Category Archives: Submission Roundup

Horror Fiction for the Holidays: Submission Roundup for December 2022

Welcome back for the last Submission Roundup of 2022! Lots of great writing opportunities, so if you’ve got a story looking for a home, then you might find the perfect outlet below!

First, a disclaimer: I’m not a representative for any of these markets; please direct your questions to their respective editors.

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

Submission Roundup

JournalStone
Payment: Standard royalties
Length: 20,000 to 30,000 words for novellas; 50,000 to 90,000 words for novels and collections
Deadline: December 15th, 2022
What They Want: JournalStone is currently seeking a wide variety of horror novellas, collections, and novels.
Find the details here.

Cosmic Horror Monthly
Payment: .06/word
Length: 1,000 to 6,000 words (3,000 to 5,000 words preferred)
Deadline: Open January 1st to January 7th, 2023
What They Want: Cosmic Horror Monthly is seeking fiction that features cosmic horror, Lovecraftian, and weird stories.
Find the details here.

The Crawling Moon: Queer Tales of Inescapable Dread
Payment: .08/word
Length: up to 6,000 words (1,000 to 4,000 words is ideal)
Deadline: January 15th, 2023
What They Want: Neon Hemlock is seeking queer horror stories that feature gothic horror and depravity.
Find the details here.

Dracula Beyond Stoker
Payment: .05/word
Length: 1,500 to 5,000 words
Deadline: January 15th, 2023
What They Want: This new journal is seeking fiction that reimagines and expands upon the world of Dracula. For the upcoming issue, the theme is Renfield.
Find the details here.

Literally Dead: Tales of Holiday Hauntings
Payment: .06/word
Length: 2,000 to 4,000 words
Deadline: January 20th, 2023
What They Want: Editor Gaby Triana is seeking ghost stories set around the winter holidays.
Find the details here.

FlowerSong Press
Payment: Not specified
Length: 75,000 to 150,000 words
Deadline: April 15th, 2023
What They Want: FlowerSong Press is seeking historical, fantasy, horror, and science fiction novels from Latinx authors.
Find the details here.

Happy submitting!

Fiction for Year’s End: Submission Roundup for November 2022

Welcome back for this edition of the Submission Roundup! As always, there are a lot of fantastic writing opportunities this month!

A disclaimer before we get started: 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, onward with November’s Submission Roundup!

Submission Roundup

Flame Tree Publishing’s Gothic Fantasy Series
Payment: .08/word for original fiction; .06/word for reprints
Length: 2,000 to 4,000 words
Deadline: November 27th, 2022
What They Want: Flame Tree’s Gothic Fantasy series is currently seeking fiction with the theme of spirits and ghouls.
Find the details here.

Never Wake: An Anthology of Dream Horror
Payment: .08/word
Length: 2,500 to 4,500 words
Deadline: December 4th, 2022
What They Want: This anthology is seeking horror stories based around dreams, nightmares, and hallucinations.
Find the details here.

JournalStone
Payment: Standard royalties
Length: 20,000 to 30,000 words for novellas; 50,000 to 90,000 words for novels and collections
Deadline: December 15th, 2022
What They Want: JournalStone is currently seeking a wide variety of horror novellas, collections, and novels.
Find the details here.

Dracula Beyond Stoker
Payment: .05/word
Length: 1,500 to 5,000 words
Deadline: January 15th, 2023
What They Want: This new journal is seeking fiction that reimagines and expands upon the world of Dracula. For the upcoming issue, the theme is Renfield.
Find the details here.

Literally Dead: Tales of Holiday Hauntings
Payment: .06/word
Length: 2,000 to 4,000 words
Deadline: January 20th, 2023
What They Want: Editor Gaby Triana is seeking ghost stories set around the winter holidays.
Find the details here.

FlowerSong Press
Payment: Not specified
Length: 75,000 to 150,000 words
Deadline: April 15th, 2023
What They Want: FlowerSong Press is seeking historical, fantasy, horror, and science fiction novels from Latinx authors.
Find the details here.

Happy submitting!

Spooky and Spectral Subs: Submission Roundup for October 2022

Welcome back for this month’s Submission Roundup, and happy October! It’s the best month of the year, so let’s celebrate in style with some fabulous places that are currently seeking submissions.

As always, a disclaimer: 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, onward with October’s Submission Roundup!

Submission Roundup

Nightmare Magazine
Payment: .08/word for fiction; $40/flat for poetry; $75/flat for nonfiction
Length: 1,500 to 7,500 words for fiction; up to 5 poems; up to 1,000 words creative nonfiction
Deadline: October 20th, 2022
What They Want: Nightmare Magazine is currently open to BIPOC writers only. The magazine is seeking a wide variety of horror fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction.
Find the details here.

Neon Hemlock
Payment: Negotiable between Advance plus Royalties, or Royalties only
Length: 17,500 to 40,000 words
Deadline: October 24th, 2022
What They Want: Neon Hemlock is open to submissions for their 2024 Novella series. The editor is seeking a wide variety of speculative fiction, including slipstream and the weird, and stories that focus on queer experiences are especially welcome.
Find the details here.

Nowhere Fast
Payment: .06/word
Length: 3,000 to 5,000 words
Deadline: October 28th, 2022
What They Want: This Clash Books anthology is open to coming-of-age horror inspired by 80s and 90s movies.
Find the details here.

Eerie River Publishing
Payment: .01/word, up to $70 CAD
Length: 2,000 to 7,000 words
Deadline: November 15th, 2022
What They Want: Eerie River Publishing is currently seeking cosmic horror short stories.
Find the details here.

Dracula Beyond Stoker
Payment: .05/word
Length: 1,500 to 5,000 words
Deadline: January 15th, 2023
What They Want: This new journal is seeking fiction that reimagines and expands upon the world of Dracula. For the upcoming issue, the theme is Renfield.
Find the details here.

FlowerSong Press
Payment: Not specified
Length: 75,000 to 150,000 words
Deadline: Opens October 15th, 2022 until April 15th, 2023
What They Want: FlowerSong Press is seeking historical, fantasy, horror, and science fiction novels from Latinx authors.
Find the details here.

Happy submitting!

Fall Into Fear: Submission Roundup for September 2022

Welcome back for this month’s Submission Roundup! Lots of great calls for September and beyond, so if you’ve got a story looking for a home, perhaps one of these markets will be a perfect fit!

A disclaimer as always: I’m not a representative for any of these markets. Please direct your questions to their respective editors.

And with that, onward with the Submission Roundup!

Submission Roundup

Hush, Don’t Wake the Monster: Stories Inspired by Stephen King
Payment: $15/flat
Length: No specified word count
Deadline: September 12th, 2022
What They Want: A Women in Horror anthology, the editor is seeking stories inspired by Stephen King’s work.
Find the details here.

Weird Magazine
Payment: .015/word
Length: 500 to 6,000 words
Deadline: September 30th, 2022
What They Want: This magazine from Undertow Publications is seeking horror and weird fiction.
Find the details here.

Kaleidotrope
Payment: .01/word for fiction; $5/flat for poetry
Length: 250 to 10,000 words
Deadline: September 30th, 2022
What They Want: Open to a wide variety of speculative fiction and poetry.
Find the details here.

Fantasy Magazine
Payment: .08/word
Length: up to 7,500 words
Deadline: October 1st to 7th, 2022 for general submissions; for BIPOC authors, submissions are open until the end of the year
What They Want: Open to fantasy and dark fantasy stories.
Find the details here.

Dracula Beyond Stoker
Payment: .05/word
Length: 1,500 to 5,000 words
Deadline: January 15th, 2023
What They Want: This new journal is seeking fiction that reimagines and expands upon the world of Dracula. For the upcoming issue, the theme is Renfield.
Find the details here.

Nowhere Fast
Payment: .06/word
Length: 3,000 to 5,000 words
Deadline: October 28th, 2022
What They Want: This Clash Books anthology is open to coming-of-age horror inspired by 80s and 90s movies.
Find the details here.

Happy submitting!

Writing through the Apocalypse: Submission Roundup for July 2022

Welcome back for this month’s Submission Roundup! America has completely fallen apart since last we met, so this is a less jubilant post than normal. But art is one of the greatest forms of resistance, so let’s keep resisting fascism, shall we?

A disclaimer as always: I’m not a representative for any of these markets. Please direct your questions to their respective editors.

And with that, onward with the Submission Roundup!

Submission Roundup

Dread Stone Press
Payment: .02/word
Length: 500 to 1,000 words
Deadline: July 15th, 2022
What They Want: Open to a wide variety of horror flash fiction.
Find the details here.

Brigids Gate
Payment: No payment as this is a charity anthology
Length: 1,000 to 4,000 words
Deadline: July 19th, 2022
What They Want: The Hell Hath Only Fury anthology is seeking body autonomy horror stories. All proceeds will benefit The Brigid Alliance, which is committed to helping pregnant people seek abortion care. Open to all women, femme-identifying individuals, and any authors who have or have had a uterus.
Find the details here.

HWA Scholarships
Payment: Scholarships range from $250 to $2,500
Deadline: August 1st, 2022
What They Want: Sponsored through Horror Writers Association, there are currently multiple scholarships available, including for horror nonfiction, dark poetry, women in horror, and more.
Find the details here.

Creature Horror
Payment: No payment as this is a charity anthology
Length: 3,000 to 5,000 words
Deadline: August 1st, 2022
What They Want: This anthology theme focuses on reproductive rights and body autonomy horror. All proceeds will benefit NARAL Pro-Choice America.
Find the details here.

Cosmic Horror Monthly
Payment: .06/word
Length: up to 5,000 words
Deadline: August 1st, 2022
What They Want: This anthology, which is themed broadly around hysteria, is open to anyone affected by the overturning of Roe vs. Wade. All proceeds will benefit the Chicago Abortion Fund.
Find the details here.

Les Petites Morts: An Anthology of Dark Fairy Tales
Payment: .06/word
Length: 1,000 to 5,000 words
Deadline: August 31st, 2022
What They Want: The editors are seeking erotic horror stories inspired by folklore, fairy tales, and mythology.
Find the details here.

Under Her Eye
Payment: $5/flat
Length: Up to 50 lines
Deadline: August 31st, 2022
What They Want: Open to women and nonbinary femmes, this anthology is seeking poetry with the theme of domestic horror. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Pixel Project.
Find the details here.

Nowhere Fast
Payment: .06/word
Length: 3,000 to 5,000 words
Deadline: October 28th, 2022
What They Want: This Clash Books anthology is open to coming-of-age horror inspired by 80s and 90s movies.
Find the details here.

Happy submitting!

Summer of Horror: Submission Roundup for June 2022

Welcome back for this month’s Submission Roundup! Lots of super cool opportunities in June and beyond, so if you’ve got a story seeking a home, one of these markets might be the right fit!

First, a disclaimer: I’m not a representative for any of these publications. Please direct your questions to their respective editors. And with that, onward with this month’s Submission Roundup!

Submission Roundup

Dracula Beyond Stoker
Payment: .05/word
Length: 1,500 to 5,000 words
Deadline: June 15th, 2022
What They Want: This new journal is seeking fiction that reimagines and expands upon the world of Dracula. For the inaugural issue, the theme is Dracula.
Find the details here.

Rites of Passage: An Anthology of Queer Pagan Fiction
Payment: $25 to $75/flat
Length: 2,500 to 7,500 words
Deadline: June 30th, 2022
What They Want: The anthology is seeking coming-of-age stories about queer pagans.
Find the details here.

Vastarien
Payment: .05/word for fiction and nonfiction; $50/flat for artwork and poetry
Length: up to 7,500 words
Deadline: June 30th, 2022
What They Want: Vastarien is seeking nonfiction, literary horror fiction, and poetry that’s inspired by Thomas Ligotti and related themes.
Find the details here.

Les Petites Morts: An Anthology of Dark Fairy Tales
Payment: .06/word
Length: 1,000 to 5,000 words
Deadline: Opens to submissions on July 1st, 2022
What They Want: The editors are seeking erotic horror stories inspired by folklore, fairy tales, and mythology. Please consider supporting their Kickstarter for the project!
Find the details here.

Nowhere Fast
Payment: .06/word
Length: 3,000 to 5,000 words
Deadline: October 28th, 2022
What They Want: This Clash Books anthology is open to coming-of-age horror inspired by 80s and 90s movies.
Find the details here.

Happy submitting!

Fiction for a Dystopic World: Submission Roundup for May 2022

Welcome back for May’s Submission Roundup. Lots of great opportunities this month, so if you’re looking for a home for a story, then perhaps one of these markets will be a perfect fit!

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

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

Submission Roundup

Kolchak: The Night Stalker
Payment: $120/flat
Length: 1,500 to 5,000 words
Deadline: May 15th, 2022
What They Want: This anthology is seeking horror fiction inspired by Kolchak: The Night Stalker.
Find the details here.

Brigids Gate Press
Payment: .08/word
Length: 2,500 to 5,000 words
Deadline: May 15th, 2022
What They Want: The latest anthology is seeking splatterpunk western horror set in the Old West.
Find the details here.

Halloween Ghost Anthology
Payment: .06/word
Length: 2,000 to 4,000 words
Deadline: May 31st, 2022
What They Want: Editor Gaby Triana is currently seeking ghost stories set on or around Halloween.
Find the details here.

Dracula Beyond Stoker
Payment: .05/word
Length: 1,500 to 5,000 words
Deadline: June 15th, 2022
What They Want: This new journal is seeking fiction that reimagines and expands upon the world of Dracula. For the inaugural issue, the theme is Dracula.
Find the details here.

Rites of Passage: An Anthology of Queer Pagan Fiction
Payment: $25 to $75/flat
Length: 2,500 to 7,500 words
Deadline: June 30th, 2022
What They Want: The anthology is seeking coming-of-age stories about queer pagans.
Find the details here.

Nowhere Fast
Payment: .06/word
Length: 3,000 to 5,000 words
Deadline: October 28th, 2022
What They Want: This Clash Books anthology is open to coming-of-age horror inspired by 80s and 90s movies.
Find the details here.

Happy submitting!

Spectacular Spring: Submission Roundup for April 2022

Welcome back for April’s Submission Roundup! I can’t believe a quarter of the year is already gone! Fortunately, there are lots of great opportunities this month and beyond for writing. So if you’re looking for somewhere to send your latest work, perhaps one of these markets will be the perfect fit!

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

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

Submission Roundup

The Quiet Ones
Payment: $25/flat
Length: up to 3,000 words
Deadline: April 14th, 2022
What They Want: The upcoming issue’s theme is post-apocalyptic pride and will be released for Pride Month in June.
Find the details here.

Electric Spec
Payment: $20/flat
Length: 250 to 7,000 words
Deadline: April 15th, 2022
What They Want: Open to a wide variety of speculative fiction.
Find the details here.

Rewired: An Anthology of Neurodiverse Horror
Payment: .03/word
Length: 1,000 to 6,000 words
Deadline: April 30th, 2022
What They Want: Ghost Orchid Press is seeking horror stories inspired by neurodiverse experiences.
Find the details here.

Planet Scumm
Payment: .05/word
Length: up to 5,000 words
Deadline: May 2nd, 2022
What They Want: Open to a wide variety of speculative fiction.
Find the details here.

Kolchak: The Night Stalker
Payment: $120/flat
Length: 1,500 to 5,000 words
Deadline: May 15th, 2022
What They Want: This anthology is seeking horror fiction inspired by Kolchak: The Night Stalker.
Find the details here.

Halloween Ghost Anthology
Payment: .06/word
Length: 2,000 to 4,000 words
Deadline: May 31st, 2022
What They Want: Editor Gaby Triana is currently seeking ghost stories set on or around Halloween.
Find the details here.

Rites of Passage: An Anthology of Queer Pagan Fiction
Payment: $25 to $75/flat
Length: 2,500 to 7,500 words
Deadline: June 30th, 2022
What They Want: The anthology is seeking coming-of-age stories about queer pagans.
Find the details here.

Nowhere Fast
Payment: .06/word
Length: 3,000 to 5,000 words
Deadline: October 28th, 2022
What They Want: This Clash Books anthology is open to coming-of-age horror inspired by 80s and 90s movies.
Find the details here.

Happy submitting!

Lucky Fiction: Submission Roundup for March 2022

Welcome back to this month’s Submission Roundup! Plenty of amazing submission calls out there right now, so if you’ve got a story looking for a home, then perhaps one of these markets might be a great fit!

As always, a disclaimer: I’m not a representative for any of these markets; please direct your questions to their respective editors. And with that, onward with this month’s Submission Roundup!

Submission Roundup

Human Monsters
Payment: .08/word
Length: 2,000 to 4,000 words
Deadline: March 15th, 2022
What They Want: Dark Matter Magazine and Night Worms are teaming up for this new anthology, featuring stories about human monsters.
Find the details here.

Brigids Gate Press
Payment: .08/word for short stories; $50/flat for drabbles and poems
Length: 500 to 1,500 words for short stories; 100 words for drabbles; up to 350 words for poetry
Deadline: March 15th, 2022
What They Want: Brigids Gate Press is seeking horror fiction and poetry inspired by Medusa.
Find the details here.

Nightmare
Payment: Varies depending on submission type
Length: Varies depending on submission type
Deadline: March 13th, 2022 for BIPOC-only submissions; March 20th, 2022 for general submissions
What They Want: Nightmare is seeking horror nonfiction, poetry, and fiction; the first part of the submission period is open to BIPOC authors only with general submissions opening on March 13th.
Find the details here.

Shredded: A Sports and Fitness Body Horror Anthology
Payment: .03/word
Length: 2,000 to 4,500 words
Deadline: March 31st, 2022
What They Want: Editor Eric Raglin is seeking body horror stories about sports and fitness.
Find the details here.

Picnic in the Graveyard
Payment: .07/word
Length: 2,000 to 4,000 words
Deadline: April 1st, 2022
What They Want: Cemetery Gates Media is currently seeking short horror fiction set in cemeteries and burial places.
Find the details here.

Rewired: An Anthology of Neurodiverse Horror
Payment: .03/word
Length: 1,000 to 6,000 words
Deadline: April 30th, 2022
What They Want: Ghost Orchid Press is seeking horror stories inspired by neurodiverse experiences.
Find the details here.

Planet Scumm
Payment: .05/word
Length: up to 5,000 words
Deadline: May 2nd, 2022
What They Want: Open to a wide variety of speculative fiction.
Find the details here.

Kolchak: The Night Stalker
Payment: $120/flat
Length: 1,500 to 5,000 words
Deadline: May 15th, 2022
What They Want: This anthology is seeking horror fiction inspired by Kolchak: The Night Stalker.
Find the details here.

Halloween Ghost Anthology
Payment: .06/word
Length: 2,000 to 4,000 words
Deadline: May 31st, 2022
What They Want: Editor Gaby Triana is currently seeking ghost stories set on or around Halloween.
Find the details here.

Nowhere Fast
Payment: .06/word
Length: 3,000 to 5,000 words
Deadline: October 28th, 2022
What They Want: This Clash Books anthology is open to coming-of-age horror inspired by 80s and 90s movies.
Find the details here.

Happy submitting!

Fabulous Fiction: Submission Roundup for February 2022

Welcome back to this month’s Submission Roundup! Lots of fabulous writing opportunities in February and beyond, so if you’ve got a story looking for a home, then perhaps one of these markets might be the perfect fit!

As always, a disclaimer: I’m not a representative for any of these markets; please direct your questions to their respective editors. And with that, onward with this month’s Submission Roundup!

Submission Roundup

Human Monsters
Payment: .08/word
Length: 2,000 to 4,000 words
Deadline: Open from February 15th, 2022 to March 15th, 2022
What They Want: Dark Matter Magazine and Nightworms are teaming up for this new anthology, featuring stories about human monsters.
Find the details here.

Brigids Gate Press
Payment: .08/word for short stories; $50/flat for drabbles and poems
Length: 500 to 1,500 words for short stories; 100 words for drabbles; up to 350 words for poetry
Deadline: Open from March 1st, 2022 to March 15th, 2022
What They Want: Brigids Gate Press is seeking horror fiction and poetry inspired by Medusa.
Find the details here.

Shredded: A Sports and Fitness Body Horror Anthology
Payment: .03/word
Length: 2,000 to 4,500 words
Deadline: Open from March 1st, 2022 to March 31st, 2022
What They Want: Editor Eric Raglin is seeking body horror stories about sports and fitness.
Find the details here.

Picnic in the Graveyard
Payment: .07/word
Length: 2,000 to 4,000 words
Deadline: April 1st, 2022
What They Want: Cemetery Gates Media is currently seeking short horror fiction set in cemeteries and burial places.
Find the details here.

Rewired: An Anthology of Neurodiverse Horror
Payment: .03/word
Length: 1,000 to 6,000 words
Deadline: April 30th, 2022
What They Want: Ghost Orchid Press is seeking horror stories inspired by neurodiverse experiences.
Find the details here.

Kolchak: The Night Stalker
Payment: $120/flat
Length: 1,500 to 5,000 words
Deadline: May 15th, 2022
What They Want: This anthology is seeking horror fiction inspired by Kolchak: The Night Stalker.
Find the details here.

Nowhere Fast
Payment: .06/word
Length: 3,000 to 5,000 words
Deadline: October 28th, 2022
What They Want: This Clash Books anthology is open to coming-of-age horror inspired by 80s and 90s movies.
Find the details here.

Happy submitting!