February 2021: Submission Calls

Each month, we strive to compile submission calls of interest. We are not affiliated with any of these publications, and all inquiries should be directed to the publication’s representatives.

It’s important to get your stories out in the world, and we believe you should be paid for your work.

Ready! Set! Write!

Title: parABnormal
Payment: $25 flat rate for fiction/ $6 for poetry
Length: Short fiction from 3,000 to 6,000 words & poetry from 1 to 15 lines
Deadline: March 31, 2021
About: Editor H. David Blalock is seeking stories and poetry about the paranormal. Potential subjects include ghosts, spectres, haunts, various whisperers, and so forth. It also includes shapeshifters and creatures from various folklores. NOTE: This market does not consider creatures like vampires, werewolves, and zombies as paranormal.
For more information, click this LINK.

Title: Midnight from Beyond the Stars
Payment: .06/ word
Length: 2,500 to 6,000 words
Deadline: April 30, 2021
About: The editors at Silver Shamrock Publishing are looking for original alien horror stories in the vein of The Thing/Alien/The Blob/Critters/Night of the Creeps.
For more information, click this LINK.

Title: The Jewish Book of Horror
Payment: $30 for the first 3,000 words, then a 1/2 cent per word up to 7,500 words + print contributor’s copy
Length: 3,000 to 10,000 words
Deadline: April 30, 2021
About: The Denver Horror Collective is seeking horror fiction focusing on the culture, history, and folklore of the Jewish people. This anthology is scheduled to be published on the first night of Hannukah, 2021. No multiple submissions.
For more information, click this LINK.

Title: A Pile of Bodies, A Pile of Heads (Let the Bodies Hit the Floor Series Volumes 1&2)
Payment: $40 flat rate + contributor copy
Length: 5,000 to 10,000 words
Deadline: rolling
About: Sinister Smile Press is seeking submissions that fit the theme of slasher, stalker, serial killer crime fiction and must be written in the horror genre. Bo supernatural elements. No graphic sexual or rape scenes. NOTE: Volume 2 submissions must feature a female antagonist.
For more information, click this LINK.

Title: The Dark
Payment: .06/ word
Length: 2,000 to 6,000
Deadline: rolling
About: This market accepts horror and dark fantasy. No multiple submissions. No graphic, violent horror.
For more information, click this LINK.

Title: Boneyard Soup Magazine 
Payment: .05/ word
Length: 2,000 to 6,000 words
Deadline: rolling
About: This market accepts horror and dark fantasy. The editors are open to almost everything from traditional Gothic to 80s pulp horror and ghost stories to horror comedy. No extreme violence or overt sexual themes.
For more information, click this LINK.

Title: Three-Lobed Burning Eye
Payment: $100 flat rate for short fiction/ $30 for flash fiction
Length: 1,001 to 7,500 words for short fiction/ under 1,000 for flash fiction
Deadline: rolling
What They Want: This market publishes speculative fiction. No simultaneous or multiple submissions.
For more information, click this LINK.

December: Submission Calls

Each month, we strive to compile submission calls of interest. We are not affiliated with any of these publications, and all inquiries should be directed to the publication’s representatives.

It’s important to get your stories out in the world, and we believe you should be paid for your work.

Ready! Set! Write!

Title: Professor Charlatan Bardot’s Travel Anthology to the Most (Fictional) Haunted Buildings in the Weird, Wild World (2021 edition)
Payment: .02/ word + contributor copy
Length: 2,000 to 5,000 words
Deadline: December 15, 2020
About: Editors Charlatan Bardot and Eric J. Guignard are seeking dark fiction short stories about haunted buildings (excluding houses) around the globe.
For more information, click this LINK.

Title: Curiouser Magazine
Payment: $25-40 per poem, and from $50-140 for short prose (AUD)
Length: up to 5,000 words
Deadline: December 31, 2020
About: The editors are seeking poetry and short fiction in the realms of horror, magic realism, and speculative fiction.
For more information, click this LINK.

Title: FIYAH
Payment: .08/ word for fiction; $50/flat for poetry
Length: Short fiction from 2,000 to 7,000 words & novelettes up to 15,000 words
Deadline: December 31, 2020
About: FIYAH is seeking fiction and poetry for their forthcoming unthemed issue specifically from Black authors.
For more information, click this LINK.

Title: Planet Scumm
Payment: .02/ word
Length: 2,000 to 6,000 words
Deadline: January 10, 2021
What They Want: Guest editor Hailey Piper is seeking speculative fiction stories specifically from cisgender women, transgender women, transgender men, non-binary people, and genderqueer people.
For more information, click this LINK.

Title: Nightscript
Payment: Contributor copy
Length: 2,000 to 7,000 words
Deadline: Opens January 2021
About: The editors are seeking “strange and darksome”  literary horror.
For more information, click this LINK.

Title: Triangulation: Habitats
Payment: .03/word
Length: up to 5,000 words, prefers submissions around 3,000 words
Deadline: February 28, 2021
About: The editors are seeking science fiction, fantasy, and horror, or blends of the three.
For more information, click this LINK.

Title: Hypnos
Payment: .01/ word
Length: up to 10,000 words
Deadline: rolling
What They Want: Thought-provoking weird fiction.
For more information, click this LINK.

Title: Boneyard Soup Magazine
Payment: .05/word
Length: 2,000 to 5,000 words
Deadline: rolling
About: The editors are seeking fiction and non-fiction in the horror and dark fantasy genres.
For more information, click this LINK.