Saturday, January 24, 2015

Wordpool Press - Call for Novel Submissions

Wordpool Press has opened for novel submissions and they're interested in both thrillers and mysteries.  There is no information about payment so that is something you'll have to query.  You can check them out here.

Onyx Neon Shorts - Some Clarification From the Editor

Editor Jeffrey Martin of Onyx Neon Shorts stopped by the blog today and left a message addressing my concerns about the cover art.  This is a paying market that publishes short stories up to 20,000 words in many genres.  You can check out their guidelines here.  Below is Mr. Martin's comment.

Hi Sandra
This is Jeffrey Martin, the Head Editor of Onyx Neon Press. I know it's been a long while since you posted this, but I just found it on google while digging through Onyx Neon Shorts listings.
I wanted to write a comment and clear up the confusion you may have had about cover art. We didn't mean to imply that we wouldn't pay for art, or images, or make sure we weren't publishing copy righted images. What I mean is that right now I'll be handling the graphic design duties while we work our way up. I have a bachelors in Visual Communications and have a large portfolio, mostly consisting of book covers at this point. So, for now—since we're trying to play this close to the chest and keep things small—that we aren't able to afford paying an outside person to do that for us. It's especially unnecessary since I am more than capable of handling it.

I hope that alleviates any tension about the issue that reading our guidelines might have caused.
If you haven't already, please check out our listing of all the shorts we've done so far to see all the covers we covered last year:

Dead Gun Press - Call for Novellas

Dead Gun Press Presents is seeking novella length work of 20,000 to 60,000 words in the genres of science fiction, western noir, horror, crime fiction, and old time hardboiled detective.  The deadline is June 1 and payment is royalties. You can check out the details here, scroll down the page.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Evil Girlfriend Media - Anthology Call

Evil Girlfriend Media has posted an anthology call for "Women in Practical Armor".  This call is open to male and female authors but you have to have a strong female warrior in the story.  Stories should be 2000 to 5000 words in length.  Payment is 6cents a word for original stories and 1cent a word for reprints.  The deadline is April 1.  You can find the details here. Scroll down the page.  Please note that this anthology will only be published if they have a successful Kickstarter.

Aporkalypse - Comic Anthology Call

Aporkalypse has posted a call for a post-apocalyptic humor comic anthology.  They want six to eight pages set in their created world.  The deadline for queries is February 15.  Payment is shared royalties. You can find all the details here.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Snuff Zine - Open for Submissions

Dirge Magazine has an open call for a themed issue called "Snuff Zine".  They're looking for stories of 2000 to 4000 words where 1.  Someone must die, and 2.  Someone should be watching (even if it's the reader).  There's no deadline listed, payment is $25.  The guidelines are at Submittable.

Another Dimension - Open for Submissions

Another Dimension has opened submissions for issue #2.  They're looking for stories of 1000 to 3000 words of classic-style horror and dark fantasy ala The Twilight Zone.  The deadline is March 31 and payment is 3cents a word.  You can find the details here.