September Submission Challenge Market list

12 Jul

WHAT IS THE CHALLENGE?:- Submit a story every day to a paying market for a month. Or as many stories as you can.
WHAT DO I NEED TO TAKE PART?:-30 finished stories, or as many as the number of days you intend to sub for. Ensure they are A) Finished. B) Spellchecked, proofed, edited, grammar passed & ready to sub.
WHERE ARE THESE MARKETS FROM?:-Chosen & vetted by me, I pick the places I’d like to get my work into, plus they have to be open during Septmber & pay money for stories.
DO I HAVE TO SUB TO THESE MARKETS?:-Of course not, I’ve selected these to make life easier. If you want to sub elsewhere, or to a different palce than I chose for that day, feel free. I’m not your parents.
CAN ANYONE TAKE PART?:-Providing you can follow these simple rules, yes.
RULES:-Before we start, publicly declare you’re in, and how many days you intend to sub for. Do it on social media, make sure to tag me in it @RayDaleyWriter
Then simply post each day where you’ve sent a story to.
Many participants keep a daily log so they can put up a blog post at the end of the month how they fared. So tracking rejections & acceptances is a damn good idea too.
IS THIS THE 1ST TIME YOU’VE DONE IT?:-No. September will be our 2nd birthday!
WHAT KIND OF SUCCESS CAN YOU GUARENTEE?:- None at all. However, I personally made a pro sale off the challenge last year, and almost everyone who has previously taken part has at least 1 sale to their name.

CAVEAT:- All markets are confirmed as open & paying unless otherwise marked.

01 Fantasy Magazine (short & long form) https://adamant.moksha.io/publication/fantasy/guidelines OR On The Premises (Monster Theme) https://onthepremises.com/current-contest/

02 Cosmic Roots & Eldritch Shores https://cosmicrootsandeldritchshores.com/submissions/ OR The Periodical, Forlorn https://www.periodicalforlorn.com/submission-guidelines (Theme: Moonlighting)

03 Flash Fiction Online http://flashfictiononline.com/main/submission-guidelines-flash-fiction/ OR Micro Madness (Cosmic Horror Monthly) https://www.cosmichorrormonthly.com/micro-madness/ (any day 1st to 7th)

04 Hexagon Magazine https://hexagonmagazine.ca/submit/ or Dark Moon Books http://www.darkmoonbooks.com/Submissions.html

05 Underland Arcana https://www.underlandarcana.com/submissions/ OR Clarkesworld http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/submissions/

06 Metaphorosis https://magazine.metaphorosis.com/guidelines/ OR PseudoPod https://pseudopod.org/submissions/

07 Analog https://www.analogsf.com/contact-us/writers-guidelines/ OR ParSec https://www.pspublishing.co.uk/parsec-79-c.asp

08 Titanic Terastructures https://horrortree.com/taking-submissions-titanic-terastructures/ OR Flash Point Science Fiction https://flashpointsf.com/submissions/

09 Silver Blade https://www.silverblade.net/submissions-2/ OR Compelling http://compellingsciencefiction.com/guidelines.html

10 Escape Pod https://escapepod.org/guidelines/short-fiction/ OR Dream Of Shadows https://www.dreamofshadows.co.uk/submission-guidelines

11 Shoreline Of Infinity https://www.shorelineofinfinity.com/submissions/ OR Silence in the City https://www.foundershousepublishing.com/2021/07/silence-in-city-open-call-for.html

12 F&SF https://www.sfsite.com/fsf/glines.htm OR Dose Of Dread https://dreadstonepress.com/submissions/

13 The Future Fire http://futurefire.net/guidelines/fiction.html OR Fireside Fiction https://firesidefiction.com/submissions (Sept 13th-19th)

14 The Arcanist https://thearcanist.io/a-call-for-submissions-244f646d25a4 OR From the Farther Trees – https://farthertrees.wordpress.com/submissions/ (Halloween theme)

15 Lamplight https://lamplightmagazine.com/submissions/ OR Nature:Futures http://blogs.nature.com/futureconditional/2015/04/19/how-to-write-for-nature-futures/ OR Factor Four https://factorfourmag.com/submissionsinfo/

16 Translunar Travelers Lounge https://translunartravelerslounge.com/submissions/ OR Nightmare Magazine https://adamant.moksha.io/publication/nightmare/guidelines (Open for Flash & Short Fiction)

17 Interzone/Black Static (horror) http://ttapress.com/interzone/guidelines/ OR Perpetual Motion Machine https://pmmpublishing.submittable.com/submit/34164/perpetual-flash-fiction

18 Not One Of Us https://not-one-of-us.pub/about/guidelines/ OR Frozen Wavelets https://earthianhivemind.net/frozen-wavelets/

19 Bards & Sages Quarterly OR Society of Misfit Stories (same URL) https://www.bardsandsages.com/contact_us/fiction_submission_guidelines/

20 Electric Spec http://www.electricspec.com/Submissions.html OR Dark Moments https://www.blackharepress.com/submissions/ (close Sept 30th)

21 Strange Horizons (before 4pm) http://strangehorizons.com/submit/fiction-submission-guidelines/ OR Freeze Frame Fiction https://freezeframefiction.com/write/submission-guidelines-faq/

22 Brink https://www.brinkliterary.com/submit OR Monstroddities https://sliceduppress.com/submissions/

23 The Overcast https://theovercast.libsyn.com/submissions-guidelines OR Three Lobed Burning Eye https://www.3lobedmag.com/submissions.html

24 No Sleep Podcast https://www.thenosleeppodcast.com/submissions OR Samjoko Magazine https://www.samjokomagazine.com/submission-guidelines

25 The Common Tongue https://www.commontonguezine.com/guidelines-submissions/ OR Mirror, Mirror https://wordfirewestern.moksha.io/publication/2/3/submit

26 The Colored Lens http://thecoloredlens.com/?page_id=8/ OR Dark Recesses http://darkrecessespress.com/submissions/

27 The Fuckening http://scifilampoon.com/the-fuckening/ OR The Quiet Ones https://wearethequietones.com/submission-calls/

28 Daily Science Fiction https://dailysciencefiction.com/submit OR Etherea Magazine https://ethereamagazine.com/submissions/

29 Swords & Sorceries Volume 3:- https://paralleluniversepublications.blogspot.com/2021/07/submissions-open-for-swords-sorceries.html OR The Dread Machine https://www.thedreadmachine.com/submit/ (CANT CONFIRM)

30 Heroic Fantasy Quarterly https://www.heroicfantasyquarterly.com/?page_id=39 OR Clarkesworld http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/submissions/

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SPARE:- Negative Space 2: A Return to Survival Horror https://www.darkpeninsulapress.com/negative-space-2-opening-soon.html
Trees Anthology:- https://www.jerseypinesink.com/
On Spec https://onspecmag.wpcomstaging.com/submissions/ (open all September)
Weird Horror https://undertowpublications.com/weird-horror-magazine (open all September)
Screaming in the Night https://www.sinistersmilepress.com/sitn-submission-guidelines (Closes Sept 8th ’21)
Unstamatic https://www.unstamatic.info/submissions
Heirlock https://heirlockmag.com/submit/ (theme:-Home)


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