Category: Online

Ongoing Submissions: Flash Frog

Payment: $25
Theme: small, brightly colored, and deadly to the touch

Flash Frog is…
the newest online flash fiction magazine featuring stories under 1,000 words. We like our stories like we like our dart frogs: small, brightly colored, and deadly to the touch.

Flash Frog is open year round.

WRITERS:

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Ongoing Submissions: Simily

 

Payment: $0.02 for every unique story view,
Theme: SF, fantasy and speculative fiction

Simily is a new platform for both published and unpublished authors to self-publish short stories in various genres, including SF, fantasy and speculative fiction. We believe in the power of a good story and our goal is to help writers reach new readers, hone their craft, and receive payment in the process.
While our platform is in its early stages, we compensate authors $0.02 for every unique story view, including views from free accounts. Once we are up and running, writers will receive a portion of the subscription of paying readers (similar to Medium).
Authors retain all copyright to their work and are able to remove their work from Simily at any time.
We do not require exclusivity. You are free to publish or republish your work wherever you see fit. By submitting to Simily, you acknowledge that the work is your own and you have the right to publish it. See our Terms of Service for more information.
All stories must use proper English grammar, structure and syntax. You will be notified within 2-3 weeks if your story has been selected for publishing.

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Contest: Weird Christmas Flash Fiction Contest 2021

Deadline: November 15th, 2021
Prizes: (1st prize, $75) which can come from any category and then a $50 “prompt prize” for each of these three categories.
Theme: Stories to help keep Christmas weird! (prompts below)

The unbearable heat of August reminds me that it’s time to announce the FOURTH ANNUAL WEIRD CHRISTMAS FLASH FICTION CONTEST!

I want your stories to help keep Christmas weird! We’re in our fourth year of the contest. Last year’s results are here. The thing keeps growing every year, and each year we ramp up the weird and the creepy and the funny by at least three exponential elves. I expect the bottled up anxiety and rage of a covid year should make this contest’s stories even more upsetting. Perfect for Christmas cheer!

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Ongoing Submissions: Group Chat Review

Payment: $25
Theme: They strive to be anti-imperialist, anti-fascist, anti-queerphobic, anti-transphobic, anti-ableist, anti-racist, and anti-sexist.
Note: Read the examples on their website before submitting

POETRY

♥ Send us up to five poems per submission.

♥ Use 12 point, Times New Roman font.

♥ Include all pieces in a single .docx file.

FLASH FICTION

♥ Send us up to three pieces (<1,000 words each) per submission.

♥ There is no minimum word count, but we especially like 400-plus.

♥ Use 12 point, Times New Roman font, and double space.

♥ Include all pieces in a single .docx file.

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Ongoing Submissions: The AntiHumanist

Payment: 5 cents US per word
Theme: Fiction that challenges human centred narratives, that forces us to confront our place in the universe, that makes us question: Who are we? Why are we here? Is there a purpose?

We want flash fiction that delights and disturbs.

WHAT DO WE WANT?

LENGTH

Fiction comes in all lengths, but we believe that the brevity is the soul of wit. Flash fiction, micro-fiction, short shorts and numerous other labels exist for the genre – and for us it means works 1000 words or less.

 

GENRE

We want fiction that challenges human centred narratives, that forces us to confront our place in the universe, that makes us question: Who are we? Why are we here? Is there a purpose? Historically, weird fiction has best captured this goal. However, we are willing to accept submissions from speculative, horror, and literary writers that meet the above criteria.

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Taking Submissions: Flash Fiction Online: One Hundred

Deadline: October 21st, 2021 [READ THE DETAILS FOR SPECIFICS ON THIS]
Payment: $80
Theme: A story that somehow includes the concept of one hundred
Note: Reprints Welcome

In January 2022, we’ll be celebrating our 100th issue of Flash Fiction Online! As part of our celebration, we’re looking for stories on the theme of “ONE HUNDRED.” Give us stories of centenarians on adventures! Tell us tales of a hundred-year storm! Raise the temperature to 100 degrees (Fahrenheit? Celsius?)! Write us a story that takes place in 100 seconds! The possibilities are endless — they just have to somehow involve the number 100 in a way that’s integral to the story.
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Taking Submissions: Dose of Dread April 2021

Deadline: April 15th, 2021
Payment: $10
Theme: Un-themed, general horror flash fiction. Preference to dread-inducing stories.

Submissions OPEN (Monthly, 1st – 15th). Un-themed, general horror flash fiction. Preference to dread-inducing stories.

Length: 500 – 1,000 words. Firm.

Author Compensation: $10, paid via PayPal.

Publication: Dread Stone Press website (Dose of Dread).

Reading Periods: Monthly, 1st to 15th. Any stories submitted outside of each reading period will not be read. Two (2) stories will be selected out of each reading period for publication the following month.

Rights: First World Electronic Rights. Non-exclusive rights thereafter. No reprint restrictions after publication.

Original stories ONLY. No reprints. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but NO multiple submissions. You may submit again the next month if rejected. If your story is accepted, please sit out one reading period before submitting again.

Please, for everyone’s sake, no rough drafts. Successful pieces will require little to no proofreading edits.

Email your submission as a Word document attachment to [email protected] with “DOSE – [Story Title] – [Author Name]” in the subject line.

Please see the General Submission Guidelines below for additional formatting information.

General Submission Guidelines

Rejections for Dose of Dread submissions will be sent by the end of the month submitted. If you have not received a reply by then, feel free to follow-up. All rejections will be form rejections. It’s not personal, promise. Which also means please don’t respond to rejections. It’s unnecessary.

For Dose of Dread submissions, please send your work by email to [email protected] with the subject line format: “DOSE – [Story title] – [Author name]”.

Address your email to “Editor” or “Alex”.

Please provide a brief cover letter in the body of the email (title, word count, relevant info, etc). Do not stress over or overthink this.

Please include an author bio of 100 words or less, written in third person, plus any links (e.g. to a website / Twitter) if you wish to include them.

Please submit your work as an email attachment in .doc/.docx format. Any other attachment type or stories copy/pasted into the body of the email will not be read.

Ensure your document contains your story title, your name (or pen name), and an approximate word count.

Please include a header on each page of your document with your surname, title and page number.

Your document should be formatted in Times New Roman, 12pt., with double line spacing and indented paragraphs.

All payments will be made via PayPal.

Query [email protected] for any questions or concerns.

Via: Dreadstone Press.

Ongoing Submissions: Dark Nowhere

Payment: $10
Theme: Hard-hitting in a tasteful way, preferably with a supernatural angle.

DarkNowhere.com is a horror genre news site launching mid-February (mind our dust!). We are currently seeking authors to fill two aspects of the site: Horror related news, blogs, reviews, and editorials (Think Bloody Disgusting and Dread Central), and Horror fiction.

Horror related news pieces are currently byline only. Our publisher has deep experience within the world of entertainment journalism and we expect these positions to lead to interview opportunities, advanced screeners, and various media access in the short term.

What we are most excited to bring to this space is semi-weekly fiction. We are paying $10 per story for publication rights on the site as well as production on our planned bi-weekly podcast.

We are looking for horror that is hard hitting in a tasteful way. Preference is given to pieces with a supernatural angle, but we can appreciate a good psychological scare too. Gore is okay as long as it isn’t the focus of your story. No explicit sex, rape, or anything of a pornographic nature.

Fiction submissions can be sent in any format.

Ideal length is 1,000 – 10,000 Words.

Reprints and simultaneous submissions are not accepted

The magazine is looking for 3-Months exclusivity and the ability to leave the story online after that as well as include it in their podcast, after the 3 months of online exclusivity, rights return to the author.

For more information or to submit, email us at [email protected].