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Taking Submissions: In Celebration of Splatterpunk

Deadline: July 31st, 2022
Payment: $5
Theme: Splatterpunk

Another venture into new genre territory for HBB! We know just how much our readers just love their horror stories gushing with blood and spattered with buckets of gore, severed limbs, and disembodied viscera, so here’s your opportunity to scare them rigid and knot their stomachs with your most horrifying tales of death and destruction.


Taking Submissions: Rites of Passage: An Anthology of Queer Pagan Fiction

Deadline: June 30th, 2022
Payment: A flat payment of $25-$75
Theme: The theme of coming of age as a queer pagan

Rites of Passage: An Anthology of Queer Pagan Fiction

Coming of age as a queer person can be a difficult but exciting time. Queer people know that they’re different growing up but it’s during this coming of age that they finally connect the dots and understand what is so different about themselves. Previous generations identified heavily with labels such as gay, bi or lesbian and with various queer subcultures. The current generation has largely eschewed these labels and allowed their identities to be more fluid in terms of both sexuality and gender.

Along similar lines, the current generation of Pagan have had ample resources available such as books and the internet. They haven’t taken the traditional road of finding a teacher or initiating into a tradition.

This sets up a tension between the generations as the older generations attempt to gatekeep based on initiations, traditions and labels while the younger generations live more fluidly.


Taking Submissions: Broadswords and Blasters Presents: Futures That Never Were (Early Listing)


Submission Window: July 1st to July 15th, 2022
Payment: $40
Theme: Sword and Planet fiction.

While the magazine is still in limbo, Broadswords and Blasters is making a return… in the form of an anthology! They’re going with a very underutilized area of science fiction these days and one that might be fun to write for. If you love pulpy sci-fi mixed with a dash of fantasy, this might be just the anthology that you’ll want to be submitting to (or picking up when it goes on sale!)


Ongoing Submissions: Video Nasties

Payment: $5
Theme: A short horror story (100-300 words) that would fit on the back of a VHS box!

We love microfiction here at Pyre Magazine, and we miss the video store rental days, so we figured we combine the two in our new series: Video Nasties Microfiction!


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.


Ongoing Submissions: Ahoy Comics

Payment: $200
Theme: Smart, weird, funny articles or stories, which run between 500 and 1,500 words.

(Tap tap.) Testing, one-two-three? (Tap tap.) Hey, if anybody’s out there, WE HAVE RE-OPENED THE AHOY SHORT FICTION AND COMMENTARY SUBMISSIONS PORTHOLE! 

If you write quality short fiction, it’s time to send us your stuff.

But first, please consider our Official Ahoy Short Fiction Submission Guidelines

Taking Submissions: Otoroshi Journal 2022 Summer Issue (Early Listing)

Submission Window: April 1st-30th, 2022
Payment: $1 per accepted piece
Theme: horrorku, horror themed tanka, haibun, see below for details

The Submission may include any or all of the following:
· Up to seven (7) horrorku or horror tanka [we will rarely publish 5/7/5(7/7)]
· Up to three (3) haibun [title + prose + haiku/tanka — no more than 100 words]
· Up to five (5) pieces of cover art

All submissions must be original, unpublished work that is not under consideration by a print or web-based journal. Posts in closed, critique-oriented groups and social media sites are acceptable for submission, but public posts on forums such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are not. By submitting a piece to us, you are guaranteeing that it is your original work and not under consideration or published anywhere else in the world.