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Taking Submissions: Cosmic Horror Monthly Spring 2022 Window

Deadline: January 14th. 2022 Payment: 3 cents per word for original fiction. 5k words = $150, 1 cent per word for reprints. Theme: Cosmic Horror, Lovecraftian, Weird stories, original and reprints. Note: Reprints Welcome Submission Period *SUBMISSIONS OPEN SOON!* – Submission periods are twice yearly from January 1st – January 14th and July 1st – July 14th. January stories accepted will appear in issues from the following July – December July stories accepted will appear in issues from the following January – June SUBMISSION PROCEDURES Instructions: All fiction must be submitted via email to [email protected] When submitting, include a little background information about yourself in the body and attach the story in the form of a Microsoft Word file. Please include a word count and a brief synopsis of the work. For artwork, please put a link to the gallery/pieces in the body of the email along with any relevant background information. You may also attach example work. Acceptable file formats for attachments are DOCX, JPG, PNG. Guidelines Cosmic Horror Monthly is seeking Cosmic Horror, Lovecraftian, Weird stories, original and reprints. 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. Please only submit a single story once and only submit one story per email. Multiple submissions are strongly discouraged. Every email will be checked! Simultaneous submissions are allowed. At this time, we are strongly favoring stories with a contemporary narrative style. Lovecraftian themes and mythos works are welcomed but try to avoid Lovecraft pastiche and styles mimicking that of his writer circle from the early 20th century. Word Count: We are open to stories of 1000-7500 words. Stories in the range of 3000-5000 words are preferred. Art If you are...

Taking Submissions: Grimdark

Deadline: January 14th, 2022 Payment: $10 for stories over 2k Theme: A sub-genre of speculative fiction, brings readers dystopian, violent worlds with amoral or morally questionable protagonists. OPEN NOW (See Theme: GRIMDARK for close details) Word count : up to 3,000 words (10% leeway) Author eligibility : Open to all Reprints : Not allowed Simultaneous Submissions : Not allowed Multiple Submissions : TWO. Can be submitted at the same time in separate emails. Maximum acceptances : ONE per pen name Publication : In digital and print, launching 2022 Author compensation : One digital copy, plus print discounts, and $10 USD for all stories published over 2k (after edits) Submit to : [email protected] Grimdark, a sub-genre of speculative fiction, brings readers dystopian, violent worlds with amoral or morally questionable protagonists. The tone is always grim and dark—from whence the name comes—and valourises the protagonist’s struggles as they choose between good and evil. Some reading examples; A Song of Fire and Ice—George R.R. Martin The Gaslight Dogs—Karin Lowachee Certain Dark Things—Silvia Moreno-Garcia The Poppy War—R.K. Kuang Lord Foul’s Bane—Stephen Donaldson Gardens of the Moon—Steven Erikson The Court of Broken Knives—Anna Smith Spark Your characters might be human or speculative fiction—vampires, werewolves, androids, aliens, fae. Can include romance elements and comedy, but, as always, err on the very dark side. Submit to : [email protected]   Via: Black Hare Press.