Submissions and Springtime: Submission Roundup for May 2018

Welcome back! This month’s Submission Roundup has some absolutely fantastic opportunities, so if you have a story or even a book looking for a home, then perhaps you can consider sending your work off to one of these fine outlets! First, a reminder: I am not a representative for any of these publications. I’m just spreading the word about these submission calls! So please direct your questions to their respective editors.

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

Submission Roundup

Gehenna and Hinnom Books
Payment: $300-$400 advance & royalties for novellas; .02/word ($150 min, $300 max) for novelettes; .02/word ($30 min, $100 max) for chapbooks
Length: 15,000 to 40,000 words for novellas; 7,5000 to 15,000 words for novelettes; 3 to 4 short stories of 1,500 to 5,000 words each for chapbooks
Deadline: May 31st, 2018
What They Want: Open to novellas, novelettes, and chapbooks of weird fiction and cosmic horror. Chapbook themes are more specific and include nightmares, interdimensional horror, and deep space horror.
Find the details here.

Payment: .01/word
Length: 400 to 4,000 words
Deadline: June 30th, 2018
What They Want: Open to horror, dark fantasy, crime, and dark science fiction stories.
Find the details here.

Sanitarium Magazine
Payment: $5/flat for fiction and poetry
Length: 500 to 10,000 words (though 1,500 to 7,000 words preferred) for short fiction; up to 25,000 for serials; no line limits for poetry
Deadline: July 15th, 2018
What They Want: After a long hiatus, Sanitarium Magazine is back and under new management! The editors are seeking all forms of horror fiction, in particular body horror, psychological horror, and other supernatural horror. New and emerging authors are especially encouraged to submit!
Find the details here.

Bracken Magazine
Payment: .02/word for fiction; $15/flat for poetry
Length: Up to 2,500 words for fiction; no limits for poetry
Deadline: Ongoing
What They Want: Open to strange and beautiful stories about what lies in the shadows of the woods and beyond.
Find the details here.

Payment: Standard royalty terms
Length: Minimum word count of 50,000
Deadline: Submissions open on July 1st, 2018 (Do NOT submit before then, or your submission will be deleted.)
What They Want: Open to novels and short fiction collections. I’m obviously a big fan of JournalStone, so this one comes highly recommended!
Find the details here.

Happy submitting!