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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies December 14, 2012 - 3:42pm

I can't believe we don't have a thread for this. I know, there are tons of places out there that talk about new markets opening up, but we should have one here, yeah? Try to post up a link, and if you can the pay rate and deadline (put the deadline first). I seriously don't need any more competition from you all out there in the publishing world, but instead of thinking like THAT, I'll say, "How exciting if we can publish NEXT to each other!" So if you hear of a good anthology, or anything with an upcoming deadine, post up here. Found a great magazine or website? Post it up here.

Cemetery Dance
DEADLINE: When full (just opened today)
PAY: .05/word (pro rates)
LENGTH: Up to 5,000 words
WANTS: Horror of course, but also dark mystery, crime, the supernatural, etc.
LINK: http://www.cemeterydance.com/extras/cemetery-dance-magazine-open-to-fiction-submissions/?fb_source=pubv1

GOOD LUCK!

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Mess_Jess from Sydney, Australia, living in Toronto, Canada is reading Perfect by Rachael Joyce December 14, 2012 - 3:48pm

Good idea, Richard. Even moreso now Duotrope's going paid. 

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner December 14, 2012 - 4:27pm

I love this thread. I would marry you for making it, but you're a man and so am I and I don't swing that way and it's still illegal in my state. I guess what I'm saying is, we needed this thread and get over here ya big lug. 

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner December 14, 2012 - 4:38pm

I found this place. It's kind of lo-fi and brand new, but they seem to be looking for the right shit with Sci-Fi. 

 

Pravic

 

DEADLINE: Open, N/A

PAY: .0
LENGTH: Up to 5,000 words
WANTS: Pravic is a new magazine bringing you literary Science Fiction stories, along with discussions of esoteric pop culture, music and movie reviews, and anything else we feel like. Why? We’re unhappy with the current state of SF – especially what’s being published. Having read what’s out there, we’re left feeling most of that shit is awful. We think we can do better. We want to build a new grammar for SF. In short, we’re here to fuck with your program.

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Mess_Jess from Sydney, Australia, living in Toronto, Canada is reading Perfect by Rachael Joyce December 14, 2012 - 4:42pm

I know you lot are masters at flash, so you might be interested in 713. I'm trying to polish a piece I did for Suzy Vitello's Dialogue class so I can submit it.

Kazka Press: 713 Flash Fiction

DEADLINE: Rolling Periods. Current call closes 20 December. Theme: And You Think Razor Wire Will Keep Me out?

PAY: Flat rateof $10 per story.

LENGTH: 713 - 1,000 words, inclusive. 

WANTS: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror, or any related sub-genres.

LINK: http://www.kazkapress.net/713flashfiction/

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner December 14, 2012 - 5:09pm

There aren't too many markets for flash. Good catch. I'm sure most folks in The Pit will be hitting them up soon. I will

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JEFFREY GRANT BARR from Central OR is reading Nothing but fucking Shakespeare, for the rest of my life December 14, 2012 - 5:19pm

I submitted something to Cemetary Dance. I have amended my writing goals to being rejected by only the very finest of markets. 

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland December 14, 2012 - 7:38pm

THanks Jess, I think I have something perfect for them. It might get rejected but it is worth a shot.

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Dino Parenti from Los Angeles is reading Everything He Gets His Hands On December 14, 2012 - 9:11pm

Thanks for the flash sure, Jess. Got a couple might work. After round 3 though...

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland December 14, 2012 - 9:25pm

Also, Thanks for starting this thread Richard. That is very awesome of you. I have something I want Cemetary Dance to reject as well.

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies December 14, 2012 - 10:31pm

y'all might want to make sure you spell it right when you submit. CEMETERY DANCE. lol. although Stephen King spelled his book Pet Sematary, so wth?

hope this helps. duotrope is still a great resource, and for ongoing publications, once you figure out who you like, they'll be there forever (hopefully). i'll try to post up about places that have set deadlines, especially anthologies.

i'll still be posting a column in Janaury about where to submit. so hopefully that will help, too.

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fortunewookie December 15, 2012 - 10:37am

I've been checking in on Cemetery Dance intermittently to see when they were going to re-open.  Thanks Richard!

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies December 15, 2012 - 10:49am

Just saw this one.

Creatures of Appalachia anthology, prefer stories based on local lore (example: Taily Po).
Length: Max 2500 words
Pay: $0.05 per word.
Deadline; June 2013 (so I'd expect a longish wait on acceptances).

http://strangecritters.blogspot.ca/2012/11/anthology-guidelines.html

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Renfield from Hell is reading 20th Century Ghosts December 15, 2012 - 12:15pm

^Those Appalachian anthos are put together by Woodland Press with some award-winning ones edited by Michael Knost. I believe. I always put them on the calender when I see a new one at least.

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Covewriter from Nashville, Tennessee is reading & Sons December 15, 2012 - 4:00pm

Thanks for this post. its one I will check regularly. yea, we need it here. I'm not sure if in an write a horror story but I might have to try.

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. December 15, 2012 - 5:09pm

Good idea!

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies December 15, 2012 - 7:19pm

cove, horror is a much broader genre than you may think. and look at CD, king's of horror, they also want mystery and suspense, crime—moody, disturbing, chilling stories. i think a lot of us write that, transgressive, neo-noir and otherwise.

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like December 15, 2012 - 9:14pm

I wrote a piece for Kazka, for one of their monthly themed flash calls, back when the guidelines said the story had to be exactly 713 words, but I never sent it in.

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. December 16, 2012 - 8:21am

Just got an e-mail from SPARK, which has this contest.  With the WAR prompts, I figured it would be great for lit reactors.

Your writing prompt for this contest is the single word spark. The word is not required to appear within the text of your contest entry, but you will need to include a 90-word-or-less description on the entry form explaining how the word spark inspired or influenced your work. There are no genre restrictions for this contest.

Contest One awards prizes for poetry and prose.

Grand Prize

We will award one Grand Prize for poetry, and one for prose. Each of the two Grand Prize winners will receive:

US$500.00
Publication in Spark: A Creative Anthology, Volume II
One year gift subscription to Duotrope
One year Premium Membership at Scribophile
One year access to the Writing Workshop at Litreactor

 

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Michael J. Riser from El Cerrito, CA (originally), now Fort Worth, TX is reading The San Veneficio Canon - Michael Cisco, The Croning - Laird Barron, By the Time We Leave Here, We'll Be Friends - J. David Osborne December 16, 2012 - 8:31am

Nice thread, I dropped a few of these into Duotrope. Looking forward to that column too, Richard.

I've got to get down on more subs today. I have a tendency to, goofy as it is, submit to places that take simultaneous submissions then fail to simultaneously submit the pieces anywhere else. So Hotline Miami soundtrack and EXCESSIVE LITERARY AWESOMENESS for Sunday. I might even write something! God is it ever good not to have to worry about school bullshit for a few weeks.

EDIT - Nice find, Howie. Nice prizes on that one.

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Brian Lewis from Sacramento, California, now living in Riverton, Utah is reading hundreds of submissions to "Spark: A Creative Anthology" December 17, 2012 - 12:33am

Just got an e-mail from SPARK, which has this contest.  With the WAR prompts, I figured it would be great for lit reactors.

So, a funny thing happened when I posted this contest.

Contest One was totaly unaffiliated; just offering as prizes some tools & workshops that I personally have found useful and valuable as a writer.

When Scribophile saw that I am offering to buy one-year memberships on my own as prizes for the contest, they contacted me with a proposal: sponsorship of my contest with donated Lifetime Premium Memberships at Scribophile. Over the course of a few years, that easily makes the prizes, all together, worth a couple thousand dollars.

Being the penniless whore that I am, I accepted, and now "Lifetime Premium Scribophile Membership" has replaced that one year of Litreactor and one year of Scribophile that I was offering on my own. I only agreed because there are no contest entrants yet, so I wasn't pulling a switch on existing entries.

However, I am planning for these contests to run quarterly, so it will be cool to see whether we can get similar sponsorships from Litreactor in the future.

Sorry if the change is disappointing, but I wanted to clarify right away. Do note that when you win the grand prize, you can still use the money toward the Litreactor Writing Workshop, so you can still have both! Plus, you'll be in the volume of Spark that features photography by Charles on the cover, so there's that.

Brian Lewis, Editor-in-Chief
Spark: A Creative Anthology

http://SparkAnthology.org/contests/one

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La Emme Nikita from Los Angeles is reading Pandemonium by Daryl Gregory December 17, 2012 - 8:11pm

Flash: I've noticed most pubs will take flash, and some even prefer it. Now, I'm specifically looking at SF/F/Horror markets, which may not appeal to all of you, but it's out there.

 

Paper Darts is open to submissions in fiction, flash, essays, nonfiction, art, music, comics and poetry. Local indy  Minneapolis publisher. I've been blown away by what I've read.
$$: For the Glory
Rolling submissions via Submittable
Print and digital
13 pages max written; 1-6 preferred
Unpublished work, no manuscripts or excerpts

http://www.paperdarts.org/submit/

 

 

 

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner December 18, 2012 - 11:06am

@Spark- when does the contest close for submissions?

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies December 18, 2012 - 11:41am

i love paper darts. almost published "The Wastelands" with them, a WAR1 story.

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies December 18, 2012 - 2:51pm

Great article on TIPS FOR SUBMITTING, read this for sure.

http://www.inkspillmagazine.com/tips-for-submitting-to-literary-magazine...

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rebelbagwan from Queensland December 18, 2012 - 10:49pm

Had to have a little laugh there Richard in the section on 

"Submissions that have not been properly proofread"

"the odd typo is forgiven, of course, but multiple errors make you look like an armature who doesn’t really care about their writing."

 

 

Otherwise, Great Tips, thanks

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Brian Lewis from Sacramento, California, now living in Riverton, Utah is reading hundreds of submissions to "Spark: A Creative Anthology" December 19, 2012 - 9:17pm

Matt — entries will be accepted until March 1.

From http://sparkanthology.org/contests/one/:

This contest runs from January 1 to March 1, 2013, and winners will be announced April 2, 2013. You may enter the contest early—we are accepting entries now—but we will not start reading until January 1, 2013.

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Courtney from the Midwest is reading Monkey: A Journey to the West and a thousand college textbooks December 21, 2012 - 2:03am

Can I whore myself here?

I just set up the (Wordpress) site for a journal/press I'm running with my boyfriend (a silent contributor, as he only helps me vet art submissions and helps keep everything running) and need submissions. I won't promise to accept everything I get, but I'll promise to be open-minded! We're using Wordpress at the moment because the money hasn't come in yet to buy the domain.

PARABLE PRESS

DEADLINE: None, really. Always accepting submissions for issues that haven't been filled.
PAY: Nothing. Sorry, guys.
LENGTH: Up to 5,000 words
WANTS: Anything that can provide insight into the human condition -- fiction, non-fiction, poetry, art, or mixed media.
LINK: parablepress.wordpress.com

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EdVaughn from Louisville, Ky is reading a whole bunch of different stuff December 21, 2012 - 8:13pm

Great thread. There is a place I was just accepted called Sanitarium magazine for you horror writers.

http://sanitariummagazine.com/submissions/guidelines/

Words: Less or equal to 5000 words

Payment: digital copy as payment.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner December 22, 2012 - 6:32am

Matt — entries will be accepted until March 1."

Sweet! Thanks for the info, I'll see what I can do. Same for you Court!

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies December 31, 2012 - 1:54pm

Newer market that might work for a lot of you guys. WARPAINT.

http://www.warwithpaint.com/

They call themselves transgressive.

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Courtney from the Midwest is reading Monkey: A Journey to the West and a thousand college textbooks December 31, 2012 - 11:40pm

Richard, why do you put it that way? Do you disagree or have they not put out enough work for you to judge whether that's accurate or not? It kind of worries me that you'd say "they call themselves"... it sort of seems like it doesn't actually count.

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies January 1, 2013 - 4:26pm

No, I didn't mean it as an insult at all. I don't see a lot of markets that call themselves transgressive. They are few and far between. So, I think that's a good thing. And knowing that Palahniuk is trangressive, and we have a lot of his fans here, it seems like a perfect fit. I haven't read much of their work yet, but I dig the look, and it sounds appealing. I haven't sent them anything yet, mostly because I don't have anything that fits right now. They look cool to me!

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Bradley Sands from Boston is reading Greil Marcus's The History of Rock 'N' Roll in Ten Songs January 2, 2013 - 2:36am

I edit for Eraserhead Press and I'm looking for authors to publish in the New Bizarro Author Series.

Guidelines are here: http://eraserheadpress.com/submissions

But personally, I prefer books that haven't been written yet. Instead of sending me a full manuscript, pitch me an idea for a novella (or various ideas)  and send a sample of your best writing. I'm also not interested in collections.

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Courtney from the Midwest is reading Monkey: A Journey to the West and a thousand college textbooks January 2, 2013 - 10:05am

Oh, that makes sense. Sorry, I was drunk and having trouble understanding pretty much anything.

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies January 2, 2013 - 12:03pm

^no worries!

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. January 2, 2013 - 12:17pm

God, I wish I wrote bizarro now.  Damn it.

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Mess_Jess from Sydney, Australia, living in Toronto, Canada is reading Perfect by Rachael Joyce January 2, 2013 - 12:35pm

God, I wish I wrote bizarro now.  Damn it.

Me too! Particularly with a name like Eraserhead. 

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sean of the dead from Madisonville, KY is reading Peckerwood, by Jed Ayres January 2, 2013 - 1:39pm

I have to say, I'm a big fan of the Eraserhead Press stuff I've read. Some really great stuff going on over there. I highly recommend the Bizarro Starter Kits (there are 3). Super cheap collections that give you a ton of short stories and a really good idea of what kind of magic they are making over there.

And no, I'm not on their payroll, I'm just being honest...

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Sound from Azusa, CA is reading Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt January 4, 2013 - 10:45pm

 

I'm proud to announce the launch of Pantheon Magazine, a home for godly good writing. With a little nudge from watching Courtney's successful launch of Parable Press, I finally followed through on a project I had been mulling over for at least a year. Issue # 1 goes live April 1st, 2013. 

It’s no secret that Pantheon Magazine is intrigued with Greek Mythos. We want to see our prompts inspire your writing, not rule over it. We want it to bleed through every letter. If our quarterly is about Apollo, give us stories about the galaxies, about the sun, about archery. Give us stories that breathe Apollo. If the prompt is Artemis, give us forests, give us beasts, give us epic hunts. 

We also love music, reading, and watching movies. We like to publish great fiction, art, photography, music/book/movie reviews, and, sometime in the future, poetry. Pantheon Magazine would like to be a home for many established and emerging writers from all walks of life.

That means you!

 

Issue # 1 Prompt: HADES 

And includes...

Fiction By

Rebecca Jones-Howe, “The Book of Seth” (Aka. The WAR Queen)
Megan Arkenberg, “Harrowing Emily” (Featured author @ Lightspeed Magazine)
Ryan S. Mooney, “Harboiled Hell” (Author of "This Is What Living Like This Does" featured on Parable Press)

There's still room so submit NOW! 


Author Interview

Leah Rhyne,  author of “Undead America: Campfire Nights”

 

Music Guest
Mayuko & Tsusumi Okai (formerly of The Binges, a Los Angeles band that earned themselves a shout out on VH1's That Metal Show) talk about their new project, Boost.

 

Pantheon Magazine is a paying market, paying 1/4 cent per word for fiction (Minimum of $10/story). Sorry, we do not pay for reprints. 

Visit the site HERE

Any questions, PM me, or email us at PantheonMag@gmail.com

 

-Matt

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. January 3, 2013 - 9:32am

A magazine with prompts.  Oh, yeah.  I'm in.  Just got to write about hell.  

Do you have the next prompt?

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Sound from Azusa, CA is reading Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt January 3, 2013 - 9:41am

Next prompt is Artemis:

She is the lady of the wild things. She is the huntsman of the gods. She is the protector of the young. Like Apollo she hunts with silver arrows. She became associated with the moon. She also presides over childbirth, which may seem odd for a virgin, but goes back to causing Leto no pain when she was born. The cypress is her tree. All wild animals are sacred to her, especially deer. She was goddess of chastity, virginity, the hunt, the moon, and the natural environment.

Remember, prompts can be taken pretty loosely. We'd hate to constrict the creativity of the writer too much.

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leah_beth from New Jersey - now in Charleston, SC is reading five different books at once. January 3, 2013 - 9:52am

Congratulations on the launch, Sound!! So excited for you!!! And I'm so excited for our interview!

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Sound from Azusa, CA is reading Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt January 3, 2013 - 10:25am

Thanks, and me too!

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner January 3, 2013 - 11:12am

Grats, Matt!

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Bekanator from Kamloops, British Columbia is reading Ugly Girls by Lindsay Hunter January 3, 2013 - 11:26am

I'm sure excited.

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest January 3, 2013 - 11:33am

^ Agreed! Looking forward to having my story in the same mag as yours Bek.

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. January 3, 2013 - 12:07pm

Do I still have time to write a Hell story?

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Sound from Azusa, CA is reading Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt January 3, 2013 - 12:13pm

Yeah, you still have time. I plan on fitting in 6-8 stories in each issue, and I don't plan on closing the submissions of Issue #1 until mid-march, or until that number is met.

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Sound from Azusa, CA is reading Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt January 4, 2013 - 1:14pm

A few announcements….

First of all, Pantheon Magazine has its Facebook page up, so check it out!

Secondy,

In an effort to add a little more motivation to submissions (which so far have been spectacular), there will be an annual cash prize for the favorite story selected from the previous four issues. Announcement and payment will be made two weeks after the 4th quarter’s issue goes live.

How much? $100 (which will just about cover an annual LitReactor workshop membership…just saying.)

I’ll post this on the main website later today but, trust me, it’s official.

 

Oh, and I think this will the last time I whore this out in a while...unless something huge happens.

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Courtney from the Midwest is reading Monkey: A Journey to the West and a thousand college textbooks January 4, 2013 - 12:59pm

Sound, what's the link to your Facebook page? My only Facebook is the one for Parable, so I can't search it.