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Call for submissions: Strange Little Girls

Belladonna Publishing is looking for short stories (2 000 - 8 000 words) featuring strange little girls.

The strange little girl is not like the other little girls. She might look like the other girls and act like the other girls, but be very strange at heart – or she might be just plain weird altogether. Sometimes she is a scary little girl, other times a dreamer, always treading the fine line between reality and imagination… We want to meet new strange little girls, and read strong and original stories about them.

What we want: Strong storytelling, clever plot and a polished manuscript

Deadline: July 15th 2014

Payment: $120 upon publication

Please visit our submissions page for guidelines and more information:

Belladonna Publishing

Hadley Rille Books Call for Submissions

Hadley Rille Books Call for Submissions
Book Title: Ruins Excavation
Editor: Eric T. Reynolds
Publisher: Hadley Rille Books
Publication: 2014
Formats: Ebook, Print, and maybe Audio.

Genre: An anthology of Fantasy, Science Fiction, Romance, Historical, and Mainstream stories with an Archaeology theme.
I'll keep it simple and let you, the author, figure out how to do it, but there are some requirements to follow.  (Note, these are *requirements* so if these aren't satisfied, then I can't accept the story, even if it's fantastically fantastic.) How you want to handle these requirements is up to you, just make it good!

Story requirements:
1) The protagonist is a Woman of Color who is an Archaeologist. (The cover art will reflect this.)
2) The protagonist will encounter/be working in Ruins somewhere on Earth.
3) ...

See Full Details for more info.

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Call for submissions: Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope is an anthology of contemporary YA science fiction and fantasy with a focus on diverse perspectives. Alisa Krasnostein (founder of Twelfth Planet Press, and winner of the World Fantasy Award in 2011) and Julia Rios (fiction editor at Strange Horizons, and host of the Outer Alliance Podcast) are co-editing this project, which we hope to fill with a variety of exciting tales, happy and sad, adventurous and meditative. We’re not simply looking for cookie-cutter vampire or urban fantasy stories, but for things that transport us and subvert our expectations.

Full guidelines here.

Call for submissions: Infinite Science Fiction

Infinite Science Fiction will be a collection of short science fiction stories. We are looking for good SF that breaks away from the tired tropes of the genre. We define SF as broadly as possible. However, please note that fantasy, horror and magic realism are NOT science fiction.

Submissions open September 20, 2013 and end December 31, 2013. Publication date is scheduled in the first quarter of 2014.

Word Count: Up to 6000, 4000 or less preferred.
Pay rate: €.01/word for the first 4000 words
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Call for Submissions: Journal of Unlikely Cryptography

The Journal of Unlikely Cryptography will be an annual publication of Unlikely Story, and a sibling of the Journal of Unlikely Entomology.

JoUC is expected to be primarily cyberpunk (not exclusively) in flavor, with a preference for stories about cryptography, ciphers, data privacy, surveillance, hacking/cracking, and so on. See guidelines for more details.

Submissions open July 1, 2013 - November 1, 2013. Publication date is January or February 2014.

Word Count: Up to 8000, up to 5000 preferred.
Pay rate: $.05/word

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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!).

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The crucial information

Pitches: 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, in Word (.doc, .docx) or RTF format, or as plain text in the body of your email.
Story length: 7,000-8,000 words
The money: £25
Deadline for pitches: end of June 2013
Deadline for final drafts: end of December 2013