Parsec Ink is Seeking Speculative Fiction Submissions – Pays 2 cents/word

Theme:  Lost Voices

Submissions Close: February 28th, 2015

Word Count: We will consider fiction up to 6,000 words. There is no minimum word count.

Genre: We are a speculative fiction market.  We accept science fiction, fantasy, and horror stories.  Please do not send stories without any speculative element. Continue reading

Far Orbit Anthology Seeks Sci-Fi Stories – Pays 1 cent/word

World Weaver Press has agreed to publish a second volume of the Far Orbit science fiction adventure series. We are once again looking for modern space adventures crafted in the Grand Tradition. We are not looking for slavish imitations of past classics. Rather, we would like to receive stories that establish a new tradition in the much maligned sci-fi adventure genera — smart, modern stories built around the classic traditions. Continue reading

Elmore Seeking Freelance Writers

Elmore is currently accepting new freelance writers and photographers to cover albums and live shows as well as submit pitches for features and columns. We’re looking for concise, thoughtful pieces that provide both insight into the music and its larger context. Writers and photographers must be able to work on tight deadlines (about a week for album reviews and about a day for live shows). Continue reading

Switchback Opens for Submissions – $200 Editor’s Prize

Switchback is an online publication of the MFA in Writing Program at the University of San Francisco. We are a biannual journal because that’s about all we can handle. We generally open submissions for a few months at a time, then catch our breath while we put together the issue. So check back in with us if you’re unsure of when we’re reading and when we’re resting.

If you wish to be considered for our fall issue, please submit no later than midnight (PST) on Saturday, January 31, 2015. Continue reading

The Tomato Anthology Call for Submissions – Pays $30/story

Ink Monkey and Amoeba Ink are joining together to create an anthology dedicated to the fruit/vegetable. And we need you.


Tomatoes MUST play a large part in your piece. No, it doesn’t have to be an ode to your love (or hate) of the tomato, but you have to include them somehow in your story. If we can’t find the tomato reference, we won’t take your story, no matter how good it is. Continue reading

2016 Multifaith Calendar Needs Artist’s Submissions – $250/image

Each year artists are invited to submit works of art for the publication of the upcoming Multifaith Calendar. The theme for the 2016 edition is: Gratitude. Once again, this theme is intended to be open to the artist’s imagination.

Selected artists will be provided an honorarium of $250 per image ($500 for the cover image) or $100 for insets (smaller images placed throughout the Calendar) and will also receive a set of complimentary Multifaith Calendars. Continue reading

Kaleidotrop Reopens for Submissions – Pays $5/poem

Kaleidotrope tends very heavily towards the speculative — towards science fiction, fantasy, and horror — but we like an eclectic mix and are therefore always eager to read interesting work that blurs these lines, falls outside of neat genre categories.


We have no maximum word limit, although anything over 10,000 words may be a tougher sell. We do like well-crafted flash fiction, too, although preferably not under 250 words. Continue reading

Call for Submissions: A Cryptids Anthology – Pays $25/story



The Jersey Devil.

Creatures moving in the twilight between fantasy and reality. Beasts that delight, mystify, and terrify. Cryptids are everywhere, in the water, running on the land, or even soaring overhead, challenging our faith in what science knows. From mermaids taunting our ships and Mexican goat suckers who feast on livestock (if we’re lucky) to the Jersey Devil soaring overhead, belief is only a blink away. Continue reading

Staging Our Histories Seeks Written Proposals/Video Auditions

Showcasing thoughtful and vibrant representations of history, Staging Our Histories will illustrate the powerful ways in which performances and history ‘off the page’ can explore individual and cultural memory. From films to storytelling to dance (and everything in between and beyond), these performances will present alternative ways of knowing and sharing history, challenging accepted narratives and shedding light on little-known stories, ranging from the personal to the collective. Continue reading

The First Diverse Emoji Short Story Writing Contest

Hey writers,

Cub Club Investment is looking for short stories created exclusively with iDiversicons emoji. Like speaking in symbols? Love telling stories? Like a challenge? Want a chance to win thousands of dollars in prize money? If yes, then enter for a chance to win up to $25,000 in cash prizes. There are over 900 iDiversicons emoji to choose from and they can be used more than once. Continue reading