December: Submission Calls

Each month, we strive to compile submission calls of interest. We are not affiliated with any of these publications, and all inquires 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, 2021
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.

November: Submission Calls

Each month, we strive to compile submission calls of interest. We are not affiliated with any of these publications, and all inquires 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.

Welcome to the Colorado Springs Chapter of the HWA!

A brand-new chapter in the book of Colorado Horror was approved at the beginning of October with the formation and approval of the HWA Colorado Springs Chapter. This newest Colorado Chapter of the Horror Writers Association (HWA) seeks to embed the professional values of our intergalactic parent organization into the very foundation of our new chapter. HWA Colorado Springs will be open to all members of every level throughout the region with an aim to create a welcoming, inclusive, and accessible professional community.

The founding team includes: Carina Bissett, M.H. Boroson, Hillary Dodge, Travis Heermann, Angie Hodapp, Shannon Lawrence, and Josh Viola, many of whom came together to support our nascent chapter event, Bloody Valentine: A Celebration of Women in Horror, held this past February. Bloody Valentine was a HUGE success with an all-star line-up of female-identifying authors from across the nation, over 100 generously donated giveaway books and goodies, and a fantastic turn-out of attendees. This will continue to be one of our annual offerings, serving to promote dark fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and the terrifically talented folk behind such works – authors, poets, editors, publishers, filmmakers, and other creatives.

HWA Colorado Springs will be hosting monthly Zoom meetings, days and time to be determined. For November, we are planning to host weekly NaNaWriMo Write-ins via Zoom. To learn more about our exciting new chapter, follow us on Facebook at “Horror Writers Association COS,” or on twitter @coshorror.