You may have noticed last month I missed posting deadlines (or maybe you didn’t; I’m not sure anyone actually reads this thing…*taps microphone*). I have a new job and a new house and not a lot of time to write, especially things like blog posts, which are unpaid. So, I missed the deadline. Oops. I’ll try to make it up to you by having two this month: one today, and one next week about podcasts. Deal? Deal. Okay, here we come with those deadlines…
Steal the Spotlight MicroFiction Contest – October 15
Autumn Cthulhu – October 31
Crossed Genres: Betrayal – October 31
Beware the Little White Rabbit – November 15
Shock Totem – November 30
Accessing the Future – November 30
Bad Dream Entertainment – November 30
Second Contacts – January 15, 2015
The Mammoth Book of Professor Moriarty Adventures – February 15, 2015
The Mammoth Book of Jack the Ripper Tales – April 1, 2015
Nightmare Magazine – reopened
Grievous Angel – ongoing
Uncanny – ongoing
Shades of Terror – ongoing
Halloween Forevermore – ongoing
Fantastic Stories of the Imagination – ongoing
These deadlines are, as always, Submitter Beware, because I can’t vouch for any of these publishers. This is basically just a place for me to deposit short story deadlines to which I would like to submit work, so all the markets are paying (usually at least $.01 a word, although I’m getting a lot pickier about pay rates lately) and accept electronic submissions. They’re all genre markets of some kind (horror, science fiction, steampunk, fantasy).
Please be sure to check Horror Tree, Ralan, Dark Markets, and The Submission Grinder for more publications looking for submissions. This list is by no means exhaustive. Oh, and don’t forget to check posts from previous months (they’re all categorized under Upcoming Deadlines) for publications that are still open.
If you’re an editor or publisher and you’d like me to feature your deadline here, you can email me at sarah.hans at gmail dot com with the details.