Expiring Calls

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We’re collecting calls for submissions for LGBT sci fi, fantasy and supernatural stories here. If you know of one, let us know at scott@queerscifi.com.

These are calls with expiration dates. If you are looking for ongoing Calls for Submission, click here.

Submission Deadline: 03/31/17

Ninestar PressTitle: Lesbian/Bi Paranormal Anthology
Genre: Paranormal
Word Count: 5-12K
Publisher: Ninestar Press
Editor: Editor
Contact: submissions@ninestarpress.com
Payment: Ask
Description: Stories may be categorized as either Romance or Erotica. Sex – sweet (no sex or “fade-to-black”) through to fully erotic—super hot; scorching. The story must have an FF or FFF pairing. Both HEA and HFN are acceptable. Can be any theme as long as it fits in the paranormal genre. Standalone stories or part of a series are considered.
Website: Click Link, Then Lesbian/Bi Paranormal Tab

Submission Deadline: 03/31/17

Utter FabricationTitle: Utter Fabrication Anthology
Genre: Paranormal – Haunted Houses
Word Count: 5-8K
Publisher: Mad Scientist Journal
Editor: Editor
Contact: https://madscientistjournal.submittable.com/submit
Payment: 2 cents per word
Description: We will be creating an anthology titled Utter Fabrication: Historical Accounts of Unusual Buildings and Structures. It will be a collection of fictional stories about haunted houses and other weird places. We are particularly looking for stories from authors who are underrepresented in fiction: people of color, LGBTQ, non-Western religions and cultures. Each story is written from the perspective of someone who has encountered this strange location. Like our regular magazine, this narrator will also have a bio.
Website: http://madscientistjournal.org/2017/03/call-for-submissions-utter-fabrication/

Submission Deadline: 03/31/17

Mischief Corner BooksTitle: Wet Summer Nights Anthology
Genre: All Subgenres
Word Count: 10-18K Max
Publisher: Mischief Corner Books
Editor: Editor
Contact: submission.mischiefcornerbooks@gmail.com
Payment: Single Pay Arrangement
Description: WSummers can often be hot and volatile, with everyone looking for a way to cool down or release the heat. Strong personalities collide and rivals clash when heat waves hit all time highs. The suits have no idea how good they have it in their air-conditioning and fancy offices. Of course, the working grunts outside have perfected the art of cooling down. So what if they’re from the opposite side of town. Sparks will fly on wet summer nights.

We’re looking for stories with a strong romantic element–all romances with well-developed genre fiction (fantasy, science fiction, paranormal, contemporary, etc.) will be considered and are strongly encouraged—starring gay protagonists. All male characters, cis* and trans* are welcome. Hopeful or happy endings are a must. A white collar/blue collar, cross-town, wrong side of the tracks lovers theme must be prevalent in the plot. Publication: July 2017
Website: http://www.mischiefcornerbooks.com/submissions.html

Submission Deadline: 4/5/17

MLR PressTitle: Unspoken Language
Genre: All Subgenres
Word Count: 10-40K
Publisher: MLR Press
Editor: Kris Jacen
Contact: special_submissions@mlrpress.com
Payment: Contact publisher
Description: IThere’s an unspoken language that’s just there waiting to be used. Flowers all have their own meaning: CARNATION Yellow – You Have Disappointed Me; CAMELLIA White – You’re Adorable; TULIP Red – Believe Me; and of course, ROSE Single Full Bloom – I Love You. Spring is a time for blooms to blossom and tell a story.

All stories should have flowers being given to one of the MCs (can be cut flowers, potted or planted). A reference for flower meanings can be found at http://thelanguageofflowers.com/
Website: http://www.mlrbooks.com/Submissions.php