Friday, May 18, 2018

The Bizarro Sideshow Podcast

What they want:
You have to entertain me. And be weird. It has to work for audio without losing the audience. You have to anonymize your manuscript to have it read.
Length: Up to 5,000 words
Payment: 1 cent/word
Submission Guidelines:

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Iridium Zine

What they want:
We are dedicated to increasing the visibility of and accessibility to genre fiction that features characters Queer/Questioning, Undecided, Intersex, Lesbian, Transgender, Bisexual, Asexual/Aromantic, Gay/Genderqueer, and beyond (QUILTBAG+) who are of historically oppressed and underrepresented genders, ethnicities, races, religions, disabilities, and cultures. Essentially, intersectional genre fiction with a focus on QUILTBAG+ characters. We believe that to reconstruct the world, we must produce diverse genre fiction that never reduces characters down to their identity alone because people are more than labels. We believe that fiction should subvert power structures, empowering the disenfranchised, rather than exploit the oppressed. We believe that fiction should not only entertain, but provoke.
Length: Up to 5,000 words
Payment: $0.03/word
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Nowhereville: Weird is Other People

What they want:
We are now open to original short stories of urban weird fiction (so stories about cities and dealing with the complexity that is other people) for the upcoming Nowhereville: Weird is Other People. These are modern weird tales (give or take a few decades) that could only be told of the weirdness of the urban experience and our interactions with one another.
Deadline: July 1, 2018
Length: 3,000-7,500 words
Payment: 8 cents/word
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Stupefying Stories

What they want:
Edited by award-winning science fiction writer Bruce Bethke, STUPEFYING STORIES is a bold attempt to grow a new general-interest science fiction and fantasy magazine from the ground up. Right now we are a small-press, semi-pro, payment-on-publication market, publishing on a somewhat erratic schedule, but our goal is to grow to become a regular monthly magazine that pays professional rates on acceptance—

Genres: Science fiction, fantasy, and horror, in roughly that order of preference.
Length: Up to 10,000 words
Payment: Base word rate: 1.5 cents (USD) per word. Flash fiction: For stories up to 1,000 words in length, we pay a flat rate of $15.00. For stories selected to be magazine cover stories, we pay a bonus of $50.00 USD.
Submission Guidelines:

Monday, May 14, 2018

The Realm of British Folklore

What they want:
I am looking for stories and poems for a new anthology that involves British Folklore.

The stories may be short or long, even as long as a novelette. The stories or poems can be of horror, humour or psychological. But, I don’t want any twee stories.
Deadline: October 31, 2018
Length: Poetry and flash/short fiction
Payment: £10 Sterling for poems and very, very short stories.
Submission Guidelines: