Saturday, January 21, 2017

Tough - New Crime Short Story Market

Editor and author Rusty Barnes is starting a new online zine called TOUGH.  He's looking for short crime fiction stories of 1000 to 4000 words.  The first stories will be posted in July.  Payment is $25.  You can find the details here.  If you'd like to get a feel for what he likes check out the excellent online zine Fried Chicken and Coffee which he also edits.

via SMFS

Friday, January 20, 2017

HeadStuff - Open for Submissions

HeadStuff has posted a call for science fiction short stories up to 5000 words that they will post on site from February to April.  The deadline is February 12, 2017, there's no mention of payment but they seem to be a big traffic site.  You can find their online submission page here.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

2017 Edgar Award Nominees

The 2017 Edgar Award nominees have been announced.  You can check them out here.  A big round of congratulations to everyone and most especially the lovely and talented Patti Abbott!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Gathering Storm - New Market

Gathering Storm is a new market seeking fiction under 2000 words and open to all genres.  All stories must fit their themes and use the phrase in the story in some way.  I'm a bit late with this one as the deadline for all their listed themes is January 31, 2017.  Here are the current themes:

1. Break a leg.
2.  Knock on wood.
3.  People who live in glass house, shouldn't throw stones.
4.  Revenge is a dish best served cold.

I'm linking to their Submittable page as that is where the themes are listed.  Payment is $25.

9 Tales - Open for Submissions

Bride of Chaos Publishing has opened submissions for their anthology series 9 Tales.  They're looking for stories of 1000 to 15,000 words in the genres of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, crime/mystery, and westerns.  They do accept reprints here.  They no longer pay except for 1 pdf copy of the anthology.  You can find the details here.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Carina Press - Novella Submission Call

Carina Press has posted an anthology call for a 2017 Holiday Anthology.  They're looking for romance stories (sweet to erotica) of 25,000 to 40,000 words set during any holiday that fall between October and January.  The deadline is March 5, 2017 and payment is a royalty split.  The novellas will be published individually and as an anthology, authors will receive a royalty split from both.  Submissions are through Submittable, you can find the details here.

Cactus Moon Publishing - Open for Novel Submissions

Cactus Moon Publishing LLC is open for novel submissions in the crime/mystery genres along with several other genres.  There's no mention of their pay scale.  Be sure to read their FAQ's page before submitting (you can find the link on their home page).  You can find their submission guidelines here.