Friday, August 30, 2019

49 Calls for Submissions in September 2019 - Paying Markets

There are more than four dozen calls for submissions in September. All of these are paying markets, and none charge submission fees. Some accept reprints.

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.)


Briarpatch Magazine. 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: September 1, 2019.

Underland Press: EighteenGenre: Mystery, crime, dark fantasy, horror, and other speculative fiction for an anthology called ‘Eighteen.’ Payment: 1 cent/word. Deadline: September 1, 2019.

ContraryGenres: Fiction, poetry, commentary. Payment: $20. Deadline: September 1, 2018.

Darkness Wired AnthologyGenre: Speculative fiction stories on the intersection of elder gods, old monsters and new technology. Payment: $15.00 to $25.00. Deadline: September 1, 2019.

Griffith ReviewGenre: Nonfiction writing that reveals the ways our institutions are transforming, reshaping, renewing. Payment: Negotiated. Deadline: September 1, 2019.

Bethlehem Writers RoundtableGenre: Poetry and fiction on Family Functions (or Dysfunctions).  Payment: $20 for featured author stories; $10 for stories published on &More page $5 for poems. Deadline: September 1, 2019.

Portland Review: Labor. Genre: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, and mixed-genre works on theme of LABOR. Payment: $30. Deadline: September 2, 2019.

Rogue Blades: Death's Sting Anthology. Genre: Sword & Sorcery tales about immortals in the vein of Karl Edward Wagner's Kane, Barry Sadler's Casca, Steven Erikson's Rhulad Sengar and Kallor, and Dennis O'Neil's Rā's al Ghūl. Payment: $30. Deadline: September 2, 2019.

Rogue Blades: Slaughter is the Best Medicine AnthologyGenre: Heroic Fantasy tales in the ways of Low Fantasy. Payment: $30. Deadline: September 2, 2019.

Rogue Blades: Reach for the Sky AnthologyGenre: Fantasy about cowboys and aliens! Payment: $30. Deadline: September 2, 2019.

Timeless Tales: The Abduction of Persephone. Genre: Poetry an short story retellings of fairy tales and myths. Payment: $20. Deadline: September 3, 2019. Accepts reprints.

Left Hand Publishers. Genre: Short stories based on classics. Payment: $25. Deadline: September 6, 2019.

SubTerrain Magazine. Genre: Fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, essays, and commentary on theme of 1984Payment: Poetry: $50 per poem; Prose: $.10 per word (to a maximum of $500.) Canadian dollars. Deadline: September 6, 2019. Charges fee for online submissions; no fee for snail mail.

Fu Review. Genre: Short stories on theme of Melt. Payment: 20 Euros. Deadline: September 7, 2019.

Claw & Blossom. Genre: Flash fiction and poetry on theme of Fierce. Payment: $25. Deadline: September 8, 2019.

Bronzeville Books: Latinx Screams Anthology. Genre: Horror stories by Latinx and AfroLatinx writers with protagonists facing overwhelming fears and rising to fight horrifying foes. Payment: $0.05 U.S. per word for previously unpublished stories. Deadline: September 13, 2019.

HavokGenre: Mystery, scifi, comedy, thriller, and fantasy on theme of The 90s. Length: 300 to 1,000 words. Payment: $10. Deadline: September 13, 2019.

PentimentoGenre: Fiction, poetry, nonfiction and art by individuals with a disability or a community member.  "If you are an individual with a disability or part of the disability community as a family member, caregiver, special educator, or in any way connected to disability, we want to see your disability-related writing." Payment: $25 - $250. Deadline: September 15, 2019.

Broken Pencil. Genre: Fiction, nonfiction. Payment: CAD $50-100 for fiction, CAD $30-300 for articles. Deadline: September 15, 2019.

Horror for the Throne: One Sitting Reads. Genre: Horror. Payment: $20. Deadline: September 15, 2019.

Lackington’s: BirdsGenre: Speculative fiction stories on the theme of ‘Birds.’ Illustrations accepted. Payment: $0.01/word. Deadline: September 15, 2019.

The Spectacle. Genre: Nonfiction, poetry, fiction. Payment: $50. Deadline: September 15, 2019.

ShenandoahGenre: Fiction, novel excerpts and creative nonfiction. Payment: $100 per 1000 words of prose up to $500. Deadline: September 15, 2019.

Eye to the Telescope: TrickstersGenre: Speculative poetry. Payment: $0.03/word, up to $25. Deadline: September 15, 2019.

RaconteurGenre: Fiction, art, and poetry. "Raconteur is a literary magazine publishing engaging, interesting, eclectic and witty writing and artwork by international writers and artists, online and in print, 3 times per year." Payment: $10 for fiction, $5 for poetry. Deadline: September 15, 2019.

Reckoning. Genre: Creative writing about environmental justice. Payment: 6 cents a word for prose, twenty dollars a page for poetry, art negotiable, minimum twenty-five dollars per piece. Deadline: September 23, 2019.

Story Seed Vault. Genre: Microfiction with one condition – your story must be based on science. Payment: Short Fiction (<150Characters) $3AUD per story. Long Fiction (>150CH/<200CH) $2AUD per story. Deadline: September 24, 2019.

Every Day FictionGenre: Flash fiction (1000 words max) Payment: $3. Deadline: September 26, 2019.

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

Cast of Wonders PodcastGenre: Speculative fiction for teens. Length: 3,000 words max. Theme: Artemis Rising. Payment: 6 cents/word. Deadline: September 30, 2019.

ArcGenre: Poetry. Payment: $50 per page for poetry or prose published in the magazine. $50 per webpage for online reprints on the website. $50 per column for How Poems Work. Deadline: September 30, 2019.

Nashville Review. Genre: Fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and translation. Payment: $25 per poem and $100 for prose and art pieces. Deadline: September 30, 2019.

Writer’s Chronicle. "The editors look for articles that demonstrate an excellent working knowledge of literary issues and a generosity of spirit that esteems the arguments of other writers on similar topics." Genre: Nonfiction. Payment: $18 per 100 words. Deadline: September 30, 2019.

Truancy. Genre: Revised folktales, legends, myth and other traditional narratives that have been made new by your retelling or your original fiction that has these folkloric elements or mythic elements.  Payment: 2 cents/word for fiction. $15 per poem. Deadline: September 30, 2019. Accepts reprints.

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, publication, and 10 author copies. Deadline: September 30, 2019.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Laughter is the Best MedicineGenre: True stories and poems. "We are looking for stories about something that happened to you in your life - in your relationship with a partner or spouse, a parent or child, a family member or friend, at work or at home – that made you and the people around you laugh out loud." Payment: $200, publication, and 10 author copies. Deadline: September 30, 2019.

PodCastle: Artemis RisingGenre: Speculative fiction: podcast. Payment: $0.06/word. Deadline: September 30, 2019. Accepts reprints.

Heroic Fantasy QuarterlyGenre: Sword and sorcery fantasy. Payment: $100 for stories and $25 for poems, upon publication. Deadline: September 30, 2019.

Aether&IchorGenre: Fantasy. Payment: £5 (or equivalent currency) per 1,000 words, at a minimum of £5. Deadline: September 30, 2019.

Songs of EretzGenre: Poetry, cover art on theme of Autumn. Payment: $5. Deadline: September 30, 2019.

Event MagazineGenre: Short stories and poetry. Payment: Canadian $40/page for poetry and $35/page for prose, up to a maximum of $500; $200 for a cover photo, $500 for 10 commissioned black-and-white illustrations. Deadline: September 30, 2019.

Hallmark Publishing Genre: Romance, and cozy mystery, full-length novels (65,000 – 85,000 words). Payment: Royalties. Deadline: September 30, 2019.

Chronically LitGenre: Fiction, poetry, nonfiction that relates to chronic illness in some way.  Payment: $10. Deadline: September 30, 2019.

UnderstoreyRestrictions: Open to writers in Canada who identify as women or non-binary. Genre: Fiction, creative nonfiction or poetry on theme of Nature: World Under Threat. Payment: $30-$60.  Deadline: September 30, 2019.

Aurealis. Genre: Science fiction, fantasy or horror short stories between 2000 and 8000 words. Payment: A$20 and A$60 per 1000 words. Deadline: September 30, 2019.

AfroMyth 2: A Fantasy Collection. Genre: Stories about magic, gods, mysticism, and mythical creatures; old fairy tales with an Afrocentric twist. The main character should be of indigenous African descent. Payment:1.5 cents/word. Deadline: September 30, 2019.

Deep Magic. Genre: Science fiction and fantasy (no violence, sex or language). Payment: $0.06/word, capped at $599 for stories longer than 10,000 words, Deadline: September 30, 2019.

AugurGenre: Dream-touched realism, slipstream, fabulism, magical realism (note: educate yourself before you claim this term) and, for lack of a better descriptor, “literary” speculative fiction. Payment: $10 for flash, $20 for short story. Deadline: September 30, 2019.

Qwerty Review. Genre: Poetry, fiction, and art. Payment: $10 CAD. Deadline: September 30, 2019.

DaguerreoTyped Monthly Historical Ekphrastic Photo Prompt ChallengeGenre: Poetry, prose, hybrid, fiction or nonfiction, experimental—Anything goes that has a history bent. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: September 30, 2019.

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