Just a quick update. Apparently blogger has taken down several of my posts for no reason whatsoever, including my July post. If I can't get them reinstated here, I'll start looking into migrating my posts to a new site. This is the first time I've experienced this on blogger.com, and hopefully it's not a sign of a system-wide issue.
Thanks for understanding.
UPDATE 2: all of my blog posts have been reinstated. Still not sure what the issue was, as I received no specifics. My general sense of the internet makes me think a troll spammed my blog posts with complaint (something I said?) and so the powers that be dropped most of my blog posts. All better now. Will leave this blog post up though, as it's nice to just jump in and see all the deadlines I'll miss some at the end of the month (lies-->I'll make 5 of them)
UPDATE: all of the posts have been reinstated except for my new post with updated July deadlines. Still waiting for that to be reinstated. Since these deadlines are coming up soon, I'll copy a shortened version of the deadlines of windows paying five cents or above here:
1. Deadlines/Windows (7/27/2022 and beyond; paying 5¢/word or more)
7/21-7/27 (General Submissions), Fantasy Magazine, ~7500 words (5000 or less preferred; flash = up to 1500), 8¢/word, Genre: Fantasy/Dark Fantasy, Poetry ($40/poem, send up to 6), anonymous submissions, Reprints NO, Simultaneous NO, Multiple OK (1 short, 1 flash, 1 poetry), open to BIPOC authors throughout 2022, opens for general submissions again 10/1-10/7
7/30, Midnight & Indigo, note: Black women writers only, minimum word counts: 1500 for fiction and 1200 for nonfiction (no maximum?), 7¢/word for short fiction ($100 for speculative published online and $200 for speculative published in other formats; $100 for essays), Genre/Theme: seeking short character-driven fiction in all genres and first-person POV narrative and personal essays, Reprints NO, not sure about simultaneous and multiple (I assume NO), submit via link: https://midnightindigo.submittable.com/submit
3/1-7/31, Pseudopod (reprints from 2022 Anthologies and Collections), ~6000 words (1500-6000 for original short fiction; sweet spot = 4500 words; welcomes flash under 1500 words), $100 for short fiction reprints ($20 for flash fiction under 1500 words; 8¢/word for original fiction w/ window opening in August), Genre/Theme: any horror for audio (dark, weird fiction; dark humor; any subgenres from grim realism and crime drama to magic-realism and supernatural dark fantasy), Simultaneous OK (must provide disclosure), Multiple OK (1 original & 1 reprint) publishers send collections / anthologies published in 2022 (highlight stories original to that publication), authors ask their publisher to send the book (if they're not interested, still submit story, include collection/anthology title in cover letter), submit via moksha portal
7/31, FIYAH: Hauntings & Horrors, only open to submissions by and about Black writers from Africa and the African Diaspora, 2,000-15,000 words, (poetry: up to 1,000 words; nonfiction: 800-1,200 words), 8¢/word for fiction (poetry: $50; nonfiction: 10¢/word), For nonfiction: queries only, Theme: haunting and horrors ("We’re turning October into Black Horror Month. Give us your night terrors, your blood-thirsty urban legends, your ancestral ghosts haunting plantation weddings. We want stories that linger in dark corners and aren’t afraid to follow us into daylight”), Poetry OK, Reprints NO, Simultaneous NO, Multiple NO, more details here: https://www.fiyahlitmag.com/submissions/
7/31, SLF $500 Diverse Writers and $500 Diverse Worlds Grants: apply by providing description of project (up to 500 words, must be a book-length project of speculative fiction), a cover letter with short bio (up to 500 words) and bibliography (you do not have to be previously published to apply), and a writing sample (up to 5000 words; more info here: https://speculativeliterature.org/grants-3/slf-diverse-writers-and-diverse-worlds-grants/; submit via form: https://airtable.com/shrHGAASA1ma7EkLG. Note: the Diverse Writers grant supports "speculative fiction writers from underrepresented and underprivileged groups" while the Diverse Worlds grant is open to any work "that best presents a diverse world, regardless of the author's background"
Opening late July: Unidentified Funny Objects 4,500-6,000 words, 10¢/word, Genre/Theme: seeking all style and sub-genres of speculative humor, Reprints NO, Simultaneous NO, Multiple NO, https://alexshvartsman.com/ufo-unidentified-funny-objects/, Kickstarter funded: https://bit.ly/3aZ8sy8
8/1-8/30, Cast of Wonders (an Escape Artists Podcast): Flash Fiction Contest, ~1000 words, 8¢/word, Genre/Theme: generally should be YA, 12-17 age range, include a sense of wonder, have deep emotional resonance, and have something unreal about them, Anonymous submissions, Reprints OK, Simultaneous OK (notify if accepted elsewhere and may consider as reprint), Multiple NO, Editor: Katherine Inskip, send submissions to Moksha link
9/1, Orion's Belt, under 1200 words (not including title and byline), 8¢/word, Genre: literary speculative (must contain significant speculative elements), Poetry OK, Art OK, Reprints NO, Simultaneous NO, Multiple OK (up to 2 times/month, submitted separately; poetry up to 3/month), submit work to email@example.com