Category: Ongoing Submissions

Ongoing Submissions: Anathema

Payment: $100 (CAD) for fiction and non-fiction, $50 (CAD) for poetry.
Theme: Must have some speculative content, however slight. No restriction on genre.
Note: You must be a queer/two-spirit person of colour/Indigenous/Aboriginal* to submit

Who Can Submit?

You must be a queer/two-spirit person of colour/Indigenous/Aboriginal* to submit to Anathema.

 

Windows and Response Times

 

Anathema is open to unsolicited submissions year round.

Our first round response time is usually under 8 weeks; please query after 8 weeks if you haven’t heard from us.

 

Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Poetry

 

Fiction: 1,500-6,000 words (soft min/max, but please within that general range). Original fiction only, no reprints. Must have some speculative content, however slight. No restriction on genre.

Non-Fiction: 1,500-3,000 words (soft min/max, but please within that general range). Original content only, no reprints.

Poetry: Under 100 lines, any form — traditional, free, and/or experimental. (Prose poetry may exceed this stated limit). Original content only, no reprints. Must have some speculative content, however slight.

Simultaneous Submissions: Yes. Please do notify us if you sell your sub somewhere else so we can remove it from consideration.

Multiple Submissions: No for fiction/non-fiction. Yes for poetry (maximum two), included in same email.

Payment: $100 (CAD) for fiction and non-fiction, $50 (CAD) for poetry. Paid on publication. We pay primarily through PayPal, but will arrange other payment methods as necessary.

Rights: First Electronic Rights (Online and eBook). 4 Months exclusivity from date of publication, archiving unless requested to remove story/non-fiction by author. An exemption to the exclusivity period above is granted for reprinting of work in Year’s Best and other annuals and related volumes, author collections, and as otherwise agreed upon by both the publisher and the author.

 

Process and Queries (Fiction, Non-Fiction)

 

Submissions: Address your e-mails to anathemaspec [at] gmail [dot] com. Please use the Subject line “Submission: [Your Story Title]”. Please attach your manuscript file as a .doc, .docx, or .rtf only. We ask that you use Standard Manuscript Formatting when preparing your file. If you wish to pitch us on a non-fiction project instead of submitting a completed piece, please query as below.

Queries: Address your e-mails to anathemaspec [at] gmail [dot] com. If sending a general query, please use the Subject Line “Query: [Your Question]”. If querying about the status of a fiction/non-fiction/poetry submission, please use the Subject line “Query: [Your Submission Title]”. We try and keep all responses under eight weeks, but sometimes subs go into our spam, and sometimes our responses apparently get eaten by spam filters on the other end. So if we’re late sending you a response don’t hesitate to query.

Cover Letters: It’s easiest just to address us as either “Dear Editors” or “Dear Michael, Andrew, and Chinelo.” Please include your name and the pronouns you’d like us to refer to you by, the length of your story (word count), and a note on how you self-identify for inclusion in Anathema. Full bio and/or publication history (if any, and you don’t need to be published already to submit anything to us) are optional.

 

Cover Art

 

Format: Portfolio previews/links thereto preferred, rather than single piece submissions.

Original/Reprint: We are open to both original and reprint art for use as cover art for our issues. We consider it fairer to purchase reprint art given our pay rate, but are always happy to consider original art if you’re comfortable with that rate.

Payment: $200 (CAD) for cover art, paid at time of purchase of use. We pay primarily through PayPal, but will arrange other payment methods as necessary.

Rights: Electronic Rights (Online and eBook).

 

Process and Queries (Cover Art)

 

Submissions: Address your e-mails to anathemaspec [at] gmail [dot] com. Please use the Subject line “Submission: [Cover Art], [Your Name]”. If including images in your submission please use thumbnails with links to larger work or portfolios.

Queries: If you need to query about cover art for any reason and are not submitting art for consideration, please use the Subject line “Query: [Re Cover Art – Your Question]”.

Cover Letters: It’s easiest just to address us as either “Dear Editors” or “Dear Michael, Andrew, and Chinelo.” Please include your name and the pronouns you’d like us to refer to you by, and a note on how you self-identify for inclusion in Anathema. You do not need to have sold any of your art previously in order to submit work for consideration.

 

General Notes

 

* We’re using the above phrasing for brevity’s sake, but we’re open to submissions from people anywhere along the LGBT/LGBTQ/LGBTQIA2 spectrum (including Two Spirit, pan, poly, ace, aro, nonbinary, genderfluid, genderqueer, and other queer orientations not covered here) who are also people of colour, biracial, multiracial, Indigenous, Aboriginal, or otherwise non-white.

We are open to international submissions, and are especially interested in submissions from all marginalized groups. As long as you fall under the broad spectrum of our mandate we want to see your work, so please don’t self-reject.

All of our content is free to read online. In order to support the magazine we sell eBooks of each issue individually and sell subscriptions.

We are open to any form of genre or speculative content. We talk about what we do as “SF/F/H, the weird, slipstream, surrealism, fabulism, and more,” elsewhere on the site. But we are not limited to those genres. Use them as a starting point and send whatever you want: as long as it’s got some kind of speculative content we’ll consider it. And we are also interested in seeing work that has been difficult to place because of content or perspective.

We can only accept fiction, non-fiction, and poetry submissions in English at this time. Also, as we only accept original fiction and non-fiction, we apologize that we can’t consider work previously published in another language and submitted in English translation.

If you have a question not covered anywhere here, please do not hesitate to query us at the e-mail address above.

Via: Anathema.

Ongoing Submissions: The Night’s End Podcast

Payment: $5
Theme: Spooky stories
Note: Reprints Welcome

If you think that your writing has the ability to spook the pants off our listeners, then you are just
who we are looking for!
If your story is accepted, our team will work hard to transform your piece into an auditory
experience never to forget.

HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:
o Stories must be 2,000 – 3,000 words (10% tolerance +/-).
o Submission must be in a Word document – Calibri font, size 12.
o Include a 1-2 sentence logline for your story at the beginning of the document.
o Title your email with the following format: SUBMISSION – STORY TITLE – WORDCOUNT (e.g.
SUBMISSION – THE WINDING ROAD – 1,999).
o Name and an email address are at the beginning of the document.
o By submitting your story to us, you are confirming that you are the original creator of the
story.
o Previously published stories are welcome, however this must be stated in the document. By
submitting your story to us, you are confirming that your story is now free of all exclusivity
publishing rights.
o You will be allowed to place one call-to-action for your own work at the end of the episode
(eg. website address, book release, social media address). Please ensure to include this on
your document.
o Payment per accepted story is $5 USD via Paypal. All rights remain with the author.

Please send all submissions to:
[email protected]

Via: The Night’s End.

Ongoing Submissions: Satyr Central

Payment: $20
Theme: A radical leftist journal for all things writing that don’t have a space of their own, or styles of writing within a genre that are not typical of the genre itself. Genre fiction welcome

HOW TO SUBMIT

Upload submissions below or send to our email at [email protected]! If sending by email, please include your name and the genre in the subject line. A short summary would also be greatly appreciated! If we accept your submission, we’ll be in touch with more details to make sure we post it exactly the way you want it (pictures, format, social media handles, etc, etc).

Please note (update from Brioche 6/5/2020): We are currently paying $20 per submission and doubling up to donate to a protest bail fund or small business fund of the submitter’s choosing if they are accepted. As much as I would love continuing $0.05 per word payments, I am a recent grad and a poor noodle and unfortunately cannot do that and the donations without the site being monetized.

Length Limit: We’ve been getting lots of submissions, which is super exciting! However, we don’t have the time or resources to continue with limitless submissions, as much as I’d like to. For this reason, we’re limiting submission word counts to 5,000 words.

Via: Satyr Central.

Ongoing Submissions: Fabled Journal

Payment: $10
Theme: Myth, Folklore, Southern Gothic, Paranormal, and Historical. Fiction, articles, and more! (Read below.)

Currently Seeking:

  • Flash Fiction
    • Under 1,000 words.
    • Myth, Folklore, Southern Gothic, Paranormal, and Historical.
  • Creative Non-Fiction
    • Under 1,000 words.
  • Book Reviews
    • Must be a book that has been published within a year of the current date.
    • YA and Adult
    • Fantasy, Horror, Paranoraml, etc.
  • Articles on Creative Living
    • Anything that will inspire one to live a better creative life.
    • Around 700 words.
  • Articles on Dark History
    • Under 1,000 words.
    • Pieces of obscure history with either an unexpected twist.
    • Sources must be included.

If you have an idea for something, feel free to send a pitch before writing the article.


Please Include:

  • brief 3-4 sentence bio
  • author headshot
  • links to social media/website

Rights:

Authors always retain rights to their work, but by submitting, you are agreeing to give Fabled Collective the rights to publish it indefinitely on the website and on YouTube, should an accompanying video be made for the piece.

All work must be original. Fabled has the right to grammatically edit all submissions.


Payment:

Fabled Collective will pay $10 USD for every accepted piece.

Send to:

Please send your work in the body of the email to [email protected]
No attachments.

If you haven’t heard back from us in a month, consider it a pass.

Via: Fabled Collective.

Ongoing Submissions: Mythaxis

Payment: $20
Theme: Science fiction both hard and soft, fantasy both high and low, horror both harsh and humorous, along with whatever mash-ups or sub-genres can be conceived.

Mythaxis is open for submissions! 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.

We aim to acknowledge submissions the same day they are received. If you do not receive an acknowledgment within 24 hours of submission, please get in touch.

We aim to accept or reject within 14 days of that acknowledgment, but rl (real life) and rl (reading load) can get in the way. If you do not hear from us after 30 days, feel free to query.

We require First Print and Digital rights with a six month period of exclusivity from the date of publication. We also ask permission to potentially include accepted pieces in future anthologies, in event of which an additional full payment and digital copy will be offered in compensation. All other rights remain entirely with the author.

Simultaneous submissions are not only accepted, they are encouraged. Put your work out there, as many places as you can! We merely ask that you notify us of acceptance at another market as soon as possible. We do not currently invite reprint submissions.

Submissions should be anonymous, and do not require a cover page. Only include the story title, the approximate word count, and the story text. Do not include the author’s name in or on the file.

All submissions must be the original work of the author. We anticipate an adult readership in the sense of maturity, but this is not a market for pornographic or offensively extreme content.

We welcome writers of any and all backgrounds, be they cultural or personal, and submissions exploring diverse perspectives and experiences, provided they do not seek to attack or demean those of others.

We look forward to reading your work… but first:

 

A friendly word of advice

It’s important for authors to understand what they are giving up when they assign “first” publishing rights to a magazine. After we publish your story, you will only be able to offer it elsewhere as a reprint, which may mean you can only sell it for less money, or for free – and some markets don’t accept reprints at all.

We want to publish great writing but our budget is modest, there are certainly better-paying markets out there. So why not try to land your masterpiece at the big markets first? Nothing ventured, nothing gained, after all – and when they prove themselves blind to your glory, we’ll still be here to help you prove them wrong!

Okay, we’ve said our piece. If you’re still keen to roll the dice…

 

HOW TO SUBMIT

Email files as an attachment to:

andrew(dot)leon(dot)hudson

(at)gmail(dot)com

Please use the email subject line “MYTHAXIS SUBMISSION – [STORY TITLE]” to evade spam filters.

Feel free to include a concise cover letter and/or author bio, though neither is mandatory. Mythaxis has a history of publishing first-time authors, and we mean to continue this tradition.

 

FORMATTING GUIDELINES

Acceptable document types are RTF, DOC, or DOCX.

Straightforward manuscript formatting is preferred for editorial convenience:

  • Please use an easy-reading font (Times New Roman 12pt, etc.).
  • Do not manually insert empty lines between paragraphs, or use tabs for first-line indents. Use paragraph formatting to set automatic indents or paragraph breaks.
  • Use a single centred # to represent essential section breaks.
  • Use italics for italics, don’t underline instead. Smart (“curly”) punctuation is fine.
  • If your manuscript includes any unusual formatting, please alert the editors when submitting and have a really good, story-related reason.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the editor at the above address. We look forward to reading your work!

Via: Mythaxis.

Ongoing Submissions: Night Shift Radio

Payment: $50 or $25 depending on selection
Theme: Fiction with tension and excitement

Do you have a story you’d like us to feature on The Storyteller Series? Then we want to here from you! Email us your stories at [email protected].

Submission guidelines:

  • Simultaneous Submissions are okay, but if your story is picked elsewhere prior to selection/contract signing, please notify us ASAP.

  • Multiple Submissions (more than one submission from the same author at the same time) are not allowed at this time.

  • You may make a new submission immediately after a rejection or acceptance.

  • Standard Manuscript Format. Use it. Love it. Follow directions here; Modern or Classic is fine. (Note – Please attach stories as .docx or .doc. Please do not send Dropbox links at this time.)

  • Payment Rates – We choose two stories to publish each month. One story will be chosen for the Full Cast Audiobook treatment; that author will receive $50 for audio rights and non-exclusive print rights. A second piece will be chosen for our mid-month print only piece. The author of that piece will be offered $25 for exclusive worldwide electronic rights for 120 days. All rights not specified stay with the author.

  • Night Shift Radio Productions reserves the right to use any accepted stories in a future anthology within two years of the original publication.

  • We do our best to respond to all queries within three weeks, but that may change based on submission volume. We will send an email confirming receipt of your story. If you don’t receive a confirmation within 48 hours of submission, please send your submission again.

    What do we want? Engaging stories. Real people writ large on the page. Anything that reads with tension and excitement. Fiction, non-fiction, memoir; it’s all okay. Just no fan fiction, please. We may read it, but we won’t publish it.

    Please include the following details for all submissions:

  • Your Name

  • Email Address

  • Submission Title

  • Genre

  • Word Count (we are looking for 7,000-10,000 words)

  • Cover Letter (What else would you like us to know? Have you published elsewhere? Do you have some sort of expertise that’s pertinent to the story?)


Send us your stories

Do you have a story you’d like us to feature on The Storyteller Series? Then we want to here from you! Email us your stories at [email protected].

Via: Night Shift Radio.

Ongoing Submissions: The Asylum Diaries: Autopsy

Payment: Fiction – $15 AUD, Poetry $5 AUD
Theme: Body horror

Submissions are always open. 

We are looking for short fiction, long fiction, and poems for our body horror zine!

Body horror. Blood. Gore. We want Clive Barker, David Cronenberg, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, H.P. Lovecraft. We want Re-Animator, Horns, Cronos, Tusk. We want fixations of the flesh, mutations and metamorphosis, we want futuristic hideous deformities. We want to know what it means to be human, what it means to occupy a body, what it means to have a soul.

We want to know your animalistic desires, your hedonistic fantasies, your bloody fixations. Give us your gore. Give us your own flesh and blood. Give us your pain, your sorrow. But above all, give us your best.

Scare us. Make us feel uncomfortable. Make us question the skin we live in. And remember – write to impress our body horror specialist editor, Claire Fitzpatrick.

Word count:
Short fiction – Up to 2,500 words
Long fiction – From 2,500 – 7,500 words
Poems – No line restrictions

Payment (AUD):

Short fiction and long fiction –  $15

Poems – $5

Submissions generally open all year round, unless closed.  Email: [email protected]

Via: Oscillate Wildly Press.

Ongoing Submissions: Short Fiction

Payment: 2p (£0.02) per word, to the nearest 100 words, with a minimum of £30 and maximum £100
Theme:

We look forward to reading your work. We publish one story per month as our Featured piece. We will also periodically seek to publish one story in a new section – “Introducing” – which will be a showcase for excellent new writers; that is, writers for whom this is their first published piece. In both cases we are looking for the best, carefully crafted, deeply considered work.

All submissions are seen by two readers and we aim to respond within two months. There are no submission fees. We offer a paid Critique service (see here), which supports our future existence. We’re also deeply grateful for metaphorical coffees bought at our Ko-Fi page and every small PayPal donation. The Short Fiction team are all volunteers.

We are open to submissions via Submittable (link below). Please do not email submissions.

Before you submit, please note the following guidelines:

1. We accept fiction between 500 and 5,000 words.* We have wide-ranging tastes and have happily published traditional character-driven stories next to non-conformist work of extraordinary innovation. We admire and love poets and memoirists, but can’t accept poetry or life writing. The boundaries can be blurred in hybrid forms and that’s great; if you feel your hybrid piece qualifies as fiction, send it in. We might disagree in the end, but we’ll admire your bravado.

2. Format: Please use a widely accessible format such as .doc, .docx, .rtf, .pdf or .odt. Use a standard font like Times New Roman or Calibri or Arial, 11/12pt – unless the story itself dictates different formatting. You can include page numbers or not, double-space or not, but please give us reasonable margins. Just make it readable.

3. Include in your brief Submittable cover letter:

a) the title of your story and its rough word count;

b) a short bio;

c) [only if the story has been previously published], the name and year of the print publication in which it appeared.

4. No multiple submissions – please only submit one story at a time, and don’t send more until you have a response from us. This should come within two months – after this, do nudge us by emailing [email protected]

5. Simultaneous submissions (i.e. you’re sending a piece to us while it’s also being considered by other magazines or competitions) are absolutely fine. However, please, please, withdraw your submission via Submittable if your piece is accepted elsewhere. We’ll be really happy for you, and it saves us the pain of reading, discussing, and making space for a story that then turns out to be unavailable.

6. Work that has been published online, or is available anywhere else digitally, is NOT accepted. Even if there’s a paywall (sorry). We DO consider work that has been previously published in a print medium with fewer than 5,000 subscribers or sales.

7. Work should be in English (or, at least, a form of that language that’s been deliberately altered for artistic reasons). We can’t accept foreign-language submissions.

8. The Editors’ decision is final, and we can’t provide feedback (unless you’re using the paid Critique Service).

9. YES, WE PAY. Payment is 2p (£0.02) per word, to the nearest 100 words, with a minimum of £30 and maximum £100, paid via PayPal. (For those without a PayPal account, we can work out an alternative method of payment.)

Thank you for showing us your work.
*We intend to open to submissions longer than 5000 words in a special future series. Keep an eye on us for announcements.

We don’t charge any reading fees, but if you feel moved to support us – perhaps because culture is the one of the cornerstones of human civilisation and it’s horrendously undervalued in the economy – please donate:

Via: Short Fiction.

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