Current Call: Ghosts, Ghouls, and Grave Robbers and Swords, Sorcery, and, Subway Cars.

Posted by on September 2nd, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

Swords, Sorcery and Subway Cars.

Time for another open submission period. This month we are moving the dates. Swords, Sorcery, and Subway Cars as well as all future submission will be open from the fifteenth of one month to the fifteenth of the next. Why? We need more time to sort through the slush pile. You have sent us more stories than we can realistically process in just a few days. Besides our families miss us and we need to look up from the screen every once in awhile.

For this call submissions open the fifteenth of November and close the fifteenth of December. Stories will run on the site in January. Publication and contests will happen in February.

So what do we want in Swords, Sorcery and Subway Cars? Urban fantasy, obviously, but of course we want a little more. Send us stories in an urban, modern, or futuristic setting involving swords, sorcery, or magic of any kind. The city, urban setting, needs to be part of the story itself.

Here are the contest prizes for January’s stories:
First prize 50 dollars via PayPal, and a paperback copy of Swords, Sorcery, and Subway Cars.
Second prize 15 dollars via PayPal and a paperback copy of Swords, Sorcery, and Subway Cars.
Third prize 5 dollars via paypal and a paperback copy of Swords, Sorcery, and Subway Cars.
In addition one story picked by the editors, not votes, will receive 15 dollars via paypal and a paperback copy of Swords, Sorcery, and Subway Cars.

In addition to the contest prizes selected authors will be featured in the monthly anthology. See general submission guidelines, here, for more details.

Please send your submission, as a doc or docx file, with author bio and cover letter to submissions@astoundingoutpost.com

Submissions close December15 ,2017.

 

 

Ghosts, Ghouls, and Grave Robbers Is Open
The days are getting shorter as your shadow looms around every corner. While for some this a magical time of celebration and holiday parties, for us it’s the time for supernatural tales. Tales of Ghost, Ghouls, and Grave robbers. We want creepy tales, stories that make you want to keep the lights on, stories that might be supernatural, or just plain bizarre. Send us your best 7500 word or less story. Submission is open until November 28th. The stories chosen will be published throughout the month of December.

We don’t fan fiction. Use your own characters, not someone else’s.

We want well constructed plots with gripping characters.

Here’s what you get from us.
If selected, you will get published on the Astounding Outpost website, in December, with two chances to earn money. Check the general submissions here to see the contest guidelines.

Here are the contest prizes for December’s stories:
First prize 50 dollars via PayPal, and a paperback copy of Ghosts, Ghouls, and Grave Robbers.
Second prize 15 dollars via PayPal and a paperback copy of Ghosts, Ghouls, and Grave Robbers.
Third prize 5 dollars via paypal and a paperback copy of Ghosts, Ghouls, and Grave Robbers.
In addition one story picked by the editors, not votes, will receive 15 dollars via paypal and a paperback copy of Ghosts, Ghouls, and Grave Robbers..

In addition to the contest prizes selected authors will be featured in the monthly anthology. See general submission guidelines, here, for more details.

Please send your submission, as a doc or docx file, with author bio and cover letter to submissions@astoundingoutpost.com

Submissions close November 28,2017.

 

 

Neural Nets, Uplinks, and Wetware  Is closed

We live in an amazing time, technology and humans are coexisting in a way we’ve never seen before. It also can be a terrifying time. What if humans and technology can’t coexist? What if the A.I. take over, or the computer viruses jump off of the net and into our biology? What if we’re just all living in a matrix? These are just some of the questions and ideas that have shaped science fiction and this call. Give us your visions of how it all plays out.

Send us your best 7500 word or less story that relates to Neural Nets, Uplinks, and Wetware. Submission is open until October 28th. The stories chosen will be published throughout the month of November.

We don’t want fan fiction. Use your own characters, not someone else’s.

We do want your reprints. If you have the rights to a story that you have previously published, feel free to submit it.

We want well constructed plots with gripping characters dealing with the interface between humanity and technology.

Here’s what you get from us.
If selected, you will get published on the Astounding Outpost website with two chances to earn money. Check the general submissions here to see the contest guidelines.

Here are the contest prizes for November’s stories:
First prize 50 dollars via PayPal, and a custom T-shirt from the Astounding Outpost.
Second prize 15 dollars via PayPal and a custom T-shirt from the Astounding Outpost.
Third prize 5 dollars via paypal and a custom T-shirt from the Astounding Outpost
In addition, one story picked by the editors, not voters, will receive 15 dollars via paypal and a custom T-shirt from the Astounding Outpost.

In addition to the contest prizes selected authors will be featured in the monthly anthology which will pay royalties to each author. See general submission guidelines, here, for more details.

If you would like us to include information about you when your story airs on the website, like an author bio, social media, or a link to your website, please send it with your story.

If you’re ready to submit send your stories to submissions@astoundingoutpost.com or Astoundingsubmissions@gmail.com

ZOMBIE TALES VOLUME ONE IS Closed FOR SUBMISSIONS

Since many of you have asked,  yes we will accept reprints. 

Give us your poor, your tired, your flesh eating masses.
Zombies are everywhere, and we love them all. Whether they’re Romero flesh eaters, Keene’s demon skins, voodoo zombies , or techno zombies; we are want your stories. Send us your best 7500 word or less story. Submission is open until September 28th. The stories chosen will be published throughout the month of October,

We don’t want torture porn, necrophilia, or gore for gore’s sake.

We don’t fan fiction. Use your own characters, not someone else’s.

We want well constructed plots with gripping characters and zombies.

Here’s what you get from us.
If selected, you will get published on the Astounding Outpost website with two chances to earn money. Check the general submissions here to see the contest guidelines.

Here are the contest prizes for October’s stories:
zombie heads
First prize 50 dollars via PayPal, and a zombie head necklace
Second prize 15 dollars via PayPal and a zombie necklace.
Third prize 5 dollars via paypal and a zombie necklace
In addition one story picked by the editors, not votes, will receive 15 dollars via paypal and a zombie necklace.

In addition to the contest prizes selected authors will be featured in the monthly anthology. See general submission guidelines, here, for more details.

Email submission to: Astoundingsubmissions@gmail.com

Use the subject line zombies