Sunday, August 28, 2022

97 Calls for Submissions in September 2022 - Paying markets


This September there are more than eight 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 a few days prior to 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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Escape PodGenre: Science fiction (Audio and written format). Payment: USD $0.08 per word for original fiction. USD $100 per story for reprint fiction. Deadline: Opens September 1, 2022. Reprints accepted.

The Paris Review. Genres: Prose and poetry. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: Opens September 1, 2022, and closes when they reach capacity. 

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: September 1, 2022.

Cincinnati ReviewGenre: Prose, poetry, art. Payment: $25/page for prose in journal. $30/page for poetry in journal. Deadline: Opens on September 1, closes when cap is reached.

CanthiusRestrictions: Open to women, trans men, nonbinary, Two-Spirit, genderqueer, and gender non-conforming writers. Genres: Unpublished poetry and prose (both fiction and creative non-fiction – "we welcome experimental works and play excerpts). Please limit prose submissions to 3500 words and poetry submissions to five poems." Payment: $50 for one page, $75 for two pages, $100 for three, $125 for four pages, and $150 for five pages or more, regardless of genre. Deadline: September 1, 2022.

Not a Pipe PublishingRestrictions: Open to LGBTQ writers. Genre: Speculative fiction and poetry, including science fiction, fantasy, horror, or any other works with a speculative element. Payment: A copy of the anthology and an equal portion of profits from the sale of the anthology. Deadline: September 1, 2022.
 
Madame Gray's Poe Pourri of TerrorGenre: Horror, 3K - 8K word count. Payment: $5. Deadline: September 1, 2022.

Orion’s BeltGenre: Speculative fiction, art, and poetry. 1,200 words max for prose. Payment: 8 cents/word. $25 for art. Deadline: September 1, 2022.

Farmer-ishGenre: Nonfiction, CNF, poetry related to farming (including recipes). Payment: $25 or copy of book (print only). Deadline: September 1, 2022. See themes.

ContraryGenre: Poetry, fiction, CNF. Payment: $20. Deadline: September 1, 2022.

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: September 1, 2022.

Blood, Sweat, and SteelGenre: Military Science Fiction. Word Count: 7,000 – 10,000. Payment: A percentage of sales divided equally between the contributing authors. Deadline: September 1, 2022.

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

Bang!: An Anthology of Noir FictionGenre: Noir fiction. "Stories must adhere to the noir genre (although we’re not beyond including neo-noir or hard-boiled in that ball park), however we don’t want slavish reproductions or carbon cut-outs of genre classics. We want new spins on old themes. We want nihilism." Payment: £10 per story plus one contributor copy of the paperback. Deadline: September 1, 2022.

Hellbound Sci-FiGenre: Science fiction. 4K - 10K word count. Payment: $5. Deadline: September 1, 2022.

SadwrnGenre: Poetic prose in English or Spanish. "We want pieces that talk about the most otherwordly and intense settings of virtual universes. We want your beautiful dérives. We want your utter escapism, your childlike stray in the woods." Payment: €40/text and a complimentary copy of the zine. Deadline: September 1, 2022.

Eerie River: It Calls from BelowGenre: Horror. "Think subterranean, buried alive, ancient buried treasure, something lost now found, underground, in basements, crawlspaces, caves, under a bed and dark places." Payment: Flat rate payment ¢1 per word CAD after approved edits - up to $70 CAD. Deadline: September 1, 2022.

And the Dead Shall Sleep No MoreGenre: Dark fiction about Vampires. Length: Up to 6,000 words. Payment: $15. Deadline: September 1, 2022.

Paradox Ghost PressGenre; Horror. "We’re looking for predominantly horror short stories, flash fiction, and poetry, but they can run the gamut of everything from absurdism to bizarre (and terrifying) science-fiction to unsettling dark fantasy. We love the uncanny." Payment: 1 cent/word for fiction, $15 CAD per poem. Deadline: September 1, 2022.

HavokGenre: Flash fiction on Theme of  GLUTTONY / TEMPERANCE. Payment: $10 via PayPal for each story published in an Anthology. Deadline: September 4, 2022.

Tin HouseRestrictions: Eligible writers must not currently have an agent, and must not have previously published a book (chapbooks okay). Genre: Nonfiction and memoir, graphic nonfiction. Payment: Royalties (?) Deadline: September 4, 2022.

Eastover Press: Rural Writers of ColorRestrictions: Open to BIPOC writers who live in or hail from rural or semi-rural locales in the U.S. and whose short stories feature characters living or working in rural or semi-rural spaces. Genre: Short stories. Payment: $100-$300. Deadline: September 5, 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: September 5, 2022.

Taco Bell QuarterlyGenre: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. "Send me thousands of experimental and completely unmarketable pieces that have a strange tension of where the Taco Bell will be mentioned, I'm a Literary writer and this is how I live laugh love." Payment: $100. Deadline: September 5, 2022.

The Victorian Writer (Australia). Genre: Fiction, poems, and articles/writing with particular interest in the craft of writing and the writing life. Payment: Poems ($70), and articles/writing of 600 words ($100) and 1200 words ($200) in the print edition. Deadline: September 5, 2022. See themes.

Into ChaosGenre: Short stories of all genres that respond to their title and/or cover art. Payment: €150. Deadline: September 6, 2022.

Cossmass InfinitiesRestrictions: Open to Black, Asian, Latin, LGBTQ+ and other under-represented authors. Genre: Science fiction and fantasy short stories. Payment: $0.08/word for original fiction. Deadline: September 7, 2022.

Penguin/Random House AustraliaRestrictions: Submissions are restricted to Australian and New Zealand residents. Genre: Fiction and nonfiction. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: September 7, 2022.

Tiny Tales Genre: Fantastic, bizarre, and enthralling fiction stories to turn into podcast episodes. Word Count: 500-1200 words (stories longer than 1200 words will not be considered). Previously published works are acceptable UNLESS they were published on podcasts or another form of audio. Payment: $0.04/word (USD) paid via PayPal. Deadline: September 7, 2022.

Coastal ShelfGenre: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. Payment: $20 - $30. Deadline: September 7, 2022. Opens to submissions on September 1.

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: September 7, 2022. Opens to submissions on September 1.

B Cubed PressGenrePoetry, Essays, and Prose. "Roe V. Wade has happened. The question is what is next? What happens in our country? What happens TO our country? what freedoms are next? Do we resist? How? There will be consequences. What are they? Who stands up? Who caves? This is a look at the consequences of a SCOTUS who reserves rights for the Rich, the Corporation, the Badged and the Powerful." Payment: 3 cents/word. Deadline: September 8, 2022.

LunateGenre: Short stories of approximately 2,000 to 5,000 words. "We are keen to publish work that engages with the absurdity and strain of the world we find ourselves living in. We're particularly interested in stories set in the workplace, that engage with the climate crisis, and those that communicate a compelling sense of urban unease." Payment: £75.  Deadline: September 9, 2022. Print journal.

Orion's BeauGenre: Gay fantasy: fiction, poetry, art. Payment: $3. Deadline: September 11, 2022. See themes.

Writing Place. Restrictions: Open to Australian and international d/Deaf, disabled and neurodivergent writers and poetsGenre: Short stories, poetry, flash fiction, non fiction or personal essays. Payment: AUD$200. Deadline: September 11, 2022.

Science Write NowGenre: Poems, short stories, book reviews, or literary or personal essays related to science, technology, engineering, or math. Theme: ‘Science, Disability, and the Body.’ Payment: $0.30/word up to $390 for new writing, $70 for a single poem or $180 for three poems, $40 for reprint stories or essays, and $20 for reprint poems. Deadline: September 12, 2022. Accepts reprints.

Bleak Midwinter: An Anthology of Gothic HorrorGenre: Short stories (5,000 - 8,000 words) of winter horror. We are looking for stories that encompass the darkness of the season and literary themes over Christmas/Krampus gore. Think of stories like The Shining or even Dickens's A Christmas Carol more than slasher-style Black Christmas. Payment: US: $40 + author copy/non-US: $45 + ebook author copy. Deadline: September 13, 2022.

Island OnlineRestrictions: Open to Australian and New Zealand citizens and residents only. Genre: Poetry. Payment: $125. DeadlineSeptember 13, 2022. 

Shoreline of InfinityGenre: Science fiction, fantasy, 6000 words max. Payment: £40/1000 words.  Deadline: September 14, 2022. Accepts translations of stories originally published in another language.

Solarpunk MagazineGenre: Solarpunk. Payment: $0.08/word for fiction, $40/poem, and $75/essay.  Deadline: September 14, 2022.

ShenandoahGenre: Short story, Flash Nonfiction, Novel Excerpt. Payment:  $100 per 1000 words of prose up to $500. Deadline: September 15, 2022. Opens September 5. Closes when cap is reached.

QwertyGenre: Fiction, CNF, Poetry. Payment: $15 CAD. Deadline: September 15, 2022.

Cloaked Press: Winter of WonderGenre: Fantasy and Science Fiction on theme: Fauna. Payment: $15. Deadline: September 15, 2022.

F(r)iction and Breath and Shadow are pairing up again for F(r)iction's Community Feature. "F(r)iction is going to spotlight Breath & Shadow and their authors in our BODIES issue; we're looking for flash fiction and poetry! Our flash fiction word count is 1,000 words or less. Our poetry word
count is three pages or less per poem. If you're interested, please send your submission to ebrill-holland[at]brinklit.org with the subject line "BODIES Community." Payment: $20 for poetry, $30 for prose. Deadline: September 15, 2022.

Narratively. Genre: Nonfiction stories about TURNING FAILURE ON ITS HEAD, i.e., times when failure in one area turned out to be positive in another, or when failure taught you an important lesson that helped shape you. Payment: Starts at $1000. Deadline: September 15, 2022. Pitches only.

GutterGenre: Poetry and prose in Scotland and beyond. Length: Poetry submissions can consist of up to five poems, totalling no more than 120 lines. Prose, up to 3000 words. Payment: £25. Deadline: September 15, 2022.

Belanger Books: The Consultations of Sherlock HolmesGenre: Fiction. "Stories in which Holmes serves as the “last resort” for other detectives — both private investigators and those from the official police force — who are in need of Holmes’s unique perspective and aid. These adventures could be written from the viewpoint of the other detectives, in which Holmes may figure only toward the end, or the stories might start with the other detectives arriving at Baker Street in order to consult with Sherlock Holmes. The key to these stories, however, is that Holmes does not figure into the mystery as the primary investigator, but he provides the crucial insights that enable his fellow detectives to solve the case." Payment: $50 or $100. Deadline: September 15, 2022.

SaseeGenre: First-person, non-fiction material that is for or about women. Essays, humor, satire, personal experience, and features on topics relating to women are their primary editorial focus. Theme: “Gather & Gobble.” 500 to 1000 words. Payment: Varies. Deadline: September 15, 2022.

Cricket Media: ASK MagazineGenre: Science articles for children 7–10 years old. Theme: Big Teeth Club. Payment: Unspecified. Deadline: September 15, 2022. Queries only.

Muse MagazineGenre: Nonfiction articles for children. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: September 15, 2022. See themes.

PenumbricGenre: Speculative fiction, poetry, art, animation, and music. Payment: $10. Deadline:  September 15, 2022.

Eye to the TelescopeGenre: Speculative poetry. Payment: $0.03/word, up to $25. Deadline: September 15, 2022. See theme.

AnikoGenre: Poetry, flash fiction, short stories and creative nonfiction on theme. Payment: $125 AUD. DeadlineSeptember 15, 2022. See theme.

ObsolescenceGenre: Short stories focused on horrifying or fantastical interactions with technology. Length: 2,000-5,000 words. Payment: 6 cents/word. DeadlineSeptember 16, 2022.

The Bureau DispatchGenre: Short stories between 500 to 1,500 words. Payment: $50. DeadlineSeptember 16, 2022.

PyreGenre: Horror, sci-fi, the weird, the macabre, fantasy, and magical realism: Flash fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, videos. Payment: $10. Deadline: September 18, 2022.

Maine Review. Genre: Short fiction, poetry. Payment: Fiction and Nonfiction writers receive a $25 honorarium per published flash (1,000 words or fewer) and a $50 honorarium for work 1,001 words or more. Poets receive a $25 honorarium per published poem. Deadline: Fee free from September 15 - September 21, 2022. 

ReckoningGenre: Creative writing and art about environmental justice. Poetry and prose. Payment: 8 cents a word for prose, $30 a page for poetry, art negotiable, minimum $25 per piece. Deadline: September 22, 2022.

Black OceanRestrictions: Open to BIPOC poets only. Genre: Full-length poetry manuscripts.  Payment: Royalties? Deadline: September 23, 2022. Opens September 9, 2022.

The PuritanGenres: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. Payment: $100 per nonfiction piece, $50 fiction, $15 per poem. Deadline: September 25, 2022.

Off Topic Publishing: Poetry BoxGenre: Poetry. Payment $40 CAD. Deadline: September 25, 2022. This is a monthly call.

Rough Cut Press: ExileGenre: Experimental work on theme: Exile. LGBT focus. Payment $25. Deadline: September 27, 2022.

Island OnlineRestrictions: Open to Australian and New Zealand citizens and residents only. Genre: Nature Writing: Fiction and nonfiction. Payment: $200. DeadlineSeptember 28, 2022. 

Dragon Soul Press: Reign of FireGenre: "All dragon stories. As long as dragons are involved, the story qualifies. All genres." Payment:  Royalties. Deadline: September 30, 2022. 

Sherlock is a Girl's NameRestrictions: Open to female-identifying writers. Genre: Stories about a female-identifying Sherlock Holmes – young or old, set in any time, place, or culture. Payment: AU$0.05c a word for stories up to 5000 words. Deadline: September 30, 2022.

Unspeakable Horror: Dark Rainbow Rising. Genre: LGBTQ Horror. Payment: 10 cents/word. Deadline: September 30, 2022. 

CutleafGenre: Fiction, nonfiction prose, poetry. Payment: $100 to $400 for published nonfiction prose; $50 to $200 for published poetry; $100 to $400 for published fiction. Deadline: September 30, 2022. Opens September 6.

University of Alberta Press publishes poetry and creative nonfiction by Canadian citizens and landed immigrants. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: September 30, 2022.

Griffith Review: Counterfeit CultureGenre: Non-fiction, fiction on theme: Counterfeit Culture. "This edition of Griffith Review lifts the curtain on fakes, frauds and forgeries. Counterfeit Culture treads the tightrope between art and lies, exploring the appeal of stories, objects, bodies or experiences that offer the false promise of authenticity. How do we define what's real and what's not in a time of influencers and identity scams, counterfeits and cosmetic surgeries, disinformation and threats to democracy?" Payment: Negotiated. Deadline: September 30, 2022. 

Academia LunareGenre: Speculative non-fiction on theme "Religion." Payment: £40. Deadline: September 30, 2022.

There's No Place. Genre: Short fiction pieces on the theme of “home” (500-3500 words) by storytellers who have experienced—or are experiencing—homelessness. Payment: 0.08CAD per word. Deadline: September 30, 2022.

Dark Moments: ShipwrecksGenre: Drabble (100 words) on theme: Shipwrecks. Payment: 4 cents/word. Deadline: September 30, 2022.

Deadset PressRestrictions: Open to writers from Australia and New Zealand. Genre: Speculative fiction novellas. Payment: Each successful author will receive a payment of $100 upon publication, plus 50% royalties of ebook sales and 40% royalties of paperbacks. Deadline: September 30, 2022.

Chestnut ReviewGenre: Poetry, flash fiction, short fiction, creative nonfiction, essays, visual media (art/photography). Payment: $120. Deadline: September 30th, 2022. Submit early in the month to avoid submission fee.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The advice that changed my lifeGenre: True stories and poems. "We are looking for stories that contain a great piece of advice that you were given or advice that you gave to someone else. Whether the advice is about a little thing that improve your everyday life, or major epiphanies that can change a life completely, we want to hear about them and how they made a difference." Payment: $200. DeadlineSeptember 30, 2022.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Impact of a Chicken Soup for the Soul story on meGenre: True stories and poems. "Have you read a Chicken Soup for the Soul story that had an impact on your life? A story that made you think twice about a similar situation in your own life? That changed your outlook? Helped you solve a problem? Encouraged you to try something new and different? Encouraged you to go ahead and make that life-changing decision? Altered how you treat a person or a situation?" Payment: $200. DeadlineSeptember 30, 2022.

AurealisRestrictions: Australian and New Zealand writers. 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, 2022.

Women and the SeaGenre: Mythic, gothic. "Deep, mysterious, beautiful, dangerous… women and the sea have a lot in common and have been tied together in myth and story from the beginning of time. Stories of women being drawn to the sea or being left on the shore, waiting for their men’s return, have been passed down through the ages. This anthology of stories about women and the sea will be filled with beautiful, atmospheric stories. I’m not looking for fantastical creatures but rather setting, mood." Payment: $50 CAD flat fee and a paperback copy of the anthology. Deadline: September 30, 2022. 

Crack in the Code: Cybernated Stories of Rebellion. Genre: Speculative fiction. "What we are looking for: Science fiction and fantasy stories where the androids, robots, and/or cyborgs have been naughty, going off programming, cracking their internal code, etc" Payment: 8 cents/word. Deadline: September 30, 2022. 

Weird Horror MagazineGenre: Horror and weird fiction from 500 to 6,000 words. Payment: 1.5 cents/word. Deadline: September 30, 2022.

Creature PublishingGenre: Feminist horror. Length: 20,000–60,000 words. Payment: Royalties (?) Deadline: September 30, 2022.

Kenyon ReviewGenre: Prose, drama, poetry, translations, excerpts. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: September 30th, 2022. See themes.

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: September 30, 2022. NoteSubmit early in the month.

Nashville ReviewGenre: Fiction, poetry, art, and nonfiction. Payment: $25 per poem & song selection; $100 per selection for all other categories, including featured artwork. Translators receive $25 per poem & $100 for prose selections. Deadline: September 30, 2022.

KaleidotropeGenre: Speculative fiction and poetry—science fiction, fantasy, and horror, but also compelling work that blurs the lines between these and falls outside of neat genre categories. Payment: For fiction, $0.01/word (1 cent a word) USD. For poetry, a flat rate of $5 USD per accepted piece. For artwork, a flat rat of $60 for cover art. Deadline: September 30, 2022. (Opens Sept 1)

Reservoir Road Literary ReviewGenre: Literary short stories, lyrical creative non-fiction, photography. Payment: $5. Deadline: September 30, 2022. Note: Submit early in the month. Submission window closes when their cap is reached.

MythicGenre: Science fiction, fantasy short stories. Length: 2,000-5,000 words. Payment: 1 cent/word for original fiction, $25 for reprints. Deadline: September 30, 2022. Accepts reprints.

Haven SpeculativeRestrictions: Open to authors of color, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and other underrepresented groups. Genre: Speculative fiction and poetry. Payment: 1 cent/word for fiction and $5 - $10 for poetry. Deadline: September 30, 2022.

Brigids Gate: Gothic Romance AnthologyRestrictions: Open to Women (including transgender and people otherwise marginalized because of their gender identity) and non-binary authors only. Genre: Horror/gothic romance. "We're looking for gothic romances that are equal parts horror and romance.The short stories should be mysterious, atmospheric, and include a HEA (or happy for now)." Payment: $0.08 a word. Deadline: September 30, 2022.

FreefallRestrictions: Open to Canadians. Genre: Fiction, poetry, prose, art. Payment: $10/page prose up to $100 and $25 per poem plus a copy of the issue the work is published in. Deadline: September 30, 2022.

The Theatre PhantasmagoriaGenre: Horrror flash fiction up to 2,000 words. Payment: £10. Deadline: September 30, 2022. This is a monthly callSee themes.

The SpectacleGenre: Poetry, fiction, nonfiction. Payment: $50. Deadline: September 30, 2022.

Madness Heart Trigger Warning Anthology. Genre: "The grossest, most violent, most genuinely upsetting stories in your arsenal." Theme: Curses. The minimum word count is 1500.
Payment: $10. Deadline: September 30, 2022.

Absynthe Magazine. Genre: Fiction, poetry, art, and nonfiction. Payment: $75 9CAD). Art $50 (CAD). Deadline: September 30, 2022. 

AND A FEW MORE...

Propertius Press. Genre: Full-length manuscripts, Cozy Mysteries. "We are actively seeking submissions from Black, Minority, Indigenous, and other Persons of Color in all categories." Payment:  Royalties. Deadline: October 1, 2022.

Propertius Press. Genre: Full-length manuscripts, Black, BIPOC, POC, Minority, Indigenous, and/or Ethnic Fiction. "We are actively seeking submissions from Black, Minority, Indigenous, and other Persons of Color in all categories." Payment:  Royalties. Deadline: October 1, 2022.

Dead & BloatedGenre: Horror. Payment: 3 cents/word. Deadline: October 1, 2022. Print publication.

The Last LineGenre: Fiction that ends with the last line provided. Payment: $20-$40. Deadline: October 1, 2022.

Keeping It Under WrapsGenre: Personal essays. "We are looking for personal essays for an anthology about your experiences, views and ideas on bodies: your own or in general." Payment: 40GBP. Deadline: October 1, 2022.

Propertius Press. Genre: Full-length manuscripts, Historical Fiction. "We are actively seeking submissions from Black, Minority, Indigenous, and other Persons of Color in all categories." Payment:  Royalties. Deadline: October 1, 2022.

Nihilist Poet Militia: WestGenre: Poems (less than 20 lines) or prose (less than 300 words). "General strategy: Poetry, anti-poetry, or sub-poetry. Very short stories; memories; surrealism." Payment: $5. Deadline: October 1, 2022.

Gordon Square ReviewGenre: Poetry, short stories, personal essays, and hybrid prose works.   Payment: $25 per prose piece and $10 per poem. Deadline: October 1, 2022.

Substantially UnlimitedRestrictions: Open to writers who identify as part of the disability community. Genre: Prose, up to 15 pages. See themes. Payment: $15. Deadline: October 1, 2022. Reprints accepted. 

Mythulu MagazineGenre: Submit co-authored stories in any genre. Also looking for non-fiction commentary and experiences with co-created projects. 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: October 1, 2022.

RiddlebirdGenre: Literary fiction, personal essays, genre fiction. Payment: $100. Deadline: October 1, 2022.

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