Thursday, July 20, 2017

Switchblade - Open for Submissions

Crime fiction magazine Switchblade opened submissions today for short stories of 2000 to 4500 words.  The deadline is August 15, 2017 and payment is $10.  You can find the details here, scroll down the page.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Boabab Press - Anthology Call

Baobab Press has posted an anthology call for "This Side of the Divide".  They're seeking short fiction of 3000 to 5000 word that explores the United States West.  The deadline is October 31, 2017 and payment is $100.  You can find the details here.  Just scroll down to the bottom of the page.  Also note that this is being put together with an MFA program so they'll be looking for literary stories.

Write Naked - Call for Non-fiction Blog Posts

The Write Naked blog is open for blog post queries for non-fiction posts about writing.  There is a list of ideas to get you started.  Your post should be 450 to 650 words in length but remember, you have to query our idea first.  The deadline is September 30, 2017 and payment is $50.  You can find the details here.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Matchbook - Open for Submissions

Matchbook is an online flash fiction literary magazine.  They're currently open for submissions of stories under 1000 words.  If your piece is accepted you will be asked for a companion piece (basically a short author's note about the story)  The deadline is July 23, 2017 and payment is $20.  You can find the details here.

Hat tip to Gail Farrelly. 

Wolf Singer Publications - Anthology Call

Wolf Singer Publications has posted an anthology call for "Tales From the Fluffy Bunny".  They're looking for fantasy stories of 1000 to 7500 that feature your main character telling the tale of how they or their weapon got their silly name.  The deadline is September 30, 2017 and payment is $5 plus a royalty split.  You can find the details here.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Switchblade Magazine - Submission Period Posted

Just a note to let you crime writing folks know that Switchblade magazine has posted their submission period for the next issue.  It will be opening on July 20, 2017 and end on August 15, 2017.  Don't jump the gun, just mark it in your calendars so you'll be ready. :)

Hat tip to Peter DiChellis.

Hard Sentences: Crime Fiction Inspired by Alcatraz - Now Available

I've been coming up short with paying markets for crime fiction of late so I thought I'd post a link to the new anthology "Hard Sentences:  Crime Fiction Inspired by Alcatraz".  I posted the call last year and now the anthology is a reality with a load of great writers.  Check it out here

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Tough - First Story Up

The online blogzine Tough is off to a great start with "The Mark of a Good Deal" by J. M. Taylor.  Check it out here.

Magazine Closings

Red Sun Magazine and Untied Shoelaces of the Mind have both closed their doors.

Flash Bang Mysteries - New Issue - Open for Submissions

The Summer issue of Flash Bang Mysteries has gone live and is free to read here.  They have also opened submissions for crime flash fiction of 500 to 750 words.  The deadline is July 31, 2017.  Check  out their submission page for the details.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Fantasia Divinity Publishing - Anthology Calls

Fantasia Divinity Publishing has posted three anthology calls looking for speculative fiction stories of 500 to 10,500 words that fit the themes of each anthology.  There are different deadlines but they're all open at this point.  Payment is $5 to $15 depending on length.  They're also accepting reprints with a max payout of $10.  You can find the details here.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Buzzy Mag - Open for Reviews and Blog Post Submissions

For those of you who are into sci-fi and fantasy Buzzy Mag is open for book and movie reviews plus they're looking for bloggers.  Payment is 5cents a word.  You can check out the details here.

Diabolical Plots - Open for Submissions

Diabolical Plots is open for submissions during the month of July.  They are looking for speculative fiction stories up to 3500 words.  Payment is 8cents a word.  You can find the details here.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Switchblade - New Issue

Issue 2 of Switchblade has hit the streets and is available in both print and ebook format.  You can check out the issue details and find the links for purchasing a copy here.  (Scroll down the page)  Also note they will be opening a submission period in late July.

Hat tip to Peter DiChellis.

Mofo Publishing - Erotica Anthology Call

Mofo Publications has posted an anthology call for "Literary Erotica:  Apocalypse".  They're looking for erotica stories of 1000 to 5000 words centered around the theme of apocalypse.  The deadline is September 5, 2017 and payment is 1cent a word.  You can find the call here.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

37 Paying Markets for July

Over at Publishing...and Other Forms of Insanity blogger Erica Verrillo has posted her July list of paying markets.  Thanks, Erica!