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Postby Niamh Sage » Mon May 03, 2010 5:56 pm

Hi all,

This thread is intended for collecting information about markets and competitions for short fiction and poetry of any genre. If you come across a market you'd like to share, please include the following information:

- Title of market/competition and who it's run by (if applicable)
- Genre/s
- Closing dates (mostly relevant for competitions, but also for one-off or occasional publications)
- URL for the home page, and also for the submission guidelines if possible/relevant
- any other information you think is relevant or interesting.



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Re: Markets

Postby Niamh Sage » Mon May 03, 2010 6:10 pm

Title: More Scary Kisses by Ticonderoga Publications

Genre/s: Romance with paranormal/speculative elements

Closing date: Open to unsolicited submissions till 1 November 2010 (scheduled for release in 2011)

Submission guidelines:
Send us your best stories in the paranormal romance vein. We are looking
for submissions with romantic and paranormal or speculative elements.
These can be humorous, scary, sexy or thought-provoking, but the primary
focus should be romance.

1. Story length 1,000 to 8,500 words. (Longer stories may be accepted, although payment is capped at 5,000).
2. Original stories only: no reprints, multiple, or simultaneous submissions.
3. Stories may be emailed to the editor at with the words "Submission More Scary Kisses" in the subject line.
4. Manuscript format: double spaced, large margins, sensible font.
5. The editors reserve the right to bend any and all rules for close personal friends.
6. Deadline: 1st November, 2010.

Other information:
Payment: 2 copies and Aus 2 cents/word (GST inc., maximum payment $100) on publication.

For those who would like a clearer idea of what the anthology is about, the first volume of Scary Kisses can be purchased here.

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Re: Markets

Postby Keith » Mon May 03, 2010 10:52 pm

This thread is a great idea - that competition sounds like something that a lot of my floating unwritten ideas would fit into. Thanks Niamh.

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Re: Markets

Postby Niamh Sage » Tue May 04, 2010 4:42 am

No probs Keith! I've a few more markets up my sleeve - I'll keep adding them. :) Good luck with writing something!

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Re: Markets

Postby Niamh Sage » Thu May 13, 2010 1:28 pm

Today, two online magazines, one Australian and one in New Zealand.

Title: Moonlight Tuber

Genre/s: "Moonlight Tuber is dedicated to the electronic publication of material which is odd, adventurous or commercially non-viable by using the magic of The Internet!

We are particularly interested in surreal, absurdist or otherwise non-realist material, and we welcome writing which does not fit easily in established venues. We also wish to encourage and foster new authors. We are also dedicated, but not limited, to producing work by Australian writers. "

Submission guidelines: Here. "From March 2010, Moonlight Tuber will be published as a quarterly pdf webzine.
We will be open to submissions as of today, all year round.

What we want: Stories of an absurd, experimental, slipstream, surreal, bizarro, angular, ostracised, incongruous or otherwise curious nature. Stories should be between 0 and 5000 words. Ideally around 1328.

Payment: $50 (Australian)
Format: Rtf attachment. Email to
Turnaround Time: Approximately two months.
No reprints, please.

If you want to get a look at the sort of things they publish (always a good idea when researching markets), their first issue can be downloaded here.


Title: Semaphore Magazine

Genre/s: Short stories and poetry, mainly in the detective and fantasy genres, but happy to consider other areas too.

Closing dates/reading periods: Semaphore publishes quarterly pdf e-zines in March, June, September and December. If I remember correctly, they read for each issue in the month before publication. They also publish an annual anthology (a print best-of collection selected from the stories published over the course of the year in the e-zine).

Submission guidelines: Can be found here

Other: Current issue can be viewed here, past issues here. They pay NZ$10 for short stories, NZ$3 for poems, and 3% and 1% respectively of the royalties for the anthology. They are also occasionally looking for artwork for their covers, so artists may also like to take a look and see if they have anything that fits with the magazine's theme.

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Re: Markets

Postby Azriel » Thu May 27, 2010 2:08 pm

Title: Flash Fiction Online


We’re not that concerned about genre. Many of us, including the editor, have a fondness for science fiction and fantasy, but we also like literary fiction; and in any case, great flash stories aren’t always easily classified. If you wrote it, and you love it, then submit it.

Second-person point of view has a hard time running our gauntlet. Some of us like it, some don't. You can submit it, but the odds of publication are lower than first- or third-person."

Submission Guidelines: Here

"We only publish stories consisting of 500-1,000 words. We know that writing flash is hard; authors can submit stories of up to 1,100 words. If we like the story, we’ll work with the author to cut the extra words. (If you submit a story of over 1,000 words, you’re giving Jake permission to cut it on his cutting blog, as a good exercise in writing concise prose, if it’s selected for publication.) If we can’t cut it to 1,000 words, we won’t publish the story.

Submissions with fewer than 500 or more than 1,100 words will be deleted unread and without acknowledgment.

Our response times currently range from 6-10 weeks."

Payment: "We pay fifty dollars ($50) per story. This payment provides us with first electronic rights, including HTML, PDF, plain text, and MP3 (audio) formats. Distribution will be through this Web site and a variety of other electronic means —​ as of this writing, we expect podcast, email, and RSS. "
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