Tagged: Pro Market

Taking Submissions: Human Monsters (Early Listing)

Submission Window: February 15th-March 15th, 2022
Payment: $0.08 per word
Theme: Human Monsters, Horror

A new horror anthology edited by Sadie Hartmann and Ashley Saywers of Night Worms.


“Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.” -Stephen King

Dark Matter Magazine is proud to announce our first foray into trade publishing with a new horror anthology edited by Sadie Hartmann and Ashley Saywers of Night Worms. The anthology will include at least 80,000 words of new horror fiction curated by Sadie and Ashley, and the book will be included in a future Night Worms book box. The tentative publish date for the anthology is October 2022.

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Taking Submissions: Cosmic Roots And Eldritch Shores February 2022- EARLY

Submission Window: February 1st-2nd, 2022
Payment: 8 cents per word for original, 2 cents for reprints
Theme: Well written original work in science fiction, fantasy, myth, legend, fairy tales, and eldritch, in written, podcast, video, and/or graphic story form, and from around the world.
Note: Reprints welcome

 

 

Submissions Schedule

We have a new submissions schedule as of June 1, 2020:
The first and second day of every month, 12 am of the 1st to 12 am of the 3rd, E.S.T.
Only one submission per person.

For reading impaired individuals, our submissions manager and ‘forget password’ have a captcha compatible with screen readers.

We pay 8¢ per word for new fiction, 2¢ per word for fiction reprints, 2 – 6¢ per word for new fact-based work, 1- 4¢ per word for reprinted fact articles.
For new poetry, we pay $1 a line, reprints would be 50¢ a line, up to 40 lines. We’ll look at longer poems but that would be a hard sell, and words over 40 lines would be paid at 6¢ per word.

We began The Kepler Award to recognize and encourage writers of excellent science fiction and fantasy stories that creatively extrapolate on known science in constructive and exciting ways. You can learn about The Kepler Award here.

You can read a copy of our standard contract here.   It can be varied as needed to include the rights of translators, voice actors, etc.

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Taking Submissions: Valravn Anthology 2022 Spring Window

Deadline: March 31st, 2022
Payment: $0.10 USD per word
Theme: Fantasy
Horror, Espionage/Thriller, Science Fiction

WHAT WE WANT

  • We love fiction from diverse, under-represented perspectives and cultures, well-researched and written by fresh and exciting voices.
  • Speculative fiction in the following genres 
    • Fantasy
    • Horror
    • Espionage/Thriller
    • Science Fiction
  • Up to 80,000 words, minimum of 15,000 words (novellas)
  • Submitted to our submission email (submissions AT ravencanticlepress DOT com)
  • Only one submission per quarter, no simultaneous submissions, no submissions of previously rejected material without prior approval. Please wait until the next quarter (January 1st, April 1st,  July 1st, October 1st) before submitting anything again.
  • Please only send RTF, DOC or DOCX files, and must adhere best practices in manuscript formats: https://www.shunn.net/format/classic/
  • We’re open to previously published fiction in short story collections or other formats. Please provide a detailed list of previous publication (if necessary).

WHAT WE OFFER

 

  • An advance based on the size of the work, as well as other factors.
  • Ongoing royalties (author friendly) for single author works: 
    • 15% net on retail sales, with increases based on copies sold up to 25%.
      • In this case, net means the cost of printing is counted against the profits, but nothing else is (such as editing, layout, etc. which is all carried by Raven Canticle Press.)
    • 50% net price of all ebook and electronic formats. Generally net price is less any payment processing fees or platform fees. Whatever we get here, you get half of.
  • Anthologies or products with multiple authors have different terms (generally a lesser commitment in terms of publishing rights and a one-time fee).

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Taking Submissions: Luminescent Machinations: Queer Tales of Monumental Invention

Deadline: January 31st, 2022
Payment: $0.08/word
Theme: Huge robots. Bodies fragile and powerful.

General submission notes:

  • Unless the editors are otherwise specified, you can address cover letters to “Dear editors” or “Dear dave.” Please avoid “Dear Mr. Ring.”

  • If you joke about how straight white men are underrepresented in speculative fiction, it will not win you any points.

  • Please query [email protected] if you aren’t sure if your submission went through. We’re happy to check.

  • Thanks for thinking of Neon Hemlock for your work!

  • Please don’t self-reject.

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Taking Submissions: From the Ashes: An Anthology of Elemental Urban Fantasy (for Burn Survivors)

Deadline: July 16th, 2022
Payment: Original Fiction: $0.08/word up to 1,000 words, and $0.01/word after Reprints: $0.01/word
Theme: Must contain fire-based elemental magic in an urban fantasy setting.
Note: Reprints Welcome

Aurelia Leo presents the first of many fiction and poetry anthologies for a cause. In addition, the “Phoenix Warriors” who are selected to be a part of these anthologies will work together to hit the USA Today Bestseller list for no additional cost. This anthology will support the burn community in two ways:

Full disclosure, the company was started by my mom and me as I had flash burns, and she sustained 3rd-degree burns on 25% of her body.

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Taking Submissions: Cosmic Roots And Eldritch Shores January 2022- EARLY

Submission Window: January 1st-3rd, 2022
Payment: 8 cents per word for original, 2 cents for reprints
Theme: Well written original work in science fiction, fantasy, myth, legend, fairy tales, and eldritch, in written, podcast, video, and/or graphic story form, and from around the world.
Note: Reprints welcome

 

 

Submissions Schedule

We have a new submissions schedule as of June 1, 2020:
The first and second day of every month, 12 am of the 1st to 12 am of the 3rd, E.S.T.
Only one submission per person.

For reading impaired individuals, our submissions manager and ‘forget password’ have a captcha compatible with screen readers.

We pay 6¢ per word for new fiction, 2¢ per word for fiction reprints, 2 – 6¢ per word for new fact-based work, 1- 4¢ per word for reprinted fact articles.
For new poetry, we pay $1 a line, reprints would be 50¢ a line, up to 40 lines. We’ll look at longer poems but that would be a hard sell, and words over 40 lines would be paid at 6¢ per word.

We began The Kepler Award to recognize and encourage writers of excellent science fiction and fantasy stories that creatively extrapolate on known science in constructive and exciting ways. You can learn about The Kepler Award here.

You can read a copy of our standard contract here.   It can be varied as needed to include the rights of translators, voice actors, etc.

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Taking Submissions: Horror That Represents You

Deadline: January 31st, 2022
Payment: 11 US cents / word
Theme: Horror that represents you by marginalized authors

Quick Specs:
Looking for: Short stories
Word count: 1000 to 7000
Payment: 11 US cents / word
Open to: Mainly marginalized authors; see specifics below
Audience: Adult
Genre: Horror
Subgenre: Horror that represents you
Status: Unpublished
Simultaneous submissions: YES
Multiple Submissions: NO
Poetry: Only if it’s a vehicle for a narrative; will be judged as a story first

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Taking Submissions: The Reinvented Detective

Deadline: January 15th, 2022
Payment: 8 cents per word
Theme: Crime stories of the future (not needed but think mixing with science fiction, more details below!)

BOOK 2 IN THE REINVENTED ANTHOLOGY SERIES

Edited by Jennifer Brozek and Cat Rambo

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

As we move forward into the age of information, what happens to our ideas of detection and crime? How do you handle it when your smart car blackmails you or you need to murder the downloaded personality of your enemy? What acts to enforce society’s norms and catch those violating them in the future? Will our definitions of crime — or punishment — change, and what new forms of either might appear?

Among the stories we hope to see:

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