CHTHONIC: Weird Tales of Inner Earth | Closes: 31/07/2017

ChthonicCHTHONIC: Weird Tales of Inner Earth
Genre: Weird Fiction
Deadline: 31st July, 2017
Length: Short Fiction – 1,500 to 7,000 words & Flash Fiction – max. 1,500 words
Payment: .03CAD per word

“We are looking for weird fiction that explores the mystique and terror of caverns, abyssal spaces, and subterranean worlds. As with previous MMP anthologies, we will be including a seed story from H. P. Lovecraft’s oeuvre (in this case, The Rats in the Walls, though many of his stories went underground). We want to see bizarre civilizations, mind-boggling physical and biological phenomena, horrific rituals, mad science and madder sorcery. We want to feel the tunnel floors beneath our feet shake with the passage of beasts, machines, and gods that have never seen the light of the sun; sentient oils, intelligent muck, living rock, molemen, formless spawn and Efts of the Prime, worms, Dholes, and ghastlier things. But CHTHONIC won’t be just a serving of pop culture “surface” material, if you’ll pardon the pun. We like to see stories with depth (oh god, another one, sorry!); emotional and psychological explorations of the internal spaces of the human mind and soul, as well as the ground below. Write us stories that induce crushing claustrophobia or open us wide to new dimensions of thought and being. If your story can do both, so much the better.”

Read more via CHTHONIC: Weird Tales of Inner Earth

Three-Lobe Burning Eye Magazine | Ongoing Submissions

3lbe-submission-guidelinesThree-Lobe Burning Eye Magazine
Genre: Horror, Fantasy, and Science Fiction
Ongoing Submissions 
Payment: $100 for short fiction (2,000–7,000 words) + 1 print annual, $30 for flash fiction (500–1,000 words) + 1 print annual

“Three-lobed Burning Eye (3LBE) is a speculative fiction magazine published online twice per year (Spring and Fall) and print anthology (every other year). Each issue features six original stories, some with audio readings.

What we’re looking for:
Original speculative fiction: horror, fantasy, and science fiction. We want short stories from across the classifications and those dusky places between: magical realism, fantastique, slipstream, interstitial, Weird. We will consider suspense or western, though we prefer it contain some speculative element. We like voices that are full of feeling, from literary to pulpy, with styles unique and flowing, but not too experimental. All labels aside, we want tales that expand genre, that value imagination in character, narrative, and plot. We encourage diverse authors, characters and points of view, inclusive of all races, cultures, genders, and orientations. Please read a few issues before submitting.”

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Daily Science Fiction | Ongoing Submissions

Daily Science Fiction
Genre: Speculative Fiction (science fiction, fantasy, slipstream, etc.)
Ongoing Submissions:
Length: 100 – 1,500 words
Payment: 8 cents a word

  • We [Daily Science Fiction] need short short fiction, especially flash fiction. Among our featured stories, a shorter tale will get an extra nudge on the scale when weighed against a longer one.
  • … [W]e want your stories to ooze originality, but a well-written story is a must. We are fond of character-driven fiction, though readers point out that not every story we publish fits that rubric. Our goal is to publish the best stories we can that will be interesting, worthwhile reads. Some stories, especially in the short short fiction, will succeed despite lack of plot, character, punctuation, what-have-you.
  • We may purchase dark fantasy, but try not to publish pure horror. We don’t mind feeling the flush of arousal, but will not publish erotica. Guns a-blazing might make our day, but we don’t suspect most military SF will win us over. Humor? We take it, It often works especially for short short fiction, but do keep in mind that one alien’s funny bone is located near another species’ sac of indifference. We’re likely not your best market for longer funny tales.

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Grievous Angel | Ongoing Submissions

grievousangelGrievous Angel
Poetry & Flash Fiction
Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror
Ongoing Submissions
Length: Poetry – max. 36 lines; Flash Fiction – max. 700 words
Payment: Fiction – 6 US cents per word; Poetry – US $1 per line

“We are a SFF&H genre-only webzine. This means Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and related speculative fiction sub-genres, including Urban Fantasy, Low Fantasy, Mythos, Steampunk and Magical Realism, as well Humour/Satire riffs on these genre.”

Read more via The Grievous Angel Poetry & Flash Fiction Submission Guidelines