Saturday, October 7, 2017

Four paying markets, plus zombie stories wanted

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Hi, Brian.
Riverdale Avenue Books is publishing an anthology based on the classic comic book, Deathworld. Please let me know if you can run this or would like to contribute!
My Best,
Alyssa Tognetti,
Call for Submissions on: Deadworld
Riverdale Avenue Books’ horror imprint, Afraid, is proud to announce an open call for submissions for short stories and essays on the world of the classic zombie apocalypse comic book, Deadworld. Deadworld was the original zombie apocalypse comic series, first published in 1987, featured a graphic, transgressive, heavy-metal world of ruined cities, biker gangs, demons and chilling hordes of the walking dead that captivated audiences at the dawn of the modern age of comic books.
Riverdale Avenue Books seeks prose fiction and essays alike that can recapture the energy, impact and themes of the original comic while bringing to the work the contemporary sensibilities and additional development that have arisen from the past thirty years of zombie fiction. Essays on the impact of the series, its place in zombie history and culture and tributes to the comic’s late creator, Gary Reed are welcome and appreciated.
Fiction submissions should range from 1,000 to 7,000 words, while essays should range from 500 to 2,5000. Please include a brief autobiography with your submission.
Payment will be a pro-rata share of all revenue split equally among the authors. Each author will receive a digital copy of the book, as well as one print copy.
Riverdale Avenue Books is a hybrid publisher, with simultaneous publication in the English language throughout the world with 95 e-vendors, as well as print copies available to bookstores and libraries. We have an aggressive sub-rights agent who will be handling the audio and foreign rights.
All submissions must be sent to
Deadline Oct 15, 2017

Adventure Cyclist magazine seeks feature-length stories, which must be accompanied by high quality photographs, and essays about a singular experience while on a bicycle trip. These run at 1,200–1,500 words and don't require accompanying photos. Pays 3050 cents/word. 
Deadline: October 31, 2017. Guidelines here.

World Unknown Review seeks poetry and fiction. Accepts reprints. Pays $15 per piece. Also seeks cover art; pays $25.
Deadline: October 31, 2017.  Guidelines here.

Horror Addicts seeks horror stories for anthology. Your story must involve music in some way. It could relate to some specific genre or song or to the creation of music, an instruments or even the lack of music. Pays $10. 
Deadline: October 31, 2017. Guidelines here.

Chicken Soup for the Soul is always looking for true stories and poetry and pays $200. Here are the current topics they’re looking for:
Christmas and Holiday Collection – 2018: People love reading about the winter holidays – from Thanksgiving all the way through New Year’s Day. We want to hear about your traditions and how they came to be. We want to hear about your holiday memories and the rituals that create the foundation of your life. We love to hear about the funny things too: the ugly holiday sweaters, the gingerbread house that kept falling down, the re-gifting embarrassments and the fruit cake disasters.”  Deadline: October 30, 2017.
Love Stories: We’re looking for stories about how you found love. And how you kept it fresh over the years. New love, old love, please warm our hearts with your stories and poems.
Please note this book is for adults, not teen. We’re happy to hear about your high school sweetheart if you ended up together, but we are not looking for stories from current teens about teen relationships.
Here are some suggested topics but we know you can think of many more:
The miracle of finding love
Amazing coincidences that led to you meeting your soul mate 
Dreams that came true about finding your soul mate 
Anything that makes us say “wow” about how you found love! 
Dating adventures 
From “friends” to “lovers” 
Senior dating 
Reconnecting with someone from your past 
Rejoining the dating world after divorce or breakups
Rekindling romance in a longer term relationship 
Anything that entertains our readers or gives them hope that love is around the corner for them, too!
Deadline: November 30, 2017
The Best Advice I Ever Heard: Have you ever read a Chicken Soup for the Soul story that had a wonderful piece of advice in it that made a difference in your life? Have you ever watched a movie or read an article that really had an impact on you that you haven’t been able to forget? Do you have a friend or family member who gave you some advice that you didn’t necessarily want to hear but really needed to hear that stuck with you and directed you to make positive changes in your life?
We are looking for stories that contain a great piece of advice that you were given or advice that you gave to someone else. Whether the advice is about a little thing that improve your everyday life, or major epiphanies that can change a life completely, we want to hear about them and how they made a difference.
Here are some topics we can suggest but there are many more that we know you can think of:
Career choices or changes 
Personal relationships – family or friends 
Moving to a new place 
Buying or selling your house 
Setting priorities 
Health and fitness 
Taking chances 
Co-dependence and tough love 
Following your passion 
Taking risks 
Trying new things 
Simplifying your life 
Using gratitude 
Forgiving someone… or yourself
Deadline: February 28, 2018. 
Full submission guidelines here.
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