Tuesday, October 30, 2018

39 Calls for Submissions in November 2018 - Paying Markets

There are more than three dozen calls for submissions in November. As always, anything you can think of is wanted - flash fiction, speculative fiction and poetry, horror, creative nonfiction along with several themed issues and anthologies.

All of these literary magazines pay, and none charge submission fees.

Make sure to follow submission requirements carefully. Editors get cranky when writers don't follow their submission rules.

If you want to get a jump on next month's calls for submissions, check the page Calls for Submissions, which is where I post new calls as they come up.


THEMAGenre: Short stories, flash fiction, poems, art on theme of "The Critter in the Attic." Payment: short story, $25; short-short piece (up to 1000 words), $10; poem, $10; artwork, $25 for cover, $10 for interior page display. Deadline: November 1, 2018. Reprints accepted.

Kenyon ReviewGenre: Short stories, poetry, plays, excerpts, translations. Payment: Pro rates. Deadline: November 1, 2018.

The First LineGenre: Short story with the first line: "As she trudged down the alley, Cenessa saw a small _________________. [Fill in the blank.]." Also, critical essays about your favorite first line from a literary work.  Length: 300-5,000 words for fiction, 500-800 words for nonfiction. Payment: $25-50 for fiction, $25 for nonfiction, $5-10 for poetry. Deadline: November  1, 2018.

Spring Song Press: Steam and Lace AnthologyGenre: Speculative fiction,fantasy. Payment: 1 cent/word. Deadline: November 1, 2018.

Unlocking the Magic: A Fantasy AnthologyGenre: Fantasy. Payment: $300/story + royalties. Deadline: November 1, 2018.

The Puritan: What Does It Mean to Be a Muslim Writer? – Special Issue PoetryGenre: Poetry. Payment: $20 - $100. Deadline: November 2, 2018.

Ninth LetterGenre: Fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Online Edition on theme of "Haunting."Payment: $25 per poem, $75 per story or essay. Deadline: November 4, 2018.

Winter TangerineGenre: Poetry, prose, and visual art on theme of Dispatches from the Stars. "DISPATCHES invites work that constructs alternate realities for aliens of color, particularly through the lens of Afrofuturism, magical realism, speculative poetry/prose, or other re-renderings of the imagination. This feature welcomes submissions by all undocumented, noncitizen, and/or 1st generation immigrants of color who have stories about struggling with obtaining documentation or have otherwise experienced violence under the U.S. immigration system." Payment: $50. Deadline: November 5, 2018.

ShooterGenre: Stories, essays, reported narratives and poetry on theme of Rivalry. Send anything to do with competition, antagonism, warring forces and individual foes. The context might be sports, business, romance, politics, survival; the characters might be students, frenemies, parents, current and former lovers, courtroom opponents. As ever, the theme is open to wide interpretation. Minimum 2000 words for stories. Payment: £25 per story and £5 per poem. Deadline: November 11, 2018.

Speculative City. Genre: Fiction, poetry, and essays within the theme of Knowledge. Speculative City publishes provocative works that are centered within a cityscape. Payment: $20-$75. Deadline: November 11, 2018.

Goal Publications: The Daily Grind – A Coffee Anthology. Stories involving coffee. Payment:  $0.0075/word. Deadline: November 14, 2018.

One storyGenre: Short story. Payment: $500. Deadline: November 14, 2018.

The Audient Void, Issue #7. Genre: Weird Fiction and Dark Fantasy poetry and fiction. Payment: Poetry ($.35 a line with a $5 minimum), Short fiction ($5 per thousand words). Deadline: November 15, 2018

Hinnom MagazineGenres: 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, 2018.

The Lorelei SignalGenre: Fantasy short stories, flash fiction, and poetry. Payment$7.50 for short stories, $3.00 for poems and flash (<1000 wds) fiction pieces, $2.00 for reprintsDeadline: November 15, 2018. Accepts reprints.

Shifters United: Paranormal RomanceGenre: Paranormal romance novellas featuring shape shifters. Length: 20,000 to 50,000 words. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: November 15, 2018.

Fire PoetryGenre: Poetry. Payment: $5. Deadline: November 15, 2018.

VallumGenre: Poetry. Theme: Connections. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: November 15, 2018.

Luna Station Quarterly. Genre: Speculative fiction by woman. Payment. $5. Deadline: November 15, 2018. Accepts reprints.

LamplightGenre: Dark fiction. Length: Up to 7,000 words. Payment: 3 cents per word. Deadline: November 15, 2018. Reprints accepted at 1 cent per word.

Human Noise JournalGenre: Short stories, personal essays, poems. Payment: $30. Deadline: November 15, 2018.

ZyzzyvaGenre: Fiction, poetry, essays, and artwork. Payment: Token to semi-pro. Deadline: November 19, 2018. Snail mail submissions only.

Enchanted ConversationGenre: Fairy tale. Theme: OF FROST AND FIRELIGHT: A Winter's Rhapsody. Work can either be re-tellings of established stories or use original characters set within the fairy tale, folktale, or mythic templates. Payment: $10 US. Deadline: November 20, 2018.

HerStories Writers: A Fury of Her Own. Genre: Personal essay. "This anthology will tell the stories of women at midlife who know their anger is real and justified and who are using it — in small and big ways — as tools of resistance, drivers of change, and forces of solidarity. They are running for office, protesting injustice, speaking up at family gatherings, standing up to bosses and co-workers, refusing to stay silent about the impact of sexual violence, organizing voter registrations and canvassing neighborhoods, confronting stereotypes, building bridges across divides, forming new friendships and ending toxic ones, and much more. Essays should be between 1500 – 3000 words and should not be previously published." Payment: Not specified. Deadline: November 20, 2018.

Down & Out Books: Mickey Finn – 21st Century NoirGenre: Hardboiled and noir crime fiction. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: November 30, 2018.

Martian Migraine Press: Monstrous OutlinesGenre: Speculative fiction, "an anthology of horror and weird fiction with a focus on the theme of camouflage: people, entities, monsters, gods, even concepts, that masquerade as things other than themselves." Payment: .03CAD per word, via Paypal, as well as a contributor copy (paperback) of the anthology, and copies in all electronic formats (mobi, EPUB, and PDF). Deadline: November 30, 2018.

Twelfth Planet PressGenre: Speculative fiction novellas. Payment: Advance of US$300 and royalties of 40% of all monies received by the publisher. Length: 17, 000 - 40,000 words. Deadline: November 30, 2018.

HauntedGenre: Speculative romance about haunting and scorned women. Length: 4,000 words or more. Payment: $20. Deadline: November 30, 2018. Reprints accepted.

Villainous PressGenre: Speculative fiction. "The only real requirements for this anthology will be that a major character must be mechanical or electronic in nature and they’re doing something nefarious. All submitted stories must have a dark undertone to qualify for the HWA. Humor is welcome, as long as something is causing some harm or damage to those pesky “organics”. Stories must be 5,000 words to 10,000 words." Length: 5,000 to 10,000 words. Payment: $25. Deadline: November 30, 2018.

The Bare Life Review: Immigrant and refugee authorsGenre: Fiction, non-fiction, and poetry by immigrant and refugee authors – from foreign-born authors living in the US, and writers living abroad who currently hold refugee and/or asylum-seeker status. They welcome translations. American-born translators may submit work by eligible writers, but in such cases payment must be issued to the author. Length: Fiction up to 8,000 words; non-fiction up to 6,000 words; 3-5 poems, up to 10 pages in total. Payment: $750 for full-length prose pieces, $300 for accepted poems or shorter prose. Deadline: November 30, 2018.

CrannogGenre: Short stories, poetry. Payment: €50 per story, €30 per poem. Deadline: November 30, 2018.

Ninth LetterGenre: Fiction. Payment: $25 per printed page. Deadline: November 30, 2018.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Life Lessons from the CatGenre: Nonfiction. "We are looking for first-person true stories and poems up to 1,200 words. Tell us what your cat taught you. How he made you smile. How she "rescued" you after you "rescued" her. How she brought your family closer together, helped you find love, inspired you to change something in your human life. Stories can be serious or humorous, or both. We can’t wait to read all the heartwarming, inspirational, and hysterical stories you have about your cats and what you learned from them!" Payment: $200. Deadline: November 30, 2018.

Third Point PressGenre: Fiction, poetry. Payment: $10. Deadline: November 30, 2018.

ApparitionGenre: Poetry and fiction on theme of Resistance. Payment: $0.01 per word, minimum of 10.00 dollars. Deadline: November 30, 2018.

Grimbold Anthologies: Forgotten Sidekicks, and other anthologies. Genre: Short stories on three anthology themes: Unexpected Heroines, Forgotten Sidekicks, Lost Gods. Payment: £15, anthology copy. Deadline: November 30, 2018.

Moonlight: A Queer Werewolf AnthologyGenre: Comics and short stories about queer werewolves. Payment: Short stories – $0.07 CAD/word, Comic script – $10 CAD/page, Comic art – $50 CAD/page. Deadline: November 30, 2018.

The McNeese Review. Genre: Fiction and poetry. Payment: $50. Deadline: November 30, 2018.

Bare Life Review. Restrictions: Foreign-born writers living in the United States. Writers living abroad who currently hold refugee and/or asylum-seeker status. Genre: Fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Payment: $750 for accepted full-length prose pieces, and $300 for accepted poems or shorter prose. Deadline: November 30, 2018.

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