Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Cutting Block Books: Single Slices

What they want:
Have you written a horror short story that’s too long for a +Horror Library+ collection, but too short to be a proper stand-alone novella? Well then Cutting Block Books’ Single Slices is for you!

Cutting Block Books is looking for well-written short stories for our new digital-first singles line. We want strong horror stories with a supernatural element—no sci-fi, fantasy, paranormal romance or bizarro—just pure character-driven supernatural horror with a beginning, middle, and an end.
Deadline: January 31, 2015 (deadline of first submission window)
Length: 8,000-15,000 words
Payment: $0.03/word + consideration for inclusion in future Single Slices collection, if they decide to do one.
Submission Guidelines: http://www.farolightpublishing.com/submissions/

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Typhon: A Monster Anthology Vol. 1

What they want:
We are accepting dark fantasy and horror fiction submissions for the first volume of our annual horror anthology. The only hard requirement for this anthology is that it be one of the genres mentioned above. We would like new spins on old monster tropes as well as all new monsters.

Typhon was a monstrous Storm-Giant, “father of all monsters” who was defeated and imprisoned by Zeus in the pit of Tartaros. For us, he is also “The Monstrous Creature” at its best.
Deadline: June 31, 2015
Length: 1,000-7,500 words
Payment: 1 cent/word.  No payment for reprints.
Submission Guidelines: http://pantheonmag.com/submissions/open-prompts/

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Triangulation: Lost Voices

What they want:
We are a speculative fiction market. We accept science fiction, fantasy, and horror stories. Please do not send stories without any speculative element

We love creative interpretations of our themes, but we do require that stories fit the current theme.
Deadline: February 28, 2015
Length: Up to 6,000 words
Payment: 2 cents/word
Submission Guidelines: http://parsecink.com/submission-guidelines/

Monday, December 1, 2014

Allegory

What they want:
We're looking for good, solid fiction. We specialize in the Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror genres. We will consider other genres, such as humor or general interest, provided that the work possesses an original, "quirky" slant in the Northern Exposure, Ally McBeal vein.
Length: No minimum or max lengths but prefers 500-5,000 words.
Payment: $15
Submission Guidelines: http://www.allegoryezine.com/submissions.htm

Friday, November 28, 2014

Theme of Absence

What they want:
I'm looking for speculative flash fiction. I'm not too picky on the style of the story, as long as it includes elements of horror, science fiction, or fantasy. Spine-tingling ghost stories are just as welcome as robots and spaceships. Mixing up the genres is welcome and encouraged. I don't see nearly enough horror or humor though, so keep that in mind if you'd like to increase your chances at an acceptance.
Length: Up to 1,000 words
Payment: $3 per story
Submission Guidelines: http://www.themeofabsence.com/p/submissions.html

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