Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Unnerving Magazine: Novellas

What they want:
Due to the interest in Unnerving Magazine and the structure being here, I am now opening to novella submissions for standalone publications. The work published will be dark, mostly horror, but can have leanings in the other directions.
Length: 18,000-35,000 words
Payment: Royalties
Submission Guidelines:

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Triangulation: Appetites

What they want:
Yes, “Appetites” is our theme, but do try to go beyond the dinner table. People hunger for vengeance. Lust for power. Yeah, yeah–Soylent Green is people. But if you’re going to send us a cannibalism story, it really better knock our socks off.

We accept science fiction, fantasy, and horror–and enjoy intelligent blends of the three. Stories without a speculative element will not be considered.
Deadline: February 28, 2017
Length: Up to 6,000 words
Payment: 2 cents/word + print & ebook contributor copy
Submission Guidelines:

Monday, December 5, 2016

Undeath and the Age of Steam

What they want:
We’re looking for Steampunk stories—specifically, mysteries that take place in a Steampunk setting. A mystery is the story of a crime and its solution. As for Steampunk, you can find a good, concise description at Supernatural elements are welcome.
Deadline: June 1, 2017
Length: Up to 10,000 words
Payment: Royalties + contributor copy
Submission Guidelines:

Friday, December 2, 2016

A Fool for You

What they want:
A Fool for You—LGBTQIA—Clowns. Pick pockets. Magicians. Jesters. Witches. Demons. Even gods. Tales of Tricksters abound in every culture, sometimes as fools, sometimes as sly schemers too smart for anyone’s good. They are often known as shape shifters and gender fluid—and they are always up to something. Sometimes for good, sometimes for evil, sometimes simply to see what happens…

Less Than Three Press invites you to submit stories of tricksters and all the mischief they can manage—and what happens when they meet their match.

Stories must have a happily ever after (HEA) or happy for now (HFN) end.
Deadline: March 31, 2017
Length: 10,000-20,000 words
Payment: $200 + 2 paperback & ebook contributor copies
Submission Guidelines:

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Descansos Anthology

What they want:
Descansos, or roadside memorials, mark an interrupted journey; the spot where a drunk driver struck a beloved son, or where a fatigued mother fell asleep at the wheel and veered herself and her family into eternity.

While the word “descanso” means simply, rest, in Spanish, it has come to represent all kinds of memorials that mark the place where an intended path came to an unintended end. Descansos take many forms: from crosses festooned with ribbons and pinwheels, to a shattered motorcycle helmet nailed to a tree; from a collection of teddy bears affixed to a roadside fence, to a stone alter filled with photographs, candles, and milagros; to a stark white bicycle anchored in concrete.

Consider the descansos of the heart, the smell, or song, or thought that brings us back for a moment to a time or a person now lost.

While born of grief and loss, descansos memorialize love, and as such, represent the terrible beauty we all contend with as creatures who, by living, are condemned to die.

Darkhouse Books is looking for flash fiction, traditional short stories, poetry, and essays that embrace the spirit of the descanso. There are no restrictions on genre. We just want your best work.
Deadline: December 31, 2016
Length: Up to 3,000 words
Payment: Royalties
Submission Guidelines: