Category: Flash

Taking Submissions: The Quarterly Journal – WET

Deadline: April 30th, 2024
Payment: $5
Theme: Wet

A Literary Journal with Some Art, Comics, and Analysis Thrown in for Good Measure

As Quarter Press continues to grow, we’re adding another coin to our pocketful of change. We want to offer a space for shorter works to mingle with art and other bits of nonsense, so we bring you The Quarter(ly): It just makes cents.

Issues are themed; however, we consider all interpretations.

2024’s Themes and Deadlines:

WET (April 30)


Taking Submissions: Satan Rides Out Again

Deadline: August 30th, 2024
Payment: $5
Theme: Satan or devilish stories

Following on from the resounding success of HellBound’s satanic anthology “Satan Rides Your Daughter,” our loving homage to the late, great British author Dennis Wheatley, we decided another outing for stories concerning Beelzebub and his denizens of Hell was in order!

We want your very best devilish and demonic tales – horrify us with your depictions of the darest, deepest pits of Hades or Hell on Earth…

Taking Submissions: Roads Less Travelled

Deadline: March 29th, 2024
Payment: FICTION: £40 per story regardless of length, INTERVIEWS: £60 per interview regardless of length and including accompanying illustrations or photographs., NON-FICTION: £60 per article regardless of length and including accompanying illustrations or photographs.
Theme: Mixture of two genres or non-extreme horror

Midnight Street Press publishes a variety of fiction anthologies and collections, as print and ebooks, in the spirit of the magazine that inspired it.


  • I’m looking for stories that have a mix of two or more of these genres:  horror, dark fantasy, sci-fi and slipstream, that explore original themes or traditional themes from an original perspective.

  • There is no specific word limit.

  • Strong language and appropriate sexual imagery is acceptable providing it is in context and important in developing character.

  • Correct grammar, including spelling (English or American English), sentence and paragraph construction and punctuation is very important unless the nature of the piece or the author’s style requires a less grammatical approach, in which case this should be specified in the covering message. I find it very tedious to correct these things!


  • This will be a section within the magazine that will include two or three stories in this genre.

  • What I’m looking for is any or all of these: fantastic, supernatural, psychological, very creepy and frightening.

  • Please DO NOT send slasher or extremely gory, badly written and constructed stories with no character arc. I hate these!


Taking Submissions: Samjoko Q1 2024 Window

Deadline: March 10th, 2024
Payment: $20
Theme: Any genre of fiction

  • Deadline: 2024/03/10

  • $20 Contributor’s Payment if Accepted

  • No Reprints

  • Submit once per reading cycle

  • If accepted, wait 24 months before submitting again

  • We are a non-genre specific publication. Read our previous issues to get a sense of what we publish.

Submission Guidelines

Samjoko purchases first worldwide English-language serial and electronic rights from the date the contract is signed and paid for up until 6 months after publication date.

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.

Just To Clarify: your work will not appear, and will not have appeared, in any other available format (blogs and public forums included) until 3 months after the release date of the story in Samjoko Magazine. After 3 months, we’ll retain ongoing non-exclusive distribution rights, but you can self-publish your work or sell your story to another paying market.

Each piece we acquire will be published on in an electronic seasonal issue. We may also excerpt pieces for promotional purposes. The author retains all other rights.


Taking Submissions: Strange Locations: An Anthology of Dark Travel Guides

Deadline: February 15th, 2024
Payment: $10 and a digital copy
Theme: Microfiction in the form of tourist brochures, travel blogs, and travel guides to the strangest, darkest places you can imagine.

Strange Locations: An Anthology of Dark Travel Guides

We are looking for speculative microfiction in the form of tourist brochures, travel blogs, and travel guides to the strangest, darkest places you can imagine.

Tell us a story while guiding the reader down hidden trails into eerie landscapes, weird biotech gardens, creepy scifi cities, surreal forests, or secret magical places. We’re looking for pieces that reveal intimate stories of loss, horror, or yearning in the voice of the fictional travel writer, or that use specific setting details to show whole new worlds between the lines.

We love dark fantasy, science fiction, horror, eco-horror, clifi, Weird fiction, folk horror, and body horror. Don’t be afraid to mix genres and experiment!


Taking Submissions: Electric Spec May Issue 2024

Deadline: April 15th, 2024
Payment: $20 per story or artwork
Theme: Electric Spec prefers science fiction, fantasy, and the macabre, but we’re willing to push the limits of traditional forms of these genres.

submissions at electricspec (dot) com
Please don’t query us about your story submission. We don’t have the manpower to answer such queries. An editor will email you back as soon as possible with the decision about your story. This can take a few days, or, up to three months. We make every effort to get back to authors in a timely manner but we get a lot of submissions so sometimes it’s not possible.

A note on our editorial policy: before publication we may work with the author to edit the story for length or readability. However, we always remain true to the spirit of the story and the author has final approval.

Issues are published at the end of February, May, August, and November. We reserve the right to shift publication date slightly, as necessary.

We have reading periods for each issue, though we never close to submissions.


Taking Submissions: Frontiers of Fright: A Southwestern Horror Anthology

Deadline: March 31st, 2024
Payment: ($10) for the first 1,000 words, then a half (1/5) cent per word up to 6,000 words, plus a contributor’s copy.
Theme: Short stories and flash fiction with a focus on horror in the American southwest

Denver Horror Collective is seeking short stories and flash fiction for its new anthology with a focus on horror in the American southwest, Frontiers of Fright: A Southwestern Horror Anthology. Whether people found themselves in ranches, small frontier towns, saloons, railways, or mines, the American Southwest was a harsh wilderness—a desolate and isolating landscape of deserts and mountains. We want these same people and places with a horror heartbeat, spotlighting the creepy, chilling, and unnerving aspects of when the west was young. For this anthology, we are considering the southwest as places such as Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, western Texas, southern Nevada, California, and northern Mexico. Authors will be paid ten dollars ($10) for the first 1,000 words, then a half (1/5) cent per word up to 6,000 words, plus a contributor’s copy. For inquiries, please contact [email protected].


Taking Submissions: Heduan Review: Narratives of healing, reflection, and rebirth

Deadline: February 25th, 2024
Payment: 5 cents per word
Theme: Narratives of healing, reflection, and rebirth

Submissions open until February 25th 

Our forthcoming issue will be themed “Narratives of healing, reflection, and rebirth.”

In essence, we are looking for pieces that explore how we experience change in the face of triumph over challenges and what it means to introspect. Whether through personal essays, poetry, short fiction, or analysis of another work, we look forward to delving into your pieces on the human condition. This theme is meant to be fluid to encompass any number of works and a wide variety of authorship; if you are unsure whether your piece fits, submit it anyway! Thank you for your continued support, and Happy New Year.