Friday, October 30, 2020

62 Calls for Submissions in November 2020 - Paying markets

There are more than five dozen calls for submissions in November. 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 the following month's calls for submissions toward 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 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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 The First LineGenre: Stories that use a first line provided by the journal. (See journal for first lines.) Also 500-800 word critical essays about your favorite first line from a literary work.  Payment:  $25.00 - $50.00 for fiction, $5.00 - $10.00 for poetry, and $25.00 for nonfiction (all U.S. dollars). Deadline: November 1, 2020.

HavokGenre: Flash fiction on Theme of Yellow. Payment: $10 via PayPal for each story published in an Anthology. Deadline: November 1, 2020.

Off Limits Press: Far From HomeGenre: Adventure horror. Payment: 1 cent/word.  Deadline:  November 1, 2020.

The Periodical, ForlornGenre: Fiction, flash fiction, poetry on Theme: Haunted holidays. Payment: $15. Deadline: November 1, 2020.

FoglifterGenre: LGBTQ fiction, poetry, cross genre work. Payment: $25. Deadline: November 1, 2020.

Sliced Up Press: Slashertorte – An Anthology of Cake HorrorGenre: Horror. "Delicious as cake might be, we want you to bring out the darker side of baked goods and give us something scary, disturbing or just plain wrong." Payment: 1 cent/word. Deadline: November 1, 2020.

Constelación MagazineGenre: Bilingual speculative fiction (Spanish/English). Theme: The Bonds That Unite Us / Los lazos que nos unen. Payment: 8 cents/word. Deadline: November 1, 2020.

BoucherconGenre: Short stories on theme of  second chances, redemption, second try, play it again. Payment: $75. Deadline: November 1, 2020.

Sliced Up Press: Slashertorte – An Anthology of Cake HorrorGenre: Horror. "Delicious as cake might be, we want you to bring out the darker side of baked goods and give us something scary, disturbing or just plain wrong.” Payment: $0.01/word. Deadline: November 1, 2020.

JayHenge PublishingGenre: Speculative fiction. See themes. Payment: $5 per 1000 words. Deadline: November 1, 2020. Accepts reprints.

Thema: The Other VirginiaGenre: Fiction, poetry, and art on theme: The Other Virginia.  Payment: $10-$25 for short fiction and artwork, $10 for poetry. Deadline: November 1, 2020.  Accepts reprints.

EllipsisGenre: Poetry, short fiction, creative non-fiction, drama, and art. Payment: $10 per poem and page of visual art, and $3 per page of prose. Only pays UK writers and artists. Deadline: November 2, 2020.

PseudopodGenre: Horror. Audio format. Payment: $.08/word for original fiction, $100 flat rate for short story reprints, and $20 flat rate for flash fiction reprints (stories below 1500 words). Deadline: November 2, 2020. Reprints accepted.

Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale MagazineGenre: Fairy tales, and essays on theme of Angels. Payment: $100. US dollars only. Essays: $50. Deadline: November 3, 2020.

Ninth LetterGenre: Fiction, nonfiction, and poetry on theme of Touch. Payment: $25 per poem, $75 per story or essay and a complimentary 2-­year subscription to Ninth Letter. Deadline: November 3, 2020.

Abyss and ApexGenre: Speculative fiction and poetry. No horror. Payment: USD $.06/word (six cents a word) up to 1,250 words, and a flat payment of $75.00 for longer stories. Deadline: November 7, 2020. Opens to submissions on November 1.

3 of Cups: Tell Me Who We Were Before Life Made Us Anthology. Genre: Poetry. "This is an anthology about imagined histories. We want to read your takes on fairy tales, folklore and urban legends. Send us your creation myths, founding myths, Greek/Haitian/Indian/Mancunian myths. We want to see your counterfactuals, your apocryphals, your ‘What If’s? We want to know, who do you think we are/were/could be?" Payment: £60 plus royalties. Deadline: November 7, 2020. 

The Other Stories Podcast. Genre: Horror on theme of Sleep Deprivation. Payment: $5. Deadline: November 9, 2020. 

One StoryGenre: Literary fiction. Payment: $500 and 25 contributors copies. Deadline: November 14, 2020.

Luna Station QuarterlyRestrictions: Open to women writers only. Genre: Speculative fiction. Payment: $5. Deadline: November 15, 2020.

Red Cape Anthologies: H is for HellGenre: Horror. "For this one we’re thinking about experiences of Hell, whether that be a literal interpretation of fire and brimstone or a hellish situation." Payment:  £10. Deadline: November 15, 2020.

Silver BladeGenre: Science Fiction, Slipstream, Classic and Modern Fantasy. Payment: $15 for novellas, $3 for flash fiction, $8 for short stories, $8 for single poems. Deadline: November 15, 2020.

The Great VoidGenre: Speculative fiction. Length: 4000 - 15,000 words. See themesPayment: 30% of profits shared equally among contributors. Deadline: November 15, 2020.

Death Throes Webzine: Horrific Holiday Edition. Genre: Dark fiction. “We’re stamping out holiday cheer this year and bringing the darkness. Got a story idea about Zombie-Clause? Been speculating about cranking out a yarn about vampire elves from outer space? Perhaps you’re considering mixing genres, or have an extremely dark take on a famous holiday story.” Payment: $20; $50 if story is selected as a featured story. Length: Up to 5,000 words. Deadline: November 15, 2020.

Luna Station QuarterlyGenre: Speculative fiction by woman. Payment: $5. Deadline: November 15, 2020. Accepts reprints.

Songs of EretzGenre: Poetry, cover art on theme of Spring. Payment: $5. Deadline: November 15, 2020.

Corpus Press:In Darkness, Delight – Fear the FutureGenre: Horror. “We seek truly terrifying stories that deal with futuristic themes, set in the near future or far. Tales can be Earth-based or extraterrestrial, perhaps featuring technological or social upheavals that have frightful implications for individuals or society at large." Payment: $0.03/word up to $150. Deadline: November 15, 2020.

Glish: Variety English ProjectGenre: "Poetry written in or regarding variety Englishes, to be published in Spring 2021 Issue (41.1). Poems in Singlish, Konglish, Spanglish, AAVE, and other English-associated linguistic forms will be considered for publication. Poets may be asked to contribute supplementary linguistic information to facilitate publication.” Payment: $150. Deadline: November 15, 2020.

Corpus Press: In Darkness, Delight – Fear the Future. Genre: Horror. Payment: $0.03/word, capped at $150. Deadline: November 15, 2020.

Flame Tree Press: Beyond the Veil. Genre: Horror. Payment: 8 cents/word. Deadline: November 15, 2020.

Thuggish Itch: Birds Have Teeth. Genre: Horror, science fiction, speculative fiction on theme "What if birds had teeth?" Word count: 1000 - 5000 words. Payment: AU$5.00 for stories under 2500 words / AU$10.00 for anything above 2500 words. Deadline: November 15, 2020.

World Weaver Press. Genre: Fairy tales about fairy godmothers. Payment: $0.01 per word (up to $75.00) + contributor copy. Deadline: November 15, 2020.

Kaleidoscoped. Genre: Poetry, prose, visual, video, sound, interactive & multi-media. Payment: "Small payment." Deadline: November 15, 2020.

Summer Storm Press: Winter’s Vindication. Genre: Fantasy, sci-fi, literature, and/or survival. "Nuclear winter. The frozen plains of the wild west. The ice-capped mountains of a dark wizard. Modern cities drowning in dunes of snow. Wherever or whenever the story takes place, winter is the worst enemy and is the deadliest monster chasing the hero. Survival is almost impossible as the sun hides behind billowing, gray clouds." Length: 5,000 to 9,000 words. Payment: $10. Deadline: November 15, 2020.

Offing. Genre: Short nonfiction on theme of Insight. Payment: $20–$60. Deadline: November 16, 2020.

carte blancheGenre: Comics, Fiction, Photography, Poetry, and Translations. Payment: Modest honorarium  Deadline: November 17, 2020. For issue 40, the fiction section will only be considering submissions from Canadian residents.

The Other Stories PodcastGenre: Horror on theme of Kaiju. Payment: $5. Deadline: November 23, 2020.

Story Seed VaultGenre: Microfiction tweets based on science. Payment: Short Fiction (<150CH) $3AUD per story; Long Fiction (>150CH/<200CH) $2AUD per story. Deadline: November  24, 2020. Opens on the 10th.

Night Shift RadioGenre: Fiction, non-fiction, memoir - 7,000-10,000 words. Payment: $50 or $25. Deadline: November 28, 2020. Opens November 21.

Claw & BlossomGenre: Flash fiction and poetry about the natural world on theme of Other.Payment: $25. Deadline: November 28, 2020.

Split Lip MagazineGenre: Fiction (flash and short stories), memoirs, and poetry. with a pop-culture twist. Payment: $50 per author (via PayPal) for our web issues. Payment for print is $5 per page, minimum of $20, plus 2 contributor copies and a 1-year subscription. Deadline: November 30, 2020. Note: Submit early in November to avoid submission fees.

Ninth LetterGenre: Prose and poetry. Payment: $25 per printed page, with a maximum payment of $150, as well as two complimentary copies of the issue in which the work appears. Deadline: November 30, 2020. Note: Submit early in November to avoid submission fees.

Baltimore ReviewGenre: Prose and poetry. Payment: $40. Deadline: November 30, 2020. Note: Submit early in November.

The Rumpus: EnoughGenre: ENOUGH is a Rumpus original series devoted to creating a dedicated space for essays, poetry, fiction, comics, and artwork by women and non-binary people that engage with rape culture, sexual assault, and domestic violence. Payment: $10 - $25. Deadline: November 30, 2020.

Injustice Watch Poem of the Week. Genre: Poetry inspired by their reporting – the poem must relate to an Injustice Watch article. Poets must identify the article that inspired their work. Payment: $200. Deadline: November 30, 2020.

SpartanGenre: Literary prose, 1500 words max. Payment: $20. Deadline: November 30, 2020.

The New Southern FugitivesGenre: Fiction, CNF, poetry, art, and reviews "with a Southern accent." Payment: $50 per book review; $15 per page of essay, or story; $40 per poem; $40 per photograph or piece of visual art. Deadline: November 30, 2020.

Dragon Soul Press: Last LoveGenre: Fiction on theme of Last Love. "It is rare for soul mates to be discovered early on in life. These characters have begun creating their own fairytale happily ever afters. Whether it be the boy next door, a loyal princess, or a supernatural being, all of these stories have two things in common: everlasting love and loyalty." Word Count – 5,000-15,000.  Payment:  Royalties.  Deadline: November 30, 2020.

Dragon Soul Press: Wolf NightGenre: Paranormal Romance stories. "Wolf shifters galore! We are looking for romantic tales of wolf shifters in any setting or genre. The spicier, the better." Word Count – 5,000-15,000. Payment:  Royalties. Deadline: November 30, 2020.

Dragon Soul Press: Imperial DevicesGenre: Steampunk stories. "We’re looking for steampunk stories. Additional subgenres are accepted (ex. Dieselpunk, Valvepunk)." Word Count – 5,000-15,000.  Payment:  Royalties. Deadline: November 30, 2020.

The Were-Traveler: Women Destroy (Retro) Science Fiction. Genre: Science fiction stories. “Retro Science Fiction. What is retro sci-fi? It’s also known as retro-futurism, and described as “the future that never was.” Something like the science fiction stories of the 40s and 50s. … I want you to imagine me a future of women characters that shine and live in a world (that they created or helped to create) filled with impossible wonders.” Women writers only. Payment: $10 for flash fiction; $15 for short stories. Deadline: November 30, 2020. Reprints accepted.

The FiddleheadGenre: Fiction, CNF, Poetry. Payment: $60/page CAD. Deadline: November 30, 2020.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: CatsGenre: True stories and poems. "Tell us about your cat. Tell us how he made you smile. How she "rescued" you after you "rescued" her. How she brought your family closer together, helped you find love, inspired you to change something in your human life. Stories can be serious or humorous, or both. We can’t wait to read all the heartwarming, inspirational, and hysterical stories you have about your cats!" Payment: $200. Deadline: November 30, 2020.

The Great VoidGenre: Speculative fiction. Length: 4000 - 15,000 words. See themesPayment: 30% of profits shared equally among contributors. Deadline: November 30, 2020.

CrannógGenres: Poetry, short stories. Payment: €50 per story, €30 per poem. Deadline: November 30, 2020.

FreefallRestrictions: Open to Canadians only. Genre: Nonfiction, fiction, poetry, art. Payment: $10/page prose up to $100 and $25 per poem plus a copy of the issue the work is published in. Deadline: November 30, 2020.

Gateway Literary PressGenre: Surrealist, fabulist, and magic realist story collections. US authors only. Payment: Small advance plus royalties. Deadline: November 30, 2020. Submit early in the month.

Salt Publishing. Genre: Fiction (novels and short stories), narrative non-fiction, poetry. “We particularly welcome submissions from women, BAME, disabled, working class and LGBTQ+ writers.” Payment: Royalties. (No information on site.) Deadline: November 30, 2020.

Opia. "We only accept submissions from marginalised and underrepresented writers and artists." Genre: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art on theme of Nostalgia. Payment: £10. Deadline: November 30, 2020. 

ProleSCARYet: Tales of Horror and Class Warfare. Genre: Short stories about the horrors of capitalism. "We want monstrous bosses, jobs from literal Hell, working class folks fighting back against great cosmic evils, and any other wild idea you can come up with. As long as it’s anti-capitalist and horror, it’s good. We also welcome dark weird fiction and horror-adjacent sci-fi." Payment: $75. Deadline: November 30, 2020. 

The Iowa Review. Genres: Poetry, prose. Payment: $1.50/line for poetry and $0.08/word for prose. Deadline: November 30, 2020. Fee for online submissions. No fee for mailed submissions.

Apparition LitGenre: Speculative fiction and poetry on theme of Justice. Payment: $30. Deadline: November 30, 2020. Opens November 15.

And more...

Eternal Haunted Summer: EkphrasisGenre: Poetry, short fiction about a piece of art. "The work of art must be Pagan/polytheist in some way, or must be interpreted through a Pagan/polytheist lens."  Payment: $5. Deadline: December 1, 2020.

SliceGenre: Fiction, nonfiction, poems on theme of Levity. “We look for work that plays off the theme, particularly in unexpected ways.” Payment: $400 for long stories and essays, $150 for flash fiction, and $100 for poems. Deadline: December 1, 2020.

Artificial DivideGenre: Short stories between 500 and 8,000 words. "We are looking for own-voice stories featuring blind or visually impaired protagonists, written by authors who are blind or visually impaired. The story need not be about being visually impaired or blind, and can be any genre of fiction.: Payment: 0.06CAD per word. Deadline: December 1, 2020. Will consider some previously published work.

Muse MagazineGenre: Nonfiction articles for children on theme of Making Predictions.  Payment: Not specified. Deadline: December 1, 2020.

Worldbuilding Fantasy AnthologyGenre: Fantasy; Between 3,500 and 7,000 words in length for short stories and between 9,000 and 15,000 words for novellas. (Shorter or longer works will be considered in cases of exceptional merit.) Theme: “Politics as Story Conflict.” Your story must include as a significant plot element a political conflict that makes up a key piece of the worldbuilding. Payment: $100 per story, $200 per novella. Deadline: December 1, 2020.

Lagrange Books: Worldbuilding fantasy anthologyGenre: Fantasy on theme: “Politics as Story Conflict.” Payment: $100 for short stories, $200 for novellas. Deadline: December 1, 2020.

Parabola: SecretsGenre: Retellings of traditional stories: 500-1500 words, original essays and translations, poetry, reviews. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: December 1, 2020.

FableCroft: The Art of Being Human. Genre: Short stories between 2,000 to 20,000 words long and poetry of any length. Stories must contain speculative elements – science fiction, fantasy and horror and their sub-genres are all welcome. "This anthology seeks to remind readers of the hope and beauty of the Arts, and the way our engagement with writing, music, film, theatre, artworks in all media, and craft of all kinds are at the core of our humanity." Payment: AUD$100.00 for stories of up to 10,000 words (payment for poetry and longer stories accepted will be negotiated with the author) and a contributor copy of the ebook. Deadline: December 1, 2020.

Bethlehem Writers Roundtable. Genre: Short stories and poetry. See themes. Payment: $20.00 USD for featured authors, or $10.00 USD for stories published on their &More page and $5.00 USD for poems. Deadline: December 1, 2020.

Arkansas Intergalactic Themed IssueGenre: Science fiction and speculative prose and poetry. Payment: $20 a printed page (capped at $250) and copies of the journal. Deadline: December 1, 2020. Submissions are free until they reach their cap so submit early in November.

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