Moving Toward Spring: Submission Roundup for February 2023

Welcome back to the Submission Roundup! Lots of great writing opportunities this month, so be sure to send those stories of yours out into the world!

As always, a disclaimer: I’m not a representative for any of these markets. I’m simply spreading the word! Please direct any questions to their respective editors!

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

Submission Roundup

Ghoulish Tales
Payment: .10/word
Length: up to 5,000 words for short fiction; up to 3,000 words for short nonfiction
Deadline: February 15th, 2023
What They Want: Open to short fiction and short nonfiction that focuses on fun horror that celebrates all things spooky.
Find the details here.

Planet Scumm
Payment: .06/word
Length: up to 5,000 words
Deadline: February 21st, 2023
What They Want: Open to a wide variety of speculative fiction, weird fiction, and slipstream.
Find the details here.

The First Five Minutes of the Apocalypse
Payment: .03/word
Length: 1,500 to 4,000 words
Deadline: February 28th, 2023 (extended deadline for authors of marginalized communities: March 7th, 2023)
What They Want: Hungry Shadow Press is seeking short horror fiction that takes place at the beginning of an apocalypse.
Find the details here.

Eye to the Telescope
Payment: .04/word (minimum $4; maximum $25)
Length: up to three poems
Deadline: March 15th, 2023
What They Want: Guest editor Avra Margariti is seeking speculative poetry inspired by fungi.
Find the details here.

Novus Monstrum
Payment: .03/word
Length: 1,000 to 5,000 words
Deadline: March 30th, 2023
What They Want: Open to speculative fiction stories that feature a never-before-seen monster.
Find the details here.

Mother Knows Best
Payment: .06/word
Length: 1,000 to 5,000 words
Deadline: March 31st, 2023
What They Want: A women-in-horror anthology from Black Spot Books, editor Lindy Ryan is seeking horror stories inspired by mothers and mother figures.
Find the details here.

FlowerSong Press
Payment: Not specified
Length: 75,000 to 150,000 words
Deadline: April 15th, 2023
What They Want: FlowerSong Press is seeking historical, fantasy, horror, and science fiction novels from Latinx authors.
Find the details here.

Happy submitting!