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New Markets Update December 2020: Mermaids Monthly is Making a Splash ... and Other New Aswiebe's Market List Updates!

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The next update of Aswiebe's Market List will be after 1/15/2021.
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Thoughts in Passing

Merry Christmas and happy holidays! My family celebrated the Longest Night yesterday. If you haven't sat in a dark room and read by candlelight recently, I recommend it. Very soothing! Even if you live with someone who insists on watching the football game at the same time...

For writers, with the holidays and the end of the year also comes award nomination season and the "Best of" collections.

Every writer who gets something published this year should make an awards eligibility post. It might sound like a big scary deal, but it really isn't. Make sure it says "awards eligibility post" and "2020." Then list the things you've had published this year, by category (short story, novelette, novella, novel) along with a link to read them. Bonus points for a quick, one-sentence description that might make a casual reader decide they want to read them! If they're behind a paywall, mention it.

Beyond that, the Bram Stoker Award, the World Fantasy Award, and the Arthur C. Clarke Award all require that works be submitted to be considered. The Nebula Award does not allow self-nomination, but it does allow you to submit your work for consideration to the SFWA readers/nominators.

Most "Best of" anthologies require you to submit your work that was published this year. By the way, many publication contracts give an exception to any exclusivity rules for the "Best of" anthologies! Due dates on these vary. Don't miss this chance! If you have something published this year that fits the requirements, submit it!

Name Due Date Min Wordcount Max Wordcount What they want Website
Best Science Fiction of the Year, The ANTHOLOGY - DUE 11/01 11/01/2020 0
SF http://neil-clarke.com/books/submission_guidelines/
Year's Best Dark Fantasy and Horror, The ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/01 12/01/2020 0
Horror and dark fantasy http://paulaguran.com/
Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy, The ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/31 12/31/2020 0 17,499 Science fiction, fantasy, and horror with elements of the aforementioned, previously published in anthology year by an American or Canadian author https://johnjosephadams.moksha.io/publication/basff/guidelines
Best Indie Speculative Fiction (Bards and Sages) ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY - DUE UNTIL FULL 12/31/2020 500 3,000 All speculative fiction, previously published by small press or self-published https://www.bardsandsages.com/contact_us/fiction_submission_guidelines
Year's Best Hardcore Horror ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/31 12/31/2020 0
Horror, annual reprint, published in the same year http://www.redroompress.com/submission-guidelines/years-best-hardcore-horror/
Best Vegan Science Fiction and Fantasy ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY - DUE 1/1 - 2/28 02/28/2021 1,000 8,000 SF/F with only vegan products, published that year, reprints only http://books.metaphorosis.com/best-vegan-sff/vegan-sff-guidelines/


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What I've been up to lately, writing-wise:
My short story, "In Their Image," has been released as a stand-alone ebook by After Dinner Conversation. Religion, and the desire to find purpose, and often paramount to culture. In this work of philosophical short fiction, a priest from earth is sent to another planet to continue the mission work of her predecessor, only to discover the unsettling reason mission work has never succeeded there. This story, like all After Dinner Conversation stories, has suggested discussion questions at the end. Read: In Their Image: After Dinner Conversation Series

Since I was just talking about award season, I should add that "In Their Image" is not eligible for 2020 awards.

"The Dinosaur's Valentine," a story about love in a time of extinction, is my only award-eligible short story for 2020. I'm very proud of my tiny little story that could! It's available to read at Daily Science Fiction or to listen to at Centropic Oracle.

Things Shiny or Useful
Archive of all shiny or useful links: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/shiny.html

R.L. Stine Writing Program (especially for kids and teachers): http://rlstine.com/writing-program

Step-By-Step Viral Giveaway Guide: https://sumo.com/stories/viral-giveaway/

Fantasy Worldbuilding Questions: https://www.pcwrede.com/fantasy-worldbuilding-questions/

Free software for USPS shipping: https://www.pirateship.com/features

Thread on word count for debut epic fantasy novels: https://twitter.com/SpecHorizons/status/1331623731429568513

7 Ways to Add Great Subplots to Your Novel: https://www.writersdigest.com/write-better-fiction/7-ways-to-add-great-subplots-to-your-novel

Upcoming Virtual Conventions
(Yes, it's a new section in the newsletter! Any registration fees are noted.)

Arisia, Jan 15 - 18, 2021 ($25): https://www.arisia.org/

Capricon, Feb 4 - 7, 2021 ($10): https://capricon.org/

Boskone 58 (Feb 12 - 14, 2021, $25): https://boskone.org/

Featured Market
Mermaids Monthly is now open for submissions for their first issue!

Everything should in some way relate to merfolk. We are loose about how you want to define that, and we will consider other aquatic fantastical creatures to be on theme. Yes, kelpies and selkies and kappas and nagas are all okay! We would love to see creative interpretations of the theme, and we’re also extremely interested in seeing work from writers of many backgrounds. Our staff includes BIPOC and queer people who are excited to explore diverse mermaid bodies, cultures, genders, abilities, religions, neurotypes, ethnicities, and more.

We are interested in happy and sad, light and dark, funny and serious. Most of all, we want to see what you most want to share.

Basics: themed fantasy, 1 - 5,000 words, pays $.10/word, reprints okay. Submission window closes 01/09/2021.

Guidelines: https://mermaidsmonthly.com/submissions/

Market List Updates

To see all the details about these new listings and what they're looking for, as well as hundreds of other listings, go to Aswiebe's Market List and download the latest version of the spreadsheet.

Name What they want Pay Per Word Flat Pay (Lowest) Website Notes
Cricket Magazine (Cricket Media) Fiction and nonfiction for kids ages 9-14, incl. SF, fantasy, folk tales, themed $0.250
https://cricketmag.submittable.com/submit
Spider Magazine (Cricket Media) Fiction and nonfiction for kids ages 6-9, themed $0.250
https://cricketmag.submittable.com/submit
Muse Magazine (Cricket Media) Science nonfiction and science fiction for kids, themed. $0.200
http://www.cricketmedia.com/muse-submission-guidelines/ Query first.
Mermaids Monthly Mermaid-themed $0.100
https://mermaidsmonthly.com/submissions/ ONE-TIME FIRST SUBMISSION PERIOD: 12/20/2020 - 1/9/2021
Daily Science Fiction SF, fantasy, slipstream, dark fantasy but not pure horror, etc. $0.080
http://dailysciencefiction.com/submit/story/guidelines
Flame Tree Newsletter Flash Fiction Horror and sci-fi, themed. Subscribe to free newsletter for themes. $0.080
https://www.flametreepress.com/submissions/ SUBMISSION PERIOD: usually 2 weeks at the beginning of the month
Unfettered Hexes: Queer Tales of Insatiable Darkness (Neon Hemlock) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 1/15/2021 Dark fiction themed to queer witches $0.080
https://www.neonhemlock.com/submissions
Dread Machine Dark SF, horror, dark fantasy $0.030
https://www.thedreadmachine.com/submit/ Reprints up to 7,500 words.
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet (Small Beer Press) All genres, especially speculative. $0.030
http://smallbeerpress.com/about/submission-guidelines/ No gore, sword and sorcery, or porn. Snail mail submissions only. Long response time.
Triangulation: Habitat ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/1-2/28 All spec-fic, themed. ONE-TIME 2020/2021 theme: Habitat. $0.030
http://parsecink.com/index.php/triangulation-submissions/ RIGHTS: North American rights, Spanish language rights, audio and electronic rights.
Extraordinary Visions: Stories Inspired by Jules Verne ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 1/1/2021 - 4/30/2021 SF inspired by Jules Verne $0.020
http://najvs.org/anthology.shtml
Crypt Online (Ghost Orchid Press) Dark flash fiction $0.010
https://ghostorchidpress.com/submission-guidelines/
Dark Hearts (Ghost Orchid Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 2/28/2021 Horror themed to love $0.010
https://ghostorchidpress.com/dark-hearts/
Kaleidotrope All genres, especially SF/F and the unconventional and weird. $0.010
http://www.kaleidotrope.net/guidelines/ Prefers 250 - 10,000 words. READING PERIOD: Feb, May, Aug, Nov
Three Crows Magazine SFF and weird, especially Slavic $0.010
http://threecrowsmagazine.com/submissions/ RIGHTS: buys translation and audio rights
Mike Resnick Memorial Award for Short Fiction, The ANNUAL CONTEST - DUE 1/1 - 4/30 SF short story by a new author
$250.00 https://www.arcmanorbooks.com/resnick
Decades of San Cicaro (Thunderbird Studios) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 2/28/2021 Weird fantasy, fabulism, and the macabre, themed to San Cicaro CA 1930-1980
$175.00 https://tbirdstudios.com/news/open-call-decades-of-san-cicaro/
Fantasist, The - ON LONG-TERM HIATUS, MAYBE DEAD Fantasy novellas, broadly defined
$100.00 http://thefantasistmag.com/submissions-guidelines/
Sexy Fantastic Magazine Sexy but not necessarily graphic fantasy and SF, themed
$100.00 https://sexyfantasticmagazine.com/fictionsubmissions/
Sherlock Holmes: Stranger Than Fiction ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/31/2020 Sherlockian mysteries, may include SFFH
$100.00 https://belangerbooks-sherlockholmes.blogspot.com/2020/09/call-for-submissions-to-two-new.html
Twisted Love (Jazz House Publications) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 1/8/2021 Horror themed to twisted, dark, despairing love
$75.00 https://www.jazzhousepublications.com/twisted-love
Unspeakable (Nyx Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 2/20/2021 Queer gothic stories
$53.31 https://www.nyxpublishing.com/submissions/
Arcanist, The Flash SF/F/Horror
$50.00 https://thearcanist.io/sa-call-for-submissions-244f646d25a4/
Enchanted Conversation Fairy tale retellings, themed. ONE-TIME 2021 THEME: healers, midwives, and cunning folk.
$50.00 https://enchantedconversationmag.blogspot.com/p/submissions-guidelines.html Submission periods: 1st - 3rd of every month. Occasional calls for longer works.
Noise of a Quiet House, The (DL Russell) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE UNTIL FILLED Horror themed to childhood fears
$50.00 https://dlrussellbooks.com/guidelines-%26-open-calls
Bear Creek Gazette Weird fiction set in fictional Bear Creek, written in newspaper format
$30.00 https://www.welcometobearcreek.com/submit-to-us
Grey Rooms, The - Season Four ONE-TIME PODCAST ANTHOLOGY - DUE 4/18/2021 Horror where the main character is killed in the end
$25.00 https://thegreyrooms.com/season-4-submissions/ Radioplay format preferred.
Omen's Call, The (Devil's Rock Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 3/28/2021 Horror themed to omens
$20.00 https://www.devilsrockpublishing.com/submissions
Mirror Dance Fantasy
$5.00 http://mirrordancefantasy.blogspot.com/2008/01/submissions.html < 5,000 words preferred.
Other Stories, The (Podcast) Horror, themed
$5.00 https://theotherstories.net/submissions ONE-TIME THEMES: Lost Civilizations, due 1/11/2021, Government Experiments, due 1/25/2021, Newly Discovered Creatures, due 2/8/2021
Holiday Stories (Nyx Publishing) ONE-TIME SUBMISSION CALL UNTIL CLOSED Novellas and novels, themed to the holiday, ultimately uplifting

https://www.nyxpublishing.com/submissions/
Gallows Hill Magazine - DEAD MARKET Horror and dark fantasy
$50.00

Solarcide - DEAD MARKET Weird and dark
$50.00

Black Dandy - DEAD MARKET Strange and bizarre $0.022
https://blackdandy.co/submissions/
East of the Web - Science Fiction Imprint - DEAD MARKET SF and F $0.050
http://www.eastoftheweb.com/short-stories/scifiindex.html DOES NOT RESPOND IF REJECTED (ignore website stating response within 2 weeks - out-of-date)
Weird Tales Magazine - DEAD MARKET Horror, dark SF, dark fantasy, weird $0.100
http://www.jonathanmaberry.com/weirdtalessubmissionguidelines.cfm
Story Seed Vault - DEAD MARKET Science-based micro fiction
$2.16 https://storyseedvault.com/submissions/ 200 character limit. SUBMISSION PERIODS: 10th - 24th of every month.

Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!

Abra Staffin-Wiebe, Compiler of Lists
Aswiebe's Market List
Abra Staffin-Wiebe's Author Website



Aswiebe's Market List Details
* Aswiebe's Market List is a searchable, sortable spreadsheet of paying fantasy, science fiction, and horror markets. This way it's easy to find, for example, only horror markets that accept reprints greater than 10,000 words. For more information on what it is and how to use it, see About Aswiebe.com's Market Spreadsheet.
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New Markets Update November 2020: Hellmark Anthology Wants Monsters to Ruin Your Holiday ... and Other New Aswiebe's Market List Updates!

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The next update of Aswiebe's Market List will be after 12/15/2020.
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Thoughts in Passing
Does reading nonfiction make you a better fiction writer? This question came up in a writing group I'm a member of. The standard answer for SFF writers is that reading history makes you a better fantasy writer, and reading science (including anthropology) makes you a better science fiction writer.

I'd go farther and say that reading widely, especially things that are different from the type of thing that you write, will make you a better writer. Of course, you also need to read things similar to what you write so that you don't find yourself reinventing the wheel. This might sound like I'm saying, "Read anything!"

Well. Yes. Read anything.

But also, pay attention to what you are already reading, and balance it by reading something else. Do you read a lot of SF? Read fantasy. Do you read a lot of fantasy and SF? Read a thriller or a romance. Do you read a lot of fiction? Read non-fiction. Do you read a lot of books by women? Read books by male authors. Do you read a lot of white American authors? Read something from a different culture. Do you read a lot of so-called "disposable" urban fantasy or paranormal romance books? Read something that won an award. Do you only read award-winners? Read something with five stars on Amazon and no awards.

Next year, I plan on intentionally widening my reading list by intentionally limiting my options.


(Do you have a writing question? Send it to me, either by replying to this email or by using the comment form on my website, and it may get answered in the next newsletter.)

What I've been up to lately, writing-wise:

I've been trying to do a severely shortened version of NaNoWriMo, and boy, even hitting that wordcount goal has been a huge challenge. I wince every time I look at my pacemaker.press wordcount chart, but I'm not giving up! Wait, what do you mean we only have nine more days?!?

My bittersweet little SF story about love and what we leave behind us is now available in audio! Listen to it here: http://centropicoracle.com/library/F0105_TheDinosaursValentine.php


Things Shiny or Useful
Archive of all shiny or useful links: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/shiny.html 

Introducing the SFWA Legacy Kit: https://www.sfwa.org/2020/11/13/introducing-the-sfwa-legacy-kit/

Flights of Foundry panels have started showing up on their YouTube channel! This convention was amazing and the panels are totally worth watching. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8jDna_LNiWUbJ254-dymVg/videos

Upcoming Virtual Conventions
(Yes, it's a new section in the newsletter! These charge no registration fees unless otherwise noted.)

This weekend! Philcon 2020, 11/20/2020 - 11/22/2020: https://www.konopas.philcon.org/#

Augurcon, 11/28/2020: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/augurcon-your-full-day-online-speculative-literature-event-registration-127490368123

Featured Market
Hellmark wants horror themed to monsters ruining the winter holidays.

This is a horror anthology, so make it dark, creepy, scary, gory, and horrific while using the small town/holidays/crappy movie aesthetic. No Hallmark tribute stories, please.

Basics: themed horror, 2,000 - 5,000 words, pays $.05/word, no reprints. Submission window closes 11/30/2020.
To see all the details about these new listings and what they're looking for, as well as hundreds of other listings, go to Aswiebe's Market List and download the latest version of the spreadsheet.

Name What they want Pay Per Word Flat Pay (Lowest) Website Notes
Strange Horizons F/SF/Spec-fic $0.100
http://strangehorizons.com/submit/fiction-submission-guidelines/ ONE-TIME CLOSURE: 11/1/2020 - 12/31/2020. ### Submission periods (December varies): Mondays 1600 UTC - Tuesdays 1600 UTC = 10 AM CDT Mon - 10 AM CDT Tues (Winter, no daylight savings)
1986 Anthology (Dread Machine) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 2/25/2021 Dread-filled stories set in 1986. $0.080
https://www.thedreadmachine.com/submit/submit-anthology/
Asimov's Science Fiction Character-oriented SF, borderline fantasy, slipstream, surreal. No sword & sorcery. $0.080
http://www.asimovs.com/contact-us/writers-guidelines/
Beneath Ceaseless Skies Literary adventure fantasy in secondary world settings. $0.080
http://www.beneath-ceaseless-skies.com/submissions/ Prefers under 15,000 but will look at longer
Cossmass Infinities SF and fantasy $0.080
https://www.cossmass.com/submit/ SUBMISSION PERIODS: 1st-7th of each month, alternating BIPOC/GLBTQ+ (Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov) and open to all (Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec).
Grimdark Magazine Grim, dark SF or medieval F $0.054
https://www.grimdarkmagazine.com/submissions/ Up to 4,000 word stories for original work. Reprints up to 10,000 words, not currently available online.
Hellmark (Cemetary Gates Media) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 11/30/2020 Horror themed to monsters ruining the holidays $0.050
https://twitter.com/Gabino_Iglesias/status/1328396418101473286
Stitched Lips (Dragon's Roost Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 11/30/2020 Horror themed to silence, by authors of an oppressed group incl. women / BIPOC / GLBTQ+ etc. $0.050
https://horrortree.com/taking-submissions-stitched-lips-early-listing/
Apparition Lit Speculative fiction, themed. Separate monthly flash fiction contest. $0.030
https://apparitionlit.com/submissions/ Submission periods: 2/15 - 2/29, 5/15 - 5/31, 8/15-08/31, 11/15 - 11/30
Common Tongue, The Dark fantasy $0.030
https://www.commontonguezine.com/guidelines-submissions/
Alternative Deathiness ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 3/1/2021 All genres, especially fun spec-fic themed to the nature of death $0.020
https://bcubedpress.moksha.io/publication/alternative-deathiness
Alternative War ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 3/1/2021 Science fiction themed to different ways of war $0.020
https://www.bcubedpress.com/opencalls
Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy, The ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/31 Science fiction, fantasy, and horror with elements of the aforementioned, previously published in anthology year by an American or Canadian author $0.010
https://johnjosephadams.moksha.io/publication/basff/guidelines Reprints only.
Land Beyond the World All speculative fiction, especially F/SF. $0.010
https://landbeyondtheworld.com/submissions/
Trenchcoats, Towers, and Trolls: Cyberpunk Fairy Tales ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 2/1/2021 - 2/28/2021 Cyberpunk fairy tales $0.010
https://www.worldweaverpress.com/blog/call-for-submissions-trenchcoats-towers-and-trolls
A Quiet Afternoon 2 (Grace & Victory Publications) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/31/2020 Cozy speculative fiction $0.008
http://graceandvictory.ca/submissions.html
We Cryptids ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 3/1/2021 Urban fantasy
$200.00 https://www.cuppateapublications.com/submissions
Nature Futures Hard SF
$130.00 https://www.nature.com/nature/for-authors/other-subs#futures
Dark Dispatch Dark pop culture fiction
$50.00 https://darkdispatch.com/submissions/
Death Throes Magazine Dark fiction
$20.00 https://deaththroeswebzine.com/
Last Line, The Must end with provided last line
$20.00 http://www.thelastlinejournal.com/submission.htm SUBMISSION PERIOD: submissions close 10/1 for the annual issue.
Flash Point Science Fiction All speculative flash fiction
$10.00 https://flashpointsf.com/submissions/
Tatterhood Review Fantasy and science fiction
$10.00 https://tatterhoodreview.com/guidelines/
Young Explorer's Adventure Guide WAS ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY - DUE 7/1 - 12/31 - DEAD MARKET Adventure SF with protagonist that 8-12 year old reader will identify with. $0.060
http://dreamingrobotpress.com/young-explorers-adventure-guide-submissions/
Inwood Indiana - DEAD MARKET Small town surrealism/magic realism
$1.50 http://inwoodindiana.com/submit/terms.php

Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!

Abra Staffin-Wiebe, Compiler of Lists
Aswiebe's Market List
Abra Staffin-Wiebe's Author Website



Aswiebe's Market List Details
* Aswiebe's Market List is a searchable, sortable spreadsheet of paying fantasy, science fiction, and horror markets. This way it's easy to find, for example, only horror markets that accept reprints greater than 10,000 words. For more information on what it is and how to use it, see About Aswiebe.com's Market Spreadsheet.
* If you find it useful, please consider donating via PayPal to help support it.
* To help prevent these from being flagged as spam, please add this email to your contacts. Thanks!
* If you're so moved, go ahead and link to Aswiebe's Market List on your blog or webpage.
* To report a new paying market, go to my contact page.
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New Markets Update October 2020: Departure Mirror wants speculative fiction up to 20,000 words ... and Other New Aswiebe's Market List Updates!

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The next update of Aswiebe's Market List will be after 11/15/2020.
Permanent link to this newsletter in the archives: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/archive2020.html#101820

Thoughts in Passing
When do you write? How do you know if it's the most productive time for you? Hint: it's when writing actually gets accomplished. 😉

One way to figure out the best time to write is to experiment with a bunch of different times of day, trying each time of day for a week or so, and see what happens. That's for when you have the luxury of not enough structured time. The other way is to say, "Well, I'm too exhausted at the end of the day to write, so I guess that means I have to turn myself into an early bird writer."

I don't particularly recommend the latter approach, but that's where I'm at. I am not a morning person. I am SO NOT a morning person. But my goal is to get myself to that magical 5 AM wake-up-and-write that I've heard about. I'm not there yet. If you are trying to make the same transition, here are a few things that are helping me:
1. Gradual change. I set my alarm 15 minutes earlier. When I manage to wake up and stay up, three times, I adjust the alarm again.
2. Vitamin D + happy light as soon as I sit at my desk with my mug of tea.
3. Feeding the cats first thing, so they encourage me to get out of bed! I fear that this is not reversible.
4. Getting excited about what I'm going to do the next morning, before I go to sleep. It's a lot easier to wake up when you want to do something.

I have hopes that the end of daylight savings time will get me all the way to my goal.

(Do you have a writing question? Send it to me, either by replying to this email or by using the comment form on my website, and it may get answered in the next newsletter.)

What I've been up to lately, writing-wise:
I have an event coming up! If you like steampunk--swashbuckling steampunk adventure, Weird West steampunk, post-apocalyptic steampunk, or steampunk mystery--you'll like it. Come listen to me and three other authors read from their steampunk novels and then discuss steampunk. Bring your questions! Registration link: https://convergence-con-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sz53PUPiSFulsXmrogwI-Q



Things Shiny or Useful
Archive of all shiny or useful links: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/shiny.html 

Map of Mythical Creatures in Europe: https://i.imgur.com/6zGp6v3.jpg

DUE SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18 – Year-Long Writing Project Scholarship Applications: https://loft.org/services/year-long-writing-projects

Done to Death: How to Avoid Horror Genre Clichés: https://www.writersdigest.com/write-better-fiction/done-to-death

Translating the Hero’s Journey Into a Linear Plan: https://www.sfwa.org/2019/07/30/translating-the-heros-journey-into-a-linear-plan/

A Guide for Authors on Recommending Books: https://www.sfwa.org/2020/07/24/a-guide-for-authors-on-recommending-books/

The rejection is the feedback, even when it's a form. I choose my forms specifically for each story. https://twitter.com/ccfinlay/status/825398220754792448

Outline Your Story Like a Subway Map: https://blog.nanowrimo.org/post/166302962291/nano-prep-outline-your-story-like-a-subway-map


Upcoming Virtual Conventions
(Yes, it's a new section in the newsletter! I'm only including ones that charge no registration fees.)

Ongoing, 10/15/2020 - 10/18/2020: Multiversecon Multivirtual 2020. All panels are archived on YouTube, so you can catch up on whatever you've missed!

10/21/2020 - 10/24/2020: Sirens at Home.


Featured Market
Departure Mirror wants speculative fiction that reflects the world we're in now.

What we Publish: Original fiction and poetry, all of which must be broadly “speculative fiction” (science fiction, fantasy, alt-history, magical realism, slipstream, or in some other way altered reality).

Astute readers should be able to see how your story addresses the world we live in right now.

Basics: all speculative fiction, up to 20,000 words, pays $.10/word with a $300 max, no reprints. Submission window closes 10/31/2020, reopens 1/2/2021.

Guidelines: http://departuremirror.com/guidelines/

Market List Updates

To see all the details about these new listings and what they're looking for, as well as hundreds of other listings, go to Aswiebe's Market List and download the latest version of the spreadsheet.

Name What they want Pay Per Word Flat Pay (Lowest) Website Notes
Departure Mirror Quarterly All spec-fic $0.100
http://departuremirror.com/guidelines/
Jim Baen Memorial Writing ANNUAL CONTEST – DUE 10/01 - 02/01 Near future positive space exploration SF $0.080
https://www.baen.com/contest-jbmssa
Lightspeed Magazine Science fiction and fantasy $0.080
https://johnjosephadams.moksha.io/publication/lightspeed/guidelines Prefers < 5,000 words
Metastellar Fantasy, SF, and horror $0.080
https://www.metastellar.com/write-for-us/flash-fiction-story-submission/ NOTE: submission gives right of publication, even without a contract signing
Reinvented Heart, The ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 10/31/2020 SF romance by female and non-binary writers $0.080
http://www.kittywumpus.net/blog/2020/09/21/anthology-call-the-reinvented-heart/
Don't Touch That ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/1/2020 SF themed to parenting $0.060
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sffparents/dont-touch-that-an-anthology-of-parenthood-in-sff/posts/2940307 NOTE: only accepting 2 stories from slush
Midnight From Beyond the Stars ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 4/1/2021 - 4/30/2021 Alien horror $0.060
https://www.silvershamrockpublishing.com/midnight-from-beyond-the-stars-anthology
Boneyard Soup Horror and dark fantasy $0.050
https://www.boneyardsoup.com/submit
Dark Moon Digest (Perpetual Motion Machine) Horror – dark, scary, or funny $0.030
https://perpetualpublishing.com/dark-moon-digest/
Night Terrors (Scare Street) ANTHOLOGY SERIES Horror $0.010
https://scarestreet.com/submissions/ RIGHTS: takes audio rights
We're Here: The Best Queer Speculative Fiction 2020 ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/31/2020 All spec-fic published in 2020 related to queerness $0.010
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScIqO9QAYbInYIj4GZ2GrUpD-GiGpYtAqV_MN3YalFFzZSrFg/viewform
Distant Shore Publishing Novellas (see also Short Stories) Fantasy, sci-fi, and lit-RPG
$2,500.00 http://distantshorepublishing.com/submissions/
Distant Shore Publishing Short Stories (see also Novellas) Fantasy, sci-fi, and lit-RPG
$150.00 http://distantshorepublishing.com/submit-a-short-story/
Sexy Fantastic Magazine Sexy but not graphic fantasy and SF, themed
$100.00 https://dreamtowermedia.com/sexyfantasticfictionsubmissions/
Sexy Fantastic Magazine: The Erotic Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (Dream Tower Media) All speculative fiction, especially that which includes human sexuality, themed
$100.00 https://dreamtowermedia.com/sexyfantasticfictionsubmissions/
Bouchercon 2021 ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 11/1/2020 Horror themed to second chances
$75.00 https://www.bouchercon2021.com/anthology-information
ProleSCARYet: Tales of Horror and Class Warfare ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 11/1/2020 - 11/30/2020 Anti-capitalist horror, dark weird, and dark SF
$75.00 https://prolescaryetanthology.com/
Curiouser Surrealism, weird, fabulism, and near-future SF
$50.00 https://curiousermag.com/submissions/
Mysterium Tremendum (Silent Motorist Media) Weird fiction/horror, themed to the sacred or numinous
$50.00 https://silentmotorist.media/mysterium-tremendum/
If I Die Before I Wake Vol 5: Tales of the Otherworldly and Undead (Sinister Smile Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 1/27/2021 Horror themed to otherworldly (incl. aliens) or undead
$40.00 https://www.sinistersmilepress.com/submissions-v5
Inked in Gray Survival Anthology ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE12/30/2020 Fantasy, sci-fi, horror, and contemporary themed to survival
$30.00 https://inkedingray.com/2020/10/01/2021-anthology-open-call/
99 Tiny Terrors ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 10/31/2020 Horror flash fiction
$25.00 https://pulsepublishingsubmissions.moksha.io/publication/99-tiny-terrors/guidelines
Holiday Horrors Flash Fiction Contest (Apex Magazine) ONE-TIME CONTEST - DUE 11/15/2020 Horror themed to December holidays
$25.00 https://apex-magazine.com/our-holiday-horrors-flash-fiction-contest-returns/
Family (Terror Tract Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 1/1/2021 Horror themed to killing family
$20.00 https://www.facebook.com/terrortract/posts/345772070122795
The Periodical, Forlorn Off-kilter literary and all speculative fiction
$15.00 https://www.periodicalforlorn.com/submission-guidelines
Flashpoint SF Science fiction, fantasy, and slipstream
$10.00 https://flashpointsf.com/submissions/
Kid's Ark, The - DEAD MARKET Kid's stories - Christian-friendly contemporary, historical, adventure, or SF. THEMED issues.
$100.00 http://www.thekidsark.com/guidelines.htm
Dreams and Nightmares Magazine - DEAD MARKET SF/F/Horror poetry and short-short fiction
$12.00 http://dreamsandnightmaresmagazine.com/guidelines.htm
Riddled With Arrows - DEAD MARKET All genres $0.030
http://www.riddledwitharrows.com/guidelines/
Wyrd, The - DEAD MARKET Speculative, weird, and cross-genre fiction, or boundary-pushing
$10.00 http://www.wyrdmagazine.com/submission-guidelines/ 1,000-5,000 for not previously published.
Trigger Warning - DEAD MARKET Horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and crime
$75.00 http://www.triggerwarningshortfiction.com/contact/
Jack of No Trades Short Fiction Store - DEAD MARKET Horror, SF, Fantasy, Mystery, YA, and Romance reprints only $0.020
http://jackofnotradesproductions.com/submission-guidelines/short-fiction-store-guidelines/ RIGHTS: requires exclusive electronic rights for 3 years.
Perpetual Flash Fiction (Perpetual Motion Machine) - DEAD MARKET (SEE Dark Moon Digest instead) Dark
$25.00

Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!

Abra Staffin-Wiebe, Compiler of Lists
Aswiebe's Market List
Abra Staffin-Wiebe's Author Website



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* Aswiebe's Market List is a searchable, sortable spreadsheet of paying fantasy, science fiction, and horror markets. This way it's easy to find, for example, only horror markets that accept reprints greater than 10,000 words. For more information on what it is and how to use it, see About Aswiebe.com's Market Spreadsheet.
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New Markets Update September 2020: Nightmare Mag Is Briefly Open, Global SF Convention This Weekend ... and Other New Aswiebe's Market List Updates!

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Thoughts in Passing
There are a couple of great free events coming up this week that I'm looking forward to, and you might too!

This Wednesday evening, John Scalzi and former International Space Station Commander and Air Force Colonel Terry Virts will have a discussion on Facebook Live. Virts is the author of How to Astronaut, a "wildly entertaining" account of the rules, lessons, procedures and experiences of space travel. (This sounds like a book that would be great for any science fiction author, so keep that in mind even if you aren't interested in the talk.) Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/942067042911317

This weekend, September 17th - September 20th, FutureCon is hosting a massive virtual global SF convention, with an amazing list of guests, that takes place around the world and around the clock. https://www.futureconsf.com/home


(Do you have a writing question? Send it to me, either by replying to this email or by using the comment form on my website, and it may get answered in the next newsletter.)

What I've been up to lately, writing-wise:
Edits. So many edits (and critiques). I'm slowly working my way through novel revisions. And I took a break from novel revisions to do some !!extreme!! editing to two short stories so that I could submit them to a couple of very shiny publications. I cut Story 1 from 6,709 words to 2,962 words. Story 2, I took from 8,553 words to 5,972 words. Don't try this at home, kids. I'm a professional on a closed course. The hardest part of this was that both the stories contain humor, and humor needs room to breathe.

In other news, Escape Pod recently aired "Key Component" by T.R. Siebert. I did the narration for this story, and I recommend reading or listening to it. It's beautifully written and poignant. https://escapepod.org/2020/09/10/escape-pod-749-key-component/

Things Shiny or Useful
Archive of all shiny or useful links: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/shiny.html 

4 Weeks to Plan a Novel (free login required): https://nationalnovelwritingmonth.cmail20.com/t/i-l-mliudut-jythlhmg-j/

The Roots of Hope: Toward an Optimistic Near-Future SF in a Pandemic: https://uncannymagazine.com/article/the-roots-of-hope-toward-an-optimistic-near-future-sf-in-a-pandemic

Featured Market
Nightmare Magazine has a new editor and a limited submission window that closes 9/21/2020.

Nightmare is a horror and dark fantasy magazine. In Nightmare’s pages, you will find all kinds of horror fiction, from zombie stories and haunted house tales, to visceral psychological horror.

... featuring a variety of authors—from the bestsellers and award-winners you already know to the best new voices you haven’t heard of yet. When you read Nightmare, it is our hope that you’ll see where horror comes from, where it is now, and where it’s going.

Basics: horror and dark fantasy, less than 7,500 words, pays $.08/word, no reprints. Limited submission window closes 9/21/2020.
To see all the details about these new listings and what they're looking for, as well as hundreds of other listings, go to Aswiebe's Market List and download the latest version of the spreadsheet.

Name What they want Pay Per Word Flat Pay (Lowest) Website Notes
Constellation / Constelación Magazine Spanish or English speculative fiction, themed $0.080
https://www.constellationmagazine.com/submissions ONE-TIME SUBMISSION PERIOD: 10/15/2020 - 11/01/2020. THEME: "The Bonds that Unite Us / Los lazos que nos unen"
Derelict (Zombies Need Brains) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/31/20 SF/F/H featuring abandoned ships $0.080
https://www.patreon.com/posts/40888189
Escape Pod (Podcast) SF $0.080
http://escapepod.org/guidelines/ An Escape Artists publication. Reprints 1,500 - 7,500 words.
Flame Tree Press Frequent themed anthologies. ONE-TIME THEME for 8/28/20 - 8/30/20 submission period: terrifying ghosts. $0.080
http://blog.flametreepublishing.com/blog
Mercedes Lackey Fantasy Quarterly Fantasy $0.080
https://pulsepublishingsubmissions.moksha.io/publication/mercedes-lackey-fantasy-quarterly/guidelines
Modern Deity's Guide to Surviving Humanity, The (Zombies Need Brains) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/31/20 Urban fantasy with a deity as the story focus. $0.080
https://www.patreon.com/posts/40888189
Nightmare Magazine Horror/dark fantasy $0.080
https://adamant.moksha.io/publication/nightmare/guidelines Prefers < 5,000 words.
Podcastle (Podcast) Fantasy fiction $0.080
http://podcastle.org/guidelines/ An Escape Artists publication. Original fiction up to 6,000 words, reprints up to 17,000.
Pseudopod (Podcast) Horror and dark fantasy $0.080
http://pseudopod.org/submissions/ An Escape Artists publication.
When Worlds Collide (Zombies Need Brains) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/31/20 SF/F with culture clashes $0.080
https://www.patreon.com/posts/40888189
Unmasked (WordFire Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 9/1/2020 - 10/31/2020 Spec-fic themed to masks $0.060
https://www.pagespineficshowcase.com/submissions--supporters.html
Lost Contact ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/31/20 Horror/SF themed to lost contact $0.050
http://perpetualpublishing.com/2020/08/24/lost-contact-a-new-horror-anthology-open-for-submissions/
Mythulu Fantasy, "original myths" $0.040
https://mythulu.com/emagazine-submission-call/
Mycelia Eerie, weird literary fiction $0.026
https://www.hederafelix.com/submissions/
Planet Scumm SF and weird fiction $0.020
https://www.planetscumm.space/submissions
Speculative North Magazine (Tdotspec) Speculative fiction $0.011
http://tdotspec.com/submissions/
Dread Imaginings Contemporary horror and weird fiction $0.010
http://www.dreadimaginings.com/submission-guidelines.html
Far From Home ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 11/1/2020 Adventure horror $0.010
https://www.offlimitspress.com/far-from-home
Page & Spine All genres, incl. SF/spec fic/H $0.010
https://www.pagespineficshowcase.com/submissions--supporters.html
Welkin Fantastic literature $0.010
https://welkinmag.com/submit/
Gravity Award ANNUAL CONTEST - DUE 9/6 - 12/31 SF, fantasy, and horror
$200.00 http://www.centerfieldofgravity.com/2020/09/04/center-field-of-gravitys-second-annual-gravity-award-announcement-and-guidelines/
Fallen Gods Anthology (Jazz House Publications) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 1/3/2021 Tragic same-gender romance with main characters who are gods
$100.00 https://www.jazzhousepublications.com/fallen-gods-submission-details
Multiplicity of Stories, A ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 9/15/2020 (EST.) SF
$75.90 https://amultiplicityofstories.wordpress.com/submit/ NOTE: creative commons rights means no exclusive rights will be available to creators after this.
Krampus Tales: A Killer Anthology (Jazz House Publications) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 9/30/2020 Winter holiday horror
$75.00 https://www.jazzhousepublications.com/krampus-tales-submission-details
Of Mistletoe and Snow (Jazz House Publications) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 9/30/2020 All genres, YA, themed to cozy winter holiday romance
$75.00 https://www.jazzhousepublications.com/of-mistletoe-and-snow-submission-details
Art of Being Human, The (FableCroft) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/1/2020 All speculative fiction, themed to the arts
$72.84 https://fablecroft.com/submissions/
Dread Machine Dark SF, horror, dark fantasy
$50.00 https://www.thedreadmachine.com/submit/
Resist With Every Inch and Every Breath (Lonely Cryptid Media) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/31/2020 SF themed to the revolution
$25.00 https://lonelycryptidmedia.com/fiction-and-poetry-submissions/
Were-Traveler, The Speculative fiction, themed issues
$15.00 https://the-were-traveler.weebly.com/submissions-call.html Reprints - sometimes accepted.
Wondrous Real Magazine, The Fabulism
$10.00 https://www.wondrousrealmag.com/submissions
Buckshot Magazine - DEAD MARKET Flash fiction, all genres
$25.00 https://buckshotmagazine.com/submit RIGHTS: non-exclusive digital, first print rights

Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!

Abra Staffin-Wiebe, Compiler of Lists
Aswiebe's Market List
Abra Staffin-Wiebe's Author Website



Aswiebe's Market List Details
* Aswiebe's Market List is a searchable, sortable spreadsheet of paying fantasy, science fiction, and horror markets. This way it's easy to find, for example, only horror markets that accept reprints greater than 10,000 words. For more information on what it is and how to use it, see About Aswiebe.com's Market Spreadsheet.
* If you find it useful, please consider donating via PayPal to help support it.
* To help prevent these from being flagged as spam, please add this email to your contacts. Thanks!
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New Markets Update August 2020: Event This Sunday, New Non-Pro Writer Contest ... and Other New Aswiebe's Market List Updates!

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Thoughts in Passing
All these suddenly-online science fiction and fantasy conventions are a wonderful opportunity! But as a friend said to me today, the pro ("There's so much!") is also the con ("There's so much!"). I haven't found a good comprehensive, continually updated list of current virtual conventions yet. The closest is the Locus list: https://locusmag.com/conventions/ . It's a good list of conventions, but I advise clicking through to see what the convention is doing currently. Several conventions listed as canceled are doing something virtual instead. For example, this weekend I'm enjoying NASFic online: https://columbus2020nasfic.org

(Do you have a writing question? Send it to me, either by replying to this email or by using the comment form on my website, and it may get answered in the next newsletter.)

What I've been up to lately, writing-wise:
Preparing to do a reading at one of those virtual cons! Come to this free online event, enjoy some good stories, and see what happens when I discover that I can add video effects to a recorded reading. Did I tempt fate? Maybe. Bwa-ha-ha-ha!

But seriously, I expect this to be a great reading, and the Q&A at the end offers the opportunity for some interesting discussions. Enjoy performances by science fiction, mystery, and fantasy authors as part of CONvergence Online. Free, but registration is required:  https://convergence-con-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pCdcCtxXSXeW8v1SKEigmg
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And if you're interested in learning more about how to do a reading yourself, consider this Part 1 of "How to Do a Reading." I'm presenting Part 2, a discussion of the nitty-gritty of preparing and performing a reading, in a couple of months.

Things Shiny or Useful
Featured Market
Dream Foundry has launched an exciting contest for beginning science fiction and fantasy professionals!

This contest is for writers who are relatively new to paid or incoming-earning publication of speculative short fiction in English. To be eligible for this contest, all three rules below must be true of you:

  • You have published a total of less than 4,000 words of paid or income-earning speculative fiction in English.
  • You have earned a total of less than USD 320 from those words.
  • You have never been nominated for any award listed here as a major award in speculative fiction.
We are looking for short speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy, weird fiction, etc.) Please don’t send us stories that have no speculative element (mainstream, contemporary, romance, westerns, historical fiction etc.).

Basics: all spec fic, less than 10,000 words, pays $1,000 - $250 prizes, no reprints. Submissions close October 11, 2020.

Guidelines: Dream Foundry

Market List Updates

To see all the details about these new listings and what they're looking for, as well as hundreds of other listings, go to Aswiebe's Market List and download the latest version of the spreadsheet.

Name What they want Pay Per Word Flat Pay (Lowest) Website
Fireside Fiction (short stories) All genres, explicitly including spec-fic $0.125
https://firesidefiction.com/submissions
Addition Magazine All genres, themed, esp. inl. SF $0.080
https://additionmag.com/submissions/
Apex Magazine SF, fantasy, and horror $0.080
https://apex-magazine.com/submission-guidelines/
Cemetery Gates Flash Horror Anthology ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/26/2020 Horror flash fiction themed to Cemetery Chillers, Spook Houses, Supernatural Slashers, Witchcraft, or Within the Woods $0.080
https://cemeterygatesmedia.com/2020/08/07/untitled-flash-horror-anthology/
khōréō Fantasy, SF, and horror themed to authors and stories of immigration and diaspora $0.080
https://khoreomag.com/submissions/
Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy, The ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/31 Science fiction, fantasy, and horror with elements of the aforementioned, previously published in anthology year by an American or Canadian author $0.060
https://johnjosephadams.moksha.io/publication/basff/guidelines
Best Science Fiction of the Year, The ANTHOLOGY - DUE 11/01 SF $0.060
http://neil-clarke.com/books/submission_guidelines/
Chiral Mad 5 ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 10/31/2020 All spec-fic by female, BIPOC, GLBTQ+, or otherwise underrepresented authors. $0.060
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/chiral-mad-5#/
Fusion Fragment SF $0.023
http://www.fusionfragment.com/submissions/
Professor Charlatan Bardot’s Travel Anthology to the Most (Fictional) Haunted Buildings in the Weird, Wild World (2021 edition) (Dark Moon Books) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 11/15/2020 - 12/15/2020 Dark fiction themed to haunted buildings (not houses) $0.020
http://www.darkmoonbooks.com/Submissions.html
Alchemy Press Book of Horrors 3, The: A Miscellany of Monsters ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 1/1/21 - 1/31/21 Horror themed to monsters $0.013
https://alchemypress.wordpress.com/submissions/the-alchemy-press-book-of-horrors-3/
Wyldblood Press Fantasy, science fiction, and literary $0.013
https://wyldblood.com/submissions-2/
Blue Light Special ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 9/15/2020 Modern LGBTQ retellings of folktales $0.010
https://bluelightanthology.info/submission-requirements/
Legendary Tales All speculative fiction $0.010
http://legendarytalesmagazine.com/submissions/
Underland Arcana Mildly speculative and weird fiction $0.010
https://www.underlandarcana.com/submissions/
Weird Horror Magazine Pulpy, weird fiction and horror $0.010
https://undertowpublications.com/weird-horror-magazine
Dream Foundry ANNUAL CONTEST - DUE 8/10 - 10/11 Speculative fiction by non-pro authors
$1,000.00 https://dreamfoundry.org/contest-rules/
Breathe Fiyah (Tor.com and Fiyah Magazine) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 8/26/2020 - 8/28/2020 Spec-fic flash fiction by black authors
$250.00 https://www.tor.com/2020/08/13/announcing-breathe-fiyah/
Mantid Magazine Speculative fiction, ONE-TIME THEME: by women from intersectional backgrounds
$75.00 http://www.mantidmagazine.com/#!call-for-submissions/q938a
In Need of a Laugh (Shoreline of Infinity) ONE-TIME CONTEST - DUE 9/12/2020 Funny sci-fi
$65.42 https://www.shorelineofinfinity.com/flash-fiction-competition-for-shoreline-of-infinity-readers-2020/
Cast of Wonders Flash Fiction Contest ONE-TIME CONTEST - DUE 8/31/2020 YA speculative flash fiction
$40.00 https://www.castofwonders.org/2020/08/the-2020-cast-of-wonders-flash-fiction-contest-is-here/
Water: Selkies, Sirens, and Sea Monsters (Tyche Books) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 9/30/2020 Fantasy themed to magical water creatures
$37.83 https://niteblade.submittable.com/submit/170590/water-selkies-sirens-and-sea-monsters
No Ordinary Mortals (Rogue Blades) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 8/22/2020 (Deadline extended) Themed: Superheroes
$30.00 https://www.rogue-blades.com/RBE-Submissions
Best Indie Speculative Fiction (Bards and Sages) ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY - DUE UNTIL FULL All speculative fiction, previously published by small press or self-published
$25.00 https://www.bardsandsages.com/contact_us/fiction_submission_guidelines
It Came From Her Purse (Hiraeth Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 8/31/2020 SF, fantasy, and dark fiction, themed to title
$25.00 https://www.hiraethsffh.com/it-came-from-her-purse
Kentucky Fried Horror ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 10/1/2020 Kentucky-themed horror
$25.00 https://www.facebook.com/nightmarepress1/photos/a.1938454763114021/2343685135924313/?type=3&theater
McCoy's Monthly All genres, incl. literary and SF
$20.00 https://www.mccoysmonthly.com/submit
Strange Aeon 2020 ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 8/31/2020 or when filled Cosmic horror
$20.00 https://mkeatonauthor.blogspot.com/2020/07/official-updated-lovecraft-anthology.html
Utah Horror Writers ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY - DUE 10/31 Horror with an author or story connection to Utah, themed. ONE-TIME 2020 THEME: witches
$20.00 https://utahhorror.org/submissions/
It Calls From the Sea ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 9/15/2020 Horror themed to water
$15.00 https://www.eerieriverpublishing.com/open-submission
Hoot All genres, flash, twitterfic
$10.00 http://www.hootreview.com/submissions/
Nightmares and Phantasms PODCAST Horror
$5.00 https://www.lompublishing.com/submission-call
Constraint 280 (microverses) Speculative micro-fiction
$2.80 https://microverses.net/submissions
Devilfish Review - DEAD MARKET All genres, esp. SF/F/H
$10.00
Space Squid - DEAD MARKET Spec-fic humor
$5.00 http://www.spacesquid.com/scifi-fantasy-mag/contributorguidelines/
Selene Quarterly - DEAD MARKET Speculative romance, mystery, and alternate history $0.060
https://selenequarterly.com/submissions/
Strange Constellations - DEAD MARKET Spec-fic
$30.00 http://www.strangeconstellations.com/?page_id=8
Gehenna and Hinnom - DEAD MARKET Weird fiction and cosmic horror, themed $0.020
https://gehennaandhinnom.wordpress.com/2018/03/07/call-for-submissions-novellas-novelettes-and-chapbooks-weird-fiction-and-cosmic-horror/

Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!

Abra Staffin-Wiebe, Compiler of Lists
Aswiebe's Market List
Abra Staffin-Wiebe's Author Website



Aswiebe's Market List Details
* Aswiebe's Market List is a searchable, sortable spreadsheet of paying fantasy, science fiction, and horror markets. This way it's easy to find, for example, only horror markets that accept reprints greater than 10,000 words. For more information on what it is and how to use it, see About Aswiebe.com's Market Spreadsheet.
* If you find it useful, please consider donating via PayPal to help support it.
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New Markets Update July 2020: New flash fiction pub Baffling Magazine wants SF, fantasy, and horror with a queer bent ... and Other New Aswiebe's Market List Updates!

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The next update of Aswiebe's Market List will be after 8/15/2020.
Permanent link to this newsletter in the archives: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/archive2020.html#072720

Thoughts in Passing
I've been wrangling my two young kids through distance-learning summer school, and it has left me exhausted and drained and uncreative at the end of the school day.

You know what helps?

A nap.

No, seriously. If you are exhausted and having trouble focusing, take a nap. I've found it to be marvelously restorative. When so many of us are dealing with overwhelm, stress, and trauma, a nap can be pretty damn magical.

"Sleep that knits up the raveled sleave of care,
The death of each day's life, sore labor's bath,
Balm of hurt minds, great nature's second course,
Chief nourisher in life's feast.”
- Shakespeare

... The only problem is that then you may be off-sync with the rest of your household. Also (if you are a heavy sleeper like me), waking up from a nap may be challenging. Scheduling the nap to be an hour or less before a can't-miss appointment helps with that. For me, that means setting my alarm to "get up and cook dinner or your children will starve" o'clock. Any optional scheduling for naps will fail horribly for me!

(Do you have a writing question? Send it to me, either by replying to this email or by using the comment form on my website, and it may get answered in the next newsletter.)

What I've been up to lately, writing-wise:
I've been recovering from one of those "elective" surgeries. My miscreant gallbladder has been evicted, and not losing 4+ hours 1-2x/week to pain-so-bad-I-can't-do-anything-but-stream-cooking-shows has been wonderful. Depending on where you are, this might be your window to take care of dental work, elective surgery, optometry, preventive maintenance etc. for the next 6 months. If your region isn't peaking, get it done now. Seriously. (That Twilight Zone broken-glasses episode may have left a permanent impression on my extremely-short-sighted self.)

While recovering from surgery, I caught up on a *lot* of email. Sooooo... there may be more links than usual. They're good, I promise!

Things Shiny or Useful
Archive of all shiny or useful links: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/shiny.html

How Fantasy Literature Helped Create the 21st Century: https://electricliterature.com/jeff-ann-vandermeer-modern-fantasy/

Cyberbullying 'Shield' App Uses AI to Combat Social Media Trolls: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-07/au-ca071320.php

A Beginner's Guide to Researching Agents: https://www.ericsmithrocks.com/blog/2020/6/23/a-beginners-guide-to-researching-agents

7 Things I Didn't Know About Microsoft Word Meets Amazon Kindle: https://www.urbanfantasist.com/home/seven-things-i-didnt-know-about-microsoft-word-meets-amazon-kindle

Keep submitting, a thread: https://twitter.com/PearseAnderson/status/1280256768803831810

How to Write a Book in Three Days: http://www.ghostwoods.com/2010/05/how-to-write-a-book-in-three-days-1210/

How to Pitch Wars: https://www.helenhoang.com/how-to-pitch-wars/

What Should Writers Post on Instagram: https://www.writersdigest.com/publishing-insights/what-should-writers-post-on-instagram

How to Name Characters in Fantasy: http://dankoboldt.com/how-to-name-characters/

How to Use Goodreads for Authors: https://kindlepreneur.com/how-to-use-goodreads-for-authors/

Reading Better Than Before (PDF): https://el2.convertkit-mail.com/c/qduvkrmq6kc7hdk8zxt8/8efqhohp548v9r/aHR0cHM6Ly9maWxlcy5jb252ZXJ0a2l0Y2RubS5jb20vYXNzZXRzL2RvY3VtZW50cy8xNDIyOTQvMjczNDI0Mi9SZWFkaW5nX0JldHRlcl9UaGFuX0JlZm9yZS5wZGY=

KDPUniversity Free Webinars: https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/G202193670

Theatrical Shortcuts for Dynamic Fiction: https://www.sfwa.org/2020/06/23/theatrical-shortcuts-for-dynamic-fiction/

How to Write Successful Queries for Any Genre of Writing: https://www.writersdigest.com/publishing-insights/how-to-write-successful-queries-for-any-genre-of-writing

3 Tips for Writing Cosmic Horror That "Goes Beyond": https://www.writersdigest.com/write-better-fiction/tips-for-writing-cosmic-horror-that-goes-beyond

Simultaneous Submissions: A Definitive Guide: https://duotrope.com/guides/simultaneous-submissions.aspx

When setting goals, define your controlables: https://www.patreoncommunity.com/t/when-setting-goals-define-your-controllables/8513

Effective Goal Setting For Writers: https://www.sfwa.org/2020/04/22/effective-goal-setting-for-writers/

Featured Market
Baffling Magazine wants flash-length science fiction, fantasy, and horror with a queer bent.
  • What we want to see: We are looking for speculative stories that explore science fiction, fantasy, and horror with a queer bent. We want queer stories and we want trans stories and we want aro/ace stories. We want indefinable stories. We welcome weird, slipstream, and interstitial writing.

  • What we don’t want to see: We’re not interested in unexamined bigotry or sexual violence; pieces that include such should be nuanced or looking at the post-event experience of the survivors.

Basics: all spec fic, < 1201 words, pays $.08/word, no reprints.

Guidelines: Baffling Magazine

Market List Updates

To see all the details about these new listings and what they're looking for, as well as hundreds of other listings, go to Aswiebe's Market List and download the latest version of the spreadsheet.

Name What they want Pay Per Word Flat Pay (Lowest) Website
Unfit Magazine SF $0.160
http://unfitmag.com/submit/
Unreal Magazine Fantasy $0.160
http://unrealmag.com/submit/
Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery, including paranormal $0.080
https://www.alfredhitchcockmysterymagazine.com/contact-us/writers-guidelines/
Baffling Magazine All speculative fiction $0.080
https://www.bafflingmag.com/submissions
Fantasy Magazine Fantasy and dark fantasy $0.080
http://www.fantasy-magazine.com/
Fiyah Speculative fiction by authors from the African diaspora $0.080
http://www.fiyahlitmag.com/submissions/
If There's Anyone Left ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 7/31/2020 Science fiction and speculative fiction by marginalized authors $0.080
https://www.iftheresanyoneleft.com/submission-guidelines
Jim Baen Memorial Writing ANNUAL CONTEST – DUE 10/01 - 02/01 Near future positive space exploration SF $0.080
http://www.baen.com/baenmemorialaward
No Police = Know Future (Amazing Stories) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 8/15/2020 SF themed to the future of not-policing $0.080
https://submission.amazingstoriesmag.com/no-police/
Upon a Once Time (Air and Nothingness Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 2/28/2021 All genres, and cross-genre, themed to fairy tale mash-ups $0.080
https://twitter.com/aanpress/status/1277662293053132800
Wild Hunt, The (Air and Nothingness Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 2/28/2021 All genres, themed to the wild hunt $0.080
http://aanpress.com/submissions.html
Zoetrope: All-Story All genres, literary $0.080
https://www.all-story.com/about
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine Mystery of all types $0.050
https://www.elleryqueenmysterymagazine.com/contact-us/writers-guidelines/
Dear Leader Tales ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 7/31/2020 All genres themed to autocratic leaders. $0.030
https://feralcatpublishers.com/dear-leader-tales-anthology
Chillfiltr Literary fiction and fantasy $0.020
https://chillfiltr.com/write-for-chillfiltr/
Neo-Opsis SF/F $0.018
http://www.neo-opsis.ca/guidelines.htm
After Dinner Conversation Discussion-provoking stories, all genres $0.010
https://www.afterdinnerconversation.com/submissions
Fix the World (Other Worlds Ink.) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 9/30/2020 Near future positive SF $0.010
https://www.otherworldsink.com/submissions/?cn-reloaded=1
Hypnos Magazine Weird fiction and cosmic horror $0.010
http://www.radiumtownpress.com/guidelines.html
Mystery Weekly Magazine Mystery, including paranormal $0.010
https://mysteryweekly.com/submit.asp
Overcast Podcast, The All spec-fic $0.010
http://theovercast.libsyn.com/submissions-guidelines
Scare Story Horror themed to ghosts, monsters, the supernatural etc. $0.010
https://scarestreet.com/submissions/
Scare Street ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 7/25/20 Horror $0.010
https://scarestreet.com/submissions/
Slashertorte: An Anthology of Cake Horror (Sliced Up Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 11/01/2020 Cake-themed horror $0.010
https://sliceduppress.com/submissions-2/
Year After, The Fantasy, literary, and science fiction $0.010
https://www.theyearaftermag.com/submissions
Imagining Indigenous Futures ANNUAL CONTEST - DUE 12/1 Indigenous SF
$1,000.00 https://www.fantastic-arts.org/2020/announcing-the-11th-annual-imagining-indigenous-futurisms-award-call-for-emerging-writers/
Electric Literature Literary, all genres, incl. experimental. The Commuter takes flash fiction. Recommended Reading takes short stories.
$300.00 https://electricliterature.submittable.com/submit
Voyage YA, all subgenres
$200.00 https://thevoyagejournal.com/
On Spec All spec-fic, Canadians preferred
$148.07 https://onspecmag.wpcomstaging.com/submissions/
Annorlunda Enterprises All genres except horror and erotica
$100.00 http://annorlundaenterprises.com/books/information-for-authors/
Worldbuilding Fantasy Anthology (Lagrange Books) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/01/2020 Fantasy themed to politics as story conflict.
$100.00 https://lagrangebooks.com/calls-for-submissions/call-for-submissions-worldbuilding-fantasy-anthology/
Weird Christmas Flash Fiction ANNUAL CONTEST - DUE 11/1 All genres, themed to "weird Christmas"
$50.00 https://weirdchristmas.com/category/contest/
If I Die Before I Wake Vol 4: Tales of Nightmare Creatures (Sinister Smile Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 9/29/2020 Creature horror
$40.00 https://www.sinistersmilepress.com/submissions-v4
Outlook Springs Fiction tinged with the strange
$25.00 https://outlooksprings.submittable.com/submit
Timeworn Literary Journal Historical fiction, esp. incl. genre and speculative elements
$25.00 https://www.timewornlit.com/submit
Other Side, The: A Horror Anthology ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 8/30/2020 Horror themed to death and the beyond
$20.00 https://www.devilsrockpublishing.com/submissions
Ghastling, The Psychological or quiet horror, ghost stories, themed
$18.70 https://theghastling.com/submit/
Toasted Cake (Podcast) Speculative flash fiction
$15.00 http://toastedcake.com/submissions.html
Gwyllion Magazine All science fiction, fantasy, and horror, especially fun.
$12.38 http://gwyllionmagazine.com/submissions/
Dogbumps Academy of Wayward Wixards (Thurston Howl Publications) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 11/1/20 Fantasy, themed to a diverse wizard school.
$10.00 https://weaselpress.submittable.com/submit/168067/thp-dogbumps-academy-of-wayward-wixards
From the Farther Trees Fantasy
$10.00 https://farthertrees.wordpress.com/submissions/
Howling Dead, The (Weasel Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/15/2020 Horror themed to zombies with at least one furry character
$10.00 https://weaselpress.submittable.com/submit/168068/thp-bound-tales-the-howling-dead
Penumbric Speculative Fiction Mag Speculative fiction, esp. edgy or idealistic
$10.00 http://penumbric.com/subs.html
Liquid Imagination Spec-fic and literary. Also has a special flash fiction section.
$8.00 https://liquidimagination.silverpen.org/submissions/
Cryptic Chronicles, The (DBND Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 8/25/2020 All genres, themed to cryptids.
$5.00 https://dbndpublishing.com/submissions
Luna Station Quarterly Fantasy, science fiction, creepy horror by women writers only
$5.00 http://lunastationquarterly.com/submissions
Every Day Fiction All flash fiction
$3.00 http://www.everydayfiction.com/submit-story/
Nightfire (Tor/Forge's Horror Imprint) Horror novels and novellas

https://nightfire.moksha.io/publication/nightfire/guidelines
Lonely Riot, A - DEAD MARKET All genres, literary
$20.00 http://alonelyriotmag.com/submit
Scout - DEAD MARKET Near-future SF $0.080

Ruthless Peoples Magazine - DEAD MARKET All genres
$100.00 http://www.ruthlesspeoples.com/node/11
Lovecraft Ezine, The - DEAD MARKET Lovecraftian and Cthulhu-mythos stories
$50.00 http://lovecraftzine.com/submissions/
Shock Totem - DEAD MARKET Dark fantasy and horror $0.050
http://www.shocktotem.com/guidelines/
Book Smugglers Novella Initiative - DEAD MARKET Spec-fic novellas
$500.00 http://thebooksmugglers.com/book-smugglers-publishing/the-novella-initiative-open-call
Sub-Q - DEAD MARKET Interactive fiction $0.090
https://sub-q.com/about/submissions/
Bronzeville Bee - DEAD MARKET Crime, SF, fantasy, horror, and YA $0.050
http://www.bronzevillebee.com/contribute/
Pantheon Magazine - DEAD MARKET All genres, themed to myth and gods $0.060

Ares Magazine - DEAD MARKET All spec-fic, plus adventure. Action-adventure preferred. $0.060
http://aresmagazine.com/
Spectral Book of Horror (Tickety Boo Press) ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY - DEAD MARKET Contemporary horror $0.010
http://www.ticketyboopress.co.uk/spectral-book-of-horror-stories-4-and-5/
Skelos Press - DEAD MARKET Weird, dark fantasy, horror, and slipstream. $0.010
http://skelospress.com/2016/09/14/submission-information-for-issue-4/
Phantaxis - DEAD MARKET SF/F $0.004
http://phantaxis.com/
DeadLights Magazine - DEAD MARKET Horror
$50.00
Black Girl Magic Lit Mag - DEAD MARKET Spec-fic with black female protagonist
$50.00 http://www.blackgirlmagicmag.com/submit/
Double Feature Magazine - DEAD MARKET SF/Horror
$25.00
Nefarious Thoughts - DEAD MARKET Dark
$25.00 http://www.hippocampuspress.com/journals/nemesis/nemesis-no.-1
Ligature Works - DEAD MARKET Speculative or fantastic fiction
$25.00
Story Quest Short Story Contest - ANNUAL CONTEST DEAD MARKET All speculative fiction, themed.
$15.00 https://sqmag.com/story-quest-contest/
Freeze Frame Fiction - DEAD MARKET All genres, flash fiction
$10.00 https://freezeframefiction.com/write/submission-guidelines-faq/

Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!

Abra Staffin-Wiebe, Compiler of Lists
Aswiebe's Market List
Abra Staffin-Wiebe's Author Website



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* Aswiebe's Market List is a searchable, sortable spreadsheet of paying fantasy, science fiction, and horror markets. This way it's easy to find, for example, only horror markets that accept reprints greater than 10,000 words. For more information on what it is and how to use it, see About Aswiebe.com's Market Spreadsheet.
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New Markets Update June 2020: Welcome Dark Matter Magazine, a New Pro-Paying SF Market ... and Other New Aswiebe's Market List Updates!

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The next update of Aswiebe's Market List will be after 7/15/2020.
Permanent link to this newsletter in the archives: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/archive2020.html#061920

Thoughts in Passing
When you have a lot of unstructured time ... or, on the other side, when you have very little time ... it's easy to say that you'll write sometime. When the time feels right. When you have a moment. When you feel inspired.

If the time hasn't been right for a while, it might be time to make a schedule. Start with a basic list of the absolutely necessary things you have to do in your life. Add writing. Figure out what gets done when, and then give it a try for a week. Adjust as needed. Everything else that is nonessential can get done when the time feels right.

(Do you have a writing question? Send it to me, either by replying to this email or by using the comment form on my website, and it may get answered in the next newsletter.)

What I've been up to lately, writing-wise:
Let's see. I watched TorCon panels. I did critiques and exchanged them for feedback on the beastie-in-progress that I need to edit. I continued to write to the #vss365 prompts. And I figured out that I need to schedule my writing time (see above) now that my kiddos are back in (distance learning) summer school at home, so I kind of know what my schedule is going to look like. Of course, I'm scheduled for gallbladder surgery in about two weeks, so everything's going to need to get readjusted during the recovery period for that. See "adjust as needed" above!

Things Shiny or Useful
Archive of all shiny or useful links: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/shiny.html 

Starting a Novel is HARD (5 Ways to Jump-Start Your Writing): https://www.katebitters.com/start-writing-novel-first-pages/

How to Write a Basic Pitch: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zmPkDR2g8W6V4Al-TE9PHf_7UdkSxWaU/view

We Need to Talk About First Person Plural: https://electricliterature.com/read-like-a-writer-first-person-plural-pov/

The Skeletal Structure of Japanese Horror Fiction: https://www.tofugu.com/japan/japanese-horror-structure/

Favorite fantasy book tropes, a thread: https://twitter.com/sabaatahir/status/1271933103720681473

Everything is Broken! What Should I Write About? https://www.tor.com/2020/06/09/never-say-you-cant-survive-everything-is-broken-what-should-i-write-about/

Last but far from least, as I mentioned, Tor Books had a wonderful series of online panels as part of TorCon. If you can only watch one, I highly recommend Neil Gaiman and V.E. Schwab's conversation.
Full video: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/GaimanSchwab
Text highlights: https://www.tor.com/2020/06/14/read-highlights-from-neil-gaiman-and-v-e-schwab-in-conversation-at-torcon-2/

Featured Market
Dark Matter Magazine's Kickstarter succeeded! They want science fiction and pay $.08/word on acceptance (this is a big deal, FYI).

Sub Genres: Afrofuturism, Alternate Universe, Apocalyptic, Cyberpunk, Dark Humor or Satire, Dying Earth, Dystopia, Hard Boiled, Hard SF, Near Future, Pulp, Occult SF, SF Fantasy, SF Horror, Slipstream, Space Opera, Theological, Weird SF

Memorable Characters
Science fiction has often been called the genre of ideas, but we want stories that are more than just interesting in concept. We want stories that explore how human beings (or other sentient creatures) interact with and/or are shaped by the story’s central conceit. Time travel is interesting, but we want to know how time travel affects a specific person (your character) and the world they inhabit.

Polished Story Structures
We look for traditional one-act or three-act structures. We welcome stories that play around in these storytelling sandboxes, but we most likely won’t accept a story that outright rejects them. We love epistolary formats and we welcome them as submissions. Diary entries can still have an act structure, after all.

Science!
Yes, we want character-driven stories with traditional story arcs, but those stories still have to be science fiction. If your story can exist without the science element, we probably won’t be interested. For example, we would reject Shakespeare himself if he submitted Romeo and Juliet to us with the only difference being that it was set aboard a space station. The science doesn’t have to be 100% accurate, and you don’t need a PhD in physics to submit to us. You just need to write about the way science, both real and imagined, affects the characters and worlds in your story.


Basics: SF, 1,000 - 5,000 words, pays $.08/word, no reprints.
To see all the details about these new listings and what they're looking for, as well as hundreds of other listings, go to Aswiebe's Market List and download the latest version of the spreadsheet.

Name What they want Pay Per Word Flat Pay (Lowest) Website
Dark Matter Magazine Science Fiction $0.080
https://darkmattermagazine.com/submission-guidelines/
Love Letters to Poe Gothic flash fiction $0.050
https://loveletterstopoe.com/submit-a-story/
Aftermath Realistic apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic environmental fiction $0.020
https://www.aftermathmag.org/submissions.html
Muskeg Press Coronavirus Story Collection, The ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 6/30/2020 Entertaining stories *not* about coronavirus
$350.00 https://muskegpress.com/pages/call-for-submissions
Heroic Fantasy Quarterly Heroic fantasy, sword & sorcery
$100.00 http://www.heroicfantasyquarterly.com/?page_id=39
Worldbuilding Fantasy Anthology (Lagrange Books) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/01/2020 Fantasy themed to politics as story conflict.
$100.00 https://lagrangebooks.com/calls-for-submissions/call-for-submissions-worldbuilding-fantasy-anthology/
Bicycles & Broomsticks (Bikes in Space Series) ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY - DUE 9/1 All speculative fiction, themed to witches and bicycles
$30.00 http://takingthelane.com/2020/05/18/call-for-submissions-bicycles-broomsticks/
Vampire Anthology (Nightmare Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 7/12/20 Vampire-themed
$25.00 https://www.facebook.com/626104237/posts/10158540823829238/
Mythaxis Magazine All spec-fic
$20.00 https://mythaxis.co.uk/submission.htm
Satyr Central All genres, esp. weird and genre-nonconforming fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, superhero, horror, comedy
$20.00 https://www.satyrcentral.com/submissions
Terraforming Earth for Aliens ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 6/30/2020 SF/H themed to global warming causing/exacerbating an epidemic
$20.00 https://www.cli-fi.org/
With Blood and Ash (Eerie River Publications) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 8/1/2020 Dark fantasy themed to elemental magic
$17.92 https://www.eerieriverpublishing.com/open-submission
Incendiary ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 8/7/2020 Horror themed to rage
$15.00 https://weaselpress.submittable.com/submit/165975/incendiary
Hexagon Magazine All speculative fiction (SF/F/H)
$7.35 https://hexagonmagazine.wordpress.com/submit/
Twisted Anatomy ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 7/11/2020 Body horror
$7.00 https://www.scifiandscary.com/twisted-anatomy-a-sfs-body-horror-anthology/
Beneath the Misty Surface (Pub 518) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/31/2020 Short stories and flash fiction, all genres, themed to ... mistiness
$5.00 https://www.pub518.com/submit-to-us
Night's End, The PODCAST Horror
$5.00 https://www.nightsendpodcast.com/
Blind Spot - DEAD MARKET English or French SFF $0.080
http://blindspot.pub/guidelines/
Kferrin - DEAD MARKET Fantasy flash fiction and short stories $0.100
http://www.kferrin.com/submission-guidelines/
Martian Magazine - DEAD MARKET SF drabbles $0.100
https://themartianmagazine.wordpress.com/submissions/

Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!

Abra Staffin-Wiebe, Compiler of Lists
Aswiebe's Market List
Abra Staffin-Wiebe's Author Website



Aswiebe's Market List Details
* Aswiebe's Market List is a searchable, sortable spreadsheet of paying fantasy, science fiction, and horror markets. This way it's easy to find, for example, only horror markets that accept reprints greater than 10,000 words. For more information on what it is and how to use it, see About Aswiebe.com's Market Spreadsheet.
* If you find it useful, please consider donating via PayPal to help support it.
* To help prevent these from being flagged as spam, please add this email to your contacts. Thanks!
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New Markets Update May 2020: Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores Opens June 1st ... and Other New Aswiebe's Market List Updates!

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The next update of Aswiebe's Market List will be after 6/15/2020.
Permanent link to this newsletter in the archives: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/archive2020.html#052420

Thoughts in Passing
Do what you can. That's my big thought for the month. Do what you can. If you can only do a tiny bit of writing, do that tiny bit. Congratulations, you did something!

If being even that active feels exhausting, figure out something that you can do passively that will work towards your goal of being a better writer. Maybe that's listening to a good writing podcast. Maybe that's attending a virtual convention (::waves::). Maybe that's rereading a favorite book and thinking about what makes it a favorite for you.

And if you're more productive than ever right now, good for you!

We're all doing what we can, and that's enough.

(Do you have a writing question? Send it to me, either by replying to this email or by using the comment form on my website, and it may get answered in the next newsletter.)

What I've been up to lately, writing-wise:
I've attended two online conferences in a row! As I type this, I am watching the Guest of Honor speeches at Wiscon online. Last week, I attended the Flights of Foundry virtual conference, which was fabulous. I recommend you to go sign up for the newsletter so that you get notified about the panel videos once they are released (https://flights-of-foundry.org/newsletter/). My writing-related TBR pile has grown enormously!

If you can't attend a virtual convention, I've included a link below to a YouTube video of me running a cyberpunk story-building activity at the last Fargo CoreCon! I had fun doing it; hopefully you'll also have fun watching it.

Recently, I've started doing the #vss365 micro-stories/writing prompt/freewriting on Twitter, and I'm enjoying it quite a bit. This is my favorite so far. I'll probably expand it into a full story a bit down the line.



Things Shiny or Useful
Archive of all shiny or useful links: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/shiny.html 


Convention Update: https://locusmag.com/2020/05/covid-19-sf-event-cancellations/

The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Changing How People Buy Books : https://www.wired.com/story/coronavirus-book-sales-indie/

COVID-19 resources, info, and assistance for the science fiction, fantasy, & horror communities: http://www.jasonsanford.com/blog/2020/3/covid19

Tiddlywiki (create your own wiki): https://tiddlywiki.com/

Subversive Pixel-Stained Technopeasant: An Interview With Jo Walton: https://web.archive.org/web/20080324151423/http://www.irosf.com/q/zine/article/10407

Kickstarting an Anthology of Genre Stories: https://medium.com/@aidan_c_doyle/kickstarting-an-anthology-of-genre-stories-13b94d3c5c83

Evaluating the Strength of Your Formatted Outline: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2012/oct/19/evaluating-formatted-book-outline

Intelligent Characters: https://yudkowsky.tumblr.com/writing

Post-Corona the Rise of Sanitized Travel (future extrapolation): https://app.box.com/s/as3r55q0r7qtreb7kvo957onz53r4vwk

Featured Market
Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores wants science fiction and fantasy of all lengths, pays $.06/word. Note their new submission periods.

We are looking for: well written original work in science fiction, fantasy, myth, legend, fairy tales, and eldritch, in written, podcast, video, and/or graphic story form, and from around the world. We care about character, plot, ideas, and storytelling ability. We accept both serious and humorous work. We like science fiction in all its states of matter, from solid to gaseous to plasma, i.e., from hard as steel to as insubstantial as interstellar space.  If you use real existing science, please get it right.

Basics: SF and fantasy, all lengths, pays $.06/word, accepts reprints, submission windows 1st and 2nd of each month.
To see all the details about these new listings and what they're looking for, as well as hundreds of other listings, go to Aswiebe's Market List and download the latest version of the spreadsheet.

Name What they want Pay Per Word Flat Pay (Lowest) Website
Weird Tales Magazine Horror, dark SF, dark fantasy, weird $0.100
http://www.jonathanmaberry.com/weirdtalessubmissionguidelines.cfm
Apex Magazine SF, fantasy, and horror $0.080
https://www.apex-magazine.com/were-coming-back/
Cossmass Infinities SF and fantasy $0.080
https://www.cossmass.com/submit/
Dark Matter Magazine Science Fiction $0.080
https://darkmattermagazine.com/submission-guidelines/
Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores SF/F nonfiction, fiction, videos, and graphic novels. $0.060
http://cosmicrootsandeldritchshores.com/submissions/
Motherland (Lethe Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 8/28/20 Weird fiction themed to a dying lesbian community $0.060
https://www.lethepressbooks.com/call-for-submissions.html#/
Pulp Literature All genres, not just pulp, especially genre-breaking work $0.050
http://pulpliterature.com/submissions/submission-guidelines/
Women of the Woods (Fabled Collective) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 6/30/2020 Dark fantasy and quiet horror themed to women living in the woods. $0.010
https://www.fabledcollective.com/anthology-submissions.html
Enchanted Conversation Fairy tale retellings, themed. ONE-TIME 2020 THEME: angels and winged beings.
$100.00 https://enchantedconversationmag.blogspot.com/p/submissions-guidelines.html
Something Good to Eat ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 8/21/2020 Horror themed to Halloween
$100.00 https://demondream.wordpress.com/2020/04/13/submissions-something-good-to-eat/
Sumanguru ONE-TIME DEADLINE - 6/7/2020 Fantasy adventure and science-fantasy adventure
$100.00 http://nearzone.com/submissions/
Tales From OmniPark ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 6/30/2020 Shared-world weird fiction
$100.00 https://houseblackwood.net/tales-from-omnipark/
Under the Hooded Monster ONE-TIME CONTEST - DUE 8/31/2020 YA fantasy themed to overcoming a monster
$100.00 https://www.underthehood.net/2020/05/under-hooded-monster-contest.html
Paranoid Tree Microfiction
$50.00 https://www.paranoidtree.com/
Unsung Stories SF, fantasy, horror, and weird
$30.92 http://www.unsungstories.co.uk/short-fiction
Kanstellation Magazine General fiction and SF, themed
$30.00 https://www.kanstellation.com/submissions.html
If I Die Before I Wake Vol 3: Tales of Deadly Women and Their Retribution (Sinister Smile Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE UNTIL FILLED Horror themed to female retribution
$25.00 https://www.sinistersmilepress.com/submissions
Tales to Terrify Flash Fiction ONE-TIME CONTEST - DUE BY 6/15/2020 Flash fiction, themed to picture prompt
$25.00 https://talestoterrify.com/flashcontest/
We're the Weird Aliens ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 6/30/2020 SF, themed to humans as weird aliens
$25.00 https://maralynnjohnstone.com/anthology-open-call-for-submissions-we-re-the-weird-aliens
Electric Spec All spec-fic
$20.00 http://www.electricspec.com/Submissions.html
Fabled Journal Myth, folklore, gothic, paranormal, and historical flash fiction.
$10.00 https://www.fabledcollective.com/journal-submissions.html
Halloween Horror Vol 2 (DBND Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 7/21/2020 Halloween-themed horror
$10.00 https://dbndpublishing.com/submissions
Hookman (DBND Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 6/5/2020 Horror themed to urban myth of the Hookman
$10.00 https://dbndpublishing.com/submissions
Asylum Diaries, The Cosmic horror or body horror
$9.63 https://www.oscillatewildlypress.net/submissions-1
Aurora Wolf Magazine Uplifting PG-rated fantasy and SF
$5.00 http://aurorawolf.com/guidelines/
Cirsova - DEAD MARKET Science fiction and fantasy, esp. pulp, sword & planet and heroic fantasy $0.013
https://cirsova.wordpress.com/cirsova-magazine/submission-guidelines/
Book Smugglers, The - DEAD MARKET (no longer accepts fiction) SFF, themed $0.080
https://www.thebooksmugglers.com/
Mad Scientist Journal - DEAD MARKET First person fiction themed to mad science
$20.00

Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!

Abra Staffin-Wiebe, Compiler of Lists
Aswiebe's Market List
Abra Staffin-Wiebe's Author Website



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* Aswiebe's Market List is a searchable, sortable spreadsheet of paying fantasy, science fiction, and horror markets. This way it's easy to find, for example, only horror markets that accept reprints greater than 10,000 words. For more information on what it is and how to use it, see About Aswiebe.com's Market Spreadsheet.
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New Markets Update April 2020: Going Viral Anthology Wants SF Extrapolations of Current Events ... and Other New Aswiebe's Market List Updates!

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The next update of Aswiebe's Market List will be after 5/15/2020.
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Thoughts in Passing
Wow, things are changing fast. When I was first going to write this newsletter, I thought I'd write a little bit about how to prepare for working for home, possibly with another person who is also working from home. Then schools in Minnesota were closed, followed swiftly by a bunch of other movement restrictions. These are good things. Our governor is doing an excellent, competent job. But things have been changing awfully fast, and now I'm running a one-room schoolhouse for my kindergartner and third grader. I am exhausted and stressed by the end of the day. I haven't been getting any real writing work done (see: this newsletter is massively late) ... and I'm not being hard on myself for it. Stress and anxiety can actively cripple creativity. We all do what we can.

On the other hand, writing does help relieve stress and anxiety. It doesn't have to be great writing, either. Sometimes just putting pen to paper or fingers to keyboard helps. So here are some things that are helping me cope, and that might help you.

1. Freewriting. Choose a random word, a song lyric, a picture on the internet, or some combination of those. Set a timer for 3 minutes, and write without stopping something inspired by it or describing what's happening. I have gotten many of my story ideas from daily freewriting. And even if you don't have the time or bandwidth to write a lot, look, you did something! When I can't write for extended periods of time, this helps keep the pipes from freezing.

2. Gamification. 4 the Words (https://4thewords.com/) allows you to battle monsters and achieve goals by writing. Games are good escapism, and even better if they combine getting words written.

3. Reduce the choices you have to make. Decision fatigue is a thing, especially when people are stressed, grieving, or sick. Make a list of the things you have to do that are of equal priority. I have different lists for writing-related things, other tasks, and the most urgent things I need to do (taxes, bills, this newsletter 😸). I use the Pomodoro method for how long I work on things. Roll the dice or use an online number generator to see what number item you are going to work on next. I like the Tiny Decisions app, which lets you spin a wheel to choose what to work on next. Once I know what I'm doing, I work on it for 25 minutes, take a 5 minute break, and then spin the wheel again. Make sure to add something fun or relaxing to your to-do list!

4. Connect through podcasts, message boards, virtual meetings and classes. Right now you might be feeling isolated, both in general and from the writing community. If you don't have a lot of time, listening to writing podcasts, like Writing Excuses, is a way to connect passively. If you have time, Camp NaNoWriMo is running right now, and that's a good way to connect through message boards. MinnSpec, a writing group that I'm a member of, is hosting virtual writing events: https://www.meetup.com/MinnSpec/events/. And there are many online writing classes, as well as many conventions that are switching to virtual panels and socializing. Maybe you could try out a convention (like The Nebula Awards) that you wouldn't have been able to afford travel and hotel costs for before!

5. Read. Reading is a great way to escape into another world, and reading good fiction will also help you improve your own writing. I recommend the Long List Anthology, which collects runners-up for the Hugo Awards.Want to know what's good and new? Here you go:
https://www.amazon.com/Long-List-Anthology-Stories-Nomination-ebook/dp/B081HDC5SQ/

(Do you have a writing question? Send it to me, either by replying to this email or by using the comment form on my website, and it may get answered in the next newsletter.)

What I've been up to lately, writing-wise:
I have a new flash fiction story out! "The Dinosaur's Valentine" in DailySF is my story about love in a time of extinction. It's very short, sweet, sad, and hopeful.This story was inspired by Hugo-award-nominated master craftswoman Elise Mattheson, who used this titular pair of earrings as a writing challenge. The flower on the earrings is the flower at the end of the story.
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Things Shiny or Useful
Archive of all shiny or useful links: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/shiny.html  

Technically Right, Artistically Wrong: https://www.pcwrede.com/technically-right-artistically-wrong/

Book Releases on a Budget: https://www.sfwa.org/2020/03/10/book-releases-on-a-budget/

Writing Amidst a Pandemic: https://horrortree.com/writing-amidst-a-pandemic/

#StayHomeWriMo is providing daily mental, creative, social, and physical well-being tips: https://nanowrimo.org/stayhomewrimo

The Hero's Journey to Get Groceries (TW: covid humor): https://www.facebook.com/mythicsystems/posts/3490813697600740

Featured Market
The Going Viral anthology wants SF extrapolations of the current global situation, pays $.02/word.

In the middle of all of this, black market businesses have begun to operate: underground hair salons, photography studios, businesses once completely legitimate and now illegal simply for operating.

If I’d written this call a year ago, it would stop there–but that’s no longer speculative fiction. That’s happening. So instead, Impulsive Walrus is asking for stories about the long haul. What does our world look like if the quarantine just…stays? We’re looking for near-future science fiction stories exploring the comedy, horror, and human drama of a life spent six feet away from each other, and a world where our interaction is done digitally, lest we be ravaged by disease.

Basics: hard SF, 2,000 - 8,000 words, pays $.02/word, accepts reprints, submission window 5/5/2020 until full.

Guidelines: http://impulsivewalrusbooks.com/?p=182

Market List Updates

To see all the details about these new listings and what they're looking for, as well as hundreds of other listings, go to Aswiebe's Market List and download the latest version of the spreadsheet.

Name What they want Pay Per Word Flat Pay (Lowest) Website
Uncanny SF/F $0.100
https://uncannymagazine.com/submissions/
Cast of Wonders Podcast Clean YA SF/F/H $0.080
http://www.castofwonders.org/submissions/
Grantville Gazette alternate history in the Grantville cannon $0.060
https://grantvillegazette.com/submissions-to-the-gazette/
Vastarien Literary horror and dark surrealism $0.050
https://vastarien-journal.com/submission-guidelines/
Bludgeon Tools (Evil Cookie) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 6/1/2020 UNTIL FILLED Horror themed to tools $0.030
http://theevilcookie.com/open-calls/
Brewtality (Evil Cookie) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 5/1/2020 Horror themed to alcohol $0.030
http://theevilcookie.com/open-calls/
Lamplight Dark literary, horror, dark spec-fic, and noir $0.030
http://lamplightmagazine.com/submissions/
Red Sun Magazine Science fiction, fantasy, horror, and speculative, esp. military SF $0.030
https://noselloutproductions.com/guidelines/
Translunar Travelers Lounge Fun speculative fiction $0.030
https://translunartravelerslounge.com/submissions/
Bourbon Penn Odd and imaginative, slipstream, cross-genre, magic realism $0.020
http://www.bourbonpenn.com/submissions.php
Going Viral (Impulsive Walrus) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 5/5/2020 UNTIL FULL SF themed to life in a permanent state of social distancing as per current events $0.020
http://impulsivewalrusbooks.com/?p=182
Augur Literary SF/F $0.015
http://www.augurmag.com/submissions/
Shoreline of Infinity SF $0.013
http://www.shorelineofinfinity.com/submissions/
Cosmic Horror Monthly Horror, dark SF, dark fantasy $0.010
http://cosmic-horror.net/submissions/
Occult Detective Magazine Themed: occult detectives $0.010
http://greydogtales.com/blog/occult-detective-magazine/
Quickfic (Digital Fiction Pub) Speculative fiction, pro/semi-pro reprints only $0.010
https://dfpcorp.submittable.com/submit
Space and Time Magazine Science fiction, fantasy, and horror $0.010
http://spaceandtime.net/submissions-fiction/
Decoded ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 4/30/2020 Queer spec-fic by queer authors
$200.00 https://bitchesoncomics.com/submit-to-decoded/
Futures Hard SF
$130.00 http://www.nature.com/nature/authors/gta/others.html#futures
GPS Annual Writing Contest - ANNUAL CONTEST - DUE 01/01 - 05/01 Spec-fic short stories, poetry, and graphic novels by amateur writers, multiple age categories
$75.00 https://geekpartnership.org/programs/writing-contest/
Queer Sci Fi's Flash Fiction Contest ANNUAL CONTEST - DUE 3/1 - 4/10 Queer speculative flash fiction, themed
$75.00 https://queerscifi.com/flash-contest-rules/
And Lately, The Sun ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 6/30/2020 SF themed to climate change futures
$50.78 https://latelythesun.com/
James Gunn's Ad Astra Science fiction
$50.00 http://www.adastrasf.com/submissions/short-fiction-submission-guidelines/
Mithila Review All SF/F and interstitial and literary speculative fiction, especially culturally diverse
$50.00 http://mithilareview.com/submission-guidelines/
No Ordinary Mortals (Rogue Blades) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 8/1/2020 Themed: Superheroes
$30.00 https://www.rogue-blades.com/RBE-Submissions
We Who Are About to Die (Rogue Blades) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 5/16/2020 Themed: heroism and self-sacrifice
$30.00 https://www.rogue-blades.com/RBE-Submissions
Fifth Di, The SF/F and spooky horror
$25.00 https://www.hiraethsffh.com/fifth-di
Fill the Void ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 5/29/2020 Apocalyptic flash fiction
$25.00 https://www.facebook.com/105199147804217/photos/a.105205674470231/105204827803649/
First Line, The All genres, themed issues
$25.00 http://www.thefirstline.com/submission.htm
If I Die Before I Wake: Tales of Deadly Women and Retribution ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 6/30/2020 Horror with a protective female main character
$25.00 https://www.sinistersmilepress.com/submissions-v3
Martian Wave, The SF/F themed to exploration and settlement
$25.00 https://www.hiraethsffh.com/martian-wave
Pixies, Fae, Sprites: A Mythical Rebellion ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 4/30/2020 Fantasy themed to rebellious pixies and fae
$25.00 http://www.corrugatedsky.com/anthology-submissions/
Six Guns Straight From Hell Vol 3 ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 6/30/2020 Western horror
$25.00 https://steampunktrails.blogspot.com/
Three Crows Magazine SFF, especially Slavic
$25.00 http://threecrowsmagazine.com/submissions/
Future Fire, The All speculative fiction
$20.00 http://futurefire.net/guidelines/fiction.html
Smoking Pen Press Time Travel Anthology - ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 4/30/2020 Time-travel stories
$20.00 http://smokingpenpress.com/submissions-2
Kasma Magazine SF
$19.41 http://www.kasmamagazine.com/submit.cfm
Outsiders Within ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 5/1/2020 - 6/26/2020 Lovecraftian horror with a misfit protagonist
$18.68 https://davidjhiggins.wordpress.com/submission-calls/call-for-submissions-outsiders-within/
Toasted Cake (Podcast) Speculative flash fiction
$15.00 http://toastedcake.com/submissions.html
A-Z of Horror ANTHOLOGY SERIES - DUE UNTIL FILLED Horror, themed
$12.45 https://redcapepublishing.com/submissions/
Alien Dimensions Spec-fic with aliens, esp. hard SF
$10.00 http://aliendimensions.com/submission-guidelines/
Haunts & Hellions ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 10/31/2020 Romantic gothic horror
$10.00 https://horroraddicts.wordpress.com/2020/01/03/submission-call-haunts-and-hellions-a-gothic-romance-anthology/
Sub-saharan Magazine - DEAD MARKET (no longer lists pay) Africa-based (esp. Nigerian) fantasy
$10.00 https://subsaharanmagazine.wordpress.com/submission/
Whetstone Pulp sword and sorcery
$10.00 https://whetstonemag.blogspot.com/p/submissions.html
Silver Blade F/SF
$8.00 https://www.silverblade.net/submissions-2/
Luna Station Quarterly Fantasy, science fiction, creepy horror by women writers only
$5.00 http://lunastationquarterly.com/submissions
Mantid Magazine - DEAD MARKET Speculative fiction encouraging diversity
$25.00 http://www.mantidmagazine.com/#!call-for-submissions/q938a
Ravenwood - DEAD MARKET Weird fiction, horror, dark fantasy $0.010
https://ravenwoodquarterly.wordpress.com/about/submissions/
GigaNotoSaurus - DEAD MARKET Science fiction and fantasy, especially long
$100.00
87 Bedford - DEAD MARKET All genres, especially spec-fic $0.010
https://87bedford.com/submission/
Thrilling Words - DEAD MARKET Two linked speculative flash fiction pieces
$160.00
Occult Detective Quarterly - DEAD MARKET, now Occult Detective Magazine Themed: occult detectives $0.010

Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!

Abra Staffin-Wiebe, Compiler of Lists
Aswiebe's Market List
Abra Staffin-Wiebe's Author Website



Aswiebe's Market List Details
* Aswiebe's Market List is a searchable, sortable spreadsheet of paying fantasy, science fiction, and horror markets. This way it's easy to find, for example, only horror markets that accept reprints greater than 10,000 words. For more information on what it is and how to use it, see About Aswiebe.com's Market Spreadsheet.
* If you find it useful, please consider donating via PayPal to help support it.
* To help prevent these from being flagged as spam, please add this email to your contacts. Thanks!
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New Markets Update February 2020: $.15/wd speculative fiction ... and other Aswiebe's Market List updates!

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The next update of Aswiebe's Market List will be after 3/15/2020.
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Thoughts in Passing
(Do you have a writing question? Send it to me, either by replying to this email or by using the comment form on my website, and it may get answered in the next newsletter.)

Do you have so much stuff to do that just trying to decide where to start is exhausting? Gamify it! I recently discovered this little app called Tiny Decisions. You put in all your chores (or writing projects) and it creates a colorful wheel that you get to spin to find out what you work on next. Combine this with the Pomodoro Method of working intensely on something for 25 minutes and then taking a 5 minute break, and you have a new method to defeat choice paralysis!

What I've been up to lately, writing-wise:
Let's just say that sometimes writing this section of the newsletter has me looking back at what I wrote about *last* month and seeing that not much has gotten done in the meantime. ::facepalm::

I did finish the audio narration on a science fiction story for Escape Pod, so if you want to listen to me reading you a bedtime story and find out how I imitated a synthesized voice, you can download that here:
http://escapepod.org/2020/01/30/escape-pod-717-listening/

Things Shiny or Useful
Archive of all shiny or useful links: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/shiny.html  

What the coronavirus forcing me in lockdown's taught me about cooking; plus, how to make Mantou (馒头): https://www.reddit.com/r/Cooking/comments/f0qjm9/what_the_coronavirus_forcing_me_in_lockdowns/

10 Ways to Start Your Story Better: https://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/10-ways-to-start-your-story-better

How to Write Faster: https://kindlepreneur.com/how-to-write-faster/

The Compelling Emotional Complex Sentence: https://writerunboxed.com/2020/01/17/the-compelling-emotional-complex-sentence/

Featured Market

The New Modality is looking for fiction and non-fiction contributors, pays 2x pro rate for SF (or an honorarium).
Many people in our core audience are in the tech industry or are tech-adjacent. So science fiction that digs into tech extrapolations and questions of scale is fun and give us ideas to chew on (e.g. Newitz, Naam, Ryman). Also, a bunch of our audience is into spirituality, consciousness, and mythology (different authors on the above list obviously have different approaches here, but Pollack is amazing, as are Palmer and Chiang in their own ways). Governance is a beloved theme (e.g. Dickinson, Anders, Le Guin) and so are different cultural perspectives (e.g. Okorafor, Ryman, Liu) — and of course stunningly beautiful, poetic writing is always thrilling (e.g. El-Mohtar/Gladstone).

Basics: speculative fiction, 500-6,000 words, pays $.15/word, does not pay for reprints.

Guidelines: http://thenewmodality.com/contributor-commitments-rates-guidelines/

Market List Updates

To see all the details about these new listings and what they're looking for, as well as hundreds of other listings, go to Aswiebe's Market List and download the latest version of the spreadsheet.

Name What they want Pay Per Word Flat Pay (Lowest) Website
New Modality, The Speculative fiction and non-fiction $0.150
http://thenewmodality.com/contributor-commitments-rates-guidelines/
Unfit Magazine SF $0.140
http://unfitmag.com/submit/
Unreal Magazine Fantasy $0.140
http://unrealmag.com/submit/
Unidentified Funny Objects ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY - DUE 4/1 - 4/30 Funny F/SF $0.100
http://alexshvartsman.com/ufo-unidentified-funny-objects/
Deep Magic Family-friendly F/SF $0.080
http://deepmagic.co/submissions/#
Disturbia (Bronzeville Books) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 4/4/2020 Mundane horror $0.080
http://www.bronzevillebooks.com/writers/anthology-submissions/
Historic Fantasy (87 Bedford ) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 4/30/2020 Historic fantasy $0.080
https://87bedford.com/anthology-historic-fantasy/
Lovecraft Mythos (Flame Tree Fiction) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 2/24/2020 - 3/15/2020 Lovecraftian fiction $0.080
http://blog.flametreepublishing.com/blog
Reckoning Magazine All genres, preferably speculative, themed to humanity's relationship to the earth $0.080
https://reckoning.press/submit/
Rigor Morbid 2 (Bronzeville Books) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 6/6/2020 Horror themed to Halloween $0.080
http://www.bronzevillebooks.com/writers/anthology-submissions/
Strange Lands (Flame Tree Fiction) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 3/15/2020 UNTIL FULL Gothic fantasy themed to strange lands $0.080
http://blog.flametreepublishing.com/blog
Third Flatiron Press Science fiction, fantasy, horror, themed issues. Flash fiction, no theme required. $0.080
http://www.thirdflatiron.com/liveSite/pages/submissions
Tor.com Novellas SF/F novellas, themed submission periods $0.080
http://www.tor.com/submissions-guidelines/
Untitled Local Lore (Cemetary Gates) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 8/1/2020 Horror themed to local lore $0.050
https://cemeterygatesmedia.com/2020/01/10/2020-anthology-submission-guidelines/
Black Static Horror and dark fantasy $0.030
http://ttapress.com/blackstatic/guidelines/
In Darkness, Delight: Fear the Future (Corpus Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 11/15/2020 Future horror (not apocalyptic) $0.030
https://www.corpuspress.com/call-for-submissions/
Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy $0.030
http://ttapress.com/interzone/guidelines/
Future // Tense: Love ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 5/1/2020 SF themed to love in the future $0.025
https://hybrid.ink/submit/anthologies/future-tense/love/
Future // Tense: Sex ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 3/1/2020 - 6/1/2020 SF themed to sex in the future $0.025
https://hybrid.ink/submit/anthologies/future-tense/sex/
Stelliform Speculative fiction novellas, novels, and short story collections $0.015
https://www.stelliform.press/index.php/submissions/
Oxygen Leaks Hard SF $0.010
https://oxygenleaks.com/page/short-fiction-submission-guidelines
The Half That You See: Nightmares, Deliriums, and Illusions (AM Ink Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 4/1 - 4/30/2020 Literary horror, themed to dreams and delusions $0.010
https://aminkpublishing.com/open-calls
Worst Laid Plans (Grindhouse Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 5/15/2020 Horror, themed to vacations gone wrong $0.010
https://grindhousepress.com/2020/02/08/call-for-submissions
Monster Told Me Bedtime Stories, A (Soteira Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 4/30/2020 Sleep-themed horror
$0.00 https://soteirapress.com/submissions/
Story Brewing PODCAST All genres, exciting
$5.00 https://storybrewingpodcast.com/story-submissions/
Electric Sewer (THP Bound Tales Books) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 3/15/2020 Cyberpunk
$10.00 https://weaselpress.submittable.com/submit/153486/thp-bound-tales-books-electric-sewer
Ghost Stories (DBND Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 2/27/2020 Ghost stories
$10.00 https://dbndpublishing.com/submissions
New Accelerator SF
$13.05 http://thenewaccelerator.com/submissions/submission-guidelines/
Dead Awake ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 4/1/2020 Horror
$25.00 https://authornicholascatron77.wordpress.com/2020/01/20/dead-awake-submissions/
Dead of Winter (Toasted Cheese Literary Journal) CONTEST – ANNUAL, due 10/1-12/21 Horror set in autumn or winter, themed
$25.00 http://tclj.toasted-cheese.com/dead-of-winter/
Strange Days: Midnight Street 4 ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 2/28/2020 Spec-fic themed to the threat of human extinction
$65.23 https://midnightstreetpress.com/submission-guidelines
Binge-Watching Cure III, The ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 7/1/2020 SF
$100.00 http://bingewatchingcure.com/submissions/
Non-Binary Stars ONE-TIME CONTEST - DUE 1/1/21 Speculative fiction with underrepresented characters
$100.00 http://www.jayhenge.com/contest.html
10th Muse 2020 Interactive Fiction ONE-TIME CONTEST - DUE 2/16/2020 Interactive paranormal romance
$650.00 https://www.sanainteractive.com/writing-contest
Menda City Review - DEAD MARKET all kinds
$4.20 http://mendacitypress.com/submissions.html
Turn to Ash - DEAD MARKET Horror, themed issues $0.010
https://turntoash.com/submissions/
Dreamers & Makers Zine (Sanguine Press) - DEAD MARKET Themed sci-fi, fantasy, and horror featuring PoC main characters
$120.00
Wee Tales (Golden Fleece Press) - DEAD MARKET Kids stories for ages 7-12
$50.00
L0w L1f3 - DEAD MARKET Cyberpunk
$20.00 https://l0wl1f3.wordpress.com/submission-guidelines/
Between Worlds - DEAD MARKET YA and new adult themed to alternate worlds
$7.31

Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!

Abra Staffin-Wiebe, Compiler of Lists
Aswiebe's Market List
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New Markets Update January 2020: Compelling Science Fiction is Back! ...And Other Aswiebe's Market List Updates

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The next update of Aswiebe's Market List will be after 2/15/2020.
Permanent link to this newsletter in the archives: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/archive2020.html#011720

Thoughts in Passing
I recently had a Valentine's Day-themed story accepted by Daily Science Fiction. Hurray! I submitted it in late October, it was accepted in early January, and it will likely be published mid-February. This is the sort of timeline that you're looking at when you consider submitting short stories that work well for a particular holiday. (Submitting around December adds a couple of weeks to the time, because most editors take time off around the winter holidays.) Also bear in mind that odds are good the first place you submit to is probably not going to be the one that publishes the story. So when should you start shopping around a seasonal story?

At least 3 months earlier.

So right now, you should be polishing up that St. Patrick's Day or Easter story and getting ready to send it out. Note that holiday stories don't have to take place on that named holiday, but every holiday comes with certain themes that make great story inspiration.

Chinese New Year - 1/1 - submit in early October
Valentine's Day - 2/14 - submit in late October
Mardi Gras - 2/25 - submit in early December
St. Patrick's Day - 3/17 - submit in early January
Easter - 4/12 - submit in January
Mother's Day - 5/10 - submit in early February
Juneteenth - 6/19 - submit in early March
Father's Day - 6/21 - submit in March
4th of July - 7/4 - submit in March
Halloween - 10/31 - submit in late July
Thanksgiving - 11/26 - submit in late August
Winter Holidays - 12/25 - submit in early September
New Year's Eve - 12/31 - submit in early September

(Do you have a writing question? Send it to me, either by replying to this email or by using the comment form on my website, and it may get answered in the next newsletter.)

What I've been up to lately, writing-wise:
Well, I didn't get that handwritten story typed up in time to submit (There's a lot of it! How long is this thing, anyway??), so I'm still working on that. And I've also got a couple of short stories, as well as my last novel, in the "gathering critiques" phase. And a few more that are in revisions. While I'm mentioning this, I'm also looking for a couple of specific readers to give feedback on a short story: a Deaf person, and a drag queen. If one of those is you, let me know! Compensation: the price of a cup of coffee, a developmental critique, and/or a 30-minute professional photoshoot (Minneapolis only).

Things Shiny or Useful

Erotica Author Chuck Tingle Offers Some of the Best Writing Advice: https://www.tor.com/2019/09/30/ome-of-the-best-writing-advice-from-hugo-finalist-and-erotica-author-chuck-tingle/

Assertive Writing: https://www.apexbookcompany.com/blogs/frontpage/editorial-content-assertive-writing

Alexia's Best Writing Tips of 2019: https://sffseven.blogspot.com/2019/12/alexias-best-writing-tips-of-2019.html

10 Mistakes Made By Fantasy Writers: https://horrortree.com/10-mistakes-made-by-fantasy-writers/

Filtering Feedback: Strategies for Overcoming the Revision Doldrums: https://www.sfwa.org/2019/12/filtering-feedback-strategies-for-overcoming-the-revision-doldrums/

The 5 Biggest Fiction Writing Mistakes and How to Fix Them: https://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/the-5-biggest-fiction-writing-mistakes-how-to-fix-them

Featured Market

Compelling Science Fiction is back, and they want hard SF!

The stories we accept almost always:

  1. illustrate at least one interesting concept,
  2. are engaging, and
  3. clearly explain the science/technology in the story.

The ‘concept’ referenced in point (1) can be anything from new engineering ideas to novel social constructs to abstractions that help illustrate basic properties of reality. Point (2) is far more subjective, although as long as your story consistently moves forward it will probably be engaging. Point (3) is hard to attain without some knowledge of basic science/engineering; we encourage you to learn as much as you can about your subject matter. If your story is very strong in one of the above areas, we will sometimes accept weakness in the other two. Ultimately we are looking for science fiction that is entertaining, scientifically plausible, self-consistent, and technically detailed when appropriate. We have a preference for positive stories, to act as a counterweight to the currently popular post-apocalyptic genre. We certainly won't dismiss a well-written dystopian future, but we have a bias toward stories that depict technological advancement rather than decay. We do not publish fantasy stories (although we enjoy them!). For more information about what we look for, please reference my plausible science fiction blog post.

Basics: hard SF, 1,000 - 10,000 words, pays $.08/word, accepts reprints, current submission window closing Feb 3.

Guidelines: http://compellingsciencefiction.com/guidelines.html

Market List Updates

To see all the details about these new listings and what they're looking for, as well as hundreds of other listings, go to Aswiebe's Market List and download the latest version of the spreadsheet.

Name What they want Pay Per Word Flat Pay (Lowest) Website
Muse Magazine (Cricket Media) Science nonfiction and science fiction for kids, themed. $0.200
http://www.cricketmedia.com/muse-submission-guidelines/
Clubhouse Magazine Christian fiction for 8-12-year-olds, specifically incl. SF/F $0.150
https://www.focusonthefamily.com/clubhouse-magazine/about/submission-guidelines/
Clarkesworld Magazine SF and fantasy, likes language $0.100
http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/submissions/
Little Blue Marble SF themed to climate change, especially hopeful $0.084
https://littlebluemarble.ca/submission-guidelines/
Compelling Science Fiction Hard SF $0.080
http://compellingsciencefiction.com/guidelines.html
AE Micro ANNUAL CONTEST - DUE 1/15 SF, themed $0.077
https://aescifi.ca/submit/
Amazing Stories SF, esp. optimistic or humorous $0.060
https://submission.amazingstoriesmag.com/
Hybrid Fiction Speculative cross-genre fiction $0.060
https://www.hybridfiction.net/submissions
Year's Best Dark Fantasy and Horror, The ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/01 Horror and dark fantasy $0.060
http://paulaguran.com/
Curiosities and Gallery of Curiosities Podcast All spec fic, especially weird fiction, steampunk, horror, retro-futurism, pre-1950s vibe $0.040
https://gallerycurious.com/fiction/
Inverted Fairy Tales & Folklore ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 2/16/20 Fairytale-themed furry fiction $0.040
https://www.goalpublications.com/short_story_submission_calls.html
Multispecies Cities (World Weaver Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 1/1/2020 - 2/1/2020 SF including non-human species, esp. in the Asia-Pacific region $0.030
https://www.worldweaverpress.com/submit-anthologies.html
Acethetic (Hybrid Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 3/1/2020 All genres, with asexual main character $0.025
https://hybrid.ink/submit/anthologies/acethetic/
Future // Tense: Gender ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 4/1/2020 SF themed to gender $0.025
https://hybrid.ink/submit/anthologies/future-tense/gender/
Small Loves ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 2/1/2020 All genres, PG, themed to queer/marginalized identities $0.025
https://hybrid.ink/submit/anthologies/small-loves/
City. River. Tree. All genres $0.020
https://cityrivertree.com/submissions/
Best Vegan Science Fiction and Fantasy ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY - DUE 1/1 - 2/28 SF/F with only vegan products, published that year, reprints only $0.010
http://books.metaphorosis.com/best-vegan-sff/vegan-sff-guidelines/
Clockwork, Curses, and Coal: Steampunk and Gaslamp Fairy Tales (World Weaver Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 2/1/2020 - 3/31/2020 Steampunk fairy tales $0.010
https://www.worldweaverpress.com/submit-anthologies.html
Irreal Magazine Fabulist fiction $0.010
http://cafeirreal.alicewhittenburg.com/index.htm
Metaphorosis SF and F, broadly defined $0.010
http://magazine.metaphorosis.com/guidelines/
Omens (Antimony and Elder Lace Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 7/25/2020 All genres, themed to omens $0.010
http://aelpress.com/calls-for-submissions/
To Live Again ... (Antimony and Elder Lace Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/25/2020 All genres, themed to resurrection $0.010
http://aelpress.com/calls-for-submissions/
Sunshine Superhighway (JayHenge Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE UNTIL FILLED Optimistic SF $0.005
http://www.jayhenge.com/callforstories.html
Whigmaleeries & Wives' Tales (JayHenge Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE UNTIL FILLED Spec-fic themed to the origins of superstitions $0.005
http://www.jayhenge.com/callforstories.html
Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award ANNUAL CONTEST - DUE 12/13 All genres
$39,248.00 https://www.shortstoryaward.co.uk
Gravity Award ANNUAL CONTEST - DUE 9/6 - 12/31 SF, fantasy, and horror
$200.00 http://www.centerfieldofgravity.com/2019/09/06/center-field-of-gravitys-inaugural-gravity-award/
Apex Publications SF/F/H novels and novellas
$100.00 http://www.apexbookcompany.com/pages/apex-books-guidelines
Three-Lobed Burning Eye All speculative – especially Horror Dark Fantasy and Magic Realism
$100.00 http://www.3lobedmag.com/submissions.html
TSS Microfiction Competition ONE-TIME FOUR-PART CONTEST - DUE DATE VARIES BUT ENDS IN 2021 Microfiction, all genres, themed
$98.06 https://theshortstory.co.uk/competitions/microfiction-competition/
Infinite Worlds Magazine SF
$75.00 https://www.infiniteworldsmagazine.com/submissions
Kanstellation Magazine General fiction and SF, themed
$60.00 https://www.kanstellation.com/submissions.html
Capricious Literary SF/F/H
$50.00 https://www.capricioussf.org/submissions/
Gothic Blue Book Vol 6 ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 7/5/2020 Gothic fiction themed to Krampus, Christmas, monasteries, castles, or convents.
$50.00 https://burialdaybooks.submittable.com/submit/6171/burial-day-gothic-blue-book-6-a-krampus-carol
Negative Space: An Anthology of Survival Horror ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 1/31/20 Horror themed to survival video games
$50.00 https://www.darkpeninsulapress.com/negative-space.html
Society of Misfit Stories, The (Bards and Sages Publishing) All spec-fic, mysteries, and thrillers
$50.00 https://www.bardsandsages.com/contact_us/fiction_submission_guidelines
Bards and Sages Quarterly Spec-fic
$30.00 http://www.bardsandsages.com/contact_us/fiction_submission_guidelines
Genderful (Hybrid Ink) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 3/1/2020 Themed: non-cisgender furries
$25.00 https://hybrid.ink/submit/anthologies/genderful/
Seven Deadly Sins ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 4/21/2020 Horror and extreme horror themed to the seven deadlies
$20.00 https://horrortree.com/taking-submissions-seven-deadly-sins/
Tales from Dry Gulch II (SFT Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 1/31/2020 Western and weird western
$20.00 http://steampunktrails.blogspot.com/
New Gothic Review Gothic fiction, including SF and weird
$15.00 http://newgothicreview.com/
Pulp Modern Crime, science fiction, fantasy, horror, western pulp
$15.00 http://pulp-modern.blogspot.com/
Rune Bear Quarterly - QUARTERLY CONTEST All genres, themed
$10.00 https://runebear.com/submit/
Theme of Absence SF/F/H
$5.00 http://www.themeofabsence.com/submission-guidelines/
Bad Apple Zine - DEAD MARKET Spec-fic, especially YA and New Adult
$21.22
Creepy Campfire Quarterly Publication - QUARTERLY ANTHOLOGY - DEAD MARKET SF horror
$35.00
Great Tomes Series (Bards and Sages) ANTHOLOGY SERIES - DEAD MARKET Themed
$30.00
Story Emporium - DEAD MARKET Adventure SF, steampunk, and weird Westerns set 1800-1900s.
$20.00
Tor.com - PERMANENTLY CLOSED TO UNSOLICITED SHORT STORY SUBS - DEAD MARKET All spec-fic $0.250

Digital Fantasy Fiction (Digital Fiction Pub) - DEAD MARKET Fantasy fiction, pro/semi-pro reprints only $0.010

Digital Horror Fiction (Digital Fiction Pub) - DEAD MARKET Horror fiction, pro/semi-pro reprints only $0.010

Digital Science Fiction (Digital Fiction Pub) - DEAD MARKET Science fiction, pro/semi-pro reprints only $0.010

Speculate! (Evil Girlfriend Media) - DEAD MARKET Dark speculative fiction
$100.00
World Unknown Review - DEAD MARKET All genres, literary, especially spec-fic
$15.00
Recompose - DEAD MARKET Interstitial spec-fic flash fiction and poetry $0.060

Bracken - DEAD MARKET (no unsolicited fiction) Most genres, esp. magic realism, themed to the woods $0.020

Division By Zero ANTHOLOGY SERIES - DEAD MARKET All spec-fic $0.010
http://www.mifiwriters.org/submissions/
Cyclopean - DEAD MARKET Spec-fic $0.010
http://www.cyclopeanpress.com/#submissions
Dirge Magazine - DEAD MARKET Dark fantasy and horror, themed issues $0.060
https://dirgemagazine.submittable.com/submit/46550
Fiction Vortex - DEAD MARKET SF and fantasy
$50.00 http://www.fictionvortex.com/submissions/submit-a-short-story/
Farstrider Magazine - DEAD MARKET Fantasy, especially lighter stories $0.030
http://www.farstridermag.com/submit.html
Domain SF - DEAD MARKET Hard SF themed to environment change $0.010

Cicada - DEAD MARKET YA comics, fiction, and art, all genres including SF/F, themed issues $0.100

Odd Tree Press - DEAD MARKET All spec-fic
$20.00
Vine Leaves Literary Journal - DEAD MARKET All genres, vignettes
$3.76
Gernsback Writing Contest (Amazing Stories) ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY - DUE 7/1 - 7/31 - DEAD MARKET SF, themed $0.060

Flash Forge - DEAD MARKET Horror, bizarro, weird, etc.
$10.00
Manor House - DEAD MARKET All horror and dark fantasy
$20.00
Weird City - DEAD MARKET Themed: strange things in densely populated places
$50.00
Encounters Magazine - DEAD MARKET Contemporary or dark/urban fantasy, SF, horror, and paranormal $0.003

Polychrome Ink - DEAD MARKET All genres, written by or starring diverse people
$25.00
Xnoybis (Dunhams Manor Press) - DEAD MARKET Weird fiction
$25.00
Gold Shader - DEAD MARKET Game fiction - fiction inspired by games of all sorts $0.010

Beyond Science Fiction - DEAD MARKET SF/F $0.001

Pornokitsch - DEAD MARKET All genres, especially SF/F
$50.00
StoryHack - DEAD MARKET Action and adventure in any genre $0.010

Refractions (Golden Fleece Press) - DEAD MARKET Stories for ages 13 and up
$50.00
Factor Four Magazine - DEAD MARKET SF, fantasy, superhero, and supernatural $0.100
http://factorfourmag.com/submissionsinfo/

Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!

Abra Staffin-Wiebe, Compiler of Lists
Aswiebe's Market List
Abra Staffin-Wiebe's Author Website



Aswiebe's Market List Details
* Aswiebe's Market List is a searchable, sortable spreadsheet of paying fantasy, science fiction, and horror markets. This way it's easy to find, for example, only horror markets that accept reprints greater than 10,000 words. For more information on what it is and how to use it, see About Aswiebe.com's Market Spreadsheet.
* If you find it useful, please consider donating via PayPal to help support it.
* To help prevent these from being flagged as spam, please add this email to your contacts. Thanks!
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