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.

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!