Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Just for Fun Christmas Contest

Weird Christmas has opened submissions for their second annual Weird Christmas Flash Fiction Contest.  They're looking for weird (and yes, they define what they think of as weird) Christmas stories up to 350 words.  The deadline is November 2, 2019 and prizes are $50 for first place an $25 for second.  You can find all the details here along with details of what they're looking for and what's been done to death.  No fee to enter.

The 2019 Anthony Award Nominees

Bouchercon 2019 has announced the nominees for this year's Anthony Awards.  Congrats to all the nominees!!

Apparition Lit - Open for Submissions

Apparition Lit opened submissions for their next issue today.  They're looking for speculative fiction stories of 1000 to 5000 words using the them Retribution.  The submission period is short, opening today and closing on May 31, 2019.  Payment is 3cents a word with a minimum payment of $30.  You can find the details here.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

LitReactor - Call for Writers

If you're interested in writing non-fiction articles LitReactor just posted this on their Twitter account:

 Interested in writing for ? We are looking to expand our roster. We specifically want articles on craft—plot, character, grammar, etc. Also anything on the current state of the publishing industry. Send bio, sample links and pitches to

If I remember correctly this is a paying market.

Less Than Three Press - Creature Feature

Less Than Three Press has posted a collection call for "Creature Feature".  This is a LGBTQIA call that features monsters.  Each story of the collection will be published separately and the author will receive royalty payments.  Stories should be 20,000 to 60,000 words.  This is basically a novella call with a specific theme.  The deadline is July 31, 2019.  You can find the details here.  While the genre is basically speculative fiction they're open to cross genre stories including mysteries.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Malice Domestic - Anthology Call

Malice Domestic has opened submissions for their fifteenth anthology "Mystery Most Theatrical".  They're looking for traditional mysteries up to 5000 words using a theatrical theme.  The deadline is August 31, 2019 and there's no mention of payment.  You can find the details here along with a link to their submission site.