Taking Submissions: Glass & Gardens: Solarpunk Winters

Deadline: March 1st, 2019
Payment: $0.01 per word + contributor copy

GLASS & GARDENS: SOLARPUNK WINTERS
Anthologist: Sarena Ulibarri
Open for Submissions: January 1 – March 1, 2019
Expected Publication: January 2020
Story Length: up to 8,000 words
Payment: $0.01 per word + contributor copy

Solarpunk is a type of eco-conscious science fiction that imagines an optimistic future founded on renewable energies. Often aiming for a balance of nature and technology, and always inclusive and diverse, solarpunk stories show the ways we have adapted to climate change, or the ways we overcome it.

For this anthology, I want to see solarpunk stories that take place in winter. That might mean working together to survive extreme blizzards, or feeling the heat in places that no longer see snow. Which renewable tech works best during long winter nights? How do solarpunk societies celebrate the winter holidays? Keep it planet-based (Earth or other), and optimistic. Solarpunk worlds aren’t necessarily utopias, but they definitely aren’t dystopias.

We’re a northern hemisphere publisher, but southern hemisphere winters are also welcome!

Need inspiration? Read New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson, the Ecopunk! anthology, or Glass & Gardens: Solarpunk Summers. For more on what the anthologist is looking for, as well as some writing prompts, see Sarena’s blog, “Solarpunk Winters Writing Prompts.”

Submission Method: *After January 1, 2019,* Send your story as a .doc, .docx, or .rtf attachment to solarpunk[at]worldweaverpress[dot]com with Submission: [story title] in the subject line. Please include a brief cover letter, but DO NOT summarize your story in the cover letter. Submissions received before January 1st will be discarded.

Simultaneous submissions: Yes, you may submit your story to other markets before you hear back from us. Please let us know ASAP if someone else accepts it.

Multiple submissions: No, please only send us one story for consideration.

Via: World Weaver Press.

Taking Submissions: Alternative Bedtime Stories for Progressive Parents

Deadline: April 15th, 2019
Payment: 2 cents a word and royalties or a flat rate of $25

B Cubed Press is pleased to announce three new open calls for anthologies to be released in 2019.  Submissions open immediately and close on April 15, 2019.
Submissions should be in Word or RTF attachments, using SFWA manuscript format. Include your name and email on the document, e-mails and stories get separated, and that is never good.
Include “SUBMISSION” and the title of the anthology to which you are submitting in the email subject line.
Pay is 2 cents a word and royalties for stories. For very short fiction, poems, and nursery rhymes, we offer an option of a flat $25 to the writer. Payment is on publication.
Multiple and simultaneous submissions are okay. Reprints are allowed, but they are held to a higher standard.
Send your submission to [email protected].
Read on for details on individual stories.
ALTERNATIVE BEDTIME STORIES FOR PROGRESSIVE PARENTS
Edited by Diana Payton and Bob Brown
We are looking for nursery rhymes, poetry, and stories that can be read and enjoyed by children of all ages. There is no lower word limit on poems or nursery rhymes.
The work can be completely original or derived from fairy tales, bible stories, folklore, myths, or similar sources so long as acknowledgement is made. Absolutely no fan fiction of work that is not in the public domain.
For stories we’re looking for 500 to 3,000 words. We anticipate publishing in fall of 2019.

Taking Submissions: Hinnom Quarterly Magazine

Deadline: February 28th, 2019
Payment: 2 cents per word and $50 per poem

PLEASE READ THE SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES BELOW. HINNOM MAGAZINE IN 2019 WILL BE A SEMI-PROFESSIONAL MARKET, PAYING 2 CENTS ($0.02) PER WORD FOR FICTION & $50 FOR POEMS.

 

Greetings from the Valley of Hinnom,

With the amazing success of Hinnom Magazine during 2017 & 2018, we have decided to implement some major changes, including the reading period and the pay rate. The publication will be quarterly, to be released on an as-of-yet unannounced schedule, and there will be one submission period for the entire year of 2019 unless otherwise noted in the future. So mark your calendars! We seek authors who have a unique voice, interesting writing styles, and unparalleled storytelling talents.

We also encourage prospective authors to read one of our previous publications to get a feel of the atmosphere and themes we favor. We know a lot of publishers say this, but there is good reason for it.

FICTION SUBMISSION DETAILS:

Below, you will find the genres and subgenres that we adore. Again, if you read our previous releases, you will likely develop a solid understanding of what Hinnom Magazine represents in dark fiction & poetry. The guidelines will be much stricter this year, so please pay close attention to the details.

We are looking for stories and poems that fit the themes of Weird Fiction and Cosmic Horror. Horror, Science Fiction, and Fantasy are all welcomed, as long as they fit in the realms of Weird and Cosmic. All stories and poems must also be speculative in some way. What we mean by this is that we don’t want stories or poems based in realism. While many great horror stories and poems are plausible in modern reality, these are not for Hinnom Magazine. Thus, all horror MUST BE otherworldly or supernatural in some way. Science Fiction MUST BE dark and speculative. Fantasy MUST BE morally ambiguous and grim. Any combination of the above genres is fine. In fact, we encourage it. 
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Taking Submissions: Letters from the Grave: A Collection of Epistolary Horror

Deadline: February 28th, 2019
Payment: 5 cents per word and a contributor’s copy

Letters from the Grave: A Collection of Epistolary Horror

The epistolary form has a long, proud tradition in the horror genre. From the classics such as Frankenstein and Dracula, through modern classics like World War Z. We want to see your fresh takes on the idea. Remember that the epistolary genre doesn’t just include letters. It can be stories created from nearly any kinds or combinations of documents, i.e. crime scene reports, diary entries, interview transcripts, etc. This can include modern electronic and digital “documents” such as texts, voicemails, Tweets, blog posts, and more. Original stories only, no reprints.

Preferred word count: 2,000 to 10,000 words

Payment and rights: $.05/word on acceptance, and one paperback contributor’s copy. First Print and First Electronic Rights, exclusive for 1 year. The anthology will be published as an ebook and in paperback, and we reserve the right to produce a hardcover edition.

Reading period: Now, through February 28, 2019.

Stories should be submitted to [email protected], with the subject line “Letters from the Grave.”

Please don’t send us:
  • Fan-fiction or stories using other authors’ characters, settings, etc, unless they are in the public domain.
  • Gratuitous bestiality, incest, child sex, sexual assault, racism, etc. This is a horror anthology, of course, so “adult content” and horrific, disturbing incidents are certainly going to be there. Make sure, however, that any of these elements are necessary to the story and that their depiction makes sense in the context of the letter or other documents.
  • Random horror stories that you’ve stuck a “Hey, you’ll never believe what happened to me!” email frame around.

Via: Orbannin Books.

Taking Submissions: Triangulation: Dark Skies

Deadline: February 28th, 2019
Payment: 4 cents a word and a contributor’s copy

Triangulation is open for submissions.. We are Parsec Ink’s speculative fiction annual, now in our 15th year. We’re looking for outstanding fantasy, science fiction, weird fiction, and speculative horror–from new and established writers. Take the theme and run with it. Tell us a story we won’t forget.

Theme: Triangulation: Dark Skies will be a celebration of the dark. This year, we are joining forces with the International Dark-Sky Associationto raise awareness of the dangers of light pollution—to human health, to animals and plants in the nighttime ecosystem, and to the future of astronomical research on our planet. We’d like to see proactive characters experiencing firsthand the dangers and consequences of a world without darkness, but even more than that, we want stories celebrating our place in the universe, and our ability, as sentient beings, to see into the depths of space. Give us past, present, and future accounts. Cautionary tales. Secondary worlds and altered timelines. The effects of light pollution are many and varied—feel free to explore any aspects, from neurobiological studies, to life in an alien star system, to legends out of time.

How To Submit: Electronic submissions make our lives easier. Please upload your story via Submittable. If this is your first time using Submittable, you will need to create an account with them. Don’t worry: it’s free.

SUBMIT YOUR STORY HERE!  

Submissions Open: December 1, 2018

Submissions Close: February 28, 2019

Word Count: We consider fiction up to 5,000 words, but the sweet spot is 3,000. There is no minimum word count.

Genre: We accept science fiction, fantasy, and horror–and enjoy intelligent blends of the three. Stories without a speculative element will not be considered.

Compensation: Pay is semi-pro: 4 cents a word. Authors will receive an e-book and one print copy of the anthology, plus wholesale pricing for additional print copies (typically 50% off the cover price).

Rights: We purchase North American serial rights, audio and electronic rights for the downloadable version(s). All subsidiary rights released upon publication.

Submissions: We are a meritocracy. New authors are as welcome as those with a laundry list of accomplishments. But it’s going to be the story that wins us over. Grab us by the lapels, drag us onto that plane, take us for the ride of our lives… but get us back on the ground safely and home in time for dinner.

We do not accept reprints, multiple submissions, or simultaneous submissions. If we reject a story before the end of the reading period, feel free to send another.

We love creative interpretations of our themes, but we do require the stories to be a solid fit.

We run mature content only if we like the story and find the mature content to be integral to it.

We do not accept fanfic, even if it’s based in a fictional universe that has passed into the public domain.

Manuscript Format: Please use industry standard manuscript format.We’re not testing you or trying to make you jump through hoops, but we do want a manuscript that is easy for us to read.

We accept manuscripts in the following formats:

  • .doc or .docx (MS Word)
  • .rtf (Rich Text Format — generic document format that most word processors can create)

Editorial Process: We aim to read submissions as they are received. If a story doesn’t work for us, we reject it. If we think the story has great potential but isn’t quite there yet, we request a rewrite. The ones we love the most, we hold on to for further consideration, but we won’t keep you guessing: you’ll get an email. Next, the stories fight it out amongst themselves until we have our final lineup. At which time, final acceptances are sent out. It’s sort of like Enter the Dragon, but without the nunchucks. When a story is accepted, the changes we suggest will typically be minor and/or cosmetic.

Response: Final decisions are made by March 31st.

Eligibility: All writers, including those who are known or related to the editorial staff, can submit to Triangulation. That doesn’t mean they’ll necessarily get in, but we are happy to consider their work.

Via: Parsec Ink.

Taking Submissions: Shock Totem

Deadline: May 31st, 2019 (From Submittable.)
Payment: 5 cents per word, reprints: 3 cents per word
Note: Reprints allowed

To submit or check the status of a previous submission, click here.

In addition to the guidelines below, please read the submission requirements on our Submittable page prior to uploading your submission.

WHAT WE WANT:

We consider original, unpublished work within the confines of dark fantasy and horror—mystery, suspense, supernatural, morbid humor, fantasy, etc.

WHAT WE DO NOT WANT:

We’re not interested in hard science fiction, epic fantasy (swords and sorcery), splatterporn (blood and guts and little more), or clichéd plots. Clichéd themes are okay. We won’t turn our noses up at the sight of zombies or serial killers or vampires, but there needs to be something that sets it apart from the norm for us to seriously consider it.

No fan fiction.

WHAT WE WILL CONSIDER:

Reprints. Unpublished work will always get first consideration. Any submitted reprint must be out of print and the author must retain all applicable rights. All previous publication information (for the submitted work only) must be disclosed.

FORMAT:

All submissions must be sent via our Submissions Manager (see link at the top and bottom of this page). Please use 12pt Times New Roman font, double-spaced lines, and indented paragraphs. Use italics (do not underline for italicized words). Please include your full name, contact info, and word count in the document.

No simultaneous/multiple submissions.

READING PERIOD:

Unless otherwise noted, we’re open from February through May, and August through November.

RESPONSE TIME:

90 days or less.*

PAYMENT:

We pay 5 cents a word for original, unpublished fiction, and 3 cents a word for reprints, up to 5,000 words.

RIGHTS:

For previously unpublished work we claim First North American Serial Rights and First Electronic World Rights (not to include Internet use) for a period of one year. After which all rights revert to the author.

For previously published work we claim Reprint Rights and Exclusive Electronic World Reprint Rights (not to include Internet use) for a period of one year. After which all rights revert to the author.

Full payment/rights details will be provided if we make an offer.

Send any questions and queries to: [email protected]. To submit or check the status of a previous submission, click here.

* Response time is estimated, not guaranteed.

Via: Shock Totem.

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