Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Book Smugglers - Call for Short Stories

Book Smugglers opened submissions for short stories today.  This year's theme is Gods & Monsters.  They want speculative fiction stories of 1500 to 17,500 words.  Stories can be YA, have a strong romance element, or a strong horror element.  The deadline is December 31, 2016 with publication in Summer of 2017.  Payment is 6cents a word with a cap of $500.  If published in e-book or anthology form there will also be a royalty split.  You can find the details here.

Candlesticks and Daggers - Anthology Call

Editor Kelly Ann Jacobson has posted an anthology call for "Candlesticks and Daggers:  An Anthology of Mixed-Genre Mysteries".  She's seeking stories up to 7500 words that have a mystery set in another genre such as sci-fi, fantasy, or romance.  The deadline is November 1, 2016 and payment is 1 copy.  This is also being run as a contest so the winner will receive $50 and the runner-up $25.  Submissions are blind.  You can find the details here.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Hippocampus Press - Non-fiction Anthology Call

Hippocampus Press is seeking non-fiction essays for their new anthology titled "Air".  The anthology is to be a "celebration of decades of broadcast radio".  They want true stories up to 6500 words inspired by the heyday of radio (pre-digital age) from people involved with the radio stations to the fans who listened.  The deadline is February 15, 2017 and payment is $50 plus 2 copies.  You can find the details on the Submittable page.

Unnerving Magazine - New Market

Unnerving Magazine is a new online publication.  They are looking for stories in the genres of horror, sci-fi, and fantasy but they're leaning more toward the dark horror in any genre.  For the first issue they will need seven stories and toward the end of the guidelines they've broken down the stories by word count (500 to 5000)  The deadline for their first issue is November 15, 2016 and payment is 1cent a word.  You can find the details here.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Yellow Mama - New Issue

The August issue of Yellow Mama has gone live.  Check it out here.

Beneath Ceaseless Skies - Open for Submissions

Beneath Ceaseless Skies is open for submissions of "literary adventure fantasy stories set in a secondary-world setting".  Stories can be up to 11,000 words.  The deadline is to be announced.  Payment is 6cents a word.  You can find the details here.

Killer Reads - Open Submissions for Novels

Killer Reads is an e-book imprint of Harper Collins.  They are currently holding Open Submissions for novels in the crime/thriller genre.  There's no deadline listed and no pay specifics.  You can check out the details here.