Category Archives: Submission Roundup

Literature for a Winter’s Eve: Submission Roundup for December 2019

Welcome back for this month’s Submission Roundup! There are many fantastic writing opportunities out there this December, so get those stories of yours ready and sent out into the world!

First, 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 now onward with this month’s Submission Roundup!

Submission Roundup

LampLight
Payment: .03/word ($150 max) for original fiction; .01/word for reprints
Length: up to 7,000 words
Deadline: December 15th, 2019 (or until the Submittable portal is filled)
What They Want: The editors are seeking dark, literary fiction of the weird, unsettling, and quiet horror variety.  
Find the details here.

Bloodshot Books
Payment: Royalty Split
Length: 25,000 to 125,000 words
Deadline: December 31st, 2019
What They Want: Open to novellas and novels in a wide variety of horror subgenres.
Find the details here.

The Fiends in the Furrows II: More Tales of Folk Horror
Payment: .04/word
Length: 4,000 to 8,000 words
Deadline: January 7th, 2020
What They Want: The follow-up to the highly successful The Fiends in the Furrows, the editors are seeking folk horror stories from around the world.
Find the details here.

Dark Stars: An Anthology
Payment: $20/flat
Length: 3,000 to 8,000 words
Deadline: January 15th, 2020
What They Want: For their forthcoming anthology, Death’s Head Press is seeking horror-sci-fi stories (think Alien and Event Horizon). 
Find the details here.

The New Gothic Review
Payment: $15/flat
Length: 2,000 to 7,500 words
Deadline: January 15th, 2020
What They Want: Original short stories that deal with the unknown, the dark, and the atmospheric. Eerie horror, weird fiction, fairy tales, and light science fiction are all welcome so long as the stories have Gothic elements.
Find the details here.

Once Upon a Hallowed Eve: An Anthology of Romantic Ghost Stories
Payment: $75/flat
Length: 7,000 to 15,000 words
Deadline: February 1st, 2020
What They Want: Open to romantic ghost stories set at or around Samhain, Halloween, Day of the Dead, or All Hallow’s Eve.  
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.

Happy submitting!

Autumnal Fiction: Submission Roundup for November 2019

Welcome back for this month’s Submission Roundup! There are plenty of wonderful writing opportunities out there this month, so get those stories of yours polished up and sent out into the world!

First, 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 now onward with this month’s Submission Roundup!

Submission Roundup

Podcastle
Payment: .08/word for original fiction; $100/flat for reprints over 1,500 words; $20/flat for reprints under 1,500 words
Length: up to 6,000 words
Deadline: November 15th, 2019
What They Want: Open to original and reprint fantasy stories of all subgenres. 
Find the details here.

Enchanted Conversation
Payment: $10/flat
Length: 700 to 2,000 words (1,200 words are ideal)
Deadline: November 20th, 2019
What They Want: Enchanted Magazine is seeking fairy tales, folktales, and myths that can either be retellings of established stories or featuring original characters. This issue’s theme is Winter.
Find the details here.

Flame Tree Publishing’s Gothic Fantasy Short Stories
Payment: .08/word for original fiction; .06/word for reprints
Length: 2,000 to 4,000 words
Deadline: December 1st, 2019
What They Want: Flame Tree is seeking short stories for their popular Gothic Fantasy anthology series. The current themes are Bodies in the Library, which will include crime and mystery stories, and Footsteps in the Dark, which will feature horror and suspense fiction.
Find the details here.

The Fiends in the Furrows II: More Tales of Folk Horror
Payment: .04/word
Length: 4,000 to 8,000 words
Deadline: January 7th, 2020
What They Want: The follow-up to the highly successful The Fiends in the Furrows, the editors are seeking folk horror stories from around the world.
Find the details here.

The New Gothic Review
Payment: $15/flat
Length: 2,000 to 7,500 words
Deadline: January 15th, 2020
What They Want: Original short stories that deal with the unknown, the dark, and the atmospheric. Eerie horror, weird fiction, fairy tales, and light science fiction are all welcome so long as the stories have Gothic elements.
Find the details here.

Happy submitting!

Spooky Stories: Submission Roundup for October 2019

Welcome back for October’s Submission Roundup! Lots of great opportunities this month, so start polishing up those stories now!

As always, a word from the keeper of the blog: I am not a representative for any of these markets; I’m merely spreading the word. That means if you have any questions, please direct them to their respective editor.

Now onward with this month’s submission calls!

Submission Roundup

Electric Spec
Payment: $20/flat
Length: 250 to 7,000 words
Deadline: October 15th, 2019
What They Want: Open to a wide range of speculative short fiction.
Find the details here.

Dark Divinations
Payment: $10/flat
Length: 2,000 to 5,000 words
Deadline: October 31st, 2019
What They Want: Editor Naching T. Kassa is seeking horror stories about divination set in the Victorian age.
Find the details here.

Arsenika
Payment: $60/flat for fiction; $30/flat for poetry
Length: up to 1,000 words
Deadline: October 31st, 2019
What They Want: Open to speculative fiction and poetry, including horror.
Find the details here.

Movies, Monsters, and Mayhem
Payment: .06/word
Length: up to 6,000 words
Deadline: October 31st, 2019
What They Want: Open to short stories that feature a monster in a movie setting.
Find the details here.

Pulp Horror Phobias Volume 2
Payment: .04/word
Length: 4,000 to 6,000 words
Deadline: October 31st, 2019
What They Want: Lycan Valley Press is seeking pulp/noir stories that deal with phobias.
Find the details here.

The Fiends in the Furrows II: More Tales of Folk Horror
Payment: .04/word
Length: 4,000 to 8,000 words
Deadline: Opens November 1st, 2019 for submissions
What They Want: The follow-up to the highly successful The Fiends in the Furrows, the editors are seeking folk horror stories from around the world.
Find the details here.

Happy reading and submitting!

Autumn Tales: Submission Roundup for September 2019

Welcome back for this month’s Submission Roundup! Lots of great writing opportunities in September, so if you’ve got a story seeking a home, then one of these markets might be a great place to send it! As always, a disclaimer: I’m not a representative for any of these markets; I’m only spreading the word. Please direct your questions to their respective editors.

And now onward with this month’s Submission Roundup!

Submission RoundupLatinx Screams
Payment: .05/word
Length: up to 5,000 words (though up to 3,500 words preferred)
Deadline: September 25th, 2019
What They Want: The fantastic V. Castro and Brian Lindenmuth are seeking horror stories from Latinx and AfroLatinx authors about protagonists facing and fighting overwhelming fears.
Find the details here.

Augur Magazine
Payment: .11/word (CAD) for short fiction; $110/flat for flash fiction; $60/flat for poetry
Length: up to 5,000 for fiction; up to 5 pages for poetry
Deadline: September 30th, 2019
What They Want: Open to speculative fiction, especially fabulism, magic realism, and slipstream.
Find the details here

Dim Shores
Payment: $200 to $400
Length: at least 6,000 words
Deadline: September 30th, 2019
What They Want: Open to unsettling, weird speculative fiction that will be produced as part of Dim Shores’ chapbook series.
Find the details here

Unnerving’s Rewind or Die series
Payment: 50/50 royalty split
Length: 25,000 to 50,000 words
Deadline: September 30th, 2019
What They Want: Editor Eddie Generous is seeking novellas that focus on the wonderfully creepy spirit of the 1970s and 1980s horror video craze era.
Find the details here

Movies, Monsters, and Mayhem
Payment: .06/word
Length: up to 6,000 words
Deadline: October 31st, 2019
What They Want: Open to short stories that feature a monster in a movie setting.
Find the details here

Pulp Horror Phobias Volume 2
Payment: .04/word
Length: 4,000 to 6,000 words
Deadline: October 31st, 2019
What They Want: Lycan Valley Press is seeking pulp/noir stories that deal with phobias.
Find the details here

Happy reading!

End-of-Summer Stories: Submission Roundup for August 2019

Welcome back for this month’s Submission Roundup! Lots of great opportunities as always, so if you’ve got a story or poem seeking a home, then perhaps one of these markets will be a perfect place to send it!

First, a disclaimer: I’m not a representative for any of these markets, so please direct any questions to their respective editors. And with that, onward with August’s Submission Roundup!

Submission Roundup

Flame Tree Publishing
Payment: .08/word for original stories; .06/word for reprints
Length: 2,000 to 4,000 words
Deadline: August 18th, 2019
What They Want: Flame Tree Publishing is seeking short story submissions on the themes of Detective Thrillers and A Dying Planet.
Find the details here.

Signal Horizon
Payment: .03/word ($90/max)
Length: up to 5,000 words
Deadline: August 21st, 2019
What They Want: Open to horror and dark science fiction stories that will work well in an audio format. Darkly comedic elements welcome, but not required.
Find the details here.

Apparition Lit
Payment: .03/word for fiction; $15 per poem
Length: 1,000 to 5,000 words for fiction; up to 2 pages for poetry
Deadline: Open August 15th to August 31st, 2019
What They Want: Speculative fiction and poetry concerning the theme of Euphoria
Find the details here.

Miscreations: Gods, Monstrosities, and Other Horrors
Payment: .05/word
Length: 2,000 to 5,000 words
Deadline: August 31st, 2019
What They Want: Open to original stories about creating monsters and living with them in your mind and heart.
Find the details here.

Eighteen
Payment: .01/word
Length: 2,000 to 5,000 words
Deadline: September 1st, 2019
What They Want: Underland Press is seeking horror, dark fantasy, crime, mystery, and other speculative fiction stories on the theme of liminal places and ideas as exemplified by the Moon card in the tarot deck. Be sure to see their open call for even more information about what they’re seeking for this anthology.
Find the details here.

Latinx Screams
Payment: .05/word
Length: up to 5,000 words (though up to 3,500 words preferred)
Deadline: September 13th, 2019
What They Want: The fantastic V. Castro and Brian Lindenmuth are seeking horror stories from Latinx and AfroLatinx authors about protagonists facing and fighting overwhelming fears.
Find the details here.

The Macabre Museum
Payment: $25/flat for fiction; $5/flat for poetry
Length: 3,000 to 7,000 words for fiction; up to 3 poems
Deadline: September 15th, 2019
What They Want: Open to literary horror fiction and poetry.
Find the details here.

Happy reading!

Fiction in the Summer: Submission Roundup for July 2019

Welcome back for this month’s Submission Roundup! Lots of great places to send your stories in July and August! First, though, a disclaimer as always: I’m not a representative for any of these markets, which means if you have questions, please direct them to their respective publishers.

And now onward with this month’s submission calls!

Submission Roundup

When the Sirens Have Faded
Payment: $15/flat
Length: up to 6,000 words
Deadline: July 13th, 2019
What They Want: A Murder of Storytellers is seeking stories about what happens to the survivors of horror movies after the proverbial credits roll.
Find the details here.

Enchanted Conversation
Payment: $10/flat
Length: 700 to 2,000 words
Deadline: July 20th, 2019
What They Want: An non-themed issue that’s open to stories inspired by fairy tales, folklore, and myth.
Find the details here.

JournalStone
Payment: Standard royalties
Length: 50,000 words and above
Deadline: July 31st, 2019
What They Want: Open to novels and fiction collections in the horror genre.
Find the details here.

The Nightside Codex
Payment: $25/flat
Length: 2,000 to 6,000 words
Deadline: August 1st, 2019
What They Want: Silent Motorist Media is seeking horror and weird fiction about haunted and cursed books, manuscripts, and online text.
Find the details here.

Signal Horizon
Payment: .03/word ($90/max)
Length: up to 5,000 words
Deadline: August 21st, 2019
What They Want: Open to horror and dark science fiction stories that will work well in an audio format. Darkly comedic elements welcome, but not required.
Find the details here.

Eighteen
Payment: .01/word
Length: 2,000 to 5,000 words
Deadline: September 1st, 2019
What They Want: Underland Press is seeking horror, dark fantasy, crime, mystery, and other speculative fiction stories on the theme of liminal places and ideas as exemplified by the Moon card in the tarot deck. Be sure to see their open call for even more information about what they’re seeking for this anthology.
Find the details here.

Latinx Screams
Payment: .05/word
Length: up to 5,000 words (though up to 3,500 words preferred)
Deadline: September 13th, 2019
What They Want: The fantastic V. Castro and Brian Lindenmuth are seeking horror stories from Latinx and AfroLatinx authors about protagonists facing and fighting overwhelming fears.
Find the details here.

Happy submitting!

Spectacular Summer Stories: Submission Roundup for June 2019

Welcome back for this month’s Submission Roundup! Lots of great opportunities this June, so if you’ve got a story seeking a home, perhaps one of these markets will be a perfect fit!

But first, a quick disclaimer: I’m not a representative for any of these publications. I’m merely spreading the word! Please direct any and all questions to their respective editors.

And now onward with this month’s Submission Roundup!

Submission Roundup

Eye to the Telescope #33
Payment: .03/word (min $3, max $25)
Length: Submit up to 3 poems
Deadline: June 15th, 2019
What They Want: Guest editor Sara Tantlinger is seeking speculative poetry with the theme of Infection.
Find the details here.

Accursed: A Horror Anthology
Payment: $25/flat
Length: 2,500 to 6,000 words
Deadline: June 30th, 2019
What They Want: Horror and horror-comedy stories about cursed objects.
Find the details here.

Nox Pareidolia
Payment: .06/word
Length: up to 6,000 words
Deadline: June 30th, 2019
What They Want: Open to black authors only until the end of June, Nightscape is seeking ambiguous horror stories in the vein of Robert Aickman.
Find the details here.

Eraserhead Press
Payment: 50% royalties
Length: 20,000 to 100,000 words
Deadline: June 30th, 2019
What They Want: Bizarro stories that are original and well-crafted.
Find the details here.

SNAFU: Last Stand
Payment: .05/word (AUD)
Length: 2,000 to 10,000 words
Deadline: June 30th, 2019
What They Want: Military-themed horror with monsters and a last-stand theme.
Find the details here.

When the Sirens Have Faded
Payment: $15/flat
Length: up to 6,000 words
Deadline: July 13th, 2019
What They Want: A Murder of Storytellers is seeking stories about what happens to the survivors of horror movies after the proverbial credits roll.
Find the details here.

JournalStone
Payment: Standard royalties
Length: 50,000 words and above
Deadline: July 31st, 2019
What They Want: Open to novels and fiction collections in the horror genre.
Find the details here.

Unnerving’s Rewind or Die series
Payment: 50/50 royalty split
Length: 25,000 to 50,000 words
Deadline: Submissions open in September
What They Want: Editor Eddie Generous is seeking novellas from female authors that focus on the wonderfully creepy spirit of the 1970s and 1980s horror video craze era.
Find the details here.

Happy submitting!

Fiction for Spring: Submission Roundup for May 2019

Welcome back for this month’s Submission Roundup! Lots of great opportunities this month, so be sure to polish up those stories and send them out into the world! But first, the usual disclaimer: I’m not a representative for any of these markets; I’m merely spreading the word! Please direct your questions and comments to the respective editors.

And now onward with this month’s Submission Roundup!

Submission Roundup

Vastarien
Payment: .05/word for fiction and nonfiction; $50/flat for poetry
Length: 2,000 words to 7,500 words for nonfiction; 750 to 6,000 words for fiction; up to 50 lines for poetry
Deadline: May 15th, 2019
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.

LampLight Magazine
Payment: .03/word ($150 max) for original fiction; .01/word for reprints
Length: up to 7,000 words
Deadline: May 15th, 2019
What They Want: Open to dark, literary fiction.
Find the details here.

Selene Magazine
Payment: .06/word for original fiction; $50/flat for original poetry; $15/flat for reprint poetry and .01/word for reprint fiction
Length: 100 to 7,500 words for fiction; any length for poetry
Deadline: May 31st, 2019
What They Want: Open to speculative fiction, in particular alternate history, mystery, and romance.
Find the details here.

Year’s Best Cosmic Horror 2019
Payment: not specified
Length: Up to 12,000 words
Deadline: May 31st, 2019
What They Want: Reprint stories from 2018 that deal in the themes of cosmic horror.
Find the details here.

Accursed: A Horror Anthology
Payment: $25/flat
Length: 2,500 to 6,000 words
Deadline: June 30th, 2019
What They Want: Horror and horror-comedy stories about cursed objects.
Find the details here.

Nox Pareidolia
Payment: .06/word
Length: up to 6,000 words
Deadline: June 30th, 2019
What They Want: Open to black authors only until the end of June, Nightscape is seeking ambiguous horror stories in the vein of Robert Aickman.
Find the details here.

Happy reading!

Springtime Stories: Submission Roundup for April 2019

Welcome back for this month’s Submission Roundup! Another great month for submission calls, so if you’ve got a story looking for a home, maybe you’ll find a place to send your words in the links below.

But first, a word from your blog sponsor (as in, me): I am not a representative for any of these markets; I’m merely the messenger. For questions on any of these calls, please contact the respective publication. And with that, onward with this month’s Submission Roundup!

Submission Roundup

Non-Binary Review
Payment: .01/word for fiction and nonfiction; $10/flat for poetry
Length: up to 5,000 words for fiction and nonfiction; up to 3 pages for poetry
Deadline: April 22nd, 2019
What They Want: The current issue of Non-Binary Review is seeking submissions inspired by the work of H.G. Wells.
Find the details here.

Hatchet Job
Payment: .02/word for reprints; .04/word for original fiction (query first)
Length: up to 10,000 words
Deadline: April 30th, 2019
What They Want: A horror anthology with stories about axe murderers. The editor is seeking primarily reprints, though original fiction might be accepted, providing you query first.
Find the details here.

HWA 2019 Poetry Showcase
Payment: $5/flat
Length: no more than 35 lines
Deadline: April 30th, 2019
What They Want: Open to HWA members only, this year’s Poetry Showcase is edited by Stephanie M. Wytovich, Cynthia Pelayo, and Christa Carmen. They’re seeking all varieties of horror poetry.
Find the details here.

Nox Pareidolia
Payment: .06/word
Length: up to 6,000 words
Deadline: April 30th, 2019 (June 30th for black authors only)
What They Want: Nightscape Press is seeking ambiguous weird and horror fiction in the style of Robert Aickman.
Find the details here.

Tiny Nightmares
Payment: $100/flat
Length: up to 1,200 words
Deadline: May 1st, 2019
What They Want: Open to very short horror stories that push the boundaries of the genre.
Find the details here.

Across the Universe anthology
Payment: $200/flat
Length: 1,000 to 4,000 words
Deadline: June 14th, 2019
What They Want: Speculative fiction stories about the Beatles.
Find the details here.

Happy submitting!

Writer’s Luck: Submission Roundup for March 2019

Welcome back for March’s Submission Roundup! This month, there are a ton of great submission calls, so if you’ve got a story seeking home, then maybe one of these markets will be perfect for you!

But first, a regular disclaimer: I’m 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 Roundup

Sherlock Holmes and the Occult Detectives
Payment: $50 plus percentage from Kickstarter profits
Length: Final stories will be 5,000 to 10,000 words; must pitch editor first
Deadline: March 15th, 2019 for pitches
What They Want: The awesome John Linwood Grant is seeking pitches for his anthology that will feature supernatural Sherlock Holmes stories.
Find the details here.

Flame Tree Press’s Gothic Fantasy series
Payment: .06/word
Length: 2,000 to 4,000 words
Deadline: March 24th, 2019
What They Want: The themes for the next two anthologies in the Gothic Fantasy series are Detective Mysteries and Epic Fantasy.
Find the details here.

Wickedly Abled
Payment: $10/flat
Length: 1,500 to 5,500 words
Deadline: March 31st, 2019
What They Want: Fantastic editor Sumiko Saulson is seeking horror and dark fantasy stories written by disabled authors that featured disabled protagonists.
Find the details here.

Letters from the Grave: A Collection of Epistolary Horror
Payment: .05/word
Length: up to 10,000 words
Deadline: March 31st, 2019
What They Want: Open to horror stories told in an epistolary format.
Find the details here.

The New Flesh: A Literary Tribute to David Cronenberg
Payment: .01/word
Length: 2,000 to 5,000 words, with approximately 3,000 words being the ideal length
Deadline: March 31st, 2019
What They Want: The editors at Weirdpunk Books are seeking stories that take inspiration from the work of filmmaker David Cronenberg.
Find the details here.

Hinnom Magazine’s Weird Tales
Payment: .06/word for fiction; $65/flat for poetry
Length: 1,000 to 6,000 words for fiction; no length restrictions
Deadline: April 15th, 2019
What They Want: Seeking weird fiction and cosmic horror in the style of Weird Tales written by female authors.
Find the details here.

Happy submitting!