Thursday, January 28, 2016

9 Writing Conferences in February 2016

Houston writers huddling together for warmth.
February is a brutal little month, and this year it's going to be one day longer.

Why not brighten the dark days with a stimulating conference?

There are nine conferences this month - all conveniently located in warm parts of the country. As usual, these conferences are jam-packed with opportunities to pitch your novel, hone your craft, and hobnob with industry professionals.

Make sure you read these tips first:


Writing Conference of Houston, Feb. 6, 2016, Houston, TX. A full-day of “How to Get Published.” Attending agents: Paul S. Levine (Paul S. Levine Literary); Patricia Nelson (Marsal Lyon Literary); Rachel Brooks (L. Perkins Associates); Tricia Skinner (Fuse Literary); and Eve Porinchak (Jill Corcoran Literary).

The Writers Studio, sponsored by the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, February 11- 14, 2016, Los Angeles, CA. The conference offers workshops in fiction and creative nonfiction, as well as writing for television and film. Workshop instructors include fiction writers Colette Sartor and Mark Sarvas; nonfiction writers Barbara Abercrombie, Samantha Dunn, and Alison Singh Gee; fiction and nonfiction writer Daniel M. Jaffe; and literary agent Nancy Nigrosh. The cost of the studio is $855 through January 11, 2016, and $940 thereafter.

San Francisco Writers Conference, Feb. 11-14, 2016, San Francisco, CA. The SFWC presenters list includes bestselling authors, literary agents, editors, and publishers from major publishing houses. There will be experts on self-publishing, book promotion, platform building, social media, and author websites. Attending agents: This large conference usually has 20-30 agents in attendance. Check the website for the list.

South Coast Writers Conference, Feb 12 - 13, 2016, Gold Beach, Oregon. "The South Coast Writers Conference is an eclectic gathering of writers of various genres, novice and published authors, returning and first-time attendees. It is our goal that participants and presenters leave the conference inspired and renewed, with new insights and skills, and better connected to fellow writers and resources. Participation in workshops is limited to 30 students or fewer, so register early to secure a seat in the workshops you want." Faculty: Jason Brick, Barri Chase, Miriam Gershow, Peter Brown Hoffmeister, Anne Osterlund, Kate Power & Steve Einhorn, Bruce Holland Rogers, Heidi Schulz, Eric Witchey and Carolyne Wright. Costs: Friday workshops $55 each; Saturday conference $70 (earlybird-$60); songwriting workshops $20 each. Catered lunch $12.

30th Annual Southern California Writers’ Conference (and Retreat), February 12-15, 2016, San Diego, CA. Faculty: 60+ working, professional authors of fiction, nonfiction & screen, editors & agents. "Founded and run by professional writers the SCWC provides veteran and emerging talent with authoritative guidance to help distinguish those manuscripts that are ready for market consideration." Cost: $325-$425. Manuscript critique & one-on-one consultation additional. Limited to 175 conferees.

Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, February 18 - 20, Tempe, AZ. "The conference features lectures, panel discussions, readings, and craft classes in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and publishing. The faculty includes poets Alberto RĂ­os and Hugh Martin; fiction writers T. Geronimo Johnson, Stephanie Kuehn, and Manuel Munoz; and nonfiction writers Lee Gutkind and Xu Xi. The cost of the conference is $350 for standard registration until December 17 and $400 thereafter. Deadline is February 12.

Alabama Writers Conference, February 19, 2016, Birmingham, AL. A full-day of “How to Get Published.” Attending agents: Julie Gwinn (The Seymour Agency); Kurestin Armada (P.S. Literary); Veronica Park (Corvisiero Literary); and Lauren MacLeod (Strothman Agency).

Atlanta Writing Workshop, February 20, 2016, Atlanta, GA. A full-day of “How to Get Published.” Attending agents: Cherry Weiner (Cherry Weiner Literary); Kurestin Armada (P.S. Literary); Pamela Harty (The Knight Agency); Veronica Park (Corvisiero Literary); and Sally Apokedak (Leslie H. Stobbe Literary Agency).

St. Augustine Author-Mentor Novel Workshop, Feb 25 - 28, 2016, St. Augustine, Florida. "The St. Augustine Author-Mentor Novel Workshop creates an intimate and professional environment that combines private meetings with small-group workshops, thus enabling aspiring authors to wisely approach the writing and publication of their novel. At the St. Augustine event, aspiring authors will:
1) Work one-on-one with top authors and savvy market professionals.
2) Apply advanced story and narrative technique to their novel-in-progress.
3) Hone and improve their writer voice and style.
4) Learn the necessary inside mechanics of the publishing business.
5) Leave the workshop with a detailed plan to work towards publication of their novel.
Group workshop sessions will be interspersed with agent and author consultations, workshop assignments, as well as consults with workshop leaders." Faculty: Authors, agents, editors, including Ken Atchity, Robert Olen Butler, Kimberley Cameron, Lyssa Keusch, Robert Bausch, Michael Neff, Tina Wexler, Jackie Cantor, Tom Colgan, Leis Pederson, Jane Smiley, Elise Capron, and more.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

29 Calls for Submissions: February 2016 - Paying Markets

Here are 29 magazines that want your work - essays, short stories, flash fiction, humor, science fiction, poetry, complaints, fantasy, creative nonfiction, mythology - you name it, they want it!

All of these are paying markets.


Bitch Magazine: Pitches wanted for 'Kids These Days' Issue

"This issue's goal is to explore childhood as more than just a rite of passage or a target market. We want to hear about parenting, youth culture, and generational crossover today.

What does it actually mean to be an '80’s, '90s or 2000s kid, and what does our collective nostalgia say about us? We also want to look across generations—what can kids these days learn from the past, and vice versa? How have cultural products from Sailor Moon to Netflix influenced the framework of our world? What does the evolution of writing—from the elimination of cursive to the universe of emoji—mean for the future of language and understanding?

This issue will look last everything from kitschy advertising and formative cartoons to single motherhood and the school-to-prison pipeline in an attempt to fill out the often overlooked pockets of youth as a culture force."

Payment: $200 for features

Deadline: February 1, 2016


The First Line

Genre: Short story, any genre, with a first line “Unfortunately, there is no mistake,” she said, closing the file.

Length: 300 - 5,000 words

Payment: $25-$50

Deadline: February 1, 2016


"Skirt! publishes two personal essays every month on topics relating to women and women’s interests. All essays for consideration should be submitted in their entirety and be between 800 and 1,100 words. Essays must fit one of our monthly themes."

Genre: Personal essays, theme is "Happiness" 

Payment: $200 per piece

Deadline: February 1, 2016 for "Happiness" issue


Holdfast Print Anthology 2015-2016: Issue#8: Love, Sex, Romance

Genre: Speculative Fiction, Poetry and Prose

Payment: Based on royalties

Deadline: February 3, 2016


Splickety Publishing Group - Fairytales: Unfettered

Genre: Speculative fiction. Traditional fairytales with magic and ogres and spells, stories about fairies, new twists on fairy lore.

Length: Between 300 and 1,000 words

Payment: $0.02 per word via PayPal

Deadline: February 5, 2016


Cricket Magazine - Visions of the Future

The future. Things could get worse.* Or better. Or maybe just different and more deeply weird. Cicada YA lit/comics mag wants sci-fi adventures, utopian schemes, and dystopian thought experiments. Also: tell us how you would change your school, your community, social structures. Especially welcome: works by people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ folks, genderqueer folks, and other marginalized peoples. Submit poetry, fiction, nonfic, comics pitches, and blueprints for your Mars base.

Length: Flash fiction to novellas; up to 9,000 words

Genre: Speculative fiction for teens

Payment: Up to 10¢ per word

Deadline: February 7, 2016


Canadian Comedy Anthology

"Submissions can be on any topic you want, so long as the end result falls within the definition of “Hey, that’s funny.” No topic is taboo; no target is safe. Comedy being a necessarily subjective genre, we’re looking to cast the widest possible net. We will take all stories at face value. The final set should run the gamut of genres and styles, encapsulating the many forms humour may take. Texts of subtle wit will contrast with bawdy humour, giggles will compete with guffaws, gutbusters will share space with others that make you stroke your chin and offer up a mild “Hmm… that’s a good one.” The book as a whole will be a meeting of multiple styles united under the genre of comedy, a meeting place for the wittiest dreamers across the whole spectrum of CanLit. We want this book to showcase as broad a diversity of Canadian writers as possible in terms of location, background, race, gender, genre, experience, and more."

Restrictions: Open to Canadians only

Genre: Funny stories, plays, poetry

Length: Up to 5,000 words

Payment: 5 cents a word (CAN)

Deadline: February 7, 2016


New Legends: The Hero • The Antihero • The Vigilante, Book 2

"We are looking for exceptional, well-written, engaging stories with subject matter reasonably free from sexually explicit content, gore, and obscenities."

Genre: Short story. Your story can be of any genre, but must be relevant to the theme of the Hero, the Antihero, and the Vigilante.

Length: 2,500 - 8,000 words

Payment: $25 per story

Deadline: February 8, 2016



"Poetry, fiction, nonfiction exploring the idea of secrecy. Personal, corporate, governmental, military -- secrecy is used to cement personal relationships, to guarantee state security, to harbour knowledge. Some consider secrecy one of the main sources of human conflict. We intend to open the doors on the subTerrain confessional."

Genres: Poetry, fiction, nonfiction submissions wanted for Issue 73: Secrets

Payment: $50 per page

Deadline: February 15,  2016 (11:59PM PST)


Visions IV: Space between Stars Anthology

"As long as your story takes place outside the boundaries of any star system, we are interested. Physical contact and proximity to any stars or planets is off-limits, although aliens, alien ships, and communications of all kinds are allowed."
Genre: Speculative fiction

Length: 3,000 – 8,000 words

Payment: $25

Deadline: February 15,  2016


On Spec

Genre: Speculative fiction and poetry

Length: Up to 6,000 words (stories)

Payment: $50 to $200 depending on word count

Deadline: February 15,  2016 for stories, poetry is accepted all year


"We’re looking for science fiction short stories of up to 10,000 words, reflective of the issue’s theme, written by writers of colour."

Genre: Speculative fiction

Payment: 8 cents per word

Deadline: February 19, 2016


After the Happily Ever After (AHEA) Anthology

"We are looking for a variety of submissions that transform well-known fairytales into modern, realistic, or fantastical stories. What we want is to see them given new life. We want real characters, real tensions, and real consequences."

Genre: Short fiction

Length: 100 to 7,500 words

Payment: $5 for stories under 2,000 words and between $10 and $20 for 2,000 and up

Deadline: February 20, 2016


Genre: Personal essay. These essays deal exclusively with raising teens (ages 13 and up), or having been a teenager. We look for illustrative anecdotes, vivid scenes, authentic dialogue, a strong personal voice, and a down-to-earth tone. 

Length: 800- 4,000 words

Payment: Competitive rates

Deadline: February 21,  2016


Timeless Tales - Theme: Psyche and Cupid

"Timeless Tales exclusively publishes retellings of fairy tales and myths. We only accept submissions that are retellings of the fairytale or myth listed as our theme. We don't accept original fairy tales or stories outside of our current theme."

Genres: Prose and poetry

Length: Up to 2,000 words. Under 1,500 preferred.

Payment: $20 per piece

Deadline: February 25, 2016

Reprints accepted

____________________ publishes speculative fiction of every stripe except graphic horror. We like each issue to have an eclectic variety of stories:  funny, frightening, hard and soft sci-fi, adventure, thoughtful, etc.

Genre: Speculative fiction

Payment: $50 per story, $20 per poem

Deadline: February 28, 2016


Vine Leaves

"Vignette" is a word that originally meant "something that may be written on a vine-leaf." It’s a snapshot in words. It differs from flash fiction or a short story in that its aim does not lie within the realms of traditional structure or plot. The vignette focuses on one element, mood, character, setting or object. It's descriptive, excellent for character or theme exploration and wordplay. Through a vignette, you create an atmosphere.

Length: 800 words max

Genre: Vignettes. Prose, poetry

Payment: $5 AUD

Deadline: February 28, 2016


Blyant Publishing

Genre: Short story

Length: 1000 or 2000 words on the theme of Nationality

Payment: £10 per 1000-word story, £20 per 2000-word story

Deadline: February 28, 2016

Reprints accepted



Length: At least 10,000 but not more than approx 20,000 words in length

Genre: Zombies! Stories may be any pairing except cisgender heterosexual M/F (trans* M/F, M/M, F/F, poly, ace/aro, and all permutations thereof are acceptable).

Payment: $200

Deadline: February 28, 2016


"As the name suggests, we focus on speculative fiction and non-fiction – fantasy, science fiction, myth, fairy tale, dark fantasy, etc… – all on a more or less PG level. We also celebrate the quick review – of books, movies, video games, TV shows, or any media that contains some sort of speculative fiction element. Long reviews tend to give away too much (how many times have you seen a 3 minute trailer and decided you don’t need to see the movie itself?). A drabble review gives you just what you need – whether the item under review suits your tastes or not."

Genres: Speculative fiction, nonfiction, 100 words 

Payment: 5 cents per word

Deadline: February 28, 2016


The New Quarterly

Restrictions: Canadian citizens only

Genres: Prose and poetry

Payment: $250 for a short story and $40 per poem or "postscript" story

Deadline: February 28, 2016

Note: Postal submissions only


Ninth Letter

"Ninth Letter is a published semi-annually at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. We are interested in prose and poetry that experiment with form, narrative, and nontraditional subject matter, as well as more traditional literary work."

Genre: Prose, essays, and poetry

Length: For poetry, submit 3-6 poems (max. 10 pages) at a time. For fiction and nonfiction, please send only one story or one essay at a time, up to 8,000 words.

Deadline: February 28, 2016


Inclusive Cthulu Anthology

"Many people love the Mythos and Cthulu pervades a lot of geek culture, but Lovecraft himself was a rampant misogynist, racist, and anti-Semitic. An audience member jokingly suggested that there should be a collection of stories that would make dear old Lovecraft roll over in his grave – like a black lesbian Jew triumphing over the Unspeakable. Here is the call for that anthology, which we plan to debut at Balticon 50 in May 2016. It only seems fitting. Send us your best Mythos story, but make sure it would make dear old Lovecraft roll."

Genre: Speculative fiction

Length: 3,000 to 10,000 words

Payment: $25 plus one contributor’s copy

Deadline: February 28, 2016

"Lazarus Risen will seek SF (no fantasy or horror, please) short stories that explore the economic, political, social and psychological consequences of life extension, human cloning, the hard upload and other forms of the biological singularity. Dreams of immortality and eternal youth are almost as old as human culture itself. But what would the world look like if everyone could live and be young forever? What would it look like if only some of us had that privilege? These are only some of the questions your story might try to answer. Surprise us, shock us, illuminate us but most of all tell us a great story."

Genre: Science fiction, short stories

Payment: 4 cents per word (Canadian)

Deadline: February 29, 2016


Genre: Short stories, humorous fantasy (reprints only)

Payment: 2 cents per word

Deadline: February 29, 2016


Triangulation: Beneath The Surface

Genre: Speculative fiction

Length: Up to 6,000 words. There is no minimum word count

Payment: 2 cents per word

Deadline: February 29, 2016


Tree Lion Press

"We are seeking short fiction in the Speculative Fiction genre (by which we mean to be the umbrella term for the wide and varied range of Science Fiction and Fantasy subgenres).  The stories are to be inspired by (by which we mean drawn from, informed by, derived from) the author's personal experiences of being Jewish.  What does this mean to us?  More to the point, what does this mean to YOU?  We feel that the Jewish tent is a big tent, and want this collection to reflect that belief.  These stories can be explicitly about the Jewish Experience (past, present or future), but they can also be stories that take place on a spaceship, a distant planet, under the ocean, in the afterlife or in another dimension.  As long as it is Speculative Fiction, and something about the story was inspired or influenced by your Jewish Experience, it is a story we'd like to consider for our collection."

Genre: Speculative fiction, Jewish theme

Length: Between 500 and 10,000 words

Payment: Initial $5 payment advance and will share equally fifty percent of the royalties received from sale of the anthology.

Deadline: February 29, 2016


BLOOD, SWEAT & FEARS: Horror Inspired by the 1970s

Genre: Horror

Length: 3,000 to 10,000 words

Payment: $25

Deadline: February 29, 2016


Ghosts on Drugs

This call is for a book: "This book is designed to be playful and fun, so we're especially seeking stories that are a mix of comedy and other genres—e.g., comedy & fantasy, comedy & SF, comedy & horror, comedy & thriller, comedy & Western, comedy & adventure. That said, we'll consider a great tale of any genre, or combination of genres."

Genre: Any

Length: 2 pages to 30 pages

Payment: 15 cents a word for the first 2,500 words and 6 cents a word after that (to encourage tight writing).

Deadline: February 29, 2016

Thursday, January 21, 2016

42 Writing Contests in February - No entry fees

February is a short month, but it does not lack for writing contests.

There are 42 contests this month, and they span the gamut of prizes and genres.

Some have regional restrictions, and others have age restrictions. These are indicated, but always read the full contest guidelines to make sure you are eligible.


Online Writing Tips Short Fiction PrizeGenre: Short story of 2000-5000 words. Prize: £150. Deadline: February 1, 2016. How to enter: Read submission guidelines HERE.

Southern Exposure Writing FellowshipsRestrictions: Open to residents of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, and Yolo counties in California. Genre: Art writing. Prize: $1,000. Deadline: February 1, 2016. How to enter: Read submission guidelines HERE.

Creative Nonfiction's Learning From Nature Contest (no entry fee if by mail). Genre: Essay. Prize: $5,000. Deadline: February 1, 2016. How to enter: Read submission guidelines HERE.

Great Plains Emerging Tribal Writer AwardRestrictions: Open to tribally-enrolled writers from the Dakotas, Minnesota, and Nebraska who have not yet published a book of creative writing. Genres: Fiction, creative nonfiction, drama, or the screenplay (20 double-spaced pages maximum) or poetry (15 pages maximum). Prize: $500. Deadline: February 1, 2016. How to enter: Read submission guidelines HERE.

Gannon University Poetry ContestRestrictions: Entrants must be a US high school student or a home-schooled student in grades nine through twelve.Genre: Poetry. Each student may enter 1 or 2 poems; each poem may be no longer than 50 lines. Prize: First Place: $100.00 Second Place: $75.00 Third Place: $50.00. Deadline: February 1, 2016. How to enter: Read submission guidelines HERE.

The Danuta Gleed Literary Award for best first collection of short fiction in the English language was initiated by John Gleed in honour of his late wife to promote and celebrate the genre of short fiction, which she loved. Restrictions: Canadian residents only. Prize: A $10,000 prize will be awarded for the best first collection of published short fiction in the English language. Two finalist will also be awarded $500 each. Deadline: February 1, 2016. Read full guidelines HERE.

Janet Heidinger Kafka PrizeRestrictions: Open to women, US citizens only. Genre: Novel. All entries must be submitted by publishers who wish to have the work of their authors that were published in the year 2015 considered. No self-published works or works from vanity presses will be accepted. Prize: $7,500. Deadline: February 1, 2016. Read full guidelines HERE.

The Levis Reading Prize is sponsored by the Department of English and its MFA in Creative Writing program at Virginia Commonwealth University. Restrictions: The prize is given annually for the best first or second book of poetry published in the previous calendar year. Genre: Poetry. Prize: $5000 . Deadline: February 1, 2016. How to enter: Read submission guidelines HERE.

The Jim Baen Memorial Short Story AwardGenre: Short story of no more than 8,000 words that shows the near future (no more than about 50-60 years out) of manned space exploration. Prize: Publication as the featured story on the Baen Books main website paid at the normal paying rates for professional story submissions. Deadline: February 1, 2016. How to enter: Read submission guidelines HERE.

Paterson Poetry PrizeGenre: Poetry. Book of poems, 48 pages or more in length, published in 2015. Prize: $1,000. Deadline: February 1, 2016. How to enter: Read submission guidelines HERE.

$1000 for 1000 Words Creative Writing Contest is sponsored by the Leyla Beban Young Authors Foundation. Restrictions: Students enrolled in grades 6-12. Genre: Short fiction of exactly 1000 words. Prize: Two $1,000 scholarship prizes will be awarded, one for grades 6-8 and one for grades 9-12. Seven $100 cash prizes will also be awarded for winning entries, one per grade level. Deadline: February 1, 2016. How to enter: Read submission guidelines HERE.

Wednesday Club Junior Poetry ContestRestrictions: High School Students in grades 10 through 12 in High Schools in St. Louis and the St. Louis area. Genre: Poetry. Two individual poems. Prizes: $100, $80, $60, $40, $20, $10 for all honorable mentions. Deadline: February 1, 2016. How to enter: Read submission guidelines HERE.

Wednesday Club Poetry PrizeRestrictions: Adults over 18; living within a 50-mile radius of St. LouisGenre: Poetry. Two individual poems. Prizes: $500, $300, $150. Deadline: February 1, 2016. How to enter: Read submission guidelines HERE.

Charles Crupi Memorial Poetry ContestRestrictions: Open to high school students in Michigan. Genre: Poetry. Prize: 1st place - $250 and publication in The Albion Review, 2nd place - $150 and publication in The Albion Review; 3rd place - $100 and publication in The Albion Review. Deadline: February 6, 2016. Read submission guidelines HERE.

Writers' & Artists' Yearbook Short Story CompetitionGenre: Short story. Prize: £500 and publication. Deadline: February 7, 2016.

IGGY/Litro Young Writers' PrizeRestrictions: Open to 13–18 year olds. Genre: Short story. Prize: £1,000 and publication. Deadline: February 8, 2016. Read submission guidelines HERE.

Federation of BC Writers Literary Writes Awards 2016Genres: Short fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and writing for children. Prize: $100 top prize per category. Deadline: February 9, 2016. Read submission guidelines HERE.

Bethesda Literary Festival Essay and Short Story Contest. The Bethesda Urban Partnership & Bethesda Magazine have partnered to honor local writers at the Bethesda Literary Festival held April 15-17, 2016. Genres: Essays and poetry. Adult and high school student categories. Restrictions: Residents of Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia are eligible. Prizes: First Place: $500 and published in Bethesda Magazine. Second Place: $250. Third Place: $150. Honorable Mention: $75. Deadline: February 12, 2016. For more details click HERE.

Library of Virginia Literary AwardsRestrictions: Open to writers who were born in or are residents of Virginia or, in the case of nonfiction, books with a Virginia theme, are eligible. Genre: Books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction published in the previous year (2015). Prize: $2,500. Deadline: February 12, 2016. For more details click HERE.

Jessamy Stursberg Poetry Contest for Canadian YouthRestrictions: Canadians, grades 7 - 12. Genre: Poetry.  Prize: $400 (CAN). Deadline: February 15, 2016.

Harold Morton Landon Translation AwardGenre: Poetry collection translated from any language into English and published in the previous calendar year. Prize: $1,000. Deadline: February 15, 2016. Read details HERE.

Wiley-Silver Prize in Civil War HistoryGenre: First book or monograph in Civil War history published in the previous year. Books published in 2015 are eligible. Books or monographs published by scholarly or popular presses are eligible. Prize: $2,000. Deadline: February 15, 2016. How to enter: Read submission guidelines HERE.

New England Youth Outdoor Writing ContestRestrictions: The contest is open to students in New England. Submissions from students in grades 6-8 will be entered in the Junior Division; grades 9-12 will be entered in the Senior Division. Genre: Prose or poem, The topic must be outdoor-oriented (fishing, hunting, boating, canoeing, hiking, camping, nature, ecology, etc.). 500 words max. Prize: $125, $150. Deadline: February 15, 2016. Read details HERE.

Prospero PrizesGenre: Poetry. Prize: $150 and feature publication. Deadline: February 15, 2016. Read details HERE.

Raiziss/de Palchi Translation AwardGenre: Poetry - translation into English of a significant work of modern Italian poetry. Prize: $10,000. Deadline: February 15, 2016. Read details HERE.

Scotiabank Giller PrizeRestrictions: Open to books published in Canada in English. Books must be published in Canada in English between October 1, 2015 and September 30, 2016 to be eligible for the 2016 Prize. Must  be nominated by publisher. Genre: Fiction. Full-length novel or collection of short stories published in English, either originally, or in translation. Prize: $100.000 to the winner and $10,000 to each of the finalists. Deadline: February 15, 2015.

Writers' and Artists' Yearbook Short Story CompetitionGenre: Short Story. All entries must be original unpublished prose of 2,000 words or fewer. Prize: £500. Deadline: February 15, 2015. Read details HERE.

Al Smith Individual Artist FellowshipsRestrictions: Open to Kentucky poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Genre: Literary arts. Prize: $7,500 Deadline: February 16, 2016. How to enter: Read submission guidelines HERE.

The Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award supports the work of a promising early-career nonfiction writer on a story that uncovers truths about the human condition. Genres: Nonfiction journalism works in progress with “strong, character-driven narratives with detailed scene writing and lyrical description.” Restrictions: The award will not fund proposals to report on armed conflicts where journalists are already imperiled, nor projects that are mainly investigatory. Prize: $12,500 grant and use of the NYU library. Deadline: February 16, 2016. How to enter: Read submission guidelines HERE.

Moment Magazine's Publish-a-Kid ContestRestrictions: Open to children 9-13. Genre: Book review. Prize: Publication and a free book. Deadline: February 16, 2016. How to enter: Read submission guidelines HERE.

Christopher Tower Poetry CompetitionRestrictions: Open to UK students between 16-18 years of age. Genre: Poetry, one poem, maximum 48 lines. Theme is "wonder." Prize: £3,000. Deadline: February 19, 2016. How to enter: Read submission guidelines HERE.

Reader's Digest 100-word-story competitionGenre: 100-word story. Prize: £2,000 and publication. Deadline: February 20, 2016.

The Lakefly Writers ConferenceRestrictions: Open to residents of Wisconsin. GenresShort story fiction:  1500 words or less. Any genre. Theme: Wisconsin Choices. Flash fiction:  500 words or less. Any genre. No theme. Poetry:  All poems, free verse to formal and everything in between—75 lines max. Theme: Wisconsin Choices. The Jean Nelson Essay for Young Adults: For young adult writers (ages 12 through 17). 2500 words or less. Theme: Notable Wisconsin figure (living or dead) who most inspires me. Prize: First place winners will receive a cash prize of $100; second place winners will receive $75; and third place winners will receive $50. Winners must be able to attend an awards ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday, May 13, 2016 at the Oshkosh Public Library. Deadline: February 26, 2016. How to enter: Read submission guidelines HERE.

Central PA Writing ContestRestrictions: Open to legal residents of Pennsylvania who are at least 18 years old. Genre: Short fiction, 1500 words max. Original, unpublished, work of fiction only; no poetry or nonfiction. Prize: $500, runner-up $200. Deadline: February 26, 2016. How to enter: Read submission guidelines HERE.

SLF Working Class/Impoverished Writers Grant is sponsored by the Speculative Literature Foundation. Genres: Speculative fiction, magical realism. Restrictions: Applicants must be working class (see guidelines page for definition) and demonstrate financial hardship. Available to international writers. Prize: $750. Deadline: February 28, 2016. How to enter: Read submission guidelines HERE.

The Atlantic & College Board Writing PrizeRestrictions: Open to high school students 16 to 19 years of age. Genre: Essay. 1,000 to 1,500 words. Prize: $5,000 and publication in September issue of The Atlantic. Deadline: February 28, 2016. How to enter: Read submission guidelines HERE.

The Gabo Prize for Literature in Translation & Multi-Lingual TextsGenre: Literary translations and multi-lingual texts. Prize: $200. Deadline: February 28, 2016. How to enter: Read submission guidelines HERE.

Science Fiction & the Medical Humanities Writing Competition.  Genre: Science-fiction short stories (and also self-contained novel excerpts) of up to 3000 words that address themes of medicine, health, and illness. Prize: £300.  Deadline: February 29, 2016.

Event Horizon Magazine Science Poetry CompetitionGenre: Poetry. Submitted work shall be inspired by and/or incorporate scientific thinking, concepts, or principles. Prize: $500 and publication. Deadline: February 29, 2016. How to enter: Read submission guidelines HERE.

National Indigenous Writing ContestRestrictions: Open to Canadian Native Americans. Genre: Short story, under 3000 words. Story must contain Indigenous content. Prize: $2,000. Deadline: February 29, 2016. How to enter: Read submission guidelines HERE.

Spirit First Meditation Poetry ContestGenre: Poetry. Submissions may be of any length and any style but must have a theme of Meditation or Mindfulness. Prize: $200. Deadline: February 29, 2016. How to enter: Read submission guidelines HERE.

The Penny Fiction Flash Fiction CompetitionGenre: Flash fiction stories told in exactly 16 words. Prize: $25 and publication. Deadline: February 29, 2016. How to enter: Read submission guidelines HERE (scroll down).

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

3 Agents Actively Seeking YA, Memoir, Literary & Commercial Fiction, Nonfiction, Cookbooks and more

Updated 5/10/21

Here are three agents seeking clients. Alexa Stark’s interests are wide-ranging, but she is particularly drawn to literary fiction, upmarket commercial fiction, young adult, memoir, narrative nonfiction, popular science, cultural criticism and women’s issues. Leigh Eisenman seeks submissions in the areas of literary and commercial fiction for adults, and foodie/cookbooks, health and fitness, lifestyle, and select narrative nonfiction. Mitch Hoffman is actively building a client list of authors writing across the spectrum of fiction and nonfiction, including thrillers, suspense, crime fiction, and literary fiction, as well as narrative nonfiction, politics, popular science, history, memoir, current events, and pop culture.

ALWAYS check the agency website before submitting. Agents may switch agencies or close their lists, and submission requirements may change.

If these agents do not suit your needs, you can find a comprehensive list of new and established agents seeking clients here: Agents Seeking Clients.

Alexa Stark of Trident Media Group

About Alexa: Raised in New York City, Alexa Stark earned her B.A. in Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia University, where she was an Editor of the Columbia Journal of Literary Criticism. Before coming to Trident, she interned at PEN American Center and worked at Curtis Brown as a literary assistant. Alexa joined Trident in 2012 to work with Ellen Levine, and she has gained invaluable experience working with Ellen’s illustrious and bestselling authors. She also handles first serial rights for Ellen’s authors, and has sold stories, essays, and book excerpts to The New Yorker, Harper’s, Paris Review, The Atlantic, Tin House, N+1, and The New York Times, among others. Alexa continues to work closely with Ellen Levine while building her client list.

What she is seeking: Alexa’s interests are wide-ranging, but she is particularly drawn to literary fiction, upmarket commercial fiction, young adult, memoir, narrative nonfiction, popular science, cultural criticism and women’s issues.

How to submit: Use the agency’s online contact submissions form.


Leigh Eisenman of Mackenzie Wolf

About Leigh: Leigh Eisenman is an experienced lawyer who has been practicing in New York since 2003. After ten years of practicing in the New York offices of several international law firms, Leigh shifted her focus to the publishing industry. Since then, she has handled publishing and publishing-adjacent agreements and matters on behalf of several agencies and law firms. From 2003 until 2014 she specialized in commercial, white collar, and securities litigation. Leigh received her juris doctorate from the University of Virginia School of Law and graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College. She serves on the Contracts Committee of the Association of Authors’ Representatives (AAR). She is admitted to practice in New York.

What she is seeking: Leigh seeks submissions in the areas of literary and commercial fiction for adults, and is particularly drawn to: flawed protagonists she can’t help but fall in love with (Holden Caulfield was her first crush); stories that take place in contemporary New York, but also any well-defined, vivid setting; and given her background, novels set in law firms or involving lawyers (but not legal thrillers).

On the nonfiction side, Leigh is interested in foodie/cookbooks (especially baking and – maybe conversely – healthy cooking), health and fitness, lifestyle, and select narrative nonfiction.

How to Submit: Please send a query letter along with a 50-page writing sample (for fiction) or a detailed proposal (for nonfiction) to Samples may be submitted as an attachment or embedded in the body of the email.”


Mitch Hoffman of Aaron Priest Literary Agency 

About Mitch: Mitch Hoffman joined the Aaron Priest Literary Agency as a Senior Agent in 2015. A 20-year veteran of the publishing industry, he was most recently Vice-President, Executive Editor at Grand Central Publishing. As an editor, Mitch published over 200 books, more than 60 of which were New York Times bestsellers. He has nurtured the careers of debut novelists as well as global #1 bestselling authors, and has worked with journalists, memoirists, scientists, historians, and members of the military and intelligence services. His list of authors included David Baldacci, Sara Blaedel, Harlan Coben, Jeffery Deaver, Roger Ebert, Senator Al Franken, Linda Grant, Dr. David Grinspoon, Raymond Khoury, John Lescroart, Brad Meltzer, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child, Tom Rob Smith, Daniel Stashower, and Don Winslow. Their books have won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Orange Prize for Fiction, the Edgar Award, the Anthony Award, ITW’s Thriller Award, The Barnes & Noble Discover Award, and have been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, among many other honors.

What he is seeking: Mitch is actively building a client list of authors writing across the spectrum of fiction and nonfiction, including thrillers, suspense, crime fiction, and literary fiction, as well as narrative nonfiction, politics, popular science, history, memoir, current events, and pop culture.

How to submit: “Please submit a one page query to queryhoffman [at] The query letter should describe your work as well as your background. Please do not send attachments. However a first chapter pasted into the body of an e-mail query is acceptable. Please do not submit to more than one agent at this agency. Due to the tremendous number of queries we receive, we are not able to respond to everyone. We will get back to you within four weeks, but only if interested.”

Thursday, January 14, 2016

185 Literary Magazines Accepting Reprints

There is nothing quite like having your work published, especially after you have spent months sending your stories or poems to magazines that take forever to respond.

Sadly, the elation you feel when you have finally seen your work in print may be short-lived. Most stories and poems that make their way into literary journals have only a brief shelf-life. After readers have read your work and the issue has been archived, now what?

One good way to extend the life of your story is to send it to literary magazines that accept reprints.

Fortunately, there are a lot of literary magazines willing to accept stories that have already been published. Very few of them pay, because reprints have little value in the literary marketplace. (Only the first magazine that publishes your work will be credited.) However, some venues, notably podcasts, pay competitive rates for work that has been previously published.

All of these markets are currently accepting reprints and all allow simultaneous submissions. Make sure you read their websites carefully to see if your work will be a good fit. And make sure that all rights have reverted to you when you submit to them. (Look at the contract you signed with the original publisher. It should say "All rights revert to author upon publication" or "All rights revert to author after X months.")

Publication Submission Guidelines Payment Medium Genres
50-Word Stories No Electronic All genres, Flash Fiction only
Ancient Paths Online $1.25 per poem or fiction piece;
$1 will be added for any accompanying art work or photography (if also accepted)
Electronic Poems, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Spiritual themes only
Apocrypha and Abstractions
No Electronic All genres, Flash Fiction only (fewer than 500 words_
Avatar Review No Electronic All genres, poetry, nonfiction
The Bark

250,000 readers No Electronic Life with dogs
Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores
2 cents/word for fiction, $1 per line for poetry Electronic Speculative Fiction

Submission periods
Bewildering Stories
No Electronic Speculative Fiction

Submission periods
Allegory $15 Electronic Speculative Fiction
Murderous Ink Press:Crimeucopia
Up to £7.00 Print and ebook Crime fiction
Nightlight $50 Audio Black writers only

See submission periods
Peach Velvet $2 Electronic  Poetry, prose, art, and photography
Burningword Literary Journal No Electronic and POD Poetry and Flash Fiction (up to 300 words)

Only open to writers under 30 No Electronic Poetry up to 50 lines and Fiction up to 5000 words
cahoodaloodaling No Electronic Narrative non-fiction, Fiction, Screenplays, Excerpts, and Poetry

"Our theme is the environmental crisis and the losses of species and habitat that are a result of this ongoing disaster."
No Electronic Poetry, Essays, and Fiction (1500 words max)

We prefer topics to deal with common social issues normal–or not so normal– problems people everyday.
No Electronic Fiction, Poetry
Century 121 No Electronic Poetry, Short Fiction (2000 words max)
and Photography
Cha: An Asian Literary Journal No Electronic Poetry, Fiction, Art
and Photography
Children, Churches and Daddies No Electronic and Print Poetry, Fiction
Greenprints $150 Print Gardening
Columbia Journal No Electronic Poetry, Fiction,
Liquid Imagination Closed to reprints Semi-pro to Pro Electronic Poetry up to 25 lines, Fiction up to 300 words,
Essay up to 300 words
Copperfield Review No Electronic Historical Fiction and Poetry, Nonfiction
Cricket Online Review No Electronic Poetry, fiction, essays, sound, film, short drama, & experimental visual art
Danse Macabre
No Electronic Magical Realism
(under 2000 words)
Dark Futures $5 Electronic and Print Speculative Fiction and Nonfiction
Deep South Magazine No Electronic  Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction about the deep South
Digital Science Fiction No Electronic Speculative Fiction
Down in the Dirt No Electronic and Print Almost any genre
East Coast Literary Review
No Print Poetry,
Flash Fiction,
Short Stories (up to 8,000 words)
Easy Street No Electronic Flash fiction, fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, reviews, interviews, editorial columns, news, and opinion pieces
Ekphrastic No Electronic Poetry, micro, flash, and shorter fiction, and interesting reflections, essays, and other prose about or inspired by art
Every Writer's Resource
No Electronic Flash Fiction (500 words max)
Expanded Horizons No Electronic Speculative fiction
about under-represented groups
Extracts No Electronic Poems, stories (1500 word max), and book reviews, as well as excerpts from upcoming novels, memoirs, and poetry and story collections
Fabula Argentea
$8 for short stories and poems, $3 for flash, $15 to $25 for longer stories  Electronic Poems, flash fiction, short stories
LA Review of LA A few pennies Electronic Stories and poems and stuff. Pictures. Sound files. Non fiction. Weird and offensive shit. Polite banter. Stuff about LA. 
Fast-Forward Festival No Electronic Speculative fiction about time travel
The Fear of Monkeys
No Electronic Politically conscious stories, poems, essays
The Fem
No Electronic Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art written by marginalized people
The Feminist Wire No Electronic Feminist fiction and poetry
Fiction on the Web
No Electronic Short stories, all genres
Flashes In The Dark No Electronic Horror (1000 words max)
The Font – A Literary Journal for Language Teachers No Electronic Short stories, articles, essays, anecdotes, poems, cartoons and other forms of creative writing or visual art on the theme of language teaching or learning
FriGG No Electronic Fiction, nonfiction, poetry - all topics
Front Porch Review No Electronic Fiction, poetry, essays and visual arts
(5000 words)
Frontier Tales No Electronic and Print Westerns
Geist Unknown Print Fiction, non-fiction, poetry, photography, art, reviews
either by Canadians or with a connection to Canada
No Print Short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, social justice, literary insights
Hyperpulp No Electronic and Print Speculative fiction -
all stories translated into Portuguese
Jersey Devil Press No Electronic and Print Speculative fiction
Jewish Literary Journal No Electronic Poetry, fiction, nonfiction -
All submissions must be Jewish in nature
Joyland Unknown Electronic and Print Fiction
Kaleidoscope $10 - $100 Electronic Fiction, nonfiction, poetry - Must focus on some aspect of disability
Labletter - Monthly Notes No Electronic Flash fiction (500 words max), poetry, images
Lamp Light Flat fee Electronic and Print Horror, Dark Fiction, Noir, flash fiction and short stories
The Lascaux Review No Electronic  Poetry, Fiction, Essays
The Legendary
No Electronic  Poetry, Fiction,
The Linnet's Wings No Electronic Poetry, Fiction,
Literally Stories No Electronic Short stories,
all genres (500 to 3000 words)

Sometimes takes up to 4,000 words, but the work has to be "outstanding"
Literary Mama No Electronic Short stories, and poems about motherhood
A Literation No Electronic

Published on Tumblr
Short stories, poems, art
Phantasmacore Token payment Electronic  Speculative

Submission periods
The Lorelei Signal $2 Electronic and Print Fantasy featuring strong, complex female characters
Los Angeles Review of Los Angeles "a few pennies" Electronic "Stories and poems and stuff. Pictures. Sound files. Non-fiction." 
Lotus-eater No Electronic Poetry, prose (up to 5000 words), nonfiction, book reviews
Luna Station Quarterly No Electronic Speculative fiction written by women
$2 Electronic and Print "Twisted humor, funny horror, or anything else you think will disturb and amuse us."
Meat Stories No Electronic Poetry, fiction, essay, nonfiction.
The only guideline is that your work is somehow inspired by the title.
Mediterranean Poetry No Electronic Poetry and prose inspired in some way or the other by the Mediterranean world
Midnight Circus No Electronic and Print Short stories and non-fiction of no more than 5000 words, mixed-media, and poetry. Themed issues.
Midwestern Gothic No Print Fiction and poetry featuring work about or inspired by the Midwest
The Missing Slate No Electronic and Print Fiction, poetry, essays, reviews and criticism 
The Moon

Shutting down in 2016 - closed to submissions No Electronic Poetry and Prose (2000 words max)
Mouse Tales Press!submissions
No Electronic and Print Poetry and Prose (4000 words max)
Mulberry Fork Review No Electronic Short stories, flash fiction, essay, lyrical essays, creative nonfiction or prose poetry, articles, interviews, reviews (and anything else of interest)

(Emphasis on the Crimea) No Electronic and Print Fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, in English, Romanian, Crimean Tatar and Turkic languages
Neon No Electronic and Print Poetry and prose focusing on isolation, post-modernism, technology, dislocation, apathy, the apocalypse, memory, Kirk Cameron and urban decay
New Moon Girls No Print Short stories in which the main character is a girl ages 8 to 12 and includes subject matter and a plot that empowers girls of this age. Nonfiction
New Pop Lit No Electronic  Short stories
NonBinary Review Semi-pro Electronic  Themed
Mosaic ? Electronic Articles and reviews by writers of African descent
Van Gogh’s Ear: Best World Poetry, Prose & Art No Print Poetry and prose. Poem length shouldn’t be more than 165 lines and prose length no more than 1,500 words.
OSA Enizagam No Print Poetry, flash fiction, fiction and nonfiction (up to 4000 words)
The Other Stories No Audio Fiction (up to 4000 words)
Pantheon Semi-pro Electronic and Print Themed issues (see prompts)
Most genres of fiction and poetry
Pear Drop
No Electronic Poetry, flash fiction, fiction and nonfiction (up to 5000 words)
Pen Sword Magazine No Electronic Short form fiction and non-fiction that presents the military service experience
Pulp Literature 50% of rate for original fiction Print Pulp fiction up to 50 pages

Submission periods
Petite Hound Press!submissions
No Electronic and Print Short poems, flash fiction, art
Dark Futures Phase 2 Magazine $5 Electronic Dark science fiction
Phenomenal Literature (India)
No Print Novels, poetry, short stories, drama, plays, Critical/Research/
Academic Articles, translations, book reviews, interviews, biographies, autobiographies, memoirs, essays, travelogues and creative writing
The Poeming Pigeon
No Print Poetry and Prose, themed issues
The Prison Compendium

Open until September 30, 2016 Semi-pro Print Stories related
to incarceration
Pulp Spirit No Electronic Pulp fiction, mystery, westerns, adventure
Punchnel’s Semi-pro Electronic Poetry,
essays, and
short fiction (1200 words max)
Quantum Muse

(Offers peer reviews only) No Electronic Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Alternative
A Quiet Courage No Electronic Poetry and
flash fiction
(100 words
r.kv.r.y. No Electronic Poetry, short stories and nonfiction (3000 words max)
relating to recovery
Randomly Accessed Poetics No Electronic Poetry and prose of any genre (1500 words max)
Reading Out Loud No Audio Fiction up to 4000 words
Referential Magazine No Electronic Poetry and prose that refers to another work on this website or in its archives
River Poets Journal
No Electronic and Print Poetry (3 to 6 poems)
Short Stories (under 5,000 words)
Flash Fiction (under 1,000 words)
Essays (under 500 words)
Short Memoir (under 1,000 words)
Excerpts from novels that can stand on their own  (under 3,000 words)
Art (illustrations and paintings)
or Photography
Rufous City Review No Electronic Poetry and flash fiction
Sanitarium Magazine

You have to register first
Token payment Electronic Horror
Santa Fe Writers Project
No Electronic Fiction, creative nonfiction, and book reviews
The Savage Kick

Token Payment Print "Contemporary grit" articles and short stories between 1000-8000 words
The Schuylkill Valley Journal No Print Poetry, short stories (2000 words max), and critical essays (3000 words max)
Breath and Shadow ? Electronic Breath & Shadow only accepts work from people with disabilities.
Seconds Magazine No Electronic Speculative fiction - reprints only (4000 words max)
Semaphore No Electronic and Print Poetry, fiction, nonfiction (10,000 words max). Post-post modernism
The Shine Journal: The Light Left Behind
No Electronic Poetry, Nonfiction, Essays, Flash Fiction (2000 words max) focusing on grief and loss
Short Fiction Break No Electronic Fiction (2000 words max)
The Short Humour Site
No Electronic and Print Humorous short fiction and nonfiction (500 words max)
Sidereal Journal!submit/c24vq No Electronic and Print Bizarro fiction and nonfiction (3000 words max)
The Singularity
No Electronic Speculative fiction
Sixers Review No Electronic Poetry, Fiction, Non-fiction, the Occasional Photograph
Skidrow Penthouse
No Print? Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction.
Trust the beautiful and hellish expanses of your dream-infested typing hands.
Slim Volume: See Into the Dark

Deadline February 2016 No Print Poetry and flash fiction. Themed anthologies
The Snapping Twig No Electronic Poetry, short-fiction, flash, rambles, letters, spoken-word, prose, excerpts, poetic-rants, tributes, creative non-fiction, articles, and nearly genius ideas – TO – photography, art (and all its many forms), film shorts, and / or other art media.
Space Squid $5 Electronic and Print Scifi/humor. Flash fiction, short stories (2000 words max)
Stepping Stones Magazine No Electronic Poetry, short fiction (4000 words max), visual and audio art
Still Crazy

For writers over 50 only No Electronic and Print Poems 50 lines (Poems of 30 lines or less are more likely to be accepted.)

Short stories 3,000 words (Stories of less than 2500 words are more likely to be accepted.)

Non-fiction 1,500 words
Still Point Arts Quarterly
Token payment and 2 copies of issue Print Art, articles, essays, fiction, and poetry - focus on art
Stories out of the South

Open to authors from the Southern states No Electronic and Print Flash fiction, fiction -  literary fiction, magical realism, and speculative fiction
Story Shack Magazine No Electronic Flash fiction up to 1,000 words
Sub-saharan Magazine Semi-pro Electronic and Print Stories that present Africa in a Fantasy, science fiction, or horror setting or with speculative elements (2000 words max)
SubverCity Transmit No Audio Weird tales 1,000 to 3,000 words. Longer stories may be serialized
The Summerset Review No Electronic and Print Literary fiction and nonfiction of up to 8,000 words, poets may submit up to five poems
Survivor's Review

Open to cancer survivors, family members and caregivers No Electronic Poetry, short stories, essays (up to 1000 words)
Synesthesia Literary Journal No Electronic Poetry (up to 5 poems)
Short fiction
Nonfiction (up to 7,500 words)
Plays (up to 7,500 words)
Reviews: books, event, and commentaries (up to 3,500 words)
Visual art
Tales from a Small Planet No Electronic Stories about what it's like to live abroad
Tales of the Zombie War Semi-pro Electronic Zombies! (In poetry and prose) A Journal of the Built + Natural Environments No Electronic Poetry, essays, fiction, articles, artwork, videos, and other contributions
THEMA Token Print Poetry and prose - themed issues
Thirteen Ways No Electronic Fiction (12,000 words max), poetry, non-fiction, essay, and art
This Space No Electronic Poetry and prose focusing on mental health
Through the Gaps No Electronic Stories with a political or social message
Touch: The Journal of Healing
No Electronic and print Poetry, prose, & graphics that depict elements of human interaction and speak of the physical, emotional, and/or universal, spiritual touch of humanity
The Tower Journal No Electronic Poetry, fiction, art, essays
TQ Review:
A Journal for Trans* //
Queer Voices No Electronic and print Poetry, fiction, art, essays
Travel by the Books No Electronic Poetry, essays, short fiction, and author Interviews that explore the setting of a book or the hometown of a famous author or poet, or that take the reader on a tour following in the characters’ or author’s footsteps
TulipTree Review No Print Fiction, nonfiction, and poetry
UNBUILD walls No Electronic Speculative fiction
Underwater New York No Electronic Fiction, nonfiction, art, music and poetry inspired by the underwater objects and phenomena that surround New York City
Unlikely Stories: Episode IV No Electronic Activist prose, music and poetry
The Vehicle No Electronic and Print Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama
Vine Leaves Literary Journal

Token Electronic and Print Poetry and fiction vignettes (800 words max)
Visibility Fiction Token Electronic Short young adult fiction with protagonists with diverse identities
Frozen Wavelets Token Electronic Speculative flash fiction and poetry
Whirlwind Magazine No Electronic and Print Poetry, non-fiction, and now art/photography. aiming to represent struggle in all aspects of life
Wordgathering No Electronic Disability literature
Workers Write! Semi-pro Print Working class fiction - themed issues
Write To Meow
No Print Essays, fiction - anthology about cats
Write To Wildlife
No Print Essays, fiction - anthology about wildlife sanctuaries
Write To Woof
No Print Essays, fiction - anthology about dogs
The Writing Disorder No Electronic and Print Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, Art, Reviews, Interviews, Comic Art and Experimental work Youth Imagination
Youth Imagination
No Electronic Writing for and by teens - all genres
Bizarrocast Token Audio Speculative fiction, strange stories (6000 words max)
The Breakroom Stories Token Audio Strange tales
The Drabblecast Semi-pro Audio Weird stories (4000 words max)
GlitterShip Semi-pro Audio LGBTQ stories (6000 words max)
No Extra Words No Audio Flash fiction (2000 words max)
Timeless Tales

Themed anthologies
CLOSED $20 Print Retellings of fairy tales and myths
The Dirty Spoon $50 (?) Podcast Essays, interviews and articles about people who work in our consumable culture.

See submission periods
Gallery of Curiosities .01/word Podcast Weird speculative fiction
Hourglass Books No Print Themed issues
Reprint Poetry No Online Poetry
Pseudopod  $.06/word for original fiction, $100 flat rate for short story reprints, and $20 flat rate for flash fiction reprints (stories below 1500 words). Podcast Horror
Cast of Wonders $.06/word for original fiction, a $100 flat rate for Short Fiction reprints, and a $20 flat rate for Flash Fiction reprints Podcast YA,
High fantasy,
Science fiction
Revisitations No payment for reprints, will pay for original work Digital Fiction, Flash, Poetry and Memoir
The Lascaux Review $25 Digital Stories, poems, and essays
Funds for Writers $10-$15 Digital
Practical tools and information related to getting paid to write
Writing World

Currently backlogged
$25-$35 Digital
Articles about writing
Back to College $27.50+ Digital Issues of importance to the older student
Podcastle $20 - $100 Audio
and text
S-Curves No payment Online publication Preference given to authors from Topanga Canyon
Rocky Mountain Revival No payment Audio Submit up to five poems, three flash fiction pieces (1,000 words max), or short stories/creative non-fiction up to 3,000 words.
Grasslimb ? Print Poetry, prose, art
Azure: A Journal of Literary Thought

Published by Lazuli Literary Group
No Electronic Complex literary fiction
The Moth

Ireland No Print Poetry and short stories
Quail Bell Magazine No Electronic Short stories, art, multi-media, poetry
Memoir Mixtapes  No Electronic Poetry and short stories
Manawaker Studios $3 Podcast Flash fiction
Craft No Electronic Fiction and nonfiction
After the Pause No Electronic Poetry, flash fiction
Carrier Pigeon No Electronic Fiction, poetry, short plays
Eunoia Review No Electronic Fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction

$15USD and 100-7500 words of fiction paid $0.01USD per word Electronic Speculative romance, mystery, and alternate history,
DNA Magazine No Print Creative non-fiction, prose, poetry and Twitterature
The Lake No Electronic Poetry
Nice Cage No Electronic Poetry and short fiction
Defuncted No Electronic They are looking for work that was previously published but is no longer available to read online because the journal it was published in has gone defunct.
Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy
? Print Stories must be by a writer who is American or Canadian, or who has made the US or Canada their home. Story length must be 17,499 words or less. 
Zooscape  $20 for reprints Electronic All stories must be furry.
Lighten Up Online No Electronic Poetry
Empty House Press No Electronic "We are willing to read work that has appeared on an author’s personal site or blog or at an online venue that has closed provided that the work is otherwise no longer available or appears in a significantly different form and appropriate acknowledgements are included."
Serial Magazine No Electronic "Accept genre fiction like action-adventure, science-fiction, mystery, fantasy, horror, thriller,  romance, and westerns."
No Sleep Podcast Yes (various) Podcast Horror
Doubleback Review No Electronic "We only publish previously-published work from journals that no longer exist; we do not publish previously unpublished work nor previously published work that is still available online or in active print circulation."
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