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Taking Submissions: Sovereign: An Anthology of Black Fantasy Fiction

Deadline: July 16th, 2022
Payment: Original Fiction: $0.08/word up to 1,000 words, and $0.01/word after, Reprints: $0.01/word
Theme: Authors from Africa and the African Diaspora exploring any of the following: Heroic, Mythic, Flintlock, Gaslamp, Medieval, Religious, Weird West, Arcanepunk, High/Epic Fantasy, Sword and Soul/Planet, Noblebright/Nobledark, Fables/Fairytale Retellings
Note: Reprints Welcome

AURELIA LEO presents Sovereign: An Anthology of Black Fantasy Fiction seeking authors from Africa and the African Diaspora exploring certain aspects of the genre.

More specifically, we want fantasy in the following sub-genres/themes:


Taking Submissions: Alien Dimensions #22

Deadline: January 31st, 2022
Payment: $20
Theme: Stories set in deep space and/or on alien planets, far far from Earth

March 2022 Issue #22

To have your story considered for Issue 22 due out in March 2022, please submit it before January 31st 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, 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.


Taking Submissions: Ghosts of the Old Gods

Deadline: January 31st, 2022
Payment: $35
Theme: Grim Fantasy with characters exploring the setting’s past while also being deeply involved with the setting’s religion.

Hydra Publications, with Hydra fantasy author, Stuart Thaman, leading the way, is hard at work on our next anthology collection. Read the guidelines below and FOLLOW THEM.

Submission guidelines:


Taking Submissions: Mythaxis January 2022 Submission Period

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

As of 2021Mythaxis will be published four times a year, and is periodically open to submissions within the following schedule:

  • 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: (more…)

Taking Submissions: Last Girls Club Spring Issue 2022

Deadline: January 31st, 2022
Payment: Fiction is limited to 2,500 words or less. Authors are paid $0.01 per word upon acceptance ($25 USD max). Flash fiction is limited to under 1,000 words. Authors are paid $0.01 per word upon acceptance ($10 USD max). Poetry is at $10
Theme: Active Shooter.

Note: stories from the female gaze

Last Girls Club Spring Issue Theme is Active Shooter. Think of the new training videos/protocols for students and teachers, office spaces, public spaces, the sense of inevitability of every news cycle including a shooting. Embrace the the sense of resigned acceptance of terrorism. Welcome to the future. No whining allowed. Please go to our website to get a feel for what we print.


Taking Submissions: Mysterion Spring 2022

Deadline: January 31st, 2022
Payment: 8 cents/word and 4 cents/word for reprints
Theme: Speculative stories–science fiction, fantasy, horror–with Christian themes, characters, or cosmology
Note: Reprints Welcome

Open to fiction submissions each year during the months of January and July.
Open to art submissions year-round.
We are looking for speculative stories–science fiction, fantasy, horror–with Christian themes, characters, or cosmology, and for artwork for this site.

Fiction Guidelines
Technical details

Taking Submissions: Eye to the Telescope #44

Deadline: March 15th, 2022
Payment: US 3¢/word rounded up to nearest dollar; minimum US $3, maximum $25
Theme: Notional Ekphrasis

Eye to the Telescope 44, Notional Ekphrasis, will be edited by F. J. Bergmann.

Ekphrastic poetry consists of poems based on visual art; “Musée des Beaux Arts” by W. H. Auden is a classic example. The work does not necessarily need to be described in the poem, nor is it considered necessary to view the image in order to appreciate the resultant poem.

Notional works of art are those that do not actually exist; fiction (and poetry) are replete with instances of these; another classic example is “My Last Duchess” by Robert Browning.

Notional exphrastic poems, therefore, would be poems inspired by works of art that exist only in your own imagination (or that of others), from any period in time or space.

We are eager to read what you send!


Taking Submissions: 34 Orchard Spring 2022 Issue

Deadline: January 31st, 2022
Payment: $50
Theme: Stories that are “scary, disturbing, unsettling, and sad”

What We Publish

At 34 Orchard, we like dark, intense pieces that speak to a deeper truth. We’re not genre-specific; we just like scary, disturbing, unsettling, and sad. We like things we can’t put down and things that make us go “wow” when we’ve finished. But our main goal here at 34 Orchard is to publish the stuff we like to read, and you’re not in our heads. So don’t over think it. Just submit.

We are an international journal and welcome submissions from everyone, all over the world. As of our Fall 2021 issue, we have published work from Africa, Australia, Canada, Croatia, Greece, Italy, and the United Kingdom.