Taking Submissions: Story Seed Vault

Deadline: February 24th, 2019
Payment: Short Fiction (<150CH) $3AUD per story, Long Fiction (>150CH/<200CH) $2AUD per story

*We might require additional evidence of a claim to publish.

Via: Story Seed Vault.

Taking Submissions: Welcome to the Splatter Club

Deadline: April 1st, 2019
Payment: .01 cent/word plus 1 contributor copy
Note: You must be a member to submit, free to join here.

Welcome to the Splatter Club:  Beyond the requirement that you are a member of the Splatter Club, there are no limits on what you may submit. Obviously, we want to publish the kind of stories that Splatter Club members enjoy reading and something that will proudly highlight our unique genre of literature to the world but it is non-themed beyond splatterpunk, bizarro, and weird fiction.

As discussed in the Facebook group, this will feature both seasoned authors and you fresh meat writers looking for your first publication. Even though we are combining the previous two anthology calls into one, we will still use the original email.

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Length: 500 words up to 6K
  • Deadline: April 1, 2019
  • Multiple Submissions: No
  • Simultaneous Submissions: No
  • Payment: .01 cent/word plus 1 contributor copy

The submission period runs from Jan.- April 1st 2019 and the reading period will last from April – June 2019 with final decisions being announced by July 1st 2019

Not a Member? Join here for free!

Via: Splatter Club.

Ongoing Submissions: Space And Time

Payment: One penny per word.
Note: This market opens and closes as it fills up.

Fiction

We seek: science fiction, fantasy, horror, steampunk, magical realism—we look for work with a speculative element and creative hybrids. Gratuitous sex and gore do not impress us, so only include if they are integral to the plot. No children’s stories. No simultaneous or multiple submissions and no reprints without querying first.

You send: Stories with a maximum word count of 10k (we prefer stories between 5,000—7,500) submitted in standard electronic manuscript format. All fiction submissions are to be sent electronically as a Word or .rtf attachment. Please send queries, questions and submissions to [email protected]zine.com.

We pay: Payment of a penny-per-word is made upon publication. We buy first print and electronic rights. After a work is published, rights immediately revert to the author. We will do our best to respond to all submissions within four weeks. If you don’t hear from us after four weeks, please feel free to send a query.

Poetry

We seek: poetry of a speculative nature—science fiction, fantasy, horror, or any combination thereof—no longer than a single, standard 8.5 by 11 inch page.

You send: Submissions either embedded in an email or as an attached Word or .rtf document. No simultaneous submissions or reprints; multiple submissions up to three poems. Submissions link will be posted when open.

We pay: Payment of $5 per poem made upon publication. We buy first print and electronic rights. After a work is published, rights immediately revert to the author. We will do our best to respond to all submissions within four weeks. If you don’t hear from us after four weeks, please feel free to send a query.

Via: Space And Time.

Taking Submissions: Kaleidotrope 2019

Deadline: March 31st, 2019
Payment: $0.01/word (1 cent a word) USD. For poetry, we offer a flat rate of $5 USD per accepted piece

Kaleidotrope is currently open to submissions until April 1, 2019.

Kaleidotrope tends very heavily towards the speculative — towards science fiction, fantasy, and horror — but we like an eclectic mix and are therefore interested to read compelling work that blurs these lines, falls outside of neat genre categories. Man does not live on space ships, elves, and ghostly ax murderers alone, after all. We’d suggest looking through the archives to familiarize yourself with the zine, and/or checking out other work by our past contributors, to get a sense of what we’re looking for and what we like.

In the end, what we want is interesting, sometimes unconventional work, well-written stories and poems that surprise and amuse us, shock and disturb us, that tell us things we didn’t know or reveal old truths in brand new ways. We want strange visions of distant shores, of imaginary countries and ordinary people, and work that doesn’t lose sight of entertainment and the joy of good writing.

We are also interested in publishing diverse writers. Kaleidotrope welcome writers of color and other groups, as well as work that represents the diversity of characters we want to see more of.


Fiction

We have no maximum word limit, although anything over 10,000 words is definitely going to be a tougher sell. We do like well-crafted flash fiction, too, although preferably not under 250 words.

Poetry

We will consider all forms. Humor is encouraged, if tricky. Rhyming is not actively discouraged — done well, it can be terrific — but be careful about overly simple, sing-song-like structures. Individual haiku, or other very short poems, may be a tougher sell.

Nonfiction

We do not frequently publish nonfiction, though we will consider essays, memoirs, thoughtful criticism. In past issues, we have featured essays on popular culture — from Transformers to fembots to Doctor Who — interviews with working authors, and short book reviews. If you have an idea for something and don’t know if it would fit, just ask.

Artwork

We are looking for primarily full-color illustrations to serve as cover art. In addition, we very occasionally feature both color and black-and-white sketches, comics, cartoons, photography, loose odds and ends that might also fit elsewhere. Elsewhere is typically with the Horoscopes, so typically humorous, though that’s not a rule set in stone. We currently do not commission new cover artwork or pieces to appear with individual stories and poems. The best way to submit artwork is to email a link to your online portfolio or gallery, though you may also send individual pieces for consideration.

Reprints

Kaleidotrope no longer consider fiction, poetry, or non-fiction reprints. We will, however, consider artwork that has appeared in your personal online gallery, provided you own the copyright to the piece and any characters depicted therein. (Sorry, no fan-art.)

Rights

We buy First Serial Rights. This means that the work will not have appeared anywhere else, in print or online, prior to publication. Artwork may have appeared online in your own personal gallery. For this, we buy Digital Reprint Rights.

Work published with Kaleidotrope will remain in our archives, but all rights will revert to the author upon publication. With the exception of artwork, we ask only that you wait three months from publication to reprint the work elsewhere.

Payment

For fiction and nonfiction alike, we will pay $0.01/word (1 cent a word) USD. For poetry, we offer a flat rate of $5 USD per accepted piece; for artwork, $40 ($60 for cover art).

Reading Periods

Kaleidotrope will next be open to submissions from January 1, 2019, to March 31, 2019.

Response Time

Typically 1-3 months. Feel free to query if you have not heard from us after that.

Submitting

Kaleidotrope only accepts electronic submissions, sent by e-mail attachment to [email protected]. You may, if you prefer, paste the text of your submission into the body of the e-mail itself — although this is less advisable for longer pieces. In your e-mail subject heading, please indicate if the work you’re sending is Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, or Artwork.

Please generally follow standard format for all manuscripts. A brief cover letter is advisable. Your name and contact information must be included.

Please keep multiple submissions to a reasonable minimum (i.e., no more than 3 at any one time). Poetry and artwork submissions may be submitted in a single e-mail, but please send all fiction or nonfiction work individually.

We do not accept simultaneous submissions. We understand why authors submit stories to more than one place at a time, but please don’t do it to us. And unless we specifically ask you to send us revisions, please do not resubmit stories we’ve passed on. Thanks!

Via: Kaleidotrope.

Taking Submissions: WILD CARD 2019: Splatter in Space

Deadline: April 1st, 2019
Payment: .01 cent/word plus 1 contributor copy
Note: You must be a member to submit, free to join here.

We want to see your splatter, bizarro and new weird tales set in space. Space is…well, pretty vast, but still, there can only be so many stories that take place on a space station or spaceship or escape pod before it starts to get old. That’s why we’re open to non-space settings too, as long as it’s set in the distant future and/or features strong elements of advanced technology, advanced beings, or meta-physical elements. If it’s a space-age scenario, send it in. And of course, don’t forget the blood, guts, and subversive messages.

NOTE: You MUST be a Splatter Club member to be eligible to submit a story.

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Subject: Splatter in Space
  • Length: 500 words up to 6K
  • Deadline: April 1, 2019
  • Multiple Submissions: No
  • Simultaneous Submissions: No
  • Payment:  .01 cent/word plus 1 contributor copy

The submission period runs from Jan.- April 1st 2019 and the reading period will last from April – June 2019 with final decisions being announced by July 1st 2019

Not a Member? Join here for free!

Via: Splatter Club.

Taking Submissions: Untitled TIME anthology

Deadline: June 15th, 2019
Payment: $5-20, depending on the length and a contributor’s copy

Untitled TIME anthology
DEADLINE: 15 June 2019

…tick-tock-tick-tock-tick-tock-tick-tock-tick-tock-tick-tock…

Does time really exist?

In Fragments, Heraclitus wrote that “Time is a game played beautifully by children.”  If we take the ancient Greek philosopher at his word, then time is an illusion, and we are not resigned to its callous whims.

What would you do if time was not a factor?

Now, let’s say that time is a very real and unyielding construct, that we are slaves to the clock, trapped within the second hand’s constraints.  Can we unlock the power to change the course of its flow, or must we always remain its servants?

TRANSMUNDANE PRESS is now accepting submissions for an upcoming anthology focused on the nature of time.  We are searching for unique takes on the subject: unusual stories that feature extraordinary, well-drawn characters in compelling, interesting situations.

We want the weird, the stirring, stories that will challenge readers’ perceptions and stick with them long after the book is closed.

Make your tale worth our time.

Remember: time travel is low-hanging fruit, so if you plan on popping your characters in a DeLorean or a phone booth, make sure that you really bring it.
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