Thursday, October 30, 2014

Masks

What they want:
We all wear masks at some point in our lives, whether metaphorical or real.

Masks is an anthology where you can play with the idea of what’s behind the mask. From Venetian, to clowns, to Halloween or Saw, masks play an integral pat in hiding who or what you are and can be bloody scary.

Stories should contain elements of the fantastical or supernatural. Let your fears run rampant with this!
Deadline: February 1, 2015
Length: 3,000-6,000 words
Payment: Royalties
Submission Guidelines: http://www.scorchedflower.co.uk/knightwatch/submissions/

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Urban Fantasy Magazine

What they want:
We are looking for urban fantasy fiction. We like to read stories set in the world where we all live, albeit with fantastical elements. We’d like for our readers to imagine that our stories are taking place in the city next door. We do accept stories about vampires, werewolves, and zombies, but keep in mind that you’ll be facing strong competition from other writers, including established writers whom we solicit directly.

All stories must contain a fantastical element. Magic, mysticism, paranormal creatures, monsters, ghosts, time travel . . . and so on and so on. For us, the key here is that the speculative elements have their roots in something non-rational, non-science. If your characters are turned invisible by some kind of device, you’ve got yourself a science fiction story. If they’re invisible because of a witch’s curse or something, send it along.
Length: Up to 4,000 words
Payment: 6 cents/word
Submission Guidelines: http://urbanfantasymagazine.com/submission-guidelines/

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Acidic Fiction

What they want:
Acidic Fiction publishes contemporary speculative fiction, which includes science fiction, fantasy, horror, slipstream, and magic realism. As a general guideline, stories should take place within roughly the past 100 years or the next 10. Stories should be completely original and self-contained. I’m looking for innovative, well-written stories that explore the amazing aspects of everyday life through the lens of speculative fiction. Subtlety is crucial.
Length: Up to 6,000 words
Payment: $35
Submission Guidelines: http://acidicfiction.com/submissions/

Monday, October 27, 2014

One Story

What they want:
One Story is seeking literary fiction. They can be any style and on any subject as long as they are good. We are looking for stories that leave readers feeling satisfied and are strong enough to stand alone.
Length: 3,000-8,000 words
Payment: $500 + 25 contributor copies
Submission Guidelines: http://www.one-story.com/index.php?page=submit

Friday, October 24, 2014

Whispers from the Abyss Volume 2

What they want:
We want authors hungry to play in the twisted universe envisioned by H.P. Lovecraft, or write tales that are in the spirit of his mythos. Like Lovecraft’s own work, the horror in this anthology aims to be subtle and subjective. The mind and its inner working are a far more terrifying place than the actual corridors of R’lyeh or the Mountains of Madness.

Ideally this anthology should hit readers like a really good mix tape (or iMix for those of you too young to remember what a cassette is). We want a variety of styles, themes, and moods that hook the readers fast, creep the hell out of them, and leave them wanting more. Experimentation is highly encouraged–especially unconventional narrative styles, meta-fiction, genre mash-ups, even sick humor. Of course, don’t be afraid to stick with the tried and true “ravings of a madman,” if that’s your jones. 
Deadline: May 30, 2015
Length: 2,500-4,500 words
Payment: 1 cent/word + digital contributor copy.  Two print copies will be provided once the book is printed in 2016.
Submission Guidelines: http://01publishing.com/submissions/open-call-whispers-from-the-abyss-vol-2/

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