1: Briarpatch Magazine is hiring a new Editor/Publisher with “a grasp of anti-capitalist/anti-oppression/ecological politics and principles”. For details, check out the job posting here. Deadline is January 4th, 2012.
2: Tightrope Books is looking for love letters from the lives of Canadian Poets! Check out the details here. Deadline is spring 2012.
3: The Merril Collection is running a speculative short story contest, which you can check out here. Deadline is Feb 15th, 2012.
4: Circlet Press is looking for speculative erotic fiction for a new anthology centered around ”espionage/spy themes”. All sexualities and gender expressions welcome! Details are here. Deadline is December 15th, 2011.
5: ‘Bibliotheca Fantastica’ anthology seeks stories that have to do with ”lost, rare, weird, or imaginary books, or any aspect of book history or book culture, past, present, future, or uchronic.” Deadline is December 15th, 2011. More info here.
6: Up The Staircase Literary and Arts Review is seeking poetry, fiction and photography for future issues. Check them out here.
I’ve noticed a lot of people get directed to this blog while searching for places to submit science fiction or fantasy stories…so here’s another for you!
The Canadian magazine Kasma SF is now accepting submissions of original, intelligent science fiction between 500 and 4, 000 words. They’re interested in a variety of themes, as well as stories with elements of other genres, like fantasy. Payment is 25$ per story. Check out details on their website here: http://www.kasmamagazine.com/submissions.html
or send your story to
I just received notice that one of my poems was accepted for The Moment of Change, an upcoming anthology from Aqueduct Press edited by author Rose Lemberg. The Moment of Change is going to be the first anthology of feminist speculative poetry ever published– if that isn’t exciting, I don’t know what is!
The same poem is appearing in the Science Fiction Poetry Association’s 2011 Rhysling Anthology, which features all the nominees for this year’s Rhysling Award (congradulations to winners Juan Manuel Perez and C.S.E. Cooney!)– and last but not least, I also have a short story appearing in The Monster Book For Girls, a horror anthology from The Exaggerated Press that’s being launched this September.
And to think– at this time last year, I’d never been published in book form.
I guess when it rains, it pours sweet sweet gumdrops.
The Honourable Mentions for Best Horror of the Year, volume 3 have been announced, and I’m on the list along with a bunch of other totally badass people like Stephen King, Ekaterina Sedia and Angela Slatter. Me and Stephen King on the same shortlist? This calls for a highly unexpected Fuck Yeah! To see the complete list, check out editor Ellen Datlow’s journal here.
Yay! So I just got my contributor’s copy of Not One of Us # 45 in the mail, with one of my poems included in its lineup alongside stories and poems from Sonya Taaffe, Francesca Forrest and Patricia Russo, among others. Not One of Us’s website describes their publication as ” a hardcopy zine about people (or things) out of place in their surroundings, outsiders, social misfits, aliens in the sf sense—anyone excluded from society for whatever the reason. We want to explore “otherness” from every possible angle.”
From what I’ve read so far, that seems to be an accurate description. The material they publish, while it’s diverse in style and content, also shares the common theme of really capturing intense feelings of alienation and applying them to the horror genre.
Not One of Us is a great paying market for writers who understand the connection between living in the margins of society and living in the margins of reality itself. To subscribe, submit or read some pieces from previous issues (I definitely recommend His Wounds by Patricia Esposito) check out their website at http://not-one-of-us.com/