Tagged: fantasy fiction submissions

Taking Submissions: Vikings

Deadline: September 30th, 2022
Payment: Royalties on 4k+ stories
Theme: Vikings

We Were Warriors Series

Title: Vikings
Opens: 4 February 2022
Closes: 30 September 2022, 11:59 EST
Theme: Adventurers, explorers, expert navigators and sailors–their legacy is known the world over. But we want to hear YOUR version of their stories. Tell us about their travels, their plunders, their battles, and their loves. Make it personal. Make it real, not just the stereotypes we see in media. We want the good, the bad, and everything in between.

Ongoing Submissions: Etherea Magazine

Payment: $100 AUD for 2000 to 5000 words, A$25 for 500 to 1000 words or reprints of a longer length
Theme: fantasy and science fiction short stories

Etherea is seeking fantasy and science fiction short stories. We are not too interested in horror or grimdark, however every submission is read and considered on its merits. Fan fiction will not be accepted.

Please ensure that you proofread your submission. A story riddled with spelling mistakes will be discarded.

We will endeavour to respond to every submission within an acceptable time, however, some things do fall through the cracks. If you have not had a response in two months since submitting, please feel free to contact us. We will not be responding to questions about rejected submissions.


Taking Submissions: Valkyries

Deadline: July 31st, 2022
Payment: Royalties on 4k+ stories
Theme: Valkyries

Title: Valkyries
Opens: 4 February 2022
Closes: 31 July 2022, 11:59 EST
Theme: This is your call to war. Tell us the stories of the choosers of the fallen. Valkyries ride into battle, choosing Odin’s favorites to come to Valhalla, or protecting those they deem worthy to fight another day. Perhaps sometimes they use their calling for more sinister deeds. Give us your story of these maidens of war, the agents of the gods.


Taking Submissions: Mythic Magazine 2022 Summer Window (Early)

Submission Window: June 1st-30th, 2022
Payment: 1 cents per word
Theme: Diverse sci-fi and fantasy fiction.

MYTHIC is seeking diverse sci-fi and fantasy fiction. We publish both new fiction and reprints. Authors are encouraged to submit their stories during the specific reading periods listed below.

Reading Periods

MARCH 1-31

JUNE 1-30




Works should be between 2,000-5,000 words. (No wiggle room above or below.)

1.) Submit in Standard Manuscript Format

  • We prefer Times New Roman or Courier and 12-point type. Double-spaced pages.
  • Do not have tabs in your manuscript; please set first line indents.
  • Please include your name and contact information at the beginning of the story.
  • Submit in .doc, .docx, .rtf format.


Taking Submissions: Fear Forge Anthology – Winter Quarter 2022 Edition

Horrorsmith Editing

Deadline: August 1st, 2022
Payment: $30 and a contributor’s copy
Theme: Horror/dark fantasy stories or images involving a forge, such as: items created by a forge—haunted armor, weapons, or cursed objects; demonic crafters or smiths using the forge; or the forge equipment itself.


For the first edition of the Fear Forge Anthology, I wanted to give a nod to the anthology’s name and to the relationships that inspired it. Since the conception of Horrorsmith Editing, I have been focused on forging strong relationships within the author and horror communities. This anthology is a continuation of that, and I thought it only appropriate that it should reflect both in the name and the first edition’s theme.  


Taking Submissions: Still of Winter

Deadline: July 1st, 2022
Payment: $20
Theme: Fantasy, scifi, and horror stories set in winter where a tree plays an important role and are creepy

In winter, there’s a stillness – a silence. As wet snowflakes fall, sounds are muffled. A hush lingers in the air. Bare trees reach upward from the frozen ground, grasping with their spindly branches. Swaying in the frigid breeze, brittle bark creaks and moans as the trees whisper ancient secrets to one another. Sentries, standing in the stillness. Watching. Learning new stories to share with each other long after we have gone.

 This winter, we want to celebrate these majestic beings and what happens when the stillness is disturbed.