Category: Call Type

Eerie River Publishing Is Open To Novel And Novella Submissions!

Deadline: July 16th, 2021
Payment: 40% royalties for net eBook sales with a chance to increase to 50% should a specific threshold of sales be met. Sales on the print books will be paid 25%
Theme: We are seeking high-quality, stand-alone novels, novellas and potential novella series in HORROR.

Submission Window:  June 16 – July 16
 

Hello! We are excited to announce that Eerie River Publishing is opening for non agented manuscripts in horror!

 

We are an inclusive company that accepts submission from anyone regardless of race, gender or sexuality. We accept agented and non-agented submissions during our submission window.

What are we looking for?

HORROR

We are seeking high-quality, stand-alone novels, novellas and potential novella series in HORROR. 

At this time we are not interested in short story collections, erotica, strictly religious fiction, YA Fiction, or poetry.

 

Taking Submissions: Fantasy Magazine July 2021 Window (Early Listing)

Submission Window: July 1st – July 7th, 2021
Payment: 8 cents per word
Theme: Original fantasy and dark fantasy stories. All types of fantasy and dark fantasy are welcome.
Note: This is an early listing to give you some time to plan ahead for next month or to remember to finish revising your story for the upcoming month!
Note: We are trusting that the submission windows listed in the ongoing call are valid for this publisher. If they are not, please let us know and we’ll look into revising accordingly.

Instructions for submitting to Fantasy Magazine follow. Please read everything on this page and read the magazine before submitting.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURES

Submission Periods: Fantasy is open to submissions the first week of every month (1st-7th). Please do not query about submitting outside our open submission periods.

Anonymous Submissions: Fantasy only accepts anonymous submissions. Do not include your name, address, phone number, or other similar identifiers on the manuscript. All original short fiction, flash fiction, and poetry submissions will be read anonymously on first read: moving out of slush depends on the merits of the story alone. Please make sure the title is on the manuscript.
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Taking Submissions: Snow-Capped Press Anthology

Deadline: June 19th, 2021
Payment: $10 for short fiction, $5 for poetry
Theme: Dark fiction, horror, sci-fi/horror, speculative horror, creature feature, suspense, thriller, weird horror, cosmic horror, and crime.
Note: Apologies for the short notice, just stumbled across this on Twitter. Originally for a magazine, this call was turned into an anthology release

Active: June 5-19
Expected Release: Fall or early Winter

Will be accepting up to 10-13 pieces, mostly short fiction but some poetry, as well.

Compensation: $10 for short fiction, $5 for poetry – USD sent via Paypal, Venmo, or Cash apps prior to publication / Accepted authors will be able to purchase physical copies of the anthology at print cost and shipping (usually a few dollars cheaper this way)
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Taking Submissions: khōréō July 2021 Window (Early Listing)

Submission Window: July 1st -July 30th, 2021
Payment: 8 cents per word
Theme: Fantasy, sci-fi, horror, and any genre in between or around it, as long as there’s a speculative element.
Note: You must identify as an immigrant or member of a diaspora in the broadest definitions of the terms. This includes, but is not limited to, first- and second-generation immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers, undocumented migrants, persons who identify with one or more diaspora communities, persons who have been displaced or whose heritage has been erased due to colonialism/imperialism, and anyone whose heritage and history includes ‘here and elsewhere’.

khōréō is a quarterly publication of stories, essays, and art: fantasy, sci-fi, horror, and any genre in between or around it, as long as there’s a speculative element. We’re especially interested in writing and art that explore some aspect of migration, whether explicitly (themes of immigration, colonialism, etc.), metaphorically, or with a sly nod and a wink. Most importantly, we’re a new magazine and we’re still finding our identity: therefore, please don’t self-reject because you’re not sure if your work is a good fit. We won’t know until we see it, so please give us a chance to look!

See submission requirements & how to submit at the following pages:

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Taking Submissions: Chromophobia (Early Listing)

Submission Window: August 1 – August 31, 2021
Payment: $0.01/word
Theme: Stories that use color in creative, unconventional ways

This upcoming anthology will be edited by Bram Stoker Award-winner Sara Tantlinger and released by Strangehouse Books in the fall of 2022.

From the editor:

“The use of color in literature is something that has been studied, analyzed, and written about for decades. Think of classics like ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’ by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and ‘The Masque of the Red Death’ by Edgar Allan Poe. Descriptions of color can entirely change a story’s atmosphere and tone; the imagery can lull us into safety or sickness. I’m looking for stories that use color in creative, unconventional ways. Terrify me with pastels. Use watercolors to invoke dread. Take a classic trope and redye it into something unique. I also welcome stories of chromophobia, stories with characters who have never seen color or who are color blind, or who deal with visual disabilities.

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Taking Submissions: Enchanted Conversation: 2021 August Issue (Early Listing)

Submission Window: July 1st-3rd 2021
Payment: $50
Theme: Healers, Midwives and Cunning Folk.

Hi there! We’ll no doubt write more about this later in the next year, but for now, what follows below will tell you all you need to know.

And the theme? It’s “Healers, Midwives and Cunning Folk.”

(No more submissions are being accepted for publication in December of 2020–but we will be publishing stories that have already been accepted.)

The following is relevant to all submissions for 2021, and the first submission window opens Jan. 1. More below.

 

Writing opportunities for 2021 include:

 

New Fairy Tales: Fairy tales that are almost or entirely new or are just new takes on old tales are all welcome. Mashups of existing fairy tales are welcome as well. Submissions must follow the theme below to be considered.

 

Essays: Nonfiction articles about any aspect fairy tales and folklore are being sought. The term “essay” just means you’ll be writing about fairy-tale related matters in a nonfiction article.  Creative nonfiction is welcome. You do not have to stick to the theme, but you can.

 

Poetry: Poetry inspired by fairy tales and that follows the theme is also welcome.

 

Please read the following in its entirety before submitting.

 

Want to know what is likely to get published here? There are well over 10 years of stories, essays and art on this current site. It’s the best place to start if you want to be published here.

 

HERE IS HOW YOU SUBMIT AND FORMAT

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Taking Submissions: Curiouser Magazine Summer 2021

Deadline: July 1st, 2021
Payment: Poetry
International authors will receive a free copy of the issue.
Australian authors will receive $25-40 + a copy.
Payment: Flash
International authors will receive $20 + a copy of the issue.
Australian authors will receive $50-75 + a copy of the issue.
Payment: Short Fiction
International authors will receive $60-125 + a copy of the issue.
Australian authors will receive $80-140 + a copy of the issue.
Theme: Speculative Fiction stories that excite, that break the boundary between real and unreal

SUBMISSIONS OPEN UNTIL 01 JULY 2021

Send us your stories! We want to read your elegant and ugly. We want to pore over your terrifying, your elegiac. We want to ponder over your profound and your silly. We can’t wait.

We accept poetry and short fiction up to 5,000 words in length. Double-spaced with a serif font such as Garamond, Times New Roman or Georgia is a requirement. Send all submissions in a Word document (.doc or .docx) by email to [email protected]. Previously unpublished work only. Absolutely no PDFs. Those go straight into the recycling bin.

One short story per author OR up to three poems OR up to two pieces of flash fiction (750 words or less). The subject of the email should read “<Name of Author> – <Title of Piece> – <Word Count>”, i.e., “John Citizen – This Story I Wrote – 2,500 words” (If you’re submitting poetry or flash, just your name and either “Flash” or “Poetry” will suffice). Please include a short cover letter in the body of the email, as well as a short (50-75 words) author bio.

We do accept simultaneous submissions, but please let us know if your piece has been accepted elsewhere. No multiple submissions, however.

As stated, we’re looking for stories that excite, that break the boundary between real and unreal. Experimentation and surreal ways of looking at the world we live in will be looked upon fondly. Horror, magic realism, speculative fiction and streams of consciousness are welcome – but they must be somewhat grounded in real life. If you want to know what we want… what we really, really want, then why not avail yourself to a copy of our first issue? If you can tell us what your favourite piece was in our inaugural issue (out 18 April!), we would look kindly on that.

We have no issue with sex, violence or profanity – this is, after all, a journal made by and for adults – but as with most things, excess isn’t very becoming.

Submissions that don’t follow the instructed formatting, that are full of typos and grammatical mistakes or that will require extensive editing will not be considered. No racism, sexism or misogyny, please.

Curiouser Magazine believes that telling stories is part and parcel of a functioning society, so we strongly encourage submissions from Indigenous peoples, women, LGBT+ and people of colour. Your stories are important.

We believe in paying our writers. Successful submissions will pay poets $25-40 per poem, and from $50-140 for short prose (all dollar amounts are Australian, by the way). Australian submitters also receive a free book. (Thanks to the pandemic and skyrocketing shipping costs, overseas contributors can get a book, but remittance will be slightly reduced).

A quick rundown of remittance we’ll pay:

Poetry
International authors will receive a free copy of the issue.
Australian authors will receive $25-40 + a copy.

Flash
International authors will receive $20 + a copy of the issue.
Australian authors will receive $50-75 + a copy of the issue.

Short Fiction
International authors will receive $60-125 + a copy of the issue.
Australian authors will receive $80-140 + a copy of the issue.

[Don’t blame me, blame the Australian Post Office!]

While we will endeavour to respond to your submission within the space of six weeks, we’re only human (and only one, at that)… so if you haven’t heard from us for a while, you can give us a gentle nudge!

We look forward to seeing your words. Surprise us!

Via: Curiouser Magazine.

Taking Submissions: Stories We Tell After Midnight Vol. 3 (Early)

Submission Window: July 1st – 17th, 2021
Payment: $0.02/word or $25/story, whichever is greater.
Theme: Horror (unthemed)

Heads up, Horror Fans! Crone Girls Press will be opening soon for submissions for our third (and last!) volume of Stories We Tell After Midnight. The submission window will be July 1 – 17, 2021. (Please do not send any submissions until the window opens or we will regretfully delete them without response.) Here is what we’ll be looking for:

Name: Stories We Tell After Midnight, Volume 3
Genre: Horror (unthemed)
Deadline: Submissions open July 1 and close midnight, EDT, July 17, 2021.
Release Date: October 7, 2021
Word Counts:
* Flash Fiction (500-1,500 words)
* Short Stories (3,000-6,000 words)
* Novella (12,000-25,000 words)
Pay: $0.02/word or $25/story, whichever is greater.
Editor: Rachel A. Brune, she/her
Send submissions to: [email protected]; Subject line: SWTAM3 “Title”
Wanted: Send me your chilling horror, your stories that are set firmly in the genre, tagging the tropes and atmospherics of things that will cause you to have nightmares and not be able to escape the dark, even when you pull the covers over your head and sleep with the light on.

Scroll down for the full list of submission guidelines.
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