Pill Hill Press is going to be pretty busy these next few months, reading for all these anthologies:
- The Four Horsemen: This anthology will be broken up into four different themes -- conquest, war, famine, and death. (Specify which section your story pertains to when you submit.) Payment is 1 cent per word plus a copy for stories 500-5000 words long. Deadline is December 31st.
- Quest for Atlantis: For this anthology, submit Atlantis-themed stories written in the third person, 1000-10,000 words long. Payment is 1 cent per word (up to $50) plus a contributor's copy. Deadline is February 28th, 2010.
- Love Kills: This anthology will be filled by means of a contest. The top three winners will receive $125, $50, or $25, and anyone whose story is chosen for publication will be mailed a copy of the anthology. The editors are looking for "SCARY stories, written in third person, featuring the theme LOVE KILLS: MY BLOODY VALENTINE." They want stories 2000-6000 words long. Contest deadline is January 15th, 2010.
Read the full Pill Hill Press submission guidelines before submitting to any of these anthologies or contests.
Northern Frights Publishing is also open for anthology submissions. They are currently reading for two science fiction anthologies, War of the Worlds: Front Lines and Timelines: Stories Inspired by HG Wells' The Time Machine. General guidelines for both anthologies are the same -- stories up to 8000 words will be accepted, with unpublished stories being preferred. Payment is 1 cent per word, up to $50, plus a contributor copy. Deadline for both anthologies is December 31st.
UPDATE: Through the holiday season, the "Holiday Deals" section on the sidebar (between "Market News" and "Current Contests") will highlight cheap prices and good online deals for anything related to haiku, horror, reading, or writing.