Thursday, July 28, 2016

39 Calls for Submissions in August 2016 - Paying Markets

There are more than three dozen calls for submissions with deadlines in August. All of these markets pay writers.

As always, there are calls for a wide variety of genres and styles, from speculative, to hybrid, to "Mrs. Morrison was too busy to die." 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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The Shell Game

Genre: Hybrid

Payment: $100, plus two copies of anthology, plus $100 coupon to UNP Books

Deadline: August 1, 2016

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The First Line

Genre: Poetry, nonfiction, short story beginning with "Mrs. Morrison was too busy to die."

Payment: $25.00 - $50.00 for fiction, $5.00 - $10.00 for poetry, and $25.00 for nonfiction (all U.S. dollars)

Deadline: August 1, 2016

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To Love a Scotsman, A Romance Anthology

Genre: Stories that are highly romantic, featuring a Scottish man. Stories may be historical or time travel.

Length: Stories should be between 10,000-20,000 and meet the requirements for the PINK satin romance line.

Payment: Royalties

Deadline: August 1, 2016

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Body Parts Magazine

Issue #7: Fairy Tales, Mythology and Gods & Monsters (Fall/Winter 2016)

Genre: Horror, erotica, speculative fiction

Payment: $5 for flash fiction and $10 to $20 (depending on length) for short stories and nonfiction to authors, and $5 to $20 for artwork and photography

Deadline: August 1, 2016

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Slice

Theme: "Corporeal"

Genre: Short fiction, nonfiction, and poetry

Payment: $250 for stories and essays and $75 for poems

Deadline: August 1, 2016

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Skirt! Magazine

Genre: Personal essays. Theme: Stories about self-reliance, what sustains you or the work that you love.

Payment: $200 per piece

Deadline: August 1, 2016

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Phantasmagorical Fantasy Anthology Book 2

Genre: Fantasy

Length: 2,500 words minimum – 8,000 words maximum

Payment: $25 per story

Deadline: August 1, 2016

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Bright Wall/Dark Room

Theme: Friends and Enemies

Genre: Essays, criticism, poetry, reportage, interviews, and short humor pieces

Payment: $25 per story

Deadline: August 1, 2016

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Abyss & Apex

Genre: Speculative fiction

Payment: $.06/word (six cents a word) up to 1,250 words, and a flat payment of $75.00 for longer stories

Deadline: August 7, 2016

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Turn to Ash

Genre: Original Short stories, as short as you please or as long as 3K words - written as a caller to a paranormal talk radio show. Your story must be written in the first person, as recounted by the caller.

Payment: 1 cent/word

Deadline: August 8, 2016
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Princess Fairy Tale Anthology

"We are looking for fairy tale retellings featuring princesses. Whether it be Snow White, Rapunzel, or one of the lesser know princesses, we will consider them all! We will consider any sub-genre. If you want to make a Cinderella story in space, send it. Sleeping Beauty horror? Yes please. Steampunk Little Mermaid? Go ahead. Erotica Rapunzel? We're interested."

Word Count: 1,000-40,000

Payment: 1/2 cent/word

Deadline: August 8, 2016

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Theme: Dark Magic

Length: up to 8,500 words

Genre: Fiction, horror, scifi, fantasy

Payment: $50

Deadline: August 10, 2016
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Ruminate

Ruminate welcomes submissions that both subtly and overtly engages faith from all the world religions.

Genre: Fiction

Payment: $15/poem and $15/400 words for prose

Deadline: August 14, 2016

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Malahat Review

Theme: Indigenous Perspectives. Canadian Indigenous writers only.

Genre: Fiction, nonfiction

Payment: $60 CAD per published page

Deadline: August 15, 2016

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Shroud

Genre: Horror, suspense, mystery, noir, fantasy, science fiction, humor, long-form poetry, bizarro, or other forms of intelligent, speculative writing

Payment: 500 - 1999 words: $25, 2000 - 5000 words: $50, 5001+ words: $65, Poetry : $10, Reprints: $10

Deadline: August 15, 2016

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Emerge Literary Journal

Genres: Free verse and flash fiction, most genres

Payment: $10 per poem and $0.01 per word for stories.

Deadline: August 15, 2016

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World Weaver Press and Enchanted Conversation: Krampusnacht Two

"Krampus is the "corrective" to Saint Nick or Santa's indulgence and generosity. He carries a switch and chains, and sometimes throws very rotten children in a basket he carries on his back. He has horns, hooves, and a creepy, long tongue. He's horrible and fascinating at the same time."

Genre: Fiction

Payment: $10 and paperback copy of the anthology.

Deadline: August 15, 2016

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Splickety

Genre: Flash fiction. Theme: All's Fair in Love and Uniforms

Payment: 2 cents per word

Deadline: August 26, 2016

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Science Fiction and Fantasy Publications

Theme: Broken Chains

Genre: Speculative fiction

Payment: Royalties

Deadline: August 26, 2016

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In a Cat’s Eye anthology

Genre: Speculative fiction. Stories should be dark, and include a cat—which should be integral to the story.

Payment: 2¢ per word

Deadline: August 30, 2016

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Mischief Corner Books

Genre: LGBTQ short stories 10,000 words and under.

Payment: Not specified

Deadline: August 30, 2016

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Theme: Curvy & Confident: "Women come in all shapes and sizes. We’re all beautiful and the key is to be fit and healthy within the body type that we were issued at birth. Our new book is all about body image, self-esteem, and feeling comfortable within our own skins. We want to stress the mind + body + spirit connection, the rational consumption of foods that we like (no stringent dieting) and the pursuit of exercise that makes us feel happy and connected to the wonderful machines that are our bodies."

Genre: Nonfiction

Payment: $200

Deadline: August 30, 2016

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Legendary Stories: Enchanted Forests


"Take us deep into the forest and show us what we'll find within. Whether it's leafy branches hiding elfin lords or a steampunk graveyard covered in mechanical vines, we want to know what's hidden inside the forest and what dragons (or rogue robot monsters) our heroes will have to slay to make their way through. Paint us a vivid world that makes us want to explore the realm you create. Give us new heroes to love and villains we love to hate. We're looking for an eclectic mix of stories that give us a new view of the forest and features smart storytelling."

Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy/Speculative (please no horror)

Length: 3000 - 8000 words (flexible, but the longer the story the stronger it must be)

Payment: $30 per story

Deadline: August 31, 2016

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The Stinging Fly

Genre: Short stories and poetry. New, previously unpublished work by Irish and international writers.

Payment: Token

Deadline: August 31, 2016

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Freefall

Genre: Fiction and poetry by Canadian writers

Payment: $10.00 per page

Deadline: August 31, 2016

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The Capilano Review

Genre: Poetry, short fiction, essays on the theme of food

Payment: $50 per published page

Deadline: August 31, 2016
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Qu Literary Magazine

Genres: Fiction, essays, poetry

Payment: $100 per prose piece, $50 per poem

Deadline: August 31, 2016

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Tech Edge Magazine

Genre: Nonfiction articles on Safety and Security

Payment: $50-$125 per article

Deadline: August 31, 2016

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Red Sun

Genre: Scifi, fantasy and horror

Payment: $100 - $150 per story

Deadline: August 31, 2016

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Fahrenheit Books

Genres: All genres wanted for 'Automobilia'

Payment: 5 cents per word (fiction), $1 per line (poetry)

Deadline: August 31, 2016

Reprints accepted

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Strange Constellations

Genre: Speculative fiction

Payment: $30 per piece

Deadline: August 31, 2016

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Over the Rainbow: Folk and Fairy Tales from the Margins


Over the Rainbow will be an anthology that explores the power of fairy tales to introduce the under-represented. We encourage authors to explore Queer (LGBTIA2 and QUILTBAG) stories, tales of people with disabilities, tales of mental health, poly relationships, and bodily diversity. Our hope is to use fairy tales to smash tradition and reshape it with (dis)enchantment.

Genres: All

Payment: 5 cents per word

Deadline: August 31, 2016

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SpeckLit

Genres: Flash fiction, non-fiction, 100 words max

Payment: 5 cents per word

Deadline: August 31, 2016

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Subterranean Blue Poetry 

Genre: Poetry, 3 poems

Payment: $10 per poem

Deadline: August 31, 2016

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Wicked Ink Books

Theme: Songs. "Have you ever listened to a song and wondered what the lyrics are really about? Perhaps you’ve imagined a story inspired by a song. We are looking for Speculative Fiction stories inspired by a song."

Payment: $50.00

Deadline: August 31, 2016

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Vastarien

Genre: Scholarly and/or critical articles pertaining to Ligotti or associated authors

Payment: 1 cent/word

Deadline: August 31, 2016

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Vine Leaves

Genre: Vignettes

Payment: $5 AUD

Deadline: August 31, 2016

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Chicken Soup for the Soul

"Sometimes magic happens in your life. You have a dream that reveals a truth or a course of action to you. You have a premonition that changes your behavior and saves you or a loved one from disaster. You meet someone at just the right time and you can’t believe the coincidence. We’re collecting stories for a second book on this topic, following our bestseller Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams and Premonitions. Share your stories about the amazing things that have happened in your own life."

Genre: Nonfiction

Payment: $200

Deadline: August 31, 2016

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Chicken Soup for the Soul

"In 2017 Canada will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Our Canadian writers and readers will be focused on what Canada, and being Canadian, means. Send us your stories about what it means to be a Canadian, whether you're talking about hockey or camping, Celtic fiddle music and step dancing or singing “O Canada,” or any of the other things that make you so proud—and grateful—to be Canadian."

Genre: Nonfiction

Payment: $200

Deadline: August 31, 2016

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