Welcome to the #12DaysofWriting blog series. Today, I found a fantastic submission prompt. Without further ado, let’s check out the submission opportunity with Cast of Wonders.
Cast of Wonders
If you write YA short fiction, consider sending in a story up to 6000 words. They tend to prefer flash fiction below 1000 words, and stories between 3000-4500 words. They seek stories that spark a sense of wonder in the reader. Read a few of the staff’s favorites.
Their deadline is December 15th. If you don’t have time to write something new, consider editing an older piece.
Cast of Wonders read the chosen stories out loud. They are a qualified market for the SCBWI and SFWA. Learn more about the submissions process.
I hope you’re having a lovely summer so far. Hard to believe it’s August. I have decided to post writing opportunities as I find them.
Here is a submission call for those of you who write sci-fi and fantasy. Consider sending your stories to DeepMagic.
DeepMagic Submission Details
They seek science fiction and fantasy stories ranging from 1,000 to 40,000 words. Please note, DeepMagic caps payment at 10,000 words. They pay $.06 per word.
They do not accept multiple or simultaneous submissions. DeepMagic seeks family-friendly stories. Don’t send them stories with mature sexual themes, profanity, or graphic violence. Read more about how to submit your story.
If you want to get an idea of what stories they publish, pick up a copy of their inaugural issue. For this submission period, they close on September 30th! Happy writing, friends.
Hey friends! Do you write poetry? Have you always been interested in poems? Write a poem based on the 12 Dancing Princesses for Timeless Tales Magazine!
Deadline for 12 Dancing Princesses Poetry: June 9 – 14, 2019. You can send multiple pieces totaling up to 1,500 words. You could also send one poem.
They aren’t looking for poems from the shoes’ perspective or a setting around ballet. They have stories with those angles already. They suggested on their website to mix the tale with elements from Bluebeard or the 12 Tribes of Israel.
For more information about formatting, pay rate, and response time, go here.
Check out these articles for some help on writing poems if you’re new to it 🙂
Today, I’m going to share a fun submission opportunity. I shared about the first Grumpy Old Gods Anthology during #24DaysofWriting. Well, they had nearly 100 submissions and 11 spaces to fill! They’ve decided to send out a call for volume 2.
What’s the Call About?
The editors want stories about mythical Gods or Goddesses who are retired, missing from their post, waning, or ignoring their job responsibilities. They’re seeking speculative fiction at around 3000-4000 words.
The deadline to submit is March 30th, 2019. You can send your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org. Find out more information about the call here.
Why You Should Consider Submitting
Personally, I find these submission opportunities a lot of fun. I get to flex my creative muscles and work with a specific prompt. The story I wrote for the first call was a ton of fun. I wrote about Beira from The Winter Crone and created her origin story.
Even though this story wasn’t selected for the anthology, I know where I can use it someday. I’m hoping to research and outline a novel based on Beira and Alaor this summer when I get a chance.
These prompts are fun. You can take a break from editing/drafting novels 🙂 Happy Wednesday!
Hi dear friends, there are only two more days left of this blog series. Thanks for joining me ❤
Today’s submission opportunity is for Havok. They are an ezine, and seek flash fiction. Keep reading to learn more 🙂
Havok looks for memorable, and well-edited fiction between 300-1,000 words. It can be across a variety of genres. Science fiction, comedy, thriller, and fantasy. They want stories that take people away from daily troubles, bringing them into a new world.
Recycle – February 2019
Submissions are open now for this opportunity. This is an interesting prompt and they explain it well on their website.
They aren’t looking at recycling in the way we usually think of it. Think outside the box. They gave a few examples on their website. Why is Jack the Ripper collecting organs, how do the fae turn baby’s laughter into magic? Whose stealing your newspaper and swapping it with paper mache swans?
Strange, eh? It’s going to be a fun opportunity. March’s theme is: Relocate. Both February and March are open for submissions.
Triangulation is Parsec Ink’s speculative fiction annual. They’re in their 15th year. They seek science fiction, weird fiction, fantasy, and speculative horror from established andnew writers.
Theme: Dark Skies
This theme celebrates the natural awe and beauty of the night sky. They seek tales that feature a sky full of stars as a meaningful part of the story. Take them to another time or world. Write about the universe and going out into the depths of space.
How are there only four days left of this blog series and five days until Christmas?! Where has this month gone?
How are you all making out? I would love to hear what you worked on this month. On the last day of this series, I’ll show a tally of what I finished.
Today’s submission opportunity is for an online magazine, Mslexia.
This magazine includes interviews, news, reviews, grants, and competitions. It’s read by beginners and top authors. It’s an amazing magazine for women who write. They aim to promote established and new voices.
They ask for theme prose and poetry twice a year. Winners are selected by guest editors and are sent a small payment.
Mslexia seeks stories up to 2,200 words, poems up to 40 lines long, and short scripts up to 1,000 words. This includes character names and stage instructions. They only accept four poems, two short stories, and two short scripts per entrant.
Issue 82: Clothes
For this submission, send poems or stories on the theme of clothes. Costumes, uniforms, clothes of the future compared to clothes from the past, are a few examples. You could write about the material, sewing, etc. Read more about the theme here.
Send it by March 11th, 2019.
Happy writing, friends! Let me know what you’re working on in the comments below ❤