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Taking Submissions: parABnormal Magazine 2022 – Third Call

Submission Window: October 1st, 2022 – November 30th, 2022
Payment: Fiction: $25 for original stories, $7 for reprints. Poetry: $6, Non-Fiction: 20.00 for original articles, $6.00 for reprints. $7.00 for reviews and interviews. Artwork (read details) $5.
Theme: paranormal creatures

Submissions are accepted Feb 1 – Mar 31, Jun 1 – Jul 31, Oct 1 – Nov 30.

Anything submitted outside those periods will be deleted unread.

We no longer accept simultaneous or multiple submissions.

No matter how far we move forward as humans, we are still bound by the instincts and ancestral memories of our animalistic past. None of these are so strong as the fight or flight response. However, there are times when we seem to be perfectly safe, completely at ease and comfortable, when that urge to run from something sneaks up on us. What causes these sensations? Is there something lurking in the darkness? Why is that man giving you the creeps, he’s not even looking at you? And yet, there is something odd. Something instinctual, something you know without fully understanding. We may have moved on, we may have forgotten and left behind those old stories and legends of beasts, voracious monsters, and dark spirits… But they have not forgotten or left us…

What We Want:

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Taking Submissions: Mythaxis October 2022 Submission Period (Early Listing)

Submission Window: October 23rd-30th, 2022
Payment: $20
Theme: Science fiction and fantasy

Mythaxis is published four times a year, and is open to submissions within the following periods:

  • January 23rd-30th
  • April 23th-30th
  • July 23rd-30th
  • October 23rd-30th

Submissions received outside of these dates will unfortunately be lost and therefore not responded to. When open, we seek and offer the following:

  • Length: 1,000-7,500 words. This is a firm limit. Generally speaking, the further a story goes beyond 5,000 words the more it will need to impress, but the door is not shut in advance.
  • Compensation: $20 on acceptance and return of contract. Payment via PayPal only.

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Taking Submissions: Guilty Crime Story Magazine #6

Deadline: October 14th, 2022
Payment: $10
Theme: Crime Fiction

Submissions for the print magazine OPEN September 1st at 1am EST.

Submissions of under 1k words for the flash series also OPEN. See the flash guidelines for details.

Please read the entirety of the guidelines before submitting as guidelines have changed.

​Submissions that do not follow the guidelines will deleted unread, without response to the submitter.

Guilty publishes crime fiction. It is strongly suggested that you read an issue of the magazine to get a solid feel for what we are looking for.

Crime fiction covers a wide range of potential topics, and we are interested in your take on it, but please note, we are looking for stories of criminals, from their perspective.

There are still many ways that can be interpreted, but there are some things we will not consider:
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Taking Submissions: midnight & indigo Fall 2022 Window

Deadline: October 31st, 2022
Payment: General Fiction” $0.07 per word. Speculative Fiction: $200 for stories accepted in annual Speculative issue, $100 for stories printed on website. Essays: $100
Theme: Any genre. Character-driven stories that leave the readers something to think about.
Note: Black women writers

Deadline: October 31, 2022 at 11:59pm ET
(short fiction – all genres and narrative essays)

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Taking Submissions: Alien Dimensions #23

Submission Window: October 1st and October 31st of 2022
Payment: $20
Theme: Short stories set in deep space and/or on alien planets from now on. Far, far from Earth!

To have your story considered for Issue 23 due out in November 2022, please submit it between October 1st and October 31st of 2022. I’ll read and reply in November 2022.

Announcement Jan 2022!

Since 2017, Alien Dimensions has been working hard to find its feet in the semiprozine world, while still covering costs. I’ve offered a token payment of $10 per story for stories accepted since then as, being a non-profit with no grants, that’s basically all Alien Dimensions can afford. Also, I volunteer my time to edit it. I’ve previously said that if sales increase, I’ll review that token payment. So, whether it was the double issue, covid, reduced number of issues being released, an increase in interest in space fiction worldwide, changing the release time limit from 1 year to 2 years, better advertising, a new algorithm from Amazon, more people interested in aliens, or more people reading via Kindle Unlimited, or, most likely, Issue #21-#22 being just so good, Alien Dimensions has not only been successful in 2021 it has started recovering losses for previous years.

As a result, with huge thanks to all the readers and writers, from 2022, payments for accepted stories will rise to USD$20 each. I know that is still far away from professional payments but, I plan to review that every year and increase it when possible. There’s been some contract adjustments for this to happen, too. Future issues will remain available indefinitely, from issue #23, and from February 2022, the minimum story length for submission is now 5000 words. Also, Alien Dimensions issues will be 200+ pages rather than 100. Yes, lots of changes for 2022!

So, do you have a space fiction story ready to submit?

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Taking Submissions: DreamForge Magazine Fall 2022 Window (Early)

Submission Window: September 22nd to October 15th, 2022
Payment: $0.07/word. Payment for reprints is $0.03/word, Poems are paid at the rate of $25 to $100
Theme: All SF and Fantasy genres, but horror is unlikely to find a home here. Ideally stories with a message of hope.
Note: Reprints are welcome

To accept submissions, DreamForge uses our own “Submissions Portal.” The link to that portal will be supplied on this page at about Midnight on 9/21/22 and remain open through Midnight 10/15/22.

When you submit stories through our portal, you will be able to provide a brief cover letter, tell us why you feel the story is right for DreamForge, and upload your manuscript doc.

Our response time? At DreamForge, all staff and readers are volunteers. While we’re all set to devote time to this, our day jobs and personal lives can set us back. So, expect 2-3 weeks minimum for us to get back to you. If we respond more quickly, or take significantly longer, those are just the breaks and don’t necessarily mean anything specifically regarding your story.

Because submitting stories can sometimes feel like you’ve dropped your manuscript into a time warp, we don’t mind simultaneous submissions.  If your story sells elsewhere, we’ll help you celebrate!

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Taking Submissions: Planet Scumm #16

Deadline: October 2nd, 2022
Payment: 6 cents a word and one contributor copy
Theme: Harc sci-fi and speculative fictoin

SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN

READING FOR ISSUE #16 UNTIL OCTOBER 2ND

Planet Scumm accepts submissions from writers across the world. (Our HQ is a roving meteor-sized space station—Earth’s borders mean nothing to us. We want to hear from writers of every race, nationality, and gender identity.

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Taking Submissions: Limeoncello Winter 2022

Submission Window: September 14th – November 9th 2022
Payment: Contributor’s Copy
Theme: Light & Dark

We rarely get to tell our own stories. Whether we are queer, poc, disabled, or all of the above, our stories are most often told for us by people unqualified to. For much of history, we were kept silent on our own experiences. But now we have a voice and the ability to uplift the voices of others. We must take advantage of this as much as possible. Limeoncello Magazine was created for this purpose. Our stories are valuable. Our voices will be heard.

Winter 2022 theme: Light & Dark. Submissions will be open from September 14th – November 9th.

We publish OwnVoices stories in all genres. All works including common triggers will be prefaced by a trigger warning.

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