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:

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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.

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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

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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

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"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

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

Genre: Speculative Fiction, Poetry and Prose

Payment: Based on royalties

Deadline: February 3, 2016

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Subterrain

"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)

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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

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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

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"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

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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

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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

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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

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NewMyths.com 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

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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

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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

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LESS THAN DEAD — LGBTQIA Anthology Call

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

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"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

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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

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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

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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
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"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

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Genre: Short stories, humorous fantasy (reprints only)

Payment: 2 cents per word

Deadline: February 29, 2016

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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

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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

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

Genre: Horror

Length: 3,000 to 10,000 words

Payment: $25

Deadline: February 29, 2016

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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.

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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 2/15/22

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.

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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 queries@mwlit.com. Samples may be submitted as an attachment or embedded in the body of the email.”

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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] aaronpriest.com. 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

Updated 2/13/22

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 http://fiftywordstories.com/submissions/ No Electronic All genres, Flash Fiction only
Ancient Paths Online https://www.skylarb.com/submit-your-work $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 https://apocryphaandabstractions.wordpress.com
/submissions/
No Electronic All genres, Flash Fiction only (fewer than 500 words_
Avatar Review http://www.avatarreview.net/submissions No Electronic All genres, poetry, nonfiction
The Bark

250,000 readers
http://thebark.com/content/submission-guidelines No Electronic Life with dogs
Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores https://cosmicrootsandeldritchshores.com/
submissions/
2 cents/word for fiction, $1 per line for poetry Electronic Speculative Fiction

Submission periods
Bewildering Stories http://www.bewilderingstories.com/
submissions.html
No Electronic Speculative Fiction

Submission periods
Allegory http://www.allegoryezine.com/submissions $15 Electronic Speculative Fiction
Murderous Ink Press:Crimeucopia https://www.murderousinkpress.co.uk/
submissions.html
Up to £7.00 Print and ebook Crime fiction
Nightlight https://nightlightpod.com/submissions/ $50 Audio Black writers only

See submission periods
Peach Velvet https://www.peachvelvetmag.com/submit $2 Electronic  Poetry, prose, art, and photography
Burningword Literary Journal http://burningword.com/submissions/ No Electronic and POD Poetry and Flash Fiction (up to 300 words)
Cadaverine

Only open to writers under 30
https://thecadaverine.submittable.com/submit No Electronic Poetry up to 50 lines and Fiction up to 5000 words
cahoodaloodaling http://cahoodaloodaling.com/about/ No Electronic Narrative non-fiction, Fiction, Screenplays, Excerpts, and Poetry
Canary http://hippocketpress.org/submit_canary.php

"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)
Catharsis
https://www.catharsismagazine.com/submissions

We prefer topics to deal with common social issues normal–or not so normal– problems people everyday.
No Electronic Fiction, Poetry
Century 121 https://c121poetry.wordpress.com/submission-guidelines/ No Electronic Poetry, Short Fiction (2000 words max)
and Photography
Cha: An Asian Literary Journal http://www.asiancha.com/content/view/14/41/ No Electronic Poetry, Fiction, Art
and Photography
Children, Churches and Daddies http://scars.tv/ccd.htm No Electronic and Print Poetry, Fiction
Greenprints http://greenprints.com/writers-guidelines/ $150 Print Gardening
Columbia Journal https://columbiajournal.submittable.com/submit No Electronic Poetry, Fiction,
Art,
Film,
Music
Mythic https://www.mythicmag.com/p/submissions.html $25 Electronic Science fiction, fantasy short stories. Length: 2,000-5,000 words.

See reading periods
Copperfield Review http://copperfieldreview.com/?page_id=99 No Electronic Historical Fiction and Poetry, Nonfiction

Now charges $2 reading fee
Cricket Online Review http://www.cricketonlinereview.com/submit.htm No Electronic Poetry, fiction, essays, sound, film, short drama, & experimental visual art
Enrapturing Tales https://knightwritingpress.com/open-and-upcoming-submissions/ Royalties Electronic Poetry, fiction, art on themes
Fusion Fragmenthttps://www.fusionfragment.com/submissions/ 3.5 cents (CAD) per word Electronic and Print Speculative Fiction 

See reading periods
Deep South Magazine  http://deepsouthmag.com/features/submission-guidelines/ No Electronic  Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction about the deep South
Forever Magazine http://forever-magazine.com/ No Electronic Speculative Fiction
Down in the Dirt http://scars.tv/down-in-the-dirt.htm No Electronic and Print Almost any genre
East Coast Literary Review http://www.eastcoastliteraryreview.com
/submission-guidelines.html
No Print Poetry,
Flash Fiction,
Short Stories (up to 8,000 words)
Cosmic Horror Monthly https://www.cosmichorrormonthly.com/submissions/ 1 cent per word for reprints Electronic Cosmic horror, Lovecraftian, Weird, and dark science fiction stories

See reading periods
Ekphrastic https://www.ekphrastic.net/submit.html No Electronic Poetry, micro, flash, and shorter fiction, and interesting reflections, essays, and other prose about or inspired by art
Every Writer's Resource http://www.everywritersresource.com/shortstories
/submissions/
No Electronic Flash Fiction (500 words max)
Little Blue Marble

https://littlebluemarble.ca/submission-guidelines/ $0.01 CAD a word for reprints Electronic and print Speculative fiction that examines humanity's possible futures living with anthropogenic climate change. 
Short Story Substack https://shortstory.substack.com/about $100 and 50% of subscription revenue Electronic Short story - publishes one story per month
Fabula Argentea http://www.fabulaargentea.com/index.php
/submissions/
$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 http://www.robindunn.com/submitLA.html A few pennies Electronic Stories and poems and stuff. Pictures. Sound files. Non fiction. Weird and offensive shit. Polite banter. Stuff about LA. 
Bards and Sages Quarterly https://www.bardsandsages.com/contact_
us/fiction_submission_guidelines
$15 Electronic and print Speculative fiction 
The Fear of Monkeys http://twinenterprises.com/the_fear_of_monkeys/
submission_guidelines.htm
No Electronic Politically conscious stories, poems, essays
The Current https://short-edition.com/en/contest/the-current-the-current/guidelines 25 euros Print Short stories, flash fiction or poems of maximum 7,500 characters (spaces included) or children's works of maximum 7,000 characters
The Feminist Wire http://www.thefeministwire.com/submissions/ No Electronic Feminist fiction and poetry

See submission periods
Fiction on the Web http://www.fictionontheweb.co.uk/p
/submissions.html
No Electronic Short stories, all genres
Defuncted https://medium.com/defuncted/why-defuncted-c7e361266000 No Electronic Poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction that has been previously published but was abandoned when the journals that published them shut down but did not archive the work

Submissions are open for a short period three times a year: April 15-May 15, August 15-Sept 15, December 15-January 15
The Font – A Literary Journal for Language Teachers http://thefontjournal.com/submissions/ 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 https://friggmagazine.submittable.com/submit No Electronic Fiction, nonfiction, poetry - all topics
Front Porch Review https://frontporchreview.com/guidelines/ No Electronic Fiction, poetry, essays and visual arts
(5000 words)
Frontier Tales http://www.frontiertales.com/submissions.php No Electronic and Print Westerns
Geist http://www.geist.com/writers/submit Unknown Print Fiction, non-fiction, poetry, photography, art, reviews
either by Canadians or with a connection to Canada
Ginosko http://www.ginoskoliteraryjournal.com
/guidelines.htm
No Print Short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, social justice, literary insights
Dwarf Stars anthology https://sfpoetry.com/ds/dsguide.html No Print Speculative poetry 

Opens April 1
Jersey Devil Press http://www.jerseydevilpress.com/?page_id=71 No Electronic and Print Speculative fiction and poetry
Jewish Literary Journal http://jewishliteraryjournal.com/submission-guidelines/ No Electronic Poetry, fiction, nonfiction -
All submissions must be Jewish in nature

See submission periods
Joyland https://joylandmagazine.com/submit/ Unspecified Electronic and Print Fiction

Submissions are free one weekend a month
Kaleidoscope http://www.udsakron.org/kaleidoscope.aspx $10 - $100 Electronic Fiction, nonfiction, poetry - Must focus on some aspect of disability
fresh.ink https://fresh.ink/reprints $0.01 - $0.02 per word for accepted submissions, with a minimum of $20 Electronic Fiction up to 5,000 words. Work must have been published by a reputable literary magazine or publisher 
Lamp Light http://lamplightmagazine.com/submissions/ Flat fee Electronic and Print Horror, Dark Fiction, Noir, flash fiction and short stories

See submission periods
The Lascaux Review http://lascauxreview.com/submissions/ No Electronic  Poetry, Fiction, Essays
Micro Podcast https://micropodcast.org/about/ No Electronic  Micro Fiction
The Linnet's Wings http://www.thelinnetswings.org/?pageno=2# No Electronic Poetry, Fiction,
Nonfiction
Literally Stories http://literallystories2014.com/submission-guidelines/ 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 http://www.literarymama.com/submissions/ No Electronic Short stories, and poems about motherhood
Miramichi Flash https://miramichiflash.ca/submit/ No Electronic Flash fiction - Canadians only
Phantasmacore http://www.phantasmacore.com/submissions/ Token payment Electronic  Speculative

Submission periods
The Lorelei Signal
http://www.loreleisignal.com/Guidelines.html $2 Electronic and Print Fantasy featuring strong, complex female characters
Los Angeles Review of Los Angeles http://www.robindunn.com/submitLA.html "a few pennies" Electronic "Stories and poems and stuff. Pictures. Sound files. Non-fiction." 
Lotus-eater http://lotus-eatermagazine.com/submissions/ No Electronic Poetry, prose (up to 5000 words), nonfiction, book reviews
Luna Station Quarterly http://lunastationquarterly.com/submissions/ No Electronic Speculative fiction written by women

Submission periods
Maniacal http://maniacal.freezeframefiction.com
/about.html
$2 Electronic and Print "Twisted humor, funny horror, or anything else you think will disturb and amuse us."
Utne Reader https://www.utne.com/about/submissions/ No Electronic Nonfiction
Mediterranean Poetry http://www.odyssey.pm/?page_id=2262 No Electronic Poetry and prose inspired in some way or the other by the Mediterranean world
Neon Hemlock: We're Here https://www.neonhemlock.com/submissions No Electronic and Print Queer science fiction
Flash Fiction Online https://www.flashfictiononline.com/submission-guidelines-flash-fiction/ 2c/word Electronic Flash fiction up to 1000 words

See submission periods
The Missing Slate https://themissingslate.com/submissions-guidelines/ No Electronic and Print Fiction, poetry, essays, reviews and criticism 
Uncharted https://uncharted.submittable.com/submit No Electronic Sci-ci, fantasy, horror, thriller/mystery/crime fiction
Mouse Tales Press https://www.mousetalespress.com/submissions.html No Electronic and Print Poetry and Prose (4000 words max)
Occult Detective Magazine http://greydogtales.com/blog/occult-detective-magazine/ No? Print and electronic Short detective stories dealing with the occult
Parents & Kids

https://www.parentsandkids.com/writers-guidelines-2/ $25 Electronic  Nonfiction articles 
Neon http://neonmagazine.co.uk/?page_id=116 No Electronic and Print Poetry and prose focusing on isolation, post-modernism, technology, dislocation, apathy, the apocalypse, memory, Kirk Cameron and urban decay
Penumbric https://www.penumbric.com/subs.html $10 Print and Electronic Fiction, poetry, illustration, graphic narrative, animation, music, or combinations of these. Work that constitutes the ever-moving edge of its kind, as a place between light and dark, consciousness and un, today and tomorrow; work exhibiting the strange, the bizarre, that which is not of the world we know, but more of a twilight realm or even altogether alien place.
Live Novel Digest https://www.livenovel.com/manuscript-submission-guidelines/ $100 Electronic  Short stories 2,000 - 6,000 words
NonBinary Review
http://nonbinaryreview.com/submission-guidelines/ Semi-pro Electronic  Themed
issues
Mosaic https://mosaicmagazine.org/about-us/submissions/ ? Electronic Articles and reviews by writers of African descent
Van Gogh’s Ear: Best World Poetry, Prose & Art https://theoriginalvangoghsearanthology.com/van-goghs-ear-volume-11-submission-guidelines/ No Electronic Poetry and prose. Poem length shouldn’t be more than 165 lines and prose length no more than 1,500 words.
After Dinner Conversation https://www.afterdinnerconversation.com/submissions $0.01 per word Print Children's, YA and Adult short stories
The Other Stories https://theotherstories.submittable.com/submit No Audio Fiction (up to 4000 words)
Aftermath https://www.aftermathmag.org/submissions.html 2 cents/word for short stories; 1 cent/word for everything else Electronic  Humans are doing so much damage to the natural world that it can only end in a spate of perfect storms that will wreck our civilization. These inevitable apocalyptic events offer a wealth of inspiration.
The Dirty Spoon http://www.dirty-spoon.com/submissions/ $50 Electronic

(Podcast and online journal)
Nonfiction: essays, interviews and articles about people who work in our consumable culture.
Pen Sword Magazine https://penswordpress.submittable.com/submit No Electronic Short form fiction and non-fiction that presents the military service experience
Pulp Literature https://pulpliterature.com/submissions/submission-guidelines/ 50% of rate for original fiction Print Pulp fiction up to 50 pages

Submission periods
A Velvet Giant https://www.avelvetgiant.com/submit/ $20 Electronic  All genres

"We are especially interested in work by genderqueer & LGBTQ+ people, women, people of color, global writers, and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault."
City. River. Tree. https://cityrivertree.com/submissions/ 2 cents/word Electronic Flash fiction, pictographs
Phenomenal Literature (India) http://www.phenomenalliterature.com/
submission.php
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 http://www.thepoetrybox.com/ThePoemingPigeon.
html#guidelines
No Print Poetry and Prose, themed issues
parABnormal https://www.hiraethsffh.com/parabnormal-magazine-guidelines $7 Print Fiction, nonfiction, poetry on the paranormal. "For us, this includes ghosts, spectres, haunts, various whisperers, and so forth. It also includes shapeshifters and creatures from various folklores."
Scrawl Place  https://scrawlplace.com/submit/ $35 Electronic Your submission must be about or connected to or associated with a specific, physical place that someone could visit
The Voyage https://thevoyagejournal.com/submit/ $200 Electronic YA short stories and nonfiction up to 6,000 words
Quantum Muse

(Offers peer reviews only)
http://www.quantummuse.com/submissions.php No Electronic Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Alternative
Radon https://www.radonjournal.com/submit .5¢ per word for reprints Electronic Fiction, flash fiction, poetry, art. "Radon welcomes short story and poetry submissions containing elements of anarchism, transhumanism, dystopia, and/or science fiction."
r.kv.r.y.  http://rkvryquarterly.com/submission-guidelines/ No Electronic Poetry, short stories and nonfiction (3000 words max)
relating to recovery
The Deadlands https://thedeadlands.com/guidelines/ 1¢/word Electronic Speculative fiction, poetry, and nonfiction about death. They publish work “about the other realms, of the ends we face here, and the beginnings we find elsewhere.” 
Reading Out Loud http://www.readingoutloud.org/submissions.html No Audio Fiction up to 4000 words
Jay Henge anthologies https://www.jayhenge.com/submissions.html $5 USD per 1000 words Electronic Speculative fiction
StarShipSofa http://www.starshipsofa.com/submissions/ $50 Audio Speculative fiction

Dark Moon Digest https://perpetualpublishing.com/submissions/$0.01 per word for reprints Electronic Speculative fiction
Sanitarium Magazine https://www.thesanitarium.co.uk/submissions Token payment Electronic Horror
Santa Fe Writers Project https://santafewritersproject.submittable.com
/submit
No Electronic Fiction, creative nonfiction, and book reviews
Synthetic Reality Magazine http://syntheticrealitymagazine.com/submissions/ Payment varies Electronic Science Fiction, Fantasy, SHTF, Slipstream, Horror, Sword and Sorcery and Surreal Fiction. 
Escape Pod https://escapepod.org/guidelines/short-fiction/ 8¢ per word Audio Science Fiction
Breath and Shadow https://www.abilitymaine.org/submission-guidelines ? Electronic Breath & Shadow only accepts work from people with disabilities.
DreamForge https://dreamforgemagazine.com/call-for-submissions/ $0.04/word

Poems are paid at the rate of $25 to $100


Electronic SF and Fantasy

Has submission periods
The Dread Machine https://www.thedreadmachine.com/submit/ $.01/word for reprints Electronic  Futuristic dark fiction, speculative fiction, cyberpunk, slipstream, and science fiction
Grimdark Magazine https://www.grimdarkmagazine.com/submissions/ Reprints: AUD$0.01 per word Electronic Grimdark fantasy and sci-fi

Submission periods
Short Fiction Break http://shortfictionbreak.com/want-to-submit-a-story/ No Electronic Fiction (2000 words max)
The Short Humour Site http://www.short-humour.org.uk/submissionguidelines
/submissionguidelines.htm
No Electronic and Print Humorous short fiction and nonfiction (500 words max)
TDot Spec  http://tdotspec.com/submissions/ CAD 2c/word for originals; 50% rate for reprints Electronic  Speculative fiction anthologies

See themes and deadlines
Tales From the Moonlit Path https://talesmoonlitpath.com/ $10 Electronic Speculative fiction and poetry
Polar Borealis & Polar Starlight http://polarborealis.ca/submission-guidelines/ $10 Electronic Science Fiction, Fantasy, Weird Fantasy, Horror with SF aspects, Lovecraftian Horror

Contributors must be Canadian, or at least reside in Canada.

Has submission periods
Daikaijuzine https://daikaijuzine.org/guidelines $10 for fiction, $5 for poetry Electronic Speculative fiction, flash fiction, articles, and poetry
Dragon Soul Press https://dragonsoulpress.com/anthologies/ Royalties Electronic Poetry and  fiction anthologies

Drabbles

All genres of fiction

See deadlines
Shoreline of Infinity https://www.shorelineofinfinity.com/submissions/ £40/1000 words for reprints published in another language Electronic and Print Science fiction and fantasy

Has submission periods

Poetry submissions open all year round
Space Squid http://www.spacesquid.com/scifi-fantasy-mag/contributorguidelines/ $5 Electronic and Print Scifi/humor. Flash fiction, short stories (2000 words max)
Mithila Review https://mithilareview.com/submission-guidelines/ $10 Electronic Fantasy, science fiction, nonfiction, poetry
Martian: The Magazine of Science Fiction Drabbles https://themartianmagazine.com/submissions/ 4 cents/word Electronic  Science fiction, and sci-fi horror
Still Point Arts Quarterly https://shantiartsllc.submittable.com/submit
/30175/still-point-arts-quarterly-writing-submission
Token payment and 2 copies of issue Print Art, articles, essays, fiction, and poetry.

Shanti Arts is focused on nature, art, and spirit.
Mesozoic Reader https://farthertrees.wordpress.com/mesozoic-reader/ $10 Electronic and Print Stories and poetry of any genre are welcome, so long as dinosaurs or other prehistoric creatures are a central element

Has submission periods
Future Science Fiction Digest https://future-sf.com/submissions/ 8 cents/word Electronic Translated science fiction. Author or authorized translator may submit fiction  that has been previously published in source language but not in English

Writers may not live in Anglophone countries
Sub-saharan Magazine http://subsaharanmagazine.com/submission/ Semi-pro Electronic and Print Stories that present Africa in a Fantasy, science fiction, or horror setting or with speculative elements (2000 words max)
Poetry Super Highway https://www.poetrysuperhighway.com/psh/poetry/submission-guidelines/ No Electronic Poetry
The Summerset Review http://www.summersetreview.org/guidelines.htm 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
http://www.survivorsreview.org/submit.php No Electronic Poetry, short stories, essays (up to 1000 words)
The Future Fire http://futurefire.net/guidelines/index.html $10 - $20 Electronic Fiction and poetry that focuses on the social-political elements of imaginary, futuristic, fantastic, horrifying, surreal or otherwise speculative universes
Dark Matter https://darkmattermagazine.com/submission-guidelines/ $0.02/word Electronic Dark science fiction, horror, poetry, comics, and art

Has submission periods
Tales of the Zombie War http://www.talesofworldwarz.com/submit.php Semi-pro Electronic Zombies! (In poetry and prose)
Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built + Natural Environments http://www.terrain.org/submit/regular-submission-guidelines/ No Electronic Poetry, essays, fiction, articles, artwork, videos, and other contributions
THEMA http://themaliterarysociety.com/submissions.html Token Print Poetry and prose - themed issues
The Stray Branch http://www.thestraybranch.org/ No Electronic Fiction, poetry, photography, and art
Flame Tree Publishing https://blog.flametreepublishing.com/fantasy-gothic/topic/call-for-submissions 4 pence for reprints Electronic and Print Speculative fiction anthologies

See deadlines
Glint https://glintjournal.wordpress.com/glint-12-submissions/ No Electronic Poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, book reviews, visual art. "We’re especially fond of hybrids. That terms encompasses form as well as content. We appreciate lyric essays, prose poems, flash fiction, collaborations, visual poetry, graphic fiction, literary fantasy, excerpts from verse novellas or verse biographies." 
Tall Tale TV
Podcast
https://talltaletv.com/submission-guidelines/ Unspecified Audio Science fiction and fantasy
The Phlogiston Press https://thephlogistonpress.substack.com/about?utm_source=menu-dropdown Royalties Electronic "We’re looking for short form speculative fiction, old style, slipstream, horror, fantasy, science fiction, literary, poetry, flash with a maximum length of 8,000 words - or even a longer story to serialise over a few newszines."
TQ Review:
A Journal for Trans* //
Queer Voices
http://damagedgoodspress.com/tq-review/ No Electronic and print Poetry, fiction, art, essays

See reading periods
SFS Stories https://sfsstories.com/ No Print Science fiction and fantasy flash fiction (under 1000 words)
Silver Blade https://www.silverblade.net/submissions-2/ $15 for novellas, $3 for flash fiction, $8 for short stories, $8 for single poems and $15 for Featured Poets (by invitation only). Silver Pen will pay half of these rates for previously published works. Electronic Science Fiction, Slipstream, Classic and Modern Fantasy; short fiction, flash fiction, novellas, and poetry
MetaStellar https://www.metastellar.com/write-for-us/ No Electronic Speculative fiction
Underwater New York http://underwaternewyork.com/submit/ No Electronic Fiction, nonfiction, art, music and poetry inspired by the underwater objects and phenomena that surround New York City
Unlikely Stories: MarkV http://www.unlikelystories.org/mission.shtml No Electronic Activist prose, music and poetry

(They have the longest guidelines in the world...)
Boneyard Soup https://www.boneyardsoup.com/submit 1 cent/word Electronic  Dark fantasy, fiction, nonfiction, flash fiction, art
East of the Web http://www.eastoftheweb.com/short-stories/index.php?p=submissions/20131_1 5 cents/word Electronic  Science Fiction
Toyon https://www.toyonliterarymagazine.org/submission-guidelines.html No payment Electronic Poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, art, audio, and translations
Frozen Wavelets  https://earthianhivemind.net/frozen-wavelets/?fbclid=IwAR0P-PiUCwG8VAQpRh8KK-zsLFsWtYa4IJA7B5nc7e4pE1M6e2H4IbE8Ugo 1 cent/word Electronic Speculative flash fiction and poetry
Alaska Parent https://alaskaparent.com/write_for_us.html $25-$40 Electronic and Print Parenting in Alaska
Wordgathering https://wordgathering.syr.edu/submission-guidelines/ No Electronic Disability literature
Workers Write! http://www.workerswritejournal.com/ Semi-pro Print Working class fiction - themed issues
Chesapeake Family Life  https://www.chesapeakefamily.com/writers-guidelines/ $35 Print and electronic Nonfiction about family life in Maryland
Georgia Family Magazine http://www.georgiafamily.com/writers-guidelines/ Unspecified Print? Nonfiction about family life in Georgia
Hudson Valley Parent https://hvparent.com/Pages/WritersGuidelines.aspx $25 Electronic Parenting in the Hudson Valley of New York
The Writing Disorder http://writingdisorder.com/submit-work/ No Electronic and Print Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, Art, Reviews, Interviews, Comic Art and Experimental work Youth Imagination
Western New York Family Magazine https://www.wnyfamilymagazine.com/writer-s-guide/writer-s-guidelines $40-$150 Electronic and Print Parenting in Western New York
WritersWeekly https://writersweekly.com/writersweekly-com-writers-guidelines $30 Electronic Nonfiction about the business of writing
Babybug https://cricketmedia.com/babybug-submission-guidelines Not specified Print Stories and poems for babies and toddlers
The Drabblecast http://www.drabblecast.org/submissions/ Semi-pro Audio Weird stories (4000 words max)
GlitterShip http://www.glittership.com/submission-guidelines/ Semi-pro Audio LGBTQ stories (6000 words max)
Ladybug https://cricketmedia.com/ladybug-submission-guidelines Not specified Print Stories, nonfiction, activities and poems for children 3 - 6 years old
Spider https://cricketmedia.com/spider-submission-guidelines Not specified Print "Fresh and engaging literature, poems, articles, and activities for newly independent readers."
The Dirty Spoon http://www.dirty-spoon.com/submissions/ $50 (?) Podcast Essays, interviews and articles about people who work in our consumable culture.

See submission periods
Gallery of Curiosities http://gallerycurious.com/submissions/ $.01/word Podcast Weird speculative fiction
Hourglass Books https://www.facebook.com/notes/2820174548307810/ No Online? Fiction anthologies
Reprint Poetry http://reprintpoetry.com/about/ No Online Poetry
Pseudopod https://pseudopod.org/submissions/ $.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 https://castofwonders.submittable.com/submit $.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
Cricket https://cricketmedia.com/cricket-submission-guidelines Not specified Print Fiction, poetry, and literary nonfiction for children aged 9 to 14
The Lascaux Review http://lascauxreview.com/submissions/ $25 Digital Stories, poems, and essays
Funds for Writers http://fundsforwriters.com/submissions/ $10-$15 Digital
newsletter
Practical tools and information related to getting paid to write
Ask Magazine https://cricketmag.submittable.com/submit Not specified Print Nonfiction for children 7–10 years old who are curious about science
Back to College http://www.back2college.com/guide.htm $27.50+ Digital Issues of importance to the older student
Podcastle http://podcastle.org/guidelines/ $20 - $100 Audio
and text
Fantasy
Nightshift Radio: Storyteller Series 


https://nightshiftradio.com/submissions $25 - $50 Podcast and Print Fiction, non-fiction, memoir up to 10,000 words

Submissions periods
Dark Horses https://darkhorsesmagazine.mystrikingly.com/ No payment Electronic Weird fiction  up to 10,000 words
Gwyllion http://gwyllionmagazine.com/submissions/ £10 Print and Electronic Speculative fiction, poetry, book reviews
Azure: A Journal of Literary Thought

Published by Lazuli Literary Group


http://www.lazuliliterarygroup.com/
submissions.html
No Electronic Complex literary fiction
The Moth

Ireland
http://www.themothmagazine.com/a1-page.asp?ID=1972 No Print Poetry and short stories
Quail Bell Magazine http://www.quailbellmagazine.com/submit.html No Electronic Short stories, art, multi-media, poetry
Memoir Mixtapes https://memoirmixtapes.com/submissions/ No Electronic Poetry and short stories
Manawaker Studios http://www.manawaker.com/ffp-submissions/ $3 Podcast Flash fiction
Craft https://www.craftliterary.com/submit/ No Electronic Fiction and nonfiction
After the Pause https://afterthepause.com/submission-guidelines/ No Electronic Poetry, flash fiction
Carrier Pigeon http://carrierpigeonmag.com/submit/ No Electronic Fiction, poetry, short plays
Eunoia Review https://eunoiareview.wordpress.com/submissions/ No Electronic Fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction
The Maul https://themaulmag.com/?page_id=31 2¢/word for reprints Electronic

and print?
Horror 

100 - 3,000 words
Remington Review https://remingtonreview.wixsite.com/remingtonreview No Online Poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction

Has reading periods
The Lake http://www.thelakepoetry.co.uk/submit/ No Electronic Poetry
Nice Cage https://www.nicecage.com/guidelines.html No Electronic Poetry and short fiction
Defuncted https://medium.com/defuncted/why-defuncted-c7e361266000 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 https://johnjosephadams.moksha.io/publication/
basff/guidelines
? 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 https://zooscape-zine.com/guidelines/  $20 for reprints Electronic All stories must be furry.
Lighten Up Online https://www.lightenup-online.co.uk/index.php/submissions No Electronic Poetry
Empty House Press https://www.emptyhousepress.com/submit 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 DEFUNCT No Electronic "Accept genre fiction like action-adventure, science-fiction, mystery, fantasy, horror, thriller,  romance, and westerns."
No Sleep Podcast https://www.thenosleeppodcast.com/submissions Yes (various) Podcast Horror
Doubleback Review http://doublebackreview.com/guidelines/ 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."
Hedgerow https://hedgerowhaiku.com/submissions/ No Electronic Poems, art          Work previously published on social media permitted
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