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September 2017

Taking Submissions: Reckoning #2

September 22

Deadline: September 22nd, 2017 Payment: six cents a word for prose, twenty dollars a page for poetry If you want to know what we’re looking for, try reading Reckoning 1, the interviews, the Reckoning twitter, LCRW 33, or any of these. The short version: fiction preferably at least a tiny bit speculative, nonfiction preferably more creative than journalistic, poetry tending towards the narrative and preferably with some thematic heft, art your guess is as good as mine. But the heart of what I want is…

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Taking Submission: ‘Alien Invasion’ And ‘Endless Apocalypse’

September 29

Deadline: September 29th, 2017 Payment: 6 cents per word Note: A 2-for-1! I just found out about these listings and as the deadline is coming up I wanted to do a bonus post to get them before your eyes ASAP! Continuing the success of our previous call for submissions, we’re looking for around twenty to thirty short stories by contemporary writers to complement a selection of classic tales in two new anthologies. We are keen to encourage new writers, without prejudice…

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Taking Submissions: The Binge-Watching Cure II

September 30

Deadline: September 30, 2017 Payment: $200 for stories under 5,000 words and $500 for stories 5,000 words and longer. Contributors also receive a paper copy of the book. Note: I HIGHLY suggest reading the linked to pages here to see exactly what they're looking for. The Binge-Watching Cure II, our all horror edition is open for submissions. We want to see your most terrifying prose. We’re interested in the full range of horror fiction genres and topics: dark fantasy, vampires,…

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Taking Submissions: A Sharp Stick in the Eye (and Other Funny Stories)

September 30

Deadline: September 30th, 2017 Payment: $50 and a contributor's copy Books & Boos Press is now accepting short story submissions for an upcoming anthology of darkly funny stories, edited by award-winning writer and editor Rob Smales, tentatively titled A Sharp Stick in the Eye (and Other Funny Stories). What we’re looking for: Original stories that are both entertaining and fall firmly in the horror genre. Think Jeff Strand, Joe Lansdale, Shaun of the Dead, Zombieland. Make us die laughing. Books…

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Taking Submissions: Afrofuturism

September 30

Deadline: September 30th, 2017 Payment: 1 cent per word Afrocentric Books is taking submissions for a futurism anthology. Futurism is a broad umbrella, encompassing many elements of science fiction and fantasy. For this anthology, we are most interested in science fiction. Time travel, space travel, cultures far advanced from our own. This world, other worlds, space stations, the setting doesn’t matter. We want adult science fiction stories in diverse settings, featuring diverse people. The “in the future all people are a uniform…

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