Friday, November 27, 2015

15 Calls for Submissions: December 2015- Paying Markets

Here are 15 literary magazines willing to pay for your fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Some pay at pro rates, which is great for boosting your morale - and for adding to your resume.

In December, there are calls for speculative fiction, experimental fiction, general fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction, so there is something for everyone.

If you don't particularly care whether you get paid for your writing, but simply want to get your work out there, go to New Pages for a list of calls for submissions (both paid and unpaid), or Poets & Writers.


Uncanny Magazine

"Uncanny Magazine is seeking passionate, diverse SF/F fiction and poetry from writers from every conceivable background.  We want  intricate, experimental stories and poems with gorgeous prose, verve, and imagination that elicit strong emotions and challenge beliefs. Uncanny believes there’s still plenty of room in the genre for tales that make you feel."

Length: 750-6000 words

Payment: $.08 per word (including audio rights)

Deadline: December 1, 2015


The Hollins Critic

Genre: Poetry

Payment: $25 per poem

Deadline: December 1, 2015


Lockjaw Magazine

"We don’t want you to show your work. We want you to show your bones." Leans toward the experimental and post-modern.

Genres: Poetry and fiction

Payment: $.01 per word

Deadline: December 1, 2015

Accepts reprints


Myslexia: Issue 69: Monster

A subject to conjure pity and/or horror, that invites experimentation in both genre (fantasy, literary, crime, romance?) and point of view (from inside or outside the creature).

Genres: Poems of up to 40 lines or stories of up to 2,200 words

Payment: £25 per poem, and £15 per thousand words of prose

Deadline: December 7, 2015


Martian Migraine Press Anthology, "Cthulhusattva: Lovecraftian Tales of the Black Gnosis"

"We want to see tales of Mythos mystics, spiritual sorcerers, monstrous monks, and preternatural philosophers, and we want to see them in a diverse range of settings, not just Arkham. The world is vast and strange: show us the bizarre and mind-expanding traditions of far-flung locales."

Length: From 1,500 to 7,000 words. FLASH FICTION: under 1500 words. No poetry.

Payment.03CAD per word, via Paypal, as well as a contributor copy (paperback) of the anthology, and copies in all electronic formats (mobi, EPUB, and PDF). Authors are also entitled to copies of three additional Martian Migraine Press titles of their choosing.

Deadline: December 15, 2015


Kenyon Review 

Genres: Short fiction (up to 7500 words); essays (up to 7500 words); poetry (up to 6 poems)

Payment: $40 a page

Deadline: December 15, 2015


Don't Open Till Doomsday and Melee

Genre: Medieval Fantasy, Science Fiction

Payment: One contributor copy and a one-time payment of $15

Deadline: December 15, 2015


Among Animals Anthology

"We’re looking for stories of how the lives of animals and humans intersect, particularly in regards to the conservation and protection of animals."

Length: 2,500 to 7,500 words

Payment: No payment information. Please inquire. 

Deadline: December 15, 2015

Accepts reprints.


Far Orbit anthology series: Last Outpost

"World Weaver Press is expanding the Far Orbit anthology series with a new a new military science fiction anthology, Last Outpost. Last Outpost will be published in 2016. As the name implies, we’re looking for military adventure stories, page-turners that keep us on the edge of our seats. We’re not looking for mindless mayhem; we want compelling science fiction stories with a military theme."

Genre: Science Fiction

Length: Under 10,000 words

Payment: $0.01/word

Deadline: December 15, 2015

Accepts reprints


The Puritan

Genres: Fiction, essays, poetry, interviews, reviews

Payment: $100 per interview, $100 per essay, $100 per review, $50 per work of fiction, and $15 per poem (or page, capped at $60 for poems running four pages or more)

Deadline: December 25, 2015


Polychrome Ink

Genres: Poetry collections, short stories, short narratives, and essays off all genres that celebrate diversity. They are looking for LGBTQIA+, Neuroatypical, and Disabilities as well.

Length: Each poem cannot exceed four pages, single spaced, Times font, 12pt. Flash Fiction and Short Essays under 1k words. Long Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Essays over 1k but not surpassing 5k words. You may submit up to 5 poems or flash fiction pieces at a time.

Payment: $15 per short prose; $25 per poem; and $40 per long prose.

Deadline: December 27, 2015


Book Smugglers Publishing

"We’re looking for original short stories from all around the world as long as they are written in English. Our goal is to publish at least three short stories, unified by a central theme. Each short story will be accompanied by one original piece of artwork from an artist commissioned by us separately. The theme is Superheroes."

Genre: Speculative fiction

Length: 1,500 and 17,500 words

Payment: $0.06 per word up to $500

Deadline: December 31, 2015


Workers Write!

"Issue twelve of Workers Write! will be Tales from the Construction Site and will contain stories and poems from a tradesperson's point of view. We're looking for fiction about laborers, carpenters, plumbers, welders, foremen, safety inspectors, individual contractors - anyone who builds or works in construction for a living. Your stories can take place on sites as large as skyscrapers and as small as second bathrooms."

Length: 500 to 5,000 words

Payment: Between $5 and $50 (depending on length and rights requested)

Deadline: December 31, 2015

Reprints accepted



Genres: Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror

Length: 500-5000 words

Payment: $15

Deadline: December 31, 2015


Alternate Hilarities 5: One Star Reviews of the Afterlife

Genres: Humorous speculative fiction

Length: Flash Fiction between 500 and 1500 words. Short Fiction between 1501 and 6000 words

Payment: Flash Fiction - a half cent a word paid on publication as well as one E-book and 1 share of royalties. Short Fiction - one cent a word paid on publication as well as one E-book and 2 shares of royalties

Deadline: December 31, 2015

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