Sunday, March 24, 2019

Denver Horror Press - Anthology Call - Colorado Writers Only

The Denver Horror Press has opened submissions for their anthology "Terror at 5280'".  They're looking for horror stories up to 5000 words related to or taking place in or around Denver, Colorado.  Stories must be written by authors living in Colorado.  Reprints are okay but preference will be given to original work.  The deadline is May 31, 2019 and payment is $25 for flash pieces up to 1000 words and 1cent a word with a maximum of $40 for shorts up to 5000 words.  If they like your story but it doesn't make the cut for the anthology they will pay $15 to publish the story on their website and in their newsletter.  You can find the details here.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Fireside Magazine - Advance Notice

Fireside Magazine will be opening for submissions on April 8 to April 12, 2019.  It is a short submission window.  They are looking for short stories under 1500 words in any genre.  Payment is 12.5cents per word.  They also have stories published online so you can get an idea of what they're looking for.  You can find the details for submitting here.  A link to their submittable page will be added when they open.

Jennifer Shelby - Market Listings

While doing a search for markets I ran across the blog of Jennifer Shelby.  Every Sunday Jennifer posts a market for speculative fiction short stories.  You can check out her blog here.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Rock and a Hard Place Magazine - New Market - Open for Submissions

Rock and a Hard Place is a new magazine looking for multi genre fiction focused on stories of desperate people forced to make difficult choices.  Seems a perfect spot for your noir fiction.  Stories should be 2000 to 5000 words and payment is $35.  You can find the details here.

Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores - Open for Submissions

Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores is opened for science fiction and fantasy stories of 1000 words and up.  They have a preference for shorter stories.  They are only open for one week so the deadline is March 28, 2019.  Payment is 6cents a word for original work and 2cents a word for reprints.  They also are looking for poetry and non-fiction articles.  You can find the details here.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The Comedy of Rules

I just love how people set up contests.  This one for example at the very end of all the rules stated:

1.  By submitting (to contest) you agree to all the competition rules.

2.  Competition rules are subject to change.

Changing the rules mid competition and especially after the writer has paid a fee just doesn't seem fair.  And how do you agree to something you aren't aware of at the time of submitting.  Doesn't seem fair does it?

Bronzeville Books - New Website

Bronzeville Books now has a website.  You can check it out here.  And yes, they're open for submissions.