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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/


Iím 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
Aswiebe's Market List
Abra Staffin-Wiebe's Author Website



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