Tagged: Semi-pro

Ongoing Submissions: Tree And Stone

Payment: $0.02 per word
Theme: Speculative (SF/F, not really horror) and Literary Fiction

Year-round Submissions – OPEN!


Taking Submissions: Ghostlore: An Audio Fiction Anthology

Deadline: February 6th, 2022
Payment: £0.04 per word, with a minimum payment of £10 per accepted piece.
Theme: Original stories related to ghosts AND folklore
Note: Apologies for the short window, I only stumbled across this one just now

I’m delighted to launch an exciting new project in collaboration with the fantastic Alternative Stories & Fake Realities podcast:

GHOSTLORE: An Audio Fiction Anthology

And we’re now open to flash fiction submissions!

Ghostlore is a genre of folklore concerning ghosts, and I can’t wait to read creative responses to this. The anthology will form part of Alternative Stories & Fake Realities’ Season 6, in Spring 2022, and will link to a folklore discussion panel on a similar theme.


Taking Submissions: Counting Bodies Like Sheep (Early Listing)

Submission Window: January 1st, 2022 – March 1st, 2022
Payment: 3 cents per word and a contributors copy
Theme: Fast-paced gory stories

The Evil Cookie Publishing specializes in horror anthologies and novels/novellas within the realm of Splatterpunk / Extreme Horror / Dark Humor.


Taking Submissions: Cthulhu FhCon

Deadline: April 15th, 2022
Payment: 3 cents per word
Theme: A convention that interacts with a Lovecraftian God, details below!

Somewhere in the world, there is a hotel on an island in the middle of a large river.  This hotel was designed and built in the 1980s, and its labyrinthine corridors and structural design make no sense at all to the modern eye.  And all the while, the deep, dark, swirling waters of the river conceal its secrets.

Unknown to all but its mad designer, this hotel was built as an altar to the Old God that rests under the dark, flowing current.  Whether that altar contains the Old God and ensures his slumber, is built to one day call him from his rest, or has some other nefarious purpose is unknown.

But it’s a heck of a place for a bunch of fans to throw a con.

Taking Submissions: Mythic Magazine 2021 Winter Window

Deadline: January 31st, 2022
Payment: 1 cents per word
Theme: Diverse sci-fi and fantasy fiction.

MYTHIC is seeking diverse sci-fi and fantasy fiction. We publish both new, original fiction. Authors are encouraged to submit their stories during the specific reading periods listed below.

Reading Periods

June 1 through July 31

December 1 through January 31


Taking Submissions: Beware The Bugs

Deadline: February 11th 2022
Payment: $.01 per word advanced against royalties
Theme: Giant bugs!
Note: Reprints Welcome

Beware the Bugs is open to stories about giant bugs (or, perhaps, normal sized bugs and tiny humans). Fantasy or science fiction are welcome.

Word Balloon Books sells print editions at comic cons, Ren Fairs, and book festivals. We’ve noticed that most books at these event target adult readers,  so in 2022 we’re launching a line of anthologies appropriate for readers 10 and up. We’re open to challenging themes and subject matter, but language, graphic violence, and sexual content should be rated G. Child or teen protagonists preferred.

Taking Submissions: JOURN-E Volume #1

Deadline: December 21st, 2021
Payment: 1 cent per word
Theme: Adventure, detection and mystery, fantasy, horror and the supernatural, and science fiction



  • SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS ARE ALLOWABLE, but if the work is accepted by another publication, it is expected that the author/poet/artist will immediately contact JOURN-E about the acceptance by another publishing entity. Failure to do so will result in no further acceptance of material for JOURN-E.
  • First World Publication Rights (both online and in print) are expected. With the acknowledgement that the online version will remain available for the life of the publication in its archive of issues. Reprint/Republication rights will be re-negotiated in the event of a “Best Of” future print and/or online publication. All other rights revert to the creator of the work.
  • WORD COUNT RANGES: We are looking for SHORT FICTION in the general range between 3000 to 7000 words, with the median of 5000. We are looking for SCHOLARLY NON-FICTION ARTICLES OF LITERARY CRITICISM relevant to the genres covered in a general range of from 2500 to 5000 words, with a median of 3750. We are looking for REVIEWS relevant to the genres covered in a range from 500 to 2000 words, with a median of 1250. We are looking for POETRY of between 3 and 210 lines (the length of a “Wreath of Sonnets”) with the preference in the case of longer poems for narrative and descriptive poetry over personal, especially introspective, lyric.
    • NOTE: A little leeway might be granted either below or above the abovelisted parameters.


Taking Submissions: Sea Stories from the Rock

Deadline: October 31st, 2021
Payment: $0.01 CAD
Theme: Stories from a variety of genres and styles focusing on the sea, life in and around the sea, and the stories we tell ourselves about the sea.
Note: Must be a Canadian author to submit

Open Call for Sea Story Short Fiction.

Over the last six years, the From the Rock series has become one of the preeminent anthology series’ in Atlantic Canada. We have been home to some amazing established talent and helped some new authors break through that have gone on to dominate their fields, becoming genre bestsellers in their own right. From the Rock is a title readers consistently ask for, review well, and is a great way for avid readers to get introduced to indie talent they might find interesting. Since 2018, each entry in the series has become a Canadian bestseller based on pre-orders alone!

We are currently accepting submissions for the eighth entry in this series: Sea Stories from the Rock, to be available in Winter of 2022.

Editors Ellen Curtis and Erin Vance are scheduled to return to helm the project.