Archive | April, 2021

May Submission Challenge 2021

4 Apr

I’ve finished checking the main list, I have not checked all the spares so if you choose to use one of those, it’s your call.

As always, I provide the markets, all you need are 31 stories ready to go. I’ve managed to source several for some days so if you want to sub to more than 1 market each day, you can.

01 Kaleidotrope or Fantasy Mag [Flash & SHORT] or Cryptids:Emerging
02 Cosmic Roots & Eldritch Shores or Flash Fiction Online (Until 21st!)
03 Dread Stone Press (Dose Of Dread) 1k flash, horror or The Other Stories [Space theme]
04 Every Day Fiction or Chrome Baby
05 Distant Shore Publishing or Uncharted Mag
06 F&SF or Beneath Ceaseless Skies
07 Andromeda Spaceways or Giganotosaurus
08 Clarkesworld
09 Nature: Futures or The Lorelei Signal
10 Planet Scumm or Mithila Review
11 Allegory
12 Not One Of Us
13 Three-Lobed Burning Eye
14 Fusion Fragment
15 Outlook Springs or Strange Religion (TDOT SPEC) or Dark Dispatch
16 Strange Wars (TDOT SPEC) or Asimov’s
17 The Other Stories [post apocalypse theme] or Typehouse or The Common Tongue
18 Eerie River (Horror, vampire theme)
19 Apex Magazine or Apparition Lit (themed, Contamination)
20 Daily Science Fiction or Sanitarium Magazine
21 The Overcast
22 Bourbon Penn
23 Metaphorosis
24 Interzone
25 The Future Fire
26 Analog
27 The Periodical, Forlorn
28 Bards & Sages Quarterly
29 The Society of Misfit Toys
30 No Sleep Podcast
31 Darkness Blooms (Dread Machine) or The Other Stories [mythology theme]

SPARE MARKETS:- CAVEAT! I did a brief check to make sure all these markets still exist but I didn’t check every one. Use them if you want, but it’s up to you to ensure they are open & paying.

Liquid Imagination
The Dark Magazine
Three Crows Magazine
Infinite Worlds
Dream Of Shadows
Sci Phi Journal
Mythic Magazine
Timeworn Lit
Departure Mirror
Flash Point SF
Electric Spec
Compelling Science Fiction
34 Orchard
Hypnos magazine
Constellary Tales
The Centropic Oracle

I had to pull Strange Horizons who announced they won’t be open again until June.
Likewise pulled The Arcanist, they won’t be open either.
Also pulled NewMyths as they aren’t open again until June.
Sirius SF were removed as they are closed due to illness of their publisher.


So this was March 2021

1 Apr

I’ve made 136 new submissions. 105 rejections. 4acceptances. 1 withdrawn, 0 not received.


Letters From The Phased Photonic Travel Company sold to Utopia Science Fiction, Jan 14th 2021.
Rescue Me sold to Hireath Publishing, Jan 31st, 2021.
Philip K. Dick Does It sold to The Angry Noodle, Feb 23rd 2021. (1st non-fiction sale!)
Exactly The Wrong Shade Of Green sold to The Lorelei Signal, Mar 7th 2021.

There are currently 61 stories out in submission:-


Lost Souls was released at Daily Science, Fiction 27th Jan 2021.


Grandmothers Shoes will be released in Bards And Sages Quarterly, Apr, 2021. (DTBC)
36 Hours In The Space Force will be released in Tales From The Space Force, 2021. (DTBC)
Philip K. Dick Does It will be released at The Angry Noodle, 2021. (DTBC)
Letters From The Phased Photonic Travel Company will be released at Utopia Science Fiction, Jun 2021. (DTBC)
Exactly The Wrong Shade Of Green will be released at The Lorelei Signal, July 2021. (DTBC)
Tuck & Roll will be released in Automobilia, Aug 1st, 2021.
Stranding Room will be released at Abyss & Apex, Jan 2022. (DTBC)

When I get more solid dates on the date to be confirmeds, I’ll announce them.


Some projects are taking longer than expected, hang in there friends, releases will come eventually!