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.

(Scroll down for the current month.)

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Write Jobs

Calls for Submissions (Twitter)

Freelance Writing


New Pages

Poets & Writers

Cathy's Comps and Calls

Trish Hopkinson

The Poetry Kit

Funds for Writers

Horror Tree

Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP)

Calls for Submissions (Facebook group)

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

Angelique Fawns publishes a very informative list of monthly submission calls, including tips for submissions. All are paying markets. 

Angela Carr publishes calls for submissions every month on her blog, A Dreaming Skin.

Submittable Discover

Every Writer's Resource has a long list of literary magazines.

Dark Hare Press holds a monthly Patreon challenge. Genre: Speculative fiction. Word count : 100 to 2000. Payment: 4 cents/word. 

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. Reprints accepted.

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

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

Strange Horizons is open to speculative fiction submissions between Monday 1600 UTC and Tuesday 1600 UTC, every week of the year except during the month of December.

Off Topic Publishing: Poetry BoxGenre: Poetry. Payment $40 CAD. Submit by the 25th of each month.


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Also see:

325 Paying Markets for Short Stories, Poetry, Nonfiction

25 Paying Markets for Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction

Mega-List of Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazines - Paying markets

185 Literary Magazines Accepting Reprints
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NO DEADLINE

The Anarchist Poetry Project. Genre: Poem Length: 3 poems up to 5 pages total. "The theme of the book is Building Better Worlds. We’re interested in what those better Anarchist worlds and systems look like. Poems that somehow relate to that theme within the context of anarchism will have a better chance of being accepted. In particular, we love speculative literature (scifi, fantasy, hopepunk and other -punk subgenres, magical realism, etc). But even if your poem doesn’t fall into such genres, we still want you to submit it as long as you identify as an anarchist, and your poems are in some way about or related to anarchism and building better worlds." Payment: $30 per poem + contributor copy. Deadline: Open until filled.

Ahoy ComicsGenre: Short fiction and social commentary. "We seek smart, weird, funny articles or stories, which run between 500 and 1,500 words." Payment. $200. 

Radon. Genre: Short stories and poetry containing elements of anarchism, transhumanism, dystopia, and/or science fiction. Payment: 1 cent per word for original work, half a cent per word for reprints.

The Hungur Chronicles. Genre: Horror. Vampires or creatures with vampiric themes. Payment: The pay for original stories is $25.00; for reprints, $12.00. Payment for poems is $5. The pay for illustrations is $8.00. The payment for articles is $10. The pay for cover art is $25.00.

The Were-Traveler: Curst & Twysted Tarot. Genre: Short fiction. Choose an image you would like to write a story about. Payment: $10 for flash, $15 for short stories. (Open until filled.)

Superstition: Book One of the “Fear, Uncertainty, and Doom” Genre: Horror and dark fiction based around the theme of superstition in the broad sense. Payment: $0.02/word for unpublished prose and poetry. (Open until filled.)

Fantasy MagazineGenre: Fantasy short stories, flash fiction, poetry. Payment: 8 cents per word; $40 per poem. "We plan to stay open to submissions by BIPOC authors for the entirety of 2022."

Space Horror AnthologyGenre: Stories with one horror trope and one sci-fi trope. Payment: $25. (Open until filled.)

Neon Books. Genre: Short works, such as individual poems, small sets of very short poems, or short pieces of fiction. Hybrid works, comics and illustrated pieces are also very welcome. Payment: £25.

Through the Gate: Fantastical poetry "We are looking for fantastical poetry of literary and emotional depth from a diversity of voices and perspectives. Our definition of fantastical is quite fluid, encompassing fantasy, magic realism, myth, folklore, surrealism and slipstream. We desire poetry that is atypically beautiful, unconventionally imaginative, and boundary-crossing. We are not interested in work that is strictly science fiction or mainstream, but poetry that blurs the lines between such genres and the fantastical is welcome." Length: Up to three poems. Payment: $20 per poem. Deadline: Open now.

Three-lobed Burning Eye. "Original speculative fiction: horror, fantasy, and science fiction. We're looking for short stories from across the big classifications and those shadowy places between: magical realism, fantastique, slipstream, interstitial, and the Weird. We will consider suspense or western, though we prefer it contain some speculative element. We like voices that are full of feeling, from literary to pulpy, with styles unique and flowing, but not too experimental. All labels aside, we want tales that expand genre, that value imagination in character, narrative, and plot. We want to see something new and different." Length: Short fiction 1000–7000 words, Flash fiction 500–1000 words, (2000–5000 preferred). Payment: $100 for short fiction, $30 for flash fiction; + 1 print annual. Deadline: Open now.

The Dark The Dark publishes dark fantasy and horror. "Don’t be afraid to experiment or to deviate from the ordinary; be different—try us with fiction that may fall out of “regular” categories. However, it is also important to understand that despite the name, The Dark is not a market for graphic, violent horror." Length: 2,000 – 6,000 words. Payment: 6 cents/word for original fiction up to 6,000 words on publication for first world rights; and 1 cent/word for reprint fiction up to 6,000 words on publication for nonexclusive reprint rights. Deadline: Open now.

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

Neon Door Column - The Immersive Future. "We are currently accepting pitches for essays about the intersection between art and technology for our online column on Neon Door called "The Immersive Future". We’re seeking pieces that explore the potentials that virtual reality, the metaverse, and immersive technologies create for a new form of storytelling." Payment is $250. Pitches only.

Midnight Bites. Genre: Horror. Two themes: Carnivale/Carnie Horror and Medical Horror (For this one, I’m not looking for body horror or stories derived from illness; rather, I’m seeking submissions that address the horror that is the medical care system.) Word Count: 10K – 25K words (firm) Payment: $50. 

Et Sequitur. "We are open to all genres, from literary to speculative and everything in between. Our only requirement is that your submission in some way connect with the latest Et Sequitur story, be that in character (minor, major, protagonist, antagonist), setting (neighborhood, world, workplace, house -- even a certain object could work, if it's featured prominently), or theme. Be creative! Continue the story, tell a side-character's story, take the theme and twist it in a new way. In the submission form, you'll be asked to identify which element of the previous story you've chosen to incorporate in your own." Submissions for the next issue will open once the previous issue is published (expected to be the first day of every-other month). They will temporarily close when a story has been chosen for the next issue. Payment: $25.

Beechwood Review publishes minimalist writing and art. "We’re partial to themes of time, nature, humanity, philosophy, chaos, reason, the ridiculous, and the whimsical. We don’t like work that drones on about fancy table fruit. Although good fruit poems have their place." Payment: $5 per poem, 1 cent/word for fiction and nonfiction, $5 for art.

Assemble Artifacts is looking for stories of wonder and suspense. "We prefer stories of at least 5,000 words, but are open to longer and shorter works. Please include a one to three sentence pitch of your story, and an author bio with your submission. We are open to writers of all levels of experience." Payment: 8-10 cents per word for short fiction.

Jay Henge: Phantom Thieves Sagacious Scoundrels. Genre: Speculative fiction. "Elusive and fantastic thieves and scoundrels of all genders and species who can be long gone before the victim even knows what happened. Show us what admirable trickery your scoundrels and robbers and smugglers have up their sleeves!" Payment: $5 USD per 1000 words. Length: Up to 15k words. Open until filled.

Jay Henge: The Nameless Songs of Zadok Allen. Genre: 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. Open until filled.

Jay Henge: The Back Forty. Genre: Speculative fiction. "In The Back Forty, we are looking for your stories that explore new, lawless frontiers, backwater towns, self-appointed sheriffs, lonesome explorers, bounty hunters, and other Wild West in Outer Space kinds of themes." Payment: $5 USD per 1000 words. Length: Up to 15k words. Open until filled.

Existential Hologram: A Science Fiction Anthology. Genre: Science Fiction, Virtual Reality, Simulation Theory. "What if everything we see, hear, taste and touch represents a minuscule fraction of the whole of existence? We want tales centered on the realities of reality – from the askew to the virtual (think Twilight Zone to The Matrix or Tron)." Word count: 2,000 to 14,000 words. Payment: Royalty split. Deadline: Open until filled.

In Space, No One Can Hear You Laugh – A Comedy AnthologyGenre: Science Fiction, Space Opera, Comedy, Satire "Space opera can often be a wonderous, cold and scientific place.  But it doesn’t have to be!  Ever hear of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy? Galaxy Quest? The Adventures of Pluto Nash? Red Dwarf?" Word count: 2,000 to 8,000 words. Payment: Royalty split. Deadline: Open until filled.

Sinister Smile Press: Dead Hookers in Gas Station Bathrooms. Genre: Road trip horror. Payment: $30 - $50. Deadline: Open until filled.

NOVEMBER 2022

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

Iron Horse Party IssueGenre: Poetry, fiction, nonfiction."Poems, stories, and essays that center around parties: birthday, anniversary, going away, coming home, Super Bowl, baby showers, bachelor or bachelorette, dinner or cocktail, housewarming, costume, tea, slumber, hurricane watch, toga, block, or raves. Any type of party!" Payment: $100 per essay or story, and $50 per poem or flash piece. Deadline: November 1, 2022.

WordworksRestrictions: Open to BC and Yukon writers. Genre: Poetry, flash fiction, short story, and creative non-fiction on theme of Beginnings. Payment: $125 per page for original articles, $100 for cover art and $25 for other interior illustrations, $50 for reprints. Deadline:November 1, 2022.

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

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

Ninth Letter. Genre: 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.

Foglifter. Genre: 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 Australia. Restrictions: Submissions are restricted to Australian and New Zealand residents. Genre: Children's and YA books. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: November 1, 2022.

The Iowa Review. Genre: 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.

ellipsis… literature & art. Genre: 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.)

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: November 2, 2022. Accepts reprints.

FanaticalGenre: Science-fiction and fantasy stories (horror and mystery too if fantastical enough) of between 2,000 and 6,000 words. stories should be inspired by tabletop games - roleplaying games, board games, miniature wargames - but not necessarily be set in those exact worlds or feature particular characters or places. Payment: £20. Deadline: November 5, 2022. 

HavokGenre: Flash fiction on theme of The Americas. Payment: $50 via PayPal for each story selected for an Anthology. No payment for online publication. Deadline: November 5, 2022.

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

Shenandoah. Genre: Poetry. Payment: $100. Deadline: November 7, 2022. Opens November 1. Closes when cap is reached.

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: November 7, 2022. (Deadline extended.)

Dismantle MagazineGenre: Personal essays that explore larger cultural issues related to fashion, pop culture and social change. Payment: $75.00 per article over ~1000 words. Deadline: November 7, 2022.

Geez: Bread and Wine. Genre: Nonfiction, pitches on theme “Bread and Wine.” "Geez is a quarterly, non-profit, ad-free, print magazine about social justice, art, and activism for people at the fringes of faith in both Canada and the US." Genre: Long-form journalism, personal stories of transformation, short bursts of feelings, and nuggets of inspiration. Accepts poetry on a limited basis. Payment: $50 - $100. Deadline: November 7, 2022. 

Hexagon. Genre: 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: November 8, 2022. 

Double-Edged Sword. Genre: Co-authored, dark fantasy. Payment: $0.01/word. Deadline: November 8, 2022.

Porter House ReviewGenre: Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction. Payment: "Competitive rates" Deadline: November 8, 2022.

Ornithopter Press. Genre: Poetry chapbooks. Suggested manuscript length: 70 to 100 pages. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: November 12, 2022.

The FabulistGenre: Fantastical and genre fiction. Payment: $25. Deadline: November 12, 2022.

berlin litGenre: Poetry. Payment: 20 euros per poem. Deadline: November 12, 2022.

Mighty. Genre: Fiction stories ranging from 500 to 3500 words. "We want to celebrate characters who are disabled and still save the day, whose abilities and disabilities are equally important aspects of their lives and identities." Payment: CAD $0.08/word. Deadline: November 14, 2022.

So to Speak. Genre: Poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art. Intersectionist feminist perspective. Payment; Modest honorarium. (Print issue only) Deadline: November 14, 2022.

Flame Tree: Darkness BeckonsGenre: Horror. Payment: 8 cents/word. Deadline: November 14, 2022.

Songs of Eretz Poetry Review. Genre: Poetry and art. Payment: $7 per poem, $12 for cover art and $7 for inside art. Deadline: November 15, 2022. See themes.

The RialtoGenre: Poetry. Payment: £20 per poem.  Deadline: November 15, 2022. Note: They may close early if their submission cap is reached. 

The Aurora JournalGenre: Prose, poetry. "We look for writing that is surreal, ethereal, mystical, and explores the dangerous limits of surrealism." Payment: $12. Deadline: November 15, 2022. 

The Pig’s Back. Genre: Fiction and non-fiction. Length: 2000 - 5000 words. Payment: €300. Deadline: November 15, 2022.
 
Luna Station Quarterly. Restrictions: Open to women writers only. Genre: Speculative fiction. Payment: $5. Deadline: November 15, 2022. Some reprints accepted.

WTAW Full-Length ManuscriptsGenre: Full-length manuscripts: novels, memoirs, creative nonfiction, collections of stories and essays, hybrids. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: November 15, 2022. Fee waived for BIPOC writers.

Belanger Books: Sherlock Holmes: Adventures in the Realms of H.P. LovecraftGenre: Fiction. "Imagine Holmes investigating the disappearance of a college student in the mysterious town of Innsmouth, matching wits with a man who can reanimate the dead, or using his deductive skills to help fight creatures from beyond the realm of time and space. These are just some of the stories which could be included in the new anthology Sherlock Holmes: Adventures in the Realms of H.P. Lovecraft. The anthology will feature traditional Sherlock Holmes stories blended with one or more of Lovecraft’s tales." Payment: $50 or $100. Deadline: November 15, 2022.

The Hopkins Review: Locating a Collective Lyric I. Genre: Essays. "For this folio, we invite a range of contributions and approaches to theorizing a collective lyric I across media from those working in and beyond disciplines such as disability studies, history of art, history, literature, political theory, performance, translation, and the visual arts. Scholarly writing, creative work, and experimental essays are among the genres we welcome." Payment: $1 per line for poetry and $10 per page for prose, with a minimum payment of $40 per poetry acceptance and $100 per prose acceptance. Deadline: November 15, 2022.

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: November 15, 2022. 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.

Untethered. Genre: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, hybrid writing, visual art and those strange things in between. Payment: $20. Deadline: November 15, 2022.

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. Theme: Other and Different. Payment: £15. Deadline: November 15, 2022.

Word West Revue. Genre: Fiction, poetry, nonfiction, books, videos and photography that engage with "the west." Payment: Short prose and poetry: $100 for each accepted print piece. $25 for each accepted online piece. Photography: $5 per photo used online. $15 per photo used in print. Video: $50 for each two week block of screening. Books: authors recieve an advance upon acceptance, 15% royalties on print sales, and 35% on ebook sales, paid out quarterly. Deadline: November 15, 2022.

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

The Lorelei SignalGenre: Fantasy short stories, flash fiction, and poetry with strong female characters. Payment: $15 for short stories, $5 for poems and flash (<1000 wds) fiction pieces, $5 for reprints. Deadline: November 15, 2022. Accepts reprints.

The London Reader: Plant LifeGenre: Stories, poems, essays, and art about the secret lives of plants and the people who live with them. Payment: Revenue sharing. Deadline: November 15, 2022.

Grumpy Old DragonsGenre: Humor. Words: 3000-4000. "We’re looking for stories where the dragon takes center stage (or at least steals the show). To be considered for the anthology, the story must contain at least one loveable ‘grumpy’ character – it can be the dragon’s human mentor, a disembodied ghost of a former dragon snack, or the dragon themselves." Payment: Profit sharing. Deadline: November 15, 2022.

Eerie River: Cosmic Horror Anthology. Genre: Cosmic horror. Payment: Flat rate payment ¢1 per word CAD after approved edits - up to $70 CAD. Deadline: November 15, 2022.

The Blue RouteRestrictions: Only the work of current undergraduate writers will be considered.  Genres: Fiction, or creative nonfiction totaling no more than 3000 words. Payment: $25. Deadline: November 15, 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 November 11 - November 17, 2022.

Wilson Quarterly - Navigating Geopolitical Strategic CompetitionGenre: Nonfiction articles. "We are looking for reporting that will highlight examples of partnerships of all kinds that are strengthening the technological, economic, supply chain, energy, and infrastructure underpinnings required for America and its allies to deter aggression and secure a rules-based order. In short, we want to showcase ways that the US can be proactive in creating an advantage in a competitive world." Payment: $2000. Deadline: November 17, 2022. Pitches only.

ShooterGenre: Stories, essays, memoir and poetry to do with the Body. "We’re looking for stories, essays, memoir and poetry on anything to do with the body and physicality: competitive sports, endurance, sexual attraction, body image, beauty, the sense of touch, ageing, pregnancy and childbirth. Whatever might literally be on the body also makes for welcome subjects, such as tattoo art, jewellery, clothing and fashion." 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: November 20, 2022.

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

BrackenGenre: Poetry and art. "Bracken is a literary magazine born of the love of the woods and its shadows." Payment: $30. Deadline: November 21, 2022. 

GeistRestrictionsCanadian connection required. Genre: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art. Payment$100 - $1200. Deadline: November 21, 2022.  Accepts reprints.

CutleafGenre: Poetry. Send up to seven poems. Payment: $50 to $200. Deadline: November 24, 2022. (Submit early in the month. Closes when cap is reaached.)

Arc Poetry MagazineGenre: Poetry. Payment: $50 per page. Deadline: November 25, 2022. 

Every Day FictionGenre: Flash fiction on holiday themes. Length: 1000 words max. Payment: $3. Deadline: November 26, 2022.

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. Deadline: November 27, 2022. Nonfiction pitches only.

Flame Tree: Lost Atlantis. Genre: Short stories. "We’re looking for tales of lost civilisations, perfect societies that withdraw from the world, from the plains of Saharan Africa, to the India of the Indus, from subterranean coastlines to narrow mountain ravines, hidden by vistas of cloud, but enchanting the minds of those yearning for something better, something beyond." Payment: 8 cents/6 pence per word for original stories, 6 cents/4 pence for reprints. Deadline: November 27, 2022. Reprints accepted.

Flame Tree: Spirits and GhoulsGenre: Short stories. "We’re looking for explorations of spirits, ghosts and ghouls, from every corner of the world. The spirits of the mountainside, the ghouls of the deserts, the abandoned ghosts of pirate ships, the spirits who linger to protect, the apparitions who thirst for revenge, and the ghouls who simply lust for the taste of flesh." Payment: 8 cents/6 pence per word for original stories, 6 cents/4 pence for reprints. Deadline: November 27, 2022. Reprints accepted.

The Storyteller Series (Podcast and Print) Genre: Fiction, non-fiction, memoir up to 10,000 words.  Payment: $50. Deadline: November 28, 2022. Reprints accepted.

Poems of Liberty—Human Rights Edition. Genre: Poetry. " This year, we are focusing on three topics that have been defining for human rights in Europe in 2022: Press Freedom, Diversity and Disinformation & Diversity. Payment: €250 per contributor. Deadline: November 28, 2022.

FacesGenre: Nonfiction, activities for children 9 - 14. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: November 28, 2022. Queries onlySee themes.

Exposition Review. Genre: Fiction, flash fiction, nonfiction, poetry, scripts for stage & screen, experimental narratives, visual art, film, and comics. Theme: Lines. Payment: $50. Deadline: November 29, 2022. (No fee submission day)

Good Printed ThingsGenre: Poems, essays, short stories on theme: Rituals. Payment: $50. Deadline: November 30, 2022. 

Dragon Soul Press: Beastly TalesGenre: "All monster romance stories. All heat levels are accepted; erotica preferred." Payment: Royalties. Deadline: November 30, 2022. 

Poetry WalesGenre: Poetry, reviews, articles. See themePayment: Poems £20/page. Reviews £67.50/1500-word review. Articles £200/3000 word, or in that proportion, depending on number of published words. Deadline: November 30, 2022. Submissions in English.

Tram Editions. Genre: Poetry and hybrid chapbooks. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: November 30, 2022. Closes when submission cap is reached.

The MaulGenre: Horror between 100 and 3,000 words. "We enjoy pulp fiction. That means we look for stories that pop. Exaggeration, melodrama, impossibly imaginative settings, and vivid imagery are encouraged. Bring us something that really jumps off the page. Be as over-the-top as you like. If you’re a more subtle writer, submit anyway. Sometimes one good twist or some relatable descriptions will still catch people’s eye, even the uninitiated." Payment: $0.08/word for original fiction, $0.02/word for reprints. Deadline: November 30, 2022.

Unbound FirstsRestrictions: To apply you must be: aged 18+, a writer of colour, previously unpublished. Genre: Adult fiction or non-fiction. Full-length manuscripts must be completed, unpublished, written in English. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: November 30, 2022.

Stanchion. Genre: Chapbook collections of short stories, flash fiction, poetry, essays, or a hybrid mix of writing. All genres will be considered. Payment: Stanchion authors will receive a lump sum payment of $200 for the initial press run of 100 copies of their book, paid upon publication via PayPal. For each additional press run of 100 copies, the author will receive additional payments, escalating in $50 increments. For example, the 2nd printing nets the author $250, the 3rd $300, and so on, capping at $400. Deadline: November 30, 2022.

MQR MixtapeGenre: Short stories, essays, and poetry, and a variety of other work that isn’t standard fare in most literary journals. Length: 300 words max. See themePayment: Not specified. Deadline: November 30, 2022. 

Crannóg. Genres: Poetry, short stories. Payment: €120 per poem and €200 per story, €200 per author interview and €200 per cover image. Deadline: November 30, 2022.

On SpecGenre: Speculative fiction and poetry. Payment: $100CAD. Deadline: November 30, 2022.

The Hudson Review. Genre: Fiction, poetry, essays, book reviews; criticism of literature, art, theatre, dance, film, and music; and articles on contemporary cultural developments. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: November 30th, 2022. (Fiction only)

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: November 30, 2022.

Nine Pens. Restrictions: Open to poets in UK and Ireland. Genre: Poetry pamphlets. Payment: Royalties? Deadline: November 30, 2022.

Lamar University Literary Press. Genre: Literary fiction—novels and short story collections, poetry. "While our focus is upon original literary work, we will consider books on or about the following if written to our standards: graphic art, biography, regional interest for East Texas." Payment: Royalties. Deadline: November 30, 2022.

8th & Atlas Genre: Novels, memoirs, nonfiction/long-form journalism, YA, hybrid works, essay/short story collections, graphic novels, and anthologies. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: November 30, 2022. 

Made in L.A. Restrictions: Open to writers who live in Los Angeles. Payment: $0.01 per word. Deadline: November 30, 2022.  Accepts reprints.

Cardinal Rule Press Genre: Children’s picture books that empower children through meaningful stories for readers, age 4-11. They also publish non-fiction books for parents (word count up to 70k). Payment: Royalties. Deadline: November 30, 2022.

This World Belongs to Us. Genre: Horror stories about bugs. Payment: 5 cents/word. Deadline: November 30, 2022. 

Baltimore ReviewGenre: Poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, videos (including poetry), and cross-genre work. Payment: $40. Deadline: November 30, 2022.

Gravelight Press: Halloween Party. Genre: Short stories and poems relating to all things horror. Payment: $25. Deadline: November 30, 2022.

Cricket Media: ASK MagazineGenre: Science articles for children 7–10 years old. Theme: Buried Treasure. Payment: Unspecified. Deadline: November 30, 2022. Queries only.

AfreadaRestrictions: Open to African writers. Genre: Short fiction, up to 5,000 words. Payment: £25. Deadline: November 30, 2022. 

Quarter PressGenre: Stories, art, poetry, nonfiction on theme: Ends. Payment: $5. Deadline: November 30, 2022. 

Broken Sleep Books. (UK) Genre: Poetry pamphlets (up to 40 pages). Payment: Royalties. Deadline:  November 30, 2022. 

Poet LoreGenre: Poetry. Payment: $50. DeadlineNovember 30, 2022.

Split Lip MagazineGenre: Fiction (flash and short stories), memoirs, and poetry. with a pop-culture twist. Payment: $50 per author (via PayPal) for our web issues. Payment for print is $5 per page, minimum of $20, plus 2 contributor copies and a 1-year subscription. Deadline: November 30, 2022. NoteSubmit early in the month.

The FiddleheadGenre: Fiction, including excerpts from novels, creative nonfiction, art, and poetry. Payment: $60 CAD per published page. Deadline: November 30, 2022. 

The Hopkins Review: Folio on WalkingGenre: "Creative and critical-creative essays and other writings for a folio on walking as a creative and conceptual practice and as a place where private reveries and public perception intersect." Payment: $1 per line for poetry and $10 per page for prose, with a minimum payment of $40 per poetry acceptance and $100 per prose acceptance. Deadline: November 30, 2022.

TypehouseRestrictions: In honor of Native American Heritage Month, no-fee submissions are open for all Native/Indigenous creators, not limited to those from the US. Genre: Prose, poetry, art. Payment: $25. Deadline: November 30, 2022. 

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

PodcastleGenre: Fantasy podcast. Length: Up to 6,000 words. Payment: $0.06/word for original; $100 for reprints, $20 for flash fiction reprints. Deadline: November 30, 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: Deadline extended to November 30, 2022.

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

parABnormalGenre: Fiction, 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: November 30, 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 November 24 - November 30, 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: November 30, 2022. (Extended deadline)

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: November 30, 2022.

Quarter(ly)Genre: Stories, poems, art, reviews, analysis, graphic stories. See themesPayment: $5. Deadline: November 30, 2022. 

Dragon Soul Press: UnionGenre: "Science fiction romance stories. Outer space and aliens are accepted. All heat levels are accepted." Payment: Royalties. Deadline: November 30, 2022. (Extended deadline)

Wyldblood Press. Genre: Speculative short stories. Payment£0.01 per word for print and digital rights (to a maximum of £75). Deadline: November 30, 2022.

Night Terror Novels Publishing: Hear the Slay Bells RingGenre: Flash fiction. Christmas- and winter-themed horror. Payment: £10. Deadline: November 30, 2022.

The Worcester Review. Genre: Poetry. Payment: $20. Deadline: November 30, 2022. (No submission fee for BIPOC writers)

Short FictionRestrictions: Open to writers from everywhere except the USA. Genre: Short fiction between 500 and 5,000 words. Payment: 2p (£0.02) per word, to the nearest 100 words, with a minimum of £30 and maximum £100. Deadline: November 30, 2022.

Abandon Journal: Abandon Love. Genre: Short stories, flash fiction, poetry, CNF, hybrid work, art on theme: Abandon Love. Payment: $15. Deadline: November 30, 2022.

FABLE: An Anthology of Horror, Suspense & the Supernatural. Genre: Horror, mystery, crime, thriller, and/or suspense. Supernatural elements are encourged. However, they are not necessary. Length: 1000 - 40,000 words. Payment: Original Fiction: $0.08/word for the first 1,000 words, and $0.01/word after. Reprints: $0.01/word. Deadline: November 30, 2022. Accepts reprints.

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. (Deadline extended to November 30)

Cast of Wonders. Genre: YA Speculative fiction. Podcast. Payment: $.08/word for original fiction of any length (yes, including flash!). For reprints, a $100 flat rate for Short Fiction, and a $20 flat rate for Flash Fiction. Deadline: November 30, 2022.

Gateway Literary PressGenre: Surrealist, fabulist, and magic realist story collections. US authors only. Payment: Small advance plus royalties. Deadline: November 30, 2022. Submit early in the month.

Apparition Lit. Genre: Speculative fiction and poetry on theme of Dread. Payment: $30. Deadline: November 30, 2022. Opens November 15. Submission periods are extended by a week for BIPOC creators only.

The Stinging FlyGenre: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. Payment: Fiction and nonfiction: €30 per magazine page; Poetry: €50 per poem; Featured Poet: €250. Deadline: November 30, 2022. Opens November 15, 2022.

55 Fathoms. Genre: Book length works (40,000 to 120,000 words). Unpublished novels and nonfiction works only. "We are only interested in those books written in the literary style; mainstream genre works are not a good match for us." Payment: Royalties. Deadline: November 30, 2022.

Markaz Review. Genre: Essays, feature articles and reviews of books, film, music, theatre and art, as well as profiles/interviews of artists, filmmakers, musicians and writers (1,000–3,000 words). "We’re interested in covering a worldwide array of visual, literary and performing arts events, as well as current affairs. We also publish opinion columns (750–1,500 words)." Theme: Freedom. Payment: Small honorarium. Deadline: November 30, 2022. Queries only.

DECEMBER

Extra Teeth. Genre: Short fiction between 800 and 4,000 words. Payment: £100. Deadline: December 14, 2022? Opens December 1.

SundogGenre: Fiction, poetry, nonfiction, art. Payment: $25. Deadline: December 1, 2022. Submit early to avoid submission fee. 

Empire of Beasts. Genre: Stories about entirely new societies and cultures populated by anthropomorphized creatures. Payment: $40. Deadline: December 1, 2022.

Acre Books. Restrictions: BIPOC writers only. Genre: Full-length fiction, nonfiction, poetry and hybrid works. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: December 1, 2022.

The Woodward ReviewGenrePoetry, prose, art, and digital media from anyone, anywhere. Payment: $25.  Deadline: December 1, 2022.

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

The Offing: Wit Tea. Genre: Humor. "Send us your comedic work in any genre. We love strong character voices, absurdity, momentum, vulnerability, and surprise. We want the pieces only you – yes you, weirdo – could write. We want to think, we want to cry, and we want to laugh our butts off. We’ve been attached to our butts for far too long." Payment: $25 - $100. Deadline: December 1, 2022.

Toxic WorkplacesRestrictions: Open to women writers. Genre: CNF up to 5,000 words on theme Toxic Workplaces. Payment: 2 cents/word. Deadline: December 1, 2022.

Outcast Press: Diner Crime/Noir/Neo-Noir Anthology. Genre: Crime/noir/neo-noir/transgressive short stories in which a diner-like venue plays a major role in the narrative. Length: 2,000 – 7,000 words (3,000 – 4,500 words being the sweet spot). Payment: $25 - $100. Deadline: December 1, 2022.

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

RuminateGenre: Fiction under 5,500 words. Payment: $20 per 500 words. Deadline: December 1, 2022. 

Air and Nothingness Press: Gargantua. Genre: Speculative stories of massive engineering megastructures that reshape stellar systems. Length: exactly 1000 words. Payment: $0.08/word. Deadline: December 1, 2022. 

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

Tomorrow's Hope. Genre: Near Future Hard Science Fiction. Payment: A percentage of sales divided equally between the contributing authors. Deadline: December 1, 2022. 

Zero Street Fiction. Genre: Full-length LGBTQ fiction. The manuscript must be in English and should be between 60,000 and 100,000 words. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: December 1, 2022.

Interstellar Flight Press. Genre: Horror including but not limited to: Science Fiction Horror, Fantasy Horror, Supernatural, Weird Horror, Mystery/thrillers with horror elements. Hybrids or difficult to categorize works are welcome. Give us your slashers, zombies, witches, vampires, monsters, demons, devils, horror comedies, psychological thrillers, body horror, crime noir, creature features, aliens, ghosts, haunted houses, creepy carnivals, serial killers, possessed children, shapeshifters, disasters, and viruses. Word Count: 17,500 - 40,000 words. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: December 1, 2022.

Wandering Wave Press: An Anthology of Unconventional Stories. Genre: Fiction. 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. We want to showcase authors who write uncommon fiction.” Some examples are: witches in space, romances that flip gender roles, alternate histories set in the near-future, and fairy tales that start after the ‘happily ever after.’ Length: 1,000-10,000 words. Payment: $25. Deadline: December 1, 2022.

Book WormsGenre: All HORROR sub-genres. No romance or erotica. Payment: $0.08/word. Deadline: December 1, 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: December 2, 2022. Accepts reprints.

IslandRestrictions: Open to Australian and New Zealand citizens and residents only. Genre: Fiction Nonfiction. Payment: 20 cents per word, with a minimum of $350 and a maximum of $750. Deadline: December 2, 2022.

Never Wake. Genre: Horror. "We’re looking for scary, mind-bending stories featuring dreams, nightmares, hallucinations, messed-up psychedelic experiences, and various elements of phantasmagoria." Payment: 8 cents/word. Deadline: December 4, 2022.

HavokGenre: Flash fiction on theme of Africa. Payment: $50 via PayPal for each story selected for an Anthology. No payment for online publication. Deadline: December 4, 2022.

Cordite. Genre: Poetry. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: December 4, 2022.

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. Deadline: December 4, 2022. Fiction, completed nonfiction and poetry.

Heroic Fantasy QuarterlyGenre: Sword and sorcery fantasy. Payment: $100 for stories and $25 for poems, upon publication. Deadline: December 7, 2022. 

Stone’s Throw. Genre: Dark fiction, crime and noir, length between 1,000 and 2,000 words. Payment: $25. Deadline: December 7, 2022. 

RevoluteGenre: Poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Payment: $25. Deadline: December 8, 2022.

Rabbit: Collaborations. Genre: "For this issue, we are keen to see the wild and wonderful results of two or more minds and/or bodies and/or practices coming together to generate art. Such works might take the form of poetry written collaboratively by two or more people, collaborations between poet/s and other artists, cross-practice experiments, collaborations with non-humans, or any poetry-related collaborations that fall in-between or beyond." Payment: "We are able to pay all Australian contributors. International contributors receive copies of the journal." Deadline: December 9, 2022.

Exposition ReviewGenre: Fiction, flash fiction, nonfiction, poetry, scripts for stage & screen, experimental narratives, visual art, film, and comics. Theme: Lines. Payment: $50. Deadline: December 10, 2022. (No fee submission day)

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. Deadline: December 11, 2022. Art, comics and comic pitches only.

Stanchion. Genre: Writing (prose, poetry, etc) & visual art. Payment: $10 to $15. Deadline: December 13, 2022. Submit to stanchionzine@gmail.com (There isn't a lot of information about this call)
 
The Journal of Compressed Creative ArtsGenre: Fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, mixed media, visual arts, "and even kitchen sinks, if they are compressed in some way.” Payment: $50. Deadline: December 15, 2022.

Baffling. Genre: Speculative stories that explore science fiction, fantasy, and horror with a queer bent. Length: 1200 words max. Payment: $.08/word. Deadline: December 15, 2022.

Plainsongs. Genre: Poetry. Payment: $50 for "award" poem. Deadline: December 15, 2022.

Copper Nickel. Genre: Poetry, fiction, essays, and translation folios. Payment: $30 per printed page + two copies of the issue in which the author’s work appears + a one-year subscription. Deadline: December 15, 2022. Submit early in the month to avoid submission fees.

United Faedom. Genre: Short story collections, novellas and novels. Payment: Collections (minimum of 30k), $75. Novellas and novels (40k-100k) $100. Deadline: December 15, 2022.

Journalstone. Genre: Horror novels and novellas. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: December 15, 2022.

ChannelGenreFiction, art, creative non-fiction, and poetry that engages with the natural world, and have a particular interest in work which encourages reflection on human interaction with plant and animal life, landscape and the self. Payment€40/poem, and €50/page of prose up to €150. Deadline:  December 15, 2022.

MiznaRestrictions: In this issue, we are interested in focusing specifically on work by people from Black SWANA communities and their diasporas, to create a gathering space for our voices and ideas. Those submitting work should identify as Black. Genre: Poetry, stories, creative essays, flash fiction, comics. Payment: $200. Deadline: December 15, 2022.

The Great Void. Genre: Speculative fiction. Payment: Revenue sharing. Pays for anthologies only. Deadline: December 15, 2022. 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: How stepping outside my comfort zone changed meGenre: True stories and poems. "Tell us your own stories about stepping outside your comfort zone and how that changed your life." Payment: $200. DeadlineDecember 15, 2022.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The power of positive thinkingGenre: True stories and poems. "How did you “think positive” and how did it change your life? Tell us your success story about using the power of positive thinking!" Payment: $200. DeadlineDecember 15, 2022.

Eye to the TelescopeGenre: Speculative poetry. Payment: $0.04/word, up to $25. Deadline: December 15, 2022. See theme.

Propagule. Genre: Short stories that are intrepid with regard to experimentation and oddity; the strange, the surreal, the atypical, the unexpected. Payment: $20. Deadline: December 15, 2022.

Poetry WalesGenre: Poetry, reviews, articles. See themePayment: Poems £20/page. Reviews £67.50/1500-word review. Articles £200/3000 word, or in that proportion, depending on number of published words. Deadline: December 15, 2022. Submissions in Welsh.

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

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

The Offing: InsightGenre: Creative nonfiction that centers one’s personal experience against the backdrop of art, literature, and culture. Insight essays are generally personal essays that raise questions or address issues about the matters that concern us aesthetically, politically, or ideologically. These essays explore how interacting with this piece of art, literature, or culture changed you, or made a lasting impression. Payment: $25–$100. Deadline: December 16, 2022.

just femme & dandyGenre: Fashion for the LGBTQIA+ community. Theme: Survive. "For this issue, we want to hear what survival means for you and your queer identity as it relates to all areas of fashion, including but not limited to clothing, cosmetics, skincare, hair (styles and products), shoes, perfumery/cologne, accessories, hosiery, etc. Want to tell us about your favorite chainmail or faux-brass knuckles? What about that shade of red lipstick that feels like armor? How about your favorite bedazzled binder or mobility aid? We’d also love to hear about the roles clothing has played for in surviving (and/or recovering from) harm or protecting oneself against danger, illness, and other threats. Of course, these are just a few examples. We are open to pieces across subjects and genres, but in the spirit of queer and BIPOC celebration, we’re especially interested in pieces that demonstrate triumph and endurance." Payment50 USD per text-based submission and 150 USD per multimedia submission (video, photography, image + text, fashion spread + interview, etc.). Deadline: December 17, 2022.

Fulcrum Publishing: Women's Reproductive Health Anthology. Genre: Creative nonfiction personal essays on abortion, contraception, menstruation, infertility, miscarriage, IVF, perimenopause/menopause, pregnancy, fibroids, PCOS, endometriosis, and any other topic related to women's health. Length: 2,000 words max. Payment: $150. Deadline: December 17, 2022. Reprints accepted.

Fieldnotes is a biannual print journal publishing new writing and artworks with a focus on practices that work between disciplines and against type. Genre: “We are seeking non-conforming submissions: ideas in transition, poetry in translation, collaborations and conversations, works between genres, between fiction and theory, between text and image, new poetic modes and things-in-progress.” Payment: £100-£200. Deadline: December 22, 2022.

Black OceanRestrictions: Open to debut (“first book”) collections only. Genre: Full-length poetry manuscripts. Payment: Royalties? Deadline: December 23, 2022. Opens December 9.

Antimony and Elder LaceGenre: Full-length books: 60,000 words minimum. Mystery (and all associated subgenres); Horror (and all associated subgenres); Thriller (and all associated subgenres); Dark Fantasy or Science Fiction. Payment: Royalties? Deadline: December 25, 2022.

The Puritan. Genres: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. Payment: $100 per nonfiction piece, $50 fiction, $15 per poem. Deadline: December 25, 2022.

Spirit: A White Stag Anthology. Genre: Poetry. " We want poetry that explores the ethereal realm through various mediums whether religious / spiritual, through clairvoyance / meditation, science, & the imagination. We want theology, mysticism & magick, alchemy, explore the ancient mysteries. We want work that goes beyond our sphere & into the void, translating the unknown. Send us your séances, your rituals, your communions with the gods, show us the creatures that lurk in the night (the ones we don’t already know about), tell us of your travels through space & time. We want poetry that is evocative of the otherworldly. Be bold & dare to go beyond." Payment: $5/page. Deadline: December 26, 2022.

Every Day Fiction. Genre: Flash fiction on themes. Length: 1000 words max. Payment: $3. Deadline: December 27, 2022.

For Those Who Deserve to Exist. Restrictions: Those who identify as a marginalized individual or a person from a marginalized community. Genre: Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction. Theme: Reclamation by marginalized individuals. Rising up, overcoming, and righting (and rewriting) transgressions. Payment: $30. Deadline: December 30, 2022.

Dragon Soul Press: LibertyGenre: "All LGBTQ+ stories are welcome. All fantasy genres are accepted." Payment: Royalties. Deadline: December 31, 2022.

Dragon Soul Press: Carried AwayGenre: "All romantic comedy stories are welcome. Does not have to be Happily Ever After. All heat levels are accepted." Payment:  Royalties. Deadline: December 31, 2022. 

Ninth LetterGenre: Poems, nonfiction, and short fiction. Payment: $25 for poetry, $75 for prose. Deadline: December 31, 2022.

Critical Read. Genre: Nonfiction artwork biographies, reported stories, profiles, cultural history, essay, interviews. Payment: Varies. Deadline: December 31, 2022. Pitches only.

Cinnabar Moth Literary Collections. Genre: short stories between 3,000 and 3,500 words on the topic of love lost all genres are accepted. Payment: $50. Deadline: December 31, 2022.

Path of Absolute Power Superhero Anthology. Genre: Short stories set in the fictional comic book universe of the Absolute Power tabletop role-playing game. Payment: 5 to 12 cents per word. Deadline: December 31, 2022. 

King Ludd's Rag. Genre: Long-form fiction, 4,000 words minimum. Payment: $100 per piece. Deadline: December 31, 2022.

Tales from the Clergy: Stories Inspired by Ghost. Genre: Horror anthology of stories inspired by the music of the band Ghost. Payment: 3 cents/word, 5,000 words max. Deadline: December 31, 2022.

Best Utopian Science Fiction. Genre: Utopian science fiction. Length: up to 19,000 words (flash fiction, short stories, and novelettes) Payment: $0.01 (USD) per word + contributor copy. Deadline: December 31, 2022. Reprints only.

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

Meadowlark Reader. Genre: Personal essays, interviews, journalistic pieces. “True stories about Kansas written by Kansans." Payment: $10 plus one contributor copy. Deadline: December 31, 2022.

Book XI. Genre: Personal essays, memoir, fiction, science fiction, humor, and poetry with philosophical themes. Payment: $200 for prose; 50 for each poem. Deadline: December 31, 2022. 

Red Cape Anthologies: R is for RevengeGenre: Horror. "Revenge can come in many forms so we are looking for clever and unusual stories. Anything goes, so long as the story falls into the horror genre (whether that be human or non-human monsters)." Payment: £10. Deadline: December 31, 2022.

The Margins. Genre: Poetry, short stories, audio, video, photography, translation, art criticism, artist interviews, essays, and the daring, genre-blurring work that falls outside those categories by emerging and established queer Asian, Asian American, and Asian diasporic writers on the theme of Mehfil: An Evening of Entertainment and Enchantment. Payment: $50 – $100 for a single poem, depending on length. $150 for flash fiction (500 to 1,000 words in length) $300 – $450 for longer works of fiction (up to ~4,000 words). Nonfiction $60 - $450. Deadline: December 31, 2022.

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: December 31, 2022. 

KaleidotropeGenre: Speculative fiction and poetry—science fiction, fantasy, and horror, but also compelling work that blurs the lines between these and falls outside of neat genre categories. Payment: For fiction, $0.01/word (1 cent a word) USD. For poetry, a flat rate of $5 USD per accepted piece. For artwork, a flat rat of $60 for cover art. Deadline: December 31, 2022.

Yay! They're Here! Genre: Speculative fiction. "We are looking for Speculative Fiction stories featuring a Human/Alien first contact that starts optomistically, but then, well, things happen." Payment: $5 plus royalties. Deadline: December 31, 2022.

CutleafGenre: Short stories, personal essays, poems, or hybrid work in which beer is featured. Payment: $50 to $200. Deadline: December 31, 2022. (Submit early in the month. Closes when cap is reaached.)

Solar Flare Anthology. Genre: Solarpunk. "Imagine a Solarpunk future where societies value cooperation over consumerism, where technology solves ecological challenges rather than creating them. SOLAR FLARE will envision a future where humanity has embraced the Earth and learned to co-exist with it, not simply on it, where sustainability is a way of life, not merely a catch phrase." Payment: 8 cents/word. Deadline: December 31, 2022.

FIYAH. Restrictions: 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. Payment: $150 per story. $50 per poem. $300 per novelette. Deadline: December 31st, 2022. 

Islandia. Restrictions: Preference is given to residents of Florida & the Caribbean but Islandia considers written work and visual art with strong ties to the region. Genre: Poetry, art, and prose on themes of : MYTH, FOLKLORE, HISTORY, ECOLOGY, CRYPTOZOOLOGY, AND THE PARANORMAL. Payment: Pay for poetry and visual art begins at $50 and for prose submissions at $100. Deadline: December 31, 2022.

Cincinnati Review. Genre: Prose, poetry, art. Payment: $25/page for prose in journal. $30/page for poetry in journal. Deadline: December 31, 2022. Submit early in the month. Submissions close when cap is reached.

ThreadcountGenre: Prose, poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and hybrid text. "We prefer writing that resists such classifications. Primarily we focus on hybrid works between prose poetry and flash fiction.” Payment: $25. Deadline: December 31, 2022.

Cloud Lake LiteraryRestrictions: Canadian writers. Genre: Fiction, art. creative nonfiction, poetry, and children’s literature (up to and including YA). Payment: $50 CAD/per page to a maximum of $150 CAD. Visual Art Submission: $50 CAD/per submission. Deadline: December 31, 2022.

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

Dancing Star PressGenre: Speculative fiction novellas. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: December 31, 2022.

Workers Write! Tales from the ClubGenre: Fiction and poetry that contain stories and poems from nightclubs, discotheques, cabarets, pubs, or any nightlife spot. "We're looking for fiction and poetry about club/bar owners, managers, bartenders and barbacks, servers, bouncers, promoters, and entertainers (comedians, DJs, strippers), anyone who makes money in a club or bar.” Payment: $5 - $50. Deadline: December 31, 2022. (Or until full.)

AllegoryGenre: Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. Payment: $15. Deadline: December 31, 2022. 

Arachne Press: Menopause. Genre: Fiction and poetry on theme: Menopause. Payment: Royalties.  Deadline: December 31, 2022. 

Arachne Press: BywaysGenre: Fiction and poetry on theme: Byways. Payment: Royalties.  Deadline: December 31, 2022. 

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

Eerie RiverGenre: Horror on theme of Wind. Word count: 1500 - 7000 firm. Payment: ¢1 per word CAD. Deadline: December 31, 2022. 

MythicGenre: Science fiction, fantasy short stories. Length: 2,000-5,000 words. Payment: 1 cent/word for original fiction, $25 for reprints. Deadline: December 31, 2022.

We're Here: The Best Queer Speculative Fiction Anthology Series. Genre: Speculative fiction published in 2021 that implicitly or explicitly explores queerness and/or transness. "We refer to queerness that is inclusive of ace/aro stories, trans and nonbinary stories, and intersex stories." Payment: 1 cent/word. Deadline: December 31, 2022. Reprints only.

Freeze Frame Fiction. Genre: Flash fiction. Payment: $10. Deadline: December 31, 2022.

Chestnut Review. Genre: Poetry, flash fiction, short fiction, creative nonfiction, essays, visual media (art/photography). Payment: $120. Deadline: December 31, 2022. Submit early in the month to avoid submission fee.

Briar Rose Anthology. Genre: 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: December 31, 2022. Reprints accepted

Zombies Need Brains: Dragonesque. Genre: Science fiction, fantasy, or urban fantasy stories where a significant portion of the story is written from the dragon’s point of view. "We would like a wide variety of genre settings for this anthology, specifically science fiction and urban fantasy settings." Payment: 8 cents/word. Deadline: December 31, 2022.

Zombies Need Brains: Artifice and CraftGenre: Science fiction, fantasy, or urban fantasy stories where the story revolves around some type of artistic object that has been enchanted, cursed, hexed, or imbued with magical properties. "We would like a wide variety of genre settings for this anthology. In other words, we don’t want the entire anthology to be secondary world fantasy settings. As always, we are looking for a range of tones, from humorous all the way up to dark. " Payment: 8 cents/word. Deadline: December 31, 2022.

Zombies Need Brains: Game On! Genre: Science fiction, fantasy, or urban fantasy stories where the story revolves around some type of game--be it board game, video game, or RPG. "We do NOT want sports-related stories. We would like a wide variety of genre settings for this anthology. In other words, we don’t want the entire anthology to be urban fantasy settings. As always, we are looking for a range of tones, from humorous all the way up to dark." Payment: 8 cents/word. Deadline: December 31, 2022.

Arc Poetry MagazineGenre: Poetry. Payment: $50 per page. Deadline: December 31, 2022.

Heartlines Spec. Restrictions: "Since Heartlines Spec is primarily a Canadian magazine, we're looking to feature writers identifying as being from Canada/Turtle Island. This includes expats, new immigrants, and people who refuse/resist Canadian Identity. Our goal for each issue is to publish at least 50% Canadian content." Genre: short fiction and poetry focused on long-term relationships: platonic, romantic, or familial. "We want stories and poetry with strong, confident relationships amid all the sci-fi/fantasy. We are especially interested in stories featuring queer platonic relationships, ace/aro love stories, and polycules." Payment: $0.08 CAD per word for short fiction and $80 CAD flat for poetry. Deadline: December 31, 2022. 

DMR Books: Die by the Sword. Genre: Sword and sorcery. Payment: $0.01/word. Deadline: December 31, 2022. 


JANUARY

Wyldblood PressGenre: Speculative novels and novellas. Payment: RoyaltiesDeadline: January ?

Totally Entwined: Weres VampsGenre: Novellas, 30,000 - 50,000 words. Theme: Werewolves and Vampires. LGBTQ focus. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: January 1, 2023.

Mukana Press. Genre: Short stories by African authors to be included in its inaugural Anthology of African Writing. Stories previously published only on online literary platforms are welcome if rights were reverted to the author upon publication. Stories must range between 1000 - 8000 words. Payment: $500 and royalties. Deadline: January 1, 2023.

Mukana PressRestrictions: Authors from Africa, South America, The Middle East, and Asia. Genre: Full length books (short story collections, memoirs and novels YA and Adult). Payment: Royalties. Deadline: January 1, 2023.

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

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

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

The Damned & The Divine: Gothic Tales of Broken GodsGenre: Short stories (5,000 - 8,000 words) that blend mythology with Gothic/literary vibes. Payment: US: $40 + author copy/non-US: $45 + ebook author copy). Deadline: January 1, 2023.

Grendel Press. Genre: Dark Fantasy, Horror, and Romance.short stories. See themesPayment: 5 cents/word. Deadline: January 1, 2023.

The Fairy Tale Magazine. Genre: Fairy-tale inspired stories/poems. Payment: $50. Deadline: January 2, 2023.

Amazing Stories. Genre: Speculative flash fiction. Length: 1500 words max. "We are interested in stories set in the future and revolving around Sol, including planets, moons, asteroids, Oort and Kuiper, you name it!" Payment: 8 cents per word. Deadline: January 2, 2023.

MeetinghouseGenre: Fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry. Payment: $100 minimum for prose, and $20/page for stories over 5 pages.  Up to 7,500 words per submission; up to 3 pieces of prose and up to 3 poems. Deadline: January 3, 2023.

Kenyon Review: "Luminous Gender Vessel." Genre: Poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as visual art (including photography, prints, and comics) and multimedia pieces (including songs, audio narratives, and film, to be published online) exploring ideas and questions of gender. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: January 5, 2023.

Bennington ReviewGenre: Fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, film writing, and cross-genre work. Payment: $120 for prose of six typeset pages and under, $250 for prose of over six typeset pages, and $25 per poem. Deadline: January 9, 2023.

FacesGenre: Nonfiction, activities for children 9 - 14. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: January 9, 2023. Queries onlySee themes.

Alien MagazineGenre: All types of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and visual art. Payment: $20. Deadline: January 10, 2023.

Fourteen Poems Genre: Poems. "We want to represent all that's thrilling about the new wave of LGBT+ poets. If you’re a poet, even if you’ve never been published before, we want to read your work. Every issue we publish 14 of the best queer poems we’ve found, and we want to include you! We publish 4 times a year, but take submissions all year round. To be considered, email up to 5 poems, preferably in a pdf format, with a small paragraph about yourself to hello@14poems.com." Payment: £25 for each poem published. Deadline: January 13, 2023.

Ofic: Fandom Origin StoriesGenre: "For our fifth issue, which is our 1-year anniversary, we're accepting pieces on fandom origins, which is to say, stories about how you found fandom/fanfiction/fanart (or your experiences thereof) and what it means to you. You can interpret this prompt in any way you want, but we would prefer they be true stories, not fiction. We're opening this submission portal early so those interested have time to write and revise their pieces. We're also accepting cover art submissions around this theme." (Up to 12,000 words). Payment: Small honorarium. Deadline: January 14, 2023. 

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

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: January 15, 2023. Opens January 1.

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

Dose of DreadGenre: Horror flash fiction. Preference for dread-inducing stories. Length: 500 - 1,000 words. Payment: $10. Deadline: January 15, 2023. (Check this)

Neon Hemlock: The Crawling Moon: Queer Tales of Inescapable DreadGenre: Horror. "We are looking for dark stories that subvert the gothic and explore the filthier edges of horror. We would like to be scandalized. We’re using the most inclusive definition of queer. Queer, trans, ace, undefinable. Throughout, we’re looking for rich, varied and nuanced understandings of gender, family and ethnicity." Payment: 8 cents/word. Deadline: January 15, 2023.

Bikes in SpaceGenre: Stories about bicycling and gardens, from a feminist perspective. Stories can be in any speculative or fantastical genre—hard science fiction, space opera, epic fantasy, alternative history, paranormal romance, hope punk, modern fairy tales and anything around or in between. Payment: $50 minimum. Deadline: January 15, 2023.

Full Bleed. Genre: Criticism, belle lettres, visual art, illustration, fiction, poetry, and graphic essays. "We are always happy to feature collaborations between writers and artists; ekphrastic creations; and groundbreaking critical essays. For Issue Six, we are especially interested in submissions on the theme of materials—their unique aesthetic qualities, social histories, means of production, environmental costs, and layered meanings. Send us work that contemplates the virtues, potential, or politics of ink, paper, oil paint, dye, textiles, charcoal, lead, soil, wood, etc." Payment: Modest honorarium. Deadline: January 15, 2023.

Ploughshares. Genre: Fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. Payment: $45/printed page, $90 minimum per title, $450 maximum per author. Deadline: January 15, 2023. (Charges for online submissions. No charge for snail mail.)

Ploughshares SolosGenre: Fiction and nonfiction up to 20,000 words. Payment: $450 maximum per author. Deadline: January 15, 2023. (Charges for online submissions. No charge for snail mail.)

Ploughshares Look2 SeriesGenre: Essays about underappreciated or overlooked writers. The Look2 essay should take stock of a writer’s entire oeuvre with the goal of bringing critical attention to the neglected writer and his or her relevance to a contemporary audience. Payment: $45/printed page, $90 minimum per title, $450 maximum per author. Deadline: January 15, 2023. Queries only.

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

NeonGenre: Speculative fiction on theme Machines. "Neon is a magazine of slipstream fiction, poetry, and artwork. We publish creative work that is fantastic or surreal, and which crosses the boundaries between science-fiction, horror and literary fiction." PaymentMinimum of £10. Deadline: January 15, 2023.

Dracula Beyond Stoker MagazineGenre: "Give us your best Renfield story. Everybody’s favorite flyman is such a rich character, yet we know so little about him. Who do you think he is?" Some poetry accepted. Payment: "Compensation will be monetary plus contributor’s copies." Deadline: January 15, 2023.

Great Weather for MEDIA: Annual Print AnthologyGenres: Poetry, flash fiction, short stories, dramatic monologues, and creative nonfiction. "Our focus is on the fearless, the unpredictable, and experimental but we do not have a set theme for our anthologies." Payment: $10. Deadline: January 15, 2023. Only pays US writers.

Muse MagazineGenre: Nonfiction articles for children. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: January 16, 2023. See themes.

Rattle: Tribute to CryptoPoemsGenre: Poetry. The poems may be any style or subject, but must be minted as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) on a blockchain. Payment: $200. Deadline: January 16, 2023.

Invisible CityGenre: Nonfiction. Payment: $20. Deadline: January 16, 2023.

Alienhead Press: Literally Dead – Tales of Holiday Hauntings. Genre: Dark fiction short stories of classic paranormal, poltergeists, ghosts, spirits, haunted places and objects, and the eerily unexplained that take place on or around the winter holidays. Payment: 6 cents/word. Deadline: January 20, 2023.

The Saltbush Review. Genre: Short fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction (including personal essays and life writing) of up to 3,000 words on the theme of ‘Intersections.’ Shorter works such as flash fiction are also welcome, as are works that challenge genre boundaries. Payment: AUD$150 per piece of fiction and non-fiction and AUD$100 per poem or piece of flash fiction. Deadline: January 23, 2023.

Every Day FictionGenre: Flash fiction on themes. Length: 1000 words max. Payment: $3. Deadline: January 27, 2023.

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: January 31, 2023. Reprints accepted.

Be Gay, Do Time: On Queerness & Incarceration. Restrictions: The anthology is open to individuals who a) identify as queer and b) have experienced either incarceration or the threat of incarceration. (including state-mandated stays in mental hospitals as incarceration). Loved ones of those individuals may also submit. Genre: Stories, poems, essays, and visual art. Payment: $5. Deadline: January 31, 2023.

JMS BooksGenre: LGBTQ romance stories, 12,000 words minimum. See theme. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: January 31, 2023.

Belmont Story ReviewGenre: Fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Payment: $100 for prose, $50 for poetry. Deadline: January 31st, 2023. 

Bethlehem Writers Roundtable. Genre: Short stories and poetry. See themes. Payment: 20.00 USD for featured authors, or $10.00 USD for stories published on their &More page and $5.00 USD for poems. Deadline: January 31, 2023.

GwyllionGenre: Speculative fiction and poetry. Payment: £10 per accepted story or poem. Deadline: January 31, 2023.

Dark Recesses PressGenre: Horror/dark fiction pieces 500-5000 words. Payment: 5 cents/word. Deadline: January 31, 2023.

Zoetic Press: FamilyGenre: Poetry, fiction, essays, and art on theme: Food. Payment: $0.01/word for prose, $10 for poetry. Deadline: January 31, 2023. 

Cardinal Rule Press Genre: Children’s picture books that empower children through meaningful stories for readers, age 4-11. They also publish non-fiction books for parents (word count up to 70k). Payment: Royalties. Deadline: January 31, 2023.

Dragon Soul Press: Song of the SirenGenre: "All mermaid, siren, selkie, rusalka, etc. stories are welcome. All genres are accepted." Payment: Royalties. Deadline: January 31, 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: January 31, 2023.

Otoroshi JournalGenre: Horrorku, horror tanka, and horror haibun, art. Payment: Poetry, $1. Art, $10. Deadline: January 31st, 2023.

Anna Karenina Isn't Dead. Genre: Short fiction. "Tell us a reimagined tale of the famous, the infamous, the barely mentioned woman in an old story, poem, or legend. Give her a better journey than the one she got." Payment: 5 cents American per word (4 cents for reprints) up to 5,000 words. Length: 5,000 words max. Deadline.: January 31, 2023. Accepts reprints.

The Bureau DispatchGenre: Short stories between 500 to 1,500 words on theme: Wayfinding. Payment: $50. Deadline: January 31, 2023

FEBRUARY

The Common. Genre: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and hybrid works by current and former farmworkers of all ages, as well as those raised in farmworker families who experienced the stories and effects of this work through their parents or other relations. Work may be submitted in English or Spanish. Payment: $200 for prose pieces and $40 per poem. Deadline: February 1, 2023.

Archive of the Odd. Genre: Speculative fiction, horror preferred. “Archive of the Odd is a zine of uncanny occurrences, told in even stranger ways.” They’d like a variety of time periods. Stories can be in any format, except traditional prose. Some of the suggested formats are: academic papers; technical writing; medication warning sheets; sales papers; newspaper articles; recipes; knitting/crochet/weaving/what-have-you guides; care guides (plant, animal, rock garden, etc); or any other unusual format. Submissions do not have to be entirely in text. Payment: $15-25 for fiction of 500-5,000+ words. Deadline: February 1, 2023.

Giramondo Publishing (Australia). Genre: Fiction and non-fiction manuscripts. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: February 1, 2023.

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

QwertyGenre: Fiction, CNF, Poetry. Payment: $15 CAD. Deadline: February 11, 2023.

FacesGenre: Nonfiction, activities for children 9 - 14. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: February 11, 2023. Queries onlySee themes.

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: February 15, 2023.

Luna Station QuarterlyRestrictions: Open to women writers only. Genre: Speculative fiction. Payment: $5. Deadline: February 15, 2023. Some reprints accepted.

Muse MagazineGenre: Nonfiction articles for children. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: February 16, 2023. See themes.

Cricket Media: ASK MagazineGenre: Science articles for children 7–10 years old. Theme: Fairy Tale Science. Payment: Unspecified. Deadline: February 28, 2023. Queries only.

JMS BooksGenre: LGBTQ romance stories, 12,000 words minimum. See themePayment: Royalties. Deadline: February 28, 2023.

Transform the WorldGenre: Near future hopepunk. Story Length: 2.5-15K. Payment: One-time flat fee. New stories: $50 for 2.5-5k words, $75 for 5-10K words; $100 for 10-15K; Reprints accepted at half the new story rate. Deadline: February 28, 2023. Reprints accepted.

Propertius Press. Genre: Poetry on theme: Home in the World. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: February 28, 2023.

The First Five Minutes of the Apocalypse Anthology. Genre: 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: February 28, 2023.

Mud Season ReviewGenre: Poetry, Fiction, CNF, Art. Payment: $50. Deadline: February 28, 2023.

Apparition LitGenre: Speculative fiction and poetry on theme of Symmetry. Payment: $30. Deadline: February 28, 2023. Opens Feburary 15. Submission periods are extended by a week for BIPOC creators only.

Dragon Soul Press: TricksterGenre: "All Fae stories are welcome. All genres are accepted." Payment: Royalties. Deadline: February 28, 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. DeadlineFebruary 28, 2023.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: MiraclesGenre: True stories and poems. "All of us have experienced events in our lives that are completely unexplainable: the strange premonition that made you take a different route home causing you to miss an accident; the eerie feeling that you should call home… now, saving someone’s life; the mysterious communication from a loved one who has passed on." Payment: $200. DeadlineFebruary 28, 2023.

MARCH 2023

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

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

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

Teach. Write. Genre: 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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

JMS BooksGenre: LGBTQ romance stories, 12,000 words minimum. See themePayment: Royalties. 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.

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, 2022.

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) 

APRIL 2023

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.

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.

HavokGenre: Flash fiction on theme of Sky's the Limit. Payment: $50 via PayPal for each story selected for an Anthology. No payment for online publication. Deadline: April 2, 2023.

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

Translunar Travelers LoungeGenre: Speculative fiction. Payment: $0.03 per word with a minimum of $20. Deadline: April 15, 2023. (Note: March 15-21 is reserved for writers of color)

FlowerSong Press. Restrictions: Open to Latinx authors. Genre: Horror, science fiction, and fantasy. Length: 75,000 to 150,000 words. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: April 15, 2023

Otoroshi JournalGenre: Horrorku, horror tanka, and horror haibun, art. Payment: Poetry, $1. Art, $10. Deadline: April 30, 2023.

JMS BooksGenre: LGBTQ romance stories, 12,000 words minimum. See themePayment: Royalties. Deadline: April 30, 2023.

The Rabbit Hole. Genre: Weird stories and poems. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: April 30, 2023.

Soul Ink: Volume 1. Genre: Poetry. 1,000 word count minimum (not line count) Payment: Royalties (?). Deadline: April 30, 2023.

Dark Recesses PressGenre: Horror/dark fiction pieces 500-5000 words. Payment: 5 cents/word. Deadline: April 30, 2023.

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: April 30, 2023.

Dragon Soul Press: Pirate Gold. Genre: "All stories featuring pirates are welcome. From Pirates of the Caribbean to Treasure Planet and everything in between." Payment: Royalties. Deadline: April 30, 2023.

Mud Season ReviewGenre: Poetry, Fiction, CNF, Art. Payment: $50. Deadline: April 30, 2023.

MAY 2023

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

Arc Poetry MagazineGenre: Poetry. "Crip Lives: Restoring Subjectivity." "Arc Poetry Magazine invites artists who live with disability/chronic illness/mental illness and other forms of existence that are impacted by ableism to send us poems, prose, essays, and reviews exploring what it means to be in the world, or your topic of choice." Payment: $50 per page. Deadline: May 15, 2023.

Newfound. Genre: Reviews, Poetry, and Visual Arts. Payment: $25. Deadline: May 15, 2023.

Luna Station QuarterlyRestrictions: Open to women writers only. Genre: Speculative fiction. Payment: $5. Deadline: May 15, 2023. Some reprints accepted.

Touchpoint Press: Christmas Anthology. Genre: Wholesome stories that inspire, instill kindness and hope, and contain a sense of togetherness and community. Deep conflict (and multiple conflicts) is good, but your story must be HEA or HFN. Payment: $100 on publication ($50 for reprints). Deadline: May 31, 2023. Reprints accepted. 

Touchpoint Press: Nightmares of Strangers Anthology Genre: Horror. "We’re looking for stories that send a chill down your spine and send your imagination into overdrive, that keep you up at night and leave you shaking." Payment: $100 on publication ($50 for reprints). Deadline: May 31, 2023. Reprints accepted. 

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

Dragon Soul Press: A Death in the Night. Genre: "All stories featuring assassins are welcome." Payment: Royalties. Deadline: May 31, 2023.

Apparition LitGenre: Speculative fiction and poetry on theme of Creature. Payment: $30. Deadline: May 31, 2023. Opens May 15. Submission periods are extended by a week for BIPOC creators only.

CrannógGenres: Poetry, short stories. Payment: €120 per poem and €200 per story, €200 per author interview and €200 per cover image. Deadline: May 31, 2023.

One StoryGenre: Short story. Length: 3,000 - 8,000 words. Payment: $500. Deadline: May 31, 2023.

JUNE 2023

Eternal Haunted SummerGenre: Poetry, short fiction. Theme: Genesis. Payment: $5. Deadline: June 1, 2023.

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

Mud Season ReviewGenre: Poetry, Fiction, CNF, Art. Payment: $50. Deadline: June 30, 2023.

JMS BooksGenre: LGBTQ romance stories, 12,000 words minimum. See themePayment: Royalties. Deadline: June 30, 2023.

AllegoryGenre: Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. Payment: $15. Deadline: June 30th, 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: June 30th, 2023. (Poetry only)

Dragon Soul Press: To Hunt and to Hold. Genre: "All stories featuring vampires. Any era, setting, genre is acceptable. Outer space is also an option." Payment: Royalties. Deadline: June 30th, 2023.

Dragon Soul Press: Beautiful Darkness2. Genre: " In a world where so many dark things go bump in the night, terror awaits around every corner as these authors take horror stories to the next level." Payment: Royalties. Deadline: June 30th, 2023.

LupercaliaGenre: Chapbooks. Art and writing by trans and queer creators that focuses on themes of transgender and queer sex/sexuality/excess/celebration. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: July 1, 2023.

Thema: The Magic of Light and ShadowGenre: Fiction, poetry, and art on theme: The Magic of Light and Shadow. Payment:  $10-$25 for short fiction and artwork, $10 for poetry. Deadline: July 1, 2023. Accepts reprints.

Diet Milk: GothicGenre: Gothic fiction, poetry, and art (drawings, paintings, comics, collages). Payment: $0.01/word for fiction (minimum $40); $15/poem; $50/art piece. Deadline: July 8, 2023.

BOA Editions — Blessing the Boats Selections. Genre: Book of poetry by Women of Color. Payment: $5,000 + Publication. Deadline: July 14, 2023.

Black OceanGenre: Full-length poetry manuscripts. Payment: Royalties? Deadline: July 28, 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: Belonging. Payment: $150 per story. $50 per poem. $300 per novelette. Deadline: July 31, 2023.

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

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

Arc Poetry MagazineGenre: Poetry. Payment: $50 per page. Deadline: July 31, 2023.

Luna Station QuarterlyRestrictions: Open to women writers only. Genre: Speculative fiction. Payment: $5. Deadline: August 15, 2023. Some reprints accepted.

Dragon Soul Press: Magick and Mystery. Genre: "All witch stories for all genres." Payment: Royalties. Deadline: August 31, 2023.

Mud Season ReviewGenre: Poetry, Fiction, CNF, Art. Payment: $50. Deadline: August 31, 2023.

Apparition LitGenre: Speculative fiction and poetry on theme of Reclamation. Payment: $30. Deadline: August 31, 2023. Opens August 15. Submission periods are extended by a week for BIPOC creators only.

Bethlehem Writers RoundtableGenre: Short stories and poetry. See themes. Payment: 20.00 USD for featured authors, or $10.00 USD for stories published on their &More page and $5.00 USD for poems. Deadline: August 31, 2023.

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

SEPTEMBER 2023

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.

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

Solarpunk MagazineGenre: Solarpunk. Payment: $0.08/word for fiction, $40/poem, and $75/essay.  Deadline: September 14, 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 31, 2023. 

Dragon Soul Press: A Winter Promise. Genre: "All Christmas stories. As long as Christmas is involved, the story qualifies. All genres. Happily Ever After not required." Payment: Royalties. Deadline: September 30, 2023.

Black OceanRestrictions: BIPOC writers only. Genre: Full-length poetry manuscripts. Payment: Royalties? Deadline: October 27, 2023.

Dragon Soul Press: Dragons & Heroes. Genre: "All dragon stories with a male main character. All genres accepted." Payment: Royalties. Deadline: October 31, 2023.

Dragon Soul Press: Digital Love. Genre: "All romance stories evolved from the internet, social media, dating apps, etc. Happily Ever After not required. All genres accepted." Payment: Royalties. Deadline: November 30, 2023.

Eternal Haunted Summer. Genre: Poetry, short fiction. Theme: Horror. Payment: $5. Deadline: December 1, 2023.

Dragon Soul Press: Across Time. Genre: "All time travel romance stories. Happily Ever After not required. All genres accepted." Payment: Royalties. Deadline: December 31, 2023.

Dragon Soul Press: Fallen. Genre: "All stories involving angels who have fallen from grace. Examples include it being a misunderstanding or they are purposely wreaking havoc. The darker, the better. All genres accepted." Payment: Royalties. Deadline: December 31, 2023.

Dragon Soul Press: The Hunt. Genre: "All monster hunter stories. From dragons and dinosaurs, to Cthulhu and sirens, to the usual vampires and werewolves. Gore, horror, and originality are appreciated. All genres accepted." Payment: Royalties. Deadline: January 31, 2024.

Soul Ink: Volume 2Genre: Poetry. 1,000 word count minimum (not line count) Payment: Royalties (?) Deadline: April 30, 2024.








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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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