Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Belanger Books - Three Anthology Calls

Belanger Books has posted three anthology calls.  The first is "Sherlock Holmes:  Adventures in the Realms of Steampunk".  5000 to 10,000 words.  The deadline is December 15, 2018.  The second is "A Tribute to H.G. Wells:  Stories Inspired by the Master of Science Fiction".  For this one they want science fiction stories of 5000 to 10,000 words.  The deadline is February 15, 2019.  Payment for both of these payment is a percentage of the KickStarter plus royalties.

The third anthology is "The Irregular Adventures of Sherlock Holmes".  This one is a charity anthology and stories should be written for or by students.  1000 words and up.  The deadline is February 15, 2019.  Payment is copy only.

You can find the details for all three here.

33 Paying Markets for September

Over at Publishing...and Other Forms of Insanity Erica Verrillo has posted her September listing of paying markets.  Thanks, Erica!!

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Underground Writers - Open for Submissions

Australian based Underground Writers is open for submissions to issue #24.  The ezine is looking for stories in any genre up to 2000 words using the theme "Bars".  The deadline is September 23, 2018 and payment is AUD$50.  You can find the details here.  Please note that preference is given to Australian writers though they're open to all writers.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Apex Books - Anthology Call

The Apex Book Company has opened submissions for their anthology "Do Not Go Quietly".  They're looking for science fiction and fantasy stories up to 7500 word about those who resist.  The theme is victory in defiance.  The deadline is September 19, 2018 and payment is 6cents a word up to 7500 words.  The minimum payment will be $60.  You can find the details here.  This anthology is being finance by a Kickstarter that is 60% funded with two weeks to go.  If not funded there probably won't be an anthology if I'm reading the guidelines correctly.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Dead Gun Press - Anthology Call

And just when I think there are no open markets for crime stories I discover that Dead Gun Press has reopened their doors.  They're looking for crime stories of 1500 to 4500 words for their Hardboiled Anthology.  There's no deadline listed.  Pay is $25.  They're also open for stories of 500 to 1500 words for their ezine.  This is non-paying.  You can find the details for both here.

Hitting a Dry Spell

I've been coming up dry for new listing this past week.  Probably the end of summer slump when enjoying the sunshine outshines the need to post calls for submissions :)  Maybe next week will be better.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Thriller Magazine - New Issue - Open for Submissions

Thriller Magazine is currently open for submissions to their second issue,  They're looking for flash and short stories up to 5000 words.  The stories can be in any genre so long as the story is a thriller.  The deadline is October 15, 2018.  There's no mention of payment.  You can find the details here.

Their first issue was just recently published and you can find it here.

Uncanny - Open for Submissions

Uncanny Magazine is open for submissions of speculative fiction stories of 750 to 6000 words.  Payment is 8cents a word.  There's no deadline listed  You can find the details here.

Monday, August 20, 2018

A Note From New Wave Crime

Down & Out Books is closed for submissions except for their New Wave Crime imprint.  This was tweeted by the New Wave Crime editor

6h6 hours ago
I've been really disappointed at the gender disparity in submissions. It's at least 10/1 men. And often, the few women I see are writing male voices. I'd love to see some really creative, unique female voices. Send 'em if you got 'em:

Broken River Review - First Issue

There's a new crime magazine that has hit the Amazon stands in paperback format called Broken River Review.  There's work by Nick Mamatas and James Sallis between the covers.  You can pick up a copy here.  I haven't been able to find any guidelines for submissions so I'd have to guess that this is an invitation only magazine.  If anyone knows any details about this publication please let me know.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Arsenika - Open for Flash Submssions

Arsenika is currently open for speculative flash fiction submissions up to 1000 words.  The deadline is September 15, 2018 and payment is $60.  You can find the details here.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Mischief Corner Books - Holiday Submission Call

Mischief Corner Books has posted a call for "Escape From the Holidays".  They're looking for short stories, novelettes, and novellas using the theme escaping the holidays.  The deadline is September 7, 2018.  Payment of novelettes and novellas is royalty based.  Payment for short stories is $80 for 5000 to 8500 words, $100 for 8501 to 12,000 words, and $120 for 12,001 to 15,000 words.  You can find the details here.

Tough - New Update

Tough ezine has posted a news update on submissions and a few notes about future postings.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Broadswords and Blasters - New Issue

Issue #6 of Broadswords and Blasters is now available for purchase.  Check it out here.

Grimbold Books - Anthology Call

Editor Peter Sutton has posted an anthology call for a series of three books.  This is a fantasy call and the themes are "Lost Gods", "Unexpected Heroines", and "Forgotten Sidekicks".  The word count is 4000 to 7000 words.  Submissions open on September 1, 2018 and close November 30, 2018.  Payment is 15pounds.  You can find the details here.

Space-Trucking Women - Just for Fun

The Nostromo Files is hosting a contest based on the "Alien" films.  They want female writers to write stories up to 1000 words based on their three female characters from the film.  There is no fee and all entries will be published on the website.  The deadline is October 11, 2018.  And the contest is called "Space-Trucking Women".  You can find the details here.

Down & Out The Magazine - New Issue

The fourth issue of Down & Out The Magazine is now available for purchase.  You can check it out here.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Yellow Mama - New Issue

The newest issue of Yellow Mama has hit the virtual streets.  Read it online for free.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Deranged - Anthology Call

If you like to write kinky sex then "Deranged" is the anthology for you.  They're looking for stories of 5000 to 10,000 words in the genres of horror, horrorerotica, splatterpunk, bizzaro, and black comedy with a woman as a key protagonist.  The deadline is March 1, 2019 and  payment is $25.  You can find the details here.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Blood and Bourbon - Open for Submissions

Blood and Bourbon is looking for hard, gritty, and raw stories up to 3000 words using the theme "Conflict".  This is for their Fall issue.  The deadline is November 10, 2018.  There's no mention of payment.  You can find the details here.

Crime Wave Press - Open for Novel Submissions

Hong Kong based Crime Wave Press has reopened for novel and short story collection submissions of 60,000 words and up.  The stories can be from locations around the word, this is a change as they used to only take stories set in the orient.  Payment is a royalty split.  You can find the details here.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

27 Paying Markets for August

Since I was offline for the first half of August I didn't get Erica Verrillo's August postings up yet.  You can check them out here, some are too late but others are still open.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Twelfth Planet Press - Open for Novella Submissions

I posted about this one from Twelfth Planet Press earlier this year and they are now open.  They are looking for festive-themed novellas of 17,000 to 40,000 words that will bring joy, laughter, and comfort.  While their usual genres are sci-fi, fantasy, and horror for this call they're also accepting crime, romance, and contemporary fiction.  The deadline is August 31, 2018 and payment is a $300 advance plus royalties.  You can find the details here along with a second call that opens on September 1, 2018.

Millhaven Tales - Open for Submissions

Millhaven Tales has opened submissions for their Winter issue.  They are looking for stories of 2000 to 8000 words in the genres of action, adventure, and western.  They want original stories but stories published on a personal blog are okay.  The deadline is November 1, 2018 and payment is a royalty split.  You can find the details here.

Spring Song Press - Anthology Call

Spring Song Press has posted a Steampunk anthology call for "Steam and Lace".  They're looking for fantasy and speculative stories of 1000 to 10,000 words that use the theme of steam and lace.  The deadline is November 1, 2018 and  payment is 1cent a word.  You can find the details here.

Occult Detective - Open for Submissions

Occult Detective opened for submissions August 1 for short stories of 3000 to 6000 words.  They want stories with investigators who explore the weird, exotic, and bizarre.  Payment is 1cent a word with a $50 cap.  There's no deadline listed but they usually are only open for a month.  You can find details and a link to their pdf submission guidelines here.  The pdf file lists their 2017 submission dates but the current blog page lists August 1, 2018.

Blunder Woman Productions - Call for Short Crime Stories

Blunder Woman Productions has posted a call for short crime stories using the theme of Wrong Turn.  Payment is $50 for stories up to 5000 words and $100 for stories over 5000 words.  The deadline is September 1, 2018.  You can find the details here.  Thanks to Michael Bracken for the link!