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    https://masonjarpress.submittable.co...that-never-was
    Broken Metropolis Anthology: Queer Tales of a City That Never Was

    Ends on December 7, 2017

    SUBMITTING
    Stories should be in standard manuscript format, i.e. double spaced, in a reasonable 12-point font. The editor has a fondness for Georgia. The story title, word count, and contact information should appear on the first page, and your last name, story title, and page number should appear in the header information of all other pages.
    We will be reviewing submissions on a rolling basis until the anthology is filled. Acceptances will be notified within 60 days. Feel free to query after that.
    WORD COUNT
    We’re looking for stories under 6,000 words. 3-4,000 words is probably the sweet spot.
    REPRINTS
    We will not be accepting previously published work for this anthology.
    THE CONCEPT
    Metropolitan tales of city-focused fantasy with queer perspectives. Squalid flats, glittering spires, and alchemical trolleys. Manipulative heirs, handsome swordswomen and noble automatons. Write us something built with borrowed Bordertown DNA, purloined echoes of House Tremontaine society and stolen grit from the dark of London Below. Be inspired by Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delany, China Mieville’s Perdido Street Station, or “The City Born Great” by N.K. Jemisin.
    WHAT WE WANT TO SEE
    We are looking for stories that explore the edges of urban fantasy through queer stories. While the city these stories are set in should be vast and unnamed, highly specific neighborhoods and landmarks are encouraged and sought after. We welcome a broad interpretation of the genre that is inclusive of postmodern folk tales, future/ancient noir, and stories that happen both behind closed doors and in plain sight. Throughout, we’re looking for rich, varied and nuanced understandings of gender, family and ethnicity.
    Please remember not to self-reject!
    WHAT WE DON’T WANT TO SEE
    Please no werewolf/vampire/dragon/elf stories unless you’ve really deconstructed the genre tropes. No spandex. We’re not interested in unexamined bigotry or sexual violence; pieces that include such should really be looking at the post-event experience of the survivors. Other genre elements from horror, science fiction or erotica are welcome in reasonable doses.
    RIGHTS
    We are seeking twelve months of exclusive worldwide print and electronic distribution rights and non-exclusive worldwide print and electronic distribution rights in perpetuity. Exceptions can be made for published stories that are then chosen for a "best of the year" anthology, etc.
    PAYMENT
    Accepted stories of 1,000-6,000 words earn a onetime fee of $25 plus a contributor’s copy for the original terms of the contract. Accepted stories of less than 1,000 words earn a onetime fee of $10 plus a contributor’s copy for the original terms of the contract. Payment is within 90 days of publication.
    EXPECTED PUBLICATION
    We expect to publish this anthology in late July 2018.
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    PMMP - Anthology Call

    Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing has posted an anthology call for "Lost Films". They're looking for horror stories of 1000 to 8000 words involving recorded visual disturbances such as in film, Hollywood, TV, etc.( And yes, they explain it much better). The deadline is October 31, 2017 and payment is 2cents a word. You can find the details here.

    Scary Dairy Press - Anthology Call

    Scary Dairy Press has opened submissions for their anthology "Terror Politico". they are seeking dark fiction of 3000 to 7000 words about the evils of politics. The deadline is December 31, 2017 and payment is $30 to $70 depending on length. Reprints are paid a flat fee of $25. You can find the details here.

    Weird City - Open for Submissions

    Weird City magazine is open for submissions to their second issue. They're looking for stories of 2000 to 7500 words that use the theme of "strange things in dense places". The deadline is December 31, 2017 and payment is $20 to $75 depending on length. You can find the details here.
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    • #3
      https://bcubedpress.com/open-for-sub...er-the-orange/

      B Cubed Press is accepting short story submissions for “After the Orange,” an original science fiction and fantasy anthology about the post-Trump world.
      The Premise:

      The Trump Presidency has come and gone. Has this invoked the Trump Dynasty or has it spawned a return to core values, a hedonistic paradise or what? Truly, what does the future, the post Trump future hold?
      What We Want:

      We are looking for near- or farther-future stories, society as it is AFTER 2032 – at least two presidential election cycles after Donald Trump’s last eligibility. Show us America or the world in a new era, or look at world politics changed by the actions of US policies and people. Or go beyond.
      Stories may present an optimistic or pessimistic, utopian or apocalyptic visions of the future, with some clear connection to current events and the world as it is in 2017. Political shenanigans would be interesting, as well as romance, spooks, robots and evil overlords, satire or parodies. But remember, the world has moved on. The editors generally favor character- and/or plot-driven stories.
      How to Submit:

      Send submissions IN STANDARD MANUSCRIPT FORMAT* to: editor@aftertheorange.com in .doc., .docx, . or rtf .
      Deadline – 12/15/2017
      Publication Date. – Spring/Summer 2018
      Word Counts – 500-5000 words
      Pay US $0.02 cent a word paid on publication + shared royalties.
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      • #4
        Zombies Need Brains LLC - Anthology Calls



        Editor Joshua Palmatier has posted the guidelines for three anthologies to be published by Zombies Need Brains LLC. They are looking for sci-fi and fantasy stories up to 7500 words that meet the themes for "The Razor's Edge", "Guilds & Glaives", and "Second Round". The deadline is December 31, 2017 and payment is 6cents a word. You can find the details here. And they did have a successful KickStarter so the money is assured.

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        Mystery & Horror LLC - Anthology Call



        Mystery & Horror LLC has posted an anthology call for Strangely Funny V. They're looking for funny paranormal stories of 2000 to 6000 words. Submissions open on October 1 and close on October 31, 2017. Payment is a $5 advance plus a copy of the anthology. You can find the details here.

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        Crystal Lake Publishing - Anthology Call



        Crystal Lake Publishing opens submissions tomorrow (October 1, 2017) for their annual anthology "Tales from the Lake 5". They're seeking quiet horror and dark fiction stories with a literary bend that are grounded in the real world. Stories should be no more than 6000 words. The deadline is December 1, 2017 and payment is 3cents a word. You can find all the details here.
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        • #5
          http://www.springsongpress.com/submi...air-anthology/
          • Stories can be 1,000 words to 10,000 words.
          • The anthology will be published in ebook and paperback formats.
          • We pay upfront $0.01 / word. Authors will receive the e-book and one print copy of the anthology, plus wholesale pricing for additional print copies.
          • Previously unpublished submissions strongly preferred.
          • We are seeking twelve months of exclusive worldwide print and electronic distribution rights and non-exclusive worldwide print and electronic distribution rights in perpetuity.
          • Multiple submissions are fine, but simultaneous submissions are discouraged. Please don’t re-submit a rejected story unless we request revisions.
          • We hope to have responded to everyone within one month of the submission window’s closing. Feel free to query if it’s been longer than two months.
          • Stories must be double spaced, in 12-point Times New Roman font (or something similar). Do not submit in Courier. The story title, your byline, a word count, and contact information should appear on the first page, and your last name, story title, and page number should appear in the header information of all other pages. We’re not particular about whether you use italics or underlining for emphasis, how many spaces are after the period, or whether you use straight or smart quotes.
          • Submissions may be sent to the email address: Submit your stories via email as an attachment in .doc, .docx, or .rtf format. The subject of your email should be SUBMISSION: <story title> by <byline>. The email body should contain a short list of your publishing credits and any pertinent biographical details.
          • The submission period begins August 1, 2017, and ends November 1, 2017.
          Theme guidelines

          • The story must have a fantasy/speculative element. Science fantasy is ok, but we’re aiming for fantasy rather than straight science fiction. We prefer “clean” stories and strongly prefer noblebright stories. For more on noblebright, please see noblebright.org.
          • The story must address the “Fell Beasts and Fair” theme in some way. We’re interested in both classic and new interpretations of fantastic creatures, from mermaids and dryads to dropbears and jackalopes.
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          • #6
            Cuil Press - Anthology Call

            Cuil Press has posted an anthology call for a Tumblr-Twist anthology. They're looking for fantasy stories of 4000 to 25,000 words based on Tumblr-Twists (yes, they have links) or a made up Tumblr-twist of your own. The deadline is November 30, 2017 and payment is $25. You can find the details here.
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