Thursday, February 2, 2012

New anthologies looking for submissions

To help inspire me for this month's short story, I went to Ralan.com and collected some links to anthologies that are looking for submissions. I hope a couple might interest you too. The first one really popped out at me!

STEAMPUNK CTHULHU - 1-time print (Chaosium); any genre (fic). Pay: 3¢/word +3 copies & discounts. Words: 2k-8k. RT: after DL. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. Brian M Sammons, Editor or, Glynn Owen Barrass, Editor. Deadline: July 31, 2012.

HORROR LIBRARY, VOL. 5 - annual print (Cutting Block Press); h (fic). Pay: from 1½¢/word to pro rates for established authors (negotiated). Words: <6k (prefers 3-4k). RT: 4-6 months. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. R.J. Cavender, Editor. Deadline: when filled.

FADING LIGHT: An Anthology of the Monstrous - 1-time POD/eAntho (Damnation Books); h/df (fic). Pay: shared 25%/40% royalty. Words: 3k-5k. RT: 3-5 weeks. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. Tim Marquitz, Editor. Deadline: May 15, 2012.

THE GRUFF VARIATIONS - 1-time eAntho (Writing for Charity), all proceeds go to charity; most genres (no erotica) (fic). Pay: exposure. Words: <7½k. RT: by 17Mar12. Reprints: yes. E-subs: ONLY. Eric James Stone, Editor. Deadline: February 19, 2012.

10 REASONS TO CROSS THE MOAT - 1-time print (Sam's Dot Publishing); sf/f (fic/poem). Pay: fic=$20; poem=$5. Words: fic=2k-9k; poem=<100 lines. RT: reject/holdover=1-2 months; final=after DL. Reprints: no. E-subs: ONLY. Katie Hartlove & Sylvan Bree Baker, Editors. Deadline: May 1, 2012. 

26 comments:

  1. Wish I wrote short stories - I like the sound of the firs one!

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    1. The first one called to me too. I started the story yesterday. I only hope I can do it justice!

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  2. thanks for sharing the list. Too bad most of them don't take reprints but it is always nice to know potential markets.

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    1. You can check Ralan for other anthologies and magazines that do take reprints. You're likely to find a bunch.

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  3. It looks like a fun list. I sometimes wish I had time to write short stories for anthologies again, but right now I have too much other stuff to do. But I can't wait to read your steampunk cthulhu story!

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    1. I'm surprised you have time to sleep! *LOL* You do write shorts, but for your own anthologies. :)

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  4. thanks! i will have to look into these!

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    1. Me too. My son has claimed my stuffed Cthulhu for himself... or did Cthulhu claim him?

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  6. Steam punk Cthulhu. Words can not express how excited I am about that.

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    1. Isn't it awesome?! I started on that short story yesterday.

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  7. Thanks for the information!

    No . . . you cannot have my soul . . . but that look is destroying my resolve.

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    1. You must watch out for the stuffed Cthulhu. He's so cuddly!

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  8. Cool links... thanks for sharing. Going to check them out now.

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    1. I'll be sending you some Steampunk Cthulhu soon to read! :)

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  9. I've never written a short story. This seems pretty cool.

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    1. I was never big on writing short stories either. My muse thinks big! My love is writing novels, but writing short stories has taught me a lot about the craft.

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  10. This is interesting information. Thank you for sharing. (I have to admit though, the thought to write Steampunk Cthulhu never crossed my mind. Maybe I should broaden my horizons!)

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    1. I laughed when I first saw the anthology idea for Steampunk Cthulhu. But then, I thought it was awesome to combine the two!

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  11. I write shorts but none in horror or steampunk...tried the poetry site but their demand of great poetry intimidates me. Thanks for sharing these links. :) Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Don't let them intimidate you. I bet you'll surprise yourself. :) As for short stories, you should try writing out of your genre. I've written all sorts of shorts. It's good for practicing the craft of writing at least.

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  12. That's a great idea for inspiration. And thanks for sharing them. I hope to get a chance to write more short fiction...I was hoping this year. But I fear the novels may not let me do more than tend to them. Dastards! lol Have a great weekend, Christine and keep writing.

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    1. Novels tend to do that! I'm in the revising stage, so my short stories get attention while I'm procrastinating about my revisions. You have a wonderful weekend too!

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  13. You found some interesting calls, especially the Steampunk Cthulhu! Twisted genres are so much fun.

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  14. Thank you for the links! I can't believe I didn't know about Ralan.com until last week.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse, co-host of the 2012 #atozchallenge! Twitter: @AprilA2Z

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