Since I didn't post any links last week, I promised to post double this week. So without further ado...links!
As always, bear in mind that I am not endorsing any of these. I am simply passing along information I've come across. Be sure to do your due diligence in researching publications before you submit to them.
Darkhouse Books is putting together a Sci-Fi anthology, The World of Tomorrow. These should be stories that take place in the future as envisioned in the world's fair. Deadline February 14. 2500-7500 words. Will pay in royalties.
Constable Robinson is seeking submissions for The Mammoth Book of Professor Moriarty Adventures. 4000-7500 words. Deadline February 15. Pays $215.
Solarwyrm Press is seeking submissions for Marked by Scorn, an anthology of non-traditional relationships. 1000-8000 words. Fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Deadline February 15. Pay is 1/2 cent per word. They're also seeking poems or stories for Clockwise: The Afternoon Storms. Deadline February 28.
Helen Literary Magazine is open for submissions in the theme of Music. Short fiction, flash fiction, creative non-fiction, poems and art. 500 to 5000 words, depending upon type of submissions. Pay varies from $2 to $10, depending. Deadline for this theme is February 28.
Emby Press is seeking submissions for Monster Hunter: Revolver. These should be stories of a monster hunter being hunted by the monster. 2000-8000 words. Deadline February 1. Pays $25 and an e-copy.
Vine Leaves Literary Journal is open for submissions through February 28. Vignettes up to 800 words. Poetry and artwork/photography. Pays $5 per acceptance.
Wolf Willow Journal is open to submissions for their spring issue, themed Rebirth, through February 28. Poetry, fiction, nonfiction, visual arts. Fiction is up to 7000 words. Pays $10-20, depending upon type of submission.
SpeckLit is looking for your speculative fiction drabbles. Up to 100 words. Current deadline February 28. Pays $.05/word for fiction, but nothing for nonfiction (though accept nonfiction drabbles.)
Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing is taking submissions for Lurking in the Deep, an anthology of fears and creatures having to do with water. 2000-10,000 words. Deadline February 28.
Parsec Ink is open for submissions to Lost Voices, an anthology of speculative fiction. Up to 6000 words. Deadline February 28. Pays $.02/word.
Crossed Genres Magazine's next theme is Success. Deadline February 28. 1000-6000 words. Science fiction and/or fantasy. Pays $.06/word.
Breaking Fate Publishing is open for anthology submissions for Deadhead Miles. Roadtrip horror. 1000-15,000 words. Deadline February 28. Pays in contributor copies. They are still taking submissions for their zombie anthology until January 31.
Horrified Press is taking submissions for The Fall of Cthulhu (February 28), The King of the Living Dead (February 16), The Ripple Effect (February 28), Supernatural (February 25), Ice (February 25), and a bunch more. Most are 3000-5000 words. Pays in royalties.
Lunch Ticket is hosting the Diana Woods Memorial Award in Creative Nonfiction. Essays up to 5000 words on the subject of your choice. Winners will get $250 and publication. Deadline February 28.
Witty Bard Publishing is holding their Action/Suspense Short Story Contest. Up to 7500 words. Deadline February 28. Pays royalties and publication.
Thought Catalog put out 21 Harsh But Eye-Opening Writing Tips From Great Authors.
Mental Floss put out 19 Rare Recordings of Famous Authors.
The Revolving Book put out Five Things Every Good Romance Novel Should Have.
Alright, that's not quite double the usual, but it's good enough for now.
Any of these of interest to you? Anything to share? Publishing news?
May you find your Muse.
I love it when you post these links. I wish I had known of your blog when I was searching for places to send my flash fiction.
A lot of speculative links! Need to add you to our contest page since you are so good at gathering these.
This is a lot of incentive to write and submit more! You are offering a great service to your readers by providing links like these.
Tossing It Out
Every time you share all those links I wish I had some short stories ready to submit.
I really really want to put in for a couple things this spring. I don't usually write shorter stuff, but I think it would be good practice. Need to look into some of these and see if I can come up with something.. You are always such a fount of links!
That is so helpful, if I EVER finish the sequel to my children's book I'll pounce on your kind suggestions.
Whew! You weren't kidding about those links! Your blog is a dangerous place for me to visit. I sit and think, "Ooh! I could enter that. That too. And that." BUT WHEN?!? Thanks for being such an awesome hub.
I've already got a story out to CG's Failure issue! I really should line something up for Success if Failure falls through...
What an amazing list. I wish I'd had your blog back when I was looking for places to submit my work!
Excellent list! I don't think I have anything that fits, but it's great to know there is so much out there.
Wow, lots and lots of links to check out! Thanks for taking the time to share all of them.
Excellent links, especially as I'm looking to do Write 1 Sub 1 this year (1 per month). I have an idea that I think would fit one of them. Now just to write it!
Interesting to see so many markets for writers. Thanks for all your work in pulling these lists together.
Many a link to make me think. Thanks for that. I just wanted to share that I think you are awesome, Shannon!
Wow! You have the most awesome links for submissions! I'm amazed and impressed. Thanks for sharing these!
Lots of interesting links. What a wealth of information! Thanks for sharing. :)
Thank you! It makes my day when someone gets an acceptance from something I've posted, which keeps me doing it. And I'm looking them up, anyway.
I don't run across contests as much, but I'm always happy to help!
Thank you, Lee!
Get on those short stories!
I have a lot of fun writing short stories. I hope you find something and enjoy writing it!
I hope you'll finish!
You've got plenty going on, but I'm the same way as I find them. I'm mostly searching for places to publish already written stories, but every little once in awhile there's a topic that I'm tempted by, so I sit down to write it.
I could crack a terrible joke about that, but I won't. Good luck with Failure!
Thank you! I don't know how long I'll do it for, but for now, it's a natural extension of looking for publications I can submit to.
There's a ton out there! Though I know I post mostly speculative fiction, there's much more than I come across, I'm sure. It's finding the right place for the right story that's causing me all the trouble.
I'm happy to!
Oh, good luck! Let me know if it pans out. I love success stories from these posts. They keep me going. I considered Write 1 Sub 1. Maybe I'll start late.
There's a lot out there. Sadly, I find a lot of defunct publications, too. I had a story accepted by a magazine that went defunct soon after (and before the issue came out) and had a story submitted to a market recently that went defunct before I ever heard back. But it seems there's always a new one to replace each one that closes.
I think you're awesome, too! How are you?
I'm glad to! They're a side effect of my own research.
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