November Deadlines

…better late than never, right?

Indigenous Horror Stories – November 21

Crossed Genres: Ensemble – November 30

Podcastle: Artemis Rising – December 5

She Walks in Shadows – December 15

Vitality Magazine Issue 1 – December 20

Escape Pod: Artemis Rising – December 20

Diverse Weird Western Anthology – December 31

Plasma Frequency: Anti-Apocalypse – January 15

Women in Practical Armor – April 1

Hidden Youth – April 30

Cicada Magazine – 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) and accept electronic submissions. They’re all genre markets of some kind (horror, science fiction, steampunk, fantasy).

Please be sure to check Horror TreeRalan, 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.

Happy Submitting!

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All About Podcasts

I’m currently shopping a few stories around to podcasts, so I ended up compiling this list of podcasts and their submission guidelines. I thought other people might find it helpful so…here you go. All of these podcasts pay their contributors (sorry, StarShipSofa) and publish some variation of speculative fiction, and aren’t associated with a print magazine (like Lightspeed or Clarkesworld). Pay careful attention, because many of these podcasts are closed for submissions at various times, and may be closed right this second. They’re arranged according to payment offered.

Escape Pod: Pays $.06/word for original science fiction stories and $100 for reprints between 2,000 and 6,000 words.

PodCastle: Pays $.06/word for original fantasy stories and $100 for reprints between 2,000 and 6,000 words, or $20 for stories under 2,000 words.

PseudoPod: Pays $.06/word for original fantasy stories and $100 for reprints between 1,500 and 6,000 words, or $20 for stories under 1,500 words.

The Electronic Voice Phenomenon: Pays $.05/word for original dark speculative fiction stories under 2,000 words.

The DrabbleCast: Pays $.03/word for dark/weird speculative fiction stories between 500 and 4,000 words. Reprints welcome.

Another Dimension Magazine: Pays $.03/word for horror and dark fantasy stories between 1,000 and 3,000 words. Reprints welcome.

GigaNotoSaurus: Pays $100/story for original science fiction and fantasy stories between 5,000 and 25,000 words.

Glittership: Pays $.01/word for science fiction/fantasy stories about LGBTQ characters between 100-6,000 words. Reprints welcome.

Tales of Old: Pays $25/story for historical fiction and alternate history stories between 3,000 and 6,000 words. Reprints welcome.

Cast of Wonders: Pays ~$8/story for young adult speculative fiction stories up to 7500 words. Reprints welcome.

The Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine: Pays $.005/word (that’s right, 1/2 cent per word) with a maximum payment of $10 for speculative fiction of various lengths during open contest periods.

Toasted Cake:  Closed as of May 31, 2015.

So, dear reader…what podcasts do you listen to? Are there any fiction podcasts I missed that I should add to this list?

October Deadlines

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

Apotheosis: Stories of Survival After the Rise of the Elder Gods – December 31

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 TreeRalan, 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.

Happy Submitting!

August Deadlines

How is it already August?!

Fantasy and Science Fiction Special Issue – August 15

NonBinary Review: Wizard of Oz – August 31

Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide – August 31

Crossed Genres: Destruction – August 31

Penumbra: Aliens – September 1

The Journal of Unlikely Cryptography – October 1

Midnight Echo Magazine: Sinister – October 31

The Lost Worlds: Steampunk Horror Anthology – December 30

Shadows and Reflections: A Tribute to Roger Zelazny – open until filled

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 TreeRalan and Dark Markets 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.

Happy Submitting!

July Deadlines

Sorry I forgot to post this yesterday! I”m looking for a new place to live, so that’s been taking up the majority of my time, which probably also explains why this month’s deadline list is a little short.

Our World of Horror – July 20

Crossed Genres: School – July 31

Penumbra: Paranormal Adventures – August 1

Lovely, Dark and Deep – August 31

The Lost Worlds – December 30

Grievous Angel – 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 TreeRalan and Dark Markets 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.

Happy Submitting!

June Deadlines

The Sea is Ours: Tales of Steampunk Southeast Asia – June 30

Fireside Fiction  – June 30

Crossed Genres: Robots, Androids, and Cyborgs – June 30

Penumbra: Lewis Carroll – July 1

Strange Little Girls – July 15

LampLight – July 15

The Book Smugglers: Subversive Fairy Tale Retellings – July 31

This Patchwork Flesh: QUILTBAG Horror – August 31

Childhood Fears – September 15

Wily Writers: Fantasy/Love – September 30

Triptych Tales – ongoing

The Dark – ongoing

Also note: Daily Science Fiction is currently closed to pieces longer than 2,000 words, but they still need shorter stories. So if you’ve got some SF flash that needs a home, now is a good time to send it to them!

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 TreeRalan and Dark Markets 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.

Happy Submitting!

May Deadlines

Pieces of Everything – May 10

Crossed Genres: Typical – May 31

Plasma Frequency: Serial Fiction  – May 31

Torn Pages – May 31

Penumbra: Pain – June 1

Grimdark Grimoire – September 15

She Walks In Shadows – November 15 – December 15

Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy, Vol. 1 – December 31

Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Vol. 2 – December 31?

Perihelion SF – 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 TreeRalan and Dark Markets 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.

Happy Submitting!

April Deadlines

Streets of Shadows – April 3

Crossed Genres: Time Travel – April 30

Penumbra: Hyperspeed – May 1

Sword and Sorceress – May 19

Daylight Dims – June 30

From Out of the Dark – October 31

Ruthless Peoples (flash only) – 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 TreeRalan and Dark Markets 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.

Happy Submitting!

March Deadlines

Whoa, Nelly! It’s March. That’s crazy. Here are some deadlines.

Women in STEM Anthology – pitches due March 21

Crossed Genres: Flash Fiction Free-For-All – March 30

Writers and Rejection – March 31

Penumbra: Isolation – April 1

Strangely Funny II – May 1

Mr. and Mrs. Myth –  May 31

Journal Of Unlikely Entomology – August 1

I Am The Abyss – October 1

Wicked Words – 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 TreeRalan and Dark Markets 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.

Happy Submitting!

February Deadlines

Myth and Magic: Queer Fairy Tales  – March 1

Penumbra: Superheroes – March 1

Aercastle Narratives: Issue 2 – May 1

Thresholds – TBD

Fantasy Scroll Mag – ongoing

Interzone – ongoing

Black Static – ongoing

The Fog Horn – ongoing

Aghast – 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 TreeRalan and Dark Markets 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.

Happy Submitting!