Flame Tree Press has announced an open call for it’s new anthology Terrifying Ghosts. Submissions will be open until September 20, 2020. They are looking for gothic ghost stories of between 2,000-4,000 words, and payment is 8 cents per word. They do accept reprints. Full details here.
OWW’s Joshua Palmaiter, founder of Zombies Need Brains small press, has just successfully funded a Kickstarter for three new anthologies of science fiction and fantasy short stories. The open submission window is now open. ZNB pays an advance of 8 cents per word, and stories should be no longer than 7500 words. You can find submission guidelines and information about the three anthologies here.
Clarksworld magazine is open and looking for fantasy stories between 1,000 and 22,000 words. They pay 10 cents per word. Full submission guidelines are here.
Small press Venacular Books is looking for novelettes between 8,000 and 12,000 words. Pay rate is 5 cents per word. They are also open to queries for novellas and novels. Full guidelines are here.
Upon a Once Time anthology is open for submissions from July 1, 2020-February 28, 2021. They are looking for stories where you choose two of your favorite fairy tales, and a genre of your choice, and mash them up to make something new. Stories may be of any genre (SF, Grimdark, New Weird–anything) as long as they incorporate two fairy tales. They are looking for stories between 1,000-3,000 words and paying 8 cents per word. Full details here.
The Wild Hunt Anthology is also open for submission from July 2, 2020-February 28,2021. They are looking for stories that incorporate that incorporate the theme of the Wild Hunt, in any genre. Stories should be between 1,000-3,000 words and they are paying 8 cents per word. Full details here.
Tor’s Nightfire imprint is opening to unagented submissions of novels and novellas June 15-June 22. They are looking for novels and novellas across the breadth of the horror genre. Full information and details are here.
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.
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.