Friday, November 29, 2019

49 Calls for Submissions in December 2019 - Paying markets

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There are more than four dozen calls for submissions in December. All of these are paying markets, and none charge submission fees. As always, every genre, style, and form is wanted, from short stories to poetry to essays.

I post calls for submissions on the first day of every month. But as I am collecting them, I post them on my page, Calls for Submissions. You can get a jump on next month's calls for submissions by checking that page periodically throughout the month. (I only post paying markets.)

Also see Paying Markets for hundreds of paying markets arranged by form and genre.

Happy submitting!

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

HavokGenre: Flash fiction on theme of Answering the Call. Payment: $10 via PayPal for each story published in an Anthology. Deadline: December 1, 2019.

Gothic Fantasy Short Stories: Bodies in the Library (Crime & Mystery) and Footsteps in the Dark (Horror & Suspense)Genres: Crime/Mystery and Horror/Suspense. Payment: 8 cents for each word (SFWA qualifying market rate) and 6 cents for reprints. Deadline: December 1, 2019. Accepts reprints.

SliceGenre: Fiction, nonfiction and poetry on the theme of Persistence. Length: Up to 5,000 words for prose. Payment: $250 for stories and essays, $75 for poems. Deadline: December 1, 2019.

Bethlehem Writers RoundtableGenre: Poetry and fiction on When Hell Freezes Over. Payment: $20 for featured author stories; $10 for stories published on &More page $5 for poems. Deadline: December 1, 2019.

Compelling Science FictionGenre: Science fiction. Payment: 6 cents/word for original stories. 1 cent/word for reprints. Deadline: December 1, 2019.

MythridateGenre: Poetry, fiction, art and nonfiction which explores the theme of "Decadence."  Payment: $15 per poem; $20 per short story; $10 to $20 for nonfiction. Art pays $10-$40 per accepted piece. Deadline: December 2, 2019.

Speculative CityGenre: Fiction, poetry, and essays within the theme of Horror. Speculative City publishes provocative works that are centered within a cityscape. Payment: $20-$75. Deadline: December 2, 2019.

FiresideGenre: Fiction. Payment: 12.5 cents per word. Deadline: December 6, 2019. Opens to submissions on December 2.

ScumGenre: Feminist-friendly work of any variety, but as a general rule your piece should be under 2000 words (50 lines for poetry, max. 3 poems) and able to be classified as “fiction”, “culture”, “memoir”, “column”, “poetry”, and/or “review”. Payment: $60 AUD. Deadline: December 7, 2019. Opens to submissions on December 1.

Into the Void. Genre: Flash fiction (750 words max) and poetry. Payment: CA$5 per printed page of the magazine + a contributor copy. Deadline: December 7, 2019. Opens on December 1.

Revolute. Genre: Fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and micro reviews. Payment: $25. Deadline: December 9, 2019.

Electric Lit: The CommuterGenre: Flash fiction. Submit up to 3 flash fiction pieces, either standalone or connected. The total word count should not exceed 1500. Payment: $100. Deadline: December 9, 2019.

Cast of Wonders PodcastGenre: Speculative fiction for teens. Length: 3,000 words max. Payment: 6 cents/word. Deadline: December 15, 2019.

Underground Writers. Restrictions: Preference given to Australian writers. Genre: Short stories and poems on theme of Romance. Length: Limit of 40 lines for poems, and 2000 words for short stories, flash fiction and reviews. Payment: $50 AUD. Deadline: December 15, 2019.

Frozen WaveletsGenre: Speculative flash fiction and poetry. Length: 750 words max. Payment: 8 cents/word. Deadline: December 15, 2019. Accepts reprints.

ShenandoahGenre: Poetry. Payment: $100 per poem. Deadline: December 15, 2019.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: You Go, GirlGenre: True stories about women."You are in charge of your life and the decisions you make. A woman doesn’t have to lose her femininity or become a bully. A woman doesn’t have to be single or divorced to be looked upon as independent. Married women and women in relationships are independent, too. We are looking for your true stories on how you are running your life, how you became empowered and achieved independence. Your story will help young women feel stronger, more capable, and more confident… more empowered." Payment: $200, publication, and 10 author copies. Deadline: December 15, 2019.

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: December 15, 2019.

Eye to the Telescope 35, Hard Science Fiction Tropes. Genre: Speculative poetry on theme of Hard Science Fiction Tropes. Payment: US 3¢/word rounded up to nearest dollar; minimum US $3, maximum $25. Payment is on publication. Deadline: December 15, 2019.

Offing. Genre: Short fiction on theme of Insight. Payment: $20–$60. Deadline: December 16, 2019.

Gay Mag. Genre: Essays/cultural criticism up to 3,500 words in length on theme of Community. "What does it mean to be part of a community? How do we live amicably with others? What happens when community fractures or  falls apart? What happens when our communities fail us or when we fail our communities? What does an ideal community look like? What are your visions for utopia/dystopia? How has popular culture dealt with the idea of community in ways either good or bad? We are looking for smart, engaging essays about the nature of community." Payment:  $1/word. Deadline: December 16, 2019. Send pitch only

Newfound. Genre: Fiction, Flash Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Translation, and Visual Arts on theme of Virtual Realities. Payment: $25. Deadline: December 21, 2019.

Poetry Magazine. Genre: Poetry, nonfiction prose, translation, visual poetry. Payment: Made on publication at the rate of $10 per line (with a minimum payment of $300), and $150 per page of prose, for first serial rights. All rights will revert to the author upon publication. Authors will also receive two contributor copies of the issue in which their work appears. Deadline: December 23, 2019.

Antimony and Elder Lace Press: A Room is Locked: Genre: Mystery. Word Count: 1,000-7,500 words. “In the mystery genre, the idea of a locked room puzzle is one of the standbys. Everyone from Agatha Christie to Edgar Allen Poe has done it, and now it’s your turn. Your story, to be considered, must feature the idea, concept or tool of a locked room. It can be figurative or literal, the choice is yours. The challenge is to take this old idea and make it new again.” Payment: $0.01 per word and a percentage of royalties. Payment made upon publication. Deadline: December 25, 2019.

Blood Crown: Sword and Sorcery. Genre: Fiction involving blood and crowns. Length: 4000-15,000 words. Payment: Profit sharing. Deadline: December 30, 2019.

Modern Poetry in TranslationGenre: Translations of poetry. Send up to six poems. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: December 31, 2019.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stories about Self-care and Me TimeGenre: True stories. "Taking care of yourself is not just about your physical health but includes your emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing too. Self-care includes that all-important “me time” whether that means exercising or reading or meditating or having lunch with friends. Whatever your psyche needs is your “me time.” We are looking for your stories about how you neglected your self-care and then how you realized its importance and so you now engage in it." Payment: $200, publication, and 10 author copies.  Deadline: December 31, 2019.

Carrion Blue 555: Seasons of RotGenre: Horror, fantasy, scifi, experimental, and bizarro fiction, poetry, and art for four seasonal volumes, collectively called ‘Seasons of Rot’ Payment: $0.02/word, up to $100. Deadline: December 31, 2019.

Workers Write! Literary Journal: Stories from the WorkplaceGenre: Stories and poems from the workplace. Payment: $5 - $50. Deadline: December 31, 2019.

Heroic Fantasy QuarterlyGenre: Sword and sorcery fantasy. Payment: $100 for stories and $25 for poems, upon publication. Deadline: December 31, 2019.

The 3288 ReviewRestrictions: Open to current or former residents of West Michigan. Genre: Fiction, poetry, nonfiction, art. Payment: Poetry – $5.00 per poem published, up to 10 poems; Prose 1,000 to 5,000 words – $25.00; Prose 5,001 to 10,000 words – $50.00; Collections of Photography, Illustration or Artwork – $5.00 per piece published, up to 10 pieces Deadline: December 31, 2019.

Autonomous Press: Spoon Knife 5 – LiminalGenre: Fiction, poetry, and memoir that explores thresholds and liminalities of all kinds. The work must further intersect with themes of neurodivergence, queerness, and/or the intersections of neurodivergence and queerness. Payment: 1 cent/word. Deadline: December 31, 2019.

ExistereGenre: Poetry, prose, postcards, art. Payment: Small honorarium. Deadline: December 31, 2019.

Excalibur 2020: Tales From Beyond Tomorrow Volume 3Genre: Speculative fiction. The work must have a thematic connection to Japan and/or the Olympics. Payment: $100. Deadline: December 31, 2019.

Year's Best Hardcore HorrorGenre: Hardcore horror short stories. Requirements: The story was originally (or will be) published in a 2019 anthology, single author collection, magazine, or online magazine. Self-published anthologies and collections are acceptable as well. Payment:1 cent a word for reprint rights. ($60 max). Deadline: December 31, 2019.

Zombies Need Brains: Three anthologies APOCALYPTIC, GALACTIC STEW, and MY BATTERY IS LOW AND IT IS GETTING DARK. Genre: Science fiction and fantasy. Payment: Minimum $0.08/word. Deadline: December 31, 2019.

Madness Heart Press: Ghastly Gastronomy – A Horror Cookbook AnthologyGenre: Food-based horror stories. Each story should feature a dish. Payment: $5. Deadline: December 31, 2019.

Vestal Review: Short, Vigorous Roots – An Anthology of Immigrant Fiction in the Age of DissentGenre: Fiction from writers anywhere who are either immigrants/migrants or who have an immigrant/migrant parent. 1000 words max. Payment: Modest honorarium. Deadline: December 31, 2019. Reprints accepted.

Your Favorite TropeGenre: LGBT stories on Your Favorite Trope. Payment: 50% net royalties from all channels, paid quarterly. Deadline: December 31, 2019. These aren't anthology calls -- stories swill be released as individual ebooks with unique covers

Love WinsGenre: LGBT stories on Love Wins. Payment: 50% net royalties from all channels, paid quarterly. Deadline: December 31, 2019. These aren't anthology calls -- stories swill be released as individual ebooks with unique covers.

Arc Poetry MagazineGenre: Poetry. Payment: $50 per page. Deadline: December 31, 2019. Arc does not accept general submissions from January 1 to March 31 and from August 1 to August 31.

Wax Poetry and Art: 45 Poems of Protest. Genre: Poetry. "The struggle for social justice is real, and poets are not silent. The role of the poet is to critique, celebrate, acknowledge, and inspire, to provoke thought and action, and to speak truth to power. Those are the poems sought for publication in 45 Poems of Protest. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: December 31, 2019.

Dominion: An Anthology of Speculative Fiction from Africa and the African Diaspora. Genre: Speculative fiction that grapples with the question: “What is the legacy and the future of Africa and the African Diaspora?” "We want authors and poets from the African continent and the African Diaspora. More specifically, we want horror, science fiction, fantasy, and alternate history in the following sub-genres: Horror Noire, Afrofuturism, Africanfuturism, Sword and Soul, Rococoa, Steamfunk, and Dieselfunk." Payment: POETRY: Any length paid $50USD per poem. REPRINTS: Any length of poetry paid $15USD and 1,000-17,500 words of fiction paid $0.01USD per word. FICTION: 1,000-17,500 words paid $0.08USD per word for the first 1,000 words, and $0.01USD above 1,000 words. Deadline: December 31, 2019.

Signs of Life. Genre: Fiction and CNF themed around first- and second-hand experiences of illness and care-giving. "How do experiences of sickness or incapacitation change our bodies, who we are, and how we see the world? And how do they affect the people around us? Writers are asked to write from the point of view of the patient, care-giver (professional or otherwise) or kin."  Payment: $AUD100. Deadline: December 31, 2019.

Terraforming Earth for Aliens (a Cli-Fi Anthology of Global Warming Fiction). Genre: Climate fiction. Payment: $20 for each accepted short story, $10 for poems or song lyrics, paid on publication. Deadline: December 31, 2019.

Air: Sylphs, Spirits and Swan Maidens (Elemental Anthologies #3). Genre: Fantasy fiction and poetry. "I want to fit as many airy creatures into this anthology as possible, so in addition to sylphs, spirits and swan maidens I want air dragons, fae, griffins, sirens, rocs, Thunderbird, Pegasus… and because I’m open to combining aether with air in this situation why not also hit me with your angels, phantoms, Yōkai  and nymphs too!" Payment: $50 CDN flat fee and a paperback copy of the anthology for stories. $20 CDN flat fee and a paperback copy of the anthology for poems. Deadline: December 31, 2019.

Again, Hazardous Imaginings: More Politically Incorrect Science Fiction. Genre: Science fiction. "I am looking for stories that, due to their content, viewpoint, and/or subject matter, have little or no chance of being published in the commercial market. Yesterday’s transgressions (those spotlighted in Dangerous Visions and Again, Dangerous Visions) are today’s cultural virtues and/or commonplaces. What are TODAY’S taboos? What kinds of science fiction stories are verboten in today’s commercial publishing market? What just won’t fly, whether due to shared social beliefs and aversions common to editors, assumptions that editors make about their readerships’ beliefs and aversions, or the commercial pressures of the corporate publishing world? How can these modern-day taboos be illuminated and explored using the unique extrapolative tools of science fiction?" Length: Up to 7,000 words. Payment: $0.03/word. Deadline: December 31, 2019.

Sword & Kettle Press: Corvid Queen — Feminist Fairy Tales. Genre: Fairy tales from a feminist perspective. “We like work based on fairy tales, folklore, myths, and legends. We accept fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and pieces that are in-between.” Length: about 1,000-2,500 words. Payment: $5. Deadline: December 31, 2019.


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