Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Gumshoe Review - Open for Submissions

As writers we sometimes forget about smaller markets so this post is a reminder that the Gumshoe Review publishes short mystery fiction.  They're open to short stories up to 1000 words and pay 5cents a word with a cap of $50 if your story runs longer.  They're also open to non-fiction essays up to 1000 words about the mystery genre.  Payment is 5cents a word with a $50 cap.  You can find the details here.  They're also looking for reviews but there's no payment only the book you're sent to review.

Murder Knows No Language by David Boop

Over at the Gumshoe Review there's a fun little story called "Murder Knows No Language" by David Boop.  The protagonist is a former PI who does temp work and his latest job leads him right into a murder scene.

Christopher Fielden - Short Story Magazine List

Christopher Fielden has a long list of short story magazines broken down by country and last updated this month.  There are both paying and non-paying markets listed.  You can find the lists here.

Enchanted Conversation Magazine - Open for Flash Submissions

Enchanted Conversation Magazine is looking for flash stories of 100 to 500 words that use fairy tale, folklore, or mythic templates.  Pay is $5.  You can find the details here.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Blood Bound Books - Anthology Call

Blood Bound Books has posted an anthology call for "Burnt Fur".  They're looking for horror stories of 1500 to 7000 words set in the "the dark underbelly of the furry world".  The deadline is September 1, 2018 and payment is 3cents a word.  You can find the details here.

Work Ethic by Steve Oliver

Over at The Dark City I read "Work Ethic" by Steve Oliver.  This is one of those stories where nothing is what it seems and the ending is a real shocker.

Monday, May 21, 2018

SmokeLong Quarterly - Now a Paying Market

Long time online flash market SmokeLong Quarterly is now a paying market.  They pay $25 for flash fiction up to 1000 words.  This is a literary market and hard to crack even when they didn't pay.  They're that good.