Stories in the Spring: Submission Roundup for March 2021

Welcome back for this month’s Submission Roundup! Plenty of fantastic opportunities this month, so if you’re seeking a home for a story, one of these markets might be a perfect fit.

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

And now onward with this month’s Submission Roundup!

Submission RoundupDark Carnival
Payment: $10/flat
Length: 3,000 to 8,000 words
Deadline: March 10th, 2021
What They Want: Macabre Ladies Publishing is seeking horror stories about carnivals and circuses.
Find the details here.

Chilling Crime Short Stories
Payment: .08/word for original fiction; .06/word for reprints
Length: 2,000 to 4,000 words
Deadline: March 14th, 2021
What They Want: Flame Tree Publishing is seeking crime stories for the latest anthology in their Gothic Fantasy line.
Find the details here.

The Periodical, Forlorn
Payment: $15/flat
Length: up to 6,000 words
Deadline: March 15th, 2021
What They Want: Open to a wide range of stories based around the theme of Lost at Sea.
Find the details here.

Eye to the Telescope
Payment: .03/word (minimum $3; maximum $25)
Length: Submit up to three poems
Deadline: March 15th, 2021
What They Want: Open to speculative poetry about the Weird West.
Find the details here.

Escape Pod: Black Future Month
Payment: .08/word for original fiction; $100/flat for reprints
Length: 1,500 to 5,000 words
Deadline: March 31st, 2021
What They Want: Escape Pod is seeking science fiction stories from authors of the African diaspora and the African continent.
Find the details here.

Blood on Your Hands
Payment: up to $75
Length: 1,000 to 8,000 words
Deadline: April 15th, 2021
What They Want: Lethe Press is seeking previously published homoerotic vampire stories for their forthcoming anthology.
Find the details here.

Under Her Skin
Payment: $5/poem
Length: up to 50 lines
Deadline: May 30th, 2021
What They Want: Black Spot Books and their judges, Toni Miller and Lindy Ryan, are seeking body horror poetry for the inaugural Women in Horror Poetry Collection.
Find the details here.

Happy submitting!