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Monday Markets – Visible Ink Anthology 2015 – July 27 (via: @visibleinkmag)

Visible Ink is looking for written and visual submissions to its 2015 anthology:

Visible Ink is open to Australian residents only.

We are currently accepting submissions from emerging artists and writers.

This year’s theme is After the rain.

They’re paying a copy of the anthology and a yet-to-be determined payment based on fundraising efforts. Note there is a $6 AUD entry fee for written submissions, and a $5 entry fee for visual submissions. They’re looking for flash fiction up to 250 words, short fiction up to 2,000, poetry up to 50 lines, and interior art work.

Support your Australian publishing industry! You have until July 27th to submit.

Full submission guidelines: http://visibleinkanthology.com/submissions/

And the Literarium market listing: https://literarium.net/market/200

Monday Markets – SNAFU: Future Warfare – August 13, 2015

Cohesion Press is now open to submissions to its established SNAFU series of Military SF:

For this military/sci-fi/horror anthology, we want warriors competing on a futuristic battlefield, fighting against forces threatening humankind, the balance of the galaxies, or life itself. Think Aliens, Halo, Predator, Starship Troopers, and Terminator. Have your heroes defending their way of life against inconceivable odds. Take us along for the ride while your future soldiers take the fight to their enemies. Expect casualties!

Payment is 4c/word for 2,000 to 10,000 words short fiction as well as a contributor copy, with a due date of August 13.

Full submission guidelines: http://cohesionpress.com/about-2/submissions/snafu-future-warfare-2/

And the Literarium market listing: https://literarium.net/market/198

Monday Markets – Futuristica Volume 1 – August 31, 2015

Meta Sagas is looking for science fiction, scientific fantasy or space opera (and related) for their first short fiction anthology, Futuristica Volume 1.

Story content must be original. We do not accept fan fiction or derivative works. We prize diversity, specifically stories that include multicultural backgrounds or lead characters of atypical ethnic origins. Basically, while we have nothing against heterosexual white American males, we feel they are already adequately represented in science fiction and we want stories about the rest of humanity. We are interested in character-oriented fiction.

They’re paying 6c/word for 3,000 to 10,000 words short fiction, with a due date of August 31.

Full submission guidelines: http://metasagas.com/submissions/

And Literarium market listing: https://literarium.net/market/196

Monday Markets – Letters to Tiptree – June 8, 2015 (via: @12thplanetpress)

Nope this posting wasn’t late at all, nothing to see here!

Twelfth Planet Press are putting together an interesting collection for publication in August:

The great James Tiptree Jr was born sometime in 1967, a little over forty-eight years ago. Fifty-two years earlier Tiptree’s alter-ego, the talented, resourceful and fascinating Alice B. Sheldon was born. And somewhere in there, about forty years ago, poet Racoona Sheldon showed up. In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Sheldon’s birth, and in recognition of the enormous influence of both Tiptree and Sheldon on the field, Twelfth Planet Press is publishing a selection of letters written by science fiction and fantasy’s writers, editors, critics and fans to celebrate her, to recognise her work, and maybe in some cases to finish conversations set aside nearly thirty years ago. LETTERS TO TIPTREE will be a collection of letters written to Alice Sheldon, James Tiptree or Racoon Sheldon; a set of thoughtful pieces on the ways her contribution to the genre has affected (or not) its current writers, readers, editors and critics.

They’re paying 5c a word for essays and letters from 1,000 to 2,000 words. They’re also looking for shorter responses (check out the guidelines and listing below).

For the guidelines go here: http://www.twelfthplanetpress.com/submissions

Literarium listing here: https://literarium.net/market/193

Monday Markets – Bide Magazine (HT: @bidemagazine)

This week, an Australian magazine:

We are accepting fiction, non-fiction, poetry, spoken word, video, art and sideways glances. For our Spring 2015 issue, we are particularly keen to see some gorgeous creative non-fiction and memoir. Each issue will also feature a piece by a writer aged between 8 and 16. If you (or your child) would like to submit a piece to Rising Stars, please make a note of this in your submission. Topics we especially love are: people, feelings, places, food, science, politics, art, literature, animals

They’re paying $80 AUD per piece, from art to flash fiction and audio recordings, and $40 AUD per piece for work accepted onto their web platform.

Full submission guidelines: http://bide.com.au/submit/

And Literarium market listing: https://literarium.net/market/191

5 Tips and Tricks for Submission to: The Lane of Unusual Traders – Stage 2 – 31 May (HT: @tinyowlworkshop)

I’ve just finished reading and judging (ie. slushing) the Flash Fiction component of the Lane of Unusual Traders Part 2. The Lane is a part of a large collaborative world building project managed by the excellent Tiny Owl Workshop crew, based in sunny Brisbane, Australia.

As part of reading through the submissions, I thought I would give some tips and observations to any potential submitters to the Short Story component of the submission window (due May 31, people). I’m judging for that too, so you probably should pay attention if you want a submitting edge.

If you don’t know what I’m talking about at all, check out the market listing link above, or go here to the ‘LoUT’ homepage for a quick introduction: http://thelaneofunusualtraders.com/

Finished? Keen to submit? Cool, then read on!

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Monday Markets – Monsterful – 30 Sep 2015

FableCroft is putting together a new anthology, opening July 1:

Submissions will open in July for the speculative fiction anthology, Monsterful: stories of the awesome and the extraordinary. Stories should be aimed at an older teen to adult audience and contain speculative elements – science fiction, fantasy and horror and their sub-genres are all welcome, but we recommend researching FableCroft’s past projects for an idea of the sort of stories we publish.

Short fiction from 2,000 to 12,000 words with payment of $75 AUD/story and a contributor copy. Start thinking!

Full submission guidelines: http://fablecroft.com.au/submissions

Literarium listing: https://literarium.net/market/187