Tuesday, May 28, 2019

35 Calls for Submissions in June 2019 - Paying markets

There are more than two dozen calls for submissions in June. 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.)

Eternal Haunted SummerGenre: Original poetry and short fiction about the Planets and Stars. Also reviews, interviews, and essays. Payment: $5. Deadline: June 1, 2019.

Claw & Blossom: GnawGenre: Poetry and flash fiction (1000 words max). Payment: $25. Deadline: June 6, 2019.

Into the VoidGenre: Short fiction, poetry, CNF, art. Payment: $5 per printed page. Deadline: June 7, 2019.

ContraryGenre: Original commentary, fiction, and poetry. Payment: $20. Deadline: June 1, 2019.

MslexiaGenre: Stories, poems and script on the theme of journey. 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: June 10, 2019.

Across the Universe – Beatles Spec Fic AnthologyGenre: Speculative fiction. The theme of the anthology is ‘Beatles – What if?’ Their guidelines say, ” What if Brian Epstein hadn’t managed the band? What if George Harrison hated sitar music? What if Ringo had been the true star of the band all along? What if the Beatles had been aliens? Or magic users? Or zombies? Or American?” Length: 1,000-4,000 words. Payment: 5 cents/word. Deadline: June 14, 2019.

Stormy Island Publishing: Romantic FantasyGenre: Romantic Fantasy. Payment: $20. Deadline: June 14, 2019.

Transmundane PressGenre: Short stories exploring Time. Payment: $15-20, depending on length. Deadline: June 15, 2019.

Darkhouse Books: Fearrington RoadGenre: Short stories in a Lovecraftian / Steam Punk / Diesel Punk vein. Payment: 50% of royalties. Deadline: June 15, 2019. Some reprints accepted.

The Journal of Compressed Creative ArtsGenre: Fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, mixed media, visual arts, "and even kitchen sinks, if they are compressed in some way." Payment: $50. Deadline: June 15, 2019.

Transmundane Press: Time AnthologyGenre: Fantasy, horror, erotic, and science fiction tales. Length: 3,000-7,000 words. Payment: $10-20, depending on length, and author copies: one physical and one electronic. Deadline: June 15, 2019.

Eye to the Telescope: InfectionGenre: Poetry that addresses all aspects of the dark in the speculative realm. Poems should show the dark in some way and be of darker content. Payment: US 3¢/word. Deadline: June 15, 2019.

Longreads w/Writing Our LivesGenre: Essays about the myths, ideologies & complexities of mother love for a series. (E.g. fraught mom-daughter relationships, “other” moms, relationships that change). Essays should be >1,200 words. Pieces can be personal, reported, researched, or a mix. We encourage submissions from women, femmes, & non-binary writers. Email drafts + short summary to Danielle and @Vanessa_LaLoba at: motherwound@longreads.com. cc:@writersofcolor Payment: $500. DeadlineDeadline: June 17, 2019.

Thuggish ItchGenre: Horror and speculative fiction on the theme of Hospitality. Length: 1,000-6,000 words. Payment: AU$5.00 for stories under 2000 words / AU$10.00 for anything above 2000 words. Deadline: June 24, 2019.

SubTerrain Magazine. Genre: Fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, essays, and commentary. Payment: Poetry: $50 per poem; Prose: $.10 per word (to a maximum of $500.) Canadian dollars. Deadline: June 24, 2019. Charges fee for online submissions; no fee for snail mail.

The PuritanGenres: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. Payment: $100 per nonfiction piece, $50 fiction, $15 per poem. Deadline: June 25, 2019.

Cosmic Roots and Eldritch ShoresGenre: Speculative stories. Payment: 6 cents/word for original work. 2 cents/word for reprints. Deadline: June 28, 2019.

AllegoryGenre: Speculative fiction. Payment: $15. Deadline: June 30, 2019. Accepts reprints.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stories about MiraclesGenre: True stories. "We are looking for true stories of no more than 1,200 words for this multi-faith book that will awe you with examples of amazing events and unexplained happenings. Share your inspirational stories with us to remind us that each day holds hope and to never give up. A miracle can happen at any time." Payment: $200. Deadline: June 30, 2019.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Golden Years or Second WindGenre: True stories. "We are looking for stories about the humorous or serious sides of life after 60." Payment: $200. Deadline: June 30, 2019.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Forgiveness FixGenre: 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: June 30, 2019.

Helios MagazineGenres: Horror, science fiction, and fantasy. Payment: Poetry: Any length paid $50USD per poem. Fiction: 100-7500 words paid $0.06USD per word. Reprints: Any length of poetry paid $15USD and 100-7500 words of fiction paid $0.01USD per word. Deadline: June 30, 2019.

Snafu: Military HorrorGenre: Military horror. Theme: Last stand military horror. "Think 300, the Alamo, the Battle of Mirbat, the First Battle of Mogadishu, the Battle of Hel, or Custer’s Last Stand (but with unnatural monsters)… anything that can be called a high-action potentially-last stand monster story. For level of unnatural creature we will give priority to, think Dog Soldiers or Aliens. We want lots of monster goodness." 2000-10,000 words. Payment: AUD4c/word and one contributor copy. Deadline: June 30, 2019.

Eraserhead PressGenre: Bizarro fiction novels and novellas. "We want surprising, unique, well-crafted weird stories with compelling plots, eccentric characters, and never-before-seen concepts." Length: 20,000 - 100,000 words. Payment: Royalties.  Deadline: June 30, 2019.

Black Lawrence PressGenre: Novel, novella, short story collection (full-length and chapbook), poetry (full-length and chapbook), biography & cultural studies, translation (from the German), and creative nonfiction. Payment: Royalties.  Deadline: June 30, 2019.

Gallery of CuriositiesGenre: Speculative fiction up to 7,500 words. "WW2." Payment: Originals, 3 cents/word; reprints 1 cent/word. Deadline: June 30, 2019. Magazine and podcast.

AllegoryGenre: Speculative fiction. Payment: $15. Deadline: June 30, 2019.

Downstate StoryGenre: Short stories. Payment: $50. Deadline: June 30, 2019. Snail mail only.

Deadite PressGenre: Extreme horror and splatterpunk. Length: 20,000 to 100,000 words. Payment: 50% royalties. Deadline: June 30, 2019. No simultaneous submissions.

Jolly Horror Press. Genre: Horror.Your story must prominently feature some kind of cursed item. Payment: $25. Deadline: June 30, 2019.

Foundry. Genre: Poetry. Payment: $20. Deadline: June 30, 2019.

Blood Bound Books: Chew On This! Genre: Horror about food. Length: 3,000-7,000 words.  Payment: 3 cents/word. Deadline: June 30, 2019.

Mud Season ReviewGenre: Poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art. Payment: $50. Deadline: June 30, 2019.

Kissing Dynamite. Genre: Poetry anthology. Payment: $10. Deadline: June 30, 2019.

Split Lip. Genre: Fiction (flash and short stories), memoir, and poetry. Payment: $50. Deadline: June 30, 2019.

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