Tuesday, August 29, 2023

103 Calls for Submissions in September 2023 - Paying markets

This September there are more than seven dozen calls for submissions. All of these are paying markets, and none charge submission fees. As always, every genre, style, and form is wanted, from short stories to poetry to essays.

I post 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 Wicked Bestiary: An Anthology of Monstrous Folk TalesGenre: Horror short stories (5,000 - 8,000 words) that include creatures from legend, world myth, and folk tales.  Payment: US: $40 + author copy/non-US: $45 + ebook author copy). Deadline: September 1, 2023.

Words and SportsGenre: Baseball/football/basketball/hockey/soccer stories & comics & poems & collages & cnf & hybrid & other genres we're not even thinking about, but we'd really love to see stuff in any way related to non-major sports! See themePayment: $50. Deadline: September 1, 2023.

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.

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

The Paris ReviewGenres: Poetry. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: Opens September 1, 2023, and closes when they reach capacity. 

Bad Day BookGenre: Poetry and prose. See site for themesPayment: $40 - $75, depending on length. Deadline: September 1, 2023.

QwertyGenre: Fiction, CNF, Poetry. Payment: $15 CAD. Deadline: September 1, 2023.

Teach. Write.: A Writing Teachers’ Literary JournalGenre: Fiction, poetry, CNF. Payment: $15. Deadline: September 1, 2023.

ParabolaGenre: Original essays and translations, poetry, reviews. See themesPayment: Not specified. Deadline: September 1, 2023. 

Orion's BeltGenre: Speculative fiction, poetry, art. Length: 1200 words max. Payment: 8 cents per word. Deadline: September 1, 2023.

Lethe PressGenre: Speculative fiction, especially queer speculative fiction, historical fiction. Full-length manuscripts. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: September 1, 2023.

HavokGenre: Flash fiction on theme of Legendary Events. Payment: $50 via PayPal for each story selected for an Anthology. No payment for online publication. Deadline: September 1, 2023.

Honeyguide Magazine is a bi-annual magazine that features fiction, poetry, nonfiction, art, and blog posts about animals and their human neighbors. Payment: $25 for the story, $50 for art. Only pays for featured articles. Deadline: September 2, 2023. See themes.

Unstamatic Newsprint. Genre: Prose of 500 words or fewer; Poetry of 25 lines or fewer; Visual art of any sort. Payment: $10. Deadline: September 2, 2023. Accepts reprints.

Tin HouseRestrictions: Eligible writers must not currently have an agent, and must not have previously published a book (chapbooks okay). Genre: Nonfiction Nature Writing (including Memoirs, Essay collections, and Graphic nonfiction). Payment: Royalties. Deadline: September 3, 2023. Opens September 2, 2023.

Electric Literature: Recommended ReadingGenre: Short fiction between 2,000 and 10,000 words. Payment: $300. Deadline: September 3, 2023. Closes when cap is reached.

The Victorian WriterGenre: Poems and articles. Payment: Poems ($70), and articles of 600 words ($100) and 1200 words ($200) in the print edition with particular interest in the craft of writing and the writing life. Deadline: September 4, 2023. Note: Pitches only. See themes.

Northwords NowRestrictions: Writing from people living in or inspired by the Highlands and Islands is given prominence, but we also feature material linked to the wider north. That includes both other parts of Scotland and places around the northern world. Genre: Fiction and poetry. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: September 4, 2023.

HexagonGenre: Speculative fiction short stories, flash fiction, poetry, graphic stories, and visual art, in English or French. Payment: $5 for accepted poetry and cartoons, 0.01$ per word for all short stories up to 7,500 words, $40/page for comics and $150 for cover art pieces. (Payment in CAD). Deadline: September 7, 2023. 

Planet ScummGenre: Hard sci-fi, soft sci-fi, speculative fiction, weird fiction, slipstream. Payment: $30. Deadline: Opens September 7, 2023.

Cast of WondersGenre: YA Speculative fiction. Podcast. Payment: $.08/word for original fiction up to 6,000 words. For reprints, a $100 flat rate for Short Fiction, and a $20 flat rate for Flash Fiction. Deadline: September 7, 2023.

Stone’s ThrowGenre: "We're looking for dark fiction, crime and noir, length between 1,000 and 2,000 words." Payment: $25. Deadline: September 7, 2023. Open to submissions the first week of every month.

IslandRestrictions: Open to Australian and New Zealand citizens and residents only. Genre: Fiction Nonfiction. Payment: 40 cents per word for print fiction, with a minimum of $700 and a maximum of $1500. Fees for print are less the cost of a 4-issue subscription if you are not a current subscriber. Deadline: September 7, 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: September 8, 2023.

Ampersand ReviewRestrictions: Priority is given to Canadians. Genre: Poetry, fiction, nonfiction, reviews. Payment: Poetry: $50 per poem/page to a maximum of $100. Fiction: $100 per story. Non-fiction: $100 per piece. Reviews: $100 per piece. Deadline: September 8, 2023.

Orion's BeauGenre: LGBTQ fantasy: fiction, poetry, art. Payment: $3. Deadline: September 10, 2023. See theme.

Samjoko MagazineGenre: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, play, screenplay. Payment: $20. Deadline: September 10, 2023.

The Quiet OnesGenre: Quiet Horror and Dystopian genre works that fit the theme, “The End”. "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: September 10, 2023.

IslandRestrictions: Open to Australian and New Zealand citizens and residents only. Genre: Poetry. Payment: 40 cents per word for print fiction, with a minimum of $700 and a maximum of $1500. Fees for print are less the cost of a 4-issue subscription if you are not a current subscriber. Deadline: September 12, 2023.

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

Dorothy Genre: Full-length works of feminist fiction or near fiction or about 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: September 14, 2023.

Muse MagazineGenre: Nonfiction articles for children. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: September 15, 2023. See themesQueries only.

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 15, 2023.

evOkeGenre: All things Pagan, polytheist, and witchy. See themesPayment: $5. Deadline: September 15, 2023. Open from the 1 - 15 of every month.

Book Worms Genre: All HORROR sub-genres. No romance or erotica. Payment: $0.08/word. Deadline: September 15, 2023.

Variety PackGenre: Fiction, flash fiction, poetry, CNF, art. Afrofuturism, Queer Futurism, Indigenous Futurism, Feminist Futurism, AAPI Futurism, Climate Futurism, etc. See themePayment: $10 for poetry and visual art; $20 for prose. Deadline: September 15, 2023.

Evil Cookie: Y'all Ain't RightGenre: Extreme Horror. THEME: Southern / Backwoods / Bayou. Payment: 3 cents per word + paperback copy. Deadline: September 15, 2023.

Alien DimensionsGenre: Science Fiction, 5000-7000 words. Theme: First Contact. "Set the meetings in space in a hyperfuturistic space ship or bio-ball or space station or in a rift outside space and time, etc – whatever you think will shock your protagonists." Payment: $20. Deadline: September 15, 2023.

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

Shortwave MagazineGenre: Short horror, dark fantasy, and sci-fi fiction between 1,000 and 4,000 words. Payment: $.05/word. Deadline: September 15, 2023.

Eye to the TelescopeGenre: Speculative poetry. Payment: $0.03/word, up to $25. Deadline: September 15, 2023. See theme.

Cricket Media: ASK MagazineGenre: Science articles for children 7–10 years old. Theme: Twins. Payment: Unspecified. Deadline: September 15, 2023. Queries only.

The Other Stories (Audio). Genre: Horror on themes. Payment: 15 GBT. Deadline: September 16, 2023. See themes.

Weird Horror MagazineGenre: Horror and weird fiction from 500 to 6,000 words. Payment: 1.5 cents/word. Deadline: September 16, 2023.

Gutter. Genre: 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 17, 2023.

Flame Tree Publishing: African Ghost StoriesGenre: African Ghost Stories. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: September 17, 2023.

The Rialto. Genre: Poetry. Payment: £20. Deadline: September 17, 2023.

Acta Victoriana. Genre: Poetry, fiction, art. Payment: $20. Deadline: September 17, 2023.

PyreGenre: Horror, sci-fi, the weird, the macabre, fantasy, and magical realism: Flash fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, videos. Payment: $10. Deadline: September 18, 2023.

VoiceworksRestrictions: Open to Australians under the age of 25. Genre: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art and comics. See themePayment: $100 for written work and art, $150 for multi-page comics or suites of art. DeadlineDeadline: September 18, 2023.

berlin litGenre: Poetry. Payment: 20 euros per poem. Deadline: September 20, 2023.

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, 2023.

Full House LiteraryGenre: Prose, poetry, hybrid, photography and artwork. Payment: Royalties (?) Deadline: September 22, 2023.

Bright Wall/Dark RoomGenre: Essays on film and TV. See theme. Payment: $50 per essay. Deadline: September 22, 2023.

ShooterGenre: Stories, essays, memoir and poetry to do with The Unknown. "We’re looking for stories, essays, memoir and poetry on anything to do with unfamiliar people, new places, strange experiences or foreign exploration. Work might revolve around culture clashes, romantic encounters, fears about the future, immigration, travel, or otherworldly realms altogether." Payment: £25 per story and £5 per poem. Stories that fall below the requested minimum of 2,000 words will be paid at poetry rates. Artists will be paid £25 for use of their work as magazine illustration. Deadline: September 24, 2023.

Shoreline of InfinityGenre: Science fiction, fantasy, 6000 words max. Payment: £20/1000 words. Deadline: September 24, 2023. Accepts translations of stories originally published in another language.

Crab Tales MagazineGenre: Speculative fiction. Payment: 3 cents/word. Deadline: September 24, 2023.

MiddlegroundRestrictions: Open to mixed-race people. Genre: Fiction, nonfiction, ooetry, art. Payment: "it might be less than £10." Deadline: September 24, 2023.

The Ex-PuritanGenres: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. Payment: $100 per nonfiction piece, $50 fiction, $15 per poem. Deadline: September 25, 2023.

Off Topic Publishing: Poetry BoxGenre: Poetry. Payment $40 CAD. Deadline: September 25, 2023. This is a monthly call. Submit by the 25th of each month.

Story UnlikelyGenre: Creative Nonfiction (including memoir) and fiction (Commercial Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Humor, Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Short Fiction, Speculative Fiction). Payment: 8 cents/word stories up to 2,000 words. Stories longer than this are capped at $150 payment. Deadline: September 29, 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: September 30, 2023.

Tinderbox Poetry JournalGenre: Poetry. Payment: $15. Deadline: September 30, 2023.

Talk Vomit. Genre: Nonfiction, fiction, poetry. Theme: Personal ghost stories. Payment: $5 - $15. Deadline: September 30, 2023.

Abandon Journal: Abandon EarthGenre: Short stories, flash fiction, poetry, CNF, hybrid work, art on theme: Abandon Earth. Payment: $15. Deadline: September 30, 2023.

Intrepidus Ink. Genre: Fiction. Theme: Overcoming. Payment: $.02/word for flash fiction 300 – 1,000 words. $30 flat rate for short stories 1,500 – 2,500 words. Deadline: September 30, 2023.

Clinch Literary MagazineGenre: Fiction, creative nonfiction (including memoir excerpts, up to 5,000 words), and poetry about the martial arts. Payment: $15. Deadline: September 30, 2023.

Sley House. Genre: Horror, sci-fi, fantasy, dark mysteries, and thrillers that feature at least one of the Sley siblings predominantly in the story. There is no theme (other than their inclusion). Length: 6000 - 10,000 words. Payment: $25. Deadline: September 30, 2023.

The Bombay Literary MagazineGenre: Fiction, poetry, translated fiction/poetry and graphic fiction. Payment: Indian rupees 5,000 (approx. $61) per contribution. Deadline: September 30, 2023.

Crystal Lake PublishingGenre: Book-length dark fiction and horror manuscripts: novels and novellas. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: September 30, 2023. 

The Theatre PhantasmagoriaGenre: Horrror flash fiction up to 2,000 words. Payment: £10. Deadline: September 30, 2023. This is a monthly call. See themes.

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, 2023.

filling station.  Genre: Stories, poems, CNF, nonfiction, and art on theme: Language. Payment: $50. Deadline: September 30, 2023. 

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, 2023.

Room MagazineRestrictions: Open to artists of marginalized genders. Genre: Fiction, creative nonfiction, visual art, and poems of utopic exploration. Payment: $50 per page. Deadline: September 30, 2023.

University of Alberta Press publishes poetry and creative nonfiction by Canadian citizens and landed immigrants. Genre: Poetry. PaymentRoyalties. Deadline: September 30, 2023.

UWA Publishing (University of Western Australia). Genre: Children's and YA books. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: September 30, 2023. 

Dark MomentsGenre: Drabble (100 words) on theme: December Holidays. Payment: $1. Deadline: September 30, 2023. Reprints accepted.

Creature PublishingGenre: Feminist horror. Length:  20,000–60,000 words. Payment: Royalties (?) Deadline: September 30, 2023.

Little Bastards: Too-Short Horror Stories Nobody WantsGenre: Horror. Length: Anywhere between 1000 and 2000 words. Payment: 8 cents/word. Deadline: September 30, 2023. 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Miracles, messages from heaven, angelsGenre: True stories about miracles, angels, messages from heaven, premonitions, amazing coincidences and other unexplainable but good events! Payment: $200. DeadlineSeptember 30, 2023.

Event MagazineGenre: Poetry, fiction, nonfiction. Payment: CAD $40/page for poetry and $35/page for prose, up to a maximum of $500. Deadline: September 30, 2023.

Malahat Review. Genre: Fiction. Payment: CAD $70/page. Deadline: September 30, 2023. Submissions by Canadian writers are accepted for consideration all year.

HeartlinesRestrictions: 50% of content is from writers identifying as being from Canada/Turtle Island. Genre: Speculative fiction and about relationships. "We're looking for short fiction and poetry focused on long-term relationships: platonic, romantic, or familial. We don't want the blaze of new love or the obsession of a new friend. We want pieces that show that comfort that develops when people know each other for years." Stories - 1,000 - 3,500 words. Payment: $0.08 CAD per word for short fiction (1,000-3,500 words) and $60 CAD flat per poem. Deadline: September 30, 2023. 

Kenyon ReviewGenre: Prose, drama, poetry, translations, excerpts. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: September 30th, 2023. 

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, 2023. 

Planisphere QuarterlyGenre: Fiction. "Ghosts - theme is hauntings. Any interpretation is welcome." Payment: $25. Deadline: September 30, 2023.

Chestnut ReviewGenre: Poetry, flash fiction, short fiction, creative nonfiction, essays, visual media (art/photography). Payment: $120. Deadline: September 30, 2023. Submit early in the month to avoid submission fee.

Eerie RiverGenre: Horror inspired by Tarot: 1500 - 7000 firm. Payment: ¢1 per word CAD. Deadline: September 30, 2023.

Red Cape Publishing: A - Z of Horror: U is for UnexplainedGenre: Horror on theme. Payment: £10. Deadline: September 30, 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: September 30, 2023.

Small Harbor PublishingGenre: Chapbooks. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: September 30, 2023. All fees are waived for BIPOC identifying writers.

Dragon Soul Press: Magick and Mystery. Genre: "All witch stories for all genres." Payment: Royalties. Deadline: September 30, 2023. (Deadline extended)

FanaticalGenre: Sci-fi, fantasy and horror stories between 2,000 and 6,000 words. Payment: £20. Deadline: September 30, 2023.

Story. Genre: Fantasy, Literary or Dark fiction. No science and horror fiction. No reprints. Word limit is 1000-5000. Payment: $25. Deadline: September 30, 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: September 30, 2023. Note: Submit early to avoid submission fees.

The Writer’s ChronicleGenre: Nonfiction articles on writing. Payment: $18 per 100 words for accepted manuscripts. Deadline: September 30, 2023.

The Little PressGenre: Full-length MG fiction and illustrators. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: September 30, 2023.

So, I Married a NarcissistGenre: Horror. "It's a golden opportunity to tell your tales of terror and woe at the hands of that most heinous of monsters, a narcissist - not necessarily a spouse - and deliver the most delicious revenge in the form of the written word." Payment: $10. Deadline: September 30, 2023.

Polar BorealisRestrictions: Canadians only. GenreSpeculative poetry. Payment1 cent per word. $10 for one thousand words or less. $20 for two thousand words or less (but reasonably above one thousand). $30 for three thousand words or less (but reasonably above two thousand). Deadline: September 30, 2023.

UWAP (University of Western Australia Publishing)Genre: YA and Children's. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: September 30, 2023.

Imagitopia. Genre: Previously published fantasy stories. Payment: 1 cent/word. Deadline: September 30, 2023. Reprints only.


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

Polar BorealisRestrictions: Canadians only. GenreSpeculative fiction. Payment1 cent per word. $10 for one thousand words or less. $20 for two thousand words or less (but reasonably above one thousand). $30 for three thousand words or less (but reasonably above two thousand). Deadline: Opens October 1, 2023.

Unsettling ReadsGenre: Short story. Theme: Horror vs Thriller. Payment: $10. Deadline: October 1, 2023.

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

little somethingsGenre: Flash fiction, flash memoir, poetry, art. Payment: "Small honorarium." Deadline: October 1, 2023.

Negative CreepGenre: Horror inspired by Nirvana songs. Payment: $50. Deadline: October 1, 2023.

Coffee House Press is an independent book publisher and arts nonprofit based in Minneapolis, MN. Genre: Full-length fiction and nonfiction manuscripts. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: Opens October 1, 2023. Closes when cap is reached.

SundogGenre: Fiction, poetry, nonfiction, art. Payment: $25. Deadline: Opens October1, 2023, and closes when they reach capacity. 

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: October 1, 2023.

The Last LineGenre: Fiction that ends with the last line provided. Payment: $20-$40. Deadline: October 1, 2023.

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