Monday, February 19, 2018

Pulp Metal Magazine - Closing

Pulp Metal Magazine will be closing up shop.

Blood Bound Books - Anthology Call

Blood Bound Books has posted a "Best Of" anthology call.  They're looking for new horror stories of 500 to 6000 words.  All the subgenres including erotica are welcome but they must be dark,  The deadline is May 31, 2018 and payment is 5cents a word (8cents if they get enough patreon supporters.  You can find the details here.

Black Mirror Press - Anthology Call

Black Mirror Press has posted an anthology call for "Poe's Shadows:  Tales of Poe for the 21st Century".  They looking for stories of 3000 to 7000 words that bring Poe's stories into the 21st century, not just a retelling but with a new world twist to it.  They are asking for a three paragraph synopsis first then they'll let you know if they want to see your story.  The deadline is until full and payment is $10.  You can find the details here.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Solarcide - Open for Submissions

Solarcide has opened submissions for their February reading period.  They're seeking dark fiction stories of 1000 to 3000 words in any genre.  Payment is $50.  You can find the details here.

Ye Olde Magick Shoppe - Anthology Call

Editor Oren Litwin has posted an anthology call for "Ye Olde Magick Shoppe".  He's looking for fantasy stories of 3500 to 7000 words with the plot point element being the selling of magic.  The deadline is June 1, 2018 and payment will be $25 ($100 if they have a successful KickStarter).  You can find the details here.

Blue Crow Publishing - Charity YA Anthology Call - North Carolina Residents Only

Blue Crow Publishing has posted a call for a charity anthology to benefit literacy programs in North Carolina.  The anthology is titled Secrets and Lies:  A Wicked South Anthology".  They are seeking YA (ages 13 - 19) stories in any genre but they must feature a secret shared or kept.  The deadline is April 1, 2018 and payment is one copy.  This is open to North Carolina residents only.  You can find the details here.

Thanks to Michael Bracken for the link!

Friday, February 16, 2018

Cwtch Press - Erotica Anthology Calls

Cwtch Press has two open erotica anthology calls posted.  The first is "Blood in the Rain 4:  Erotica Vampire Tales".  They're looking for dark erotica vampire tales of 2500 to 7000 words.  The deadline is May 30, 2018 and payment is $75.

The second all is for "Keep Going".  They're looking for erotica stories of 2500 to 7000 words about consent.  "Make asking for permission hot."  The deadline is September 30, 2018 and payment is $25.  You can find the details for both anthologies here.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Yellow Mama - New Issue

The newest issue of Yellow Mama has hit the virtual streets.  You can read it here for free.

The Econoclash Review - First Issue

The Econoclash Review is now available for Kindle.  Check out the details here.

A Short History of Crime Fiction Markets

Short story writer Michael Bracken takes a look at the world of short mystery fiction markets that have come and gone and still flourish today.  You'll find his guest post over at the Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine blog Something is Going to Happen.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Over at The Horror Tree

Over at the Horror Tree you'll find a very interesting article about giving your monsters a "heart".  Not something you think about when writing but which makes a great deal of sense.  The essay, written by Kevin Holton, is titled "Teeth, Claws, and Heart:  Creating Creatures that Want More than Blind Destruction".

Independent Legions Publishing - Anthology Call

Italy based Independent Legions Publishing has opened submissions for their anthology "Monsters of Any Kind".  They're looking for speculative fiction stories of 3500 to 5000 words.  The story must contain one non-human monster and there is a short list of monsters they don't want.  The deadline is July 10, 2018 and payment is $100.  You can find the details here.

Alfred Hitchcock Remains an Influence on Crime Writers by Hillel Italie

There's a piece in The Republic titled "Alfred Hitchcock Remains an Influence on Crime Writers" by Hillel Italie that might be of interest to some of you out there.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Dark Moon Digest - New Issue

Dark Moon Digest #30 is now available for purchase.  Check it out here.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Shotgun Honey Books - Open for Crime Novel Submissions

Shotgun Honey Books is open for novel queries for 2018 and 2019.  They are seeking crime novels of 25,000 to 50,000 words.  Shotgun Honey is publishing under the Down & Out Books umbrella.  You can find the details here.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Twisted Publishing - Anthology Call

Twisted Publishing has opened submissions for their anthology "The Twisted Book of Shadows".  They're looking for horror stories of 3000 to 5000 words.  The deadline is February 28, 2018 and payment is 6cents a word with a cap of $300 plus a royalty split.  You can find the details here.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Switchblade - Special Issue Call - Women Writers Only

Switchblade magazine has posted a special issue call for "Stiletto Heeled".  This one is to be by women and about women.  They're looking for noir/hardboiled stories of 2000 to 4500 words.  The deadline is September 1, 2018 and payment is $15.  The usual guidelines apply.  You can find the details here, just scroll down the page.

Nothing's Sacred - Open for Submissions

Horror magazine Nothing's Sacred is open for submissions for volume #4.  They're seeking stories up 3000 words that cover the full spectrum of the horror genre with a few of the usual exceptions.  The deadline is February 28, 2018 and payment is 5cents a word.  You can find the details here.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Switchblade - Open for Submissions

And don't forget Switchblade opened for submissions yesterday.

Midnight Hour Media - Anthology Call

Midnight Hour Media has opened submissions for volumes 1 & 2 of their anthology "Midnight Hour".  They're seeking dark stories of 1500 to 8000 words in a variety of genres including crime noir.  The deadline May 1, 2018 and payment is 2cents a word with a cap of $160.  You can find the details here.

Nosetouch Press - Anthology Call

Nosetouch Press has opened submissions for their anthology "Fiends in the Furrows:  An Anthology of Folk Horror".  They're looking for stories of 5000 to 10,000 words "that capture the essence of Folk Horror in new and terrifying ways".  The deadline is May 1, 2018 and payment is 1cent a word.  You can find the details here.

Coffin Hop Press - Anthology Calls

Canadian based Coffin Hop Press has three open anthologies for 2018.  The first is a Women of Canadian Crime anthology "The Dame was Trouble".  This features Canadian women writers only.  The deadline is April 15, 2018.  The second is "Knucklehead Noir".  They're looking for crime stories similar to Charles Willeford.  The deadline is July 1, 2018.  The third is for holiday crime stories titled "Baby It's Cold Outside".  The deadline is July 1, 2018.  There are no pay specifics listed.  You can find the details here.  Scroll down the page.

23 Paying Markets for February

Over at the Publishing...and Other Forms of Insanity blog Erica Verrillo has posted her February listing of paying markets.