Potters Field Six

This anthology sounds so delightfully creepy, I can’t even begin to tell you. Potters Field Six wants stories about unmarked graves. It doesn’t have to be just about a potter’s field, of course, there are tons of historical mass graves. Think of the Catacombs in Paris. Honestly, this contest is making me rethink writing for publication this year.

Genre- Horror

Word Count- 2,000 to 8,000

Due Date- June 30

Payout- $25

Here is your link to the full submission guidelines

Market, Betwixt

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This weeks market is a fun one called Betwixt. I have a soft spot in my heart for literary magazines, ever since I spent my youth carefully crafting submissions to them. (I only ever got into one, with some sappy teenage poem. My very first published piece, and I don’t even remember the name of the magazine.

Betwixt is in the same vein as the magazines I remember. It’s very artistic and not a fan of genres. They say they like stories that smas genres to smitherines.

Genre- Speculative fiction. Which basically means, tell your story and don’t worry about genre.
Word Count- 4,000 to 7,000
Sub date- August 31
Payout- 3 cents per word, up to $225
Wait time- two weeks
Rights- They purchase first rights, and ask for exclusivity for three months.

Here, then, is your link to the full submission guidelines.

And now, your writing prompt for the weekend.

Imagine, if you will, that you have been asked to write an episode of your favorite show. But when you arrive to start writing, they tell you that you will have to kill off your favorite character!

Markets, Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show

Who hasn’t signed up for the Thirty Days, Thirty Ideas Challenge yet? Really? Then click here to sign up. Don’t forget, you’ve only got six days left until it starts!

So, I can’t get over how funny and awesome I find the title of this market. I mean really, it’s awesome. Medicine show is all about science fiction and fantasy, and I think it’s my favorite magazine I’ve found so far, and I kind of want to subscribe to it.

Genre- Science Fiction and fantasy
Word Count- Any length
Submission date- None. They take submissions all the time. So, you know, no excuses.
Wait Time- Not listed
Payout- Six cents a word.
Rights- Exclusive rights for the first year, non exclusive rights to re-publish at any time after that.

Here is your link to the full submission guidelines.

And, here is a quick writing prompt for your weekend writing. Imagine you’re stranded on a whole new continent. You don’t know the language, don’t know anyone, and have only a vague idea of where you are. What do you do? Now, put your main character in the same situation. What does she do? Who’s more likely to survive the experience, you or her?

Market, Grave Markers

Five more days until the exciting announcement.

This isn’t an anthology or a short story collection. It’s something different, and I think really cool. Have you ever written an in between story, lengthwise? I mean a story that was too long to be short fiction, but not long enough to be a novella? I have, and it’s irritating. I can’t cut it down or I risk losing important parts of the story. I can’t add anything to it without making it feel… puffy.

Well, if you write horror, Grave Markers are the answer to this. Fair warning, the publisher has said they only intend to take up to six a year. But this is totally worth it.

Genre- Horror
Word Count- 10,000 to 20,000
Sub Date- Any time
Wait Time- Standard, about two months
Payout- Not listed

As always, here is a link to full submission guidelines. Let me know if you have luck with this or any other market so that I can include you in the monthly brag board.

Market, Monster Waiting in the Woods

Okay, one more horror anthology, then I’ll give it a rest, I swear.
This one is called Monster Waiting in the Woods. This, boys and girls, is for grownups only. They want dark, atmospheric stories for adults. No happy endings required.

Genre- Horror
Due date- September 1
Payout- $25.00
Wait Time- A decision will be announced November 2.
Word Count- 2,000 to 8,000
Rights-1 year exclusive rights, but if you contact them, they will consider letting you reprint it elsewhere.

Full submission guidelines can be found here.

Any luck with this or any other markets? Let me know, and I’ll post it on the monthly brag board, on the last day of the month.

Markets- Over My Dead Body!

No, this is not a magazine about parenting, or tired cliches.  This is a mystery magazine that takes short fiction.  It’s clever, cute, and fun.

Genre- Fiction, Mystery and thriller.  Non fiction, reviews.

Word Count- 750-4,000

Sub date- Open to submissions year round.

Wait time- Six to eight weeks.

Payout- 1 cent per word.

Now, this magazine requires a solicitation before sending full manuscripts, so don’t send them anything without doing that first.  Here are their full submission guidelines.

Did you have luck with this market or any others?  Let me know, and I’ll include you in the monthly brag board on the last day of every month!

Market- Horror Tree

You know I’m a sucker for horror short fiction. Here’s one that really caught my attention, called The Horror Tree. Here’s what they’re looking for, from the site itself; Tacitus Publishing’s 2015 anthology project is – HAUNTED BY THE PAST. We are looking for short fiction that pays tribute to some of the past greats – M. R. James, Algernon Blackwood, Sheridan Le Fanu. The story should be a ghost story that carries the tone, stylistic language, and/or classic story structure.

Genre- Horror Fiction
Word Count- 1,500 to 5,000
Sub Date- August 31
Wait Time- Sometime after August 31.
Payout- 1 cent a word

Check out the site, because there’s some tricky bits about formatting that you’ll need to observe. And, fair warning, you’ll be up against yours truly, because I just can not pass this one up.

Have any luck with this market, or any other? Let me know for the monthly brag board, posted on the last day of every month.

Markets- Share A Sale

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So, this weeks market is going to be a little different. I’m just starting out with affiliate links, and I wanted to share it with you, so that those of you who are bloggers can learn about it just as I do.

The site I’m working with is called Share A Sale. So far I like it. This will be my very first post with affiliate links, so I don’t have any solid numbers to give you yet, but I might post info quarterly if anyone’s got any interest in that at all. I know some of my favorite bloggers, like Just a Girl and her Blog (Not an affiliate, I just love her.) are posting their income logs quarterly.

So, I looked at a lot of different affiliate sites, and I went with Share A Sale because it seemed really low risk. I could look through a lot of different affiliate companies and decide who I wanted to work for. So I chose three, and got accepted by two.

I like this a lot, because I’m not going to shoehorn a link in somewhere it doesn’t belong. I decide what products I want to tell you about, and I decide when.

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As I said, this weeks market is different, because I can’t give you my normal info about what genre or deadlines you’ll have to adhere to. Think of it instead as sort of a partnership between you and the company you’re working with. But here’s a link to the site, so you can look around for yourself and see if it’s something you’d be interested in for your own blog.

Find a sponsor for your web site. <a href=”http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=44&u=1072301&m=47&urllink=&afftrack=”>Get paid</a> for your great content. shareasale.com.

If you’ve had any experience with affiliate companies, please feel free to share in the comment section, or drop me an e-mail at NicoleCLuttrell86@Gmail.com.

And don’t forget to check out the Facebook Page, Paper Beats World, every Monday for a fresh new literary agent when you’re ready to submit your first book!

Markets- Just 100 Words

Want to enter a writing contest! Great, the deadline’s today. It’s okay if you don’t have anything done, though, there’s another one tomorrow. And the day after that, and the one after that too.

The contest’s called Just 100 Words. Self explanatory, you have to tell a story in only one hundred words. Any theme, any genre, dead line every day. So, what kind of story can you tell in 100 words?

Genre- Open

Word Count- One hundred. Hence the title.

Sub date- Every Day.

Wait time- Twenty four hours or less.

Payout- $50.00

Don’t forget to check out the Paper Beats World Facebook page every Monday for a new literary agent!

Market- Pod Castle

Filling out the ‘Pod’ trilogy of great places to send submissions, this week we’ll be looking at Podcastle. This is a fantasy market, and one that I am very eager to send things to, since Fantasy is sort of what my main focus is. You know, with that fantasy series I’ve been working on for a year and a half now. For your convenience, this is the sister site to Pseudo Pod and Escape Pod.

Right now they’re reading for a theme, called Dirty Jobs. Here’s what they have to say about it on their website-

Every society has them: the hidden jobs that no one knows about, the hard jobs that no one glamorizes, the secret jobs that everyone pretends do not exist.
Every society has them. Every society needs them. Even a society inhabited by magic, myth, and monsters.
Tell me that doesn’t just shoot off ideas in your head.

Genre- Fantasy

Word Count- Same as Pseudo Pod, they want either longer pieces around 2,000 words, or flash fiction at around 500 to 1,000.

Sub Date- Jan 15 to March 15

Wait Time- Unspecified.

As always, here’s a link to the site.

Looking for more market tips?  Check out my Facebook page every Monday for a new literary agent of the week.

Payout- $100 for a longer piece, $20.00 for Flash.

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