Thursday, November 16, 2017

Zimbell House Publishing - Anthology Call (non-paying)

The payment for this anthology call is 1 copy of the book.  The anthology is "No Trace:  A Collection of Disappearances".  They are looking for mystery stories of 3500 to 20,000 words about someone who disappears without a trace.  The story must be contemporary and written from only one point of view.  The deadline is March 15, 2018.  You can find the details here, just scroll down the page.

Weasel Press - Erotica Anthology Call

For our erotica writers Weasel Press is seeking short erotica scenes up to 1000 words containing anthropomorphic animals (furry animals) for their anthology "Furnicate".  The deadline is March 1, 2018 and payment is 2cents a word.  You can find the details here.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Spinetingler Magazine - First Print Issue

The Fall print issue of Spinetingler Magazine is now available for purchase.  Check it  out here.

Historical Feathers - Non-paying Crime Fiction Market

UK based Historical Feathers is seeking historical fiction in the crime genre, among other genres such as Steampunk.  Stories should be 1000 to 5000 words.  If you check out their showcase link you'll find some stories they have already published.  You can find the details here.  This is a non-paying market.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Switchblade - Open for Submissions

Switchblade magazine has opened submissions for their fourth issue.  They're looking for short crime stories of 2000 to 4500 words and flash fiction to 1000 words.  The deadline is November 25, 2017 and payment is $10 plus a print copy.  You can find the details here, just scroll down the page.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

2018 St. Martin's Minotaur/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Competition

The 2018 St. Martin's Minotaur/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Competition is open for submissions.  The deadline is January 12, 2018.  The winner will receive a publishing contract and advance.  You can find all the details here.  There is no fee to enter.

Parvus Press - Anthology Call

Parvus Press has opened submissions for their anthology "If This Goes On".  They are seeking speculative fiction stories up to 5000 words that "open our eyes to our future".  Stories must include the "impact of current political policy as a meaningful aspect of the story".  The deadline is March 1, 2018 and payment is 8cents a word.  You can find the details here.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Betty Fedora - Update

Just a note to say that the Betty Fedora website is back up.  A good sign that they're still in business.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Words and Brushes - No Fee Contest

Words and Brushes has an interesting contest up called Collaboration Five.  They're looking for short stories of 2000 to 4000 words in any genre based on the paintings they have posted on the site.  The deadline is February 15, 2018 and the winner receives $350.  There's no fee to enter.  You can find the details here.  And even if you don't want to enter the contest, the paintings are a wonderful inspiration.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Out of the Gutter Online - Call for Christmas Flash Stories

Out of the Gutter Online has posted a call for crime filled flash stories up to 700 words for their "Twelve Daze of Christmas" series.  You can find the details here.  The link to their submission manager is in their regular guidelines.  You'll find the link above the banner at the top of the page.  This is a non-paying market.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Occult Detective Quarterly - New Issue

Occult Detective Quarterly #3 is now available for purchase here.

Allegory - Call for Submissions

Online ezine Allegory is open for submissions of short stories up to 5000 words in the genres of science fiction, fantasy, and horror.  They're also looking for non-fiction articles up to 2000 words on any topic that concerns writing.  Payment for both is $15.  The deadline is December 31, 2017.  You can find the details here.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Smoking Pen Press - Anthology Calls

For those of you who write romance stories Smoking Pen Press has opened submissions for two romance anthologies.  The first is "A Wink and a Smile" which is looking for stories of 1000 to 7000 words with a deadline of January 1, 2018.  The second is "A Kiss and a Promise" which is looking for stories of 7,000 to 12,000 words with a deadline of February 14, 2018.  Stories can be in any genre (except erotica) as long as romance is the key factor in your story.  Both pay $25 and reprints are okay.  You can find the details for both here.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Fireside Magazine - Early Warning for Submissions

Fireside Magazine will open for submissions on November 5 and close November 11, 2017.  I'm posting this early so you'll have a bit of warning for this short submission window.  And please note that this is subject to change so be sure to check before submitting.  They are looking for flash stories up to 1000 word and short fiction of 1000 to 4000 words in any genre with a heavy leaning towards speculative fiction.  Payment is 12.5cents per word.  You can find the details here, keep scrolling down the page because there is information all the way to the bottom of the page.

34 Paying Markets for November

Over at the Publishing...and Other Forms of Insanity Erica Verrillo has posted her November listing of paying markets for November.  Thanks, Erica!

Dark House Books - Anthology Calls

Dark House Books has opened submissions today for two anthologies.  The first is "Shhh... Murder" where they're looking for cozy or cozy-noir mystery stories of 2500 to 5000 words.  The second is "Sanctuary" where they're looking for poetry, flash fiction, short stories, or non-fiction on the theme of sanctuary.  The deadline for both is February 28, 2018 and payment is a royalty split.  You can find the details for both here.