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New Markets Update March 2019: Women Writing Weird Fiction and Cosmic Horror Wanted ... and Other Publishing Updates

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Thoughts in Passing
Sad news from Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show: they are permanently closing. They've been one of the anchor pro-paying magazines for a long time, and it's sad to see them go.

On the other hand, big congratulations to Helios Quarterly and Selene Quarterly! Both publications recently raised their pay to pro rates. Many magazines start out saying that they hope to raise their pay rates eventually; few actually do it. The reverse is far more common. Note that Helios and Selene are only open for submissions one month of the year (June and May, respectively).

There's a lot of churn in the short story publishing industry, especially in the token pay publications, but it's not something to be stressed about. You just have to roll with it. For every magazine closing, another steps up.

What I've been up to lately, writing-wise:
I'm in the home stretch of the contemporary fantasy thriller that I've been working on for mumble-mumble-don't-ask-please. All the pieces are coming together, the writing is flowing easily because of all the momentum pushing it forward, and I'm really pleased with how it's turning out. Don't get too excited, though. Final stretch for me means another couple of months. I have hopes I'll finish it before the kids go on summer vacation, though. I must say that I do miss the faster feedback loop of short stories, though. The long slog of a novel is brutal when you don't know if anyone will ever read and love it. I'll probably write a whole batch of short stories once I finish this bigger project.

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Featured Market

Hinnom Magazine is having a special pro-paying issue of weird fiction and cosmic horror by women writers, due 4/15/2019.

We mentioned a “retro” edition of Hinnom Magazine that will be akin to the old Weird Tales magazines of the 1930s. When deciding the direction we wanted to pursue for this project, we really wanted to make a statement with this publication. Considering the old Weird Tales magazines were predominantly male writers, we thought it would be fascinating to see an issue of Hinnom Magazine, designed like Weird Tales, but featuring only female authors. We have a feeling this publication is going to be something special, and we are beyond thrilled to read thrilling stories from female authors of Weird Fiction and Cosmic Horror. 

Basics: weird fiction and horror, 1,000 - 6,000 words, pays $.06/wd, no reprints, due 4/15/2019. Guidelines:

Market List Updates
To see all the details about these new listings and what they're looking for, as well as hundreds of other listings, go to Aswiebe's Market List and download the latest version of the spreadsheet.
Name What they want Pay Per Word Flat Pay (Lowest) Website
Flame Tree Press Frequent themed anthologies $0.060
Helios Quarterly All spec-fic $0.060
Hinnom Magazine: Women Take Over Weird Tales ONE-TIME ISSUE - DUE 4/15/2019 Weird fiction and cosmic horror by female authors only $0.060
Issues in Earth Science Middle grade or YA, themed to earth sciences $0.060
Selene Quarterly Speculative romance, mystery, and alternate history $0.060
Translunar Travelers Lounge Fun speculative fiction $0.030
I Didn't Break the Lamp ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 3/31/2019 Themed: imaginary acquaintances $0.020
Kaleidotrope All genres, especially SF/F and the unconventional and weird. $0.010
Trouble Among the Stars Speculative fiction esp. hard SF $0.007
Crystal Lake Publishing (Occasional novella submission calls) ONE-TIME THEME DUE 4/15/19: horror and dark fantasy
Future Visions Award, The (Altair Australia Pty Ltd) ANNUAL CONTEST - DUE 11/15 All genres themed to challenging the future
Thrilling Words Two linked speculative flash fiction pieces
Al Blanchard Award ANNUAL CONTEST - DUE 4/30 Mystery, thriller, or horror by New England author or set in New England
Remastered Words ANNUAL CONTEST (Audio) Fantasy
Queer Sci Fi's Flash Fiction Contest ANNUAL CONTEST - DUE 4/10 Queer speculative flash fiction, themed
Third Corona Book of Horror Stories, The ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 4/30/2019 Horror
Necronomicon of Solar Pons, The ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 6/15/2019 Mystery-horror, themed
SFFWorld ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY - DUE 3/31/2019 SF/F/H, themed. ONE-TIME 2019 THEME: Dying Earth
TQR Total Quality Reading All genres
First Line, The ONE-TIME CLOSURE - NO NEW SUBMISSIONS IN 2019 All genres, themed issues
Suddenly, Cows! Tales of Experiments Gone Wrong (Alban Lake Publishing) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 6/31/2019 Silly SFF stories of experimentation gone wrong
The Once and Future Moon ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 4/30/2019 Themed to Earth's moon
Underbelly Extreme horror and weird
Twilight Times F/SF/dark fantasy, literary, and cross-genre
Spectacle - DEAD MARKET All spec-fic, esp. relevant with good visuals
Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show - DEAD MARKET SF & F $0.060

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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