Thursday, December 7, 2017

Automata - New Market

Automata is a new online zine seeking stories up to 6000 words that are both literary and genre and somewhere in between.  They will be publishing one story a month and payment is $25.  You can find the details here.  If you click on blog at the top of the page you will find a listing of authors that the editors like.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Spring Song Press - Anthology Call

Spring Song Press has posted an anthology call for "Shards".  They're looking for fantasy/speculative fiction stories of 1000 to 10,000 words fitting the theme of "Shards".  The genres of fantasy that they're looking for are Noblebright, Grimbright, Nobledark, and Other oddities.  They also would like the stories to have hope and generosity instead of nihilism and cynicism.  The deadline is February 1, 2018 and payment is 1cent a word.  You can find the details here.

Magnificent Cowlick Media LLC - Anthology Call

Magnificent Cowlick Media LLC has posted an anthology call for "Black Buttons Vol 3".  They're looking for dark fiction/horror stories of 2000 to 5000 words.  Stories must be set in the Mid-West and the theme is family.  The deadline is February 16, 2018 and payment is $50.  You can find the details here.

Friday, December 1, 2017

PMMP - Anthology Call

Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing has posted an anthology call for "Tales From the Crust:  An Anthology of Pizza Horror"  Yes, they're looking for horror stories of 1000 to 5000 words with the theme of pizza.  The deadline is June 1, 2018 and payment is 3cents a word.  You can find the details here.

Third Flatiron Press - Anthology Call

Third Flatiron Press opened submissions today for their Spring anthology with the theme of "Monstrosities".  They're looking for stories of 1500 to 3000 and humorous flash pieces up to 600 words in the genres of science fiction, fantasy, and horror.  All stories must fit the theme.  The deadline is December 31, 2017 and payment is 6cents a word.  You can find the details here with more on their submission page.  At the link you'll also find all the themes and submission dates for their 2018 calls.

SleuthSayers - The State of the Short Story Market

Over at SleuthSayers today Thomas Pluck looks into the state of the short story market.

Red Room Magazine - Closed

Red Room Magazine was supposed to open for submissions today instead there's a note that they're closed until further notice.  Not a good sign after only one issue.