Paying Markets For Speculative Fiction Authors | Top Open Calls December 11th-15th, 2023

Welcome, cybernauts and digital scribes! As we venture into the week of December 11th to the 15th, let us immerse ourselves in the high-tech, intricate realms akin to those envisioned by Neal Stephenson. Embrace the cerebral energy of cyberpunk and science fiction, where every byte and pixel can unfold into complex narratives, much like Stephenson’s genre-defining works.

In this week’s compendium of opportunities, you’re invited to navigate the neon-lit streets of the future, each link a portal to potential worlds where technology and human experience collide in unexpected ways.

A fascinating fact about this date range: December 14th marks the anniversary of the first transmission of a radio signal by Guglielmo Marconi in 1901, a groundbreaking moment that forever changed communication and paved the way for the digital age—a fitting inspiration for authors exploring the frontiers of technology in their writing.

In the spirit of Stephenson’s imaginative vision, remember his words: “The difference between stupid and intelligent people—and this is true whether or not they are well-educated—is that intelligent people can handle subtlety.” Let this be a guide as you weave your narratives, balancing the complexity of your worlds with the delicate nuance of human (or perhaps post-human) experience.

As we delve deeper into December, let your tales be a testament to the ever-evolving dance between humanity and technology, where each story is a thread in the ever-expanding tapestry of speculative fiction. 🌐📖

You can watch this week’s round up here:

https://youtu.be/qfQSn75qpxs

This week’s video is up and I’ve spoken about:

The Fairy Tale Magazine

Taking Submissions: Fairy Tale Magazine: 2024 Spring/Summer Window (Early)

Nupenthee Press

Taking Submissions: Untitled Folk Horror Anthology

Sliced Up Press

Taking Submissions: Slay and Slay Again! An Anthology of Queer Horror

Kangas Khan Publishing – A fear of clowns anthology

Taking Submissions: Fear of Clowns: A Horror Anthology

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– Belinda and the Horror Tree Staff

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