Taking Submissions: Heroes of the Apocalypse

Deadline: October 31st, 2018
Payment: Royalties and a contributor’s copy

Off the Beaten Path Press is proud to announce a call for submissions for a brand new anthology titled “HEROES OF THE APOCALYPSE”. We’re looking for submissions in the 5,000 – 15,000 word limits with stories of the end of the world. You pick the way. Whether it be natural disaster, zombies, pandemic, alien invasion, space asteroids, killer AI, supernatural demons or ghosts, giant monsters, nuclear war, or however you envision the end of everything coming for civilization. The only thing that these stories need to share are the heroes who fight against all odds to prevent the end (either in success or failure). This is what the stories need to be all about. The human response to the end. So even if you have a 1000 foot Lovercraftian demon stomping on major cities, we need to see the courage on the ground before the boot goes to ant.

Please send your story copied into an email with your contact info to [email protected] We’re looking forward to seeing what you’ve got. Payment will include royalties paid for sales and a copy of the print version of the anthology. Close Date: Oct 31. Thanks!

Taking Submissions: Wrong Turn

Deadline: September 1st, 2018
Payment: Stories that are up to 5,000 words will receive $50.00, above 5,000 words will receive $100.00

It’s dark…

You’re tired. Not thinking straight. It’s the worst time of all for you to make decisions, and maybe that’s why you take a…WRONG  TURN.


We want your detective stories, your noir, your thrillers/mysteries.

Any story you want to tell, any way you want to tell it…with the theme of WRONG TURN.

Your story will be published in audiobook first, followed by paperback and ebook.

We purchase the rights for this anthology, but authors retain their rights and are welcome to use their stories in any way they choose after publication.


Stories that are up to 5,000 words will receive $50.00

Stories above 5,000 words will receive $100.00


Please submit your original story:

  • Double spaced
  • 12-point font
  • Word document
  • Basic formatting only
  • Word count: up to 15k
  • Previously published stories are okay if you own the rights


Submissions due: September 1, 2018

Email submissions and/or questions to: [email protected]

Via: Blunder Woman Productions.

Taking Submissions: The Eagle Has Landed

Deadline: September 15th, 2018.
Payment: 1 cent/word against a pro-rata share of royalties

I’m currently working on THE EAGLE HAS LANDED, a reprint anthology that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11’s moon landing with the best moon-related SF published since then.

Publisher: Night Shade Books
Formats: Ebook, Print, and Audio
Publication Date: 2019
Payment: 1 cent/word against a pro-rata share of royalties
Submissions Window: Submissions will be open today through September 15th, 2018.


  • Science fiction reprints (no original stories) published within the last 50 years
  • 3000-22000 words in length
  • English language (translations are welcome)
  • Stories must take place on the moon or feature the moon in a significant way


If you are an editor or fan and would like to recommend a story for consideration, please leave a comment on this post or send email to [email protected]

If you’re an author and have a story you would like considered for this anthology, please submit a copy in .doc or .rtf format at: http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/anthology/

Multiple submissions permitted.

Via: Neil Clarke.

Taking Submissions: Trickster’s Treats #2

Deadline: September 14th, 2018
Payment: We will pay $6 (AUD) per story but as this is for charity, rather than payment, we can donate to the chosen charity on your behalf.

Submissions now open for the second issue of our annual Halloween magazine (print and digital) – Trickster’s Treats – Tales from the Pumpkin Patch #2! We’re after original flash fiction of between 666-1,000 words using one of the themes below. No reprints, thanks! We will pay a nominal fee for this fun fiction-magazine ($6 per story) or if you prefer we can donate your payment to the women’s refuge (proof of payment details will be published). You can submit to 1 or more themes, but only 1 story per theme. Note: If sending multiple stories, please send them separately and include the theme in the subject of the email.


There are six themes again this year as listed below, but this time we’ve included some images to give you inspiration. You can of course submit to all six if you want to but please submit each one separately so the trickster doesn’t get confused! As you’d expect for Halloween, I anticipate a bumper crop of submissions as usual, so we’re after memorable stories, a sense of dread, and some level of believability and a quick shudder using between 666-1,000 words. Be inspired by the images, and the theme titles, but don’t try to describe what’s in the image, or take it too literally.


This one is about having fun with the theme and enjoy the challenge – Steve.


Taking Submissions: 13 Postcards from Hell

Deadline: October 31st, 2018
Payment: $10.

13 Postcards from Hell (partnered with The Bold Mom)

This anthology is a PAID anthology ($10 plus e-copy of the book or audiobook, paid on publication) due to the level of difficulty. All stories are due by Halloween and the book will be released on Xmas. Also keep in mind, this will be an audiobook.

What it is about: The theme behind each story is that Satan has decided t deliver postcards from 13 evil people condemned to Hell to someone who is living. Each story is made up of three stories. 1) First story: How did the bad guy die? 2) Second story: What did he encounter in Hell? and 3) Third story: The postcard, which is a message to anyone they believe is still living (can’t be someone who is dead and in heaven, I have a feeling God won’t let him deliver the correspondents) and the person’s reaction to the postcard. Each story can be anywhere from 300 to 7,000 words (they obviously don’t need to be the same length, the post card, most likely will be the shortest piece). I’m looking for extreme horror, but no violence against animals, no …..

Now, I know this is limiting, but I’m hoping this will bring out the creativity in the writers. After all, there is still a wide range of possibilities. How did the guy die? Natural causes, killed by a victim defending themselves, stupid accident, cops shoot him? Why did he get sent to Hell? What happened in Hell? Is it his worst nightmare or is he enjoying himself? Is he being tortured or he the one giving out the torture? Does he/she know they are in Hell? Also…has he/she escaped from Hell…I said condemn, never said they were still in Hell or even made it to Hell. In regards to the postcards, do they regret their action or are the unremorseful? Who do they want the postcards to go to, family or a victim? Why do they want to send them a postcard? A warning to clean up their act, a threat from beyond the grave, or a remorseful letter?

No explicit rape scenes, no torture of animals, no sex scenes with children.

Also keep in mind, only 13 stories will be accepted, so best of the best here. If I only receive five good stories, it will be only five stories, I’m looking for high quality here.

Must be willing to allow audiobook and you must have Paypal since that’s how we will pay you.

Sub to [email protected].com

Via: Facebook Post.

Taking Submissions: Quoth the Raven

Deadline: August 30th, 2018
Payment: Royalty Split And Contributor’s Copy

With the recent closing of Black Mirror Press, their planned anthology celebrating the works of Poe sits orphaned. After giving this situation a great deal of thought, and discussing it with our partners and staff, we at Camden Park Press have decided that the efforts of the authors who have been working on stories for the past several months should not be wasted, and Black Mirror Press’ efforts in inspiring the project and motivating the authors to create their own, re-imagined versions of Poe’s work need not be in vain. To that end, we are now opening submissions for Quoth the Raven, a contemporary re-imagining of the works of Edgar Allan Poe.

Quoth the Raven

~ Call for Submissions ~

The works of Poe were dark and often disturbing. From dismembered corpses, rivals bricked behind cellar walls, murders in back alleys, and detectives on the trail of devious villains, his stories have had a profound impact on both the horror and mystery genres to this day.

In Quoth the Raven, we invite you to revisit Poe’s work, all of which is now in the public domain, and re-imagine it for the twenty-first century. We’re not looking for a simple retelling of the classic tales, though we’d love to see what you can do with them. Consider also the more obscure but equally compelling work. Or, if you’re so inspired, write your own, original, story in the style of a modern-day Poe. No matter what approach you choose, we’re looking for stories with a unique 21st century perspective, that incorporate twists that reflect present-day technological and societal changes and life in today’s world, married to Poe’s distinct form of storytelling.

These should be contemporary tales, set in the real world. While it’s fine to incorporate some element of magic realism or the supernatural, we’d prefer to see psychological horror rather than gratuitous violence or gore. Stories incorporating the current political landscape (particularly in the U.S.) will also be a hard-sell, but that doesn’t mean you can’t incorporate political elements if you don’t go overboard with them. Strong suspenseful elements are key. We’re looking for a good mix of both horror and mystery, and will also consider your wonderfully re-imagined versions of Poe’s poetry.

Short stories: 3000 – 7000 words; only one per author
Poetry: 1-3 pages (double-spaced); only one per author
Note: You may submit both a story and a poem; but please send each item separately.
SEND TO: editor AT camdenparkpress DOT com
In your cover letter, please indicate which Poe story/poem your story is based on.
Our goal is to release this collection of updated tales on October 7th, 2018, the 169th anniversary of Poe’s mysterious death. It’s going to be a fast turnaround, but we know you can do it!
PAY RATE: Royalty Share + one contributor copy of each format (print and electronic)
FORMAT: Please use Standard Manuscript Format, i.e.: Microsoft Word .doc/.docx file, 1″ margins, 12-14pt Times (or other serif font), double-spaced, contact info and word count on first page, running header w/name, title, page #, etc. The usual stuff.
Please include both your name and the story title in the filename, like this:AndyAuthor_SiriTheRaven.docx

Via: Camden Park Press.

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