I realized about two days after the fact that I forgot to post for IWSG last week. Whoops! February snuck up on me. I can't make that post up, but skipping it also meant skipping my January stats, which I should still report.
My January stats are underwhelming, as I'm working on building back up the number of short stories I have to submit. Plus, I spent my short story writing time working on what has turned out to be a novella instead.
I submitted 4 pieces.
I got 4 rejections (not on those same pieces)
I've got 6 submissions pending.
Time to get those numbers back up!
Bear in mind I'm not endorsing these, merely passing them along. Always do your own due diligence before submitting anywhere.
Transmundane Press has extended their deadline on After the Happily Ever After, an anthology of fairy tales after the end. 100-7500 words. Pay will be between $5 and $20, plus contributor copies. Deadline February 20.
Freak Tension is accepting submissions for Hybrid Moments: A Literary Tribute to the Misfits. Write a story inspired by a Danzig-era Misfits song. Up to 5000 words. Pays $.01/word. Deadline March 1.
Contrary is reading for their April issue. Poetry and fiction. Up to 1500 words. Pays $20. Deadline March 1.
Comet Press is seeking stories for Stiff Things, an erotic horror anthology. Make it dark and twisted. Up to 9000 words. Pays $.03/word. Deadline March 1.
New English Press is seeking stories for This Book Ain't Nuthing Ta Fuck Wit: A Wu-Tang Tribute Anthology. 2000-3000 words. Pays $20, plus contributor copy. Deadline March 1.
Slice Magazine is seeking short fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Up to 5000 words. Pays $75 for poems and $250 for stories. The theme for the upcoming issue is Distraction. Deadline March 1.
Horrified Press is seeking flash fiction and short stories for Detectives of the Fantastic Volume IV: Tales of Ghost Hunters and Paranormal Investigations. 2000-5000 words. Pays in royalties. Deadline March 13.
FunDead Publications is seeking spooky ghost stories for the anthology Shadows in Salem. 1000-6000 words. Pays $10, plus contributor copy. Deadline March 15.
Freeze Frame Fiction is seeking flash fiction, all genres. Up to 1000 words. Pays $10. Deadline for this issue is March 15.
Third Flatiron is seeking space opera and military fiction for Hyperpowers, an anthology. 1500-3000 words. Pays $.03/word. Deadline March 15.
How are your submissions going? Has this year snuck up on you, too? Any of these links of interest? Anything to share?
May you find your Muse.
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