Tagged: Ongoing Submissions

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.



Ongoing Submissions: Simily

Payment: $0.02 for every unique story view
Theme: All forms of short fiction
Note: This is NOT your standard submission call. IF the platform takes off and/or you have a strong following it could be a fantastic secondary source of income. Worth a look if you have reprints that have been out of circulation or a ton of stories sitting around.

Simily is a new platform to self-publish short stories. We believe in the power of a good story and our goal is to help writers reach new readers, hone their craft, and get paid.


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Ongoing Submissions: Solarpunk Magazine

Payment: $.08 per word ($80 minimum), $40 per poem
Theme: Optimistic futures: fiction, poetry & nonfiction envisioning solutions to climate change & imagining a better world.

More detailed submission guidelines will be available soon.

Flash Fiction: 500-1500 words

Short Stories: 1500-7500 words

Poetry: send up to 5 poems or 5 pages of poems, whichever is shorter. Prose should be submitted as fiction.

Nonfiction: 1000-1500 words


Ongoing Submissions: Cathedral Canyon Review

Payment: $20/poem for poetry, $25/image for visual art pieces, and the current SFWA rate of 8 cents per word for prose
Theme: All genres appear welcome
Note: Primarily looking for authors in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, or Utah

Fundamentally, our mission is to give a voice to short (flash) fiction, short non-fiction (essay, memoir), poetry, and visual art that is by an author or artist living in the Southwest, generally considered to be California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, and Utah. The voices we especially want to hear from are those of BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ writers. We expect to see your best work, beautifully presented.

We pay our writers; we don’t charge them. Well, except for contests. You want to win some decent prize money, right? 100% of contest entry fees are paid back to our winning writers, no exceptions.