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New Markets Update Dec/Jan 2022: Fit for the Gods wants 🏛️ Greek myths, 🥂goals vs. aspirations, and other Aswiebe's Market List updates!

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Thoughts in Passing
Another year, another December newsletter getting sent out in January! I really should learn to just send it out as early as possible. This year my schedule was complicated by back-to-back WorldCon and visiting family for Christmas and a self-assigned deadline of finishing a short story before Dec 31st. Yes, I succeeded in all of the above! Thanks to vax+booster and my KN95 masks, I even made it through safely despite flying out of DC when they were spiking and visiting Kansas when they had a 50% test positivity rate.Yikes!

Recently, in the SFWA Sunday Zoom writing date*, another writer discussed the difference between aspirations and goals. I'm a very goal-driven person myself. In some ways that limits my scope, because goals have to be things within my control. My writing goals for 2022 are to collect 200 agent rejections and/or one (1) agent, and (in sequence) to write four new short stories, the next novella sequel to Unkindness of Ravens, and to begin my space junkyard SF novel.

My aspirations? The usual, I expect. Awards, an agent, book deals, being a convention guest. So, I found something really cool to help mark achieving aspirations! Christie Yant's Tools for Writers has a Career Bingo (and a daily wordtracker calendar, among other great thigngs). Check it out here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1R9IRbolmTr42z-9l7kN9tN0De7WTDGmXv3jbVhM_kXk/edit#gid=797426584

* Writing date open to SFWA members and anyone who registers for the Nebulas.

(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 finished and submitted that solarpunk fairy tale, and I'm counting that as my first short story of the year (hey, I finished it after Solstice). Now I am starting to think about a short involving Elvis and the Hadron Collider. Most of all, I need to take stock.

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

7 Things That Will Doom Your Novel (& How to Avoid Them): https://www.writersdigest.com/write-better-fiction/7-things-will-doom-novel-avoid

Story Origin: https://storyoriginapp.com/

Book Funnel: https://bookfunnel.com/

Jim Suggests Questions to Ask a Prospective Agent: https://dystelblogarchive.wordpress.com/2016/01/26/jim-suggests-questions-to-ask-a-prospective-agent/

PitMad pitch analysis: https://twitter.com/Frozley/status/1465692736586088451

12 PitMad Strategy Tips: https://twitter.com/daphnedador/status/1465321634735312896

Spec-Fic-Fu: How to Make Aliens and Robots Fight Better: https://www.sfwa.org/2021/04/20/spec-fic-fu-how-to-make-aliens-and-robots-fight-better/

How to Leverage Email Confirmations: https://sumo.com/stories/email-confirmation/?ref=em-se-100920


Build Your Email List: Your #1 Marketing Asset: https://www.yourfirst10kreaders.com/seven-days-to-1k-part-4-gdfr/

Upcoming Virtual Conventions/Workshops
(Any registration fees are noted.)


The Nebula Conference has ended, but you can still register for recorded panels and year-round special events ($125): https://nebulas.sfwa.org/2021-nebula-conference-online-registration-is-now-open/

Featured Market

The Fit for the Gods (Vintage) anthology wants Greek myth-themed fiction, pays $1,500, due 2/1/2022.

Greek mythology has proven itself to be of perennial interest. From reprints of classics like the D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths to retellings of the Iliad, Odyssey, and the Aeneid by everyone from Ursula K. Le Guin to Madeline Miller, writers are continually fascinated and readers are continually compelled by these stories. But while we know today that the Greco-Roman world was international and diverse in racial, ethnic, and sexual identities, this is hardly reflected in the retellings we have. Readers of all backgrounds are actively looking for inclusive, broad-ranging, cross-genre retellings; it’s time to give them their favorite myths with a new twist.

Basics: all genres, themed, 5,000 - 10,000 words, $1,500 flat rate, no reprints, due 2/1/2022.
Guidelines: https://jennirl.com/fit-for-the-gods-anthology-open-call/

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. Note: going forward, limited demographic market listings will be italicized.

Name What they want Pay Per Word USD (originals) Flat Pay USD (originals) Website Notes
Horror That Represents You (CatStone Books) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 1/31/22 Horror, including SF-horror and dark fantasy. Limited demographic: marginalized author (flexible definition) $0.110
https://woodroewriting.com/submissions-open-horror-that-represents-you/
Deadlands, The Death-themed speculative fiction $0.100
https://thedeadlands.com/guidelines/#fiction ONE-TIME CLOSURE: 12/29/21 - 1/19/22
Valravn (Raven Canticle Press) ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY - ONGOING QUARTERLY SUBMISSIONS Fantasy, horror, SF, and espionage/thriller, especially with horror elements $0.100
https://www.ravencanticlepress.com/submissions/
Baffling Magazine (Neon Hemlock) All speculative flash fiction $0.080
https://www.bafflingmag.com/submissions
Christmas Gothic Short Stories (Flame Tree Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 1/9/2022 Themed: Christmas Gothic $0.080
https://blog.flametreepublishing.com/fantasy-gothic/weird-horror-short-stories-call-for-submissions-0-0-0
Compelling Science Fiction (Flame Tree Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 1/9/2022 Science fiction $0.080
https://blog.flametreepublishing.com/fantasy-gothic/weird-horror-short-stories-call-for-submissions-0-0-0
Escape Pod (Podcast) SF $0.080
http://escapepod.org/guidelines/ An Escape Artists publication. Original work up to 6,000 words. Reprints up to 18,000 words (depending on submission period). ONE-TIME NOVELETTE REPRINT SUBMISSION PERIOD: 7,500 - 18,000 due 1/7/22, next novelette submission period after 9/2022.
Luminescent Machinations (Neon Hemlock) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 1/31/22 Queer dark speculative fiction themed to mecha $0.080
https://www.neonhemlock.com/submissions Note: some controversy regarding an anchor author for this anthology.
Solarpunk Magazine Solarpunk $0.080
https://solarpunkmagazine.com/submissions/ Submission periods: 1st-14th of Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sept, and Nov.
Shakespeare Unleashed (Black Spot Books) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE July/August 2022 (TBD) Horror themed to Shakespeare’s works $0.060
https://www.jamesaquilone.com/submissions
Apparition Lit Speculative fiction, themed. Separate monthly flash fiction contest. $0.050
https://apparitionlit.com/submissions/ Submission periods: 2/15 - 2/28, 5/15 - 5/31, 8/15-08/31, 11/15 - 11/30, with a 1-week extension each period for BIPOC.
Planet Scumm SF and weird fiction $0.040
https://www.planetscumm.space/submit
SNAFU (Cohesion Press) ANTHOLOGY SERIES Military SF/horror, themed $0.036
https://cohesionpress.com/snafu-submissions/ ONE-TIME SUBMISSION PERIOD THEME: 1/1/22 - 3/31/22 Weird Western Action Horror
Cosmic Horror Monthly Cosmic horror, weird, and dark SF $0.030
https://www.cosmichorrormonthly.com/submissions/ SUBMISSION PERIODS: 1/1 - 1/14, 7/1 - 7/14
Counting Bodies Like Sheep ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 3/1/22 Extreme horror $0.030
http://theevilcookie.com/open-calls/
Cthulhu FhCon (Impulsive Walrus) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 4/15/22 Themed: eldritch horror at a convention $0.030
https://impulsivewalrusbooks.com/2021/06/call-for-submissions-cthulu-fhcon/
Dread Machine Dark SF, horror, dark fantasy $0.030
https://www.thedreadmachine.com/submit/ Reprints up to 7,000 words.
Wild Hunt Magazine Weird and surreal $0.027
https://wildhuntmag.com/submissions Note: offers paid critique feature
Fistful of Demons, A (Mahalas Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 1/31/22 Weird West and Western horror $0.025
https://ryanwilliamson.com/2021/10/26/call-for-submissions-a-fistful-of-demons/
Proton Reader Speculative fiction, esp. SF $0.020
https://protonreader.com/submissions/
Aurelio Leo All genre fiction, including SF, horror, and fantasy. $0.010
https://pridebookcafe.com/original-fiction/?v=7516fd43adaa
Bleed Error (Paradox Ghost Press) Unsettling and absurdist SF, fantasy, and horror. $0.010
https://paradoxghostpress.com/submission-guidelines/
From the Ashes (Aurelia Leo) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 7/16/22 Urban fantasy themed to elemental fire control $0.010
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdA5kqmJwoeWJU64oaH9aVcPe0OnfkdX4MyqP2sXALfMROysw/viewform Charity anthology
Mythic Magazine SF/F $0.010
http://www.mythicmag.com/p/submissions.html Submission periods: 6/1 - 7/31, 12/1 - 1/31
Paradox Ghost Press Horror, incl. SF horror and dark fantasy $0.010
https://paradoxghostpress.com/submission-guidelines/ ONE-TIME SUBMISSION PERIOD: until 3/1/22
Radon Journal Science fiction, esp. with transhumanism, anarchy, dystopia, etc. $0.010
https://www.radonjournal.com/submit
Sovereign (Aurelia Leo) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 7/16/22 Fantasy. Limited demographic: African and African diaspora authors $0.010
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdXeiTFXOwO_enKFxcIwMEMNz61XPGdzn_7cnl44MO7YWWehA/viewform
We're Here: The Best Queer Speculative Fiction (Neon Hemlock) ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/31 Queer speculative fiction published this year. $0.010
https://www.neonhemlock.com/submissions Reprints only from the current year.
Grandpa's Deep-Space Diner (JayHenge Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 3/31/22 SF/fantasy themed to food $0.005
http://www.jayhenge.com/callforstories.html Still open to subs as of 9/14/21
Fit for the Gods (Vintage) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 2/01/22 All genres, themed to Greek myth
$1,500.00 https://jennirl.com/fit-for-the-gods-anthology-open-call/
Decoded ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/15 - 2/14 SF, fantasy, and horror. Limited demographic: queer authors
$200.00 https://decodedpride.com/submit/
GigaNotoSaurus Science fiction and fantasy, especially long
$100.00 http://giganotosaurus.org/submission-guidelines/
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson: Medical Mysteries (Belanger Books) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 2/15/22 Sherlock Holmes pastiche themed to medical mysteries
$100.00 https://horrortree.com/taking-submissions-sherlock-holmes-and-dr-watson-medical-mysteries/
34 Orchard Dark, unsettling fiction, all genres
$50.00 https://34orchard.com/guidelines/ SUBMISSION PERIOD: Jan 1 - 31, Jul 1 - 31
Enchanted Conversation Fairy tale retellings, themed. ONE-TIME 2022 THEME: weather.
$50.00 https://enchantedconversationmag.blogspot.com/p/submissions-guidelines.html Submission periods: 1st - 3rd of Jan, March, May, Aug, Oct. Occasional calls for longer works.
Kolchak: The Night Stalker (Moonstone Books) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE Feb/Mar 2022 (TBD) - 5/22/22 or when full Supernatural mysteries themed to Kolchak TV series.
$50.00 https://www.jamesaquilone.com/submissions
There Used to Be a House Here (Night Terror Novels) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 5/31/22 Horror themed to a house that is no longer where it used to be
$33.60 https://nightterrornovels.wordpress.com/2021/12/02/announcement-our-third-anthology-is-now-open-for-submissions/ Charity anthology benefiting Shelter UK
Nerve-Janglers: Thirteen Tales of Terror (Night Terror Novels) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 2/28/22 YA horror
$33.34 https://nightterrornovels.wordpress.com/2021/11/01/announcement-our-second-anthology-is-now-open-for-submissions-2/
Deep in the Woods ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 1/31/22 Horror themed to the woods
$25.00 http://sirenscallpub.com/open_subs.htm
Grey Rooms, The Horror where the main character dies in the end
$25.00 https://thegreyrooms.com/season-5-submissions/ ONE-TIME SEASON 5 SUBMISSION PERIOD: 10/1/21 - 4/17/22. Submissions require radioplay format.
Moran Press Dark literary fiction
$25.00 https://www.moranpress.com/submissions.html One or multiple stories up to 5,000 words total.
Solarpunk Magazine Micro Fiction Contest - MONTHLY CONTEST Solarpunk with a monthly theme
$25.00 https://solarpunkmagazine.com/monthly-micro-fiction-contest/
After the Storm SF set in a better world
$20.00 https://medium.com/after-the-storm/submission-guide-for-after-the-storm-472ac07eb0e7
Theatre Phantasmagoria, The (Night Terror Novels) Horror flash fiction, themed monthly
$13.33 https://nightterrornovels.wordpress.com/2021/11/02/early-listing-ongoing-flash-fiction-opening-for-submissions-soon/
Airship Adventures (Raven and Drake Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 3/31/22 Themed: steampunk adventures
$13.32 https://www.ravenanddrakepublishing.co.uk/paidcalls
Moon: The Book of Lunar Horror (WMB Saltworks) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 2/28/22 Horror themed to lunar horror and isolation
$10.00 https://wmbsaltworks.wordpress.com/2021/11/25/call-for-submissions-moon-the-book-of-lunar-horror/
Strange Weeds ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 4/20/22 Weed-themed horror
$10.00 https://donniegoodman.com/strange-weeds-anthology/
2022 Annus Horribilis (Bag of Bones Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 04/01/22 Horror themed to 2022
$8.95 https://www.bagofbonespress.com/submission-calls
Gothic Ghost Story (Black Angel Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 4/30/22 Themed to wintry gothic ghost stories. Limited demographic: female authors
$6.63 https://stephanieellis.org/2021/12/01/black-angel-press-gothic-ghost-story-anthology-call/
Bag of Bones - 206 Word Story (Bag of Bones Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 2/28/22 Horror flash fiction
$0.00 https://www.bagofbonespress.com/submission-calls
Neon Hemlock Novellas Science fiction, fantasy, horror, slipstream, and weird, especially queer stories

https://www.neonhemlock.com/submissions 2022 SUBMISSION PERIODS: April 2022 PoC, October 2022 all authors.
Raven Canticle Press Novellas Horror, dark fantasy, dark SF

https://www.ravencanticlepress.com/submissions/
Welkin - DEAD MARKET Fantastic literature $0.010
https://welkinmag.com/submit/ SUBMISSION PERIODS: Jan, Mar, Jul, and Oct.
Mermaids Monthly - DEAD MARKET (indefinite hiatus) Themed to mermaids and other mythological water creatures $0.100
https://mermaidsmonthly.com/submissions/ Note: Ended funding Kickstarter, future uncertain.
Black Cat Magazine - DEAD MARKET All genres, especially literary SF/F, themed
$30.00 https://www.blackcatmagazine.com/submissions
Terraform (Motherboard) - DEAD MARKET SF $0.200

NOTE: does not respond to rejected submissions
AE Micro ANNUAL CONTEST - DUE 1/15 - DEAD MARKET SF, themed $0.077
https://aescifi.ca/submit/
Micro Madness (Cosmic Horror Monthly) MONTHLY CONTEST - 1st - 7th - DEAD MARKET Weird fiction, cosmic horror, and dark SF
$100.00 https://www.cosmichorrormonthly.com/micro-madness/
Sexy Fantastic Magazine - DEAD MARKET Sexy but not necessarily graphic fantasy and SF, themed
$100.00 https://sexyfantasticmagazine.com/fictionsubmissions/

Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!

Abra Staffin-Wiebe, Compiler of Lists
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New Markets Update November 2021: CatsCast wants 🐈🌌cat-themed spec fic, end of 2021 to-dos, and other Aswiebe's Market List updates!

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The next update of Aswiebe's Market List will be after 12/15/2021.
Permanent link to this newsletter in the archives: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/archive2021.html#112421

Thoughts in Passing
'Tis the season! Which season, you might ask? Why, it's end-of-year awards eligibility and best-of season!

That's right. If you've had any publications this year, now is the time to announce them! It might feel a little awkward at first, but think of it this way. It's really easy to miss things, even things you might be interested in. Even things you might really love! This is giving people another chance to not miss out on your awesome creation.

And it doesn't have to be only about you! A year-end roundup of things you enjoyed and made (writing or otherwise) is a great idea, and a great way to share with others. My end-of-year post includes short stories and books I enjoyed reading, and even my favorite new recipe from this year.

Ahem.

I only had one short story published this year, “Fear of a Stuntwoman” (Fireside Magazine, September 2021, 2,953 words). I am very proud of it! A divorced stuntwoman does what she has to in order to provide for her child. Warning: here there be unsexy, horrifying vampires. Free to read here: https://firesidefiction.com/fear-of-a-stuntwoman

Yes, “Fear of a Stuntwoman” is eligible for fantasy/horror short story awards for 2021. If you nominate or vote in such things, please consider it!


You can read the rest of my Year in Review post here: https://cloudscudding.dreamwidth.org/1139555.html

As for best-ofs, here are some deadlines to consider:

Name DEADLINE What they want Website Notes and Process
Year's Best Dark Fantasy and Horror, The 12/01/2021 Horror and dark fantasy https://paulaguran.com/extras/ Accepts galleys or manuscripts of forthcoming work, to help with reading before the deadline.
Best Horror of the Year 12/01/2021 Horror https://ellendatlow.com/2021/01/21/call-for-submissions-2021-best-horror-of-the-year-volume-fourteen/
Year's Best Fantasy, The (Pyr Books) 12/01/2021 Fantasy https://paulaguran.com/extras/ Accepts galleys or manuscripts of forthcoming work, to help with reading before the deadline.
Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy, The 12/31/2021 Science fiction, fantasy, and horror with elements of the aforementioned, previously published in anthology year by an American or Canadian author http://www.johnjosephadams.com/best-american/submissions/ Reprints only. Please do not wait until the end of year to submit.
We're Here: The Best Queer Speculative Fiction (Neon Hemlock) 12/31/2021 Queer speculative fiction https://www.neonhemlock.com/submissions
Best Indie Speculative Fiction (Bards and Sages) 08/01/2022 All speculative fiction, published the previous year by small press or self-published https://www.bardsandsages.com/contact_us/fiction_submission_guidelines


(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:

My SF fairy tale retelling has turned unexpectedly solarpunk. I do love it when a story surprises me!

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

Reasons to Publicize Your Award-Eligible Works: https://www.sfwa.org/2021/01/12/reasons-to-publicize-your-award-eligible-works/

How to Develop a Street Team for Your Book: https://www.writersdigest.com/publishing-insights/develop-street-team-book

Go Ahead and Write That Book, But What’s Your System?: https://www.writersdigest.com/be-inspired/go-ahead-and-write-that-book-but-whats-your-system

Twitter Revue: Email Newsletters? What You Need to Know: https://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/twitter-revue-email-newsletters-what-you-need-to-know/

Writing Uplifting Stories: http://www.kittywumpus.net/blog/2021/10/26/guest-post-writing-uplifting-stories/

About False Starts: https://stupefyingstories.blogspot.com/2021/10/talking-shop-about-false-starts.html

Novel Revision: Practical Tips for Rewrites (free course): https://blog.reedsy.com/learning/courses/writing/novel-revision-practical-tips-rewrites/

60 Prompts in 10 Days [thread]: https://twitter.com/valerievaldes/status/1451235022887866374

Upcoming Virtual Conventions/Workshops
(Any registration fees are noted.)

DisCon III AKA Worldcon, December 15-19, 2021 (virtual option $75): https://discon3.org/

The Nebula Conference has ended, but you can still register for recorded panels and year-round special events ($125): https://nebulas.sfwa.org/2021-nebula-conference-online-registration-is-now-open/

Featured Market

CatsCast (Escape Artists) wants cat-themed speculative fiction, pays $.08/word for originals, $100 for reprints, due 2/1/2022.

CatsCast is looking for fun speculative cat stories! A CatsCast story should leave cat-loving listeners a little happier after listening than they were before.

Specifically, we’re looking for speculative fiction stories about cats. “Cats” in this context are, well, cats — but since this is a speculative fiction podcast, they don’t have to be exactly the same species as the housecats we have here on Earth. The stories should have happy, or at least hopeful, endings for all featured cats. Humor is strongly encouraged but not required.

Basics: all speculative fiction, 6,000 words max, $.08/word for originals, $100 for reprints, due 2/1/2022.
Guidelines: https://escapeartists.net/catscast/catscast-submission-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. Note: going forward, limited demographic market listings will be italicized.

Name What they want Pay Per Word USD (originals) Flat Pay USD (originals) Website Notes
Clarkesworld Magazine SF and fantasy, likes language $0.120
http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/submissions/ Very fast response time!
Mermaids Monthly Themed to mermaids and other mythological water creatures $0.100
https://mermaidsmonthly.com/submissions/ ONE-TIME CLOSURE until 2022
Strange Horizons F/SF/Spec-fic $0.100
http://strangehorizons.com/submit/fiction-submission-guidelines/ ONE-TIME SUBMISSION PERIOD: 11/01/21 - 11/30/21
Uncanny (novellas) SF/F novellas $0.100
https://uncannymagazine.com/submissions/ Publishes 1 novella a year depending on funding. ONE-TIME SUBMISSION PERIOD: maybe May 2022.
Apex Magazine SF, fantasy, and horror $0.080
https://apex-magazine.com/submission-guidelines/ Monthly themed <251-word microfiction contest, open 19th-26th, pays $.02/wd. Closed in December.
Brave New Worlds (Zombies Need Brains) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/31/21 SF themed to space colonization $0.080
https://www.patreon.com/posts/55341297
Cast of Wonders Podcast Clean YA SF/F/H $0.080
http://www.castofwonders.org/submissions/ SUBMISSION PERIODS: 11/15/21 – 11/20/21, 02/21/22 - 02/28/22 (Halloween), 04/01/22 - 04/14/22 (Banned Books Week), 05/01/22 - 05/14/22 (TBD), 06/15/22 - 06/30/22 (Young Authors), 08/01/22 - 08/31/22 (Flash Fiction Contest) ### Query first for > 6,000 words.
CatsCast (Escape Artists) ONE-TIME PODCAST - DUE 02/01/22 Fun, happy speculative fiction with cats. $0.080
https://escapeartists.net/catscast/catscast-submission-guidelines/
Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores Science fiction, fantasy, myths/fairy tales, eldritch, stories for young people of all ages, and related nonfiction $0.080
http://cosmicrootsandeldritchshores.com/submissions/ Prefers shorter stories. SUBMISSION PERIODS:1st and 2nd day of each month.
Dark Matter Magazine Science fiction and sci-fi horror $0.080
https://darkmattermagazine.com/submission-guidelines/ ONE-TIME CLOSURE until “sometime 2022.” NOTE: This is NOT the same publication as Dark Matter Zine.
Metastellar Fantasy, SF, and horror $0.080
https://www.metastellar.com/write-for-us/flash-fiction-story-submission/ ONE-TIME CLOSURE until Spring 2022. NOTE: submission gives right of publication, even without a contract signing
Noir (Zombies Need Brains) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/31/21 SF, fantasy, and urban fantasy noir detective stories $0.080
https://www.patreon.com/posts/55341297
Orpheus + Eurydice Unbound (Air and Nothingness Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 02/15/22 Themed to retellings of the Orpheus/Eurydice myth $0.080
http://aanpress.com/submissions.html
Reinvented Detective, The ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 1/15/22 SF themed to detective stories $0.080
https://www.arcmanorbooks.com/thereinventedanthology
Shattering the Glass Slipper (Zombies Need Brains) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/31/21 Fairy tale retellings $0.080
https://www.patreon.com/posts/55341297
Weird Horror Anthology (Flame Tree Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 11/21/21 Weird or cosmic horror $0.080
blog.flametreepublishing.com/fantasy-gothic/weird-horror-short-stories-call-for-submissions-0-0
Nothing Without Us Too ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 1/31/22 Fiction (incl. SF and fantasy) by and about neurodiverse, Blind, Deaf, disabled, and chronic condition-managing people $0.064
https://nothingwithoutusanthology.wordpress.com/submission-guidelines/ Will accept 75% Canadian authors.
Pulp Literature All genres, not just pulp, especially genre-breaking work $0.050
http://pulpliterature.com/submissions/submission-guidelines/ Long response time
Apparition Lit Speculative fiction, themed. Separate monthly flash fiction contest. $0.030
https://apparitionlit.com/submissions/ Submission periods: 2/15 - 2/28, 5/15 - 5/31, 8/15-08/31, 11/15 - 11/30, with a 1-week extension each period for BIPOC.
Pressfuls SF, fantasy, horror, and crime/mystery $0.030
https://pressfuls.com/about/
Pressfuls Novellas SF, fantasy, horror, and crime/mystery $0.030
https://pressfuls.com/about/
ReWired (Ghost Orchid Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 1/1/22-4/30/22 Horror themed to the neurodiverse experience $0.030
https://ghostorchidpress.com/submission-calls/
City. River. Tree. All genres $0.020
https://cityrivertree.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 $0.010
http://www.johnjosephadams.com/best-american/submissions/ Reprints only. Please do not wait until the end of year to submit.
Best Science Fiction of the Year, The ANTHOLOGY - DUE 11/15 SF $0.010
http://neil-clarke.com/books/submission_guidelines/ Reprints only. Print materials due by 11/1, electronic by 11/15.
Fresh.Ink Magazine All genres except erotica, reprints only $0.010
https://fresh.ink/reprints ONE-TIME CLOSURE until ??
Last Girls Club Horror and dark SF/Fantasy from the female perspective, themed $0.010
https://www.lastgirlsclub.com/submit
Night Terrors (Scare Street) ANTHOLOGY SERIES Creepy literary dark fiction and horror $0.010
https://scarestreet.com/submissions/ ONE-TIME DUE DATE: 11/30/21. RIGHTS: takes audio rights, translation rights
Samhain Sorceries (DMR Books) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 02/01/22 Samhain/Halloween-themed sword and sorcery set in the British Isles. $0.010
https://dmrbooks.com/submissions
Professor Feiff’s Compleat Pocket Guide to Xenobiology for the Galactic Traveller on the Move (JayHenge Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE UNTIL FILLED Themed to alien flora and fauna $0.005
http://www.jayhenge.com/callforstories.html
Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award ANNUAL CONTEST - ONE-TIME DUE DATE January 2022 All genres. Limited demographic: authors “with a track record of publishing in Ireland or the UK”
$39,248.00 https://www.shortstoryaward.co.uk Must be unpublished or published in the previous year.
Electric Literature Literary, all genres, incl. experimental. The Commuter takes flash fiction. Recommended Reading takes short stories.
$300.00 https://electricliterature.submittable.com/submit Recommended Reading (short stories) SUBMISSION PERIOD: 7/26 - 8/1.
Very Ghostly Christmas Flash Fiction Contest, A (Ghost Orchid Press) ONE-TIME CONTEST - DUE 11/30/21 Ghost stories
$75.00 https://ghostorchidpress.com/christmas/
Night Coffee Lit Literary, including weird and fantasy
$50.00 https://www.night-coffee.com/submit
Nobilis Erotica PODCAST Speculative fiction erotica
$50.00 https://greensubmissions.com/518/nobilis-erotica/index.php
For Those Who Deserve to Exist (Inked in Gray) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/11/21 SF, fantasy, and horror by and about marginalized people
$30.00 https://inkedingray.com/2022-anthology-open-call/
Cryptid Carnage (Splatter Ink Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 04/01/2022 Horror themed to cryptids
$25.00 https://www.splatterinkpublishing.com/projects-3
Fabulist, The Science fiction, fantasy, fabulism, fairy tales, folktales, literary fantasy, etc.
$25.00 https://thefabulistwordsart.submittable.com/submit
SFS Stories Golden-age style fantasy and SF
$25.00 https://sfsstories.com/ Accepts reprints for no pay.
Tabletops & Tentacles Fantasy, science fiction, horror, and noir
$25.00 https://www.tabletopsandtentacles.com/submissions
Tales of the Dark Fae (Colors in Darkness) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/31/21 Themed to the fairy world, by PoC
$25.00 https://www.colorsindarkness.com/single-post/open-call-announcement-tales-of-the-dark-fae
Devil You Know Better, The (Critical Blast Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 3/31/22 All genres, themed to an interaction with the Devil
$20.00 http://www.criticalblast.com/content/publishing
Electric Spec All spec-fic
$20.00 http://www.electricspec.com/Submissions.html
Mythaxis Magazine All spec-fic
$20.00 https://mythaxis.co.uk/submissions.html 23rd-30th of Jan, April, July, Oct
Daikaiju Zine All spec-fic
$10.00 https://daikaijuzine.org/guidelines ONE-TIME CLOSURE until 1/1/22
Liquid Imagination Spec-fic and literary. Also has a special flash fiction section.
$8.00 https://liquidimagination.silverpen.org/submissions/
Extraordinary (The Great Void Books) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 1/5/22 Themed to mythology
$5.00 https://www.tgvb.in/submissions/
Fall Into the Abyss (The Great Void Books) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/05/21 Themed to weird fiction and cosmic horror
$5.00 https://www.tgvb.in/submissions/
Taming Space (The Great Void Books) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/15/21 Themed to space opera
$5.00 https://www.tgvb.in/submissions/
Nowhere Fast (Clash Books) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 10/28/22 Nostalgic coming-of-age horror
$0.06 https://www.clashbooks.com/clash/2021/10/29/nowhere-fast
Amazing Stories - DEAD MARKET SF, esp. optimistic or humorous $0.080
https://submission.amazingstoriesmag.com/guidelines/ Indefinite closure until ?
Best Vegan Science Fiction and Fantasy ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY - DEAD MARKET (indefinite hiatus) SF/F with only vegan products, published that year, reprints only $0.010
https://books.metaphorosis.com/plant-based-press/best-vegan-sff/vegan-sff-guidelines/
Year's Best Hardcore Horror ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/31 - DEAD MARKET Horror, annual reprint, published in the same year $0.010
http://www.redroompress.com/submission-guidelines/years-best-hardcore-horror/ 2021 and future volumes are canceled for the time being. ### Reprints only. Word count flexible.
Los Suelos, California - DEAD MARKET Shared world contemporary weird west $0.080
https://www.lossuelos.com/pitches Pitch first--do NOT send complete stories.

Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!

Abra Staffin-Wiebe, Compiler of Lists
Aswiebe's Market List
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New Markets Update October 2021: ☀️ Solarpunk Magazine wants optimistic climate-themed SF, and other Aswiebe's Market List updates!

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The next update of Aswiebe's Market List will be after 11/15/2021.
Permanent link to this newsletter in the archives: http://www.aswiebe.com/writing/archive2021.html#101921

Thoughts in Passing
What kind of a writer are you? Not, "What genre do you write in?" but how do you write best? What time of day do the words seem to flow? Are you a slow-and-steady writer or a binge writer? Do you work best when you have large chunks of time to concentrate, or with frequent breaks? At home, in a library, or at a coffee shop?

For the last couple of months, for various reasons, I've been taking 20-minute breaks at the top of every writing hour to focus on other projects. Inevitably, the 20 minutes becomes 25. And even when I am working on writing and making progress the rest of the time, at the end of the day it feels like I didn't get as much done as I should have. On the other hand... On weekends when I took a 3-hour block of time to go write in the park, I got more done than in a regular full day.

Yep. This confirms something I already knew! I work best in long, concentrated periods of time.

But...other projects still have to get done. What to do?

Moving forward, I am blocking 3 solid hours a day to only work on writing projects. No social media, no email, no chores or other projects. Only bathroom and get-more-tea breaks. I actually *gasp* logged out of Facebook and Twitter! Yes, it's possible.

Although a lot of writers work best when they get their writing done first thing in the morning, before their brain gets filled with "life stuff," I am not a morning person no matter how much coffee I drink. I have always found it easiest to get into a flow state in the afternoon. So my dedicated work time is from 1 PM - 4 PM. I try to "clear my palate" before starting by reading a print book during lunch and then walking my dog (without using my cellphone to listen to podcasts, play Pokemon Go, etc.).

Those projects that I was alternating with writing? Well, now I'm working on them for longer periods of time outside my best writing time.

I know I'm very lucky to be able to set my writing schedule during the day. But even if you have job or childcare constraints on your schedule, try to figure out what your ideal writing conditions are. Then rearrange what you can, when you can, to get as close as you can. That's all any of us can do, really!

(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 finished the major revisions on my current novel, and I did it by my self-imposed deadline! This is very exciting. I've drafted a query letter that I'm about to begin sending out to agents. You can expect to see more articles about agents and querying pop up in the Shiny and Useful section, because that's what I'm reading a lot of right now!

As far as what's next for writing, I'll take a little while to write some short stories, because I like having those out there. Then there's a long-delayed sequel that needs writing, just as soon as I decide which direction I want to go with it first.

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


Upcoming Virtual Conventions/Workshops
(Any registration fees are noted.)

Flame Tree: Live & Spooky, October 25-30, 2021: https://twitter.com/flametreepress
Re: Wired, November 9-10, 2021: https://re.wired.com/c/re-wired
World Fantasy Con, November 4-7, 2021 (virtual option $75): https://www.wfc2021.org/
DisCon III AKA Worldcon, December 15-19, 2021 (virtual option $75): https://discon3.org/

The Nebula Conference has ended, but you can still register for recorded panels and year-round special events ($125): https://nebulas.sfwa.org/2021-nebula-conference-online-registration-is-now-open/

Featured Market

Solarpunk Magazine wants optimistic climate-themed SF, pays $.08/word, is open for submissions 11/1/21 - 11/14/21.

However, the time has never been more urgent for an explosion of utopian stories to light a path forward out of the darkness into which humanity has dug itself.

We need more fiction and poetry about amazing technological advancements of the future that work in harmony with nature. We need stories about sustainable communities that thrive on cooperation and mutual aid rather than competition and profit. We need to build utopias with pen and page where capitalism and its social ills such as white supremacy, patriarchy, and massive wealth disparity are things of the past. In short, we need more literature that envisions a better future.

With that in mind Solarpunk Magazine will publish short stories and poetry that tell stories of such utopian endeavors, as well as nonfiction that explores various real world, contemporary topics and their intersection with the solarpunk movement.

Basics: SF, 500 - 7,500 words, $.08/word, no reprints
Guidelines: https://solarpunkmagazine.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. Note: going forward, limited demographic market listings will be italicized.

Name What they want Pay Per Word USD (originals) Flat Pay USD (originals) Reprints Website Notes
Baffling Magazine (Neon Hemlock) All speculative fiction $0.080
N https://www.bafflingmag.com/submissions ONE-TIME CLOSURE until December 2021
Dark Matter Magazine Science fiction and sci-fi horror $0.080
Y https://darkmattermagazine.com/submission-guidelines/ ONE-TIME SUBMISSION PERIOD: 10/18/21 - 10/31/21. NOTE: This is NOT the same publication as Dark Matter Zine.
Solarpunk Magazine Solarpunk: optimistic climate-based SF $0.080
N https://solarpunkmagazine.com/submissions/ ONE-TIME SUBMISSION PERIOD: 11/1/21 - 11/14/21
Into the Forest (Black Spot Books) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/31/21 Horror themed to Baba Yaga $0.060
N https://blackspotbooks.submittable.com/submit/204749/into-the-forest-a-women-in-horror-anthology
Dark Void Magazine Science fiction horror $0.050

https://darkvoidmagazine.com/ ONE-TIME SUBMISSION PERIOD: 11/01/21 - 11/30/21
Planet Scumm SF and weird fiction $0.030
N https://www.planetscumm.space/submit
Unnerving Magazine Horror and suspense $0.030
Y https://www.unnervingbooks.com/submissions
Best Horror of the Year 2021 ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/01/2021 Horror $0.010
Y https://ellendatlow.com/2021/01/21/call-for-submissions-2021-best-horror-of-the-year-volume-fourteen/
Beware the Bugs (Word Balloon Books) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 2/11/22 Fantasy and SF themed to giant bugs $0.010
Y http://www.jamesmaxey.net/word-balloon-book-anthologies.html Under 3,000 words preferred.
Camp Slasher Lake (Fedowar Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 04/30/22 Horror/slasher stories $0.010
N https://fedowarpress.com/submissions/camp-slasher-lake/
Diet Milk Magazine Gothic $0.010
N https://www.dietmilkmag.com/submissions
Last Girls Club Horror and dark SF/Fantasy from the female perspective, themed $0.010
Y https://www.lastgirlsclub.com/submit
Paradoxical Pets (Word Balloon Books) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 2/11/22 Fantasy and SF themed to wondrous pets $0.010
Y http://www.jamesmaxey.net/word-balloon-book-anthologies.html Under 3,000 words preferred.
Rockets & Robots (Word Balloon Books) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 2/11/22 SF adventure $0.010
Y http://www.jamesmaxey.net/word-balloon-book-anthologies.html Under 3,000 words preferred.
Year's Best Dark Fantasy and Horror, The ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/01 Horror and dark fantasy $0.010
Y https://paulaguran.com/extras/ Accepts galleys or manuscripts of forthcoming work, to help with reading before the deadline.
Year's Best Fantasy, The (Pyr Books) ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/01 Fantasy $0.010
Y https://paulaguran.com/extras/ Accepts galleys or manuscripts of forthcoming work, to help with reading before the deadline.
Summer of Sci-fi & Fantasy (The Author’s Hand) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 1/31/22 Science fiction and fantasy $0.005
Y https://www.authorshand.com/submissions
Bird in Your Hands Prize, The ANNUAL CONTEST - DUE 10/01 - 12/01 All genres, literary. Limited demographic: BIPOC
$1,000.00 N https://thinair.submittable.com/submit
Never Whistle at Night (Shane Hawk) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 11/01/21 Dark fiction. Limited demographic: indigenous authors (with 2 or fewer published books)
$1,000.00 N https://shanehawk.com/submit/
Story Unlikely Short Story Contest ONE-TIME CONTEST - DUE 12/31/21 All genres
$500.00
https://www.storyunlikely.com/#one
Folkloric (Sentinel Creatives) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 01/01/22 Traditional folklore blended with cosmic horror
$100.00 N https://mailchi.mp/24777ddc881f/folkloric-tales-of-folklore-horror-submissions
Lost Colony Magazine Science fiction and fantasy
$50.00 N https://www.lostcolonymagazine.com/p/submissions.html
Swords and Sorceries Vol 3 (Parallel Universe Publications) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 10/31/21 Heroic fantasy, sword & sorcery
$33.84 Y https://paralleluniversepublications.blogspot.com/p/submissions.html
Create-a-Cryptid (Not Deer Magazine) ONE-TIME CONTEST - DUE 10/31/21 Themed to cryptid creations
$25.00 Y https://www.notdeermagazine.com/submit
Cryptid Carnage (Splatter Ink Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 04/01/2022 Horror themed to cryptids
$25.00 N https://www.splatterinkpublishing.com/projects-3
Hex on the Beach (Horror Oasis) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 11/15/21 ‘80s slasher horror
$25.00 Y https://horroroasis.com/hex-on-the-beach/
Tales from Between Horror flash fiction
$20.00 Y https://talesfrombetween.wordpress.com/submissions/
Archive of the Odd All spec-fic, especially horror, with unconventional story structure
$15.00 Y https://archiveoftheodd.wordpress.com/submissions/
Mirror Dance Fantasy
$5.00 Y http://mirrordancefantasy.blogspot.com/2008/01/submissions.html < 5,000 words preferred.
Neon Hemlock Novellas Science fiction, fantasy, horror, slipstream, and weird, especially queer stories

N https://www.neonhemlock.com/submissions ONE-TIME 2021 SUBMISSION PERIODS: 10/2/21 - 10/16/21
Los Suelos, California - DEAD MARKET Shared world contemporary weird west $0.080
N https://www.lossuelos.com/pitches Pitch first--do NOT send complete stories.
James White Award, The (Interzone) ANNUAL CONTEST - DEAD MARKET SF - by non-SFWA-eligible authors only
$276.54 N http://www.jameswhiteaward.com/rules

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 September 2021: Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores 🌊 raised rates, Roanoke Writers' Conference Oct 1st ... and other Aswiebe's Market List updates!

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Thoughts in Passing
The September edition of Aswiebe's Market List is really sneaking just under the wire! Let my delay be a lesson to you: when you are budgeting your time to work on a longer-term deadline (like book edits), make sure you also schedule time to work on more-urgent, smaller projects (like a newsletter). Or the smaller project may just keep not getting done until it is very, very much later than usual.

(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'm very proud to announce that my single mom, deal-with-a-vampire story, "Fear of a Stuntwoman," is now out from Fireside Magazine! It is free to read, or you can buy the whole issue. Initial reviews are good!

"A fascinating take on vampires as a divorced mom and stuntwoman finds an...unconventional way to give herself an edge in stunting, though one that requires a great deal of thought and effort to make work. All because of a chance encounter/attack on set that leads to something wonderful, but also something intensely dangerous. The piece looks at fear and euphoria, at parenting and the requirements to staying independent in a capitalist and unjust society, and it does it with style. A fantastic read! Vampires, Stunts, Parenting, Garlic, Bargains. CW- Drug Use/Euphoria, Child in Peril, Blood Drinking." - Quick Sip Reviews


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

Science Fiction Economics Lab: https://scifieconomics.world/worldbuilding-academy

Thread about juggling multiple writing projects and deadlines: https://twitter.com/sharpegirl/status/1439310776821436420

Create Professional Ads and Social Media Images: https://bookbrush.com/


I’m a Writer Who Hates Pitching--Help! (non-fiction writing): https://www.writersdigest.com/be-inspired/im-a-writer-who-hates-pitching-help

Upcoming Virtual Conventions/Workshops
(Any registration fees are noted.)

Roanoke Writers' Conference, October 1-2, 2021 (starts TOMORROW!): https://hopin.com/events/roanoke-writer-s-conference-2021
World Fantasy Con, November 4-7, 2021 (virtual option $75): https://www.wfc2021.org/
DisCon III AKA Worldcon, December 15-19, 2021 (virtual option $75): https://discon3.org/

The Nebula Conference has ended, but you can still register for recorded panels and year-round special events ($125): https://nebulas.sfwa.org/2021-nebula-conference-online-registration-is-now-open/

Featured Market

Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores has raised its rates to $.08/word, accepts SF and fantasy on the 1st & 2nd of each month.


Basics: SF and fantasy, 1,000+ words, $.08/word, reprints okay.
Guidelines: https://cosmicrootsandeldritchshores.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 USD (originals) Flat Pay USD (originals) Website Notes
Fireside Fiction (short stories) All genres, explicitly including spec-fic $0.125
https://firesidefiction.com/submissions
Factor Four Magazine All speculative fiction, especially SF, fantasy, supernatural, and superhero fiction $0.110
https://factorfourmag.com/submissionsinfo/
Uncanny (novellas) SF/F novellas $0.100
https://uncannymagazine.com/submissions/ Publishes 1 novella a year depending on funding, submission period TBD.
Brave New Worlds (Zombies Need Brains) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/31/21 SF themed to space colonization $0.080
http://www.zombiesneedbrains.com/
Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores SF/F nonfiction, fiction, videos, and graphic novels. $0.080
http://cosmicrootsandeldritchshores.com/submissions/ Prefers shorter stories. SUBMISSION PERIODS:1st and 2nd day of each month.
Fantasy Magazine Fantasy and dark fantasy $0.080
http://www.fantasy-magazine.com/ OK to submit even if previously rejected by sister publications Nightmare Magazine or Lightspeed. SUBMISSION PERIODS: Please only submit the 1st - 7th of each month. ONE-TIME CLOSURE UNTIL January 2022
Frozen Wavelets Speculative flash fiction and poetry $0.080
https://earthianhivemind.net/frozen-wavelets/ Reprints 500 - 1,500 or fewer words, original fiction 750 or fewer words.
khōréō Fantasy, SF, and horror themed to authors and stories of immigration and diaspora $0.080
https://www.khoreomag.com/submissions-fiction/ SUBMISSION PERIOD: 10/1 - 10/31
Los Suelos, California Shared world contemporary weird west $0.080
https://www.lossuelos.com/pitches Pitch first--do NOT send complete stories.
Noir (Zombies Need Brains) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/31/21 SF, fantasy, and urban fantasy noir detective stories $0.080
http://www.zombiesneedbrains.com/
Reckoning Magazine All genres, preferably speculative, themed to humanity's relationship to the earth $0.080
https://reckoning.press/submit/
Shattering the Glass Slipper (Zombies Need Brains) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/31/21 Fairy tale retellings $0.080
http://www.zombiesneedbrains.com/
DreamForge Anvil Positive science fiction and fantasy $0.060
https://dreamforgemagazine.com/call-for-submissions/ ONE-TIME SUBMISSION PERIOD: 11/15/21 - 11/30/21
Lamplight Dark literary, horror, dark spec-fic, and noir $0.060
http://lamplightmagazine.com/submissions/ ONE-TIME SUBMISSION PERIOD: 9/15/21 - 11/15/21 for non-pro authors (no reprints for this one).
Midnight in the Stagecoach (Silver Shamrock Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 4/30/22 Themed to horror in the Old West $0.060
https://www.silvershamrockpublishing.com/midnightinthestagecoachanthology
Mirror, Mirror (WordFire Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 10/15/21 Speculative fiction themed to mirrors $0.060
https://wordfirewestern.moksha.io/publication/mirror-mirror/guidelines
Dark Recesses Magazine Horror $0.050
http://darkrecessespress.com/submissions/
Three Time Travelers Walk Into... ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/09/21 All spec-fic, themed to three famous people interacting across history $0.050
https://michaelaventrella.com/2021/09/14/three-time-travelers-walk-into-guidelines-for-submissions/
Tiny Tales Podcast All genres, with a fantastic element $0.040
https://www.tinytalespodcast.com/submissions
Dark Moon Digest (Perpetual Motion Machine) Horror – dark, scary, or funny $0.030
http://perpetualpublishing.com/dark-moon-digest/
ParSec Magazine SF, fantasy, horror, and slipstream $0.027
https://www.pspublishing.co.uk/parsec-79-c.asp
Book of Queer Saints, The ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 10/31/21 Speculative fiction themed to queer villains, anti-heroes, and outlaws, by queer authors $0.020
https://maemurray.net/post/658414082557411328/the-book-of-queer-saints-horror-anthology
Cthulu [sic] FhCon (Impulsive Walrus) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 11/15/21 until full Eldritch horror at a convention $0.020
http://impulsivewalrusbooks.com/?p=581
Solarpunk Sunscapes (Justine Norton-Kertson) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 11/01/21 Optimistic solarpunk $0.020
https://justinenortonkertson.medium.com/submissions-for-solarpunk-anthology-e4015346c1de
Stories of the Eye (Weirdpunk Books) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 11/1/21 - 11/30/21 Horror themed to artists and models $0.020
https://www.weirdpunkbooks.com/submissions
Stelliform Speculative fiction novellas, novels, and short story collections themed to climate change and adaptation $0.015
https://www.stelliform.press/index.php/submissions/
Black Hare Patreon Monthly Challenge Dark fiction $0.010
https://www.blackharepress.com/submissions/
Haven Speculative All spec-fic, esp. climate themed $0.010
https://www.havenspec.com/submit
Synthetic Reality Magazine All spec-fic $0.010
http://syntheticrealitymagazine.com/submissions/
Weird Horror Magazine Pulpy, weird fiction and horror $0.010
https://undertowpublications.com/weird-horror-magazine ONE-TIME SUBMISSION PERIOD: 9/1/21 - 10/15/21
Welkin Fantastic literature $0.010
https://welkinmag.com/submit/ SUBMISSION PERIODS: Jan, Mar, Jul, and Oct.
Aniko Literary, ONE-TIME theme of “fantasize” due 9/30/21
$91.94 https://www.anikopress.com/submit
Fantastic Detectives (Worlds Enough) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/30/21 Fantasy mystery
$20.00 http://www.worldsenough.com/2021/08/call-for-submissions/
FiftyWordStories.com Microfiction, all genres
$0.00 http://fiftywordstories.com/submissions/ SUBMISSION PERIOD: 1st - 15th each month
Flash Fiction Online All genres, including SF/F/H and literary
$80.00 https://www.flashfictiononline.com/submission-guidelines-flash-fiction/what-were-looking-for-and-not/ Submission period: 1st to 21st monthly. ONE-TIME THEME: “100” due 10/21/21.
Gravity Award ANNUAL CONTEST - DUE 9/6 - 12/31 SF, fantasy, and horror
$200.00 http://www.centerfieldofgravity.com/2021/09/04/center-field-of-gravitys-third-annual-gravity-award-announcement-and-guidelines/
Grimm & Dread (Quill & Crow Publishing House) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 10/05/21 Retold Grimm’s fairy tales
$40.00 https://www.quillandcrowpublishinghouse.com/copy-of-submissions
Halloween Microfictions (Circlet Press) ANNUAL CONTEST - DUE 10/6 Erotic Halloween micro-fiction
$5.00 https://www.circlet.com/?p=4291
Hunger of Old Stars, The (Splatter Ink Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 10/31/21 Cosmic horror
$25.00 https://www.facebook.com/SplatterInkPublishing/posts/225511296139189
Martian Magazine SF
$8.00 https://themartianmagazine.com/submissions/
On Spec All spec-fic, Canadians preferred
$139.61 https://onspecmag.wpcomstaging.com/submissions/ ONE-TIME SUBMISSION PERIOD: until 9/30/21
Paper Butterfly Flash fiction
$11.82 https://paperbutterflyflash.wordpress.com/subguidelines/
Queer Weird West Tales (Julie Bozza) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 2/28/22 Weird west fiction with queer character(s).
$30.00 https://juliebozza.com/submissions/
Quiet Ones, The Horror and dystopian fiction, scary or hopeful, esp. highlighting queer/femme voices.
$25.00 https://wearethequietones.com/
Roswell Award for Short Fiction, The (Sci-Fest LA) ANNUAL CONTEST - DUE 9/7 - 12/21 SF
$500.00 https://www.lightbringerproject.org/science-fiction-competitions
Space Squid SF humor, weird, bizarro, fantasy, etc.
$5.00 https://www.spacesquid.com/scifi-fantasy-mag/contributorguidelines/
Uncharted Magazine SF, fantasy, horror, and mystery/crime
$200.00 https://www.unchartedmag.com/submit/
United Faedom Publishing (Novelettes) Fantasy novelettes
$75.00 https://unitedfaedompublis.wixsite.com/unitedfaedompub/novelettes-and-novellas
Write Ahead / The Future Looms - DEAD MARKET Cyberpunk with flair $0.028
https://www.writeaheadthefuturelooms.com/submission-guidelines/ Max 2,500 words for short stories, but also accepts serials.
Black Hare Press Short Reads - DEAD MARKET Dark fiction
$25.00 https://www.blackharepress.com/submissions/
Distant Shore Publishing Short Stories (see also Novellas) - DEAD MARKET Fantasy, sci-fi, and lit-RPG
$150.00 http://distantshorepublishing.com/submit-a-short-story/
Rufo's Dog - DEAD MARKET Classic pulp SF, fantasy, and horror
$16.86

Broadswords and Blasters - DEAD MARKET Pulp fiction
$15.00

Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Fiction Series - DUE 1/1 - 1/31 - DEAD MARKET Historically accurate fiction with lesbian characters and optional historically consistent fantastic elements $0.080
https://www.alpennia.com/lhmp/essays/call-submissions-2020-lesbian-historic-motif-podcast-fiction-series
Murder Park After Dark - DEAD MARKET Dark SF, dark fantasy, and horror $0.020
https://genrehustle.com/murder-park-after-dark
New Modality, The - DEAD MARKET Speculative fiction and non-fiction $0.150
http://thenewmodality.com/contributor-commitments-rates-guidelines/ Unclear if still publishing or at what frequency. NOTE: currently accepting subs from NeMo community members and SFWA members only.

Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!

Abra Staffin-Wiebe, Compiler of Lists
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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 July 2021: Mysterion wants ✝️👽Christian-related spec-fic, Diversicon's coming up fast ... and other Aswiebe's Market List updates!

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Thoughts in Passing
So here's a trick you can do to get better at writing ... that doesn't involve practicing fiction writing. Read 20 books. Not only the award-winning books in your genre (read those, too, but not all for this exercise), not the newest hot releases, not even only books in your genre. Don't even read the books all the way through. Go to your local library and pick an assortment of 20 books off the shelves. Do not read the back cover copy. Do not try to find books to your tastes. Grab a few from each genre: mystery/thriller, romance, mainstream, YA, SF/fantasy/horror, western, classics.

Go home, pick up a book, grab a notebook and pen, and start reading. In the first 25 pages, does it hook you enough to want to keep reading? When? How? Was it plot, word-craft, character, questions unanswered, worldbuilding, something else? If it didn't, why not? What were you looking for that you didn't find? How do you feel about the main character(s)? Why? What would have made you feel differently? Are there any relationships (romantic or otherwise) that you want to know more about? How about the setting? Does it affect the story's appeal (for you) at all? Why or why not?  Were there any points where you got mad, frustrated, or so bored that you just wanted to stop reading? When you kept reading, did that urge to stop reading change at any point? Why? Make notes, including page numbers.

Flip to the end of the book. Read the last 10 pages (not including epilogues). What do you see that connects to the beginning? What do you see that seems totally disconnected? Have the characters had an internal change or do they seem the same? Are the tone and mood different or the same as at the beginning? How about the setting?

Take your time to read through the beginning of all the books and take your notes (but remember the library due dates!). Finish the books if you like (why?), stop after 25 pages if you don't (why?). After you've gone through *all* the books, set aside a couple of hours to sit down to read all your notes and flip through to the key points of *all* the books. Try to do this in one chunk of time.

That's it. Your brain will figure out patterns, because that's what humans do. Pay attention. For bonus points, read the first 25 pages of your novel in progress immediately after the big notes review.

(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:

BIG NEWS!

I'm the Special Guest at Diversicon, a small, mellow, local, in-person Minnesota convention! The theme is "The Roaring 2020s" and it will be held July 30th - August 1st, 2021 at Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West in Plymouth, MN. Register for Diversicon: http://www.diversicon.org/

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Immediately before, I will be doing a reading with Michael Merriam at Dreamhaven. This marks the return of the in-person Speculations Reading Series at Dreamhaven! After difficulties, the Speculations Readings Series returns in July to DreamHaven Books, 2301 38th St E, Minneapolis. As before, the readings will run from 6:30-7:45 p.m., including an autographing and reception with free soda pop and cookies. After the event, interested persons will adjourn to a bistro to hang out. Dreamhaven Books

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

Sudowrite (AI writing aid): https://www.sudowrite.com/

How to Advertise a Book on Facebook: https://kindlepreneur.com/facebook-ads-for-books/

The Protagonist Problem: https://uncannymagazine.com/article/the-protagonist-problem/

25 Essential Notes on Craft from Matthew Salesses: Rethinking Popular Assumptions of Fiction Writing: https://lithub.com/25-essential-notes-on-craft-from-matthew-salesses/

Sometimes People Just Want You To Stop: https://marthawells.dreamwidth.org/375043.html

Upcoming Virtual Conventions/Workshops
(Any registration fees are noted.)

CoKoCon Conversations (social), July 25: http://www.cokocon.org/2021/index.html
ReaderCon, August 13-15 ($25): http://www.readercon.org/RC31dates.htm

The Nebula Conference has ended, but you can still register for recorded panels and year-round special events ($125): https://nebulas.sfwa.org/2021-nebula-conference-online-registration-is-now-open/

Featured Market
Mysterion wants science fiction, fantasy, and horror that engages with Christianity, pays $.08/word, open to submissions until July 31st.

  • The story must have a speculative element. It needs something beyond the everyday. We love science fiction and fantasy, enjoy good ghost stories, and think there's great fiction material hidden in the mysteries of Christian theology--cherubim, leviathan, nephilim, visions, prophecy, and more.
  • The story must engage with Christianity. We want stories with Christian characters whose faith affects their actions, with Christian themes such as grace and redemption, or with a Christian view of the supernatural. Note that we're not saying that you must be a Christian. We are not in a position to judge your faith and won't try, and we welcome submissions from authors of all backgrounds and perspectives. Nor does your story need to be unambiguously pro-Christian. If you can tell a good story that meaningfully engages with Christianity, we want to read it.
  • We publish accepted stories submitted in January between July and December that year, and stories submitted in July between January and June of the next year. If your story is seasonal (Christmas, Easter, Presidents' Day), please take this into consideration.

  • Basics: SF, fantasy, and horror, 1 - 9,000 words, pays $.08/word, accepts reprints ($.04/word), annual submission periods in January, July.
    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 USD (originals) Flat Pay USD (originals) Website Notes
    Augur Magazine Literary SF/F, fabulism, slipstream $0.088
    http://www.augurmag.com/submissions/ 80% Canadian. ONE-TIME SUBMISSION PERIOD: through 7/31/21, themed to "joyful imaginations"
    Amazing Stories SF, esp. optimistic or humorous $0.080
    https://submission.amazingstoriesmag.com/guidelines/ ONE-TIME closure until late July 2021.
    Constellation / Constelación Magazine Spanish or English speculative fiction, themed $0.080
    https://www.constellationmagazine.com/submissions ONE-TIME 2021 THEME 7/15/21 - 7/31/21: Love Needs No Translation.
    Dark Matter Magazine Science Fiction $0.080
    https://darkmattermagazine.com/submission-guidelines/ ONE-TIME CLOSURE until late Q3 2021. NOTE: This is NOT the same publication as Dark Matter Zine.
    Flame Tree Press Frequent themed anthologies $0.080
    http://blog.flametreepublishing.com/blog ONE-TIME SUBMISSION CALL: 7/9/21 - 8/1/21, themed to Asian Ghost Stories
    Frozen Wavelets Speculative flash fiction and poetry $0.080
    https://earthianhivemind.net/frozen-wavelets/ ONE-TIME CLOSURE UNTIL August 2021 ### Reprints 500 - 1,500 or fewer words, original fiction 750 or fewer words.
    Mysterion SF, fantasy, and horror with Christian themes $0.080
    http://www.mysteriononline.com/p/submission-guidelines.html SUBMISSION WINDOWS: January, July
    Pseudopod (Podcast) Horror and dark fantasy $0.080
    http://pseudopod.org/submissions/ ONE-TIME 2021 SUBMISSION PERIODS: 3/1/21-7/31/21 2021 Anthologies and Collections, 8/10/21-8/31/21 flash fiction contest, 9/1/21-9/31/21 general submissions open. ###An Escape Artists publication.
    Third Flatiron Press Science fiction, fantasy, horror, themed issues. Flash fiction, no theme required. $0.080
    https://thirdflatiron.com/2021_TF_WP/
    Woman Built by Man, A (Cemetery Gates Media) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 9/5/21 Horror themed to women shaped by men, written by women and femme-identifying people $0.050
    https://cemeterygatesmedia.com/submissions/
    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.
    Stories We Tell After Midnight, Vol 3 (Crone Girls) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 7/17/21 Horror $0.020
    https://cronegirlspress.com/submissions/
    Shoreline of Infinity SF and Fantasy $0.013
    http://www.shorelineofinfinity.com/submissions/ RIGHTS: Also takes audio rights. ONE-TIME 2021 SUBMISSION PERIODS: Jun 14 - Aug 30th flash fiction contest themed to science fiction ghost stories, Sept 11 - 13 general submissions, Nov 11 - 13 general submissions.
    Cosmic Horror Monthly Cosmic horror and dark SF $0.010
    https://www.cosmichorrormonthly.com/submissions/ SUBMISSION PERIOD: 1/1 - 2/28
    Lackington's Speculative fiction, themed $0.008
    https://lackingtons.com/submissions/ ONE-TIME SUBMISSION PERIOD: 8/1/21 - 8/31/21 (theme: Botanical)
    Phantasmical Contraptions and More Errors (JayHenge Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE UNTIL FILLED Steampunk, dieselpunk, biopunk, etc. $0.005
    http://www.jayhenge.com/callforstories.html
    Titanic Terastructures (JayHenge Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 10/31/21 SF/fantasy themed to or set in megastructures $0.005
    http://www.jayhenge.com/callforstories.html
    Big Issue Fiction Edition, The - ANNUAL ISSUE, DUE 5/31 All genres
    $500.00 https://thebigissue.org.au/news/submissions-open-for-2021-fiction-edition/
    Vautrin Urban fiction and crime/mystery, incl. with paranormal elements
    $130.00 https://vautrin.pub/submissions/ ONE-TIME SUBMISSION PERIOD: until 9/1/21
    GigaNotoSaurus Science fiction and fantasy, especially long
    $100.00 http://giganotosaurus.org/submission-guidelines/
    Micro Madness (Cosmic Horror Monthly) MONTHLY CONTEST - 1st - 7th Weird fiction, cosmic horror, and dark SF
    $100.00 https://www.cosmichorrormonthly.com/micro-madness/
    Bikes in Space Series ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY - DUE 9/1 All speculative fiction, themed to bikes plus annual theme (ONE-TIME 2021 THEME: books and bikes in space)
    $50.00 https://takingthelane.com/bikes-in-space/
    Midnight Bites ANTHOLOGY SERIES Novella and novelette horror, themed and unthemed
    $50.00 https://cronegirlspress.com/submissions/
    New Gothic Review Gothic fiction, including SF and weird, more dark fiction than horror
    $50.00 https://newgothicreview.com/submission-guidelines/ SUBMISSION PERIODS: 1/1 - 3/1, 7/1 - 8/31
    Untitled Urban Legends Anthology (Gordon B. White) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 8/1/21 Horror themed to urban legends
    $50.00 http://gordonbwhite.com/urban-legends-anthology-open-call/
    Pseudopod Flash Fiction ANNUAL CONTEST - DUE 8/10 - 8/31 Horror flash fiction
    $40.00 https://pseudopod.org/submissions/
    Deadsteam II (Grimmer & Grimmer Books) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 8/16/21 Gaslamp horror with monstrous creatures
    $25.00 https://deadsteam.wordpress.com/2021/06/16/deadsteam-ii-announcement/
    Blood Moons (Blood Rites Horror) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 9/5/21 SF horror themed to space
    $20.79 https://www.bloodriteshorror.com/submissions
    Camp Horror (Blood Rites Horror) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 8/31/21 Queer horror
    $20.79 https://www.bloodriteshorror.com/submissions
    Pulp Harvest (Blood Rites Horror) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 7/31/21 Horror themed to serial killers and slashers, bonus if autumnal
    $20.79 https://www.bloodriteshorror.com/submissions
    Halloween Horror Vol. 3 (DBND Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 7/31/21 Halloween-themed horror
    $20.00 https://dbndpublishing.com/submissions
    Last Girls Club Horror and dark SF/Fantasy from the female perspective
    $20.00 https://www.lastgirlsclub.com/submit
    Let the Weirdness In: A Kate Bush Tribute Anthology ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 8/3/21 Weird or dark fiction inspired by Kate Bush's work
    $20.00 https://headsdance.press/kate-bush-anthology/
    Mythaxis Magazine All spec-fic
    $20.00 https://mythaxis.co.uk/submissions.html 15th-31st of Jan, April, July, Oct
    Night Terrors PODCAST Horror
    $15.00 https://horrortree.com/ongoing-submissions-night-terrors-pod/
    Fuckening, The (Sci-Fi Lampoon) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 11/30/21 OR UNTIL FULL Funny F/SF/Horror, themed to the moment when a good day goes wrong. No erotica.
    $10.00 http://scifilampoon.com/the-fuckening/ RIGHTS: 6 month exclusive print rights, then non-exclusive.
    Rune Bear Quarterly - QUARTERLY CONTEST All genres, themed
    $10.00 https://runebear.com/submit/ ONE-TIME SUBMISSION PERIOD DEADLINES: 7/31
    Cross+Decay - DEAD MARKET Dark, eerie fiction, themed $0.010


    Weirdbook Magazine - DEAD MARKET Fantasy, weird, horror, and science fantasy, themed $0.005
    http://weirdbook-magazine.com/submissions/
    Tell-Tale Press - DEAD MARKET SF, fantasy, horror, and mystery/crime $0.005


    Owl Canyon Hackathon ANNUAL CONTEST - DEAD MARKET All genres, 50 paragraphs with provided first and last
    $3,000.00

    Macabre Museum, The Dark fiction, horror, and weird, as well as poetry
    $25.00

    Mortal Realm ANTHOLOGY SERIES - DEAD MARKET Themed: new worlds, adventure, and death
    $5.00

    Cross+Decay - DEAD MARKET Dark, eerie fiction, themed $0.010


    Weirdbook Magazine - DEAD MARKET Fantasy, weird, horror, and science fantasy, themed $0.005
    http://weirdbook-magazine.com/submissions/
    Tell-Tale Press - DEAD MARKET SF, fantasy, horror, and mystery/crime $0.005


    Owl Canyon Hackathon ANNUAL CONTEST - DEAD MARKET All genres, 50 paragraphs with provided first and last
    $3,000.00

    Macabre Museum, The - DEAD MARKET Dark fiction, horror, and weird, as well as poetry
    $25.00

    Mortal Realm ANTHOLOGY SERIES - DEAD MARKET Themed: new worlds, adventure, and death
    $5.00

    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
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    New Markets Update June 2021: SF Contest 🚀✨for New Writers, and Other Aswiebe's Market List News!

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    Thoughts in Passing
    I'm neck-deep in revisions right now, and it's reminded me of my favorite trick for making sure that the beginning of a story pops. I pretend that I have one paragraph to persuade someone to read the rest of my story. I'll read from the beginning of the story until I hit that one paragraph that really speaks for the story. This can be a dramatic moment, or a bit of foreshadowing, or a great character bit. My job then is to figure out how to get that one paragraph moved up to within the first three paragraphs of the beginning--ideally the first paragraph.

    I was worried because the novella I'm revising doesn't have the horror plot kick into gear for the first several pages. I didn't have that poppin' paragraph. But then I thought of the main character and what her deep motivation is, and I found that paragraph. It was the 6th paragraph, but I can easily move it up to the top.

    Taylor raised her champagne flute as if she were toasting someone across the room, so it might look like she had a friend here. "Happy New Year," she whispered, quietly enough that none of the other party guests would hear. "Maybe next year, I'll actually have someone to toast with."

    (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 paused in revising my urban fantasy novel, so that I can revise my horror novella. I have such an itch to write new words, but I gotta get it done. Deadlines help me a lot in getting work to that polished, submission-ready stage. In this case, I'm revising the horror novella to submit to Nightfire's novel and novella submission call. It's open until June 22nd: https://tornightfire.com/nightfire-slush-submission-guidelines/

    I can think of all sorts of reasons why they won't buy my novella (too short, maybe not the right tone...), so why am I pushing to revise and submit it anyway? 
    1. Don't self-reject. That is not your job.
    2.The work of improving a story is never wasted. If they don't buy it, I can submit it somewhere else. If nobody else buys it, I have something I could self-publish. If it is never published, the work of revising it still improved my writing and editing skills.

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

    7 Types of Rest: https://blog.trello.com/7-types-of-rest

    Review Requests: https://horrortree.com/review-requests/

    Upcoming Virtual Conventions/Workshops
    (Any registration fees are noted.)

    4th Street Fantasy, June 18-20, 2021 (pay-what-you-can): https://4thstreetfantasy.com/register/
    Clarion West Write-a-Thon, June 20 - July 31: https://secure.qgiv.com/event/writeathon/
    ReaderCon, August 13-15 ($25): http://www.readercon.org/RC31dates.htm

    Nebula Conference has ended, but you can register for recorded panels and year-round special events ($125): https://nebulas.sfwa.org/2021-nebula-conference-online-registration-is-now-open/

    Featured Market
    The James White Award gives £200 plus publication in Interzone for one non-pro SF writer.

    The aim of the competition is to highlight new writers. It is open to writers of any age and nationality, but it is not open to professional authors.

    For the purposes of this competition a “professional author” is defined as a writer with three short story sales to a professional level market or one professionally published novel. We encourage authors who are unsure about their status to contact the competition before submitting a story. Please use the form on the “Contact Us” page.

    Stories must be in English and must be between 2,000 and 6,000 words in length. The James White Award does not consider flash fiction or novels. Stories outside these words will be disqualified.

    Stories should be Science Fiction (though we will take a broad definition of what that term means).

    Stories may not have been entered in The James White Award in any previous year.

    Stories may not feature characters/locations/ etc. that are part of other copyrighted works – i.e. nothing set in the universes of Star Wars, Star Trek, Stargate, Dr Who, etc.

    Basics: SF, 2,000 - 6,000 words, no entry fee, pays 1st prize £200, due 6/28/2021.

    Guidelines: http://www.jameswhiteaward.com/rules

    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 (originals) Flat Pay (originals) Website Notes
    Fireside Fiction (short stories) All genres, explicitly including spec-fic $0.125
    https://firesidefiction.com/submissions ONE-TIME SUBMISSION PERIOD: 7/5/21 - 7/11/21
    Arcanist, The SF/F/Horror flash fiction $0.100
    https://thearcanist.io/a-call-for-submissions-244f646d25a4
    Diabolical Plots Science fiction, fantasy, and horror $0.100
    http://www.diabolicalplots.com/guidelines/ ONE-TIME SUBMISSION PERIOD: 8/1/21 – 8/15/21
    Strange Horizons F/SF/Spec-fic $0.100
    http://strangehorizons.com/submit/fiction-submission-guidelines/ Submission periods (December varies) historically were Mondays 1600 UTC - Tuesdays 1600 UTC = 10 AM CDT Mon - 10 AM CDT Tues (Winter, no daylight savings). ONE-TIME CLOSURE: currently closed to submissions since April 2021, submission periods may be changing.
    Cast of Wonders Podcast Clean YA SF/F/H $0.080
    http://www.castofwonders.org/submissions/ SUBMISSION PERIODS: 6/27/21 – 7/3/21 (Holiday), 7/15/21 – 8/15/121 (Young Authors), 11/1/21 – 11/30/21 ### Query first for > 6,000 words.
    Constellation / Constelación Magazine Spanish or English speculative fiction, themed $0.080
    https://www.constellationmagazine.com/submissions ONE-TIME 2021 THEME opens 6/15/21: Love Needs No Translation.
    Escape Pod (Podcast) SF $0.080
    http://escapepod.org/guidelines/ ONE-TIME CLOSURE for "summer vacation" until 9/1/21. An Escape Artists publication. Original work up to 6,000 words.
    If There's Anyone Left ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY – DUE 6/30/21 SF and speculative fiction flash fiction by marginalized authors (disabled, marginalized gender, PoC, sexual orientation etc.) $0.080
    https://www.iftheresanyoneleft.com/submission-guidelines
    Life Beyond Us (Laksha Media Group) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 7/1/21 - 8/20/21 SF and SF horror, themed to nonhuman life $0.080
    https://laksamedia.com/life-beyond-us-submission-guidelines/
    Metastellar Fantasy, SF, and horror $0.080
    https://www.metastellar.com/write-for-us/flash-fiction-story-submission/ ONE-TIME SUBMISSION PERIOD: Fall 2021. NOTE: submission gives right of publication, even without a contract signing
    Curiosities and Gallery of Curiosities Podcast All spec fic, especially weird fiction, steampunk, horror, retro-futurism, pre-1950s vibe $0.050
    https://gallerycurious.com/fiction/
    Vastarien Literary horror and dark surrealism $0.050
    https://vastarien-journal.com/submission-guidelines/
    Dark Moments Dark drabbles, themed $0.040
    https://www.blackharepress.com/submissions/
    Aurealis Science fiction, fantasy, and horror $0.015
    https://aurealis.com.au/submissions/ ONE-TIME SUBMISSION PERIODS: 7/1/21-7/31/21 for all authors, 2/1/21 - 9/30/21 for Australian/New Zealander authors
    NewMyths All spec-fic except graphic horror $0.015
    https://sites.google.com/a/newmyths.com/nmwebsite/submissions SUBMISSION PERIODS: 1/1 - 2/28, 6/1 - 7/31
    Chromophobia (Strangehouse Books) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 8/1/21 - 8/31/21 Horror themed to color, by female authors $0.010
    https://roosterrepublicpress.com/chromophobia-guidelines-submission-window-and-timeline/
    House of Zolo's Journal of Speculative Literature, The SF $0.010
    https://houseofzolo.com/submit-to-hoz/ NOTE: Two submission periods annually.
    Grandpa's Deep-Space Diner (JayHenge Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE UNTIL FILLED SF/fantasy themed to food $0.005
    http://www.jayhenge.com/callforstories.html
    Titanic Terastructures (JayHenge Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE UNTIL FILLED SF/fantasy themed to or set in megastructures $0.005
    http://www.jayhenge.com/callforstories.html
    James White Award, The (Interzone) ANNUAL CONTEST - DUE June 28 SF - by non-SFWA-eligible authors only
    $276.54 http://www.jameswhiteaward.com/rules
    Distant Shore Publishing Short Stories (see also Novellas) Fantasy, sci-fi, and lit-RPG
    $150.00 http://distantshorepublishing.com/submit-a-short-story/ ONE-TIME CLOSURE until September 2021
    Cemetery Gates Society Horror, themed
    $50.00 https://cemeterygatesmedia.com/cemetery-gates-society/
    Negative Space 2: A Return to Survival Horror (Dark Peninsula Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY – DUE 8/1/21 - 10/1/21 Survival horror
    $50.00 https://www.darkpeninsulapress.com/negative-space-2-opening-soon.html
    Screaming in the Night Vol 1 ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY – DUE 9/8/21 Supernatural horror
    $40.00 https://www.sinistersmilepress.com/sitn-submission-guidelines
    Rock and a Hard Place Magazine All genres, themed to the bottom of society
    $35.00 https://www.rockandahardplacemag.com/submissions
    Dream of Shadows Horror and dark fantasy
    $27.65 https://www.dreamofshadows.co.uk/submission-guidelines
    Cellar Door, The Horror and dark speculative fiction, themed issues
    $25.00 https://www.darkpeninsulapress.com/submissions.html
    Diet Riot: A Fatterpunk Anthology ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 9/15/21 - 12/31/21 Horror with fat-positive characters
    $25.00 https://nicole-jarrell.squarespace.com/diet-riot-a-fatterpunk-anthology-submission-info
    Vanishing Point, The Literary SF/F/H
    $25.00 https://vanishingpointmagazine.com/
    Strange Aeon ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY – DUE 7/15/21 OR UNTIL FULL Cosmic horror
    $20.00 https://mkeatonauthor.blogspot.com/2021/05/strange-aeon-2021-submission-guidelines.html
    Allegory SF/F/H
    $15.00 https://www.allegoryezine.com/submissions Prefers 500 - 5,000 words. ONE-TIME SUBMISSION PERIODS: 5/1/21 - 6/30/21, 11/1/21 - 12/31/21, 5/1/22 - 6/30/22
    Daikaiju Zine All spec-fic
    $10.00 https://daikaijuzine.org/guidelines ONE-TIME CLOSURE until 10/01/21.
    Mesozoic Reader, The All genres, themed to prehistory incl. dinosaurs, Lost World stories, etc.
    $10.00 https://farthertrees.wordpress.com/mesozoic-reader/
    Penumbric Speculative Fiction Mag Speculative fiction, esp. edgy or idealistic
    $10.00 http://penumbric.com/subs.html
    Queer Blades Fantasy adventure with LGBTQIA+ main characters
    $10.00 https://farthertrees.wordpress.com/queerblades/ SUBMISSION PERIOD: 12/1 - 3/31, ??
    Luna Station Quarterly Fantasy, science fiction, creepy horror by women writers only
    $5.00 http://lunastationquarterly.com/submissions Submission periods: Sept 15 - Nov 15, Dec 15 - Feb 15, Mar 15 - May 15, June 15 - Aug 15
    Queen of Swords Press Fantasy and science fiction novellas or linked short story collections (and novels), esp. weird western, steampunk, hopepunk etc.
    $0.00 https://queenofswordspress.com/about-queen-of-swords-press/submissions/ ONE-TIME SUBMISSION PERIOD: 6/15/21 - 8/15/21
    Departure Mirror Quarterly - DEAD MARKET All spec-fic $0.100
    http://departuremirror.com/guidelines/
    Signal Horizon - DEAD MARKET (no longer accepts fiction) Horror and dark SF $0.030
    https://signalhorizon.com/
    Syntax and Salt - DEAD MARKET Literary speculative fiction
    $10.00 https://syntaxandsalt.com/submit/
    Spooky Samhain Stories ANNUAL CONTEST - DUE 7/31 - DEAD MARKET Scary and spooky stories, including campfire stories or totally fictional pieces
    $100.00

    Electric Athenaeum - DEAD MARKET All spec-fic
    $63.72 http://electricathenaeum.com/submissions/
    Sirius Science Fiction - DEAD MARKET (indefinite hiatus) SF
    $25.00 https://siriussciencefiction.blogspot.com/
    A Flash on the Horizon (Signal Horizon) MONTHLY CONTEST - DEAD MARKET Horror, SF, and weird fiction, themed
    $50.00 https://signalhorizon.com/
    Truancy - DEAD MARKET (indefinite hiatus) Folktales, fairy tale-inspired, and mythic fiction $0.020
    http://www.truancymag.com/submissions-guidelines/

    Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!

    Abra Staffin-Wiebe, Compiler of Lists
    Aswiebe's Market List
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    New Markets Update May 2021: 🌎 Solarpunk contest with 💲1,000 award, and other Aswiebe's Market List updates!

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    Thoughts in Passing
    Today I watched an interview that Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers did with Bryan Thao Worra, and a few things he said really struck home. (I am paraphrasing, of course.)

    Figure out how to write in a way that nobody else can. What makes your writing unique to you? Do more of that. Sure, you could imitate another writer in the hopes that someday she'll get sick and you'll be the lucky understudy called up from the wings, but do you really want that?

    Create generative work. Perfection is a trap, and there is no perfect work. A rough cut marble may be more powerful. What can you create that will inspire others to create--even if it's to argue with you or prove that they can do it better?

    Give yourself the freedom to try new things. Try different modes of creative expression. The benefits you reap may not be direct, they may take decades to reach, but they may also be what leads to something great.

    If you can't get your work seen following ordinary approaches, try something else. Bryan was referring to submitting his poetry to publications outside the USA instead of to North American literary journals, but this applies more broadly.

    The whole interview was recorded. I'll provide the link when it's available.

    (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'm delighted to announce that "The Dinosaur's Valentine," my bittersweet little story about life and love and what we leave behind us, has been published in the Best Vegan Science Fiction & Fantasy of 2020.
    Dinosaur's Valentine - Best Vegan F&SF 2020


    Over at Escape Pod, you can listen to me narrating "Annotated Setlist of the Mikaela Cole Jazz Quintet," by Catherine George. This is a heart-wrenching but ultimately hopeful SF story of a generation ship that never planned to travel for so long.

    Finally, I've started hosting virtual co-working writing sessions on the 3rd Wednesday of the month (one's coming up in two days!). This is for MinnSpec, a Minnesota SFF writers' group. If you're in Minnesota and want some writing accountability, check it out: https://www.meetup.com/MinnSpec/events/xjzfhsycchbzb/

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

    Search journals, primary sources, and books on JSTOR: https://www.jstor.org/

    Social Media Event Promotion: The Complete Guide: https://blog.hootsuite.com/social-media-for-events/

    My Quick and Easy 34-Step Strategy for Making BookTube Videos: https://bookriot.com/making-booktube-videos/

    The Author's Guild Contract Review & Assistance: https://www.authorsguild.org/member-services/legal-services/contract-review-assistance/

    Agent Kristin's Queries: https://nelsonagency.com/category/query-letters/agent-kristins-queries/

    127+ of the Top Free and Paid Book Promotion Sites: https://kindlepreneur.com/list-sites-promote-free-amazon-books/


    Upcoming Virtual Conventions
    (Any registration fees are noted.)

    StokerCon, May 20-23 ($75): https://hopin.com/events/stokercon
    Balticon, May 28-31: https://www.balticon.org/wp55/
    Nebula Conference, June 4-6 and year-round special events ($125): https://nebulas.sfwa.org/2021-nebula-conference-online-registration-is-now-open/
    4th Street Fantasy, June 18-20, 2021 (pay-what-you-can): https://4thstreetfantasy.com/register/

    Featured Market
    Sapiens Plurum's annual short fiction contest wants optimistic near-future environmental fiction, awards $1,000 for 1st place.

    One Health is an effort by the CDC that recognizes the connection among the health of people, animals and the environment to achieve optimal health outcomes. You can learn more about One Health here. The One Health concept is the basis for this year’s contest.

    The news today is full of stories of disease and environmental destruction. We ask authors to imagine a world in which technology has improved One Health —  the health of the environment, humans, and all living things.

    Let the reader see this future world through your eyes. Let us see how people — whatever that means — try to live in harmony with the natural world and society, how they maintain their own health and happiness, how they overcome challenges. But most of all, tell a good story, with characters we care about, setting, conflict, and resolution.

    Your story should be consonant with the Sapiens Plurum mission: to inspire us — the first species that can intentionally impact its own evolution — to aspire beyond what was humanly possible.

    Basics: SF, 1,500 - 3,000 words, no entry fee, pays 1st prize $1,000, 2nd prize $500, 3rd prize $300, due 5/31/2021.

    Guidelines: https://sapiensplurum.org/

    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 (originals) Flat Pay (originals) Website Notes
    Deadlands, The Death-themed speculative fiction $0.100
    https://thedeadlands.com/guidelines/#fiction
    Departure Mirror Quarterly All spec-fic $0.100
    http://departuremirror.com/guidelines/
    Issues in Earth Science Middle grade or YA, themed to earth sciences $0.100
    http://earthscienceissues.net/submissions
    Baffling Magazine (Neon Hemlock) All speculative fiction $0.080
    https://www.bafflingmag.com/submissions ONE-TIME SUBMISSION PERIOD: 6/1/21 - 6/15/21
    Friends Journal, ONE-TIME Sci-Fi/Speculative issue - due 8/23/21 Speculative fiction with Quaker main characters $0.080
    https://friendsjournal.submittable.com/submit/193295/november-2021-quaker-sci-fi-speculative-fiction
    Spirit Machine (Air and Nothingness Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 6/1/21 - 7/31/21 Themed: spiritualist SF/steampunk $0.080
    http://aanpress.com/submissions.html
    Amazing Stories SF, esp. optimistic or humorous $0.060
    https://submission.amazingstoriesmag.com/ ONE-TIME closure until late June/July 2021.
    Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores SF/F nonfiction, fiction, videos, and graphic novels. $0.060
    http://cosmicrootsandeldritchshores.com/submissions/ ONE-TIME CLOSURE 6/1/21 - 8/31/21, PAY RAISE to $.08/wd upon resuming. ### Prefers shorter stories. SUBMISSION PERIODS:1st and 2nd day of each month.
    Antihumanist, The Provocative horror, speculative, and literary fiction $0.050
    https://theantihumanists.com/fiction-submissions/
    Mythic Magazine SF/F $0.040
    http://www.mythicmag.com/p/submissions.html Submission periods: 6/1 - 7/31, 12/1 - 1/31
    Lost Librarian's Grave, The (Redwood Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE UNTIL FULL Horror, esp. themed to magic, gargoyles, or confinement/burial $0.020
    https://redwood-press.com/submissions/
    Blood & Bone: An Anthology of Body Horror By Women (Ghost Orchid Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 5/31/21 Body horror by women authors $0.010
    https://ghostorchidpress.com/submission-calls/
    Starward Shadows Quarterly All spec-fic $0.010
    https://starwardshadows.com/submissions/
    We're Here: The Best Queer Speculative Fiction (Neon Hemlock) ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/31 Queer speculative fiction $0.010
    https://www.neonhemlock.com/submissions Reprints only from the current year. Pay estimate is based on standard pay for "Best of" anthologies.
    Earth Day Short-Fiction Contest (Sapiens Plurum & Future of Life Institute) ANNUAL CONTEST - DUE 4/22 - 5/31 SF, themed to optimistic SF. ONE-TIME 2021 THEME: people/environment health connections
    $1,000.00 https://sapiensplurum.org/
    Muddy Paw Press ONE-TIME CONTEST - DUE 6/15/2021 All genres, esp. SF, fantasy, and horror
    $700.00 https://www.muddypawpress.org/submission-guidelines Note: submit in body of email.
    Shadow Atlas: Dark Landscapes of the Americas (Hex Publishers) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 6/21/21 - 6/27/21 Haunting and folkloric dark fantasy set in South America
    $250.00 https://www.hexpublishers.com/submissions.html
    Remastered Words ANNUAL CONTEST (PODCAST) DUE 2/1 - 5/1 Fantasy
    $105.76 http://www.remasteredwords.com/submissions/
    Al Blanchard Award ANNUAL CONTEST - DUE 1/1 - 4/30 Mystery, thriller, or horror by New England author or set in New England
    $100.00 http://crimebake.org/al-blanchard-award/
    Antifa Splatterpunk (Eric Raglin) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 7/1/21 - 7/31/21 Anti-fascist splatterpunk and extreme horror
    $100.00 https://ericraglin.com/2021/03/09/antifa-splatterpunk/
    Sexy Fantastic Magazine Sexy but not necessarily graphic fantasy and SF, themed
    $100.00 https://sexyfantasticmagazine.com/fictionsubmissions/
    Railroad Tales (Midnight Street Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 5/31/21 Supernatural stories themed to railroads and trains.
    $69.38 https://www.midnightstreetpress.com/submission-guidelines
    Dark Dispatch Dark spec fiction and crime, themed
    $50.00 https://darkdispatch.com/submissions/
    Dead Inside, The (Dark Dispatch) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 5/15/21 - 8/2/21 Horror themed to identity
    $50.00 https://darkdispatch.com/submissions/identity-horror-submission-guidelines/
    Fairy Tale Review Fairy tale-inspired, ONE-TIME theme of sleep and dreams due 7/6/21
    $50.00 https://fairytalereview.submittable.com/submit/
    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
    Astronaut Only Rings Twice, The (Tyche Books) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 8/31/21 SF noir crime
    $41.20 http://tychebooks.com/astronaut-rings-twice
    Pirating Pups (Tyche Books) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 10/01/21 - 11/30/21 Themed to swashbuckling pups.
    $41.20 http://tychebooks.com/pirating-pups
    Curiouser Magazine Surrealism, weird, fabulism, and near-future SF
    $38.88 https://curiousermag.com/submissions/
    Bards and Sages Quarterly Spec-fic
    $30.00 http://www.bardsandsages.com/contact_us/fiction_submission_guidelines
    Navigating Ruins (WriteHive) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 6/30/21 All spec fic
    $30.00 https://writehive.org/our-first-anthology/
    Timeless Tales Magazine Fairy tale retellings, themed issues
    $30.00 https://www.timelesstalesmagazine.com/submissions
    Best Indie Speculative Fiction (Bards and Sages) ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY - DUE 8/1 All speculative fiction, published the previous year by small press or self-published
    $25.00 https://www.bardsandsages.com/contact_us/fiction_submission_guidelines
    Dire Circle, The (D&T Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 6/30/21 1 paragraph horror themed to the "black zodiac"
    $25.00 https://www.dandtpublishing.com/blank-page-5
    Hyphen Punk Speculative fiction in -punk subgenres like steampunk, splatterpunk, solarpunk etc.
    $25.00 https://hyphenpunk.com/submissions/
    Unleashed (Skywatcher Press) ANTHOLOGY SERIES Horror, themed
    $25.00 https://www.skywatcherpress.com/anthologies
    Trees (Jersey Pines Ink) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 10/31/21 (or until filled) Dark speculative fiction, themed to trees
    $10.00 https://www.jerseypinesink.com/
    Corvid Queen Feminist fairy and folk tales, retellings, and pop culture stories.
    $5.00 https://corvidqueen.com/submit/ Reprints only okay if original market is defunct.
    Timber Ghost Press Flash Fiction Horror
    $5.00 https://www.timberghostpress.com/submissions.html
    Deep Magic - DEAD MARKET Family-friendly F/SF $0.080
    http://deepmagic.co/submissions/#
    SFFWorld ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY - DUE 3/31 - DEAD MARKET (indefinite hiatus) SF/F/H, themed.
    $50.00 https://www.sffworld.com/the-annual-sffworld-com-anthology/
    Twilight Times - DEAD MARKET F/SF/dark fantasy, literary, and cross-genre
    $5.00 http://www.twilighttimes.com/subs.html
    Underbelly - DEAD MARKET Extreme horror and weird
    $10.00 https://underbellyzine.blogspot.com/p/what-we-want-extreme-horror.html
    Trouble Among the Stars - DEAD MARKET Speculative fiction esp. hard SF $0.007
    https://troubleamongthestars.com/submit/
    Pedestal Magazine - DEAD MARKET (no longer accepts fiction, only poetry and reviews) All genres, especially cross-genre
    $3.00 http://www.thepedestalmagazine.com/submissions/
    Dimension6 - DEAD MARKET All spec-fic
    $71.17 https://coeurdelion.com.au/submissions/
    Wyrm's Gauntlet RECURRING CONTESTS - DEAD MARKET Written to prompt,multiple rounds
    $150.00 http://wyrmsgauntlet.com/guidelines/ Stories are kept private
    Compelling Science Fiction - DEAD MARKET (indefinite hiatus) Hard SF $0.080
    http://compellingsciencefiction.com/guidelines.html
    Mercedes Lackey Fantasy Quarterly - DEAD MARKET Fantasy $0.080
    https://pulsepublishingsubmissions.moksha.io/publication/mercedes-lackey-fantasy-quarterly/guidelines

    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
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    New Markets Update April 2021: Adventurous ⚔️ SF/F wanted, time management techniques, and other Aswiebe's Market List updates!

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    Thoughts in Passing
    If I don't figure out a time to do a thing, the thing isn't going to get done. In my life in general, I've found two strategies that help.

    Big Rocks! Imagine that you need to fit a big rock into a jar. You also have pebbles and sand that you want to use some of. If you put the pebbles and sand in first, you might end up with no room in the jar for the big rock. But if you put the big rock in first, you can fill around the rock with pebbles, and then sand. You'll fill the jar right up to the top. Your time is the jar. Your most important task is the big rock.

    Pairing! Sometimes it's easier to establish a habit by pairing it with something else that you are already doing (especially something you like to do). For example, I've started pairing doing yoga with eating lunch. No, not at the same time! I set an alarm and always do yoga for the half an hour before lunch. If you have a particularly difficult writing-related task, try pairing it with something else you are already doing. Maybe that's as simple as, "I get to make my coffee after I write my first sentence."

    So there you go. Pair your rocks!

    (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:
    This weekend I'm attending Flights of Foundry, an online con. It's great! I'm enjoying the panels, have participated in several coworking sessions (a great addition to a con!), and have been seized with story inspirations. It's not too late for you to participate, either. Sales end Sunday. Most of the panels are recorded on YouTube and will remain up for a while after the convention, so get a membership now and watch the panels when you can (direct links are provided in the schedule). https://flights-of-foundry.org/registration/

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

    Manuscript Wish List: https://www.manuscriptwishlist.com/

    Literary Agent DongWon Song on the A + B = Awesome Formula: https://willamettewriters.org/agent-dongwon-song-b-awesome-formula/

    Writing a Killer Logline: http://graemeshimmin.com/writing-a-logline-for-a-novel/

    Magic in the Middle Ages: https://www.coursera.org/learn/magic-middle-ages

    Query Theory 101: The Anatomy of a Query Letter: http://carissa-taylor.blogspot.com/2016/05/query-theory-101-anatomy-of-query-letter.htmlv

    Successful Queries: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Lhye7SCTVuz34zPd9NHfR4uiiMv5PAAfwR9E8Iv65yc/edit#gid=0

    Amazon Announces Its Wattpad-Style ‘Kindle Vella’ Platform: https://publishingperspectives.com/2021/04/amazon-announces-its-wattpad-style-kindle-vella-platform/

    Uncharted is looking for (volunteer) slush readers: https://uncharted.submittable.com/submit

    Flash Fiction Online first reader application form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScCamb9l111oPhCbFEpc49XcXOybxeK-15Z-77FkyjaFdPS2Q/viewform

    Creating Your Story Waypoints: https://blog.nanowrimo.org/post/647026469040783360/creating-your-story-waypoints

    S-Corp and Other Corps: https://www.ilona-andrews.com/2021/s-corp-and-other-questions/

    Kishōtenketsu for Beginners – An Introduction to Four Act Story Structure: https://mythicscribes.com/plot/kishotenketsu/

    Upcoming Virtual Conventions
    (Any registration fees are noted.)

    GritLit, April 15-18 (CA$27.54): https://www.gritlit.ca/
    Flights of Foundry 2021, April 16-18 (donation): https://flights-of-foundry.org/
    StokerCon, May 20-23 ($75): https://hopin.com/events/stokercon
    Balticon, May 28-31: https://www.balticon.org/wp55/
    Nebula Conference, June 4-6 and year-round special events ($125): https://nebulas.sfwa.org/2021-nebula-conference-online-registration-is-now-open/

    Featured Market
    New magazine Uncharted wants crime, mystery, science fiction, fantasy, horror, and thriller short stories.

    Uncharted Magazine publishes Science Fiction/Fantasy Short Stories from fiction writers of any background or experience. We want stories that richly imagine the future of technology and science, that explore our world through a speculative lens. We want stories of fantasy that make us hunger for new worlds, new biomes, new places we can explore through thrilling sensual details and human empathy. We want stories that thrill us, that make us feel alive, that awaken our desires to explore and go on adventures. 

    Basics: SF/fantasy/horror/mystery, 1,000 - 5,000 words, pays $200, (unpaid) reprints okay.

    Guidelines: https://uncharted.submittable.com/submit

    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 (originals) Flat Pay (originals) Website Notes
    Departure Mirror Quarterly All spec-fic $0.100
    http://departuremirror.com/guidelines/ ONE-TIME SUBMISSION PERIOD: 4/1/21 - 4/30/21
    Blood Knife All spec fic, especially dark, cyberpunk, futurist $0.090
    https://bloodknife.com/write-for-blood-knife/
    Africa Risen (Tor.com) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 5/14/21 All speculative fiction by authors of African descent $0.080
    https://www.shereereneethomas.com/copy-of-africa-risen
    Dark Matter Magazine Science Fiction $0.080
    https://darkmattermagazine.com/submission-guidelines/ ONE-TIME CLOSURE until Q2 2021. NOTE: This is NOT the same publication as Dark Matter Zine.
    Escape Pod (Podcast) SF $0.080
    http://escapepod.org/guidelines/ An Escape Artists publication. Original work up to 6,000 words. ONE-TIME Black Futures Month theme extended to 4/30/2021.
    Inclusive Futures Magazine SF esp. fictional non-fiction, by and about marginalized people (themed) $0.080
    https://www.inclusivefuturemag.com/prose-subs
    Field Notes From a Nightmare: an Anthology of Ecological Horror ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 6/1/21 - 6/30/21 Environmental horror $0.030
    https://dreadstonepress.com/submissions/#antho-jump
    Found: An Anthology of Found Footage Horror Stories ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 08/08/21 Horror themed to found footage $0.030
    https://twitter.com/andrewcull/status/1381034413291626497/photo/1
    Runs Like Clockwork (Wyldblood Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE UNTIL FULL Steampunk $0.014
    https://wyldblood.com/steampunk/
    Cafe Irreal Magazine Fabulist fiction $0.010
    http://cafeirreal.alicewhittenburg.com/
    Gen-X-ed (Dark Ink Books) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 6/20/21 - 7/3/21 Horror by and about Gen-X $0.010
    https://aminkpublishing.com/open-calls
    Space and Time Magazine Science fiction, fantasy, and horror $0.010
    https://spaceandtime.net/submissions/
    Wight Christmas ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 5/31/21 Christmas-themed horror $0.008
    http://tdotspec.com/wight-christmas-open-call-for-submissions/
    Uncharted Magazine SF, fantasy, horror, and mystery/crime
    $200.00 https://www.uncharted-mag.com/
    Needle Drops, The (Urhi Publications) - RECURRING ANTHOLOGY SERIES Horror
    $138.37 https://www.urhi.co.uk/post/urhi-submission-guide
    Tales From the Cyber Salon Themed hard SF for collaborative discussion
    $69.14 https://cybersalon.org/open-call-for-submissions/
    If I Die Before I Wake Vol 6 (Sinister Smile Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 6/9/21 Horror themed to water
    $40.00 https://www.sinistersmilepress.com/submissions-v6
    Black Cat Magazine All genres, especially literary SF/F, themed
    $30.00 https://www.blackcatmagazine.com/submissions
    Nightmurr Before Yiffmas, The (Weasel Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 10/01/21 Erotic holiday horror themed to furries
    $25.00 https://weaselpress.submittable.com/submit
    Ceci n'est pas une histoire d'horreur (This is Not a Horror Story) (Night Terror Novels) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 7/31/21 OR UNTIL FILLED Surreal or transgressive horror
    $20.74 https://nightterrornovels.wordpress.com/2021/03/13/announcement-our-debut-anthology-is-now-open-for-submissions/
    Asinine Assassins (Smart Rhino Publications) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 5/1/21 All genres, themed to the title
    $20.00 http://smartrhino.com/projects.html
    Elemental Zoological Preserve ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY SERIES - DUE UNTIL FULL Shared world fantasy
    $20.00 https://unitedfaedompublis.wixsite.com/unitedfaedompub/submissions
    Exploring Infinity ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 6/30/21 Shared world SF/F based on Escaping Infinity novel.
    $20.00 https://scifiscribe.com/2021/04/09/anthology-submission-call-exploring-infinity/
    Us/Them (Wolfsinger Publications) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 7/31/21 All genres, themed to us vs. them
    $15.00 https://www.wolfsingerpubs.com/us-them-guidelines
    Beneath the Yellow Lights (Oddity Prodigy Productions) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 7/31/2021 Urban fantasy
    $10.00 https://www.oddityprodigy.com/beneath-the-yellow-lights
    Phobia (Pixie Forest Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 5/15/21 Horror
    $10.00 https://pixieforestpublishing.com/open-to-submissions/
    Undertow Novels and Novellas ONE-TIME SUB PERIOD 5/1/21 - 5/31/21 Literary dark fabulist fiction

    https://undertowpublications.com/subs
    Arsenika - DEAD MARKET All spec-fic
    $60.00 http://arsenika.ink/submissions/ SUBMISSION PERIODS: 10/1 - 10/31, 4/1 - 4/30

    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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    New Markets Update February 2021: Open call for positive SF/F/H 🌄, tips for pandemic productivity recovery, and other new Aswiebe's Market List updates!

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    Thoughts in Passing
    For the first time in almost a year, I am alone in my house on an ordinary day. My spouse is working on-site today, and the kids are at in-person school. It is HEAVEN. And I am trying to figure out where to start digging myself out from the mound of all the projects that I have neglected. Fortunately (or unfortunately), I have played the "getting back into the groove" game before, after recovering from injuries and surgeries and newborns. I'm guessing a lot of people will emerge from the pandemic and need to work on recovering their productivity and getting back into writing. If you've been able to keep writing and keep on top of your projects during this time, that's GREAT. You should be proud. If you haven't been able to, well, maybe me sharing my process will help. WARNING: extreme productivity geeking-out below, feel free to skip!

    Step 1 is simply figuring out where I'm at. This step will take a while.

    I tend to use my email as a to-do dumping ground. I use "action needed-writing" and "action urgent" email tags to flag these to-dos. That's not enough organization to really keep on top of things, although it does make it easier to find them. List organization isn't quite enough either. This is where the spreadsheet comes in. You knew there'd be a spreadsheet, right?

    It's pretty simple. The Type column is how I prioritize my tasks. Paying gigs come first, followed by things I've promised to other people (I'm careful not to take on too many of these), and everything else is intuitively sorted by the Eisenhower Decision Matrix. There is a number at the beginning of each Type label so that I can sort the tasks in order, first by Type and then by Deadline.

    If you are a natural-born procrastinator like me, this is a good time to pay attention to what you've been procrastinating on the hardest. Often it falls in that critical "Action Important & Non-Urgent" category.

    I also add significant writing projects that have deadlines. I enjoy writing for a particular submission call, so that is where a lot of these deadlines come from initially. This is not the place to track all my various manuscripts in different stages of writing and editing and submitting (again, unless deadlines apply). I track those elsewhere. Scheduling blocked time for writing/editing outside of this task spreadsheet is essential.

    One final productivity note! As I go through my email "to-dos," I try to apply the 2-minute principle. If it would take me 2 minutes to do, it doesn't go on the list. It gets done then.

    Next month, I'll talk about scheduling and how getting things done is going. I have 288 "action-needed - writing" emails in my inbox, so wish me luck!

    (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:

    After Dinner Conversations has produced a podcast discussing the ethics and free will implications of "In Their Image." This is just so cool! If you are philosophically inclined, you can listen to at https://www.afterdinnerconversation.com/podcast/e38-in-their-image-what-happens-when-a-teddy-bear-cant-find-its-purpose or on your favorite podcast catcher.

    My final reminder is that awards nomination season is wrapping up. If you are eligible to nominate, I am very fond of my small bittersweet story about love in the time of extinction, "The Dinosaur's Valentine." 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

    FightWrite: Knife Fights Pt 2: https://www.writersdigest.com/write-better-fiction/fightwrite-knife-fights-part-2

    How to Write a Romance Novel: The Keys to Conflict: https://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/how-to-write-a-romance-novel-the-keys-to-conflict

    A Step-by-Step Guide to Build Your Author Website: https://www.writersdigest.com/getting-published/step-step-guide-build-author-website

    Sustainable Arts Foundation's list of parent-friendly residencies: https://www.sustainableartsfoundation.org/residencygrantees/

    Mythulu's Survival Guide for Participants of NaNoWriMo: https://mythulu.com/survival-guide/

    Advice for people who have the internet fall on their head : https://twitter.com/hawkwing_lb/status/1359555362811228164

    Productive (and Realistic) Ways to Optimize Your Space for Remote Work: https://blog.trello.com/optimize-space-for-remote-work

    Reading Aloud: https://maryrobinettekowal.com/category/reading-aloud/

    Public Readings From A to Z: https://www.swantower.com/2021/01/16/public-readings-from-a-to-z-part-1-how-much-should-you-read/

    How to Prioritize Tasks as a Team When Everything Feels Important: https://blog.trello.com/prioritize-tasks-as-a-team

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

    MarsCon, March 12-14, 2021: http://marscon.org/2021/
    Norwescon 43, April 1-4 ($35): https://www.norwescon.org/
    Steampunk CommuniTea Weekend, April 9-12: https://www.facebook.com/events/336440080917274/
    Flights of Foundry 2021, April 16-18: https://flights-of-foundry.org/

    Featured Market
    DreamForge Anvil wants positive stories of science fiction, fantasy, and even horror, pays $.06/wd.

    The biggest thing to know is that this reading period, our maximum word length is 4,500 words. We’re looking for positive stories of science fiction, fantasy, and speculative fiction. Horror is a stretch for us, but occasionally an unusual one with an upbeat ending makes it through.

    ... For every story we accept, we’ll provide two other hopeful contributors with the same level of detailed notes that we provide to the hidden gems we choose to work with. These will be chosen at random so that authors with a wide range of skill sets and experience can receive some feedback. We might not be able to publish your story, but perhaps we can help you improve its chances elsewhere.

    Basics: positive speculative fiction, up to 4,500 words, pays $.06/word, reprints okay. 2021 submission window closes 03/13/2021.
    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 Website Notes
    New Modality, The Speculative fiction and non-fiction $0.150
    http://thenewmodality.com/contributor-commitments-rates-guidelines/ NOTE: currently accepting subs from NeMo community members and SFWA members only.
    Arcanist, The SF/F/Horror flash fiction $0.100
    https://thearcanist.io/tag/submission-guidelines/
    Strange Horizons F/SF/Spec-fic $0.100
    http://strangehorizons.com/submit/fiction-submission-guidelines/ Submission periods (December varies): Mondays 1600 UTC - Tuesdays 1600 UTC = 10 AM CDT Mon - 10 AM CDT Tues (Winter, no daylight savings)
    Augur Magazine Literary SF/F, fabulism, slipstream $0.087
    http://www.augurmag.com/submissions/ 80% Canadian. ONE-TIME SUBMISSION PERIOD: 2/21/21 - 3/7/21
    Cast of Wonders Podcast Clean YA SF/F/H $0.080
    http://www.castofwonders.org/submissions/ ONE-TIME 2021 schedule: 4/1/21-4/30/21 banned books, 5/1/21-5/31/21 holidays, 7/15/21-8/15/21 young authors, 11/1/21-11/30/21 general submissions. ### Query first for > 6,000 words.
    Lightspeed Magazine Science fiction and fantasy $0.080
    https://johnjosephadams.moksha.io/publication/lightspeed/guidelines ONE-TIME SUBMISSION PERIODS: BIPOC SF 2/1/21 - 2/8/21, all SF 2/8/21 - 2/15/21, BIPOC F 3/1/21-3/8/21, all F 3/8/21 - 3/15/21. ### Prefers < 5,000 words
    Dark Magazine, The Horror and dark fantasy, including outside regular categories $0.060
    http://thedarkmagazine.com/submission-guidelines/ Fast response time.
    DreamForge Anvil Positive SFF/Horror $0.060
    https://dreamforgemagazine.com/call-for-submissions/ Prefers < 5,000 words. ONE-TIME SUBMISSION PERIOD: 2/20/2021 - 3/13/2021
    Mythulu SF/F/H, themed $0.060
    https://mythulu.com/emagazine-submission-call/
    Classic Monsters Unleashed (Crystal Lake Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 4/8/21 - 5/30/21 Horror themed to classic monsters or characters related to them. $0.050
    https://www.crystallakepub.com/authorcentral/
    Tales From the Canyons of the Damned Dark SF, Weird, Horror, Slipstream $0.030
    http://canyonsofthedamned.com/#eluid20a88705
    Write Ahead / The Future Looms Cyberpunk with flair $0.028
    https://www.writeaheadthefuturelooms.com/submission-guidelines/ Max 2,500 words for short stories, but also accepts serials.
    Mystery Weekly Magazine Mystery, including paranormal $0.020
    https://mysteryweekly.com/submit.asp
    Sanguine Drip (Pavor Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE TBD (OPENS SOON) Horror flash fiction $0.020
    https://www.pavorpress.com/anthology-submissions
    Bodies Full of Burning: An Anthology of Menopause-Themed Horror (Sliced Up Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 6/1/2021 Horror themed to menopause $0.010
    https://sliceduppress.com/submissions-2/
    Wight Christmas ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 3/15/21 - 3/21/21 Christmas-themed horror $0.008
    http://tdotspec.com/wight-christmas-open-call-for-submissions/
    Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine SF/F and supernatural horror, especially humorous and lighthearted $0.008
    https://andromedaspaceways.com/submissions-manager/ Subscribers and AU/NZ authors can submit up to 20,000 words.
    Speculative Philosophical Fiction (Theme of Absence) ONE-TIME CONTEST - DUE 3/1/21 - 3/31/21 Flash fiction themed to philosophical, metaphysical, or epistemological fiction
    $500.00 https://themeofabsence.com/speculative-philosophical-fiction-contest/
    Furious Gazelle's Halloween Writing Contest, The ANNUAL CONTEST - DUE 10/01 All genres, themed to Halloween
    $50.00 http://thefuriousgazelle.com/submit/halloween-writing-contest/
    Pressfuls 2021 Horror and Fantasy Short Story ONE-TIME CONTEST - DUE 3/31/2021 Horror and fantasy
    $50.00 https://pressfuls.com/2021-horror-and-fantasy/ Does not specify how many runners-up may be published without pay.
    Dead Stars and Stone Arches (Timber Ghost Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY TITLE (Utah Horror Writers ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY) - DUE 10/31 Horror with an author or story connection to Utah, themed
    $35.00 https://www.timberghostpress.com/dead-stars.html https://utahhorror.org/submissions/
    Good Southern Witches (Curious Blue Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - FILLED AND CLOSED EARLY Fantasy and dark fantasy themed to Southern witches
    $25.00 http://www.curiousbluepress.com/submissions
    Tales to Terrify Flash Fiction Contest PODCAST ONE-TIME CONTEST - DUE 2/28/21 Horror and dark fantasy, themed to image prompt
    $25.00 https://talestoterrify.com/flashcontest/
    A-Z of Horror (Red Cape Publishing) ONGOING ANTHOLOGY SERIES Horror, themes change every 2 months.
    $13.74 https://redcapepublishing.com/submissions/ Must not be available elsewhere. ONE-TIME THEMES: 2/1/21-3/31/21 Internet; 4/1/21-5/31/21 Jack-o'-Lantern; 6/1/21-7/31/21 Kidnap; 8/1/21-9/30/21 Lycanthropy; 10/1/21-11/30/21 Medical.
    It Calls From the Doors (Eerie River Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 3/1/21 - 4/30/21 Horror themed to doorways, portals, etc.
    $11.77 https://www.eerieriverpublishing.com/open-submission
    It Calls From the Veils (Eerie River Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 9/1/21 - 10/31/21 Horror themed to ghosts and the paranormal
    $11.77 https://www.eerieriverpublishing.com/open-submission
    Of Fire and Stars (Eerie River Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 6/1/21 - 7/30/21 LGBTQ+ dark fantasy themed to fae encounters
    $11.77 https://www.eerieriverpublishing.com/open-submission
    Queer Blades (From the Farther Trees) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 3/31/2021 LGBTQ+ adventure fantasy, sword & sorcery, etc.
    $10.00 https://farthertrees.wordpress.com/queerblades/
    Re-Enlist Reprint Anthology (Pole to Pole Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 5/31/21 OR UNTIL FULL Dark SF themed to war and the military, reprints only
    $10.00 https://poletopolepublishing.com/submissions/ Reprints only, must not be available online.
    Simultaneous Times Podcast SF
    $10.00 http://spacecowboybooks.blogspot.com/p/writer-submissions.html
    Trigger Warning (Madness Heart Press) ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY - DUE 3/1 - 5/30 OR UNTIL FULL Disturbing horror, themed
    $10.00 https://madnessheart.press/submissions/trigger-warning/?v=7516fd43adaa
    Nanoism Twitter fiction - up to 140 characters, all genres
    $1.50 http://nanoism.net/submit/
    Neon Hemlock Novellas Science fiction, fantasy, horror, slipstream, and weird, especially queer stories

    https://www.neonhemlock.com/submissions ONE-TIME 2021 SUBMISSION PERIODS: 6/5/21 - 6/19/21 BIPOC authors only, 10/2/21 - 10/16/21 general submissions open
    Aurora Wolf Magazine - DEAD MARKET Uplifting PG-rated fantasy and SF
    $5.00

    Antimatter Magazine - DEAD MARKET Flash fiction SF inspired by recent headlines
    $20.00
    There is an eternal countdown clock that keeps resetting. Ignore.
    Nexxis Fantasy Biannual Anthology - DEAD MARKET SF, themed $0.010


    Glittership Podcast - DEAD MARKET (indefinite hiatus) All spec-fic, queer protagonist, prefers reprints $0.030
    http://www.glittership.com/submission-guidelines/ Long response time
    Crossed Genres - DEAD MARKET SFF $0.060
    http://crossedgenres.com/submissions/magazine/
    Hard Universe - DEAD MARKET SF $0.000
    http://www.harduniverse.com/submission-guidelines.html
    Constellary Tales (DEAD MARKET) SF/F $0.080

    Also takes non-exclusive reprint rights.
    El Chapo Review - DEAD MARKET All genres, including SF/F/H
    $100.00

    Zoetrope: All-Story DEAD MARKET (closed to general subs, claims new guidelines coming but it's been at least a year???) All genres, literary $0.080
    https://www.all-story.com/about Snail mail only.

    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 January 2021: Fairy tale mash-ups wanted ... and other new Aswiebe's Market List updates!

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    Thoughts in Passing
    I recently saw a writer posting in distress. They had taken their work to a critique group, where they learned that they wrote with a lot of "filler movement." What does that mean? It means the bits that happen between the action. Opening and closing doors. Walking across a room. Getting out of a car. Traveling somewhere. Getting out a bowl to pour cereal in. Picking up the phone. Opening an envelope. Turning on the lights. Turning on a computer. Unlocking a phone. Getting dressed in the morning.

    You get the idea. All of these things can be written as plot-critical, but they usually aren't. And that's okay.

    This distressed writer asked how they could stop writing these extraneous bits. I can't answer that question, because I do it too. I often find that I can't move a character from Point A to Point B without writing how they moved there. My visual storytelling brain can't handle it. Otherwise, I might as well have them popping in and out of existence.

    In short stories, there's less room for that. But hey, that's what editing is for! Sometimes? You just have to write through something, even if you know you'll take it out in editing. And that's okay!

    (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:
    Oof. Not much this month, aside from my regular #vss365 writing exercises. I have a lot in edits, and a lot of general writing-related administrivia to catch up on. Next month (in 17 days!) my kids start going back to in-person school (for however long that lasts). I have so much stuff that supervising distance learning shoved to the back burner, in writing and in general household management and in other life stuff, that I don't even know where to begin. We've been in distance learning for 10 months here, since mid-March 2020. I start by making lists of things to catch up on, I guess.

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

    Is Writing Inspiration or Perspiration? https://www.writersdigest.com/beat-writers-block/inspiration-vs-perspiration

    Plot Twist Prompts: Compelled Duty: https://www.writersdigest.com/be-inspired/plot-twist-story-prompts-compelled-duty

    FightWrite: Knife Fights Part I: https://www.writersdigest.com/write-better-fiction/fightwrite-knife-fights-part-1

    Taming the Synopsis: https://www.writersdigest.com/getting-published/taming-the-synopsis-4-steps-for-perfecting-one-page-and-long-form-synopses

    Isabel Yap's thread on coming up with story titles: https://twitter.com/visyap/status/1348394445662609412

    Using SFWA Effectively for Book Marketing: http://www.kittywumpus.net/blog/2020/12/02/using-sfwa-effectively-for-book-publicity/

    Book Promotion Giveaways: What Works? https://www.sfwa.org/2012/12/10/book-promotion-giveaways-what-works/

    Working Comic Conventions: https://www.sfwa.org/2017/03/13/working-comic-conventions/

    Immersive worldbuilding thread: https://twitter.com/melisscaru/status/1337405591917105153

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

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

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

    MarsCon, March 12-14, 2021: http://marscon.org/2021/

    Featured Market
    Once Upon a Twice Time wants your fairy tale and genre mash-ups!

    Theme: Fairy Tales - choose two of your favorite fairy tales, and a genre of your choice, and mash them up to make something new. Stories may be of any genre as long as they incorporate two fairy tales. We are open to Grimdark, New Weird, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Dying Earth and genre bending/breaking.

    Basics: themed speculative fiction, 1,000 - 3,000 words, pays $.08/word, no reprints. Submission window closes 02/28/2021.

    Guidelines: http://aanpress.com/submissions.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 Website Notes
    Diabolical Plots Science fiction, fantasy, and horror $0.100
    http://www.diabolicalplots.com/guidelines/ ONE-TIME SUBMISSION PERIOD: 1/1/2021 - 1/31/2021
    Strange Horizons F/SF/Spec-fic $0.100
    http://strangehorizons.com/submit/fiction-submission-guidelines/ ONE-TIME CLOSURE UNTIL FEBRUARY 2021. ### Submission periods (December varies): Mondays 1600 UTC - Tuesdays 1600 UTC = 10 AM CDT Mon - 10 AM CDT Tues (Winter, no daylight savings)
    Uncanny SF/F $0.100
    https://uncannymagazine.com/submissions/ Fast response time. ONE-TIME NOVELLA SUBMISSION WINDOW (17,500 - 40,000 words): 4/1/2021 - 4/30/2021.
    Analog Science Fiction and Fact Hard SF $0.080
    http://www.analogsf.com/contact-us/writers-guidelines/ Requires science to be correct and doable.
    Baen Fantasy Adventure Award ANNUAL CONTEST - DUE10/1 - 2/1 Near future manned space exploration SF $0.080
    https://www.baen.com/contest-jbmssa
    It Gets Even Better ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 2/28/2021 All speculative fiction, themed to positive queer possibility $0.080
    https://speculativelyqueer.moksha.io/publication/it-gets-even-better/guidelines
    Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (F&SF) All speculative fiction $0.080
    https://fandsf.moksha.io/publication/fsf
    Upon a Twice Time (Air and Nothingness Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 2/28/2021 All genres, themed to a mash-up of two fairy tales $0.080
    http://aanpress.com/submissions.html
    Midnight From Beyond the Stars ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 4/30/2021 Alien horror $0.060
    https://www.silvershamrockpublishing.com/midnight-from-beyond-the-stars-anthology
    School Magazine, The Children's 8-12 fiction, mainstream or fantasy, themed $0.060
    https://theschoolmagazine.com.au/contributors/writers
    Tales From the Magician's Skull Sword & sorcery $0.040
    https://goodman-games.com/tftms/2020/10/20/announcing-open-call-for-sword-sorcery-fiction-for-tales-from-the-magicians-skull/ ONE-TIME SUBMISSION PERIOD FOR 2021: 1/22/2021 - 4/1/2021
    SNAFU (Cohesion Press) ANTHOLOGY SERIES Military SF/horror, themed $0.038
    https://cohesionpress.com/snafu-submissions/
    Sci Phi Non-character-driven SF, esp. big idea SF and classic-style SF $0.036
    https://www.sciphijournal.org/index.php/submission-guidelines/
    Gorefest (The Evil Cookie) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 2/1/2021 - 3/1/2021 Horror with gore and carnage $0.030
    theevilcookie.com/open-calls/
    Stupefying Stories SF, fantasy, and horror $0.015
    https://stupefyingstories.blogspot.com/p/submission-guidelines.html Query first for > 10,000 words.
    Wicked Words Quarterly SF/F/H with a twist $0.014
    http://www.wickedwords.co.uk/submissions/
    Best Vegan Science Fiction and Fantasy ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY - DUE 12/1 - 2/28 SF/F with only vegan products, published that year, reprints only $0.010
    https://books.metaphorosis.com/plant-based-press/best-vegan-sff/vegan-sff-guidelines/
    Cosmic Horror Monthly Horror, dark SF, dark fantasy $0.010
    http://cosmic-horror.net/submissions/ SUBMISSION PERIOD: 1/1 - 2/28
    Exterus Magazine Fantasy, horror, and the bizarre $0.010
    https://www.facebook.com/Exterusmagazine Prefers < 8,000 words. Open submission calls are on their Facebook page.
    Jewish Book of Horror, The ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 4/30/2021 Horror that ties in with Judaism $0.010
    https://denverhorror.com/the-jewish-book-of-horror/
    Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine SF/F and supernatural horror, especially humorous and lighthearted $0.008
    https://andromedaspaceways.com/submissions-manager/ ONE-TIME CLOSURE until 2/1/2021
    Not One of Us All genres, character driven, about outsiders, misfits, all genres $0.003
    https://not-one-of-us.pub/about/guidelines/ Prefers < 6,000 words.
    L Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future QUARTERLY ANTHOLOGY. Spec-fic
    $5,000.00 https://www.writersofthefuture.com/enter-writer-contest/ Eligible if have three or fewer professional pubs - runs every 3 months. Note: affiliated with Scientology, winners report proselytizing and close link to Church of Scientology.
    Imagine 2200: Climate Fiction for Future Ancestors (Grist) ONE-TIME CONTEST - DUE 4/12/2021 Optimistic climate fiction, some fantastic/supernatural elements okay
    $3,000.00 https://grist.org/fix/climate-fiction-writing-contest-imagine-2200-prizes/
    Earth Day Short-Fiction Contest (Sapiens Plurum & Future of Life Institute) ANNUAL CONTEST - DUE 4/22 - 6/1 SF, themed to optimistic SF
    $1,000.00 https://sapiensplurum.org/
    Out There: Into the Queer New Yonder ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 3/1/2021 Queer YA SF by queer author
    $900.00 http://saundramitchell.com/subs/
    Imagine Little Tokyo ANNUAL CONTEST - DUE 2/28/2021 Themed to Little Tokyo past present or future
    $500.00 https://www.littletokyohs.org/all-news/8th-annual-imagine-little-tokyo-short-story-contest ONE-TIME submission link for 2021. See also http://www.littletokyohs.org/
    Craft Literary Literary, with a focus on writing craft
    $200.00 https://www.craftliterary.com/submit/
    Decoded ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY - DUE 2/28 SF, fantasy, and horror by queer authors
    $200.00 https://decodedpride.com/submit/
    2021 Web Microfiction Prize for Women Writers ONE-TIME CONTEST - DUE 2/1/2021 - 5/1/2021 Microfiction by women writers, themed to metamorphosis
    $150.00 https://spiderroadpress.com/submissions/webmicrofictionprize/
    Femme Fatale / Dangerous Women Untitled Anthology (Mango Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 05/15/2021 Crime themed to femme fatales and dangerous women
    $125.00 https://horrortree.com/taking-submissions-untitled-crime-anthology-featuring-femmes-fatales-dangerous-women/
    GigaNotoSaurus Science fiction and fantasy, especially long
    $100.00 http://giganotosaurus.org/submission-guidelines/
    Storytwigs Micro-fiction, with monthly themes
    $100.00 https://www.storytwigs.com/competition All entries will be published on website, without pay.
    Abyss & Apex All speculative fiction, including dark but not horror
    $80.00 http://www.abyssapexzine.com/submissions/ Query first for >10,000 words. Reading periods 1st wk in February, May, August, November. ONE-TIME CLOSURE UNTIL 8/2021
    Queer Sci Fi Flash Contest ANNUAL CONTEST - DUE 3/1 - 4/17 Queer spec-fic flash fiction, themed
    $75.00 https://queerscifi.com/flash-contest-rules/ RIGHTS: Requires 12 months exclusive.
    34 Orchard Dark, unsettling fiction, all genres
    $50.00 https://34orchard.com/guidelines/ SUBMISSION PERIOD: Jan 1 - 31, Jul 1 - 31
    Misspelled - Magic Gone Awry ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 3/31/2021 Themed: magical mishaps
    $50.00 https://curseddragonship.com/submissions-2/
    Wild Musette Journal of Music, Mystery, and Myth, The Themed to music, dance, relationships, environmental, or fantasy and mythic fiction
    $50.00 https://wildmusette.com/pages/submissions
    Blood Bath Literary Zine Horror, themed issues
    $41.14 https://bloodbathlitzine.com/
    Wizards in Space All genres, themed
    $40.00 https://wizardsinspacemag.com/submit/
    Good Southern Witches (Curious Blue Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 2/28/2021 Fantasy and dark fantasy themed to Southern witches
    $25.00 http://www.curiousbluepress.com/submissions
    No Anesthetic (Splatter Ink Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 3/1/2021 Extreme horror
    $25.00 https://horrortree.com/taking-submissions-no-anesthetic/
    Ghastling, The Quiet horror, macabre, and strange
    $20.17 https://theghastling.com/submit/
    Antimatter Magazine Flash fiction SF inspired by recent headlines
    $20.00 https://antimatter.submittable.com/submit ONE-TIME CLOSURE (maybe). Listed as closed but there's a countdown clock until 2/03/2021 (as of 1/2/2021).
    Colored Lens, The All speculative fiction
    $20.00 http://thecoloredlens.com/?page_id=8/
    Speculative City All genres, themed to cityscape and issue's theme
    $20.00 http://www.speculativecity.com/submissions/
    Handmade Horror Stories ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 4/28/2021 Horror themed to art or craft
    $19.69 https://www.cryoseismpress.com/pages/submissions
    Crunchy With Ketchup (Wolfsinger Publications) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 5/31/2021 All spec-fic, themed: fierce dragons
    $15.00 https://www.wolfsingerpubs.com/CrunchyWithKetchup.html
    Summer of Speculation (Cloaked Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 4/20/2021 SF and Fantasy
    $15.00 https://www.cloakedpress.com/summerspec/
    Were-Traveler, The Speculative fiction, themed issues. ONE-TIME THEMES: My Job is a Hellholle (DUE 3/31/2021), Down to the Sea in Bits (DUE 2021), The Wyrd, Twisted, & Curst Creature Tarot (DUE 2021/2022)
    $15.00 https://the-were-traveler.weebly.com/submissions-call.html
    Murderous Ink Press Magazine Crime and mystery, including weird and bizarro
    $13.61 https://www.murderousinkpress.co.uk/submissions.html
    All Worlds Wayfarer All speculative fiction
    $10.00 http://www.allworldswayfarer.com/submissions/ RIGHTS: requires 6 months exclusive
    Swords and Sorcery High fantasy and historical fantasy
    $10.00 http://www.swordsandsorcerymagazine.com/submissions.html
    Whetstone Pulp sword and sorcery
    $10.00 https://whetstonemag.blogspot.com/p/submissions.html
    On the Premises Mini-Contest RECURRING CONTEST Themed contests with very limited wordcounts.
    $5.00 http://onthepremises.com/minis/ Mini-contest submission periods: April, May, October, November.
    Drabble Harvest (Hiraeth Publishing) RECURRING CONTESTS Speculative fiction drabbles, themed
    $1.00 https://www.hiraethsffh.com/drabble-contest ONE-TIME DEADLINE: 1/31/2021
    On the Premises RECURRING CONTEST Themed contests.

    https://onthepremises.com/current-contest/ Submission periods: December, June.
    Helios Quarterly - DEAD MARKET All spec-fic $0.060
    https://heliosquarterly.com/submissions/
    Sword & Sorceress ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY - DEAD MARKET PG-13 sword & sorcery with strong female protagonist, contemporary okay $0.060


    Aurelio Leo - DEAD MARKET Speculative fiction, especially graphic novels

    https://aureliabookcafe.com/aurelia-leo/
    Brewed Awakenings (Caffeinated Press) ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY All genres
    $50.00
    Submissions accepted year-round, but volume cut-off is 5/31. Stories/authors with West Michigan ties preferred.

    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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