Category Archives: Submission Roundup

Falling into Fiction: Submission Roundup for November 2020

Welcome back for this month’s Submission Roundup! Lots of great opportunities in November, so if you’re looking for a place to send your work, then one of these markets might be the perfect fit!

As always, a disclaimer: I’m not a representative for any of these markets; I’m simply spreading the word! Please direct your questions to their respective publisher.

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

Submission Roundup

Cemetery Gates Media
Payment: $500 on signing & $500 upon publication; 80/20 author-publisher royalty split
Length: 40,000 words and above
Deadline: Ongoing
What They Want: For their debut horror novel series, the editors are seeking debut horror novels.
Find the details here.

Luna Station Quarterly
Payment: $5/flat
Length: 500 to 7,000 words
Deadline: November 15th, 2020
What They Want: Open to a wide range of speculative fiction from female-identifying authors.
Find the details here.

New Tales of Fairy Godmothers
Payment: .01/word
Length: 4,000 to 7,500 words
Deadline: November 15th, 2020
What They Want: The editor is seeking retellings and new stories about fairy godmothers.
Find the details here.

LampLight
Payment: .03/word for original fiction ($150 maximum); .01/word for reprints
Length: up to 7,000 words
Deadline: November 15th, 2020 (or until the Submittable portal closes)
What They Want: The editors are seeking dark, literary fiction of the weird, unsettling, and quiet horror variety.  
Find the details here.

In Darkness Delight: Fear the Future
Payment: .03/word ($150 maximum)
Length: 2,500 to 4,500 words preferred (up to 7,500 words will be considered)
Deadline: November 15th, 2020
What They Want: This Corpus Press anthology is seeking horror fiction with futuristic themes.
Find the details here.

FIYAH
Payment: .08/word for fiction; $50/flat for poetry
Length: Short fiction from 2,000 to 7,000 words & novelettes up to 15,000 words
Deadline: December 31st, 2020
What They Want: Open to Black authors, FIYAH is currently seeking fiction and poetry for their forthcoming unthemed issue.
Find the details here.

Planet Scumm
Payment: .02/word
Length: 2,000 to 6,000 words
Deadline: January 10th, 2021
What They Want: Guest edited by Hailey Piper, this issue of the magazine is seeking speculative fiction stories specifically from cisgender women, transgender women, transgender men, non-binary people, and genderqueer people.
Find the details here.

Happy reading, and happy submitting!

Spooky Submissions: Submission Roundup for October 2020

Welcome back for this month’s Submission Roundup! Lots of great opportunities for October and beyond, so if you’ve got a story, one of these markets might be the perfect fit!

As always, a disclaimer: I am not a representative for any of these markets; I’m merely spreading the word! Please direct your questions to their respective publications.

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

Submission Roundup

99 Tiny Terrors
Payment: $25/flat
Length: 500 to 1,000 words
Deadline: October 31st, 2020
What They Want: Open to a wide range of horror flash fiction.
Find the details here.

UnMasked: Stories of Risk and Revelation
Payment: .06/word
Length: up to 5,000 words
Deadline: October 31st, 2020
What They Want: Open to speculative fiction stories about being unmasked.
Find the details here.

Arsenika
Payment: $60/flat for fiction; $30/flat for poetry
Length: up to 1,000 words
Deadline: November 1st, 2020
What They Want: Open to a wide range of fiction and poetry. Submissions can be in English, Spanish, and/or Chinese.
Find the details here.

Far From Home anthology
Payment: .01/word
Length: 2,000 to 8,000 words
Deadline: November 1st, 2020
What They Want: Off Limits Press is currently seeking adventure horror stories for their forthcoming anthology.
Find the details here.

In Darkness Delight: Fear the Future
Payment: .03/word ($150 maximum)
Length: 2,500 to 4,500 words preferred (up to 7,500 words will be considered)
Deadline: November 15th, 2020
What They Want: This Corpus Press anthology is seeking horror fiction with futuristic themes.
Find the details here.

Other Fears: An Anthology of Diverse Terrors
Payment: .10/word
Length: 1,000 to 5,000 words
Deadline: December 1st, 2020
What They Want: Open to Horror Writers Association members, this anthology edited by Rena Mason and Vince A. Liaguno is seeking stories about “otherness.”
Find the details here.

Cemetery Gates’ Campfire Macabre
Payment: .08/word
Length: 500 to 1,000 words
Deadline: December 26th, 2020
What They Want: The editors are seeking flash fiction stories on the themes of Cemetery Chillers, Spook Houses, Supernatural Slashers, Witchcraft, and Within the Woods.
Find the details here.

FIYAH
Payment: .08/word for fiction; $50/flat for poetry
Length: Short fiction from 2,000 to 7,000 words & novelettes up to 15,000 words
Deadline: December 31st, 2020
What They Want: Open to Black authors, FIYAH is currently seeking fiction and poetry for their forthcoming unthemed issue.
Find the details here.

Planet Scumm
Payment: .02/word
Length: 2,000 to 6,000 words
Deadline: January 10th, 2021
What They Want: Guest edited by Hailey Piper, this issue of the magazine is seeking speculative fiction stories specifically from cisgender women, transgender women, transgender men, non-binary people, and genderqueer people.
Find the details here.

Happy submitting, and happy Halloween!

Autumnal Fiction: Submission Roundup for September 2020

Welcome back for September’s Submission Roundup! There are so many amazing writing opportunities this month, so if you’ve got a story looking for a home, hopefully one of these markets might be the perfect fit!

As always, a disclaimer: I’m not a representative for any of these markets. I’m merely spreading the word! Please direct all your questions to their respective editors.

And now onward with this month’s Submission Roundup!

Submission Roundup

Nightmare Magazine
Payment: .08/word for fiction; $40/flat for poetry
Length: 1,500 to 7,500 words for fiction
Deadline: Open to BIPOC authors starting September 7th; open to all other authors starting September 14th
What They Want: Editor Wendy N. Wagner is seeking a wide variety of horror and dark fantasy fiction and poetry.
Find the details here.

Flame Tree’s Terrifying Ghosts anthology
Payment: .08/word for original fiction; .06/word for reprints
Length: 2,000 to 4,000 words
Deadline: September 20th, 2020
What They Want: Open to original and reprint ghost stories.
Find the details here.

Flame Tree’s Black Sci-Fi Short Stories anthology
Payment: .08/word for original fiction; .06/word for reprints
Length: 2,000 to 4,000 words
Deadline: September 21st, 2020
What They Want: Open to a wide range of science fiction stories from Black authors.
Find the details here.

Angry Robot Books
Payment: Negotiable
Length: 60,000 words minimum
Deadline: September 30th, 2020
What They Want: The editors are specifically seeking science fiction/fantasy novels from Black authors who currently do not have literary agents.
Find the details here.

Neon Hemlock Press
Payment: Royalties negotiable
Length: 17,500 to 40,000 words
Deadline: October 5th, 2020
What They Want: Novella submissions now open to Black authors only. The editors are seeking all speculative genres, including but not limited to horror, science fiction, fantasy, and the Weird.
Find the details here.

UnMasked: Stories of Risk and Revelation
Payment: .06/word
Length: up to 5,000 words
Deadline: October 31st, 2020
What They Want: Open to speculative fiction stories about being unmasked.
Find the details here.

Far From Home anthology
Payment: .01/word
Length: 2,000 to 8,000 words
Deadline: November 1st, 2020
What They Want: Off Limits Press is currently seeking adventure horror stories for their forthcoming anthology.
Find the details here.

In Darkness Delight: Fear the Future
Payment: .03/word ($150 maximum)
Length: 2,500 to 4,500 words preferred (up to 7,500 words will be considered)
Deadline: November 15th, 2020
What They Want: This Corpus Press anthology is seeking horror fiction with futuristic themes.
Find the details here.

FIYAH
Payment: .08/word for fiction; $50/flat for poetry
Length: Short fiction from 2,000 to 7,000 words & novelettes up to 15,000 words
Deadline: December 31st, 2020
What They Want: Open to Black authors, FIYAH is currently seeking fiction and poetry for their forthcoming unthemed issue.
Find the details here.

Air and Nothingness Press
Payment: .08/word
Length: 1,000 to 3,000 words
Deadline: September 17th, 2020 for Upon a Once Time; February 28th, 2021 for The Wild Hunt
What They Want: The editors are seeking stories for two submission calls: Upon a Once Time, an anthology of mash-up fairy tales, and The Wild Hunt, an anthology of mythology.
Find the details here.

Happy reading!

End-of-Summer Fiction: Submission Roundup for August 2020

Welcome back for this month’s Submission Roundup! Summer is already getting away from us, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still some awesome opportunities for where to send your stories!

First off, a disclaimer as always: I’m not a representative for any of these markets. I’m merely spreading the word. If you have a question, please direct it to the respective publication.

And now onward with this month’s Submission Roundup!

Submission RoundupNightlight
Payment: $50/flat for reprints; $75/flat for stories up to 3,000 words; $125/flat for stories over 3,000 words;
Length: up to 10,000 words
Deadline: Ongoing
What They Want: Open to Black authors, Nightlight is a podcast seeking horror fiction.
Find the details here.

Lackington’s
Payment: .01/word (CAD) with $25 minimum
Length: 1,500 to 5,000 words
Deadline: August 14th, 2020
What They Want: Open to stylized speculative fiction. The current theme is Archives.
Find the details here.

Something Good to Eat
Payment: $100/flat
Length: 2,000 to 10,000 words
Deadline: August 21st, 2020
What They Want: This Halloween-themed anthology is open to a wide variety of horror fiction.
Find the details here.

Ladies of Horror Fiction Scholarships
Payment: $100 scholarships
Deadline: August 31st, 2020
What They Want: Open to women authors, the Ladies of Horror Fiction are currently offering ten $100 scholarships.
Find the details here.

Mystery and Horror, LLC
Payment: $5 advance on royalties
Length: 2,000 to 5,000 words
Deadline: August 31st, 2020
What They Want: Mystery and Horror LLC is seeking crime/mystery fiction with a theme of Mardi Gras Mystery. Stories can have supernatural elements, provided they are also mysteries. The editors are also seeking humorous horror stories for their annual Strangely Funny series (which will always hold a very special place in my heart since the second book in the series featured my very first published short story back in 2014).
Find the details here.

Angry Robot Books
Payment: Negotiable
Length: 60,000 words minimum
Deadline: September 30th, 2020
What They Want: The editors are specifically seeking science fiction/fantasy novels from Black authors who currently do not have literary agents.
Find the details here.

Neon Hemlock Press
Payment: Royalties negotiable
Length: 17,500 to 40,000 words
Deadline: October 5th, 2020
What They Want: Novella submissions now open to Black authors only. The editors are seeking all speculative genres, including but not limited to horror, science fiction, fantasy, and the Weird.
Find the details here.

In Darkness Delight: Fear the Future
Payment: .03/word ($150 maximum)
Length: 2,500 to 4,500 words preferred (up to 7,500 words will be considered)
Deadline: November 15th, 2020
What They Want: This Corpus Press anthology is seeking horror fiction with futuristic themes.
Find the details here.

Air and Nothingness Press
Payment: .08/word
Length: 1,000 to 3,000 words
Deadline: February 28th, 2021
What They Want: The editors are seeking stories for two submission calls: Upon a Once Time, an anthology of mash-up fairy tales, and The Wild Hunt, an anthology of mythology.
Find the details here.

Happy reading!

Summertime Scares: Submission Roundup for July 2020

Welcome back for July’s Submission Roundup! This month offers plenty of fantastic opportunities, so if you’ve got a piece seeking a home, then one of these markets might be a perfect fit!

First, a disclaimer as always: I’m not a representative for any of these markets. I’m merely spreading the word. Please direct your questions to their respective editors.

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

Submission Roundup

Fantasy Magazine
Payment: $40 per poem; .08/word for fiction
Length: up to 6 poems; up to 7,500 words for fiction
Deadline: July 8th, 2020
What They Want: The recently resurrected Fantasy Magazine is currently seeking poetry, flash fiction, and short fiction in the fantasy genre.
Find the details here.

Tor’s Nightfire
Payment: Advance & royalties
Length: Novellas & Novels
Deadline: Submission period is open from July 15th to July 22nd, 2020
What They Want: For one week only, Tor’s Nightfire imprint will be open to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) authors only. The editors are seeking adult horror fiction.
Find the details here.

Lackington’s
Payment: .01/word (CAD) with $25 minimum
Length: 1,500 to 5,000 words
Deadline: Opens to submissions on July 14th, 2020
What They Want: Open to stylized speculative fiction. The current theme is Archives.
Find the details here.

Mythic
Payment: .01/word
Length: 2,000 to 6,000 words
Deadline: July 31st, 2020
What They Want: Currently open to fantasy and science fiction stories.
Find the details here.

Typehouse Literary Magazine
Payment: $18/flat
Length: up to 5,000 words for fiction and up to 6 poems
Deadline: July 31st, 2020
What They Want: Open to a wide variety of genres. Also, the editors are specifically seeking work from Black authors.
Find the details here.

Cemetery Gates Media
Payment: .05/word
Length: 3,000 to 6,000 words
Deadline: August 1st, 2020
What They Want: This horror anthology is seeking short fiction about “local lore or location-based oddities.”
Find the details here.

Violent Vixens: An Homage to Grindhouse Horror
Payment: $50/flat
Length: 2,000 to 8,000 words
Deadline: August 1st, 2020
What They Want: This anthology is looking for horror fiction inspired by Grindhouse cinema and featuring a strong female lead.
Find the details here.

HWA Scholarships
Payment: Scholarship amounts vary
Deadline: August 1st, 2020
What They Want: Open to members of Horror Writers Association, there are currently multiple scholarships available, including for horror nonfiction, dark poetry, women in horror, and more.
Find the details here.

Eerie River Publishing
Payment: Varies; between $10 to $25 CAD
Length: 5,000 to 15,000 words for With Blood and Ash anthology; 2,000 to 8,000 words for It Calls from the Sea anthology
Deadline: August 1st, 2020 for With Blood and Ash; September 15th, 2020 for It Calls from the Sea
What They Want: Currently open to two anthologies including the ocean-themed horror anthology, It Calls from the Sea, and the elemental magic horror anthology, With Blood and Ash.
Find the details here.

Something Good to Eat
Payment: $100/flat
Length: 2,000 to 10,000 words
Deadline: August 21st, 2020
What They Want: This Halloween-themed anthology is open to a wide variety of horror fiction.
Find the details here.

Ladies of Horror Fiction Scholarships
Payment: $100 scholarships
Deadline: August 31st, 2020
What They Want: Open to women authors, the Ladies of Horror Fiction are currently offering ten $100 scholarships.
Find the details here.

Angry Robot Books
Payment: Negotiable
Length: 60,000 words minimum
Deadline: September 30th, 2020
What They Want: The editors are specifically seeking science fiction/fantasy novels from Black authors who currently do not have literary agents.
Find the details here.

Neon Hemlock Press
Payment: Royalties negotiable
Length: 17,500 to 40,000 words
Deadline: October 5th, 2020
What They Want: Novella submissions now open to Black authors only. The editors are seeking all speculative genres, including but not limited to horror, science fiction, fantasy, and the Weird.
Find the details here.

In Darkness Delight: Fear the Future
Payment: .03/word ($150 maximum)
Length: 2,500 to 4,500 words preferred (up to 7,500 words will be considered)
Deadline: November 15th, 2020
What They Want: This Corpus Press anthology is seeking horror fiction with futuristic themes.
Find the details here.

Happy submitting!

A Summer of Stories: Submission Roundup for June 2020

Welcome back to this month’s Submission Roundup! There are plenty of great opportunities right now, so if you’ve got a story seeking a home, then one of these markets might be a perfect place to send it.

First, a disclaimer as always: I’m not a representative for any of these markets. I’m merely spreading the word. Please direct your questions to their respective editors.

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

Submission Roundup

Allegory
Payment: $15/flat
Length: up to 5,000 words
Deadline: June 30th, 2020
What They Want: Open to a wide array of speculative fiction.
Find the details here.

Women of the Woods
Payment: .01/word
Length: 2,000 to 8,000 words
Deadline: June 30th, 2020
What They Want: This anthology is seeking dark fantasy and quiet horror stories with lore or myths about “women who dwell in the forest.”
Find the details here.

Blood Bath Literary
Payment: $30/flat GPD
Length: up to 2,000 words for fiction; up to 30 lines for poetry
Deadline: July 1st, 2020
What They Want: Open to Black authors and artists only for the rest of the month, the theme for the current anthology is Vampires. The editors are seeking short fiction, poetry, and artwork.
Find the details here.

Gothic Blue Book, Volume 6: A Krampus Carol
Payment: $50/flat
Length: up to 3,500 words
Deadline: July 5th, 2020
What They Want: The editor is seeking short horror fiction set in a monastery, convent, or castle and also featuring a Christmas, Krampus, or a winter theme.
Find the details here.

Mythic
Payment: .01/word
Length: 2,000 to 6,000 words
Deadline: July 31st, 2020
What They Want: Currently open to fantasy and science fiction stories.
Find the details here.

Typehouse Literary Magazine
Payment: $18/flat
Length: up to 5,000 words for fiction and up to 6 poems
Deadline: July 31st, 2020
What They Want: Open to a wide variety of genres. Also, the editors are specifically seeking work from Black authors.
Find the details here.

Cemetery Gates Media
Payment: .05/word
Length: 3,000 to 6,000 words
Deadline: August 1st, 2020
What They Want: This horror anthology is seeking short fiction about “local lore or location-based oddities.”
Find the details here.

Violent Vixens: An Homage to Grindhouse Horror
Payment: $50/flat
Length: 2,000 to 8,000 words
Deadline: August 1st, 2020
What They Want: This anthology is looking for horror fiction inspired by Grindhouse cinema and featuring a strong female lead.
Find the details here.

HWA Scholarships
Payment: Scholarship amounts vary
Deadline: August 1st, 2020
What They Want: Open to members of Horror Writers Association, there are currently multiple scholarships available, including for horror nonfiction, dark poetry, women in horror, and more.
Find the details here.

Something Good to Eat
Payment: $100/flat
Length: 2,000 to 10,000 words
Deadline: August 21st, 2020
What They Want: This Halloween-themed anthology is open to a wide variety of horror fiction.
Find the details here.

Neon Hemlock Press
Payment: Royalties negotiable
Length: 17,500 to 40,000 words
Deadline: October 5th, 2020
What They Want: Novella submissions now open to Black authors only. The editors are seeking all speculative genres, including but not limited to horror, science fiction, fantasy, and the Weird.
Find the details here.

In Darkness Delight: Fear the Future
Payment: .03/word ($150 maximum)
Length: 2,500 to 4,500 words preferred (up to 7,500 words will be considered)
Deadline: November 15th, 2020
What They Want: This Corpus Press anthology is seeking horror fiction with futuristic themes.
Find the details here.

Happy submitting!

Spring Prose and Poetry: Submission Roundup for May 2020

Welcome back! I hope you’re all doing well out there, and that everyone is staying safe. This month, there are plenty of great submission calls, so if you’ve got a story seeking a home, then perhaps you’ll find a place to send it from the list below! Or if you’re looking for a bit of inspiration right now, maybe one of these calls will get the creative juices flowing.

Either way, let’s get on with this month’s Submission Roundup, shall we?

Submission RoundupLuna Station Quarterly
Payment: $5/flat
Length: 500 to 7,000 words
Deadline: May 15th, 2020
What They Want: Open to a wide range of speculative fiction from female-identifying authors.
Find the details here.

HWA Horror Poetry Showcase
Payment: $5/flat
Length: up to 35 lines
Deadline: May 31st, 2020
What They Want:  Open to HWA members, this annual anthology features horror poetry of all subgenres. Also, along with Carina Bissett and editor Stephanie M. Wytovich, I’m pleased to be one of the judges of this year’s showcase! Send us your best and coolest horror poems!
Find the details here.

Occult Detective Magazine
Payment: .01/word for fiction ($50/max); .01/word for nonfiction ($30/max)
Length: 3,000 to 6,000 words for fiction; 2,000 to 4,000 words for nonfiction
Deadline: June 5th, 2020
What They Want: Open to fiction that features characters who “investigate or explore the strange and unusual” as well as articles and essays about occult detectives.
Find the details here.

Typehouse Literary Magazine
Payment: $15/flat
Length: up to 5,000 words for fiction and up to 6 poems
Deadline: July 31st, 2020
What They Want: Open to a wide variety of genres.
Find the details here.

Cemetery Gates Media
Payment: .05/word
Length: 3,000 to 6,000 words
Deadline: August 1st, 2020
What They Want: This horror anthology is seeking short fiction about “local lore or location-based oddities.”
Find the details here.

Violent Vixens: An Homage to Grindhouse Horror
Payment: $50/flat
Length: 2,000 to 8,000 words
Deadline: August 1st, 2020
What They Want: This anthology is seeking horror fiction inspired by Grindhouse cinema and featuring a strong female lead.
Find the details here.

In Darkness Delight: Fear the Future
Payment: .03/word ($150 maximum)
Length: 2,500 to 4,500 words preferred (up to 7,500 words will be considered)
Deadline: November 15th, 2020
What They Want: This Corpus Press anthology is seeking horror fiction with futuristic themes.
Find the details here.

Happy submitting!

Fiction for the End of the World: Submission Roundup for April 2020

So a lot has happened in the world since the last Submission Roundup. Wherever you are, I hope above and beyond all else, you’re keeping safe. Plenty of writers out there haven’t found much time to write in the last month, and if that applies to you, that’s okay. Taking care of yourself and others is an absolutely valid and highly recommended way of spending your time these days.

That being said, if you have managed to get a little bit of writing done (or if a beloved story you submitted has found its way back to you from a slush pile), then perhaps you can find a good match in one of the markets below!

So for those of you with stories seeking homes, onward with this month’s Submission Roundup!

Submission Roundup

Strange Lands anthology
Payment: .08/word for original fiction; .06/word for reprints
Length: 2,000 to 4,000 words
Deadline: April 5th, 2020
What They Want: Part of Flame Tree’s Gothic Fantasy series, their latest anthology will focus on speculative fiction with strange and distant settings.
Find the details here.

Electric Spec
Payment: $20/flat
Length:  250 to 7,000 words
Deadline: April 15th, 2020
What They Want: Open to a wide range of speculative fiction.
Find the details here.

Translunar Traveler’s Lodge
Payment: .03/word (minimum $20)
Length: up to 5,000 words
Deadline: April 15th, 2020
What They Want: Open to fun speculative fiction stories.
Find the details here.

Bracken
Payment: $15/flat for poetry; .04/word for fiction ($50 minimum)
Length: up to 100 lines for poetry (shorter is preferred); up to 2,500 words for fiction
Deadline: April 20th, 2020
What They Want: Open to poetry and short fiction that explores “human nature as part of nature.”
Find the details here.

Punk: An Anthology of Poetry
Payment: $10/flat
Length: no line limits
Deadline: April 30th, 2020
What They Want: Open to poetry that explores the meaning of the word, “punk.”
Find the details here.

Luna Station Quarterly
Payment: $5/flat
Length: 500 to 7,000 words
Deadline: May 15th, 2020
What They Want: Open to a wide range of speculative fiction from female-identifying authors.
Find the details here.

HWA Horror Poetry Showcase
Payment: $5/flat
Length: up to 35 lines
Deadline: May 31st, 2020
What They Want:  Open to HWA members, this annual anthology features horror poetry of all subgenres. Also, along with Carina Bissett and editor Stephanie M. Wytovich, I’m pleased to be one of the judges of this year’s showcase! Send us your best and coolest horror poems!
Find the details here.

Happy submitting!

March Into Fiction: Submission Roundup for March 2020

Welcome back for this month’s Submission Roundup! Lots of cool opportunities this March, so if you’ve got a story seeking a home, maybe one of these markets will be the perfect fit.

First and foremost, a disclaimer as always: I am not a representative for any of these publications; I’m simply spreading the word. If you have any questions, please direct them to their respective market. And with that, onward with March’s Submission Roundup!

Submission Roundup

Flame Tree Publishing’s Gothic Fantasy series
Payment: .08/word for original fiction; .06/word for reprints
Length: 3,000 to 7,000 words
Deadline: March 15th, 2020
What They Want: Flame Tree is seeking short stories for their popular Gothic Fantasy anthology series. The current theme is Lovecraft Mythos.
Find the details here.

Third Flat Iron Publishing’s Gotta Wear Eclipse Glasses anthology
Payment: .08/word
Length: 1,500 to 3,000 words
Deadline: March 15th, 2020
What They Want: This science fiction anthology is seeking stories of positive futures.
Find the details here.

Podcastle
Payment: .08/word for original fiction; $100/flat for reprints over 1,500 words; $20/flat for flash fiction reprints
Length: up to 6,000 words
Deadline: March 31st, 2020
What They Want: Open to a wide array of fantasy stories.
Find the details here.

Clockwork, Curses, and Coal: Steampunk and Gaslamp Fairy Tales
Payment: .01/word
Length: up to 7,500 words
Deadline: March 31st, 2020
What They Want: A fairy tale anthology of Victorian steampunk.
Find the details here.

Midnight in the Pentagram
Payment: .06/word
Length: up to 6,000 words
Deadline: March 31st, 2020
What They Want: Silver Shamrock Publishing is seeking short fiction about the occult, possession, demons, and satanism in the vein of Rosemary’s Baby, The Exorcist, The Omen, and Creepshow among others.
Find the details here.

Bracken
Payment: $15/flat for poetry; .04/word for fiction ($50 minimum)
Length: up to 100 lines for poetry (shorter is preferred); up to 2,500 words for fiction
Deadline: April 1st, 2020
What They Want: Open to poetry and short fiction that explores “human nature as part of nature.”
Find the details here.

Bronzeville Books
Payment: .08/word
Length: up to 3,000 words
Deadline: Various deadlines, depending on project
What They Want: Editor Sandra Ruttan is seeking short stories for Bronzeville Books’ forthcoming anthologies Rigor Morbid 2 and Happy Hellidays.
Find the details here.

Happy submitting!

Wintry Writing: Submission Roundup for February 2020

Welcome back for this month’s Submission Roundup! Plenty of very cool opportunities in February and beyond, so get to polishing up those stories and send them on out! But first, a disclaimer as always: I’m not a representative for any of these markets; I’m merely spreading the word. Please direct your questions to their respective editors.

And now onward with this month’s Submission Roundup!

Submission RoundupLuna Station Quarterly
Payment: $5/flat
Length: 500 to 7,000 words
Deadline: February 15th, 2020
What They Want: Open to female identifying authors, Luna Station Quarterly seeks fantasy, science fiction, space opera, and new fairy tales with strong characters.
Find the details here.

Vastarien
Payment: .05/word for fiction and nonfiction; $50/flat for poetry
Length: 750 to 6,000 words for fiction; 2,000 to 7,500 words for nonfiction; up to 50 lines for poetry
Deadline: February 29th, 2020
What They Want:  For the month of February, Vastarien is open only to non-male-identifying authors. They’re seeking nonfiction, literary horror fiction, and poetry that’s inspired by Thomas Ligotti and related themes.
Find the details here.

Triangulation: Dark Skies
Payment: .03/word
Length: up to 5,000 words (3,000 preferred)
Deadline: February 29th, 2020
What They Want: Open to speculative fiction stories that deal with extinction.
Find the details here.

Midnight in the Pentagram
Payment: .06/word
Length: up to 6,000 words
Deadline: March 31st, 2020
What They Want: Silver Shamrock Publishing is seeking short fiction about the occult, possession, demons, and satanism in the vein of Rosemary’s Baby, The Exorcist, The Omen, and Creepshow among others.
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Bracken
Payment: $15/flat for poetry; .04/word for fiction ($50 minimum)
Length: up to 100 lines for poetry (shorter is preferred); up to 2,500 words for fiction
Deadline: April 1st, 2020
What They Want: Open to poetry and short fiction that explores “human nature as part of nature.”
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Bronzeville Books
Payment: .08/word
Length: up to 3,000 words
Deadline: Various deadlines, depending on the project
What They Want: Editor Sandra Ruttan is seeking short stories for Bronzeville Books’ forthcoming anthologies, Disturbia, Rigor Morbid 2, and Happy Hellidays.
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Lackington’s
Payment: .01/word (CAD) with $25 minimum
Length: 1,500 to 5,000 words
Deadline: Ongoing
What They Want: Open to stylized speculative fiction. The current theme is Cocktails.
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Happy submitting!