Tagged: short story submissions 2022

Taking Submissions: Dismember the Coop (Early Listing)

Submission Window: July 1st through August 31, 2022
Payment: $25 and a contributor’s copy
Theme: A charity horror anthology of stories inspired by the music of Alice Cooper, both the group and solo.

“Dismember the Coop” is a charity horror anthology of stories inspired by the music of Alice Cooper, both the group and solo. The proceeds from sales go to support the Solid Rock Foundation, an organization setup by Alice and Sheryl Cooper that benefits the disadvantaged youth in the Phoenix area. To learn more about it, go here:


Taking Submissions: Dracula Beyond Stoker Issue #2

Deadline: January 15th, 2023
Payment: 3 cents per word and a contributor’s copy
Theme: Give us your best Renfield story. Everybody’s favorite flyman is such a rich character, yet we know so little about him. Who do you think he is?

Each issue will be themed. Submissions will be open for two issues at a time.

Issue 2: Renfield: (To be published May/2023)
Give us your best Renfield story. Everybody’s favorite flyman is such a rich character, yet we know so little about him. Who do you think he is?

Submissions open until January 15, 2023

Ongoing Submissions: Infinite Horrors

Payment: $.08/word
Theme: General Horror

What is Infinite Horrors?
Like Infinite Worlds before it, Infinite Horrors is the best the genre has to offer! This horror-themed spinoff of the original makes its debut in March of 2022 and is sure to make a big splash!

Just like IW, Infinite Horrors is full-color and ad-free. And, just like IW, Infinite Horrors features tons of incredible art, stories, comics, and interviews from some of the greatest minds around the world.

Get ready to be creeped the hell out this spring!

Ongoing Submissions: Etherea Magazine

Payment: $100 AUD for 2000 to 5000 words, A$25 for 500 to 1000 words or reprints of a longer length
Theme: fantasy and science fiction short stories

Etherea is seeking fantasy and science fiction short stories. We are not too interested in horror or grimdark, however every submission is read and considered on its merits. Fan fiction will not be accepted.

Please ensure that you proofread your submission. A story riddled with spelling mistakes will be discarded.

We will endeavour to respond to every submission within an acceptable time, however, some things do fall through the cracks. If you have not had a response in two months since submitting, please feel free to contact us. We will not be responding to questions about rejected submissions.


Taking Submissions: Valkyries

Deadline: July 31st, 2022
Payment: Royalties on 4k+ stories
Theme: Valkyries

Title: Valkyries
Opens: 4 February 2022
Closes: 31 July 2022, 11:59 EST
Theme: This is your call to war. Tell us the stories of the choosers of the fallen. Valkyries ride into battle, choosing Odin’s favorites to come to Valhalla, or protecting those they deem worthy to fight another day. Perhaps sometimes they use their calling for more sinister deeds. Give us your story of these maidens of war, the agents of the gods.


Taking Submissions: Mythic Magazine 2022 Summer Window (Early)

Submission Window: June 1st-30th, 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 fiction and reprints. Authors are encouraged to submit their stories during the specific reading periods listed below.

Reading Periods

MARCH 1-31

JUNE 1-30




Works should be between 2,000-5,000 words. (No wiggle room above or below.)

1.) Submit in Standard Manuscript Format

  • We prefer Times New Roman or Courier and 12-point type. Double-spaced pages.
  • Do not have tabs in your manuscript; please set first line indents.
  • Please include your name and contact information at the beginning of the story.
  • Submit in .doc, .docx, .rtf format.


Taking Submissions: Home Sweet Horror

Deadline: June 15th, 2022
Payment: Royalties on 4k+ stories
Theme: Scary houses and dwellings, more details below!

Title: Home Sweet Horror
Opens: 1 February 2022
Closes: 15 June 2022 11:59 pm EST
Theme: Haunted houses, cursed dwellings, terrors close to home. Give us the squeaks and creaks in the middle of the night, the tension of the unknown that sends your heart racing, the things that haunt you in the one place you’re supposed to be safe. Big or small, bold & bloody, silent & psychological–we want it all!


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

Submission Window: June 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 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.