Publications open to submissions March ’16

I post this once a month for the Short Story Writing Challenge meeting for Rainier Beach Writers in order to give people goals to work towards. Join us on Sunday, March 6, at 10 a.m.at Redwing Cafe for writing sprints and writerly company.

Please join our Facebook Group for more information.

We meet twice a month on Sundays at Redwing Cafe in the Rainier Beach Neighborhood of Seattle. One meeting a month is for writing, the second is for serious critiques.

We are currently in the planning stages of Camp NaNo WriMo. We will be having a brainstorming meeting on March 12th, and other write-ins are in the process of being planned, as well as a possible ‘writers hit things’ class to help learn more about martial arts, or just a good way to take out some frustrations on a dummy.

Our Forum is located at: http://rbw.freeforums.net/ 
This is where we post our work for critique and review. But most of the action happens at our private group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/rainierbeachwriters/

 

This Month’s challenge is 200CCs.

I would like to encourage everyone to write a holiday themed story in under 200 words! If we do a few writing sprints, we should all be able to produce a few rough draft versions of these mini-stories to be revised.

200 CCs

http://www.authorspublish.com/200-ccs-now-accepting-submissions/
A new online publication, 200 CCs publishes one 200-word story each week. Though short, the stories in 200 CCs aren’t vignettes. Rather, they’re complete, condensed narratives.
200 CCs accepts general submissions year-round. Right now, they’re also looking for holiday-themed submissions, to be submitted by the following deadlines: Good Friday or Easter, March 11; Mother’s Day, April 22; Canada Day or U.S. Independence Day, June 24; Halloween, October 14; Veteran’s Day or Remembrance Day, October 28; Christmas, December 2.

 

I’ve collected these publications, mostly paid, from various sources including Submission Grinder,  Freedom with WritingRalan, literarymama.com and others as they are brought to my attention via social media.

 

AFTER LINES
http://stephaniebuo.wix.com/author#!submissions/v119n
1-time print (Erebus Press); df/h/sf/steampunk/gothic/bizarre (fic/poem). Pay: shared royalty. Words: <4k. RT: 3-5 weeks. Reprints: yes, if you have rights. E-subs: E-MAIL ONLY. Stephanie Buosi, Editor (QS).
Red Riding hood had the misfortune of being eaten alive. Luckily for her, a woodcutter rescued her just in time. Was that it? Did Little Red walk away unscathed? Or does she suffer nightmares, bent on vengeance against all wolf-kind?
Poor Prometheus, chained to a rock for defying Zeus, forced to lose his liver each day. What happened after Hercules freed him? Did he return to Olympus? Did he start a new life, turn rogue on humanity, or work against the gods?
When Jack climbs the beanstalk, he meets more than one giant. The giant’s wife was also there, and was left behind when her husband fell to his death. What about her? Did she continue to spend her days in the clouds? Or does she too gain a taste for human?
Happily ever after is never the end, and the protagonist is usually not the only character in the story. We want to know more. We want stories that delve deeper into our classic favorites (Thumbelina, Puss in Boots, Peter Pan, Hansel and Gretel), or explore the lesser known and disturbing tales, (think “Sweetheart Roland” by Brothers Grimm, “The She-Bear” by Giambattista Basile, or “The Dog and the Sparrow” also by Brothers Grimm) We want to hear about the villain, and learn their side of the story.
What happens next? What about the characters who were left behind?
After Lines seeks to explore the before, the after, and the un-spoken in fairytales, myths, and legends.
Deadline: until full

ALL THE KING’S MEN
http://shanewsmith.com/allthekingsmen/submissions/
1-time print/eAntho (Deeper Meanings Publishing); sf (blends with other genres OK) (fic/comics). Pay: fic=4¢/word; comics=$12.50/page. Words: no strict limits. RT: initial=<3 days; final=after DL. Reprints: no. E pitches/subs: E-MAIL ONLY. Shane W Smith, Editor (QS).
Deadline: 31 March 2016

Articulated Press Short Story Anthology
http://www.tayenlane.com/submission-call/

The collection will feature literary fiction from writers from around the world.
Temporarily closing for submissions on Apr 1, 2016

The Beauty of Death
http://www.independentlegions.com/submissions.html
NOTE: Doesn’t reply to every submission
All types of horror are welcome.
Permanently closing for submissions on Mar 31, 2016

Brain, Child Magazine
https://brainchildmag.submittable.com/submit is seeking submissions (750-1,200 words) for two upcoming blog series: Milestones: Yours, your child’s, your family’s. Tell us about a personal or family milestone and the journey to get there (or not get there). Topics might include a mother’s spiritual awakening after her empty nest; missing a son’s first time learning how to ride a bike; teaching a child with a learning disability how to read. Multiples: Share your stories about raising multiples, being a multiple, or what it’s like growing up in a family with multiples. Topics might include: having twins as the first vs. the last children in the family; commemorating the date twins come home after months in the NICU; comparing identical twin siblings’ separate identities. Specific submission guidelines can be found here. These are paid opportunities.
Deadline: April 15, 2016
See more at: http://www.literarymama.com/blog/archives/2016/03/calls-for-submissions-march-2016.html#sthash.YIhpEOqM.dpuf

Cicada Magazine
https://cricketmag.submittable.com/submit/17820

is calling for submissions of short stories, comics, poems, and nonfiction essays. They’re a young adult lit/comic magazine. They pay well, and they’re run by the established Cricket Magazine group.
They’re a great publication that any YA writer should be proud to be published by.
They pay up to $3.00 per line of poem, and up to $0.25 per word for nonfiction, and up to $0.10 cents per word for fiction. They accept fiction pieces up to 9,000 words. Nonfiction is capped at 5,000 words. Fiction is capped at 9,000 words. They also pay $3 per line of poetry – with no length limit.
They also publish comics, which are commissioned from a brief pitch.
Once you submit your writing, your work goes through a series of readers. The first readers determine whether your writing is a good fit for the magazine. The work is then sent to 3 editors, and finally the editor in chief. This is a rigorous, but common, selection process. If you make it past the first round, but do not get published, take it as a sign that they may be interested in more work from you. No matter what happens, don’t be shy! But also, be sure that your writing matches their needs.

Cast of Wonders
https://castofwonders.submittable.com/submit
Cast of Wonders is a young adult short fiction market, open to submission up to 6,000 words in length.
Please note we have a strong preference for stories between 3000 and 4500 words in length: they best fit our target episode length of 20 to 30 minutes.

Dark Clouds
http://graythorn.com/blogpub/anthology/
Graythorn Publishing is open for submissions of science fiction short stories for the DARK CLOUDS anthology to be published in June 2016. Did you know that humans emit clouds of microbes? Over a million particles an hour. With that sort of chaos something is likely to go very, very wrong. Send us your completed short story of 3,000 to 10,000 words. Stories must relate strongly to the theme, and be primarily science fiction, although genre mashups with horror, romance, mystery, etc. will be accepted.

Permanently closing for submissions on May 1, 2016

Electric Literature
https://electricliterature.submittable.com/submit
is now open to submissions of personal and critical essays, as well as humor, that reflect on the world of reading, writing, literature, and storytelling in all its forms. “We’re particularly interested in pieces that examine the intersection of the literary world and other creative disciplines: film, fine art, music, video games, architecture–you name it.” Payment for essays & humor pieces is $40. Typical length is between 1,500-5,000 words. Click here to submit. – See more at: http://www.literarymama.com/blog/archives/2016/03/calls-for-submissions-march-2016.html#sthash.pMIBhB5s.dpuf

Fairytales Slashed Anthology Series
http://www.lessthanthreepress.com/anthology-submissions/
Nothing is as timeless or appealing as fairytales. From the light-hearted and sweet to the dark and twisted, from spins on classic favorites to tales brand new, everybody loves to know what happened Once upon a time…
Less Than Three Press invites you to submit your LGBTQIA fairytales to our longest running and most popular series.
Permanently closing for submissions on Apr 1, 2016

Gents: Steamy Stories from the Age of Steam
http://www.lethepressbooks.com/call-for-submissions.html

Seeking gay male erotica set during the Victorian/Edwardian era. Content level can range from the mildy steamy to the burning hot. Original fiction preferred, but reprints considered.
I want the anthology to be diverse and eclectic. That means above and beyond stories that simply feature men in top hats, I’d love to see stories that really explore the oddities of Victorian era sex lives. So that’s diversity in characters regarding age, body types, backgrounds, etc.–so Victorian waifs and urchins are more than welcome, but there’s lots of others I’d like to see–and diversity in genre (steampunk! spec fic! surrealism!) and setting (London is great, but you can venture outside.)
Permanently closing for submissions on May 1, 2016

GHOSTS ON DRUGS 
http://www.ghostsondrugs.com/
1-time print/eAntho (TBD); comedy/f/sf/h and more, in any combination (fic). Pay: <2½k=15¢/word; >2½k=6¢/word; + shared royalty. Words: <7½k (generally). RT: <30 days. Reprints: query. E-subs: E-MAIL ONLY. Hy Bender, Editor (QS).
Deadline: until full\

Half Mystic: Now Accepting Submissions
If you would like to learn more or submit to Half Mystic, please visit their website athttp://halfmystic.com/subguidelines.Half Mystic is a new online journal dedicated to exploring the intersection of language and music. They are interested in all forms of writing that pertain to music and express musicality by exploring the ineffable. They like writing that grapples with paradox, grey space, the incomprehensible in-between, harmonious dissonance, and infinite finitude. In addition to poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, they also publish song lyrics, songs, music videos, and artwork. To get a sense of their style, you can explore their blog.simultaneous submissions, but ask that writers withdraw work published elsewhere.

 Helen: A Literary Magazine is open for submissions.
http://www.literarymama.com/blog/archives/2016/03/calls-for-submissions-march-2016.html#sthash.pMIBhB5s.dpuf
“We appreciate polished work in all genres and actively seek pieces that explore themes such as hope and perseverance. Our issues include poetry, flash fiction, short stories, essays, personal narratives, art, and photography. We also feature video exclusives from our print issues as well as in our ongoing blog series Friday Night Specials.” Short Stories: 1,500-4,000 words Flash Fiction: 50-1,500 words Poetry: 4 poems (12 page limit) Essays & Personal Narratives: 1,500 – 4,000 words No theme or genre restrictions. Send in your best! We offer token payment. Please click here to submit. Deadline: June 1, 2016 – See more at: http://www.literarymama.com/blog/archives/2016/03/calls-for-submissions-march-2016.html#sthash.pMIBhB5s.dpuf

Hockomock — Tales from the Bridgewater Triangle
(there are a number of other publications listed at this page)
http://www.grinningskullpress.com/Submissions-Guidelines.html
According to Paranormal-Encyclopedia.com (http://www.paranormal-encyclopedia.com/b/bridgewater-triangle/), the Bridgewater Triangle is likely one of the world’s most concentrated areas of diverse paranormal reports, so the subject matter is wide open so long as it takes place within this 200-mile square area. WE ADVISE YOU TO DO YOUR RESEARCH. If the story does not reference the area, and it is apparent you are not familiar with the location, your story will be rejected.

The “Hysterical” anthology
http://krachkreative.com/
seeks to rewrite medical histories and make history at the same time. The ultimate goal: strip the medical establishment of sexist labels like “hysterical” so women can get the care they really need. With that goal in mind, “Hysterical” will publish nonfiction on themes such as painful conditions connected to childhood, times when someone in the medical profession dismissed your pain as psychosomatic, detrimental effects of pain medication, etc. For more specific guidelines and theme descriptions, please see here. Submissions of under 3,000 words can be sent as either a Word attachment, or through Google Docs, to hystericalanthology@gmail.com Deadline: June 1, 2016

Hybrid Moments: A Literary Tribute To The Misfits
https://freaktension.wordpress.com/weirdpunk-books/hybrid-moments-a-literary-tribute-to-the-misfits/
You know the songs. They’re etched into every punk’s brain. Not just because they’re catchy, but because there’s something else there. Glenn Danzig’s lyrics evoke intense imagery. Beautiful, dark, monstery imagery. There’s poetry between the whoa-oh-ohs. There are stories in those songs. They just need to be told.

Hybrid Moments will be a collection of short stories inspired by the songs of The Misfits.

You know the songs. They’re etched into every punk’s brain. Not just because they’re catchy, but because there’s something else there. Glenn Danzig’s lyrics evoke intense imagery. Beautiful, dark, monstery imagery. There’s poetry between the whoa-oh-ohs. There are stories in those songs. They just need to be told.

Hybrid Moments will be a collection of short stories inspired by the songs of The Misfits.

Legendary Stories: Enchanted Forests
http://litselect.weebly.com/submissions.html

Call Open: July 1- July 31
Payment details: $30 per story
Word count: 2000 – 8000 (flexible, but the longer the story the stronger it must be)
Theme: Enchanted Forests
Submission limit: Two stories per author max
Take us deep into the forest and show us what we’ll find within. Whether it’s leafy branches hiding elfin lords or a steampunk graveyard covered in mechanical vines, we want to know what’s hidden inside the forest and what dragons (or rogue robot monsters) our heroes will have to slay to make their way through. Paint us a vivid world that makes us want to explore the realm you create. Give us new heroes to love and villains we love to hate. We’re looking for an eclectic mix of stories that give us a new view of the forest and features smart storytelling.
Please no: Explicit violence or sex for shock value. 
Established authors welcomed, newcomers encouraged. All submissions acknowledged within 5 days and acceptances notified by August 15.  We look forward to reading your work.
litselect@yahoo.com

Legendary Stories: What Went Wrong?
http://litselect.weebly.com/submissions.html
litselect@yahoo.com
Call Open: March 1-March 30
Payment details: $30 per story
Word count: 2000 – 8000 (flexible, but the longer the story the stronger it must be)
Theme: What Went Wrong?
Submission limit: Two stories per author max
We’ve all had that day when a spell went south, a glitch ate the code in your doomsday device, and negotiations broke down so aliens are on the move eat your brains. Okay, maybe we haven’t all had that day. We want a story about what went wrong. Tell us about the best laid plans and what turned them on their ear. Make it dark or funny. Make it sci-fi or fantasy. Just make it something we haven’t seen before. We’re looking for an eclectic mix of stories that are unique and feature strong storytelling.
Please no: Explicit violence or sex for shock value.
Established authors welcomed, newcomers encouraged. All submissions acknowledged within 5 days and acceptances notified by April 15. We look forward to reading your work.

LET US IN
http://timealonepress.com/2015/12/23/let-us-in-call-for-submissions/
The theme of the anthology will be lightly shaped as we go, but here is the gist:
Write for us the horrors that we invite into our lives, whether willingly or with reluctance. These are horrors that need our permission to enter.
Why do we allow them into our lives?
Because they entice us?
Because we need to escape a current hell?
Because we are curious?
Because we want them to save us?
Because we want vengeance against someone else?
The Monsters here may be human or non-human.
Open your imagination to *anything*.
We’ll take traditional vampires or werewolves, demons, or forces from other dimensions. Give us abusive spouses, or “saviors” from outer space with tricks up their sleeves. Any of that, or anything else that I may have missed, anything that you think fits.

One Story
To learn more visit their website here.
publishes one short story every three weeks. They have a print and e-versions of the story that they publish. Often the published story is accompanied by an interview with the author of the story.
They have published a number of respected and best selling authors including Elizabeth Gilbert, B.J. Novak, Stephen O’Connor, and Aimee Bender.
One Story pays all their contributors $500 per story and they also offer 25 contributor copies.
One Story is respected, they have published a large number of established authors, and they pay. Also they only publish one story every three weeks. As you might imagine they have a very small acceptance rate. But it is higher than a market like the New Yorker or Glimmer Train.
They do not accept reprints, unless the work has only been previously published in print outside of North America. If they accept your work you agree to grant them first rights to publish in North America. After the work is published all rights revert to you.
Stories should be between 3,000 and 8,000 words in length. They accept all submissions through their online submission manager. They do not accept postal submissions.
Please include the story title and all writer contact info on the first page of the submitted file. Files must be PDF or RTF formatted.
They try to respond to every submission within three months. They do not offer personal feedback on stories.

 

The Prison Compendium
http://www.emppublishing.com/open-call.html
Bring us your best prison stories. Any genre. Any point of view. The story can be from the perspective of an inmate. It can be from the POV of a guard. It can be from the viewpoint of a family member visiting a lifer. It can be a prison ghost story. It can be about redemption, or a spiral down into oblivion. It can be about friendship, or prison gangs and rivalries. It can be about a riot. It can be about an ex-con, who’s gotten out and is struggling to reintegrate into an unforgiving society. As long as it holds true to the main theme of prison, it fits.

Any genre works: historical fiction, paranormal, supernatural, drama, comedy, dark noir, mystery, etc. Just make certain your story has something to do with prison or confinement (incarceration). This can include inside a mental hospital, juvenile detention, or other correctional facility.

Permanently closing for submissions on Oct 1, 2016

Procyon Science Fiction Anthology 2016. 
http://www.tayenlane.com/submission-call/
The collection will feature the works of writers from across the world and will span multiple sub-genres in the realm of science fiction. Send us your best and most memorable stories. We want work that fascinates, provokes, intrigues.
Writer guidelines:
Submissions are open to writers from all countries; however, all stories must be in English. Maximum word count per story is 7,000.

Science Fiction and Medical Humanities Writing Competition
http://scifimedhums.glasgow.ac.uk/writing-competition/
We are pleased to announce a creative-writing competition for science fiction on the theme of medicine, health, and illness.
Science fiction has a long tradition of medical stories: Frankenstein (reanimation), The Island of Doctor Moreau (surgery, tissue grafting), Brave New World (eugenics), Flowers for Algernon (disability), I Am Legend (contagious disease), The Continuous Katherine Mortenhoe (terminal illness), Woman on the Edge of Time (psychiatry), Never Let Me Go (cloning, transplantation) … and many others. Our creative-writing competition is intended to stimulate new work in this fruitful area.
We invite science-fiction short stories (and also self-contained novel excerpts) of up to 3000 words that address themes of medicine, health, and illness.

The Shellgame: An essay anthology
To learn more or to submit, visit their website here.
Submissions are open for an anthology of essays that borrow readymade forms, to be published by
the University of Nebraska Press in 2018.  What they mean by readymade forms is essays that borrow their structures from ordinary, extra-literary sources (a recipe, a police report, a pack of cards, an obituary…). Payment is $100, plus two copies of anthology, plus $100 coupon to UNP Books. They are seeking brand new work. Submit only through Submittable. Simultaneous submissions are fine as long as you notify the editor of acceptance elsewhere as soon as possible. Deadline is June 1, 2016.

Spark: A Creative Anthology
http://sparkanthology.org/
Spark is not a genre-specific anthology; we are looking for great stories without boundaries. Therefore, most genres are considered, including Speculative Fiction, Western, Young Adult, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Mystery/Crime, everything in-between, and impossible-to-classify works that blend elements from multiple categories. However, due to current market saturation, the specific sub-genre “Young Adult Paranormal Romance” has very little chance of acceptance unless it’s truly amazing.

Spark is looking for great writing that tells a compelling story, regardless of length. Even very short pieces, like flash fiction, should tell a story, though there will certainly be fewer dramatic elements developed than we’d see in a longer piece or novel. The presence of “story” is what distinguishes flash fiction from “vignette.”

Splintered Lands
http://deepwoodpublishing.com/submission-guidelines/

Splintered Lands is a fantasy shared world anthology, taking place only a hundred years after a world-splitting war between powerful magical factions. As a result of that war, the land cracked and shattered, and much of the great civilizations have sunk under the waters, or been buried beneath upturned mountains. The Breaking saw the rise of the Knight of the Broken Wheel, a monastic order that despises magic in any form. Recently, there has been an upswell in the use of technology, mechanical replacements for manual labour. The Knights see that as simply another outgrowth of the arrogance that destroyed the kingdoms of old.

Stories of Music: Volume 2 is a forthcoming anthology about the ways in which music has changed people’s lives. Each author selected for publication will receive $200 and a copy of the book. The deadline is April 1, 2016.They are currently accepting submissions from new and published authors in a variety of categories, including nonfiction, poetry, photography, audio recordings, and video works.Stories should be focused on music and the impact it has on people’s lives, from its role in healing, community, cultural or family traditions to musicianship, travel experiences, or any other experience with music. This opportunity is open to anyone from anywhere in the world.The first volume of Stories of Music was published on November 18th, 2015, and included works from 40 contributors.Ten percent of book proceeds will be donated to music-centered nonprofit organizations. Learn more about Stories of Music and submit your story athttps://www.storiesofmusic.com/submit-a-story.


Strange Mysteries Anthologies
http://whortleberrypress.com/writersguidelines.html
we’re interested in science-fiction, fantasy and (light) horror.
Temporarily closing for submissions on Apr 16, 2016
Survivor
http://www.mamohanraj.com/journal/show-entry.php?Entry_ID=9545
In this SF/F anthology, we’re looking for stories of everyday trauma survival — from a barmaid on an intergalactic space station who was abandoned by her parents, to a farmer’s son bullied by his peers, who withstands and resists their abuse. We also welcome stories with a war setting, such as stories about veterans and refugees. The key component for all of these stories is how relatively ordinary characters survive and thrive, given the traumatic experiences they’ve had.
Note: we aren’t necessarily looking for happily ever after. Trauma survival rarely ends in happily ever after, though it can, and hopefully will, end in closure and a coming to terms.
Permanently closing for submissions on May 1, 2016

Strangelet: Now Accepting Submissions
If you would like to learn more or submit to Strangelet, please visit their website.
Exploring universal truths from the decks of starships, the mouths of dragons, and the kitchen sinks of miraculously ordinary humans, Strangelet is a unique literary universe. From the collision of literary art and entertaining genre, Strangelet emerges. Their stories are made of magical realism, fantasy, and science fiction—anything that takes us to another world or to a new realm of our own. Though they favor fiction, they also publish poetry, nonfiction, graphic stories, comics, and artwork. At Strangelet, magic is real, and what’s real is magical.
All contributors are paid a semi-professional rate for their work.

Tempest: Life Upturned
Learn more at their website here: http://www.mindkey.me/anthology.
A call for submissions opened up for the third anthology published in The Mind Key Anthologies series.
The anthology will be called Tempest. It will explore the tumultuous moments of life.  They accept art in all mediums and writing in all genres.

 Written pieces must be 500 words or (preferably) less.
 The Deadline is April 5th, 2016.

Third Point Press
http://thirdpointpress.com/submission-guidelines/
is open to submissions of art/fiction/poetry. “We want you to send us the stuff you know is good. We want to see the not-quite-genre and not-quite-literary. We like experiments and minimalism and conceptual writing. We like magical realism and absurdism and underrepresented perspectives.” $10 payment per contributor. Submission guidelines are here; submit here.
Deadline: April 30, 2016
– See more at: http://www.literarymama.com/blog/archives/2016/03/calls-for-submissions-march-2016.html#sthash.YIhpEOqM.dpuf

Trans Fiction Anthology (Handbasket Productions)

http://handbasketproductions.com/call-for-submissions/
The theme of this anthology is to address the personally and politically significant issues around sexuality and dating in trans community through erotic fiction. Too often trans erotica has been written from a cis perspective, with a cis reader in mind, addressing cis concerns about trans people, but not trans concerns. Let’s create fiction that truly feels like trans people’s stories, addressing the issues and concerns you see as significant in your trans communities.
Stories might have characters dealing directly with trans issues related to sex, like dysphoria, ignorant hook up partners, or things that come up when dating another trans person. Or perhaps a story might have a strong trans community setting, like in a trans activist group, or at a queer and trans event. Maybe your characters discuss local politics, sex workers’ rights, and black lives matter. But also, feel free to have it be more subtle. Maybe your characters are dealing with a sense of being de-valued that they can’t put their finger on. Maybe your story isn’t about them being trans at all, and your characters have deep and unique backgrounds, yet their experiences are still influenced by being trans. Or perhaps your story takes a common trope about trans people and turns it on it’s head.

Transcendent
http://www.lethepressbooks.com/call-for-submissions.html
Transcendent is seeking short, speculative fiction published in 2015 that features transgender characters, including but not limited to those who identify as genderqueer, transfeminine, transmasculine, non-binary, two-spirit, FTM, MTF, agender, intersex, bigender, genderfluid, third gender, and others, with a special note that there is no one way to be transgender with regards to medical, social, and personal transition status.

Transitions & Awakenings
Sanguine Press is currently open for submissions to our first anthology, Transitions & Awakenings.
Theme: I Regret Nothing
http://www.sanguine.press/submission-requirements/
Too many characters spend their time brooding about the past, whether it’s missed opportunities or mistakes that led to misfortune down the line. For our first anthology, we want your stories with at least one character who has no regrets – either for a specific moment, or in general. Your story must feature a predominantly POC cast to be considered.
Genres: Sci-fi, Fantasy, or Horror
Permanently closing for submissions on Jul 1, 2016

Triptych Tales
http://triptychtales.net/submissions.html
We publish stories that take place in our here and now, or something very close to it. We like mainstream, fantasy and science fiction, but we don’t want space operas or high fantasy. Think The Twilight Zone or Flowers for Algernon or Robert Sawyer’s The Terminal Experiment or the Newford stories of Charles De Lint, rather than Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series or The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Stories do not have to be speculative but they should contain elements common to speculative fiction. That said, we’re open to ideas that haven’t occurred to us, as long as you don’t take us off-planet. If you have to write about dragons, make us believe we could see them when we walk out our door. And please, no fan fiction, excessive sex or gore.

A Two Dame Production Fairy Tale Anthology
http://www.two-dames.com/subsummer/
A Two Dame Production is now accepting submissions for its Summer 2016 anthology. The theme of the anthology is Fairy Tales, so send us your best rendering of your favorite fairy tale!
Stretch your boundaries and do more than just add sex to a fairy tale. For example, take the protagonist of the story and put her in the city, in a contemporary setting. Use your imagination and we will be more interested in your story! We invite our writers to explore the lesser-known fairy tales, and we are especially excited by non-European stories.
While we will accept submissions that are inspired by the most common classic stories, such as Little Red Riding Hood or Sleeping Beauty, we do expect a high volume of these and we will only publish one version of each. We invite our writers to explore the lesser-known fairy tales, and we are especially excited by non-European stories.
We particularly enjoy erotica with a literary flair. If your language seduces us as much than the juicy bits, we’re going to want to share you with our readers.
Deadline is April 20, 2016

Underground Voices
http://www.undergroundvoices.com/UVBSubmissions.html
Submissions for the annual print edition can be fiction, narrative non-fiction and poetry. Maximum word count is 7,000. Underground Voices leans towards raw, hard-hitting and dark. And humorous too.

Untitled Genre Anthology
http://tdrpublishing.com/submissions/anthologies
This yet untitled anthology is forthcoming from a brand new publisher, TDR Publishing.
The anthology will help raise profits for http://www.DOVESProgram.com. This program provides assistance to people who have and are suffering from domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking victims.
They want stories that are 5,000 – 7,500 words length. The story should be fantasy, science fiction, or horror. The main character has to be female and meet 2 – 3 of the following archetypes:

  • Romantic
  • Tragic
  • Super Spy
  • Noir
  • Android
  • Caped Crusader
  • Supernatural
  • Homicidal Writer
  • Valkyrie
  • Time Traveling Maiden/Debutant
  • Alien Queen

The deadline is April 30th, 2016.

 

Untitled Graveyard Anthology
http://sezpublishing.blogspot.com/p/submissions_28.html
Sez Publishing is looking for fiction, non-fiction,  poetry, and photography. The story needs to have a graveyard in it but it doesn’t have to happen in the graveyard. This is the second anthology Sez Publishing is putting out. They are a very new publisher.
Deadline for all submissions is March 15th, 2016.
Authors receive one complimentary copy and potential cut of the profits.

To learn more visit their website here:

Woman’s World: $800 for Very Short Romance Stories
http://www.freedomwithwriting.com/freedom/uncategorized/womens-world-800-for-very-short-romance-stories/
Woman’s World magazine accepts submissions of 800 word romance stories for their magazine.

Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide Series
http://dreamingrobotpress.com/young-explorers-adventure-guide-submissions/
Tales of Science Fiction Written for a Middle Grade Audience
Tell of adventure, space, science. Give us rockets, robots and alien encounters, and we’re pretty happy. Steampunk, time travel, weird west and alternate history are all fine;
Anthology will be open for submissions from January 15– May 15, 2016, with a reading period of June and July 2016.

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