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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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

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.

Erika Krouse has an excellent ranked list of 500 literary magazines.  http://www.erikakrousewriter.com/erika-krouses-ocd-ranking-of-483-literary-magazines-for-short-fiction/#ranking
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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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UPCOMING - SEPTEMBER 2021

Bethlehem Writers RoundtableGenre: Short stories and poetry. See themesPayment: 20.00 USD for featured authors, or $10.00 USD for stories published on their &More page and $5.00 USD for poems. Deadline: September 1, 2021.

Fieldnotes. Genre: "We are interested in whatever there is between translations/transitions, things-in-progress, converging genres, methods of excavation and formal innovation. The purpose of the journal is to provide a test site for ideas and research; a space for experimental modes and new prototypes. " Payment: £100-£200. Deadline: September 1, 2021.

The Fiddlehead. Restrictions: Open to BIPOC writers residing in Canada. Genre: Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction. Payment: $60 CAD per published page, plus two complimentary copies.  Deadline: September 1, 2021.

En Bloc. GenreFiction, poetry, art and photography. Payment£35 per side. Deadline: September 1, 2021. 

In the Shadow of the Horns: A Black Metal Horror Anthology. Genre: Horror fiction focused on the atmosphere and themes of black metal. Satan, Occult, Violence, Pessimism, Chaos, Death, The Sublime, Nature, Paganism, Antinatalism, etc. are all elements that are essential to submissions. Payment: 2 cents/word, up to $100 max. Deadline: September 1, 2021.

Alternating Current Press: Parenting Stories Gone Speculative. Genre: Speculative fiction and CNF. Theme: Parenting. 750 words max. Payment: Royalty sharing. Deadline: September 1, 2021.

ParabolaGenre: Original essays and translations, poetry, reviews. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: September 1, 2021. See themes.

Uncanny MagazineGenre: SF/F short stories. Payment: $.10 per word. Deadline: September 1, 2021.

The New Lesbian Pulp: An Anthology of Short FictionGenre: Lesbian pulp. Payment: $500 - $1000. Deadline: September 1, 2021.

Neon Door: Emotional Nudity. Genre: Art, poetry, prose. Payment: $25 for an image, $50 for a poem, and $75 for prose. Deadline: September 1, 2021.

The Quiet OnesGenre: Queer-centered horror and dystopian fiction for adults and young adults. Theme: Ghosts of The Ruin. Payment: $25. Deadline: September 1, 2021.

GuernicaGenre: Poetry, Essays, Fiction, Reportage. Theme: Dirt. Payment: $50 for poetry, $100 for original essays, and $150 for original fiction and for reportage. Deadline: September 1, 2021.

Vautrin. Genre: Gritty urban fiction, Crime/Mystery Fiction, Ghosts, The Supernatural, Literary Essays. "We’re interested in essays that talk about contemporary crime fiction, or essays that walk the path between, say, 19th century fiction and fiction in the here and now." Payment: $130.00 and two contributor’s copies for fiction over 2,000 words. $65.00 and two contributor’s copies for fiction under 2,000 words. $50.00 and two contributor’s copies for literary essays. Deadline: September 1, 2021.

The Antihumanist. Genre: Fiction, nonfiction, art - all genres. "We seek to publish the most challenging and thought provoking flash fiction and essays. We believe only by confronting the bare bones of reality we understand our place in the world." Payment: 5 cents/word. Deadline: September 1, 2021.

Books and Bikes in Space. Genre: Stories about bicycling and books, 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: September 1, 2021.

Madame Gray's Vault of Gore. Genre: Horror. Payment: $5. Deadline: September 1, 2021.

Moonflake PressGenre: Short stories and poems on theme of Escapism. Payment: £25 for each story/poem. Deadline: September 1, 2021.

The Southampton ReviewGenre: Poetry, prose, art. Payment: Prose: $100+, Poetry: $75 per poem. Illustration: $100 per page. Art Portfolios: $200 for up to 12 images Deadline: September 1, 2021. Submit early in the month to avoid fees.

The Wire’s Dream MagazineGenre: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Combined Work from underprivileged individuals. Payment: $5. Deadline: September 1, 2021.

The Best New True Crime Stories: Unsolved Crimes & Mysteries. Genre: Nonfiction, true crime accounts of unsolved criminal cases and mysteries that can take place anywhere in the world and be from any time period. Payment: $130. Deadline: September 1, 2021.

The Zodiac Killers SeriesGenre: Thriller. Length: 5000-10,000 words, excluding title. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: September 1, 2021.

Young Dragons. Genre: Middle Grade and Young Adult full-length manuscripts. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: September 1, 2021.

Cosmic Roots and Eldritch ShoresGenre: Speculative stories. Payment: 6 cents/word for original work. 2 cents/word for reprints. Deadline: September 2, 2021.

The Periodical, Forlorn: Moonlighting. Genre: Short fiction. "For this issue, we're looking for stories about agents of evil and their minions whose employment situation is something other than we might expect." Payment: $15. Deadline: September 2, 2021.

Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale MagazineGenre: Fairy tales, and essays on theme of “Healers, Midwives and Cunning Folk.” Payment: $100. US dollars only. Essays: $50. Deadline: September 3, 2021.

HavokGenre: Flash fiction on Theme of CAREGIVER / LOVER. Payment: $10 via PayPal for each story published in an Anthology. Deadline: September 5, 2021.

midnight & indigoRestrictions: Open to Black women writers. Genre: Short fiction, narrative, personal essays. Payment: $50 - $75. Deadline: September 5, 2021.

Tin House Restrictions: Eligible writers must not currently have an agent, and must not have previously published a book (chapbooks okay). In particular, they are looking to engage with work by writers from historically underrepresented communities, including—but not limited to—those who are Black, Indigenous, POC, disabled, neurodivergent, trans and LGBTQIA+, debuting after 40, and without an MFA. Genre: Full-length nonfiction manuscripts. Deadline: September 5, 2021. 

A Woman Built by ManRestrictions: Open to women and femme-identifying individuals. Genre: Short stories that explore the ways in which women are shaped by the men around them. "There is no restriction on sub-genre or subject matter, but the story must incorporate how a feminine figure is shaped by male hands through a horror lens. From supernatural creature features to the farthest reaches of space, down to the darkest depths of the sea, what does a woman built by man look like to you?" Payment: $.05 USD per word. Deadline: September 5, 2021.

Dark Moon Press: Horror Library. Genre: Horror short stories. Payment: 2 cents/word. Deadline: September 5, 2021.

Please See Me. Genre: Poetry, creative nonfiction/essays, fiction/short stories/flash fiction, scripts and digital media (photography, drawings, podcasts, and short films). "We are especially looking for content from vulnerable populations and those who care for them; content that connects us with every community, makes us feel something, helps us see illness, wellness, health, or the healthcare environment differently, and inspires equality in healthcare and the world." Payment: Not specified. Deadline: September 6, 2021.

Buckmxn Journal. Restrictions: Open to Oregon and SW Washington residents only. Genre: Fiction and creative non-fiction. Payment: $100. Deadline: September 6, 2021.

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, 2021.  Opens to submissions on September 1.

Apparition LitRestrictions: Open to BIPOC writers. Genre: Speculative fiction and poetry. Payment: $30. Deadline: September 7, 2021.

Into the Void. Genre: Poetry, fiction. Payment: $10 per poem, flash fiction or visual art piece, and $20 per long-form prose piece. Deadline: September 7,  2021. Submit early in the month to avoid submission fees. (Check this deadline, may be extended)

Fantasy MagazineGenre: Fantasy short stories, flash fiction, poetry. Payment: 8 cents per word for original short stories and flash fiction. $40 per poem. Deadline: September 7, 2021.  Opens to submissions on September 1.

Sinister Smile Press: Screaming in the Night. Genre: Horror. Payment: $40. Deadline: September 8, 2021.

Breaking Rules Europe: Murder! Mystery! Mayhem! Genre: Any sub-genre of crime fiction. Payment: $10. Deadline: September 8, 2021.

ParSec. Genre: Science fiction, fantasy, horror, and slipstream. Payment: 2p a word up to £180.00 with no set word limit. Deadline: September 10, 2021.

Nightmare Magazine. Restrictions: Open to BIPOC writers only. Genre: Horror, dark fantasy short stories, flash fiction, poetry. Payment: 8 cents/word. $40 per poem. Deadline: September 12, 2021.

Los Suelos. Genre: Pitches for stories for a multi-media anthology about Los Suelos, CA. Payment: 8 cents/word. Deadline: September 12, 2021.

Underground Writers ZineRestrictions: Priority of publication is given to Australian writers. Genre: Short stories, flach fiction, poetry. Payment: AUD$50. Deadline: September 12, 2021.

Shoreline of InfinityGenre: Science fiction, fantasy. Payment: £10/1000 words. Deadline: September 13, 2021.

PseudopodGenre: Horror (Audio format). Payment: USD $0.08 per word for original fiction. USD $100 per story for reprint fiction. Deadline: September 13, 2021. Reprints accepted.

Dose of DreadGenre: General horror flash fiction. Preference for dread-inducing stories. Length: 500 - 1,000 words. Payment: $10. Deadline: September 15, 2021.

Weird Horror Magazine. Genre: Pulpy dark fiction in the weird fiction and horror genres. Length: 500 to 6,000 words. Payment: 1-cent-per-word, with a $25 minimum. DeadlineSeptember 15, 2021.

Broken PencilGenre: Fiction, nonfiction. Payment: CAD $50-100 for fiction, CAD $30-300 for articles. Deadline: September 15, 2021.

ShenandoahGenre: Fiction on theme of Border Crossings. Payment:  $100 per 1000 words of prose up to $500. Deadline: September 15, 2021.

Collective Humanity: An LGBTQ+ Anthology. Genre: Short fiction (short stories, poetry, flash fiction) within the umbrella of speculative fiction: namely, horror, science fiction, fantasy, and dystopian. The theme for the first publication will be metamorphosis: a transformation, growth, renewal, or rebirth. Payment: This is a charity anthology, so there is no payment. All net proceeds from Collective Humanity will raise funds in support of the Royal Court of the Golden Spike Empire General Fund, an LGBTQ+ non-profit organization. Deadline: September 15, 2021.

Muse MagazineGenre: Nonfiction articles for children on theme of Lost and Found. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: September 15, 2021.

Contemporary Verse 2. Genre: Poetry. Theme: The Daddy Issue. "We’re looking for poems that explore daddy energy in all its forms." Payment: $30. Deadline: September 15, 2021.

Eye to the TelescopeGenreSpeculative poetry. Theme: The SeaPaymentUS 3¢/word rounded up to nearest dollar; minimum US $3, maximum $25. Deadline: September 15, 2021.

Panel Magazine. Restrictions: Writers and artists may be of any origin but should live and work in Central and Eastern Europe, including the Baltic States, Germany/Austria/Switzerland, and the South Caucasus. If you don't live in the region, but have written a piece related to Central and Eastern Europe, feel free to submit it. Genre: Nonfiction, poetry and visual art from (or about) Central and Eastern Europe. Payment: 20 euros. Deadline: September 15, 2021.

OlitRestrictions: They prefer writers with a connection to Orlando or the greater Central Florida area. Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Hybrid, Artwork, Photography. "Send us all kinds of stuff. We love the artfully weird." Payment: $10. Deadline: September 15, 2021.

SFWG and Cloaked Press: YA & NA Horror. Genre: Speculative fiction for young adults and new adults. Genres accepted: Mystery, Paranormal, Scifi, Fantasy, Horror; and anything in those sub-genres. Word Count Range: 2500-7000 words. Payment: $10. Deadline: September 15, 2021.

Silence in the City. Genre: Speculative fiction. "Silence in the City is an anthology of speculative tales asking what happens when a city—and all of modern civilization—is plunged into darkness." Payment: 6 cents/word. Deadline: September 15, 2021.

Orca. Genre: Literary fiction. Payment: $50 for short stories, $25 for flash, plus a one-year pdf subscription. Deadline: September 15, 2021. Submit early in the month to avoid submission fee.

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. We’re looking for amazing stories that will make people say “wow” or give our readers chills. Have you experienced something otherworldly or celestial? Or had a personal experience with an angel or divine being? How did your angel manifest himself or herself to you? Were you the only person who saw your angel? How did your angel protect or guide you?" Payment: $200. DeadlineSeptember 15, 2021.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Messages from HeavenGenre: True stories and poems. "We want to hear from you if you have experienced communication from the other side or received a sign or signal from a loved one who has passed. Has someone who has died come to you in a dream? Given you counsel or comfort? Have you gone beyond, but returned to life with new knowledge, insight, or awareness? Have you intuitively known the moment someone died?" Payment: $200. DeadlineSeptember 15, 2021.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: MiraclesGenre: True stories and poems. "We want your true stories, both religious and non-religious, that will awe us with examples of amazing events. Inspirational stories to remind us that each day stunning miracles do happen and that a miracle can happen at any time." Payment: $200. DeadlineSeptember 15, 2021.

Superfroot. Genre: Poetry, prose, art on theme "Nostalgia." Payment: $5. DeadlineSeptember 15, 2021.

Lackington's. Genre: Speculative fiction on theme of “Botanicals”. Payment: 1 cent CAD per word for stories ($25 CAD minimum), $25 CAD for interior illustrations, and $40 CAD for cover art. DeadlineSeptember 15, 2021.
 
From the Yonder. Genre: Horror. "The stories must be based upon a regional/cultural legend or tall-tale from any location or culture in the World. “Regional” can be a specific place (Loch Ness) or a larger region (Bigfoot in the Pacific Northwest)." Payment: $5. Deadline: September 19, 2021.

Zombie Works Publications: Natural Instincts Tales of Witches and WarlocksGenre: Short-stories that involve Witches and Warlocks. Payment: 10 cents per book (per each book sold on Amazon, I assume. So, if they sell 100 books, each author will get $10) Deadline: September 19, 2021.

Nightmare MagazineGenre: Horror, dark fantasy short stories, flash fiction, poetry. Payment: 8 cents/word. $40 per poem. Deadline: September 19, 2021.

Parthian. Genre: Novels and creative non-fiction (memoirs, biography, critical essays). Payment: Royalties. Deadline: September 19, 2021.

FiresideGenre: Short stories up to 3,000 words. Payment: 12.5 cents/word. Deadline: September 19, 2021.

Flash Fiction OnlineGenre: Speculative (science fiction, fantasy, slipstream, and horror) and literary fiction. Payment: $80. Deadline: September 21, 2021.

Translunar Travelers LoungeRestrictions: BIPOC writers only. Genre: Speculative fiction. Payment: $0.03 per word with a minimum of $20. Deadline: September 21, 2021.

Reckoning. Genre: Creative writing and art about environmental justice. Payment: 8 cents a word for prose, $30 per page for poetry, art negotiable, minimum $25 per piece. Deadline: September 22, 2021.

Gutter. Genre: Poetry and prose in Scotland and beyond. Length: Poetry submissions can consist of up to five poems, totalling no more than 120 lines. Prose, up to 3000 words. Payment: £25. Deadline: September 24, 2021.

Black Ocean. Genre: Debut full-length poetry manuscripts. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: September 24, 2021.

Story Seed Vault. Genre: Microfiction tweets based on science. Payment: Short Fiction (<150CH) $3AUD per story; Long Fiction (>150CH/<200CH) $2AUD per story. Deadline: September 24, 2021. Opens on the 10th.

The PuritanGenres: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. Payment: $100 per nonfiction piece, $50 fiction, $15 per poem. Deadline: September 25, 2021.

Frozen Wavelets. Genre: Speculative flash fiction and poetry. Payment: 8 cents/word. Deadline: September 25, 2021.

Fusion FragmentGenre: Science fiction or SF-tinged literary fiction stories and novelettes ranging anywhere from 2,000 to 15,000 words. Payment: 3.5 cents (CAD) per word, up to a maximum of $300 (CAD) per story. Deadline: September 26, 2021.

Island. Restrictions: Open to Australian and New Zealand citizens and residents. Genre: Australian nature writing. Payment: $400. Deadline: September 27, 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.

A Sarabande Anthology of Louisville Poets. Genre: Poetry by Louisville poets. Payment: Small stipend. Deadline: September 30, 2021.

Nashville Review. Genre: 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, 2021.

The QuilliadRestrictions: Open to Canadians. Genre: Poetry, flash fiction (500 words or less), and short stories (generally 1000-2000 words). Payment: $13. Deadline: September 30, 2021.

RattleGenre: Poetry. Ekphrastic Challenge. Payment: $100. Deadline: September 30, 2021.

Chestnut Review. Genre: Poetry, flash fiction, short fiction, creative nonfiction, essays, visual media (art/photography). Payment: $120. Deadline: September 30th, 2021. Submit early in the month to avoid submission fee.

Crow Toes QuarterlyGenre: Playfully dark fiction, poetry and art for children. See themesPayment: $20 - $50. Deadline: September 30th, 2021.

Pitt Poetry Series: University of Pittsburgh Press. Genre: Poetry books by poets who have previously published full-length collections of poetry. Payment: Royalties (?). Deadline: September 30th, 2021.

Kenyon ReviewGenre: Prose, drama, poetry, translations, excerpts. Payment: Not specified.   Deadline: September 30th, 2021.

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, 2021.

University of Alberta Press. Restrictions: Open to Canadian citizens and landed immigrants. Genre: Poetry manuscripts. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: September 30, 2021.

Qwerty. Genre: Fiction, CNF, Poetry. Payment: $10 CAD. 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.

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, 2021. Note: Submit early in the month.

Working Titles. Genre: Prose written for the digital page, which may incorporate unique visual, aural, or interactive elements. Payment: $250. Deadline: September 30th, 2021. USPS submissions only.

Red Cape Anthologies: L is for LycanthropesGenre: Horror. "Where werewolves turn on a full moon, lycanthropes are not as restricted. This opens up to more possibilities as they may turn at the most awkward moment, leading to terrifying carnage." Payment: £10. Deadline: September 30th, 2021.

Paramour Ink: Billionaire Series: Billionaires of New York. Genre: Short fiction. Theme: "The dating lifestyles of the rich and famous have always grabbed society's attention; this theme focuses on the billionaire bachelor/bachelorette romantic life, specific to certain areas of America. This will be an on-going series." Payment: Royalties. Deadline: September 30th, 2021.

On SpecGenre: Speculative fiction and poetry. Payment: $100 (CAD). Deadline: September 30, 2021.

Savor: Poems for the Tongue. Genre: Poetry about food. Payment: Small honorarium. Deadline: September 30th, 2021.

Where Giants Fall. Genre: Fantasy. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: September 30th, 2021.

The Overcast. (Podcast) Genre: Speculative fiction: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Steampunk, Magical Realism, Slipstream, or an as-yet-unnamed genre. No horror. The sweet spot for submissions is 2,000-3,000 words. Payment: $0.01 per word, but not less than $20 for any story. Flat rate of $20 for all stories under 2,000 words. Deadline: September 30th, 2021. Accepts reprints.

The Clockwork Chronicles AnthologyGenre: Steampunk. "Welcoming stories of adventure, mystery, and romance set within a retro-futuristic alternative history of either the Victorian era or the American wild west." Payment: $10. Deadline: September 30, 2021.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Crazy FamilyGenre: True stories and poems. "We all have that certain someone in our own family who, while lovable, sweet, and caring, is also nutty or weird. We love that person but, at the same time, that family member makes us crazy! A parent or grandparent, an in-law, a brother or sister, an aunt, uncle or cousin. We all have them and you know who they are! We are looking for true stories and poems about those family members. We would like your stories to be silly, outrageous, hilarious, and make us laugh, but they should also show the kindness and caring of your family member too." Payment: $200. DeadlineSeptember 30th, 2021.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Grieving, Loss and HealingGenre: True stories and poems. "This collection of emotional and inspirational stories will provide comfort, support, and peace to those who have lost someone close to them. What helped you the most when you were grieving? Who were the people who helped you and what did they do? When did you know that you had finally “turned the corner” and were on the road to recovery? When and how did you realize there was light at the end of the tunnel? What are you doing to support others?" Payment: $200. DeadlineSeptember 30th, 2021.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Humorous StoriesGenre: True stories and poems. "Share your funny stories about something that happened to you in your life – in your relationship with a partner or spouse, a parent or child, a family member or friend, at work or at home – that made you and the people around you laugh out loud. Did you mean for it to be funny? Did the other person mean to make you laugh? Did a situation just get out of control? Did a misunderstanding turn into a comedy of errors?" Payment: $200. DeadlineSeptember 30th, 2021.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: KindnessGenre: True stories and poems. "Has someone performed an act of kindness for you? How did it feel? Did you pay it forward and do something kind for someone else? Did that person know it was you doing that kind thing? Did you do something kind for a stranger knowing you would not be paid back? How did that feel?" Payment: $200. DeadlineSeptember 30th, 2021.

Friendly City. Genre: Poetry about food. Payment: Small honorarium. DeadlineSeptember 30th, 2021.

JMS Books: Opposites Attract. Genre: LGBT romance. "Stories about characters who are complete opposites, but who fall in love anyway. Think people from different walks of life, different careers, even different colleges or opposing sports teams. Whatever it is that opens a gulf between them ultimately turns out to be what attracts them to each other." Length: 12,000 words or higher. Payment: Royalties. DeadlineSeptember 30th, 2021.

JMS Books: Jolly HolidaysGenre: LGBT romance. "Stories set during winter holidays. Christmas, of course, but we’re also open to Hanukkah, Yule, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, New Year’s. You could also do Chinese New Year, Diwali, Valentine’s Day … any holiday set during the winter months. Please state the holiday in your submission so we know where it might fit into our schedule." Length: 12,000 words or higher. Payment: Royalties. DeadlineSeptember 30th, 2021.

Black Coffee & Vinyl Presents: The City. Genre: Poetry, prose, music, art on theme "The City." "We are seeking art, words, and sounds that explore, critique, celebrate and interrogate the urban landscape, culture and environment. The city, a place, should play a central role in the work and should be a central character or focus. We are seeking a diverse range of city representation from large cities to small, from real to imagined." Payment: $50. DeadlineSeptember 30th, 2021.

Corvid Queen. Genre: Original feminist tales, feminist retellings of traditional tales, and personal essays related to traditional tales. "We accept fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and pieces that are in-between. For prose, we accept stories of up to 5,000 words. Please note that you do not need to be female or femme to submit a piece; writers of any gender identity and expression are welcome." Payment: $5. DeadlineSeptember 30th, 2021.

Aniko MagazineGenre: Poetry, flash fiction, short stories and creative nonfiction on theme: Fantasize. Payment: $125.00 (AUD). Deadline: September 30, 2021.


OCTOBER 2021

Cicada's Lament. Restrictions: Open to marginalized creators, particularly work by disabled and/or LGBTQIA+ folx. Genre: Fiction or poetry with elements of Southern Gothic or horror. Theme: (re) birth. Births, baptisms, beginnings. "Cicada's Lament wants your hanging moss and blue porch ceilings. We want your deer skulls and old ghosts, your ancient and decrepit houses." Payment: $5. Deadline: October 1, 2021. 

The Spectacle. Genre: Poetry, fiction, nonfiction. Payment: $50. Deadline: October 1, 2021. Submit early in the month to avoid fee.

Metaphysical TimesGenre: Nonfiction. "We serve a large pagan audience and would like more diverse perspectives on metaphysical topics, including spirituality, religion, divination, witchcraft, and more."  Payment: $0.05 per word up to 1200 words. Deadline: October 1, 2021. 

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: October 1, 2021. 

Dark Peninsula Press. Genre: Survival Horror. Payment: $50. Deadline: October 1, 2021.

Slash - Her. Genre: Horror written by women. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: October 1, 2021.

The Last Line. Genre: Fiction that ends with the last line provided. Payment: $20-$40. Deadline: October 1, 2021.

Cosmic Roots and Eldritch ShoresGenre: Speculative stories. Payment: 6 cents/word for original work. 2 cents/word for reprints. Deadline: October 2, 2021.

Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale MagazineGenre: Fairy tales, and essays on theme of “Healers, Midwives and Cunning Folk.” Payment: $100. US dollars only. Essays: $50. Deadline: October 3, 2021.

HavokGenre: Flash fiction on Theme of INNOCENT / SAGE. Payment: $10 via PayPal for each story published in an Anthology. Deadline: October 3, 2021.

Awake. Restrictions: Awake is a digital zine for Black authors by Black authors. Genre: Poetry, essays, art. Payment: $15. Deadline: October 3, 2021.

Honeyguide Magazine. Genre: Stories, art and poetry that examine the connection between animals and humans. Payment: $25 for featured writers, $50 for art. Deadline: October 4, 2021.

Tangled Feathers Blog. Genre: Nonfiction that examines the connection between animals and humans. Payment: $25 for featured writers. Deadline: October 4, 2021.

Derailleur Press. Genre: Short fiction between 3,000 and 6,000 words. "We want submissions that deal with intimacy in all of its forms. We want you to highlight intimacies such as sex, death, love, birth (consider these merely suggestions), but we're really looking for pieces that grapple with lesser known intimacies and the joys, consequences, and indignities of them." Payment: $100. Deadline: October 4, 2021.

Quill and Crow: Grimm and Dread. Genre: Short stories (5,000 - 8,000 words) that give Grimm's Fairy Tales a unique and creative twist - extra points for maintaining a Gothic feel. Payment: US: $40 + author copy/non-US: $45 + ebook author copy). Deadline: October 5, 2021.

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: October 7, 2021.  Opens to submissions on October1.

Fantasy MagazineGenre: Fantasy short stories, flash fiction, poetry. Payment: 8 cents per word for original short stories and flash fiction. $40 per poem. Deadline: October 7, 2021.  Opens to submissions on October1.

Bright Wall/Dark RoomGenre: Essay on theme: Generations."Our November issue will be our 101st, and we want to mark the occasion with essays on cinematic generations in all their forms.” Payment: $100. Deadline: October 8, 2021.

Luna NovellaGenre: Speculative fiction novellas by writers who identify as "Other than White."   Payment: Royalties. Deadline: October 10, 2021.

Shoreline of InfinityGenre: Science fiction, fantasy. Payment: £10/1000 words. Deadline: October 13, 2021.

Tales from the Moonlit PathGenre: Dark, eerie speculative fiction. Payment: $10. Deadline: October 14, 2021.

Dose of DreadGenre: General horror flash fiction. Preference for dread-inducing stories. Length: 500 - 1,000 words. Payment: $10. Deadline: October 15, 2021.

Muse MagazineGenre: Nonfiction articles for children on theme of A Star Is Born. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: October 15, 2021.

Contemporary Verse 2Genre: Poetry. Theme: Sick Poetics. "We are looking for poetry that explores the limits and boundaries of sickness, disability, illness, madness, and crip." Payment: $30. Deadline: October 15, 2021.

Fat CoyoteRestrictions: Writers must be neurodivergent. Genre: Poetry, fiction, CNF, Art, Photography, Comics. Payment: 3 cents/word for prose. $1 line for poetry. $30 - $40 for art. Deadline: October 15, 2021.

Midnight EchoRestrictions: Open to writers in (or originally from) Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and the Pacific Islands. Genre: Original, previously unpublished horror fiction, poetry and non-fiction on horror-related subjects. Payment: AU$0.05/word for fiction (that’s 5 Australian cents per word). Word limit: 5,000 words firm. $20 AUD per poem. Deadline: October 15, 2021.

Consequence Forum. Genre: Fiction, poetry, nonfiction, reviews, visual art, and translations focused on the human consequences and realities of war and geopolitical violence. Payment: $40 - $80. Deadline: October 15, 2021.

Translunar Travelers LoungeGenre: Speculative fiction. Payment: $0.03 per word with a minimum of $20. Deadline: October 15, 2021. Opens September 21, 2021.

Mirror, Mirror. Genre: Short stories (prose poems will also be considered), to include a mix of fantasy, science fiction, horror, magical, history, and romance elements on theme of "Mirrors." Payment: 6¢/word on acceptance. Deadline: October 15, 2021. 

Wordworks. Restrictions: 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: October 15, 2021.

Neon Hemlock. Genre: Queer speculative fiction novellas. Wordcount: 17,500–40,000 words. Payment: Advance+Royalties option or a Royalties Only option. Deadline: October 16, 2021.

Going Down Swinging. Genre: Fiction, creative non-fiction, experimental/hybrid work, digital and interactive literature, poetry, comics, artworks, spoken word, commentary, and essays. "This month, we’re particularly looking for submissions of speculative fiction and pieces about love, but we’re also happy to receive your submissions of any theme." Payment: Prose under 500 words $60; Prose over 500 words $170; Poem $100; Comic (less than 5 frames) $180; Comic (longer than 5 frames/demonstrative of extensive effort) $220. Deadline: October 20, 2021.

Flash Fiction OnlineGenre: Speculative (science fiction, fantasy, slipstream, and horror) and literary fiction. Payment: $80. Deadline: October 21, 2021.

Story Seed VaultGenre: Microfiction tweets based on science. Payment: Short Fiction (<150CH) $3AUD per story; Long Fiction (>150CH/<200CH) $2AUD per story. Deadline: October 24, 2021. Opens on the 10th.

580 Split. Genre: Poetry, visual art, photography, short stories, creative nonfiction on theme "Fever Dreams." Payment: $50. Deadline: October 27, 2021.

Thuggish Itch. Genre: Horror, sci-fi and speculative fiction stories. Theme: By the Seaside. Payment: AU$5.00 for stories under 2500 words / AU$10.00 for anything above 2500 words.  Deadline: October 30, 2021.

Rahila's Ghost Press. Genre: Poetry chapbooks. Payment: Royalties (?) Deadline: October 30, 2021.

khōréōRestrictions: Open to writers who identify as an immigrant or member of a diaspora in the broadest definitions of the terms. "This includes, but is not limited to, first- and second-generation immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers, undocumented migrants, persons who identify with one or more diaspora communities, persons who have been displaced or whose heritage has been erased due to colonialism/imperialism, transnational/transracial adoptees, and anyone whose heritage and history includes ‘here and elsewhere’. We especially encourage BIPOC creators who identify as the above to submit their work." Genre: stories, essays, and art: fantasy, sci-fi, horror, and any genre in between or around it, as long as there’s a speculative element. Payment0.08/word for fiction, $100 for nonfiction, and  $40-300 for art. Deadline: October 31, 2021.

Room MagazineRestrictions: Room publishes fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and art by folks of marginalized genders, including but not limited to women (cisgender and transgender), transgender men, Two-Spirit and nonbinary people. Genre: Original short stories, poems, creative non-fiction, or art. Payment: $50 (CAD) Deadline: October 31, 2021.

RattleGenre: Poetry. Ekphrastic Challenge. Payment: $100. Deadline: October 31, 2021.

Kissing Dynamite. Genre: Poetry microchap manuscripts. Payment: $50. Deadline: October 31, 2021.

Madhouse Books: Dark Secrets Anthology. Genre: Horror stories of sinister secrets and hidden evil. "We are seeking stories of the evil of mankind. We are not seeking stories with paranormal elements. Think serial killers, secret identities, and hidden pasts." Payment: $10. Deadline: October 31, 2021. 

Harbor Review. Genre: Poetry. Payment: $10. Deadline: October 31, 2021.

And the Walls Came Crashing DownGenre: Short stories about the Fuller family. (The editors provide you with the characters and the setting.) "Anything that's dark, creepy, weird and just a little off-kilter. We're open to genre fiction, particularly anything related to horror, science-fiction, speculative fiction or weird fiction. But we're also interested in anything that twists or subverts these genres in some unexpected way." Payment: $15. Deadline: October 31, 2021. (May close early)

Otoroshi JournalGenre: Horrorku, horror tanka, and horror haibun, art. Payment: Poetry, $1. Art, $10.  Deadline: October 31st, 2021.

JMS Books: Jolly HolidaysGenre: LGBT romance. "Stories set during winter holidays: New Year’s, Valentine's Day. Please state the holiday in your submission so we know where it might fit into our schedule." Length: 12,000 words or higher. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: October 31, 2021.

Nonbinary ReviewGenre: Poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and flash, up to 3000 words on theme of Person of Interest. Payment: For prose, 1¢ US per word, and $10 US per poem. Deadline: October 31, 2021.

Titanic TerastructuresGenre: Speculative fiction set in or about megastructures, gigastructures, TERASTRUCTURES! Payment: $5 per thousand words. Deadline: October 31, 2021. Reprints accepted.

Dream Pop Press. Genre: Chapbook manuscripts in the genres of poetry, speculative diary, and hybrid work that confounds definition 20-50 pages in length. "We lean heavily toward more experimental, non-narrative work in general." Payment: $200. Deadline: October 31, 2021.

Dead Stars and Stone Arches: A Collection of Utah Horror. Genre: Cosmic Horror. Payment: Poetry - $10 USD, Flash - $15 USD, Short Fiction - $35 USD, Novelette - $75 USD. Deadline: October 31, 2021.

Trees Anthology. Genre: Dark speculative fiction involving trees. Payment: $10. Deadline: October 31, 2021. (Or until filled.)

MythaxisGenre: Speculative fiction. Payment: $20. Deadline: October 31, 2021.

Eerie River Publishing: It Calls from the the VeilGenre: Horror. "Give me your nightmares. These stories should take place in our reality with a supernatural twist. Think evil entities." May have elements of Dark Fantasy, Dark Fiction and Cosmic horror. But must have the intention to scare the readers. PaymentUp to 3000 words $10.00; Up to 5000 words $15.00; Above 5001 words $20.00. Deadline: October 31, 2021.

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: October 31, 2021.

The Toilet ZoneGenre: Horror. Payment: $5. Deadline: October 31, 2021.

(I Just) Died In Your Arms: Crime Fiction Inspired By One-Hit Wonders. Genre: Crime stories based on songs. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: October 31, 2021.

Gordon Square ReviewGenre: Poetry and prose. Payment: $25 per prose piece and $10 per poem.  Deadline: October 31, 2021. 

Black Hare Press: War Anthology. Genre: Short stories. THEME : War/conflict. Must be dark, any genre. 5,000 words minimum. Payment: $50. Deadline: October 31, 2021. 

Death of a Bad Neighbor Anthology. Genre: Crime and mystery fiction. Payment: Payment: 10 cents/word and royalties. Deadline: October 31, 2021. 

WelkinGenre: Magical realist, fabulist, fairy tale, fantasy, gothic, metafictional, slipstream, fantastic, weird, surrealist, and experimental genres. Payment: 1cent/word. Deadline: October 31st, 2021.

Lost Boys Press: Heroes Anthology. Genre: "Write a story using a hero/heroine from any era or culture and the original major plot points from their legends to craft a retelling in an entirely alternate setting." Payment: $50. Deadline: October 31st, 2021.

Save the World. Genre: Speculative fiction. "We’re focusing exclusively on climate change futures. Stories should be science fiction/climate fiction (cli-fi) with a hopeful tone. Stories can focus on a proposed solution to part or all of climate change, or on adaptations that will allow us to live with it." Length: Minimum 2,500, Maximum 15,000 words. Payment: $75-$125 per piece. Deadline: October 31st, 2021.

The Book of Queer Saints. Restrictions: Open to LGBTQ+ writers. Genre: Horror. "It is an anthology where unabashedly queer villains, anti-heroes, and outlaws reign supreme." Payment: 2 cents/word. Deadline: October 31st, 2021.

Ghost Orchid Press: Beyond the Veil: Queer Tales of Supernatural LoveGenre: Short stories, 1000 - 6000 words. "We’re looking for queer tales of supernatural love for our next major anthology, slated for a February 2022 release to coincide with Valentines Day. Sweet, sexy, scary or tragic… We’d love to see your own interpretations on what queer love means to you. We only ask that your story has a supernatural / Gothic / dark element of some kind." Payment: 0.01 USD per word via PayPal and a digital contributor’s copy. Deadline: October 31st, 2021.

Escape Pod: Joy. Genre: Science fiction on theme of "Joy." (Audio and written format). Payment: USD $0.08 per word for original fiction. USD $100 per story for reprint fiction. Deadline: October 31st, 2021. Reprints accepted.

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 31, 2021.

Opulent Syntax. Restrictions: Open to writers living in Ireland as well as Irish writers abroad. Genre: Speculative fiction. Payment; 8 cents/word. Deadline: October 31, 2021.

NOVEMBER 2021

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, 2021.

Ornithopter. Genre: Poetry chapbooks. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: November 1, 2021.

Death in the Mouth. Restrictions: Open to BIPOC writers and other ethnically marginalized writers and artists from around the world. Genre: Horror. "We're looking for original manifestations of horror, dread, grief, fear, and anxiety. Embodiments of mania and displacements of faith. Harrowing ecstasy and debilitating hope. Consuming, relentless love. Transgressions of the body, the spirit, and the community. Quiet, creeping absurdities. Unique and terrifying alien mythology from the future. Weird and unsettling folklore from secondary worlds. Quiet contemporary techno-panic." Payment: 8 cents/word.  Deadline: November 1, 2021. Some reprints accepted.

Lethe Press. Genre: Speculative fiction, especially queer speculative fiction, historical fiction. Full-length manuscripts. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: November 1, 2021.

Thema: Get It Over With! Genre: Fiction, poetry, and art on theme: Get It Over With!  Payment:  $10-$25 for short fiction and artwork, $10 for poetry. Deadline: November 1, 2021.  Accepts reprints.

FoglifterGenres: Poetry, prose, cross-genre work. "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." Payment: $25. Deadline: November 1, 2021.

ellipsis… literature & art. Genre: Poetry, short fiction, drama, and creative non-fiction. Payment: $3 per page. Deadline: November 1, 2021. (Only pays American writers.)

The Other Stories (Audio). Genre: Horror on theme of Video Games. Payment: 15 GBT. Deadline: November 1, 2021.

Future Fire: Noir. Genre: "We are looking for stories that combine themes or aesthetic from Noir fiction and cinema with the existing goals of TFF (progressive, feminist, queer, postcolonial, inclusive, accessible, ecological and international speculative and genre fiction)." Payment: $50.  Reprints $25. Deadline: November 1, 2021. Reprints accepted.

United Faedom. Genre: Cozy Romance. Theme: Young Adult/Clean Adult. Length: 8k-10k. Payment: $20. Deadline: November 1, 2021. Some reprints accepted.

United FaedomGenre: Romantic Fantasy. Theme: Adult rated, mild erotica. Length: 8k-10k. Payment: $20. Deadline: November 1, 2021. Some reprints accepted.

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 1, 2021.

Solarpunk Sunscapes: Optimistic Visions of the Future. Genre: Speculative fiction. "Solarpunk tells optimistic and hopeful stories about future societies (near-future or distant) powered by renewable energy, and where nature and technology coexist in harmony rather than in conflict." Payment: $.02 per word, $30 per poem + contributor copy. Deadline: November 1, 2021.

Cosmic Roots and Eldritch ShoresGenre: Speculative stories. Payment: 6 cents/word for original work. 2 cents/word for reprints. Deadline: November 2, 2021.

Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale MagazineGenre: Fairy tales, and essays on theme of “Healers, Midwives and Cunning Folk.” Payment: $100. US dollars only. Essays: $50. Deadline: November 3, 2021.

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: November 7, 2021. Opens to submissions on November 1.

Fantasy MagazineGenre: Fantasy short stories, flash fiction, poetry. Payment: 8 cents per word for original short stories and flash fiction. $40 per poem. Deadline: November 7, 2021. Opens to submissions on November 1.

Shooter. Genre: Stories, essays, memoir and poetry to do with enchantment and scheming, in any context. "Black magic, witchcraft and wizardry are the obvious subjects, but we welcome wider interpretations of the theme: anything to do with political manipulation, backroom dealings, romantic plotting, duplicitous gamesmanship, or charismatic trickery is sought." 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 7, 2021.

Haunted MTL. Genre: Horror. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: November 12, 2021. (Or until filled)

Shoreline of InfinityGenre: Science fiction, fantasy. Payment: £10/1000 words. Deadline: November 13, 2021.

Space Opera Digest 2021: Have Ship, Will Travel. Genre: Short space opera stories. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: November 14, 2021.

One StoryGenre: Short story. Length: 3,000 - 8,000 words. Payment: $500. Deadline: November 14, 2021.

Dose of DreadGenre: General horror flash fiction. Preference for dread-inducing stories. Length: 500 - 1,000 words. Payment: $10. Deadline: November 15, 2021.

Muse MagazineGenre: Nonfiction articles for children on theme of Show Me How. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: November 15, 2021.

The Other Stories (Audio). Genre: Horror on theme of Cults. Payment: 15 GBT. Deadline: November 15, 2021.

LamplightGenre: Dark fiction, both short stories and flash fiction. Payment: Unpublished Fiction: 3¢ per word, $150.00 max. Reprints: 1¢ per word up to 7,000 words. Deadline: November 15, 2021.

Timber Ghost Press: Out of Time: True Paranormal Encounters. Genre: True ghost stories, unexplained occurrences, and weird encounters with the paranormal or supernatural. Payment: $20.  Deadline: November 15, 2021.

Songs of EretzGenre: Poetry, cover art on theme of Place. Payment: $5. Deadline: November 15, 2021.

Speculative City. Restrictions: Open to writers who specifically identify as queer and BIPOC. Genre: Fiction, poetry, and essays that are centered within the cityscape. Payment: $20-$55. Deadline: November 15, 2021.

Griffith Review 76: Acts of ReckoningGenre: Essays and creative non-fiction, reportage, fiction, poetry,  memoir and picture stories. "Acts of Reckoning is a wide-ranging discussion of the multifaceted issues at play in Australia’s fraught journey towards a full settlement with Indigenous peoples."  Payment: Negotiated. Deadline: November 18, 2021.

Mythulu Magazine: Steam vs Substance. Genre: Erotic/romance short stories. "How spicy can relationships get without taking clothes off? On the other hand, what gives erotica purpose? We are looking for three stories across the spectrum: One erotica piece with extraordinary depth. One "mass appeal" intensity romance containing clever taboos made approachable. One PG-level romance focused on love that transcends personal ownership." Payment: $0.06/word or $15/page. Non-fiction pays $0.08/word. Creative works earn $0.04/word, with short stories capped at $75. Deadline: November 19, 2021.

Flash Fiction OnlineGenre: Speculative (science fiction, fantasy, slipstream, and horror) and literary fiction. Payment: $80. Deadline: November 21, 2021.

Story Seed VaultGenre: Microfiction tweets based on science. Payment: Short Fiction (<150CH) $3AUD per story; Long Fiction (>150CH/<200CH) $2AUD per story. Deadline: November 24, 2021. Opens on the 10th.

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

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. DeadlineNovember 30th, 2021.

CrimeucopiaGenre: Crime Fiction. Payment: Reprints - To a Maximum of - £7.00 at present - but negotiable. New Material - 1,000 - 5,000 - up to £10 .00 at present. New Material - 6.000 - 10,000 - up to £20.00 at present. Deadline: November 30, 2021.

The Fuckening. Genre: Funny, speculative fiction short stories and poetry that embody The Fuckening. All stories must be science fiction, fantasy, horror, or a combination of the three. "These stories can be witty, goofy, dark, sarcastic…whatever, we don’t care, as long as they are speculative fiction and contain a reference to The Fuckening and maintain a general theme of fuckery (we mean this in the non-pornographic sense)." Payment: $10. Deadline: November 30, 2021.

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, 2021.

Broken Sleep BooksGenre: Poetry pamphlets (up to 40 pages). Payment: Royalties. Deadline: November 30, 2021.

Hiraeth Books: parABnormal MagazineGenre: Stories, poetry, nonfiction about the paranormal.  Payment: $25 for fiction, $20 for articles, $7 for reviews, $6 per poem. Deadline: November 30th, 2021.

Cast of WondersGenre: 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, 2021.

The New Southern Fugitives. Genre: Previously unpublished writing and art. Payment: $40 per book review, $40 per poem, $40 per photograph or piece of visual art, $15 per page for prose (min $45 and max $105) Deadline: November 30, 2021.

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, 2021. Note: Submit early in the month.

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: November 30, 2021. 

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

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

Baltimore ReviewGenre: Poetry; send up to three poems, fiction, creative nonfiction, videos (including poetry), and cross-genre work. Payment: $40. Deadline: November 30th, 2021.

Nimrod. Genre: Poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction. Payment: $10 per page, with a $200 maximum. Deadline: November 30th, 2021. Fee to submit online; no fee for postal submissions.

Red Cape Anthologies: M is for MedicalGenre: Horror. "Think surgery gone wrong, sadistic nurses, organ trafficking, creepy doctors etc." Payment: £10. Deadline: November 30th, 2021.

Pirating Pups. Genre: Stories with adventure-loving dogs, puns, water and fun. "I’m looking for sailors, submariners, explorers, Vikings and more. Fun stories filled with excitement, drama, treasure-seeking, sword fights, discovering new worlds and dogs, dogs, dogs." Payment: $50 CAD. Deadline: November 30th, 2021. Opens October 1.

Abandon. Genre: Writing and artwork that has been created with abandon. Payment: $15. Deadline: November 30th, 2021.

Smoking Pen Press: Another Dimension. Genre: Speculative fiction on theme of time travel and multiverse/parallel universes. Payment: $20. Deadline: November 30th, 2021.

The Gravity of the Thing: Stranged Writing. Genre: Defamiliarized writing. "The contents of the collection will be curated according to biological taxonomy (species, genus, family, order, class, phylum, kingdom, domain) using word count, and the final form of the collection will be a cloth hardcover with a screen-printed dust jacket from Prieto Screenprinting. Each dust jacket will fold into a unique literary organism or book sculpture, the goal being a dimensional and tactile reading experience during these largely digital times." Payment: $5 - $25. Deadline: November 30th, 2021.

DECEMBER 2021

Bethlehem Writers RoundtableGenre: Short stories and poetry. See themesPayment: 20.00 USD for featured authors, or $10.00 USD for stories published on their &More page and $5.00 USD for poems. Deadline: December 1, 2021.

ParabolaGenre: Original essays and translations, poetry, reviews. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: December 1, 2021. See themes.

The Other Stories (Audio). Genre: Horror on theme of Surgery. Payment: 15 GBT. Deadline: December 1, 2021.

United FaedomGenre: LGBTQ+ Romance. Theme: Adult, mild erotica if desired. Length: 8k-10k. Payment: $20. Deadline: December 1, 2021. Some reprints accepted.

Scary Dairy Press: Bloody Rock Anthology. Genre: Horror. "Does the rock of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s take you back to the nightmares of yore? If you can brew a scary tale that Alice Cooper and the Dead would love, we just might love it too!" Payment: $.03 per word. Deadline: December 1, 2021.

Sundog LitGenre: Poetry, nonfiction, and fiction. Payment: $25. Deadline: December 1, 2021.

Cosmic Roots and Eldritch ShoresGenre: Speculative stories. Payment: 6 cents/word for original work. 2 cents/word for reprints. Deadline: December 2, 2021.

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: December 7, 2021.  Opens to submissions on December 1.

Fantasy MagazineGenre: Fantasy short stories, flash fiction, poetry. Payment: 8 cents per word for original short stories and flash fiction. $40 per poem. Deadline: December 7, 2021.  Opens to submissions on December 1.

Colp. Genre: Short fiction, all genres. "We would like stories that in some way involve feet (whether they be human, animal or otherwise). Be creative." Length: 1000 - 5500 words. Payment: AU$5.00 for stories under 2500 words / AU$10.00 for anything above 2500 words. Deadline: December 10, 2021.

Dose of DreadGenre: General horror flash fiction. Preference for dread-inducing stories. Length: 500 - 1,000 words. Payment: $10. Deadline: December 15, 2021.

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, 2021.

Muse MagazineGenre: Nonfiction articles for children on theme of Extinction. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: December 15, 2021.

The Other Stories (Audio). Genre: Horror on theme of Superheroes. Payment: 15 GBT. Deadline: December 15, 2021.

Southern Indiana ReviewGenres: Fiction, CNF, poetry. Payment: $50-$100 per piece. Deadline: December 15, 2021.

Plainsongs. Genre: Poetry. Payment: $50. Deadline: December 15, 2021.

Black OceanGenre: Full-length poetry manuscripts in translation. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: December 17, 2021.

Collective Chaos: An Apocalyptic Anthology. Genre: Short fiction (short stories, poetry, flash fiction) within the cosmic horror or apocalyptic genres Payment: $15. Deadline: December 20, 2021.

Flash Fiction OnlineGenre: Speculative (science fiction, fantasy, slipstream, and horror) and literary fiction. Payment: $80. Deadline: December 21, 2021.

Hippocampus Magazine. Genre: Memoir Excerpts, Personal Essays, and Flash Nonfiction. Payment: $40. Deadline: December 23, 2021.

The PuritanGenres: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. Payment: $100 per nonfiction piece, $50 fiction, $15 per poem. Deadline: December 25, 2021.

Worlds Enough: Fantastic Detectives. Genre: Fantasy stories about crimes in fantasy settings, ranging from “second world” settings to urban fantasies. Length: Up to 15,000 words. Payment: $20. Deadline: December 30, 2021.

Cincinnati Review. Genre: Prose, poetry, art. Payment: $25/page for prose in journal. $30/page for poetry in journal. Deadline: December 31, 2021.

Chestnut ReviewGenre: Poetry, flash fiction, short fiction, creative nonfiction, essays, visual media (art/photography). Payment: $120. Deadline: December 31, 2021. Submit early in the month to avoid submission fee.

Monstroddities. Genre: Horror. "Terrify us with your best story or poem about monsters or unexplained occurrences that are rarely used in horror." Payment: $50 flat rate per story, $25 flat rate per poem. Deadline: December 31, 2021.

Workers Write! Tales from the Key of C. Genre: Fiction and poetry from the music industry – “about music teachers, singer/band members, band managers, roadies, conductors, DJs, studio musicians, anyone who makes money making music.” Payment: $5 - $50. Deadline: December 31, 2021. (Or until full.)

Critical Read. Genre: True stories of the fine, literary and performing arts: artwork biographies, reported stories, profiles, cultural history, essay, interviews and first person stories.  Payment: Varies. Deadline: December 31, 2021.

Diet Riot: A Fatterpunk Anthology. Genre: Horror. Haunted houses, ghost stories, creature features, splatterpunk, serial killers, witches, monsters, you name it. Just make sure your story features at least one fat protagonist. Payment: $25. Deadline: December 31, 2021.

Dancing Star PressGenre: Speculative fiction novellas. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: December 31, 2021.

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, 2021.

AllegoryGenre: Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. Payment: $15. Deadline: December 31, 2021.

We’re Here: The Best Queer Speculative Fiction 2021. Genre: Queer speculative short fiction reprints from 2021. Payment: 1 cent/word. Deadline: December 31, 2021.

Crow Toes QuarterlyGenre: Playfully dark fiction, poetry and art for children. See themesPayment: $20 - $50. Deadline: December 31, 2021.

Auroras & Blossoms: PoArtMo Anthology. Restrictions: Open to 13-16 Year-Olds. Genre: Poetry and art. "We created PoArtMo as an invitation to artists in every discipline to create positive art every June (Positive Art Month) and throughout the year (Positive Art Moves)." Payment: Royalties. Deadline: December 31, 2021.

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, 2021.

Dragon Soul Press: Surge. Genre: Cyberpunk. "These characters are trying to survive in a dystopia of advanced technologies. Living alongside Artificial Intelligence has its perks, but also many deadly downfalls." Payment: Royalties. Deadline: December 31, 2021.

Felis Futura: An Anthology of Future Cats. Genre: Stories, poetry, and visual art about the future which feature cats. Payment: $10 per accepted poem, 1c/word ($5 minimum) for accepted fiction ($15 per page for graphic narrative fiction), $20 per accepted piece of non-narrative internal visual art $100 (negotiable) for the cover illustration. Deadline: December 31, 2021.

Hardboiled and Loaded with Sin. Genre: Crime short stories 1500-7,500 words. Payment: $10.  Deadline: December 31, 2021.

Stormdance Publications: Grumpy Old Fairy Tales. Genre: Grumpy retellings of classic Fairytales. "We’re looking for fun new twists on classic Grimm fairytales and well-known folklore.  Is your tale of little Red Riding Hood told from Granny’s perspective?  Maybe she’s a werewolf?" Payment: Royalties. Deadline: December 31, 2021.

NewfoundGenre: Fiction, Flash, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, and Visual Arts. Theme: Communities of Care. Payment: $25. Deadline: December 31, 2021.

ArcGenre: Poetry. Payment: $50. Deadline: December 31, 2021.

FIYAHGenre: 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, 2021. 

JANUARY 2022

Breaking Rules Publishing Europe - Wicked West. Genre: Stories of fantasy, sci-fi, literature, steampunk, crime, mystery, shootouts--so long as the wild west is present and the weird is strong--will be acceptable. Stories between 5,000 and 9,000 words will be selected for this anthology. Payment: $10. Deadline: January 2022, or until filled.

Space Treks – A Space Opera AnthologyGenre: Science fiction, space opera, starships and their crews, heroic captains, villainous alien armadas etc. Word count: 2,000 to 12,000 words. Payment: Royalty split. Deadline: January 2022, or until filled.

The Other Stories (Audio). Genre: Horror on theme of Victorian England. Payment: 15 GBT.  Deadline: January 1, 2022.

The Quiet OnesGenre: Queer-centered horror and dystopian fiction for adults and young adults. Theme: True Love Never Dies. Payment: $25. Deadline: January 1, 2022.

The Best New True Crime StoriesGenre: Nonfiction, true crime accounts on theme of Crimes of the Famous and Infamous. Payment: $130, and 2 print copies of the book. Deadline: January 1, 2022.

Tin HouseRestrictions: Eligible writers must not currently have an agent, and must not have previously published a book (chapbooks okay). Genre: Debut novels (including Graphic novels) Payment: Royalties (?) Deadline: January 3, 2022.

Fantasy MagazineGenre: Fantasy short stories, flash fiction, poetry. Payment: 8 cents per word for original short stories and flash fiction. $40 per poem. Deadline: January 7, 2022. Opens to submissions on January 1.

The Cellar Door: Forbidden MagicGenre: Horror/dark fantasy stories featuring forbidden or taboo magic. Must include some form of spell casting or alchemy. Payment: $25. Deadline: January 15, 2022.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Counting Your BlessingsGenre: True stories and poems. "SPlease share your stories about handling challenges in your life, finding the silver linings, and counting your blessings, whether the challenges you are facing are COVID-19 related or other kinds. Stories can be serious or funny, but definitely should be inspirational and heartwarming. Attitude adjustments, finding contentment and gratitude, a new way of handling your daily life, and other great ideas to inspire readers to find their own paths to happiness and to remember to count their blessings every day are what we are looking for." Payment: $200. DeadlineJanuary 15, 2022.

Muse MagazineGenre: Nonfiction articles for children on theme of Skepticism. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: January 15, 2022.

Solstice 2022. Genre: Winter-themed short literary works. Poems, short stories, literary non-fiction. Think Northern Lights, candles against the darkness, the rolling year, spirits (both in a glass and in the ether), warm hearths. Payment: $25. Deadline: January 20, 2022.

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.

Otoroshi JournalGenre: Horrorku, horror tanka, and horror haibun, art. Payment: Poetry, $1. Art, $10.  Deadline: January 31st, 2022.

WelkinGenre: Magical realist, fabulist, fairy tale, fantasy, gothic, metafictional, slipstream, fantastic, weird, surrealist, and experimental genres. Payment: 1cent/word. Deadline: January 31st, 2022.

khōréōRestrictions: Open to writers who identify as an immigrant or member of a diaspora in the broadest definitions of the terms. "This includes, but is not limited to, first- and second-generation immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers, undocumented migrants, persons who identify with one or more diaspora communities, persons who have been displaced or whose heritage has been erased due to colonialism/imperialism, transnational/transracial adoptees, and anyone whose heritage and history includes ‘here and elsewhere’. We especially encourage BIPOC creators who identify as the above to submit their work." Genre: stories, essays, and art: fantasy, sci-fi, horror, and any genre in between or around it, as long as there’s a speculative element. See themes. Payment0.08/word for fiction, $100 for nonfiction, and  $40-300 for art. Deadline: January 31, 2022.

Glass. Genre: Poetry. Payment: $10. Deadline: January 31, 2022.

EventGenre: Fiction, poetry, non-fiction and book reviews. Payment: $40/page for poetry and $35/page for prose, up to a maximum of $500. Deadline: January 31, 2022.

The Overcast. (Podcast) Genre: Speculative fiction: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Steampunk, Magical Realism, Slipstream, or an as-yet-unnamed genre. No horror. The sweet spot for submissions is 2,000-3,000 words. Payment: $0.01 per word, but not less than $20 for any story. Flat rate of $20 for all stories under 2,000 words. Deadline: January 31, 2022. Accepts reprints.

FEBRUARY 2022

The Other Stories (Audio). Genre: Horror on theme of Metamorphosis. Payment: 15 GBT. Deadline: February 1, 2022.

The Southampton Review. Genre: Poetry, prose, art. Payment: Prose: $100+, Poetry: $75 per poem. Illustration: $100 per page. Art Portfolios: $200 for up to 12 images Deadline: February 1, 2022. Submit early in the month to avoid fees.

Fantasy MagazineGenre: Fantasy short stories, flash fiction, poetry. Payment: 8 cents per word for original short stories and flash fiction. $40 per poem. Deadline: February 7, 2022. Opens to submissions on February 1.

ParabolaGenre: Original essays and translations, poetry, reviews. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: February 15, 2022. See themes.

Muse MagazineGenre: Nonfiction articles for children on theme of Islands. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: February 15, 2022.

Mythulu Magazine: Maps & BiomesGenre: Submit short stories that feature wildly original biomes or bizarre weather. "Show us settings fundamentally at war with character needs." Short stories: 500 - 2,800 words Non-fiction articles: 200 - 1,200 words. Cartoons or graphic panels also welcome.  Payment:  $0.06/word or $15/page. Non-fiction pays $0.08/word. Creative works earn $0.04/word, with short stories capped at $75. Deadline: February 16, 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.

Stonecrop Review. Genre: Creative Non-Fiction, Fiction, Reader’s Corner, Artwork, Photography on theme of Flora. "From weeds pushing their way up through cracks in the pavement to wildflowers planted along roadsides, from potted plants on your balcony to trees providing shade in the park, plants can shape urban landscapes. They can provide oases of calm in a bustling city; yet their roots can also wreak havoc as they crack open roads or disrupt pipelines." Payment: $20. Deadline: February 28, 2022.

Queer Weird West Tales. Genre: speculative fiction set in the Old West containing at least one main character belonging to the LGBTQ+ spectrum. Payment: $30. Deadline: February 28, 2022.

Apparition LitGenre: Speculative fiction and poetry. Payment: $30. Deadline: February 28, 2022. Opens February 15. See themes. (?)

The Rumpus. Genre: 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, 2022.

MARCH 2022

Bethlehem Writers RoundtableGenre: Short stories and poetry. See themesPayment: 20.00 USD for featured authors, or $10.00 USD for stories published on their &More page and $5.00 USD for poems. Deadline: March 1, 2022.

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

Chicken Soup for the Soul: DogsGenre: True stories and poems. "We want your true funny stories, your heartwarming stories, and your mindboggling stories about all the simply amazing things that your dog does. What have you learned from your dog? How does your dog improve your life? What crazy things does your dog do? Has your dog ever done anything heroic? How does your dog warm your heart and make you smile? We want to hear all about the absurd antics, funny habits and insightful behavior of your dog. Stories can be serious or humorous." Payment: $200. DeadlineMarch 15, 2022.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: CatsGenre: True stories and poems. "We want your true funny stories, your heartwarming stories, and your mindboggling stories about all the simply amazing things that your cat does. What have you learned from your cat? How does your cat improve your life? What crazy things does your cat do? Has your cat ever done anything heroic? How does your cat warm your heart and make you smile? We want to hear all about the absurd antics, funny habits and insightful behavior of your cat." Payment: $200. DeadlineMarch 15, 2022.

Black OceanGenre: Full-length poetry manuscripts. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: March 18, 2022.

Crow Toes QuarterlyGenre: Playfully dark fiction, poetry and art for children. See themesPayment: $20 - $50. Deadline: March 31, 2022.

BrinkGenre: Hybrid, cross-genre fiction, nonfiction poetry. Payment: $25 Poem; $50 Work (less than 1500 words); $50 Art (1-3 Images); $100 Art (4+ Images); $100 Work (more than 1501 words). Deadline: March 31, 2022.

WelkinGenre: Magical realist, fabulist, fairy tale, fantasy, gothic, metafictional, slipstream, fantastic, weird, surrealist, and experimental genres. Payment: 1cent/word. Deadline: March 31st, 2022.

Dragon Soul Press: ValorGenre: "All stories featuring East Asian warriors are welcome."  Payment:  Royalties. Deadline: March 31st, 2022.

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

APRIL 2022

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, 2022.

Consequence ForumGenre: Fiction, poetry, nonfiction, reviews, visual art, and translations focused on the human consequences and realities of war and geopolitical violence. Payment: $40 - $80. Deadline: April 15, 2022.

Southern Indiana ReviewGenres: Fiction, CNF, poetry. Payment: $50-$100 per piece. Deadline: April 15, 2022.

The Threepenny Review. Genre: Poetry, fiction, nonfiction. Payment: $400 per story or article, $200 per poem or Table Talk piece. Deadline: April 30, 2022. (Nonreading period: May 1 through December 31.)

The Arkansas InternationalGenre: Fiction, poetry, essays, comics, and works in translation.    Payment: $20 a printed page (capped at $250). Deadline: April 30, 2022. Submit early in the month to avoid submission fee. 

Otoroshi JournalGenre: Horrorku, horror tanka, and horror haibun, art. Payment: Poetry, $1. Art, $10.  Deadline: April 30, 2022.

Harbor ReviewGenre: Poetry. Payment: $10. Deadline: April 30, 2022.

khōréōRestrictions: Open to writers who identify as an immigrant or member of a diaspora in the broadest definitions of the terms. "This includes, but is not limited to, first- and second-generation immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers, undocumented migrants, persons who identify with one or more diaspora communities, persons who have been displaced or whose heritage has been erased due to colonialism/imperialism, transnational/transracial adoptees, and anyone whose heritage and history includes ‘here and elsewhere’. We especially encourage BIPOC creators who identify as the above to submit their work." Genre: stories, essays, and art: fantasy, sci-fi, horror, and any genre in between or around it, as long as there’s a speculative element. Payment0.08/word for fiction, $100 for nonfiction, and  $40-300 for art. Deadline: April 30, 2022.

Dragon Soul Press: Age of ArtificeGenre: "All stories featuring steampunk (including similar subgenres) are welcome." Word Count – 1,000-15,000. Payment:  Royalties. Deadline: April 30, 2022.

FIYAHGenre: Speculative fiction, art, and poetry about African Diaspora. Length: Short fiction 2,000 – 7,000 words and novelettes up to 15,000 words. Theme: Food and Cuisine. Payment: $150 per story. $50 per poem. $300 per novelette. Deadline: April 30, 2022. 

MAY 2022

Tin HouseRestrictions: Eligible writers must not currently have an agent, and must not have previously published a book (chapbooks okay). Genre: Poetry collections + Essay collections + Short Story collections. Payment: Royalties (?) Deadline: May 8, 2022.

Bennington Review. Genre: Fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, film writing, and cross-genre work. Payment: $100 for prose of six typeset pages and under, $200 for prose of over six typeset pages, and $20 per poem. Deadline: May 8, 2022.

Newfound. Genre: Fiction, Flash, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, and Visual Arts. Payment: $25. Deadline: May 14, 2022.

Georgia ReviewGenre: Fiction, poetry, non-fiction. Payment: $50 per printed page for prose and $4 per line for poetry. Essay-reviews and standard reviews earn honoraria of $50/printed page. Deadline: May 14, 2022. Fee to submit online; no fee for postal submissions.

AGNIGenre: Poetry and prose. Payment: $10 per printed (or printed-out) page for accepted prose, and $20 per page for accepted poetry, up to a maximum of $150. Deadline: May 31, 2022.

Contemporary Verse 2. Genre: Poetry and critical writing about poetry, including interviews, articles, essays, and reviews. Payment: $30 - $150. Deadline: May 31, 2022.

Baltimore ReviewGenre: Poetry; send up to three poems, fiction, creative nonfiction, videos (including poetry), and cross-genre work. Payment: $40. Deadline: May 31, 2022.

Dragon Soul Press: HauntGenre: "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: May 31, 2022.

The Overcast. (Podcast) Genre: Speculative fiction: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Steampunk, Magical Realism, Slipstream, or an as-yet-unnamed genre. No horror. The sweet spot for submissions is 2,000-3,000 words. Payment: $0.01 per word, but not less than $20 for any story. Flat rate of $20 for all stories under 2,000 words. Deadline: May 31, 2022. Accepts reprints.

Apparition LitGenre: Speculative fiction and poetry. Payment: $30. Deadline: May 31, 2022. Opens May 15. See themes. (?)


JUNE 2022

Bethlehem Writers RoundtableGenre: Short stories and poetry. See themesPayment: 20.00 USD for featured authors, or $10.00 USD for stories published on their &More page and $5.00 USD for poems. Deadline: June 1, 2022.

PlainsongsGenre: Poetry. Payment: $50. Deadline: June 15, 2022.

Black OceanGenre: Full-length poetry manuscripts, BIPOC poets only. Payment: Royalties.  Deadline: June 24, 2022.

AllegoryGenre: Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. Payment: $15. Deadline: June 30th, 2022.

Dragon Soul Press: Beautiful DarknessGenre: "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: June 30th, 2022.

Chestnut ReviewGenre: Poetry, flash fiction, short fiction, creative nonfiction, essays, visual media (art/photography). Payment: $120. Deadline: June 30th, 2022. Submit early in the month to avoid submission fee.

JULY 2022

The Cellar Door: Dark HighwaysGenre: Horror/suspense stories that take place on a highway, road, or inside a vehicle. Payment: $25. Deadline: July 15, 2022.

Dragon Soul Press: Life at Its BestGenre: "These women are navigating through the ups and downs of life whether it be relationships, children, health, etc. Note: This is Women’s Contemporary ‘Realistic’ Fiction only." Word Count – 5,000-15,000. Payment:  Royalties. Deadline: July 30th, 2022.

WelkinGenre: Magical realist, fabulist, fairy tale, fantasy, gothic, metafictional, slipstream, fantastic, weird, surrealist, and experimental genres. Payment: 1cent/word. Deadline: July 31, 2022.

FIYAHGenre: Speculative fiction, art, and poetry about African Diaspora. Length: Short fiction 2,000 – 7,000 words and novelettes up to 15,000 words. Theme: Hauntings and Horrors. Payment: $150 per story. $50 per poem. $300 per novelette. Deadline: July 31, 2022.



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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

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Calls for Submissions: Speculative Fiction and Fantasy

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