Writing Market News – January 3

We’re back with your weekly dose of market news now that the holidays are over. This post is going up later than I would like, but better late than never, right? I trust everyone had a relaxing and/or productive holiday season. I managed to get some writing done (and submitted!), and I hope you did as well.

Let’s get right into this week’s market listings.


Aghast is a new journal of horror and dark fantasy to be published twice a year by Kraken Press. They are looking for supernatural and other strange tales, and are not interested in “serial killers, werewolves, vampires or zombies.”

Deadline: Ongoing
Words: 250 – 1,000; 1,500 – 7,000; 10,000 – 30,000
Pay: $.01 per word
Reprints: Query

Crossed Genres Magazine – Music Theme

Crossed Genres seeks to blend genres and themes monthly with their regular staples of science fiction and fantasy. The theme for February submissions is “music” (if you’re feeling ambitious, the January theme is “food). Stories should incorporate this element, as well as fall under SF or fantasy. Crossed Genres also has a lengthy description of things they would like and things they don’t really care for, so check the guidelines carefully.

Deadline: February 28, 2014 (do not submit before February 1)
Words: 1,000 – 6,000
Pay: $.05 a word
Reprints: No


Twit Publishing is assembling stories for an anthology featuring everyone’s favorite characters (those that aren’t pirate lovers at least), NINJAS! I think they put it best when listing what they are after:

Future Ninjas, past Ninjas, present Ninjas, Ninjas fighting fascist states, Ninjas in the Old West, Ninjas fighting dinosaurs, Ninjas fighting Vikings, Ninjas fighting werewolves, etc. and so on, and so forth.


In short, Ninjas being bad#@*es.

Deadline: April 18, 2014
Words: Unrestricted
Pay: Royalties
Reprints: Unknown

Ninja Novellas

If you find yourself with a novella length ninja story, Buttontapper Press is also looking for submissions. They say they are looking for “creative and humorous” ninja stories, and list an example of a good story in their guidelines.

Deadline: Unknown (to be published in 2015)
Words: Under 50,000 words
Pay: Unknown
Reprints: Unknown

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