While hiking in Ute Valley Park in April (know how you know it was April? BLUE SKIES), I took a picture of this rock. It looks like a cartoon turtle to me. Doesn't it have a cute face?
Link time! I am not endorsing any of these, merely passing them along. Always do your research before submitting.
Threepenny Review is accepting submissions. Pays $400 per short story or article, $200 per poem or Table Talk piece. Word count varies per type of writing. They do not take submissions July through December, so have them in by June 30.
Another Dimension Magazine is looking for horror and dark fantasy in the tone of Night Gallery and Twilight Zone. 1000 to 3000 words. Pays $.03/word. Deadline June 30.
Fey Publishing is putting together a Halloween horror anthology. Almost anything goes. Up to 10,000 words. Pays $5 per story. Deadline June 30.
Spectral Press is putting together the Spectral Book of Horror Stories II. 2000 to 8000 words. Pays £20 per 1000 words. Deadline June 30.
Bloodshot Books is looking for stories for their anthology Not Your Average Monster. 3000 to 20,000 words. Pays $.01/word, plus contributor copies. Deadline June 30.
Knightwatch Press is open for submissions to A Thousand Tiny Knives. This is a charity anthology intended to raise awareness of endometriosis (and if you've suffered from it, you understand the title.) I don't usually pass along publications that don't pay, but as someone who has experienced endo since middle school and had to explain to tons of people what it is, I get to change the rules when I want. :) Horror/body horror, diaries, memoir, poetry. 2000 to 6000 words. Pays a contributor's copy. Deadline June 30.
Strange Musings Press is seeking stories for Alternate Hilarities 4: Weirder Science. Science fiction and humor. Flash fiction 500 to 1500 words. Short fiction 1501 to 6000 words. Pays 1/2 cent per word, plus royalties and a contributor copy. Deadline June 30.
Third Flatiron is looking for stories about superstition for their anthology entitled Ain't Superstitious. Science fiction, fantasy, horror, and anthropological fiction. Also take short humor. 1500 to 3000 words. Pays $.03/word. Deadline June 30.
Imaginate is accepting submissions for September issue with the theme of Music. Short stories, flash fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and photography. Short fiction is up to 2500 words. Pays $.05/word. Deadline July 1.
Mocha Memoirs Press is looking for short stories for An Improbable Truth: The Paranormal Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Dark and paranormal fantasy. 3000 to 8000 words. Pays in royalties. Deadline July 1. They also have several imprints open to novellettes 10,000 to 50,000 words.
Any of these of interest? Anything to share? Do you see a turtle in the picture, something else, or just a rock.
May you find your Muse.