Calls for Submissions

Literary journals and publishers put out calls for submissions when they are seeking new material.

If you have a completed story, essay, poem, or piece of creative nonfiction, these are good opportunities. A journal is more likely to publish what you submit if they are looking for it.

These are all my posts that list calls for submissions. They are arranged in descending order, with the most recent posts first. All are paying markets.

Even if the deadlines on the older calls have passed, it is worth looking at them as most journals will be open to submissions periodically. If you find a journal that is a good fit for your writing, you can submit during their next reading period.

Here are some good sites to check for submission calls.

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Write Jobs

Freelance Writing

Writing Career

New Pages

Poets & Writers

Cathy's Comps and Calls

Places for Writers

Trish Hopkinson

The Poetry Kit

Funds for Writers

Calls for Submissions (Facebook group)

Erika Dreifus posts calls for submissions and contests every Monday on her site.

Also see:

217 Paying Markets for Short Stories, Poetry, Nonfiction

36 Paying Markets for Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction

Speculative Fiction Magazines Accepting Submissions

163 Literary Magazines Accepting Reprints

Here is a spreadsheet with 300 places to submit - both paid and unpaid:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1RQpwe31zRjYv9Fstg1A2KYhqQ2stTF1BKKMK01eYvpI/edit#gid=0

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UPCOMING (OCTOBER CALLS)


The (Dis)ability Short Story Anthology. Restrictions: Open to writers with disabilities. Genre: Short story. The story’s protagonist must have a disability. Length: 500 and 7500 words. Payment: $30. Deadline: October 1, 2017. Reprints accepted.

The Blue Route. Restrictions: Only the work of current undergraduate writers will be considered. Genres: Fiction, or creative nonfiction totaling no more than 3000 words. Payment: $25 Deadline: October 1, 2017.

Skirt! Theme: The Flavor Issue. Genre: Essay - Stories about foodie love, food memories, taste, girls’ nights. Payment: $200 per piece. Deadline: October 1, 2017.

The Last Line. Genre: Short story. All stories must end with the line: "Benjamin was a man of his word." Payment: $20 -$40. Deadline: October 1, 2017.

Ambit. Genre: Poetry and fiction. Payment: £30 for fiction, £10 for poetry. Deadline: October 1, 2017.

Alien DimensionsGenreSpeculative fiction. "Alien Time Travel.” Payment: $10. Deadline: October 10, 2017.

Rattle. Genre: Poetry on theme of Immigrant Poets. "The poems may be written on any subject, in any style or length, but must be written by those who no longer reside in the country of their birth. As always, the poem need not be about the topic; the goal is to explore and celebrate the range of work immigrant poets are producing. Please explain how this applies to you and how this work affects your poetry in your contributor not." Payment: $50. Deadline: October 15, 2017.

Helios. Genre: Fiction, poetry, nonfiction. See site for theme. Payment: Varies according to type of submission. Deadline: October 15, 2017.

Alien DimensionsGenreSpeculative fiction. "Alien Christmas.” Payment: $10. Deadline: October 20, 2017.

Havok: Deep Space Designs. "Build your own ships, solar systems, crews, and plot twists! In this issue, we’re looking for well-developed sci-fi worlds. We still want compelling stories, of course, but we want to feel the texture of your world. " Genre: Sci-fi. Payment: 2 cents/word. Deadline: October 27, 2017.

Chicken Soup for the Soul. Genre: True stories and poetry. "People love reading about the winter holidays – from Thanksgiving all the way through New Year’s Day. We want to hear about your traditions and how they came to be. We want to hear about your holiday memories and the rituals that create the foundation of your life. We love to hear about the funny things too: the ugly holiday sweaters, the gingerbread house that kept falling down, the re-gifting embarrassments and the fruit cake disasters." Payment: $200. Deadline: October 30, 2017.

Sirens Call: If It Bleeds, It Leads! Genre: Horror. Length: 2,500 - 5,000 words. Payment: $15 per piece. Deadline: October 31, 2017.

Room Magazine. GenreFeminist fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, art, interviews, and book reviews. Payment: $50 CAD for one page, $60 for two pages, $90 for three pages, $120 for four pages, $150 for five or more pages. Deadline: October 31, 2017.

Adventure CyclistGenre: Nonfiction stories about cycling. Payment: 30-50 cents/word. Deadline: October 31, 2017.

World Unknown Review. Genre: Poetry, fiction. Payment: $15 per piece. Deadline: October 31, 2017. Accepts reprints.

Horror Addicts. Genre: Horror. Your story must involve music in some way. Payment: $10. Deadline: October 31, 2017.

Maple Tree Literary Supplement. Genre: The Maple Tree Literary Supplement provides a platform for dialogue or interviews on any topic between and amongst Canadian writers, while featuring their work and reporting on literary events, landmarks or festivals in Canada and around the world–with an emphasis on their Canadian composition. Payment: $30 CAN. Deadline: October 31, 2017.

NOVEMBER 2017

The First Line. Genre: Fiction, poetry, CNF. Must begin with the line: "I'm tired of trying to see the good in people." Payment: $25.00 - $50.00 for fiction, $5.00 - $10.00 for poetry, and $25.00 for nonfiction (all U.S. dollars). Deadline: November 1, 2017.

Skirt! Theme: The Jolly issue. Genre: Essay theme: Stories about happiness, joy, what brings you to happy tears or tears of laughter. Payment: $200 per piece. Deadline: November 1, 2017.

Ellipsis. Genres: Poetry, fiction, CNF. Payment: $50 for prose; $10 for poetry. Deadline: November 1, 2017.

Shooter. Genre: Poems and stories on theme of New Life. Minimum 2000 words for stories. Payment: £25 per story and £5 per poem. Deadline: November 5, 2017.

The Pedestal Magazine. Genre: Poetry. Payment: $40. Deadline: November 6, 2017.
Ninth LetterGenre: Fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Online Edition on theme of "Community." Payment: $25 per poem, $75 per story or essay. Deadline: November 5, 2017.

Alien DimensionsGenreSpeculative fiction. "Alien New Orbit Celebration!” Payment: $10. Deadline: November 10, 2017.

World Weaver Press: Glass & Gardens: Solarpunk Summers Anthology. Genre: Fiction. "For this anthology, I want to see solarpunk summers. Show me futuristic stories that take place in summer, whether that involves a summer night in a rooftop garden, or characters adapting to extreme heat and weather, or an annual migration to cooler lands. Keep it planet-based (Earth or other), and optimistic. Solarpunk worlds aren’t necessarily utopias, but they definitely aren’t dystopias." Payment: TBD (Determined by Kickstarter success.) Deadline: November 15, 2017.

Spark: Sadie Hawkins. "In this issue we want stories where the woman pursues the man. Strong, determined, know-what-they-want women who go after love. Whether it’s an unconventional proposal or someone who thinks they should be more than friends, let the lady take the leading role." Genre: Short fiction. Payment: 2 cents/word. Deadline: November 24 2017.

Band of Misfits: Adventures on the High Seas Anthology. Restrictions: Only writers between the ages of 13-19 will be considered. Genre: Short story up to 7,500 words on theme of "gangs of pirates, steampunk sailors, mischievous mermaids, hostile Kraken, submerged vortexes, or any other mamapritime adventures you’d care to explore—whether contemporary, historical, science fiction, fantasy, or horror." Payment: $30. Deadline: November 30, 2017.

Chicken Soup for the SoulGenre: True stories and poetry. "We’re looking for stories about how you found love. And how you kept it fresh over the years. New love, old love, please warm our hearts with your stories and poems. PLEASE NOTE THIS BOOK IS FOR ADULTS, NOT FOR TEENS. We’re happy to hear about your high school sweetheart if you ended up together, but we are not looking for stories from current teens about teen relationships." Payment: $200. Deadline: November 30, 2017.

Ninth Letter. Genre: Fiction. Payment: $25 per page. Deadline: November 30, 2017.

DECEMBER 2017

MslexiaGenre: Stories, poems, and scripts on theme of "Bewitched." Length: Stories up to 2,200 words, poems up to 40 lines, and short scripts up to 1,000 words (including character names and stage instructions). Payment: £25. Deadline: December 4, 2017.

Ruminate. Ruminate welcomes submissions that both subtly and overtly engages faith from all the world religions. Genre: Fiction. Payment: $15/poem. Deadline: December 15, 2017.

3288 Review. Restrictions: They only accept submissions from current or former residents of West Michigan, or frequent visitors to the West Michigan region. Genre: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. Payment: Poetry – $5.00 per poem published, up to 10 poems; Prose 1,000 to 5,000 words – $25.00; Prose 5,001 to 10,000 words – $50.00. Deadline: December 31, 2017.

JANUARY 2018

Alien DimensionsGenreSpeculative fiction. "ProxiBee 2118.” Payment: $10. Deadline: January 10, 2018.

The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts. Genre: Fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, mixed media, visual arts, "and even kitchen sinks, if they are compressed in some way." Payment: $50. Deadline: January 15, 2018. (?)

Carrion Blue 555: “The Garden of Earthly Delights” Anthology. Genre: Fiction, poetry, plays, and pretty much any other formats you can think of. (Creative non-fiction is encouraged but pitch your concept beforehand.) We are seeking new and original work inspired by the famed Bosch triptych, “The Garden of Earthly Delights.” Pieces can be accounts of scenes occurring within the painting; further adventures of the denizens of the painting; bizarre odes to the painting itself; some conglomerate of the above; or something entirely different. Length: 7K words max: if your submission is longer (or is expected to be), pitch them the concept beforehand. Payment: Half cent a word with a $5.00 minimum. No simultaneous submissions. Deadline: January 31st, 2018.

Room MagazineGenre: Feminist fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, art, interviews, and book reviews. "Room magazine invites women and genderqueer folks who identify as part of the LGBTTQIA+ spectrum to submit their best poetry, fiction, CNF, and art to our first queer-themed issue. We especially encourage submissions from writers affected by multiple intersections of oppression, such as racism, classism, ableism, fatphobia, ageism, and transphobia." Payment: $50 CAD for one page, $60 for two pages, $90 for three pages, $120 for four pages, $150 for five or more pages. Deadline: January 31, 2018.

FEBRUARY 2018

Chicken Soup for the SoulGenre: True stories and poetry. "We are looking for stories that contain a great piece of advice that you were given or advice that you gave to someone else. Whether the advice is about a little thing that improve your everyday life, or major epiphanies that can change a life completely, we want to hear about them and how they made a difference." Payment: $200. Deadline: February 28, 2017.

Ninth LetterGenre: Poetry and essays. Payment: $25 per page. Deadline
February 28, 2017.




26 Calls for Submissions in June 2016 - Paying Markets

36 Calls for Submissions in May 2016 - Paying Markets

18 Calls for Submissions in April 2016 - Paying Markets

24 Calls for Submissions in March 2016 - Paying Markets

29 Calls for Submissions: February 2016 - Paying Markets

13 Calls for Submissions: January 2016 - Speculative fiction, poetry, short fiction, non-fiction, children's lit

2015

15 Calls for Submissions: December 2015- Paying Markets

HarperOne Accepts Unagented Manuscripts for Digital-First Fiction Imprint
HarperLegend will publish visionary fiction from new voices that communicates wisdom, insight, and/or personal growth with an overarching theme of transformation. Submissions accepted online via www.HarperLegend.com

11 Calls for Submissions in November 2015 - Paying Markets

11 Calls for Submissions in October - Speculative fiction, poetry, literary fiction, nonfiction

13 Calls for Submissions in September - Horror, Sci-fi, Personal Essays and more

6 Calls for Submissions: Speculative Fiction, Essays, Poetry - August 31 Deadlines

10 Calls for Submissions: Anthologies, June - Aug 2015: Science fiction, Horror, Nonfiction, General Fiction, Poetry

Calls for Submissions - June & July: Sci-fi, Fantasy, Horror, Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction

Calls for Submissions - Sci-fi, Fantasy, Horror, Erotica, Fiction, Nonfiction

Calls for Submissions - Speculative Fiction Anthologies

2014

Calls for Submissions: Speculative Fiction and Fantasy

4 comments:

  1. New to writing payment is what we get after writing or we hv to pay to you?

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  2. Not me. This is just a blog. If you submit to a literary journal on this page, and they accept your work, the literary journal will pay you.

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  3. Thanks for including a link to my blog on this list!

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