Monday, April 29, 2019

41 Calls for Submissions in May 2019 - Paying markets

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There are more than three dozen calls for submissions in May. All of these are paying markets, and none charge submission fees.

As always, every genre, style, and form is wanted, from speculative fiction to poetry to personal essays.

NOTE: I post upcoming calls for submissions at the end of every month. But as I am collecting them, I post them on my page, Calls for Submissions.

You can get a jump on upcoming calls for submissions by checking that page periodically. (I only post paying markets.)


HavokGenre: Flash fiction 300 - 1,000 words on theme of Recover. Payment: Pays for anthologies only. Deadline: May 1, 2019. See accepted genres.

Tiny NightmaresGenre: Short and terrifying tales of monsters, madness, and nightmares.1200 words max. Payment: $100. Deadline: May 1, 2019.

University Press of Kentucky New Poetry & Prose SeriesGenre: Books of poetry or fiction. Payment: Publishing contract. Deadline: May 1, 2019.

Mud Season ReviewGenre: Fiction up to 6,000 words, poetry. Payment: $50. Deadline: May 1, 2019.

VisionsGenre: Speculative fiction on theme of "Humanity." Payment: 4 to 5p (~6¢) per word. The final fee will be decided together with the author. Deadline: May 1, 2019.

BoulevardGenre: Fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. Payment: $100-300 for prose, $25-250 for poetry. Deadline: May 1, 2019. Fee to submit online, no fee by post.

Serial Killers AnthologyGenre: True crime stories with serial killers, the editor is especially interested in stories about killers from outside the US. Material must be factual or fact-checked. The style can be journalistic, first-person, narrative, etc. – they are looking for something more than dry reportage. They are not looking for sensationalism. Payment: $130. Deadline: May 1, 2019.

Ellipsis Zine, ‘Woman’ zine, a celebration of female writers and writing FiveGenre: Fiction celebrating female writers and writing. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: May 6, 2019.

The Georgia ReviewGenre: Submit up to five poems, fiction, nonfiction, and reviews. Payment: $4 per line of poetry, and $50 per page for prose. Deadline: May 14, 2019. Fee to submit online, no fee by post.

Vallum Magazine is a Canadian poetry magazine. Genre: Poems on the theme of  Fear. “It has been said by writers like William Golding that fear is the most destructive of human emotions. It may be a fear of the known or of the unknown, a fear that seems overwhelming and unbeatable. Franklin D. Roosevelt said “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” How is fear represented in poetry, specifically in your poetry? What are we afraid of?” Send 4-7 poems (by mail only). They also accept essays, interviews, reviews, and audio and video poems. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: May 15, 2019.

Tinderbox Poetry JournalGenre: Poetry. Payment: $15. Deadline: May 15, 2019.

Once Upon Anthology: The Enchanted Forest. Genre: Short stories with magical/witchcraft elements, and romance must be included in some manner. Payment: $75. Deadline: May 15, 2019.

Bennington ReviewGenre: Fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, film writing, and cross-genre work. Payment: $100 for prose of six pages and under, $200 for prose of over six pages, and $20 per poem, in addition to two copies of the issue the piece is published in. Deadline: May 15, 2019.

Luna Station QuarterlyRestrictions: Open to women. Genre: Speculative fiction. Payment: $5. Deadline: May 15, 2019.

Visions: HumanityGenre: Speculative fiction on theme of Humanity. Payment: $0.06/word.    Deadline: May 15, 2019.

LamplightGenre: Dark fiction. Payment: $0.03/word, up to $150. Deadline: May 15, 2019.  Accepts reprints.

Alaska Quarterly ReviewGenre: Fiction, short plays, poetry, photo essays, and literary non-fiction in traditional and experimental styles. Payment: $50-$200 for prose; $10-$50 for poetry. Deadline: May 15, 2019. Snail mail submissions only.

Cast of Wonders PodcastGenre: Speculative fiction for teens. Length: 3,000 words max. Theme: Banned Books Week, an annual international event celebrating the freedom to read and raising awareness of the immense social value of free and open access to information. Payment: 6 cents/word. Deadline: May 15, 2019.

Gay. Genre: Cultural criticism; thoughtful, clever and beautiful personal essays; short fiction; original artwork and photography. See themes. Payment: $1 a word for work up to 3,500 words in length. Deadline: May 17, 2019.

Pedestal MagazineGenre: Poems. Payment: $50 for each poem accepted. Deadline: May 26, 2019.

Matchbook. Genre: Short fiction, under 1000 words. Payment: $20. Deadline: May 27, 2019.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stories about ForgivenessGenre: True stories. "We are looking for stories that will show our readers how forgiving someone or being forgiven by someone changed your life in a positive way. Were you able to reestablish a relationship after forgiving or being forgiven? Did letting go of your hurt feelings heal you and bring you a sense of peace? Help others find the same resolution by sharing your story." Payment: $200. Deadline: May 30, 2019.

Kweli Journal. "Kweli is the first online journal of its kind to celebrate community and cultural kinships. In this shared space, you will hear the lived experience of people of color. Our many stories. Our shared histories. Our creative play with language. Here our memories are wrapped inside the music of the Muscogee, the blues songs of the South, the clipped patois of the Caribbean." Genre: Self-contained novel excerpt, short story, or creative non-fiction piece, poetry. Length: No more than 7,000 words. Payment: "upon publication." Deadline: May 30, 2019.

ApparitionGenre: Poetry and fiction on theme of Retribution. Payment: $0.01 per word, minimum of 10.00 dollars. Deadline: May 31, 2019.

Ruminate. Ruminate welcomes submissions that both subtly and overtly engages faith from all the world religions. Genre: Nonfiction. Payment: $15/poem and $15/400 words for prose. Deadline: May 31, 2019.

The Lifted Brow. Genre: Translated fiction, comics, essays, experimental non-fiction, and poetry on theme of  "Digital Intimacies." Payment: $75 - $300. Deadline: May 31, 2019.

AGNIGenre: Poetry and prose. Payment: $10 per printed (or printed-out) page for accepted prose, and $20 per page for accepted poetry, up to a maximum of $150. Deadline: May 31, 2019.

Contemporary Verse 2Genre: Poetry and critical writing about poetry, including interviews, articles, essays, and reviews. Payment: $30 - $150. Deadline: May 31, 2019.

One StoryGenre: Short stories between 3,000 and 8,000 words. Payment: $500. Deadline: May 31, 2019.

ZYZZYVAGenre:  fiction, poetry, essays, and artwork. Payment: Token to semi-pro. Deadline: May 31, 2019. Snail mail submissions only.

Nashville Review. "Nashville Review seeks to publish the best work we can get our hands on, period. From expansive to minimalist, narrative to lyric, epiphanic to subtle—if it’s a moving work of art, we want it." Genre: Short stories and poems. Payment: $100/story, $25/poem. Deadline: May 31, 2019.

GrainGenre: Poems, sequences, or suites of poems up to a maximum of six pages or fiction or nonfiction of no more than 3,500 words. Payment: $50 per page to a maximum of $250. Deadline: May 31, 2019.

Baltimore ReviewGenre: Poetry; send up to three poems, fiction, creative nonfiction, videos (including poetry), and cross-genre work. Payment: $40. Deadline: May 31, 2019.

Highlights Magazine is a magazine for children ages 6-12. Genre: Poems up to 10 lines, especially non-rhyming and/or humorous poetry. No poems with nature or seasonal themes or poems about dogs. Also publish short stories (see guidelines for current themes), puzzles, articles, activities, and cartoons. Payment: $40 and up for poems, crafts, and puzzles, and $175 and up for fiction and nonfiction. Deadline: May 31, 2019.

The Gettysburg ReviewGenre: Poetry, fiction, essays. Payment: $2.00 per line for poetry and $15 per printed page for prose. Published authors also receive a copy of the issue containing their work and a one-year subscription. Deadline: May 31, 2019. (Charges small fee for online submissions. No fee for snail mail.)

Antioch ReviewGenre: Nonfiction articles and fiction geared to an educated audience. Payment: $20/page. Deadline: May 31, 2019. Snail mail submissions only.

New Rivers Press: Wild Gods: The Ecstatic in Contemporary Poetry and Lyric Prose Anthology. Genre: Poems, prose poems, or lyric nonfiction shorts.  Payment: Royalties (?) Please inquire.  Deadline: May 31, 2019.

Escape Pod. Genre: Science fiction - audio and text. "We are fairly flexible on what counts as science (we’ll delve into superheroes or steampunk on occasion) and are interested in exploring the range of the genre. We want stories that center on science, technology, future projections, and/or alternate history, and how any or all of these things intersect with people." Length: 1500-6000 words. Payment: $0.06 per word for original fiction; $100.00 flat rate for reprints of any length. Deadline: May 31, 2019.

Lockjaw Magazine. Genre: Fiction, Art, Music, Video. "We are primarily interested in work from writers and makers of color, queer folx, creators with disabilities, socioeconomic disadvantage, and any and all marginalized groups. Lockjaw is a platform; our priority is providing that platform to artists who are often denied one. We have an abiding preference for the experimental and postmodern, though we value clarity, coherence, and strong intention (we like weirdness, but usually not solely for its own sake). We’re not generally looking for more traditional genre work, and we’re not currently a home for nonfiction or personal essay. We have a preference for shorter work, though we’re always happy to look at anything you’d like to send us." Payment: $10. Deadline: May 31, 2019.

Hellfire Crossroads 7: Introducing… Genre: Horror and dark fantasy that is subtle, sophisticated and disturbing, as well as slipstream stories that make some kind of sense, no matter how extreme, and traditional horror with a new spin. Writers should send an introductory note along with the submission. Restrictions: Open to new writers only. Length: 3,000-8,000 words. Payment: £20; £100 for the editor’s personal favourite story. Deadline: May 31, 2019.

Angry RobotGenre: Science fiction and fantasy novels. Payment: Advance and royalties.  Deadline: May 31, 2019.

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