Fiction for the End of the World: Submission Roundup for April 2020

So a lot has happened in the world since the last Submission Roundup. Wherever you are, I hope above and beyond all else, you’re keeping safe. Plenty of writers out there haven’t found much time to write in the last month, and if that applies to you, that’s okay. Taking care of yourself and others is an absolutely valid and highly recommended way of spending your time these days.

That being said, if you have managed to get a little bit of writing done (or if a beloved story you submitted has found its way back to you from a slush pile), then perhaps you can find a good match in one of the markets below!

So for those of you with stories seeking homes, onward with this month’s Submission Roundup!

Submission Roundup

Strange Lands anthology
Payment: .08/word for original fiction; .06/word for reprints
Length: 2,000 to 4,000 words
Deadline: April 5th, 2020
What They Want: Part of Flame Tree’s Gothic Fantasy series, their latest anthology will focus on speculative fiction with strange and distant settings.
Find the details here.

Electric Spec
Payment: $20/flat
Length:  250 to 7,000 words
Deadline: April 15th, 2020
What They Want: Open to a wide range of speculative fiction.
Find the details here.

Translunar Traveler’s Lodge
Payment: .03/word (minimum $20)
Length: up to 5,000 words
Deadline: April 15th, 2020
What They Want: Open to fun speculative fiction stories.
Find the details here.

Payment: $15/flat for poetry; .04/word for fiction ($50 minimum)
Length: up to 100 lines for poetry (shorter is preferred); up to 2,500 words for fiction
Deadline: April 20th, 2020
What They Want: Open to poetry and short fiction that explores “human nature as part of nature.”
Find the details here.

Punk: An Anthology of Poetry
Payment: $10/flat
Length: no line limits
Deadline: April 30th, 2020
What They Want: Open to poetry that explores the meaning of the word, “punk.”
Find the details here.

Luna Station Quarterly
Payment: $5/flat
Length: 500 to 7,000 words
Deadline: May 15th, 2020
What They Want: Open to a wide range of speculative fiction from female-identifying authors.
Find the details here.

HWA Horror Poetry Showcase
Payment: $5/flat
Length: up to 35 lines
Deadline: May 31st, 2020
What They Want:  Open to HWA members, this annual anthology features horror poetry of all subgenres. Also, along with Carina Bissett and editor Stephanie M. Wytovich, I’m pleased to be one of the judges of this year’s showcase! Send us your best and coolest horror poems!
Find the details here.

Happy submitting!