Category: Artwork

Taking Submissions: Penumbric Speculative Fiction Magazine 2022 Second Window

Deadline: March 15th, 2023
Payment: $10 and royalties if included in the yearly anthology
Theme: Edgy speculative fiction (see below)

Submission window: We are always open for submissions of art, animation, and music! We are currently closed for fiction and poetry submissions.

We are open for fiction and poetry submissions from 15 June to 15 September and from 15 December to 15 March each year.

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Taking Submissions: khōréō January 2023 (Early Listing)

Submission Window: January 1st-31st, 2023
Payment: 8 cents per word and $500 for custom cover art and $100 for cover art drawn from an artist’s existing portfolio.
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:

Who can submit?

khōréō is dedicated to diversity and amplifying the voices of immigrant and diaspora authors and artists. We welcome, but do not require, a brief description of the author’s/artist’s identity in their cover letter.

We invite you to submit if you 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’. We especially encourage BIPOC creators who identify as the above to submit their work.

When reading submissions, we take in good faith that you identify as an immigrant or member of a diaspora as described above. If you still aren’t sure if you should submit, please email [email protected]

We kindly request individuals who do not identify as such to support the magazine by reading our stories, subscribing, and helping spread the word instead.

Submission Periods

Our next submission period will open at midnight Eastern time on January 1, 2021. We will close submissions at 11:59pm on January 31, 2021.

In our first year, we will have the following reading periods:

  • January 1-January 31
  • April 1-April 30
  • July 1-July 30
  • October 1-October 31

Via: khōréō.

Taking Submissions: Otoroshi Journal 2023 Spring Issue (Early Listing)

Submission Window: January 1st – 31st, 2023
Payment: $1 per accepted piece
Theme: horrorku, horror themed tanka, haibun, see below for details

The Submission may include any or all of the following:
· Up to seven (7) horrorku or horror tanka [we will rarely publish 5/7/5(7/7)]
· Up to three (3) haibun [title + prose + haiku/tanka — no more than 100 words]
· Up to five (5) pieces of cover art

All submissions must be original, unpublished work that is not under consideration by a print or web-based journal. Posts in closed, critique-oriented groups and social media sites are acceptable for submission, but public posts on forums such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are not. By submitting a piece to us, you are guaranteeing that it is your original work and not under consideration or published anywhere else in the world.

E-mail submission is required. Type poems into the body of the e-mail; no attachments of poetry will be opened. For art submissions, please include all five pieces in a .PDF file or send us a link to a private gallery. If we purchase an art piece for our cover, we will ask that you provide a 300 dpi version of said piece.

E-mail: [email protected]
Subject: Otoroshi Submission

Please include a cover letter noting location in the world. Please include handles for Instagram and Twitter for promotional purposes.

At this time, only one submission per issue will be considered unless the editors directly request a second submission.
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Taking Submissions: Samjoko Winter Issue II 2022

Deadline: January 1st, 2023
Payment: $20
Theme: No set aesthetic, enjoys stories that stands out for its honesty and desire to take risks for the sake of artistic expression.

Winter Issue II submissions now OPEN

Submissions Deadline: 2023/01/15

Payment for Accepted Pieces: $20

WE are non-genre specific. Please read the previous issues to get an idea of what we publish.

If previously accepted, please wait 24 months before submitting again. Only submit once per reading cycle.

Submission Guidelines

Samjoko purchases first worldwide English-language serial and electronic rights from the date the contract is signed and paid for up until 4 months after publication date.
Bear in mind that most publications will not publish pieces that have been published in print, eBook, or on the web, so for all intents and purposes after your work is published by us it can only be marketed as a reprint, which severely limits the number of markets that will accept it, and drastically reduces the pay rate it can receive. It is up to you, the author, to decide if publishing your work in print and/or eBook formats and/or on the web, giving up your First Publishing Right for a token payment, is really what you want to do.

After initial publication date, Samjoko Magazine will maintain non-exclusive rights to publication. Paid submissions must not use the intellectual property of any other author or company.

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Ongoing Submissions: The Dark Door

Payment: $25 per illustration featured (or a bundled rate of $25 for multiple marginals), and a rate of $15-50 USD per story depending on word count.
Theme: Terrifying tales and insidious illustration in the style of 70s and 80s pulp horror fiction zines

In this fateful tome, you will find the most terrifying tales, malefic music, and insidious illustration you have ever seen.

The Dark Door takes inspiration from 70s and 80s pulp horror fiction zines, and breathes new life into the format. This series features new works of fiction by up-and-coming authors from around the internet, illustrations by artists with a knack for the macabre, and dark music distributed via QR code which will undoubtedly get you in the mood for horror.

The Dark Door is published on a basis of three to four issues per year, pending submission volume and quality, and is planned to run indefinitely.
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Taking Submissions: THEMA – Help from a Stranger

Deadline: March 1st, 2023
Payment: short story, $25; short-short piece (up to 1000 words), $10; poem, $10, artwork, $25 for cover, $10 for interior page display.
Theme: Help from a Stranger

ALL SHORT STORIES, ESSAYS, POEMS, PHOTOGRAPHS and ART MUST RELATE TO ONE OF THE PREMISES SPECIFIED ABOVE.

NOTE: Previously published pieces are welcome, provided that the submission fits the theme and that the author owns the copyright.

The premise (target theme) must be an integral part of the plot, not necessarily the central theme but not merely incidental. NOTE: Fewer than 20 double-spaced typewritten pages preferred. Indicate premise (target theme) on title page. Be sure to Indicate target theme in cover letter or on first page of manuscript. Include self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) with each submission. Rejected manuscripts unaccompanied by an SASE will not be returned. Response time: 3 months after premise deadline.  NO READER’S FEE.

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Taking Submissions: Orion’s Beau Winter 2023 Issue

Deadline: January 10th, 2023
Payment: $3
Theme: A Love Worth Losing (if love is a losing game). Bring on the darkness, the great loves, and the tragic endings!

Thank you for your interest in submitting work to our gay fantasy arts & literary journal!

No entry fee is required, and all rights in the story remain the property of the author or artist. All types of science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, and dark fantasy are welcome.

We accept submissions on a rolling basis for our quarterly issues. For our winter publication, please submit your works by January 10th, 2023. The theme for our winter issue will be: a love worth losing (if love is a losing game).

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Taking Submissions: The Vampiricon

Deadline: October 31st, 2022
Payment: 1/2 cent per word for non-fiction, $10-$15 for poetry, $10-$15 for interior illustrations, $25 for cover illustration
Theme: Poetry, Illustration, and Non-Fiction related to vampires

SUBMISSIONS OPEN FROM September 1st through END OF DAY on Halloween (10/31/2022)

Must be directly relevant to the subject of THE VAMPIRE.

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