Thursday, February 11, 2016

Michief Corner Collections - Anthology Call

Mischief Corner Collections is a gay press seeking submissions for an anthology titled "Behind the Uniform".  The uniform can be military, fireman, park ranger, or policeman.  They're looking for genre stories with a strong romantic element and gay protagonists.  Stories should be 10,000 to 18,000 words.  The deadline is March 1 (short notice).  There is payment but it's specific so that's something you'll have to query.  You can find the details here.

They also have a winter holiday anthology titled "This Wish Tonight" which is currently open.  Just scroll down the page for the details.

Thanks to Michael Bracken for sending the link!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Blink-Ink - Call for Submissions

Blink-Ink has opened submissions for issue #23 with the theme "The Mystery Train".  They're looking for 50 word stories.  The deadline is March 15.  This is a non-paying market.  You can find the call here, for the guidelines click on submit at the top of the page.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

A Bit of Musing

Do you ever wonder how important titles are?  Last night my fifteen year old grandson and I were watching "Cowboys and Aliens" and he said he'd never watched it before because the title sounded stupid.  I said how bad could it be with Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford in it?  Which got the "who?" reaction.  I came back with James Bond and Hans Solo.  Oh yeah, it's a really good movie, Grandma.  So, it makes you wonder what's more important, the characters or the title?

Shock Totem - Submissions Open for Novel and Novella

Shock Totem has opened to novel and novella submissions until May 31.  They like dark here so your noir stories that border on horror will work.  Novella should be 17,500 to 40,000 words.  Payment is a 50% royalty split on net profits.  Submissions are through Submittable.  You can find the detailed guidelines here.

Uncanny - Open for Submissions

Uncanny online zine has opened submissions for speculative fiction of 750 to 6000 words.  There was no deadline listed but it would probably be best to get a story in soon rather than later.  Payment here is 8cents a word.  You can find the details here.

Onyx Neon Press - Call for Sci-fi Submissions

Onyx Neon Shorts is currently open for sci-fi submissions under 30,000 words with a preference placed on stories that focus on space.  There's no deadline listed and payment is a percentage of the royalties.  You can check out the guidelines here.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Crime Syndicate Magazine - Open for Submissions

Crime Syndicate Magazine has opened submissions for issue #2.  They're looking for crime stories of 2500 to 5000 words.  The deadline is March 23 and payment is $25.  The guest editor for this issue is Canadian writer Dietrich Kalteis.  You can find the submission details here.  Submissions are through Submittable.  Be sure to click on the news button at the top of page to find out more about the guest editor and changes that are coming to the magazine for 2016.