Saturday, December 30, 2017
Limitless Publishing has posted a call for 500 word story proposals for an anthology titled "13: Cult". They are seeking horror and dark fiction stories of 7500 to 12,000 words (sweet spot is 10,000) using the theme of Cults. The proposal deadline is March 1, 2018. There is no mention of payment so you'll have to query with your proposal. You can find the details here.
Placer Gold Writers Ink is seeking stories for their second anthology "Miner Detours in Reality: A Speculative Fiction Anthology". They're are looking for stories of 2000 to 8000 words set in the California Gold Country. The deadline is January 30, 2018. The payment is listed as a royalty of $20 to $30 on a sliding scale. You can find the details here.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
18th Wall Publications has posted an anthology call for "Sockhops & Seances". They're looking for Supernatural stories of 4000 to 20,000 words in any genre as long as there is supernatural element. The stories must be set in the 1950's. The deadline is March 15, 2018. Payment is a royalty split. You can find the details here. There are lots of details so be sure to fully read the guidelines.
Thanks to Michael Bracken for the link!
Thanks to Michael Bracken for the link!
Monday, December 25, 2017
I'd just like to take a moment to wish everyone who stops by a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Enjoy the season with your friends and family. Keep them close and take the time to tell them that you love them. Life is too precious to waste. Merry Christmas!!
Saturday, December 23, 2017
StoryHack is currently open to submissions of action/adventure stories of 2000 to 17,500 words with their sweet spot being 9000 to 10,000 words. The deadline is January 20, 2018 (yes, it says 2017 on the submission page but the Facebook says 2018). Payment is 1cent a word. You can find the details here. Thanks to Michael Bracken for the link!
Editor Lynne Jamneck has posted an anthology call for "Forces of Nature". They are looking for short fiction of 2500 to 10,000 words "that explores the physical and metaphysical boundaries between humanity and the natural world". And yes, there's more details in the guidelines. The deadline is March 31, 2018 and payment is 7cents a word for stories up to 7000 word and 5cents a word for stories over 7000 words. The publisher is Dark Regions Press. You can find the details here.
Darkwater Syndicate has posted a call for short horror stories of 5000 to 8000 words about people who sneak into an abandoned, forgotten, shunned, or cursed communities and survive to tell the tale. The emphasis here is on community, a haunted house will not work. The stories must be set in the present and be told in first person by the survivor who discovered the reason for the community's loss and lived to tell the tale. The deadline is March 1, 2018 and payment is $50. You can read the details here.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
For those of you who write both erotica and crime fiction this one might be of interest to you. Circlet Press has posted an anthology call for "Dressed in Black: Erotica Tales of Edgar Allan Poe". They're looking for erotica stories in any genre of 3000 to 7000 words that are based on the work of Poe. They're not looking for retellings but want original work with a Poe twist. The deadline is February 15, 2018 and payment is $25. You can find the details here.
Monday, December 18, 2017
Angie has posted her December listing of anthology calls. Thanks, Angie!
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Iguana Books has posted an anthology call for "Blood is Thicker: An Anthology of Twisted Family Traditions". This anthology is only open to Canadian writers who haven't had a full length work (40,000 words) published by a traditional publisher. They're looking for stories of 3000 to 7500 words that start with this sentence: "It was February 29 again, and I was wondering which member of my family would try to kill me this time.". Any genre. The deadline is February 28, 2018 and payment is 2cents a word CAD. You can find the details here.
Spectacle Magazine is seeking speculative fiction with a humorous/weird bend. They want flash fiction up to 1000 words and short stories of 1000 to 7500 words. There's no deadline listed and payment is $100 for flash and $500 for shorts. You can find the details here.
Econoclash Review has opened submissions for their second issue. They're looking for contemporary pulp stories in all genres of 1500 to 4500 words. The deadline is January 31, 2018 and payment is $10. You can find the details here.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Automata is a new online zine seeking stories up to 6000 words that are both literary and genre and somewhere in between. They will be publishing one story a month and payment is $25. You can find the details here. If you click on blog at the top of the page you will find a listing of authors that the editors like.
Monday, December 4, 2017
Spring Song Press has posted an anthology call for "Shards". They're looking for fantasy/speculative fiction stories of 1000 to 10,000 words fitting the theme of "Shards". The genres of fantasy that they're looking for are Noblebright, Grimbright, Nobledark, and Other oddities. They also would like the stories to have hope and generosity instead of nihilism and cynicism. The deadline is February 1, 2018 and payment is 1cent a word. You can find the details here.
Magnificent Cowlick Media LLC has posted an anthology call for "Black Buttons Vol 3". They're looking for dark fiction/horror stories of 2000 to 5000 words. Stories must be set in the Mid-West and the theme is family. The deadline is February 16, 2018 and payment is $50. You can find the details here.
Friday, December 1, 2017
Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing has posted an anthology call for "Tales From the Crust: An Anthology of Pizza Horror" Yes, they're looking for horror stories of 1000 to 5000 words with the theme of pizza. The deadline is June 1, 2018 and payment is 3cents a word. You can find the details here.
Third Flatiron Press opened submissions today for their Spring anthology with the theme of "Monstrosities". They're looking for stories of 1500 to 3000 and humorous flash pieces up to 600 words in the genres of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. All stories must fit the theme. The deadline is December 31, 2017 and payment is 6cents a word. You can find the details here with more on their submission page. At the link you'll also find all the themes and submission dates for their 2018 calls.
Red Room Magazine was supposed to open for submissions today instead there's a note that they're closed until further notice. Not a good sign after only one issue.