End-of-Summer Fiction: Submission Roundup for August 2020

Welcome back for this month’s Submission Roundup! Summer is already getting away from us, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still some awesome opportunities for where to send your stories!

First off, a disclaimer as always: I’m not a representative for any of these markets. I’m merely spreading the word. If you have a question, please direct it to the respective publication.

And now onward with this month’s Submission Roundup!

Submission RoundupNightlight
Payment: $50/flat for reprints; $75/flat for stories up to 3,000 words; $125/flat for stories over 3,000 words;
Length: up to 10,000 words
Deadline: Ongoing
What They Want: Open to Black authors, Nightlight is a podcast seeking horror fiction.
Find the details here.

Payment: .01/word (CAD) with $25 minimum
Length: 1,500 to 5,000 words
Deadline: August 14th, 2020
What They Want: Open to stylized speculative fiction. The current theme is Archives.
Find the details here.

Something Good to Eat
Payment: $100/flat
Length: 2,000 to 10,000 words
Deadline: August 21st, 2020
What They Want: This Halloween-themed anthology is open to a wide variety of horror fiction.
Find the details here.

Ladies of Horror Fiction Scholarships
Payment: $100 scholarships
Deadline: August 31st, 2020
What They Want: Open to women authors, the Ladies of Horror Fiction are currently offering ten $100 scholarships.
Find the details here.

Mystery and Horror, LLC
Payment: $5 advance on royalties
Length: 2,000 to 5,000 words
Deadline: August 31st, 2020
What They Want: Mystery and Horror LLC is seeking crime/mystery fiction with a theme of Mardi Gras Mystery. Stories can have supernatural elements, provided they are also mysteries. The editors are also seeking humorous horror stories for their annual Strangely Funny series (which will always hold a very special place in my heart since the second book in the series featured my very first published short story back in 2014).
Find the details here.

Angry Robot Books
Payment: Negotiable
Length: 60,000 words minimum
Deadline: September 30th, 2020
What They Want: The editors are specifically seeking science fiction/fantasy novels from Black authors who currently do not have literary agents.
Find the details here.

Neon Hemlock Press
Payment: Royalties negotiable
Length: 17,500 to 40,000 words
Deadline: October 5th, 2020
What They Want: Novella submissions now open to Black authors only. The editors are seeking all speculative genres, including but not limited to horror, science fiction, fantasy, and the Weird.
Find the details here.

In Darkness Delight: Fear the Future
Payment: .03/word ($150 maximum)
Length: 2,500 to 4,500 words preferred (up to 7,500 words will be considered)
Deadline: November 15th, 2020
What They Want: This Corpus Press anthology is seeking horror fiction with futuristic themes.
Find the details here.

Air and Nothingness Press
Payment: .08/word
Length: 1,000 to 3,000 words
Deadline: February 28th, 2021
What They Want: The editors are seeking stories for two submission calls: Upon a Once Time, an anthology of mash-up fairy tales, and The Wild Hunt, an anthology of mythology.
Find the details here.

Happy reading!