Monday, March 30, 2020

Decoded

What they want:
Decoded is a story-a-day anthology of queer science fiction, fantasy, and horror by queer authors. We will feature writing and comics released to subscribers every day of Pride month. If you want to get an email when subscriptions become available, please sign up for our email list.

We are both avid readers, and as such, we welcome a wide array of subject matter. Everything from experimental comics to thinly-veiled fanfiction to good old formulaic genre is right up our alley, so don’t disqualify yourself – submit! Our only rule for the month is that you’re a queer creator – and that you bring your A-game!
Deadline: April 30, 2020
Length: Flash short story up to 250 words; Short story up to 2500 words; Long form up to 7500 words; Comics (no limit listed)
Payment: Flash short story – $25; Short story – $100; Long form – $200; Comics – $75
Submission Guidelines: https://bitchesoncomics.com/submit-to-decoded/

Friday, March 27, 2020

Brewtality

What they want:
Some call it courage in a bottle while others perceive it as the devil’s cocktail. Alcohol comes in all shapes and sizes, bringing along with it the temptation of sin, the eagerness of confusion and the psychological bombardment on the mind and senses forcing us to play a game between life and death.

BREWTALITY will dive deep in the subconscious where the demons swim, blinding our judgment and guiding us to make bad decisions without revealing the consequences.
Deadline: May 1, 2020
Length: Up to 3,000 words
Payment: 3c per word + print contributor copy
Submission Guidelines: http://theevilcookie.com/open-calls/

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Colp: Treasure

What they want:
Treasure. As soon as you hear the word, you know that there is some sort of story hidden away there waiting to be dug up. For me, it is gold and silver in a rusty chest, buried somewhere beneath a cross on a desert island.

For this collection, we would like your stories that feature a treasure, whether they be buried treasure, cultural treasures or any other interpretation of the word.

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 We also encourage new and unpublished writers to take the leap and get in touch.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: June 15, 2020
Length: 1,000-5,500 words
Payment: AU$5.00 for stories under 2500 words / AU$10.00 for anything above 2500 words
Submission Guidelines: http://www.gypsumsoundtales.com/Submissions.php

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Sick Cruising

What they want:
As a new virus rages on land the richest man in the world has invited over five hundred rich and privileged friends, acquaintances, influences and hangers-on to weather the sickness on his private luxury yacht.

But one of them has brought a guest along. You guessed it! The Red Lungs virus. It starts like a cold, becomes a raging fever, then floods the lungs with blood.

Punch everyone’s virus anxieties, fears; anger at inequality in the nuts with your contribution to this anthology! Use wit, gore, action or inaction, (of course, we always love us some good epistolary fiction) you can even throw some sharks in the mix if you want to.
Deadline: May 20, 2020
Length: Over 2,000 words
Payment: $20 + paperback, ebook, audiobook contributor copy
Submission Guidelines: https://nphzone.com/sick-cruising-anthology-call/

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Strange Lands Short Stories

What they want:
Packed with strange and distant places, from underground cities, undiscovered islands, ancient lands, hidden continents, civilisations on the moon and Mars this new book will bring together the tales of Washington Irving, H.G. Wells, Otis Kline, with Homer, Samuel Butler and a generation of modern writers for a thrilling read of speculative fiction.
Submission Period: March 16-April 5, 2020
Length: 2,000-4,000 preferred but will read stories slightly outside of this range
Payment: 8 cents/6 pence for each word (SFWA qualifying market rate) and 6 cents/4 pence for reprints.
Submission Guidelines: http://blog.flametreepublishing.com/fantasy-gothic (not yet posted, but will be found on blog)

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