Friday, June 28, 2019

43 Calls for Submissions in July 2019 - Paying markets

There are more than three dozen calls for submissions in July. 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.)


LadybugGenre: Stories and poems for children ages 3 - 6. Theme: Short stories, retellings of folk and fairy tales, rebus stories, poems, action rhymes, nonfiction, and songs about travel. "For a young child, a walk to the park, a trip by boat or airplane, or a game of make believe might all seem like voyages. We like playful stories with childlike points of view; they need to be short, too (under 800 words). Most of our readers live in the United States, and sensitive explorations of different cultures are welcome." Payment: Stories and articles: up to 25¢ per word. Poems: up to $3.00 per line; $25.00 minimum. Deadline: July 1, 2019.

Cafe IrrealGenre: Magical realist stories. Payment: 1 cent/word. Deadline: July 1, 2019.

ExistereGenres: All genres and forms of art and literature are welcome including and not limited to: poetry, short plays, short stories, postcard/flash fiction, art and literature reviews, critical essays, interviews, sketches, photos, etc. Payment: Small honorarium. Deadline: July 1, 2019.

Dancing Bear BooksGenre: Short stories between 500 and 7,000 words. All work MUST be fairytale/fantasy/Legend/Myth themed. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: July 1, 2019.

Fiddler's GreenGenre: Short story or poem. "There is no required theme for the stories, although anything to do with the themes usually explored in Fiddler’s Green—such as magic, individualism, or iconoclastic approaches to spirituality—will be most welcome. Stories with word counts between 1500 and 3000 will be considered. Narrative or thematic poetry of any length will also be considered, but we will only be publishing a few poems at most." Payment: $100. Deadline: July 1, 2019.

Nowhereville: Weird is Other People. "We want diverse stories with modern sensibilities from many different voices that show the immense and diverging possibilities for weird fiction, fearlessly exploring the new and the strange. We are actively seeking submissions from writers from underrepresented populations. (This includes, but is not limited to, writers of any race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, class, and physical or mental abledness.)" Length: Short stories of 3,000-7,500 words. Payment: 8 cents/word. Deadline: July 1, 2019.

THEMAGenre: Short stories, flash fiction, poems, art on theme of "The Clumsy Gardener."  Payment: short story, $25; short-short piece (up to 1000 words), $10; poem, $10; artwork, $25 for cover, $10 for interior page display. Deadline: July 1, 2019. Reprints accepted.

Spider Magazine: Hey, Neighbor! Genre: Stories, nonfiction, poems, and short plays about neighbors and neighborhoods: urban or suburban, rural or fantastical for ages 6 - 9. "What unique relationships blossom between people (and animals) who live near one another? Who would be neighbors on a space station or in a magical kingdom? How can kids, real or fictional, make an impact in their neighborhoods? Inter-cultural and inter-generational relationships welcome. Humor always encouraged." Payment: Stories and articles: up to 25¢ per word, Poems: up to $3.00 per line; $25.00 minimum, Activities and recipes: $75.00 flat rate. Deadline: July 1, 2019.

Spider Magazine: Arts and MusicGenre: Stories, nonfiction, poems, short plays, and activities for the theme Arts and Music for ages 6 - 9. "We want pieces that capture the magic, creativity, frustration, and many hours of practice that come with learning an instrument or new art skill. We’re looking for all kinds of stories about kids and their creative outlets, as well as true stories about unusual instruments, strange stories about familiar instruments, odes to artistic practice, and activities to inspire young artists." Payment: Stories and articles: up to 25¢ per word, Poems: up to $3.00 per line; $25.00 minimum, Activities and recipes: $75.00 flat rate. Deadline: July 1, 2019.

Cricket (for ages 9-14) Genre: Fiction, nonfiction, and poetry on the theme of Encountering Nature. "You might write about a record-setting blizzard or the joy of the first day of spring; conquering Everest or exploring a local cave; meeting a mountain lion while hiking, a squirrel in the backyard, an itsy-bitsy spider in the shower; or about a young nature lover who helps an injured animal or strives to preserve something of wild and natural beauty." Payment: Fiction: up to 10¢ per word, Nonfiction: up to 25¢ per word, Poems: up to $3.00 per line; $25.00 minimum. Deadline: July 1, 2019.

Cricket (for ages 9-14) Genre: Fiction, nonfiction, and poetry on the theme of A New Beginning. Stories might focus on the immigrant experience; on a middle schooler facing up to responsibilities or changes in the family; the end of one friendship and the start of another; try-trying again after a setback; or taking on a new hobby, sport—even a whole new persona. Payment: Fiction: up to 10¢ per word, Nonfiction: up to 25¢ per word, Poems: up to $3.00 per line; $25.00 minimum. Deadline: July 1, 2019.

Briarpatch Magazine. Theme: Labour. Genre: Nonfiction writing and artwork on a wide range of topics, including current events, grassroots activism, electoral politics, economic justice, ecology, labour, food security, gender equity, indigenous struggles, international solidarity, and other issues of political importance. Payment: $50-$150. Deadline: July 1, 2019.

Suburban ReviewGenre: Fiction, poetry, nonfiction, graphic novel on theme of "Suburbia."   Payment: $75-$150. Deadline: July 9, 2019.

Planet ScummGenre: Speculative fiction, art. Payment: $30 and a 3% share of the issue’s profits, plus one contributor copy. Deadline: July 10, 2019.

Griffith Review. Genre: Poetry on theme of The Light Ascending. Payment: Negotiated. Deadline: July 10, 2019.

Belt Publishing: Louisville AnthologyGenre: Essays about Louisville. "We are actively looking for stories from Louisville’s African American, Latinx, Asian American, immigrant and LGBTQ+ communities, so please circulate. Stories that have a specific perspective and point of view, in which something happens, something changes, and/or something is lost or found, will be prioritized." Payment: Honorarium. Deadline: July 15, 2019.

The House of Zolo’s Journal of Speculative Literature. Genre: Speculative fiction and poetry.  Payment: 50 – 75 dollars per story (CND, based on word count). $25 per poem (CND), Deadline: July 15, 2019.

PodCastle. Genre: Speculative fiction: podcast. Payment: $0.06/word. Deadline: July 15, 2019. Accepts reprints.

Able Muse is a small literary press. Genre: Poetry and fiction. Most of the fiction they publish is short story collections. Payment: Royalties? Deadline: July 15, 2019.

Forty-Two Books: Putrescent PoemsGenre: Horror poetry. "Send us the scary, the fearful, the hardcore, and the most disturbing horrific works of fine poetry from your crypts." Payment: Royalties. Deadline: July 15, 2019.

Sub-q. Genre: Interactive speculative fiction, poetry, art. Payment: 9 cents/word and a flat fee of $75 for reprints of any length. Deadline: July 15, 2019.

Frozen Wavelets. Genre: Speculative fiction, 750 words max. Payment: 6 cents/word. Deadline: July 15, 2019.

Pulp Literature. Genre: All genres. Payment: $0.05 – $0.07 per word for short stories (to 7000 words),  $0.03 – $0.05 per word between 7000 and 10000 words,  and $0.02 – $0.035 per word for works over 10000 words. Poetry and interior illustrations pay between $25 – $50. Sequential art (graphic novels and cartoons) and illustrations are at a rate of $25 to $75 per page. Reprints are up to 50% of first publication rates. Deadline: July 15, 2019.

NonBinary ReviewGenre: Poetry, fiction, essays, and art on theme of Homer's The Odyssey.    Payment: $50. Deadline: July 24, 2019.

Pole to Pole Publishing: Not Far From Roswell. Genre: Short, original fiction - dark stories of aliens, alien abduction, alien experimentation, cows, paranormal investigation and more - let your imagination be your guide. Payment: 2 cents/word. Deadline: July 30, 2019.

FIYAHGenre: Speculative fiction and poetry about Africa Diaspora. Theme: Chains. Length: Short fiction 2,000 – 7,000 words and novelettes up to 15,000 words. Payment: $150 per story. $50 per poem. $300 per novelette. Deadline: July 31, 2019.

Carcanet Press is a British publishing house specializing in poetry. "Now in its fifth decade, Carcanet publishes the most comprehensive and diverse list available of modern and classic poetry in English and in translation." How to submit: Carcanet considers submissions and book proposals submitted in hard copy form only. Writers should send between six and ten pages of poetry and a stamped and self-addressed return envelope. Response time within eight weeks. Open reading period in July. Read full guidelines HEREPayment: Royalties. Deadline: July 31, 2019.

Less Than Three Press: Monsters Out of Myth and LegendGenre: LGBTQIA stories about the monsters of yore. Length: Stories should be at least 15,000 words and should not exceed approx 40,000 words in length. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: July 31, 2019.

Necro Publications: Blasphemous RumoursGenre: Religious horror. Payment: 3 cents/word.  Deadline: July 31, 2019.

Room Magazine: HairGenre: Poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction on the theme of ‘Hair.’  Payment: CAD $50- $150. Deadline: July 31, 2019.

New MythsGenre: Speculative fiction, nonfiction, and poetry (no horror). Payment: 1.5 cents/word with a minimum payment of $30 for all submissions, fiction, flash fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Deadline: July 31, 2019.

Diabolical PlotsGenre: Speculative fiction. Payment: 8 cents/word. Deadline: July 31, 2019.

Airlie PressGenre: Full-length poetry manuscripts. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: July 31, 2019.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: I Can’t Stop Laughing! Genre: Nonfiction stories and poems of up to 1200 words. Must follow the theme “I Can’t Stop Laughing!” Payment: $200, publication, and 10 author copies. Deadline: July 31, 2019.

Freeze Frame FictionGenre: Flash fiction. Payment: $10. Deadline: July 31, 2019.

Virginia Quarterly ReviewGenre: Poetry, fiction, nonfiction. Payment: $200 for poetry, $1,000 for prose. Deadline: July 31, 2019.

Stonecrop ReviewGenre: Creative non-fiction, fiction, art, and photography that explores the ways in which human animals, non-human animals, and plants have created, adapted to, and thrived in cities. Theme: Roots/Routes. Payment: $20. Deadline: July 31, 2019.

Swashbuckling Cats: Nine Lives on the Seven Seas. Genre: Fiction. "We want pirate cats, and Viking cats. Submariner cats and explorer cats. This book is going to be filled with adventure-loving cats, puns and fun. We want it to be a wild, rollicking ride complete with sword fights, sea monsters, treasure hunting, discovering new worlds and lots and lots of kittens." Payment: $50 CAD. Length: Under 9,000 words. Deadline: July 31, 2019.

Left Hand Publishers: Mindscapes Unimagined and Mysteries Unimagined. GenreMindscapes Unimagined will focus on the supernatural, horror, fantasy, urban fantasy, and any speculative fiction. Mysteries Unimagined is much as it seems: spotlighting mysteries, thrillers, crime drama, and unanswered questions. All short stories submitted MUST have a twist toward the end that catches the reader off guard and surprises them with more than a touch of irony or shock. Payment: $25 per story. Deadline: July 31, 2019.

Soteira Press. Genre: Horror: “The Monsters We Forgot” anthology with the theme of “forgotten folklore.” "We’re looking for tales of urban legends, folktales, and fairy tales that nobody knows." And “Horror USA: California” is all about the terrors, horrors, creeps, and shrieks found in the Golden State. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: July 31, 2019.

Aether&IchorGenre: Fantasy. Payment: £5 (or equivalent currency) per 1,000 words, at a minimum of £5. Deadline: July 31, 2019.

Arc. Genre: Poetry. Payment: $50 per page. Deadline: July 31, 2019.

The Rumpus. Genre: Poetry, fiction. Payment: Writers split a $300 pool. Deadline: July 31, 2019.

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