Category: Reprints Allowed

Taking Submissions: Strange Religion

Deadline: May 31st, 2021 (Original call had windows that has been modified to this date)
Payment:CAD 2c/word for originals; 50% rate for reprints
Theme: Speculative Fiction of Spirituality, Belief, and Practice
Note: Reprints welcome

As a special way to accommodate people developing stories for Strange Wars or Strange Religion, authors have the option of requesting to make late submissions. This is intended for authors who expect not to be able to finish writing and polishing their submission before the close of our submission window. If you think you will need any additional time, you can request to make a late submission here.

Strange Religion: Speculative Fiction of Spirituality, Belief, and Practice

Strange Religion thoughtfully and respectfully explores religious traditions and ideas through speculative fiction.  These are stories about the rituals, theology, and spirituality of aliens, AI, and the denizens of fantastic worlds depicted by scripture and religious folklore.

How do Muslims on other planets pray and perform the hajj? How would AI worship or read scripture? How would interreligious dialogue change if shamanic magic turned out to be real? What would the Bible be like if it were written by elves? How would the Buddha get by today? Suppose the remains of Krishna were found—what then? What if prophets didn’t only see the future but were from the future?


Taking Submissions: Cosmic Roots And Eldritch Shores – EARLY

Deadline: April 1st-3rd, 2021
Payment: 6 cents per word for original, 2 cents for reprints
Theme: Well written original work in science fiction, fantasy, myth, legend, fairy tales, and eldritch, in written, podcast, video, and/or graphic story form, and from around the world.
Note: Reprints welcome



Submissions Schedule

We have a new submissions schedule as of June 1, 2020:
The first and second day of every month, 12 am of the 1st to 12 am of the 3rd, E.S.T.
Only one submission per person.

For reading impaired individuals, our submissions manager and ‘forget password’ have a captcha compatible with screen readers.

We pay 6¢ per word for new fiction, 2¢ per word for fiction reprints, 2 – 6¢ per word for new fact-based work, 1- 4¢ per word for reprinted fact articles.
For new poetry, we pay $1 a line, reprints would be 50¢ a line, up to 40 lines. We’ll look at longer poems but that would be a hard sell, and words over 40 lines would be paid at 6¢ per word.

We began The Kepler Award to recognize and encourage writers of excellent science fiction and fantasy stories that creatively extrapolate on known science in constructive and exciting ways. You can learn about The Kepler Award here.

You can read a copy of our standard contract here.   It can be varied as needed to include the rights of translators, voice actors, etc.


Ongoing Submissions: Shelter of Daylight

Payment: Original Stories: $25.00, Reprint Stories: $15.00, Flash Fiction: 1 cent/word, Poems: $5.00, Articles: $20.00
Theme: Original science fiction and fantasy stories that are upbeat and positive in their mood
Note: Reprints Welcome

Shelter of Daylight began with Sam’s Dot Publishing back around the turn of the decade. After some years, it was discontinued. Now, under Hiraeth Books, it has revived.

Shelter of Daylight is now published semi-annually, in January and in July, in print [and, eventually, as an eBook]. It presents original science fiction and fantasy stories that are upbeat and positive in their mood. It also presents a few original poems, again along the overall mood.

Shelter of Daylight wants original stories with plot, tension, suspense, conflict, and character development. Remember, if readers do not care what happens to your main character[s], they won’t read the story. The narrative should maintain a sense of wondering what’s going to happen next; of what’s lurking just around the corner. Showing is better than telling. Frex, instead of telling the reader that it’s cold, show your character shivering, stomping feet, or having ice form on beard or hair. The inner thoughts and emotions of your character[s] are just as important.

Stories submitted to Shelter of Daylight should be between 4K and 8K words long. Longer or shorter stories will be considered; however, anything less than 4K will be a difficult sell. Anything 1K or less will be considered flash fiction. We will consider reprint stories, provided they adhere to the guidelines; however, they are difficult sells.

Submit your stories as rtf or .doc attachments [NO .docx, please] to sdpshowcase at yahoo dot com [you must recombine this address for it to work. Sorry for the inconvenience. Blame spammers].

Please submit one story at a time, and wait for the response before submitting another. We hope to keep the response time down to two months. If you haven’t heard from us in three months, please query.


Taking Submissions: Haunted: A Ghostly Anthology

Deadline: July 31st, 2021
Payment: Flash fiction 500-1000 words: $5AU, Short story 1000 – 5000 words: $10AU, Short story 5000 – 10000 words: $15AU, Short story 10000 – 15000 words: $20AU
Theme: Stories featuring haunted places, people and objects
Note: Australian and NZ based authors only
Note: Reprints Welcome

Haunted: A Ghostly Anthology

We are looking for original poetry, flash fiction and short stories 500 – 15000 words featuring haunted places, people and objects with an anticipated December 2021 release date.
Reprints are welcome, but the author must own relevant rights.



Token payments for accepted works are as follows:
Poetry: $5AU per poem, up to 4 poems allowed
Flash fiction 500-1000 words: $5AU
Short story 1000 – 5000 words: $10AU
Short story 5000 – 10000 words: $15AU
Short story 10000 – 15000 words: $20AU

Every page of the manuscript must include a header with the following information: STORY TITLE justified left, Author’s first initial and full last name justified right
Every page of the manuscript must include a footer with a centered page number.
One-inch (1″) margins all around
Use only .doc or .docx formats. No other formats will be accepted.
All manuscripts must be double-spaced.
Indent the first line of each paragraph by .5 inches.
Use Calibri 12 pt font.
Do not manipulate the font or formatting, other than italics for emphasis.
Do NOT use tabs, instead use paragraph format settings for first line indents.

Submit Now

Via: Specul8.

Taking Submissions Cosmic Horror Monthly (Early Listing)

Deadline: February 28th, 2021
Payment: 1 cent per word for original fiction. 10k words = $100. 0.5 cents per word for reprints., 50 cents per line for poetry.
Theme: Original horror and dark fantasy stories, poems, and images (paintings, drawings, etc). Most types of horror and dark fantasy are welcome but we do prefer the work have a science fiction or otherwise cosmic philosophical leaning.
Note: Reprints Allowed
Note: Opens January 1st, 2021

Cosmic Horror Monthly is a horror and dark fantasy magazine edited by Charles Tyra.

Submission Period

*SUBMISSIONS WILL OPEN SOON* – Submission period is yearly from January 1st – February 28th


Instructions: All fiction must be submitted via email to [email protected]. When submitting, you may paste the entire story in the body of the email or attach a Microsoft Word file. For artwork, please put a link to the gallery/pieces in the body of the email along with any relevant background information. Attachments are acceptable only when submitting individual artwork for consideration. Acceptable file formats are JPG, PNG.


Please only submit ORIGINAL work.

Cosmic-Horror is seeking original horror and dark fantasy stories, poems, and images (paintings, drawings, etc). Most types of horror and dark fantasy are welcome but we do prefer the work have a science fiction or otherwise cosmic philosophical leaning. If you aren’t sure if your work qualifies, submit it and we can decide. No subject is off-limits and we do encourage writers to try and push the status quo. A writer may submit as many stories as they like, but please only submit a single story once. Every email will be checked!

Word Count: We are open to stories of 1000-7500 words. Stories of 5000 words or less are preferred.


1 cent per word for original fiction. 10k words = $100
0.5 cents per word for reprints.
50 cents per line for poetry.
20 dollars for artwork chosen as interior content.
50 dollars for cover art.

Rights: Please request the artist/publisher contract.

Cover Letters: The first paragraph of your email should contain whether it is a reprint, the length of your story (if applicable), your publishing history, and any relevant information.


Email [email protected] for all inquiries, or if you have any trouble using our online submission system.

We will try to respond to every email with feedback but unless we are requesting more from you, there is no need to respond, even to say thank you. It may sound harsh, but those emails will only serve to clutter up the editorial inbox.

Diversity Statement: We believe that the horror genre’s diversity is its greatest strength, and we wish that viewpoint to be reflected in our story content and our submission queues; we welcome submissions from writers of every race, religion, nationality, gender, and sexual orientation.

Sexual themes and stories with strong sexual content are acceptable, but Cosmic-Horror is not a market for erotica. If in doubt, feel free to send your story in and let us decide.

Please no fan fiction for existing creative universes not in the Public Domain. (The Cthulhu mythos is fair game )

If you’re not sure if your story is suitable, don’t query; please just go ahead and submit it and let us decide.

You are welcome to resubmit previously rejected stories/poems if they have been significantly revised.

Via: Cosmic Horror Monthly.

Taking Submissions: HorrorTube Anthology Volume II

Deadline: January 10th, 2021
Payment: $10 and a contributors copy
Theme: Winter horror or any story concerning the cold.
Note: Reprints welcome

Served Cold edited by R. Saint Claire and Steve Donoghue.

Seeking submissions from authors with active BookTube or AuthorTube channels for the next HorrorTube Anthology.

Our first release, Local Haunts, has been very successful so far, reaching Amazon’s number #1 bestseller rank in Canada and Australia and garnering excellent reviews.

Again, we are looking for a diverse group of authors with active BookTube and/or AuthorTube channels (no channel too small) so please do not hesitate to submit.

Genre: Horror, including suspense, mystery, and weird fiction. Sci-fi and fantasy are fine as long as there are some horror elements.

Theme: Winter horror or any story concerning the cold. No overt erotica or anything too hardcore. Contact Regina at [email protected] with any questions.

Length: 1,000 – 7,000 words

Deadline: January 10, 2021

Details: Please submit your story and other materials as separate attachments along with a link to your YouTube channel to [email protected] Please use the standard submission format. For guidance see

Please submit only your best, most polished work. Reprints are okay. The terms include the nonexclusive right to display, copy, publish, distribute, transmit and sell digital and print reproductions of your story worldwide.

English language only.

Pay for accepted submissions: $10 honorarium, print and digital copy. All proceeds will be donated to the literacy charity First Book.

Deadline: January 10, 2021

Release Date: February 2021

Cover Design: Cameron Roubique

Via: R. Saint Claire.

Taking Submissions: Moonlight & Misadventure

Deadline: January 15th, 2021
Payment: $10 USD for reprints and $20 USD for previously unpublished
Theme: Moonlight & Misadventure
Note: Reprints allowed

Call for Short Story Submissions



Anthology Title: Moonlight & Misadventure: 20-22 Stories of Mystery & Suspense


Genre: Short story/mystery/suspense


Publisher: Superior Shores Press


Editor: Judy Penz Sheluk


Deadlines: The deadline for submission is January 15, 2021 or until 100 submissions have been received, whichever comes first. Starting December 2020, the website page will be updated periodically with the number of submissions received. Late submissions and/or submissions after 100 entries have been documented will not be considered.


All submissions will be acknowledged within 7 days. If you do not receive an acknowledgment within that time, please Contact Me.


Ongoing Submissions: Boneyard Soup Magazine

Payment: 5 cents per word, 1 cent per word for reprints
Theme: H
orror and dark fantasy genres and are open to almost anything you can imagine within those categories.

Note: Reprints Welcome


All submissions for fiction should follow proper manuscript format. Please send them to [email protected] Attach submissions in .doc or .rtf format. We will not accept submissions embedded in the body of an email. Along with your manuscript, include a cover letter. The letter should include your bio. We will not consider multiple submissions or simultaneous submissions. 


To receive payment for your story or non-fiction article, you will need a PayPal account. We pay 5 cents per word for original fiction up to 6000 words on publication for first world rights. For reprint fiction, we pay 1 cent per word up to 6000 words for nonexclusive reprint rights. For nonfiction articles, we pay 5 cents per word up to 3000 words. 


Boneyard Soup Magazine publishes quarterly in a digital format. We want stories in the range of 2000 to 6000 words.

We publish in the horror and dark fantasy genres and are open to almost anything you can imagine within those categories. Traditional Gothic. Pulpy horror with an ’80s vibe. Body horror. Ghost stories. Horror comedy. Don’t be afraid to submit if your tale falls within the horror and dark fantasy genres. However, we are not interested in stories with extreme violence or overt sexual themes. 


One ancestor to the modern museum was the cabinet of curiosity, or Wunderkammer in German. These were private collections of strange and interesting objects amassed by wealthy persons in Europe. The earliest date back to at least the middle ages. 

In that spirit, Boneyard Soup Magazine is committed to developing a wonder cabinet of sorts. Each issue will feature up to two non-fiction articles curated under the title Cabinet of Curiosities. Authors of these pieces will delve deeply into topics from the world of horror.

The idea is to explore the strange side of reality. Urban legends. Documented ghost stories. Myths. Odd, terrifying, or befuddling events from history. Anything creepy, weird, or horrifying is fair game here.

Important to note: These are not intended to be academic or scholarly. While still attending to good writing practice, imagine you are telling your story to a close friend.

Please submit a proposal for your article first. Include potential sources in your proposal. Upon the editor’s approval, you will send the written article. Pieces published under the Cabinet of Curiosities heading should be no more than 3000 words. 


We are happy to consider your short story if it’s been published in another place. However, be sure to include the word REPRINT in the header of your email. For example: STORY TITLE (REPRINT).

Response Time

Boneyard Soup Magazine is a small publication and as such we ask for your patience. Response time could be as much as four weeks. After that time, please send an email to [email protected] with the word QUERY in the subject line. In your email include the title of your story and the date submitted. 

Please do not respond to rejection letters.


Each issue of Boneyard Soup Magazine will feature original cover art and sketches to accompany published stories and articles. Like our taste in fiction, our taste in art is also broad. 

If you are interested in seeing your artwork on the cover of one of our issues, please submit the artwork in question to [email protected].

If you would like to produce original sketches for an upcoming issue, please submit an inquiry with samples of your artwork to [email protected] If interested, we will contact you with details for the story we’d like you to draw for.

Payment will be negotiated with each artist we work with. 

Via: Boneyard Soup Magazine.