Sunday, March 26, 2017

The TalkSpace Story Cupboard

I've been seeing commercials for TalkSpace on TV and wondering if anyone would really pay $35 a week to talk to an unknown psychiatrist on their phone.  For one thing - how on earth do you know for sure that the person is a real doctor?  Then you begin to wonder - what if the government can actually hear these conversations and is doctor/patient confidentiality even possible.  Imagine admitting that you're a serial killer or on the verge of killing someone.  And if you think even farther what about a service that provides a priest for confessions - you have all the same concerns.  If you care to step into the spec-fiction arena with this one how about a group of aliens listening in to observe the mental state of Earthlings.  What an earful they'd get.  Sanity or insanity?  You story is just a phone call away from your imagination.

Road Kill: Texas Horror by Texas Writers - Anthology Call

Road Kill:  Texas Horror by Texas Writers Vol. 2 is seeking horror stories of 1500 to 10,000 words.  This anthology will be published by Eakin Press.  The deadline is July 1. 2017 and payment is $25 to $200 depending on the length of your story.  You can find the call here.


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Just a Quick Note

Sorry to say that I haven't been finding any paying markets for crime fiction or anthologies this week. Hopefully next week will be better :)

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Where's Sherlock - Anthology Call - Australian/New Zealand Writers Only

This anthology is open to Australian and New Zealand writers only.  The anthology call is titled "Where's Holmes?".  They're looking for stories of 5000 to 15,000 words that tell a Sherlock Holmes story without Sherlock ever actually being present.  The deadline is "until filled" and payment is $15AU.  You can find the details here.  Be advised that there's very loud music that automatically comes on when you click the page.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Red Room Magazine - New Horror/Dark Crime Market

Comet Press has posted a call for submissions for their newest project - Red Room Magazine.  They're looking for stories up to 4000 words in the horror and dark crime genres.  The deadline is July 1, 2017 with the first issue to be published in the fall.  Payment is 3cents a word with a max payout of $120.  You can find the details here.

They're also looking for nonfiction in the form of articles, book reviews, and author interviews.  These should be under 1000 words and payment is 3cents a word with a cap of $30.

Blasted Heath - Market Closing

Via SMFS comes the sad news that crime fiction imprint Blasted Heath has closed their doors.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Betty Fedora - Deadline Approaching

Just a reminder that the submission window for the print magazine Betty Fedora closes on March 31, 2017.  They're looking for crime stories of 1000 to 6000 words that feature kick-ass women.  Payment is one copy.  Submission details are on their Submittable page.