Wednesday, November 23, 2022

December, 2022 Dark Fiction Short Story Markets

HWA L.A.: For December, 2022
New or Reopening Market Listings/ Notes
At Minimum Pro-Paying (5 cents+ per word)


Paramnesia (anthology, edited by Grendel Press)
https://grendelpress.com/anthology-submissions/
Payment: 5 cents a word
Story Length: 3,000–7,000 words
Deadline: January 1, 2023
Reprints?: No
Response: January 31, 2023
Description: Short stories related to “Paramnesia,” a condition or phenomenon involving distorted memory or confusions of fact and fantasy, such as confabulation or déjà vu. NOTE: See website for other upcoming anthology calls, of Dark Fantasy, Horror, and Romance.


Amazing Stories Magazine (special Flash Fiction edition)
https://submission.amazingstoriesmag.com/
Payment: 8 cents a word
Story Length: up to 1,500
Deadline: January 2, 2023
Reprints?: No
Response: unknown
Description: Flash fiction stories set in the future and revolving around Sol, including planets, moons, asteroids, Oort and Kuiper).


Literally Dead: Tales of Holiday Hauntings anthology, edited by Gaby Triana)
https://www.alienhead-entertainment.com/submissions
Payment: 6 cents a word
Story Length: 2,000–4,000 words
Deadline: January 20, 2023
Reprints?: No
Response: unknown
Description: Short stories of classic paranormal, poltergeists, ghosts, spirits, haunted places and objects, and the eerily unexplained that take place on or around the winter holidays.


Real Stories of the US Space Force (Baen Books)
https://cstuarthardwick.com/ussf-call-for-submissions/
Payment: 8 cents a word
Story Length: up to 10,000 words
Deadline: January 22, 2023 (or until full)
Reprints?: No
Response: unknown
Description: Science fiction short stories and fact articles illustrating current and future near-Earth space-related threats and dispelling misconceptions about America’s newest service branch… Scientifically plausible drama about people facing interesting challenges related to the US Space Force or more generally, the policing and defense of near-Earth space and related issues, now or in the foreseeable future (the next century or so).


Solarpunk Magazine
https://solarpunkmagazine.com/submissions/
Payment: 8 cents a word
Story Length: 500–7,500 words
Deadline: Open between January 1–January 14, 2023
Reprints?: No
Response: unknown
Description: Stories that strive for a utopian ideal, that are set in futures where communities are optimistically struggling to solve or adapt to climate change, to create or maintain a world in which humanity, technology, and nature coexist in harmony rather than in conflict, etc. Also open to poetry and non-fiction.


Uncharted
https://uncharted.submittable.com/submit
Payment: $200 flat
Story Length: 1,000–5,000 words
Deadline: ongoing
Reprints?: Yes (but no pay)
Response: Three months
Description: Any type of genre story: Horror, Thriller, Science Fiction, Crime, Fantasy, etc. (see submission page for additional themed 1-time calls).



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

Three-Lobed Burning Eye
https://www.3lobedmag.com/submissions.html
Payment: $100 flat
Story Length: 1,000–7,500 words
Deadline: Ongoing
Reprints?: No
Response Time: within 3 months
Description: Non-themed, original speculative fiction: horror, fantasy, and science fiction.


Die by the Sword! (DMR Books)
https://dmrbooks.com/submissions
Payment:
1 cent a word
Story Length: 4,000–8,000 words
Deadline: December 31, 2022
Reprints?: No
Response: unknown
Description: Unthemed, original sword-and-sorcery short stories (i.e. generally combining swashbuckling adventure with supernatural elements).

Sunday, November 20, 2022

I WON the revered Shirley Jackson Award!!

I’ve been remiss in keeping up with my blog, so first up is something I already shared on social media a few weeks ago, but for the blogosphere record, here t’is:

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I can’t believe I just (co-) WON the revered Shirley Jackson Award!!!

This for: Professor Charlatan Bardot's Travel Anthology to the Most (Fictional) Haunted Buildings in the Weird, Wild World (published by Dark Moon Books) with Charlatan Bardot!!!

I was screaming with excitement, I almost fainted! THANK YOU!!!!

Thank you to all contributors who were a part of this creative journey. There were 63 authors involved, 2 artists, and, of course, my editing counterpart, 
Professor Charlatan Bardot (who also wishes to extend his gratitude).

Thank you also to the jurors, readers, reviewers, and other supporters.

And congratulations also to
Unfettered Hexes: Queer Tales of Insatiable Darkness who shares this award with me as a “tie”.

More here: http://darkmoonbooks.com/travel_anthology.html

And here:
https://www.shirleyjacksonawards.org/

AND!! I uploaded my virtual acceptance video, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uu51v3SGdRU



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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Nomination to the 2021 Shirley Jackson Awards!!

I received my first-ever-nomination to the revered Shirley Jackson Awards! It’s an incredible honor and I’m overjoyed for this recognition in the category of anthology for Professor Charlatan Bardot's Travel Anthology to the Most (Fictional) Haunted Buildings in the Weird, Wild World, published last November by Dark Moon Books.

Thank you to all contributors who were a part of this creative journey. There were 63 authors involved, 2 artists, and, of course, my editing counterpart, Professor Charlatan Bardot (who also wishes to extend his gratitude).

Thank you also to the jurors, readers, reviewers, and other supporters.

And congratulations also to many other friends and authors I admire who are on this year’s list!

More here: https://www.shirleyjacksonawards.org/nominees/


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Monday, August 29, 2022

September, 2022 Dark Fiction Short Story Markets

HWA L.A.: For September, 2022
New or Reopening Market Listings/ Notes
At Minimum Pro-Paying (5 cents+ per word)


Crack in the Code: Cybernated Stories of Rebellion
https://mochamemoirspress.com/write-for-us/
Payment: 8 cents a word
Story Length: up to 7,500 words
Deadline: September 30, 2022
Reprints?: No
Response: November 30, 2022
Description: Science fiction and fantasy stories where the androids, robots, and/or cyborgs have been naughty, going off programming, cracking their internal code, etc. Give us dramatic stories, mischievous stories, stories that stun, but not offend us… where the artificial lives become alive and share their stories.

Obsolescence: A Dark Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Anthology (Shortwave Media)
https://obsolescencebook.com/submission-guidelines
Payment: 6 cents a word
Story Length: 2,000–5,000 words
Deadline: September 16, 2022
Reprints?: No
Response: Mid-November, 2022
Description: Submissions focused on horrifying or fantastical interactions with technology. How you incorporate the theme in your story is up to you. We want to stress the definition of “technology” ranges from modern smartphones and smart house IOT devices, back to some of humanity’s earliest inventions, like the wheel or the written word itself.


Merciless Mermaids: Tails from the Deep (ed. by Edited by Kevin J. Anderson and Allyson Longueira)
https://wordfirewestern.moksha.io/publication/merciless-mermaids-tails-from-the-deep/guidelines
Payment: 6 cents a word
Story Length: up to 5,000 words
Open: August 31, 2022–October 7, 2022
Reprints?: No
Response: December, 2022
Description: Stories about malevolent and merciless merfolk of all kinds. Give us your mermaids who fought for the wrong reasons, made tough by their circumstances or by their own choices. Show us their schemes and villainous wiles, the fairytales that end in blood. Or laughter. Tempt us with their twisted workings across time and space, colors and creeds.


Aniko Magazine (Issue 4)
https://www.anikopress.com/submit
Payment: $125 AUD flat
Story Length: up to 1,500 words (or 50 lines of poetry)
Deadline: September 15, 2022
Reprints?: No
Response: unknown
Description: The theme of Issue 4 is “Double.” Think doppelgängers, body doubles, déjà vu. What does it mean to live a double life? Explore double crosses, double standards or double-edged swords. Or name a more iconic duo - we’ll wait. Have us seeing double! To include poetry, flash fiction, short stories and creative nonfiction.


Tiny Tales (Podcast)
https://www.tinytalespodcast.com/submissions
Payment: 5 cents a word
Story Length: 500–1,200 words
Deadline: September 7, 2022
Reprints?: Yes, as long as not previously published in audio form
Response: unknown
Description: Fantastic, bizarre, and enthralling fiction stories to turn into podcast episodes.


Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores
https://cosmicrootsandeldritchshores.com/submissions/
Payment: 8 cents/ word original; 2 cents/ word reprint (range for non-fiction)
Story Length: 1,000–40,000 words (focus on shorter form)
Deadline: Opens the 1st and 2nd day only of each month.
Reprints?: Yes
Response: abt. 2 months
Description: Well written original stories in science fiction, fantasy, myth, fairy tales, and eldritch; in written, podcast, video, and/or graphic story form, and from around the world. We care about character, plot, ideas, and storytelling ability. We accept both serious and humorous work (no horror). Also interested in non-fiction.



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

Pressfuls
https://pressfuls.com/about
Payment: 3 cents a word
Story Length: 2,000–3,000 words
Deadline: ongoing
Reprints?: No
Response: 6 weeks
Description: Original horror, Fantasy, Sci-fi, and Crime/Mystery short stories.


Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet (Small Beers Press)
https://smallbeerpress.com/about/submission-guidelines/
Payment: 3 cents a word
Story Length: up to 6,000 words
Deadline: ongoing/ intermittent
Reprints?: No
Response: within 6 months
Description: NOTE: PAPER SUBMISSIONS ONLY (no email): Non-themed literary speculative fiction (no gore, sword and sorcery, or erotica), as well as non-fiction, poetry, and black and white art.

Thursday, July 28, 2022

August, 2022 Dark Fiction Short Story Markets

HWA L.A.: August, 2022
New or Reopening Market Listings/ Notes
At Minimum Pro-Paying (5 cents+ per word)


Apparition Lit
https://apparitionlit.com/submissions/
Payment: 5 cents a word
Story Length: 1,000–5,000 words
Deadline: August 15-31, 2022
Reprints?: No
Response: by the 15th day of the following month after submissions close
Description: Speculative fiction that meet our quarterly theme. Speculative fiction is weird, almost unclassifiable. It’s fantasy, sci-fi, horror, and literary. Send us stories with enough emotional heft to break a heart, with prose that’s as clear and delicious as broth. We’re looking for proactive characters and beautiful language, all wrapped up in a complete story. Month of August Theme = NOSTALGIA.


Assemble Artifacts Magazine (Assemble Media)
https://www.assemblemedia.com/artifacts
Payment: 8–10 cents a word
Story Length: “at least” 5,000 words (soft range)
Deadline: ongoing
Reprints?: No
Response: Responses only for acceptance. Assume rejection if no response after 90 days.
Description: Stories of wonder and suspense that also reflect contemporary issues and incite meaningful conversation. (*NOTE: Submitters, double-check the rights that are being sold with work).


Diabolical Plots ezine
https://www.diabolicalplots.com/guidelines/
Payment: 10 cents a word
Story Length: 3,500 or less
Deadline: Open between July 24–August 1, 2022
Reprints?: No
Response Time: One month after end of submission window
Description: telepathy stories of every shape and style. Stories might be as intimate as mind-readers in love, forever seeing themselves through their lover’s eyes; or as harrowing as a telepath on the battlefield, drowned in every iota of pain, fear and grief felt for miles. They might be as bizarre as telepathy tourism from alien planets, all cognitive connoisseurs who find humans to have a particularly piquant mindset; or as familiar as a job interview, which has simply gained a new mental level to spar upon.


Dracula Beyond Stoker: Issue 2: Renfield
https://www.dbspress.com/submissions
Payment: 5 cents a word
Story Length: 1,500–5,000 words
Deadline: January 15, 2023
Reprints?: No
Response: Unknown, but reported as generally between 30 and 60 days.
Description: The best new fiction based on Stoker’s characters, locations, and themes. This issue: Give us your best Renfield story. Everybody’s favorite flyman is such a rich character, yet we know so little about him. Who do you think he is?


Dark Recesses Magazine
http://darkrecessespress.com/submissions/
Payment: 5 cents a word
Story Length: 500–5,000 words
Deadline: Revolving submission periods. Current widow is through August 15.
Reprints?: No
Response: Up to 12 weeks
Description: Non-themed horror/dark fiction pieces.


Borderlands, Volume 8 anthology
WEBSITE (No mention of Submissions): https://www.borderlandspress.com/
Social Media Submissions Post): https://www.facebook.com/tom.monteleone.1/posts/pfbid02UJCkwFcxiubiDxpnbGqT5hoUFchLJR4biSQ4zV3s3zgDUBw7aRhvCCarZwEnyo8el
Payment: 5–7 cents a word
Story Length: No limit. (Suggested 2,000–5,000 words)
Deadline: No deadline. “Until Filled”
Reprints?: No
Response: Up to 3 months
Description: Original, weird/ horror fiction. NOTE: Submissions are to be postal mailed in only; no email.



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

Dead & Bloated: Extreme Horror Anthology (edited by K. Trap Jones)
https://theevilcookie.com/pages/submissions
Payment: 3 cents a word
Story Length: up to 3,000 words
Deadline: August 1–October 1, 2022
Reprints?: No
Response: generally within 30 days
Description: Short stories filled with gore, splatter, and extreme horror: Water, Extreme Horror, Splatterpunk, Dark Humor.


Bourbon Penn (magazine)
https://www.bourbonpenn.com/submissions
Payment: 3 cents a word
Story Length: 2,000–7,500 words
Deadline: ongoing
Reprints?: No
Response: up to 3 months
Description: Highly imaginative stories with a healthy dose of the odd. Odd characters, odd experiences, odd realities. We’re looking for genre / speculative stories and are quite partial to slipstream, cross-genre, magic realism, absurdist, and the surreal.

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Nomination to the 2022 World Fantasy Awards!!

This week I learned that I was nominated to the 2022 World Fantasy Awards!!! To say I am insanely thrilled and honored for this recognition would be an understatement. I have long followed and admired the World Fantasy Awards and recipients, and it’s the realization of a dream to be named among such highly-esteemed peers. I’ve been named a finalist in the category of anthology for my book Professor Charlatan Bardot's Travel Anthology to the Most (Fictional) Haunted Buildings in the Weird, Wild World, published last November by Dark Moon Books.

Thank you to all contributors who were a part of this creative journey. There were 63 authors involved, 2 artists, and, of course, my editing counterpart, Professor Charlatan Bardot (who also wishes to extend his gratitude).

Thank you also to the judges, readers, reviewers, and other supporters!

And
congratulations also to many other friends and authors I admire who are on this year’s ballot, such as Jeffrey Ford, Eugen Bacon, Ellen Datlow, Paula Guran, Usman Mlk, Angela Slatter, Liz Hand, Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki, and so many others!

And this coming on the back of a 2021 Bram Stoker Award in category of anthology, and I can safely say this book is still going strong! I'm so proud of it!

More here: https://locusmag.com/2022/07/2022-world-fantasy-awards-finalists/