This submission call is now closed. You can find calls that are still accepting contributions at Calls for Submissions.
Anathema: Spec from the Margins is a tri-annual speculative fiction magazine of work by queer people of color. It is open for submissions every January, May and September. It seeks original fiction of 1,500–6,000 words and pays $50 Canadian on publication for first electronic rights and four months’ exclusivity. From the call for submissions:
* We’re using both “queer” and “person of colour” as blanket terms for brevity’s sake, but we’re open to submissions from people anywhere along the LGBT/LGBTQ/LGBTQIA2 spectrum (including Two Spirit, pan, poly, ace, aro, nonbinary, genderfluid, genderqueer, and other queer orientations not covered here) who are also people of colour, biracial, multiracial, Indigenous, Aboriginal, or otherwise non-white.
We are open to international submissions, and are especially interested in submissions from all marginalized groups. As long as you fall under the broad spectrum of our mandate we want to see your work, so please don’t self-reject.
All of our content is free to read online. In order to support the magazine we sell eBooks of each issue individually and sell subscriptions.
We are open to any form of genre or speculative content. We talk about what we do as “SF/F/H, the weird, slipstream, surrealism, fabulism, and more,” elsewhere on the site. But we are not limited to those genres. Use them as a starting point and send whatever you want: as long as it’s got some kind of speculative content we’ll consider it. And we are also interested in seeing work that has been difficult to place because of content or perspective.
For more details, including formatting and how to submit, please see Submissions — Anathema: Spec from the Margins