Upper Rubber Boot Books is reading for their anthology ‘Broad Knowledge: 35 Women Up to No Good’, which is part of their Women Up to No Good’ series:
This anthology will be themed around the idea of knowledge (learning/science/education/training/etc). Stories may be funny or serious, set anywhere on or off the world, in any time period, but must feature female protagonists whose knowledge is integral to the plot/conflict.
Note: Authors must identify as female, non-binary, or a marginalized sex or gender identity..
They are paying pro rates of 6 US cents per word, up to 5,000 words
Check it out here: https://literarium.net/market/upper-rubber-boot-books/broad-knowledge
Third Flatiron opened up last month to submissions for an anthology celebrating Kurt Vonnegut’s particular flavour of wry science fiction. They are reading for ‘Cat’s Breakfast’:
We want this anthology to pay tribute to the imagination and inspiration of the ineffable Mr. Vonnegut. Note that we’d prefer you avoid using Vonnegut’s characters or settings explicitly; rather, we’d like you to “channel” his attitude into a speculative fiction piece of your own
They’re paying $0.06 USD per word for fiction between 1,500 and 3,000 words, and close on April 15. Worth checking out if you were a fan of Kurt Vonnegut!
Literarium link is here: https://literarium.net/market/third-flatiron/cat-s-breakfast
Unnerving Magazine is looking for:
[…] short story submissions of horror, dark science fiction (light), dark fantasy and dark literary. Generally leaning strongly toward horror over other genres. Sex, gore and violence are welcome in moderation (nothing gratuitous). The same goes for bizarro works, nothing too far gone (whatever that means). Please no hard science fiction, sword and sorcery fantasy, erotica, romance, humor that isn’t sinister or literary works that venture so far into experimental that they become nonsense
They’re paying 1c a word for short fiction of unspecified length. Note they’re also open to short story collections and novels, so check them out here: https://literarium.net/market/unnerving-magazine/unnerving-magazine
Mythic Delirium is opening for submissions from Mar 1 to May 1.
Mythic Delirium is an online and e-book venue for fiction and poetry that ranges through science fiction, fantasy, horror, interstitial and cross-genre territory— we love blurred boundaries and tropes turned on their heads. We are interested in work that demonstrates ambition, that defies traditional approaches to genre, that introduces readers to the legends of other cultures, that re-evaluates the myths of old from a modern perspective, that twists reality in unexpected ways. We are committed to diversity and are open to and encourage submissions from people of every race, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, political affiliation, and religious belief.
They’re looking for short fiction and poetry, paying 2 USD cents/word for short fiction up to 4,000 words, and $5 per poem.
Literarium listing here: https://literarium.net/market/mythic-delirium-books/mythic-delirium/
Chiral Mad volume 4 is open for submissions, and the key is collaboration:
Unlike past Written Backwards projects, this fourth volume in the critically-acclaimed series of anthologies will be a completely collaborative effort of originality, collecting 4 short stories, 4 novelettes, 4 novellas, and 4 graphic adaptations (to celebrate this 4th book), all co-authored and/or co-created. And the anthology itself will also be co-edited! The goal of Chiral Mad 4 is to help bring our creative community together, to make us stronger, to strengthen relationships already in place, and to help create new relationships entirely. It’s time for all of us to play nice, to get along, and to do what we do best: create somethings out of nothings… and we’re going to create these beautiful somethings together.
They are paying pro rates of 6 US cents per word, up to 20,000 words, split evenly between contributors. There is also one slot spare for graphic illustration work (up to about 10 pages) but you will need to query them directly first.
Literarium listing over here: https://literarium.net/market/written-backwards/chiral-mad-4/
Strange Horizons is publishing the new Samovar Magazine, which focuses specifically on works translated into English:
We publish fiction and poetry in their original language and in English translation. We showcase the work both of writers and also translators, who we have to thank for opening doors to new worlds. […]
There is a vibrant community of speculative fiction writers, readers and publishers out there, and many fantastic magazines devoted to new and established voices. We hope to make that community even more global and inclusive through encounters with different languages.
They’re looking for short fiction up to 5,000 words, paying 6c USD/word to both the original author and the translater (they’ll accept longer works, but cap their pay rates at $300 USD). They also pay flat rates for poetry and non-fiction.
Samovar is open to submissions now and brand new, so if you are a translator, start talking to your non-English author friends for some stories and poetry (and essays, interviews)! And if you are an author of non-English stories, and you’re reading this, find some translators.
Check them out here: https://literarium.net/market/strange-horizons/samovar-magazine
Flame Tree Publishing is at it again with their beautiful hardcover silver-foiled annual anthologies. This year they are looking for four anthologies, paying pro-rates for unpublished and reprinted works alike:
Lost Worlds will be packed with dark valleys, high mountain passes, dinosaurs, dark creations and hidden tribes.
For Supernatural Horror, your work will join the chilling classic stories of M.R. James, Edgar Allan Poe and more.
Time Travel: from H.G. Wells, Jules Verne and Edward Page Mitchell, tales of travelling back and forth in time have brought us ancient and future civilisations, terrifying visions and cautionary tales. Now we’re looking for some brand new stories too.
Heroic Fantasy: Somewhere between epic historical fantasy, sword and sorcery and Tolkien-esque fantasy exists a thick vein of storytelling that would make Robert E. Howard and H.G. Wells proud. We’re looking for savage swordplay, and high magic, daring deeds and gaudy battles.
You have until the end of February 2017 to submit. Target word count is 2,000-4.000 (though that is described as ‘most likely to be successful’, so I marked it down as 1,500-4,500 in the listing). 6c USD/word for reprints is pretty unusual so have a look at the themes and see what you like.
Literarium link is here. I’ve linked to the publisher so you can see all their open anthologies in one place: https://literarium.net/market/flame-tree-publishing