Radiant Crown Publishing is reading short romances in sci-fi, fantasy, and other speculative fiction genres for inclusion in its anthology Mystique Masquerade. … Read more
Elly Blue Publishing is accepting submissions for Bikes in Space 6: Dragons, its sixth collection of feminist science fiction with bicycling as a central element. For this year’s anthology, dragons—literal or metaphorical—should also play an important role. Stories are due April 1. Pays a minimum of $30. … Read more
Online fairy tale, folklore, and mythology magazine Enchanted Conversation wants stories about animals for its April issue, Animal Tales. Stories are due March 20.
Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine wants fairy tales of 100-500 words for its new flash fiction feature. Payment is $5 per story. … Read more
Anathema: Spec from the Margins is a tri-annual speculative fiction magazine of work by indigenous LGBTQ2+ people and queer people of color. They are looking for fiction of up to 6,000 words for upcoming issues.
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Circlet Press has a call out for short romance stories featuring asexual characters. They want “stories from all over the spectra—from science fiction to fantasy, from sex-repulsed to demi-sexual, from romantic to platonic.” Due April 15.
Circlet Press has a fun call out for erotic fiction involving tentacles. Plants, aliens, monsters, magical humans—if they’ve got tentacles and your story is erotic, consider submitting it by March 31. … Read more
The First Line is a quarterly literary magazine featuring diverse stories that all begin with the same sentence. Their next deadline is May 1 for the summer issue. Your story’s first line should be: “I wanted you to be the first to know,” Rowan tentatively confided in me. … Read more
Timeless Tales, an online print and audio magazine of fairytale retellings, is celebrating its five-year anniversary with an issue dedicated to short fiction and poetry inspired by the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Kate Wolford of Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine is compiling an anthology of stories based on Baba Yaga, a witch from Slavic folklore who lives in a house with chicken feet, flies around in a mortar while holding a pestle, and may or may not be a cannibal.