Spooky and Spectral Subs: Submission Roundup for October 2022

Welcome back for this month’s Submission Roundup, and happy October! It’s the best month of the year, so let’s celebrate in style with some fabulous places that are currently seeking submissions.

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

And with that, onward with October’s Submission Roundup!

Submission Roundup

Nightmare Magazine
Payment: .08/word for fiction; $40/flat for poetry; $75/flat for nonfiction
Length: 1,500 to 7,500 words for fiction; up to 5 poems; up to 1,000 words creative nonfiction
Deadline: October 20th, 2022
What They Want: Nightmare Magazine is currently open to BIPOC writers only. The magazine is seeking a wide variety of horror fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction.
Find the details here.

Neon Hemlock
Payment: Negotiable between Advance plus Royalties, or Royalties only
Length: 17,500 to 40,000 words
Deadline: October 24th, 2022
What They Want: Neon Hemlock is open to submissions for their 2024 Novella series. The editor is seeking a wide variety of speculative fiction, including slipstream and the weird, and stories that focus on queer experiences are especially welcome.
Find the details here.

Nowhere Fast
Payment: .06/word
Length: 3,000 to 5,000 words
Deadline: October 28th, 2022
What They Want: This Clash Books anthology is open to coming-of-age horror inspired by 80s and 90s movies.
Find the details here.

Eerie River Publishing
Payment: .01/word, up to $70 CAD
Length: 2,000 to 7,000 words
Deadline: November 15th, 2022
What They Want: Eerie River Publishing is currently seeking cosmic horror short stories.
Find the details here.

Dracula Beyond Stoker
Payment: .05/word
Length: 1,500 to 5,000 words
Deadline: January 15th, 2023
What They Want: This new journal is seeking fiction that reimagines and expands upon the world of Dracula. For the upcoming issue, the theme is Renfield.
Find the details here.

FlowerSong Press
Payment: Not specified
Length: 75,000 to 150,000 words
Deadline: Opens October 15th, 2022 until 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!