Friday, June 23, 2017
First off, this is a non-paying market but I thought it might be a fit for some of you noir writers out there. Blood & Bourbon is looking for both fiction and non-fiction up to 2500 words that is hard, gritty, and raw. The theme for their Fall issue is Death. You can find the details here. Their Spring issue is now available for purchase or as a free download, just go to the home page for details.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Silver Empire Press has posted an anthology call for "Stairs in the Woods". They have a picture and some ideas to get you started. They are looking for stories of 3000 to 20,000 words in any genre. The deadline is August 31, 2017 and payment is a royalty split. You can find the details here.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Owl Hollow Press has an anthology call for a "Pick Your Poison" anthology. They don't specify genre but I think they're leaning more toward the spec-fiction genres. They want stories under 7500 words. The deadline is June 30, 2017 and payment is $50. You can find the details here.
Unnerving Magazine is open for submissions of dark fiction of 400 to 2500 words for a Halloween issue. The deadline is July 14, 2017, payment is 1cent a word. They also have an anthology call for "Hardened Hearts" where they're looking for difficult love stories of 600 to 3000 word. The stories can be any genre including crime fiction but they must be dark. The deadline for this one is "until full" and payment is 1cent a word. You can find the guidelines for both on their Submittable page.
Monday, June 19, 2017
For all you Holmes fans out there here's an interesting submission call from Belanger Books for "Sherlock Holmes: Adventures in the Realms of H. G. Wells". They're looking for mystery stories of 5000 to 10,000 words featuring Sherlock Homes solving mysteries set in the worlds created by H. G. Wells. An excellent cross genre idea :) The deadline is July 15, 2017 and payment is a royalty split. You can find the details here.
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Friday, June 16, 2017
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Editor Trisha Faye has posted two no-fiction anthology calls on her site. The first is called "In Celebration of Sisters". They're looking for uplifting essays about sisters of 1000 to 1500 words. Payment is $50 and the deadline is June 30, 2017. The second is called "Mothers of Angels". They're looking for essays of 1500 to 3000 words from mothers who have lost a child. Payment is $75 and the deadline is October 30, 2017. You can find the details for both here. They're also looking for poetry for both anthologies.
Monday, June 12, 2017
Just a few weeks left to get a submission in for the first issue of Red Room Magazine. They're looking for horror and dark crime stories up to 4000 words. The deadline is July 1, 2017 and payment is 3cents a word. You can find the details here.
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Friday, June 9, 2017
Franklin/Kerr Publishing has posted an anthology call for "Down With the Fallen". They are looking for horror stories of 2000 to 8000 words with post-apocalypic and dystopian themes or settings. The deadline is July 21, 2017 and payment is $5 per 1000 words. You can find the details here.
In response to the recent terror attacks in London author Lucy Felthouse has posted a charity anthology call for "United in Love". She's looking for love stories of 3000 to 6000 words about unity in the UK. Proceeds will be donated to the British Red Cross. You can find the details here.
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
I know that quite a few of you folks out there write reviews so I thought I'd post this one for you guys. Kirkus Review is seeking reviewers of English and Spanish language titles for their Kirkus Indie line. These are reviews for self-published books. 350 words, payment to be discussed. You can find the details here, just scroll down the page as there are a few other jobs listed.
From the lovely Michael Bracken comes this call from Left Hand Publishers. This is an anthology call for "Beautiful Lies, Painful Truths". They're looking for stories of 4000 to 8000 words in all genres (except romance/erotic) that use the title as a theme. There's more explanation in the guidelines. The deadline is July 28, 2017 and payment is $25. You can find the details here.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
The online crime magazine Tough has posted its publishing schedule through October with quite a few familiar names on the list. They've also started posting reviews of crime fiction on the site with the short stories coming in July They're also still open for submissions and they pay $25.
If you don't mind writing erotic into your pulp stories Circlet Press has posted an anthology call for "Golden Age of Erotica". They're looking for "erotica that reads like early to mid-twentieth pulp". Stories should be 3000 to 7000 words in length. The deadline is July 1, 2017 and payment is $25 plus another $25 if the anthology goes to print. You can find the details here.
Hat tip to Michael Bracken.
Hat tip to Michael Bracken.
Monday, June 5, 2017
Dragon's Roost Press has posted an anthology call for "Hidden Animals: A Collection of Cryptids". They're looking for dark speculative fiction stories up to 6000 words that feature a little known cryptid (they have a link where you can find a list of them). The deadline is August 31, 2017 or until filled and payment is 3cents a word. You can find the details here.
Hat tip to Ralan.com
Hat tip to Ralan.com
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Rosarium Publishing has posted an anthology call for "Trouble the Waters: Tales From the Deep Blue". They're looking for water themed speculative fiction stories of 2500 to 7000 words. The deadline is November 1, 2017 and payment is 6cents a word for original work and 2cents a word for reprints. You can find the details here.
Editor Marin Wilsey has posted an anthology call for "Whispers of the APOC". He's looking for stories of 5000 to 20,000 words set after the zombie Apocalypse. There is also a list of rules that must be used in the story. Tannhauser Press will be the publisher. Payment is $25 to $100 depending on length. You can find the details here.
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Thursday, June 1, 2017
East London based Blyant Publishing has opened submissions for the fifth edition of Blaekk. They're looking for stories of 1000 to 2500 words in any genre using the theme "Beginnings". The deadline is July 30, 2017 and payment is 10 to 25 pounds depending on length. You can find the details here.
Submissions opened today for Tyche Books anthology "Fire: Demons, Dragons and Djinns". They're seeking elemental stories under 7500 words. The deadline is August 15, 2017 and payment is $50 CAD. You can find the details here. Rhonda Parrish is the editor.
Pen and Kink Publishing opened submissions today for their anthology "Transformed". "We are seeking romantic and heated stories that delve into the different challenges all shape shifters face while navigating the mysterious paths of love and forbidden attraction." Stories should be 1000 to 15000 words in length. The deadline is August 31, 2017 and payment is $10. You can find the details here.
From Michael Bracken comes the news that FictionMagazine.com is now Storyteller. There is no website only their Submittable page. They're looking for stories of 5000 to 7000 words in all genres. Payment is a $100 advance. You can find the details here.