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  • #31
    Pink Narcissus Press - Anthology Call

    Pink Narcissus Press has posted an anthology call for "Brave Boy World: a transman anthology". They are looking for science fiction stories of any length that feature a transgender male protagonist. The call is open until filled. Payment is $100 for original stories and $50 for reprints. You can find the details here, just scroll down the page.
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    • #32
      Farolight Publishing has opened submissions for "Horror Library Volume 6". They're looking for light horror or psychological horror stories of 2000 to 6000 words. The deadline is September 15, 2016 and payment is 3cents a word. You can find the details here.
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      • #33
        http://poletopolepublishing.com/submissions/ Submissions

        Submissions are open for the In a Cat’s Eye anthology.
        (To be notified when open calls are announced, sign up for the Open Call Newsletter.)
        Announcement:
        Pole to Pole Publishing is seeking original science fiction, fantasy and horror stories of 3,000-5,000 words (firm) to be published in the In a Cat’s Eye anthology, slated for publication October 2016.
        “In a cat’s eye, all things belong to cats.” ~ English Proverb
        Is it true that all things belong to cats, or do they just think so?
        Will cats one day rule the world, or one day get their comeuppance?
        Either way, we want to know about it.
        Stories should be dark, and include a cat—which should be integral to the story.
        Edition and Rights: In a Cat’s Eye will be published in electronic and trade paperback in English. We are asking for exclusive, worldwide rights to your work for both electronic and print for six months.
        Payment: Payment is 2¢ per word for new fiction, paid at publication, via PayPal only. If you do not have a PayPal account, please do not submit your work.
        Bonus Royalties Multiplier: If the anthology earns out, that is, recoups all up-front costs to produce, authors will receive a royalty-share payment based on word-length of their story, at six-months from date of publication.
        Authors will receive one copy of both the electronic and trade paperback versions of the anthology.
        Submission Procedures:
        Submit stories through the Pole to Pole Publishing Submission Manager only: Submission Manager
        In your cover letter, tell us your favorite cat quote and cat story.
        All stories should be in standard manuscript form and in rich text format (.rtf) only.
        In a Cat’s Eye is not accepting poetry. Please do not send poems.
        Poetry will be deleted without a response.
        No reprints.
        We do accept simultaneous submissions, but not multiple submissions. Please send your best work. Only one story from each author will be considered.
        If you’re not sure if your story is suitable, don’t query; please just go ahead and submit it and let our editors decide.
        Deadline: August 30, 2016 (or until filled).
        As always, if you want a good idea of what we’re looking for, check out our first anthology, Hides the Dark Tower.

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        • #34
          https://karavansara.live/2016/07/21/...r-submissions/

          Until filled

          Editor is a word that scares me, when it is applied to myself.
          And yet…
          I am taking care of a new anthology, to be published by Horrified Press, as part of their Silent Fray line of physical horror books. My project is called Ladies in Red, and it goes like this…
          They have been the focus of horror movies for decades: the scream queens, the final girls, running upstairs to escape the masked killer…
          The time has come for them to be brought center stage in an collection of blood and guts stories with a difference.
          Uncompromising, in-your-face horror with a strong female focus.
          Let’s get physical.
          We are not looking for paranormal romance. No sexy vampires, no lustful werewolves.
          We want hard-hitting, gut-wrenching tales of fear. Blood. Gore. Body horror. Twisted psychology.
          And women, standing among the carnage and mayhem.
          Because where angels fear to tread, a woman will hold her own.
          We are looking for stories and poetry.
          Reprints welcome.
          You find all the sordid details here, at the very bottom of the page.
          In Brief: 2000/6000-words stories, hard-hitting horror with a strong female lead.
          Reprints ok, poetry ok.
          Info: here in the comments, or using the contact module in the right upper corner of this blog, or should everything else fail davide(dot)mana(at)gmail(dot)com
          Think about it.

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          • #35
            http://www.fightingmonkeypress.com/submissions/ Current Submissions




            UnCommon Minds

            UnCommon Minds: We are seeking stories of exceptional intelligence, uncanny empathy, telekinesis, telepathy, or whatever else your UnCommon Mind can dream up. Is an UnCommon Mind a gift or a curse? You tell us. Better yet, show us the consequences of living with an UnCommon Mind. Happy and tragic endings are equally appreciated, but please refrain from submitting cliffhangers. While all genres are welcome, UnCommon anthologies tend to lean more toward magical realism. Speculative fiction of any kind may find its home within the pages of an UnCommon book, so if you aren’t sure, ask or submit.
            Stories that encourage hatred or intolerance of any kind will be summarily rejected.



            Submission Details:

            • Submissions must be in English and written to the highest quality you are capable. Avoid passive voice. Consider making a pass with an editor before submission.
            • Maximum Word Count is 10,000, however I’m not going to turn away something awesome that’s a little over.
            • This is a paid market anthology, with a royalty cut for each author. Details available upon request.
            • Each author retains all rights to their story.
            • All submissions will be edited and sent to the author for final approval before publication.
            • The submission period runs from July 1, 2016 until September 30, 2016.
            • Open internationally, but submission must be in American English.
            • There is no fee to submit.
            • Please, no reprints or simultaneous submissions.
            • Multiple submissions accepted. Limit of two submissions per author.
            • Any genre is fine. However, we are not looking for nonfiction at this time.
            • Adult language and sexual situations are permitted.
            • Submissions must be sent in WORD doc or docx, formatted with; 12pt Times New Roman with 1.5-line spacing; left justified with 0.3″ indents on the first line of each new paragraph (Do NOT use TAB); no extra spacing between paragraphs; and no headers/footers/page numbers; one space at the end of a sentence, not two.
            • Acceptances are scheduled to be sent out by October 30, 2016.
            • To submit, please send your story to jess@fightingmonkey.com and include the following information:
            Author (Legal) Name:
            Pseudonym (if applicable):
            Email:
            Story Title:
            Word Count:
            Short Summary:
            3rd Person Biography:
            If you have any questions, please email me at jess@fightingmonkey.com or submit your question through the contact page.
            Eagerly awaiting tales from your UnCommon Minds.

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            • #36
              https://solarcide.com/solarcide/guidelines-update/

              Until filled
              Submissions during open calls should be sent to solarcidecontact@gmail.com. Title your submission email in the following manner:
              General Submission – Story Title (word count) – Author Name.
              Please include a cover letter within your submission email, letting us know a little about you and your story. Talk to us. We don’t bite.
              Previously published material is not what we’re looking for. Work should be submitted as a .doc attachment to the submission email. Stories in other file-types or contained in the body of an email will not be read.
              All manuscripts should be formatted* in Times New Roman font size 12, should be double-spaced, and passage endings should be marked by a single hash mark (#).
              *note – if unusual formatting plays a part in your story (such as multiple fonts, coloured text, anything else weird and wonderful) then feel free to deviate from the guidelines here, but please inform us in your submission email.
              Word count is 1000 to 3000 words.
              Solarcide pays a flat rate of $50 (U.S.) for each featured story.
              Content guidelines are purposely vague, as we like to read and publish a wide variety of genres and styles. One thing to bear in mind, though, is that we like our fiction dark, and we like it weird. If you think your work fits either (or maybe even both) of these descriptions, then it might well be up our street. We look forward to reading it.
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              • #37
                http://horrortree.com/taking-submiss...-sharkasaurus/

                Deadline: August 22, 2016
                Payment: $5.00 for poetry/flash; $10.00 for short stories and a contributor’s copy
                Reprints Allowed

                Anticipated Release Date: February 2017 in print and ebook.
                Once again, the title should tell you all you need to know for the theme. Sharks and/or dinosaurs! We expect teeth. Lots and lots of teeth. Beyond that, pretty much anything goes. Fighting each other? Chomping teenagers on spring break? Teaming up buddy-cop-movie-style and learning to respect one another’s differences? The doomed romance of star-crossed lovers? Time travel? Monstrous hybrids? Magical musical singing and dancing? Bring it!
                Submission Period: July 22, 2016 — August 22, 2016
                Word Limit: poetry/flash fiction up to 1000 words; short stories 2000-5000 words.
                Compensation: contributor copy, $5.00 for poetry/flash; $10.00 for short stories.
                Standard manuscript format; Times New Roman 12-point preferred. Italics for italics and whatnot. Send submissions attached as a .doc or .rtf to: christinemariemorgan@gmail.com. “Fossil Lake IV” in the subject line, please.
                What we look for: the dark, the transgressive, the controversial, the surreal. Horror, humor, bizarro, erotica, suspense, fantasy, historical, Lovecraftian … pretty much anything goes genre-wise and content-wise as long as it’s well-written and entertaining to read. Bonus points for somehow involving thematic elements of fossils and/or lakes.
                What we’re NOT looking for: Crap writing (hey, let’s be honest). Some editorial pet peeves and tough sells include adverbs, non-“said” dialogue tags, passive voice, “was (verb)ing” and “could (sense)” phrasing, excessive blocking or stage direction.
                What we’re hoping for: close communication with authors who are willing to work with an editor, can handle criticism, and are just generally personable and fun.
                What we’re asking: One-time non-exclusive anthology rights. Reprints are welcome; just let us know where and when the piece has appeared before.
                Via: Fossil Lake.
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                • #38
                  http://horrortree.com/taking-submiss...rever-vacancy/
                  Deadline: September 1, 2016
                  Payment: $10 and a contributor’s copy

                  Open Submissions: July 1 – September 1, 2016
                  Theme:
                  This horror/dark fantasy anthology will be centered in a nefarious motel established in the 1960s by the devil himself, some say. Each story needs to take place in a room of the motel. Stories can begin in another location and arrive at the motel or bleed out into the parking lot, but the bulk of the tale should be in the room. Writers can get creative with their stories and the design of their rooms, but the main lobby and innkeeper needs to be consistent if referenced.
                  Name of the Motel and Description:
                  Located in a poor, decimated, part of Atlanta, the Kretcher Motel is a two story construct, with peeling mauve paint on the outside. Inside, the lobby looks bright from harsh yellow lighting. It has a mini fountain with no water that sits in the middle of the sticky, dirty, tile floor. Only the counter seems immaculate with a polished mahogany counter. The elevators are filled with graffiti, smell and are missing panels on the ceiling. The halls are ominous and dark, with flickering lights, and grimy diamond patterned carpet.
                  The motel is in the vicinity of several dilapidated buildings, overgrown shrubbery, and a 24 hour gas station sits directly across from the motel. Although it sells little gas, it is frequented by prostitutes, hustlers and drug dealers who make use of its restrooms for their services. Other desperate individuals down on their luck can be seen standing, leaning against or walking by the hotel as they wait for their miracle or enjoying the many snacks to be purchased there.
                  Name and description of the Innkeeper:
                  Sybline Kretcher is an ageless Black woman who could be anywhere from 35-70, with warm, cinnamon-colored skin with dark, and pupil-less onyx eyes. Her usual dress consists of jeans, t-shirts bearing the names of funk bands emblazoned across the front and multiple sets of silver hoops in her ears that clink together whenever she moves. She wears elaborate, tall head wraps that suggest thick, long hair, but she never unveils it. Sybline is a tall woman at 6’5” and has a shapely, intimidating form. Other notable aspects are her nicotine-stained, black lips and long, black nails. When she speaks, her voice is low and sultry as the cognac upon her breath, with more than a hint of world weariness. Some believe that Sybline is a witch. Some think she’s crazy as it often appears that she talks to herself, but the truth is far more frightening as Sybline knows that many who come to the Kretcher Motel will never leave!
                  Submission Guidelines
                  What We Want
                  For the first Colors in Darkness anthology, we are seeking, thirteen well-written, diverse tales of horror, paranormal and dark fantasy. Each story should be mainly set within a room of the motel. A reference to the lobby and the innkeeper should appear in each tale. Stories can range from subtle paranormal to terrifying horror.
                  What We Don’t Want
                  We will reject any stories that contain rape, bestiality, or the abuse of minors. Stories featuring well-worn tropes (vampires, zombies, werewolves) will need a new exciting twist to be considered. Violence and sex are acceptable but make them integral to the plot. Other than that, use your imagination—horror is nothing without imagination and atmosphere.
                  Submissions
                  Submit your work to ( colorsindarkness@yahoo.com ) with ‘CID Hotel: Story Title_Your Last Name’ in the subject line. Attach your story as a DOC or DOCX file. Submissions sent in the body of the email will not be read.
                  We prefer to see submissions using something approaching Standard Manuscript Format, which can be found here: http://www.shunn.net/format/story.html. The only exception is that italics MUST appear as they will be used— no underlining.
                  Include a brief cover letter in the body of your email stating your name, pen name (if using one), story title with word count, a brief summary, address, website or blog, and any professional publication credits you think might interest us.
                  We are looking for works between 2,500-7,500 words. Please query if you wish to submit outside of these guidelines.
                  No simultaneous submissions, please. We ask that you don’t submit a story to us and to another market at the same time.
                  Multiple submissions are okay. If sending more than one story, please send them in separate emails.
                  Reprints
                  We are not accepting reprints for this anthology.
                  Payment
                  We will pay a flat $10 per story via PayPal only. Payment will be made within 30 days of publication. Authors will also receive one print copy of the anthology.
                  Rights
                  We are seeking Worldwide English Language rights for 12 months in print and digital formats.
                  Authors from outside of the United States are welcome.
                  Submission Deadline and Publication Schedule
                  We will be accepting submissions from July 1st -September 1st, with an expectation that the announcement of stories selected will be announced at the 2nd Annual Colors in Darkness party. The anthology is expected to be published by January 1st.
                  Via: Colors In Darkness.
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                  • #39
                    A bunch of them here, all from the same people. All calls are 'until filled'. All stories should be between 2000-9000 words long.

                    http://www.salgado-reyes.com/submissions/
                    Indie Authors Press is proud to announce the upcoming anthology, ISSUES OF TOMORROW, a SF anthology for print and electronic publication. We are seeking short stories written by established and upcoming writers from around the world with the theme of issues that the future will bring. What issue or thing that will change our society for the better or for the worse in the future? It is a “what if” question, beloved of writers everywhere. For example, what if we had cheap, affordable FTL drives?
                    What if, what if, what if?
                    The genre is sci-fi and all the sub-genres therein. Space Opera, cyberpunk, solarpunk, all the punks. Have fun with this and as always, the story is king!. We are looking for stories that explore the range that these genres allow.
                    Indie Authors Press is proud to announce the upcoming anthology, THE CHRONOS CHRONICLES, a SF anthology for print and electronic publication.
                    We are seeking short stories written by established and upcoming writers from around the world with the theme of TIME TRAVEL. We are looking for stories that are original, fresh, turns tropes on their heads. No “what would happen if you went back in time to kill your grandfather” type of time-paradox.
                    Have fun with this and as always, the story is king! We are looking for stories that explore the range that this sub-genre allows.
                    Indie Authors Press is proud to announce the upcoming anthology, FIRST CONTACT (provisional name), a SF anthology for print and electronic publication.
                    We are seeking short stories written by established and upcoming writers from around the world with the theme of first contact with aliens. We are looking for stories that are original, fresh, turns tropes on their heads. No Invasion Earth type stuff.
                    Have fun with this and as always, the story is king! We are looking for stories that explore the range that this sub-genre allows.
                    They're also considering novels.
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                    • #40
                      http://horrortree.com/taking-submiss...anted-forests/ Deadline: August 31st, 2016
                      Payment: $30

                      Lit Select publishes multiple anthologies each year for our Love Slave and Legendary Stories Imprints. Here you will find our most recent Submission Calls.
                      For our Standard Formatting Guidelines, please click here.
                      Please submit stories through our new Online Submission Manager
                      Submissions that do not follow Standard Formatting or do not include all necessary elements will be deleted without being read.
                      Please no simultaneous submissions.
                      Lit Select does not take queries for novels, novellas, or other original fiction works at this time.
                      Legendary Stories: Enchanted Forests
                      Call Open: August 1- August 31
                      Payment details: $30 per story
                      Word count: 3000 – 8000 (flexible, but the longer the story the stronger it must be)
                      Theme: Enchanted Forests
                      Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy/Speculative (please no horror)
                      Submission limit:One story per author max
                      Please no simultaneous submissions.
                      Take us deep into the forest and show us what we’ll find within. Whether it’s leafy branches hiding elfin lords or a steampunk graveyard covered in mechanical vines, we want to know what’s hidden inside the forest and what dragons (or rogue robot monsters) our heroes will have to slay to make their way through. Paint us a vivid world that makes us want to explore the realm you create. Give us new heroes to love and villains we love to hate. We’re looking for an eclectic mix of stories that give us a new view of the forest and features smart storytelling.
                      Please no: Explicit violence or sex for shock value.
                      Established authors welcomed, newcomers encouraged. All submissions acknowledged within 5 days and acceptances notified by August 15. We look forward to reading your work.
                      Please submit stories through our new Online Submission Manager
                      VIa: Lit Select.

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                      Smoking Pen Press has issued an anthology call for "A Bit of a Twist". They're looking for stories "normal stories with a twist" of 1500 to 5000 words. The deadline is September 30, 2016 and payment is $25. Reprints are acceptable. You can find the details here.

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                      Dark House Books has opened submissions today for a quick turn around anthology titled "We've Been Trumped". They're looking for stories of 2500 to 5000 words that are "light-hearted, satirical stories envisioning life under President Trump". Stories can be in any genre put they prefer that they aren't about Trump or that he doesn't make a major appearance in the story. The deadline is September 15, 2016 and payment is a royalty split. You can find the details here.
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                      • #41
                        http://www.farolightpublishing.com/submissions/

                        Title: +Horror Library+ Volume 6
                        Editor: Eric J. Guignard
                        Imprint: Cutting Block Books
                        Submissions Accepted: July 15, 2016 – September 15, 2016
                        Projected Release Date: April 2017 (both print and e-format)
                        Payment: Three cents per word and one contributor copy (no royalties)
                        Reprints?: NO
                        Multiple and/or Simultaneous Submissions: YES
                        Response Time: Six weeks or less
                        Send submissions and queries to: Horror.Library.Submissions (AT) gmail.com
                        +++
                        The Horror Library has arisen anew! That is, new volume, new editor, but with the same passion to advance dark, smart horror short fiction.
                        The Horror Library series has been publishing cutting-edge horror for more than ten years, with new volumes released about every two years. Past contributors include such notables as: Bentley Little, Gary Braunbeck, Kealan Patrick Burke, Jeff Strand, Ray Garton, Lisa Morton, Tim Waggoner, et al. We’d love to add your name to this list!
                        The short of it:
                        We’re looking for non-themed horror short stories.
                        The long of it:
                        The tastes of this anthology series run toward light horror or psychological horror rather than anything brutal (think along the lines of: The Twilight Zone, Tales from the Darkside, Tales from the Crypt, Black Mirror, etc.). Stories about demons, serial killers, or any traditional monster trope (zombies, vampires, etc.) will be a very tough sell.
                        Ideal qualities to make your story a success include:
                        +Emotional Resonance (e.g. Fear, Relief, Joy, etc.)+
                        +Action (Plot Movement)+
                        +Unique and Thoughtful Ideas+
                        +Literary Courage (Push Boundaries)+
                        +Extraordinarily Memorable ‘Voice’ in Characters+
                        The audience for this anthology are mature, literary readers (i.e. “R” rating). Profanity and sexually-related material is acceptable, provided it is not gratuitous and not excessive. What is not acceptable is anything relating to torture or sexual abuse of children, or graphic sex/ “erotica.”
                        If you’re unsure what we’re looking for, simply review former volumes of +Horror Library+ for additional insight. If you’re still unsure, just send it!
                        +Suggested word count is 2,000 – 6,000 words.+
                        +Please attach submissions to email as a Microsoft Word file (doc type doesn’t matter).+
                        +Formatting isn’t important (though good form is to follow Shunn guidelines at: http://www.shunn.net/format/story.html).+
                        Please send submissions, queries, and all else via e-mail to: Horror.Library.Submissions (AT) gmail.com
                        Good luck and have fun!
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