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Writers’ Markets – April 2017

Writers' Markets - Get your work published

Got a book to sell, or a story to tell? Once you’re done whipping your manuscript into tip-top shape with AutoCrit, let us help you find a home for it with this month’s Writers’ Markets list.

Here you’ll find a selection of publishers, anthologies and magazines all currently looking for submissions, along with the relevant deadlines, details and links you need to put your work in their hands.

Good luck!



Painted Hearts Publishing are seeking stories in all genres of romance from new, unpublished authors and those already established in the field.

Closes On: Open until filled

Length: 15,000+ words

Payment: Uncertain (royalties guaranteed)

Submission Guidelines:

Blood in the Rain 3
needs entries for this latest edition of the vampire erotica anthology series. Compelling characters, hot and steamy sex… and a vampire.

Closes On: May 1, 2017

Length: 2,000 – 7,000 words

Payment: $75 plus two contributor copies

Submission Guidelines:



Rice Paper Press is seeking entries for their new anthology of short horror stories. Make sure they can’t sleep at night!

Closes On: May 31, 2017

Length: 5,000 – 10,000 words

Payment: Up to $100 per story, plus print copy of anthology

Submission Guidelines:

Red Room Magazine
is looking for dark, disturbing, extreme horror and crime stories. Just about anything goes!

Closes On: July 1, 2017

Length:  Up to 4,000 words

Payment: $0.03/word

Submission Guidelines:

Pickman’s Press is seeking entries for their new anthology, Corporate Cthulhu – a Lovecraftian horror anthology that mixes the Cthulhu Mythos with the corporations and bureaucracries.

Closes On: June 1, 2017

Length: 2,000 – 7,000 words

Payment: $0.03/word

Submission Guidelines:

Anthology Chiral Mad 4 seeks dark, speculative fiction. This one is intended to be as diverse as possible, so feel free to get creative, blend genres, and challenge the reader.

Closes On: May 31, 2017

Length: Various (short stories, novelettes and novellas all required)

Payment: $0.06/word

Submission Guidelines:



Science Fiction magazine Shoreline of Infinity is seeking submissions – stories that tweak reality and engage the mind.

Closes On: Ongoing

Length: Up to 5,000 words

Payment: £10/1,000 words (GBP)

Submission Guidelines:

Parvus Press is seeking full-length novels from Science Fiction and Fantasy authors.

Closes On: Until filled

Length: Minimum 90,000 for Epic Fantasy, minimum 70,000 for Science Fiction and other Fantasy

Payment: Arranged with author. Royalty advances available.

Submission Guidelines:

Asimov’s Science Fiction
magazine is open to submissions of character-oriented science fiction that has something to say about human existence. Average response time is around 5 weeks.

Closes On: Indefinite

Length: 1,000 – 20,000 words

Payment: $0.08-$0.10 up to 7,500 words, $0.08 above 7,500

Submission Guidelines:



Timeless Tales Magazine is seeking retellings of famous fairy tales and myths with an Arthurian Legends theme.

Closes On: May 5, 2017

Length: Up to 2,000 words (under 1,500 preferred)

Payment: $20 per piece flat payment

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Fantasy anthology Sword and Sorceress 32 is open for submissions from April 24. Stories must be in the Sword & Sorcery genre (think Conan and Red Sonja) and feature a strong female protagonist the reader will care about.

Closes On: May 14, 2017

Length: Up to 9,000 words (shorter stories preferred)

Payment: $0.06/word as advance royalty share

Submission Guidelines:

NOTE: Do NOT submit stories for this anthology before the opening date of April 24. Any submissions before this date will be deleted unread.



Alex Shvartsman is looking for entries for Unidentified Funny Objects 6. Stories should be speculative fiction with a strong humor element. Take chances, try something new – just make sure it’s funny!

Closes On:  April 30, 2017

Length:  500 – 5,000 words

Payment: $0.10/word, plus contributor copy

Submission Guidelines:



HarperCollins imprint KillerReads is looking for full-length crime and thriller manuscripts. Give them page-turning thrillers and police procedurals that grab the reader by the throat and refuse to let go.

Closes On:  Open until filled

Length:  Unspecified. Assume minimum 60,000 words.

Payment: Arranged with author.

Submission Guidelines:



Young adult literary magazine CICADA is seeking submissions for both their Aliens and Puppets & Dolls-themed issues.  Stories are invited, but not required, to engage young adult themes.

Closes On:  April 27, 2017 (Aliens) and May 27, 2017 (Puppets & Dolls)

Length: Up to 9,000 words

Payment: Up to $0.10/word

Submission Guidelines:



Join the Discussion on “Writers’ Markets – April 2017”

  1. John says:

    Very Useful, Jocelyn. Thanks!

  2. Richard Pavic says:

    Love this for sure!! Thank you so much for this!!

  3. Michelle Moore says:

    YOWZERS!! Yet another fabulous reason to have joined Autocrit for life, they just keep on giving you more!

    Thanks Jocelyn and the Autocrit team.

    1. AutoCrit says:

      Hi Michelle,
      You’ve made our day. Thank you for the kind words.


  4. Loreen Finn says:

    Though I have completed my story of survival, non-fiction, Autocrit helped me navigate through my piece. I’m happy to report, the actual book will be available in about a month. Due to the content, a pen name was necessary, but I have been advised that I may inform others that Kenzie O’Hara’s “A Good Little Girl” will be released soon. Thank you Autocrit for assisting my quite cathartic endeavor, finalizing a dream. One less thing remains on my bucket list.

    1. AutoCrit says:

      This is great news and congrats on finishing your book! We are happy that AutoCrit was there to help you navigate through your work. Please share with us when the novel is published. Thank you.


  5. Marge says:

    Thank you Jocelyn. I’m new to your list serve and appreciate all that you do.

  6. Thank you! A great new feature.
    Feel free to add children’s non-fiction!

  7. Leftie says:

    Will you do any other Writers’s Market like this? It is really helpful!

    Thank you so much 🙂


    1. AutoCrit says:

      Absolutely, Leftie! Next one is due in August. We have tons of planned content, so might have a market listing earlier than that if something gets delayed, but August is next on the calendar. 🙂

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