Theme: Pulp Fiction in the Public Domain
Art, Prose/Pulp Stories, comics. As long as it related to public domain characters. Send us your redesigns, re-boots and stories. We will publish them in one of our upcoming mags! Send your submissions to: [email protected]
Note: Contributors will be paid royalties based upon magazine sales and the percentage of the magazine their contribution makes up. Though this will likely be meager. All contributors retain rights to their creations.
Via: Public Domain Comics’ Facebook.
Deadline: February 28th, 2020
Theme: We publish an annual anthology of the best vegan science fiction and fantasy of the year. We are open for submissions in the winter of every year.
Note: Reprints Only!
We publish an annual anthology of the best vegan science fiction and fantasy of the year. We are open for submissions in the winter of every year.
What ‘vegan’ means here:
- Vegan – Stories must be entirely vegan, and they must have been vegan when originally published.
- Reprints – We’re only looking for stories that were published in the previous year.
- Length – 1,000 – 8,000 words
- Venue – We’re restricting eligibility to stories originally published in venues that paid $.01/word or more.
- Original form – The stories must be presented as originally published, except for correction of typographic errors and similar minor corrections. Again, we don’t want stories that have been ‘veganized’ for this anthology.
- Simultaneous: Yes. Simultaneous submissions are fine. We’re buying non-exclusive rights. Sell your story as often as you can.
- Multiple: You may submit a total of two stories. Choose your best.
Follow the industry standard format defined by William Shunn. He has templates available, or you can use ours. We prefer a proportional, serif font like Cambria or Caladea. Use italics for emphasis, not underlining. Use smart/curly quotes. Use em dashes, not double hyphens.
Your story should be in one of the following file formats: ODT, DOC, DOCX. If you’re submitting an ODT, please add a few blank lines at the bottom. Otherwise Submittable’s presentation manager will cut off the last line of your story.
- We pay $.01/word for non-exclusive electronic and print rights.
- Payment is by PayPal only.
Submissions are open until 28 February. You’re free to submit your story any time after it’s published. However, note that we won’t be making any final decisions until spring.
Open from 1 December until 28 February
Via: Metaphorosis Books.
Payment: $75 per story and a contributors copy.
Theme: retro(ish) science fiction magazine featuring new stories, comics, and illustrations from the world’s best creative minds.
- We are interested in printing new, unpublished science fiction stories between 750-4000 words in length.
- Writers may be asked to edit their work.
- We pay $75 for a story and we’ll send you a copy of the issue that includes it.
- New, unpublished comic/graphic novel shorts (4-10 pages) will be considered at a negotiated rate
For those still interested in submitting work, please address an email to: [email protected]
Via: Infinite Worlds Magazine
Deadline: February 29th, 2020
Payment: Contributors Copy
Theme: A Collection of Time Traveling Tales
A Collection of Time Traveling Tales
Zimbell House is holding open submissions for short time-traveling tales.
Let your imagination roam and put our readers in the middle of the action. We want complete stories from the POV of the time-traveler.
Background: Begin your story at the ‘assignment of correction.’ This is the meeting of the League of Guardians where the council assigns a traveler to a particular time in history to correct an imbalance. It is up to you to pick the time in history, what the ‘imbalance’ is and how it will be corrected. Will your traveler be successful? Will he/she have help from other travelers? What happens if the traveler decides not to follow through? Give our readers a well-plotted tale that draws them in and leaves them wanting more.
- Please keep foul language to a minimum-it loses its punch if over-used.
- Dialogue needs to be believable, and please keep dialects/slang to a bare minimum if you must use them.
- No head-hopping or POV changes. Pick one point of view and stick with it.
- Please show more of the action than just telling the reader what happens.
Submissions of both short stories and novellas to this anthology are welcome, please keep in mind the minimum word count is 4,500 and the maximum word count is 20,000.
This anthology is a great opportunity to showcase emerging writers and allow them to build their professional platforms.
Submission Deadline: February 29, 2020, with a targeted release date of late April 2020.
Submit your best work. Poorly formatted and unedited work will be turned down. Please use Americanized English spellings. We will be doing light editing as necessary to fit the standards we strive to maintain.
- Any work under 4,500 words will be automatically disqualified for this anthology.
- The work must not have appeared in print or online anywhere before.
- All submissions must be in English.
- Each author may submit up to three (3) unique works—please submit them separately.
- Work must be in Microsoft Word or RTF, double-spaced, 12-point font-no headers/footers.
All contributing authors will receive a free copy of the book in softcover. Authors that are chosen for the anthology will not be paid nor receive royalties for their submission. This is an opportunity to build your platform.
Submission Deadline: February 29, 2020.
Via: Zimbell House Publishing.
Deadline: March 31st, 2020
Theme: Horror stories set in Alaska
Note: Reprints Welcome
An anthology dedicated to the unique horrors of Alaska. We want readers to experience the darkest, scariest, weirdest, most terrifying elements Alaska has to offer! We’re seeking short horror stories between 500 – 7500 words. Stories must be horror, and they must be reliant on Alaska somehow. The “how” is entirely up to you! Originals preferred, but reprints will be considered.
Submission Deadline: March 31st or until filled. As payment, authors will receive royalties divided by word count.
First and foremost, all submissions must be horror.
However, we recognize that horror is a very broad and nuanced genre. To that end, we’ll read stories that fit into other genres (thriller, family drama, coming of age, science fiction, fantasy, comedy, romance, et cetera) as long as the story contains horror, and as long as horror is integral to the narrative.
ALL submissions MUST meet the following requirements (documents that do not meet these guidelines will be returned to authors for correction):
1. 12-point Times New Roman font ONLY (no other fonts, please)
2. Use “SMART QUOTES”
3. Submit all documents as an attachment in .doc, .docx, or .pages format
Submit via email to [email protected]
In the body of the email, include your name and contact information.
Unpublished stories are given preference, but we consider reprints on a case by case basis, as long as all rights have reverted to the author.
If your previously unpublished piece is accepted for publication in an anthology, we take First Print and Electronic Publishing Rights, with exclusivity for twelve months from the date of publication.
If we accept your reprint for publication in an anthology, we take nonexclusive reprint rights.
A copy of our publishing contract is available upon request.
Via: Soteira Press.
Deadline: January 31st, 2020
Payment: For 500-3000 words – $10 USD
Theme: Horror/dark tales related to 1920s. Can be based anywhere – Wild West, 20’s socialites, UK ala Peaky Blinders, etc
Note: Reprints Allowed
Note: Sorry for the short notice, didn’t realize this had opened to the public
Via: Black Hare Press.