Taking Submissions: Cross and Decay Issue 2: Witches

Deadline: August 31st, 2019
Payment: Fiction: $0.02/word, $0.01/word after 500 words. Poetry: $0.50/line, $0.25/line after 20 lines.

CROSS+DECAY is an independent art and literary magazine, connecting creators through dark and eerie themes. This magazine is edited and curated by CRUCIFIXVI.

Purchase your copy of Issue 1: Ghosts here.


Cross + Decay is now accepting work for Issue 2: Witches. The deadline for submissions is August 31 2019.

Submission Guidelines: Cross+Decay is a literary and art magazine, welcoming poetry, prose, and artwork. The work must adhere to the  issue’s theme, but it is up to the interpretation of the creator to decide what work best fits that theme and would be most relevant.

  • Prose can be fiction or non-fiction, 500-1000 words (maximum 1000). Prose must be clearly formatted, and fully edited, including spell-checking and proper grammar. Previously published work is welcome, as long as rights have reverted back to the writer. Work exceeding 1000 words will automatically be rejected.

  • Visual art can be of any medium, including photography and photographs of three-dimensional work. Work must be attached as .jpegs. Artists can submit their work with watermarks or as lower quality files, but the images must represent what the work would look like in print, and must be able to be sent as a high quality .jpeg if accepted (300 dpi, and at least 2000 pixels square).

  • Creators are welcome to submit multiple works, but they must all be submitted at the same time, and within the same email.

Payment: Accepted creators will be paid for their work.

  • Prose- $0.02/word, $0.01/word after 500 words.

  • Poetry- $0.50/line, $0.25/line after 20 lines.

  • Artwork- $15/selected digital file.

All creators will continue to have full rights to their work.

Please email submissions to [email protected], with full name, a short bio, and information relevant to understanding the work (if needed).  If you have any further questions, please send an email to the above address.

Submissions close August 31 2019 at 11:59 PM MST. Late submissions are automatically rejected.


Taking Submissions: Latinx Screams

Deadline: September 13th, 2019
Payment: $0.05 U.S. per word
Note: Looking for Latinx and AfroLatinx writers

People scream when they’re afraid. They scream when they are in the heat of battle. They scream in the wake of victory.

This is a place to scream our pain, fears, worry, frustrations, nightmares and dreams. – Co-editor V. Castro.

Latinx Screams is looking for stories by Latinx and AfroLatinx writers with protagonists facing overwhelming fears and rising to fight horrifying foes. Some will thrive, some with survive, and some will die. Give us your vanquished, and your victors.

The project will be co-edited by V. Castro and Brian Lindenmuth.

Horror is the parent genre; speculative fiction horror, sci-fi horror, or pure horror, including real-world horror, will all be considered. Whether your horror story takes place on a spaceship, in an alternate dimension, or in the real world, it qualifies.

Payment: $0.05 U.S. per word for previously unpublished stories

Story length: Stories up to 3,500 are preferred, but stories up to 5,000 words in length will be considered.

Submission deadline: September 13, 2019

Multiple submissions are accepted. Each writer may submit up to 3 stories for consideration. This applies to all stories by the same person, whether they use a pseudonym for some of them or not.

While we would prefer a short exclusive window of consideration, simultaneous submissions are allowed. Please indicate your submission is a simultaneous submission in the email.

Reprints may be considered; payment rate to be determined. Please indicate it is a reprint in your email.


Please include your story as an attached word doc and email to [email protected] (We do not review PDF documents or RTF documents. Please send .doc or .docx only.)

Your email should have the name of the project and story in the subject line. For example: Latinx Screams: My Story’s Title

Your email should include your bio (up to 100 words written in third person) and an author photo.

Do not include a query letter for your story. We do ask that you note if the submission is a reprint, advise us of the total word count of the story, and let us know if this is a simultaneous submission.


V. Castro is a Mexican American author from San Antonio, TX now residing in London, UK. Her works include: Maria The Wanted and the Legacy of The Keepers and The Erotic Modern Life of Malinalli The Vampire. She is a contributor to Ginger Nuts of Horror, Burial Ground and Ladies of Horror Fiction.

Brian Lindenmuth is Bronzeville’s associate publisher, in charge of sales and distribution, strategy development, and product development. He has been writing about crime fiction since 2006. He started off as the mystery/crime fiction editor for Mystery Book Spot and was the longtime non-fiction editor of Spinetingler Magazine. Additionally, his work has appeared in Crimespree Magazine, Heliotrope Magazine, BSC Review, Mulholland Books website, and Galley Cat.

Via: Bronzeville Books.

Ongoing Submissions: Unreal Magazine

Payment: $.03/word for fiction. For nonfiction, we pay $.01/word. Reprints are paid at $.01/word.
Note: Reprints Welcome

We want stories that are well written, intelligent, and enjoyable to read. We are looking for stories with metaphors and emotional ambience and imaginative descriptive writing.

Unreal Magazine is looking for stories that define the rules of magic at this indefinite point in time.

Unfit Magazine is looking for stories that bend the rules of science at this indefinite point in time…unfitmag.com

After you finish the submission form, we will contact you if we’re interested in publishing your material. Due to the volume of submissions we receive, we are unable to respond unless a story is accepted for publication. If you have not heard from us in thirty days, assume your work didn’t fit with what we needed at the time.

For best results, send your story to as many publications as possible. Just remember, “Simultaneous submissions are your friend.”

We wish you the best in your endeavours as an author.


The Boss (and a few other clowns)


Submission Guidelines

Fiction: 500 to 5,000 words

Pay: We pay $.03/word for fiction. For nonfiction, we pay $.01/word. Reprints are paid at $.01/word. Payments are only made to your PayPal account. We only pay for what appears in print, not for online publication.

Terms: We don’t charge for submissions. Reprints are welcome. Simultaneous submissions are most certainly welcome. Multiple submissions are not welcome. (If you don’t hear anything, wait 30 days before trying again. Thanks!)

Rights: We are looking for one time non-exclusive rights.

Head to the page below to submit!

Via: Unreal Magazine.

Taking Submissions: Miscreations: Gods, Monstrosities & Other Horrors

Deadline: August 31st, 2019
Payment: 5 cents per word

What happens when we make monsters?

What happens when we confront the monsters inside ourselves?

These are the grotesque things that should never have been. These are the beasts that stalk our twisted pasts. These are the ghosts of our own making that haunt our regrets.

They’re the blood on our hands. They’re the obsessions in our heads. They’re the vengeance in our hearts.

These are Miscreations: Gods, Monstrosities & Other Horrors.

Bram Stoker Award-winning editors Doug Murano and Michael Bailey welcome you to submit your best work for consideration in this anthology, which will launch in early 2020. We’ve already announced two of our contributors–Ramsey Campbell and Usman T. Malik–and will be making more announcements in the coming weeks!

Pay: 5c/word U.S.
Length: 2-5,000 words. FIRM.
Reprints? No thanks.
Anything you should avoid? Graphic, gratuitous depictions of child abuse, sexual abuse and animal abuse are generally unwelcome.
Where to send it: [email protected]
Deadline: Aug. 31

Via: Miscreations Facebook.

Taking Submissions: The Cafe Irreal November 2019

Deadline: October 1st, 2019
Payment: 1 cent per word

The Cafe Irreal is a quarterly webzine that presents a kind of fantastic fiction infrequently published in English. This fiction, which we would describe as irreal, resembles the work of writers such as Franz Kafka, Kobo Abe, Clarice Lispector and Jorge Luis Borges. As a type of fiction it rejects the tendency to portray people and places realistically and the need for a full resolution to the story; instead, it shows us a reality constantly being undermined. Therefore, we’re interested in stories by writers who write about what they don’t know, take us places we couldn’t possibly go, and don’t try to make us care about the characters. We would also suggest you take a look at the current issue, archives, and theory (especially the essay, “What is irrealism?”) pages on this web site.

We accept unsolicited fiction up to 2,000 words in length. Translations are welcome. There is no minimum length. We accept only electronic submissions via e-mail at [email protected] We cannot, due to the various computer viruses and worms, accept attachments anymore, so please paste your story into the body of the e-mail. Also include your name, address, e-mail address, and a short bio in the text of the submission; please put the word “submission” in the subject heading of the e-mail to ensure that your submission doesn’t get lost among all the spam. We pay an honorarium of one cent U.S. per word ($2 minimum) to buy first-time internet rights (the story will then be archived). Payment is made upon publication. PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DON’T ACCEPT SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS and are only interested in reprints in unusual cases (e.g., the story has appeared in print but not on the internet). Therefore, if the story or translation has been published before, please specify where and when. Regarding submission of more than one story at a time, we will consider up to 2,000 words submitted by a single author at a given time, either one story or a number of short shorts. Please note, however, that if you submit several short shorts, they must be enclosed within a single e-mail. We do not publish the same author in consecutive issues, except when we have specifically solicited the material. We accept submissions year-round and usually respond in two months, though it can take as long as four months.

The Cafe Irreal is a quarterly publication, publishing on February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1 of each year. The deadline for submissions for each issue will be one month before the date of publication. The deadline for the next issue (Summer 2019) will be July 1, 2019.

Via: The Cafe Irreal.

Taking Submissions: Breach #11

Deadline: August 31st, 2019
Payment: 1 cent a word, to a maximum of $20., poetry $5
Note: NZ and Australian authors only

We publish SF, horror and dark fantasy short fiction from NZ and Australian authors.

Submissions for the zine are OPEN. Deadline for Breach #11 is August 31.

In the Zine

All work must be original and previously unpublished. We pay for first worldwide publication rights for six months and nonexclusive reprint rights. Copyright belongs to the author or artist. We simply ask for you to credit Breach as the site of first publication if your work is then subsequently reprinted elsewhere (after the six month exclusive period).

Stories between 500 and 2000 words, in doc format.

Poetry of a page length, doc format.

Cover art in A4, 600dpi, RGB.


Short stories: 1 cent a word, to a maximum of $20.

Poetry: $5 per piece.

Cover art: $20 per piece.

We’re also after submissions of longer works of novella (17,000 to 40,000 words) and novelette (7,500 to 17,000 words) length. Our short stories lean toward horror and the darker side of science fiction and we’d like to carry that over to novellas and novelettes. If you’re interested in publishing with us, please send the first chapter and a single-page synopsis as a Word doc using the form below. All work must be original and previously unpublished.

Breach pays 60% of royalties from all print and ebook sales – we don’t offer advances. We pay for exclusive worldwide publication rights for one year and non-exclusive reprint rights. Copyright belongs to the author.

Via: Breach Ezine.

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