Authortunities #25 for September 9-October 6
50+ vetted, paying submissions ➕ a chonkier issue ➕ free digital Fall 2001 vintage issue #94 〓 Read in all 50 US states and 36 countries!
The last boxes are unpacked and we just got a big Visa hurdle done. I think we may be near the finish line! In the Northern hemisphere the weather is starting to cool down, but here in Brazil it’s beginning to be spring. This means I’ll have a spring Halloween. I’ll be sure to share how that goes 😂
You may have noticed the date I send this out shifting around. I’ve been asked to send this closer to the weekend so more of you can take full advantage to read and submit. After some shifting around, I think early Saturday morning can work better for us all. I’m curious to know what you think.
In other news, I’ve brought back the original version of “Exercise Your Writes” to support The Pixel Project [www.thepixelproject.net]. This is for guests of any genre connected to the writing industry, while the version on the Horror Writer Association’s YouTube is focused on horror writers. I’m also consolidating “Authortunities Extra” into the Wednesday show to make my life simpler.
You can catch “Exercise Your Writes” every Wednesday at 2 pm EST here:
You can catch “Exorcise Your Writes” every Saturday at 2 pm EST here:
And speaking of supporting The Pixel Project [www.thepixelproject.net], I’ve donated a package that includes donated two shows along with full page advertisements in Space and Time magazine [https://spaceandtime.net/]. On September 29 I’ll be a guest alongside Linda D. Addison and Paul Tremblay for Read For Pixel’s “Tackling the Terrors of #MeToo.” Go here to hit that bell to be notified when this event goes live: 🔗https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6hAlZa2exg
As usual, I’m including a free digital vintage issue of Space and Time magazine. This issue is from when founder and Father of Space and Time Gordon Linzner was the editor-in-chief! 🚀Download #94 from Fall 2001 here: https://tinyurl.com/pmaajrwv
If you want to try and collect them all, I made a handy chart you can download for free here: https://tinyurl.com/5aw46utf A total of seven issues have been set free so far.
And now on to the important stuff — my calendar of paying submissions, events and opportunities for authors. Some of these are sent to me, others I curate from various sources. I list some of my favorites here: https://angelaysmith.com/subscribe/
In this entire calendar share you will find:
29 newly opened submissions 🟢
29 submission deadlines 🔴
13 events for authors ⭐
12 reprint markets ♻️
4 education 📚
3 award 🏆
2 grants 💲
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🟢 SEP 9 · Shortwave Magazine calls for “new, unpublished short horror, dark fantasy, and sci-fi fiction between 1,000 and 4,000 words” until September 15. “Payment is $.05/word (HWA pro rate)”. 🔗https://tinyurl.com/y9feks9v
🟢 SEP 9 · The Ex-Puritan is open for interviews, essays, reviews, fiction, poetry and experimental work for their November issue until September 25. Payment ranges from $35 CAD per page for poetry to $200 CAD for essays. 🔗https://puritan-magazine.submittable.com/submit
⭐ SEP 16 · Exorcise Your Writes for horror writers on the Horror Writers Association channel. Members of the Horror Writer’s Association can watch for the column of the same name in the HWA monthly newsletter to find out what guests are coming up, and how you can be a guest as well. See what you may have missed. Every Saturday at 2 pm EST with Angela Yuriko Smith. 🔗 Traversing the Morass with Zachary Ashford
📚 SEP 11-14 · Join Science Fiction Writers' Week, from ProWritingAid to learn how to craft an unforgettable science fiction story and share it with the world. Learn from award-winning authors like Jordan Ifueko, Lauren Beukes, and Eileen Cook. Unlock the secrets for writing, editing, and publishing a science fiction story at this free weeklong online summit. If you can't make it live, free replays are available after the event. Attend live sessions with award-winning authors + educators. Learn strategies for outlining, editing, publishing, marketing and more. Meet like-minded writers in daily networking events. Free to attend.
Sign up at 🔗 https://tinyurl.com/5n73r258
🟢 SEP 11 · Nightmare horror & dark fantasy magazine opens to BIPOC-identifying writers (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) only for original, unpublished short stories, flash fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction until September 19. 🔗https://adamant.moksha.io/publication/nightmare/
📚 SEP 13 · 2 pm EST · First Line Frenzy™ returns to Reedsy Live with another opportunity to get feedback from a top editor, this time Rebecca Heyman will reveal what makes an opening line successful and compelling. Free to attend. Sign up at 🔗 https://tinyurl.com/4nhcpj8k
📚 SEP 13 · 4 pm EST · Free Webinar: AI Ads for Authors with Mark Dawson and James Blatch Even if you don't want to use AI images in your book covers, you may want to use them in your advertising. ChatGPT can help with ad copy and Midjourney can help with images, but you'll be able to use the tools more effectively if you have some training. Free to attend. Sign up at 🔗 https://tinyurl.com/28ub947k
⭐ SEP 13 · Exercise Your Writes for writers of any genre discussing anything of interest to the publishing community. See what you may have missed. Every Wednesday at 2 pm EST with Angela Yuriko Smith. 🔗https://tinyurl.com/yz6475ew
🔴 SEP 14 · Apparition Lit’s Reality Show Madness Flash Fiction Prompt closes to submissions of speculative flash fiction (under 1k words) prompted by “Takeshi’s Castle/Hole in the Wall/Wipeout ” until the 14th. Payment is $30 USD.
🔴 SEP 14 · Solarpunk Magazine closes submissions September 14. Pro rates paid as defined by the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA): $.08 per word for fiction ($100 minimum), $40 per poem, $75 for for nonfiction, $100 for reprint cover art, $200 for original unpublished cover art, $50 for reprint interior art, and $100 for original unpublished interior art.🔗https://solarpunkmagazine.com/submissions/
🔴 SEP 15 · 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.
🔴 SEP 15 · Shortwave Magazine closes for “new, unpublished short horror, dark fantasy, and sci-fi fiction between 1,000 and 4,000 words”. “Payment is $.05/word (HWA pro rate)”. 🔗https://tinyurl.com/y9feks9v
🔴 SEP 15 · evOke is closed to "the afterlife" 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/
🔴 SEP 15 · Sasee closes to 500-1k word nonfiction articles by women on “Serve with A Purpose” for variable payments on September 15. 🔗https://sasee.com/submissions/
🔴 SEP 15 · Eye to the Telescope 49, a publication of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association calls for submissions of 1–3 unpublished poems in English for US 4¢/word rounded up to nearest dollar; minimum US $4, maximum $25 until September 15. 🔗http://eyetothetelescope.com/submit.html
🔴 SEP 15 · Translunar Travelers Lounge seeks speculative fiction at .03 per word with a minimum of $20 from September 15-October 15. A special deadline for writers of color is from September 15-21. 🔗https://translunartravelerslounge.com/submissions/
🟢♻️ AUG 15 · Luna Station Quarterly seeks “female-fronted speculative stories” of “500 to 7000 words in length” for $5 USD. 🔗https://lunastationquarterly.com/submissions/
🟢♻️ SEP 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/
🟢 SEP 15 · Bright Wall/Dark Room monthly online magazine is open 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
🟢 SEP 15 · Little Bastards: Too-Short Horror Stories Nobody Wants, Edited by Alexis DuBon and Brandon Applegate opens for short dark fiction between 1000 and 2000 words until September 30. Payment is $0.08 per word. 🔗https://www.hungryshadowpress.com/submissions-little-bastards
🔴♻️ SEP 16 · The Other Stories Podcast closes to 2,000 word speculative fiction on the theme of “Fame” for a $15 GBP flat rate on September 16. 🔗https://theotherstories.net/submissions/
🔴 SEP 16 · Weird Horror Magazine closes for “horror and weird fiction from 500 to 6,000 words”. Payment is (U.S.) 1.5¢ per word (one and one-half cent), with a $25 (U.S.) minimum. 🔗https://undertowpublications.com/weird-horror-magazine
⭐ SEP 16 · Exorcise Your Writes for horror writers on the Horror Writers Association channel. Members of the Horror Writer’s Association can watch for the column of the same name in the HWA monthly newsletter to find out what guests are coming up, and how you can be a guest as well. See what you may have missed. Every Saturday at 2 pm EST with Angela Yuriko Smith. 🔗 Kiwi Despatches with Lee Murray
⭐ SEP 17 · The Speculative Sundays Poetry Reading Series presents Jenna Le reading their work live on Facebook via Zoom.🔗https://www.facebook.com/specpo
🔴 SEP 19 · Nightmare horror & dark fantasy magazine opens to BIPOC-identifying writers (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) only for original, unpublished short stories, flash fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction until September 19. 🔗https://adamant.moksha.io/publication/nightmare/
⭐ SEP 20 · Exercise Your Writes for writers of any genre discussing anything of interest to the publishing community. See what you may have missed. Every Wednesday at 2 pm EST with Angela Yuriko Smith. 🔗https://tinyurl.com/yz6475ew
🟢 SEP 21 · Shoreline of Infinity opens for science fiction up to 6,000 words until September 24. Payment is £20/1000 words. 🔗https://www.shorelineofinfinity.com/submissions/
This is the end of the first two weeks, available for free. Access to the full month is available to subscribers at $5 a month. If you think you would benefit from a full month ahead but can’t afford it, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll be happy to set you up with a complimentary year subscription — no questions asked.
The next two weeks include:
19 newly opened submissions 🟢
16 submission deadlines 🔴
6 events for authors ⭐
7 reprint markets ♻️
4 award 🏆
2 grants 💲
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