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
Cohesion Press’s SNAFU series continues with SNAFU: Judgement Day:
What we want: Invading space aliens, demonic invasion as in Doom, DNA-grafted dinosaurs taking over the planet, manmade viral infections that nearly wipe out humanity, or artificial intelligence like in Terminator… anything you can think of that would bring about the end of the world. And SOLDIERS! Tell us about what happens during the worst of the fall of humanity or afterwards. No zombies. That’s already taken care of. Full action. Nothing less. Hoo-rah!
They’re looking for 2,000-10,000 word submissions and paying 4 AUD cents/word plus a contributor copy. The anthology opens to submissions February 1st.
Check out the listing here: https://literarium.net/market/cohesion-press/snafu-judgement-day
‘A Change is Gonna Come’ is an anthology looking for short stories by authors from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.
We are launching an open call for submissions from unpublished and unagented writers, with room for a number of new authors to be added to the line-up. We see this project as an opportunity to discover and nurture new BAME writers. Our hope is that the anthology will launch several long and successful careers. Literary agent Julia Kingsford of Kingsford Campbell and Sarah Shaffi, Online Editor of The Bookseller and co-founder of the BAME in Publishing network, will act as editorial consultants in selecting stories from the open submissions.
They’re paying GBP 150 per short story from 2,000 to 5,000 words, and include a print and ebook contributor copy. The market shuts end of Feb, so if you are in their target writer demographic, submit!
Check out the Literarium market listing here: https://literarium.net/market/stripes-publishing/a-change-is-gonna-come
Arsenika magazine is starting up and needs your flash fiction and poetry submissions:
Arsenika is a quarterly journal of speculative poetry and flash fiction. Edited by S. Qiouyi Lu, Arsenika looks for gorgeous, emotional writing: poetry that shimmers with multiple layers of meaning, prose that explores and interrogates. From hard science fiction to the lightest of magical realism, Arsenika is not bound by genre, though we do prefer the speculative.
Established in December 2016, Arsenika seeks marginalized voices. We work to uplift those outside the center and believe that identity is not the defining trait of a piece of work, but that unnameable quality that weaves through prose and poetry to give it its nuance. We invite people of all backgrounds to submit to our zine.
They’re paying 1c/word up to 1,000 words with a $5 USD minimum. They’re also looking for reprint art Support a small new mag!
Check out the Literarium market listing here: https://literarium.net/market/arsenika-magazine/arsenika-magazine