Monday, November 12, 2018

November, 2018 Dark Fiction Short Story Markets

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


Jack of No Trades Magazine (Nothing’s Sacred Vol. 5)
http://jackofnotradesproductions.com/submission-guidelines/guidelines-for-magazine-submissions/
Payment: 5 cents a word
Story Length: up to 3,000 words
Deadline: November 16, 2018
Reprints?: No
Response: unknown
Description: Nothing is off limits. The horror within can range from subtle to grotesque, psychological to physical, dark to full out terror so long as it is character driven.
*ALSO: Two Sentence Fiction – Just as implied, these stories are extremely short. We will consider up to three submissions per author. Pay rate $5 per story.


Moonlight: A Queer Werewolf Anthology (Publisher or Editor)
https://moonlightanthology.tumblr.com
Payment: CANADIAN 7 cents a word (converts to about 5 U.S. cents)
Story Length: 1,000–3,250 words
Deadline: November 30, 2018
Reprints?: No
Response: Unknown
Description: Stories and comics about queer werewolves! Whether your werewolves are in space, school, or ruffing it in the outdoors, it doesn’t matter to us! We are looking for stories that span genres and tones. Your werewolves may be moody or the life of the party. All that matters is that they are openly queer and that there is an engaging story around them to be told. (Content creators do not need to identify as queer and/or LGBT+)


Shock Totem Magazine (Former closed market that has returned)
http://www.shocktotem.com/guidelines
Payment: 5 cents a word (3 cents/ word for reprints)
Story Length: up to 5,000 words
Deadline: Intermittent (currently open)
Reprints?: No
Response: 3 months
Description: Original, unpublished work within the confines of dark fantasy and horror—mystery, suspense, supernatural, morbid humor, fantasy, etc.


Hidden Things: Stories of Crime and Horror (Down & Out Books)
NOTE: This is a Kickstarter-funded campaign that is expected to meet its funding goal.
https://www.facebook.com/HiddenThingsAntho/posts/566375127134364
Payment: 6+ cents a word
Story Length: 3,000–5,000 words
Deadline: December 15, 2018
Reprints?: No
Response: unknown
Description: Stories that blend the crime and horror genres in such a way that they could easily be described as either.


Space Opera Libretti (Publisher or Editor)
https://spaceoperalibretti.blogspot.com/p/submission-guidelines.html
Payment: 6 cents a word
Story Length: 2,500–7,000 words
Deadline: December 31, 2018
Reprints?: A few may be “considered”
Response: January 15, 2019
Description: Dramatic, large-scale stories of the distant future, focused on optimism and inclusion and blowing things up. Weird mashups. Actual arias. Fat ladies singing on funeral pyres. Watery tarts distributing swords optional. Play fast and loose. No holds barred as long as it’s a tasteful treatment written with respect.


Fireside Fiction Company
http://firesidefiction.com/about/#submissions-guidelines
Payment: 12.5 cents a word
Story Length: up to 4,000 words (flash fiction preferred)
Deadline: Open only Dec. 15–Dec. 31, 2018
Reprints?: No
Response: Unknown
Description: To publish great speculative fiction storytelling, regardless of genre (ex. Neil Gaiman); unique voices.


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

Write Ahead / The Future Looms (Cyberpunk)
https://www.writeaheadthefuturelooms.com/submission-guidelines
Payment: 3 cents a word
Story Length: 750–2,500 words
Deadline: Approx. Dec. 14, 2018
Reprints?: No
Response: One month
Description: Cyberpunk stories; we value stories that are experimental with regard to Narrative Techniques, yet still retain strong character and plot elements.


Vex Me No More (Horror Queen Media)
https://www.thehorrorqueen.com/submissions
Payment: 2 cents a word
Story Length: up to 5,000 words
Deadline: December 31, 2018
Reprints?: Yes ($25 flat payment)
Response: 3 weeks
Description: Witch stories! Though they do not necessarily have to be female-centric, they do need to be tales of powerful, unique beings. Remember, this is a horror anthology, so while you can have elements of other genres, we want to be scared.


***Additional—BEST OF”

Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy (ed. John Joseph Adams)
http://www.johnjosephadams.com/best-american/submissions
Payment: (unknown)
Story Length: to 17,499 words
Deadline: December 31, 2018
Reprints?: Reprints only
Response: NONE, Unless Selected
Description: This is a Year’s Best compilation. Open to any Science Fiction or Fantasy story published by a North American during 2018. Volume to be published in 2019.



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