Lightspeed Magazine and Fantasy Magazine have combined resources for a special "Women Destroy Fantasy" issue of Lightspeed. The reading period is tight, opening March 15 and closing March 31. Only women are invited to submit (sorry, guys!) and Cat Rambo is editing. Payment is 8cents a word. You can find all the details here.
Hat tip to Angie's Desk for the links!
Monday, March 10, 2014
Sunday, March 9, 2014
Just read that short story writer AJ Hayes passed away. The Thrillers, Killers, 'n' Chillers web site has posted up a tribute. Such sad news, you'll be missed AJ.
For those of you who enjoy contests and submit to the literary zines the Creative Writing Contests site is the place for you. They have both fee-based and no fee contests listed and if you scroll down the page you'll find calls for submissions for several lit mags. You can check it out here.
Friday, March 7, 2014
Over on Duotrope they've posted up anthology submission calls for Horrified Press, and yes, there are a great many of them but before you decide to submit you should check out the posts on the Absolute Write site where they discussed payments with the publisher last Spring. While they say they pay royalties, the reality seems to be that they are an exposure only publisher.
Timeless Tales Magazine has opened submissions for their second issue with the theme of "Pandora's Box". What they're looking for is the retelling of the Pandora story in any genre. Stories can be up to 2000 words but they prefer under 1500. While the magazine is PG 13 they do accept dark stories in the tradition of the old fairy tales. Payment is a flat rate of $15 and the deadline is April 30. You can find the details here.