Wednesday, December 1, 2010

First of the Month Market Calls

You've got to love the first of every month. Why, you ask? Because there's markets open for your short stories!

My first stop on the first of every month is Duotrope's Recent Updates link where you'll find a list of 28 markets that have opened for new subs. Among them is Beat to a Pulp and Ghost Light Magazine

Also on that page is a listing of new markets and a few anthology calls, the best being a new one from Innsmouth Free Press. "Candle in the Attic Window" is looking for Gothic Horror of 2000 to 10,000 words. The pay is 1cent a word CAD with a minimum of $30 and a max of $70. They open for subs on January 1st and close February 28 of 2011 so you have plenty of time to get a story written and polished. You can find the details here

Over at I found a contest for short story collections. The contest is sponsored by Dzanc Books with a December 31 deadline and a $20 reading fee. The winner receives a $1000 advance. You can find all the details at You have to scroll down the page a bit.

And Dark Valentine is open to subs for their Spring 2011 issue until February 4, 2011. The pay here is $10. While you're there be sure to read through the first page of the site as there are several horror market calls mentioned for those of you who write in that genre.


David Cranmer said...

I have a story called "Justice Served" coming up at DV this Friday. I am very impressed with the quality of this webzine.

sandra seamans said...

Yes, they publish a great magazine and using the website to publish on a rolling basis helps keep readers coming back for more. I'm looking forward to reading that story, David!

Chris Rhatigan said...

Good stuff, David. I'll look forward to reading that.

And Sandra--thanks for all the great market links!

sandra seamans said...

Always a pleasure, Chris!