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    49th Parallels: Alternative Canadian Histories and Futures

    We will open for submissions to a new science fiction short story anthology on December 15th, 2016 (Close – February 14, 2017 at 11:59p.m EST) Please do not submit prior to the opening date – stories will be deleted without reading.

    In honour of Canada’s 150th birthday, Bundoran Press Publishing House will publish an anthology of short science fiction, entitled 49th Parallels: Alternative Canadian Histories and Futures. Stories will be sought from across Canada and around the world exploring what might have been – or what might yet be. The anthology will be edited by two-time Aurora winning editor, Hayden Trenholm. Publication is planned for October 2017.

    As always, 49th Parallels only seeks science fiction (no supernatural creatures or events of any kind) but for this anthology, it might include steam or diesel punk. Stories must be set in Canada or involve Canada and Canadians as the principal subject operating in the larger world (or beyond). Stories may be historical (back to 1867) or futuristic, but whatever creates the alternative past or possible future must take place prior to 2017. The causal factor may be scientific, technological or as a result of major political or social change. We look forward to seeing how both Canadian and non-Canadian writers explore this question.

    We are seeking original English language stories (first world rights - print and digital) between 1500 and 7000 words. Reprints will ONLY be considered for English translations of stories originally published in FRENCH. A limited number of short poems (less than 100 lines) may be accepted.We are particularly interested in indigenous and multi-cultural voices. Payment rates will be determined by the success of our crowd funding campaign and will be posted here as soon as the campaign is complete (after November 30). Payment on publication.

    Please submit in .rtf, .doc or .docx format. In the title line of e-mail put: SUBMISSION 49th:"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:
    Prose Fiction Superhero Anthology

    Den Warren, Publisher and Editor
    Supervillains have been invited by the proto-villain, G-Force, and are all seated around the huge table at the old gothic hotel in an undisclosed location. They have decided to come together to pool their resources against the superhero interlopers, who always seem do a much better job of teaming up. The only way the villains can make a new association of misunderstood metahumans work is to choose a leader. So they each give their case, explaining why they should be selected as the Supreme Archvillain.
    You are invited to submit your writing where your original supervillain pleads his or her case as to why they are the best suited to become the Supreme Archvillain. It can be through their dramatic battle(s), humorous, or some other unique device.
    The Supreme Archvillain Election is a superhero prose fiction anthology project open to anyone, until February 1, 2017. It is a vehicle for published authors of prose superhero fiction to promote their work. New writers are also welcome to contribute. Stories and characters must be original, or public domain. No fan fiction. This is not a Creative Commons project. Submission does not guarantee acceptance. You may be required to rewrite or edit, or your piece may be rejected. Or, I may do some light editing on my own. The contributions should be around 3,000 to 5,000 words long. Reprint excerpts that fit may be used. Upon acceptance, you will be giving one-time rights to use your piece. Bear in mind that most publications will not publish pieces that have already been published, so after your work is published by us, it can only be marketed again as a reprint, which severely limits the number of markets that will accept it, and drastically reduces the pay rate it can receive. If you submit a contribution, I may request your consent to use your character briefly in a story in the conclusion of the Anthology. (Because at the end of the book, I may want to have characters interact and pick a leader through some big battles or arguments. But I will run any such concluding story by all of the contributing authors and I promise to make them all happy with what their character did or said.)
    Submissions: There are no fees or any membership requirements to submit. There is no requirement to purchase anything. Send submissions to my email. Put a paragraph or two synopsis about your work for the back of the book, along with the link to your web site. Then the submission in the body of the email. I should be able to respond within a few days to a couple of weeks. Hard copy submissions will not be accepted. Multiple submissions are accepted, but those after your best one will be given secondary consideration. If you do send any brilliant additional submissions, you will get an extra royalty share for each acceptance. I will need your mailing address or Paypal account name.
    Submissions shall start and end with your most interesting villain as the narrator, talking to the other villains at the table. The whole story need not be in the voice of the narrator, but their narration can take the reader into some action. Therefore, choice excerpts from your books may be used.
    Some suggested topics for your article:
    Your supervillain/supervillainess brags about his superpowers, henchmen, hideouts, gizmos, and accomplishments. (All ridiculous statements will just be considered as lies by the other characters and readers.)
    He may suggest a name for the group and what direction they would take the group.
    He laments about how he was foiled and how things will change under his/her leadership.
    How he/she became so evil or misunderstood.
    Issues some serious threats.
    Acts like a creepy or scary sociopath, showing some of their quirks.
    Abundant trash talking.
    Acknowledge murmurs or laughing by other characters that you know would be there if your character made such a remark.
    For more information on the development of the anthology, check out the Shared Universe Page.
    This anthology is not a competition to see who can come up with the most powerful being, like some rule-bending role-playing gamers. It is to showcase writing for the entertainment of the reader.
    Publication: The plan is for the anthology to appear on Amazon/Kindle Unlimited. It will be put on fewer channels to make the cost of the paperbacks lower to the reader.
    Author Payment: Be advised that the payment from your submission may not amount to more than a token amount, if anything at all. After expenses, (such as the income tax, which I will pay, or artwork) all of the authors, will be given an equal cut of the profits for each acceptance. On any month when the royalty checks (or any ancillary income) owed will each be more than ten bucks, I will write the checks all out and land mail them, or send via Paypal. There is no plan to offer print author copies as the book may become large with a large number of contributors, making the cost prohibitive.
    We want this to be a team effort, where we all help promote it and everyone involved wins. The more authors we get involved with more entertaining chapters, the more promotion it will get. This could be a ton of fun, and be a boost to superhero prose fiction. If it goes well, we could follow it up with a sequel. Please email me for any clarifications.
    If one of the contributors also contributes front or back cover artwork, they will get credit for the cover, which will also help promote their own character.
    Den Warren is the author of K-Tron, Metahuman Wars, and writes short stories for superhero anthologies.
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  • #2 Tales from The Lake: Volume 4 Submission Guidelines

    By editor Ben Eads

    What we are looking for:
    • Non-themed short horror stories that arrests readers and leave them haunted for months to come. Stories must be original. We are not accepting reprints.
    Since horror is the only genre of fiction defined by an emotion, your story must have the following:
    • Believable, three-dimensional characters just as real as your friends and neighbors. A real world—hitting all the senses—these characters inhabit.
    • Originality is just as important—we don’t want your version of someone else’s story from yesteryear.
    • Although our arms are wide open, we’re more interested in fiction that reflects the modern. Joe Hill, and Mercedes M. Yardley are prime examples of current dark fiction writers encapsulating the above in their work.
    • Quality of the work must be top notch! The following authors have appeared in previous Tales from The Lake anthologies: Jack Ketchum, Ramsey Campbell, Rena Mason, Graham Masterton, Lisa Morton, Tim Lebbon, and Tim Waggoner. That’s the high-water mark you must strive for.
    • If you want to write a story about vampires, werewolves or ghosts, then your story needs to evolve that trope. You must have a unique premise. I cannot stress that enough.
    • If you wish to submit an “extreme horror” or “splatterpunk” story, that’s fine with us. However, you’ll have to make sure that your emotional foundations are solid, and your characters actually have an arch. We will not accept stories that just go for the gore and offer nothing more.
    What we are not looking for:
    • Stories that are not short horror stories.
    • Novels or novellas.
    • Stories bereft of characters that readers can believe in and root for. The only exception to this rule would be the “terror tale,” which is best kept as short as possible. Think a thousand words or less.
    • Stories with flat worlds.
    • Trunk stories.
    • Stories about serial killers. It’s too cliché, and our readers demand more than a trend that has been beaten to death.
    • Speaking of trends, if you wish to write a “zombie story,” then it must be one of the most unique zombie stories ever written. This is possible, and we look forward to it.
    • To avoid too many writers writing about lakes, please keep in mind this is a non-themed anthology.
    • Any explicit abuse toward children or animals is expressly forbidden. So is any sexual abuse. This can be mentioned or remembered by your main character, but be subtle.
    Submissions open November 1st, 2016, and end February 1st, 2017. Please email your submission to: Be sure to place the word SUBMISSION in the subject line of the email. We will accept simultaneous submissions. We will NOT accept multiple submissions. Manuscripts should be attached to the email, and be formatted in standard manuscript format. Any stories NOT adhering to the standard manuscript format will be rejected. Here is a great link to standard manuscript format: We will accept only two file formats: .DOC—Microsoft Word—and .RTF. You should also include a short bio. Stories should be no longer than 7,000 words. However, we prefer stories that are at or around 4,000 words. Payment is $0.03 USD a word via PayPal.
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    • #3
      This is actually isn't due until next August but can't hurt to start working on it now..
      The Future of the American Trumpet

      A Science Fiction anthology looking at the future well after the current presidents of the USA have moved on. The projected science fiction date is 2030 and can examine American Politics in a new era, or look at world politics changed by the actions of USA policies and people. While war stories can be popular in this collection only 2 will be purchased. Political shenanigans would be interesting, as well as romance, spooks, robots and evil overlords. While the initial inspiration is based after the Presidency of Donald Trump it has been advised not to slander or denigrate him or anyone with anything that is not already well known and shared in open media sources (not rumour or innuendo – facts are okay, mistruths are not)

      Deadline – August 10 2017

      Word Counts – 4000 to 7500 words

      Pay 0.01 cent a word paid on acceptance.

      Reprints 1/2 a cent per word. I buy very few reprints. / Return times 6 weeks/
      submissions to - (subject line - TRUMPETER)

      Publication Date. – October/November 2017

      The rights purchased are first international right in e-book/reader/pdf/POD/Print. All rights return 6 months after publication, though the anthology will remain in print for an indefinite period.

      As well as payment authors also get a copy of the anthology in print form and access to all forms of download systems.

      For Advertisers – a complete ad for the opposite page of a short story and which is in keeping with the futuristic style of the collection will need to be set at 5"x 8" with 5mm bleed all round. To help support this product ads are kept at a low rate of $150 per ad. All payments for ads are made to
      Robert N Stephenson, owner, editer, and publisher for

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      • #4

        A Fool for You—LGBTQIA—Clowns. Pick pockets. Magicians. Jesters. Witches. Demons. Even gods. Tales of Tricksters abound in every culture, sometimes as fools, sometimes as sly schemers too smart for anyone’s good. They are often known as shape shifters and gender fluid—and they are always up to something. Sometimes for good, sometimes for evil, sometimes simply to see what happens… Less Than Three Press invites you to submit stories of tricksters and all the mischief they can manage—and what happens when they meet their match.
        THE DETAILS:
        • Deadline is March 31, 2017.
        • Put SUBMISSIONS: A FOOL FOR YOU in the subject line.
        • Stories should be at least 10,000 words and should not exceed approx 20,000 words in length.
        • Stories must revolve around the theme of tricksters.
        • 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.
        A Fool For You is a general release anthology, which means authors will receive a flat payment of $200.00 once LT3 has a signed contract. Examples: Lovely, Dark and Deep, A Touch of Mistletoe. 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.
        Questions should be directed to the Editor in Chief, Samantha M. Derr, at (or you can ping her on twitter @rykaine). Submissions should be sent to
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        • #5

          Submissions: The Gender Diverse Pronouns Issue

          Important note: both the pay rate and whether this issue goes ahead at all are dependent on the success of our current crowdfunding campaign. We will update this page as details are confirmed. As no decisions on submissions will be made until after the closing date (28 February 2017) authors will be at no disadvantage if they choose wait until these details have been finalised to submit.
          We’re publishing a special issue of Capricious featuring stories that use gender diverse pronouns, and submissions are now open! Read on for details.
          Gender diverse pronouns – like ze and hir, or singular they, or any of a number of possibilities – are an increasing part of many people’s vocabulary. They can be used to describe people for whom “he” or “she” are not a good fit, or to refer to a person, real or hypothetical, of unknown gender. But – with some notable exceptions – they’re under-utilised in science fiction and fantasy – despite the fact that they’re necessary just to depict our world accurately, let alone the myriad worlds of the imagination. This special issue, to be published in late 2017, will not only showcase stories that use gender diverse pronouns, but embrace them. Stories with gender diverse characters, in worlds where gender is conceptualised in many different ways – or not at all.
          We’ve published two such stories in Capricious: “The Need for Overwhelming Sensation” by Bogi Takács and “Moments of Light” by Toby MacNutt, both of which use multiple sets of gender diverse pronouns – and such pronoun usage is very welcome in every issue of Capricious. Now we want to specifically celebrate it and showcase the possibilities it allows.
          About gender diverse pronouns:

          A pronoun – or, more specifically in this case – a personal pronoun, is a word you can use in place of someone’s name. Rather than saying “Ryan picked up the book but Ryan decided it wasn’t the sort of thing Ryan enjoyed reading” you would more typically say “Ryan picked up the book but she decided it wasn’t the sort of thing she enjoyed reading”. She is the personal pronoun.
          In English, the personal pronouns we’re most used to are he and she. Not only do these require the speaker to know the gender of the person they’re talking about, but they only really cover two genders. Humans don’t always fit in these boxes.
          Fortunately, there are a range of gender neutral pronouns – and they’re not all modern inventions. They are used mainly to either refer to an individual for whom “he” or “she” isn’t appropriate (that individual might identify as non-binary or genderqueer) or for a hypothetical person whose gender is not established (“when you find out who the person in charge is, tell them I need to talk to them”).
          What’s the difference between gender neutral and gender diverse pronouns? There’s significant overlap between the two, but I chose the “gender diverse” terminology for this project because we also welcome stories in which pronouns do signify specific a gender, but in different ways to he and she.
          What we’re looking for:

          We’re looking for speculative fiction (up to 7500 words) that uses singular they, or xe, or e, or per or any one of many possibilities – including those of the authors’ invention. We’re also looking for stories that use culturally specific pronouns, or pronouns created by the author for a fictional world. We’d love to see stories that also address other ways in which languages are gendered, and stories with multiply-marginalised characters. And of course, we want stories that delight and amaze us, are beautifully written, and explore different worlds and new futures.
          Please do not send us:
          • Anything over 7500 words.
          • Anything that does not contain some element of science fiction or fantasy (broadly defined).
          • Your views on why [pronoun] is grammatically incorrect.
          • Graphic or detailed descriptions of sexual assault. Stories that (for example) include characters who have survived sexual assault and/or experience related trauma are welcome, but please handle with care.
          • Work that has been previously published elsewhere (however translations of work not previously published in English are welcome).
          The details:

          The word limit is 7500 words, with a preference for stories under 5000 words. There is no minimum word count, and flash fiction is very welcome.
          Author compensation is a minimum of US3c/word, plus both electronic and paperback copies of the issue, rising to a possible US6c/word depending on the success of the crowdfunding campaign. Payments will be made via PayPal.
          Formatting: just be sensible. 10-12pt is a good size range, and Times New Roman/Georgia/Calibri are good fonts (we’re not wild on Courier, but we won’t hold it against you). Please submit in .doc/.docx/.rtf/.odt format.
          We accept multiple submissions to a maximum of 3 per author.
          Please submit using the online form below. Submissions by email, or that link to externally hosted work (eg on Google Drive) rather than attaching the story in question will be deleted unread. All submissions will be responded to after the closing date (28 February 2017).
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          • #6
            CARNIVAL OF MADNESS continues to seek true Psychological-Thriller Short Stories! We are extending this collection until we are satisfied with the content. Please do not submit Gore, Bizarro, Splatterpunk, or Shock-Value Violence for this collection. Seeking authors with a penchant for the Twilight Zone, X-Files, Dark Mirror, Alfred Hitchcock, Night Gallery, and Something Wicked This Way Comes.

            Buy the ticket and step into the last Carnival you will ever attend! Authors, let your darkest ideas and fantasy unite at the Carnival of Madness. Psycho-thrillers invite their audience to be a part of the nightmare that you create! So….Wanna go for a ride?
            Participating Authors so far: Bill McCormick, Virginia Carraway Stark, Wile E. Young, T.G. Arsenault, Kasey Hill, Dutch Walden…
            5k up to 7K Word Count per story. $25 contributor payout and a contributor copy of “Carnival of Madness”
            We are extending the deadline for submissions till after the New Year 2017, in order to collect only the best stories. Azoth Khem Publishing plans to feature the anthology at StokerCon, end of April 2017 in Long Beach, CA aboard the Queen Mary.
            Please send submissions to:
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            • #7

              Following on our anthology Tomorrow's Cthulhu, we're launching a themed anthology series of weird horror set in or inspired by the Cthulhu Mythos.

              The next release is Ride the Star Wind: Cthulhu, Space Opera, and the Cosmic Weird, presenting tales that combine space opera with cosmic weird horror, either set within the Cthulhu Mythos or inspired by it. It is now open to submissions.

              Send us into space, away from earth, and bring the weird! Give us adventure and wonder, spaceships and monsters, tentacles and insanity, determined struggle and starborne terror. Whether sprawling in scope or tightly focused and personal, make sure to give us a taste of the greater universe of your story, such as the culture and politics. Make us long to know more of your universe.

              We want diverse stories with modern sensibilities from many different voices that show the immense and diverging possibilities ahead for weird horror. We want to forge ahead and explore the new and the strange. We are actively seeking submissions from writers from underrepresented populations. (This includes, but is not limited to, writers of any race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, class, and physical or mental ability.)
              • We want stories that mesh space opera with cosmic weird horror.
              • For the elements of space opera, modern touchstones include James SA Corey (Expanse series), Ann Leckie (Imperial Radch series), Iain Banks (Culture series), Nnedi Okorafor (Binti), David Brin (Uplift trilogy), and Becky Chambers (Wayfarers series). For mixing elements of space opera and cosmic weird horror, the short story "Boojum" by Elizabeth Bear and Sarah Monette is a great touchstone. The technology level for submissions can fall anywhere in the soft- to hard-science range.
              • Stories should also be set within or be inspired by the Cthulhu Mythos. We want to see the Mythos continue to grow and evolve, to expand as a shared literary world and not be tied to outdated and limiting sensibilities. We are not interested in stories with bigoted, unbalanced views on race and gender.
              • Subversive or experimental stories are welcome.
              • No pastiches of previous eras for either the space opera elements or the weird horror elements.
              • Original, previously unpublished short stories (3,000-6,000 words) and flash fiction (1,000 words or less).
              • Pay rate of 8 c/w for first rights to digital, audio, and print formats in English.
              • Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please, let us know as soon as possible if your submission has become unavailable before you hear back from us.
              • Only one submission per author.
              • We seek both rich characters and grandiose ideas. We seek diverse characters.
              Submit your story in standard manuscript format as an attachment to submissions(at)brokeneyebooks(dot)com with a subject line of the following: [RTSW] "Your Story Title".

              Submission window open from October 31, 2016 to January 31, 2017. The published anthology will be a mix of stories both from invited authors and from slush pile submissions. Don’t self-reject. If in doubt, submit.
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              • #8

                Martian Migraine Press is now open to submissions
                for our fifth annual anthology… A Breath from the Sky

                The full title of this book will be
                A Breath from the Sky: Unusual Stories of Possession
                As long-time readers and authors involved with MMP know, our annual anthology project takes a seed story or concept from the history of Weird Fiction and allows that seed to grow in strange and interesting new ways. We encourage our authors to unshackle themselves from the standard tropes that can weigh down the imagination and move into truly authentic dimensions of fear, awe, and cosmic wonder. We want to see the Weird move with confidence into the 21st Century, and want our authors to share that commitment. For A Breath from the Sky: Unusual Stories of Possession, the seed story will be H P Lovecraft’s classic The Colour Out of Space. This is easily one of his best works, and will be included in the anthology. Colour presents many interesting entry points into our theme of unusual possession: the titular entity — an unknown, sentient being from beyond the stars that manifests as an unearthly, unplaceable hue is released from a fallen meteorite and proceeds to infect and alter everything around it. The earth, plants, animals, and humans within its sphere of malign influence change and suffer. The Colour pollutes the ground water like a common toxic spill, yet also spreads like radiation. It appears to be a brute force of nature, affecting its surroundings on the molecular and genetic levels, but can also attack specific individuals with something approaching intelligence, inhabiting their minds and reducing them to shambling wrecks both physically and mentally. A Breath from the Sky: Unusual Stories of Possession will offer the reader just that: tales that subvert and challenge the common ideas of what it means to be “taken over” by something that is not yourself. We do not want to see the standard Judeo-Christian “demon possession/exorcism” narrative. We want to see stories that ask “what does it mean to be conscious and aware?” Stories that speculate on the very nature of intelligence, life, and control: of our minds, our bodies, our means of perceiving and arranging the world. We want stories that explore the horror of possession, true, but also stories that focus on the ecstasy of it, the benefits (if any), and the costs and rewards of merging with something outside of oneself, whether by force or by choice. And when we say something, we want to see a broad range of what that thing could be. Is it possible to become possessed by a song? a language? a meme? Are the possessing entities singular, or multiple? More than multiple? An entire species in one person? What would it feel like to be possessed by a machine or a man-made Artificial Intelligence — and has that already happened? Possession on the molecular level, possession by designer drugs, possession by thoughtforms other than demons, possession by other people. Possession by ourselves? Are you even sure that “you” are you? With Lovecraft’s Colour as the seed, we of course expect to see Lovecraftian and Cthulhu Mythos stories, but please, move beyond the easy targets (tentacles bursting out all over) and give us stories that are truly Other in scope: we want to see effects that defy the body, logic, and the laws of physics! For inspiration beyond Lovecraft, we suggest reading Murakami, Borges, William S. Burroughs, and the like. Surprise and delight us, make us question our sanity and loosen our hold on concensus reality. Final story count for the anthology will be determined based on quality and number of submissions. A Breath from the Sky: Unusual Tales of Possession will be released as a softcover paperback and as an electronic book in multiple formats. Submission period closes JANUARY 31, 2017. The anthology will be released in early August of 2017, with a possible launch party at NecronomiCon Providence later that month. Submitting

                Please use Standard Manuscript format when submitting. That’s double spaced, left justified, Times New Roman or Courier or something at least readable, a header on the first page (at least) with your author info and word count and… well, you know the drill. RTF or DOC files preferred, but DOCx and text files also accepted. Obviously, you could send us something that’s not in Standard Manuscript format, but it will lower your chances of it being looked at seriously. We will look at both original work and REPRINTS.
                To submit a story to A Breath from the Sky: Unusual Stories of Possession send an e-mail (with the story file attached, not in the body of the email) to:, with subject line: BREATH, title of your story, and your name. Length and Genre

                For short fiction, we’d like to see anything from 1,500 to 7,000 words.
                FLASH FICTION: got something under 1500 words? Send it in. However, the following still applies…
                NO POETRY.

                All accepted submissions will be paid .03CAD per word, via Paypal, as well as two contributor copies (paperback) of the anthology, and copies in all electronic formats (mobi, EPUB, and PDF). Authors are also entitled to electronic copies of three additional Martian Migraine Press titles of their choosing. Replies and Queries

                We will try to acknowledge receipt of your submission within a week of its arrival in our inbox. The submission period itself will close on January 31, 2017 and we should be responding to all submissions, yes or no, throughout the submission period and no later than February 2017. We do our best to ensure that all submissions are contacted and kept up-to-date, but sometimes items fall through cracks, so, if you haven’t heard from us by March 15 2017, please query.
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                • #9
                  Deadline: February 1st, 2017
                  Payment: $25.00
                  Note: Reprints Allowed

                  Do you have a pet? Do you want a pet? Do you dream of pets? Most importantly, do you write about pets?
                  Smoking Pen Press is issuing a Call for Submissions for an anthology of short stories about pets. Real or fantasy, usual or unusual, ordinary or not so ordinary..
                  The deadline for submission is February 1, 2017. Stories should be between 1500 and 7000 words. Submissions should be in Word (.doc or .docx) format and should be sent to
                  As always, there is no submission fee. Authors of selected stories will receive a one-time payment of $25.00.

                  No simultaneous submissions.
                  Multiple submissions accepted, and welcomed.
                  Previously published work may be submitted, as long as any exclusivity has expired, all rights have reverted back to the author, and author must fully disclose all details about the previous publication.
                  For more information on any of our Calls for Submission, or if you have questions, use our
                  Contact Us form, and make sure to indicate in your comment that this is in reference to the Read on the Run series.

                  Via: Smoking Pen Press.
                  Pushpin Books - Anthology Call

                  Submissions open today for Pushpin Books new anthology "The Far Orbit: Perigee". They're looking for "modern space adventures crafted in the pulp style popular in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s". Stories can be up to 12,000 words. The deadline is March 15, 2017 and payment is 1cent a word. You can find the details here.
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                  • #10
                    Radiant Crown Publishing - Anthology Call

                    Radiant Crown Publishing LLC has opened submissions for their anthology "Gaslandia". They're looking for diesel punk adventure stories of 1001 to 40,000 (these are broke down in groups in the guidelines) words that will be framed as tales told during an air raid. The deadline is March 1, 2017 and payment is 1cent a word. One spotlight story of 1000 to 1500 words that features an air pilot with a prosthetic limb will be paid 2 or 3cents a word. You can find the details here.
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                    • #11

                      Anthologist: Trysh Thompson
                      Open for Submissions: February 1, 2017 to March 31, 2017
                      Expected Publication: Fall 2017
                      Story Length: up to 15,000 words
                      Payment: $10 + contributor copy

                      No one is perfect—not even a witch. Witches have amazing power at their fingertips to do unbelievable things. That magic can come in really handy sometimes too. They can make someone fall in love, poison an apple to enact a sleeping curse, to banish an enemy to an alternate reality, or just to conjure up some Nutella when there is none in the house.

                      But what happens when those spells go horribly awry?

                      SONOFAWITCH! seeks humorous stories of spells gone wrong. What spell fell apart and how did the witch get out of it? Give me a contemporary setting (mainly because it lends itself to more humor). The rest is up to your imagination.

                      Audience: Preference for New Adult/Adult, though a thoroughly compelling YA is fine

                      Rights and compensation: Payment: $10 and a paperback copy of the anthology from World Weaver Press. We are looking for previously unpublished works in English. Seeking first world rights in English and nonexclusive right to continue to publish for the life of the anthology.

                      Open submission period: February 1, 2017 - March 31, 2017

                      Length: Under 15,000 words

                      Submission method: Send story as an attachment (.doc, .docx, or .rtf only) to thompson[at]

                      Simultaneous submissions = okay. Multiple submissions = no.

                      Expected Publication Date: Fall 2017

                      About the Anthologist: Trysh Thompson has written just about every form of non-fiction you can think of—everything from news, movie reviews, magazine columns, marketing hype, software manuals, and was even an editorial assistant on a gardening book no one has ever read (The 7-Minute Organic Garden—see, you’ve never heard of it, have you?). To keep from being slowly and torturously bored to death by her day job, she turned to fiction as means of escape—reading it, writing it, and editing it.
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                      • #12

                        We will be creating an anthology titled Utter Fabrication: Historical Accounts of Unusual Buildings and Structures. It will be a collection of fictional stories about haunted houses and other weird places. For this anthology, our pay will be 2¢/word. We are particularly looking for stories from authors who are underrepresented in fiction: people of color, LGBTQ, non-Western religions and cultures.
                        Each story is written from the perspective of someone who has encountered this strange location. Like our regular magazine, this narrator will also have a bio. Be certain that your story meets these requirements:
                        1st person
                        500-8000 words in length
                        Focuses on a strange building or place
                        Not a reprint
                        Here are some ideas that we pitched when we made our Kickstarter, but this is meant to be inspirational and not definitive.
                        • Haunted houses, obviously.
                        • Space stations poised at the edge of an anomaly.
                        • Towns missing people for no clear reason.
                        • Espresso stands that travel through time.
                        • Malls that function as dimensional crossroads.
                        • A cursed painting in an otherwise empty field.
                        • Unusual sculptures that seem to come from out of this world.
                        • Structures or ruins left behind by indigenous peoples. (But please don’t stoop to “Indian burial ground” or similar tropes. Seriously, don’t be that person.)
                        DO NOT send us poetry or screenplays.
                        Submissions should be in Standard Manuscript Format and sent via Submittable between March 1 and March 31. As with our regular submissions, we are asking for exclusive first worldwide electronic and print rights for one year. Multiple submissions are okay, simultaneous submissions are not.
                        For more information about how we normally do business, check out our Submissions page.
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