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).
Cemetery Dance magazine is accepting submissions from June 5, 2018 until July 5, 2018 from authors who have never sold a story to the magazine before. If you’ve already had a story accepted for publication in the magazine, please wait for the next reading period. They are looking for stories up to 5,000 in length, and pay is pro rates. Full submission guidelines are here.
PodCastle is open for submissions until June 30th. They are looking for stories up to 6,000 words, and pay 6 cents per word. Full submission guidelines are here.
After being closed to submissions for a long time, Tor.com is reopening to unsolicited novellas May 1st through May 15th. There will be another submission period in July for those not ready to submit right now.
Uncanny Magazine’s special Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction is open for submissions January 15 to February 15, 2018. They are looking for stories up to 6,000 words, and pay 8 cents per word. Full guidelines are here.