Flame Tree Press has an open call for short stories for its new anthology, Strange Lands, that started March 16, 2020 and runs until April 5, 2020. They are looking for stories between 2,000-4,000 words, and pay 6 cents per word. Full details can be found here.
Third Flatiron Anthologies is opening for submissions of SF/F/H short stories from February 15 – March 15, 2020. The theme of this anthology is “positive futures.”
Stories should be 1500 – 3000 words, and pay rate is 8 cents per word. Full details on how to submit are here.
Unidentified Funny Objects is an annual anthology of humorous science fiction and fantasy. For their eighth anthology, they’re looking for all styles and sub-genres of speculative humor. Submission window opens April 1st and closes again on April 30, 2020. They want stories between 500 and 5,000 words, and payment is 10 cents a word.
Full details here.
Arsenika is open to both flash fiction up to 1,000 words, and poetry submissions until November 1, 2019. Payment is $60 for flash, and $30 for poetry. Full details can be found here.
Dark Moon Digest is a quarterly publication, and they are currently looking for stories between 1,500 and 7,000 words. Submission period is ongoing. Payment for original fiction is at the semi-pro rate of 3 cents per word. They also publish reprints at the rate of 1 cent per word. Full details can be found here.
Dream Foundry has begun accepting submissions to their 2019 short story contest. This contest is open to non-pro writers only. No entry fees, SFF stories up to 10,000 words, and first prize is $500.00 Deadline for entries is October 13, 2019. Full details are here.
Wordfire Press is opening submissions for their new anthology “Monsters, Movies, & Mayhem” from September 1 to October 31, 2019. They are looking for stories up to 6,000 words and payment is 6 cents per word on acceptance. Full details are here.
Deep Magic E-zine is open to submissions until September 30, 2019. They are looking for stories anywhere between 1,000-40,000 words, pay 6 cents per word, but payment is capped at 10,000 words. Full details are here.
Third Flatiron is open for submissions to their themed anthology Longevity from July 10- August 3, 2019. They are looking for stories between 1,500 and 3,000 words long, and pay rate is 8 cents a word. Full guidelines are here.
Miscreations is open to submissions and will close again August 31, 2019. They are looking for horror stories of between 2,000 and 5,000 words, and payment is 5 cents per word. You can find full guidelines here.
Deep Magic is now open for submissions and will close again on September 30, 2019. Payment is 6 cents per word and payment is capped at 10,000 words. They also buy reprints at 2 cents per word. Full guidelines are here.
Truancy is a semipro market for revised folktales, legends, myth, and retelling of traditional narratives. They are reading for issues 6 and 7 until September 30,2019. They pay 2 cents per word for stories between 1,000 and 3,000 words, and a flat $15 for poetry. Full guidelines are here.
Frozen Wavelets is an e-zine of speculative flash fiction and poetry. They are looking for flash no longer than 750 words, and poems 10 lines or less. Payment for flash is 6 cents per word and submissions open July 1st. Full information is here.
Nightscape Press has several open submission calls for a short story anthology, a Best of New Weird 2018 Anthology, and the Nightscape Charity Line. Payment is different for each open call, as are open and close dates. Full details are found here.
Paper Butterfly Flash fiction is open to flash stories of up to 1,000 words, from any genre, until April 30, 2019. Payment is a flat $10 CD. Full details are found here.
Thrilling Word’s mission is to promote episodic fiction. Instead of publishing standalone speculative fiction short stories, they publish multiple flash fiction stories written by the same author. Combined length for a two story submission should be no more than 2,000 words, and payment is a flat rate of $160.00 for two stories. You can find full details here.
The Speculative Literature Foundation is accepting applications through March 31st for its annual Older Writer’s Grant. Each year they award two $500 grants to assist writers over the age of 50. Full details on how to apply are here.
Translunar Travelers Lounge is looking for fun stories of up to 5,000 words. A fun story as defined by the editors, is one that works on the premise that things aren’t that bad, and that in the end, good will win. Payment is a semi-pro rate of 3 cents per word, and the submissions window closes on April 15th. Full details are here.
Visions is open to submissions for their second issue from now until May 15, 2019. They are looking for stories up to 3,000 words and the theme for the second issue is humanity. Payment is 6 cents per word. Full details are here.