The horror genre podcast PseudoPod is open to submissions until the end of March. Editors seek out quality short fiction and encourage submissions from diverse and underrepresented groups. PseudoPod pays 6¢/word for original fiction.
Radiant Crown Publishing is reading short romances in sci-fi, fantasy, and other speculative fiction genres for inclusion in its anthology Mystique Masquerade.
Elly Blue Publishing is accepting submissions for Bikes in Space 6: Dragons, its sixth collection of feminist science fiction with bicycling as a central element. For this year’s anthology, dragons—literal or metaphorical—should also play an important role. Stories are due April 1. Pays a minimum of $30.
Supposed Crimes has a call out for short stories about queer women in the performing arts for its upcoming anthology Upstaged, to be edited by A.M. Leibowitz. They are open to multiple genres and subgenres.
Online fairy tale, folklore, and mythology magazine Enchanted Conversation wants stories about animals for its April issue, Animal Tales. Stories are due March 20.
Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine wants fairy tales of 100-500 words for its new flash fiction feature. Payment is $5 per story.
Opossum, a semiannual literary magazine of works “animated by music,” seeks poetry, fiction, and nonfiction that is “pulsing with beats, haunted by melodies.” Past issues have included stories inspired by the Oslo death metal scene and the likes of Bob Dylan, James Brown, and Freddie Mercury. They pay at least $12/page, with minimums of $100 for short stories and essays and $75 for poetry and flash fiction.
Anathema: Spec from the Margins is a tri-annual speculative fiction magazine of work by indigenous LGBTQ2+ people and queer people of color. They are looking for fiction of up to 6,000 words for upcoming issues.
Carina Press has an ongoing call for short, LGBTQ erotic romances from 10,000 to 25,000 words. Characters may be gay, lesbian, non-binary, bisexual, and/or transgender. Subgenres such as sci-fi romance, fantasy romance, paranormal romance, and historical romance are welcome along with the contemporary romance.
Circlet Press has a call out for short romance stories featuring asexual characters. They want “stories from all over the spectra—from science fiction to fantasy, from sex-repulsed to demi-sexual, from romantic to platonic.” Due April 15.