Tagged: Contributor’s Copy

Taking Submissions: Planet Scumm #15

Deadline: May 2nd, 2022
Payment: 5 cents per word and a contributor’s copy
Theme: Hard sci-fi, soft sci-fi, sci-fi, Speculative fiction, weird fiction, slipstream

Planet Scumm accepts submissions from writers across the world. (Our HQ is a roving meteor-sized space station—Earth’s borders mean nothing to us. We want to hear from writers of every race, nationality, and gender identity.


  • Hard sci-fi, soft sci-fi, sci-fi that melts in your mouth-brain not your hand-brain

  • Speculative fiction, weird fiction, slipstream

  • Basically anything that pleases Scummy, our megaphone-toting slime buddy, will be considered for entry to the interstellar archive aboard Scummy’s saucer


Taking Submissions: Gone

Deadline: May 1st, 2022
Payment: £30 payment and a contributors copy
Theme: Powerful crime fiction short stories

In November 2022, we will publish the first Red Dog Press Crime Fiction Anthology. Edited by Stephen J. Golds, this will be a collection of stories under the title GONE.

We are looking for powerful crime fiction short stories, of between 3500 and 6000 words, within all sub-genres of crime fiction.

GONE will combine stories from world-class, best selling authors, with debuts and as yet unsigned authors.


Taking Submissions: Kingdoms of Wrath and Ice (Early Listing)

Submission Window: April 1st-April 30th, 2022
Payment: $25 and a contributors copy
Theme: Tales of stone cold villains (literally on the cold!)

From castles atop snow crested mountains to the cold isolation of the frozen tundra, the lure of darkness beckons us all.

For Kingdoms of Wrath and Ice, Tourmaline & Quartz seeks your tales of stone cold villains. Show us the frosty ice queens, the conniving fae lords we love to hate and hate to love. Give us your dragons with hearts as cold as their gold, or the witch who summons a snowstorm to save herself from the hunters. Tell us about your morally gray outcasts that crave vengeance while the heroes are seeking warmth.

The winter months are dark, the snows are deep, and the ice is treacherous. But what if the bitter cold wasn’t the only villain?


Taking Submissions: Weird Horror Magazine March 2022 Window (Early Listing)

Deadline: March 31st, 2022
Payment: 1.5¢ per word (one and one-half cent), with a $25 (U.S.) minimum (paid via PayPal) and 2 contributor’s copies
Theme: Weird Horror


Weird Horror has two reading periods each year – March and September.


OPENS: March 1, 2022

CLOSES: March 31, 2022

Fiction must be in English, and previously unpublished in English anywhere, in any format, on any platform. Please do not query about reprints.


Taking Submissions: Brute: Raunch, Scares, and Rough Trade

Deadline: August 1st, 2022
Payment: 5 cents a word, 1 cent per word for reprints, 2 contributor copies
Theme: dark and speculative short stories that address gay sexuality, desire, masculinity, and the aesthetics of “rough trade.”
Note: Reprints welcome

Brute is an anthology featuring dark and speculative short stories that address gay sexuality, desire, masculinity, and the aesthetics of “rough trade.” We do not want every story in the book to be so grim; if your inclination is to have your protagonist chasing a beast of a man who rapes and kills the character, please do not submit. That said, stories don’t need to end happily. The attraction to rough trade often involves a desire to embrace danger and risk the self. Because we are seeking a certain tone, we ask that before you submit your story, you query first with your details on your concept (and if you have any previous publications). We will consider reprints.


Taking Submissions: Troubadours and Space Princesses

Deadline: March 31st, 2022
Payment: Contributor’s Copy (charity anthology)
Theme: Stories of troubadours, minstrels, and bards teaming up with princesses feisty and bold. Scifi or Fantasy

Since its beginnings in the early 1980s, the Life, the Universe, & Everything Symposium has been a staple of the Utah and Intermountain West author and artist community. Many authors, artists, and editors have found inspiration for their careers at the feet of scores of symposium guests. Influential professors and others have mentored those planning and running the symposium, but many of these mentors have passed on.

The symposium helps students of all ages by providing greatly discounted student memberships. Hemelein Publications—in conjunction with LTUE Press—created a series of memorial benefit/charity anthologies to help the symposium continue to help these aspiring creators learn about their crafts at a reasonable cost. Author, artist, and editor royalty proceeds from the anthology go to LTUE to help students attend for a very low cost.


Taking Submissions: They Come by Night: Original Vampire Stories Based on Traditional Lore

Deadline: April 1st, 2022
Payment: $10 or a contributor’s copy
Theme: Vampire stories based on traditional folklore from around the world.

Title: They Come by Night: Original Vampire Stories Based on Traditional Lore


Deadline: April 1st 2022 or until filled.


Payment: 10 USD via PayPal upon acceptance or contributor’s copy in printed form upon publication. (We know this is an insult to your talent and hard work, but it is all we can offer at this time.  We hope to offer more on future projects.)


Theme: Vampire stories based on traditional folklore from around the world.


3000-10000 words, double spaced, Times New Roman font, 12pt.


Taking Submissions: Bleak Midwinter

Deadline: September 13th, 2022
Payment: US: $40 + author copy/non-US: $45 + ebook author copy
Theme: Gothic Winter Horror

Quill & Crow Publishing House is opening submissions for our third anthology for 2022, Bleak Midwinter: An Anthology of Gothic Horror.

For this collection, we are looking for short stories (5,000 – 8,000 words) of winter horror. We are looking for stories that encompass the darkness of the season and literary themes over Christmas/Krampus gore. Think of stories like The Shining or even Dickens’s A Christmas Carol more than slasher-style Black Christmas.

Things we are looking for: