Tuesday, July 30, 2019

41 Calls for Submissions in August 2019 - Paying markets

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


Cats. And Bikes. In SpaceGenre: Short stories that feature both cats and bicycles or bicycling in a way that is essential to the story; be fundamentally feminist, even if they aren’t explicitly addressing feminism as a topic; and fall somewhere in the science fiction and fantasy spectrum (sorry, no fanfic, but all other fantastical and speculative genres are welcome). Black and white illustrations are also sought. Payment: A portion of profits after expenses from the Kickstarter project used to fund the book is split between contributors; payments are not less than $30 each. Deadline: August 1, 2019.

Blood Bath Zine: HauntingsGenre: Horror. "Haunted houses, poltergeists, haunted objects, personal hauntings; all are welcomed, the only criteria for written submissions being that there must be a ghost (or a character’s belief in a ghost) that is linked to an object, place or person." Payment: £20 per 1,000 words for prose, £20 per 15 lines for poetry, and £20 per image for visual art. Deadline: August 1, 2019.

Silent Motorist Media: The Nightside CodexGenre: Horror: Weird horror fiction about haunted or cursed books, manuscripts, or online media for their second anthology. Think Thomas Ligotti, Nathan Ballingrud, Caitlin R. Kiernan, and the fiction published in Vastarien. Payment: $25. Deadline: August 1, 2019.

Dark Peninsula Press: Negative Space – An Anthology of Survival HorrorGenre: Horror. "Negative Space, will focus on the survival horror genre of video games, made popular by such legendary franchises as Resident Evil, Silent Hill, and Amnesia." Payment: $25. Deadline: August 1, 2019.

Underland Press: EighteenGenre: Mystery, crime, dark fantasy, horror, and other speculative types of fiction. Payment: 1 cent/word. Deadline: August 1, 2019.

Timeworn Literary JournalGenre: Historical fiction stories under 5,000 words. Must be set before 1996. "We're looking for "Historical Fiction from the fringe." Work with a bend toward the surreal, the dream-like, the strange. The offbeat kind of story that settles into your heart long after reading. That said, we also value beauty and warmth and a generally well-written story with soul. Romance, Mystery, Crime and the Gothic are all acceptable. Speculative elements strongly encouraged." Payment: $25. Deadline: August 1, 2019.

The First LineGenre: Short stories that begin with the first line provided by the journal. (See site.) Payment: $25-50 for fiction, $5-10 for poetry, $25 for nonfiction. Deadline: August 1, 2019.

Third Flatiron: LongevityGenre: Speculative fiction on the theme of Longevity.  Payment: 6 cents/word. Deadline: August 3, 2019.

Havok. Genre: Mystery, scifi, comedy, thriller, and fantasy on theme of Stories that Sing. Length: 300 to 1,000 words  Payment: $10. Deadline: August 9, 2019.

HavokGenre: Mystery, scifi, comedy, thriller, and fantasy on theme of The 80s. Length: 300 to 1,000 words  Payment: $10. Deadline: August 9, 2019.

Third Point PressGenre: Poetry and fiction. Payment: $10. Deadline: August 14, 2019.

Ruminate. Ruminate welcomes submissions that both subtly and overtly engages faith from all the world religions. Genre: Fiction. Payment: $20/400 words for prose. Deadline: August 14, 2019.

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

Psychopomp. Genre: Short story, up to 5,000 words. Payment: 2 cents a word up to $100 (and starting at a minimum of $5). Deadline: August 15, 2019.

El Chapo Review. Genre: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry;1000 words max. Payment: $100.  Deadline: August 15, 2019.

Outlook SpringsGenre: "Weird, wobbly wordwork: fiction, nonfiction, and poetry." Payment: $10 per poem, $10 per flash piece (under 1,000 words), $25 for short fiction and essays (over 1,000 words). Deadline: August 15, 2019.

Lonely Cryptid Media Anthology: Fireweed: Stories from the Revolution. Genre: Poetry, short fiction, creative non-fiction, and visual art related to the current political moment, whether explicitly or implicitly. Of particular interest are works which celebrate resistance. Payment: $25 upon acceptance, plus 1% of sales in the first month. Deadline: August 15, 2019.

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

Flame Tree Press: Detective Thrillers. Genre: Fantasy short stories about detective thrillers. Payment: 8 cents/6 pence per word for new work, and 6 cents/4 pence per word for reprints.  Deadline: August 18, 2019.

Flame Tree Press: Dying PlanetGenre: Fantasy short stories on theme of a dying planet. Payment: 8 cents/6 pence per word for new work, and 6 cents/4 pence per word for reprints.   Deadline: August 18, 2019.

Speculative City. Genre: Speculative fiction, poetry, and essays on theme of Industry. Payment:  $20-$75. Deadline: August 19, 2019.

Underwater New York. Genre: Fiction, poetry, film, painting, installation, music, animation, essay, and collaborative or hybrid forms inspired by their list of underwater objects or by New York City’s diverse waterways and waterfronts. They are particularly interested in the theme of LABOR and WORK. Payment: $50. Deadline: August 19, 2019.

Signal HorizonGenre: Horror and science fiction with a dark or weird edge. Payment: 3 cents/word, capped at $90. Deadline: August 21, 2019.

Uncanny MagazineGenre: Speculative fiction and poetry. Payment: 8 cents/word for fiction, $30/poem, $60 for essays, $100 for reprint art. Deadline: August 29, 2019.

Fireside Quarterly. Genre: Short stories, poetry, nonfiction, art. Payment: 12.5 cents per word.  Deadline: August 30, 2019.

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

Fireside Fiction publishes novels and novellas (20,000-120,000 words). Genre: Fantasy, speculative fiction, and mystery. They are open to all genres as long as the writing is good. Payment: They don’t pay advances, but Fireside offers royalties on sales of all books  Read their submission guidelines hereDeadline: August 31, 2019.

WesterlyGenre: Short stories, poetry, memoir and creative non-fiction, essays and literary criticism. PaymentPoems: $120 for one poem or $150 for two or more poems; Stories: $180; Articles: $180; Visual art/Intro essay: $120; Reviews: $100; Online Publication: $100. "We expect our contributors to be subscribers of the Magazine. While we will accept submissions from non-subscribers, should your work be accepted for publication in this instance, you will be asked to accept a subscription to the Magazine as part payment for your work." Deadline: August 31, 2019.

The ForgeGenre: Fiction, nonfiction up to 3,000 words. Payment: $50. Deadline: August 31, 2019.

aptGenre: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, and comics that address climate change. Payment: $50. Deadline: August 31, 2019.

Sincyr: A Literary-Lover’s AnthologyGenre: Romance. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: August 31, 2019

FoundryGenre: Poetry. Payment: $20 per poem. Deadline: August 31, 2019

Mud Season ReviewGenre: Poetry, Fiction, CNF. Payment: $50. Deadline: August 31, 2019

The RumpusGenre: Personal essays on Monsters. Payment: Writers split a $300 pool. Deadline: August 31, 2019.

Bright Wall/Dark Room. Theme: Second Acts. Genre: Essays, criticism, poetry, reportage, interviews, and short humor pieces. Payment: $50 per story. Deadline: August 31, 2019.

Miscreations: Gods, Monstrosities & Other Horrors. Genre: Speculative short stories. "What happens when we make monsters? What happens when we confront the monsters inside ourselves? These are the grotesque things that should never have been." Payment: 5c / word U.S. Deadline: August 31, 2019.

Grub Street Grackle. Genre: Poetry and fiction. Payment: $20 - $50 for print edition. Deadline: August 31, 2019.

Songs of EretzGenre: Poetry, cover art on theme of Hallowe’en & Horror. Payment: $5.  DeadlineAugust 31, 2019.

The Secret Lunar Wars Anthology. Genre: Alternate history short stories. "The Secret Lunar Wars is an anthology of alternate history short stories that explains what was really going on during the period of time from the first suborbital rocket launches in 1956 to the fall of Skylab from orbit in 1979." Payment: Royalties. DeadlineAugust 31, 2019.

Consequence Magazine: The Culture of War. Genre: Short fiction, poetry, nonfiction, interviews, reviews, and visual art mainly focused on the culture of war. Payment: $10/page for prose (up to $250), $25/page for poetry, $15/page for translations (up to $250). DeadlineAugust 31, 2019.

Chronically Lit. Genre: Fiction, poetry, nonfiction that relates to chronic illness in some way. Payment: $10. Deadline: August 31, 2019.

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