Radiant Crown Publishing is reading short romances in sci-fi, fantasy, and other speculative fiction genres for inclusion in its anthology Mystique Masquerade.
JMS Books wants friends-to-lovers LGBTQ+ romance novellas or novels in any subgenre (including sci fi, paranormal, and fantasy) for its Leveling Up ebook collection. Pays 50% royalties, paid quarterly, due June 30, 2018.
Wizards in Space Magazine is a printed literary journal that aims “to create safe and inclusive publishing spaces in print and IRL for writers to share their magic.” They want short stories, essays, and poetry from across genres for their third issue. Due May 26. They pay $30 per piece.
Less Than Three Press wants LGBTQIA+ romances that take place in an apocalyptic or post-apocalyptic world for the upcoming anthology Life After All. Since the stories are romance, they should not be completely bleak.
Cosmic Roots & Eldritch Shores wants “science fiction, fantasy, myth, legend, fairy tales, and eldritch.” Submission period is June 21–June 28. Pays professional rate of 6¢/word. Read the full post on Dale Cameron Lowry’s blog for writers.
The First Line is a quarterly literary magazine featuring diverse stories that all begin with the same sentence. Their next deadline is May 1 for the summer issue. Your story’s first line should be: “The window was open just enough to let in the cool night air.”
Third Flatiron releases quarterly speculative fiction anthologies centered on a predetermined theme. Submissions will be open June 15 to July 15 for its fall 2018 anthology, Terra! Tara! Terror!, a collection of bright and dark works.
JMS Books wants postapocalyptic LGBTQ+ romance novellas or novels for an It’s the End of the World as We Know It ebook collection. Pays 50% royalties, due May 31.
Novella periodical The Fantasist wants steampunk novellas for their eighth issue, to be edited by Megan O’Keefe. Pays $100, due May 1. Pays $100, due June 1.
Online fairy tale, folklore, and mythology magazine Enchanted Conversation wants stories and comics with a “summer nights” theme for its June issue, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.