Away Into Spring: Submission Roundup for May 2023

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

As always, a disclaimer first: 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 this month’s Submission Roundup!

Submission Roundup

Playlist of the Damned
Payment: .05/word; $1/line for poetry
Length: 500 to 5,000 words for fiction; 50 lines or less for poetry
Deadline: May 31st, 2023
What They Want: Open to horror fiction and poetry that explores the intersection of music and the macabre.
Find the details here.

Bury Your Gays: An Anthology of Tragic Queer Horror
Payment: .07/word
Length: 1,000 to 6,000 words (2,000 to 4,000 words ideal)
Deadline: May 31st, 2023
What They Want: Editor Sofia Ajram is seeking stories that focus on queer tragic horror written by queer authors.
Find the details here.

Escape Pod
Payment: .08/word for original fiction; $100/flat for reprints
Length: 1,500 to 18,000 words
Deadline: June 1st, 2023
What They Want: Open to science fiction short stories.
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.

Eye to the Telescope
Payment: .04/word (minimum $4, maximum $25)
Length: up to three poems
Deadline: June 15th, 2023
What They Want: Open to speculative poetry on the theme of trauma
Find the details here.

Alone on the Borderland
Payment: Percentage of Kickstarter
Length: 5,000 to 10,000 words
Deadline: June 30th, 2023
What They Want: Editor John Linwood Grant is seeking weird and strange fiction set anywhere during the broad Edwardian era.
Find the details here.

Electric Spec
Payment: $20/flat
Length: 250 to 7,000 words
Deadline: July 15th, 2023
What They Want: Open to a wide range of speculative fiction.
Find the details here.

Happy submitting!