Publishers Open for Submissions
Do you have a story that’s ready for submission? Want to get paid for it? All the publishers I share here are legitimate, paying markets, which only accept the best writing. Take a chance. Click on the publisher below for the link and submit a story.
Some publishers are holding cool anthology calls, be sure to check them out too.
An ebook publisher of erotica. Accepting manuscripts between 10K and 80K words as well as queries for romance and lit fic. With their newsletter, you can sign up for all future calls for submissions. They always have great anthology calls, such as:
Deadline extended until April 31st, 2017
For this anthology, we are looking for erotic stories that explore the concept of religion. No other parameters apply other than that every story needs to be literary, erotic, and push the boundaries between the sacred and the profane.
We have a preference for Catholicism—the eroticism and hypocrisy are built right in—but stories involving other major world religions are fair game. We also have a soft spot for erotic explorations of world mythologies.
Think outside the box. Stories involving angels, gods, goddesses are more likely to be accepted than those involving ministers, monks, nuns, priests unless the execution is highly original. We love demons, but we already have enough in this anthology unless you’re able to write a demon that utterly blows us away.
We are looking for stories which emphasize the sensual and taboo. Atmospheric, sensual, literary, depraved. Think Madonna, Florence + the Machine, Lana Del Rey, Hozier, Jesus Christ Superstar. Not Garfunkel and Oates.
Deadline, August 5th, 2017
We are in search of erotic stories centered around the theme of haunted. How you execute this theme is up to you—a multitude of interpretations are possible.
While fantastical and spooky elements are welcome, we suggest writers familiarize themselves with the full dictionary definition of “haunt” and think outside the box. For this anthology we aren’t just looking for ghosts, ghouls, and other monsters. We want to feel something that is persistently there. Something that twists the mind, invades our waking thoughts, disturbs our sleep. The characters must be haunted or haunting.
The sex needs to be raw, passionate, hot, and at the story’s centre. Four-letter words are neither required nor discouraged, although we have a preference for graphic lust conveyed through beautiful prose.
Quoted straight from their site:
We only publish novels in which at least one of the main characters is of indigenous African descent. People of African descent live and thrive all over the world. Yet, when it comes to the most popular literature, the settings and the characters are decidedly Eurocentric. We are here to change that. We are here to start a new movement. We are here to immerse you in the colors of the African diaspora.
Check out their fun anthology calls:
Deadline. April 30, 2017
We want adult stories. No erotica, though some erotic or romance elements are acceptable. Magic, gods, mysticism, mythical creatures. Bring us old fairy tales with an Afrocentric twist. We are interested in new gods or ancient ones, old religions, houngans, potions, and spells. Your story can be adapted from African folklore or modern mythology. You aren’t restricted in your chosen setting, but priority will be given to stories featuring human characters who live in this world.
We want diverse characters in diverse settings, with a main character of indigenous African descent.
Deadline, May 5, 2017.
Looking for adult steampunk. They want steam machines, airships, pulleys, and cogs. Your story can be steeped in magic, science, or both. It can be an alternate history, an alternate universe, or another world entirely. Your characters can live in the aether, as long as the story’s main underlying theme is built on a steampunk foundation with diverse characters in diverse settings and diverse cultures, and a main character of indigenous African descent.
They accept submissions via a form that is easy to fill out. Fiction works of 50,000 words or more, all genres except erotica. They accept erotica at Cinnabar Silk. Paying royalties of 50 percent and offering great distribution and some good marketing.
Publishes four books a year full of great short stories and poetry with beautiful artwork. They accept submissions all day every day.
Open for submission on July 1, 2014. This digital flash fiction publication accepts all genres with no content restrictions. Stories 1000 words or less are published quarterly online and in ebooks.
If you know a child who likes to read or write, or both, check out Ember. They publish a semiannual journal of poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction for all age groups. Submissions for and by readers aged 10 to 18 are strongly encouraged.
Zetetic: A Record of Unusual Inquiry, where readers can find unique writing that will make them say, “This was quite unusual, but I loved it.”