Monday, July 30, 2012

ShadowFall Publications - E-press

This is a new press looking for genre work of novella length and short story collections.  They state that they're paying an advance plus royalties but specific amounts aren't listed so you'll have to send a query if you're interested in this press and want to know more.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Scarlett River Press - Submission Calls

Scarlett River Press is an epublisher based in Canada.  They have three anthology calls listed.  Payment is a shared split of 50% of the royalties.  The calls are
Rigorous Mortis:  A Mortician's Tales - deadline is July 31.
Tortured Souls - September 30
Blood and Roses - October 31
You can find all the details here

UPDATE 2/11/13 :  I've been getting a lot of hits on this post lately and checking the link found that Scarlett River Press seems to have gone off the grid.

UPDATE 2/12/13:  More info here 

UPDATE : 6/18/13  I been getting more hits for this site and found that they've disappeared once again.  Their Twitter account is still active if you have questions.

UPDATE:  7/9/13  Duotrope has listed them as permanently closed.

Masked Mosaic - Submission Call (Canadians)

This is a short notice call that just came through the Rara-Avis group today.  The deadline is August 1.  The call is for Canadian authors only because they're looking for superhero stories with a uniquely Canadian perspective.  Payment is 2cents a word for 1000 to 5000 words, 5 to 7.5K words receives a flat rate of $100 and 7.5 to 10,000 gets $125.  The publisher is Tyche Books.  You can find more details here

Friday, July 27, 2012

A Six Pack of Stories - Anthology Call

Story Brewhouse has a call for submissions to their anthology "A Six Pack of Stories".  Stories can be in any genre so long as "they feature beer in a meaningful way" and you have up to 10,000 words to play with one.  Payment is 50% of royalties.  Deadline is October 26.  You can find all the details here.

H.A.L. Publishing - Contest

H.A.L. Publishing is sponsoring a no fee contest for North American writers with the theme "China".  Deadline is September 15 for stories up to 1500 words.  First prize is $50.  The top three stories will be published in their online ezine.  Other entries will be considered for publication.  You'll find all the details here

Fear - Charity Anthology Call

Crooked {cat} Publishing has a call for submissions to their charity anthology "Fear".  The deadline for horror stories up to 4000 words is August 12.  The charities are Doctors Without Borders and Barnardo's.  You can find all the details here.

This is an ebook publisher that is also looking novels in a variety of genres for which they pay royalties.

The Monster Inside

An excellent piece by Kat Howard on being a woman and a writer.  Be sure to click on the links in her essay, they provide an even deeper look into the heart of being a monster who needs to write.

Show and Tell

Elizabeth Bear has an excellent post about the value of showing and telling.

Finding the Story

Gregory Frost has an interesting piece up about writing his short story "Vulpes".  I love when writers allow you a glimpse into how their minds work.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Pardon My Absence

My apologies to everyone who's stopped by the past few days looking for new links.  On Monday afternoon and into the evening we had four huge thunderstorms pass through our area.  While they didn't shut down the electric (thankfully!) the lightening did a job on the Internet server's cable lines.  They finally showed up late yesterday to replace our cable box, which got struck by lightening.  So, now I'm finally back and will be catching up on my emails and finding you some new links. 

And while I was offline, the lovely Steve Weddle over at Do Some Damage posted an interview with me.  If you'd like to check it out here's the link

Needless to say, but it's good to back.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Crossed Genres

Crossed Genres is relaunching their magazine.  This is both a print and ebook market.  Stories must blend sci-fi/fantasy with each new theme.  The theme for Aug/Sept submissions is Boundaries.  payment is 5cents a word.  August 1 is the opening date for subs with publication in January.  You'll find all the details here

And don't forget their novella anthology, Winter Well, is still open for subs until September 30.  They've upped the pay from $2.50 to $4 per 1000 words.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Jerry Jazz Musician - Short Story Contest

Three times a year theThe Jerry Jazz Musician hosts a short story contest.  There is no entry fee.  Shorts should be 1000 to 5000 words.  Here's what they're looking for "The Jerry Jazz Musician reader has interests in music, social history, literature, politics, art, film and theatre, particularly that of the counter-culture of mid-twentieth century America. Your writing should appeal to a reader with these characteristics."
The winning writer receives $100 and publication in their newsletter.  You can find the details here

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Tales of the Time Machine - Anthology Call

Twinstar Media has posted a call for submission for their anthology, "Tales of the Time Machine".  Payment is a percentage of royalties and the deadline is October 15.  There's no word count limitations that I saw.  Be sure to read their "What We Want" portion of the guidelines.  There's some pretty specific things they want.  You can find all the details here.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

White Cat Publications - Contest

White Cat Publications has opened their no-fee flash contest for the Fall issue.  The theme is "Things That Go Bump in the Night".  Up to 1000 words with a September 15 deadline.  The top story chosen by the editors receives $50.  You can find all the details here

Midwestern Gothic

Midwestern Gothic has opened submissions for their Fall issue.  They want stories and poems by Midwestern writers that combine the Midwest with this issue's theme - nostalgia.  This is a non-paying market that publishes in both print and ebook formats.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Crime City Central - Podcasts

StarShipSofa  is a hugely successful podcast for sci-fi short stories, but they've been branching out with horror podcasts called Tales to Terrify and now they're dipping into crime shorts.  You'll find the first podcast up here  "Keller the Dog-Killer" by Lawrence Block and launching tomorrow is Protecting Project Pulp  You can listen to stories on site or subscribe through itunes.

Angie's Desk - Anthology Calls

Angie's list for July is up!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Full Dark City Press - New e-publisher

There's a new crime e-press setting up for business called Full Dark City Press.  At the helm is CJ Edwards, Chris Rhatigan, and Alec Cizak, all familiar names in the crime writing and publishing community.  They're not open for submissions yet but you can find many of the details here

And their website is here, but still under construction.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

New Pulp

Damien Walter has started a conversation about the new pulp on his blog.  There's some interesting thoughts there so far.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Arcane II - Anthology Call

Cold Fusion Media has a call for submissions for "Arcane II".  They're looking for horror/weird short stories of any length.  Deadline is September 30.  Payment is 1cent a word with a max of $50.


After nearly a year of no new issues Storyglossia has opened to subs.  This time up they're looking for flash fiction.  This is a literary zine but they have a soft spot for noir.

Feeding Kate - A Charity Anthology

"Feeding Kate" is an anthology put together by friends of Sabrina Ogden to help pay for surgery that her health insurance won't cover.  You can read all the details and find the links to purchase this book over at Thomas Pluck's blog


Just a reminder that Shroud magazine opens for subs on August 1 and closes September 30.  They only have one reading period a year so if you'd like a crack at this market you might want to get started on or polish up a story you've got in your files.   Pay is $10 for flash, $25 for shorts.  You can find all the details here

Monday, July 9, 2012

Brian Lindenmuth

I mentioned yesterday that Snubnose Press was open for submissions.  If you'd like to know more about them, there's an interview with Brian Lindenmuth, one of the owner/editors, here

And a look at what he'd like to see in the way of possible stories here

Just Because

I know this place, this deep well of humanity that feeds the world with their hard work.  I know the broken bodies that keep going because that's all they know.  The Land in all its beautiful agony, and a God who keeps us humble in the face of his creation.

The link is via David Cranmer's Twitter feed.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Pulp Ink II

Speaking of Snubnose, their latest release, Pulp Ink II, is now out.  You can find a list of authors and links at editor, Chris Rhatigan's blog

Or you can just drop on over to Amazon and pick up your copy.

Snubnose Press

Snubnose Press is open for submissions!  They publish horror, crime, and dark fiction.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Misfit Inc. - New Zine

Misfit Inc. is a new quarterly print zine looking to launch on September 1.  They're looking for short stories and creative non-fiction up to 2500 words, poetry, and artwork that embrace the misfit.  And yes, they have a definition of their idea of what a misfit is.  Payment is $100.  You can find all the details here

Pen Names - Again

I mentioned a week or so ago that I was considering using a pen name.  What I hadn't considered was using a different name for each genre I write in.  This post I found over at Angie's Desk takes a good look at the reasons to use a pen name when you're writing in different genres.

The Big Click

The July issue of The Big Click has landed!

Friday, July 6, 2012


Online or on your phone this new site provides you with a short story a day.  Nope, it's not a new market, just a place to find some of the best online stories.  And it's brought to you by Steve Weedle.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Free Online Novels

Free Online Novels is an interesting site.  If you have a free novel available on your blog or website you can have it linked to from this site.  There's also a link for short stories on the site that brings up a ton of online zines if you're looking for a market.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Submission Tips

Steve Weddle, editor of Needle, has a great post about subbing to magazines over at Do Some Damage.

And yes, we all do stupid things when we first start submitting :)

Weird Writers - Non-fiction call

If you're a fan of the weird in sci-fi and write non-fiction this call for essays/papers about the writers who write weird sci-fi might be of interest.

American Pie

All these years and people are still trying to break down the meaning of Don McLean's "American Pie".  You've got to love the idea that people want to understand the words - the story, in this great song.

Monday, July 2, 2012

A Pair of Contests

You just never know where you're going to find opportunities.  Over at Flogging the Quill, there are two contests listed, one sci-fi and one flash.  Both are no fee.

Albert Tucher

Friend of the blog and a favorite short story writer of mine, Albert Tucher, has an interview up over at Paul Brazill's blog.

And you'll also find Al's series character, Diana, holding court and doing the nasty over at All Due Respect 

eFictionmag - new zine

Also from Katherine is a new zine called eFictionmag.  They're looking for shorts up to 10,000 words in a variety of genres - noir, horror, fantasy, romance, and sci-fi.  They also provide free ads for independent authors.  This is a site you  have to sign up for in order to make comments and join in the message boards.

Under the Knife - Anthology Call

From Cruentus Libri Press we have an anthology call for "Under the Knife. They're looking for horror stories of 2500 to 7500 words with a medical setting.  They want stories that "subvert the Hippocratic Oath:  First do no harm".  Deadline is September 30.  Payment is shared royalties.  You can find the details here

Thanks to Katherine Tomlinson for the link.

Dead North - anthology call

Editor Silvia Moreno-Garcia has put out a call for submissions for a new zombie anthology called "Dead North" for Canadian publisher Exile Editions.  They want zombie stories of 2000 to 10,000 words set in Canada.  The setting has to be more than a passing mention in the story.  Payment is 2cents (CAD) per word and reprints are paid a flat $40.  The deadline is September 30.  For all the details