Thursday, October 18, 2018

The Audient Void

What they want:
Poetry should be Weird or darkly fantastical with strong imagery.

For short fiction our tastes are broad and we will consider anything with Weird, horrific or fantastical elements.

* Limited submission windows, check Facebook page for updates.
Length: Up to 5,000 words for fiction
Payment: $5 per thousand words for fiction, $.35 a line for poetry ($5 minimum)
Submission Guidelines:

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Colp: A Little Bit of Nonsense

What they want:
If you're like us, you've likely got that one story tucked away somewhere, that one short tale that you're super proud of, but it's never seen the light of day. It was too weird, too pigeonholed or you figured it will never fit any publisher's theme.

Well, now is the time to dig it out and dust it off as Colp is looking for nonsense stories. Stories that read like a dream (but don't feature dreams).Stories that don't fully make sense, are open to interpretation or are just so specialised that they could fit nowhere else. That being said, make sure your story is a complete package, with a definitive beginning and end.

Colp is for everyone and therefore we are willing to read stories that fall into any genre. So, no matter whether your story is a horror, adventure, romance, sci-fi or historical fiction piece, please send it on through. Be original. We also encourage new and unpublished writers to take the leap and get in touch.
Deadline: November 22, 2018
Length: 1,000-2,500 words
Payment: AU$5.00
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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Nothing's Sacred

What they want:
Nothing’s Sacred is Jack of No Trades Productions’ horror magazine. It is made up of original short fiction, poetry, articles, book reviews, two sentence short stories, and comics. As said in the magazines’ namesake, nothing is off limits. The horror within can range from subtle to grotesque, psychological to physical, dark to full out terror so long as it is character driven. Theme wise, Nothing’s Sacred is relatively open outside of distasteful stories of rape, the degradation and/or humiliation of women, and child porn of any kind.

*Limited submission windows (check website for current deadlines)
Length: Fiction up to 3,000 words, poetry up to 250 words
Payment: $.05 per word for fiction, $10 for poetry
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Monday, October 15, 2018


What they want:
“There are so many persons who know what wonders are opened to them in the stories and visions of their youth; for when as children we listen and dream, we think but half-formed thoughts, and when as men we try to remember, we are dulled and proasic with the poison of life.” ― H.P. Lovecraft, Celephaïs

An integral part of the writings of H.P. Lovecraft dealt with forays into, and results from explorations of, a dream realm. A frequent traveler to that realm, Randolph Carter, brought back many tales of his experiences – of the fantastic cities, the exotic peoples, and the terrible dangers. We want you to tell us more about those realms, but we want the stories to be true to the Lovecraft ideas. If you haven't already, we suggest you read or become familiar with at least a few of the following stories: Celephais, Hypnos, Ex Oblivione, The Dreams in the Witch House, The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath, The Silver Key, The White Ship, and Through the Gates of the Silver Key. These stories are all available to read for free at the H. P. Lovecraft Archive online.
Deadline: June 30, 2019
Length: 3,000-7,500 words
Payment: $25 + contributor copy
Submission Guidelines:

Friday, October 12, 2018


What they want:
We seek exciting stories that our readers will speed through. Our main goal is always to entice our readers to pick up the next issue of SERIAL. We accept all genres, however we specialize in genre fiction like action-adventure, science-fiction, mystery, fantasy, horror, thriller, and romance. While “exciting”, “entertaining,” and “fun” are the main qualifications for a SERIAL story, we also appreciate stories that manage to communicate a positive message as well. We want stories that make readers feel good…even if they’re a little dramatic, crazy or suspenseful.
Length: Short stories: 500-10,000 words; novellas, novels, serialized fiction: each "chunk" 7,500-10,000 words
Payment: $1.60 per page, royalties + contributor copy
Submission Guidelines: