Thursday, June 14, 2018

June, 2018 Dark Fiction Short Story Markets

June, 2018
New or Reopening Market Listings/ Notes
At Pro-Paying (5 cents+ per word)


Nowhereville: Weird is Other People (via Themed Magazine, EYEDOLON, from Broken Eye Books)
Payment: 8 cents a word
Story Length: 3,000–7,500 words
Deadline: July 1, 2018
Reprints?: No
Response: Unknown (“as quick as they can”)
Description: Urban weird fiction: These are modern weird tales (give or take a few decades) that could only be told of the weirdness of the urban experience and our interactions with one another. Think Modern sensibilities from many different voices that show the immense and diverging possibilities for weird fiction, fearlessly exploring the new and the strange…


Cemetery Dance Magazine
Payment: 5 cents a word
Story Length: up to 5,000 words
Deadline: July 5, 2018
Reprints?: No
Response: Up to four months (though known for going beyond this time, up to 12 months)
Description: Tales that are powerful and emotional—creepy, chilling, disturbing, and moody. Suspense/mystery/crime tales with a horror element are always welcome. Both supernatural and psychological stories are fine.


Terra! Tara! Terror! anthology (Third Flatiron)
Payment: 6 cents a word
Story Length: 1,5003,000 words
Deadline: Accepting between June 15, 2018–July 15, 2018
Reprints?: No
Response: up to eight weeks
Description: (SF/Fantasy/Horror/Humor) Whether the setting is a cabin in the woods (Terra), Fae (Tara), or spaceship Nostromo (Terror), take us there and spin your adventure. For a bit of mood whiplash, we'd like a mixture of dark and bright stories. Examples: Obsession with odd artifacts (like Roadside Picnic's golden sphere?), alternate histories, paranormal romance (no erotica, please, we're PG-13).


The Forge Literary Magazine
Payment: 5 cents a word
Story Length: Generally 3,000 words or less, but may be open to a bit longer. Flash is also highly appreciated (1,000 words or less).
Deadline: Continually open
Reprints?: No
Response: 3 months or less
Description: Prose Fiction--Open to all genres and voices, and stories with any background. Literary excellence is our only criteria. Pieces read anonymously, so please do not put your name anywhere in the file.


ESCAPE ARTISTS PodCasts (4 separate markets; Different Editors, similar guidelines)

All:
Payment: 6 cents a word/ original; $100 flat rate for reprints
Story Length: up to 6,000 words (preferred 4,500 words or less)
Deadline: Intermittent (each market opens as needs)
Reprints?: Yes
Response: Up to three months

1. PodCastle (Fantasy Fiction Podcast)
Description: Publishes in both text and audio. Looking for fantasy stories. We’re open to all the sub-genres of fantasy, from magical realism to urban fantasy to slipstream to high fantasy, and everything in between.

2. Cast of Wonders (Y.A. Fantasy Fiction Podcast)
Description: Stories that evoke a sense of wonder and have something unreal about them. We aim for a 12-17 age range: that means sophisticated, non-condescending stories with wide appeal, and without explicit sex, violence or pervasive obscene language. Think Harry Potter or The Hunger Games.

3. Escape Pod (Science Fiction Podcast)
Description: Our mandate is fun. We are fairly flexible on what counts as “science” (as we’ll delve into superheroes or steampunk on occasion) and are interested in exploring the range of the genre, but we are not looking for fantasy, magical realism, or more than a tinge of horror. If your story isn’t centered on science, technology, future projections, alternate history, and how any or all of these things intersect with people, we’re probably not the right market for it.

4. Pseudopod (Horror Fiction Podcast)
Description: Horror: dark, weird fiction. We run the spectrum from grim realism or crime drama, to magic-realism, to blatantly supernatural dark fantasy. We publish highly literary stories reminiscent of Poe or Lovecraft as well as vulgar shock-value pulp fiction; strong pacing, well-defined characters, engaging dialogue, and clear action.



***Non-PRO-Paying Market, but Eric J. Guignard’s “Pick of the Month”

Burnt Fur Anthology (Blood Bound Books)
Payment: 3 cents a word
Story Length: 1,500–7,000 words
Deadline: September 1, 2018
Reprints?: No
Response: None listed; estimate 2-3 months
Description: Stories from the dark underbelly of “Furry” life (Animal characters with human characteristics, or a person who dresses up in costume as such a character). All sub-genres of horror accepted—extreme, bizzaro, erotic, new weird, splatterpunk, etc.


Non-Themed Horror Anthology (unnamed as of yet) (Corpus Press)
Payment: 3 cents a word
Story Length: 2,500–4,500 words
Deadline: September 1, 2018
Reprints?: No
Response: By October 30, 2018
Description: Stories that can be characterized as being within the broad category of “horror” fiction: frightening, thought-provoking, atmospheric, humorous and/or satirical (or any combination thereof), but MUST contain a complete tale (i.e. no vignettes).

1 comment:

  1. Hello there, I discovered your website by the use of Google at the same time as searching
    for a similar topic, your web site came up, it seems good.
    I’ve bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.
    Hi there, simply changed into alert to your blog thru Google,
    and located that it’s truly informative. I am gonna be careful with Brussels.
    I will appreciate when you continue this in future.

    Numerous other people can be benefited out of your writing.
    Cheers!

    apartments for sale in istanbul

    ReplyDelete