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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Jay Henge: The Pelagic Zone: Uncharted Waters. Genre: Speculative fiction. "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. Length: Up to 15k words. Open until filled.

Jay Henge: The Kafka Protocol & the Burden of ComplianceGenre: Speculative fiction. "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? We are excited to read your speculative fiction (SFF+) submissions and to bring together a collection of stories that will transport readers to a world that is both bizarre and thought-provoking." Payment: $5 USD per 1000 words. Length: Up to 15k words. Open until filled.

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.

JANUARY 2025

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

FEBRUARY 2024

Contested Landing Anthology. Genre: Military Science Fiction. Payment: "a percentage of sales divided equally between the contributing authors." Deadline: February 1, 2024.

Flash FrogGenre: Flash fiction ghost stories. Length: 1000 words max. Payment: $25. Deadline: Opens February 1, 2024.

LightspeedGenre: Science fiction flash fiction, up to 1500 words. Payment: 8 cents per word. Deadline: February 1, 2024.

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

RiddlebirdGenre: Literary fiction, personal essays. Payment: $100. Deadline: Opens February 1, 2024. (Closes when they reach their quota)

The First Line. Genre: 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: February 1, 2024.

Bigfoot Country. Genre: Stories about Bigfoot/Sasquatch/Yeti. The genre is open. Payment: $100 CAD. Deadline: February 1, 2024.

Plumwood Mountain: An Australian and International Journal of Ecopoetry and Ecopoetics. Genre: Poetry. Theme: ‘Queering Ecopoet(h)ics’ Payment: $80. Deadline: February 1, 2024.

Bad Day BookGenre: Poetry and prose. See site for themesPayment: $40 - $75, depending on length. Deadline: February 1, 2024.

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

Cordite. Genre: Poetry. Payment: Not specified. Payment is available for Australian contributors only. Deadline: February 4, 2024.

Flame Tree: Myths, Gods & Immortals: OdinGenre: Speculative fiction. "Myths, Gods & Immortals brings together the new and the ancient, familiar stories with a fresh and imaginative twist. Each book brings back to life a classic mythological or folkloric figure, with completely new stories alongside the original tales." Theme: Odin. Payment: 8 cents/6 pence per word for original stories, 6 cents/4 pence for reprints. Deadline: February 4, 2024. Accepts reprints.

Flame Tree: Myths, Gods & Immortals: AnansiGenre: Speculative fiction. "Myths, Gods & Immortals brings together the new and the ancient, familiar stories with a fresh and imaginative twist. Each book brings back to life a classic mythological or folkloric figure, with completely new stories alongside the original tales." Theme: Anansi. Payment: 8 cents/6 pence per word for original stories, 6 cents/4 pence for reprints. Deadline: February 4, 2024. Accepts reprints.

Flame Tree: Myths, Gods & Immortals: MedusaGenre: Speculative fiction. "Myths, Gods & Immortals brings together the new and the ancient, familiar stories with a fresh and imaginative twist. Each book brings back to life a classic mythological or folkloric figure, with completely new stories alongside the original tales." Theme: Medusa. Payment: 8 cents/6 pence per word for original stories, 6 cents/4 pence for reprints. Deadline: February 4, 2024. Accepts reprints.

Sci Phi Journal. Genre: Hard science fiction, fictional nonfiction, and speculative philosophy. Translations accepted. Payment: €0.03/word; €0.01/word for translations. Deadline: February 4, 2024.

Xanax Hamster. Genre: Horror flash fiction that has been rejected by other publications. Payment: 5 cents/word. Deadline: February 4, 2024.

Roses and WildflowersGenre: Mythopoeic fiction, poetry & art. Payment: $5. Opens February 5, 2024.

Mukoli. Genre: Fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and multimedia art creations that engage with peacebuilding. Payment: $75. Deadline: February 5, 2024.

Utopia Science Fiction. Genre: Utopian science fiction. See theme. Payment: $0.04/word for fiction, $30 for nonfiction, $25 for poetry. Deadline: February 6, 2024.

Speculation Publications Utter Speculation Novella Series. Genre: Novella. "The Collection of Utter Speculation series speculates about what is behind real mysteries and legends. The stories must start with the known facts. They can be rooted in real world explanations or supernatural causes, but they need to answer the question, what causes this?" Novellas should be 20,000 - 35,000 words. Payment: Royalties? Deadline: February 7, 2024.

Big Wing ReviewGenre: Essays, prose, flash fiction, poetry, spoken word, and visual art works for work that explores relationships – one-to-one, groups, families, romances, friendships; challenges, highs, lows, patterns, and parallels. Payment: $5 for poetry, $10 for prose. Deadline: February 7, 2024.

Headland. Restrictions: Open to Māori writers. Genre: Poetry, short fiction and nonfiction. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: February 7, 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: February 7, 2024.

This Magazine. Restrictions: Open to Canadians. Genre: News, arts and ideas stories, and features.  Payment: $60 - $300. Deadline: February 7, 2024. Pitches only.

Puncher &WattmannGenre: Full-length, fiction, memoir, poetry. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: February 10, 2024.

The Suburban ReviewGenre: Prose, art, poetry. See themePayment: AUD150-275 for prose; AUD125-275 for poetry; comics and art AUD100-300. Deadline: February 11, 2024. No submission fee for Australian residents.

Falling Star Magazine. Genre: Short stories between 2,000 – 5,000 words on the theme of having to move forward to, heading toward and eventually finding a new home, and poetry. Payment: Poetry $10. Fiction pays $20. Deadline: February 11, 2024.

Escape Artists: CatsCast. Genre: Speculative fiction stories about cats. (Podcast) Payment: $0.08/word. Deadline: February 11, 2024. Reprints accepted.

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. Deadline: February 14, 2024.

Augur MagazineRestrictions: Open to creators who are Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, Disabled, and/or Trans, who are also Canadian citizens/permanent residents and/or who are living within the settler-defined borders of the land colonially known as Canada. Genre: Speculative fiction short stories and poetry. Translations accepted. Payment: $0.11 cents (CAD) per word for short fiction (1000+ words), and a flat fee of $110.00 per flash fiction piece (1000 words and under). Deadline: February 14, 2024.

Tales and FeathersRestrictions: Open to creators who are Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, Disabled, and/or Trans, who are also Canadian citizens/permanent residents and/or who are living within the settler-defined borders of the land colonially known as Canada. Genre: Cozy SFF fiction up to 2500 words. Payment11 cents CAD/word. Deadline: February 14, 2024.

Crimson Quill. Genre: Fantasy. Payment: $25. Deadline: February 14, 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: February 15, 2024. Accepts reprints.

Lucent DreamingRestrictions: Open to submissions from d/Deaf and Disabled writers aged 16+ who are Welsh and / or Wales based. Genre: Poetry, prose and creative non-fiction. Payment: £50. Deadline: February 15, 2024.

Apex Magazine. Genre: Speculative microfiction in the form of tourist brochures, travel blogs, and travel guides to the strangest, darkest places you can imagine. Word count: Up to 250 words. Payment: $10 and a digital copy. Deadline: February 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: 0.10/word for fiction, $100 for nonfiction, and $40-300 for art. Deadline: February 15, 2024.

STREET MAGIC IIGenre: Speculative fiction. "Magic. Hiding right under our unsuspecting noses, or swirling around all around us. When we’re talking about Street Magic, it’s probably closer than you think." Length: 6000 – 9000 words. Payment: Royalty sharing. Deadline: February 15, 2024. Reprints accepted.

Omenana MagazineRestrictions: Open to writers from Africa and the African Diaspora. Genre: speculative fiction. Payment: $20. Deadline: February 15, 2024.

Prairie FireRestrictions: Open to Canadian women writers fifty and over 50. Genre: Fiction, poetry, CNF. Payment: Prose: $0.10 per word; Poetry: $40 per poem. Deadline: February 15, 2024. CLOSED

Fallen Tree PressRestrictions: Open to writers from the U.S. and Canada only. "We are looking for poets that are BIPOC and/or age 50 and over." Genre: Poetry chapbooks. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: February 15, 2024.

Dudes Rock! Genre: Speculative fiction (however vague) that highlights “queer masculinity.” Payment: $15. Deadline: February 15, 2024.

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

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

Muse MagazineGenre: Nonfiction articles for children. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: February 15, 2024. See themesQueries only.

The SpectacleGenre: Poetry, fiction, nonfiction. Payment: $50. Deadline: February 16, 2024

FacesGenre: Nonfiction, activities for children 9 - 14. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: February 19, 2024. Queries only. See themes.

The DeadlandsGenre: 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: $50 per poem. Deadline: February 20, 2024.

Flash Fiction OnlineGenre: Speculative flash fiction. Payment: $100. Deadline: February 21, 2024.

Corvid Queen JournalGenre: Fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and pieces that are in-between up to 5,000 words. "Feminist tales, feminist retellings of traditional tales, and personal essays related to traditional tales." Payment: $5. Deadline: February 22, 2024.

Heduan Review. Genre: Fiction, poetry, prose poems, personal essays, reviews, art. Payment: 5 cents/word. Deadline: February 25, 2024.

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

Fission is the British Science Fiction Association's annual anthology of SFF fiction. You don’t need to be a BSFA member to submit. Genre: Science fiction. Length: Up to 5,000 words. Payment: 2 pence per word. Deadline: February 26, 2024.

Uncanny Magazine. Genre: Speculative flash fiction (750-1500 words). Payment: 10 cents/word. Deadline: February 26, 2024. 

Jewish Futures II. Genre: Science fiction and fantasy stories that will speculate on the past, present, and future of the Jewish people. What will Jews be up to many years from now? How do Jews deal with magic, sorcery, and demons? Payment: five cents a word (for a maximum total payment of $250). Deadline: February 26, 2024.

Rough Cut PressRestrictions: Open to the LGBTQIA community. Genre: Experimental fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. "We seek personal, lyrical, critical, and experimental work in under 650 words." Theme: Withhold. Payment: $25. Deadline: February 27, 2024.

New MythsGenre: Speculative fiction, flash fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Payment: 3 cents/word with a minimum payment of $50 for all submissions, fiction, flash fiction, nonfiction and poetry; $50 for book reviews; $80 for art. Deadline: February 28, 2024.

Inked in Gray: Affection Genre:  Short stories by women of color that talk about the affection and show us a fresh, unique view on the topic. Payment: $45. Deadline: February 28, 2024.

Alternative MilkGenre: Short fiction, creative nonfiction, essays and other text based submissions. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: February 28, 2024.

Game Over BooksGenre: Full-length fiction and poetry manuscripts. "We like manuscripts that tell a story and have an overall arc to them." Payment: 30% royalties and 25 author copies. Deadline: February 28, 2024.

Apparition Lit. Genre: Speculative fiction and poetry on theme. See theme. Payment: $30. Deadline: February 28, 2024. Opens February 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: February 28, 2024.

FanaticalGenre: Sci-fi, fantasy and horror stories between 2,000 and 6,000 words. Payment: £20. Deadline: February 28, 2024.

Fahmidan Publishing is a publisher for all POC & Women ardent in battle against subjugation. Genre: Poetry or fiction chapbook. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: February 28, 2024.

TypehouseRestrictions: In honor of Black History Month, no-fee submissions are open for all Black creators, not limited to those in the US. Genre: Prose, poetry, art. Payment: $25. Deadline: February 28, 2024.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Miracles, messages from heaven, angelsGenre: True stories about miracles, angels, messages from heaven, premonitions, amazing coincidences and other unexplainable but good events! Payment: $200. DeadlineFebruary 28, 2024.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The power of thinking positiveGenre: True stories and poems. "How did you “think positive” and how did it change your life? Tell us your success story about using the power of positive thinking!" Payment: $200. DeadlineFebruary 28, 2024.

The New Quarterly. Restrictions: Open to Canadian writers. Genre: Poetry, fiction, nonfiction. Payment: $275 for a short story or nonfiction entry, and $50 per poem or postscript story. Deadline: February 28, 2024.
 
Little Ghost Books. Restrictions: "We are looking for transgressive horror fiction, queer fiction, and Canadian writers. LGBTQA+ folks, POC writers, and first time submitters are encouraged!" Genre: HORROR NOVELLAS between 17,500- 50, 000 words. Payment: Royalties? Deadline: February 29, 2024.

JOURN-E The Journal of Imaginative LiteratureGenre: Adventure, Detection & Mystery, Fantasy, Horror & the Supernatural, and Science Fiction. Payment: One (1) cent per word for prose fiction and non-fiction, BUT with the following maximums: Up to $50.00 maximum for short stories; up to $35 maximum for scholarly articles; up to $15 maximum for reviews. Poetry from 3-13 lines--$7.50. Poetry from 14-50 lines--$15.00. Poetry over 50 lines--$15.00 plus 25 cents per line over 50 lines up to a maximum of $35.00. Interior Illustrations--$25-$50.00 (half-page to full-page). Cover Art in Full RGB Color--$100 [will be commissioned, or the illustrator should contact the editor with a concept before finished work and submission]. Deadline: February 29, 2024. Note: closes once 100 submissions have been received.

LYRAGenre: "L=Y=R=A is a quarterly literary magazine publishing experiments and language." (Make of that what you will.) Payment: "Honorarium." Deadline: February 29, 2024.

The RumpusGenre: Essays. Payment: $400 divided among all contributors. Deadline: February 29, 2024.

The Rumpus: EnoughGenre: Personal essays, critical essays, poetry, comics, and hybrid work by women and non-binary people who engage with rape culture, sexual assault, and domestic violence. Payment: $400 divided among all contributors. Deadline: February 29, 2024.

Mud Season ReviewGenre: Poetry, Fiction, CNF, Art. Payment: $50. Deadline: February 29, 2024.

Shotgun HoneyGenre: Horror/crime mashup between 1000 and 5000 words. Payment: $25, Deadline: February 29, 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: February 29, 2024.

Conium PressGenre: Magical realist, surrealist, and experimental fiction: Chapbooks. Payment
Ten copies and a small honorarium. Deadline: February 29, 2024.

Mariscat Press. Genre: Poetry pamphlets. 20-24 poems (maximum 24 pages) Payment: Royalties? Deadline: February 29, 2024.

Adi: Disobedience. Genre: Fiction. “We’re looking for short fiction about the past, present, and future of disobedience to orthodoxies of all kinds – from political doctrines to religious creeds to artistic or intellectual frameworks. We want stories of the rebellions, heresies, theoretical revolutions, and moments of civil disobedience that catalyze this world and alternative worlds." Payment: $200 for flash fiction up to 1,000 words; $500 for longer stories, up to 5,000 words. Deadline: February 29, 2024.

Anvil Magazine. Genre: Fantasty, scifi, western, and many other sub-genres. Payment: 2 cents/word. Deadline: February 29, 2024.

New Orleans Review. Genre: Fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Payment: $300 for prose, $100 for poetry. Deadline: February 29, 2024. In celebration of Black History Month, there are no submission fees for Black writers for the month of February.

Yellow Arrow Journal. Genre: Creative nonfiction, poetry, cover art by authors who identify as women. Theme: Elevate. Payment: $10. Deadline: February 29, 2024.

Alien MagazineGenre: All types of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and visual art. Payment: $20. Deadline: February 29, 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: February 29, 2024.

Triangulation—Hospitium. Genre: Speculative fiction, poetry. See theme. Payment: 3 cents per word for short stories, 25 cents per line for poetry. Deadline: February 29, 2024.

Corvid Queen JournalGenre: Fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and pieces that are in-between up to 5,000 words. "Feminist tales, feminist retellings of traditional tales, and personal essays related to traditional tales." Payment: $5. Deadline: February 29, 2024. BIPOC writers only.

GwyllionGenre: Speculative fiction and poetry. Payment: £10 per accepted story or poem. Deadline: February 29, 2024.

Malahat Review. Genre: Poetry. Payment: CAD $70/page. Deadline: February 29, 2024. Submissions by Canadian writers are accepted for consideration all year.

SouthwordGenre: Poetry. Payment: €50 per poem. Deadline: February 29, 2024.

Dragon Soul Press: Rogue Waves. Genre: "All mermaids (and their kin), kraken (sea monsters), underwater civilizations, etc. stories are welcome. All genres are accepted." Payment: Royalties. Deadline: February 29, 2024.

Epic Echoes Magazine. Genre: Action/Adventure, SFF, Horror, Mystery. Payment: $10. Deadline: February 29, 2024. 

Slay and Slay Again! An Anthology of Queer HorrorRestrictions: Preference will be given to submissions from LGBTQIA2S+ and BIPOC authors. Genre: Horror short fiction and poetry. Payment: $30. Deadline: February 29, 2024.

Cricket Media: ASK MagazineGenre: Science articles for children 7–10 years old. Theme: Make It Yourself. Payment: Unspecified. Deadline: February 29, 2024. Queries only.

JMS BooksGenre: LGBTQ romance stories, 12,000 words minimum. See theme. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: February 29, 2024.

Adaptive Press. Genre: Sci-fi and fantasy short stories centered around people’s pets. Word counts from 500 to 1,500 words. They will consider flash series - three or more flash tales built around a common theme. Payment: $25 - $50. Deadline: February 29, 2024.

Timber GhostGenre: Flash fiction and poetry. Payment: $5. Deadline: February 29, 2024.

SubterrainGenre: Creative nonfiction, commentary, fiction and poetry. Payment: Poetry: $50 per poem; Prose: $.10 per word (to a maximum of $500). Deadline: February 29, 2024. No fee if submitted by mail. Journal is located in Canada.

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. Deadline: February 29, 2024. Reprints accepted.

MARCH 2025

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

MARCH

A Touch of Aether. Genre: Urban fantasy. Length: 5,000 - 10,000 words. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: March 1, 2024.

Shadowtouched. Genre: Speculative short fiction on theme: Thieves, assassins, vigilantes, agents of darkness, etc. Word count: 3,500 - 10,000 words. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: March 1, 2024.

Podcastle. Genre: Fantasy podcast. Length: Up to 6,000 words. Payment: $0.06/word for original; $100 for reprints, $20 for flash fiction reprints. Deadline: Opens March 1, 2024.

Inside the Castle. Genre: Poetry collections. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: March 1, 2024.
 
Sundog. Genre: Fiction, poetry, nonfiction, art. Payment: $50. Deadline: Opens March 1, 2024, and closes when they reach capacity.

My Galvanized Friend. Restrictions: Submissions must be LGBTQIA+ content created by LGBTQIA+ identified submitters. Genre: Fiction, nonfiction, and essays between 500 and 3,500 words as well as works of poetry and original works of art. Payment: $25 per fiction/nonfiction/essay and $10 per page of poetry. Deadline: March 1, 2024.

Solstitia: Pets in Space. Genre: All genres and all submission types (fiction, non fiction, poetry, art). Word count up to 20,000. Payment: $50. Deadline: March 1, 2024.

Copper NickelGenre: Poetry, fiction, essays, and translation folios. Payment: $30 per printed page + two copies of the issue in which the author’s work appears + a one-year subscription. Deadline: March 1, 2024. 

Gully. Genre: Fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and visual art. Payment: US$15 for poems and Gullets (flash fiction and non-fiction of less than 1,000 words) and US$30 for features and longer fiction (1,000 words and over). Deadline: March 1, 2024.

MukoliGenre: Fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and multimedia art creations that engage with peacebuilding. Payment: $75. Deadline: March 1, 2024.

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

ParabolaGenre: Original essays and translations, poetry, reviews. Payment: $400. Deadline: March 1, 2024. See themes.

Midstory Magazine. Genre: Personal essays written by women about life, love, loss, and friendship at midlife. Payment: $50. Deadline: March 1, 2024.

Eerie River. Genre: Horror and dark fantasy novels. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: March 1, 2024.

Block Party Press. Genre: Poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction chapbooks. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: March 1, 2024.

HavokGenre: Flash fiction. See themes. Payment: $50 via PayPal for each story selected for an Anthology. No payment for online publication. Deadline: March 1, 2024.

The Woodward Review. Genre: Poetry, prose, art, and digital media from anyone, anywhere. Payment: $50. Deadline: March 1, 2024.

Iron HorseGenre: Poems, stories, and essays. Payment: $100 per essay or story, and $50 per poem or flash piece. Deadline: March 1, 2024. Note: Open one day only for free submissions.

Bad Day BookGenre: Poetry and prose. See site for themesPayment: $40 - $75, depending on length. Deadline: March 1, 2024.

Thema: BookmarksGenre: Fiction, poetry, and art on theme: Bookmarks. Payment:  $10-$25 for short fiction and artwork, $10 for poetry. Deadline: March 1, 2024. Accepts reprints.

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

Intrepidus InkGenre: Fiction. See themePayment: $.02/word for flash fiction 300 – 1,000 words. $30 flat rate for short stories 1,500 – 2,500 words. Deadline: March 3, 2024.

Middle West Press LLC. Genre: Poetry manuscripts comprising 50 to 100 poems. "We are particularly seeking manuscripts that intersect in some way with military experience or service, especially those stemming from the lived experiences of women veterans, poets of color, poets who identify as LGBTQ+, and other marginalized voices. Past and present military service members, family members, and others are invited to submit work." Payment: $100 advance and royalties. Deadline: March 4, 2024.

Middle West Press LLCGenre: Poetry manuscripts comprising 50 to 100 poems. "We are particularly seeking manuscripts that intersect in some way with the people, places, nature, and history of the American Middle West, especially those stemming from the lived experiences of women, poets of color, poets who identify as LGBTQ+, military veterans, and other marginalized voices." Payment: $100 advance and royalties. Deadline: March 4, 2024.

The Victorian Writer. Genre: Fiction, poetry, as well as pitches or completed articles about the craft of writing or the writing life. Payment: AUD70 for poems, AUD100-200 for prose. Deadline: March 4, 2024.

HexagonGenre: Speculative fiction short stories, flash fiction, poetry, graphic stories, and visual art, in English or French. Payment: $5 for accepted poetry and cartoons, 0.01$ per word for all short stories up to 7,500 words, $40/page for comics and $150 for cover art pieces. (Payment in CAD). Deadline: March 7, 2024. 

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

Bennington ReviewGenre: Fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, film writing, and cross-genre work. Payment: $120 for prose of six typeset pages and under, $250 for prose of over six typeset pages, and $25 per poem. Deadline: March 8, 2024.

Book XIGenre: Personal essays, memoir, fiction, science fiction, humor, and poetry with philosophical themes. Payment: $200 for prose; $50 for poetry. Deadline: March 8, 2024. Closes when cap is reached.

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: March 10, 2024.

FacesGenre: Nonfiction, activities for children 9 - 14. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: March 11, 2024. Queries only. See themes.

MslexiaRestrictions: Open to women. Genre: Fiction poetry, nonfiction. Payment: £25. Deadline: March 11, 2024. See themes.

Poetry Wales. Genre: Poetry, reviews, articles. See theme. Payment: Poems £20/page. Reviews £67.50/1500-word review. Articles £200/3000 word, or in that proportion, depending on number of published words. Deadline: March 12, 2024.

Empyrean Tree MagazineGenre: Speculative Fiction. Payment $25. Deadline: March 12, 2024. See themes.

Stranger. Genre: Short stories. "Stranger is an anthology for stories that look into unexpected places. We want real or magical, lyrical or experimental, as long as it finds that truth wasn't as simple as once thought." Payment: €175. Deadline: March 12, 2024. Closes when cap is reached

Gutter. Genre: Poetry and prose in Scotland and beyond. Length: Poetry submissions can consist of up to five poems, totaling no more than 120 lines. Prose, up to 3000 words. Payment: £25. Deadline: March 16, 2024.

Archive of the Odd. Genre: Speculative fiction, horror preferred. “Archive of the Odd is a zine of uncanny occurrences, told in even stranger ways.” They’d like a variety of time periods. Stories can be in any format, except traditional prose. Some of the suggested formats are: academic papers; technical writing; medication warning sheets; sales papers; newspaper articles; recipes; knitting/crochet/weaving/what-have-you guides; care guides (plant, animal, rock garden, etc); or any other unusual format. Submissions do not have to be entirely in text. Payment: $15-$25 for fiction of 500-5,000+ words. Deadline: Opens March 15, 2024.

Monstrous Magazine. Genre: Horror story dealing with time travel. No Morlock stories. Length: 1000 to 1500 words. Payment: 6 cents a word. Deadline: March 15, 2024.

Weird Horror Magazine. Genre: Horror. Payment: 2 cents a word. Deadline: March 15, 2024.

PenumbricGenre: Speculative fiction, poetry, art, animation, and music. Payment: $10. Deadline: March 15, 2024.

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

The Rumpus. Genre: Fiction. Payment: $400 divided among all contributors. Deadline: March 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: March 15, 2024. 

Bad Day BookGenre: Poetry and prose. See site for themesPayment: $40 - $75, depending on length. Deadline: March 15, 2024.

Muse MagazineGenre: Nonfiction articles for children. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: March 15, 2023. See themesQueries only.

Carcanet Press. Genre: Classics. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: March 21, 2024.

WesterlyGenre: Short stories, poetry, memoir and creative non-fiction, essays and literary criticism. Payment: Poems: $120 for one poem or $150 for two or more poems; Stories: $180; Articles: $180; Visual art/Intro essay: $120; Reviews: $100; Online Publication: $100. "We expect our contributors to be subscribers of the Magazine. While we will accept submissions from non-subscribers, should your work be accepted for publication in this instance, you will be asked to accept a subscription to the Magazine as part payment for your work." Deadline: March 22, 2024.

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

Ghoulish TalesGenre: Horror. Word count: 5,000 max (short stories); 3,000 max (non-fiction). Payment: 10 cents/word. Deadline: March 29, 2024.

Roads Less Traveled. Genre: Short stories that have a mix of two or more of these genres:  horror, dark fantasy, sci-fi and slipstream, that explore original themes or traditional themes from an original perspective. Also accepts nonfiction, interviews and art. Payment: £40 per story regardless of length; £60 per interview regardless of length and including accompanying illustrations or photographs; £60 per nonfiction article. Art is negotiated. Deadline: March 29, 2024.

Cunning Folk. Restrictions: "Due to limited capacity, we are not open to fiction submissions from North America at this time." Genre: Non-fiction pitches and short fiction and poetry on theme. See themePayment: £100 per article, interview or short story and £50 for poetry and rituals. Deadline: March 30, 2024.

Little Press Publishing. Restrictions: Open to writers in the U.S. and Canada only. Genre: Middle grade fiction for ages 10-13 word count 30,000- 65,000 and early middle grade manuscripts with illustration potential for readers ages 9-12, word count 16,000-30,000. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: March 30, 2024.

Little Press PublishingGenre: Young Adult fiction for ages 14 – 18 with a word count of 50,000-75,000 words. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: Coming of Age, BIPOC, Fantasy/Supernatural, and LGBTQ+ Payment: Royalties. Deadline: March 30, 2024.

How2ConquerGenre: Nonfiction books. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: March 31, 2024.

The Fables Next Door. Genre: Stories that involve characters from recognized fairy tales placed in a modern setting where normal people meet and interact. All genres welcome as long as the theme is met. Word Count: 2000 - 10000. Payment: $25. Deadline: March 31, 2024.

Propel. Restrictions; Open to poets based in the UK or Ireland who have yet to publish their first full-length poetry collection. Genre: Poetry. Payment: £20. Deadline: March 31, 2024.

Tiger Bark Press. Genre: Poetry. "As part of Tiger Bark Press’s ongoing commitment to printing quality poetry by a diversity of voices, the press holds an open reading period throughout the month of March each year, for full-length book manuscripts by American poets who identify as Black, as indigenous, or as people of color. There is no entry fee for submission". Payment: Selected poets will be offered a standard publishing contract, with books scheduled for publication within one year of acceptance. Deadline: March 31, 2024.

The Hudson Review. Genre: Fiction, poetry, essays, book reviews; criticism of literature, art, theatre, dance, film, and music; and articles on contemporary cultural developments. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: March 31, 2024. (Nonfiction only)
 
Dragon Soul Press: Pirate Legends. Genre: "All stories featuring pirates are welcome. From Pirates of the Caribbean to Treasure Planet and everything in between." Payment: Royalties. Deadline: March 31, 2024.

Palimpsest Press publishes full-length poetry, literary fiction, and non-fiction titles that deal with poetics, cultural criticism, and literary biography. "We look for poetry that displays technical mastery, precise language, and an authentic voice, and fiction that is rich in imagery, well crafted, and focused on character development. Our non-fiction titles are essays or memoirs written by poets, and books that examine Canadian poetry and the Canadian cultural landscape. In an effort to remove barriers for BIPOC, Deaf, and Disabled authors, Palimpsest Press is officially opening submissions year-round for authors who identify as BIPOC, Deaf, or Disabled. These guidelines take effect immediately. Please include “Year-round Submission” in the email subject line if you submit outside of our designated January1st-March 31st submission period." Read their submission guidelines here. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: March 31, 2024. 

Midnight & IndigoRestrictions: Open to black women. Genre: Fiction, personal essays. Payment: $50 for essays, and $50-$75 for fiction. Deadline: March 31, 2024.

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: March 31, 2024.

Small Harbor PublishingRestrictions: Open to marginalized writers only. Genre: Chapbooks. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: March 31, 2024.

BansheeGenre: Poetry, essays, flash fiction, short stories. Payment: "Small" Deadline: March 31, 2024.

parABnormal. Genre: 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: March 31, 2024.

Chestnut Review. Genre: Poetry, flash fiction, short fiction, creative nonfiction, essays, visual media (art/photography). Payment: $120. Deadline: March 31, 2023. Submit early in the month to avoid submission fee.

MetaStellarGenre: Science fiction, fantasy or horror. 1000 words max. Payment: 8 cents per word. Deadline: March 31, 2024.

Haven Speculative. Restrictions: 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: March 31, 2024.

Adroit JournalGenre: Fiction, poetry, art. Payment: $50. Deadline: March 31, 2024. 

Ninth LetterGenre: Poems, nonfiction, and short fiction. Payment: $25 for poetry, $100 for prose. Deadline: March 31, 2024. No fee for web edition.

The FiddleheadGenre: Fiction, including excerpts from novels, creative nonfiction, art, poetry. Payment: $60 CAD per published page. Deadline: March 31, 2024.

Book Slayer Press: Under the Pink. Restrictions: OPEN to any and everyone that identifies (now or in the past) as femme in the most inclusive of definitions. Genre: Adult horror, including genre-chimeras inspired by the music of Tori Amos. Submissions must be between 3,000 and 5,000 words. Payment: $100. Deadline: March 31, 2024.

New Orleans ReviewGenre: Fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Payment: $300 for prose, $100 for poetry. Deadline: March 31, 2024. In celebration of Disability Awareness Month, there are no submission fees for writers living with both visible and invisible disabilities for the month of March.

Do You Really Want to Hurt Me? Anthology. Genre: Crime fiction. "Culture Club secured a spot in music history and produced a music legacy still loved today. And, what better way to celebrate them than with outstanding crime fiction inspired by their music?" Payment: $25. Deadline: March 31, 2024.

SouthwordGenre: Fiction. Payment: €300 per short story. Deadline: March 31, 2024.

The RumpusGenre: Comics. Payment: $400 divided among all contributors. Deadline: March 31, 2024.

Winter in the City: A Collection of Dark Urban Stories. Genre: Speculative fiction that takes place in cities during winter. Payment: 10 cents/word. Deadline: March 31, 2024.

Terrain.orgGenre: Poetry, nonfiction, fiction, artwork, videos, and other contributions on place, climate, and justice. Payment: $50. Deadline: March 31, 2024.

Air and Nothingness Press: Moving Across the Landscape in Search of an IdeaGenre: We are looking for stories with long titles (minimum 250 words, maximum 600 words), concise narratives (minimum 250 words, maximum 600 words) and copious footnotes, endnotes, marginalia, indices and glossaries (minimum 250 words, maximum 600 words). Authors are welcome to shift word counts between these three parts of their submission, but they must stay within a range of 1500 words for the total submission (ex. a 500 word title, a 600 word narrative, and 400 words of footnotes.). Payment: $0.08/word. Deadline: March 31, 2024.

AurealisGenre: Science fiction, fantasy or horror short stories between 2000 and 8000 words. Payment: A$20 and A$60 per 1000 words. Deadline: March 31, 2024.

TypehouseRestrictions: In honor of Disability Awareness Month, no-fee submissions are open for all creators living with both visible and invisible disabilities, not limited to those from the US. Genre: Prose, poetry, art. Payment: $25. Deadline: March 31, 2024.

JMS BooksGenre: LGBTQ romance stories, 12,000 words minimum. See theme. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: March 31, 2024.

Bethlehem Writers Roundtable. Genre: Short stories and poetry. See themes. Payment: 20.00 USD for featured authors, or $10.00 USD for stories published on their &More page and $5.00 USD for poems. Deadline: March 31, 2024.

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. Deadline: March 31, 2024. 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. Deadline: March 31, 2024. Reprints accepted.

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: March 31, 2024. Closes when they reach capacity, so submit early. 

APRIL

Totally Entwined: Family BusinessGenre: Novellas, 30,000 - 50,000 words. Theme: Mafia romance. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: April 1, 2024.

Write or Die. Genre: Short fiction. Length: Up to 4000 words. Payment: $200. Deadline: April 1, 2024.

The Ex-PuritanGenre: Poetry, fiction, reviews, interviews, essays, and experimental work. "The Ex-Puritan now seeks to publish the best in all forms of writing." Payment: $100 - $200 (CAD). Deadline: April 1, 2024.

Gordon Square ReviewGenre: Poetry, short stories, personal essays, and hybrid prose works.  Payment: $25 per prose piece and $10 per poem. Deadline: April 1, 2024.

Toronto JournalGenre: Short stories from anywhere in the world. "We will also consider non-fiction pieces about local history (Toronto, GTA, and surrounding)." No word limit. Payment: $50 CAD per piece. All published writers will also receive two printed copies of the issue in which they appear. Deadline: April 1, 2024. 

Kangas KahnGenre: Horror short stories on theme: Clowns Payment: 8 cents/word. Deadline: April 1, 2024..

SalamanderGenre: Poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: April 1, 2024.

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, 2024.

ShenandoahGenre: Poetry. Payment: $100. Deadline: Opens April 1, 2024, and closes when they reach capacity. 

Zero Street Restrictions: Open to LGBTQ+ writers. Genre: Full-length literary fiction. "Zero Street will be committed to LGBTQ+ literary fiction with commercial potential, providing marginalized authors opportunities for a wide readership in the trade fiction market. The series editors are Timothy Schaffert, bestselling author of The Perfume Thief, and SJ Sindu, author of Blue-Skinned Gods. The series seeks LGBTQ+ literary fiction of all kinds, from stories of modern life to innovations on traditions of genre and are particularly interested in BIPOC authors, trans authors, and queer authors over 50." Payment: Royalties. Deadline: April 1, 2024.

The Best Hunt. Genre: Speculative Fiction. Theme: Monsters have feelings too, even if it’s used to rage against the machine. Payment: "a percentage of sales divided equally between the contributing authors." Deadline: April 1, 2024.

HavokGenre: Flash fiction. See themes. Payment: $50 via PayPal for each story selected for an Anthology. No payment for online publication. Deadline: April 5, 2024.

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

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

Hansen HouseGenre: Hansen House is looking for anything with queer protagonists or by queer authors so long as the story does not fall into the “bury your gays” trope. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: April 15, 2024.

Vault of Shadows. Genre: Short horror, weird, dark fiction between 3000 and 7500 words (not really a firm limit - the final product will be the comics script, not the short story), that can be adapted into a comic book script of 12 pages or less. Payment: $35 per page of the adapted script, up to 12 pages, paid via PayPal, and a print copy of the issue. Deadline: April 15, 2024.

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

Epoch. Genre: Poetry, prose, art and comics. Payment: $100 - $500 for poetry, prose, and comics, depending on length, and $350 for cover art. Deadline: April 15, 2024. No fee for snail mail submissions.

The Threepenny ReviewGenre: Poetry, fiction, nonfiction. Payment: $400 per story or article, $200 per poem or Table Talk piece. Deadline: April 15, 2024.

Consequence Magazine: The Culture of War. Restrictions: Open to BIPOC writers. Genre: Short fiction, poetry, nonfiction, interviews, reviews, and visual art mainly focused on the culture of war. Payment: $20 - $60 for prose and poetry, $150 for art. Deadline: April 15, 2024.

Bikes in SpaceGenre: Queer Halloween short fiction (in written or comics form) about bicycling from a feminist perspective. Payment: $50 minimum. Deadline: April 15, 2024.

Rattle: Tribute to MusiciansGenre: Poetry. "We want to explore how music in the air in forms poems on the page. The poems may be any style or subject, but must be written who have been professional musicians at some point in their lives." Payment: $100. Deadline: April 15, 2024.

Grimm Retold. Genre: Horror and dark fantasy of Dark Grimm Fairy Tales, retold in new and horrific ways. Length: 2000 – 8000 words, Poems 1 - 4 pages. Payment: $25 for stories 2000 - 5000 words (after edits), $35 for stories 5000 - 8000 words (after edits), $15 for poems, $10 for reprints. Deadline: April 19, 2024. Accepts reprints.

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

Super Canucks: An anthology of small-town Canadian superheroes. Genre: Superhero stories. " We want stories set in and around the nation’s more often overlooked locales—isolated small towns, remote reservations, bedroom communities, and other underrepresented areas of Canada." Payment: $200. Deadline: April 21, 2024.

Flash Fiction Online. Genre: Weird Horror flash fiction. Payment: $100. Deadline: April 21, 2024.

Dragon Soul Press: Fairy Rites. Genre: "All Fae stories are welcome. All genres are accepted." Payment: Royalties. Deadline: April 30, 2024.

Deadly Yellowstone: A Collection of Mystery Shorts. Genre: Mystery short stories set in Yellowstone National Park. Length: 10,000 words max. 3,000 to 7,000 words preferred. Payment: $25. Deadline: April 30, 2024. 

Small Harbor PublishingGenre: Poetry, art. See themePayment: Honorarium. Deadline: April 30, 2024.

I'm Here. Restrictions: Open to writers living in Canada. Genre: YA short stories connected in some way to the theme of “identity." Payment: $250. Deadline: April 30, 2024.

Harbor ReviewGenre: Poetry, art. Payment: $10. Deadline: April 30, 2024.

Book Slayer PressRestrictions: OPEN to any and everyone that identifies (now or in the past) as femme in the most inclusive of definitions. Genre: Adult speculative poetry under 50 lines. "HEMORRHAGING FLOWERS: A COLLECTION OF 100% FEMME RAGE is a collection of speculative poetry showcasing the spectrum of femininity and the rage contained within." Payment: $10. Deadline: April 30, 2024.

Book Slayer Press Hentai EctoplasmGenre: Adult horror, including genre-chimeras. Submissions must be between 3,000 and 6,000 words. "Twelve - fifteen authors will tell a story of survival as their neighborhood is cut off by the destruction, each delivering the perspective of their respective home." Payment: $100. Deadline: April 30, 2024.

Best New England Crime Stories 2024. Restrictions: Open to all writers who currently live in the six New England states. Genre: Crime stories, mystery, thriller, suspense, caper, historical, and horror. Payment: $25. Deadline: April 30, 2024.  

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Funny StoriesGenre: True stories and poems. "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." Payment: $200. DeadlineApril 30, 2024.

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

PsychopompGenre: Speculative fiction or literary novellas between 20,000 to 40,000 words, that fall under the umbrella of goth, death, funerary, grief, loss, alternative, otherworldly themes. Payment: $750 advance and 25% of net net receipts. Deadline: April 30, 2024.

Thisledown Press (CANADA). Restrictions: Open to Canadian authors, with a preference for Western Canadian voices. Genre: Full-length literary work, including novels, short story collections, creative non-fiction, and collections of poetry. They will consider YA novels and—occasionally—books for younger children. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: April 30, 2024.

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

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christmas, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, New Year'sGenre: True stories and poems. "Please submit your true stories and poems about the entire December holiday season, including Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, and New Year’s festivities too." Payment: $200. DeadlineApril 30, 2024.

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

TypehouseRestrictions: In honor of Arab American Heritage Month, no-fee submissions are open for all Arab creators, not limited to those in the US. Genre: Prose, poetry, art. Payment: $25. Deadline: April 30, 2024.

FIYAHRestrictions: Submissions are restricted to people of the African Diaspora. Genre: Speculative fiction, art, and poetry about African Diaspora. Length: Short fiction 2,000 – 7,000 words and novelettes up to 15,000 words. See theme. Payment: $150 per story. $50 per poem. $300 per novelette. Deadline: April 30, 2024.

Malahat Review. Genre: Fiction. Payment: CAD $70/page. Deadline: April 30, 2024. (Note: Submissions by Canadian writers are accepted for consideration all year.)

MAY

Cincinnati ReviewGenre: Prose, poetry, art. Payment: $25/page for prose in journal. $30/page for poetry in journal. Deadline: Opens on May 1, closes when cap is reached.

LONG DIVISION: Stories of Social Decay, Societal Collapse, and Bad Manners. Genre: Stories of transgression, of the mechanisms behind what’s fraying the bonds that bind us. Payment: 10c/word for original short fiction (up to 5,000 words). Deadline: Opens on May 1, closes when cap is reached.

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: May 1, 2024.

Vault of ShadowsGenre: Short horror, weird, dark fiction between 3000 and 7500 words (not really a firm limit - the final product will be the comics script, not the short story), that can be adapted into a comic book script of 12 pages or less. Payment: $35 per page of the adapted script, up to 12 pages, paid via PayPal, and a print copy of the issue. Deadline: Extended submission window exclusively for LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, neurodivergent, and other marginalized writers open April 16 - May 1, 2024.

Nonbinary ReviewGenre: Speculative fiction, poetry, art. Theme: Heredity. 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: May 1, 2024.

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

FoglifterGenre: Foglifter is a biannual compendium of  queer and trans writing. It’s a space where LGBTQ+ writers celebrate, mourn, rage, and embrace. "Foglifter welcomes daring and thoughtful work by queer and trans writers in all forms, and we are especially interested in cross-genre, intersectional, marginal, and transgressive work. We want the pieces that challenged you as a writer, what you poured yourself into and risked the most to make. But we also want your tenderest, gentlest work, what you hold closest to your heart. Whatever you're working on now that's keeping you alive and writing, Foglifter wants to read it." Payment: $25. Deadline: May 1, 2024.

HavokGenre: Flash fiction. See themes. Payment: $50 via PayPal for each story selected for an Anthology. No payment for online publication. Deadline: May 3, 2024.

HexagonGenre: Speculative fiction short stories, flash fiction, poetry, graphic stories, and visual art, in English or French. Payment: $5 for accepted poetry and cartoons, 0.01$ per word for all short stories up to 7,500 words, $40/page for comics and $150 for cover art pieces. (Payment in CAD). Deadline: May 7, 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: May 7, 2024.

CorditeGenre: Poetry. Payment: Not specified. Payment is available for Australian contributors only. Deadline: May 12, 2024. 

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, 2024. Fee to submit online; no fee for postal submissions.

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: May 15, 2024. 

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

Brilliant Flash Fiction. Genre: Flash fiction stories of 300 words or less on the subject of Tenacity. Payment: $20. Deadline: May 15, 2024. 

Diet Milk: Gothic. Genre: Gothic fiction, poetry, and art. See theme. Payment: $0.01/word for fiction (minimum $40); $15/poem; $50/art piece. Deadline: May 15, 2024. 

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

The Stinging FlyGenre: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. Payment: Fiction and nonfiction: €30 per magazine page; Poetry: €50 per poem; Featured Poet: €250. Deadline: May 29, 2024.

A Killing at the Copa Anthology. Genre: Crime fiction. "Barry Manilow created a crime story of his own in his hit song Copacabana, and now we look to provide the same treatment to his many other hits." Payment: $25. Deadline: May 30, 2024.

Dragon Soul Press: Apocalypse. Genre: "All apocalyptic stories are welcome. All genres are accepted." Payment: Royalties. Deadline: May 31, 2024.

Skin. Genre: Speculative stories (2-5k words) on the theme of skin. "We tend to prefer speculative, surreal, supernatural, dark fiction with creeping, poetic, dread-inducing prose, and endings we can't predict, but we're open to all subgenres of dark fiction." Payment: £0.005 per word. Deadline: May 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: May 31, 2024.

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

New Orleans ReviewGenre: Fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Payment: $300 for prose, $100 for poetry. Deadline: May 31, 2024. In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month, there are no submission fees for all API writers for the month of May, not limited to those living in/born in the US.

HavokGenre: Flash fiction. See themes. Payment: $50 via PayPal for each story selected for an Anthology. No payment for online publication. Deadline: May 31, 2024.

Malahat Review. Genre: Poetry, Fiction. Payment: CAD $70/page. Deadline: May 31, 2024. (NoteSubmissions by Canadian writers are accepted for consideration all year.)

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: May 31, 2024. Closes when they reach capacity, so submit early. 

Escape Pod. Genre: Science fiction (Audio and written format). Payment: USD $0.08 per word for original fiction. USD $100 per story for reprint fiction. Deadline: May 31, 2024. Reprints accepted.

Contemporary Verse 2Genre: Poetry and critical writing about poetry, including interviews, articles, essays, and reviews. Payment: $30 - $150. Deadline: May 31, 2024.

Abyss and ApexGenre: Speculative poetry. No horror. Payment: $5.50 per poem. Deadline: May 31, 2024.

TypehouseRestrictions: In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and Mental Health Awareness Month, no-fee submissions are open for all API creators and all Mental Health identified creators, not limited to those from the US. Genre: Prose, poetry, art. Payment: $25. Deadline: May 31, 2024.

University Press of KentuckyGenre: Books of poetry or fiction (novels, short story collections, etc.). Payment: Royalties. Deadline: May 31, 2024.


JUNE

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

ParabolaGenre: 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.

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

Unleashed. Genre: Horror up to 10,000 words. Payment: $25 per piece. Deadline: June 5, 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: June 7, 2024. Closes when they reach their cap.

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.

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

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

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

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.

Nothing Exists AloneGenre: Full-length fiction manuscripts on climate change. Payment: Royalties. 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.

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. Deadline: June 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. Deadline: June 30, 2024.

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 SpeculativeGenre: 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.

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.

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.

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

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

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. 

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.

MythaxisGenre: Speculative fiction. Payment: $20. 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.

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.

AUGUST 2024

The RumpusGenre: Essays. Payment: $400 divided among all contributors. 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Books: SplatterpunkGenre: Horror. See theme. Payment: $5. Deadline: September 30, 2024.

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

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.

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.

How2ConquerGenre: Nonfiction books. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: October 31, 2024. 

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.

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.

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. 

Contemporary Verse 2Genre: Poetry and critical writing about poetry, including interviews, articles, essays, and reviews. Payment: $30 - $150. 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: October 15, 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.

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.

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. 

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.

Sonder MagazineGenre: 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.

Haven SpeculativeGenre: Speculative fiction and poetry. Payment: 8¢ per word for fiction and $20 for poetry. Deadline: December 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.

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.

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105 Calls for Submissions in January 2024 - Paying markets

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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



4 comments:

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

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

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

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