Saturday, September 22, 2018
Tales From the Moonlit Path has been resurrected from the land of dead zines. They're looking for dark eerie speculative fiction stories up to 2000 words. The deadline for their Halloween issue is October 25, 2018. Payment is $10 for all stories. You can find the details here.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Bards and Sages Publishing is looking for stories of 5000 to 20,000 words for their magazine "The Society of Misfit Stories". The magazine will be published three times a year in both ebook and print form. They are currently reading for their May 2019 issue. Payment is $50. Stories can be in a variety of genres and it seems like a good home for those too long stories. You can find the details here. Just scroll down the page.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Serial is a new pulp magazine open for submissions in the genres of action, fantasy, horror, mystery, romance, and thriller. Stories should be 500 to 10,000 words. They will be doing serialized fiction for longer stories. They will also take reprints. There's no deadline listed but the first issue is due to go live on January 1, 2019. Payment is $1.60 a page upfront plus royalties. You can find the details here.
I noticed the other day that Fahrenheit Press had opened submissions for their anthology Noirville 2. So why didn't I post it? Because they're charging a $10 fee to submit this year. It created a bit of a backlash for them on Twitter. And here. The worst part is that the only payment to writers is a royalty split. None of the fee money goes to the writers as it does in many other contests.
Australian based Gypsum Sound Tales has posted a call for their next Thuggish Itch issue. They're looking for horror and speculative fiction stories of 1000 to 4000 words using the theme Devilish. The deadline is October 1, 2018 and payment is $5AU. You can find the details here.
Monday, September 17, 2018
Trigger Warning opened for submissions of short stories under 5000 words. Payment is a stipend plus a copy of the illustration that accompanies your story. They are open to many genres including crime fiction. There's no deadline listed but they fill up fast so get your stories in as soon as you can. Find the details here.
Jefferson ( a combination of two medical colleges) has posted the rules for a no fee contest called "2100: A Health Odyssey". They're looking for science fiction short stories up to 3000 words using the theme of health care in the year 2100. The deadline is December 1, 2018. The first place prize is $10,000 and second place is $5000. You can find the details here.