Category Archives: Submission Roundup

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!

Writing Under the Spring Equinox: Submission Roundup for March 2017

Welcome back to this month’s Submission Roundup! March has ushered in some wonderful writing opportunities, so if you have a story looking for a home, be sure to check out these magazines and anthologies!

As always, please note that I am not a representative for any of these publications, so please direct any questions you have to the respective editors.

So let’s get to these fabulous submission calls, shall we?

Submission Roundup

Nightmare Magazine
Payment: .06/word
Length: 1,500-7,500 words (5,000 or less preferred)
Deadline: March 14th, 2017
What They Want: Open to original horror and dark fantasy stories.
Find the details here.

Arsenika
Payment: .01/word
Length: up to 1,000 words
Deadline: March 15th, 2017
What They Want: Open to original speculative flash fiction and poetry.
Find the details here.

Cicada
Payment: up to .10/word
Length: up to 9,000 words
Deadline: March 27th, 2017
What They Want: Cicada is a YA magazine that seeks both realistic and speculative fiction. The current theme is Hauntings.
Find the details here.

Afrofuturism
Payment: .01/word
Length: 1,000-7,500 words
Deadline: March 31st, 2017
What They Want: Adult science fiction stories featuring diverse settings and diverse characters. Specifically, at least one character should be of indigenous African descent. This submission call has been extended, so be sure to get those stories in before the end of the month!
Find the details here.

Killing It Softly 2
Payment: .01/word
Length: 3,000-7,500 words
Deadline: March 31st, 2017
What They Want: Open to reprinted horror stories from female authors. The editors will only consider reprints that appeared originally in a pro or semipro market.
Find the details here.

Would But Time Await: An Anthology of New England Folk Horror
Payment: $75/flat
Length: 2,000-10,000 words
Deadline: March 31st, 2017
What They Want: Original stories based in New England that focus on folk horror. This includes a broad umbrella, from Shirley Jackson to Stephen King and plenty of tales in between.
Find the details here.

Monstering
Payment: $10/flat
Length: No specific lengths mentioned in the guidelines
Deadline: April 1st, 2017
What They Want: Monstering is a new magazine that specifically seeks stories from disabled women and nonbinary people. The first issue will focus on monsterhood and what that means to the individual writer.
Find the details here.

Happy submitting!

In Love with Fiction: Submission Roundup for February 2017

Welcome back to another Submission Roundup! This month, there are plenty of awesome opportunities to go around, so sharpen up those proverbial pens and get to writing.

As always, I like to note that I am not a representative for any of these publications; I am only spreading the word! Please direct any questions to the editors of the anthologies and magazines.

And without further adieu, let’s get this Submission Roundup on the road!

Submission RoundupTriangulation
Payment: .02/word
Length: up to 6,000 words, though 3,000 words is ideal
Deadline: February 28th, 2017
What They Want: This annual anthology accepts speculative fiction, including science fiction, fantasy, and horror. This year’s theme is “Appetites,” which is open to a wide variety of interpretations (though any cannibalism stories would have to be highly unique to make the cut).
Find the details here.

Body Parts
Payment: $5-$20 (depending on length)
Length: up to 8,000 words
Deadline: March 1st, 2017
What They Want: This month’s theme is Killer Clowns and Freak Shows.
Find the details here.

Afrofuturism
Payment: .01/word
Length: 1,000-7,500 words
Deadline: March 3rd, 2017
What They Want: Adult science fiction stories featuring diverse settings and diverse characters. Specifically, at least one character should be of indigenous African descent.
Find the details here.

Havok
Payment: .02/word
Length: up to 1,000 words (though 700 words or less is preferred)
Deadline: February 10th, 2017
What They Want: This month’s theme is “Tyrannosaurus Reads,” which as the name suggests, will focus on prehistoric creatures.
Find the details here.

Gaslandia: A Dieselpunk Anthology
Payment: .01/word
Length: 1,001-40,000 words
Deadline: March 1st, 2017
What They Want: Nostalgic stories that have a feel of the 1920s-1950s that incorporate speculative and dieselpunk themes.
Find the details here.

Capricious
Payment: .04/word
Length: up to 7,500 words
Deadline: February 28th, 2017
What They Want: Capricious is accepting submissions for their “Gender Diverse Pronouns Issue.” Speculative fiction stories should incorporate gender neutral pronouns, including those of the author’s creation. This issue specifically is looking to expand minds and language and focus on those characters who are often marginalized.
Find the details here.

Happy Submitting!

A Writing New Year: Submission Roundup for January 2017

Welcome back, and welcome 2017! For my first post of the New Year, let’s dive into some very cool submission calls that are currently seeking stories! But first, a quick note: I am not a representative for any of these publications; I am simply spreading the word! Please direct any specific questions about submissions to the respective publication!

And here we go with this month’s Submission Roundup!

Submission RoundupFlame Tree Publishing
Payment: Advances unknown
Length: 60,000-120,000 words
Deadline: Ongoing
What They Want: Open to horror, fantasy, science fiction, and crime novels. Flame Tree is happy to accept novels directly from authors; no agent required.
Find the details here.

Liminal Stories
Payment: .06/word for short fiction; $50/flat for poetry
Length: up to 10,000 words; any length for poetry
Deadline: January 15th, 2017
What They Want: Open to “strange and unsettling” stories of any genre, in particular magic realism, weird fiction, and tales that live between categories.
Find the details here.

Nightscript, Volume 3
Payment: $20/flat
Length: 2,000-7,000 words
Deadline: January 31st, 2017 (preferably sooner)
What They Want: Editor C.M. Muller is seeking uncanny horror tales in the vein of Robert Aickman, Shirley Jackson, Flannery O’Connor and other authors of weird fiction. Please note that Nightscript often closes before the deadline, so sooner is better for submitting those stories!
Find the details here.

Ride the Star Wind: Cthulhu, Space Opera, and the Cosmic Weird
Payment: .08/word
Length: up to 1,000 words for flash; 3,000-6,000 words for short stories
Deadline: January 31st, 2017
What They Want: Stories that combine space opera and cosmic weird horror with the Cthulhu mythos.
Find the details here.

Hyperion and Theia
Payment: .01/word for fiction; .25/line for poetry
Length: 1,001-40,000 words for fiction; up to 100 lines for poetry
Deadline: January 31st, 2017
What They Want: Stories and poetry based on the theme of Saturnalia, the ancient Roman festival of merrymaking and chaos that occurs in December. Various genres as well as works that bend or defy expectations are welcome.
Find the details here.

The Golden Key
Payment: $10/flat
Length: up to 3,000 words for fiction; up to 100 lines for poetry
Deadline: January 31st, 2017
What They Want: The editors are currently seeking fiction and poetry that focuses on “Resurrected Things.”
Find the details here.

Tales from the Lake, Volume 4
Payment: .03/word
Length: up to 7,000 words (4,000 is preferable)
Deadline: February 1st, 2017
What They Want: Open to non-themed horror stories.
Find the details here.

NonBinary Review
Payment: .01/word for fiction; $10/flat for poetry
Length: up to 1,000 words for flash; up to 5,000 words for short fiction; up to 3 pages for poetry
Deadline: February 1st, 2017
What They Want: Stories and poems inspired by Edgar Allan Poe. All submitted work must have a clear through-line to the characters/settings/themes of Poe.
Find the details here.

Happy Submitting!

‘Tis the Season for Prose: Submission Roundup for December 2016

Welcome back to this month’s Submission Roundup! As the end of the year draws near, December is a fabulous month for submission calls, and I’m so excited to be spotlighting a few of the very coolest places out there for you speculative-loving writers!

A couple disclaimers: as always, I am not a representative for any of these publications. I am merely spreading the word! If you have any specific questions about these anthologies and magazines, please refer your inquiries directly to the editors of said publications.

Secondly, a quick note: starting in 2017, the Submission Roundup will move from the first Friday of the month to the first Monday of the month. Likewise, author interviews will also move to Mondays starting in the new year. FYI!

Now onward with this month’s Submission Roundup!

Submission RoundupBracken Magazine
Payment: .02/word for fiction
Length: up to 2,500 words
Deadline: Ongoing
What They Want: Bracken is currently seeking short fiction and artwork inspired by wood-based myths and magic realism.
Find the details here.

Mithila Review
Payment: $50/flat for original fiction; $10/flat for flash, poetry, and nonfiction
Length: up to 2,500 words for poetry, essays, and flash; 4,000-8,000 words for short fiction
Deadline: Ongoing
What They Want: Open to a wide variety of speculative fiction and poetry from around the world, in particular stories that explore marginal experiences.
Find the details here.

Black Girl Magic Lit Mag
Payment: $50/flat for short stories; $25/flat for nonfiction
Length: 1,000-6,000 words
Deadline: December 15th, 2016
What They Want: Black Girl Magic is open to fiction about and by black women. The editors will also consider work from diverse authors and allies, provided the story features a black female main character. The January 2017 issue is themed around science fiction.
Find the details here.

Tragedy Queens: Stories Inspired by Lana Del Rey and Sylvia Plath
Payment: $40/flat
Length: 3,000-5,000 words
Deadline: December 30th, 2016
What They Want: This anthology focuses on the nexus of two iconic women: Sylvia Plath and Lana Del Rey. Submitted work can choose one or both women as inspiration. Stories do not necessarily need a speculative element, although dreamlike and surrealistic stories are welcome, provided the plot is still logically cohesive.
Find the details here.

Book Smugglers, Gods and Monsters
Payment: .06/word (maximum $500)
Length: 1,500-17,500 words
Deadline: December 31st, 2016
What They Want: The current theme is Gods and Monsters. Writers are encouraged to play with this theme any way they choose, including gods without monsters, vice versa, or a combination of gods and monsters.
Find the details here.

Pantheon Magazine, Janus Issue
Payment: .01/word for original fiction; $5/flat for poetry
Length: up to 7,500 words
Deadline: December 31st, 2016
What They Want: The forthcoming issue from Pantheon Magazine focuses on Janus, the god of time and transitions. All stories should focus on some form of change. Pantheon Magazine accepts original fiction, reprints, and poetry.
Find the details here.

Year’s Best Hardcore Horror, Volume 2
Payment: .01/word
Length: Short stories & novelettes
Deadline: December 31st, 2016
What They Want: Comet Press is seeking reprints from 2016 that fall within the extreme horror genre.
Find the details here.

Wild Musette
Payment: $50 for short stories; $15 for poetry and flash fiction
Length: 1,000-7,500 words for short stories; up to 1,000 words for poetry and flash fiction
Deadline: January 2nd, 2017
What They Want: Open to speculative fiction and poetry that focuses on themes of music and dance, character-driven fantasy, nature-based fiction, and the human condition at large.
Find the details here.

Happy Submitting!