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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:

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Ongoing Submissions: SFS Stories

Payment: $25
Theme: sci-fi or fantasy

SFS Stories is a throwback to the golden age of fantasy and science fiction. Think of authors like Bradbury, Clarke, Asimov, and the sci-fantasy pulp magazines that published their delectable stories. Each issuecontains sci-fi or fantasy tales for lovers of flash fiction.
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Taking Submissions: One Story Spring 2022

Deadline: May 31st, 2022
Payment: $500 and 25 contributors copies
Theme: literary fiction

Submission Periods: January 15th – May 31st | October 4th – November 14th

What kinds of stories is One Story looking for?
One Story is seeking literary fiction. Because of our format, we can only accept stories between 3,000 and 8,000 words. They can be any style and on any subject as long as they are good. We are looking for stories that leave readers feeling satisfied and are strong enough to stand alone.
Does One Story pay?
Yes. One Story pays $500 and 25 contributors copies for First Serial North American rights. All rights will revert to the author following publication.
Does One Story accept previously published material?
No. One Story is looking for previously unpublished material. However, if a story has been published in print outside of North America, it will be considered. Stories previously published online—on blogs, personal websites, online literary magazines, or forums—will not be accepted.

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Taking Submissions: Grandpa’s Deep-Space Diner

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Deadline: March 31st, 2022.
Payment: $5 USD per 1000 words
Theme: Speculative fiction food stories!

My grandpa had a drive-in diner in Rupert, Idaho in the 60s called Chuck’s In-and-Out. It was well known and all the kids went there. My aunt served the burgers (sans roller-skates—Grandma put a stop to that notion! ) and Grandma made the best french fry sauce in the galaxy. Grandpa taught me that food, from the production to the preparation to the partaking, could be a simple personal pleasure or a means of bringing groups together in a shared meal. This book is dedicated to him. Miss you, Grampsy.

Whether you’re growing your produce in a magical garden, storing your rations in your lunar bunker, or enjoying a delightful picnic in the outer rings of Saturn, we want your speculative fiction food stories!
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Taking Submissions: Electric Spec Spring Issue 2022

Deadline: April 15th, 2022
Payment: $20 per story
Theme: Electric Spec prefers science fiction, fantasy, and the macabre, but we’re willing to push the limits of traditional forms of these genres.

submissions at electricspec (dot) com
Please don’t query us about your story submission. We don’t have the manpower to answer such queries. An editor will email you back as soon as possible with the decision about your story. This can take a few days, or, up to three months. We make every effort to get back to authors in a timely manner but we get a lot of submissions so sometimes it’s not possible.

A note on our editorial policy: before publication we may work with the author to edit the story for length or readability. However, we always remain true to the spirit of the story and the author has final approval.

Issues are published at the end of February, May, August, and November. We reserve the right to shift publication date slightly, as necessary.

We have reading periods for each issue, though we never close to submissions.

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Taking Submissions: Carnival Macabre

Deadline: March 13th, 2022
Payment: US: $40 + author copy/non-US: $45 + ebook author copy
Theme: Short horror stories that explore the “dark carnival” concept.

Quill & Crow Publishing House is opening submissions for our second anthology for 2022, Carnival Macabre: An Anthology of Gothic Horror, due to be released in May.

For this collection, we are looking for short horror stories (5,000 – 8,000 words) that explore the “dark carnival” concept. Think H.H. Holmes during Chicago’s World Fair (Columbian Exposition), horror at a 1920s Boardwalk, or even an eerie Victorian tale.  This anthology will be more open to horror themes, but we’re looking for substance over gore. As always, keep those Gothic undertones.

Things we are looking for:

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Taking Submissions: Mythaxis January 2022 Submission Period

Submission Window: January 23rd-30th, 2022
Payment: $20
Theme: Science fiction and fantasy

As of 2021Mythaxis will be published four times a year, and is periodically open to submissions within the following schedule:

  • January 23rd-30th
  • April 23th-30th
  • July 23rd-30th
  • October 23rd-30th

Submissions received outside of these dates will unfortunately be lost and therefore not responded to. When open, we seek and offer the following: (more…)

Taking Submissions: 34 Orchard Spring 2022 Issue

Deadline: January 31st, 2022
Payment: $50
Theme: Stories that are “scary, disturbing, unsettling, and sad”

What We Publish

At 34 Orchard, we like dark, intense pieces that speak to a deeper truth. We’re not genre-specific; we just like scary, disturbing, unsettling, and sad. We like things we can’t put down and things that make us go “wow” when we’ve finished. But our main goal here at 34 Orchard is to publish the stuff we like to read, and you’re not in our heads. So don’t over think it. Just submit.

We are an international journal and welcome submissions from everyone, all over the world. As of our Fall 2021 issue, we have published work from Africa, Australia, Canada, Croatia, Greece, Italy, and the United Kingdom.
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