Shortwave Magazine will be open to submissions for one week, September 9-15th, 2023!
We are looking for new, unpublished short horror, dark fantasy, and sci-fi fiction between 1,000 and 4,000 words.
You may submit pieces up to 6,000 words, however, payment is capped at 4,000 words.
There is no specific theme for this call. If you browse the fiction section of our magazine, you will get a pretty good idea of what we like: psychological horror, creature features and slashers, quiet or cozy horror, sci-fi featuring retro tech, sci-fi set in the distant future, supernatural, and other weird dark fantasy.
Payment is $.05/word (HWA pro rate), paid within two weeks of a signed contract, for first world print/digital rights with one year exclusivity (exceptions will be granted for annual best-of reprints).
You must be able to accept PayPal or a paper check, we will not use any other payment processor for this call.
You may submit simultaneously to other markets, but please notify us right away if the story is accepted elsewhere.
You may send up to two submissions in total.
Original, unpublished stories only. No reprints.
Thank you! We look forward to your submissions!