Submission Call: Third Flatiron wants spec fic for “Hidden Histories” Due Jan. 31; pays 6¢/word

Third Flatiron releases quarterly speculative fiction anthologies centered on a predetermined theme. Submissions are open through Jan. 31 for its spring-summer 2019 anthology, Hidden Histories. Pays 6¢/word. … Read more

Submission Call: The First Line accepting submissions for spring issue Due Feb. 1, pays $25–$50

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The First Line is accepting submissions for its Spring issue. In celebration of its twentieth anniversary, it’s giving authors the option to choose from first lines that appeared in earlier issues of the magazine. Due Feb. 1, pays $25–$50. … Read more

Submission call: Juneta Key and Vanessa Wella want short stories for anthology about grumpy gods Due Jan. 13, pays royalties

Editors Juneta Key and Vanessa Wells seek short stories in fantasy, horror, sci fi, and other speculative genres for their planned anthology Grumpy Old Gods. Gods may be from established mythologies, or you can create them out of whole cloth. Due Jan. 13, pays royalties. … Read more

Submission call: Wizards in Space wants short stories, essays, poetry, art, and comics for upcoming issue Due January 15, 2019, pays $30

Wizards in Space Literary Magazine invites submissions of short fiction, essays, poetry, and black & white visual stories in multiple genres for its fourth issue. The theme is “space and place.” Due Jan. 15, pays $30. … Read more

Submission call: Liquid Imagination wants speculative fiction & poetry for February issue Due around Jan. 1, pays $8–$10 dollars for short stories or poems and $3–$5 for flash

Speculative fiction magazine Liquid Imagination wants fantasy, horror, and sci fi short stories and poetry for its February 2019 issue. They’ll close submissions about a month before releasing the issue. They pay $8–$10 dollars for short stories or poems and $3–$5 for flash. … Read more

Submission call: Crystal Lake Publishing wants short horror stories for anthology Due Jan. 1, pays 3¢/word

Crystal Lake Publishing wants short horror stories for its sixth Tales from the Lake anthology. Due Jan. 1; pays 3¢/word. … Read more

Submission call: JMS Books wants LGBTQ+ romances with plots that feature shoes Due January 31, 2019, pays 50% royalties

JMS Books wants LGBTQ+ romances in all subgenres for its If the Shoe Fits … book collection. Due January 31, 2019, pays 50% royalties. … Read more

Submission Call: The Dark pays 3¢/word for horror and dark fantasy

The Dark magazine is a monthly online magazine devoted to horror, dark fantasy, and experimental fiction that frightens. They pay 3¢/word for first world rights on original fiction up to 6,000 words. They’re open to submissions year-round. … Read more