Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Cosy Crime Short Stories

What they want:
The armchair detectives, the murder in the vicarage, the family secrets unravelling in gossipy ears, such are the ingredients of a genteel bloodbath in an otherwise delightful village. Do you have any stories that might fit?
Deadline: July 29, 2018
prefers 2,000-4,000 words but will consider stories slightly outside this range
Payment: 6 cents/word
Submission Guidelines:

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Haunted House Short Stories

What they want:
The creaking floorboards, the children hiding in the mirror, the spirits that rake across the flesh of the mind, tell us your stories of hauntings and mansions. Oh, what is that sound within the walls?
Deadline: July 29, 2018
Length: prefer 2,000-4,000 words but will consider stories slightly outside this range
Payment: 6 cents/word
Submission Guidelines:

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Strange Stories

What they want:
Strange Stories publishes in both print and as a free E-Zine. The original design and purpose of the magazine was to fit it to the needs of new authors, however it has since grown to include all authors, regardless of experience.

Strange Stories is accepting stories of suspense, including Horror, Science Fiction, and Mystery. The underlying theme here is stories that keep the reader in suspense and stories that are strange!

* Limited submission windows (check guidelines page). Currently open to submissions until July 14, 2018.
Length: 500-3,000 words
Payment: $10 + print contributor copy (for US writers - PDF for international)
Submission Guidelines:

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Thuggish Itch: Scientific

What they want:
Something a little different this time for Thuggish Itch's second issue. Over the years, Science has given us many good jumping off points for a horror story; hell, the subject alone provided us with the genre of science fiction. With our technology changing daily as new discoveries and new ideas come to light, its often hard to predict how these cutting edge theories might pan out. That's where you come in... We want your predictions, your ideas, your concerns and fears.

We have selected ten of our favourite scientific concepts. For each of these concepts we are willing to read up to five submissions.

Thuggish Itch is our horror, sci-fi and speculative fiction collection. Please ensure that your story falls within one of these genres.
Deadline: September 14, 2018
Length: 1,000-5,000 words
Payment: AU$5.00 for stories under 2000 words / AU$10.00 for anything above 2000 words
Submission Guidelines:

Monday, July 2, 2018

The Asterisk Anthology: Volume 2

What they want:
Three winners selected from each theme. The winners of each call will be published in the ASTERISK ANTHOLOGY VOLUME 2 releasing on Halloween 2018.


SOUTHERN GOTHIC - Southern Gothic wallows like a feral hog in the ambiance of the Gothic macabre, fused with the dark underbelly of the American South. With its lingering themes of insanity, desperation and decay, the Southern Gothic exhumes the pervasive specters of bygone rituals and pervasive racial obsessions of the South in lushly lyrical fashion. Nosetouch Press welcomes original short stories of the Southern Gothic, and encourages writers to expand its frontiers, while embracing its terrifying traditions.

CREATURE FEATURES - Monsters have always enticed people. They can embody larger than life, elemental forces that threaten the everyday, established order of nature, itself. The aberrant nature of monstrosity communicates a fundamental wrongness or evil. Nosetouch Press wants writers to summon unforgettable creatures in their stories, unique monsters that shake the ground and make waves, bringing terror wherever they go.

CURSED THINGS -  The history of cursed things—objects and places—is an ancient one. The supernatural threat implied in curses carries a special kind of narrative weight that can terrify and haunt anyone who encounters them. Nosetouch Press is looking for chilling stories of cursed places and things, with tales of horrifying curses and the history that follows them.
Deadline: August 5, 2018
Length: 4,000-8,000 words
Payment: First place: $120 | Second place: $80 | Third place: $40
Submission Guidelines: