Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Market Notes

I have a little bit of everything for you today, folks.

Nefarious Muse is back in business and looking for subs. this is a non-paying market.

I've mentioned the sci-fi magazine Electric Velocipede before on the blog. They've made the announcement that they'll no longer be a print zine but are taking the online route. They are closed to subs now as the next several issues are filled but will be reopening towards the end of the year.

On the SMFS board Jay Hartman of Untreed Reads announced a call for submissions for two anthologies - one for Mother's Day and the other for Father's day. They're looking for crime, thriller, suspense and mystery of 1500 to 5000 words. Deadlines are April 8 and May 1. You can find all the details at This is a royalty paying market.

Also from SMFS is Voices from the Garage. This is both an online zine and bi-monthly print. They're seeking shorts of 1000 to 10,000 words in the genres of noir, sci-fi, and literary. The pay is $15 to $25 BUT they only pay for stories published in the print version. There is no payment for online stories.

Over at the Creative Writing Contests blog I ran across a no fee contest for YA short stories involving aspects of the paranormal or urban fantasy ala Jim Butcher. The deadline is May 31 for shorts of 3000 to 8000 words. You can find all the details at

There is an interview up at D L Snells' Market Scoops blog with the editor of the AUS magazine Cosmos. This is a sci-fi magazine looking for sci-fi shorts of 2000 to 4000 words. Pay is $300 for the print magazine, $175 for the online version. The interview is here And Cosmos is here

And in case you've missed it, Patti Abbott has issued a new flash challenge. Around 800 words using the sentence "I really don't mind the scars." with a February 28 deadline.


pattinase (abbott) said...

And you?

sandra seamans said...

Haven't decided yet, Patti, the cold (and a cold) has frozen my brain this winter.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Take care of yourself!