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

Calls for Submissions (Twitter)

Freelance Writing


New Pages

Poets & Writers

Cathy's Comps and Calls

Trish Hopkinson

The Poetry Kit

Funds for Writers

Horror Tree

Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP)

Calls for Submissions (Facebook group)

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

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

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

Submittable Discover

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

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

Short Story Substack accepts one short story every month. Genre: All genres. Word count 6,000 - 10,000 words. Payment: Base Pay of $100 for the chosen story + 50% of subscription revenue to be sent by Paypal, Zelle, or check. Reprints accepted.

Poetry Substack accepts one poem every month. Genre: Poem. Must have a rhyme scheme or a rhythm scheme. No blank verse or free verse. Payment: Base Pay of $10 for the chosen poem + 50% of subscription revenue to be sent by Paypal, Zelle, or check. Reprints accepted.

Affirm Press accepts all literary and genre fiction. For non-fiction, they are interested in most subjects that have a market as long as the manuscript is entertaining, engaging and likely to leave readers better off. They only accept Australian authors or authors based in Australia, and only manuscripts that haven’t been previously published. They only accept submissions on the first Monday of each month, Read their submission guidelines here

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

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

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

Off Topic Publishing: Poetry BoxGenre: Poetry. Payment $30 CAD. Submit by the 25th of each month.


TOP 1000 LITERARY MAGAZINES. This database includes more than 1000 literary magazines publishing fiction and/or creative non-fiction. Magazines publishing genre fiction and those with geographical restrictions tend not to be included.

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Also see:

325 Paying Markets for Short Stories, Poetry, Nonfiction

25 Paying Markets for Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction

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

185 Literary Magazines Accepting Reprints
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NO DEADLINE

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

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

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

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

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

Armoured Fox Press: Indecent Exposure. Genre: Fiction. “The story MUST contain erotic content centered around public locations. This can be beaches, public parks, office buildings… wherever you might attract an audience of shocked passersby doing things you shouldn’t be doing in public... and some element must be furry (anthropomorphic animals). Length: 5,00-20,000 words, Payment: 1/2 cent/word. Deadline: Open until filled.

Bards and Sages QuarterlyGenreAll speculative genres (horror, fantasy, science fiction, slipstream, steampunk, magical realism, etc) up to 5,000 words in length. Payment$30 for original fiction; $20 for reprints.

Goatshed Press. Genre: Short stories, flash fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction. Payment: £60 for stories and essays (over 1000 words) and £25 for poems and flash fiction. They are also looking to publish longer form work in 2023, including novels, novellas, graphic novels, non fiction books and short story collections. They are happy to consider any genre except children’s fiction. 

Backyard Earth is a "round the world" series of books. The idea is that they will make five books - one for each continent (more or less). Each book will contain one story for every country on that continent.  Submissions will stay open until they have a full complement. Short fiction only. Payment: $25.

Starry Eyed Press: 224-Verse. Genre: Space opera, 2,000 words to novel length. Payment: Royalty split. Read guidelines here.

Psychopomp. Genre: Nonfiction essays on art, short fiction, novels, movies, music, fashion, culture, entertainment, science, and more, that fall under the umbrella of goth, death, funerary, grief, loss, alternative, otherworldly themes. Payment: $50.

The International Human Rights Festival (IHRAF). Genre: Poem, short story, or essay (2500 words or less) Payment: $50.

Android Press is a small press that publishes science fiction, fantasy, and the various -punk subgenres. "We love stories that are full of hope and optimism. We also love stories that hold up a mirror to our society and force us reexamine our past and our values in order to move forward and build a better future." Accepts novels and novellas. Payment: Royalties.

Unnerving publishes Horror, Crime, Mystery, & Dark General Fiction novels and novellas. The finished products will need to be between 20,000 and 110,000 words in length. 50/50 net royalties split. No contract fees. 5-year publishing terms. Unnerving also publishes anthologies. Please read full guidelines here.

Haunted Doll House is an imprint of Agape Editions that publishes full-length books in print. Genre: Fiction and memoir. "As our name suggests, we aren’t afraid of the dark: we live there. We want your horror stories, your mystery novels, your dark sf/f, your genre-resistant writing about the ecstasies, traumas, and terrors that took you to the very edges of yourself." Please read full guidelines here.

The SFWA Blog is open to pitches for original nonfiction articles on topics that might be of interest to new and/or established creators of science fiction and fantasy. SFWA welcomes pitches from both members and nonmembers; Black, Indigenous, and other writers of color, as well as writers of other under-represented identities, are encouraged to submit article pitches. Payment: 10 cents/word.

Electric Literature's essays examine books and culture through a personal and critical lens. "We prefer full submissions on spec but accept detailed pitches as well. Instead, email a detailed pitch to editors@electricliterature.com with the subject line [ESSAY PITCH]. Pitches should describe the subject matter of the essay (which must be about books, writing, storytelling or narrative media like movies, games, and TV) and give a sense of the argument you plan to make or the story you plan to tell. We welcome thoughtful considerations of new releases, overlooked classics, childhood favorites—anything that can illuminate or be illuminated by the human experience. Requests for Electric Literature to cover your book or your client's book are not considered pitches. If your story is immediately time-sensitive or news-responsive, indicate this in your subject line; otherwise, please wait at least a week to follow up." Payment: $100. 

Write City Magazine is published by the Chicago Writers Association. Genre: Fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Payment$50/CWA members, $25/nonmembers per prose piece and $35/members, $10/nonmembers per poem.

Agenda Magazine was established in 1958 at Ezra Pound's instigation. Agenda published early work from William Carlos Williams, Hugh MacDiarmid, Charles Tomlinson, Ted Hughes, C H Sisson, Geoffrey Hill, David Jones, Theodore Roethke, Elizabeth Jennings, Roy Fuller, Louis Zukofsky, and Peter Levi. Genre: Poetry. Payment: Not specified.

Farrago Books is an imprint of Duckworth Press (UK). Farrago’s tagline is “fiction to make you smile”. All of the work they publish, from mysteries to science fiction, have humor at the core. They do not publish memoir.

Cornice. Genre: Stories about somebody doing something. "Struggle, challenge, and danger are at the heart of our favourite stories. We equally prize any work that is centred on oddball characters, or which makes us laugh." Payment: $40 USD. 

Cemetery GatesGenre: Horror novels and novellas. Payment: Novel: $500-2,000 advance, 60% royalties to author. Novella: $500-1,000 advance, 60% royalties to author. Deadline: Opens May 1, 2023. 

Scorched Earth Press: Cars Against Humanity! Genre: Nonfiction pieces whose goal is to illuminate the many ways in which cars, and the infrastructure built to support them, constrict (human) life. "We want the essays in this volume to help readers understand the deadly automotive ecologies that have emerged around the world over the past century." Payment: $50.

Deadly Drabble Tuesdays. Genre: Speculative horror, weird, and dark drabbles (defined here as 100-word microfiction, no more, no less) Payment: $8. Open until there are enough stories to fill out six months of Tuesdays. 

The Mantelpiece. Genre: Fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Online and print. Payment: 0.1 EUR per word for the first 1000 words and 0.04 EUR for every subsequent word, with a minimum payment of 40 EUR.

Pillow Talking (Podcast). Genre: First person, narrative/creative nonfiction stories of real-life bedroom conversations. Payment: $25AUD.  

Geist. Restrictions: Canadian connection required. Genre: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art. Payment: $100 - $1000. Geist offers no-fee general submissions for Black writers, Indigenous writers, and writers of color.

Be Gay, Do Time: On Queerness & Incarceration, Genre: Stories, poems, essays, and visual art. The anthology is open to individuals who a) identify as queer and b) have experienced either incarceration or the threat of incarceration. (note: for the purposes of this anthology, we are including state-mandated stays in mental hospitals as incarceration). Loved ones of those individuals may also submit, with acceptance depending on the volume of submissions, as preference will be given first to those directly affected. Payment: $5. Open until filled.

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

Masters Review: New Voices. Restrictions: Open to writers who have not published a full-length work (a short story collection is OK) Genre: Narrative nonfiction and fiction, book reviews, interviews, and craft essays. Payment: $50 - $100. 

All My Relations Volume 6 is an art and lit, online and printed magazine, exploring the theme of “resistance.” This volume is open to racially and ethnically marginalized, gender variant, and disabled creatives only, in consideration of the theme. Own voices only, please. Payment: $10. Open until filled or until January 1, 2024, whichever comes first.

Flame Tree Press Newsletter. Genre: Flash fiction. Payment: 8 cents/word for originals, 6 cents/word for reprints. Note: Those submitting must sign up for their newsletter. 

ProteanGenre: Poetry, critical essays. Payment: $60 - $400. Open until filled. 

Iterant. Genre: Poetry. Payment: $50.

Seven Story HotelGenre: Interviews, essays, stories, poems, and artwork. 7SH explores the weird, esoteric, and outsider fringes of contemporary culture, art, and technology. Payment: $35. Open until filled. 

Body Shots. Genre: Fiction. Payment: $150 for works between 5000 to 7500 words or longer, $75 for works of 2500 to 5000 words, and $35 for works of 2500 words or fewer. Open until filled.

Red Cape Publishing: A - Z of Horror: X, Y, and ZGenre: Horror on themes. Payment: £10.

Jay Henge: The Kafka Protocol & the Burden of Compliance. Genre: "Do you have a story to tell about the struggles of navigating an endless sea of paperwork, the tedium and surrealism of bureaucratic procedures, the tyranny of faceless institutions, or some other aspect of the absurdity of Kafka-esque politics?" Payment: $5 USD per 1000 words. Open until filled.

Jay Henge: The Pelagic ZoneGenre: "This planet (and surely others like it) are mostly covered in water, and while we know a bit about life there, what mysteries might still lie far down within its depths? From gripping narratives that explore the ocean, the discovery of lost civilizations, or the dangers of creating underwater colonies, we are seeking stories that examine those worlds, and transport readers to a place that is both familiar and fantastical." Payment: $5 USD per 1000 words. Open until filled.

Jay Henge: The Apparatus Almanac: Gizmology & TechnomancyGenre: "Are you an architect of the arcane, a fabricator of futuristic fables, or a sorcerer of the silicon? We are seeking speculative fiction stories that meld the mechanical with the mystical, where devices not only drive the narrative but are imbued with a spark of the extraordinary." Payment: $5 USD per 1000 words. Open until filled.

Only PoemsGenre: Poetry. "We love prose poems, traditional forms (ghazals, villanelles, sestinas), love poems, sex poems, and experimental questionnaires, but we are not married to a style or genre. We are welcoming of anything you think is your most exciting work. Ultimately, we want poems that move us or make us go: “God, I wish I had written this!” Payment: $55. Open from the 1st to the 7th of every month.

JANUARY 2025

Midnight Meadow Publishing's goal is to publish engaging and unique LGBTQ+ stories while elevating marginalized voices. They are interested in a wide variety of genres. Read submission guidelines HEREDeadline: January 15, 2025.

Women Artists DatebookRestrictions: Open to women. Genre: Poems and art. Theme: Peace and Justice. Payment: $200 for art, $70 for poetry. Deadline: January 15, 2025.

AstrolabeGenre: Fiction, creative nonfiction, and photography & art. Payment: $50. Deadline: January 21, 2025.

MARCH 2025

Carcanet PressGenre: Full-length poetry collections. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: March 14, 2025. 


JUNE 2026

Eternal Haunted SummerGenre: Poetry, short fiction. See themes. Payment: $5. Deadline: June 1, 2026.

JUNE 2025

Eternal Haunted SummerGenre: Poetry, short fiction. Theme: Music. Payment: $5. Deadline: June 1, 2025.


JUNE 2024

The Temz Review. Genre: Prose (fiction and creative non-fiction) up to 10,000 words long. Payment: $20. Deadline: Opens June 1, 2024.

The Paris ReviewGenres: Fiction. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: Opens June 1, 2024, and closes when they reach capacity.

Totally Entwined: Love at Second SightGenre: Novellas, 30,000 - 50,000 words. Theme: Second chance romance. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: June 1, 2024.

Green Writers Press. Genres: Poetry, fiction, short story collections, environmental essay collections, middle-grade and YA/teen fiction, artwork, and photography. Green Writers Press is an independent, Vermont-based publishing company, is dedicated to spreading environmental awareness and social justice by publishing authors who promulgate messages of hope and renewal through place-based writing and environmental activism. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: June 1, 2024.

The Wild UmbrellaGenre: Poetry, prose. Payment: €10 per poem and €25 per prose piece. Deadline: June 1, 2024.

Ruth’s and Ann’s Guide to Time TravelGenre: Stories about time travel. Word count must be between 500 and 4000 words. Payment: 1 cent per word for original stories or a flat $10 for reprints. Deadline: June 1, 2024. Accepts reprints.

Eternal Haunted Summer. Genre: Poetry, short fiction. Theme: Gardens. Payment: $5. Deadline: June 1, 2024.

The Fires of Retribution. Genre: Speculative Fiction. Theme: A collection of stories dealing with DRAGONS! Concept: We’re looking for a story that shows the struggle between man and beast. These aren’t Pete’s Dragon; these are vicious killers who would just as soon eat you as look at you. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: June 1, 2024.

Darkest Shadow, Brightest LightGenre: Dark Fantasy. Word Count: 5,000 – 10,000. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: June 1, 2024.

Hellbound BooksGenre: Horror. Payment: $5. Deadline: June 1, 2024.

Shivering Timbers! Genre: Pirate themed horror fiction. "Avast ye, scurvy seadogs! Within these pages there be swashbuckling zombies, petrifying privateers and bloodthirsty buccaneers hunting for cursed treasure in darkened coves. Come aboard and join our crew as we set sail on a chilling voyage across the kraken infested seven seas. Sharpen your cutlasses, raise the Jolly Roger and prepare to be terrified by tales of piratical peril. Arrr!" Payment: £20. Deadline: June 1, 2024.

Parabola. Genre: Original essays and translations, poetry, reviews. Payment: $400. Deadline: June 1, 2024. See themes.

Air/LightGenre: New and innovative works of literary arts across all mediums and genres including cross genre work. Length: Up to 4,000 words for prose, and up to 10 pages for poetry. Payment: Poetry: $50; Responses and department pieces: $100; Fiction and essays/nonfiction: $200; Visual art, music, and multimedia: $200. Deadline: June 1, 2024.

The Fires of Retribution Anthology. Genre: Speculative Fiction. Theme: A collection of stories dealing with DRAGONS! Payment: Royalties. Deadline: June 1, 2024.

Bannister Press. Genre: Fantasy. "We are seeking international short story submissions by writers who identify as women for an anthology with a focus on what it means to be on the outside looking in, or comfortably or uncomfortably out of step with the world(s) at large, and with a fantasy element (either subtle or writ large). The story can be visually focused, or character/narrative focused, as long as it leaves the reader thinking about the story long after closing the book." Payment: 8 cents/word CAD. Deadline: June 1, 2024.

Cosmic Roots and Eldritch ShoresGenre: Speculative stories. Payment: 8 cents/word for original work. 2 cents/word for reprints. Deadline: June 2, 2024. Opens June 1.

Meanjin. Restrictions: Open to Australians. Genre: Poetry. Payment: $250 per poem. Deadline: June 3, 2024.

Utopia Science FictionGenre: Utopian science fiction. See theme. Payment: $0.04/word for fiction, $30 for nonfiction, $25 for poetry. Deadline: June 4, 2024.

ProfilesGenre: Character-driven fiction and non-fiction — both original works and works in translation — under 5,000 words. Art. Payment: €200+ per piece. Deadline:  June 4, 2024.

Unleashed. Genre: Horror up to 10,000 words. Payment: $25 per piece. Deadline: June 5, 2024.

The Margins. Restrictions: Open to Asian American and diasporic poets. Genre: Poetry. Payment: $50 to $90 (USD) for original and translated poetry; the fee varies based on the number and length of poems. Deadline: June 6, 2024. Accepts reprints.

A Coup of OwlsRestrictions: Only submit if you are aged 18 or over and belong to an underrepresented or marginalised community. These include, but are not limited to: LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, and disabled people. Genre: Fiction, all genres. Payment: £5 - 15. Deadline: June 7, 2024. Closes when they reach their cap.

Stone's ThrowGenre: Noir, dark fiction, crime short stories. Length: between 1,000 and 2,000 words. See themePayment: $25. Deadline: June 7, 2024. 

805 Lit and Art. Genre: Short fiction, CNF, poetry, art. Payment: $15. Deadline: June 7, 2024. (?)

Mouthfeel Press. Genre: Poetry chapbooks, fiction novellas, and full-length nonfiction. Translations accepted. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: June 9, 2024. 

Griffith Review. RestrictionsFirst Nations writers only. Genre: Nonfiction. "GR Online is Griffith Review’s online publishing platform, where we showcase short (1,000–1,500 words) pieces of commentary, analysis and critique on subjects as diverse, esoteric or topical as you like." Payment: $500. Deadline: June 9, 2024.

Northern GravyRestrictions: Northern Gravy welcomes submissions from UK & Ireland writers of any background, including first-time writers. Genre: Fiction, Poetry and Kid Lit (writing for Middle Grade and Young Adult audiences) Payment: £100 per contributor. Deadline: June 9, 2024.

Samjoko Magazine is devoted to publishing "exemplary work from content creators around the world. Focusing mainly upon the written word, we hope to create an immersive digital and print platform that stands out for its honesty and desire to take risks for the sake of artistic expression. We have no set aesthetic, though different themes will be focused upon periodically." Payment: $20. Deadline: June 10, 2024.

Bright Wall/Dark RoomGenre: Essay on theme: "To the Sea.” "We're looking for essays on movies about being drawn to the sea, swallowed up by the sea, in love with the sea, swimming in the sea, living at sea, learning how to let the sea teach you about its depths." Payment: $100. Deadline: June 10, 2024.

New Words. Genre: Trans gender poetry. Payment: $15. Deadline: June 10, 2024. Reprints accepted.

MslexiaRestrictions: Open to women. Genre: Fiction poetry, nonfiction. Payment: £25. Deadline: June 10, 2024. See themes.

Poetry Magazine. Genre: Poetry. Payment: For text poems, $10/line with a minimum honorarium of $300 per poem. For visual poems, audio poems, and video poems, $300 per poem. If a piece is published in multiple formats, such as print and video, payment is made for each format. For prose, $150 per published page. Deadline: June 15, 2024.

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: June 15, 2024.

Big Wing Review. Genre: Essays, prose, flash fiction, poetry, spoken word, and visual art works. Theme: Healing. Payment: $10. Deadline: June 15, 2024.

Dracula Beyond Stoker. Genre: Fiction based on Stoker’s characters. See theme. Payment: 5 cents/word. Deadline: June 15, 2024.

Propagule. Genre: Short stories that are intrepid with regard to experimentation and oddity; the strange, the surreal, the atypical, the unexpected. Payment: $30 (max). Deadline: June 15, 2024.

Bull City Press. Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction Chapbooks. Payment: Royalties (?) Deadline: June 15, 2024

UnderblongGenre: Poetry, art. Payment: $20. Deadline: June 15, 2024.

Baffling. Genre: Speculative flash fiction. Length: Under 1200 words. See themes. Payment: 8 cents/word. Deadline: June 15, 2024.

Eye to the TelescopeGenre: Speculative poetry. Payment: $0.04/word, up to $25. Deadline: June 15, 2024. See theme.

Carte Blanche (Canada). Genre: Poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, translations. comics, photography. Payment: $75. Deadline: June 15, 2024.

Nat. Brut. showcases the work of writers and artists who have been historically devalued or pigeonholed by art and literary institutions. "We publish work that has been buried, ignored, and disappeared from public consciousness. Equally, we seek work that comes from artists’ buried, ignored, and disappeared impulses and practices—the risky, the exploratory, and the potentially ugly." Genre: Short stories, poetry, CNF, comics. Payment: $30. Deadline: June 15, 2024.

The Offing: Insight. Genre: Creative nonfiction (usually personal essay) that centers one’s personal experience against the backdrop of art, literature, and culture. Insight essays generally fuse together two topics that don’t typically belong together, weaving—and investigating—what is perceived versus what is true. Ultimately, these essays explore the ways in which interacting with this aspect of culture or ideology changed you or made a lasting impression. Payment: $25–$100. Deadline: June 16, 2024.

Bullshit Lit. Genre: Poetry collections "mostly". Payment: Royalties. Deadline: June 16, 2024.

Carcanet PressGenre: Lives & Letters. Nonfiction. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: June 21, 2024. Proposals only.

Flame Tree Press: Myths, Gods & Immortals. Genre: Speculative fiction on theme: Circe. Payment: 8 cents/word. Deadline: June 23, 2024.

Flame Tree Press: Myths, Gods & ImmortalsGenre: Speculative fiction on theme: Anansi. Payment: 8 cents/word. Deadline: June 23, 2024.

The Fairy Tale MagazineGenre: Fairy-tale inspired stories/poems. Payment: $25. Deadline: June 24, 2024.

Off Topic Publishing: Poetry BoxGenre: Poetry. Payment $30 CAD.  Deadline: June 25, 2024. This is a monthly call.

HavokGenre: Flash fiction. See themes. Payment: $50 via PayPal for each story selected for an Anthology. No payment for online publication. Deadline: June 28, 2024.

Dragon Soul Press: Malice. Genre: "All crime (mystery, noir, suspense) stories are welcome. All genres are accepted." Payment: Royalties. Deadline: June 30, 2024.

AM Ink. Genre: Short Story Collections, Children's Books, Nonfiction, Film Related Titles. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: June 30, 2024.

Space and TimeGenre: Speculative fiction. "We welcome poetry, art and fiction that bend rules, transcend genre and break stereotypes." Submissions accepted in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French or Italian. See themePayment: 1 cent/word for prose, $5 for poetry. Deadline: June 30, 2024.

Even Cozier CosmicGenre: Cozy cosmic horror. Payment: 1 cent/word. Deadline: June 30, 2024.

The DeadlandsRestrictions: Open to BIPOC writers. Genre: Fiction. "The Deadlands exists in liminal spaces between life, death, and elsewhere. We are looking for fiction that concerns itself with death—but also everything death may involve." Payment: 10 cents/word. Deadline: June 30, 2024.

Deadly Yellowstone: A Collection of Mystery ShortsGenre: Mystery short stories set within the borders of Yellowstone National Park. Use of the unique landscape and wildlife of Yellowstone is encouraged! Length: Up to 10,000 words. Payment: $25. Deadline: June 30, 2024.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Funny storiesGenre: Nonfiction. We are looking for 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? Payment: $200. Deadline: June 30, 2024.

ChannelGenreFiction, art, creative non-fiction, and poetry that engages with the natural world, and have a particular interest in work which encourages reflection on human interaction with plant and animal life, landscape and the self. Payment€40/poem, and €50/page of prose up to €150. Deadline:  June 30, 2024.

The Sprawl Mag. Genre: Speculative poetry, short fiction, and visual art. "Whether it is utopic, dystopic, magical, or sci-fi, we look forward to seeing your work." Payment: $20 CAD. Deadline: June 30, 2024.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: GrandmothersGenre: Nonfiction. Everyone has a great story about the unconditional love between grandmothers and their grandchildren. We are looking for heartwarming, insightful, and humorous stories celebrating grandmothers. Payment: $200. Deadline: June 30, 2024.

Bright Wall/Dark RoomGenre: Essay on theme: "Heartbreak." Payment: $100. Deadline: June 30, 2024.

Silk and Sinew. Restrictions: Open to Asian and South Asian diaspora writers. Genre: Folk horror rooted in the experience of the Asian Diaspora. From lengths of muscle and vein, ground bones, endless ropes of sinew it is with our bodies folk horror is woven. Payment: 5 cents/ word. Deadline: June 30, 2024.

A Brood of VampiresGenre: Short stories and poems with vampires as the main theme of the piece. Payment: £10. Deadline: June 30, 2024.

Eerie River: The Earth Bleeds at Night. Genre: Horror. See themePayment: 5 cents per word. Deadline: June 30, 2024.

Unicorn Press. Genre: Poetry collections. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: June 30, 2024.

Midnight & IndigoRestrictions: Open to black women. Genre: Fiction, personal essays. Payment: 7 cents/word for fiction, $100 for essays. Deadline:  June 30, 2024.

Dragon’s Roost Press. Genre: Cosmic Horror stories set in and around Arkham, Innsmouth, and other mythos related areas that take place in or are associated with Lovecraftian tales AND which feature a public or private institution of some sort. Payment: 6 cents/word. Deadline: June 30, 2024. May close early if cap is reached.

JMS BooksGenre: LGBTQ romance stories, 12,000 words minimum. See themePayment: Royalties. Deadline: June 30, 2024.

Codhill Press. Genre: Poetry manuscript. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: June 30, 2024.

105 Meadowlark Reader. Restrictions: You must be a Kansas resident or have lived in Kansas at some point in your life. Genre: True stories about Kansas written by Kansans. Payment: $10. Deadline: June 30, 2024.

Poet LoreGenre: Poetry translations. Payment: $50. Deadline: June 30, 2024.

Plenitude Magazine Restrictions: Open to Canadians. "Plenitude Magazine aims to promote the growth and development of LGBTTQI literature through an online publication of literary fiction, nonfiction, poetry, graphic narrative, book reviews and short film by both emerging and established LGBTTQI writers. We define queer literature and arts as works created by LGBTTQI people, rather than works which feature queer content alone." Genre: Fiction, CNF. Payment: $50 - $100. Deadline: June 30, 2024.

Far Futures 3 – An Anthology of Deep Space. Genre: Speculative fiction. Submissions will involve space travel in some form to deep space. Stories may start or end planet-side, but the bulk of the tale must be in space. Military sci-fi is welcome. Payment: ½ cent per word to a maximum of $50. Deadline: June 30, 2024.

Worldsmyths: Dark Fantasy Short Stories. Genre: Dark Fantasy Short Stories. Payment: $25. Deadline: June 30, 2024.

OficGenre: Short fiction, flash fiction, nonfiction, art. "Send us your dead doves, your blorbos, your plinkos, your wretched meow meows yearning to be free; that thing you wrote that made you think, “I don’t know where this belongs”; the stuff you’d never show anyone you know IRL. Give us your shameless, self-indulgent smut; the manuscript to the video essay you dictated to your YouTube subscribers in your head; your thoughtful explorations of trauma and identity; your Pepe Silvia wall; your sci-fi, your fantasy, your romance, your realism. We want anything and everything. As long as you identify as a fan, we want to read your work." (Up to 12,000 words). Payment: Small honorarium. Deadline: June 30, 2024.

Nothing Exists Alone. Genre: Full-length fiction manuscripts on climate change. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: June 30, 2024.

Nonprofit Quarterly Magazine: Climate Justice Issue. Genre: Nonfiction articles by climate writers and leaders of all ages that describe work being done in the field, visions for the future, personal experiences with the climate movement, and how climate intersects with issues of health, gender, disability, neurodivergence, racial justice, and economic justice. (Word count: 800–3,000). Creative writing by youth—from personal narrative to fiction to poetry—that describes living through the current climate crisis. How is your community being shaped and re-shaped by climate? (Word count: no more than 1,000 words.)” Payment: $200-500 for writing, $50-100 for art. Deadline: June 30, 2024.

The New York Times: Modern LoveGenre: Essay on modern love. Payment: Not Specified. Deadline: June 30, 2024.

The Hudson ReviewGenre: Fiction, poetry, essays, book reviews; criticism of literature, art, theatre, dance, film, and music; and articles on contemporary cultural developments. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: June 30, 2024. (Poetry only)

Chestnut ReviewGenre: Poetry, flash fiction, short fiction, creative nonfiction, essays, visual media (art/photography). Payment: $120. Deadline: June 30, 2024. Submit early in the month to avoid submission fee.

New Orleans ReviewGenre: Fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Payment: $300 for prose, $100 for poetry. Deadline: June 30, 2024. In celebration of Pride, there are no submission fees for LGBTQIA2+ writers in June. We are especially interested in trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming voices.

Haven Speculative. Genre: Speculative fiction and poetry. Payment: 8¢ per word for fiction and $20 for poetry. Deadline: June 30, 2024.

Fulcrum Publishing. Genre: Nonfiction works that explore conservation and stewardship, American culture, civics, and the American West. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: June 30, 2024. Reprints accepted.

The Third Black Beacon Book of Mystery. Genre: Mystery short stories with an unforgettable protagonist and a clever puzzle to solve. Payment: $25 and $10 for reprints regardless of length, plus one print copy. Preferred word count between 3,000 and 9,000 words. Deadline: June 30, 2024. Reprints accepted.

AllegoryGenre: Speculative Fiction. Payment: $15. Deadline: June 30, 2024.

Bamboo RidgeGenre: All works by and about Hawaii's people. Payment: $50. Deadline: June 30, 2024.

TypehouseRestrictions: In honor of Pride Month, no-fee submissions are open for all LGBTQIA2+/Queer writers, not limited to those from the US. Genre: Prose, poetry, art. Payment: $25. Deadline: June 30, 2024.

Variant LitGenre: Poetry, fiction, flash fiction, art. Payment: $10. Deadline: June 30, 2024.

JULY 2024 

Thema: A New RoutineGenre: Fiction, poetry, and art on theme: A New Routine. Payment:  $10-$25 for short fiction and artwork, $10 for poetry. Deadline: July 1, 2024. Accepts reprints.

The Paris ReviewGenres: Poetry. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: Opens July 1, 2025, and closes when they reach capacity.

The Other Stories (Audio). Genre: Horror on themes. Payment: 15 GBT. Deadline: July 1, 2024. See themes.

Flash Fiction OnlineGenre: Flash fiction. Payment: $100. Deadline: Opens July 1, 2024.

Affirm Press. Restrictions: They only accept Australian authors or authors based in Australia, and only manuscripts that haven’t been previously published. Genre: Affirm Press accepts all literary and genre fiction. For non-fiction, they are interested in most subjects that have a market as long as the manuscript is entertaining, engaging and likely to leave readers better off. Read their submission guidelines here. Deadline: July 1, 2024.

Okay Donkey. Genre: Flash fiction and poetry. Payment: Revenue sharing. Deadline: July 1, 2024. May close early if cap is reached.

Harbor Editions: Hybrid Chapbook Reading Period. Genre: Hybrid chapbook. Chapbooks should be around 20-50 pages. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: July 1, 2024. No submission fee for BIPOC writers.

It Came from the Trailer ParkGenre: Horror-comedy with the same feel as The Evil Dead, Army of Darkness, Shaun of the Dead, or Tucker and Dale vs. Evil. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: July 1, 2024.

ShenandoahGenre: Creative Nonfiction. Payment: $80 per 1000 words of prose up to $400. Deadline: Opens July 1, 2024, and closes when they reach capacity. 

The Garden! Genre: Short stories. "We are looking for stories of any genre that respond to our title and/or cover art." Payment: €175. Deadline: July 2, 2024.  

Stone's ThrowGenre: Noir, dark fiction, crime short stories. Length: between 1,000 and 2,000 words. See themePayment: $25. Deadline: July 7, 2024. 

Intergalactic Rejects. Genre: Speculative short stories (science fiction, fantasy, dark fantasy, cosmic horror, etc.) that have been rejected from multiple markets. Length: Limit 5,000 words. Payment: 8 cents/word. Deadline: July 12, 2024.

Empyreal Tree MagazineGenre: Speculative Fiction. Payment $25. Deadline: July 12, 2024. See themes.

Spooky Magazine. Genre: Cozy horror. Fun horror. Classy horror. 5000 words max. Payment: 1 cent/word. Deadline: July 13, 2024. 

Seaside GothicGenre: Seaside gothic fiction, poetry, nonfiction, or a collection of photographs or illustrations. Payment: £0.01 per word. Deadline: July 14, 2024.

Solarpunk MagazineGenre: Solarpunk. Payment: $0.08/word for fiction, $40/poem, and $75/essay.  Deadline: July 14, 2024.

The RumpusGenre: Poetry. Payment: $400 divided among all contributors. Deadline: July 14, 2024.

Philly Poetry Chapbook ReviewGenre: Reviews of chapbooks coming soon or published in the past three years, essays on the crafts of poetry and chapbook making or publishing, and features about authors or publishers of chapbooks. Payment: $10. Deadline: July 15, 2024. 

Able Muse Press. Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction manuscripts. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: July 15, 2024. 

If There's Anyone LeftRestrictions: Open to people of color, the LGBTQ+ community, members of marginalized genders, and disabled people. Genre: Speculative fiction. Length: 1000 words max. Payment: 8 cents/word. Deadline: July 15, 2024.

Ursa Podcast. Genre: Literary fiction and satire, "but we will happily make exceptions if you have a character-driven genre story. We are looking for stories that take risks, that are provocative and demonstrate a unique voice. We like stories that thrill." Payment: 8 cents/word. Deadline: July 15, 2024. Reprints accepted.

Black Cat Publishing: Black Cat Tales. Genre: Dark fiction and poetry on theme: Black cats. "Horror, dark fantasy, sci-fi, erotica, weird westerns, cyberpunk, steampunk…we’re open to all." Payment: $50 for fiction, $25 for poetry. Deadline: July 15, 2024. 

Bright Wall/Dark RoomGenre: Essay on theme: Spike Lee. "For our month of Lee, we’re seeking essays and voices tackling any and all of his films, his performances, his writings, his impact on cinema and culture.” Payment: $100. Deadline: July 15, 2024. 

The Ex-Puritan. Genre: Poetry, fiction, reviews, interviews, essays, and experimental work. Payment: $100 - $200 (CAD). Deadline: July 15, 2024.

Midnight Meadow Publishing's goal is to publish engaging and unique LGBTQ+ stories while elevating marginalized voices. They are interested in a wide variety of genres. Read submission guidelines HEREDeadline: July 15, 2024.

Electric SpecGenre: Speculative fiction. Payment: $20 per piece. Deadline: July 15, 2024.

Cosmic Horror MonthlyGenre: Cosmic Horror, Lovecraftian, Weird stories, art. Payment: 6 cents/word. 50 dollars for artwork chosen as interior content. 200 dollars for cover art. Negotiable. Deadline: July 17, 2024.

AstrolabeGenre: Fiction, creative nonfiction, and photography & art. Payment: $50. Deadline: July 20, 2024.

Witch House. Genre: Cosmic horror. Payment: Token honorarium. Deadline: July 21, 2024.

MythaxisGenre: Speculative fiction. Payment: $20. Deadline: July 30, 2024.

Atlas of Deep Ones. Genre: Weird fiction and nonfiction, poetry, art. See theme. Payment: Story: $25; Poems: $15; Non-fiction: $15. Deadline: July 30, 2024.

Madame, Don’t Forget Your Sword. Genre: Speculative fiction. "This anthology is dedicated to all the minions, sidekicks, and henchpeople: the ones responsible for getting the takeout, picking up the kids, and making sure that the evil plan actually works. The ones dedicated to showing how the monster works before the hero comes to save the day!" Payment: $5 plus royalties. Deadline: July 30, 2024.

Dragon Soul Press: Beautiful Darkness2. Genre: " In a world where so many dark things go bump in the night, terror awaits around every corner as these authors take horror stories to the next level." Payment: Royalties. Deadline: July 31, 2024.

Flux is an imprint of North Star Editions, a Minnesota-based house specializing in trade fiction. Genre: YA fiction manuscripts. Flux specializes in "alternative voices." The editors believe that young adult novels are a "point of view," not a reading level. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: July 31, 2024.

Jolly Fish is an imprint of North Star Editions, a Minnesota-based house specializing in trade fiction. Genre: MG and YA fiction. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: July 31, 2024.

The London Magazine. Genre: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: July 31, 2024.

The Temz ReviewGenre: Prose (fiction and creative non-fiction) up to 10,000 words long. Payment: $20. Deadline: July 31, 2024.

Mayday. Genre: Short fiction, CNF, Poetry, Art, Interviews, Nonfiction. Payment: $20 - $50. Deadline: July 31, 2024.

Cast of WondersGenre: YA Speculative fiction. Podcast. See themePayment: $.08/word for original fiction up to 6,000 words. For reprints, a $100 flat rate for Short Fiction, and a $20 flat rate for Flash Fiction. DeadlineDeadline: July 31, 2024.

Three Cousins Publishing: The Trouble With Time. Genre: Time travel stories. Stories must be between 3,000 and 5,000 words. Payment: $10. Deadline: July 31, 2024. Email the submission to westmesapress@gmail.com. Put “Submission, your story title, and your name in the subject line.

Quarter Press: Quarter(ly)Genre: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art. See themesPayment: $5. Deadline: July 31, 2024.

Space and Time. Genre: Science fiction, fantasy, horror, steampunk, magical realism. See theme. Payment: 1 cent/word. Deadline: July 31, 2024.

Arc Poetry Magazine. Genre: Poetry. "Arc Poetry Magazine invites artists who live with disability/chronic illness/mental illness and other forms of existence that are impacted by ableism to send us poems exploring what it means to be in the world, or your topic of choice." Payment: $50 per page. Deadline: July 31, 2024.

Nonbinary ReviewGenre: Speculative fiction, poetry, art. Theme: False Memories. Length: Up to 3,000 words for prose; up to 3 pages for poetry Payment: $0.01/word for prose, $10 for poetry. $25 flat fee for visual art, or $50 for pieces chosen as cover art. Deadline: July 31, 2024.

SpookyGenre: Horror. "Cozy horror. Fun horror. Classy horror. Dare we say, wholesome horror?" Payment: 1 cent/word. Deadline: July 31, 2024.

parABnormalGenre: Nonfiction, poetry on the paranormal. "For us, this includes ghosts, spectres, haunts, various whisperers, and so forth. It also includes shapeshifters and creatures from various folklores." Payment: $25.00 for original stories, $7.00 for reprints.$6.00 for each poem. $20.00 for original articles, $6.00 for reprints. $7.00 for reviews and interviews. Deadline: July 31, 2024.

Haven SpeculativeRestrictions: Open to submissions by authors of color, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and other underrepresented groups. Genre: Speculative fiction and poetry. Payment: 8¢ per word for fiction and $20 for poetry. Deadline: July 31, 2024.

KaleidotropeGenre: Speculative fiction and poetry—science fiction, fantasy, and horror, but also compelling work that blurs the lines between these and falls outside of neat genre categories. Payment: For fiction, $0.01/word (1 cent a word) USD. For poetry, a flat rate of $5 USD per accepted piece. For artwork, a flat rat of $60 for cover art. Deadline: July 31, 2024.

GwyllionGenre: Speculative fiction and poetry. Payment: £10 per accepted story or poem. Deadline: July 31, 2024.

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: July 31, 2024.

Cowboy Up. Genre: "We are looking for stories up to 7500 words in length that feature the sport of Rodeo. They can be in any genre as long as the sport of Rodeo is a key part of the story." Payment: $20. Deadline: July 31, 2024.

Spoon Knife Anthology. Genre: Genre- bending short fiction, short literary memoir, and poetry. See theme. Payment: $20 plus 1 cent per word. Deadline: July 31, 2024.

Lycan Valley Publications. Genre: Horror, thriller and pulp novellas with some type of paranormal, supernatural, occult or psychological aspect. Own Voices and BIPOC are strongly encouraged to submit. Adult and YA novellas considered. Submit your complete novella (17,000 to 28,000 words) in rtf or pages format. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: July 31, 2024.

Flash Point Science FictionGenre: Speculative fiction stories from 100 to 1,000 words in length. "Send us your science fiction, fantasy, slipstream, and everything in between, so long as it’s short." Payment: 2 cents/word. Deadline: July 31, 2024.

AM InkGenre: Horror. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: July 31, 2024.

AUGUST 2024

The RumpusGenre: Essays. Payment: $400 divided among all contributors. Deadline: August 1, 2024.

The Other Stories (Audio). Genre: Horror on themes. Payment: 15 GBT. Deadline: August 1, 2024. See themes.

Zombies in the New Normal. Genre: Zombie stories. Payment: $100. Deadline: August 1, 2024.

Broken Highways. Genre: Car Wars GameLit Fiction. "Theme: Have you ever looked at someone, and just know that they have one hell of a tale to tell? First-hand accounts from the road, told by the bounty hunters, highwaymen, and Federal Marshals out there in the mix." Word Count: 5,000 – 10,000.  Payment: Royalties. Deadline: August 1, 2024.

Face the StormGenre: Speculative Fiction. Theme: A collection of stories dealing with Space Coasties! Word Count: 5,000 – 10,000. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: August 1, 2024.

Last Girls ClubGenre: Feminist horror: short stories and poems - see themes. Payment: Fiction, 15 cents/word. Poetry, $10. Deadline: August 1, 2024.

The First LineGenre: Fiction, poetry, nonfiction using the first line provided. (See site.) Payment: $25.00 - $50.00 for fiction, $10.00 for poetry, and $25.00 for nonfiction. Deadline: August 1, 2024.

HavokGenre: Flash fiction. See themes. Payment: $50 via PayPal for each story selected for an Anthology. No payment for online publication. Deadline: August 2, 2024.

Tales from the Moonlit Path. Genre: Dark, eerie speculative fiction and poetry. Payment: $10 for fiction. Deadline: August 2, 2024.

L'Esprit Literary Review. Genre: Short fiction, creative non-fiction, novel extracts, drama, literary criticism, book reviews, artwork, and photography. "L’Esprit Literary Review publishes work written in the fearless, risk-adept, and revolutionary spirit of High Modernism." Payment: $10. Deadline: August 5, 2024.

just femme & dandyGenre: Fashion for the LGBTQIA+ community. Theme: The Drag Issue. "Our definition of drag is expansive, and we invite you to consider how drag as the performance of gender shows up in your lives. We want to hear about how/when/where gender is performed, the day to day lives behind the makeup, the politics of gender and normativity, different forms of drag, how this all coincides with fashion and dress. While we would love to hear from up and coming drag artists and independent fashion designers, this theme is for everyone, not just drag artists and enthusiasts. If you have something to say about gendered performance, we want to hear it! You are welcome to send us submissions outside of the theme, but submissions that relate to the theme are highly encouraged. We accept anything that can be displayed on a website: poetry, fiction, nonfiction, tutorial, illustration, comix, photography, painting, video, drag, costume/fashion designs, hot takes, interviews, and so on!" Payment: 50 USD per text-based submission and 150 USD per multimedia submission (video, photography, image + text, fashion spread + interview, etc.). Deadline: August 5, 2024.

Utopia Science FictionGenre: Utopian science fiction. Payment: $0.04/word for fiction, $30 for nonfiction, $25 for poetry. Deadline: August 6, 2024.

Abyss and ApexGenre: Speculative fiction. No horror. Payment: USD $.08/word (eight cents a word) up to 1,000 words, and a flat payment of $80.00 for longer stories. Deadline: August 7, 2024.

Stone's ThrowGenre: Noir, dark fiction, crime short stories. Length: between 1,000 and 2,000 words. See themePayment: $25. Deadline: August 7, 2024. 

Scream Queer Anthology: Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are! Genre: Short stories (3-4k), based on the theme—scream queers. (See site for details) Payment: $50. Deadline: August 12, 2024.

Collective Madnes: Schisms of the Soul. Genre: Dark fantasy short stories in the theme of “schisms of the soul.” Examples of this could include: Going insane, complicated ethical dilemmas, dimensional rifts, puppet masters, transformations (people becoming monsters or animals), hive minds, etc.  Payment: $15. Deadline: August 13, 2024.

Orange & BeeGenre: Poetry, fiction, nonfiction, experimental and hybrid work. Payment: Poetry: flat rate $US50.00 per poem. Flash: flat rate $US80.00 per story (max 1000 words) Short fiction/non-fiction: $US0.08 per word (max 4000 words) Deadline: August 14, 2024.

Luna Station QuarterlyRestrictions: Open to women writers only. Genre: Speculative fiction. Payment: $5. Deadline: August 15, 2024. Some reprints accepted.

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. Payment: 0.08/word for fiction, $100 for nonfiction, and $40-300 for art. Deadline: August 15, 2024.

The Lorelei SignalGenre: Fantasy short stories, flash fiction, and poetry with strong female characters. Payment: $15 for short stories, $5 for poems and flash (<1000 wds) fiction pieces, $5 for reprints. Deadline: August 15, 2024. Accepts reprints.

Root QuarterlyRestrictions: RQ is a quarterly print-only journal of art and ideas from Philadelphia. Genre: Nonfiction, art. "We are publishing RQ in part because we’d like to promote regional arts and culture, makers, and entrepreneurs, be part of the national discourse on important issues, build a community of thoughtful people, and reclaim discourse from the highly-politicized, rage-stoking space of social media." See themePayment: $25 - $100 depending on the piece and its length. Deadline: August 15, 2024. Pitches only

SubterrainGenre: Creative nonfiction, commentary, fiction and poetry. See themePayment: Poetry: $50 per poem; Prose: $.10 per word (to a maximum of $500). Deadline: August 15, 2024. No fee if submitted by mail. Journal is located in Canada.

RadonGenre: Short stories and poetry containing elements of anarchism, transhumanism, dystopia, and/or science fiction. Payment: 1 cent per word for original work, half a cent per word for reprints. $20 per original poem and $10 for reprints. $100 for issue cover art, $30 for back cover art, and $20 for art used on their website. Deadline: August 15, 2024.

Solarpunk Micro MiniGenre: Solarpunk micro fiction, 250 words max. Payment: $25. Deadline: August 21, 2024.

The DeadlandsGenre: Fiction. "The Deadlands exists in liminal spaces between life, death, and elsewhere. We are looking for fiction that concerns itself with death—but also everything death may involve." Payment: 10 cents/word. Deadline: August 21, 2024.

HavokGenre: Flash fiction. See themes. Payment: $50 via PayPal for each story selected for an Anthology. No payment for online publication. Deadline: August 30, 2024.

Hellbound Books: Flash FictionGenre: Horror flash fiction. Payment: $5. Deadline: August 30, 2024.

Satan Rides Anthology. Genre: Horror. See theme. Payment: $5. Deadline: August 30, 2024.

Creature FeaturesGenre: Horror. See theme. Payment: $5. Deadline: August 30, 2024.

Dragon Soul Press: Magick and Malice. Genre: "All witch stories for all genres." Payment: Royalties. Deadline: August 31, 2024.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Change your habits & attitudes / change your life. Genre: Nonfiction. We are looking for true stories about how you realized a certain habit or attitude was detrimental to you, what you did to change that, and the difference it made in your life. Payment: $200. Deadline: August 31, 2024. 

Room MagazineRestrictions: Open to artists of marginalized genders. Genre: Fiction, creative nonfiction, visual art, and poems. Payment: $50 per page. Deadline: August 31, 2024.

Broken Sleep Books. (UK) Genre: Nonfiction pamphlets (up to 150 pages). Payment: Royalties. Deadline: August 31, 2024.

JMS BooksGenre: LGBTQ romance stories, 12,000 words minimum. See themePayment: Royalties. Deadline: August 31, 2024.

Made in L.A. Restrictions: Preference for writers who currently live in and around Los Angeles. Genre: Fiction. Payment: 1 cent/word. Deadline: August 31, 2024. Accepts reprints.

Fifth Wheel Press: light em up. Genre: Poetry, prose poetry, short prose (<1500 words), and other experimental writing by queer, trans, and gender variant writers. Visual components and hybrid formats are welcome. Payment: $5. Deadline: August 31, 2024.

Apparition LitGenre: Speculative fiction and poetry on theme. See themePayment: $30. Deadline: August 31, 2024. Opens August 15. Submission periods are extended by a week for BIPOC creators only.

Haven SpeculativeGenre: Speculative fiction and poetry. Payment: 8¢ per word for fiction and $20 for poetry. Deadline: August 31, 2024.

Close My Eyes Forever. Genre: Crime Fiction Inspired by Heavy Metal Hits. Payment: $25. Deadline: August 31, 2024.

Split Lip MagazineGenre: Fiction (flash and short stories), memoirs, and poetry. with a pop-culture twist. Payment: $75 for poems, memoirs, flash, fiction, and art, $50 for interviews/reviews, and $25 for mini-reviews web issues. Deadline: August 31, 2024. Closes when they reach capacity, so submit early. 

GwyllionGenre: Speculative fiction and poetry. Payment: £10 per accepted story or poem. Deadline: August 31, 2024.

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: August 31, 2024.

SEPTEMBER

Teach. WriteGenre: Fiction, nonfiction, flash fiction, poetry, CNF. "I prefer writing that is either written by composition teachers and writing students or about teaching and learning." Payment: $15. Deadline: September 1, 2024.

The Other Stories (Audio). Genre: Horror on themes. Payment: 15 GBT. Deadline: September 1, 2024. See themes.

Seems a Little Crazy! Genre: Speculative Fiction. Packed full of Aliens, Deep State government, Reptilian Overlords, and more! Show us your freakiest Conspiracy Theory! Word Count: 5,000 – 10,000. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: September 1, 2024.

A Coup of OwlsRestrictions: Only submit if you are aged 18 or over and belong to an underrepresented or marginalised community. These include, but are not limited to: LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, and disabled people. Genre: Fiction, all genres. Payment: £5 - 15. Deadline: September 7, 2024. Closes when they reach their cap.

Stone's ThrowGenre: Noir, dark fiction, crime short stories. Length: between 1,000 and 2,000 words. See themePayment: $25. Deadline: September 7, 2024. 

Samjoko Magazine is devoted to publishing "exemplary work from content creators around the world. Focusing mainly upon the written word, we hope to create an immersive digital and print platform that stands out for its honesty and desire to take risks for the sake of artistic expression. We have no set aesthetic, though different themes will be focused upon periodically." Payment: $20. Deadline: September 10, 2024.

Orion's BeauGenre: Gay fantasy: fiction, poetry, art. Payment: $3. See themes. Deadline: September 10, 2024.

Cast of WondersGenre: YA Speculative fiction; podcast. Payment: $.08/word for original fiction up to 6,000 words. For reprints, a $100 flat rate for Short Fiction, and a $20 flat rate for Flash Fiction. DeadlineDeadline: September 14, 2024.

Three Cousins Publishing: The Trouble With 

Philly Poetry Chapbook ReviewGenre: Reviews of chapbooks coming soon or published in the past three years, essays on the crafts of poetry and chapbook making or publishing, and features about authors or publishers of chapbooks. Payment: $10. Deadline: September 15, 2024. 

Weird Horror MagazineGenre: Horror. Payment: 2 cents a word. Deadline: September 15, 2024.

The RumpusGenre: Fiction. Payment: $400 divided among all contributors. Deadline: September 15, 2024.

Portals, Gateways, and Doors. Genre: Speculative fiction. Payment: $10. Deadline: September 23, 2024.

HavokGenre: Flash fiction. See themes. Payment: $50 via PayPal for each story selected for an Anthology. No payment for online publication. Deadline: September 27, 2024.

Story Unlikely. Genre: Fiction and nonfiction up to 10,000 words. Payment: 8 cents a word for stories up to 2,500 words. Stories longer than this are capped at $200 payment. $75 max for reprints. Deadline: September 29, 2024. Accepts reprints.

Dragon Soul Press: A Winter Kiss. Genre: "All Christmas stories. As long as Christmas is involved, the story qualifies. All genres. Happily Ever After not required." Payment: Royalties. Deadline: September 30, 2024.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Cat StoriesGenre: True stories and poems. "We are looking for first-person true stories and poems up to 1200 words that highlight the unique personalities that dogs have. Celebrate your dog, or a dog you know, with a wonderful story about what he or she does. Stories can be serious or humorous, or both." Payment: $200. DeadlineSeptember 30, 2024. 

Trollbreath MagazineGenre: Speculative fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. Payment: 4 cents/word. 1/2 cent/word for reprints. Deadline: September 30, 2024. Accepts reprints.

JMS BooksGenre: LGBTQ romance stories, 12,000 words minimum. See themePayment: Royalties. Deadline: September 30, 2024.

HeartlinesRestrictions: 50% of content is from writers identifying as being from Canada/Turtle Island. Genre: Speculative fiction and about relationships. "We're looking for short fiction and poetry focused on long-term relationships: platonic, romantic, or familial. We don't want the blaze of new love or the obsession of a new friend. We want pieces that show that comfort that develops when people know each other for years." Stories - 1,000 - 3,500 words. Payment: $0.08 CAD per word for short fiction (1,000-3,500 words) and $60 CAD flat per poem. Deadline: September 30, 2024.

The Cincinnati ReviewGenre: Literary nonfiction (up to 20 pages), fiction (up to 40 pages), poetry, poetry translations, drama, and art. Payment: $25/page for prose in the journal, $30/page for poetry, $25 for miCRo posts or special features. Deadline: September 30, 2024. Opens on the first day of the month and closes once they hit the submissions cap.

Hub City PressGenre: Books of literary fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, regional nonfiction, nature, and art. "We are seeking new and extraordinary voices from the American South." Payment: Royalties. Deadline: September 30, 2024. BIPOC writers only.

Hearth StoriesGenre: Speculative fiction. "We publish fiction and poetry that explore connection, family, relationships, comfort, and the natural world. The stories often fall into a fantasy, science-fiction, or magical realism sort of “slice of life.” Payment: 1¢ per word for accepted stories (with a minimum of $20 regardless of length. Deadline: September 30, 2024.

Chestnut ReviewGenre: Poetry, flash fiction, short fiction, creative nonfiction, essays, visual media (art/photography). Payment: $120. Deadline: September 30, 2024. Submit early in the month to avoid submission fee.

Haven SpeculativeRestrictions: Open to submissions by authors of color, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and other underrepresented groups. Genre: Speculative fiction and poetry. Payment: 8¢ per word for fiction and $20 for poetry. Deadline: September 30, 2024.

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: September 30, 2024.

The DeadlandsGenre: Fiction, nonfiction. "The Deadlands exists in liminal spaces between life, death, and elsewhere. We are looking for fiction that concerns itself with death—but also everything death may involve." Payment: $100 per essay, 10 cents/word for fiction. Deadline: September 30, 2024. Accepts reprints

Santa Rage: 12 Tales of Murder and Mayhem. Genre: Crime fiction. "This anthology is based on the idea that one night, while out making deliveries, Santa snaps thanks to the holiday stress and goes on a killing spree. Bonus points awarded for story elements involving meth or drug dealing, strippers, and the best dose of karma Santa ever dealt that did not involve coal." Payment: $25. Deadline: September 30, 2024.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dog StoriesGenre: True stories and poems. "We are looking for first-person true stories and poems up to 1200 words that highlight the unique personalities that cats have. Celebrate your cat, or a cat you know, with a wonderful story about what he or she does. Stories can be serious or humorous, or both." Payment: $200. DeadlineSeptember 30, 2024.

Split Lip MagazineGenre: Fiction (flash and short stories), memoirs, and poetry. with a pop-culture twist. Payment: $75 for poems, memoirs, flash, fiction, and art, $50 for interviews/reviews, and $25 for mini-reviews web issues. Deadline: September 30, 2024. Closes when they reach capacity, so submit early. 

Hellbound BooksGenre: Horror. See themesPayment: $5. Deadline: September 30, 2024.

OCTOBER

SundogGenre: Fiction, poetry, nonfiction, art. Payment: $50. Deadline: October 1, 2024, and closes when they reach capacity.

The Paris ReviewGenres: Fiction, poetry. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: Opens October 1, 2024, and closes when they reach capacity.

CutleafGenre: Literary nonfiction. Length: Less than 6,000 words. Payment: $100 to $400. Deadline: October 1, 2024.

The Other Stories (Audio). Genre: Horror on themes. Payment: 15 GBT. Deadline: October 1, 2024. See themes.

Cogs and Cutlasses. Genre: Steampunk Adventure Fiction. Theme: A collection of piracy themed stories, set in a steampunk environment. Word Count: 5,000 – 10,000. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: October 1, 2024. 

Science Fiction Is a Drag! Genre: Science fiction stories that are, first and foremost, drag. Payment: $50. Deadline: October 1, 2024. 

The Last LineGenre: Fiction that ends with the last line provided. Payment: $20-$40. Deadline: October 1, 2024. 

Stone's ThrowGenre: Noir, dark fiction, crime short stories. Length: between 1,000 and 2,000 words. See themePayment: $25. Deadline: October 7, 2024. 

Seaside GothicGenre: Seaside gothic fiction, poetry, nonfiction, or a collection of photographs or illustrations. Payment: £0.01 per word. Deadline: October 14, 2024.

Solarpunk MagazineGenre: Solarpunk. Payment: $0.08/word for fiction, $40/poem, and $75/essay.  Deadline: October 14, 2024.

New Orleans ReviewGenre: Fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Payment: $300 for prose, $100 for poetry. Deadline: October 15, 2024. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, there are no submission fees for Latinx writers from September 15th to October 15th.

Electric SpecGenre: Speculative fiction. Payment: $20 per piece. Deadline: October 15, 2024.

Midnight Meadow Publishing's goal is to publish engaging and unique LGBTQ+ stories while elevating marginalized voices. They are interested in a wide variety of genres. Read submission guidelines HEREDeadline: October 15, 2024.

McClelland & Stewart is a division of Penguin Random House. Restrictions: Open to Black, Indigenous, and racialized writers, as well as those of other traditionally underrepresented communities. Genre: Full-length literary fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Payment: Advance and royalties. Deadline: October 15, 2024.

Hub City PressGenre: Books of literary fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, regional nonfiction, nature, and art. "We are seeking new and extraordinary voices from the American South." Payment: Royalties. Deadline: October 15, 2024. Fiction only.

Translunar Travelers LoungeGenre: Speculative fiction. Payment: $0.03 per word with a minimum of $20. Deadline: October 15, 2024. (Note: September 15-21 is reserved for writers of color)

Rattle: Tribute to the Haibun. Genre: Haibun. Payment: $200. Deadline: October 16, 2024.

Roxane Gay Books. Genre: Novels, short fiction, memoir, essay collections, and nonfiction. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: October 16, 2024.

AstrolabeGenre: Fiction, creative nonfiction, and photography & art. Payment: $50. Deadline: October 22, 2024.

RiddlebirdGenre: Literary fiction, personal essays. Payment: $100. Deadline: October 26, 2024.

MythaxisGenre: Speculative fiction. Payment: $20. Deadline: October 30, 2024.

AgbowoRestrictions: Open to African origin writers only. Genre: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, plays, book reviews and art/photography. Payment: Single Poems - $25; Suites of poems (2-4) - $50; One act plays -$50; Essays/Nonfiction - $60; Fiction - $60; Visual Art - $35. Deadline: October 30, 2024.

How2Conquer. Genre: Nonfiction books. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: October 31, 2024.

Midnight Menagerie. Genre: Stories that feature the strange and bizarre from around the cosmos and other dimensions. Payment: $15. Deadline: October 31, 2024.
 
Flash Point Science FictionGenre: Speculative fiction stories from 100 to 1,000 words in length. "Send us your science fiction, fantasy, slipstream, and everything in between, so long as it’s short." Payment: 2 cents/word. Deadline: October  31, 2024.

JMS BooksGenre: LGBTQ romance stories, 12,000 words minimum. See themePayment: Royalties. Deadline: October 31, 2024.

Parallel Universe Publications: Swords & Sorceries. Genre: Heroic fantasy. Payment: £25; and an additional £25 if a hardcover version is issued. Deadline: October 31, 2024. 

Hub City PressGenre: Books of literary fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, regional nonfiction, nature, and art. "We are seeking new and extraordinary voices from the American South." Payment: Royalties. Deadline: October 31, 2024. Nonfiction only.

Dragon Soul Press: Dragon Legends. Genre: "All dragon stories. All genres accepted." Payment: Royalties. Deadline: October 31, 2024.

KaleidotropeGenre: Speculative fiction and poetry—science fiction, fantasy, and horror, but also compelling work that blurs the lines between these and falls outside of neat genre categories. Payment: For fiction, $0.01/word (1 cent a word) USD. For poetry, a flat rate of $5 USD per accepted piece. For artwork, a flat rat of $60 for cover art. Deadline: October 31, 2024.

Black Beacon Books: Steampunk SleuthsGenre: Steampunk Sleuths will be an anthology of four novelettes (15 - 20,000 words) featuring detectives in a steampunk setting solving peculiar crimes. The only requirements for submission will be that the means of committing the crime (murder, theft, kidnapping...) must be clearly steampunk and the reader must be given the tools to crack the case before the solution is revealed.  Payment: $50. Deadline: October 31, 2024.

Haven SpeculativeGenre: Speculative fiction and poetry. Payment: 8¢ per word for fiction and $20 for poetry. Deadline: October 31, 2024.

The RumpusGenre: Essays, comics. Payment: $400 divided among all contributors. Deadline: October 31, 2024.

Steampunk Sleuths. Genre: Mystery novellas (20 - 25,000 words) featuring detectives in a steampunk setting solving peculiar crimes. The only requirements for submission will be that the means of committing the crime (murder, theft, kidnapping...) must be clearly steampunk and the reader must be given the tools to crack the case before the solution is revealed. Payment: $50. Deadline: October 31, 2024.

Last Girls ClubGenre: Feminist horror: short stories and poems - see themes. Payment: Fiction, 15 cents/word. Poetry, $10. Deadline: November 1, 2024.

The Other Stories (Audio). Genre: Horror on themes. Payment: 15 GBT. Deadline: November 1, 2024. See themes.

CutleafGenre: Poetry Payment: $50 to $100. Deadline: November 1, 2024.

Wyld Magick. Genre: Fantasy. Theme: Forest Fae. Word Count: 5,000 – 10,000. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: November 1, 2024.

Thema: A New RoutineGenre: Fiction, poetry, and art on theme: Maybe Next Time. Payment:  $10-$25 for short fiction and artwork, $10 for poetry. Deadline: November 1, 2024. Accepts reprints.

The First LineGenre: Fiction, poetry, nonfiction using the first line provided. (See site.) Payment: $25.00 - $50.00 for fiction, $10.00 for poetry, and $25.00 for nonfiction. Deadline: November 1, 2024.

Stone's ThrowGenre: Noir, dark fiction, crime short stories. Length: between 1,000 and 2,000 words. See themePayment: $25. Deadline: November 7, 2024. 

Orange & BeeGenre: Poetry, fiction, nonfiction, experimental and hybrid work. Payment: Poetry: flat rate $US50.00 per poem. Flash: flat rate $US80.00 per story (max 1000 words) Short fiction/non-fiction: $US0.08 per word (max 4000 words) Deadline: November 15, 2024. 

Philly Poetry Chapbook ReviewGenre: Reviews of chapbooks coming soon or published in the past three years, essays on the crafts of poetry and chapbook making or publishing, and features about authors or publishers of chapbooks. Payment: $10. Deadline: November 15, 2024. 

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. Payment: 0.08/word for fiction, $100 for nonfiction, and $40-300 for art. Deadline: November 15, 2024.

The Lorelei SignalGenre: Fantasy short stories, flash fiction, and poetry with strong female characters. Payment: $15 for short stories, $5 for poems and flash (<1000 wds) fiction pieces, $5 for reprints. Deadline: November 15, 2024. Accepts reprints.

Solarpunk Micro MiniGenre: Solarpunk micro fiction, 250 words max. Payment: $25. Deadline: November 21, 2024.

The DeadlandsGenre: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. "The Deadlands exists in liminal spaces between life, death, and elsewhere. We are looking for fiction that concerns itself with death—but also everything death may involve." Payment: $100 per essay, 10 cents/word for fiction. $50 for poetry. Deadline: November 21, 2024. Accepts reprints

The Stinging FlyGenre: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. Payment: Fiction and nonfiction: €30 per magazine page; Poetry: €50 per poem; Featured Poet: €250. Deadline: November 27, 2024.

Contemporary Verse 2Genre: Poetry and critical writing about poetry, including interviews, articles, essays, and reviews. Payment: $30 - $150. Deadline: November 30, 2024.

Room MagazineRestrictions: Open to artists of marginalized genders. Genre: Fiction, creative nonfiction, visual art, and poems.     Payment: $50 per page. Deadline: November 30, 2024.

Flash Point Science FictionGenre: Speculative fiction drabbles, 100 words in length. "Send us your science fiction, fantasy, slipstream, and everything in between, so long as it’s short." Payment: 2 cents/word. Deadline: November 30, 2024.

Broken Sleep Books. (UK) Genre: Poetry pamphlets (up to 40 pages). Payment: Royalties. Deadline: November 30, 2024.

Poet LoreGenre: Poetry translations. Payment: $50. Deadline: November 30, 2024.

The Hudson ReviewGenre: Fiction, poetry, essays, book reviews; criticism of literature, art, theatre, dance, film, and music; and articles on contemporary cultural developments. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: November 30, 2024. (Fiction only)

parABnormalGenre: Nonfiction, poetry on the paranormal. "For us, this includes ghosts, spectres, haunts, various whisperers, and so forth. It also includes shapeshifters and creatures from various folklores." Payment: $25.00 for original stories, $7.00 for reprints.$6.00 for each poem. $20.00 for original articles, $6.00 for reprints. $7.00 for reviews and interviews. Deadline: November 30, 2024.

Haven SpeculativeRestrictions: Open to submissions by authors of color, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and other underrepresented groups. Genre: Speculative fiction and poetry. Payment: 8¢ per word for fiction and $20 for poetry. Deadline: November 30, 2024.

The FiddleheadGenre: Fiction, including excerpts from novels, creative nonfiction, art, poetry. Payment: $60 CAD per published page. Deadline: November 30, 2024.

New Orleans ReviewGenre: Fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Payment: $300 for prose, $100 for poetry. Deadline: November 30, 2024. In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, there are no submission fees during the month of November for all Indigenous writers, not limited to those living in/born the US.

Fahmidan Publishing is a publisher for all POC & Women ardent in battle against subjugation. Genre: Poetry or fiction chapbook. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: November 30, 2024.

Split Lip MagazineGenre: Fiction (flash and short stories), memoirs, and poetry. with a pop-culture twist. Payment: $75 for poems, memoirs, flash, fiction, and art, $50 for interviews/reviews, and $25 for mini-reviews web issues. Deadline: November 30, 2024. Closes when they reach capacity, so submit early. 

Train Stories and Aliens Among Us. Genre: All genres of fiction and poetry on two themes: Trains and Aliens Among Us. Payment: 10 cents/word. $2/line of poetry. Deadline: November 30, 2024.

Galactic Mindsea Empire Anthology. Genre: Stories set in the Galactic Mindsea Empire up to 10,000 words in length. "The Empire has already suffered one war over the status of bioids, but will the matter ever truly be settled? Bioids mimic living beings so perfectly that, if their warning marks are removed, no one except a mindsea can spot one without sophisticated scientific testing. Bioids are designed to be without self-will, but a mutation or a shifty bioid-maker could change that..." Payment: 4 cents/word. Deadline: November 30, 2024.

DECEMBER 2025

Eternal Haunted SummerGenre: Poetry, short fiction. See theme. Payment: $5. Deadline: December 1, 2025.

DECEMBER 2024

Tales from the Nightside. Genre: Car Wars GameLit Fiction. Theme: Ride along with illegal street teams and see the criminal underbelly of the Autoduelling world. Word Count: 5,000 – 10,000. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: December 1, 2024.

Eternal Haunted SummerGenre: Poetry, short fiction. Theme: Fortune and Luck. Payment: $5. Deadline: December 1, 2024.

The Other Stories (Audio). Genre: Horror on themes. Payment: 15 GBT. Deadline: December 1, 2024. See themes.

A Coup of OwlsRestrictions: Only submit if you are aged 18 or over and belong to an underrepresented or marginalised community. These include, but are not limited to: LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, and disabled people. Genre: Fiction, all genres. Payment: £5 - 15. Deadline: December 7, 2024. Closes when they reach their cap.

Stone's ThrowGenre: Noir, dark fiction, crime short stories. Length: between 1,000 and 2,000 words. See themePayment: $25. Deadline:  December 7, 2024. 

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, 2024.

RadonGenre: Short stories and poetry containing elements of anarchism, transhumanism, dystopia, and/or science fiction. Payment: 1 cent per word for original work, half a cent per word for reprints. $20 per original poem and $10 for reprints. $100 for issue cover art, $30 for back cover art, and $20 for art used on their website. Deadline: December 15, 2024.

Sonder Magazine. Genre: Fiction, CNF and poetry on theme of Madness. Payment: €300. Deadline: December 30, 2024.

Jackleg Press. Restrictions: JackLeg only publishes U.S.-based writers. Genre: Full-length poetry, fiction, CNF. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: December 30, 2024.

The Cincinnati ReviewGenre: Literary nonfiction (up to 20 pages), fiction (up to 40 pages), poetry, poetry translations, drama, and art. Payment: $25/page for prose in the journal, $30/page for poetry, $25 for miCRo posts or special features. Deadline: December 31, 2024. Opens on the first day of the month and closes once they hit the submissions cap.

Haven Speculative. Genre: Speculative fiction and poetry. Payment: 8¢ per word for fiction and $20 for poetry. Deadline: December 31, 2024.

Workers Write! Tales from the Cleaners. Genre: Stories and poems from the cleaner's point of view. Word count: 500 to 5,000 words. Payment: Between $5 and $50 (depending on length and rights requested) Deadline: December 31, 2024.

The New York Times: Modern LoveGenre: Essay on modern love. Payment: Not Specified. Deadline: December 31, 2024.

Variant LitGenre: Poetry, fiction, flash fiction, art. Payment: $10. Deadline: December 31, 2024.

Eastover Press: Rural Writers of Color. Restrictions: Open to BIPOC writers who live in or hail from rural or semi-rural locales in the U.S. and whose short stories feature characters living or working in rural or semi-rural spaces. Genre: Short stories. Payment: $100-$300. Deadline: December 31, 2024.

We're Here: The Best Queer Speculative Fiction 2024Genre: Queer Speculative Fiction. Submissions are open for all speculative work published in 2024 under 17,500 words that deals either implicitly or explicitly with queerness. Editors and authors may submit. Payment: 1 cent/word. Deadline: December 31, 2024.

Trollbreath MagazineGenre: Speculative fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. Payment: 4 cents/word. 1/2 cent/word for reprints. Deadline: December 31, 2024. Accepts reprints.

JMS BooksGenre: LGBTQ romance stories, 12,000 words minimum. See themePayment: Royalties. Deadline: December 31, 2024.

Arc Poetry MagazineGenre: Poetry. "Arc Poetry Magazine invites artists who live with disability/chronic illness/mental illness and other forms of existence that are impacted by ableism to send us poems exploring what it means to be in the world, or your topic of choice." Payment: $50 per page. Deadline: July 31, 2024.

SpookyGenre: Horror. "Cozy horror. Fun horror. Classy horror. Dare we say, wholesome horror?" Payment: 1 cent/word. Deadline: December 31, 2024.

AllegoryGenre: Speculative Fiction. Payment: $15. Deadline: December 31, 2024.

The Letter Review. Genre: Fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. Length: Up to 5000 words. Payment: $50. Deadline: December 31, 2024.

MaydayGenre: Short fiction, CNF, Poetry, Art, Interviews, Nonfiction. Payment: $20 - $50. Deadline: December 31, 2024.

The DeadlandsGenre: Fiction. "The Deadlands exists in liminal spaces between life, death, and elsewhere. We are looking for fiction that concerns itself with death—but also everything death may involve." Payment: 10 cents/word for fiction. Deadline: December 21, 2024. Accepts reprints

Chestnut ReviewGenre: Poetry, flash fiction, short fiction, creative nonfiction, essays, visual media (art/photography). Payment: $120. Deadline: December 31, 2024. Submit early in the month to avoid submission fee.

What If… Skunk Wurks Edition. Genre: "Who doesn’t know the black projects that rolled out of the Skunk Works like the famous SR-71, U-2, or F-117 stealth fighter? What do you think they aren’t telling us about? This anthology dives into the concept of other black projects, their uses, and outcomes. Maybe the crazies are right. What If… the UFO’s are actually ours… Anything from discovery and design to use in application of the Aircraft, Heavy Weapons, Power Armor, Sea Vessels, and more are welcome." Payment: Royalties. Deadline: January 1, 2025.

The Paris ReviewGenres: Poetry. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: Opens January 1, 2025, and closes when they reach capacity.

The Other Stories (Audio). Genre: Horror on themes. Payment: 15 GBT. Deadline: January 1, 2025. See themes.

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). See themeDeadline: January 31, 2025.

Space and TimeGenre: Speculative fiction. "We welcome poetry, art and fiction that bend rules, transcend genre and break stereotypes." Submissions accepted in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French or Italian. See themePayment: 1 cent/word for prose, $5 for poetry. Deadline: January 31, 2025.

Nashville ReviewGenre: Fiction, poetry, art, and nonfiction. Payment: $25 per poem & song selection; $100 per selection for all other categories, including featured artwork. Translators receive $25 per poem & $100 for prose selections. Deadline: January 31, 2025.

Malahat Review. Genre: Poetry. Payment: CAD $70/page. Deadline: January 31, 2025. (Note: Submissions by Canadian writers are accepted for consideration all year.)

The Other Stories (Audio). Genre: Horror on themes. Payment: 15 GBT. Deadline: February 1, 2025. See themes.

The Paris ReviewGenres: Fiction. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: Opens February 1, 2025, and closes when they reach capacity.

Malahat Review. Genre: Poetry. Payment: CAD $70/page. Deadline: February 28, 2025. (Note: Submissions by Canadian writers are accepted for consideration all year.)

Brave Knights: Heroic Courage. Genre: Speculative Fiction. Theme: Bravery and courage still matter. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: March 1, 2025.

Trollbreath MagazineGenre: Speculative fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. Payment: 4 cents/word. 1/2 cent/word for reprints. Deadline: March 31, 2025. Accepts reprints.

Flash Point Science FictionGenre: Speculative fiction stories from 100 to 1,000 words in length. "Send us your science fiction, fantasy, slipstream, and everything in between, so long as it’s short." Payment: 2 cents/word. Deadline: March 31, 2025.

Escape Plan: EarthGenre: Pulp Mad Science Fiction. Word Count: 5,000 – 10,000. Payment: A percentage of sales divided equally between the contributing authors. Deadline: April 1, 2025.

The Paris ReviewGenres: Poetry. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: Opens April 1, 2025, and closes when they reach capacity.

The Other Stories (Audio). Genre: Horror on themes. Payment: 15 GBT. Deadline: April 1, 2025. See themes.

The Other Stories (Audio). Genre: Horror on themes. Payment: 15 GBT. Deadline: May 1, 2025. See themes.

The Other Stories (Audio). Genre: Horror on themes. Payment: 15 GBT. Deadline: June 1, 2025. See themes.

Trollbreath MagazineGenre: Speculative fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. Payment: 4 cents/word. 1/2 cent/word for reprints. Deadline: June 30, 2025. Accepts reprints.





105 Calls for Submissions in January 2024 - Paying markets

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2022

129 Calls for Submissions in December 2022 - Paying markets






85 Calls for Submissions in June 2021 - Paying markets

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

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

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