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.

2019 Boucercon Anthology - Call for Submissions

Paula Benson the contest coordinator for the Bill Crider Short Story Award Contest has asked me to pass along the following details for the 2019 Boucercon Anthology which is separate from the contest.  Here are the details:

Carol Puckett and the 2019 Bouchercon Dallas Committee along with Eric E. Campbell, Publisher of Down & Out Books, and editor/author Rick Ollerman are proud to announce a call for submissions to the 2019 Bouchercon anthology.
The anthology will honor the memory of Bill Crider. All proceeds from its sales will benefit LIFT, Literary Instruction For Texas, which works to enhance and strengthen communities by teaching adults to read.
Stories must be original works (no reprints) of less than 5,000 words. The theme is the conference slogan: Denim, Diamonds, and Death.
The deadline for submissions is June 1, 2019. Please send submissions to rick (AT)
For additional information about the anthology, please contact rick (AT)
The anthology will be published for distribution and signings at Bouchercon in Dallas.
A story entered in the Bill Crider Contest may be submitted to the Bouchercon anthology; however, if the story is selected and the author agrees to publication in the anthology, the story must be withdrawn from the Crider Contest because the contest rules require that submitted stories not be published before the end of Bouchercon 2019. For additional information about Crider Contest entries, please contact subs.deepintheheart (AT) or Paula Gail Benson at pgbenson_4 (AT)

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Blood Bound Books - Anthology Call

Blood Bound Books has opened submissions for their anthology "Chew on This!".  They're looking for horror stories of 3000 to 7000 words that revolve around food.  They explain in the guidelines exactly what they're looking for and they have a list of what they don't want.  The deadline is June 30, 2019 and payment is 3cents a word.  You can find the details here.

Angie's Desk - Anthology Markets

Angie has posted her March listing of paying anthology markets.  Thanks, Angie!