Friday, December 1, 2017

37 Calls for Submissions in December 2017 - Paying markets

Joachim Lehrer
There are more than three dozen calls for submissions in December. All of these are paying markets, and none charge submission fees. As always, every genre, style, and form is wanted, from short stories about monsters to underwater romance.

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.)

SliceGenre: Stories, poems, personal essays on theme of "Flight." Payment: $250 for stories and essays and $75 for poems. Deadline: December 1, 2017.

Compelling Science FictionGenre: Science fiction. Payment: 6 cents/word. 1 cent/word for reprints. Deadline: December 1, 2017.

Prairie Fire (Canada). Genres: Poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, memoir, drama—or another genre, as you see fit—that celebrates, reflects on, or engages with women’s issues in Canada in the last 100 years, such as the suffrage movement, women’s rights, gendered political issues, etc. Payment: Print - Prose: $0.10 per word. Poetry: $40 per poem. Illustrations, portfolios, portraits: $25 per page for reprint rights. Deadline: December 1, 2017. Read submission guidelinesSnail mail submissions only.

CicadaGenre: Short stories, poetry, comics for teens on the theme of Monsters. Payment: Fiction: up to 10¢ per word; Nonfiction: up to 25¢ per word; Poems: up to $3.00 per line; $25.00 minimum; Art payment not specified. (Send them your portfolio.) Deadline: December 1, 2017.

Eternal Haunted SummerGenre: Fiction, poetry, reviews, essays about the Gods and Goddesses and heroes of the world’s many Pagan traditions. Payment: $5. Deadline: December 1, 2017.

Contrary Magazine. Genre: Original commentary, fiction, and poetry. Payment: $20. Deadline: December 1, 2017.

Pedestal Magazine. Genre: Poetry. Payment: $40. Deadline: December 3, 2017.

Insignia. Genre: Speculative fiction, short stories. Theme: "What does the future look like in Asia? Entertain us with your wild stories set in an Asian country (realistic or re-imagined). or even in an away-from-earth civilization. Your main characters must however, be recognizable as Asian and retain some cultural traits, or native language, etc." Payment: 0-2000 words = US$5 / 2001-6000 words = US$10. Deadline: December 3, 2017. Reprints accepted.

MslexiaGenre: Stories, poems, and scripts on theme of "Bewitched." Length: Stories up to 2,200 words, poems up to 40 lines, and short scripts up to 1,000 words (including character names and stage instructions). Payment: £25. Deadline: December 4, 2017.

JaggeryGenre: Art, poetry, reviews, and fiction connecting South Asian diasporic writers and homeland writers; "we also welcome non-South Asians with a deep and thoughtful connection to South Asian countries, who bring their own intersecting perspectives to the conversation. (By South Asia we mean Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, The Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.) Our hope with Jaggery is to create a journal that offers the best writing by and about South Asians and their diaspora." Payment: $25 for art, poetry, reviews and essays, $100 for fiction. Deadline: December 4, 2017.

Broken Metropolis Anthology: Queer Tales of a City That Never WasGenre: Urban fantasy short stories under 6,000 words. "We are looking for stories that explore the edges of urban fantasy through queer stories. While the city these stories are set in should be vast and unnamed, highly specific neighborhoods and landmarks are encouraged and sought after. We welcome a broad interpretation of the genre that is inclusive of postmodern folk tales, future/ancient noir, and stories that happen both behind closed doors and in plain sight. Throughout, we’re looking for rich, varied and nuanced understandings of gender, family and ethnicity." Payment: 2 cents per word. Deadline: December 7, 2017.

Out of Your Shadow Anthology Call: Empowered Sidekicks Anthology. Genre: Short fiction. "This anthology will focus on tales about the sidekicks who help the heroes and princesses find their happily ever afters, and what happens to them after their quests are done." Payment: one half-cent per word, with a minimum payment of $5.00 and a maximum of $15.00. Payment for reprints is a maximum of $10. Deadline: December 10, 2017.

Ruminate. Ruminate welcomes submissions that both subtly and overtly engages faith from all the world religions. Genre: Fiction, poetry. Payment: $15/poem and $15/400 words for prose. Deadline: December 15, 2017.

Freeze Frame Fiction. Genre: Flash fiction; issues are themed. Payment: $10. Deadline: December 15, 2017.

Prairie Fire (Canada). Restrictions: Canadian Indigenous Writers: submit your work to ndncountry, a special joint issue of Prairie Fire and CV2. Genres: Stories, poems, memoirs, literary experiments, and any other writing. Payment: Print - Prose: $0.10 per word. Poetry: $40 per poem. Deadline: December 15, 2017. Read submission guidelinesSnail mail submissions only.

Pittsburgh Poetry ReviewGenre: Poetry. Payment: $25/poem. Deadline: December 15, 2017.

Speculative City. Genre: Cityscape poetry and fiction on theme of "Grotesque." Payment:  $20-$75. Deadline: December 15, 2017.

Eye to the Telescope. Genre: Speculative poetry. Theme: Arthuriana. Payment: US 3¢/word rounded to nearest dollar; minimum US $3, maximum $25. Deadline: December 15, 2017.

Maiden, Mother, and Crone: Fantastical Trans Femmes. Restrictions: Open to trans women and trans feminine writers. Genre: Fantasy short stories. Payment: .07 per word. Deadline: December 15, 2017.

After the Orange. Genre: Short story. Theme: Near- or farther-future stories about society as it is after 2032 – at least two presidential election cycles after Donald Trump’s last eligibility. Show us America or the world in a new era; look at world politics changed by US policies and people. Or go beyond. Payment: US $0.02 cent/word, paid on publication, plus shared royalties.  Deadline: December 15, 2017.

Cloaked Press: Spring Into SciFi. Genre: Science fiction stories that contain stories of Space Exploration, Advanced Technology, AI, Cloning, Robotics and of course, Aliens. Payment: $10. Deadline: December 17, 2017.

Love and Bubbles. Genre: Romance love stories centered around: underwater biodomes, submarines, scuba diving, alien planets entirely covered by water, sea monsters, selkies, mermaids, water witches, Neptune/Poseidon, lost underwater civilizations, ghost ships, and more! Payment: $50. Deadline: December 20, 2017.

Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores. Genre: Speculative fiction, art and nonfiction. Payment: 6 cents/word for new fiction, 2 cents/word reprints, 2 - 6 cents/word nonfiction. Deadline: December 28, 2017. Reprints accepted.

3288 ReviewRestrictions: They only accept submissions from current or former residents of West Michigan, or frequent visitors to the West Michigan region. Genre: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. Payment: Poetry – $5.00 per poem published, up to 10 poems; Prose 1,000 to 5,000 words – $25.00; Prose 5,001 to 10,000 words – $50.00. Deadline: December 31, 2017.

AllegoryGenre: Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. Payment: $15. Deadline: December 31, 2017.

Carte Blanche (Canada). Genre: Poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, translations. comics, photography. Payment: "Modest" Deadline: December 31, 2017.

Existere (Canada). Genre: Poetry, short plays, short stories, creative nonfiction, postcard/flash fiction, art and literature reviews, critical essays, interviews, sketches, photos. Payment: "Modest" Deadline: December 31, 2017.

The CantabrigianGenre: Literary fiction, cover art. Payment: Between $20 and $50 per contributor. Deadline: December 31, 2017. Submit early to avoid submission fees.

Best American Science Fiction and FantasyGenre: Science Fiction and Fantasy short stories published in the calendar year 2017 by a nationally distributed magazine in the US or Canada. Payment: Not specified, but I am including this entry anyhow. The "Best of SFF" series is published by Mariner Books, a division of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Deadline: December 31, 2017.

Zombies Need Brains AnthologiesGenre: Speculative fiction. Payment: 6 cents/word plus royalties. Deadline: December 31, 2017.

Forbidden: Tales of Repression, Restriction, and Rebellion. Genre: Short stories. Payment: 2% of the net profits from the anthology. Deadline: December 31, 2017. Reprints accepted.

Dreaming Robot Press. Genre: Speculative fiction short stories for middle grade readers (ages 8 -12). Payment: 6 cents/word. Deadline: December 31, 2017.

Awakenings. Genre: Speculative fiction. Payment: $0.08 per word up to $800. Deadline: December 31, 2017.

Bare Life Review. Restrictions: Open to work exclusively by immigrant and refugee authors. Genre: Fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Payment: $1000 for accepted prose pieces, and $400 for accepted poems. Deadline: December 31, 2017.

Workers Write! Genre: Short fiction. "We're looking for fiction about bakers, bartenders, bus people, chefs, cooks, managers, owners, servers - anyone who works in a restaurant, bar, or cafĂ©." Payment:  Between $5 and $50 (depending on length and rights requested). Deadline: December 31, 2017. Reprints accepted.

Shoreline of Infinity. Restrictions: Women writers only. Genre: Speculative fiction and poetry. Payment: £10 per 1000 words. Deadline: December 31, 2017.

Lethe Press: Midas Clutch. Genre: Queer speculative fiction. "Lethe is seeking weird and eerie stories of people consumed by wealth. Each tale must be suffused with the trappings of the well-to-do. Decadence should be paramount." Payment: 5 cents a word for original work, 2 cents a word if a reprint. Deadline: December 31, 2017.

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