Category: Token Payment

Less than Semi-Pro rates

Taking Submissions: The Quarterly Journal – Myths, Fables, and Folklore

Deadline: June 30th, 2022
Payment: $5 or a contributor’s copy
Theme: Show us your spin or retelling of old tales; create some new ones; tell us of your childhood—or current—obsessions.

A Literary Journal with Some Art and Analysis Thrown in for Good Measure

As Quarter Press continues to grow, we’re adding another coin to our pocketful of change. We want to offer a space for shorter works to mingle with art and other bits of nonsense, so we bring you The Quarter(ly): It just makes cents.

Each issue will be themed; however, we will consider any interpretation of said themes.

  • Myths, Fables, and Folklore (June 30)


Taking Submissions: Step Into The Light

Deadline: October 31st, 2022
Payment: £0.005 per word
Theme: Daytime-themed horror

This daytime-themed horror anthology is going to be absolute FIRE!

We want your original, unpublished, short horror stories set in daylight.

That’s it.

Go wild.

Think Midsommar, The Wicker Man, Benchley’s Jaws, IT, The Silence of the Lambs. All great storylines, all packed with daytime fear proving you don’t have to be in the dark to be afraid. Sleeping with the lights on won’t help you this time.


Taking Submissions: Your Body is Not Your Body

Deadline: March 3rd 2022
Payment: Undeclared token payment, initially a pure donation anthology
Theme: New Weird Horror
Note: Sorry for the short notice, just hit my inbox.
Note: Trans and Gender Non-Conforming creators only

Extreme conditions demand extreme responses. This is perhaps not the most well-organized submissions call, but when has pragmatism ever stopped us? This one comes from the guts; we’ll figure out the rest as we go along.

We are now accepting submissions for Your Body is Not Your Body: A New Weird Horror Anthology to combat Texas’ attempts to criminalize Trans youth. All proceeds from the sale of this anthology will go directly to Equality Texas (


Taking Submissions: Madame Gray’s Poe-Pourri Of Terror

Deadline: September 1st, 2022
Payment: $5
Theme: Stories that pay homage to Edgar Allan Poe fan

Lifelong Edgar Allan Poe fan, Madame Gray, is in search of horror tales that pay homage to one of the greats of the genre. Whether you gravitate toward The Raven, The Tell-Tale Heart, Murders in the Rue Morgue, or the Masque of the Red Death, she wants to read your story…

Compiled and edited by Gerri R. Gray (Madame Gray’s Creep Show, Blood & Blasphemy, Vault of Gore) and published by Hellbound Books, this anthology is open to undiscovered writers and established voices alike.

Taking Submissions: Vampires And Such

Deadline: May 31st, 2022
Payment: $5
Theme: Vampires

In celebration of the 125th Anniversary of the first publication of Dracula, the grandaddy of them all, we are courting vampire stories of all kinds.

So, send us your very best vampiric tales – gothic, contemporary, speculative – chill our bones and have us panic-buying garlic and wooden stakes…


Taking Submissions: They Come by Night: Original Vampire Stories Based on Traditional Lore

Deadline: April 1st, 2022
Payment: $10 or a contributor’s copy
Theme: Vampire stories based on traditional folklore from around the world.

Title: They Come by Night: Original Vampire Stories Based on Traditional Lore


Deadline: April 1st 2022 or until filled.


Payment: 10 USD via PayPal upon acceptance or contributor’s copy in printed form upon publication. (We know this is an insult to your talent and hard work, but it is all we can offer at this time.  We hope to offer more on future projects.)


Theme: Vampire stories based on traditional folklore from around the world.


3000-10000 words, double spaced, Times New Roman font, 12pt.


Ongoing Submissions: Radon Journal

Payment: 1 cent per word for original work, half a cent per word for reprints.
Theme: Elements of anarchism, transhumanism, dystopia, and/or science fiction.
Note: Reprints accepted though at an extremely low rate.

Radon welcomes short story and poetry submissions containing elements of anarchism, transhumanism, dystopia, and/or science fiction.

We publish every January, May, and September.

Submissions are accepted year-round.

Simultaneous submissions are welcome.

Reprints accepted provided artist has the rights.

Please click below to submit your work:

Label your submission file “LastName_Title”