Yes, there are tigers at the Denver Aquarium. I'm not certain how I feel about that.
Now for some links!
Midnight Breakfast is open for submissions of fiction, nonfiction, and interviews. 1000-10,000 words. Open to all genres, but prefer literary and speculative. Pays $50. If you specifically want to submit to the October issue, the theme is "breaking down the barriers between the real and the unreal." The deadline for this issue is September 26. Otherwise, there is no deadline.
Tor.com opens for short stories and poetry in the speculative fiction genres September 30. It is preferred for stories to be below 12,000 words. Pays $.25/word for the first 5000 words, $.15/word for the next 5000, and $.10/word for all after that. They also have nonfiction specifications on the website, including blog posts.
Horrified Press is looking for submissions for their Malevolent Mansion anthology and their Something in the Woods anthology. Flash fiction, poetry, short stories. 2000-4000 words. Deadline October 30. Pays royalties. Not interested in these two themes? They appear to still have others open, so scan the page for more chances.
Chicken Soup for the Soul closes for submissions to Hope and Miracles on October 30 and Thanks to my Mom October 20. 1200 words or less. Pays $200 per piece.
Cohesion Press is seeking short stories for Blurring the Line. They want horror that blurs the lines between fiction and non-fiction. 5000 words or less. Deadline October 31. Pays $.08/word AUS.
World Weaver Press has two open anthology calls: Corvidae and Scarecrow. Speculative fiction. Up to 7500 words. Payment is $10 and a copy of the anthology.
FireGoat Books is seeking holiday and winter tales for their Solstice Special Collection. No horror. Flash fiction and short stories between 500 and 6000 words. Deadline October 31. Pays $10.
Sixpenny Magazine wants your pocket sized stories. Engaging literary fiction. Six minute read/1000 words. Deadline October 31. Pays $100. It appears your story will be animated.
The WEP September Challenge will have the theme Changing Faces. To occur September 24-26. While it has already started, you can still sign up. Write 1000 words or less of flash fiction, poetry, or non-fiction, or post photos and artwork. All must meet the theme. All genres accepted.
Tara Tyler, Heather M. Gardner, Christine Rains, Vikki Biram, CD Coffelt, M.J. Fifield, Elizabeth Seckman, Rena Rocford are putting on the Shelfie Blog Hop now through October 6. You're asked to photograph you and your books. They can be books you've published or just your favorites. The more you share your Shelfie, the more chances you have to win the bundle of books in the Rafflecopter.
Do you have an aquarium? Does it only hold fish (and other water creatures) or do you have extra critters there? Any of these links of interest to you? Anything to add? Publishing news?
May you find your Muse.