May 22, 2011

Do you write this....

Submission calls for this week! Remember to vet the magazine or publisher. Good luck!

Grindstone Magazine

We'd like to take this time to announce that Grindstone Magazine, effective immediately, will be opening up submissions to the public. As a magazine, it has always been our vision to include as many people in the community in this process as possible, and for the first time, the written content is now open for submissions to the general public. We'll keep our staff writers around, since we have some of our own ideas to put in print, but this is definitely your chance to have your writing appear in Grindstone. Please read the following guidelines CAREFULLY before submitting, as we'd hate to waste your time or ours.


MOD Volume 2 Submission Guidelines

We’re doing it again! We’re putting out a second volume of Machine of Death, and if you’re a writer or an artist then this is your chance to be involved. If you’re interested in submitting a story or an art portfolio, we strongly recommend you take a look at our first book to get an idea of what kind of stuff we’re looking for. The book is available in tons of places (if you live in the U.S. or Canada, check your local bookstore!) and there’s even a free PDF if you can’t get it any other place. So go ahead and give it a look! We’ll be here when you get back.
The Big Book of Bizarro
Publisher: Burning Bulb Publishing
Editors: Horror novelists Rich Bottles Jr. (Lumberjacked) and Gary Lee Vincent (Darkened Hills)
Format: Trade Paperback
Payment: Five-cents per word (upon publication) up to submission cap plus contributor copy
No reprints
Story length: Up to 3000 words (note: the story may go slightly over, but compensation will be capped at $75.00 per story)
No multiple or simultaneous submissions
Deadline: Friday, July 1, 2011
E-mail submissions to:

Abyss & Apex
Our mission is to publish the finest in speculative and imaginative fiction and poetry, with special attention to character-driven stories that examine the depths and heights of emotion and motivation from a broad variety of cultural and social perspectives. A&A wants to publish powerful stories with emotions that resonate in our minds and hearts long after a first reading, stories that make us want to read them again and again. We look for the unique: stories that stand out in a genre that pushes the envelope of unusual. We take special delight in detailed world-building, and have no subgenre boundaries: we like slipstream, YA, hypertext fiction, dark fantasy, science fiction puzzle stories, magical realism, hard science fiction, soft science fiction, science fantasy, sword and sorcery, urban fantasy, military science fiction, ghost stories, space opera, cyberpunk, steampunk…there is very little we will not look at, although we have a severe allergy to elves, retold fairy tales, sports, and gratuitous sex and violence.We have no subject/topic preference, beyond a requirement that the work have a speculative element. We are happy to read stories that don’t quite seem to fit elsewhere.

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