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Submission Call: BLF Press seeks Black women’s speculative writing, pays $50, due June 30

BLF Press invites Black women writers to submit stories and poetry to Black to the Future, an anthology of Black speculative writing, “including science fiction, fantasy, and Afrofuturism.” The editors are Stephanie Andrea Allen, Lauren Cherelle, and Krystal A. Smith. Read the full post on Dale Cameron Lowry’s blog for writers.

Circlet Press wants erotica inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe

Circlet Press, the world’s leading publisher of erotica for geeks, is planning a themed anthology of short erotic stories inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe. The call notes that Poe was not only a pioneer of the horror genre, but also sci-fi and detective fiction. Stories can take place in any time period and can fall within any speculative fiction genre as long as the story is erotic and inspired by Poe’s oeuvre. Read the full post (and find some great resources for brushing up on Poe) on Dale Cameron Lowry’s blog for writers.

Factor Four Magazine seeks speculative flash fiction

Factor Four Magazine wants flash fiction—stories of 2,000 or fewer words—in the science fiction, fantasy, supernatural, and superhero subgenres. Their first issue is due out April 2018. They’ll take submissions up to 2,000 words (but 1,000 preferred) and pay 8¢/word. They’ve got some volunteer staff positions open too. Learn more about both oppotrunities on Dale Cameron Lowry’s blog for writers: Submission Call: New magazine seeks speculative flash fiction, pays 8¢/word

Enchanted Conversations seeks Baba Yaga retellings

Illustration of Baba Yaga

Kate Wolford of Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine is compiling an anthology of stories based on Baba Yaga. Baba Who? Baba Yaga, a witch from Slavic folklore, lives in a house with chicken feet, flies around in a mortar while holding a pestle, and may or may not be a cannibal. Wolford is looking for stories of 7,500 to 20,000 words and will pay $50 per story. The submission period is January 1 to March 1, which means you can start writing now, but don’t email her the story until the new year. Find more submission details, plus lots … Read more