Monday, September 18, 2017
Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Conversation has opened submissions for their October issue. They're looking for fairy tale type stories of 700 to 3000 words using the theme "Godfather Death". The deadline is September 30, 2017 and payment is $30. You can find the details here.
Bloodhound Books is open for novel submissions in the crime fiction genres. There's no mention of pay scale. You can find the details here.
There's a great story about family over at Beat to a Pulp. You keep expecting one thing and the story just spins you around in another direction and leaves you smiling along a trail of your own memories.
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Editor Alec Cizak has posted a note on his blog that he's putting together a charity anthology that will be published by Down & Out Books. He's looking for noir stories set in Indianapolis. The charity is the Indiana Literacy Association. You can check out the details and drop him a line here.
Fireside Magazine opened submissions today for flash stories up to 1000 words and short stories up to 4000 words in any genre. There are stories to read online so you can get an idea of what they're looking for. Their reading period is short and the deadline is September 23, 2017. Payment is 12.5cents a word. You can find the details here. Just click on home at the top of the page to find stories to read.
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Friday, September 15, 2017
ChiZine Publications has posted an anthology call for "Other Covenants: Alternate Histories of the Jewish People". They looking for stories of 500 to 15,000 words that written in the alternate history genre and are relevant to the theme. The deadline is February 4, 2018 and payment is 8cents CAD a word. They have a list of possible topics in their guidelines which you can find here.
Lamplight opened submissions today for their next two issues. They're seeking dark literary fiction up to 7000 words. The deadline is November 15, 2017 and payment is 3cents a word with a $150 cap. Reprints are paid 1cent a word. You can find the details here.
Occult Detective Quarterly opened submissions today for their next issue. They're looking for stories of 3000 to 6000 words about detectives who explore the unusual. The deadline is October 15, 2017 and payment is 1cent a word with a $50 cap. They do take an occasional reprint and pay a flat rate of $25 for these. You can find the details here, it's a pdf file.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Black Cat Mystery Magazine has posted their guidelines and will open for submissions on October 1 for issues #2 and #3. They're looking for all types of mystery stories of 1000 to 8000 words. The deadline is December 15, 2017 and payment is 3cents a word. You can find the details here. I will post a reminder on the opening date.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Weird City magazine is open for submissions to their second issue. They're looking for stories of 2000 to 7500 words that use the theme of "strange things in dense places". The deadline is December 31, 2017 and payment is $20 to $75 depending on length. You can find the details here.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Scary Dairy Press has opened submissions for their anthology "Terror Politico". they are seeking dark fiction of 3000 to 7000 words about the evils of politics. The deadline is December 31, 2017 and payment is $30 to $70 depending on length. Reprints are paid a flat fee of $25. You can find the details here.
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Antimatter Magazine is seeking original science fiction flash stories up to 500 words that use a real science headline to inform, drive, or inspire your story (they have links). The deadline is October 31, 2017 and payment is $20. You can find the details on their Submittable page.
Friday, September 8, 2017
Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing has posted an anthology call for "Lost Films". They're looking for horror stories of 1000 to 8000 words involving recorded visual disturbances such as in film, Hollywood, TV, etc.( And yes, they explain it much better). The deadline is October 31, 2017 and payment is 2cents a word. You can find the details here.
Thursday, September 7, 2017
If you're a resident of the UK this call for papers might be of interest to you. The University of Brighton is hosting a Study Day with a focus on short stories of the 19th century. One of the topics is crime and detection. A 300 word proposal is due by October 2, 2017. You can find the details here.
All Due Respect Books has opened submissions for low life crime literature in the form of short story collection, novellettes, novellas, and novels. They are now an imprint of Down & Out Books. You can find the details here.
Hat tip to Paul D. Brazill!
Hat tip to Paul D. Brazill!
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Books and Boos Press is seeking darkly funny horror stories for their anthology "A Sharp Stick in the Eye". Stories should be 4000 to 8000 words. The deadline is September 30, 2017 and payment is $50. You can find the details here.
Limitless Publishing has posted an anthology call for "Craving: Loyalty". They are seeking contemporary romance or romantic suspense stories of 10,000 words (7500 to 12,000) that are set in the world of the mafia, organized crime groups, motorcycle clubs, or gangs. Basically any group where loyalty is demanded and betrayal will bring death. They want story proposals of 500 words submitted by October 13, 2017. There is no mention of payment so that's something you'll have query. You can find the details here.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
The 22nd Annual ASU (Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas) Writers Conference in honor of Elmer Kealton is seeking submissions of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction plus critical or biological presentations on Kelton, Hoagland, or Texas/Southwestern/Western Literature. The featured writer is Tony Hoagland. The deadline is November 13, 2017. You can find the details here, the file comes up as a pdf.
Over at the SleuthSayers blog Barb Goffman has posted an interview with Carla Coupe the editor of a new print crime magazine called Black Cat Magazine. The first issue is now available and the editor says the guidelines should be posted this week with submissions opening in October. The payment here will be 3cents a word with a cap of $250. I'll keep an eye open for the announcement of both and post them here. It's good to have another paying market for crime fiction.
Monday, September 4, 2017
Print magazine One Story has opened submissions for literary stories of 3000 to 8000 words. The deadline is November 14, 2017 and payment is $500. They have an online submission manager with a link in the guidelines. You can find the details here.
Sunday, September 3, 2017
The Mad Scientist Journal has opened submissions for the month of September. They're looking for stories of 500 to 8000 words written in first person from the mad scientist's point of view. Genres are sci-fi, fantasy, or horror. The deadline is September 30, 2017. Payment is $10 for flash of 500 to 2000 words ($5 for reprints) and $20 for shorts of 2000 to 8000 words ($10 for reprints). You can find the details here.
Saturday, September 2, 2017
Flash fiction is tough to write but writing a drabble of exactly a hundred words is even tougher. Over at the blog The View From the Blue House Rob Kitchin writes a drabble and posts it every Saturday. This week's drabble is "Spilt Coffee" and it's a perfect crime story with not a word wasted. Check it out for yourself.
First off, this is a non-paying market but they do publish crime, thriller, and mystery stories along with many other genres. Literally Stories is seeking work of 500 to 3000 words. They are an online zine and you will find stories there to read to get a feel for what they publish. You can find the details here.
Hat tip to Michael Bracken for the link.
Hat tip to Michael Bracken for the link.
Friday, September 1, 2017
And another resource for crime fiction writers is "Indie Crime Scene". One very cool feature is their crime fiction links of the week that collect reviews, short stories, interviews, and resources all in one place for you to click on.
Rusty Barnes the editor of Tough ezine is seeking crime stories of 1000 words and up. Payment is $25. You can find the details here. He started publishing stories in July so be sure to take a few minutes to read what's there so you can get a feel for what he's looking for.
Shots magazine has posted a "Call for Papers: A Study in Sidekicks: The Detectives Assistant in Crime Fiction". They're looking for essays of 7000 to 8000 words "that explore the changing representations and functions of the detective's sidekick". They want an abstract of 300 to 350 words by November 13, 2017 with full essays due June 1, 2018. There is also a list of topics. There is no mention of payment. You can find the details here.