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OWW alumni Joshua Palmaiter, has annonced  that his small press, Zombies Need Brains, is starting an online magazine called ZNB Presents. They are doing an open call for submissions July 1- July 7, 2022.

You can find the submission guidelines and submission links at the Zombies Need Brains Patreon. Keep scrolling past the locked posts and you will find the magazine info. Details about rights, pay, how to submit, etc., are all there as well. Feel free to submit! ZNB Patreon link: Joshua Palmatier & Zombies Need Brains are creating SF&F Fiction | Patreon

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Dark Matter Magazine will be open for submissions from October 18 to October 31, 2021.They accept Science-fiction and Horror. There must be a sci-fi element. They are looking for stories 1,000 to 5,000 words long, and pay is 8 cents per word. More details here.

Podcastle will be open to submissions from November 1 to November 30, 2021. They are looking for all kinds of high and low fantasy, and everything in-between, but the fantastical element must be meaningful to the story. Original fiction up to 6,000 words, and reprints up to 17,000 words. Query any reprints over 6,000. 8 cents per word original fiction, a flat $100.00 for reprints. More details here.

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Escape Pod has opened a themed submissions window that runs from now until October 31, 2021. The theme is “Joy” and they are looking for joyful SF stories that celebrate positive futures or positive alternate pasts. Stories should be between 1,500-6,000 words, and payment is 8 cents per word. Full details here.

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Pseudopod’s flash fiction contest is open. They want no greater than 500 word flash horror stories only. Submission period is August 10 – August 31st. Payment is 8 cents per word. Full details are here:
Cemetery Gates is looking for feminist  horror stories by women and femme-identifying individuals on the theme of “A Woman Built By Men.” Deadline is September 5th, They want stories 2,000 to 5,000 words long, and payment is 5 cents per word. Details are here.

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Flame Tree Publishing is looking for stories between 2,000-4,000 words long on the theme Asian Ghost stories. Payment is eights cents per word for first rights, and six cents per word for reprints. Submissions are open now and close August 1, 2021. Full details here.

Xenocultivars: Stories of Queer Growth is an anthology of queer speculative fiction on the theme of plants and growth. Upper word count on stories is 10,0000 but the majority of acceptances will be 7,000 words or less. Submissions close August 7, 2021, and payment is eight cents per word. Full details here. 


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Uncharted Magazine is now open to SFF and Horror short stories of between 1,000-5,000 words. Payment is a flat $200. You can find more information here.

Fairytale Review is open until July 6, 2021 for a themed issue on sleep. They are looking for flash fiction of no more than 1,000 words, and payment is a flat $50. You can find full information about the theme and submitting here.

Silver Shamrock Publishing is holding an open call for their horror anthology Midnight Beyond The Stars. Payment is 6 cents per word for stories of between 2,500 and 6,000 words. Full details can be found here.