Wednesday, November 1, 2017

36 Calls for Submissions in November 2017 - Paying markets

Sarolta Bán
There are three dozen calls for submissions in November. All of these are paying markets, and none charge submission fees. As always, every genre, style, and form is wanted, from short stories about mermaids and pirates, to essays on happiness.

I post calls for submissions on the first day of every month. But as I am collecting them, I post them on my page, Calls for Submissions. You can get a jump on next month's calls for submissions by checking that page periodically throughout the month. (I only post paying markets.)


The First LineGenre: Fiction, poetry, CNF. Must begin with the line: "I'm tired of trying to see the good in people." Payment: $25.00 - $50.00 for fiction, $5.00 - $10.00 for poetry, and $25.00 for nonfiction (all U.S. dollars). Deadline: November 1, 2017.

Skirt! Theme: The Jolly issue. Genre: Essay theme: Stories about happiness, joy, what brings you to happy tears or tears of laughter. Payment: $200 per piece. Deadline: November 1, 2017.

THEMATheme: Dancing in the Wind. Genre: Short stories, poems, essays. Payment: Short story, $25; short-short piece (up to 1000 words), $10; poem. Deadline: November 1, 2017. Reprints accepted.

Trouble the Waters: Tales from the Deep BlueGenre: Science fiction, fantasy, horror, interstitial, and unclassifiable works: anthology of water-themed speculative short stories that explore all kinds of water lore and deities, ancient and new as well as unimagined tales. Payment: 6 cents per word. (Reprints 2 cents per word.) Deadline: November 1, 2017. Reprints accepted.

EllipsisGenres: Poetry, fiction, CNF. Payment: $50 for prose; $10 for poetry. Deadline: November 1, 2017.

Fell Beasts and Fair AnthologyGenre: Speculative short stories on theme: Fell Beasts and Fair. Payment: $0.01 / word. Deadline: November 1, 2017.

Sun Magazine: Love and JusticeGenre: Poetry on theme: Love and Justice. Payment: $100. Deadline: November 1, 2017.

ShooterGenre: Poems and stories on theme of New Life. Minimum 2000 words for stories.  Payment: £25 per story and £5 per poem. Deadline: November 5, 2017.

The Pedestal MagazineGenre: Poetry. Payment: $40. Deadline: November 6, 2017.

Ninth LetterGenre: Fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Online Edition on theme of "Community."  Payment: $25 per poem, $75 per story or essay. Deadline: November 5, 2017.

Alien DimensionsGenreSpeculative fiction. "Alien New Orbit Celebration!” Payment: $10.  Deadline: November 10, 2017.

Fireside. Genre: Short stories, flash fiction. Payment: 12 cents/word. Deadline: November 11, 2017. Opens to submissions on November 5.

One Story. Genre: Short story. Payment: $500. Deadline: November 14, 2017.

World Weaver Press: Glass & Gardens: Solarpunk Summers AnthologyGenre: Fiction. "For this anthology, I want to see solarpunk summers. Show me futuristic stories that take place in summer, whether that involves a summer night in a rooftop garden, or characters adapting to extreme heat and weather, or an annual migration to cooler lands. Keep it planet-based (Earth or other), and optimistic. Solarpunk worlds aren’t necessarily utopias, but they definitely aren’t dystopias." Payment: TBD (Determined by Kickstarter success. $10 minimum.) Deadline: November 15, 2017.

Hinnom Magazine. Genre: Science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Payment: $0.005 cents per word with a minimum payment of $5.00 and a maximum cap of $25.00. Deadline: November 15, 2017.

Fire Poetry. Genre: Poetry. Payment: $5. Deadline: November 15, 2017.

Fighting Monkey Press: Uncommon Evil. Genre: Dark fiction. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: November 15, 2017.

Vallum. Genre: Poetry, essays, interviews, reviews. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: November 15, 2017. Snail mail submissions only for poems.

Manchester Speculative Fiction: Revolutions 2. Genre: Speculative fiction set in Manchester, UK. Payment: £15. Deadline: November 15, 2017.

Human Noise JournalGenre: Short stories, personal essays, poems. Payment: $30. Deadline: November 15, 2017.

Dead Man's Tome. Genre: Horror, Dark fiction, lovecraftian. Theme: Cthulhu Christmas. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: November 15, 2017.

Spark: Sadie Hawkins. "In this issue we want stories where the woman pursues the man. Strong, determined, know-what-they-want women who go after love. Whether it’s an unconventional proposal or someone who thinks they should be more than friends, let the lady take the leading role." Genre: Short fiction. Payment: 2 cents/word. Deadline: November 24, 2017.

Gathering Storm Magazine. Genre: Short stories, poetry, comic. Themed issues: Beware of Greeks Bearing Gifts, Money is the Root of all Evil, Everything Comes to Those Who Wait. Payment: $25 for short story, $10 for poetry, $25 for comics. Deadline: November 24, 2017.

Writer's DigestGenre: Nonfiction articles about freelancing and publishing. Pitches only. "Put yourself in the shoes of a freelance writer and think about what would help them find more success." Payment: Competitive rates. Deadline: November 26, 2017.

Every Day Fiction. Genre: Flash fiction. 1000 words max. Payment: $3. Deadline: November 26, 2017.

Astounding Outpost: Ghosts, Ghouls, and Grave Robbers. Genre: Dark fiction. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: November 28, 2017.

Band of Misfits: Adventures on the High Seas AnthologyRestrictions: Only writers between the ages of 13-19 will be considered. Genre: Short story up to 7,500 words on theme of "gangs of pirates, steampunk sailors, mischievous mermaids, hostile Kraken, submerged vortexes, or any other mamapritime adventures you’d care to explore—whether contemporary, historical, science fiction, fantasy, or horror." Payment: $30. Deadline: November 30, 2017.

Chicken Soup for the SoulGenre: True stories and poetry. "We’re looking for stories about how you found love. And how you kept it fresh over the years. New love, old love, please warm our hearts with your stories and poems. PLEASE NOTE THIS BOOK IS FOR ADULTS, NOT FOR TEENS. We’re happy to hear about your high school sweetheart if you ended up together, but we are not looking for stories from current teens about teen relationships." Payment: $200.  DeadlineNovember 30, 2017.

Ninth LetterGenre: Fiction. Payment: $25 per page. Deadline: November 30, 2017.

Third Point Press. Genre: Fiction, poetry. Theme: Skin. Payment: $10. Deadline: November 30, 2017.

Winter TangerineGenre: Poetry, prose, and visual art on theme of fairy tales. Payment: $20. Deadline: November 30, 2017.

Fantasia Divinity. Genre: Short stories on theme of Norse Mythology. Payment: One half-cent per word, with a minimum payment of $5.00 and a maximum of $15.00. Reprints - $10 max. Deadline: November 30, 2017.

Apparition. Genre: Poetry and fiction on theme of Apparition. Payment: $0.01 per word, minimum of 10.00 dollars. Deadline: November 30, 2017.

Behind the Mask Anthology. Genre: Dark fiction. Payment: $50 (AUD). Deadline: November 30, 2017.

Enchanted Conversation. Genre: Fairy tale. Theme: Elves and the Shoemaker. Payment: Story pay: $30, Poem pay: $10. US dollars only. Deadline: November 30, 2017.

Holy Cow. Genre: Speculative fiction located in the Fertile Crescent. Payment: $0.07 - $0.10 per word + contributor copy. Deadline: November 30, 2017.

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