November: 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: PsuedoPod (General Submissions)
Payment: .08/ word; $100 flat rate for short story reprints
Length: 1,500 to 6,000 words preferred (the “sweet spot” is 4,500 words/30 minutes of story in an audio format)
Deadline: November 2, 2020
About: This podcast genre magazine is looking for horror: dark, weird fiction including grim realism or crime drama, to magic-realism, to blatantly supernatural dark fantasy.
For more information, click this LINK.

Title: In Darkness Delight: Fear the Future (Corpus Press)
Payment: .03/word ($150 maximum) + two contributor copies
Length: 2,500 to 4,500 words preferred (up to 7,500 words maximum)
Deadline: November 15, 2020
About: Editors Evans Light and Andrew Lennon are seeking horror that deal with futuristic themes.
For more information, click this LINK.

Title: Beyond the Veil (Flame Tree Press)
Payment: .08/word
Length: 3,000 to 5,000 words
Deadline: November 15, 2020
About: Editor Mark Morris is looking for horror stories (open to all types of content) for this unthemed anthology. There are four open spots for stories discovered during open submissions.
For more information, click this LINK.

Title: A-Z of Horror: H is for Hell (Red Cape Publishing)
Payment: $10 flat rate + contributor copy (ebook)
Length: 4,000 to 8,000 words
Deadline: November 15, 2020
About: The editors are looking for stories that align with experiences (literal or figurative) related to the theme of Hell. Note: This series opens for a month for each subsequent letter in the A-Z series. Submissions for I is for Internet opens November 16 and runs through December 15.
For more information, click this LINK.

Title: The Dark (General Submissions)
Payment: .06/ word; .01/ word for reprints
Length: up to 6,000 words
Deadline: rolling
About: This genre magazine is looking for dark fantasy and horror; however, they are not open to graphic violence. No simultaneous or multiple submissions. Note: The Dark is ranked as one of the 25 Fastest Fiction Markets and one of the 25 Most Challenging Fiction Markets at Duotrope.
For more information, click this LINK.

Title: Other Fears: An Anthology of Diverse Terrors (HWA)
Payment: .10/word
Length: 1,000 to 5,000 words
Deadline: December 1, 2020
About: Open to Horror Writers Association members, this anthology edited by Rena Mason and Vince A. Liaguno is seeking stories about “otherness.” Limited to one submission per author.
For more information, click this LINK.

Title: Lost Contact (Perpetual Motion Machine)
Payment: .05/word
Length: 1,000 to 7,000 words
Deadline: December 31, 2020
About: Editors Max Booth III and Lori Michelle are seeking horror stories on the theme that include elements of technology and the flavors of weird science fiction. No multiple submissions.
For more information, click this LINK.