Wednesday, May 25, 2016

ECM Network

What they want:
ECM is seeking original horror, dark fantasy, and science fiction. Make us feel uneasy and scare us. Make our blood run cold. Create worlds never explored before; take us to places unknown. We’re fans of the weird and unexplained. Take chances with your fiction and non-fiction, and don’t be afraid to experiment.
Length: 100-3,000
Payment: 0.01 cents/word (more if story/poem is featured)
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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The Unleashed: Monsters Vs. Zombies

What they want:
Are you tired of the same old zombie stories? Have you had your fill of man vs. zombie? Stiched Smile Publications wants you to unleash your imagination and mash it up. We are looking for uncommon stories featuring a monster (dracula, big foot, frankenstein, etc) fighting the undead. Unleash your imagination and take us on a ride that we've never been on.
Deadline: July 31, 2016
Length: 3,500-5,000
Payment: $25 + contributor copy
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Friday, May 20, 2016

Keystone Chronicles

What they want:
A keystone is a central stone at the summit of an arch locking the whole together. It's something on which other things depend for support, the heart or core of something, the crux, or central principle. Anything keystone is fine, be it keystone species, pipelines, cops, beer, or ski resorts, as long as it's speculative fiction.
Deadline: June 15, 2016
Length: 1,500-3,000 words
Payment: 3 cents/word
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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Back Hall Press

What they want:
Our mission is to create a new and comfortable space for writers and books not often served by mainstream machines. We're eager to highlight new and unpublished writers, writers of color, women/nonbinary writers, GLBTQ writers, niche genres and innovative styles.

We accept everything from romance to slipstream, from the conventional to the genre-bending. We're especially interested in niche markets appealing to women and non-binary readers.

MYSTERY, SLIPSTREAM, & HORROR: We’re seeking mystery, horror and slipstream manuscripts featuring well-developed characters and new twists on old tropes. Magical realism and genre-bending concepts are welcome.
Length: Over 50,000 words
Payment: 30% profit of title, no advance
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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The Binge-Watching Cure

What they want:
The Binge-Watching Cure will be an anthology of short stories of increasing size. The first story will be 100 words—anyone can read that. The next, 200 words. Then 500, then longer, all the way to novella length. By the time you’ve finished reading The Binge-Watching Cure, you’ll be able to tackle Joyce and Pynchon. Or at the very least, you’ll enjoy novels you hear about from friends and family. The Binge-Watching Cure will reignite your love for reading; it will better your life.

We’re looking for stellar stories of various lengths for The Binge-Watching Cure. The stories must have strong characters and compelling plots. Genre fiction is okay because great fiction often crosses the genre barrier.
Deadline: December 31, 2016 (or until filled)
Length: Up to 25,000 words
Payment: $200 for stories under 5,000 words, $500 for stories 5,000 words or longer
Submission Guidelines: