Open submission calls: April 2023

Apologies – I forgot to post April’s open submissions calls here on my website! Below are the ones that are still valid as of today. To avoid disappointment in future, you might want to subscribe to my email newsletter, which contains open submission calls well ahead of them being posted here (if they are at all, *ahem*…).

Horror Story
A new magazine, with a first issue featuring monster stories – either classic monsters or invented ones.
Word count: 2000–10,000 words
Payment: 2 cents per word
Deadline: Ongoing, with no stated cut-off for Issue 1
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In Another Time…
Another brand-new publication, this time specialising in science fiction and fantasy. The informal theme of the inaugural issue is ‘beginnings’.
Word count: 3000–5000 words
Payment: 1 cent per word
Deadline: No deadline specified
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An unusual-but-fun-sounding anthology that will feature ‘cosmic tales with a light romantic twist’. Oddly, the guidelines contain no specific mention of any horror element being required.
Word count: 1000–6000 words
Payment: 1 cent per word
Deadline: 31 August 2023
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Alternate Antarcticas
Sea Lion Press and editor Jared Kavanagh seek alternate history stories set in Antarctica. You’re encouraged to query first with your story idea, to avoid duplication.
Word count: Around 3000–7000 words
Payment: Royalties only
Deadline: 31 July 2023
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