based medieval tales.
Find the details here.

Electric Spec
Payment: $20/flat
Length: 250-7,000 words
Deadline: April 15th, 2017 for the May issue
What They Want: Open to fantasy, science fiction, and horror stories.
Find the details here.

Third Flatiron
Payment: .06/word
Length: 1,500-3,000 words
Deadline: April 15th, 2017
What They Want: The theme is “Cat’s Breakfast,” and the anthology is open to speculative satire stories in the vein of Kurt Vonnegut.
Find the details here.

Afrocentric
Payment: .01/word
Length: 1,000-7,500 words
Deadline: April 30th, 2017
What They Want: The current theme is Afromyth, and the anthology will focus on mythical fantasy, including but not limited to gods, mysticism, mythical creatures, and fairy tales. Please note that at least one main character must be of indigenous African descent, and the editors are looking in general for diverse characters and diverse settings.
Find the details here.

SNAFU Judgment Day
Payment: .04/word (AUD)
Length: 2,000-10,000 words
Deadline: April 30th, 2017
What They Want: Open to post-apocalyptic military horror stories.
Find the details here.

Timeless Tales
Payment: $20/flat
Length: up to 2,000 words
Deadline: May 5th, 2017
What They Want: Timeless Tales focuses on retellings of fairy tales and other myths. The current theme is Arthurian legends.
Find the details here.

LampLight
Payment: .03/word (up to $150) for original fiction
Length: up to 7,000 words
Deadline: May 15th, 2017
What They Want: Open to quiet horror fiction, including “the creepy, the weird, and the unsettling.”
Find the details here.

The Pulp Horror Book of Phobias
Payment: $50/flat
Length: 4,000-6,000 words
Deadline: July 31st, 2017 (but certain phobias may close early)
What They Want: A phobia-themed anthology. Because phobias will be closed out if too many submissions are received for that particular topic, the sooner you submit your fiction, the better.
Find the details here.

Happy submitting!