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    All of these have Feb/March deadlines

    28 February 2016 — Less Than Dead — Less Than Three Press
    LGBTQIA Anthology Call — There’s nothing quite so terrifying as a corpse that moves, a creature that even death can’t stop. Sometimes they’re a minor nuisance, other times they’re a nigh-unstoppable terror. On rare occasions they turn out not to be a nightmare at all, but an expected ally.
    Less Than Three Press invites you to submit tales of zombies, be they the enemy, the ally, or something else entirely.
    THE DETAILS:
    == Deadline is February 28, 2016 (give or take, we won’t kill you for sending it off the following morning).
    == Stories should be at least 10,000 words and should not exceed approx 20,000 words in length.
    == Stories may be any pairing except cisgender heterosexual M/F (trans* M/F, M/M, F/F, poly, ace/aro, and all permutations thereof are acceptable).
    == Stories must adhere to the theme of zombies.
    == Stories must have a happily ever after (HEA) or happy for now (HFN) end.
    == Any sub-genre is gladly accepted: sci-fi, mystery, contemporary, steampunk, etc.
    == All usual LT3 submission guidelines apply.
    Less Than Dead is a general release anthology, which means authors will receive a flat payment of $200.00 once LT3 has a signed contract. Authors will receive one copy each of the ebook formats LT3 produces and two copies of the paperback compilation.
    Stories should be complete before submitting, and as edited as possible — do not submit a first draft. They can be submitted in any format (doc, docx, rtf, odt, etc) preferably single spaced in an easy to read font (Times, Calibri, Arial) with no special formatting (no elaborate section separation, special fonts, etc). Additional formatting guidelines can be found here here.
    Questions should be directed to the Editor in Chief, Samantha M. Derr, at derrs@lessthanthreepress.com (or you can ping her on twitter @rykaine). Submissions should be sent to submissions@lessthanthreepress.com.
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    29 February 2016 — Triangulation: Beneath the Surface — Parsec Ink
    Theme: Beneath the Surface
    Word Count: We will consider fiction up to 6,000 words. There is no minimum word count.
    Genre: We are a speculative fiction market. We accept science fiction, fantasy, and horror stories. Please do not send stories without any speculative element.
    Compensation: We pay 2 cents per word. Authors will also receive an e-book and print version of the anthology and wholesale pricing for additional printed copies (typically 50% of cover price).
    Rights: We purchase North American Serial Rights, and Electronic Rights for downloadable version(s). All subsidiary rights released upon publication.
    Submissions: We do not accept reprints, multiple submissions, or simultaneous submissions. If we reject a story before the end of the reading period, feel free to send another.
    We love creative interpretations of our themes, but we do require that stories fit the current theme.
    We will run mature content if we like the story and if the mature content is integral to the story.
    We will not accept fanfic, even if it’s of a fictional universe that has passed into public domain.
    How To Submit: Electronic submissions make our lives easier. Please upload your story via Submittable. If this is your first time submitting to a publication that utilizes Submittable, you will need to create an account with them. It’s free.
    Manuscript Format: Please use industry standard manuscript format. We’re not testing you to see if you can follow each and every niggling detail, we just want a manuscript that is easy for us to read.
    We accept manuscripts in the following formats:
    == .doc or .docx (MS Word)
    == .rtf (Rich Text Format — generic document format that most word processors can create)
    Editorial Process: We will aim to read submissions as they are received. If a story doesn’t work for us, we’ll reject it. If we think the story has great potential but isn’t quite there yet, we might do a rewrite request. If we love it, we’ll accept it. If we can’t make up our minds, we will request to hold onto it for a while for further consideration. If we send you a hold request and you have something else that would fit the theme, feel free to submit it. After a story is accepted, the only changes that we will make will be minor line edits and formatting fixes.
    Response: We aim to make final decisions by March 31st.
    Eligibility: All writers, including those who are known or even related to the editorial staff, are permitted to submit to the Triangulation anthology. That doesn’t mean we’ll automatically publish them; just that we’re willing to look at their work.
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    29 February 2016 — Lazarus Risen — ed. Michael Rimar and Hayden Trenholm; Bundoran Press
    Science Fiction is our conversation with the future. But what if that conversation went on forever? Bundoran Press Publishing House will open for submissions from December 21st, 2015 to February 29th, 2016 for a new anthology of science fiction stories to be edited by Michael Rimar and Hayden Trenholm. Publication is planned for October 2016.
    Lazarus Risen will seek SF (no fantasy or horror, please) short stories that explore the economic, political, social and psychological consequences of life extension, human cloning, the hard upload and other forms of the biological singularity. Dreams of immortality and eternal youth are almost as old as human culture itself. But what would the world look like if everyone could live and be young forever? What would it look like if only some of us had that privilege? These are only some of the questions your story might try to answer. Surprise us, shock us, illuminate us but most of all tell us a great story.
    Payment for first world English rights (print and digital) will be $0.04 a word to a maximum payment of $300.00 (all figures Canadian dollars). Our preferred length is 3500 to 6500 words. We will accept stories of any length to 10,000 words (longer than 10,000 WILL NOT BE READ) but the maximum payment will remain $300.00. Stories will be accepted from around the world but we are not interested in reprints. Payment on publication.
    Please submit in .rtf, .doc or .docx format. In the title line of e-mail put: SUBMISSION LR:”Title of your story.” Include a brief cover letter in the body of your e-mail giving us the title and word length of your story and any writing credits you wish to share with us. Do not summarize your story.
    Email your attached document to: hayden@bundoranpress.com
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    1 March 2016 (or until filled) — Stiff Things — Comet Press
    Comet Press is seeking short stories for an erotic horror anthology to be published in the summer of 2016. We are looking for the most gruesome, twisted, sick, disturbing, dark and extreme stories that push the boundaries of sex and horror and we don’t have any content restrictions (except for kiddie porn, of course).
    Science fiction and dark fantasy will be considered but must be very dark with a strong element of horror.
    Reading period: From September 28, 2015–March 1, 2016 (or until filled).
    Word length: up to 9,000 words.
    Multiple submissions: Up to two stories per author can be submitted. Please send as separate emails.
    Payment is 3 cents a word. We have a campaign up on Indiegogo to help fund this anthology, so depending on the funds raised we may raise this pay.
    Reprints: No reprints.
    Response Time: 3–4 weeks. Rejections will be sent as soon as possible. Stories that make the first cut will be kept until the end of the reading period. Authors will be notified right away if their story makes the first cut, then the final stories will be selected at the end of the reading period.
    We will send a confirmation that we received your story within 2 days. If you do not get this confirmation, please feel free to inquire or resubmit.
    What to send:
    In the body of the email please include:
    == your name, pen name if any, address and email address, and bio.
    == Include a brief blurb summing up the story and word count.
    == Attach the story in a standard formatted .rtf or word document
    == Put “STIFF THNGS SUBMISSION: TITLE OF YOUR STORY” in the subject of the email.
    Email address: submissions [at] cometpress [dot] us
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    1 March 2016 — Ghosts on Drugs — ed. Hy Bender and Will Paoletto
    Bestselling author Hy Bender (BookProposal.net; 16 books including 5 Dummies books, a Complete Idiot’s Guide, and The Sandman Companion; The New York Times, Mad Magazine) and book developer Will Paoletto (Enterprise Cometh; My Bad Parent) are putting together a short story fiction anthology titled Ghosts on Drugs.
    And we’re inviting you to send us a story so great that we can’t resist saying “yes” to it.
    The only rule is that a tale include some version of at least one ghost who’s on some version of at least one drug.
    And both key terms are broadly defined—e.g., a ghostwriter hooked on cough syrup could fit, and a dead ancient god with an inhumanly intense craving to be worshipped again could too.
    Also, a story can run anywhere from 2 pages to 30 pages, so a short-short tale that’s a solid fit for the collection will definitely be considered.
    We expect many of the stories will be a mix of comedy and fantasy. However, the book is also open to horror, SF, adventure, drama, etc., as well as any combination of genres. Whatever the category, we’re seeking stories that are extremely entertaining, appeal to a wide-ranging audience (high concepts are especially appreciated), and provide an emotionally satisfying ending (smartly crafted character arcs/transformations are especially appreciated).
    We’re aiming to include some of the world’s top comedians, a bunch of superb writers, and one or two celebrities who happen to be drug fans.
    Some of the advantages of being in this anthology:
    == Getting a credit for a book that’s likely to receive substantial attention because of its cool high concept, wildly inventive range of ideas, and exceptionally fine writing.
    == Having your name alongside other impressive celebrity talents (if you’re a star) or taking a helpful step on your career path (if you’re not a star yet).
    == Receiving payment on our acceptance—15 cents a word for the first 2,500 words and 6 cents a word after that (to encourage tight writing).
    == Receiving a share of the royalties (based on word count).
    == Working with Hy—a world-class editor—to make your story the very best it can be.
    == Fun!
    If the above sounds appealing, then please feel highly encouraged to submit material. The initial deadline is March 1st, 2016. (This might get extended, or not, depending on what comes in.)
    For the sake of saving you time and effort, we recommend running an idea by Hy first to ensure it isn’t redundant with something we’ve already purchased for the collection. However, if you prefer to just write and send us a complete story, that’s great too.
    Please send anything related to the anthology to Hy Bender at hy@hyreviews.com.
    Looking forward to your playful, inventive, genius (or so-stupid-it’s-genius) ideas and wonderful writing.
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    15 March 2016 — Hyperpowers — Third Flatiron
    Space opera and military fiction. Plato invented naval superpower Atlantis. Iain M. Banks imagined a future dominant galactic civilization in his Culture series. With all of space and time to choose from, this is your chance to show us your world-building chops. Likable characters optional.
    Third Flatiron Publishing is based in Boulder, Colorado, and Ayr, Scotland. We are looking for submissions to our quarterly themed anthologies. Our focus is on science fiction and fantasy and anthropological fiction. We want tightly plotted tales in out-of-the-ordinary scenarios. Light horror is acceptable, provided it fits the theme.
    Please send us short stories that revolve around age-old questions and have something illuminating to tell us as human beings. Fantastical situations and creatures, exciting dialog, irony, mild horror, and wry humor are all welcome. Stories should be between 1,500 and 3,000 words. Inquire if longer.
    Role models for the type of fiction we want include Kurt Vonnegut, Arthur C. Clarke, Dan Simmons, Connie Willis, Vernor Vinge, and Ken Kesey. We want to showcase some of the best new shorts available today.
    See the “Submissions” tab for preferred formats, etc.
    For each anthology, we will also accept a few very short humor pieces on the order of the “Shouts and Murmurs” feature in The New Yorker Magazine (600 words or so). These can be written from a first-person perspective or can be mini-essays that tell people what they ought to do, how to do something better, or explain why something is like it is, humorously. An SF/Fantasy bent is preferred.
    Your story must be original work, with the digital rights unencumbered. Accepted stories will be paid at the flat rate of 3 cents per word (U.S.), in return for the first publication rights to the story for six months after publication. All other rights will remain with the author. We no longer offer royalties. If your story is selected as the lead story, beginning July 1, 2014, we will pay a flat rate of 6 cents per word (SFWA professional rate), in return for the permission to podcast or give the story away as a free sample portion of the anthology. We also pay SFWA members 6 cents per word. You do not need to be a SFWA member to submit work. We welcome new writers.
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    30 March 2016 — The Beauty of Death — ed. Alessandro Manzetti; Independent Legions Publishing
    Independent Legions Publishing is seeking original horror stories in English language for the new eBook Anthology The Beauty of Death, edited by Alessandro Manzetti, to be published in April, 2016. Special Guests: Ramsey Campbell, Peter Straub and Poppy Z. Brite.
    All types of horror are welcome. Sex or violence in a story should be artistically justified; no excessive gore. We welcome all subgenres and forms of speculative fiction.
    We do not accept multiple submissions. Submissions should generally follow standard manuscript format, Your manuscript may be submitted via email in .DOC format. We can only consider stories submitted through that form.
    We don’t need to see a cover letter, but if you feel like providing one, feel free.
    Word Count: We are open to stories of 4500-7500 words.
    Deadline: March 30, 2016.
    Pay Rate: We pay (via Paypal) 100 USD for each original story. We buy first exclusive English-language rights for two years,
    Response time currently within three weeks. After that, if you haven’t heard from us, please query. We don’t send a message in response to every submission we receive.
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    31 March 2016 — Fairytales Slashed: Volume 7 — Less Than Three Press
    FAIRYTALES SLASHED: VOLUME 7 — LGBTQIA Anthology Call — Nothing is as timeless or appealing as fairytales. From the light-hearted and sweet to the dark and twisted, from spins on classic favorites to tales brand new, everybody loves to know what happened Once upon a time…
    Less Than Three Press invites you to submit your LGBTQIA fairytales to our longest running and most popular series.
    THE DETAILS:
    == Deadline is March 31, 2016 (give or take, we won’t kill you for sending it off the following morning).
    == Stories should be at least 10,000 words and should not exceed approx 20,000 words in length.
    == Stories must be fairytales in nature, whether you write your own version of Snow White, etc. or come up with something completely original.
    == Stories may be any pairing except cisgender heterosexual M/F (trans* M/F, M/M, F/F, poly, ace/aro, and all permutations thereof are acceptable).
    == Stories must have a happily ever after (HEA) or happy for now (HFN) end.
    == Any sub-genre is gladly accepted: sci-fi, mystery, contemporary, steampunk, etc.
    == All usual LT3 submission guidelines apply.
    Fairytales Slashed: Volume 7 is a general release anthology, which means authors will receive a flat payment of $200.00 once LT3 has a signed contract. Authors will receive one copy each of the ebook formats LT3 produces and two copies of the paperback compilation.
    Stories should be complete before submitting, and as edited as possible—do not submit a first draft. They can be submitted in any format (doc, docx, rtf, odt, etc) preferably single spaced in an easy to read font (Times, Calibri, Arial) with no special formatting (no elaborate section separation, special fonts, etc). Additional formatting guidelines can be found here here.
    Questions should be directed to the Editor in Chief, Samantha M. Derr, at derrs@lessthanthreepress.com (or you can ping her on twitter @rykaine). Submissions should be sent to submissions@lessthanthreepress.com.
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      Tree-Lion Press is now accepting submissions for ALL of the following
      Menschen and Minyanim … Speculative Fiction inspired by the Jewish Experience (Deadline 02/29/2016)
      The Land of Dust and Bones … Weird Western (Deadline 03/30/2016)
      We publish short fiction in the Speculative Fiction genre (by which we mean to be the umbrella term for the wide and varied range of Science Fiction and Fantasy subgenres).
      Word count : Between 500 and 10,000 words. These are guidelines, not laws; if you have a great story that runs a few words short or long, go ahead and submit it.
      Genre: We are looking for Speculative Fiction; We tend toward (soft) Science Fiction and Fantasy, but will also accept well-written Horror or Supernatural or Whatever, as long as it is Speculative Fiction and meets the other requirements stated here. (Need more info on what qualifies as Speculative Fiction? Check out the Goodreads entry that discusses the term.)
      Theme: Each publication has a specific theme. Please study the requirements for a given publication VERY THOROUGHLY and follow those requirements EXACTLY. Submissions that do not meet the requirements WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR PUBLICATION.
      Simultaneous Submissions and Multiple Submissions: In short, we would prefer not to see them. But we’re writers too, we understand that life happens. If you happen to submit a story that is subsequently accepted elsewhere, we ask that you let us know AS SOON AS POSSIBLE and we will celebrate your good fortune with you. And while we feel that it is HIGHLY unlikely that you have multiple stories that meet our criteria AND also happen to be GREAT stories, we will concede that such an occurrence is possible. If in doubt, submit, and let the chips fall where they may.
      Format: Look, we’re not going to kick your story back because you use Courier instead of Times New Roman, or your submission is 10 point instead of 12. We’re most comfortable reading a story in standard submission format, with a 12 pt. Times New Roman font. But there are these cool new inventions called computers, and if you can get your story to us in a .doc or a .docx file, chances are, we can read it. If we can’t, we’ll let you know.
      Compensation: Tree-Lion is small. Tree-Lion is independent. Tree-Lion works on the Travis McGee model. Authors whose submissions are included in the anthology will receive an initial $5 payment advance and will share equally fifty percent of the royalties received from sale of the anthology.
      Some Final Thoughts: If you want to write Spec-Fic, we hope that you have read Spec-Fic. (We really, really hope that you have read Spec-Fic And that you love Spec-Fic.) And if you have read Spec-Fic, you know that some stuff has already been done. Some stuff has already been done A LOT. Strange Horizons, an online speculative fiction magazine, has put together a list of Stories They’ve Seen Too Often, and it’s worth a read. Again, it’s not a law that you can’t submit a story that resembles something on the Strange Horizons list. Just be aware that it’ll have to be really,really good to be a contender.
      More Final Thoughts: But while we’re on the subject, there actually are some laws that we want to lay down, right here and right now. These include: No gratuitous sex and/or violence. No preaching. No gratuitous exoticization/spiritualization. No splatter gore. No porn. No stuffed-in-a-fridge shockers. If you wouldn’t want your teenage daughter to read it, then this probably isn’t the right market for it.
      Final Final Thoughts: It’s all kind of like the judging criteria on Alton Brown’s Cutthroat Kitchen television show. 1. Does it taste good, i.e., is it a great story? 2. Is it presented well, i.e., have you used correct spelling and grammar and such? 3. Does it remind me of the dish that it is supposed to remind me of, i.e., is it Speculative Fiction and does it fit the theme?
      If you’ve digested all of this, and still think you’ve got a great story that fits the criteria, we want to see it. Please save your 500-10,000 word speculative fiction story (that fits the theme) as a Word .doc or .docx file– along with your 1-3 paragraph background information, in the same file, of HOW the story was inspired or how you feel that it fits the theme– and send it to info@TreeLionPress.com. Please include the words “Submission” and the Theme for which you are submitting.
      Via: Tree Lion Press.

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      Deadline: Feb 29th, 2016
      Payment: $5 + contributor copy
      Reprints Allowed
      Note: From our limited experience with them, this publisher seems to truly care about writer concerns in a way we fully support!

      The First United Church of Cthulhu is looking for modern, urban fiction set within the world of H. P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos. If we get a high number of quality submissions early on then submission acceptance will be cut off before the deadline.
      Deadline: Feb 29, 2016
      Length: 2,000 – 10,000 words
      Payment: $5 + contributor copy
      English only. Non-exclusive anthology rights. Reprints and multiple submissions are allowed. Author retains copyright. Payment is via Paypal.
      Guidelines

      Modern, urban setting in the world of the Cthulhu Mythos. Setting does not have to be a gritty Times Square locale, just no isolated mansions in the middle of nowhere or cabin in the woods type of cliches.

      Do not overuse the monsters in the sewers and subways cliche. It can be part of the story but should not be the main focus/location.

      This is not a Godzilla anthology. Cthulhu is not going to wake up and destroy Tokyo while getting hit with nukes.

      English only. Non-exclusive anthology rights. Reprints and multiple submissions are allowed. Author retains copyright. Payment is via Paypal.

      Pictures can be printed with the story (they will be black and white). Images should be .jpg or .png and 300 dpi is recommended but not necessary. Make sure you have clearance to use the image(s) and send with any necessary copyright information that would need to be listed.

      Email your story as an attached .doc file to bitter_venus [at] yahoo.com with Urban Temples of Cthulhu as the subject.

      Via: First United Church Of Cthuluhu.

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      Deadline: March 15th, 2016
      Payment: $10 and contributor’s copy

      FunDead Publications is currently seeking submissions for an upcoming anthology of spooky short stories set in Salem, MA. Title TBA.
      Instructions: Send your submission to DearFunDead@gmail.com for consideration, but please read our guidelines below!
      Submission Guidelines:
      Submit by March 15, 2016 with a rough release date of September 2016
      Word Count: 1,000-6,000
      Content Requirements: Your story must take place in Salem, MA. The time-period and content is your choice, but DO be unique and DO make it SPOOKY!
      Payment: Accepted submissions will be awarded payment in the way of $10 upon printing. It may not be much, but we are a small and humble press just getting our start and it’s all we can offer at this time besides a little social media promotion and beyond. If your submission is accepted, you will also receive a printed copy of the anthology! Anyone wishing for extra copies to distribute to family and friends (or to sell on their own) will pay the flat, wholesale price plus shipping.
      Format: Format should be in standard manuscript format and submitted as .doc, .docx, or PDF. Unfortunately, we cannot accept reprints at this time. Please include a brief cover letter introducing yourself along with your submission.
      Response Time: Please be aware that it may be six to eight weeks before you receive a response from FunDead Publications.
      Diversity Statement: We at FunDead Publications believe diversity is what makes fiction wonderful and unique and we welcome submissions from writers of every race, religion, nationality, gender, and sexual orientation.
      Via: Fun Dead Publications.

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        Deadline: February 29, 2016
        Payment: $25 plus a contributor’s copy

        BLOOD, SWEAT & FEARS: Horror Inspired by the 1970s

        The 1970s often seem like the dreaded hangover from the 1960s, representing a time of particular unease in American life. It was a time of painful, disconcerting transition, a time when old economic sureties imploded in light of rampant uncertainties, while rock music, polyester and paranoia ruled the day. It’s no accident that some of the most classic (and/or infamous) horror movies of the genre arose in the 1970s—Duel (1971), The Last House on the Left (1972), The Exorcist (1973), Black Christmas (1974), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974), Jaws (1975), The Omen (1976), Halloween (1978), Dawn of the Dead (1978), Magic (1978) and even Alien (1979)—all of these (and many more) tapped into the fear and unease that thrived in the 1970s.
        Nosetouch Press is bringing you Blood, Sweat & Fears: Horror Inspired by the 1970s to capture the essence of the horror of living in the weird 1970s. We welcome any horror, provided that it faithfully represents the oh-so-creepy, grit-under-the-fingernails vibe of the 1970s, and really captures the time period between 1970 through 1979 — we’re not looking for splattercore and excessive gore, so much as rampant paranoia and dread hanging like smog over everything.
        Put on your bellbottoms, your clogs and your satin shirts and write the best original 1970s-inspired horror story you can imagine, and send them our way. Beyond the grimy 1970s horror vibe, thematically, the stories can be wide open, but all submissions should radiate that discordant ‘70s vibe that gave us Son of Sam and other infamous serial killers, Three Mile Island, Jonestown, Watergate and CREEP, and many other things.
        No reprints, please.
        Submission Schedule

        Submissions Accepted: December 1, 2015 through February 29, 2016
        Length: 3,000 to 10,000 words
        Payment: $25 plus a contributor’s copy
        Release: Late Spring/Early Summer 2016

        Make sure to sign up for our newsletter, The Asterisk to be notified when they are announced.
        Via: Nose Touch Press.

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        Deadline: February 25th 2016
        Payment: $10

        The instance and consequences of the mistaken identity should be central to the story
        InfectiveINk.com is interested in great fiction. Unless specified, we are open to all genres and styles, except erotica.
        We offer $10 per Short Story, payable via PayPal. We do not currently pay for Short Story submissions under 1500 words, or for any Flash Fiction submissions, bragging rights however, are priceless. Remember, InfectiveINk.com is a prompt-driven publication. Be sure that the story you’re submitting corresponds to one of our prompts before sending your work.
        Submissions should be sent to Submissions@InfectiveINk.com
        In the subject line please include the word ‘submission’, your last name, and the prompt you’re submitting for, e.g. Submission, Fitzgerald, Monsters.
        The body of the email includes:
        • Your name
        • Your pen name, if you use one
        • Your contact details (including the email address we would send your Paypal payment to if your story is 1500+ words)
        • The word count
        • An interesting bio that doesn’t simply list your publications
        • Your submission
          You are welcome to paste the submission in the body of the email, we also accept .doc, .docx, .txt, and .rtf attachments. Please replace any curly quotes with straight quotes, curly apostrophes with straight ones.
          Double and triple check for grammar and spelling errors, watch your possessives, take care with there/their/they’re.
        Write to the prompt and HAVE FUN! These aren’t the stories to devote months of intense effort toward. Let your creative juices flow freely (yeah, that sounded gross), and play fast and hard! Edit with a vengeance and submit.
        Please read over our Author Agreement before submitting.
        InfectiveINk.com is listed at Duotrope, don’t forget to track your submissions!
        Questions? Need some help/guidance? Email us at Ask@InfectiveINk.com
        Via: InfectiveINK.

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        Deadline: March 30th 2016.
        Payment: 100 USD

        Independent Legions Publishing is seeking original horror stories in English language for the new eBook Anthology THE BEAUTY OF DEATH, edited by Alessandro Manzetti, to be published in April, 2016
        .
        All types of horror are welcome. Sex or violence in a story should be artistically justified; no excessive gore. We welcome all subgenres and forms of speculative fiction. We do not accept multiple submissions. Submissions should generally follow standard manuscript format, Your manuscript may be submitted via email in .DOC format. We can only consider stories submitted through that form.
        We don’t need to see a cover letter, but if you feel like providing one, feel free.
        Word Count: We are open to stories of 4500-7500 words.
        Deadline: March 30, 2016.
        Pay Rate: We pay (via Paypal) 100 USD for each original story. We buy first exclusive English-language rights for two years,
        Response time currently within three weeks. After that, if you haven’t heard from us, please query. We don’t send a message in response to every submission we receive.

        SUBMIT YOUR STORY



        Via: Independent Legions.

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        Deadline: March 31, 2016
        Payment: Royalties

        BEEN A LONG TIME: STORIES INSPIRED BY ROCK AND ROLL CLASSICS
        A Pulp/Noir (yes, there’s a difference) Anthology
        Edited by Sean Taylor (yep, your friendly, neighborhood blogmaster is editing a new book)
        Theme:
        I was driving home last night listening to some music, and it hit me that Bon Jovi’s “Living on a Prayer” would be a great starting point for a 1950s jazz noir story. Poor musician has to sell his guitar while his girl works in a diner, all the while trying to salvage their strained relationship. Then they get caught up in a local kidnapping with ties to the mob (okay, it takes a turn there…).
        Which only made my mind wander into this territory: What other great rock and roll songs would make equally great pulp or noir tales if recast to some time between the 1920s and 1960s?
        Details:
        We’re looking for stories set in a historic noir or pulp mood and tone between the 1920s and 1960s. No fantasy. No sci-fi unless it’s clearly pulp or noir in tone (a la Blade Runner). Horror is fine as long as it doesn’t go too far into elements of the fantastic (hinted supernatural is fine, but don’t have imps and devils and monsters running around New York or Chicago; think a Lovecraftian story inspired by “Hotel California,” for example).
        Do not simply retell the story of the song. The song must serve as a “jumping off” point to create your story. If you have questions about what that means, just ask.
        The key word here is CLASSIC. It must be a known song, no obscure indie “hits” only hipsters know. And we’re talking about rock and roll, not so underground, so alternative it doesn’t even sound like music anymore stuff. Deep cuts are welcome, as long as they’re from a classic album.
        MOST IMPORTANT DETAIL: Do not quote the song lyrics in your title or your story. That would constitute copyright infringement. Each story will begin with a line that reads:
        Inspired by Bon Jovi’s “Living on a Prayer”
        And each will close with a line that reads:
        “Living on a Prayer” written by Desmond Child, Jon Bon Jovi, and Richard Sambora.
        © Sony/ATV Tunes LLC, Aggressive Music, Bon Jovi Publishing, Universal Polygram Int. Publishing Inc., Polygram Int. Publishing Inc., Universal Polygram International Publishing.
        Word Count:
        We’re looking for a pretty solid 6,000 words per story.
        Deadline:
        March 31, 2016 for final draft versions of stories.
        Proposed publishing date of June 1, 2016.
        Payment:
        Royalties will be paid to all contributors.

        What to do if you’re interested:
        1. Send your paragraph synopsis to staylor104@aol.com, and tell me clearly which song you’re using as inspiration.
        2. That’s it. I’ll get back to you within a week to let you know if you’re in or if I need changes or alternate suggestions.
        Via: Sean Taylor.
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          DarkHouse Books - Anthology Call



          DarkHouse Books has opened submissions for the anthology "Destination: Mystery! Volume II". They are looking for cozy mystery/crime stories of 2500 to 6000 words set in popular vacation places. Reprints are acceptable. The deadline is March 31, 2016. Payment is a royalty split. You can find the details here.

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          Betty Fedora - Opens for Submissions January 1st

          Betty Fedora - they're looking for crime stories of 1000 to 6000 words that feature kick ass women. The deadline for this submission period is March 31, 2016. This is a non-paying market except for a copy. You can find the details here.
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          • #6
            Submissions Period: January 1st 2016 – February 28th 2016 Payment: Royalties
            Link: Fighting Monkey Press
            UnCommon Origins: Creation Stories, Feral Children, Spontaneous Evolution, anything you can think of which relates to the beginning of something new and unique. Stories may be of the grand scale of Gods or the more personal scope of the individual. Stories need not be based in reality, in fact, fantasy and magical realism elements are encouraged. The collection as a whole will be geared toward an adult audience, although your story does not need to be.
            Stories displaying hatred or intolerance of any kind will not be accepted.
            Submission Details:
            • Submissions must be in American English and written to the highest quality you are capable. Passive voice is discouraged. A pass with an editor before submission is encouraged.
            • 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.
            • The 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 Jan 1st until Feb 28th.
            • 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 person.
            • 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, 12pt Times New Roman with 1.5 line spacing, full justified with0.3″ 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 after end of sentence – not two.
            • Acceptances are scheduled to be sent out by March 15th.
            • To submit, please send your story to PavartiDevi@gmail.com and include the following information:
              Author Name:
              Email:
              Story Title:
              Word Count:
              Short Summary:
              3rd Person Biography:
            If you have any questions, please email me at PavartiDevi@gmail.com or submit your question through the contact page.
            I can’t wait to see the amazing stories that bubble up from the depths of your imaginations! Bring it!
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            • #7

              Deadline: March 15th 2016 Payment: Royalties
              Link: Inkstained Succubus Press
              They come from outer space and they want our bodies! Give us your sexiest story of alien lovers, in any combination with humans or all by themselves. Whether a close encounter on Earth or a first contact of a very personal sort, show us how the aliens of your imagination live and love, whether a dual or triple sexed spiecies, or something even more unusual.
              Pairing: At least one alien lover, all genders welcome.
              Happy ending required (Happy For Now perfectly fine).
              Expected Release: June 1st, 2016
              Submission Guidelines: Standard Manuscript Format
              • .5 indentation
              • Double Spaced
              • One Space after each period.
              • Times New Roman, 12pt, in English.
              • .doc format
              • Name, Mailing Address, E-mail Address, Phone Number, and Word Count should be included on the front page.
              If your work is a reprint, please include the information indicating that the rights have reverted to you.
              Manuscript should be sent to inkstainedsubmissions@gmail.com
              Note: No hardcopies, .pdf, .rtf, or .docx submissions.
              We take fiction in the following genres:
              • Horror, including erotic Horror
              • Science Fiction, including SF Romance
              • Fantasy (High, Low, Urban, and Dark)
              • All the -punks (Steampunk, Bronzepunk, Clockpunk, Dieselpunk, Atompunk, CyberPunk, and post-Cyberpunk)
              • Erotica, any combination including menage. QUILTBAG stories encouraged. BDSM and multiple-partner stories also encouraged.
              • Non-fiction on a case-by-case basis. Craft books, cookbooks, and game source books welcomed.
              What Inkstained Succubus does not publish:
              • Christian Inspirational
              • Young Adult
              • Cross-Generational Incest as titillation. It may be a formative plot point for the characters, but may not be explicitly shown.
              • Underage characters in sexual situations.
              • Necrophilia. This is defined as sex with the dead who cannot consent. Vampires or other forms of undead are considered capable of consent.
              • Explicit Bestiality. Werewolves and other shifters are considered capable of consent, even in shifted forms.
              • Gratuitous Violence
              • Feces or Vomit play
              • Snuff. Killing a partner during sex is deeply discouraged outside the erotic horror category.
              • Rape. While rape is an act of power and violence, fictional lines of consent can be much blurrier. Non-con and dub-con, where consent is given every way but verbally, are acceptable. Eroticized rape is not. Rape scenes should express the violation and awfulness of the act.
              Word count:
              • Anthology Stories: 5000-10,000 words, published in print and e-book
              • Stand alone short stories: 10,000-20,000, e-book only
              • Novellas: 20,000-45,000, e-book (print optional)
              • Novels: 45,000 and up, print and e-book
              Payment: Authors recieve 40% royalties on short stories and novels. Anthologies pay a share of the royalties based on number of authors.
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              • #8
                Deadline: February 1st, 2016
                Payment: 1 contributor copy of the paperback and a free electronic copy of the book in the format of their choice (.pdf, .mobi., etc)

                Anthology Title: Unleashing the Voices Within – Stories must focus on the theme of “Voices from Within”
                Word Count Requirements: 3k word min – 5k word max
                Compensation: All authors will receive 1 contributor copy of the paperback and a free electronic copy of the book in the format of their choice (.pdf, .mobi., etc)
                Genre: “Dark” (dark sci-fi, horror, thriller)
                Due Date: Feb 1, 2016
                Email submissions to stitchedsmilespublications@gmail.com
                Via: Stitched Smile Publications.

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                Deadline: 3/1/16
                Payment: $5-$20 depending on length

                “We are not afraid.”
                Body Parts Magazine is an online literary magazine of horror, erotica, speculative fiction, essays and art. Each themed issue honors Eros and Thanatos, the Greek gods of libido and mortido—life and death. We celebrate the vast and various expressions of dreams and darkness, our primitive desires and urges, and seek to encounter—and embrace—those shadowy monsters who dwell in the dimly lit corners of human experience.
                Submission Guidelines
                Upcoming Themes
                Submissions for each issue are accepted through the last day of each reading period (if specified). You are welcome to submit material for any issue–simply indicate which issue you would like your work to be considered for.
                Issue #6: Grave Robbing (Spring/Summer 2016)
                Disinterment. Theft. Exhumation and ossuaries. Unspeakable crimes. Corpses of the past (events, relationships, ideas, cultures and cities). What inappropriate, grim and morbid things or people do we long for when they are gone? What incites one to dig up the dead, reanimate the deceased or dig through decayed remains in search of some treasured item, memory or ideal? In what horrific ways do we serve as the archaeologists of our own fates and futures?
                ​Submission deadline: 3/01/16
                Fiction
                Body Parts accepts well-written, thoughtfully structured horror, erotic horror, speculative fiction, dark fantasy (including fairy tales and mythology), exceptional stories about ghosts, ghouls, monsters and wretched creatures, Gothic fiction, and all combinations of the above. Our boundaries are few and far between.
                Flash Fiction: 1,000 words or fewer.
                Short Stories: up to 8,000 words.
                Serialized Long Fiction: query us with total word count.
                Art/Photography
                We accept your original artwork and photography reflective of an issue’s theme. Email a link to your art online (web, Dropbox, Google album, etc.)
                Essays & Interviews
                We accept short essays and interviews (up to 1200 words) about topics that fit within our themes, people integral to the type of work published
                in Body Parts (writers, artists, photographers, etc.). Query first. We do not accept book/game/music reviews. Payment varies.
                Payment
                Body Parts is a paying market. We offer an honorarium of $5 for flash fiction and $10 to $20 (depending on length) for short stories and nonfiction to authors, and $10 to $20 for artwork and photography published in our journal.
                How to Submit
                Cut and paste your text and submit it within the body an email–attachments will not be opened.
                In the subject line, include the word Submission, the issue number you’re submitting to, and the title of your piece.
                Please include a publication-ready bio and your website/social media sites. If your piece is selected for publication, we’ll send you a “Congratulations” email and request your PayPal email address and an author photo. Response times can be lengthy so simultaneous submissions are welcome. Please email us to withdraw your work from consideration if it’s placed in another publication.
                Email submissions to: bodypartsmagazine (at) gmail (dot) com.
                Via:Body Parts Magazine.

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                Deadline: March 31st 2016
                Payment: $5.00 plus equal share of 50% of the anthology’s royalties

                It seems like in today’s world that anytime a new something or other comes out – a few years down the road there are
                lawyers advertising to get clients because of something that happened regarding that drug, product etc. In some cases
                there is evidence that the manufacturer new about the issues and opted to ignore. In some cases, it is something that is
                finally confirmed decades down the road and wasn’t even foreseeable.
                What we’re looking for are speculative fiction stories involving the creation, manufacture, release etc. of some new
                technology (or magic) that is supposed to do one thing and later on down the road some unintended consequence is
                discovered. It can be product that is supposed to be ‘good’ but has a bad consequence or just has something different
                happen as well. Conversely, you can have something that is supposed to be dangerous or ‘evil’ and have it develop a
                ‘good’ consequence.
                An example of unintended consequences from the novel Dispassionate Lies by Eileen Schuh. Decades after the
                introduction of Birth Control Pills – there is a generation of women who are born asexual—no sex drive or interest in sex.
                (This would be an unintended consequence of something that supposed to help women take control of their reproduction)
                Give us the whole story regarding the original intended purpose as well as the good, the bad and the unintended
                consequences thereof.
                Break the story-writing rules if you want. If you use a tried and true plotline, twist it in an original and interesting way.
                Original stories are preferred. Query for reprints.
                ALL writers are encouraged to submit. Doesn’t matter if you’re a pro with years of credits, a beginner just starting out, or
                a teenager – please feel free to send the editor a story. In your cover email, please tell the editor a bit about yourself and a
                quick one-line synopsis of the story. Include genre. If experimental, please explain the type or how so the editor doesn’t
                edit out the form or reject it out of hand. Thank you.
                In the Subject line please put Submission: Consequences : Title of your story : Your name.
                Attach as an .rft file, please send to: editor@wolfsingerpubs.com
                Submissions Open: Oct 1, 2015 (DO NOT SUBMIT PRIOR TO THIS DATE)
                Submissions Close: Mar 31, 2016
                Release Date: Mid to late 2016
                Payment: $5.00 plus equal share of 50% of the anthology’s royalties.
                Will accept Horror, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Science Fantasy, Steampunk, Alternate History, Space Opera, Dieselpunk.
                No fan fiction, shared universes, or continuing serials. PG-13 rating, please. No erotica.
                No simultaneous submissions.
                Length 1000-6000 words. Will consider flash fiction if it’s well-written. Times Roman 12.
                Standard manuscript submission form must be used. Any manuscripts submitted incorrectly will be rejected.
                Bios will be required if your story is accepted. Please write them in third person. Approximate length under 250 words.
                Via: WolfSinger Publications.

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                Deadline: March 31st, 2016
                Payment: Contributor’s Copy

                See Guidelines and FAQ (Submissions) for general submission information.
                Submissions are sought for a revised and expanded paperback release of The King In Yellow anthology. We are seeking stories between 2000 and 7000 words related to the Yellow Mythos in some manner (all genres and interpretations will be considered). Reprints from before 2015 will be considered. Multiple submissions are accepted. If sending simultaneous submissions, please do let us know if it is accepted elsewhere.
                Longer and shorter works: We may be able to consider longer works (upto 10,000 words), but please query before submitting. If you have a number of shorter pieces, we may be able to consider them, but please query before submitting (we would need several shorter pieces totaling 2000 words or more to justifyinclusion).
                Non-fiction: We are happy to consider ‘fictional non-fiction’, so if you have written an ‘investigation’ into the cult of the Yellow King or something similar, we would be happy to see. We may be able to include non-fiction discussing the King In Yellow, Yellow Mythos, etc, but please query before submitting.
                Poetry: We are focusing on fiction for this anthology. As much of the poetry from the original anthology has been or will be appearing in the Yellow Leaves series (and hopefully, a collected volume of the pamphlets) they won’t be appearing in the reprint and we would recommend poets to submit to the series or wait for the collected volume which may take additional poems. However, we will make an exception for very long poems (at least 100 lines). But, be aware, we will probably only be accepting one or two at most, so competition will be fierce!
                Rights Required: We will be seeking one-time publication rights and six-months exclusivity. Reprints should not have been published in 2015 or 2016 and unpublished work should not be published elsewhere prior to six-months after publication of the anthology. Any exceptions will be purely at the publishers’ discretion.
                Payment: All contributors will receive a complimentary copy of the paperback upon publication.
                Deadline: End March 2016.
                Via: Atlantean Publishing.

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                • #9
                  David Bowie Memorial Anthology Collection
                  Presentation:
                  I'm looking at putting together an anthology of short fiction and poetry inspired by David Bowie's music, movie roles, and life.
                  No specific genre. David’s music spanned all genres, so I’m not limiting submissions or writing to any specific genre. Depending upon the types of stories and poetry submitted, and the volume of entries, this may become a MULTI – VOLUME series, at which point if different genres are represented, there could be a book of horror, sci – fi, romance, erotica, etc.
                  Poetry, prose, whatever. The idea is, write whatever you're inspired to write by his music. If it's erotic romance, great. Splatter punk, fine. Hard core horror, beautiful.
                  Around 7,000 word cap for prose stories (not a hard cap), no minimum. If it takes you 8,500 words to tell your story, no problem, but please don't send a 15 or 20,000 word piece. I you have something that's longer, let me know. Poetry of any length is cool (no epic poems please, this isn’t ancient Greece.)
                  Any and all money made from sales will be donated to Cancer Research so we don't have to keep losing our heroes to this horrible plague.
                  This project is a purely for love of David Bowie collection. Payment will be in the form of free digital versions and discounted print copies to all whose work is accepted.
                  Open To:
                  Anyone who is interested. Published writers or unpublished writers. You don't need a laundry list of previously published work to submit, so please, do not let that dissuade you. If you have something, send it in. What's the worst that could happen? Really?
                  Multiple submissions are okay, but please send separately.
                  Reprints will be considered provided there is no existing stipulation in a previous contract preventing it.
                  Some Rules:
                  No rape, no child pornography. These are big for me, and I don't want to see them. Sexuality and erotica is fine, not pornography please.
                  I'm not looking for "fan fiction" here. We've all written that great sequel to Labyrinth or amazing follow up to The Man Who Fell To Earth that is brilliant and powerful and emotional and beautiful. I'm sorry, but this is not the place for that. Due to copyright and licenses and other legal garbage, I can't print it, so I can't accept submissions for it - much as I'd love to.
                  However, if you are inspired by David's Goblin King portrayal and it has spoken to you in a way that demands to be put out, I would be happy to read and consider it! Don't stifle your creativity!
                  Specifics:
                  Please format in “.doc” or “.docx” format.
                  Times New Roman - 11.
                  1.5 spaced.
                  If your work is formatted a specific way for artistic purposes (poems broken up in for cadence or the like) please insure that you let me know so I don’t muck it up.
                  Send all submissions to:
                  pennydreadful2015@gmail.com
                  Subject: David Bowie Memorial, (your name), (title of submission)
                  Include in the body of the email: Word Count, genre, and type of submission (Flash Fiction, Short Story, Poem, etc.)
                  Upon acceptance of any submission, I will request a short bio (200 words or so.) Please do not send one with your submission.
                  Deadline:
                  February 29, 2016.
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                  • #10
                    http://www.transmundanepress.com/cur...bmissions.html
                    After the Happily Ever After (AHEA) Anthology - Deadline Extended!

                    Do you think the Happily Ever After ending in clichéd and overdone? Ever wonder what happened to Snow White after she met her prince? Did Jasmine and Aladdin disagree on how to rule? Was Ariel happy with a man that fell in love with a pretty, mute, little girl? Was Sleeping Beauty really an undercover agent that secretly infiltrated the kingdom? Did Goldilocks get sent to the insane asylum after her encounter with the three bears? Take on both perspectives. Keep the happily ever after ending, make the characters fight and fall in love again, send the princes on challenging new missions, give the princesses a mission, or make the couples divorced and trying to maneuver child custody in their new lives. Whatever your idea, be sure these characters experience something new so that the reader will, too.

                    Edited By: Anthony S. Buoni & Alisha Costanzo
                    Submissions Due: 20 February 2016
                    Release Date: Fall 2016
                    Send Submissions and Questions to: transmundanepress@gmail.com

                    We are looking for a variety of submissions that transform well-known fairytales into modern, realistic, or fantastical stories. What we want is to see them given new life. We want real characters, real tensions, and real consequences. There is one clincher; don’t make them cheesy. Make them humorous, violent, grotesque, sexy, suspenseful, or satirical—just keep the writing serious. This anthology is intended for mature audiences. Sex and profanity are acceptable; however, not in excess. If gory for gore’s sake, or vulgar just to be crude, your story will be rejected. Themes must be central to plot and character.

                    -World Creation:
                    -In-depth characterization of the main character(s)
                    -Emotional and physical tensions
                    -Internals
                    -Consistent POV (No head hopping)

                    Submission Guidelines:
                    -Double spaced, 1” margins, title and author name in header, pagination
                    -Please use Times New Roman, Courier, Verdana, Arial or Georgia 12 point for submissions.
                    -Include your real name, address, phone, e-mail, story title, and word count on title page of submission.
                    -Flash fiction: 100-800 words
                    -Short Shorts: 800-2,000 words
                    -Short Stories: 2,000-7,500 words
                    (Flexibility of word count for short stories considered at editors’ discretion)
                    -Previously published material will not be considered.
                    -Please submit in Word (.doc, .rtf, or .docx). Send submissions as an attachment only. Do no embed this in the body of an e-mail. If we have trouble opening the document in Word, we will let you know.
                    -Email subject lines and files should have the name of the anthology, the authors last name and the story title so we can keep them organized. Example: AHEA_smith_gloom house.
                    -Original works only; AKA no reprints
                    -Simultaneous submissions are okay; however, if another anthology obtains your story first, let us know so we don’t infringe.
                    -Multiple submissions are okay.
                    -In your submission e-mail, please include a brief bio written in third person so we may include it in the anthology if you’re chosen for publication.
                    -You may withdraw your short story from consideration at any time, but this request must be made in writing (e-mail acceptable).
                    -We reserve the right to reject any submissions not following these guidelines.

                    Payments will be determined on a sliding scale as per word count ($5 for stories under 2,000 words and between $10 and $20 for 2,000 and up, depending on the severity of editing needed), plus three author copies (two print and one electronic).

                    You retain rights to your story, but we ask for first print and electronic rights for six (6) months after publication date, then you are free to resell it.
                    http://firstunitedchurchofcthulhu.bl...ubmission.html
                    Kill Those Damn Cats – Cats of Ulthar Lovecraftian Anthology

                    The First United Church of Cthulhu is looking for horror fantasy involving the titular creatures from H. P. Lovecraft's story The Cats of Ulthar. The original is set in the Dreamlands and is part of a series of short stories and novellas called the Dream Cycle.

                    Everybody's got a story about those cats.

                    You can (re)familiarize yourself with the Dream Cycle here:
                    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dream_Cycle
                    http://www.yog-sothoth.com/wiki/index.php/Dreamlands
                    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Underworld_(Dreamlands)


                    Deadline: March 31, 2016
                    Length: 2,000 – 10,000 words
                    Payment: $5 + contributor copy


                    English only. Non-exclusive anthology rights. Reprints and multiple submissions are allowed. Author retains copyright. Payment is via Paypal.


                    Guidelines:

                    The cats are cats.

                    1. They do not speak. They do not have telepathy. They have no internal monologues.

                    2. They do not walk upright. They do not wear clothes. This is not Puss In Boots.

                    3. They are not werecats or shapeshifters of any kind. But other beings from the Cthulhu Mythos who do have shapeshifting abilities may be found among the cats.

                    4. Cats are already very intelligent, so they can act with a human level of intelligence. Just no driving cars, shooting guns, writing novels about themselves, etc. They're still cats.

                    5. They can have supernatural qualities. But they are not furry little wizards, so no fireballs or Expecto Patronum.

                    6. The majority of the story must take place in the Dreamlands.
                    7. The majority of the story must be about the cats of Ulthar. Do not tack on a companion cat to one of your sucky D&D campaign stories and try to pass it off as Lovecraftian.

                    8. Feel free to use any of the people, places, or monsters already listed in the Dream Cycle stories.

                    9. The Dreamlands have their own set of gods, the Great Ones. Do whatever you want with them. Nyarlathotep is the only being from the rest of the Mythos gods who makes an appearance in the Dream Cycle. You may include cultists, monstrous servants, and avatars of the other Mythos gods but give them a good reason to be there. Cthulhu DOES NOT wake up and start mucking about the Dreamlands.

                    10. Magic and supernatural powers are usable in the Dreamlands. Just don't go all Tolkien on us.
                    11. The story can NOT be about humans taking the cats of Ulthar from the Dreamlands (our head priest has already called that plot device).

                    It is more of a fantastical place instead of a technological one; think Super Mario World or Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland or even Adventure Time but with more horrific elements.

                    The story can be pro-cat, anti-cat, or anywhere inbetween.


                    Pictures can be printed with the story (they will be black and white). Images should be .jpg or .png; 300 dpi is recommended but not necessary. Make sure you have clearance to use the image(s) and send with any necessary copyright information that would need to be listed.

                    Email your story as an attached .doc file to bitter_venus [at] yahoo.com with Kill Those Damn Cats as the subject.
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                    • #11
                      The deadline is officially 'until filled' but this has been around for a while, so they might be pretty close. Probably can't hurt to send them a quick e-mail beforehand.

                      http://stephaniebuo.wix.com/author#!submissions/v119n
                      Red Riding hood had the misfortune of being eaten alive. Luckily for her, a woodcutter rescued her just in time. Was that it? Did Little Red walk away unscathed? Or does she suffer nightmares, bent on vengeance against all wolf-kind?
                      Poor Prometheus, chained to a rock for defying Zeus, forced to lose his liver each day. What happened after Hercules freed him? Did he return to Olympus? Did he start a new life, turn rogue on humanity, or work against the gods?
                      When Jack climbs the beanstalk, he meets more than one giant. The giant’s wife was also there, and was left behind when her husband fell to his death. What about her? Did she continue to spend her days in the clouds? Or does she too gain a taste for human?
                      Happily ever after is never the end, and the protagonist is usually not the only character in the story. We want to know more. We want stories that delve deeper into our classic favorites (Thumbelina, Puss in Boots, Peter Pan, Hansel and Gretel), or explore the lesser known and disturbing tales, (think “Sweetheart Roland” by Brothers Grimm, “The She-Bear” by Giambattista Basile, or “The Dog and the Sparrow” also by Brothers Grimm) We want to hear about the villain, and learn their side of the story.
                      What happens next? What about the characters who were left behind?
                      After Lines seeks to explore the before, the after, and the un-spoken in fairytales, myths, and legends.
                      What we do want: dark tales, twists, new perspectives, and new settings. Explore the motives behind the actions, and tell new stories with familiar or unfamiliar characters.
                      What we don’t want: simple retellings of myths and fairytales; excessive blood and gore; zombies or vampires (unless you use them in a really cool, new way); Disney plot lines.
                      We will accept short stories, poetry and flash fiction. Dark fantasy, horror, sci-fi, steampunk, bizarre, gothic will all be accepted.
                      Deadline: Until filled
                      Payment: Exposure and Royalties
                      Short stories: maximum 4000 words
                      Reprints: Okay, as long as the rights have been reverted back to you
                      Submission guidelines:

                      Please submit your manuscript as a *.rtf, *.doc or *.docx file (all other formats will automatically be rejected. Contact me prior to submitting if this presents
                      an issue for you.)
                      Font and formatting: Please submit in Times New Roman, 12 point font; single line spacing. Please format the document to 1st line indentation of 1″. The page margin should be set to .1″ on all sides.
                      No headers, footers or page numbers.
                      Please check grammar.
                      Upon acceptance into the anthology, you agree that Horrified Press holds exclusive publishing rights for six months from the date of publication. All intellectual property rights over the author’s work remain with the author, with the proviso that Horrified Press retains distribution rights in the format of the contracted anthology.

                      This title will be available as an e-book and trade quality paperback.
                      Stephanie Buosiwill be presiding over this anthology.

                      Email your submission as an attachment to: stebuosi@gmail.com
                      The email subject line must read “SUBMISSION – After Lines – ‘your story title’” or your submission will not be considered for this anthology.

                      Successful applicants will be notified before the deadline has expired.
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                      • #12
                        Taking Submissions: This Book Ain’t Nuthing Ta Fuck Wit: A Wu-Tang Tribute Anthology

                        Deadline: March 1st, 2016
                        Payment: $20.00 and a contributors copy.

                        We want 2,000 to 3,000 word stories dealing with anything Wu-Tang Clan related. That could be Gravediggaz themes of horror, cool ass ninja shit, grimy Shaolin monks, gritty futuristic martial artists a la Bobby Digital, off-the wall crime fiction, etc. Not really wanting fan-fiction, but a good Ol’Dirty Bastard story would be dope. We want stories that give tribute to the greatest hip-hop group of all time, through the art of fiction. Take anything you love about the Wu, create a story around that, and bring the muthafuckin ruckus.
                        Deadline: March 1, 2016
                        Pay is $20.00 and a contributors copy.
                        Send submissions to Newenglishpress@gmail.com with headline: Wu-Tang Tribute
                        NO POETRY and multiple submissions are cool.
                        Via: New English Press.

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                        Taking Submissions: New Legends: Mercenary, Engineer, Captain, Book 2

                        Deadline: March 7, 2016
                        Payment: $25.00, plus digital and 1 trade paperback copy upon distribution

                        Visual Adjectives is currently accepting stories, art and photography for the SteamPunk Assemblage,New Legends: Mercenary • Engineer • Captain Book 2
                        Take to your typographers to help us build a steamtastic collection. The settings can be post-apocalyptic steampunk, time travel steampunk, airship and/or airship pirates. The world can be this one, in any time frame you choose, or another world altogether, just be sure to bring the steam powered flavor into your writing. The characters can be adventurers, inventors, entertainers, well to do or ner’ do well, wealthy or waif, whatever strikes your fancy.
                        We seek submissions from emerging and established authors. We are looking for exceptional, well-written, engaging stories with subject matter reasonably free from sexually explicit content, gore, and obscenities. This is going to call for a high level of skill to keep your story fast paced and interesting without falling back on those particular crutches to carry the plot along.
                        No copyright infringements please. Characters must be your own, originally created, and not a version or fan fiction of an existing character. Do not use the names or personalities of existing trademarked characters. No references should be made to characters from well-known sources. Only submit unpublished, original stories, and characters.
                        Story length, between 2,500 minimum and 8,000 maximum words.
                        The first page of your submitted document must be a Cover Page (see below for details).
                        Please spend time reviewing the guidelines, this will ensure that your best work is submitted free of editorial issues, such as spelling, formatting, and grammar.
                        GUIDELINES
                        Theme: SteamPunk
                        Story Word Count: 2,500 minimum – 8,000 maximum, (not including information for cover page)
                        Authors Biography: 250 maximum words
                        Story Synopsis: 350 maximum words
                        File Format: Microsoft Word document (either .doc or .docx) or rtf only. Submissions may also be sent in the body of an e-mail.
                        Submission Limit: Five stories per author. If you are submitting more than one story, please submit each story as a separate submission or e-mail.
                        Payment: $25.00, plus digital and 1 trade paperback copy upon distribution. Selected stories will appear in New Legends: Mercenary • Engineer • Captain, while some may appear on our website or blog.
                        Art and Photography: Unlimited submission limit. We are looking for art and photography that captures the theme of SteamPunk to be used.
                        Artwork and photographs submitted must be saved in high-resolution format (300 dpi or higher) and saved as a jpg/jpeg file. Be sure to supply the title of the piece, the artist/photographer name, the medium used in creation, and the dimensions of the original piece.
                        Cover Page:
                        First and Last Name
                        Pseudonym, if applicable
                        Mailing Address
                        Phone Number
                        E-mail Address
                        Authors Biography
                        Submission Title
                        Story Word Count
                        Story Synopsis
                        Document Formatting:
                        Double-spaced.
                        Times New Roman, 12 point font.
                        Left justified.
                        1-inch margins on all sides.
                        0.5-inch indentation at the beginning of each paragraph.
                        Letter format (not A4 or international).
                        Pages consecutively numbered throughout.
                        Numbering begins on the cover page in the upper right corner.
                        Header on every page containing title, page number, author name and e-mail.
                        No footnotes or endnotes in your manuscript.
                        All electronic comments (track changes) and corrections between authors have been removed (not just turned off).
                        Proofread your paper carefully before submission.
                        Notice of Copyright:
                        By submitting your work, you agree that Visual Adjectives acquires first serial rights to publish the piece both electronically and in print. In addition, Visual Adjectives may reserve non-exclusive publication rights to reprint a piece in a “best of” issue or anthology.
                        SUBMISSION PROCESS
                        Submissions may be sent by e-mail to submissions@visadj.com or by filling out the SUBMISSION MANAGER form and uploading your document.
                        When submitting by e-mail, your Subject Line must include Author Name and Story Title.
                        Contributors will be notified of acceptance status via e-mail.
                        Please send us an e-mail if you have ANY questions. Remember, there is no such thing as a stupid question.
                        Via: Visual Adjectives.


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                          http://www.motleyvision.org/2015/cal...ory-anthology/
                          Submissions are now open for the Mormon alternate history anthology I am editing and publishing with the help of Theric Jepson of Peculiar Pages . Details are below but the gist is: submit flash fiction (<2500 words) and short stories (3000-6000 words) that fit the theme by March 19, 2016. Payment will be a token amount ($15 for the short pieces; $25 for the longer ones), but it will be actual payment for Mormon short fiction, which is, sadly, all too rare a thing.
                          Before we get to all the mechanics, though, let me explain why I want to put together this particular anthology at this time:
                          1. It’s been 4 years since we published Monsters & Mormons. It’s time for me to put the editor of Mormon fiction hat on again.
                          2. About 40 of you very nice people purchased a copy of my Mormon short story collection, which means I have a little over $150 to re-invest in the Mormon lit community (and by the time I’m ready to pay contributors sales may even cover the entire $225-250 budget I have for the anthology).
                          3. While there is lovely Mormon fiction and poetry being published, history remains the dominant narrative form in Mormon Studies. I want to put Mormon fiction writers in dialogue with that (and mess with it a bit too, of course). And I also like that alternate history is a place where I think both genre and literary fiction writers can do good, interesting work.
                          4. For all that Mormonism has changed vastly since the end of WWII — becoming more international, more diverse, higher profile, and larger in scale — its basic form and status hasn’t actually changed all that much. We are still very much in the correlated/internationalized/North America-centered/middle-class-centered mode. Certainly technology and society has changed quite a bit, but the Boomer, GenX and Millennial* Mormon experience is not as dramatically different as the earlier periods of our history are from each other. This concerns me because I suspect that we are moving into an era where Mormonism will be more different from the current now than the current now is from the past four decades. I believe that Mormon alternate history is a genre that can (and should) be of interest right now among the Mormon audience because it helps us realize that our beliefs and policies, our ways of worship and community, our formal and informal social and economic structures are not set in stone for all time. If transitions are coming then it might be useful to understand that how current Mormonism exists in the world isn’t how it always has been or needed to be. It also helps us experience other ways of being Mormons and of being Mormons in relation to the rest of society.
                          5. Most importantly, alternate history is simply an interesting way of exploring the Mormon experience. There’s a vast storehouse of events, characters, documents, decisions, doctrines, and experiences that make up the past 195 years of Mormonism. Let’s use that storehouse to increase the small but important storehouse of Mormon fiction.
                          SUBMISSIONS INSTRUCTIONS

                          Email submissions as an attachment in .rtf, .doc or .docx format to submissions AT motleyvision DOT org. In the subject line put either [FLASH] TITLE OF STORY or [SHORT STORY] TITLE OF STORY. See below for word counts for flash and short story submissions.
                          In the body of the email include your name, mailing address** and any biographical info or writing credits that relate to the story and/or Mormon fiction and/or your career as a writer. If available, include a link to a blog, website, online resume/works published page, twitter account — anything that will provide some context to your work. A brief note on the key historical events, facts, books, journal articles or other sources that informed the story is welcome but not required.
                          Pseudonyms are discouraged, but will be allowed for special circumstances — please include that consideration in your e-mail if you would like it.
                          Deadline: March 19, 2016 (at midnight Pacific Time)
                          WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR

                          SHORT STORIES: Must be between 3,000 and 6,000 words. And I will be enforcing those parameters (although I will give a wee bit of latitude because different programs can produce slightly different word counts). I realize that it’s hard to conjure up an alternate fiction world in such a short amount of space. It’s also a delicious, fun challenge.
                          FLASH PIECES: Must be 2,500 words or less. While a well-crafted piece of flash fiction is always welcome, for these I highly recommend choosing a non-short story form. By that I mean creating a text that reveals the alternate condition of Mormonism in your timeline by masquerading as being from that timeline. This could mean a: newspaper or magazine article, letter(s), telegram(s), trial transcript, hymn/popular song, excerpt from a play or opera libretto, government report, deposition, journal entry, feuilleton, field notes, sermon, lecture, review, bibliography/table of contents, ship manifest, menu, gossip column, news reel or silent film transcript, etc.
                          ALSO: No reprints. No chapters from novels. You may have something already written that would be a good fit, but I think it’s quite likely that you’ll better your chances of catching my eye by writing something specifically for the anthology.
                          Text only. No graphic novels this time (sorry — love them, but they’re not the right fit for this project).
                          I plan on selecting 5 or 6 short stories and 7 or 8 pieces of flash fiction for the anthology. Submissions should be of interest to the Mormon audience. Just like with Monsters & Mormons, content should not exceed PG-13 in terms of violence, language and sexuality.
                          Work from writers who are non-LDS, women, international Mormons and Mormons from diverse backgrounds are highly encouraged. New writers are also welcome.
                          While Monsters & Mormon slanted more pulp, I expect this anthology to slant more literary, although, of course, the most important thing is that you write an excellent story with well-crafted prose that has an interesting Mormon alternate history concept and as rich world building and characterization as can be accomplished within the space limitations.
                          About that concept: for this anthology the alternate history must be post-1800 (no Book of Mormon stuff) and pre-2020 (so no alternate history science fiction) and Mormonism must be central to the story even if it is dealt with in a subtle or oblique manner. Restoration and Pioneer era stories are very welcome, but I’m also very interested in stories from alternate 20th centuries.
                          Any fantastical elements must be within the realm of Mormon worldview/doctrine/folk doctrine and of alt-history science, physics and engineering. The use of well-known figures from Mormon and world history is fine. It can also get a bit gimmicky if you’re not careful.
                          And while it may be tempting to get a little didactic with the concept or the characters, stories that are overtly Utopian/Dystopian or have political or theological axes to grind probably won’t land well with me. So if you’re trying to make a point, make sure the art and craft of the story complicates it. Or even better: let the extrapolation of your alternate timeline jumping off point be the primary driver of your thinking and writing.
                          OTHER INFORMATION

                          Title: TBD
                          Publisher: Peculiar Pages (just like Monsters & Mormons)
                          Editor: William Morris
                          Length: 30,000 to 60,000 words
                          Publication: Fall 2016 (likely September or October)
                          Format: ebook only (we are considering crowd funding an expanded print version but a lot of things have to fall into place for that to happen)
                          Booksellers: Amazon, iBooks, Kobo and Nook (Barnes & Noble); we’ll also consider other online vendors and direct sales
                          Rights & Payment: Worldwide English exclusive for 10 months from date of publication. We’ll be using a modified version of the SFWA contract. As mentioned above payment will be $15 for flash fiction and $25 for short stories. Should net profits from sales of the anthology exceed my and Theric’s monetary investment in it, there is the potential for royalty payments for the authors (but that’s a small potential — based on our knowledge of the Mormon market for short fiction this anthology will likely come in at a loss or [cross your fingers] as a break-even venture). All of this will be spelled out in the contract. The crowd funded, expanded print anthology will be a separate contract and payment should it come to pass.
                          That’s all I have. There will be more posts in the future with potential ideas and resources and further reading. Now: what questions do you have for me? If you prefer not to post them in the comments below, contact me at the submissions email listed above or on Twitter @motleyvision.
                          *Heh
                          **This is so if you are selected for the anthology, I don’t have to send out a batch of emails asking where to send the check and a signed copy of the contact. If you don’t feel comfortable with me having your mailing address then include an additional, reliable way of contacting you (as in: an alternate email address, a number you can be texted at, a twitter handle, etc.).
                          http://www.coreyredekop.ca/comedy-anthology/
                          Call for submissions! New Canadian comedy anthology!

                          In late 2014, in a commanding, condemning voice that brooked no argument, a devastating edict was handed down from up on high CanLit Mountain:
                          “It seems to me that laughter is too easy a way to face the ‘wilderness of this world’; you can too easily laugh yourself past the difficulties. Laughter is not a way to understand; it is, basically, a method of elusion.”
                          These are the measured and insightful words of Governor General’s Award-winning novelist Rudy Wiebe, settling once and for all the debate as to where “comedy” should be placed on the scale of literary importance; beneath the righteous bootheels of true Canadian literati. Mucking about in the dirt and slop. Cavorting with earthworms and mole people.
                          Balderdash, we say! Bunkum! Hogwash! Balls to that! And so forth.
                          The concept of “comedy” has existed ever since an amoeba tickled the cilia of a nearby paramecium. Since a caveman tried to market the square wheel. Since Eve told Adam she was a little peckish that afternoon. Since Stephen Harper used the words, “Trust me.”
                          Yes, we all may feign distaste at the juvenile antics of the clown, the comedian, the jokester. Yet on every list of what Canadians look for in a mate, a sense of humour always tops the list (or at least comes in a strong fourth, after looks, money, and body odour). Think about that.
                          So let us forcefully respond to this challenge as forcefully as Canadians can: by politely proving the esteemed Mr. Wiebe wrong. Or, at the very least, laughing our way past this snobby judgment.
                          Let’s not so politely remind this nation how damned funny its artists can be. The time is ripe to bear witness to the diversity of Canadian writers who mine laughter from Wiebe’s darkness through prose that would make Stephen Leacock blush, spin in his grave, and rethink his career choices. Let’s reclaim the concept of “Canuckian wit” from reruns of Corner Gas and Red Green and Wayne and Shuster and Danger Bay.
                          We are a funny people. We are a funny country. We voted Rob Ford into office.
                          Who can dare say we don’t know funny?

                          THE STORIES WE’RE LOOKING FOR

                          We are specifically seeking short works written by Canadians. Submissions can be on any topic you want, so long as the end result falls within the definition of “Hey, that’s funny.” No topic is taboo; no target is safe. Comedy being a necessarily subjective genre, we’re looking to cast the widest possible net. We will take all stories at face value. The final set should run the gamut of genres and styles, encapsulating the many forms humour may take. Texts of subtle wit will contrast with bawdy humour, giggles will compete with guffaws, gutbusters will share space with others that make you stroke your chin and offer up a mild “Hmm… that’s a good one.” The book as a whole will be a meeting of multiple styles united under the genre of comedy, a meeting place for the wittiest dreamers across the whole spectrum of CanLit. We want this book to showcase as broad a diversity of Canadian writers as possible in terms of location, background, race, gender, genre, experience, and more.

                          SUBMISSION DETAILS:

                          • Length (story/drama/poetry): up to 5,000 words
                          • Original work only. Reprints will only be considered if they have never appeared in English in book format (no prior appearance in another English-language anthology, collection, or any other book; please list the full publication history of any reprint).
                          • All forms of writing accepted: fiction of any genre (as long as it’s funny!), creative nonfiction, poetry, short plays, etc. Anything goes.
                          • Payment: 5 cents/word (CAD), and a contributor’s copy.
                          • Writers must be Canadian citizens (living in Canada and/or paying taxes in Canada) or permanent residents of Canada.
                          • No simultaneous submissions (and we’ll know if you do; as editors, we have powers beyond your comprehension; plus we promise to answer promptly). The only exception is for stories submitted to the $15,000 Carter V. Cooper / Exile Short Story Competition sponsored by Gloria Vanderbilt and Excelsior Publishing (theexilewriters.com/poetry-and-fiction-competitions).
                          • Multiple submissions welcome; up to three stories maximum per author, sent under separate cover.
                          • Submit stories in standard manuscript format as a .doc, .docx, or .rtf, with indented paragraphs, italics in italics, small caps in small cap, etc. Include full contact information and word count on the first page. No weird or outlandish formatting, please.
                          • The Submittable form will ask you to fill out a cover letter; please include your name, story title and word count, contact information, and brief bio (and publication history for reprints). Do not summarize or otherwise describe your submission.
                          • Submissions in English only, although stories translated into English are encouraged provided the story is written by a Canadian citizen/resident.
                          • Rights purchased: First English-Language Rights & Non-Exclusive Anthology Rights (Print and eBook).
                          • NOTE ON PSEUDONYMS: we will only publish one story per author, even if you write under several names; please use your real name on all correspondence and indicate your pseudonym in the cover letter and on the byline of the story itself.
                          • Submission window: 21 October 2015 to 7 February 2016, 11:59 p.m. PST
                          • Initial responses (rejections, holds, and rewrite requests) within 15 days of submission; final responses no later than 30 days after the deadline.
                          • The book is expected to be published in early 2017.
                          • Submit via Submittable at https://exilepublishing.submittable.com/submit.
                          • If you have any questions or would like to send us a query, please contact us at exilecomedy@gmail.com.
                          http://www.destroysf.com/poc-destroy-special-issues/
                          As with the other Destroy special issues, Lightspeed will be running a Kickstarter campaign for People of Colo(u)r Destroy Science Fiction! It will run January 18 – February 19, 2016. Again, as before, if we meet certain stretch goals, we’ll unlock the publication of Destroy Fantasy! and Destroy Horror! volumes as well.
                          Call for Submissions

                          According to snopes.com, roughly 70% of the people on this planet are non-white. Lumping the majority of the world’s human population under the minority term “people of colour” is, frankly, dodgy. Author Vajra Chandrasekera calls it “plain old regular essentialism” (Chandrasekera’s discussion of essentialism, strategic and otherwise, is here). “People of colour” is a complicated but sometimes useful term that has most currency in North America, where it can be understood to mean, more or less, “People who experience systemic oppression, in their home countries or elsewhere, by virtue of all or part of their apparent racial and/or ethnic genetic heritages.”
                          Yes, words are complicated. That’s what’s delightful about them. We can deal with complication. Science fiction — in itself a term that should be frequently re-examined — is an excellent artistic tool for dismantling essentialist thinking.
                          For the purposes of this special edition of Lightspeed Magazine, the Guest Editors — Kristine Ong Muslim and Nalo Hopkinson — consider the terms “people of colour” and “science fiction” themselves to be conditional, contextual, provocative, strategic, and ripe for dismantling. Please understand our use of those two terms in this call for submissions in that spirit.
                          We’re looking for previously unpublished science fiction short stories of up to 10,000 words, reflective of the issue’s theme, written by writers of colour. Note that there’s a POC Destroy Fantasy issue planned, so the editors of the science fiction issue are going to make some judgement calls about whether a story is science fiction (for some values of “science fiction”). Note also that we will not be asking writers who submit stories to tell us what makes them “people of colour.” We leave that up to your world experience, your conscience, your sense of community, and your sense of fair play.
                          Our submission period for this special issue will be open until Feb. 19, 2016. Submissions should be made via our submissions system.
                          As with the special “Destroy” issues of Lightspeed Magazine that have preceded it, the POC Destroy Science Fiction! issue will be contentious. That is, after all, part of its aim. Not the unconsidered splattershot of “equal opportunity” offensiveness — whatever the hell that is when not everyone has the same opportunities — but, we hope, one venue for the continuing and wonderfully productive discussions of access that are currently happening in this community.
                          http://parsecink.com/submission-guidelines/
                          Announcing open submissions for Triangulation: Beneath The Surface, Parsec Ink’s speculative fiction annual for 2016. We’re looking for outstanding speculative fiction from new and established writers. Impress us with your best interpretation of our theme. Be creative, be unique, show us what hides, lurks, or thrives…beneath the surface.
                          Theme: Beneath the Surface
                          Submissions Open: December 1st 2015
                          Submissions Close: February 29th, 2016
                          Word Count: We will consider fiction up to 6,000 words. There is no minimum word count.
                          Genre: We are a speculative fiction market. We accept science fiction, fantasy, and horror stories. Please do not send stories without any speculative element.
                          Compensation: We pay 2 cents per word. Authors will also receive an e-book and print version of the anthology and wholesale pricing for additional printed copies (typically 50% of cover price).
                          Rights: We purchase North American Serial Rights, and Electronic Rights for downloadable version(s). All subsidiary rights released upon publication.
                          Submissions: We do not accept reprints, multiple submissions, or simultaneous submissions. If we reject a story before the end of the reading period, feel free to send another.
                          We love creative interpretations of our themes, but we do require that stories fit the current theme.
                          We will run mature content if we like the story and if the mature content is integral to the story.
                          We will not accept fanfic, even if it’s of a fictional universe that has passed into public domain.
                          How To Submit: Electronic submissions make our lives easier. Please upload your story via Submittable. If this is your first time submitting to a publication that utilizes Submittable, you will need to create an account with them. It’s free.
                          Manuscript Format: Please use industry standard manuscript format. We’re not testing you to see if you can follow each and every niggling detail, we just want a manuscript that is easy for us to read.
                          We accept manuscripts in the following formats:
                          • .doc or .docx (MS Word)
                          • .rtf (Rich Text Format — generic document format that most word processors can create)
                          Editorial Process: We will aim to read submissions as they are received. If a story doesn’t work for us, we’ll reject it. If we think the story has great potential but isn’t quite there yet, we might do a rewrite request. If we love it, we’ll accept it. If we can’t make up our minds, we will request to hold onto it for a while for further consideration. If we send you a hold request and you have something else that would fit the theme, feel free to submit it. After a story is accepted, the only changes that we will make will be minor line edits and formatting fixes.
                          Response: We aim to make final decisions by March 31st.
                          Eligibility: All writers, including those who are known or even related to the editorial staff, are permitted to submit to the Triangulation anthology. That doesn’t mean we’ll automatically publish them; just that we’re willing to look at their work.
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                            The deadline hasn't been set yet with this anthology but it's been up for a while, so I'm putting it in here.

                            http://www.manawaker.com/starward-submissions/
                            Submissions are now open for Starward Tales (working title) from Manawaker Studio.
                            Starward Tales will focus on reinterpretations and retellings of legends, myths, and fairytales in Science Fiction and/or xxxxPunk settings. The collection will contain stories, poetry, and visual art fitting this broad theme.
                            FICTION

                            The bulk of the collection will be short stories. The retold tale can be from any culture and any time period (though special attention will likely be given to non-western tales, since those will be more rare), the setting can be any interpretation of Science Fiction or Alternate History (not looking for classic (high) fantasy settings), and the retelling can be done as loosely or tightly as desired. We’re not looking for “cracked” fairytales or humor pieces, but we might make an exception if an exceptional one is sent in (certainly there would be room for no more than one of these in the collection).
                            There is no hard word limit, but novellas and above might be hard to find room for. Fiction (one story only, please) should be attached to an e-mail (see below) as an RTF file. If submitting a sequential graphic narrative, see the formatting specs in the ‘art’ section below.
                            POETRY

                            We are looking for poems inspired by legends myths and fairytales which are placed into alternate settings. Most of the considerations which apply to short stories, above, also apply to poems.
                            Poems (no more than five, please) should be included in the body of an e-mail (see below). If your poem requires special formatting not available in an e-mail, attach an RTF file.
                            VISUAL ART

                            We are looking for visual artwork inspired by legends, myths, and fairytales which are placed into alternate settings. It should be mostly obvious which character or tale is being depicted, and what kind of setting it has been placed in. The interior of the book will contain B&W illustrations to accompany the stories and poetry. The cover of the book will feature a full color illustration. The images don’t have to directly match the texts, but if text and images are submitted together, they may be published together.
                            For legal reasons these illustrations should not feature any depictions of copyrighted characters, locations, or other IP. Visual art is not protected by fair use in this case, so if it looks risky, it will be rejected.
                            If submitting a work for the cover, it should be a 600dpi full color illustration 15″x10″ with a bleed area of 1/2″ inch (meaning all of the important elements are within the central 14″x9″ of the illustration, but the background extends to the edge). Leave room on the right hand side of the image for the title, and remember that the spine will run down the middle. Because this illustration is so specific and labor intensive, we will accept sketched queries. Please include links to sample artwork.
                            If submitting for interior art, it should be a 600dpi grey-scale illustration between 6″x6″ and 6″x9″.
                            All images should be attached to an e-mail (see below) as a lossless PNG or JPG. If sending multiple pieces, ZIP them up first. If too large for an e-mail send link to a dropbox shared folder or similar service (and please leave it shared until it can be evaluated for inclusion).
                            ALL SUBMISSIONS

                            Previously published work is okay, as long as A) it’s over a year past the original publication; B) you let us know where it was published previously, so we can credit them in the book; and C) it’s okay with the original publisher. It’s the submitter’s responsibility to ensure they have the rights to their work before submitting. If the work is self-published online (like in a personal blog, forum, facebook, deviant art, etc.) We’d like it taken down upon acceptance into the anthology, and remain down for one year past the anthology publication date.
                            Submitters may submit in multiple categories simultaneously.
                            If your work is accepted, you will grant Manawaker Studio the right to publish the work exclusively for one year starting at the time of the publication of the anthology. The book may stay in print indefinitely, but is non-exclusive after the first year. The work or parts of it may also be used for promotional purposes in print or online.
                            Original creators will retain all other copyrights.
                            Simultaneous submissions are okay, just make sure you tell us right away if your work is accepted elsewhere.
                            COMPENSATION

                            Compensation for inclusion in the anthology will be an electronic copy of the final book and a token payment of:
                            • $1 per accepted poem
                            • $1 per 1k words ($1 minimum.) for accepted fiction ($2 per page for graphic narrative fiction)
                            • $4 per accepted piece of internal visual art
                            • $20 for an accepted cover illustration
                            Contributors may also order the physical book at a discounted price, so that they may resell it at signings, readings, and shows without having to bump the cost above the MSRP.
                            All submissions should be sent to submissions@manawaker.com with ‘Starward Submission’ and your last name in the subject line. Include a brief cover letter and a bio (65 words max) in the body of the e-mail. If you’d like a URL for an online portfolio or blog included with your bio, give that as well.
                            We would also appreciate a brief artist’s statement, explaining which tale influenced the work(s), and what the goal of the retelling is (these are not for publication, it’s just to help the editor understand what you are going for.)
                            Response times will vary wildly, ranging from a couple weeks to six or more months. Generally, rejections will be faster than acceptances.
                            Deadline for submissions is not yet set.
                            The publication date for the anthology is currently not set, but will likely be fall/winter 2016/17.
                            Any questions about the project or these guidelines (or any queries after submissions) should be sent to contact@manawaker.com.
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                              A Two Dame Production is an erotica publisher and they've opened submissions for an anthology with the theme of Fairy Tales. They want retold stories up to 5000 words (pretty much any speculative genre is open) and not the 'usual' fairytales. They have a link in the guidelines to an online collection of fairytales (hint: obscure and non-European tales will really impress them). All tales must have a female main character, some sex and, in the words of the editor, 'threesomes are more than welcome'. The deadline is March 20 and payment is $25 plus a print copy. The book will be published in both print and ebook formats. You can find the details here.
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