Fictional Favorites: Submission Roundup for May 2024

Welcome back for this month’s Submission Roundup! There are some great opportunities this month, so if you’ve got a story seeking a home, hopefully you’ll find the perfect market below!

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

Submission Roundup

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.

Arkham Institutions
Payment: .06/word
Length: 3,000 to 5,000 words
Deadline: May 30th, 2024
What They Want: Dragon’s Roost Press is seeking cosmic horror stories set in Lovecraft’s Arkham that feature a public or private institution.
Find the details here.

Payment: $15/flat
Length: up to 5,000 words
Deadline: June 30th, 2024
What They Want: Open to science, fantasy, horror, and “quirky” 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!