Wednesday, September 28, 2022

135 Calls for Submissions in October 2022 - Paying markets

This October there are more than eleven 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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Propertius Press. Genre: Full-length manuscripts, Cozy Mysteries. Payment:  Royalties. Deadline: October 1, 2022.

Cicada's LamentRestrictions: They only publish work from marginalized creators, particularly Disabled and/or LGBTQIA+ folx. Genre: Southern Gothic/horror. Theme: your births, your baptisms, your beginnings. Payment: $5. Deadline: October 1, 2022.

The Iowa ReviewGenre: Poetry and fiction. Payment: $1.50 per line for poetry ($40 minimum) and $0.08 per word for prose ($100 minimum). Deadline: October 1, 2022. No fee for snail mail submissions. $4 fee for online submissions.

Dorothy is a feminist press dedicated to works of fiction or near fiction, mostly by women. Genre: Full-length fiction. "Each fall, we publish two new books simultaneously. We work to pair books that draw upon different aesthetic traditions, because a large part of our interest in literature lies in its possibilities, its endless stylistic and formal variety." Payment: Royalties. Deadline: October 1, 2022.

11:11 Press is a small indie publisher located in Minneapolis. Genre: Full length fiction, poetry, and hybrid manuscripts. Payment:  Royalties. Deadline: October 1, 2022. See submission details here.

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.

Rituals & Grimoires: Gothic Tales of Dark Magic & WizardryGenre: Short stories (5,000 - 8,000 words) of dark fiction that invoke the nefarious spirit of the dark wizard. Payment: US: $40 + author copy/non-US: $45 + ebook author copy). Deadline: October 1, 2022.

RiddlebirdGenre: Literary fiction, personal essays, genre fiction. Payment: $100. 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.

Carte Blanche (Canada). Genre: Poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, translations. comics, photography. Payment: "Modest" 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.

HavokGenre: Flash fiction on Theme of SELFISHNESS / SACRIFICE. Payment: $10 via PayPal for each story published in an Anthology. Deadline: October 2, 2022.

NimrodGenre: Poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction. Payment: $10 per page, with a $200 maximum. Deadline: October 1, 2022. Fee to submit online; no fee for postal submissions.

The Wild HuntGenre: Fiction. "The Wild Hunt is an online literary magazine that celebrates the weird, surreal, the other, and imaginary worlds. Its aim is to feature writing and artwork that includes strange occurrences, mysterious places, magic, creatures and monsters, the uncanny, fairies, folklore, horror, the ghostly and ghoulish, and any whirlwind adventures." Payment: £0.02/word. Deadline: October 2, 2022.

Electric Literature: Recommended ReadingGenre: Short fiction between 2,000 and 10,000 words. Payment: $300. Deadline: October 2, 2022.

Planet Scumm Genre: Hard sci-fi, soft sci-fi, speculative fiction, weird fiction, and slipstream.  Payment: $0.05/word. Deadline: October 2, 2022.

Cosmic Roots and Eldritch ShoresGenre: Speculative stories, poetry, nonfiction. Payment: 8 cents/word for original work. 2 cents/word for reprints. $1 a line for poetry. 2 - 8 cents/word for nonfiction. Deadline: October 2, 2022. Accepts reprints.

Strange Horizons Genre: Speculative fiction. Payment: 10¢/word USD. Deadline: Opens October 3 and closes when cap is reached.

Dilettante ArmyGenre: Scholarly writing on weak aesthetics. Payment: $500. Deadline: October 3, 2022.

The Science Fiction TarotGenre: Science fiction concept for a tarot card, along with a story that exhibits that idea through character, plot or theme. "Please have a clear archetype, setting, or SF subgenre and center your submission around the concept: the focus of the tale should be the idea conveyed, not tarot cards themselves." Payment: 3 cents/word. Deadline: October 4, 2022.

adda. Restrictions: Open to Commonwealth citizens, aged 18 and over. Genre: Creative non-fiction, short fiction, short graphic fiction and poetry on the theme of healthy communities. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: October 4, 2022.

Bright Wall/Dark RoomGenre: Essay on theme: Recovery. "We’re looking for stories of people who faced immense challenges and found a way to come out the other side. This umbrella encompasses any number of addiction narratives.” Payment: $50. Deadline: October 6, 2022.

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

League of Canadian Poets: Adventitious SoundsRestrictions: Open to Canadian citizens and residents. Genre: Poetry. "The purpose of this call for submission is to rebuild to soundscape of medical practitioners." Payment: $25. Deadline: October 7, 2022.

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

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

MERCILESS MERMAIDS: Tails from the DeepGenre: Speculative fiction. "We're sounding the ship's bell for stories about malevolent and merciless merfolk of all kinds. Give us your mermaids who fought for the wrong reasons, made tough by their circumstances or by their own choices. Show us their schemes and villainous wiles, the fairytales that end in blood. Or laughter. Tempt us with their twisted workings across time and space, colors and creeds." Payment: 6 cents/word. Deadline: October 7, 2022.

Nightmare Magazine. Genre: Horror and dark fantasy, fiction, poetry, CNF. Payment: 8 cents/word. Deadline: October 8, 2022.

Aothen Magazine. Genre: Ancient Greece/Roman/Egyptian related poetry, fiction (1000 words max), nonfiction (2500 words max), art, translations. Payment: $10. Deadline: October 10, 2022.

Tales from the Moonlit PathGenre: Dark, eerie, speculative stories on theme of Halloween. Payment: $10. Deadline: October 13, 2022.

HER-ish ProjectGenre: Poetry and prose about the feminine experience. Payment: $25. Deadline: October 14, 2022.

The WakingGenre: Fiction and nonfiction, image text/hybrid work. "The Waking is Ruminate Community's online literary magazine that houses high-quality literary writing about what it’s like to be human. We are interested in short-form and flash prose as well as image-text/hybrid work. This art can be beautiful, it can be strange, we just ask that it feels true." 1500 words max. Payment: $10. Deadline: October 15, 2022. Opens October 1.

DreamForgeGenre: Science fiction and fantasy short fiction and poetry. Payment: $0.06/word. Payment for reprints is $0.03/word. Poems are paid at the rate of $25 to $100. DeadlineOctober 15, 2022. Accepts reprints.

White EnsoGenre: Original, unpublished short fiction, essays, creative non-fiction and artwork that encapsulates the Japan experience. Payment: Between 1000 and 1500 yen (US$10-$15). Deadline: October 15, 2022. Accepts reprints.

Belanger Books: The Detective and the Clergyman: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Father BrownGenre: Fiction. "In 1910, the first story of Father Brown, the East Anglican Roman Catholic priest and detective was published. Sometimes called the counter to Sherlock Holmes and the world’s second greatest detective, the plain mild-mannered Brown used intuition with his logic to solve cases. This anthology will feature stories where the two great detectives, the cold and calculating Holmes and the kind and meek Brown, team up to solve mysteries." Payment: $50 or $100. Deadline: October 15, 2022.

Tumbled Tales 1: Stories that Upend Genre ConventionsGenre: Fiction that blends genres. "We’re looking for genre authors who cross boundaries. Authors whose stories twist the tropes to showcase in a cross-genre anthology of stories that entertain, but read fresh and new. Send us the story that you can’t classify: a story that can’t be pigeon-holed into a single subgenre, or that pushes against your genre’s boundaries." Payment: $25.  Deadline: October 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: “In the Spirit!” 500 to 1000 words. Payment: Varies. Deadline: October 15, 2022.

The Other Stories (Audio). Genre: Horror on themes. Payment: 15 GBT. Deadline: October 15, 2022. See themes.

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

Medusa TalesGenre: Speculative stories (sci-fi, fantasy, and horror) of human transformation and immobilization. Payment: 1 cent/word, $10 for reprints. Deadline: October 15, 2022. Accepts reprints.

Samjoko Magazine is devoted to publishing "exemplary work from content creators around the world. Focusing mainly upon the written word, we hope to create an immersive digital and print platform that stands out for its honesty and desire to take risks for the sake of artistic expression. We have no set aesthetic, though different themes will be focused upon periodically. We aim to publish seasonally, with our inaugural issue expected to be released early 2022. Response times vary  between 1 day to 4 months. Apologies in advance for form rejections. Our goal is to publish 15 pieces per issue." Payment: $20. Deadline: October 15, 2022.

TriQuarterly. Genre: Fiction, CNF, Poetry. Payment: Honorarium. Deadline: October 15, 2022. (They charge a fee after October 15)

Translunar Travelers LoungeGenre: Speculative fiction. Payment: $0.03 per word with a minimum of $20. Deadline: October 15, 2022. (Note: Sept 15-21 is reserved for writers of color)

Electric SpecGenre: Science fiction, fantasy, and the macabre. Length: 250 to 7000 words. Payment: $20. Deadline: October 15, 2022.

Fat CoyoteRestrictions: Writers must be neurodivergent. Genre: Poetry, fiction, CNF, Art, Photography, Comics. Payment: 3 cents/word for prose. $1 line for poetry. $30 - $40 for art. Deadline: October 15, 2022.

The Loch Ness Monster vs. Ghosts in AtlantisGenre: Speculative fiction. " How did the Loch Ness Monster end up landlocked in Scotland, becoming one of the great paranormal mysteries of our time? Is she a myth, a hoax, a trick of the eye? Or perhaps she is simply lurking there until her enemies forget, waiting for the right time to return to her home in the waters around the fabled Atlantis, where she can be reunited with her family, and take her revenge?" Payment: Royalties. Deadline: October 15, 2022.

Out of the Darkness AnthologyGenre: Speculative fiction. "We are looking for stories about escaping the darkness. The darkness of depression, the darkness of being a victim – any and all types of darkness will be considered." Payment: $20. Deadline: October 15, 2022.

Dose of DreadGenre: Horror flash fiction. Preference for dread-inducing stories. Length: 500 - 1,000 words. Payment: $10. Deadline: October 15, 2022.

Consequence ForumGenre: Flash nonfiction focused on the human consequences and realities of war and geopolitical violence. Length: 500-900 words. Payment: $25. Deadline: October 15, 2022.

Samjoko Magazine is devoted to publishing "exemplary work from content creators around the world. Focusing mainly upon the written word, we hope to create an immersive digital and print platform that stands out for its honesty and desire to take risks for the sake of artistic expression. We have no set aesthetic, though different themes will be focused upon periodically. We aim to publish seasonally, with our inaugural issue expected to be released early 2022. Response times vary  between 1 day to 4 months. Apologies in advance for form rejections. Our goal is to publish 15 pieces per issue." Payment: $20. Deadline: October 15, 2022.

TypehouseGenre: Prose, poetry, art. Payment: $25. Deadline: October 15, 2022. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, no-fee submissions are open for all Hispanic/Latine/x creators, not limited to those in the US.

Seaside GothicGenre: Seaside gothic fiction, poetry, nonfiction, or a collection of photographs or illustrations. Payment: £0.01 per word. Deadline: October 16, 2022. 

Invisible City. Genre: Fiction and poetry. Payment: $20. Deadline: October 16, 2022. (The website says 2023, but their submission manager says 2022.)

Rattle: Tribute to Irish PoetsGenre: Poetry. Poems may be written on any subject, in any style or length, but the poet must identify as Irish and have lived in Ireland for a significant portion of their life. Our intention is to highlight and connect with the contemporary poetry scene in Ireland. Translations from the Irish language are welcome, but all submissions should be in English. Payment: $200. Deadline: October 16, 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 October 10 - October 16, 2022. 

Funemployment QuarterlyGenre: Science-fiction/fantasy on theme: Privacy, and the Panopticon. Payment:$20 CAD. Deadline: October 16, 2022. 

Muse MagazineGenre: Nonfiction articles for children. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: October 17, 2022. See themes.

Nightmare MagazineRestrictions: BIPOC writers only. Genre: Horror and dark fantasy, fiction, poetry, CNF. Payment: 8 cents/word. Deadline: October 20, 2022.

DaikaijuzineGenre: Speculative fiction, poetry, art. Payment: $10.00 for each short story, and $5.00 for each poem and flash fiction piece. Deadline: October 21, 2022. 

Flash Fiction OnlineGenre: Speculative (science fiction, fantasy, slipstream, and horror) and literary fiction. Payment: $80. Deadline: October 21, 2022. Opens October 1.

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: October 23, 2022. Accepts reprints.

Neon HemlockGenre: Speculative novellas. Length: Up to 40,000 words. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: October 24, 2022.

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

MudroomGenre: Poetry, fiction, essays, and essays in translation. Payment: $15. Deadline: October 25, 2022.

The Suburban ReviewGenre: Prose, art, poetry on theme: Leaven. Payment: AUD150-275 for prose; AUD125-275 for poetry. Deadline: October 27, 2022.

Every Day FictionGenre: Flash fiction on holiday themes. Length: 1000 words max. Payment: $3. Deadline: October 27, 2022.

Fantasy MagazineGenre: Fantasy short stories, flash fiction, poetry. Payment: 8 cents per word; $40 per poem. Deadline: October 27, 2022. 

Prairie FireGenre: Fiction, poetry, CNF on theme: The Peace We Make. Payment: Prose: $0.10 per word; Poetry: $40 per poem. Deadline: October 28, 2022.

OficGenre: Short fiction, flash fiction, nonfiction, art. "Send us your dead doves, your blorbos, your plinkos, your wretched meow meows yearning to be free; that thing you wrote that made you think, “I don’t know where this belongs”; the stuff you’d never show anyone you know IRL. Give us your shameless, self-indulgent smut; the manuscript to the video essay you dictated to your YouTube subscribers in your head; your thoughtful explorations of trauma and identity; your Pepe Silvia wall; your sci-fi, your fantasy, your romance, your realism. We want anything and everything. As long as you identify as a fan, we want to read your work." (Up to 12,000 words). Payment: Small honorarium. Deadline: October 29, 2022. 

MythaxisGenre: Speculative fiction. Payment: $20. Deadline: October 30, 2022.

Stormbird Press: Our Ocean’d EarthGenre: Nonfiction or fiction writing that conveys one clear and unified message: that our oceans are worth fighting for. Payment: €200. Deadline: October 30, 2022.

Griffith Review: Counterfeit CultureGenre: Poetry. "We welcome poems on all manner of fakes, frauds and forgeries as well as work that explores the appeal of stories, objects, bodies or experiences that offer the false promise of authenticity." Payment: Negotiated. Deadline: October 30, 2022.

Dragon Soul Press: UnionGenre: "Science fiction romance stories. Outer space and aliens are accepted. All heat levels are accepted." Payment: Royalties. Deadline: October 31, 2022. 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Funny StoriesGenre: True stories. "Share your funny 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?" Payment: $200. DeadlineOctober 31, 2022. 

Dark Recesses PressGenre: Horror/dark fiction pieces 500-5000 words. Payment: 5 cents/word. Deadline: October 31, 2022.

Red Cape Anthologies: Q is for QuantumGenre: Horror. "We’re looking for sci-fi stories, parallel dimensions, time travel etc but firmly set in the horror genre." Payment: £10. Deadline: October 31, 2022.

Isele. Genre:  "We want fiction, nonfiction, poetry, photography, visual art, and hybrid works that explore sociological themes around food." Payment: Modest. Deadline: October 31, 2022. 

Red Bird ChapbooksGenre: Poetry and prose (fiction, CNF) chapbooks. Manuscripts should be no longer than 26 pages. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: October 31, 2022. 

A Public SpaceGenre: Fiction, essays, poetry, as well as graphic and hybrid work. Payment: Honorarium. Deadline: October 31, 2022. 

Black Lawrence Press: Immigrant Writing SeriesRestrictions: Open to any individual living in the U.S. who identifies as an immigrant and who either (i) was born in another country, (ii) has at least one parent who was born in another country (iii) is a refugee, or (iv) lives in the United States under Asylum or a Protection Program, such as TPS or DACA . Genre: books of poetry, prose (fiction or nonfiction), and hybrid texts of poetry and prose. Payment: “In addition to publication, marketing, and a standard royalties contract from Black Lawrence Press, authors chosen for the Black Lawrence Immigrant Writing Series will receive a travel stipend of $500, which can be used for book tours or in any manner chosen by the authors.” Deadline: October 31, 2022. 

Flare An Anthology of Chronic Illness Told in Flash NarrativesGenre: Fiction, creative nonfiction, and hybrid prose to 750 words about the experience of chronic illness. Payment: $10. Deadline: October 31, 2022. 

FIYAHRestrictions: Submissions are restricted to people of the African Diaspora. Genre: Speculative fiction, art, and poetry about African Diaspora. FIYAH is currently OPEN to portfolio submissions for consideration for 2023’s issue covers. Payment: Commissions pay $400.00 USD for original artwork. Deadline: October 31, 2022.

Kissing DynamiteGenre: Poetry microchap manuscripts. Payment: $50. Deadline: October 31, 2022.

The Vampiricon: Imaginings & Images of the VampireGenreSpeculative fiction, poetry, art, nonfiction on theme: The Vampire. Payment: $10. Deadline: October 31, 2022.

Orison BooksGenre: Novels, short story or flash fiction collections, novellas, personal or lyric essays and memoir. Payment: Small advance and royalties. Deadline: October 31, 2022.

Midnight and IndigoGenre: Short Stories, Speculative Fiction, and Personal Essays written by Black women writers. Payment: $50 - $100. Deadline: October 31, 2022.

Temz ReviewGenre: Poetry and prose up to 10,000 words. Payment: $20. Deadline: October 31, 2022. 

Underdog PressGenre: Fiction of about 3,500 - 7,500 words. Theme: Underdogs. “This anthology will focus exclusively on BIPOC writers who live in or hail from locales in the United States and whose short stories feature BIPOC characters set in a science fiction or fantasy setting where the character is an underdog who uses their skills to overcome a challenge.” Payment: 3 cents/word. Deadline: October 31, 2022. 

Hub City Press publishes books of literary fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, regional nonfiction, nature, and art. "We are seeking new and extraordinary voices from the American South." Payment: Royalties. Deadline: October 31, 2022.

From the YonderGenre: Short stories and poems based upon a regional/cultural legend or tall-tale from any location or culture in the World. “Regional” can be a specific place (Loch Ness) or a larger region (Bigfoot in the Pacific Northwest). Payment: $5 (USD) per poem and $10 (USD) per short story. Deadline: October 31, 2022. 

Alien DimensionsGenre: Science Fiction. Payment: $10. Minimum 3500 words, maximum 4,500 words. Deadline: October 31, 2022.

NightlightRestrictions: Open to Black writers. Genre: Horror. 10,000 words max. Audio format. Payment: $75 - $200 depending on length. $50 for reprints. Deadline: October 31, 2022.

BrickGenre: Nonfiction. Payment: $55–660, depending on the length of accepted work, plus two copies of the issue the work appears in and a one-year subscription to the magazine. Deadline: October 31, 2022.

Zoetic Press: FamilyGenre: Poetry, fiction, essays, and art on theme: Family. Payment: $0.01/word for prose, $10 for poetry. Deadline: October 31, 2022. 

Nonbinary Review: In Motion Genre: Poetry, fiction, essays, and art around the theme of Family. "Who are your family? How do you relate to them? How has family shaped your life and your responses to the world? What is the gulf between the family you need and the family you have?" Payment: 1 cent per word for prose, and a flat fee of $10 for poetry. Deadline: October 31, 2022. Accepts reprints.

It's Too LateGenre: Science Fiction short stories inspired by the music of David Bowie. No limits on subject matter. Payment: $25. Deadline: October 31, 2022. 

There's No PlaceGenre: 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: October 31, 2022. (Extended deadline)

MacroMicroCosmGenre: Speculative fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: October 31, 2022. See themes.

Step Into The LightGenre: Horror. Theme: Daytime-themed horror. Payment: £0.005 per word. Deadline: October 31, 2022, or until filled.

MetaStellarGenre: Science fiction, fantasy or horror. 1000 words max. Payment: 8 cents per word. Deadline: October 31, 2022.

JMS Books: Your Favorite Trope. Genre: LGBT romance. "A trope is a familiar plot device an author uses to bring two characters together. There are dozens of them -- friends to lovers, second chances, arranged marriages, forbidden love, celebrity falls for fan, love triangle, secret admirer ..." Length: 12,000 words or higher. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: October 31, 2022.

Otoroshi JournalGenre: Horrorku, horror tanka, and horror haibun, art. Payment: Poetry, $1. Art, $10. Deadline: October 31st, 2022.

Haven SpeculativeGenre: Speculative fiction and poetry. Payment: 1 cent/word for fiction and $5 - $10 for poetry. Deadline: October 31, 2022. 

Silver BladeGenreScience Fiction, Slipstream, Classic and Modern Fantasy; short fiction, flash fiction, novellas, and poetry. Payment$15 for novellas, $3 for flash fiction, $8 for short stories, $8 for single poems and $15 for Featured Poets (by invitation only). Silver Pen will pay half of these rates for previously published works. Deadline: October 31, 2022. Reprints accepted.

Step Into the Light AnthologyGenre: Horror. "Think Midsommar, The Wicker Man,  Benchley's Jaws, IT, The Silence of the Lambs.  All great storylines, all packed with daytime fear proving you don't have to be in the dark to be afraid." Payment: £0.005 per word. Deadline: October 31, 2022. 

A Darkness VisibleGenre: Postmodern horror. Payment: £80. Deadline: October 31, 2022. 

How2ConquerGenre: Nonfiction books. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: October 31, 2022. 

Diet Milk: ‘In The Bleak Midwinter.' Genre: Gothic micro/flash fiction. Payment: $3 for micro fiction, $5 for flash fiction. Deadline: October 31, 2022. (Runs from October 1 - 31)

AwakeRestrictions: Black writers only. Genre: Poems, essays, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, and art. See promptPayment: $15, $25, or $50. Deadline: October 31, 2022. 

Harbor ReviewGenre: Poetry. Payment: $10. Deadline: October 31, 2022.

Raven Canticle PressGenre: Speculative fiction in the following genres: Fantasy, Horror, Espionage/Thriller, Science Fiction. Up to 80,000 words, minimum of 15,000 words (novellas).  Payment: Advance and royalties. Deadline: October 31, 2022. 

The Big Book of Things That Go Bump in the Night: A Collection of Utah Horror.  Restrictions: All entries must have a Utah connection, either on the part of the author or the story itself. Genre: Stories and poems suitable for a middle-grade audience in the same vein as Neil Gaiman, Victoria Schwab, Patrick Ness, Holly Black, and R.L. Stine. Please ensure your story/poem is suitable for a younger audience. Prize: $10 - $35. Deadline: October 31, 2022. (Extended to November 30)

Corvid Queen Journal. Genre: Fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and pieces that are in-between up to 5,000 words. "Feminist tales, feminist retellings of traditional tales, and personal essays related to traditional tales." Payment: $5. Deadline: October 31, 2022. 

Manor of FrightsGenre: Horror. "Imagine a Victorian house where every room is cursed with a frightful existence. Are monsters in the halls? Ghosts left to fester in the library? Or are the rooms themselves enchanted with malevolent energy? What was summoned long ago and what doorways were left open? Manor of Fright will be a collection of tales all set in different rooms of the same house." Payment: $10. Deadline: October 31, 2022.

bath maggGenre: Poetry. Payment: £20. Deadline: October 31, 2022.

Mud Season ReviewGenre: Poetry, Fiction, CNF, Art. Payment: $50. Deadline: October 31, 2022.

One Wild RideGenre: "Previously published flash fiction, creative nonfiction, or hybrid stories about finding joy, sadness & meaning as we flex roles as both child and caretaker. I’m looking for stories about anyone who raised you (anyone!). Writers of all identities are encouraged to submit. Positive and negative stories are welcome (not everyone adores our parents – and that’s okay)." Payment: $20. Deadline: October 31, 2022.  

Engen Books: Fairy Tales from the RockRestrictions: Open to Canadians. Genre: "We're looking for both fairy tales inspired by Newfoundland & Labrador culture, as well as new takes on popular fairy tales from the world over!" Payment: $0.01 CAD per word to an upper limit of 7,000 words. Deadline: October 31, 2022.

khōréōRestrictions: Open to writers who identify as an immigrant or member of a diaspora in the broadest definitions of the terms. "This includes, but is not limited to, first- and second-generation immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers, undocumented migrants, persons who identify with one or more diaspora communities, persons who have been displaced or whose heritage has been erased due to colonialism/imperialism, transnational/transracial adoptees, and anyone whose heritage and history includes ‘here and elsewhere’. We especially encourage BIPOC creators who identify as the above to submit their work." Genre: stories, essays, and art: fantasy, sci-fi, horror, and any genre in between or around it, as long as there’s a speculative element. Payment0.08/word for fiction, $100 for nonfiction, and  $40-300 for art. Deadline: October 31, 2022.

Beechwood Review. Genre: Minimalist poetry, prose, and artwork. Payment: $5 per published poem. Prose at 1¢ per word. Visual art or cover art at $5 per artwork. Deadline: October 31, 2022.

Subterranean Blue PoetryGenre: Poetry on theme: The Rolling Stones for Christmas 2022. Payment: $10. Deadline: October 31, 2022.

Manawaker Studios: Flash Fiction PodcastGenre: Flash fiction (audio format) Payment1 cent/word. Deadline: October 31, 2022. Accepts reprints.

MetaStellarGenreScience fiction, fantasy, horror up to 1000 words. Payment8 cents/word. Deadline: October 31, 2022.

The Second Black Beacon Book of MysteryGenre: Mystery. "We want excellent writing, evocative settings, intriguing characters, and most importantly, a clever puzzle complete with clues, red herrings, foreshadowing, and twists." Payment: 20€ for original stories and 5€ for reprints regardless of length, plus one print copy. Preferred word count between 5,000 and 10,000 words. Deadline: October 31, 2022. Accepts reprints.

The Theatre PhantasmagoriaGenre: Horrror flash fiction up to 2,000 words. Payment: £10. Deadline: October 31, 2022. This is a monthly callSee themes.

New Writing ScotlandRestrictions: Open to writers resident in Scotland or Scots by birth, upbringing or inclination. Genre: All forms of writing. Payment: £25 per published page. Deadline: October 31, 2022.

Solarpunk CreaturesGenre: Speculative fiction. "To imagine and build better futures, we’re championing a new wave of inclusive storytelling that centers nonhuman characters and positive multispecies interactions. Whether the setting is urban or rural or a space station, we’re looking for stories and artwork that put human-nonhuman or even nonhuman-nonhuman relations in the spotlight." Story Length: up to 7,000 words. PaymentFiction: $0.03 per word (USD) + contributor copy. Art: $100 (USD) for previously unpublished art; $50 for reprint art + contributor copy. Deadline: October 31, 2022. Opens October 1.

Propertius Press. Genre: Short stories on The Natural World. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: October 31, 2022.

try&partakeGenres: Fiction, poetry, nonfiction, translations, art. Theme: Food. Payment: Each accepted poem piece receives $15.00 USD. (5 maximum sent per submission) Each accepted poem in translation receives $18.00 USD. (5 maximum sent per submission) Each accepted prose piece as fiction or creative nonfiction receives $30.00 USD. (1 maximum piece sent per submission) Each accepted piece of visual art receives $20.00 USD. (4 maximum pieces sent per submission) Deadline: October 31, 2022. 

Deathcap and Hemlock. Genre: Dark recipes and photography. "Send us your darkest goulash, your most violent sachertorte, your transformative aperitif. Pass down your great-aunt’s potluck dish for a party that ended … poorly. We are a cookbook for a dreadful feast, in the style of a recipe blog." Payment: $10. Deadline: October 31, 2022. 

The Worcester ReviewGenre: Flash fiction. Payment: $20. Deadline: October 31, 2022. (No submission fee for BIPOC writers)

WTAW Alcove Chapbook Series. Genre: Chapbook. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: October 31, 2022.  Fee waived for BIPOC writers.


Propertius Press. Genre: Full-length manuscripts, Historical Fiction by BIPOC, POC, Minority, Indigenous, Writers. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: November 1, 2022.

Propertius Press. Genre: Biography or memoir, full length. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: November 1, 2022.

Ninth LetterGenre: Poems, nonfiction, and short fiction. "The theme for this issue is Constellations. The nightsky stars themselves are not arranged in patterns and shapes and mythological beasts–it is the observer who sees the connections, draws the lines, and makes the picture. What is a constellation, then, but independences transformed into a larger vision when unseen connections are realized and imagined into being?" Payment: $25 for poetry, $75 for prose. Deadline: November 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: November 1, 2022.

FoglifterGenre: Foglifter is a biannual compendium of  queer and trans writing. It’s a space where LGBTQ+ writers celebrate, mourn, rage, and embrace. "Foglifter welcomes daring and thoughtful work by queer and trans writers in all forms, and we are especially interested in cross-genre, intersectional, marginal, and transgressive work. We want the pieces that challenged you as a writer, what you poured yourself into and risked the most to make. But we also want your tenderest, gentlest work, what you hold closest to your heart. Whatever you're working on now that's keeping you alive and writing, Foglifter wants to read it." Payment: $25. Deadline: November 1, 2022.

Penguin/Random House AustraliaRestrictions: Submissions are restricted to Australian and New Zealand residents. Genre: Children's and YA books. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: November 1, 2022.

The Iowa ReviewGenre: Nonfiction. Payment: $0.08 per word for prose ($100 minimum). Deadline: November 1, 2022. No fee for snail mail submissions. $4 fee for online submissions.

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

OlitRestrictions: Strong preference for Orlando based writers/submissions about Orlando and surrounding areas. Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Hybrid, Artwork, Photography. "Send us all kinds of stuff. We love the artfully weird." Payment: $10. Deadline: November 1, 2022.

Thema: So THAT'S WhyGenre: Fiction, poetry, and art on theme: So THAT's Why. Payment:  $10-$25 for short fiction and artwork, $10 for poetry. Deadline: November 1, 2022. Accepts reprints.

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: November 1, 2022.

Kelp Journal. Genre: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. Oceanic themes. Payment: $35. Deadline: November 1, 2022.

ellipsis… literature & artGenre: Poetry, short fiction, drama, and creative non-fiction. Payment: $3 per page fpr prose. $10 for poetry. Deadline: November 2, 2022. (Only pays American writers.)

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