Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Aggregate

What they want:
We’re looking for solid, creative short stories. We tend toward science fiction and horror, but prefer to think of genre as a loose categorization at best. Experimental fiction is welcomed, and even strongly encouraged. Strong consideration will be given to stories that explore the sociological and psychological. We’re not particularly concerned about the location or time in which the story takes place, or the use of supernatural or non-supernatural elements.
Length: 2,000-10,000 words
Payment: 1 cent/word + ebook contributor copy
Submission Guidelines: https://writerfield.com/aggregate/

Monday, October 14, 2019

Thuggish Itch: Close the Gate

What they want:
There's something about a locked gate that just screams horror. The two ends of a thick metal chain linked by a strong and sturdy padlock. The signs warning passers by to keep out, stay clear, or that their presence is being watched by the nearby security camera. Is the gate locked to keep something in? Or to keep something even worse out?

For this collection, we would like you to send us stories in which a locked (or unlocked) gate is a major plot point. Are your characters trying to get in? Are they trying to get out? Are they the gate themselves or just those that control its usage?
Deadline: December 20, 2019
Length: 1,000-4,500 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

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Dimension6

What they want:
What stories are you looking for? Strong, original speculative fiction stories. The type of stories that appear in D6 will evolve with the magazine as genres blend and blur. Word limit is flexible because we’re an e-publication. We have a bias towards science fiction, but we like fantasy too especially if it’s firmly camped outside the standard fantasy tropes. For horror we’re not interested in splatter-filled gore stories. The most effective horror stories are those where you only glimpse the monster.

* Limited submission windows! Check guidelines for updates.
Length: 4,500-40,000 words
Payment: AUD $100 per story and ad space
Submission Guidelines: https://coeurdelion.com.au/submissions/

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Dominion

What they want:
Speculative fiction that grapples with the question: “What is the legacy and the future of Africa and the African Diaspora?” We want authors and poets from the African continent and the African Diaspora. More specifically, we want horror, science fiction, fantasy, and alternate history in the following sub-genres: Horror Noire, Afrofuturism, Africanfuturism, Sword and Soul, Rococoa, Steamfunk, and Dieselfunk.
Deadline: December 31, 2019
Length: Fiction 1,000-17,500 words, poetry of any length
Payment: Fiction: $0.08USD per word for the first 1,000 words, and $0.01USD above 1,000 words; Poetry: $50
Submission Guidelines: https://aurelialeo.com/dominion-an-anthology-of-speculative-fiction-from-africa-and-the-african-diaspora/

Monday, October 7, 2019

Apocalyptic

What they want:
Science fiction or fantasy stories set during or after an apocalypse. Stories featuring more interesting apocalypses, settings, and twists on the typical apocalypse will receive more attention than those that use standard tropes. In other words, we don’t want to see 100 stories dealing with a zombie apocalypse. If we do, it’s likely that only one, at most, would be selected for the anthology. We are interested in all kinds of apocalypses: zombies, meteors, flus, robots, climate changes, space critters, alien invasions, etc. Be creative, choose something different, and use the apocalypse in an unusual and unexpected way. We are looking for a range of tones, from humorous all the way up to dark.
Deadline: December 31, 2019
Length: Up to 7,500 words
Payment: Advance of a minimum of 8 cents per word, royalties on additional sales beyond Kickstarter
Submission Guidelines: https://jpskewedthrone.dreamwidth.org/499730.html

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