Fantastica, an imprint of Xoum, is looking for speculative fiction novellas:
We are Fantastica, a group of like-minded individuals who have a love for all things science fiction, fantasy and everything in-between. Last year we published our first novel, Livid, an English-language translation of an award winning novel by Italian writer Francesco Verso. Now we’re looking for local talent who have ideas that challenge the tropes and bust genre expectations – and all in the space of a short novel! Fantastica aims to be an imprint with a difference. We want submissions from all Australian and Kiwi writers who are as dedicated to boundary-pushing speculative fiction as we are.
One lucky winner gets $500 and publication (with presumably some sort of royalty scheme associated). Runners up may be published too. They’re after original work from 20,000 to 50,000 words.
Full submission guidelines: http://www.fantasticascifi.com/novella-2015/
And Literarium market listing: https://literarium.net/market/207
Three anthologies of South-East Asian Urban writing to be published by Fixi Novo:
This project has nothing to do with the Andy Warhol movies which had those titles. We just like them. How you interpret the titles is up to you. For example TRASH can be a photo-essay about a garbage collector in Manila or a satirical comedy about trashy socialites in Jakarta or a dystopian parable about androids made out of Bangkok waste.
Editors: Dean Francis Alfar, Khairani Barokka, Marc de Faoite, Cassandra Khaw, Ng Yi-Sheng & Angeline Woon
Writers can be from anywhere, but each story must be set somewhere in urban Southeast Asia. You must specify which of the 3 anthologies you are submitting for: HEAT or FLESH or TRASH.
The anthologies are open until August 31, and pay $100 USD per submission. They accept fiction and creative non-fiction from 2,000 to 5,000 words, including work with b&w art. Reprints are ok, as are multiple submissions
Listing here: https://literarium.net/market/209
Here’s one that’s been around for a while and had slipped my market-listing net:
Southerly is one of Australia’s oldest continuous literary journals. The journal of the English Association, Sydney, it was launched in 1939 with works by authors such as AD Hope and Kylie Tennant. It was, from the outset, dedicated to publishing new Australian literature of the highest standard, and of providing a link between the academy and the garret. Southerly continues to publish the best in new fiction and poetry, reviews and criticism, from and about Australian and New Zealand authors. Southerly is published three times a year, both in print and digitally, and is complemented by a free online section, the Long Paddock. Our entire backlist is available online through the Informit Literature and Culture Collection. Our blog provides commentary and bibliophilic musings from a different writer each month. We are open for submissions all year round.
They’re after short stories and creative non fiction from 2,000 to 8,000 words, as well as poetry. As tends to be the norm for literary markets, there’s no payment listed, but I’m pretty sure there’s payment.
Full submission guidelines: http://southerlyjournal.com.au/submissions/
And Literarium market listing: https://literarium.net/market/204
A new anthology of Non-Western Fantasy from Guardbridge Books:
Beyond the familiar tropes of knights and dragons, there is a whole world of possibilities for fantasy literature.
This collection seeks to explore the stories available in non-traditional fantasy.
We are looking for secondary world fantasy, where the world building and story telling is based on sources other than medieval Europe.
Payment is 0.03 GBP per word, for 1,000 to 6,000 word short fiction. They close October 1, so get writing!
Full submission guidelines: http://www.stokesinternet.com/guardbridgebooks//Submissions.html
Literarium listing here: https://literarium.net/market/203
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
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
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