Submission call: Feminist bicycle speculative fiction, pays $30, due April 1

cover of previous Bikes in Space anthology

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

Submission Call: Anathema wants speculative fiction from Queer POC, pays $50 | No deadline

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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Submission call: Circlet Press wants asexual romances, due April 15, pays $25–$50

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.

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Submission Call: The First Line announces new theme, pays $50, due May 1

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

Submission Call: Snow White and the Seven Dwarves retellings, pays $20, due Mar. 12–22

Illustration of Snow white sitting and talking with the seven dwarves

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.

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Submission Call: Baba Yaga stories, pays $25 or $50, due March 31

Illustration of Baba Yaga in her mortar by Ivan Bilibin

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.

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