Wednesday, June 1, 2016

24 Calls for Submissions in July 2016 - Paying Markets

Here are two dozen calls for submissions with deadlines in July. All of these markets pay writers, some quite handsomely.

As always, there is a wide variety of genres and styles, from literary, to hybrid, to "weird." Stories, poetry, and nonfiction are all welcome.

Note: For links to sites that regularly post calls for submissions - both paid and unpaid - go to Calls for Submissions.



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THEMA

Theme: Second Thoughts

Genre: Short stories, essays, poems

Payment: Short story, $25; short-short piece (up to 1000 words), $10; poem

Deadline: July 1, 2016

Reprints accepted.

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The Deaf Poets Society

"We're looking for compelling prose or cross-genre works (including flash, works that combine ASL and English, and more) that convey and critically examine some aspect of the disability experience. We're looking for poems that will change our readers in some way as well as validate their experiences. We especially want work that is intersectional and that challenges the dominant rhetoric about disability in fiercely innovative ways."

Genres: Poetry, prose/cross-genre work, book reviews, and art

Payment: Not specified

Deadline: July 1, 2016

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Existere

Genres: All genres and forms of art and literature are welcome including and not limited to: poetry, short plays, short stories, postcard/flash fiction, art and literature reviews, critical essays, interviews, sketches, photos, etc.

Payment: Small honorarium

Deadline: July 1, 2016

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Polychrome Ink

"Here at Polychrome Ink, we believe that your cultural identity, who you're attracted to, how you feel about your gender, your neurological configuration, and your physical ability are important factors. We seek to bring under-represented voices and narratives into the public eye by focusing on authors and poets who do not embody the majority of the publishing industry. In doing so, we hope to normalize diversity, rather than allowing it to remain marginalized."

Genre: Poetry, fiction, non-fiction.

Payment: $15 short fiction, $25 poem, $40 longer fiction

Deadline: July 1, 2016

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NonBinary Review

ThemeAlice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Genres: Full length submissions of fiction, essays, short stories, poetry, and hybrid work

Payment: 1 cent/word (prose), $10 per poem

Deadline: July 1, 2016

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The Suburban Review: Volume 7: Writers of Colour

Genre: Fiction, poetry

Payment: $75-$150 for fiction, $75 per poem

Deadline: July 3, 2016

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Theme: Labour

Genre: Nonfiction writing and artwork on a wide range of topics, including current events, grassroots activism, electoral politics, economic justice, ecology, labour, food security, gender equity, indigenous struggles, international solidarity, and other issues of political importance.

Payment: $50-$150

Deadline: July 10, 2016

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Wordrunner eChapbooks

Genre: Fiction collections by one author.

Length: Stories may be flash or longer, from 750 up to 3,500 words each, totaling a minimum of approximately 8,000 and a maximum of 16,000 words for the collection. Minimum of five stories, but no more than 15 (if flash fiction). They need not be linked, but it would be a plus if they belong together for some reason, be it theme, location or character/s. Novel excerpts also considered. No genre fiction, unless a story is good enough to transcend genre. At least one-fourth of any collection should be previously unpublished.

Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but only one submission per author. Please notify Wordrunner eChapbooks if your collection, or any part of it, is accepted elsewhere. In the cover letter, indicate which, if any pieces, were previously published and where.

Payment: $100

Deadline: July 15, 2016
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Detroit Neighborhood Guidebook

"We’re looking for essays, poetry, short fiction (yes, short fiction), photography and art about your neighborhood story. In addition to your story, tell us what stands out about your neighborhood: What bars to stumble out of, what schools everybody went to, what bakeries have the best sweets. And we want all the neighborhoods citywide; not just downtown and Midtown."

Restrictions: Open to past and present residents of Detroit

Payment: TBA

Deadline: July 15, 2016

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Outlook Springs Magazine

Genres: Fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction tinged with the strange

Payment: Up to $25 per piece

Deadline: July 15, 2016

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Miel Dickinson House

Theme: Softness

Genres: Text or image-text in all forms—prose, poetry, fragments, hybrid or null forms, incomplete objects, notes

Payment: Honorarium

Deadline: July 15, 2016

Accepts reprints

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Genre: Short stories, poem collections, personal narratives, academic essays, paintings, drawings, lithographies, comics, flash fiction, political essays, sonnets, plays, and anything else you can think of submitting

Payment: Not specified

Deadline: July 20, 2016

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Splickey

Theme: Who says October has to be gloomy? Let’s shine a little light on the dark night of All Hallows Eve by showcasing grim humor, graveyard mischief, and good old-fashioned Halloween fun. From fun and silly to creepy and quirky, what embodies the spirit of Halloween for you?"

Genre: Flash fiction, 300-100 words

Payment: $0.02 per word via PayPal

Deadline: July 22, 2016

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Enchanted Conversation

Theme: Fairy Godmothers

Genre: Fiction, poetry - fairy tales

Payment: $30 per story, $10 per poem

Deadline: July 30, 2016

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Genres: Poetry, fiction, nonfiction.

Payment: $200 per poem, up to 4 poems; for a suite of 5 or more poems, usually pays $1,000. Short fiction, $1,000 and up. 

Deadline: July 31, 2016

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Phobos Four: Deep Black Sea

Genre: Weird fiction. "We want short stories, flash, and poetry hauled from the brine of oceans both real and fantastic: the shipwrecked rocket bobbing in the black ocean waves of a starless planet, its bloodied crew and their flashlights at the hatch that opens into the perfect dark, and the heavy thump against the hull; the work song of a dozen sailors, and the lilting mezzo-soprano that begins to harmonize from the empty crow's nest; the fleeing galleon's dreadful captive gnawing the last rivet from its iron box; the granddaughter that chucks a sharpened stick and spears a skull-sized opal blob galloping across the sand on its little wet fingers."

Payment: 5 cents/word

Deadline: July 31, 2016

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Ceto's Brine Anthology

Genre: Horror, dark fantasy. "Open to ocean-themed horror – selkies, doorways to other dimensions, ghost ships, curses, madness, mythical beasts from beyond, Lovecraftian horrors, and demonic forbidden love are just a few of the tales we’re looking for." (No mermaids)

Length: 5,000-12,000 words. Query for shorter/longer

Payment: $30 USD plus a copy of print, electronic, and audiobook formats

Deadline: July 31, 2016

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Hidden Lives: Coming Out on Mental Illness

"We are looking for three additional creative nonfiction/personal essays written by writers domiciled in the United States that address experiences with mental health issues. We seek a variety of work that will speak to all aspects, including direct experience from those who have received a diagnosis, as well as the experiences of spouses, siblings, and children. Writing from more than one family member would be of interest, especially if it rounds out the view. We are not looking for therapeutic accounts from therapists, nor do we seek prescriptive essays of the self-help variety. By mental health issues we refer to some of the more extreme diagnoses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, severe depression, and autism. We recognize that many people suffer with depression and addiction, but at this time we are not seeking writing on these topics unless they are part of a dual diagnosis, or in the case of depression have resulted in psychosis or other extreme manifestation." Questions / submissions: lenore@lenorerowntree.com or andboden@gmail.com

Genre: Personal essays

Payment: $200 per piece

Deadline: July 31, 2016

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Otter Libris: The Solstice Lady

"Many of the Christmas stories we hold dear in Western culture focus around male figures – Santa Claus, Saint Nicholas, the Krampus, Rudolph and Frosty. But if you look to the past, female figures were central to family and hearth celebrations occurring on or around the Winter Solstice. Do some research and tell us your own unique story about the feminine spirit in the Yuletide."

Genre: Short stories

Length: 3,000 to 10,000 words

Payment: $25 per piece

Deadline: July 31, 2016

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Room Magazine

"We eat for survival, remedy, comfort, adventures, nostalgia, growth, gathering, and love. We consume, crave, feast, forage, fast, share, and struggle. As women, our relationship with food can be casual, blissful, or complicated."

Genres: Poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction wanted for 40.1 Issue: Food |

Payment: $50-$120 per piece

Deadline: July 31, 2016

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Shoreline of Infinity

Genre: Science fiction short stories

Payment: £10 per 1000 words

Deadline: July 31, 2016

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Thrice Fiction

Genre: Novellas, 18,000-35,000 words

Payment: Not specified

Deadline: July 31, 2016

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Fun Dead: Chilling Christmas Tales

Genre: Gothic. "We are looking for stories in the vein of Dickens, or ‘Between the Lights’ by E.F. Benson, or ‘The Kit-Bag’ by Algernon Blackwood. Ghosts and legends are encouraged, historical fiction is preferable for this collection."

Payment: $10

Deadline: July 31, 2016

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Triskaidekaphilia Book #1 — Urban Legends

Genre: Short stories. "We’re looking for stories inspired by recognizable urban legends, but with a romantic twist"

Payment: $10

Deadline: July 31, 2016

Reprints accepted


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