Writing Market News – January 10

Today’s listings are almost all themed around superheroes and superpowers. The non-paying market is the one exception, instead being post-apocalyptic themed. I wanted to put that out there up front today to save people time who aren’t interested in superheroes.

Penumbra May Edition – Superheroes

Another call from Penumbra, the May edition is themed around Superheroes. It’s obvious, but no fan fiction or using existing superheroes or villains. Other than that, this call is wide open.

Deadline: March 1, 2014
Words: Under 3,500
Pay: $.05 per word
Reprints: Yes

The Good Fight

The Good Fight will be an anthology put together by Emby Press. Emby is all about monsters, and this anthology is no different. Put your hero to work fighting the evil that lurks in the shadows and preys on humanity. They are looking for grand and spectacular fights between these forces.

Note: Emby has another open call ending the same time, so check out the submission page for more info.

Deadline: March 31, 2014
Words: 2,000 to 10,000 words
Pay: $25
Reprints: No

Inaccurate Realities – Superpowers

Volume 4 of Inaccurate Realities is also themed around superpowers. This is a young adult market, so bear that in mind when considering your story. Other than that, your options are again pretty wide open.

Deadline: May 15, 2014
Words: 2,000 – 5,000
Pay: $15-$25
Reprints: Yes

StoneThread SpecFic Short Story Contest III

The non-paying market this week is a contest. StoneThread Publishing is looking for speculative fiction stories set in a post-apocalyptic setting. Stories that are selected will be published in an ebook anthology. As is often the case, this is more of a semi-paying market.

Deadline: March 31, 2014
Words: 1,000 – 10,000
Pay: None (Prizes for 1 – 5 place: $60, $50, $40, $30, $20)
Reprints: No

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