Occasionally we cater to the slightly longer form writers among you. It’s not always magazines and anthologies around here!
Severed Press is looking for manuscript submissions from around 30K words in the horror/SF genres:
Killer sea creatures or monstrous kaiju fiction: Creature features about monsters that come from the deep, or maybe even somewhere more terrifying.
Dinosaurs : Lost world adventures featuring terrifying creatures from the past.
Military horror/sci-fi: Like Predator or Aliens, a military unit faces off against an unknown threat from beyond the stars or from another dimension.
Apocalyptic or post-apocalyptic scenarios (including TEOTWAWKI or SHTF): Stories that explore the end of the world or life after it: zombie outbreaks, alien invasions or whatever else may serve as a harbinger of the end times!
LitRPG: Stories where characters are transported or trapped within an online game, usually a MMORPG . LitRPG blends traditional science fiction and fantasy with gaming elements and mechanics.
LitFPS: Stories that blend fiction with First Person Shooters.
They’re looking for queries for novellas and novels from around 30K words, although some start at 60K words (eg. Military). If there is no response within 21 days consider yourself rejected, which is at least nice turnaround, and they accept simultaneous submissions (usual courtesy applies). Payment is otherwise negotiated via contract.
Literarium listing here: https://literarium.net/market/severed-press/severed-press
Anathema magazine is looking for original SFF fiction and non-fiction from queer people of colour:
We are open to any form of genre or speculative content. We talk about what we do as “SF/F/H, the weird, slipstream, surrealism, fabulism, and more,” elsewhere on the site. But we are not limited to those genres. Use them as a starting point and send whatever you want: as long as it’s got some kind of speculative content we’ll consider it. And we are also interested in seeing work that has been difficult to place because of content or perspective.
They’re after short fiction and non-fiction. Flat $50 CAD for fiction from 1,500 to 6,000 and non-fiction from 1,500-3,000. Cover art (original or reprint) pays $100 CAD. They’ll be open again in May, so get writing (other open sub windows are January and September).
Literarium listing here: https://literarium.net/market/anathema-spec-from-the-margins/anathema-spec-from-the-margins/
Broken Eye Books is reading for their next anthology, ‘Welcome to Miskatonic University’:
Miskatonic University is still going strong in the Arkham Valley (and in various satellite campuses and research stations around the world). Resilient and forward thinking, few institutions can weather the times and adapt like good ol’ MU. It’s a strange brew of conservatively reaching into the past while progressively marching forward. And it’s a hotbed for the weird and the wonderful! So what might a modern MU look like? What might student life be like today? These tales combine college life and the cosmic weird. Of course, there’s beer, sex, and parties; study groups and all-night cramming; campus activism and impassioned discourse; vital research and faculty struggling for tenure. But also, you know, gruesome and psychedelic cosmic weirdness.
They continue to pay a solid 8c USD/word for flash fiction up to 1,000 words and short fiction between 3,000 and 6,000 words. Simultaneous subs accepted and a deadline of January 31, 2017. Make it happen!
Read on for the Literarium market listing here: https://literarium.net/market/broken-eye-books/welcome-to-miskatonic-university
Mixing it up here and presenting ‘Twisted Moon Magazine’, which opens on rolling submission periods during the year (currently closed, but keep an eye out for them):
Twisted Moon is a magazine of erotic speculative poetry. We want your tales of naked witches dancing by moonlight, the smell of your ghost lover’s skin, the whispered memories of dying stars as they yearn across galaxies. That poem you read to your lover over the phone just to hear their breath catch.
They are looking for poetry only, up to 100 lines, paying $10 USD per poem. Support them!
Literarium listing here: https://literarium.net/market/twisted-moon-magazine/twisted-moon-magazine
The Boston Review has a special call out for Global Dystopian fiction and non-fiction:
Over the last decades dystopian narratives have proliferated to the point where they seem to have become our default mode for conceptualizing the future. But dystopias are not merely fantasies of a minatory future; they offer critically important reflection upon our present. If (as Tom Moylan has argued) traditional dystopias crafted cognitive maps of the terrors of the twentieth century, what cognitive maps does our current dystopian turn provide us of our turbulent global present?
We are seeking essays, interviews, and fiction from writers around the globe that engage the theme of dystopia. Nonfiction, personal essay, genre fiction (SF, fantasy, horror, Afrofuturist, slipstream), and work that resides across/between genres are welcome..
They’re charging the increasingly offensive $3 Submittable fee (none of this goes to them, it’s just the first non-free Submittable tier) for fiction and non-fiction on the theme of Global Dystopias. Work up to 5,000 is requested, but there’s no mention of payment. Deadline is May 1, 2017!
Literarium link is here: https://literarium.net/market/boston-review/boston-review–global-dystopias
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