Tagged: Ongoing Submissions

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!


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

Ongoing Submissions: Dragon Gems

Payment: 2 cents per word
Theme: Fantasy or science fiction

Thank you for your overwhelming response to our Call for Submissions! Due to the sudden increase in the number of submissions we are currently receiving, it may take up to 90 days before we can inform you of our decision whether we would like to work with you to publish your work.

Dragon Gems is our publishing program for your short fiction when a novel just won’t do.

Published in digital format, and priced at a reasonable 99¢, your story will still receive the same promotional support as we provide for any of the books we publish, and be distributed through the same online distribution marketplaces.


Ongoing Submissions: The Hungur Chronicles

Payment: The pay for original stories is $25.00; for reprints, $12.00.
Theme: Vampires or creatures with vampiric themes
Note: Reprints Welcome

The Hungur Chronicles presents short stories, poems, articles, and illustrations related in some way to vampires, especially those on other worlds.  Blood is an addiction as well as food for vampires, but in other cultures on other worlds, some other substance may be the object of their desire and need.  You may recall an episode of Deep Space Nine in which a woman had a need for, and knew ecstasy from, ideas.  The object of desire on some worlds might be vegetation, or a mineral, or water (perhaps on a desert world).  In The Skylark of Space by E. E. “Doc” Smith, the salt in human blood was the desired substance.  In “Tree Hugger” (available from our Shop), the substance was sap.

We will also consider stories of vampires on Earth.  However, most of those stories have already been done, in one way or another, and we are not interested in recycling old ideas.  To make an Earth-based vampire story work, it must have something fresh and new.  Something with an unexpected twist.  It need not be gaudy; simple often works.  Just different and unexpected.


Raven Canticle Press Is Open To Novels And Novellas

Payment: Royalties
Themes: Fantasy, Horror, Espionage/Thriller, Science Fiction

Raven Canticle Press is a specialty press that focuses on limited run and small press horror, fantasy, and science fiction genre fiction. Located in the high peaks of Utah, the creative team behind Raven Canticle Press has years of publishing experience, small business financial management and distribution and logistics experience.

Raven Canticle Press is focused on high-quality fiction and limited run content, and as such works with a variety of new technology and delivery methods to provide the very best content to its readers.

Ongoing Submissions: Samovar

Payment: 8 US cents per word to the author, and 8 US cents per word to the translator for original fiction, $100 to each for reprints, and $40 each for poetry.
Theme: speculative fiction stories that are being translated to English

Samovar is a triannual magazine of and about speculative fiction in translation, published by Strange Horizons.

This page explains what types of material Samovar publishes, and how to submit. All submissions are considered by the Samovar editors:

  • Sarah Dodd
  • Greg West
  • Laura Friis

Samovar encourages and welcomes submissions from all languages, and by individuals from groups or backgrounds that have historically been marginalized and/or under-represented within speculative fiction. Please don’t self-reject; we want to consider your work!

Ongoing Submissions: The Deadlands

Payment: 10 cents per word, 1 cent per word for reprints
Theme: Speculative fiction that concerns itself with death–but also everything death may involve.
Note: Reprints welcome

The Deadlands is a new monthly speculative fiction magazine. We will publish short stories, poems, and essays about the other realms, of the ends we face here, and the beginnings we find elsewhere. It will be a journey into the unknown, to meet those who live there still, even though they may be dead. Death is a journey we all will take, but we’d like to peek at the map before we go.


Ongoing Submissions: Tabletops & Tentacles

Payment: $25 and a contributor’s copy
Theme: Fantasy, sci-fi, horror and noir themes.

T&T is a fiercely independent geek ‘zine which means two things: We are always looking for fresh voices and interesting takes on short fiction, columns and reviews. And we don’t have a lot of money, as the magazine is published out of the love of the geeky world we live in. That said, we believe in paying our contributors and will pay what we can. As more people discover the magazine, we will hopefully be able to increase the rates we pay contributors.