Authortunities #21 for August 9—September 6
Space and Time magazine updates ➕ Authortunities from all over ➕ free digital Spring 2010 vintage issue #110 〓 Read in 50 US states and 35 countries (and counting)!
The First Reader team is chugging their way through Space and Time submissions and they’ve already found some good ones. It’s too early to say much about the work that was shared but I did notice a lot of new names. One of our online columns this week is from Amanda Worthington. Stop by her Liminal Waystation for some deep thought on mortality and all that entails in “The Space Between Alive and Dead.” Read it for free here.
In other news, we are moving to a new house over the next week. I don’t expect we will be offline long, if at all. Ever see a fish out of water? That’s us without internet. It’s a priority.
The Horror Writer Association is wrapping up their Halloween in July fundraiser with three final panels. I’m looking for more poets to sign up for the poetry open mic I’m hosting with Maxwell I. Gold as the final event.
[WATCH] Weird and Wonderful: The HWA Mental Health Initiative hosted by Lauren Elise Daniels with panelists Lee Murray, Brian Matthews, and Dave Jeffery - August 12th 5:30 pm EST.
[WATCH] How To With Agents with Alec Shane (Writers House), Becky LeJune (Bond Literary Agency), Maeve MacLysaght (Copps Literary Services) - August 17th 7:00 pm EST.
Ready for some free reading? Here’s your vintage, digital back issue of Space and Time magazine? This week I’m sharing Issue 110 from Spring 2010 when Hildy Silverman was the publisher. This cover always stands out to me. I think it is the only issue to have a mermaid on the cover. 🚀Download #110 from Spring 2010 🔗bit.ly/45lq3GX
I also have a free story up on Pen of the Damned, “Unlucky Moon.” The story was originally written in response to a challenge to use Frank Sinatra, a rose and the moon in a story. You can read that here: https://penofthedamned.com/2023/08/09/unlucky-moon/
Finally, did you get to watch Brian Keene’s “Back in the Day” presentation last week? Here’s the second installment with Ellen Datlow and Linda D. Addison.
And now, on to the main course. Enjoy the free issue of vintage Space and Time and don’t forget to check out Authortunities Forecast tomorrow.
In this entire calendar share you will find:
26 newly opened submissions 🟢
42 submission deadlines 🔴
12 events for authors ⭐
11 first time shared 👁️🗨️
16 reprint markets ♻️
2 education 📚
1 award 🏆
1 grants 💲
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🖖 Now go forth and get published…
👁️🗨️🔴 AUG 9 · Hungry Zine, Issue 07 seeks poetry inspired by “Funeral Foods” for “$50 upon publication of the issue.” ➡️https://www.hungryzine.com/issue-07-calls-for-submissions/
⭐ AUG 10 · Authortunities Forecast, 15 minutes or less covering opportunities too late to make this newsletter, news and reminders. See what you may have missed. Every Thursday with Angela Yuriko Smith. ➡️https://tinyurl.com/342awykh
🔴 AUG 11 · SHUB-NIGGURATH'S SWEATER (UNDERLAND PRESS) calls for short story submissions of “cozy cosmic horror” from 1-5k words for $0.01/word until August 11. Edited by Frances Lu-Pai Ippolito and Mark Teppo, launching in October 2023. ➡️https://www.underlandpress.com/cozycosmic.php
🔴 AUG 11 · Rattle Magazine’s “Poets Respond” challenge calls for poems inspired by “ a news story or public event from the previous week, and has been written in the time since.” Selected poems will appear as the Sunday poem at Rattle.com which appear to over 10,000 people via RSS feed and daily email service. Poets will receive $100 and a complimentary subscription to the print magazine. The deadline for each week is Friday at midnight PST. ➡️https://rattle.submittable.com/submit
👁️🗨️🟢♻️ AUG 11 · PseudoPod opens for submissions on August 11 for short horror fiction under 6,000 words until August 22. Payment is $.08/word for original fiction, $100 flat rate for short story reprints, and $20 flat rate for flash fiction reprints (stories below 1500 words). ➡️ https://escapeartists.moksha.io/publication/pseudopod
⭐ AUG 12 · Weird and Wonderful: The HWA Mental Health Initiative hosted by Lauren Elise Daniels with panelists Lee Murray, Brian Matthews, and Dave Jeffery. ➡️https://www.pledge.to/halloween-in-july
👁️🗨️🔴 AUG 13 · Island seeks “new fiction and nonfiction content of approximately 1500 words” by Australian and New Zealand citizens and residents for $450. ➡️https://islandmag.com/submit
👁️🗨️🔴 AUG 13 · Yolk, Volume 3.2 seeks fiction and poetry written to the theme of “Solastalgia” for $100CAD online publication (international subscribers) and “$30 per page, regardless of genre, up to a maximum of $200” (Canadian only). ➡️https://www.yolkliterary.ca/submissions
🔴 AUG 14 · Apparition Lit’s Reality Show Madness Flash Fiction Prompt closes for submissions of speculative flash fiction (under 1k words) prompted by “Alone/Survivor/Naked and Afraid/The Nature of Things” until the 14th. Payment is $30 USD. ➡️https://apparitionlit.com/submissions/
🔴 AUG 15 · Sasee closes to 500-1k word nonfiction articles by women on “Fight, Like A Girl” for variable payments on August 15. ➡️https://sasee.com/submissions/
🔴 AUG 15 · evOke is closed to "familiars" themed submissions of artwork, poetry, short fiction, essays, interviews, lifestyle and reviews on things "Pagan, polytheist, and witchy." Also interested in video and audio content. Payment is $5. ➡️https://ev0kepublication.com/contributors/
👁️🗨️🔴 AUG 15 · Orca seeks “fiction up to 8000 words; Nonfiction 2000 to 8000 words (query if longer). 3 poems with a total maximum word count of 1000” for “$50 for stories 2500 words or longer, $25 for stories under 2500 words and for poetry, plus a one-year pdf subscription.” ➡️https://orcalit.com/guidelines/
👁️🗨️🔴 AUG 15 · Tales from the Moonlit Path seek “poetry and fiction submissions for… Halloween 2023 Issue, as well as fiction submissions for our summer challenge” for “10 for every published story in quarterly issues… honorable mentions and a $50 first place prize for Special Edition Issue Challenges.” ➡️https://talesmoonlitpath.com/submissions/
👁️🗨️🔴♻️ AUG 15 · The Lorelei Signal, a quarterly SF/Fantasy electronic magazine, seeks short stories, flash fiction and poetry featuring “strong / complex female characters” for “$15.00 for short stories, $5.00 for poems and flash (<1000 words) fiction pieces and $5.00 for reprints.” ➡️https://www.loreleisignal.com/guidelines
👁️🗨️🔴♻️ AUG 15 · Luna Station Quarterly seeks “female-fronted speculative stories” of “500 to 7000 words in length” for $5 USD. ➡️https://lunastationquarterly.com/submissions/
👁️🗨️🔴 AUG 15 · Songs of Eretz Poetry Review seeks form poems for their fall issue for “a semi-professional rate of seven dollars per poem.” ➡️http://www.songsoferetz.com/p/poetry-and-artwork-guidelines.html
🔴 AUG 15 · khōréō is closed to speculative flash and short fiction with “some aspect of migration, whether explicitly (themes of immigration, colonialism, etc.), metaphorically, or with a sly nod and a wink.” Also interested in video and audio content. Payment is $0.10 USD per word. ➡️https://www.khoreomag.com/submissions-fiction/
🔴 AUG 15 · JPI FLASH FANTASY ANTHOLOGY seeks “a feel-good fantasy story, if not feel-good, make someone in the story happy” up to 1,000 words for “½ cent a word via PayPal.” ➡️https://www.jerseypinesink.com/
🟢 AUG 15 · Bright Wall/Dark Room monthly online magazine opens for submissions from 2,500-4,000 words for $50 USD for “interviews, profiles, formal analysis, cultural criticism, personal essays, and humor pieces'' on filmmaking with a “Chicago, westerns or nostalgia” theme. ➡️https://brightwalldarkroom.submittable.com/submit
👁️🗨️🟢 AUG 15 · Apparition Lit opens for submissions of speculative fiction between 1k-5k words and poetry until August 31. Payment is $0.05 per word, minimum of $50.00 dollars for short stories and a flat fee of $50 per poem. ➡️https://apparitionlit.com/submissions/
🟢♻️ AUG 15 · Samovar, published by Strange Horizons, seeks speculative fiction, review-essays, poetry, interview/conversations, and reprints in translation. Payment for fiction is 8 US cents per word to the author, and 8 US cents per word to the translator. Payment for reprints is a flat $100 USD to the author and $100 USD to the translator. Payments for poetry are $40 USD to the author and $40 USD to the translator. Payment for interview/conversations is $40 USD to each participant. Payment for review-essays is $40 USD. ➡️http://samovar.strangehorizons.com/submit/
🔴 AUG 15 · Speculative City seeks fiction, poetry, and essays with the theme “megacity” for “$20-$55 according to the category and length of their submission. We do not include submissions with lengths exceeding 5500 words.” ➡️https://speculativecity.com/submissions/
⭐ AUG 17 · The Quick Reads event featuring women and non-binary writers of sci-fi, fantasy and speculative fiction Thursday, August 17 at 7 pm EST. This event features 6 guests reading for 8 minutes each. ➡️https://strongwomenstrangeworlds.weebly.com/
⭐ AUG 17 · Authortunities Forecast, 15 minutes or less covering opportunities too late to make this newsletter, news and reminders. See what you may have missed. Every Thursday with Angela Yuriko Smith. ➡️https://tinyurl.com/342awykh
⭐ AUG 17 · How To With Agents with Alec Shane (Writers House), Becky LeJune (Bond Literary Agency), Maeve MacLysaght (Copps Literary Services). ➡️https://www.pledge.to/halloween-in-july
🔴 AUG 18 · Rattle Magazine’s “Poets Respond” challenge calls for poems inspired by “ a news story or public event from the previous week, and has been written in the time since.” Selected poems will appear as the Sunday poem at Rattle.com which appear to over 10,000 people via RSS feed and daily email service. Poets will receive $100 and a complimentary subscription to the print magazine. The deadline for each week is Friday at midnight PST.
🔴📚 AUG 13-18 · Elk River Writers Workshop is designed for students who are serious about fostering a connection with place in their writing. The next workshop takes place from August 13-18, 2023, at Chico Hot Springs. ➡️https://manager.submittable.com/opportunities/organization/10268
⭐ AUG 19 · Poetry Open Mic Night hosted by Angela Yuriko Smith and Maxwell I. Gold to raise funds for the Horror Writers Association’s many different scholarships including the Diversity Grants, The Scholarship from Hell and more. Sign up to read here: bit.ly/3qas2z8
🔴♻️ AUG 19 · The Other Stories Podcast closes to 2,000 word speculative fiction on the theme of “Masks II” for $15 GBP flat rate on August 19. ➡️https://theotherstories.net/submissions/
🔴 AUG 20 · Northern Gravy seeks fiction, Poetry and KidLit (writing for Middle Grade or Young Adult audiences, poetry or prose) up to 2000 words with poems no more than 40 lines from UK & Ireland writers for £100. ➡️https://northerngravy.com/submissions/
⭐ AUG 20 · The Speculative Sundays Poetry Reading Series presents Vivian Faith Prescott reading their work live on Facebook via Zoom.➡️https://www.facebook.com/specpo
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