Calls for Submissions

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

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

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

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

Here are some good sites to check for submission calls.

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Write Jobs

Freelance Writing


New Pages

Poets & Writers

Cathy's Comps and Calls

Trish Hopkinson

The Poetry Kit

Funds for Writers

Calls for Submissions (Facebook group)

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

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

Submittable Discover

Entropy - Where to Submit

Also see:

217 Paying Markets for Short Stories, Poetry, Nonfiction

36 Paying Markets for Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction

Speculative Fiction Magazines Accepting Submissions

163 Literary Magazines Accepting Reprints

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

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

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UPCOMING  - SEPTEMBER 2020

Bethlehem Writers RoundtableGenre: Poetry and fiction on theme of Migration. Payment: $20 for featured author stories; $10 for stories published on &More page $5 for poems. Deadline: September 1, 2020.

A Multiplicity of Stories. Genre: Speculative fiction: Alternate history, modern day, speculative, far future. Payment: $100 CAD per piece. Deadline: September 1, 2020. Accepts reprints.

Kikwetu. "The Black Lives Matter movement, precipitated by the brutality and deaths of Black Americans at the hands of mostly white American police officers, has ignited a global demand for the end of white supremacy and spurred voices world over in speaking out against the continued subjugation of Black lives wherever they are placed." Genre: Short fiction and nonfiction pieces (3,000 word max) in English or Swahili from Black African writers living on or off the continent. "We seek pieces which celebrate and highlight Black African experiences in whatever form they take--whether at the frontlines of local or international movements against police brutality and treatment of Black bodies, whether watching the global shifts from the sidelines, or dealing with loss and fear in the face of a global health crisis, or falling in love, self-discovery, etc." Payment: $30. Deadline: September 1, 2020.

SAND. Genre: Previously unpublished poems, short fiction, flash fiction, translations, and art. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: September 1, 2020.

Parabola: WellnessGenre: Retellings of traditional stories: 500-1500 words, original essays and translations, poetry, reviews. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: September 1, 2020.

JellyfishRestrictions: "Writers of colour." Genre: Fiction, nonfiction, 1000 words max. Payment: $50. Deadline: September 1, 2020.

Bicycles and Broomsticks. Genre: Speculative short fiction that combines themes of witchcraft and bicycling, through a feminist lens. Both witchiness and bicycles must be inherent to accepted stories Payment: A portion of profits after expenses from the Kickstarter project used to fund the book is split between contributors; payments are not less than $30 each. Deadline: September 1, 2020.

Fecund. Genre: Fiction, essays, criticism, screenplay excerpts, fashion writing: up to 10,000 words, poetry, photography. Payment: $50 per contributor. Deadline: September 1, 2020.

Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale MagazineGenre: Fairy tales, and essays on theme of Angels. Payment: $100. US dollars only. Essays: $50. Deadline: September 3, 2020.

Anthology about New Jersey. Genre: Fiction, nonfiction, personal essays, art and "everything else" about New Jersey. Payment: Varies. Deadline: September 4, 2020.

ScumGenre: Feminist-friendly work of any variety, but as a general rule your piece should be under 2000 words (50 lines for poetry, max. 3 poems) and able to be classified as “fiction”, “culture”, “memoir”, “column”, “poetry”, and/or “review”. Payment: $60 AUD. Deadline: September 7, 2020. Opens to submissions on September 1.

HavokGenre: Flash fiction 300 - 1,000 words on theme of Smell. Payment: Pays for anthologies only. Deadline: September 7,  2020. See accepted genres.

Fantasy Magazine. Genre: Fantasy short fiction and poetry. Payment: 8 cents per word for fiction, $40 for poetry. Deadline: September 7, 2020. Opens to submissions on September 1.

Into the VoidGenre: Poetry, fiction. Payment: $10 per poem, flash fiction or visual art piece, and $20 per long-form prose piece. Deadline: September 7,  2020. Submit early in the month to avoid submission fees.

GreenPrintsGenre: Personal essays about gardening. Payment: $150.  Deadline: September 8, 2020.

Uncanny MagazineGenre:  Science fiction and fantasy short stories and nonfiction. Payment: 10 cents per word. $100 for nonfiction. Deadline: September 9, 2020.

Editing Mee. Genre: "Stories for a historical fantasy anthology, about characters who work in illegal or unsavoury positions." Payment: $15. Deadline: September 10,  2020.

Longleaf Review. Genre: Fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry on theme of Harvest.  Payment: $20. Deadline: September 10,  2020.

Contemporary Verse 2Genre: Poetry and critical writing about poetry, including interviews, articles, essays, and reviews. Theme: 2S + QTBIPOC Bodies. What does your queer body mean to you as a writer? Payment: $30 - $150. Deadline: September 15, 2020.

Eye to the Telescope 38, Cat People. Genre: Speculative poetry. Payment: 3¢/word rounded up to nearest dollar; minimum US $3, maximum $25. Payment is on publication. Deadline: September 15, 2020.

Bone & Ink PressRestrictions: Black writers only. Genre: Creative non-fiction, poetry, and fiction chapbooks. Payment: Revenue sharing. Deadline: September 15, 2020.

Muse Magazine. Genre: Nonfiction articles for children on theme of Honeybees and Pollinators.  Payment: Not specified. Deadline: September 15, 2020.

Blue Light Special. Genre: Folktales set in the modern world. They will each be based on a traditional folk tale but re-imagined to feature LGBTQ people grappling with today’s problems. They will each include a blue light as a surreal or supernatural element. Payment: 1 cent/word. Deadline: September 15, 2020.

CAROUSEL. Restrictions: They prefer Canadian writers, but will accept international writers as well. Genre: Poetry, fiction, reviews. Payment: Poetry: $20 per poem — Fiction: $50–$80 per story — Experimental Reviews: $20–$50 per review (CAD). Deadline: September 15, 2020.

The Periodical, ForlornGenre: Fiction, flash fiction, poetry on Theme: Artifacts of the forest. Payment: $15. Deadline: September 15, 2020.

The National Research Center for Parents with Disabilities (A program of the Lurie Institute for Disability Policy at Brandeis University). Restrictions: Open to parents with disabilities to contribute to a quarterly blog on the experiences and needs of parents with disabilities. Genre: Essays or vlogs (video blogs) about the barriers parents with disabilities encounter. Video entries should be about one minute in length and submitted as an MP4 video file. Text entries should be about 1,000 words.  Payment: $100 per accepted submission. Deadline: September 15, 2020.

Critical Read "As we all adjust to life indoors, isolated from the world, we grow more aware of what gives our lives meaning. Art remains inseparable from our lives. Art is perhaps even more urgent in this time, as we turn to the people and places most important to us in order to find a sense of normalcy and safety. Critical Read is seeking 300-word personal essays about a particular work of art—be it a work of visual art, performing art, or literature—you are turning to in these uncertain times." Payment: $25. Deadline: September 15, 2020.

Eerie River: It Calls from the SeaGenre: "Think deep ocean creatures, lore of sea-folk and forgotten cities, ships lost at sea and beach side vacations. Anything that can happen on or near a body of water is acceptable." Payment: Royalties. Deadline: September 15, 2020.

Middle House Review. Genre: Speculative / fantasy / afrofuturism poetry and fiction by Black Americans. Payment: $25. Deadline: September 17, 2020.

Gutter. Genre: Poetry and prose. Payment: £25. Deadline: September 18, 2020.

Flame Tree Press: Terrifying Ghosts Anthology. Genre: Gothic horror. "Ghastly castles, haunted mansions, shadowy forests and long, dark corridors..." 2,000 - 4,000 words. Payment: 8 cents/6 pence for each word for new stories and 6 cents/4 pence for reprints. Deadline: September 20, 2020. Accepts reprints.

Black Sci-Fi Anthology. Restrictions: Open to Black writers. Genre: Speculative fiction. Payment: 8 cents/6 pence for each word (SFWA qualifying market rate) and 6 cents/4 pence for reprints.  Deadline: September 21, 2020. Accepts reprints.

Reckoning 5: Environmental Justice. Genre: Creative writing about environmental justice. Length: Up to 20,000 words for prose; 3-5 poems. Payment: $0.08/word for prose; $30/page for poetry; minimum $25/piece of art. Deadline: September 22, 2020.

The Puritan. Genre: Poetry, interviews, fiction, essays. Payment: $100 PER INTERVIEW, $200 PER ESSAY, $100 PER REVIEW, $150 PER WORK OF FICTION, AND $25 PER POEM (OR PAGE, CAPPED AT $80 FOR POEMS RUNNING FOUR PAGES OR MORE). Deadline: September 25, 2020.

Incoming! Genre: Science fiction comics. Pitches only. Payment: £800 (around $1,000). Deadline: September 25, 2020.

Cosmic Roots and Eldritch ShoresGenre: Speculative stories. Payment: 6 cents/word for original work. 2 cents/word for reprints. Deadline: September 28, 2020.

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: September 30, 2020. Note: Submit early to avoid submission fees.

Krampus Tales: A Killer Anthology. Genre: Horror. "The holidays have lost their cheer. Evergreen boughs hang brown and brittle. Sweets taste bitter. The little ones are restless and will not sleep. There’s something stirring in the dark, but only the bravest writers will explore what horrors stalk across the rooftops." Payment: $75 per piece. Deadline: September 30, 2020.

Poetry Archive NOW! WordView 2020Genre: Poetry. Payment: £100. Deadline: September 30, 2020.

Fix the WorldGenre: Speculative fiction. "For this anthology, we’re looking for stories that depict a (near) future Earth that’s somehow better than this one, Show us a world post-climate change, where we made peace with the planet. Or a world where we moved past racism and into a broader understanding of the connectedness of all the races of humanity. How about one where gender no longer matters? Or where borders are no more." Length: Minimum 5,000, Maximum 15,000 words. Payment: $75-$125 per piece. Deadline: September 30, 2020.

OrcaGenre: Literary fiction. Payment: $25. Deadline: September 30, 2020. Submit early in the month to avoid submission fee. 

Chestnut Review. Genre: Poetry, flash fiction, short fiction, creative nonfiction, essays, visual media (art/photography). Payment: $100Deadline: September 30, 2020. Submit early in the month to avoid submission fee. 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stories about Self-care and Me TimeGenre: True stories. "Taking care of yourself is not just about your physical health but includes your emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing too. Self-care includes that all-important “me time” whether that means exercising or reading or meditating or having lunch with friends. Whatever your psyche needs is your “me time.” We are looking for your stories about how you neglected your self-care and then how you realized its importance and so you now engage in it." Payment: $200. Deadline: September 30, 2020.

Remapping Wonderland: Classic Fairytales Retold by People of ColorGenre:  Retellings and rewritings of classic fairytales that FEATURE People of Color or different ethnic or cultural backgrounds (non-white) as the characters and that are WRITTEN by People of Color or different ethnic or cultural backgrounds (non-white). Payment: Revenue sharing. Deadline: September 30, 2020.

The Writer’s Chronicle. Genre: Nonfiction articles on writing. Payment: $18 per 100 words for accepted manuscripts. Deadline: September 30, 2020.

Whortleberry Press: Strange Holiday Mysteries. Genre: Science fiction, fantasy, and horror. "Writers choose which holiday on which you wish to base your story." Payment: $10. Deadline: September 30, 2020.

Dragon Soul Press: Mistletoes and MayhemGenre: Fiction on theme of Christmas. "Christmas is a magical time of year, but for these characters, this special holiday is turned upside down by chaotic circumstances. Whether it’s troublesome family or magical mayhem, these stories should be Christmas-themed wrapped with mischief." Word Count – 5,000-15,000. Payment:  Royalties.  Deadline: September 30, 2020.

PodcastleGenre: Fantasy podcast. Length: Up to 6,000 words. Payment: $0.06/word for original; $100 for reprints, $20 for flash fiction reprints. Deadline: September 30, 2020.

Event. Genre: Fiction, poetry, non-fiction and book  reviews. Payment: $40/page for poetry and $35/page for prose, up to a maximum of $500. Deadline: September 30, 2020.

Nashville ReviewGenre: Fiction, poetry, art, and nonfiction. Payment: $25 per poem & song selection; $100 per selection for all other categories, including featured artwork. Translators receive $25 per poem & $100 for prose selections. Deadline: September 30, 2020.

Quommunicate Publishing: Funny Queer: LGBTQ+ HumorGenre: LGBTQ+ humor -  fiction, nonfiction, poems, jokes, B&W comics. Payment: $5/page. Deadline: September 30, 2020.

Madame Gray's Creep Show. Genre: Horror. "The ultimate creep fest! Compiled and edited by Gerri R. Gray (Graveyard Girls, Blood & Blasphemy), and published by Hellbound Books Publishing, this anthology is looking for well-written, spine-tingling tales of horror infused with black humor (gallows humor)." Payment: $5. Deadline: September 30, 2020.

20/20 Vision: Powers of the MindGenre: Horror. "Your opportunity to regale us with your tales of telekenesis, mind reading, psychic powers gone terribly, terribly wrong, mind control, and any other form horror to do with the twisted human brain..." Payment: $5. Deadline: September 30, 2020.

The Toilet ZoneGenre: Horror. "The theme for this anthology is short horror stories that will make an ideal sit-down read, just long enough for those extended stays at the convenience, and terrifying enough that they really are best read whilst over water...." Payment: $10. Deadline: September 30, 2020.

Crime PaysGenre: Dark fiction. "All things criminal. We are looking for heists gone wrong, kidnaps that end badly, murderous plottings, and all things of a darkly criminal nature. And, whilst we love a horrific or supernatural flavor to our stories, anything goes with this one, as long as it is dark and has an unpleasant sting in its tail!" Payment: $10. Deadline: September 30, 2020.

Water: Selkies, Sirens and Sea Monsters. Genre: Stories about shapeshifting selkies, deceptively beautiful sirens, all the monsters of the deep and any other magical water creature you can imagine—water dragons, naiads, kappa, kelpies… "If it’s a magical being associated with water, I want to read about it." Payment: $50 CDN flat fee and a paperback copy of the anthology for stories. $20 CDN flat fee and a paperback copy of the anthology for poems. Deadline: September 30, 2020.

Tamarack: Youth Blog – Collaboration, Neighbourhoods, Community Change, Leadership. Restrictions: Open to young writers (ages 15-30). Preference given to Canadians. Genre: Original blogs, interviews, poems, personal stories, illustrations or photo essays that have a focus on collaboration, neighbourhoods, community change, and leadership. Payment: $60 CDN. Deadline: September 30, 2020.

Pitt Poetry Series. Genre: Books by poets who have previously published full-length collections of poetry. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: September 30, 2020.

Future Science FictionGenre: Science fiction stories (no horror, fantasy, fan fiction, or erotica) of up to 10,000 words. "For this call we’re seeking science fiction stories that envision the future of the East Asia region in an optimistic, positive way." Payment: 8 cents per word. Deadline: September 30, 2020.

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Kenyon Review. Genre: Prose, drama, poetry, translations, excerpts. Payment: Not specified.  Deadline: October 1, 2020.

Shadows Over Avalon. Genre: Cthulhu Mythos stories set in the Arthurian world. Payment: Revenue sharing.  Deadline: October 1, 2020.

Raconteur Literary MagazineGenre: Fiction, CNF, poetry, art. Raconteur is a literary magazine publishing engaging, interesting, eclectic and witty writing and artwork by international writers and artists, online and in print, 3 times per year. Payment: Prose $10, poetry $5. Deadline: October 1, 2020.

The Temz Review. Genre: Fiction and creative non-fiction up to 10,000 words long. Payment: $20 for prose, $20 per batch of poems. Deadline: October 1, 2020.

Gordon Square Review. Genre: Poetry and prose. Payment: $25 per prose piece and $10 per poem. Deadline: October 1, 2020.

Please See MeGenre: Poetry, creative nonfiction/essays, fiction/short stories/flash fiction, scripts and digital media (photography, drawings, podcasts, and short films). "Patients, students, family members, caregivers, nurses, physicians, healthcare consumers, artists, mental health providers, physical therapists, writers, clergy—all of us will be patients one day and all are welcome to submit work. We are especially looking for content that connects us, make us feel something, or helps us see illness, wellness, health, or the healthcare environment differently." Payment: Unspecified.   Deadline: October 1, 2020.

The Evil Cookie Publishing: Bludgeon Tools – Tool Infused Splatterpunk Anthology. Genre: Spatterpunk/horror. Payment: $0.03/word. Deadline: October 1, 2020.

The Last Line. Genre: Fiction that ends with the last line provided. Payment: $20-$40. Deadline: October 1, 2020.

Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale MagazineGenre: Fairy tales, and essays on theme of Angels. Payment: $100. US dollars only. Essays: $50. Deadline: October 3, 2020.

Zombie Pirate Publishing: Pirates of the Empyrean. Genre: Science fiction, fantasy, speculative fiction, or steampunk stories featuring pirates. Payment: $10. Deadline: October 5, 2020.

HavokGenre: Flash fiction 300 - 1,000 words on theme of Sight. Payment: Pays for anthologies only. Deadline: October 5, 2020. See accepted genres.

Third Point Press. Genre: Fiction, flash fiction poetry. Payment: $10. Deadline: October 9, 2020.

Understorey MagazineRestrictions: Open to Canadian women writers only. Genre: Poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, spoken word, and visual art about food work. Payment: $50 - $100.  DeadlineOctober 9, 2020.

Underblong. Genre: Poetry, art. "Underblong is a journal of the not-quite-so, of unfinished thoughts, of unresolved anger, of unforgotten macaroni art. Underblong is the coatroom of your secret’s secrets, a boiling pot of kit-kats becoming your favorite soup. Send us a poem that cuts through the crap. Send us your dinner chicken." Payment: $20. DeadlineOctober 15, 2020.

Muse MagazineGenre: Nonfiction articles for children on theme of The Ears Have It.  Payment: Not specified. Deadline: October 15, 2020.

Human/KindGenre: Poetry, prose and art on themes. (See site for themes.) Payment: $5 for each poem, prose, art, video, experimental or hybrid piece and $3 for each micropoem. Deadline: October 21, 2020.

Quommunicate Publishing: Queer Faith: LGBTQ+ True Stories AnthologyGenre: LGBTQ+ humor -  fiction, nonfiction, poems, jokes, B&W comics. Payment: $5/page. Deadline: October 31, 2020.

Consequence Magazine: The Culture of War. Genre: Short fiction, poetry, nonfiction, interviews, reviews, and visual art mainly focused on the culture of war. Payment: $10/page for prose (up to $250), $25/page for poetry, $15/page for translations (up to $250). Deadline: October 31, 2020.

The RumpusGenre: Essays. "We strive to be a platform for marginalized voices and writing that might not find a home elsewhere, and to lift up new voices alongside those of more established writers we love. We work to shine a light on stories that build bridges, tear down walls, and speak truth to power." Payment: $300 divided among all contributors. Deadline: October 31, 2020.

Brick. Genre: Literary nonfiction. Payment: $55–660, depending on the length of accepted work, plus two copies of the issue the work appears in and a one-year subscription to the magazine.  Deadline: October 31, 2020.

Horroraddicts.net: Haunts and Hellions, a Gothic Romance Anthology. Genre: Gothic horror and romance. Payment: $10. Deadline: October 31, 2020.

NOVEMBER

The First LineGenre: Stories that use a first line provided by the journal. (See journal for first lines.) Also 500-800 word critical essays about your favorite first line from a literary work.  Payment:  $25.00 - $50.00 for fiction, $5.00 - $10.00 for poetry, and $25.00 for nonfiction (all U.S. dollars). Deadline: November 1, 2020.

The Periodical, ForlornGenre: Fiction, flash fiction, poetry on Theme: Haunted holidays. Payment: $15. Deadline: November 1, 2020.

Foglifter. Genre: LGBTQ fiction, poetry, cross genre work. Payment: $25. Deadline: November 1, 2020.

Sliced Up Press: Slashertorte – An Anthology of Cake HorrorGenre: Horror. "Delicious as cake might be, we want you to bring out the darker side of baked goods and give us something scary, disturbing or just plain wrong." Payment: 1 cent/word. Deadline: November 1, 2020.

ConstelaciĆ³n Magazine. Genre: Bilingual speculative fiction (Spanish/English). Theme: The Bonds That Unite Us / Los lazos que nos unen. Payment: 8 cents/word. Deadline: November 1, 2020.

Thema: The Other VirginiaGenre: Fiction, poetry, and art on theme: The Other Virginia.  Payment: $10-$25 for short fiction and artwork, $10 for poetry. Deadline: November 1, 2020.  Accepts reprints.

Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale MagazineGenre: Fairy tales, and essays on theme of Angels. Payment: $100. US dollars only. Essays: $50. Deadline: November 3, 2020. On hiatus.

Abyss and ApexGenre: Speculative fiction and poetry. No horror. Payment: USD $.06/word (six cents a word) up to 1,250 words, and a flat payment of $75.00 for longer stories. Deadline: November 7, 2020. Opens to submissions on November 1.

One Story. Genre: Literary fiction. Payment: $500 and 25 contributors copies. Deadline: November 14, 2020.

Luna Station Quarterly. Restrictions: Open to women writers only. Genre: Speculative fiction. Payment: $5. Deadline: November 15, 2020.

Songs of EretzGenre: Poetry, cover art on theme of Spring. Payment: $5. Deadline: November 15, 2020.

Corpus Press:In Darkness, Delight – Fear the Future. Genre: Horror. “We seek truly terrifying stories that deal with futuristic themes, set in the near future or far. Tales can be Earth-based or extraterrestrial, perhaps featuring technological or social upheavals that have frightful implications for individuals or society at large." Payment: $0.03/word up to $150. Deadline: November 15, 2020.

Night Shift RadioGenre: Fiction, non-fiction, memoir - 7,000-10,000 words. Payment: $50 or $25. Deadline: November 28, 2020. Opens November 21.

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, 2020. Note: Submit early in November to avoid submission fees.

Ninth Letter. Genre: Prose and poetry. Payment: $25 per printed page, with a maximum payment of $150, as well as two complimentary copies of the issue in which the work appears. Deadline: November 30, 2020. Note: Submit early in November to avoid submission fees.

Baltimore Review. Genre: Prose and poetry. Payment: $40. Deadline: November 30, 2020. Note: Submit early in November.

The Rumpus: EnoughGenre: ENOUGH is a Rumpus original series devoted to creating a dedicated space for essays, poetry, fiction, comics, and artwork by women and non-binary people that engage with rape culture, sexual assault, and domestic violence. Payment: $10 - $25. Deadline: November 30, 2020.

SpartanGenre: Literary prose, 1500 words max. Payment: $20. Deadline: November 30, 2020.

The New Southern Fugitives. Genre: Fiction, CNF, poetry, art, and reviews "with a Southern accent." Payment: $50 per book review; $15 per page of essay, or story; $40 per poem; $40 per photograph or piece of visual art. Deadline: November 30, 2020.

Dragon Soul Press: Last LoveGenre: Fiction on theme of Last Love. "It is rare for soul mates to be discovered early on in life. These characters have begun creating their own fairytale happily ever afters. Whether it be the boy next door, a loyal princess, or a supernatural being, all of these stories have two things in common: everlasting love and loyalty." Word Count – 5,000-15,000.  Payment:  Royalties. Deadline: November 30, 2020.

Dragon Soul Press: Wolf NightGenre: Paranormal Romance stories. "Wolf shifters galore! We are looking for romantic tales of wolf shifters in any setting or genre. The spicier, the better." Word Count – 5,000-15,000. Payment:  Royalties. Deadline: November 30, 2020.

Dragon Soul Press: Imperial DevicesGenre: Steampunk stories. "We’re looking for steampunk stories. Additional subgenres are accepted (ex. Dieselpunk, Valvepunk)." Word Count – 5,000-15,000. Payment:  Royalties. Deadline: November 30, 2020.

DECEMBER

Eternal Haunted Summer: EkphrasisGenre: Poetry, short fiction about a piece of art. "The work of art must be Pagan/polytheist in some way, or must be interpreted through a Pagan/polytheist lens." Payment: $5. Deadline: December 1, 2020.

Muse MagazineGenre: Nonfiction articles for children on theme of Making Predictions.  Payment: Not specified. Deadline: December 1, 2020.

Worldbuilding Fantasy Anthology. Genre: Fantasy; Between 3,500 and 7,000 words in length for short stories and between 9,000 and 15,000 words for novellas. (Shorter or longer works will be considered in cases of exceptional merit.) Theme: “Politics as Story Conflict.” Your story must include as a significant plot element a political conflict that makes up a key piece of the worldbuilding. Payment: $100 per story, $200 per novella. Deadline: December 1, 2020.

Lagrange Books: Worldbuilding fantasy anthology. Genre: Fantasy on theme: “Politics as Story Conflict.” Payment: $100 for short stories, $200 for novellas. Deadline: December 1, 2020.

Parabola: Secrets. Genre: Retellings of traditional stories: 500-1500 words, original essays and translations, poetry, reviews. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: December 1, 2020.

Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale MagazineGenre: Fairy tales, and essays on theme of Angels. Payment: $100. US dollars only. Essays: $50. Deadline: December 3, 2020. On hiatus.

Fireside QuarterlyGenre: Short stories, poetry, nonfiction, art. Payment: 12.5 cents per word. Deadline: December 4, 2020. Opens November 30.

Cliffhanger: Amateur Magazine of Adventure and DaringGenre: Adventure fiction stories.  Payment: $10. Deadline: December 5,  2020.

Into the VoidGenre: Poetry, fiction. Payment: $10 per poem, flash fiction or visual art piece, and $20 per long-form prose piece. Deadline: December 7,  2020. Submit early in the month to avoid submission fees.

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,  2020. Submit early in the month to avoid submission fees.

Middle House Review: Height Chart. Genre: Poetry. Payment: $10. Deadline: December 19, 2020.

Newfound: Inner Spaces. Genre: Fiction, Flash, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Translation, and Visual Arts on theme of Inner Spaces. Payment: $25. Deadline: December 21, 2020.

Antimony and Elder Lace Press: To Live Again… Genre: Fiction on theme To Live Again. Word Count: 1,000-7,500 words. “Tho doesn’t want to live again? The idea of resurrection and conquering death is something that can be seen in many myths and legends of cultures around the world. This anthology will deal with the idea of resurrection, and of course, it’s aftermath.” Payment: $0.01 per word and a percentage of royalties. Payment made upon publication. Deadline: December 25, 2020.

Cemetery Gates Media. Genre: Horror flash fiction, 500-1,000 words. See themes. Payment: 8 cents per word. Deadline: December 26, 2020, or until filled.

Cosmic Roots and Eldritch ShoresGenre: Speculative stories. Payment: 6 cents/word for original work. 2 cents/word for reprints. Deadline: December 28, 2020.

Bone & Ink PressGenre: Creative non-fiction, poetry, and fiction chapbooks. Payment: Revenue sharing. Deadline: December 31, 2020.

Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing: Lost Contact. Genre: Horror on theme of Lost Contact.  Payment: $0.05/word. Deadline: December 31, 2020.

Ninth LetterGenre: Prose and poetry. Payment: $25 per printed page, with a maximum payment of $150, as well as two complimentary copies of the issue in which the work appears. Deadline: December 31, 2020.

Cincinnati Review. Genre: Prose and poetry. Payment: $25/page for prose in journal; $30/page for poetry in journal. Deadline: December 31, 2020.

ExistereGenre: Poetry, prose, postcards, art. Payment: Small honorarium. Deadline: December 31, 2020.

Dragon Soul Press: SpiritGenre: Shifters. "Any animal shifters, settings, genres, etc are acceptable. All stories must include a main or secondary character that does not have a heterosexual preference." Word Count – 5,000-15,000. Payment:  Royalties. Deadline: December 31, 2020.

Chestnut ReviewGenre: Poetry, flash fiction, short fiction, creative nonfiction, essays, visual media (art/photography). Payment: $100Deadline: December 31, 2020. Submit early in the month to avoid submission fee. 

Branching Realities. Genre: Speculative Fiction and Poetry on theme of The Closet. Payment: Royalties.  Deadline: December 31, 2020.

PodcastleGenre: Fantasy podcast. Length: Up to 6,000 words. Payment: $0.06/word for original; $100 for reprints, $20 for flash fiction reprints. Deadline: December 31, 2020.

Chiral Mad 5. Restrictions: Underrepresented demographics only to submit – POC, LGBTQIA+, female (see guidelines). Genre: Speculative fiction, with all proceeds going to the Black Lives Matter movement. Payment: $0.06/word for fiction, $1/line for poetry. Deadline: December 31, 2020.

AllegoryGenre: Speculative fiction and nonfiction about the business of writing. Payment: $15.  Deadline: December 31, 2020. Accepts reprints.

Lost Contact: A New Horror Anthology. Genre: Horror on theme of Lost Contact. Payment: 5 cents per word. Deadline: December 31, 2020.

JANUARY 2021

Muse MagazineGenre: Nonfiction articles for children on theme of Layers of Meaning.  Payment: Not specified. Deadline: January 15, 2021.

Dragon Soul Press: ValianceGenre: Fiction on theme of Valience. "Female samurai are rarely written in books and are shrouded in mystery. With no limitation on genre, the only special requirement for this anthology is that a female samurai be the main character in each of these stories." Word Count – 5,000-15,000. Payment:  Royalties. Deadline: January 31st, 2021.

The RumpusGenre: Fiction, Poetry. "We strive to be a platform for marginalized voices and writing that might not find a home elsewhere, and to lift up new voices alongside those of more established writers we love. We work to shine a light on stories that build bridges, tear down walls, and speak truth to power." Payment: $300 divided among all contributors. Deadline: January 31st, 2021.

OrcaGenre: Literary fiction. Payment: $25. Deadline: January 31st, 2021. Submit early in the month to avoid submission fee. 

Abyss and ApexGenre: Speculative fiction and poetry. No horror. Payment: USD $.06/word (six cents a word) up to 1,250 words, and a flat payment of $75.00 for longer stories. Deadline: February 7, 2021. Opens to submissions on February 1.

Muse MagazineGenre: Nonfiction articles for children on theme of Science of Fear. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: February 15, 2021.

The RumpusGenre: Essays. "We strive to be a platform for marginalized voices and writing that might not find a home elsewhere, and to lift up new voices alongside those of more established writers we love. We work to shine a light on stories that build bridges, tear down walls, and speak truth to power." Payment: $300 divided among all contributors. Deadline: February 28, 2021.

Dragon Soul Press: Organic InkGenre: Poetry. "All poetry pieces are welcome. There is no theme." Payment: Royalties. Deadline: February 28, 2021.

SpartanGenre: Literary prose, 1500 words max. Payment: $20. Deadline: February 28, 2021.

Air and Nothingness Press: The Wild Hunt. Genre: Stories may be of any genre as long as they fit within the idea of the Wild Hunt. "We are open to Grimdark, New Weird, Science Fiction, Fantasy and genre bending/breaking."  Payment: $0.08/word. Deadline: February 28, 2021.

Air and Nothingness Press: Upon a Once Time. Genre: Choose two of your favorite fairy
tales, and a genre of your choice, and mash them up to make something new.  "We are open to Grimdark, New Weird, Science Fiction, Fantasy and genre bending/breaking."  Payment: $0.08/word. Deadline: February 28, 2021.

Night Shift RadioGenre: Fiction, non-fiction, memoir - 7,000-10,000 words. Payment: $50 or $25. Deadline: February 28, 2020. Opens February 21.

Stonecrop ReviewGenre: Creative Non-Fiction, Fiction, Reader’s Corner, Artwork, Photography on theme of Flora. "We are particularly keen to publish works that explore nature in cities that have not been as widely represented in the urban nature canon." Payment: $20. Deadline: February 28, 2021.

Upstreet. Genre: Fiction and nonfiction pieces 5,000 words or less. Payment: $50 - $250 for short stories or essays. Deadline: February 28, 2021.

Thema: A Postcard from the PastGenre: Fiction, poetry, and art on theme: A Postcard from the Past. Payment: $10-$25 for short fiction and artwork, $10 for poetry. Deadline: March 1, 2021.  Accepts reprints.

Blackbird. Genre: Poetry, fiction, nonfiction, memoir excerpts. Payment: Unspecified.  Deadline:  March 15, 2021.

Muse MagazineGenre: Nonfiction articles for children on theme of Colors and Art Therapy. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: March 15, 2021.

Dragon Soul Press: SpaceboundGenre: Science Fiction. "All stories must include elements of sci-fi. Whether discovering aliens, space travel, or terraforming new planets are involved, the options are endless." Word Count – 5,000-15,000. Payment:  Royalties. Deadline: March 31, 2021.

Chestnut ReviewGenre: Poetry, flash fiction, short fiction, creative nonfiction, essays, visual media (art/photography). Payment: $100Deadline: March 31, 2020. Submit early in the month to avoid submission fee. 

West Branch. Genre: 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, 2021.

Consequence Magazine: The Culture of WarGenre: Short fiction, poetry, nonfiction, interviews, reviews, and visual art mainly focused on the culture of war. Payment: $10/page for prose (up to $250), $25/page for poetry, $15/page for translations (up to $250). Deadline: April 30, 2021.

Dragon Soul Press: Murder and MayhemGenre: Mystery. "A murder needs to be solved by these main characters as the stakes rise higher. Any branch of investigators can be included, even vigilantes." Word Count – 5,000-15,000. Payment:  Royalties. Deadline: April 30, 2021.

The Arkansas International. Genre: Fiction, poetry, essays, comics, and works in translation.  Payment: $20 a printed page (capped at $250). Deadline: April 30, 2021. Submit early in the month to avoid submission fee. 

Night Shift RadioGenre: Fiction, non-fiction, memoir - 7,000-10,000 words. Payment: $50 or $25. Deadline: May 28, 2021. Opens May 21.

Dragon Soul Press: GlitchGenre: LitRPG genre. "Playing Virtual Reality games is a favorite pastime, but getting trapped in them due to a glitch is another story. It’s a true fight for survival now and the only way out is to finish the game." Word Count – 5,000-15,000.  Payment:  Royalties. Deadline: May 30, 2021.

SpartanGenre: Literary prose, 1500 words max. Payment: $20. Deadline: May 30, 2021.

Dragon Soul Press: Extinct WorldsGenre: Fiction on theme of Extinct Worlds. "After killing Earth, humans have been launched into space exploration. Discovering aliens and new technologies, future generations are unrecognizable from the Earthlings that once were. There are a select few who want to go back to their roots, some who will prevent this at all costs, and others who don’t care. Where do your characters fit within the vast universe full of the unknown?" Word Count – 5,000-15,000. Payment:  Royalties. Deadline: June 30th, 2021.

Chestnut ReviewGenre: Poetry, flash fiction, short fiction, creative nonfiction, essays, visual media (art/photography). Payment: $100Deadline: June 30th, 2021. Submit early in the month to avoid submission fee. 

Dragon Soul Press: All Dark PlacesGenre: Horror. "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." Word Count – 5,000-15,000. Payment:  Royalties. Deadline: July 31st, 2021.

Dragon Soul Press: Timeless 2Genre: Fairytale. "Anything involving a twist on old fairy tales, whether it be the classics or lesser known ones.Note: As long as you keep to the theme and use a fairytale, originality is fully appreciated. Cliff-hangers are more than welcome." Word Count – 5,000-15,000. Payment:  Royalties. Deadline: August 31st, 2021.

Dragon Soul Press: HistoryGenre:Historical Fiction. "Any person, location, or time period accepted as long as dragons are included. Note: Dragons need to be part of the storyline. They cannot be mentioned in passing." Word Count – 5,000-15,000. Payment:  Royalties. Deadline: September 30th, 2021.

Dragon Soul Press: Dragons and HeroinesGenre: "Any stories involving a female Main Character and dragons." Word Count – 5,000-15,000. Payment:  Royalties. Deadline: September 30th, 2021.

Dragon Soul Press: Dragons and HeroinesGenre: "Any stories involving a female Main Character and dragons." Word Count – 5,000-15,000. Payment:  Royalties. Deadline: September 30th, 2021.

Dragon Soul Press: Rogue TalesGenre: Fairytale. "Fairytales will never be the same in this reverse harem anthology. All versions of bedtime stories, folklore, etc are welcome." Word Count – 5,000-15,000. Payment:  Royalties. Deadline: November 30th, 2021.

Dragon Soul Press: EverlastGenre: Romance. "Romance can be difficult on its own, even before adding the complications of time travel to the equation. These couples find themselves from separate timelines in history, but cross paths due to unforeseen circumstances." Word Count – 5,000-20,000. Payment:  Royalties. Deadline: November 30th, 2021.

Dragon Soul Press: Beyond AtlantisGenre: "Unique retellings of Atlantis-like civilizations. Preferably with mermaids, selkies, krakens, or other mythological sea creatures included." Word Count – 5,000-15,000. Payment:  Royalties. Deadline: January 31st, 2022.

Dragon Soul Press: Chance on LoveGenre: "Everyone deserves a chance at love. Whether it lasts forever or ends up being temporary, these characters will fight for the chance at happily ever after." Word Count – 5,000-15,000. Payment:  Royalties. Deadline: February 28, 2022.

Dragon Soul Press: Organic Ink: Volume 5Genre: Poetry. "All poetry pieces are welcome. There is no theme." Word Count – 2000 words minimum. Payment:  Royalties. Deadline: February 28, 2022.



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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

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

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