Here are thirteen magazines and anthologies looking for writers.
As usual, there is a wide array of genres: speculative fiction, children's literature, poetry, flash fiction, short stories, dramatic monologues, and creative nonfiction.
All of these are paying markets.
ChappyFiction LLC: Time travel anthology
Genre: Science fiction/fantasy
Mom for the Holidays: Stories of Love, Laughter and Tantrums
No Shit, There I Was
The Big Day
Babybug seeks rhymes and stories celebrating big days and first experiences. Meeting someone new, visiting an unfamiliar place, taking a step, discovering the word no—what makes a baby or toddler’s day extraordinary? We are looking for playful writing that begs to be read aloud.
Deadline: January 6, 2016
What if Cyclops went to school with Godzilla? What would a kraken bring in its lunchbox? Cricket and Spider are on the prowl for stories, poetry, and nonfiction exploring the theme of Monsters. We’re interested in work that taps in to kids' fascination with all things monstrous in myth, fantasy, sci fi, and as figures for beastly power in our daily lives. Monster stories give kids a space to play with strong feelings, huge life changes, the annoying rules of the grown-up world, and the occasional impulse to smash the Tokyo skyline.
Genre: Fiction and poetry for ages 6–9 (Spider) and ages 9–14 (Cricket)
Payment: Up to 25 cents per word for prose; up to $3.00 per line ($25.00 minimum) for poetry
Qu is a publication of Queens University of Charlotte.
"We like stories that are strange and unsettling, sharp-edged and evocative. Although we will consider any genre, we have a soft spot for weird fiction, magical realism, soft sci-fi, and those uncatagorizable stories that straddle the line between genres."
Length: Up to 10,000 words
Deadline: January 15, 2016
Great Weather for MEDIA Annual Anthology
Specter Spectacular III: 13 Uncanny Tales
Restrictions: Poems must be written by those who have lived at least half their lives in the Greater Los Angeles Area.
Deadline: January 15, 2016
Wordrunner eChapbooks: Devices
The theme for this year's annual themed anthology is Devices: Technology’s impact on our lives and relationships. "The technology could be as old as the invention of writing, false teeth, the printing press, or something not yet invented; it might be your first TV, your grandfather's model T, or augmented reality eyeware. What are the stories and the emotional dynamics? We are looking for the human component, regardless of device or genre."
Damsels in Success
"We’ve all read the stories and fallen in love with the movies: the girl needs saving, the boy rescues girl, they fall in love, and they lived happily ever after. But what if the boy was in distress or the girl had dreams that didn’t involve falling in love? Those are the kinds of stories we’re looking for to include in our next anthology. If you have a fantasy story about a strong female character who made her own way or a story that takes a twist on a classic tale, send it our way!"
Length: Up to 10,000 words.
Payment: $5.00 per story. There will be an editor’s choice winner that will get placed at the front of the book, have the cover designed specifically with that story in mind and the author will receive a small bonus.
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