Thursday, October 11, 2012

New Submissions Calls Are Open

The Temporal Element: Complete Submission Guidelines

With just over a week to go before open submissions for The Temporal Element, here is the complete and unabridged list of submission guidelines:

The Temporal Element: Time-Travel Adventures, Past, Present, & Future!

Since the dawn of the modern era, mankind has dreamed about the possibility of traversing the bounds of linear time, to explore the dark mysteries of pre-history or seek out the wild possibilities of the far future in person.  This collection of stories does the next best thing, allowing readers to dream of the possibilities of such a theoretical trip.

The anthology will contain stories all about traveling through time, and not in the natural way.  From spell-casting wizards, to mad scientists, and government-sanctioned time agencies, The Temporal Element will feature the best stories of people traveling beyond their native time.  Explore ancient history, the distant future, or anywhere in between.

For more information and complete guidelines, visit

Hazardous Press Looking for Collections of Speculative Fiction

Hazardous Press is open to submissions of story collections between 20,000 and 80,000 words, from published authors, from now through November 1st, 2012. Accepted collections will be published as eBooks.

What genres?

Our preference is for the darker side of any speculative fiction genre: science fiction, epic fantasy, sword and sorcery, supernatural horror, steampunk, weird western, dark fantasy, zombies, etc.

What constitutes a “story collection”?

We are going to be pretty liberal in our definition here. If you want to send us 48,000 words, consisting of 3 stories published in small press anthologies, 5 poems, and that cool 30,000 word steampunk horror novella that never seems to match up with anyone’s guidelines, go right ahead. Not every piece in the collection needs to have been previously published, but collections with all reprints are fine.

For more information and complete guidelines, visit

Big Pulp Looking for the Dark Side of the Kennedys

BIG PULP is now accepting submissions for an upcoming themed collection entitled "The Kennedy Curse."

Deadline: January 31, 2013

Plane crashes. Assassinations. Sex scandals. Mental illness. Drug overdoses. Skiing accidents.

With a family history like that, you'd think they were cursed.

 Big Pulp is seeking submissions of fiction and poetry related to the Kennedy family, and specifically to the concept of a "Kennedy Curse." Submissions may be any genre - science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery, romance or other spec fiction - but the theme MUST be central to the story. Non-genre or more literary pieces will be considered as well, assuming they fall into the general category of spec fiction. Quality will out.

Submissions could center on any member of the Kennedy family--well-known or obscure, past, present or future, and possibly including fictional Kennedy members, if the story works.

Submissions can be as serious or humorous as the story calls for, but we are not seeking fiction or poems that mock the Kennedys, nor political diatribes for or against the Kennedys. Stories should stick to the idea of a Kennedy "curse" but that can be interpreted liberally. Culturally, the Kennedys are larger-than-life characters, which we believe can lead to a number of different story paths - from intimate character-driven pieces to mythic fantasy or SF.

For more information and complete guidelines, visit