Monthly Archives: March 2023

Lucky, Spooky Fiction: Submission Roundup for March 2023

Welcome back for this month’s Submission Roundup! As always, there are plenty of amazing opportunities out there, so if you’ve got a story looking for a home, then hopefully one of these markets will be the perfect fit!

First, our customary 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 March’s Submission Roundup!

Submission Roundup

No Trouble at All
Payment: .05/word
Length: 2,000 to 4,500 words
Deadline: March 15th, 2023 (Extended deadline for marginalized authors: March 22nd, 2023
What They Want: This anthology from editors Alexis DuBon and Eric Raglin is seeking polite horror stories, specifically horror disguised through politeness and manners.
Find the details here.

Eye to the Telescope
Payment: .04/word (minimum $4; maximum $25)
Length: up to three poems
Deadline: March 15th, 2023
What They Want: Guest editor Avra Margariti is seeking speculative poetry inspired by fungi.
Find the details here.

Novus Monstrum
Payment: .03/word
Length: 1,000 to 5,000 words
Deadline: March 30th, 2023
What They Want: Open to speculative fiction stories that feature a never-before-seen monster.
Find the details here.

Mother Knows Best
Payment: .06/word
Length: 1,000 to 5,000 words
Deadline: March 31st, 2023
What They Want: A women-in-horror anthology from Black Spot Books, editor Lindy Ryan is seeking horror stories inspired by mothers and mother figures.
Find the details here.

Payment: .05/word for fiction and nonfiction; $50/flat for poetry and artwork
Length: 750 to 6,000 words for fiction; 2,000 to 7,500 for nonfiction; up to 50 lines for poetry
Deadline: March 31st, 2023
What They Want: For the month of March, Vastarien is open to non-white artists and authors as well as female, nonbinary, and gender fluid authors and artists. Vastarien is seeking nonfiction, literary horror fiction, and poetry that’s inspired by Thomas Ligotti and related themes.
Find the details here.

Campfire Stories
Payment: $40/flat
Length: 2,000 to 5,000 Words
Deadline: March 31st, 2023
What They Want: Open to speculative fiction that features the eerie vibe of stories told around a campfire.
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.

Experimental Files: A Tribute to the Work of Gemma Files
Payment: $50/flat
Length: 3,000 to 6,000 words
Deadline: June 1st, 2023
What They Want: The editors are seeking stories inspired by the work of acclaimed weird fiction author, Gemma Files.
Find the details here.

Happy submitting!