Got a trio of interesting sub ops for you guys today:
Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing has an open call for their Urban Green Man anthology: For this anthology we seek fantastic stories involving the mythology of the Green Man in any form (which includes the Green Woman). While the mythology is predominantly European, the setting is not limited to that region. Also, stories MUST be Fantastical, ripe with the magic of the archetype. We want urban fantasy or contemporary fantasy; no science fiction or steampunk please. And while Jack in the Green, the horned god and many other myths in conjunction with the Green Man are acceptable, the closer you are to using pure Green Man mythology the better." Length: up to 5K (shorter stories preferred); Payment: 3½¢/word, no reprints, electronic submissions only, see guidelines for more details. Deadline: November 30th, 2012.
SFWA-approved market RedStone Science Fiction is reopening to subs on June 1st, 2012, and would like to see ". . . science fiction, anything from post-cyberpunk to new space opera. We do not want supernatural horror, urban or heroic fantasy. No vampires, sparkly or otherwise." [PBW: Sniff] Length 750 words to 4K (firm on max.) Payment: ".05 per word, on publication". No reprints, electronic submissions only, see guidelines for more details.
World Weaver Press has an open call for their Specter Spectacular anthology: "World Weaver Press seeks new and previously published short fiction in the vein of the classic ghost story for themed anthology, SPECTER SPECTACULAR, to be published fall 2012 as ebook and print edition with online distribution. Spirits, hauntings, specters, boggarts, poltergeists — give us your best ghosts and spooky whatnots! Scary or funny, tragic or redemptive — we’re looking for the full spectrum. We’ll be looking for at least one funny piece to end the anthology. Anthology will be published fall 2012, but stories don’t need to be Halloween themed. We hope writers will draw inspiration from such classics as The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, A Christmas Carol, The Woman in Black, The Haunting of Hill House, Annabel Lee or others, but we are not (necessarily) looking for retellings of those tales. This is not an anthology for slashers, serial killers, zombies, vampires, or other undead creatures (their World Weaver Press anthology will come one day; this is not that day)." Length: 1K-10K; Payment: $5.00 advance against royalties; Reprints okay, electronic submissions only, see guidelines for more details. Deadline: July 7, 2012