This month we’re focusing on markets you may not have heard of! Whatever you’re writing, there’s a market for it; you just have to find that market. Check out the options below for a start . . .
If you love the show Black Mirror, why not explore some similar futuristic themes in a story for Arc Manor Books’s anthology The Reinvented Detective? They’re looking for stories of how crime and detection are evolving with technology and connectivity . . . and how they might develop in the future. As the editors write: “How do you handle it when your smart car blackmails you or you need to murder the downloaded personality of your enemy?” Submissions must be between 1,500 and 5,000 words. Deadline January 15.
Or what about podcasters Escape Artists, who are seeking submissions of speculative fiction about cats (or fictional but catlike species) for their podcast CatsCast? Happy, humorous stories are best for this one. 6,000-word maximum, no minimum. Deadline February 1.
Did you get a Cricket subscription as a kid? I did, and I have fond memories of receiving my issue in the mail each month. Cricket is still around, and now Cricket Media is also publishing MUSE, a discovery magazine for kids and teens. As the folks at Cricket say, MUSE “takes intellectual curiosity seriously while never taking itself too seriously.” The editors seek fresh and entertaining articles from the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, and math, and they’re specifically seeking regular contributors. Rolling deadline.
Pix is a wine discovery platform whose mission is “to connect people with the right bottle for the moment.” And it’s not just a search engine; its independent publication The Drop shares vivid writing that “helps readers understand how wine fits into their lives.” If you’re a wine lover, what a great opportunity to share that love with others! Rolling deadline.
The online publication Hidden Compass advertises itself as “a place that celebrates the nerds of the world. And everyone is a nerd about something.” While features should center on travel and discovery, authors can weave in science, culture, art, history, or any other passion. Stories should be between 1,500 and 2,500 words. For details and a listing of possible themes (and to see some cool stories!), visit the website. Rolling deadline.
This information is provided as a service to writers and is not an endorsement of any particular contest, company, or sponsoring organization. Always check websites for complete rules.