Category Archives: Submission Roundup

Love for Fiction: Submission Roundup for February 2024

Welcome back for this month’s Submission Roundup! Plenty of awesome submission calls, so if you’ve got a story seeking a home, then perhaps one of these markets is the 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 editors! And with that, onward with February’s Submission Roundup!

Submission Roundup

Gamut
Payment: .10/word for original fiction; .03/word for reprint fiction; $50/flat for original poetry; $25/flat for reprint poetry
Length: 1,000 to 5,000 words for fiction and nonfiction; open for poetry
Deadline: Ongoing (though the submission portal fills up quickly)
What They Want: Open to dark speculative fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
Find the details here.

Apex Magazine
Payment: $10/flat
Length: up to 250 words
Deadline: February 15th, 2024
What They Want: Open to speculative microfiction in the form of travel brochures and travel guides about strange and dark places.
Find the details here.

Corvid Queen
Payment: $5/flat
Length: up to 5,000 words
Deadline: February 29th, 2024
What They Want: Open to feminist retellings and feminist tales that revolve around fairy tales, myths, and folklore.
Find the details here.

Fear of Clowns: A Horror Anthology
Payment: .08/word
Length: 1,000 to 4,000 words
Deadline: April 1st, 2024
What They Want: Open to horror fiction with the theme of clowns.
Find the details here.

Flash Fiction Online
Payment: $100/flat
Length: 500 to 1,000 words
Deadline: April 21st, 2024
What They Want: Open to weird horror flash fiction.
Find the details here.

The Green Sheaf
Payment: .10/word for fiction; $50/flat for poetry
Length: up to 500 words for fiction; up to 25 lines for poetry
Deadline: Opens June 20th, 2024
What They Want: Open to Black female-identifying authors and Black gender-fluid authors, this new publication inspired by the work of Pamela Colman Smith is seeking stories with the theme of Anansi.
Find the details here.

Happy submitting!

New Year’s Fiction: Submission Roundup for January 2024

Welcome back for the first Submission Roundup of 2024! Lots of great opportunities this month, so if you’ve got a story seeking a home, one of these markets might be the perfect fit.

As always, a disclaimer: I’m not a representative of any of these markets; I’m simply spreading the word! Please direct any questions to their respective editors. And with that, onward with January’s Submission Roundup!

Submission Roundup

Nightmare
Payment: .08/word for fiction; $40/flat for poetry
Length: up to 7,500 words for fiction; up to 5 poems
Deadline: January 21st, 2024 for general submissions; January 28th, 2024 for BIPOC-only
What They Want: Open to a wide range of horror fiction and poetry.
Find the details here.

Fairy Tale Magazine
Payment: $25/flat
Length: 1,000 to 2,000 words for fiction; up to 500 words for poetry
Deadline: Open from January 22nd to January 29th, 2024
What They Want: Open to fiction and poetry that deals with the theme of classic fairy tales.
Find the details here.

Marshland Horrors: The Cellar Door Issue #5
Payment: $25/flat
Length: 2,000 to 10,000 words
Deadline: January 31st, 2024
What They Want: Dark Peninsula Press is seeking short horror fiction that takes place in marshes, bayous, swamps, or similar locales for the fifth issue of The Cellar Door.
Find the details here

Gamut
Payment: .10/word for original fiction; .03/word for reprint fiction; $50/flat for original poetry; $25/flat for reprint poetry
Length: 1,000 to 5,000 words for fiction and nonfiction; open for poetry
Deadline: Ongoing (though the submission portal fills up quickly)
What They Want: Open to dark speculative fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
Find the details here.

Corvid Queen
Payment: $5/flat
Length: up to 5,000 words
Deadline: Open February 1st to February 29th, 2024
What They Want: Open to feminist retellings and feminist tales that revolve around fairy tales, myths, and folklore.
Find the details here.

Fear of Clowns: A Horror Anthology
Payment: .08/word
Length: 1,000 to 4,000 words
Deadline: April 1st, 2024
What They Want: Open to horror fiction with the theme of clowns.
Find the details here.

Happy submitting!

Horror for the Holidays: Submission Roundup for December 2023

Welcome back for this month’s Submission Roundup, the final one of 2023! Lots of fantastic submission calls this month, so if you’ve got a story seeking a home, 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 editors. And with that, onward with December’s Submission Roundup!

Submission Roundup

Kelp Journal
Payment: $35/flat
Length: 3,000 to 6,000 words
Deadline: December 16th, 2023
What They Want: Open to beach noir.
Find the details here.

Interstellar Flight Press
Payment: .08/word (minimum $25)
Length: up to 1,250 words
Deadline: December 31st, 2023
What They Want: Open to speculative flash fiction.
Find the details here.

Spooky Magazine
Payment: .01/word
Length: up to 5,000 words
Deadline: December 31st, 2023
What They Want: Open to cozy and fun horror in the vein of Ray Bradbury and The Twilight Zone.
Find the details here.

The Map of Lost Places
Payment: .08/word
Length: up to 5,000 words
Deadline: December 31st, 2023
What They Want: An Apex Books anthology that’s seeking stories about locales where strange things happen.
Find the details here.

Dracula Beyond Stoker
Payment: .05/word
Length: 1,500 to 5,000 words
Deadline: December 31st, 2023
What They Want: The editor is seeking fiction that reimagines and expands upon the world of Dracula. For the upcoming issue, the theme is The Brides of Dracula.
Find the details here.

In the Eyes of the Hungry
Payment: $50/flat
Length: 2,500 to 6,000 words
Deadline: December 31st, 2023
What They Want: This anthology is open to horror short stories inspired by the work of John Steinbeck.
Find the details here.

Gamut
Payment: .10/word for original fiction; .03/word for reprint fiction; $50/flat for original poetry; $25/flat for reprint poetry
Length: 1,000 to 5,000 words for fiction and nonfiction; open for poetry
Deadline: Opens on January 1st, 2024 (though the submission portal fills up quickly)
What They Want: Open to dark speculative fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
Find the details here.

Marshland Horrors: The Cellar Door Issue #5
Payment: $25/flat
Length: 2,000 to 10,000 words words
Deadline: January 31st, 2024
What They Want: Dark Peninsula Press is seeking short horror fiction that takes place in marshes, bayous, swamps, or similar locales for the fifth issue of The Cellar Door.
Find the details here

Happy submitting!

Thankful for Fiction: Submission Roundup for November 2023

Welcome back for this month’s Submission Roundup! As always, plenty of great calls out there, so if you’re looking for a home for a story, hopefully one of these markets will be the perfect fit.

Per the usual, 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 this month’s Submission Roundup!

Submission Roundup

Elemental Forces
Payment: .08/word for original fiction
Length: 3,000 to 5,000 words
Deadline: November 14th, 2023
What They Want: Open to a wide range of horror fiction.
Find the details here.

Gamut
Payment: .10/word for original fiction; .03/word for reprint fiction; $50/flat for original poetry; $25/flat for reprint poetry
Length: 1,000 to 5,000 words for fiction and nonfiction; open for poetry
Deadline: Opens on December 1st, 2023 (though the submission portal fills up quickly)
What They Want: Open to dark speculative fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
Find the details here.

Kelp Journal
Payment: $35/flat
Length: 3,000 to 6,000 words
Deadline: December 16th, 2023
What They Want: Open to beach noir.
Find the details here.

Interstellar Flight Press
Payment: .08/word (minimum $25)
Length: up to 1,250 words
Deadline: December 31st, 2023
What They Want: Open to speculative flash fiction.
Find the details here.

Spooky Magazine
Payment: .01/word
Length: up to 5,000 words
Deadline: December 31st, 2023
What They Want: Open to cozy and fun horror in the vein of Ray Bradbury and The Twilight Zone.
Find the details here.

The Map of Lost Places
Payment: .08/word
Length: up to 5,000 words
Deadline: Open December 1st to December 31st, 2023
What They Want: An Apex Books anthology that’s seeking stories about locales where strange things happen.
Find the details here.

Happy submitting!

Spooky and Strange: Submission Roundup for October 2023

Welcome back for October’s Submission Roundup! As always, lots of great submission calls this month, so if you’ve got a story looking for a home, hopefully 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 your questions to their respective editors.

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

Submission Roundup

Gamut
Payment: .10/word for original fiction; .03/word for reprint fiction; $50/flat for original poetry; $25/flat for reprint poetry
Length: 1,000 to 5,000 words for fiction and nonfiction; open for poetry
Deadline: Opens on November 1st, 2023 (though the submission portal fills up quickly)
What They Want: Open to dark speculative fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
Find the details here.

Interstellar Flight Press
Payment: .08/word (minimum $25)
Length: up to 1,250 words
Deadline: Opens November 1st to December 31st, 2023
What They Want: Open to speculative flash fiction.
Find the details here.

Spooky Magazine
Payment: .01/word
Length: up to 5,000 words
Deadline: December 31st, 2023
What They Want: Open to cozy and fun horror in the vein of Ray Bradbury and The Twilight Zone.
Find the details here.

The Map of Lost Places
Payment: .08/word
Length: up to 5,000 words
Deadline: Open December 1st to December 31st, 2023
What They Want: An Apex Books anthology that’s seeking stories about locales where strange things happen.
Find the details here.

Happy submitting!

Autumnal and Awesome: Submission Roundup for September 2023

Welcome back for this month’s Submission Roundup! As always, there are lots of great writing opportunities this month, so hopefully, if you have a story seeking a home, one of these markets will be the perfect fit.

The usual 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 September’s Submission Roundup!

Submission Roundup

We Are the Quiet Ones
Payment: $25/flat
Length: Short stories up to 3,000 words for fiction; Flash, micro fiction, and narrative poetry up to 1,200 words
Deadline: September 10th, 2023
What They Want: This issue is seeking quiet horror and dystopian stories on the theme of “The End.”
Find the details here.

Weird Horror Magazine
Payment: .015/word
Length: 500 to 6,000 words
Deadline: September 16th, 2023
What They Want: Open to a wide variety of weird and horror fiction.
Find the details here.

Yule: A Collection of Yule Time Tales
Payment: $10/flat
Length: 2,500 to 8,000 words
Deadline: Open September 11th to October 16th 2023
What They Want: Speculation Publications is seeking Pagan Yule stories from a variety of genres.
Find the details here.

Gamut
Payment: .10/word for original fiction; .03/word for reprint fiction; $50/flat for original poetry; $25/flat for reprint poetry
Length: 1,000 to 5,000 words for fiction and nonfiction; open for poetry
Deadline: Opens on October 1st, 2023 (though the submission portal fills up quickly)
What They Want: Open to dark speculative fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
Find the details here.

Happy submitting!

Summer and Stories: Submission Roundup for August 2023

Welcome back for this month’s Submission Roundup! As always, there are lots of great opportunities this month, so if you’ve got a story seeking a home, then one of these markets might be the perfect fit!

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

Submission Roundup

Strange Horizons
Payment: .10/word for fiction; $50/flat for poetry; $150/flat for nonfiction
Length: up to 4,000 words
Deadline: August 15th, 2023
What They Want: Editors Suzan Palumbo and Marika Bailey are seeking speculative fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from Caribbean and Caribbean-diaspora authors.
Find the details here.

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: August 27th, 2023
What They Want: The editors are seeking African Ghost Short Stories from African and African-diaspora writers.
Find the details here.

Why Didn’t You Just Leave
Payment: .10/word
Length: 500 to 5,000 words
Deadline: August 31st, 2023
What They Want: Editors Nadia Bulkin and Julia Rios are seeking stories that focus on why people don’t leave haunted places.
Find the details here.

A Darker Continent: Strange Tales Of Europe At War
Payment: Percentage of Kickstarter
Length: 5,000 to 10,000 words
Deadline: August 31st, 2023
What They Want: Editor John Linwood Grant is seeking weird and strange fiction set in Europe during World War II.
Find the details here.

We Are the Quiet Ones
Payment: $25/flat
Length: Short stories up to 3,000 words for fiction; Flash, micro fiction, and narrative poetry up to 1,200 words
Deadline: Open from August 13th to September 10th, 2023
What They Want: This issue is seeking quiet horror and dystopian stories on the theme of “The End.”
Find the details here.

Little Bastards: Too-Short Horror Stories No One Wants
Payment: .08/word
Length: 1,000 to 2,000 words
Deadline: Open September 15th to September 30th, 2023 for general submissions; Extended submission period to October 7th, 2023 for marginalized authors
What They Want: Editors Alexis DuBon and Brandon Applegate are seeking horror stories that are too long to be flash fiction but often too short for most short story calls.
Find the details here.

Happy submitting!

Sizzling Summer Stories: Submission Roundup for July 2023

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

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

Submission Roundup

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.

It Was All a Dream, Volume 2
Payment: .05/word
Length: 1,500 to 3,000 words
Deadline: Open July 1st to July 15th for all authors; open July 1st to July 22nd for marginalized authors
What They Want: Open to short, weird horror fiction that reworks an old trope.
Find the details here.

Monstrous Magazine
Payment: .06/word
Length: 1,000 to 2,000 words
Deadline: July 27th, 2023
What They Want: Open to flash fiction that focuses on monsters, pulp, and classic horror.
Find the details here.

Diabolical Plots
Payment: .10/word
Length: Up to 3,500 words
Deadline: Open July 17th to 31st, 2023
What They Want: Open to a wide range of speculative fiction, including science fiction, fantasy, and horror.
Find the details here.

NonBinary Review
Payment: .01/word
Length: up to 3,000 words
Deadline: July 31st, 2023
What They Want: Open to stories on the theme of world tour.
Find the details here.

The Cellar Door
Payment: $25/flat
Length: 2,000 to 10,000 words
Deadline: July 31st, 2023
What They Want: The forthcoming issue of The Cellar Door is seeking stories that explore post-apocalyptic worlds in which humans have survived.
Find the details here.

Happy submitting!

Summer Fiction: Submission Roundup for June 2023

Welcome back for this month’s Submission Roundup! This summer is already shaping up to be filled with plenty of awesome submission calls, so if you’ve got a story searching for a home, then hopefully one of these markets will be a 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

Cast of Wonders
Payment: .08/word for original fiction
Length: up to 5,000 words
Deadline: Open from June 1st to June 14th, 2023
What They Want: Cast of Wonders is seeking speculative fiction aimed at a young adult audience (ages 12 to 17). The theme is Banned Books Week, and they’re seeking fiction that show how stories can be a guiding light and help us understand the world around us and dismantle our misconceptions.
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.

Dracula Beyond Stoker
Payment: .05/word
Length: 1,500 to 5,000 words
Deadline: June 30th, 2023
What They Want: The editor is seeking fiction that reimagines and expands upon the world of Dracula. For the upcoming issue, the theme is Lucy Westenra (hooray!).
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.

It Was All a Dream, Volume 2
Payment: .05/word
Length: 1,500 to 3,000 words
Deadline: Open July 1st to July 15th for all authors; open July 1st to July 22nd for marginalized authors
What They Want: Open to short, weird horror fiction that reworks an old trope.
Find the details here.

Happy submitting!

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!