Welcome to this week’s edition of Submit Your Stories Sunday (previously known as Submission Sunday). Every week I bring you a unique call for submissions to help you find a home for your stories or inspire a new one. Each call will contain a speculative element and will offer payment upon acceptance.

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Artemis Rising 5

Eligibility: speculative fiction written by women. This call covers all four of the Escape Artists podcasts. In the case of Podcastle, submissions must be fantasy stories up to 6 000 words.  Escape Pod is looking for science fiction from 1500 – 6 000 words. For Pseudopod, submit horror stories 1500 to 6 000 words. Cast of Wonders wants your young adult speculative fiction up to 6 000 words.

Caveat: for the Artemis Rising event, only women or individuals who have identified as a woman at some point in their lives are eligible to submit. However, at all other times writers who identify as men are welcome to submit their stories, so keep those links handy.

What makes this call stand out: because the Escape Artists markets are podcasts, writers will have the chance to hear a professional read their story.

Payment: $0.06 per word for original fiction

Submit by: Artemis Rising is open from September 1 to September 30th. Check the websites linked above for other submission dates.

Click here to go to the original call for details.

Artemis Rising 2 cover art by Galen Dora

Writerly links worth reading this week:

This older link (from 2015), new to me, offers helpful revision suggestions to look at your work in new ways. 

Melissa Frey’s article How to Write an Antagonist Everyone Loves – and Why You Should is a quick study on adding depth to villains and what doing so can do for your story. If you’d like to take this idea further, I recommend Lesson from the Screenplay’s 2016 video The Dark Knight – Creating the Ultimate Antagonists.


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