Category: Ongoing Submissions

Ongoing Submissions: Tree And Stone

Payment: $0.02 per word
Theme: Speculative (SF/F, not really horror) and Literary Fiction

Year-round Submissions – OPEN!

What we want

We want all forms of original fiction! For encouragement:

  • All writers are welcome, but we would love stories from self-identified QTPOC and BIPOC writers.
  • Second person narratives!
  • Surrealism, magical realism, fabulism, slipstream, anything that might be deemed unconventional.
  • Cross genre or genre-bending stories, especially works that blend literary and speculative elements.


Ongoing Submissions: SFS Stories

Payment: $25
Theme: sci-fi or fantasy

SFS Stories is a throwback to the golden age of fantasy and science fiction. Think of authors like Bradbury, Clarke, Asimov, and the sci-fantasy pulp magazines that published their delectable stories. Each issuecontains sci-fi or fantasy tales for lovers of flash fiction.

Ongoing Submissions: Radon Journal

Payment: 1 cent per word for original work, half a cent per word for reprints.
Theme: Elements of anarchism, transhumanism, dystopia, and/or science fiction.
Note: Reprints accepted though at an extremely low rate.

Radon welcomes short story and poetry submissions containing elements of anarchism, transhumanism, dystopia, and/or science fiction.

We publish every January, May, and September.

Submissions are accepted year-round.

Simultaneous submissions are welcome.

Reprints accepted provided artist has the rights.

Please click below to submit your work:

Label your submission file “LastName_Title”

Ongoing Submissions: Proton Reader

Payment: $0.08/word for the first 2,000 words, and $0.02/word after that.
Theme: Speculative fiction with a bent toward science over fantasy, details below!


We are open for submissions of original speculative science fiction.

If you’re already familiar with our submission guidelines, head to our Moksha submission portal.

Fiction Submission Guidelines

We accept stories ranging from 250 to 15,000 words. We will accept stories longer than this, but they will be harder to sell.

For us, speculative fiction involves speculating in some form or another (directly, indirectly, metaphorically, etc) about the human condition in the immediate or distant future. This can be done in many genres under the umbrella of speculative fiction, including, but certainly not limited to, science fiction, fantasy, and *punk.

Ongoing Submissions: Dark Recesses Press Website Content

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Payment: Flash Fiction (up to 1000 words) – $10.00, Very Short Fiction (1000-2000 words) – $15.00, Short Fiction (2000-3000+ words) – $25.00
Theme: horror/dark fiction

WEBZINE CONTENT (free for readers)

– Fiction:

We are looking for horror/dark fiction pieces between 500-3000 words. Query for longer works. Longer works are a tough sell but may be considered if they knock us off our seats. Common sense when submitting please. We do not accept stories that involve the sexual abuse/exploitation of minors. 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: The Hungur Chronicles

Payment: The pay for original stories is $25.00; for reprints, $12.00.
Theme: Vampires or creatures with vampiric themes
Note: Reprints Welcome

The Hungur Chronicles presents short stories, poems, articles, and illustrations related in some way to vampires, especially those on other worlds.  Blood is an addiction as well as food for vampires, but in other cultures on other worlds, some other substance may be the object of their desire and need.  You may recall an episode of Deep Space Nine in which a woman had a need for, and knew ecstasy from, ideas.  The object of desire on some worlds might be vegetation, or a mineral, or water (perhaps on a desert world).  In The Skylark of Space by E. E. “Doc” Smith, the salt in human blood was the desired substance.  In “Tree Hugger” (available from our Shop), the substance was sap.

We will also consider stories of vampires on Earth.  However, most of those stories have already been done, in one way or another, and we are not interested in recycling old ideas.  To make an Earth-based vampire story work, it must have something fresh and new.  Something with an unexpected twist.  It need not be gaudy; simple often works.  Just different and unexpected.


Ongoing Submissions: Moran Press Seeks Dark Literary Fiction Short Stories

Payment: $25 and 2 hardcover copies
Theme: Dark fiction that is memorable. Fun. Shocking.

Moran Press seeks stand-alone short fiction – 2500 words up to 5000 words
to a book – can be one short story or multiple stories if they are on
the same theme and/or connected. Work can be previously published
if you control the rights, but please, no excerpts. 

These stories will be published in HAND SEWN
 (and softcover chapbook editions).

Terms will be simple – $25 +

Raven Canticle Press Is Open To Novels And Novellas

Payment: Royalties
Themes: Fantasy, Horror, Espionage/Thriller, Science Fiction

Raven Canticle Press is a specialty press that focuses on limited run and small press horror, fantasy, and science fiction genre fiction. Located in the high peaks of Utah, the creative team behind Raven Canticle Press has years of publishing experience, small business financial management and distribution and logistics experience.

Raven Canticle Press is focused on high-quality fiction and limited run content, and as such works with a variety of new technology and delivery methods to provide the very best content to its readers.