Mofo Pubs wants previously unpublished erotic stories of hauntings—literal or figurative. Pieces should tell a story, not simply be an excuse for a sex scene. Multiple and simultaneous submissions are fine. 1,000 to 5,000 words. Pays 1¢/word. … Read more
Independent Legions Publishing wants original horror stories in English for the October 2017 anthology The Beauty of Death 2 – Death by Water. Stories should be 4,000 to 5,000 words. Payment is $100 for exclusive English-language rights 3 years. … Read more
Rattle Magazine poses a monthly challenge to poets to write a poem based on a specific piece of visual art. The piece of art for June is “No Name #1” by Ryan Schaufler. … Read more
Rachel Kramer Bussel, editor of the Cleis Press anthology series Best Women’s Erotica of the Year, wants submissions for Volume 4. She would like to see more submissions by and about transgender women, women of color, women 40 and up, and women outside of the United States. The call is open to women and nonbinary writers only.
Martian Migraine Press seeks stories about the terrifying worlds that lie beneath for CHTHONIC: Weird Tales of Inner Earth. The seed story for the anthology is H.P. Lovecraft’s The Rats in the Walls, though writers are expected to conjure up their own horrors. Stories should generally be 1,500 to 7,000 words, though flash fiction will also be considered. Payment is 3¢/word (Canadian currency). … Read more
Ursula Pflug and Candas Jane Dorsey are seeking food-centered speculative fiction for an upcoming anthology from Exile Publishing called The Food of My People. Stories can contain up to 5,000 words and must include a recipe. Any speculative genre is acceptable, from fantasy to scifi. The recipe can be real or fantastical, and should be tasty. Pays 5¢/word (Canadian currency). … Read more
Franklin/Kerr Press has a call our for horror stories of the apocalypse. Stories should be 2,000–8,000 words (longer will be considered). Payment is $5 per 1,000 words plus a percentage of net royalties for one year after all production costs have been covered, in exchange for exclusive English-language rights for one year and non-exclusive English-language rights thereafter. Authors will also receive a print copy of the anthology. Deadline is July 21.
“Simultaneous submissions” and “multiple submissions” are bits of jargon that have distinct meanings in the publishing industry. I break them down in this article.
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Carina Press is looking for scandalous stories of modern-day royals in real or imagined nations or principalities. (The characters must, however, be fictional.) The genre should be romance and any pairing is acceptable, including multiples. Novellas should be 25,000 to 40,000 words. Publication is in digital format as ebooks, and payment is in royalties. … Read more
Lucy Felthouse has posted a call for submissions for a romance anthology to raise money for the British Red Cross’s UK Solidarity Fund to help victims of terror anywhere in the UK. Tentatively titled United in Love, it will feature stories set in Britain that focus on pulling together in the face of hardship and adversity. Stories should be 3,000 to 6,000 words with a focus on romance from hot to erotic. … Read more