Thursday, January 27, 2022

85 Calls for Submissions in February 2022 - Paying markets

This February there are more than seven dozen calls for submissions. 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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The Other Stories (Audio). Genre: Horror on theme of Metamorphosis. Payment: 15 GBT. Deadline: February 1, 2022.

Tales from the Moonlit PathGenre: Dark, eerie speculative fiction. Payment: $10. Deadline: February 1, 2022.

Fit For The Gods AnthologyGenre: Greek mythology. "Fit For the Gods will shine new light on these beloved myths, and bring much-needed representation to them. All genres except nonfiction are welcome (additional note: we are unable to accept art or poetry). Please note that this anthology is intended for an adult audience; we will not be considering works written for YA or younger audiences." Payment: $1500. Deadline: February 1, 2022.

MiznaRestrictions: Contributors do not need to identify as of Arab/SWANA descent, provided their work is of relevance to or in dialogue with the social realities of the SWANA/Arab region or community. Genre: Poetry, stories, creative essays, flash fiction, comics. Payment: $200. Deadline: February 1, 2022.

Please See MeGenre: Poetry, creative nonfiction/essays, fiction/short stories/flash fiction, and digital media (photography, drawings, podcasts, and short films) on theme of Women’s Health. "We are especially looking for content that connects us, make us feel something, or helps us see illness, wellness, health, or the healthcare environment differently." Payment: Not specified. Deadline: February 1, 2022.

Last Girls ClubGenre: Feminist horror: short stories and poems - see themes. Payment: Short Story-2,500 words or less. $0.01 USD per word/$25 USD and copy of magazine; Flash Fiction-less than a 1,000 words $0.01 USD per word/$10 USD; Poems-less than 200 words $10 upon acceptance and a PDF of the magazine. Deadline: February 1, 2022.

The Temz ReviewGenres: Prose (fiction and creative non-fiction) up to 10,000 words long. Payment: $20. Deadline: February 1, 2022.

Wishing WellGenre: Poetry, fiction, art on theme: Wishes. "We want stories about wishes granted. Whether they played out the way the wisher wanted is up to you." Payment: Royalties. Deadline: February 1, 2022. Reprints accepted.

Magic PortalsGenre: Poetry, fiction, art on theme: Magic Portals. "We want stories about magic portals that open up to other places, other worlds, other times, or just other." Payment: Royalties. Deadline: February 1, 2022. Reprints accepted.

CatsCastGenre: Speculative stories about cats. Payment: 8 cents/word. Deadline: February 1, 2022.

The CenturyGenre: First-person narratives (under 1,000 words) on theme of Eye. Payment: $100. Deadline: February 1, 2022.

Samhain SorceriesGenre: Sword-and-sorcery stories where Samhain/Halloween is relevant to the plot. Payment: One cent per word, plus one copy of the paperback edition. Deadline: February 1, 2022.

The First LineGenres: Fiction, poetry, nonfiction using the first line provided. (See site.) Payment: $25.00 - $50.00 for fiction, $5.00 - $10.00 for poetry, and $25.00 for nonfiction. Deadline: February 1, 2022.

The Victorian Writer. Genre: Poems and articles. Payment: Poems ($70), and articles of 600 words ($100) and 1200 words ($200) in the print edition with particular interest in the craft of writing and the writing life. Deadline: February 4, 2022. Note: Pitches only.

Spring Into SciFiGenre: Science fiction short stories. Payment: $15. Deadline: February 5, 2022.

Markaz ReviewGenre: "The Markaz Review seeks creative submissions about/from/taking place in/thinking about Los Angeles from afar — TMR will consider art, comics, photography, personal essays, fiction, poetry, music and film for the upcoming LOS ANGELES/TMR 18 issue." Payment: "Honorarium." Deadline: February 5, 2022.

HavokGenre: Flash fiction on Theme of BEAUTIFUL & DANGEROUS. Payment: $10 via PayPal for each story published in an Anthology. Deadline: February 6, 2022.

VoiceworksRestrictions: Open to Australians under the age of 25. Genre: Art, comics and comic pitches. Payment: $100 - $150. Deadline: February 6, 2022.

Fantasy MagazineGenre: Fantasy short stories, flash fiction, poetry. Payment: 8 cents per word for original short stories and flash fiction. $40 per poem. Deadline: February 7, 2022. Opens to submissions on February 1.

Cossmass InfinitiesGenre: Science fiction and fantasy short stories. Payment: $0.08/word for original fiction. Deadline: February 7, 2022.

Word Balloon Books: Rockets and RobotsGenre: Science fiction adventure stories set on alien worlds, space ships, or the post-21st century future. NO FANTASY! Must be rated G. Payment: $.01 per word advanced against royalties, with a possible bonus based on crowdfunding. Deadline: February 11, 2022.

Word Balloon Books: Beware the BugsGenre: Stories about giant bugs (or, perhaps, normal sized bugs and tiny humans). Fantasy or science fiction are welcome. Must be rated G. Payment: $.01 per word advanced against royalties, with a possible bonus based on crowdfunding. Deadline: February 11, 2022.

Word Balloon Books: Paradoxical PetsGenre: Stories about wondrous pets, be they alien, magical, artificial, or common pets with some special power. Fantasy or science fiction are welcome. Must be rated G. Payment: $.01 per word advanced against royalties, with a possible bonus based on crowdfunding. Deadline: February 11, 2022.

Rebellious MagazineGenre: Essay on what makes you rebellious.(500 words max) Focus on women. Payment: $100. Deadline: February 11, 2022.

Ofic MagazineGenre: Fiction, nonfiction, and art up to 12k words. Payment: Small honorarium and a free copy of the issue. Deadline: February 12, 2022.

Thriller Digest: HuntedGenre: Suspense. Theme: Hunted. Length: 7,500 to 10,000 words. Payment: Revenue share. Deadline: February 13, 2022.

Suburban ReviewGenre: Fiction, non-fiction, poetry, comics, and art on theme of Juice. Payment: $75- $150. Deadline: February 13, 2022.

Frost Zone Zine. Restrictions: Open to women. Genre: Dark Fiction, Quiet Horror, and Poetry. Payment: Flash Fiction 400-1000 words $12.00 CAD, Poetry $8.00 CAD. Deadline: February 13, 2022.

Fusion FragmentGenre: Science fiction or SF-tinged literary fiction stories and novelettes ranging anywhere from 2,000 to 15,000 words. Payment: Both previously unpublished work and reprints pay 3.5 cents (CAD) per word, up to a maximum of $300 (CAD) per story. Deadline: February 13, 2022.   Accepts reprints.

FacesGenre: Nonfiction, activities for children 9 - 14. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: February 14, 2022. Queries onlySee themes.

London ReaderGenre: Stories featuring people in the city of London, whether living there or visiting. Also poetry and art that feature the city. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: February 14, 2022.

Songs of Eretz Poetry Review. Genre: Poetry and art. Payment: $7 per poem, $12 for cover art and $7 for inside art. Deadline: February 15, 2022. See themes.

CobblestoneGenre: Fiction, poetry and nonfiction articles of historical accuracy and lively, original approaches to the themes for children from ages 9–14. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: February 15, 2022. See themes. Queries only.

Luna Station QuarterlyRestrictions: Open to women writers only. Genre: Speculative fiction.  Payment: $5. Deadline: February 15, 2022. Some reprints accepted.

Muse MagazineGenre: Nonfiction articles for children on theme of Islands. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: February 15, 2022.

Run Amok Crime: JackedGenre: Crime fiction: short-shorts, novelettes of up to 10,000 words, and everything between. Payment: "Modest." Deadline: February 15, 2022.

En BlocGenreFiction, poetry, art and photography. Payment£35 per side. Deadline: February 15, 2022.

OrcaGenre: Literary fiction. Payment: $50 for short stories, $25 for flash fiction. Deadline: February 15, 2022. Submit early in the month to avoid submission fees.

filling station.  Genre: Stories, poems, CNF, nonfiction, and art on theme: Play. Payment: $50. Deadline: February 15, 2022.

Air and Nothingness Press: Orpheus + Eurydice Unbound AnthologyGenre: Fiction (all genres) reinterpretations of the Orpheus/Eurydice myth. Payment: $0.08/word. Deadline: February 15, 2022.

Dark Recesses PressGenre: Horror/dark fiction pieces between 500-5000 words. Payment: 5 cents/word. Deadline: February 15, 2022. Note: Only pays for print magazine.

QwertyGenre: Fractured fairytales, folk retellings, mythical drawings for their upcoming themed issue, FOLKLORE & FAIRYTALES. Payment: $10 (CDN). Deadline: February 15, 2022.

Mythic. Genre: Science fiction, fantasy short stories. Length: 2,000-5,000 words. Payment: $25. Deadline: February 15, 2022. Reprints only.

Fish Eats Lion ReduxGenre: Speculative fiction. Payment: $50 SGD and two (2) contributor copies of the published anthology. Deadline: February 15, 2022.

Mythulu Magazine: Maps & BiomesGenre: Submit short stories that feature wildly original biomes or bizarre weather. "Show us settings fundamentally at war with character needs." Short stories: 500 - 2,800 words Non-fiction articles: 200 - 1,200 words. Cartoons or graphic panels also welcome.  Payment:  $0.06/word or $15/page. Non-fiction pays $0.08/word. Creative works earn $0.04/word, with short stories capped at $75. Deadline: February 16, 2022.

Metaphysical TimesGenre: Pagan and metaphysical topics, including spirituality, religion, divination, witchcraft, and more. Payment: $0.05 USD per word up to 1200 words after editing. Deadline: February 16th, 2022.

Orion's BeauGenre: Gay fantasy: fiction, poetry, art. Payment: $3. Deadline: February 20th, 2022.

NorthwordsGenre: Poetry and prose: 3000 words max. "Writing from people living in or inspired by the Highlands and Islands is given prominence, but we also feature material linked to the wider north. That includes both other parts of Scotland and places around the northern world." Payment: Unspecified. Deadline: February 27, 2022.

Speculatief is a Dutch speculative fiction magazine. Genre: Translated science fiction and fantasy short stories, poetry and audio fiction. Payment: $0.01 per word, with a max of $25 per short story. Deadline: February 27, 2022.

Rough Cut Press. Restrictions: Open to LGBTQIA writers. Genre: Experimental fiction, nonfiction, art poetry. 650 words max. Payment: $25. Deadline: February 27, 2022. See themes.

Dragon Soul Press: Beyond AtlantisGenre: "Unique retellings of Atlantis-like civilizations. Preferably with mermaids, selkies, krakens, or other mythological sea creatures included." Word Count – 5,000-15,000. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: February 28, 2022.

Underland ArcanaGenre: Short fiction "that veers into the numinous, the esoteric, the supernatural, and the weird. We like these stories to be mildly speculative, fantastic, mysterious, and/or horrific (if you prefer genre tags)." Length: Up to 5,000 words. Payment: $0.01 / word. Deadline: February 28, 2022.

Epoch PressGenre: Creative nonfiction submissions of writing, artwork and music on theme of Roots. Payment: £15 per accepted piece. Deadline: February 28, 2022.

Eerie RiverGenre: Horror on theme of Earth. Word count: 1500 - 7000 firm. Payment: ¢1 per word CAD. Deadline: February 28, 2022.

SouthwordGenre: Poetry. Payment: €40 per poem. Deadline: February 28, 2022.

Stonecrop ReviewGenre: Creative Non-Fiction, Fiction, Reader’s Corner, Artwork, Photography on theme of Flora. "From weeds pushing their way up through cracks in the pavement to wildflowers planted along roadsides, from potted plants on your balcony to trees providing shade in the park, plants can shape urban landscapes. They can provide oases of calm in a bustling city; yet their roots can also wreak havoc as they crack open roads or disrupt pipelines." Payment: $20. Deadline: February 28, 2022.

Queer Weird West TalesGenre: speculative fiction set in the Old West containing at least one main character belonging to the LGBTQ+ spectrum. Payment: $30. Deadline: February 28, 2022.

Apparition LitGenre: Speculative fiction and poetry. Payment: $30. Deadline: February 28, 2022. Opens February 15. See themes. 

The RumpusGenre: Essays. "We strive to be a platform for marginalized voices and writing that might not find a home elsewhere, and to lift up new voices alongside those of more established writers we love. We work to shine a light on stories that build bridges, tear down walls, and speak truth to power." Payment: $300 divided among all contributors. Deadline: February 28, 2022.

Dragon Soul Press: SurgeGenre: Cyberpunk. "These characters are trying to survive in a dystopia of advanced technologies. Living alongside Artificial Intelligence has its perks, but also many deadly downfalls." Payment: Royalties. Deadline: February 28, 2022. (Deadline extended)

Cricket: Ask MagazineGenre: Nonfiction articles for children 7–10 years old who are curious about science and the world they live in. Theme: Hair. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: February 28, 2022. Pitches only.

Blue Mesa Review. Genre: Fiction (up to 6,000 words), Nonfiction (up to 6,000 words), Poetry (up to 3 poems), and Visual Art. Payment: $25. Deadline: February 28, 2022. Submit early in the month.

Cast of WondersGenre: YA Speculative fiction. Podcast. Payment: $.08/word for original fiction of any length (yes, including flash!). For reprints, a $100 flat rate for Short Fiction, and a $20 flat rate for Flash Fiction. Deadline: February 28, 2022. See themes.

Blood Rites Horror: Death in the DeepGenre: Stories “about the big open blue. Sharks, whales, dolphins – they all inhabit this vast expanse, but what else is out there? Think isolation, think exposed, think vulnerable… think shark.” Payment: $10. Deadline: February 28, 2022.

Queer Weird West AnthologyGenre: fiction and narrative submissions for the Queer Weird West Anthology require three elements: Queer: At least one main character belongs to the LGBTQ+ spectrum, defined in whatever way seems natural to them. Weird: The story contains a speculative fiction element, drawing on fantasy, horror, or science fiction. West: The setting is the Old West – or the time and place of any other frontier.” Payment: $30 - $50 USD. Deadline: February 28, 2022.

UnderblongGenre: Poetry, art. Payment: $20. Deadline: February 28, 2022.

Augur Magazine: Joyful Imaginations. Restrictions: Open to creators who are Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, Disabled, and/or Trans, who are also Canadian citizens/permanent residents and/or who are living within the settler-defined borders of the land colonially known as Canada. Genre: Dream-touched realism, slipstream, fabulism, magical realism and “literary” speculative fiction. "We’re looking to explore the full spectrum of joy—burgeoning, intense, uncertain, confident, playful, hopeful. Joy that exists without opposition, and in absence of confrontation, where familiar worlds thrum with life. Joy despite opposition, as resistance, and in revolution. Joy as empathy, and healing, and wonder." Payment: CAD 11 cents/word for stories up to 5,000 words, and CAD $60 for poems. $110 for flash fiction. Deadline: February 28, 2022.

ProspectusRestrictions: Open to unpublished or little-published writers. Genre: Poetry as well short prose pieces and fine-art images. Payment: $25. Deadline: February 28, 2022.

ReliquiaeGenre: "Reliquiae is a journal of landscape, nature and mythology. Your work must engage with these themes. We are particularly interested in visionary and mythopoeic writing, and in work that embraces ritual practice and esoteric philosophy. We’re also excited by translations, especially if the work has never been translated into English before." Payment: "Small." Deadline: February 28, 2022.

Flypaper LitGenre: Poems, short stories, flash fiction, CNF, and essays. Payment: $10. Deadline: February 28, 2022.

Her Stories ProjectGenre: True stories about middle-aged women and about female friendships during midlife. Word count: 750-1200 words. Payment: $50. Deadline: February 28, 2022.

Mud Season ReviewGenre: Poetry, Fiction, CNF, Art. Payment: $50. Deadline: February 28, 2022.

PyreGenre: Horror, sci-fi, the weird, the macabre, fantasy, and magical realism: Flash fiction, short stories, nonfiction, poetry, art, videos. Payment: $10. Deadline: February 28, 2022.

GwyllionGenre: Speculative fiction and poetry. Payment: £10 per accepted story or poem. Deadline: February 28, 2022.

bath maggGenre: Poetry. Payment: £20. Deadline: February 28, 2022.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Counting your blessings/attitude of gratitudeGenre: True stories and poems. "Please share your stories about handling challenges in your life, finding the silver linings, and counting your blessings, whether the challenges you are facing are COVID-19 related or other kinds." Payment: $200. DeadlineFebruary 28, 2022.

Dedalus Press: Anthology of love poems. Restrictions: Open to Irish writers. Genre: Love poems. Payment: €50. Deadline: February 28, 2022.

Haven Speculative. Genre: Speculative fiction and poetry. Payment: 1 cent/word for fiction and $5 - $10 for poetry. Deadline: February 28, 2022.

The Storyteller Series (Podcast) Genre: Fiction, non-fiction, memoir up to 10,000 words. Payment: $50. Deadline: February 28, 2022. Reprints accepted.

New Myths. Genre; Speculative fiction, flash fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Payment: 1.5 cents/word with a minimum payment of $30 for all submissions, fiction, flash fiction, nonfiction and poetry; $30 for book reviews; $60 for art. Deadline: February 28, 2022.

And a few more...

Bethlehem Writers RoundtableGenre: Short stories and poetry. See themesPayment: 20.00 USD for featured authors, or $10.00 USD for stories published on their &More page and $5.00 USD for poems. Deadline: March 1, 2022.

The HungerGenre: Fiction, poetry, nonfiction, hybrid work, art. "The Hunger publishes visceral writing. The theme of “hunger” is not confined only to food, but hungers and thirsts of all kinds: the craving for connection, the human need to be filled or emptied, the devastating desires that define our most alive moments. Hungers can be sexual, romantic, familial, individualistic, spiritual, creative, sorrowful, conflicted, humanistic, and/or existential." Payment: $10 - $50. Deadline: March 1, 2022.

The AntihumanistGenre: Fiction, nonfiction, art - all genres. "We seek to publish the most challenging and thought provoking flash fiction and essays. We believe only by confronting the bare bones of reality we understand our place in the world." Payment: 5 cents/word. Deadline: March 1, 2022.

UpstreetGenre: Fiction and nonfiction pieces 5,000 words or less. Payment: $50 - $250 for short stories or essays. Deadline: March 1, 2022.

Counting Bodies Like SheepGenre: Extreme horror. Length: 3,000 words max. Payment: 3 cents per word + 1 Paperback. Deadline: March 1, 2022.

Mermaidens. Genre: "All kinds of stories about mermaids." 7,000 words max. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: March 1, 2022.

Teach.WriteGenre: Flash fiction, short stories, poetry, CNF, Write Your Own–writing or poetry inspired by your own writing prompts that you have used successfully in class–up to 2,000 words (prose), 100 lines (poetry). Include 50-250 word prompt and/or explanation of prompt. Payment:  $15 for short stories, creative non-fiction, and essays; $10 for all other categories. Deadline: March 1, 2022.

Thema: To the Pond Genre: Fiction, poetry, and art on theme: To the Pond. Payment:  $10-$25 for short fiction and artwork, $10 for poetry. Deadline: March 1, 2022.  Accepts reprints.

ParabolaGenre: Original essays and translations, poetry, reviews. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: March 1, 2022. See themes.

Shredded: A Body Horror AnthologyGenre: Body horror in sports and fitness. Length: Stories should be between 2,000 and 4,500 words. Payment: 3 cents/word contingent on Kickstarter. Deadline: March 1, 2022. (The extended submission period for women and non-binary writers is April 1st – 7th, 2022.)

Speculative CityRestrictions: Open to writers who specifically identify as queer AND BIPOC. Genre: Speculative fiction set in the city.  Payment: $20-$55 according to the category and length of their submission. Deadline: March 1, 2022. 

Bleed ErrorGenre: Short stories, flash fiction, and poetry that runs the gamut of everything from absurdist horror to bizarre science-fiction to unsettling dark fantasy. "We love the uncanny." Payment: 1c per word, and $15 per poem (Canadian dollars.) Deadline: March 1, 2022.

The Other Stories (Podcast). Genre: Horror on themes. Payment: 15 GBT. Deadline: March 1, 2022. See themes.

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