Category: Reprints Allowed

Ongoing Submissions: Shacklebound Books Monthly Newsletter

Theme: Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror are all accepted, but we generally publish dark fiction and as such those are strongly prefered.
Payment: .02 per word, .01 per word for reprints.
Note: Reprints Welcome
Note: 250 words or less

Please read the guidelines very carefully. Stories submitted that do not conform to the guidelines will not be read.

We are a small press. We hope to increase pay rates for all of our anthologies and future projects over time.

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Taking Submissions: Cosmic Roots And Eldritch Shores March 2022- EARLY

Submission Window: March 1st-2nd, 2022
Payment: 8 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 8¢ 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.

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Taking Submissions: Brute: Raunch, Scares, and Rough Trade

Deadline: August 1st, 2022
Payment: 5 cents a word, 1 cent per word for reprints, 2 contributor copies
Theme: dark and speculative short stories that address gay sexuality, desire, masculinity, and the aesthetics of “rough trade.”
Note: Reprints welcome

Brute is an anthology featuring dark and speculative short stories that address gay sexuality, desire, masculinity, and the aesthetics of “rough trade.” We do not want every story in the book to be so grim; if your inclination is to have your protagonist chasing a beast of a man who rapes and kills the character, please do not submit. That said, stories don’t need to end happily. The attraction to rough trade often involves a desire to embrace danger and risk the self. Because we are seeking a certain tone, we ask that before you submit your story, you query first with your details on your concept (and if you have any previous publications). We will consider reprints.

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Taking Submissions: Reader Beware!

Deadline: August 1st, 2022
Payment: $0.01 per word for new stories and/or $25 for reprints.
Theme: Fear Street appreciation. YA horror steeped in late 80s-90s nostalgia.
Note: Reprints Welcome

 

WELCOME TO FEAR STREET

You’ve heard the stories about Fear Street—the unexplained mysteries, missing people, the things that lurk in the dark—but wouldn’t you rather experience them for yourself?

You aren’t scared, are you?

Briana Morgan, author of  TRICKER-TREATER AND OTHER STORIES, and Roxie Voorhees, co-editor of CAMP HORROR, comes a collection of super-chilling tales of teen horror. 

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Taking Submissions: Cosmic Roots And Eldritch Shores February 2022- EARLY

Submission Window: February 1st-2nd, 2022
Payment: 8 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 8¢ 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.

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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”
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Taking Submissions: The Sacrament

Deadline: July 1st, 2022
Payment: $0.01 per word for new stories and/or $25 for reprints.
Theme: Religious Horror
Note: Reprints Welcome

From the editors that brought you, Welcome to the Funhouse via Blood Rites Horror, Kelly Brocklehurst and Jamie Stewart, comes a new collection of religious horror stories that will chill you to your core.

 

ARE YOU READY TO RECEIVE THE SACRAMENT?

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Taking Submissions: Sovereign: An Anthology of Black Fantasy Fiction

Deadline: July 16th, 2022
Payment: Original Fiction: $0.08/word up to 1,000 words, and $0.01/word after, Reprints: $0.01/word
Theme: Authors from Africa and the African Diaspora exploring any of the following: Heroic, Mythic, Flintlock, Gaslamp, Medieval, Religious, Weird West, Arcanepunk, High/Epic Fantasy, Sword and Soul/Planet, Noblebright/Nobledark, Fables/Fairytale Retellings
Note: Reprints Welcome

AURELIA LEO presents Sovereign: An Anthology of Black Fantasy Fiction seeking authors from Africa and the African Diaspora exploring certain aspects of the genre.

More specifically, we want fantasy in the following sub-genres/themes:

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