Sunday, April 30, 2017

Switchblade - New Issue - Open for Submissions Soon

The first issue of crime fiction magazine Switchblade has hit the virtual streets.  You can purchase it here.  They will also open for submissions on May 15 to May 25, 2017.  It's a short window that's why I'm posting it early.  They're looking for flash fiction up to 1000 words and short stories of 2000 to 4500 words.  They've also decided to start paying $10 per story plus one copy of the print edition.  You can find the details here.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Upper Rubber Boot Books - Anthology Call - Women Writers

Upper Rubber Boot Books has posted another female only anthology call for"Sharp and Sugar Tooth".  They're looking for creepy, seductive stories about the dark side of culinary life up to 5000 words.  The deadline is July 31, 2017 and payment is 6cents a word.  You can find the details here.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Spinetingler Magazine - Call for Submissions

Spinetingler Magazine has posted a special call for submissions for a new full issue in October.  They're looking for short stories and short novellas up to 15,000 words.  Payment for shorts is $25 and $75 for novellas.  You can find the call here.  

Friday, April 21, 2017

Shotgun Honey Books - Open for Submissions

Shotgun Honey Books, a branch of Down and Out Books, is currently open for submissions.  They're looking for novellas, short novels, and short crime fiction collections  of 25,000 to 50,000 words to fill their 2018 and 2019 catalog.  There are no pay specifics mentioned.  You can find the details here.

Solarcide - Open for Submissions

Solarcide is open for submissions until April 30.  I know, I'm late with this one.  They are looking for dark crime fiction and weird stories of 1000 to 3000 words.  Payment is $50.  You can find the details here.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Pirates: Boys Behaving Badly Anthology - Erotic Anthology Call

Pirates:  A Boys Behaving Badly Anthology is seeking romantic erotica stories of 2500 to 5000 words that feature 1) pirates, 2) romance, and 3) a bad boy.  Your pirates can be on earth or in space or anywhere you care to place them, which means your genres are pretty open.  The deadline is May 5, 2017 and payment is $50.  You can find the details here.

Liberty Island - Open for Submissions

I was pointed to a magazine called Liberty Island yesterday as a possible market.  They accept all genre stories of 1000 to 2000 words.  Payment is only by the tip jar that is posted with your story.  There is a down side as only stories accepted for the home page get tip jars.  Other stories are posted on a space called Open Range where you have to be a member of the site and there is no payment for these.  Also the home page is very slow to load.  You can find the submission details here.

Monday, April 17, 2017

A Murder of Storytellers - Anthology Call

A Murder of Storytellers has posted an anthology call for "The Misbehaving Dead".  They're looking for stories up to 10,000 words using the theme "rebels--the dead that don't stay down".  They'll also accept reprints for this one.  The deadline is June 13, 2017 and payment is $15 plus a copy.  Submissions are through Submittable.  You can find the details here.

Down and Out Magazine - Update Information

I've mentioned the new crime Down & Out:  The Magazine before but you should be aware that there is also a literary magazine with the title Down & Out so be sure of which market you are submitting to as their links are almost identical.

Upper Rubber Boot Books - Anthology Call - Women Writers

Upper Rubber Boot Books has posted an anthology call for "Broad Knowledge:  35 Women Up to No Good".  They're looking for dark and speculative fiction stories up to 5000 words using the theme based around the idea of knowledge.  Only female writers.  The deadline is May 30, 2017 and payment is 6cents a word.  You can find the details here.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Independent Legions Publishing - Anthology Call

Independent Legions Publishing has posted an anthology call for "The Beauty of Death 2:  Death by Water".  They're seeking horror stories of 4000 to 5000 words that fit the theme death by water.  The deadline is September 1, 2017 and payment is $100.  You can find the details here.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Tyrus Books - Closing Down

As has been reported in various places comes the sad news that Tyrus Books is being shut down by their parent company.

Cowboy Jamboree Magazine - Open for Submissions - Harry Crews Homage Theme

Cowboy Jamboree Magazine has opened submissions for their Fall issue and this one should be of interest to both Western and Crime writers.  They are looking for Grit Lit:  Rural and Revisionist Western Stories with a Harry Crews homage.  The theme title is "All We Need of Hell".  The deadline is September 1, 2017.  This is a non-paying market.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Just a Quick Note

I finally bought myself a new computer yesterday and got it set up and running today,  I'm still figuring out how things work so postings may be a little lite for a while.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Three Drops Press - Anthology Call

UK based Three Drops Press has posted an anthology call for "White Noise & Ouija Boards:  An Anthology of Ghosts & Hauntings".  They're looking for poetry and flash fiction up to 1000 words.  Reprints are okay.  The deadline is May 26, 2017 and payment is a royalty split.  You can find the details here.

Via the blog of Eric Nash where you find a few more submission calls for horror anthologies.

21st Century Pulp Revival - Anthology Call

I ran across this anthology call on the blog of Misha Burnett.  They're looking for pulp stories of 2000 to 10,000 words set on contemporary Earth.  The stories must be action/adventure with a speculative bend.  The title is tentatively "21st Century Pulp Revival".  Their maybe publisher is Superversive Press and payment has not been decided yet.  It's an iffy call but I thought it might be of interest to some of you out there.  You can find the details here.  There's a link posted at the end of the guidelines to contact the editors with questions.

World Weaver Press - Anthology Call

World Weaver Press has posted an anthology call for "Mrs. Claus".  As the title implies they are looking for short stories up to 10,000 words about the Mrs. of the North Pole.  The deadline is May 30, 2017 and payment is $10 plus a copy.  You can find the details here.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Six Questions For...

Over at the Six Questions For... blog Jim Harrington interviews Roger and Janet Carden the editors of Crimson Streets.  Crimson Streets is a paying market (1cent a word) for pulp stories in a variety of genres including crime.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

My Wandering Uterus - Anthology Call

K. A. Laity has posted an anthology call for "My Wandering Uterus".  They're looking for essays, stories, and poetry about your experiences of being a woman on the road.  Pieces should be 3000 to 8000 words (except poetry, of course).  The deadline is July 1, 2017 and payment is $10 plus a copy.  You can find the details here.

Freeze Frame Fiction - Open for Submissions

Freeze Frame Fiction has opened submissions for flash fiction under 1000 words.  They're open to all genres.  The deadline is June 15 and  payment is $10.  You can find the details here.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

2017 Thriller Award Nominees

Mystery Fanfare has posted the 2017 Thriller Award Nominees.  Of interest here of course are the short story nominees.  Good to see some familiar names.  Congrats to all the nominees!

BEST SHORT STORY
Eric Beetner — “The Business of Death” UNLOADED: CRIME WRITERS WRITING WITHOUT GUNS (Down & Out Books)
Laura Benedict — “The Peter Rabbit Killers” (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine)
Brendan DuBois — “The Man from Away” (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine)
Joyce Carol Oates — “Big Momma” (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine)
Art Taylor — “Parallel Play” CHESAPEAKE CRIMES: STORM WARNING (Wildside Press)

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Flash Bang Mysteries - New Issue - Open for Submissions

The Spring issue of Flash Bang Mysteries is now available to read online.  And submissions opened for the next issue yesterday and will close on April 30, 2017.  They're looking for flash crime stories of 500 to 750 words.  Payment has been raised from $10 to $15.  You can find the details here.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

2017 Derringer Award Nominees

You'll find the 2017 Derringer Award Nominees posted over at the Short Mystery Fiction Society's blog.  A big congratulations to all the nominees!!

33 Paying Markets for April

Over at the Publishing...and Other Forms of Insanity blog Erica Verrillo has posted her April list of 33 paying markets.  Thanks, Erica!