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Taking Submissions: untitled horror-focused Urban Legends (Early)

Submission Window: June 22nd, 2021 – August 1st, 2021
Payment: $50 + royalties spilt and a contributor’s copy
Theme: original, unpublished horror stories dealing with urban legends, either an authentic one or your own creation.

We’re excited to be opening up to submissions for our as-of-yet untitled horror-focused Urban Legends Anthology, edited by Phil Breach, Sarah Walker, and Gordon B. White. (Sarah and Gordon previously collaborated on last year’s folk horror anthology “A Walk in A Darker Wood.”) We have a number of wonderful authors already participating, and we’re looking to fill in several more slots with an open call from June 22nd, 2021 – August 1st, 2021. We are looking for original, unpublished stories – no reprints at this time.

We’re aiming to publish both physical and electronic copies in late Fall 2021. Stories will be accompanied by illustrations. Depending on the number of outstanding stories we received, we may decide split this into two volumes.

Taking Submissions: The Fuckening

Deadline: November 30th, 2021
Payment: $10
Theme: When your day is going too well and you don’t trust it and some shit finally goes down. Ah, there it is: The Fuckening.

Because we don’t have enough to do, the SFL team has decided to open submissions to a new stand-alone anthology—The Fuckening.

We’ve all seen the memes about “The Fuckening”—when your day is going too well and you don’t trust it and some shit finally goes down. Ah, there it is: The Fuckening.

We were inspired by this sentiment and thus have heeded the call to create an anthology that embodies The Fuckening.

Taking Submissions: Arthropoda

Deadline: August 7th, 2021
Payment: $20 and a contributor’s copy
Theme: Speculative poetry and short fiction with monstrous, mythical, or mechanical arthropods

Do you have a story or poem featuring insects, crustaceans, arachnids, or myriapods? We want to publish it!

We are looking for speculative poetry and short fiction with monstrous, mythical, or mechanical arthropods for our upcoming Arthropoda anthology!

The call is open to original fiction and reprints, poetry and short fiction up to 45 lines and 7,500 words respectively.

Please submit no more than two short stories. Shunn manuscript format, simultaneous submissions permitted.

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Taking Submissions: Enchanted Entrapments

Deadline: July 31st, 2021
Payment: $10
Theme: Something or someone beautiful that will enslave or destroy you

Theme: The discovery of and entrapment within hidden, magical realms. Beautiful, magical lands that draw you in and rip you apart. Gorgeous men and women that enchant then enslave or poison you.

Deadline: July 31, 2021 or until full

Word count : 2,500 – 5,000 words

Author eligibility : All authors are eligible

Reprints : Not allowed

Multiple Submissions: Maximum of two submissions per author

Taking Submissions: Last Girls Club Fall Issue 2021

Deadline: August 1st, 2021
Payment: Short Story-2,500 words or less. $20 upon acceptance and a digital copy of the magazine issue Poems-less than 200 words $10 upon acceptance and a digital copy of the magazine issue
Theme: Dark Shadows: The Gay 90s; closeted, cast out, or converted. Short stories and poems from the female gaze.

The Last Girls Club

The Last Girls Club Magazine is a quarterly feminist horror magazine that publishes international short stories and poems from the female gaze. It is an homage to the scary comics and zines of the late 20th century. Please check on the website for the theme in detail.

  • Submissions will be accepted from Jan 1-Feb 1, April 1-May 1, July 1-Aug 1, Oct 1-Nov 1.
  • Final notifications will be Feb 15, May 15, Aug 15, Nov 15.
  • No more than two fiction stories per author per submission period.
  • Fiction is limited to 2,500 words or less.
  • Flash fiction must be under 1,000 words, no more than two from an author.
  • No more than three poems per poet.
  • Poems are limited to 200 words or less for each poem.
  • I prefer to use PayPal to pay authors, but will work with authors where PayPal is not available.
  • Nonfiction columns will must be pitched to editor in chief before submission. Email your idea to [email protected]

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Ongoing Submissions : Night Terrors Pod

Payment: $15 and 50% ad revenue on your episode for one year
Theme: Horror, Creepy, Paranormal, Suspenseful, or Thriller Stories

Thank you for your interest in submitting your work to be produced for Night Terrors Podcast. We are a horror/creepy narration podcast looking to create episodes showcasing a new writer each episode. Our episodes run between 20 and 40 minutes, so we’re looking for 2000 to 4000 word submissions. Since this new series is based around showcasing authors, we strongly encourage multiple stories that add up to around the word count, but if you believe you have a single story that is compelling enough, please do not hesitate to send it along. All submissions should be sent to [email protected] with the Subject reading NTP Submission.

What we’re looking for:

Taking Submissions: THEMA – Get It Over With!

Deadline: November 1st, 2021
Payment: short story, $25; short-short piece (up to 1000 words), $10; poem, $10
Theme: Get It Over With!
Note: Reprints Welcome

Upcoming premises (target themes) and deadlines for submission [postmarked]:

  • Watch the Birdie! (July 1, 2021)
  • Get It Over With! (November 1, 2021)
  • To the Pond (March 1, 2022)

To download a PDF file of the guidelines, click here .


NOTE: Previously published pieces are welcome, provided that the submission fits the theme and that the author owns the copyright.

Taking Submissions: Olit Issue #2

Deadline: September 15th, 2021
Payment: $10
Theme: Stories that are gritty with grace
Note: Prefer writers/stories with a connection to Orlando or the greater Central Florida area

Send Us Your Weird and Wonderful

Submission Guidelines

While we prefer writers with a connection to Orlando or the greater Central Florida area, Olit will accept quality writing meeting our aesthetic and criteria from writers anywhere around the world. What do we mean by aesthetic and criteria? We’re glad you asked.

Olit seeks the following:

Genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Hybrid, Artwork, Photography. Send us all kinds of stuff. We love the artfully weird.

Strong preference for Orlando based writers/submissions about Orlando and surrounding areas.