Ongoing Calls for Submissions.

In the order I was able to gather them and with only the information I thought was pertinent.  For more, got to the website:

Fictional Pairings– They’re calling for 200-1000 words science fiction, fantasy, and mystery

Grievous Angel– They’re calling for 750 words MAX Science Fiction, Fantasy, and related speculative fiction sub-genres, including Urban Fantasy, Supernatural Horror, Mythos, Steampunk, Cyberpunk, and Magical Realism, as well Humour/Satire riffs on these genre.  They try to get back to you within 28 days of submission and the backlog for publication is 6 months.

Our of the Gutter Pulp Fiction and More– They want Fucked up crime Flash fiction (between 100 and 1,000 words) will be reviewed by Joe Clifford and staff.

Kalidatrope– They want 250-10,000 word speculative fantasy, science fiction and horror.  They only accept submissions from Jan 1st-April 1st

Daily Science Fiction– They want 1,500 words or less on fantasy or science fiction.  All sub genres, lists, and weird formats appear to be welcome

Perpetual Motion Machine– They have two ongoing submission requests.  One is for 1.5-7k words of eerie horror (as of late Jan 2018 it was closed though?) and another call for works under 1,500 in the horror genre.

Shotgun Honey– has two ongoing calls.  One is for 700 word crime, hard boiled or noir style stories.  The other is for 25,000-50,000 words in the same genre.

Stranger HozionsAccepts submissions all year, except for December, on Mondays and Tuesdays.  They want up to 10,00 word speculative fiction.

Read Wilderness and it’s connected publisher Platypus Press:  Wilderness wants up to 3,000 words wildness wants work that evokes the unknown—the lostness; the distance. We want stories that linger just out of reach. We want to follow you into the blue that’s nestled inside your dreams.  Wild their press is looking for poetry of 30-60 poems, fiction/nonfiction at least 30,000 words in length, or short stories of 5,000-20,000 words (this req is for a new digital only series).  Same genre as Read Wilderness.  They have a 30 day response time.

Matador Review– up to 10,000 words with open theme.  They take up to 100 days to respond, and I wasn’t fond of their layout design or wording.

Flash Fiction Magazine– 300-1000 words all genres

Gathering Storm Magazine– 2000 words max, they have fable themes that change for each submission period

Flash Fiction Online– 500-1000 words open genre

Lamplight–  They want dark fiction, both short stories and flash fiction.  Up to 7000 words Open submission runs from 15 March- 15 May and 15 Septenber-15 November

Escape Artists– Dedicated to producing audio versions of short stories they have four ongoing submissions for fantasy, science fiction, horror, and young adult.  Included main publisher because.

Pod Castle– up to 6,000 words. Fantasy work $.06/word for original fiction 6000 words or less, $100 flat rate for reprints over 1500 words, and $20 flat rate for flash fiction reprints (stories below 1500 words)

Escape Pod– up to 6,000 words “We are fairly flexible on what counts as science (we’ll delve into superheroes or steampunk on occasion) and are interested in exploring the range of the genre, but we are not looking for fantasy, magical realism, or more than a tinge of horror.  If your story isn’t centered on science, technology, future projections, alternate history, and how any or all of these things intersect with people, we’re probably not the right market for it.”

Pseudo Pod–  up to 6,000 words “We’re looking for horror: dark, weird fiction. We run the spectrum from grim realism or crime drama, to magic-realism, to blatantly supernatural dark fantasy. We publish highly literary stories reminiscent of Poe or Lovecraft as well as vulgar shock-value pulp fiction. We don’t split hairs about genre definitions, and we do not observe any taboos about what kind of content can appear in our stories. Originality demands that you’re better off avoiding vampires, zombies, and other recognizable horror tropes unless you have put a very unique spin on them. What matters most is that the stories are dark and compelling.

Cast of Wonders– young adult short fiction market, open to stories up to 6,000 words in length.

Bayou Magazine– Flash fiction and stories up to 7,500 looking for all fiction EXCEPT NO gothic, juvenile, or horror. Takes 1-5 months to get a response Open September 1st-May 1st 

Haunted Water Press– Various rotating publications that are free at some points and cost money at others?  They also only accept the first 200 submissions each month for some things?  These are the folks who publish 15 word stories and they are a local(ish) publisher

The First Line Journal– 300 and 5,000  must start if the season’s first line.  The deadlines are set each quarter so go to the website to see which line you want to use and when it’s due.

Elm Leaves Journal– Any length the stated theme for 2018 is “blackout” the theme changes each year

Fantasia and Divinity– 100-7,500 words they like any genre except erotica and non-fiction but are geared towards a more fantasy science fiction crowd

Lackington– a magazine with rolling submissions so check them to see if they are open “Lackington’s publishes speculative fiction between 1,500 – 5,000 words in length. The “spec” element can be overt or subtle (so blow us away with realism if it possesses the merest twinge of strangeness). Fantasy, SF, slipstream, post-apocalyptic, magic realism, mythopoeia, folktale, grimdark, weird, or any flavour of ‘punk

Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine– genre is obviously mystery though they occasionally accept ghost stories too they prefer the story to stay under 12,000 words and have an online submission system

The Mystery Tribune– Accepts non published mystery.  No suggested word count

The Great Escape– “Most fiction selected to feature on the website will also be offered the opportunity to be included in one of our yearly anthologies. Short Stories – prose stories between 1000 and 3000 words Flash fiction – prose stories <1000 words in length Micro-fiction – prose stories up to <150 words in length. Serialised longer fiction  We will consider longer prose pieces that can be broken down into 1000-3000 word instalments. If you have an idea for a multi part story, send us the first instalment and a synopsis of the rest of the story (if you have one).”  they also publish novels

Asimov’s Science Fiction– “Asimov’s Science Fiction magazine is an established market for science fiction stories. Asimov’s pays 8-10 cents per word for short stories up to 7,500 words, and 8 cents for each word over 7,500. We seldom buy stories shorter than 1,000 words or longer than 20,000 words, and we don’t serialize novelsThese people are very very legit. It’s probably a stretch to apply at entry level, but might as well

Analog– “Analog will consider material submitted by any writer solely on the basis of merit. We are eager to find and develop new, capable writers.

We have no hard-and-fast editorial guidelines, because science fiction is such a broad field that I don’t want to inhibit a new writer’s thinking by imposing Thou Shalt Nots. Besides, a great story can make an editor swallow his preconceived taboos.”  up to 20,000 words

Suspense Magazine– 5000 words or less suspense, thriller, mystery, and horror genres.

Frontier Tales– 1,500 and 5,000 words frontier or historical stories

Apex Magazine– Science fiction no more than 7,500 words

Crimson Streets– Pulp fiction including “adventure, aviation, detective/mystery, fantasy, hard-boiled, gangster, horror/occult, masked vigilante, noir, railroad, romance/spicy, war, and western/cowboy genres.  We publish everything that could fall under the banner of pulp with the exception of Science Fiction.” 800 to 6,000 words

Planetary Stories- pulp science fiction theme–so basically what crimson streets said no to

Ellery Queen Mastery Magazine- “uses stories of almost every length. 2,500-8,000 words is the preferred range, but we occasionally use stories of up to 12,000 words and we feature one or two short novels (up to 20,000 words) each year, although these spaces are usually reserved for established writers. Shorter stories are also considered, including minute mysteries of as little as 250 words.”  looking for mystery genre

The Dark– 2,000-6,000 words horror and dark fantasy

Lightspeed– 1,500-10,000 words science fiction and fantasy stories

The Dark City– 1,000-7,500 crime and violence

Clarkesworld Hugo Award Winning Science Fiction and Fantasy– 1,000-16,000 words science fiction and fantasy

Mystery Weekly- 2000-10000 word mystery

Spine Tingler Magazine– 1,500-5,000 words crime, mystery, thriller, suspense or horror

Crimewave– A crime publication up to 10,000 words.  Didn’t find the site super informative, but it might just be because I don’t know the minutia of the crime fiction genre.

Unerving Magazine-looking for horror of various lengths and also has rotating themed calls for submissions

The Archanist– 1000 words or less flash fiction of fantasy or science fiction $50 flat rate per story

Beneath Ceaseless Skies–  up to 14,000 words “Literary adventure fantasy” hard fantasy that creates a “secondary world” no scifi or urban fantasy or fariry tale/myth stories

Breath and Shadow– under 3,000 words “Keep in mind our name and focus: Breath and Shadow. We’re particularly seeking work that speaks to living, beingness, inspiration, imagination, spirit, expiration, endings, movement of time, shadow sides, hiddenness, mystery, darkness, and casting new light on your subject.

Deep Magic-up to 40,000words $.06 a word caps payment at $599 looking for clean fantasy stories appropriate for a wide range of readers.

Ongoing Novel Submissions

Talos Press: looking for horror, fantasy, and science fiction

Extra credit, Some sites that collect calls for submissions:

Submittable– A site that aggregates many different calls for creative submissions.  You can always search for genres or deadlines

The (Submission) Grinder: also a site that allows you to search for submission calls and sometimes offers more personalized information like how quickly they respond, how often people have been accepted, and what the acceptance/rejection letters look like.

Reedsy– among other things, it has several lists of magazines who are accepting submissions and how to submit to said magazines.  It does the same for writing contests

Horror Tree– a blog site that delves in reposting calls for submissions.