Spooky Springtime: Submission Roundup for April 2024

Welcome back for April’s Submission Roundup! As usual, there are so many great writing opportunities, so if you’ve got a story seeking a home, then maybe you’ll find the perfect place from the list 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 April’s Submission Roundup!

Submission Roundup

Flame Tree’s Gothic Fantasy series
Payment: .08/word for original fiction; .06/word for reprints
Length: 2,000 to 4,000 words
Deadline: April 7th, 2024
What They Want: The editors are seeking short stories for two different submission calls: one that focuses on folklore, myth, and the supernatural regarding the moon and one that focuses on science fiction, fantasy, folklore, and myth involving the sun.
Find the details here and here.

Flash Fiction Online
Payment: $100/flat
Length: 500 to 1,000 words
Deadline: April 21st, 2024
What They Want: Open to weird horror flash fiction.
Find the details here.

Nonbinary Review
Payment: $10/flat for poetry; .01/word for prose
Length: Up to 3,000 words
Deadline: April 30th, 2024
What They Want: Open to unique interpretations of the theme of hereditary.
Find the details here.

Cursed Cooking: A Horror Community Cookbook and Food Horror Anthology
Payment: .05/word for original fiction and .01/word for reprints; $5/flat for recipes
Length: Up to 4,000 words
Deadline: April 30th, 2024 for general submissions; May 10th, 2024 for underrepresented groups
What They Want: Open to food-related horror fiction and recipes.
Find the details here.

HWA Horror Poetry Showcase
Payment: $35/flat
Length: Up to 35 lines
Deadline: May 1st, 2024
What They Want: Open to HWA members, this annual anthology features horror poetry of all subgenres.
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!