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|Saturday, May 11th, 2013|
All-female SF & Fantasy anthology: Liberating Earth
I'm editing Liberating Earth
, a fantasy and science fiction anthology, for Obverse Books - and I'm looking for female writers. You don't need to be an established author, and you don't need to be a Faction Paradox expert, to pitch your story.
Here are the complete submission guidelines. Questions welcome (in comments or in email!).( Submission guidelinesCollapse )The crucial informationPitches:
email an outline of your story, up to 1000 words (if you have not yet been published, please also include the first 1000 words of your story) to email@example.com, in Word (.doc, .docx) or RTF format, or as plain text in the body of your email.Story length:
7,000-8,000 wordsThe money:
£25Deadline for pitches:
June 2013Deadline for final drafts:
|Friday, May 10th, 2013|
Speculative Anthology : Dissonance
everywhen press is seeking submissions for its speculative fiction anthology "Dissonance".Come over and visit us
for more information. General submission guidelines can be found here
The deadline is 30th August, and the scope is pretty wide. Stick with the theme (Dissonance) and the genre (any speculative) and we're interested. Let's see what you can do!
|Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013|
|Friday, February 8th, 2013|
Open call for Novel submissions - Fable Press
Fable Press is looking for speculative fiction novel submissions. Head on over to the site
for information and background.
- We *will* respond to your submission
- We ask for no $ from you to publish, ever
- We will edit, format and publish your work if accepted
- Our royalty rate is amongst the best out there
If you have a story to share, we want to hear from you! :)
|Thursday, November 8th, 2012|
Call for Submissions: The Flesh Made Word - Adult Market
Call for Submissions: The Flesh Made Word: Erotic Tales About Writing
Edited by Bernie Mojzes
Publisher: Circlet Press
Deadline: March 1, 2013
In the age of communication – where words are cheap, easy, and disposable – it’s easy to forget the sheer physicality of the written word. The inscription, through will and intention, through the press and flow of pen and ink expressing what’s hidden within ourselves upon a surface that is transformed through the process: what is more intimate than that?The Flesh Made Word
is an erotic anthology about the act of writing, and of being written upon. Old typewriters, the tattooist’s pen, the press of fountain-pen nib to flesh. The sensuality of the words themselves, both the sound and the shape of them. The clack of typewriter keys and the shuffle-clank of the printing press. The intersection of the expression of the idea and the physicality of the body. The transformation or transcendence of the flesh through written language.
I am looking for strong, edgy stories that don’t exist merely as an excuse for a great sex scene. Send me stories that take me to surprising places, and stories that don’t flinch.
While this anthology is expected to be primarily comprised of Science Fiction & Fantasy, it is open to (almost) all genres, including Mystery, Adventure, Western, Mainstream and the ever-popular-though-always-misunderstood Slipstream.
Length: Up to 8000 words.
Pay: $.01/word up to $25
Response Time: 1 month. Please query if you do not receive an acknowledgement within 3 days.
For more details, and general Circlet Press guidelines: http://www.circlet.com/?p=4395
|Friday, November 16th, 2012|
Call for submissions - Black Apples - Belladonna Publishing's fairytale anthology
Black Apples is an anthology of gothic fairytales starring the classic fairytale princess – but her ending is maybe not so happy, her quest is perhaps more grim and the darkness of the tale might just come from within…
The Princess might be someone we know, but she can also be a princess we’ve never heard of before. She may come from ancient times, or far into the future. She can be the heroine, or we might not see her on the pages at all – but the story must somehow evolve around the fairytale princess and/or her role as such – and have a dark twist… We’re looking for the beautiful, sensuous and sinister.
What we want: Originality is treasured, so is strong storytelling, clever plot and a polished manuscript.
Don’t be afraid to experiment – we do like the strange.
Payment: $120 upon publication and royalties on e-book sales.
Please visit our submissions page for full details and questions.Belladonna Publishing
|Sunday, November 11th, 2012|
HP Lovecraft Swords and Sorcery Anthology
Not one that Heroic Fantasy Quarterly is putting together, but one we are interested in nonetheless.
Innsmouth Free Press is doing a Swords and Mythos anthology in early 2013. From their website:
Sword and Mythos. This includes any element of the Cthulhu Mythos (creatures such as shoggoths, characters like the King in Yellow, locations like Leng) combined with sword and sorcery (heroic fantasy). Stories can be told from the viewpoint of sorcerers or other non-traditional heroic characters, although fighters with brawn and brains will also be accepted.
More at their website.
|Tuesday, September 18th, 2012|
White List Update
It's been awhile since a White List update. Haven't forgotten it, life just got...crazy, overwhelming, and a whole lot of other things that made it hard to focus on much else. Things are better now, and finally, an update! It's a small one—only a few additions, a couple updates, and quite a few removals. I think life's been busy for a few people this year. ;)The White List
If you have any updates you want added to the list, please post at the entry above NOT HERE.
|Wednesday, September 5th, 2012|
Call for submissions: Spellbound - a fantasy magazine for children, reopened and now electronic
Spellbound, a quarterly fantasy magazine for children 8-12, ran from 1999-2002. We've reopened, changed the format from print to electronic, and raised funds for our first year of publication. Now we're looking for stories, poetry and artwork to fill the issues.
Briefly we're looking for fiction to 2,500 words, poetry and artwork. We pay upon acceptance for World Electronic English-language rights (2.5 cents a word for fiction, $10-20 per poem, and various for artwork). Full guidelines are below. You can contact me (Raechel Henderson, the publisher) with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guidelines for Spellbound
Spellbound is a publication for 8-12 year olds. Each issue will be published in ePub format. This is a quarterly publication with reading periods.
Themes and Reading Periods
Winter 2012: Rings & Other Magic Things, Reading Period: July 1 – September 30, 2012
Spring 2013: Changelings & Doppelgangers, Reading Period: October 1, 2012 – December 31, 2013
Summer 2013: Dragons, Reading Period: January 1 – March 31, 2013
Fall 2013: Creatures of the Deep Dark Woods, Reading Period: April 1 – June 30, 2013
Fiction Editor: Raechel Henderson
Word limit = 2,500
Payment = 2.5 cents per word
Rights bought: First World English-language Rights
We’re looking for stories involving magic, myth, legend and adventure in a fantasy setting. We’re especially interested in young protagonists and showing girls in a “heroic” role are welcome. Please send fiction submissions to email@example.com. Send submissions in the body of the e-mail. No attachments!
We’re not looking for stories with morals. We want Spellbound to introduce children to fantasy in all its wonderful forms. And please, no profanity.
Some guidelines for juvenile literature: The protagonists should be children and the plot should revolve around them, they should not be passive actors in the story. Stories should not have ambiguous endings. And dialog should be natural. Let your inner child out to play when you write a story for younger readers. Write the kind of story that you would have like to read when you were younger, rather than the kind of story you think kids should read.
Poetry Editor: Marcie Tentchoff
Payment = $20 / poem; $10 for poems under 8 lines
Rights bought: First World English-language Rights
We are looking for short poems, no longer than 36 lines maximum. All submissions must fit one of the upcoming themes to be considered.
We will gladly read either free verse or traditionally rhyming poetry, but we are not interested in poems which toss masses of meaningless and conflicting imagery at the reader, in the hope that he or she will be able to make some sense out of the muddled result. We expect rhymes and meter in traditional poetry to be neither forced nor strained. Likewise, all poetry, even free verse, should flow well and have a musical quality.
As Spellbound is a fantasy magazine for children, poetry should have a strong speculative element. We’ll look at up to five (5) poems at one time from poets.
Send poetry submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Art Director: Samantha Press
1. ALL forms of art welcome – painting, digital art, photography, papercraft, felted dioramas, anything.
1.1. Remember, this is for a children’s e-zine: we are looking for fun, visually-arresting images without explicit violence, gore, or adult-themed nudity.
1.2. We are accepting submissions for both cover art (1 artist per issue) and spot illustrations (color or b&w; multiple artists per issue).
1.3. If you are mailing in your application, please do not include originals – all physical applications will be kept on file.
1.4. Please, do not attach really high-resolution files to your email or submit images with watermarks that obscure the fine detail of your work. Any art you send us will not be used by the company without your express permission to do so.
2. Please tailor your submissions to the upcoming “themes” of each issue, and keep in mind the deadlines for each.
2.1. Each deadline ends at midnight of the evening specified. Submissions received for each issue past the deadline will be dismissed, although all artists will receive a response and their submission will be kept on file for future reference.
3. Please include your resume &/or pricing guide / standard rates, if you have either.
4. Please be patient. You will receive a response within 2-4 weeks after we receive your submission.
We look forward to seeing your work!
Email us at email@example.com or send physical applications to: Eggplant Literary Productions c/o Sam Haney Press, 5333 Century Ave. #6, Middleton, WI 53562.
|Monday, July 23rd, 2012|
Call for Submissions: The Journal of Unlikely Architecture
The Journal of Unlikely Entomology is posting a call for submissions for a one-off issue: The Journal of Unlikely Architecture. Where JoUE is a zine dedicated to stories about bugs, JoUA will feature tales in which something pertaining to buildings is integral or significant. The building element can be literal or metaphorical, hallucinatory or behavioral or metaphysical, or any combination thereof. Your story may focus on a single building, or a city, but the constructed environment must be crucial to the narrative.
Word count: Up to 8000 words, though we prefer if they're under 5000.
Pay: $.01/word up to 5000 words, paid upon publication.
Submissions open today and stay open until the issue is filled.http://www.grumpsjournal.com/subs-architecture.html
( The Journal of Unlikely Entomology remains open for submissions; we're currently looking for submissions for Issue 4. http://www.grumpsjournal.com/subs.html
|Friday, June 1st, 2012|
Heroic Fantasy Quartery Open for Submissions!
Heroic Fantasy Quarterly is open for fiction and poetry submissions for the month of June. Be a part of our fourth year of publication!
We pay $100 for fiction and $25 for poetry. That makes us one of the HIGHEST PAYING poetry markets in the USA, if not this world, and maybe even the next!
Check out our guidelines here
|Sunday, March 11th, 2012|
Call for Submissions: Issue Three of Demeter's Spicebox
Submissions Guidelines for Issue Three of Cabinet des Fees
's Demeter's Spicebox
are now up
We have chosen the Aarne-Thompson type 2031C, The Mouse Who Was To Marry The Sun
for Issue Three, do refer to the guidelines for the additional prompts
5 APRIL 2012 onwards (until we get the perfect two stories for the next issue).
Do bear in mind that you will need to read the stories from Issue One
and Issue Two
, as this is a storytelling project and the prompts reflect this. DS runs in Volumes of four issues each, and each Volume will start with a fresh set of prompts.
If you have any questions or doubts, feel free to email us at demeterspice (gmail) in April!
|Saturday, May 26th, 2012|
|Friday, February 17th, 2012|
ForbiddenFiction - Calls for Submissions
is a publisher devoted to writing that breaks the boundaries of original erotic fiction. Our stories combine intense sexuality with quality writing. Stories here will not only arouse readers through sensations, but also engage them emotionally and mentally through storytelling as well-crafted as the sex is hot.
Every Thursday ForbiddenFiciton.com posts a new themed calls for submissions meant to create anthologies and special online library collections with ForbiddenFiction.com
. Stories accepted for the Special Collections
will be gathered by theme into ebook/print anthologies and posted to our site with collection tags to mark their themes.
See our website for more information about and a list of other Special Collections calls for submissions.
Or for: Submissions Information and GuidelinesSubtle Devices
– Erotic stories of wicked steampunk. Sex toys of brass, gears and steam? (Open call Nov. 3, 2011 – extended to Feb. 17, 2012.)Wicked Fairy Tales
– Erotic, edgy fairy tales. Naught tales from Grimms, Anderson and more. What did the wolf do to Red Riding Hood, or even grandma? What kind of services did Cinderella give her stepmother and sisters? Did the prince do more than kiss Sleeping Beauty? What happened once Rapunzel pulled him into her tower? (Open call Nov. 17, 2011 – Feb. 17, 2012.)Mind Over Body
– Erotic tales of mind control – spells, technology, anything that leaves the person in another's control. (Open call Nov. 24, 2011 – Feb. 24, 2012.)Privates Eyes and Naughty Dicks
– Erotic stories of private detectives. (Open call Dec. 1, 2011 – March 1, 2012.)
Going Down in History – Erotic stories of historical figures. Take on Napoleon, Belle Star, Lincoln, Buddha, or Catherine the Great? Give us sexy stories with famous, notable or infamous men and women in history. (Open call Dec. 8, 2011 – March 8, 2012.)
Striking a Chord – Erotic tales of rock stars, jazz players or other musicians. (Open call Dec. 15, 2011 – March 15, 2012.)
Clandestine Desires – Erotic illicit meetings, masquerades and other secret affairs. (Open call Dec. 22, 2011 – March 22, 2012.)
Spring Rites – Erotic tales of spring – melting thaws, rising sap, May revelry and exhilarating hunts. (Open call Dec. 29, 2011 – March 29, 2012.)
Taken – Erotic stories of abductions and kidnapping. Held hostage, sold into prostitution, stripping to survive? (Open call Jan. 5, 2012 – April 5, 2012.)
Zero-G Spot – Erotic encounters in space. Pushing the limits out of our world. (Open call Jan. 12, 2012 – April 12, 2012.)
Modified for Pleasure – Erotic tales of tattoos, piercing, scars and other body modifications. (Open call Jan. 19, 2012 – April 19, 2012.)
She's Boss – Erotic stories of dominant women. Lesbian, bi or straight – give us stories of women who take charge of their pleasure. (Open call Jan. 26, 2012 – April 26, 2012.)
Swords and Sandals – Erotic tales of ancient Greece and Rome. We'd love to see decadent stories from behind the pages of history – Gladiators, slaves, Senators, warriors, Centurions, brothels, orgies – inspired by the stories of these ancient cultures.(Open call Feb. 2, 2012 – May 2, 2012.)
Midsummer Nights – Erotic stories of summer nights. Sometimes it's just too hot to sleep. Naughty summer vacations? Steamy nights in the open? Wet waters? Skinny dipping? Sports events that get too sweaty? Camping trips that get wild? Make the summer hot. (Open call Feb. 9 – May 9, 2012.)
Bending the Bard – Erotic tales inspired by William Shakespeare. Take the stage, take it further. A look behind the scenes of one of Shakespeare's stories? A modern interpretation? An alternate universe where Romeo falls in love with Tibalt? A story of the players from Shakespeare's company? Bend the bard to your imagination. (Open call Feb. 16 – May 16, 2012.)
Carnal Carnivals – Erotic tales of fairs, carnivals and festivals – Mardi Gras, Renaissance, Folsom, Pride, Oktoberfest, more. (Open call Feb. 23 – May 23, 2012.)
Desk Job – Erotic explorations of unbalanced erotic power in the workplace, from the traditional boss/secretary to modern politician/interns. (Open call March 1 – June 1, 2012.)
Taking Flight – Erotic tales of beings with wings - angels, demons, fairies, dragons & more. (Open call March 8 - June 8, 2012.)
|Saturday, January 7th, 2012|
|Tuesday, January 17th, 2012|
Dark Moon Press: Alternate History Horror Anthology
Working Title: Zombie Jesus and Other True Stories
Edited by: Lori Michelle, Max Booth III, Stan Swanson
Publisher: Dark Moon Books
Projected Publishing Date: Summer 2012
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org
What if Hitler had won the war, but only after selling his soul to the devil? What if the San Francisco earthquake had released demons from the depths of hell? What if vaccinations had never been discovered? What if John Wilkes Booth returned to life as a zombie? This, writers, is your chance to reshape history. We want stories about what the world would be like if history had been different. We don’t care what aspect of history you pick as long as it is still falls within the horror genre and scares our pants off. (Hopefully we won’t be reading these in public places.)
Please no over-the-top gore or erotica. Frighten us a little (well, more than a little) and make us think: “What If?”
• DEADLINE: May 31st, 2012
• PAYMENT: Authors will receive one complimentary copy of the anthology and payment of $20.00.
• Submissions should fall between 1500-6000 words, but a few words over or under is fine. However, submissions that are excessively long will not be considered.
• Submissions will only be accepted as attachments in either .doc or .rtf format e-mailed to email@example.com. Please do not embed your story in the e-mail.
• E-mails should have the title of the anthology, the author’s last name and the title of the story. i.e. Vampires_Johnson_Fangs for the Memories.
• Include your real name (and pen name if using one), address, phone, email, story title and word count on the title page of the submission as well as in the body of your email. Include a brief bio (50 words or less) in the body of the email.
• Original works only, no reprints
• Format your masterpiece as it will be read, meaning use italics, bold, etc. when appropriate. Avoid the use of underlining and all caps.
• No headers or page numbers.
• Please use Times New Roman, Courier, Verdana, Arial or Georgia 12 point for submissions.
• Please do not use tabs or space for indentation. (Use the paragraph indent features of Word or Open Office, etc. instead. And remember, whatever word processor you use, save in Word or Rich Text Format.
• We reserve the right to reject any submissions not following these guidelines.
• By submitting your horror short fiction work to Dark Moon Books, you are assigning Dark Moon Books exclusive First World Rights for both print and electronic versions for a period of six months after publication. After that time period, you are free to resell your story as a reprint as long as first publication information is included. You keep all other rights including the original copyright.
• No gratuitous sexual situations or foul language should be used unless it is integral to the story. Throwing in extraneous scenes simply for the purpose of titillation or the use of four-letter words is not a formula for instant success. However, this is a publication for mature audiences and will contain blood, guts, violence and mature language.
• You may withdraw your short story from consideration at any time, but this request must be made in writing (e-mail acceptable).
• Multiple submissions are accepted, but please send each story in its own email.
• Simultaneous Submissions: Since the majority of our staff are also writers, we understand how frustrating the submission process can be. For this reason, we have no problem with simultaneous submissions. However, please contact us immediately if your story is accepted elsewhere. And, if we accept your story, please inform anyone else you may have submitted to.
• Entrants selected for publication will be contacted prior to publication with further instructions. There are some instances in which we might ask the author for a re-write (with suggestions) if we feel it would improve the story and its chances of being published. We also reserve the right to edit submitted stories for length and content. Authors will always be contacted in advance if we choose to use their story. Authors will also always receive an edit of their story for approval prior to publication.
|Sunday, January 15th, 2012|
New fiction submission windows for Heroic Fantasy Quarterly.
Heroicfantasyquarterly.com is re-opening to fiction submissions for the month of March, 2012.
We've decided to have a one-month fiction submission window per quarter: March, June, September, and December.
Currently we are open to poetry submissions at all times.
Check out our submissions page here
|Thursday, January 12th, 2012|
Call for Submissions/Recommendations
Heiresses of Russ 2012
Heiresses of Russ, the new annual anthology series created in honor of the late writer, academic, and feminist Joanna Russ, is now taking recommendations for the 2012 edition. We’re looking for lesbian-themed speculative fiction first published in 2011.
The 2011 edition, co-edited by Joselle Vanderhooft, is available now, including work by Ellen Kushner, Tanith Lee, Rachel Swirsky, and other outstanding writers. This year Steve Berman of Lethe Press has invited Connie Wilkins to co-edit the 2012 edition with him. Connie also edited Time Well Bent: Queer Alternative Histories for Lethe Press, and has edited seven anthologies under an alternate name in an alternate genre.
We're looking for the best lesbian-themed speculative fiction published in 2011, with a length limit of 2,000-10,000 words. Science fiction, fantasy, horror, slipstream, interstitital, just plain weird--we'll know it when we see it. We can’t succinctly define superlative writing, either, but we know it when we see it.
Recommendations from readers, authors, and publishers will be welcomed. We don't need the stories themselves just yet, but if we're interested and can't find copies on our own, we'll ask for manuscripts.
Our deadline for recommendations is March 15, 2012. The payment for these reprinted stories will be $25 each and two copies of the anthology. Recommendations and queries can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012|
White List Update!
A very small update with a few additions and a few deletions. I'd have waited, but I always try to update in January, and it's been so quiet, I doubt waiting would have given me much more to add/change. ;)The White List
If you have any updates you want added to the list, please post at the entry above NOT HERE.
|Sunday, December 4th, 2011|