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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:


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.


Taking Submissions: Full Moon Chronicles

Deadline: October 31st, 2022
Payment: 10.00 for each short story, $5.00 for each poem, article, and flash fiction piece, and $2.50 per cartoon/Comic Strip.
Theme: Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Historical Fantasy, Time Travel Fantasy, Grimdark, Horror, Thriller, Paranormal, Bizarro

Full Moon Chronicles Submission Guidelines

We will be open to submissions September 1, 2022, through October 31, 2022

Quick and to the Point:


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:

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)


Taking Submissions: Fantasy Magazine October 2022 Window (Early Listing)

Submission Window: October 1st – 7th, 2022
Payment: 8 cents per word for fiction. $40 per poem. $75 per essay.
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 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.

Taking Submissions: Dark Recesses Winter 2022 Issue

Deadline: November 15th, 2022
Payment: 5 cents per word
Theme: horror/dark fiction

Breakdown of content:


8 fiction pieces (approximate word lengths) – 1x 5000, 1x 3000, 1x 2500, 2x 1500, 3x 500
3-5 non-fiction pieces – 1 article, 1-2 briefs, 1 interview and/or review

– Fiction:


We are looking for horror/dark fiction pieces between 500-5000 words firm. Common sense when submitting please. We do not accept stories that involve the sexual abuse/exploitation of minors direct or implied. We are not looking for pure shock value. All components of your story should have merit. Gore for gore’s sake is not what we are looking for.


Ongoing Submissions: Illumen Magazine

Payment: 2 cents per word for original poems with a minimum payment of $3.00. Reprints receive 1 cent per word . Scifaiku and related forms will receive $1. If you are chosen as a Featured Poet, you will be paid a flat $15.00. Artwork: $5 for original illustrations, $3 for reprints, $12.00 for cover art. Articles: $12 for original articles, $5 for reprints. reviews is $7
Theme: Speculative poetry, art and non-fiction also related to speculative poetry.

Illumen publishes original poems sci-fi and fantasy genres, with some horror. We also include various art, articles, reviews, and interviews. Describe other worlds in poetic prose, challenge heroes and villains with eloquent words, show the nightmare of real life in all its disgusting mud and muck. We want your electric dreams, your fevered nightmares, your tales of magic, the wonder of a new robotic mind, and more.