I just received this email from Mystery Weekly's editor Chuck Carter. It's a bit of a short notice but I'm sure you mystery writers out there can help him out.
Mystery Weekly Magazine is putting together a special Sherlock Holmes
themed issue, and we could use a few last minute submissions. I was
hoping you might be able to do a quick mention in your blog? We're
looking for any Sherlock content including short stories 2k-10k words or
short non-fiction essays. The deadline is Aug 31st. The submission link
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Friday, August 26, 2016
Thursday, August 25, 2016
This is a short notice post as submissions are due by August 31, 2016. ELJ Publications is seeking poetry, micro and flash fiction, and flash essay up to 750 words about "what pop culture did for you, to, or with you in the 1990's". Payment is $10 per poem and 1cent a word for prose. The anthology title is "Come as You Are". You can find the details here. There's an interview with the editors here so you can find more insight into what they're looking for.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Book Smugglers opened submissions for short stories today. This year's theme is Gods & Monsters. They want speculative fiction stories of 1500 to 17,500 words. Stories can be YA, have a strong romance element, or a strong horror element. The deadline is December 31, 2016 with publication in Summer of 2017. Payment is 6cents a word with a cap of $500. If published in e-book or anthology form there will also be a royalty split. You can find the details here.
Editor Kelly Ann Jacobson has posted an anthology call for "Candlesticks and Daggers: An Anthology of Mixed-Genre Mysteries". She's seeking stories up to 7500 words that have a mystery set in another genre such as sci-fi, fantasy, or romance. The deadline is November 1, 2016 and payment is 1 copy. This is also being run as a contest so the winner will receive $50 and the runner-up $25. Submissions are blind. You can find the details here.
Monday, August 22, 2016
Hippocampus Press is seeking non-fiction essays for their new anthology titled "Air". The anthology is to be a "celebration of decades of broadcast radio". They want true stories up to 6500 words inspired by the heyday of radio (pre-digital age) from people involved with the radio stations to the fans who listened. The deadline is February 15, 2017 and payment is $50 plus 2 copies. You can find the details on the Submittable page.
Unnerving Magazine is a new online publication. They are looking for stories in the genres of horror, sci-fi, and fantasy but they're leaning more toward the dark horror in any genre. For the first issue they will need seven stories and toward the end of the guidelines they've broken down the stories by word count (500 to 5000) The deadline for their first issue is November 15, 2016 and payment is 1cent a word. You can find the details here.