Thursday, February 23, 2023

135 Calls for Submissions in March 2023 - Paying markets

This March 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 upcoming calls for submissions shortly before 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 Paris ReviewGenres: Prose and poetry. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: Opens March 1, 2023, and closes when they reach capacity. 

ShenandoahGenre: Fiction. Payment: $100. Deadline: Opens March 1, 2023, and closes when they reach capacity. 

SundogGenre: Fiction, poetry, nonfiction, art. Payment: $25. Deadline: Opens March 1, 2023, and closes when they reach capacity. 

Inside the Castle. Genre: Poetry collections. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: March 1, 2023. 

VA Press is "committed to the idea that books have the power to change lives. We print works by authors often overlooked by traditional outlets, authors whose words we believe will inspire and benefit those who read them. We invite you to read the future." Genre: Poetry (24 pages min), prose (10,000 words min), art. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: March 1, 2023. 

Alternative MilkGenre: Short fiction, creative nonfiction, essays and other text based submissions. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: March 1, 2023. 

Cemetery GatesGenre: Horror novels and novellas. Payment: Novel: $500-2,000 advance, 60% royalties to author. Novella: $500-1,000 advance, 60% royalties to author. Deadline: March 1, 2023. 

ParabolaGenre: Original essays and translations, poetry, reviews. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: March 1, 2023. See themes.

The PolyglotGenre: Multilingual art, poems, essays, stories, artworks, and translations on any theme. Payment: $100 CAD. Deadline: March 1, 2023.

Planet BizarroGenre: Bizzaro novels, novellas and short story collections. Length: 20,000-80,000 words. Payment: 50% share of book royalties and 5 author copies. Deadline: March 1, 2023.

Fission is the British Science Fiction Association's annual anthology of SFF fiction. You don’t need to be a BSFA member to submit. Genre: Science fiction. Length: Up to 5,000 words. Payment: 2 pence per word. DeadlineMarch 1, 2023.

Maza Arts Collective AnthologyRestrictions: Open to South Asian people currently living and residing in so called "Canada." Genre: Poem. Payment: $250 CAD per selected poem. Deadline: March 1, 2023.

Linda Leith PublishingRestrictions: Open to Canadians. Genre: Literary fiction and non-fiction titles in English and in translation. Length: 25,000 - 80,000 words. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: March 1, 2023.

Iron HorseGenre: Poems, stories, essays on any topic. Payment: $50 per poem or flash piece and $100 per story or essay. Deadline: March 1, 2023. Fee free for one day only. 

CarouselRestrictions: Open to Canadians only. Genre: Poetry and fiction. Payment: Poetry: $20 per poem — Fiction: $40–$80 per story — Experimental Reviews: $20–$40 per review. Deadline: March 1, 2023. Note: They only have 200 free submissions per month; if they exceed that number, their free submissions categories will close for the remainder of the month.

Strange Horizons' Wuxia & Xianxia SpecialGenre: Speculative fiction. "Traditional and new approaches to wuxia and xianxia fiction ." Payment: up to $150 per contributor. Deadline: March 1, 2023.

ContraryGenre: Poetry, fiction, CNF. Payment: $20. Deadline: March 1, 2023.

Kangas KahnGenre: Halloween short stories. Payment: 8 cents/word. Deadline: March 1, 2023.

Particular PassagesGenre: Poetry, fiction, art on theme. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: March 1, 2023. See themes.

Block Party PressGenre: Poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction chapbook manuscripts, 15 - 24 pages. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: March 1, 2023.

Cunning FolkGenre: Non-fiction pitches and short fiction and poetry on theme: The Vampire. Payment: £100 per article, interview or short story and £50 for poetry and rituals. Deadline: March 1, 2023.

Teach. WriteGenre: Fiction, nonfiction, flash fiction, poetry, CNF. "I prefer writing that is either written by composition teachers and writing students OR about teaching and learning." Payment: $15. Deadline: March 1, 2023.

Thema: Help from a StrangerGenre: Fiction, poetry, and art on theme: Help from a Stranger. Payment:  $10-$25 for short fiction and artwork, $10 for poetry. Deadline: March 1, 2023. Accepts reprints.

Cosmic Roots and Eldritch ShoresGenre: Speculative stories. Payment: 8 cents/word for original work. 2 cents/word for reprints. Deadline: March 2, 2023. Opens March 1.

Middle West PressGenre: Poetry manuscripts by a single author, comprising 50 to 100 poems. "We are particularly seeking manuscripts that intersect in some way with military experience or service, Our projects are often inspired by the people, places, and history of the American Midwest." Payment: $100 advance and royalties. Deadline: March 4, 2023. 

HavokGenre: Flash fiction on theme of Oceania. Payment: $50 via PayPal for each story selected for an Anthology. No payment for online publication. Deadline: March 5, 2023.

CorditeGenre: Poetry. Payment: Not specified. Payment is available for Australian contributors only. Deadline: March 5, 2023.

MslexiaRestrictions: Open to women. Genre: Fiction, poetry. Theme: Ghosts. Payment: £25. Deadline: March 6, 2023.

The First Five Minutes of the Apocalypse AnthologyGenre: Short horror, weird, dark fiction between 1500 and 4000 words (firm limit) that deal with a fictional apocalypse. The story must take place within a short period of time (less than a day) at the beginning of a fictional apocalypse. Payment: 3 cents/word. Deadline: Extended submission window exclusively for writers from marginalized communities March 1, 2023 - March 7, 2023.

Fantasy MagazineGenre: Fantasy short stories, flash fiction, poetry. Payment: 8 cents per word; $40 per poem. Deadline: March 7, 2023. Opens March 1.

Double-Edged Sword Genre: "We're after co-authored, original, unpublished dark fantasy short stories (4-6k words). No theme, but your submission piece must sit in the fantasy genre and contain dark elements - we aren't after happy endings." Payment: 1 cent/word. Deadline: March 8, 2023.

The Quiet OnesGenre: Quiet Horror and Dystopian genre works that fit the theme, “The Cosmic and The Void.” "We primarily seek creative work from those who identify as LGBTQIAP+, women, and allies. We’re especially fond of (though do not require) stories that center LGBTQIAP+ and female characters. That said, we welcome work from anyone and everyone, and we do not automatically disqualify any submissions based on the author’s identity, nor do we require our contributors to share their sexual or gender identities." Payment: $25. Deadline: March 8, 2023.

IslandRestrictions: Open to Australian and New Zealand citizens and residents only. Genre: Fiction, nonfiction. Payment: $300. Deadline: March 9, 2023.

Carte Blanche (Canada). Genre: Poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, translations. comics, photography. Payment: "Modest" Deadline: March 10, 2023.

Bright Wall/Dark RoomGenre: Essay on theme: Siblings. "They bring out the best and the worst in us; we love them; we hate them; what would we do without them? For our April issue, we’re looking at Siblings in film.” Payment: $50. Deadline: March 10, 2023.

The FabulistGenre: Fantastical and genre fiction. Payment: $25. Deadline: March 11, 2023. See theme.

Living With DemonsGenre: Short stories. "We are looking for fictional stories that give people with mental illness hope using metaphors. We want to hear from more than just depression and anxiety, we want to reach other mental illnesses as well." Payment: $25 per piece. Deadline: March 12, 2023.

Claret PressRestrictions: Open to authors based in the UK and Ireland. Genre: Full-length fiction, nonfiction, memoirs. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: March 12, 2023.

Drabbles - Run, Rabbit, Run. Genre: Dark fiction on theme: Murderous/evil/sly bunnies and hares. Length: Exactly100 words. Payment: $1. Deadline: March 12, 2023.

Solarpunk MagazineGenre: Solarpunk. Payment: $0.08/word for fiction, $40/poem, and $75/essay.  Deadline: March 14, 2023. See theme.

Beach ShortsGenre: Short stories, art. "Think seaside retreats, warm sand and cool breezes. Stories that are captivating, easy to read and let your reader take an escape from reality." Payment: $10, $20 for art. Deadline: March 14, 2023.

The DeadlandsGenre: Fiction, poetry. "The Deadlands exists in liminal spaces between life, death, and elsewhere. We are looking for fiction that concerns itself with death—but also everything death may involve." Payment: 10 cents per word for short stories, $50 per poem. Deadline: March 14, 2023. Opens March 1Accepts reprints.

PenumbricGenre: Speculative fiction, poetry, art, animation, and music. Payment: $10.  DeadlineMarch 15, 2023.

MeanjinRestrictions: Open to Australians. Genre: Poetry. Payment: $250. DeadlineMarch 15, 2023.

Zooscape. Genre: Short stories. All stories must be furry. "An anthropomorphic animal figure should be significantly featured in your story — it could be anthropomorphic in body or only intelligence. We’ll consider any type of furry fiction from secret life of animals to fox in Starbucks. We love science-fiction with animal-like aliens and fantasy with talking dragons, unicorns, or witch familiars." Payment: 8 cents/word for original fiction. $20 for reprints. Length: Original stories up to 5,000 words. Reprints up to 10,000 words. DeadlineMarch 15, 2023.

Hungry ZineGenre: Foodie erotica/romance writing. Payment: $50. Deadline: March 15, 2023. Pitches only.

No Trouble at All. Genre: Polite horror: horror disguised through polite faces/manners, horror allowed to exist when politeness comes at the cost of self-preservation, and any other interpretation of the theme. Payment: 5 cents/word. DeadlineMarch 15, 2023. (Deadline will be extended one week for BIPOC writers.)

FU Review: StillGenre: Prose, poetry, nonfiction, and English-language translations on theme of Still. Payment: €20. Deadline: March 15, 2023.

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: March 15, 2023. Accepts reprints.

TasavvurGenre: South Asian speculative fiction. Payment: 2.5 cents per word, up to a maximum of 5,000 words. Deadline: March 15, 2023.

Jay Henge: The Nameless Songs of Zadok AllenGenre: Speculative fiction. "What lurks in the deep? Who listens from the shadows? What sorts of abominable experiments are taking place at the mysterious ivy-covered university? We want your Lovecraftian tales. " Payment: $5 USD per 1000 words. Length: Up to 15k words. Deadline: March 15, 2023.

Eye to the TelescopeGenre: Speculative poetry. Payment: $0.04/word, up to $25. Deadline: March 15, 2023. See theme.

evOke. Genre: All things Pagan, polytheist, and witchy. See themes. Payment: $5. Deadline: March 15, 2023.

Guilty Crime MagGenre: Crime fiction. Length: 2,500 to 5,000 words. Payment: $10. Deadline: March 15, 2023 or until filled.

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: March 15, 2023.

Owlkids BooksRestrictions: Open to authors and illustrators with disabilities, visible and invisible, Genre: Books for children up to age 13. Payment: Royalties. DeadlineMarch 17, 2023.

ShowcaseGenre: Prose and poetry. Payment: $50. DeadlineMarch 17, 2023. Reprints accepted.

WesterlyGenre: Short stories, poetry, memoir and creative non-fiction, essays and literary criticism. Payment: Poems: $120 for one poem or $150 for two or more poems; Stories: $180; Articles: $180; Visual art/Intro essay: $120; Reviews: $100; Online Publication: $100. "We expect our contributors to be subscribers of the Magazine. While we will accept submissions from non-subscribers, should your work be accepted for publication in this instance, you will be asked to accept a subscription to the Magazine as part payment for your work." Deadline: March 19, 2023.

CatsCastGenre: Speculative stories about cats. Payment: 8 cents/word. Deadline: March 19, 2023.

Beautiful Days Press. Genre: Full length and chapbook-length manuscripts of poetry and hybrid work. Payment: "Compensation will be agreed upon in consultation with selected authors upon acceptance." Deadline: March 20, 2023.

Flash Fiction OnlineGenre: Speculative (science fiction, fantasy, slipstream, and horror) and literary flash fiction. Length: 500- to 1000-words. Payment: $80. Deadline: March 21, 2023.

Cloaked Press: Kaleidoscope – A Queer AnthologyGenre: Fantasy and Science Fiction short stories by Queer authors. Length: 10,000 words max. Payment: $15. Deadline: March 21, 2023.

Cloaked Press: Summer of SpeculationGenre: Fantasy and Science Fiction short stories on theme: Sidekicks. Length: 10,000 words max. Payment: $15. Deadline: March 21, 2023.

LYRA. Genre: "L=Y=R=A is a quarterly literary magazine publishing experiments and language." (Make of that what you will.) Payment: "Honorarium." Deadline: March 21, 2023.

Timber GhostGenre: Flash fiction and poetry. Payment: $5. Deadline: March 22, 2023.

Ibua Publishing. Restrictions: Open to continent-based African writers. Genre: Fiction/Non-Fiction and Poetry showcasing the impact of Climate change on Africa. Payment: Up to $350 per piece. Deadline: March 23, 2023. 

Black OceanGenre: Full-length poetry manuscripts. Payment: Royalties? Deadline: March 24, 2023. 

GutterGenre: Poetry and prose in Scotland and beyond. Length: Poetry submissions can consist of up to five poems, totaling no more than 120 lines. Prose, up to 3000 words. Payment: £25. Deadline: March 24, 2023.

Wilted Pages—An Anthology of Dark Academia. Genre: Dark speculative fiction about academia. Payment: 5 cents per word. Deadline: March 24, 2023. Note: Deadline extended to March 31 for underrepresented voices—people of color, LGBTQ2S+, neurodiverse people, people with disabilities, those of marginalized genders.

The Ex-PuritanGenre: Poetry, fiction, reviews, interviews, essays, and experimental work. "The Ex-Puritan now seeks to publish the best in all forms of writing." Payment: $100 - $200 (CAD). Deadline: March 25, 2023. 

Off Topic Publishing: Poetry BoxGenre: Poetry. Payment $40 CAD. Deadline: March 25, 2023.

Robotic AmbitionsGenre: Short fiction on theme "Robotic Ambitions." Length: 5000 words max. "Using philosophical, moral, and practical points-of-view, what does it mean to be sentient and mechanical? What challenges will mechanical beings face from a fearful and chaotic world? What are their goals and ambitions?" Payment: 8 cents per word. Deadline: March 27, 2023.

Passageway. Genre: Short stories of all genres that respond to their title and/or cover art. (See website) Payment: €150. Deadline: March 27, 2023.

The Midnight ZoneGenre: Weird, dark, speculative stories. Payment: 3 cents/word. Deadline: March 30, 2023. 

We Fear Not the SeaGenre: Short stories inspired by sea shanties, 2,000 – 6,000 words in length. Payment: 2 cents per word. Deadline: March 30, 2023.

Rough Cut PressRestrictions: Open to the LGBTQIA community. Genre: Experimental fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. "We seek personal, lyrical, critical, and experimental work in under 650 words." Theme: Exhalation. Payment: $25. Deadline: March 25, 2023.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: AngelsGenre: True stories and poems. "We are looking for true personal stories about how an angel has touched your life – stories of true wonder and awe from people who have directly encountered or received help from angels.." Payment: $200. DeadlineMarch 30, 2023.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: MiraclesGenre: True stories and poems. "Please share your unbelievable and amazing stories about the unexplainable events that have occurred to you. Share the awe, the faith, and the wonder with our readers. Writers of all religions or no religion are welcome." Payment: $200. DeadlineMarch 30, 2023.

Dragon’s Roost PressGenre: Speculative fiction. "Your story must feature, meaningfully, a never-before-seen monster (however you define the word) and must contain a speculative element. 1000-5000 words, with a sweet spot of 3k. All land, sea, space, time, earth, wind, and fire monsters welcome." Payment: 3 cents per word plus 1 contributor’s copy. Deadline: March 30, 2023.

Beauty in Blood-Drenched Circuits–An AI-Only Anthology. Genre: Speculative fiction. "For this anthology, we’re particularly interested in exploring the relationships that humans form with those different from themselves–be it AI, aliens, or even their own kind. We’d also like to see some space-age twists on the classics we’ve always loved. The weirder and less mainstream, the better." Payment: $35. Deadline: March 30, 2023.

AurealisGenre: Science fiction, fantasy or horror short stories between 2000 and 8000 words. Payment: A$20 and A$60 per 1000 words. Deadline: March 31, 2023. Opens March 1.

ColpGenre: Short fiction, all genres. "We are currently looking for stories that feature deserts and/or desserts, so whether it is a tale about a journey into the Sahara or one about the lemon meringue pie that just wouldn't quit, please feel free to send your work through." Length: 1000 - 5500 words. Payment: AU$5.00 for stories under 2500 words / AU$10.00 for anything above 2500 words. Deadline: March 31, 2023.

Little Press PublishingGenre: Environmental/nature picture books and chapter books (5,000-15,000 words). Payment: Royalties. Deadline: March 31, 2023.

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: March 31, 2023. Accepts reprints.

Legion of Dorks Presents: Resurrected – An Anthology of Second ChancesGenre: Short stories no more than 7000 words. "You must include some sort of resurrection, whether real or virtual, that concludes by the end of the story to meet the theme requirements. You cannot write in anyone else’s world. Otherwise, have fun and let your imagination dominate." Payment: $50. Deadline: March 31, 2023.

Dead Awake. Genre: Horror. Length: 2,000 - 6,000 words. Payment: $25. Deadline: March 31, 2023.

MetaStellarGenre: Science fiction, fantasy or horror. 1000 words max. Payment: 8 cents per word. Deadline: March 31, 2023.

Nightlight (Podcast). Restrictions: At least one of your birth parents must be Black. Genre: Horror. Flash fiction (750-1,500 words) Payment: 5 cents per word. Deadline: March 31, 2023.

New Orleans ReviewGenre: Fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Payment: $300 for prose, $100 for poetry. Deadline: March 31, 2023. In celebration of Disability Awareness Month, there are no submission fees for writers living with both visible and invisible disabilities for the month of March.

Chestnut ReviewGenre: Poetry, flash fiction, short fiction, creative nonfiction, essays, visual media (art/photography). Payment: $120. Deadline: March 31st, 2023. Submit early in the month to avoid submission fee.

parABnormalGenre: Nonfiction, poetry on the paranormal. "For us, this includes ghosts, spectres, haunts, various whisperers, and so forth. It also includes shapeshifters and creatures from various folklores." Payment: $25.00 for original stories, $7.00 for reprints.$6.00 for each poem. $20.00 for original articles, $6.00 for reprints. $7.00 for reviews and interviews. Deadline: March 31, 2023.

Snafu—Punk'dGenre: Military horror/specific within conflict in a past, present, or future filled with the aspects that make your story a ‘punk’ sub-genre tale. Payment: 5 cents AUD per word. Deadline: March 31, 2023.

Weird Horror MagazineGenre: Horror and weird fiction from 500 to 6,000 words. Payment: 1.5 cents/word. Deadline: March 31, 2023.

Long Hauler PublishingGenre: Short stories, commentary, letters, essays or poetry addressing the lived experience of COVID long-haulers. The goal of the Long COVID anthology is to harness support for American COVID long-haulers while furthering a wider understanding of Long COVID’s ongoing effects. Payment: $50. Deadline: March 31, 2023.

Campfire Stories AnthologyGenre: Speculative short stories. "We want the stories you’d whisper in the dark. The kind that linger and leave readers with more questions than they answer. We want a little bit of campiness and a whole lot of speculation on the world around us." Payment: $40 per piece. Deadline: March 31, 2023.

Anime Horror – Killer Penguins. Genre: Horror drabbles featuring penguins. Length: Exactly 100 words. "We’re looking for your bloodiest, evilest penguins." Payment: 4 cents per word. Deadline: March 31, 2023.

Eerie RiverGenre: Horror inspired by Tarot: 1500 - 7000 firm. Payment: ¢1 per word CAD. Deadline: March 31, 2023.

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: March 31, 2023.

Small Harbor PublishingRestrictions: Open to marginalized writers only. Genre: Chapbooks. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: March 31, 2023.

Banshee. Genre: Poetry, essays, flash fiction, short stories. Payment: "Small" Deadline: March 31, 2023.

Mother Knows BestRestrictions: Open to female writers. Genre: Horror about bad mothers. Payment: 6 cents per word. Deadline: March 31, 2023. 

Dread Space: Volume 2Genre: Science fiction, must be dark or have an element of horror, and must be about or centered around military or paramilitary characters. Length: 1,000 words max. Payment: 2 cents/ per word and a digital copy of the finished anthology. Deadline: March 31, 2023.

Wolfsbane—Best New England Crime StoriesRestrictions: Open to all writers who currently live in one of the six New England states. Genre: Crime stories: mystery, thriller, suspense, caper, historical, and horror. Length: 1,000 and 5,000 words. Payment: $25 per story. Deadline: March 31, 2023. 

Every Animal ProjectGenre: Nonfiction. "True stories must relate to non-human animals (of any species) and can be about your personal experiences/growth because of an animal, an issue threatening animals today, or other aspects of the human/non-human animal relationship. For the upcoming anthology, please weave the theme of courage/bravery into your story. " Payment: One writer will get an award of $300, another will be awarded $200, and other writers whose work is chosen for the print anthology get $50; writers whose work features online get $20. Deadline: March 31, 2023. 

The FiddleheadRestrictions: Open to Canadians. Genre: Fiction, including excerpts from novels, creative nonfiction, art. Payment: $60 CAD per published page. Deadline: March 31, 2023.

Split Lip MagazineGenre: Fiction (flash and short stories), memoirs, and poetry. with a pop-culture twist. Payment: $50 - $75 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: March 31, 2023. Note: Submit early to avoid submission fees.

JMS BooksGenre: LGBTQ romance stories, 12,000 words minimum. See themePayment: Royalties. Deadline: March 31, 2023.

Hub City PressGenre: 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: March 31, 2023. Note: Submit novels only

Midnight & IndigoRestrictions: Open to black women. Genre: Fiction, personal essays. Payment: $50 for essays, and $50-$75 for fiction. Deadline: March 31, 2023.

The Drop. Genre: Dark fantasy or science fiction, 1000 words max. Payment: $10. Deadline: March 31, 2023.

FanaticalGenre: Sci-fi, fantasy and horror stories between 2,000 and 6,000 words. Payment: £20. Deadline: March 31, 2023.

Deathcap and Hemlock. Genre: Speculative recipes "that hint at a deeper narrative without violating the recipe structure will catch our eye. We are looking for short pieces, formatted like actual recipes (ingredients list, steps, measurements (metric, imperial; weight or volume—you decide!)). A short introductory paragraph to the recipe is okay, but optional.' Length: 200 - 400 words preferred, 1000 words max. Payment: $10. Deadline: March 31, 2023.

Glass Poetry PressGenre: Poetry chapbooks. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: March 31, 2023.

Palimpsest Press publishes full-length poetry, literary fiction, and non-fiction titles that deal with poetics, cultural criticism, and literary biography. "We look for poetry that displays technical mastery, precise language, and an authentic voice, and fiction that is rich in imagery, well crafted, and focused on character development. Our non-fiction titles are essays or memoirs written by poets, and books that examine Canadian poetry and the Canadian cultural landscape. In an effort to remove barriers for BIPOC, Deaf, and Disabled authors, Palimpsest Press is officially opening submissions year-round for authors who identify as BIPOC, Deaf, or Disabled. These guidelines take effect immediately. Please include “Year-round Submission” in the email subject line if you submit outside of our designated January1st-March 31st submission period." Read their submission guidelines here. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: March 31, 2023.

SouthwordGenre: Fiction. Payment: €250 per short story. Deadline: March 31, 2023.

How2ConquerGenre: Nonfiction books. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: March 31, 2023. 

FIYAHRestrictions: Submissions are restricted to people of the African Diaspora. Genre: Speculative fiction, art, and poetry about African Diaspora. Length: Short fiction 2,000 – 7,000 words and novelettes up to 15,000 words. Theme: Carnival. Payment: $150 per story. $50 per poem. $300 per novelette. Deadline: March 31, 2023.

LightspeedRestrictions: Open to BIPOC writers only. Genre: Science fiction. Payment: 8 cents per word. Deadline: March 31, 2023. 

Dragon Soul Press: HonorGenre: "All stories featuring East Asian warriors are welcome." Payment: Royalties. Deadline: March 31, 2023.

A Coup of OwlsRestrictions: Only submit if you are aged 18 or over and belong to an underrepresented or marginalised community. These include, but are not limited to: LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, and disabled people. Genre: Fiction, all genres. Payment: £5 - 15. Deadline: March 31, 2023.

The Hudson ReviewGenre: Fiction, poetry, essays, book reviews; criticism of literature, art, theatre, dance, film, and music; and articles on contemporary cultural developments. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: March 31, 2023. (Nonfiction only) 

Kansas City VoicesGenre: "There is no type of work we are looking for." Payment: "Small" Deadline: March 31, 2023.

Tiger Bark Press. Genre: Poetry. "As part of Tiger Bark Press’s ongoing commitment to printing quality poetry by a diversity of voices, the press holds an open reading period throughout the month of March each year, for full-length book manuscripts by American poets who identify as Black, as indigenous, or as people of color. There is no entry fee for submission". Payment: Selected poets will be offered a standard publishing contract, with books scheduled for publication within one year of acceptance. Deadline: March 31, 2023.

Nothing Exists AloneGenre: Full-length fiction manuscripts on climate change. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: March 31, 2023. 

Propel. Restrictions; Open to poets based in the UK or Ireland who have yet to publish their first full-length poetry collection. Genre: Poetry. Payment: £20. Deadline: March 31, 2023. 

PodcastleGenre: Fantasy podcast. Length: Up to 6,000 words. Payment: $0.06/word for original; $100 for reprints, $20 for flash fiction reprints. Deadline: March 31, 2023.

MasksGenre: Fiction, poetry, art. Payment: $20 - $30. Deadline: March 31, 2023. Note: Submit early. Closes when cap is reached. 

Trail to Table. Genre: Fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction chapbooks, or full-length works. "Trail to Table seeks to publish literary works that transform our thinking about how we engage with the earth and each other as thoughtful, generous stewards in our actions and interactions." Payment: Royalties. Deadline: March 31, 2023. Closes when cap is reached, so submit early in the month.

Short Story Substack accepts one short story every month. Genre: All genres. Word count 6,000 - 10,000 words. Payment: Base Pay of $100 for the chosen story + 50% of subscription revenue to be sent by Paypal, Zelle, or check. Deadline: March 31, 2023. Reprints accepted.

Poetry Substack accepts one poem every month. Genre: Poem. Must have a rhyme scheme or a rhythm scheme. No blank verse or free verse. Payment: Base Pay of $10 for the chosen poem + 50% of subscription revenue to be sent by Paypal, Zelle, or check. Deadline: March 31, 2023. Reprints accepted.

Splatter Ink Publishing: No Lives LeftGenre: Video game horror. "What we want to see are stories related to gaming experiences." Length: Up to 7,500 words. Payment: $30. Deadline: March 31, 2023.

Vastarien. Restrictions: Open to women writers. Genre: Literary horror fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art. Payment: 5 cents ($.05) per word for nonfiction and prose fiction. Poetry pays $50 flat per poem. Payment for artwork is $50 per piece. Deadline: March 31, 2023.

Briar Rose AnthologyGenre: Sci-fi retellings of the first half of Briar Rose (Sleeping Beauty), as it was told by the Grimm Bros. Payment: 1c/word for accepted fiction. Half this for reprints. $100 (negotiable) for the cover illustration. Deadline: March 31, 2023. Extended deadlineReprints accepted

Long COVID anthologyRestrictions: Open to long haulers in the US. Genre: Short stories, poems, essays about long covid. Payment: $50 per contributor. Deadline: March 31, 2023.

And a few more...

Totally Entwined: All Hallow's Harem/ParanormalGenre: Novellas, 30,000 - 50,000 words. Theme: Harem with paranormal characters. LGBTQ focus. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: April 1, 2023.

Reservoir Road Literary ReviewGenre: Literary short stories, lyrical creative non-fiction, photography. Payment: $5. Deadline: Opens April 1, 2023. Note: Submission window closes when their cap is reached.

Toronto JournalGenre: Short stories from anywhere in the world. "We will also consider non-fiction pieces about local history (Toronto, GTA, and surrounding)." No word limit. Payment: $50 CAD per piece. All published writers will also receive two printed copies of the issue in which they appear. Deadline: April 1, 2023. 

Ninth LetterGenre: Poems, nonfiction, and short fiction. Payment: $25 for poetry, $75 for prose. Deadline: April 1, 2023. See theme.

The Other Stories (Audio). Genre: Horror on themes. Payment: 15 GBT. Deadline: April 1, 2023. See themes.

SalamanderGenre: Poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: April 1, 2023.

The Woodward ReviewGenrePoetry, prose, art, and digital media from anyone, anywhere. Payment: $25. Deadline: April 1, 2023.

Violent Delights & Midsummer Dreams: An Anthology of Shakespeare RetellingsGenre: Dark/Gothic Shakespeare retellings (5,000 - 8,000 words) "We want stories that bring fresh new perspectives on the classic stories, bonus points for providing a Gothic twist. Give us Romeo & Juliet with Zombies or the real story of the Wayward Sisters. Deconstruct tropes and bring unique voices to life." Payment: US: $40 + author copy/non-US: $45 + ebook author copy). Deadline: April 1, 2023.

West BranchGenre: Poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and translation. Payment: $50 per submission of poetry, and $.05/word for prose with a maximum payment of $100. Deadline: April 1, 2023.

Substantially UnlimitedRestrictions: Open to writers who identify as part of the disability community. Genre: Prose, up to 15 pages. See themes. Payment: $15. Deadline: April 1, 2023. Reprints accepted. 

Poetry WalesGenre: Poetry, reviews, articles. See theme. Payment: Poems £20/page. Reviews £67.50/1500-word review. Articles £200/3000 word, or in that proportion, depending on number of published words. Deadline: April 1, 2023.

Gordon Square ReviewGenre: Poetry, short stories, personal essays, and hybrid prose works.  Payment: $25 per prose piece and $10 per poem. Deadline: April 1, 2023.

RiddlebirdGenre: Literary fiction, personal essays, genre fiction. "For our summer issue, we will specifically be looking for humorous work, lighthearted pieces, or works that explore the humor woven through struggles." Payment: $100. Deadline: April 1, 2023.

ClinchGenre: Fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. “Submissions do not have to mention the martial arts—though we prefer those that do. Instead, all submissions must share in the virtues of martial arts, those of patience, meditation, and surprise, whether that be in their technique or in their content.” Payment: $15 honorarium per accepted work, payable via Venmo on the day of publication. Deadline: April 1, 2023.

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