May 2020 Submission Challenge update

9 Mar

All markets have now been checked. All are paying & open during May as far as I have been able to ascertain.

The rules are simple:- Try to sub a story to the market I’ve listed on the day I list it to be used. If you don’t wish to sub on that day or to that market, you don’t have to. In an ideal world, you’ll sub to all 31 markets and have (at least) 31 stories out. If you only want to sub 1 story during the month, that is totally fine! You don’t even have to use these markets, as long as you use a PAYING MARKET!

The private Facebook group was renamed, if you want an invite, message me via FB.

Feel free to get in touch with me on twitter @RayDaleyWriter if you are interested in taking part!

01 – Kanstellation (themed)
02 – Abyss & Apex (Flash only!)
03 – F&SF
04 – Clarkesworld
05 – Strange Horizons
06 – Interzone
07 – Daily Science Fiction
08 – 3 Lobed Burning Eye
09 – Vestal Review
10 – The Arcanist
11 – Asimov’s
12 – Every Day Fiction
13 – AGNI
14 – Beneath Ceaseless Skies
15 – Cast Of Wonders (Banned books week)
16 – Sirius Science Fiction
17 – Ordinary Mortals Anthology
18 – The Drabblecast
19 – Electric Spec
20 – Metaphorosis
21 – Flash Fiction Online
22 – (Hybrid Ink) Future//Tense: Sex
23 – The Future Fire
24 – Not One Of Us
25 – Chrome Baby
26 – Cosmic Roots & Eldritch Shores
27 – Nature; Futures
28 – Amazing Stories
29 – Bards & Sages Quarterly
30 – The Dark Magazine (Dark Fantasy)
31 – Shoreline of Infinity –

All the above links are verified as PAYING & OPEN DURING MAY. Do not bump any links, most are open for short periods only (those which aren’t “always open” markets). If you struggle to find somewhere open, please use F&SF, Asimov’s, Interzone or Clarkesworld.

Be aware Clarkesworld have a 7 day cool off period so you have to wait once you’ve received a rejection/acceptance there. F&SF, Interzone & Asimov’s, you can send to as soon as you’ve heard back.

SPARES:- Weird Tales Magazine Subs end May 2nd Midnight PST
Cossmass Infinities (Until May 14th)
Write Ahead/The Future Looms
The Centropic Oracle (Currently Flash only)
Women of the Woods
Compelling Science Fiction
Andromeda Spaceways Magazine

Horror links:- Black Static
No Sleep Podcast
Occult Detective Magazine


6 Responses to “May 2020 Submission Challenge update”

  1. Iseult Murphy March 9, 2020 at 11:29 pm #

    Ray, this is awesome. You are so generous and supportive. Thank you.

  2. Susan Murrie Macdonald April 25, 2020 at 3:37 am #

    Reblogged this on Susan Macdonald's Blog and commented:
    Raymond Daley is a bookmate of mine. He writes (and sells) a lot more stories than I do. Maybe this will help me catch up with him.


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