Fireside is currently open to short story submissions from the 15th to the 31st of December, 2018 (midnight to midnight, all times EST). They are looking for stories up to 4,000 words, and pay 12.5 cents a word.
New Voices submissions are open to new and emerging writers only (no novel-length published work forthcoming at the time of submission). They except a variety of genres, and pay .10 cents per word up to $200.00. Stories can be up to 7,000 words long.
Clarksworld Magazine is open to submissions. They are looking for science fiction and fantasy stories of between 1,000 and 16,000 words. Payment is 10¢ per word for the first 5000 words, 8¢ for each word over 5000.
Nothing’s Sacred is Jack of No Trades Productions’ horror magazine, and Volume 5 is now open for submissions. They pay 5 cents a word for fiction up to 3,000 words, take limited reprints at 2 cents a work, non-fiction articles about the horror genre at 5 cents per word, and poetry pays $10.00 each.
Constellary Tales is a new a pro market for science fiction and fantasy, and they are now open for submissions. They pay 6 cents per word for stories between 1,000 and 3,500 words. Stories must have a speculative element, but they aren’t open to horror.
Zombies Need Brains LLC is accepting submissions to its three science fiction and fantasy anthologies PORTALS, TEMPORALLY DEACTIVATED, and ALTERNATE PEACE. Stories for this anthology must be original (no reprints or previously published material), no more than 7,500 words in length, and must satisfy the theme of the anthology. Pay rate will be an advance of a minimum of 6 cents per word. Full guidelines are found here.
Artemis Rising is an annual month-long event across all four Escape Artists podcasts, celebrating the voices of women, non-binary, trans, and marginalized gendered authors in genre fiction. During the month of September, PseudoPod Horror Podcast Magazine seeks submissions to celebrate ARTEMIS RISING, a special month-long event across the Escape Artists podcasts featuring stories by any author who identifies as a woman, to any degree.
Payment is 6 cents per word, they are looking for stories between 2,000 and 6,000 words, and a special submission portal will open on the website in September. General submission guidelines and contact information can be found here.
An open call for writers.
The John Silence RPG & Anthology is a collective projective reinvisioning of Algernon Blackwood’s “John Silence” short stories to focus on non-white/POC/ethnically and racially marginalized psychic detectives in an alternate American noir setting spanning the 1920s to the 1990s. Pay is 6 cents per word up to 6,000 words, and a flat $30 for poetry.
Uncanny Magazine is reopening to submissions on August 9. Pay is 8 cents per word for fiction, and a flat $30 for poetry.
Twelfth Planet Press will be open to novellas of between 17,000 and 40,000 words beginning September 1, and ending November 30. They pay a $300.00 advance and 40% royalties. Full details can be found here.
DAW books is actively seeking new works of science fiction and fantasy written by and/or featuring people of color, Native people, disabled people, neurodiverse people, LGBTQIA+ people, and those from other underrepresented or marginalized communities. You can find full details on how to submit here.
Crossed Genres is now open to submissions, and will close again on August 15th. They ware paying 7 cents per word for stories about resisting fascism. Word count is from 250-8,000 words. Full details can be found here.
Flame Tree Press has opened submissions for their first two 2019 anthologies: Haunted House and Cosy Crime. They are looking for stories between 2,000-4,000 words, and payment is 6 cents per word.
Tor.com Publishing will soon be reopening to unsolicited novella submissions starting July 30, 2018, Lee Harris, Carl Engle-Laird, and Ruoxi Chen will be reading and evaluating original novellas between 20,000-40,000 words long. They will be open for two weeks beginning on July 30 around 9:00 AM EST (UTC-1:00) and ending on August 13 9:00 AM EST (UTC-1:00).