Friday, May 29, 2015

Cantina Publishing - Anthology Call

Cantina Publishing has posted an anthology call for "Untethered:  A Magic iPhone Anthology".  They're looking for stories of 3000 to 7000 words that "incorporate the idea of a 'magic iPhone' into any setting".  They're open to all genres except hardcore horror or erotica.  The deadline is October 1 and payment is $100.  You can find the details here.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Mythic Delirium Books - Anthology Call

After a successful KickStarter Mythic Delirium Books has opened submissions for their anthology Clockwork Phoenix 5.  They want stories up to 10,000 words (they prefer under 5000) that contain elements of the fantastic in the genres of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, or any combination of the genres.  The deadline is July 26 and payment is a 6cents a word advance against royalties.  You can find the details here.

The Cost of Breaking the Rules by Mary Robinette Kowal

An excellent essay on knowing the rules of writing and the cost of breaking them.

Nightmare Magazine - Open for Submissions

Nightmare Magazine is currently open for submissions of horror and dark fantasy stories of 1500 to 7500 words but their preferred length is less than 5000 words.  Payment is 6cents a word and 1cent a word for reprints.  You can find the details here.

Manor House - Open for Submissions

Manor House is a podcast site that has opened submissions for horror stories of 2000 to 7000 words.  They pay $20 for original stories.  They do accept reprints but there is no payment for these.  You can check out the details here.  There are also podcasts available for your listening pleasure on their home page so you can check out the types of stories they're looking for.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Incandescent Phoenix Books - Anthology Call

Incandescent Phoenix Books has posted an anthology call for a Solarpunk Dragon Anthology.  They're looking for stories of 1000 to 10,000 words "centering on the concept of dragons in a solarpunk environment".  And yes, they explain what Solarpunk is and have links to more definitions of the genre.  Submissions open on June 1 and close July 31.  Payment is a royalty split.  You can find the details here.

ThugLit - New Website

ThugLit has moved to a new easier to use website.  You can check it out here.  They're also open for submissions and payment is $50 (an increase from $25 if I'm not mistaken).