Friday, September 27, 2019

35 Calls for Submissions in October 2019 - Paying markets

There are 35 calls for submissions in October. 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.)


Power Play AnthologyGenre: Stories about hockey combined with the drama and emotion of romance. Payment: $20. Deadline: October 1, 2019.

Cherry TreeGenre: Poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and literary shade. Payment: $20. Deadline: October 1, 2019.

The Blue RouteRestrictions: Only the work of current undergraduate writers will be considered.  Genres: Fiction, or creative nonfiction totaling no more than 3000 words. Payment: $25. Deadline: October 1, 2019.

Gordon Square ReviewGenre: Poetry, short stories, personal essays, and hybrid prose works. Payment: $25 for prose, $10 for poetry. Deadline: October 1, 2019.

Boyfriend Village. Genre: Fiction, poetry, nonfiction, hybrid, visual and multimedia art, sound collage, video, games, databases. "We want work that bores discursive holes through the internet, or is manufactured from the dialog beneath the discourse. It should shout in pianissimo and whisper in double forte." Payment: Not specified. Deadline: October 10, 2019.

Return to San Cicaro. Genre: Dark urban fantasy, the weird, the macabre and the hopeful. "Tell us of unassuming teenagers stumbling upon witch meetups, who weave spells for good or ill. Of hell-born creatures leaving scenes of carnage that confound the police. Of trolls trying to fit into the society of the homeless. We want them all."  Payment: $135. Deadline: October 11, 2019.

Jalada 08: BodiesGenre: Short fiction, essays, creative nonfiction, poetry, and more that play with the very concept of the body and bodies. Payment: Between 100 and 150 USD. Deadline: October 11, 2019.

Rattle: Young Poets AnthologyGenre: Poetry. The author of the poem must have been age 15 or younger when the poem was written, and 18 or younger when submitted. Payment: $100. Deadline: October 15, 2019.

The Puritan: Creativity and D&D. Genre: Personal essays, critiques, and creative explorations about Dungeons & Dragons. Payment: $25 CAD. Deadline: October 15, 2019.

Gumbo Media. Genre: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, photography. "Black and Brown communities are filled with talent. But opportunities can be hard to come by, especially when steady media narratives are driven by monoliths or entertainment and celebrity. Much in our communities remains unseen, and we’re calling on all emerging artists to help us bring it to light. In the spirit of shining a spotlight, we open our call for submissions to any and all Black creatives—of all identities, expressions, backgrounds, abilities, personalities, and communities (including global)—to submit." Payment: Not specified. Deadline: October 15, 2019.

Zombie Pirate PublishingGenre: Short stories for CLOCKWORK DRAGONS: A Fantasy Punk Anthology, 1,500-8,000 words long. Stories should be set in a world where magic or fantasy elements have become the prevailing means by which mainstream technology is powered or run. Payment: $10. Deadline: October 15, 2019.

The Worlds of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Volume VGenre: Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. Payment: $75AUD. Deadline: October 15, 2019.

HavokGenre: Mystery, scifi, comedy, thriller, and fantasy on theme of Open Mic Night. Length: 300 to 1,000 words. Payment: $10. Deadline: October 18, 2019.

Inklings Press: Pirates. Genre: Short stories about pirates. Payment: $50. Deadline: October 18, 2019.

Wizards in SpaceGenre: Short stories, poetry and art. "For Wizards in Space’s golden fifth orbit, we’re reflecting on what it means to come full circle: the journeys that propel us toward growth, the endings that loop into beginnings, the reliable chaos of moving from winter to spring to summer to fall." Payment: $40. Deadline: October 18, 2019.

WordWorks. Genre: Fiction, poetry, nonfiction, art. Payment: Twenty-five cents a word for articles ($50 for reprints) and $50 for creative prose pieces or poems. Deadline: October 21, 2019.

Story Seed Vault. Genre: Microfiction tweets based on science. Payment: Short Fiction (<150CH) $3AUD per story; Long Fiction (>150CH/<200CH) $2AUD per story. Deadline: October 23, 2019.

Suburban Review. Genre: Poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art. Payment: $75 - $150 for prose and poetry; Art $100 - $200. Deadline: October 24, 2019.

Every Day FictionGenre: Flash fiction (1000 words max) Payment: $3. Deadline: October 27, 2019.

Corners of the World Volume 1: Judaism. Genre: Jewish stories of horror. "We want stories from Jews of every ethnic background focusing on the culture and world of Judaism." Payment: $5.  Deadline: October 30, 2019.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: "Laughter Is the Best Medicine." Genre: True stories. "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. Did you mean for it to be funny? Did the other person mean to make you laugh? Did a situation just get out of control? Did a misunderstanding turn into a comedy of errors? We can’t wait to hear your true stories. We want them to be silly, outrageous and hilarious, and they absolutely must make us laugh!" Payment: $200. Deadline: October 31, 2019. Dark Divinations. Genre: Horror fiction on divination. Stories must be horror, set in the Victorian era (1837-1901), and can be set anywhere – England, American West, Colonial India, or Africa. Payment: $10. Deadline: October 31, 2019.

New Writing ScotlandRestrictions: Open to writers resident in Scotland or Scots by birth, upbringing or inclination. Genre: All forms of writing. Payment: £20 per published page. Deadline: October 31, 2019.

The OvercastGenre: Speculative fiction podcast. Payment: $20 minimum. Deadline: October 31, 2019. Accepts reprints.

Songs of EretzGenre: Poetry, cover art on theme of Christmas/Chanukah/Yule. Payment: $5.   Deadline: October 31, 2019.

The RumpusGenre: Essays. Payment: $300 divided among all contributors (?). Deadline: October 31, 2019.

Room MagazineGenre: Feminist fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, art, interviews, and book reviews. Payment: $50 CAD for one page, $60 for two pages, $90 for three pages, $120 for four pages, $150 for five or more pages. Deadline: October 31, 2019.

Capilano ReviewGenre: Art, poetry, fiction, essays and interviews commissioned by the editor, as well as a small selection of unsolicited poetry and prose. Payment: $50 per published page to a maximum of $200. Deadline: October 31, 2019.

Eleventh Transmission: 45 Poems of Protest. Genre: Poems of protest. Payment: Royalties.  Deadline: October 31, 2019.

Banshee Press. Genre: Fiction, poetry, essays. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: October 31, 2019.

Jersey Pines Ink: WHO DUNIT ANTHOLOGY: Genre: Mystery stories. "Stories MUST have a beginning, middle and end with a solution. The mystery story will be solved with the influence, inspiration, or assistance of a pet--Any pet." Payment: $5. Deadline: October 31, 2019.

Monsters, Movies, & Mayhem. Genre: "Original short stories that feature a monster in a movie setting, to include a mix of science fiction, fantasy, horror, alien, magical, witchcraft, AI, and romance elements. Must be appropriate for a “PG-13” audience. Please, no copyrighted characters and no real movies." (6,000 words max) Payment: 6¢/word on acceptance. Deadline: October 31, 2019.

Pulp Horror Phobias Volume 2. Genre: Pulp/noir short stories about phobias. Length: 4,000-6,000 words. Payment: 4¢/word. Deadline: October 31, 2019.

Songs of Eretz Poetry Review. Genre: Poetry. Payment: $5. Deadline: October 31, 2019.

Arsenika. Genre: Speculative flash fiction and poetry. Payment: $30 for poems and $60 for fiction. They also publish in audio format. Deadline: October 31, 2019.

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