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Taking Submissions: Fantasy Magazine August 2021 Window (Early Listing)

Submission Window: August 1st – August 7th 2021
Payment: 8 cents per word
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: Love Bites

Deadline: September 30th, 2021
Payment: $20
Theme: Grisly short stories of love- gone WRONG.

Submissions open from July 1st to September 30th.

Send your submission to [email protected] with the subject heading “STORY TITLE – AUTHOR NAME”. 

Accepted authors will receive $20 through paypal.

For our first ever horror anthology “Love Bites” we seek grisly short stories of love- gone WRONG. Offer us your tales of doomed lovers, toxic relationships, broken hearts and unrequited desires – but remember – your tale must have a supernatural twist or element! 

We ask that you avoid submitting stories about vampires and werewolves- We will of course consider a vampire or werewolf story but keep in mind you’ll have to make it extra compelling for us to accept it. 


Taking Submissions: Enchanted Conversation: 2021 September Issue (Early Listing)

Submission Window: August 1st-3rd 2021
Payment: $50
Theme: Healers, Midwives and Cunning Folk.

Hi there! We’ll no doubt write more about this later in the next year, but for now, what follows below will tell you all you need to know.

And the theme? It’s “Healers, Midwives and Cunning Folk.”

(No more submissions are being accepted for publication in December of 2020–but we will be publishing stories that have already been accepted.)

The following is relevant to all submissions for 2021, and the first submission window opens Jan. 1. More below.


Writing opportunities for 2021 include:


New Fairy Tales: Fairy tales that are almost or entirely new or are just new takes on old tales are all welcome. Mashups of existing fairy tales are welcome as well. Submissions must follow the theme below to be considered.


Essays: Nonfiction articles about any aspect fairy tales and folklore are being sought. The term “essay” just means you’ll be writing about fairy-tale related matters in a nonfiction article.  Creative nonfiction is welcome. You do not have to stick to the theme, but you can.


Poetry: Poetry inspired by fairy tales and that follows the theme is also welcome.


Please read the following in its entirety before submitting.


Want to know what is likely to get published here? There are well over 10 years of stories, essays and art on this current site. It’s the best place to start if you want to be published here.




Taking Submissions: The Other Stories #73: Video Gamers II

Deadline: November 1st, 2021
Payment: 15GBP
Theme: Video Gamers II

If you think you’ve got what it takes to terrify, scar and haunt our audience of 10,000 daily listeners, then we want your stories! If accepted, we’ll get our fantastic narration team to lend their voices, our editor will sprinkle some magic pixie dust on the track, and you could have your story heard by thousands of listeners each week.

(Vol 73.) Video Gamers II; deadline 1st November 2021



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It is important that your story complies with our Submission Guidelines. Any stories found not to be in compliance will be immediately discarded. Click HERE for details

If you think you’ve got what it takes to terrify, scar and haunt our audience of 10,000 daily listeners, then we want your stories!

Taking Submissions: Blood Moons

Deadline: September 5th, 2021
Payment: £15
Theme: Space and Scifi

Submissions open from July 13th to September 5th. Please send your submission to [email protected] with the subject heading “STORY TITLE – AUTHOR NAME” and include an author bio (up to 150 words). 

We’re looking for stories between 1,000-8,000 words with a theme of SPACE AND SCI-FI. Please ensure any scenes of a sexual nature are necessary and non-exploitative.


Taking Submissions: Space Opera Digest 2022: Have Ship, Will Travel

Deadline: November 14th, 2021
Payment: Royalties
Theme: Adventures among the stars

Edited by Tracy Cooper-Posey

Stories Rule Press (SRP) is now seeking submissions for Space Opera Digest 2021: Have Ship, Will Travel, the second anthology in this series.  The anthology will be published on January 27, 2022.

Deadline: November 14, 2021

Length: 2,000 to 7,500 words

Payment: Revenue share


This is an anthology of short space opera stories.

Please note: We are severely limiting the number of military SF stories to be included in the anthology.


The theme is “adventures among the stars.” Please see the retail book description, below, for more on this.

The story should conform to space opera subgenre expectations, which generally provoke a sense of wonder. We are looking for a range of stories which explore the anthology theme from different angles.

The retail book description

This is the description that will appear on the back of the book, and on retail sites. (Please note: the actual number of stories to be included in the anthology is to be finalized during the reading period.)

Taking Submissions: New Gothic Review #4

Deadline: August 31st, 2021
Payment: $50
Theme: Gothic fiction for the 21st century

Submissions will be open twice a year.

Jan 1 – March 1

July 1 – August 31

These dates are always subject to change. Check on our social media pages for any updates.

What we’re looking for:

We’re looking for previously unpublished short stories that reimagine Gothic fiction for the 21st century. We want stories that are beautifully written, heavily atmospheric, and psychologically chilling. Also:

Taking Submissions: Tales From The Cyber Salon Event #3

Deadline: August 15th, 2021
Payment: £50 payment
Theme: A Sense of Community

Tales From The Cyber Salon Event #3 – A Sense of Community

Throughout 2021, Cybersalon will host ‘Tales of the Cybersalon’, a series of interdisciplinary technology and policy investigations through science-fiction storytelling. We want your stories and we want you. Help us imagine the future of our digital revolution in industry and society, and to identify and explore its emerging cultures.

Each event will feature new speculative short stories purpose written for the exploration of The High Street, Social Communities and Political Representation. Each short story will interrogate where we are and where we might be going. And we’d like your submissions.