Monday, January 10, 2011

Themes and Deadlines

Crossed Genres has listed their monthly themes and submission dates for 2011. January 31 is the deadline for the Superhero theme. During the month of February the theme is Mystery and March is Luck (good or bad). They accept shorts of 1000 to 8000 words with a payment of $10. There is an online submission form at the site. You can find all the details at

Literary Hatchet is open to dark fiction with a March 1 deadline for their April issue. 500 to 3000 words, pay is $15. You can find all the details at

The First Line's starter sentence for their Spring issue is "Sam was a loyal employee.". The deadline is February1 for short stories of 300 to 3000 words, pay is $20. They also have all their starter sentences for 2011 posted.

The Red Penny Papers opens for subs on January 15 and will remain open until February 28 for their next issue. This is a quarterly zine looking for dark stories from 1000 to 5000 words in nearly every genre from light horror to noir and just about every genre in between with either a modern or historical setting. Pay is 1cent a word up to $25. You can find all the details at

Dark Valentine is open to subs for their Spring issue until February 4. They're looking for dark shorts of 500 to 5000 words. The pay is $10. You can find all the details at

And if you're not completely bored with me, you can find me "dancing with myself" over at Nigel Bird's excellent Sea Minor blog.


Sean Patrick Reardon said...

Temendous info. Thanks so much Sandra

sandra seamans said...

Always a pleasure, Sean!

Katherine Tomlinson said...

Thank you for the shout-out on our deadlines. Five slots to go for the Spring issue.

Look forward to reading the interview with you over at Dancing With Myself.

sandra seamans said...

Always a pleasure to mention DV, Katherine!