From Publishers Weekly: Kensington Publishing will launch Rebel Base Books this fall, which will publish science fiction and fantasy e-book originals. A digital-only imprint, Rebel Base will be overseen by Kensington editor Martin Biro.
“As a lifelong fanboy raised on a steady diet of Star Trek and Lord of the Rings, I couldn’t be more excited to boldly go where Kensington has never gone before,” Biro said in a statement.
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Suddenly Lost in Words is once again seeking short stories for young adults: “Any genre. We pay professional rates. Selected works will appear in eBook releases to be sold through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.”
Amazon’s Literary Journal Day One is Seeking Submissions
Inky Path – “Bring us your hyperlink fiction, your parser-based games, your funky interactive art. We want interactive fiction that draws readers in, captivates their attention, maybe even teaches something.”
Now for something a little different: ABC Productions Seeking Screenwriters for the 2014 Talent Showcase
And finally the small magazine with large ambitions: Brevity.
Fantasy Scroll Press Announces The Launch of a New Short Story Market – “Fantasy Scroll Press, a small independent publisher, announced the launch of Fantasy Scroll Magazine, a new short fiction publication created for readers who love fantasy, science fiction, horror, and paranormal stories.”
Pithead Chapel – “Pithead Chapel is a small, independent and volunteer-run literary journal and small press out of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. We publish gutsy narratives every month.”
Horror Tree – “Gothic Blue Book Vol 4: Original Gothic Blue Books typically took place in either a monastery, convent or castle. In years past we have asked for short stories that take place in one of these locations, or a modern day location such as a morgue, haunted house or cemetery. This year, we have added a new entry – legend, folklore or myth of the Americas.”
T. Gene Davis’s Speculative Blog – “Payment of $50 for horror, fantasy and science fiction stories. T. Gene Davis’s Speculative Blog releases a family-friendly speculative story every Monday, mostly by guest authors.”
Every Day Fiction: “… looking for very short (flash) fiction, of up to 1000 words. There’s no such thing as too short — if you can do the job in 50 words, have at it! — but our readers prefer pieces that tell or at least hint at a complete story (some sort of action or tension rising to a moment of climax, and at least a clue toward a resolution, though it doesn’t have to be all spelled out).”
Bloomsbury Spark: “… a one-of-a-kind, global, digital imprint from Bloomsbury Publishing dedicated to publishing a wide array of exciting fiction eBooks to teen, YA and new adult readers.”
— “A literary community for writers and journals that facilitates manuscript submissions.” Here you’ll find Broad Street, Backbone Press, Pembroke Magazine, and many others.
Filipino Fiction For Young Adults: “Open Call For Submissions–Science Fiction: Filipino Fiction For Young Adults – Editors Dean Francis Alfar (publisher of the Philippine Speculative Fiction anthologies) and Kenneth Yu (publisher of Philippine Genre Stories), and co-editors for Horror: Filipino Fiction For Young Adults, announce an open call for short fiction submissions for Science Fiction: Filipino Fiction for Young Adults.”
Till Death Do Us Part: “Burnt Offerings Books is planning on publishing a series of monthly anthologies in 2014. The tentative title and theme of the anthology will be Till Death Do Us Part.”
Thirteen Press Anthologies (scroll down to Feb. 6 entry) – Accepting submissions for three anthologies – War, Wildwood, and Pyromania.
Dark Heart Volume Two: “With the theme of ‘Mirrors and Tears’ writers (both new and established) are invited to write a short story from 1,000-10,000 words for this anthology. The theme is open to interpretation and we look forward to reading a diverse range of YA tales.”
The Best Women’s Travel Writing: “Women writers, please send us your best stories about travel throughout the world for our annual series, The Best Women’s Travel Writing. We’re looking for the full range of experience: adventurous, mystical, funny, poignant, cuisine-related, cross-cultural, transformational, funny, illuminating, frightening, or grim-as well as solo travel and travel with friends, partners, and families.”