Friday, July 22, 2016

In a Cat’s Eye

What they want:
Pole to Pole Publishing is seeking original science fiction, fantasy and horror stories to be published in the In a Cat’s Eye anthology, slated for publication October 2016.

“In a cat’s eye, all things belong to cats.” ~ English Proverb

Is it true that all things belong to cats, or do they just think so? Will cats one day rule the world, or one day get their comeuppance? Either way, we want to know about it.

Stories should be dark, and include a cat—which should be integral to the story.
Deadline: August 30, 2016 (or until filled)
Length: 3,000-5,000 words
Payment: 2 cents/word + 1 print & ebook contributor copy
Submission Guidelines:

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Occult Detective Quarterly

What they want:
OCCULT DETECTIVE QUARTERLY MAGAZINE is devoted to those intrepid investigators who investigate the weird, exotic and bizarre. These are the people who explore the darkness, both within and beyond, often to their own peril and the expense of their very lives and sanity.

The concept is wide open. We are looking for well-written stories featuring those who are investigating the strange and unusual. It does not have to be set in Victorian or Edwardian London. In fact, we are eager to read stories featuring a diverse range of characters, cultures and periods. We welcome new and established voices of all orientations. The primary goal is to tell a good story with great characters.
Length: 3,000-5,000 words
Payment: 1 cent/word minimum (more if Kickstarter is successful)
Submission Guidelines:

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Voodoo Press

What they want:
Voodoo Press was founded in 2009 as an independent publisher specialising in German-language horror, science fiction, mystery and thriller books. With over 60 titles already published, we have been expanding into English-language publications in trade paperback and ebook format since 2015.

Voodoo Press accepts unsolicited submissions of apocalyptic or post-apocalyptic, survival horror, traditional horror novels. No reprints or self-published.
Payment: 30% – 50% share of the net profit
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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Between Worlds

What they want:
Between Worlds is seeking short stories and flash fiction of an otherworldly nature. Stories must in some way feature the idea of portals between alternate worlds.

So long as the story includes an aspect of portals or doorways between worlds, we accept all genres and sub-genres with a depiction of the fantastical, including fantasy, horror and sci-fi, but are particularly interested in steampunk, dark fantasy, urban fantasy, alternate history, apocalyptic/post-apocalyptic, Lovecraftian, and dystopian. That is to say, please don’t feel confined to these genres. Stories that redefine genres are particularly sought after.

* Has themed issues. Check submission guidelines for current theme.
Length: 1,500-5,000 words
Payment: £5 per short story
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Monday, July 18, 2016

Eye to the Telescope: Ghosts

What they want:
Eye to the Telescope 22, the Ghosts issue, will be edited by Shannon Connor Winward.

Existence is a circle, and we err when we assign to it for measurement the limits of the cradle and the grave.
—Manuel Acuña, “Before a Corpse”

For this issue of Eye to the Telescope, I am looking for more than thumps in the attic and pretty dead girls on a moonlit road. I want the unexpected, the unmeasured—I want poems that belie the limits of life and afterlife and what we think a ghost story should be. Give me phantoms and poltergeists, yes, bean-sidhe and È Guǐ, pathos or parody, space ship specters or transmigrating alien souls—I want any and all of it, as long the poem has meat on its bones. No restrictions on genre or form, though graphic violence or gore will be a hard sell. More than anything, I want to be moved.
Deadline: September 15, 2016
Length: 1-5 poems
Payment: US 3¢/word rounded to nearest dollar; minimum US $3, maximum $25.
Submission Guidelines: