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Taking Submissions: Empire of Beasts

Deadline: December 1st, 2022 Payment: $40 Theme: Stories about entirely new societies and cultures populated by anthropomorphized creatures The prompt: Lost Boys is looking for 8-10 stories about entirely new societies and cultures populated by anthropomorphized creatures. This is your time to be utterly creative! What do you think, say, a society of cats would look like if they could walk and talk as humans do? What would their religion be? What would their world look like? What societal standards would they have? What would their homes be made of? Their favorite foods? You don’t have to use cats, you are free to use any creature you wish! Parameters: Every genre qualifies. No rape, gore, incest, or child abuse. Must be at least 3k but no more than 9k. Submissions must be in Times New Roman, 12pt. No headers, please. List your story’s title and your author name at the top of the document, along with your email address - you don’t have to include your postal address! Submissions open on September 1st, 2022 and will close on December 1st, 2022. We encourage gender fluidity, gender-bending, LGBTQIA+ retellings, and whatever else feels appropriate to YOU for the story you want to tell. Submissions can be sent to [email protected] with the subject line: “Empire of Beasts Submission” Submissions may be sent in the body of the email or via attachment. The choice is yours. PLEASE, pay attention to the guidelines, as any submission not adhering to them will be automatically disqualified. Accepted authors will receive $40 (30 days after publication date) and one free digital copy of the completed anthology. Via: Lost Boys Press.

Taking Submissions: Book Worms #1

Deadline: December 1st, 2022 Payment: 8 cents per word Theme: All forms of horror Book Worms is a new mail order only zine launching in 2023 (6 issues planned). Deadline is December 1, 2022 Seeking original short fiction 500 – 3000 words. Payment is .08 per word. No reprints, exclusive rights for one year from publication. Simultaneous submissions okay. English language only. No multiple submissions. Open to all HORROR sub-genres. No romance or erotica. Create something new and cool! Be brave! Only properly formatted stories will be considered. Submit your story as an email attachment labeled like this LASTNAME_STORYTITLE along with a brief cover letter using the subject line Book Worms Submission to [email protected] I’m also looking for original artwork, so if you’re interested, send me a brief email along with a link to your portfolio or samples. Payment varies. *Tip: Be really old school and mail your submission to: La Regina Studio/Grundy Commons/925 Canal Street/Bristol, PA 19007 Via: R. Saint Claire.

Taking Submissions: We’re Infested!

Deadline: December 1st, 2022 Payment: Royalties Theme: Vermin "We're Infested!" Vermin, birds, bugs, and everything in between or adjacent. Maybe there's one too many, maybe there's an army too many, but these aren't stories about finding them in the wild. It's about them coming to you, scratching at your door, disrupting your peace, and obliterating your comfort zone. Death by a thousand bites. Or just one big one. The deadline is December 1st. Payment is royalties upon a negotiable contract. 1k to 6k words. No reprints. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable if they alert me of an acceptance ASAP. They can send submissions to this email address: [email protected] Please submit in Times New Roman, 12 pt font, in the form of a Microsoft Word document. Coming from Raven Tale Publishing.

Taking Submissions: Cosmic Roots And Eldritch Shores December 2022 (Early Listing)

Submission Window: December 1st-2nd, 2022 Payment: 8 cents per word for original, 2 cents for reprints, For artwork: $10 for the non-exclusive right to use each image, for as long as the site is online.  If we publish a print collection we will pay a pro-rata share for each image used. 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. Writers Guidelines We accept new work as well as reprints, prose and poetry, anywhere from 1000 word flash fiction on up, but all else being equal, shorter pieces...