Calls for Submissions

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

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

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

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

Here are some good sites to check for submission calls.

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Calls for Submissions (Facebook group)

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

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

Submittable Discover

Entropy - Where to Submit

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

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

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

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

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


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Also see:

325 Paying Markets for Short Stories, Poetry, Nonfiction

25 Paying Markets for Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction

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

185 Literary Magazines Accepting Reprints
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UPCOMING - DECEMBER 2021

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

PodcastleGenre: Fantasy podcast. Length: Up to 6,000 words. Payment: $0.06/word for original; $100 for reprints, $20 for flash fiction reprints. Deadline: December 1, 2021.

Mukana Press. Genre: Short stories by African authors to be included in its inaugural Anthology of African Writing. Stories previously published only on online literary platforms are welcome if rights were reverted to the author upon publication. Stories must range between 1000 - 8000 words. Payment: $500 and royalties. Deadline: December 1, 2021.

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. DeadlineDecember 1, 2021.

CatapultGenre: Essays and articles that discuss education and writing. Payment: Not specified.  Deadline: December 1, 2021.

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

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

Abbey Review. Genre: Short stories, poems, and screenplays. Payment: $30 per short story, poem, and screenplay, and the best piece of writing gets paid an additional $70, for a total of $100. Deadline: December 1, 2021.

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: December 1, 2021.

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

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

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

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

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

Eternal Haunted Summer. Genre: Poetry, short fiction about Night. Payment: $5. Deadline: December 1, 2021.

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

Markaz Review. Genre: Video clips, interviews, caricatures, political cartoons, artwork, photography, short story, essay, or review proposal on theme: Laughter. Payment: Small honorarium. Deadline: December 1, 2021.

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

HavokGenre: Flash fiction on Theme of SWIMMERS & SOARERS. Payment: $10 via PayPal for each story published in an Anthology. Deadline: December 5, 2021.

Augur Magazine: Joyful ImaginationsRestrictions: 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: Dream-touched realism, slipstream, fabulism, magical realism (note: educate yourself before you claim this term) and, for lack of a better descriptor, “literary” speculative fiction. 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: December 5, 2021.

ADDARestrictions: Citizens of Commonwealth countries. Genre: Poetry (up to 2 poems, 5 pages maximum), literary non-fiction (2000-5000 words), short fiction (2000-5000 words) and graphic fiction (finished panels or samples of illustrations, 15 pages max) that are in conversation with the Commonwealth’s commitment to freedom of expression. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: December 5, 2021.

ScumGenre: Feminist-friendly work of any variety, but as a general rule your piece should be under 2000 words (50 lines for poetry, max. 3 poems) and able to be classified as “fiction”, “culture”, “memoir”, “column”, “poetry”, and/or “review”. Payment: $60 AUD. Deadline: December 7, 2021.  Opens to submissions on December 1.

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

Dilettante Army: A Spectre Is Haunting. Genre: Play Mad Libs with Marx and Engels’s famous phrase and fill in the blanks of this popular and flexible metaphor. “A spectre is haunting ______; the spectre of ______.” Payment: $500. Deadline: December 7, 2021. 

Trembling with FearGenre: Horror flash fiction up to 2500 words. Payment: $5. Deadline: December 7, 2021. 

IslandRestrictions: Open to Australian and New Zealand citizens and residents. Genre: Fiction.  Payment: 10 - 20 cents per word. Deadline: December 8, 2021.

RevoluteGenre: Poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Payment: $25. Deadline: December 8, 2021.

Three Time Travelers Walk Into ... Genre: Fiction. “Take any three famous people from history, toss them together, and have an adventure." Payment: 5 cents/word. Deadline: December 9, 2021.

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

Farmer-ishGenre: Poetry and nonfiction. Payment: $50 for most essays, recipes, and how-to pieces. Individual poems and book reviews will pay $25. Deadline: December 10, 2021.

ExpositionGenre: Fiction, flash fiction, nonfiction, poetry, scripts for stage & screen, film, experimental narratives, visual art, and comics on the theme of “Flux.” Payment: $35. DeadlineDecember 10, 2021. Open for one day only.

Rabbit: Architecture. Genre: Nonfiction poetry on theme: Architecture. Payment: "We are able to pay all Australian contributors. International contributors receive copies of the journal." Deadline: December 10, 2021.

Inked in Gray. Genre: Short stories on theme: For Those Who Deserve to Exist. "This anthology is about marginalized folk, for marginalized folk. We are looking for passionate, visceral stories about rising up, overcoming, and righting (and re-writing) transgressions." Payment: $30. Deadline: December 11, 2021.

Short Fiction. Restrictions: Submissions are restricted to those not from the USA. Genre: Short fiction. Payment: 2p (£0.02) per word, to the nearest 100 words, with a minimum of £30 and maximum £100. Deadline: December 12, 2021.

Faces. Genre: Nonfiction, activities for children 9 - 14 on theme: Spring (celebrations/folktales/cultural events). Payment: Not specified. Deadline: December 13, 2021. Queries only.

Extra TeethGenre: Short fiction between 800 and 4,000 words. Payment: £100. Deadline: December 14, 2021.

CobblestoneGenre: Fiction, poetry and nonfiction articles of historical accuracy and lively, original approaches to the themes for children from ages 9–14. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: December 15, 2021. See themes. Queries only.

Copper Nickel. Genre: Poetry, fiction, essays, and translation folios. Payment: $30 per printed page + two copies of the issue in which the author’s work appears + a one-year subscription. Deadline: December 15, 2021. Submit early in the month to avoid submission fees.

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

SHARKPACK Poetry Review Annual 2021. Genre: Poetry. Publication is in paperbook, with selections featured online.  Payment: Not specified. Deadline: December 15, 2021.

The Journal of Compressed Creative ArtsGenre: Fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, mixed media, visual arts, "and even kitchen sinks, if they are compressed in some way.” Payment: $50. Deadline: December 15, 2021.

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

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

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

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

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

Walled City Journal. Genre: Poetry and prose. Payment: $10. Deadline: December 15, 2021. 

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: December 15, 2021. See themes.

ExpositionGenre: Fiction, flash fiction, nonfiction, poetry, scripts for stage & screen, film, experimental narratives, visual art, and comics on the theme of “Flux.” Payment: $35.    DeadlineDecember 16, 2021. Open for one day only.

Poetry: ExophonyGenre: Poetry. "In this special issue of Poetry, we’ll celebrate the diversity of “exophonic” poets—(i.e. poets whose first language is not English)—who’ve helped to shape contemporary English-language poetry around the world." Payment: "For text poems, we pay $10/line with a minimum honorarium of $300 per poem. For visual poems, audio poems, and video poems, we pay $300 per poem. If a piece is published in multiple formats, such as print and video, we pay for each format." DeadlineDecember 16, 2021.

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

Augur Magazine: Joyful ImaginationsGenre: Dream-touched realism, slipstream, fabulism, magical realism (note: educate yourself before you claim this term) and, for lack of a better descriptor, “literary” speculative fiction. 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: December 19, 2021.

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

Chicken Soup for the Soul: PreteensGenre: True stories and poems. "Adolescence is a great time to learn about the power of gratitude, practice thankfulness, and to appreciate the blessings in your life, including your friends and family. These are skills that preteens and teenagers need to develop as part of social and emotional learning." Payment: $200. DeadlineDecember 20, 2021.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: TeensGenre: True stories and poems. "Adolescence is a great time to learn about the power of gratitude, practice thankfulness, and to appreciate the blessings in your life, including your friends and family. These are skills that preteens and teenagers need to develop as part of social and emotional learning." (Check Preteens for topics.) Payment: $200. DeadlineDecember 20, 2021.

Cast of WondersGenre: YA Speculative fiction. Podcast. Payment: $.08/word for original fiction of any length (yes, including flash!). For reprints, a $100 flat rate for Short Fiction, and a $20 flat rate for Flash Fiction. Deadline: December 20, 2021.

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

JOURN-E: The Journal of Imaginative Literature. Genre: 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: December 21, 2021.

"letters i'll never send" Genre: First-person accounts including letters, prosaic poems, diary entries, postcard letters, very short personal essays, and other genre-bending experimental pieces. 1000 words max. Payment: $50. Deadline: December 21, 2021.

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

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

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

Antimony and Elder LaceGenre: Full-length books: 60,000 words minimum. Mystery (and all associated subgenres); Horror (and all associated subgenres); Thriller (and all associated subgenres); Dark Fantasy or Science Fiction. Payment: Royalties? Deadline: December 25, 2021.

Every Day FictionGenre: Flash fiction on new year themes. Length: 1000 words max. Payment: $3. Deadline: December 26, 2021.

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

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

Freeze Frame Fiction. Genre: Flash fiction. Payment: $10. Deadline: December 31, 2021.

Kenyon Review. Genre: Work in translation. Payment: Translator will receive $120 per poem or $300 for a work of prose, with a $75 honorarium paid to the author of the original work. Deadline: December 31, 2021.

Channel. GenreFiction, art, creative non-fiction, and poetry that engages with the natural world, and have a particular interest in work which encourages reflection on human interaction with plant and animal life, landscape and the self. Payment€40/poem, and €40/page of prose up to €120. Deadline: December 31, 2021.

JMS Books: LGBTQ Romance: Opposites Attract. Genre: LGBTQ romance stories. "Stories about characters who are complete opposites, but who fall in love anyway. Think people from different walks of life, different careers, even different colleges or opposing sports teams. Whatever it is that opens a gulf between them ultimately turns out to be what attracts them to each other." Payment: Royalties. Deadline: December 31, 2021.

WE’RE HERE: THE BEST QUEER SPECULATIVE FICTION 2021. Genre: Queer speculative fiction. Submissions are open for all speculative work published in 2021 under 17,500 words that deals either implicitly or explicitly with queerness. Payment: $0.01/word. Deadline: December 31, 2021.

Books by Hippocampus. Genre: Book-length works: Memoirs (query, proposal + first three chapters or equivalent); Essay collections (query + three essays); Craft of writing books (proposal). Payment: Royalties? Deadline: December 31, 2021.

Bouchercon. Genre: Crime fiction, less than 5000 words, not previously published. "We would like the stories to be set in Minnesota or Minnesota adjacent (Wisconsin, Iowa, Canada, the Dakotas). Payment: $75. Deadline: December 31, 2021.

Zombies Need Brains. Genre: Science fiction and fantasy. Three anthologies: Noir, Shattering the Glass Slipper, and Brave New Worlds. They want a range of stories, from humorous to dark. Payment: 8 cents/word. Deadline: December 31, 2021.

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

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

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

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

Diet Riot: A Fatterpunk Anthology. Genre: Horror. Haunted houses, ghost stories, creature features, splatterpunk, serial killers, witches, monsters, you name it. Just make sure your story features at least one fat protagonist. Length: 4000 - 6000 words. Payment: $25. Deadline: December 31, 2021.

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

Cloud Lake LiteraryRestrictions: Canadian writers. Genre: Fiction, art. creative nonfiction, poetry, and children’s literature (up to and including YA). Payment: $50 CAD/per page to a maximum of $150 CAD. Visual Art Submission: $50 CAD/per submission. Deadline: December 31, 2021.

Dragon Soul Press: Rogue TalesGenre: Fairytale. "Fairytales will never be the same in this reverse harem anthology. All versions of bedtime stories, folklore, etc are welcome." Word Count – 5,000-15,000. Payment:  Royalties. Deadline: December 31, 2021. (Deadline extended)

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

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

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

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

Ninth LetterGenre: Prose and poetry. Payment: $25 per printed page, with a maximum payment of $150, as well as two complimentary copies of the issue in which the work appears. Deadline: December 31, 2021.

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

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

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

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

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

FIYAHGenre: Speculative fiction, art, and poetry about African Diaspora. Length: Short fiction 2,000 – 7,000 words and novelettes up to 15,000 words. Payment: $150 per story. $50 per poem. $300 per novelette. Deadline: December 31st, 2021. 

Hiraeth Publishing: Cosmic Crime Stories. Genre: Tales of future crimes and future detectives. Payment: Pay rates for original stories: $25.00. Pay rate for reprinted stories: $10.00. Pay rate for original illustrations: $6.00 per illustration. Deadline: December 31st, 2021. 

Book XI: Be Careful What You Wish For. Genre: Philosophically informed stories, essays, or poetry that address the theme: Be Careful What You Wish For. Payment: $50/poem, $200/prose. Deadline: December 31st, 2021. Or until filled.

Manawaker Studios: Felis Futura – An Anthology of Future Cats. Genre: Fiction (including graphic narrative), poetry, and art about the future which features cats. “Submitted works should be of any genre, as long as the work depicts a world that is noticeably in the future. All works must also prominently feature at least one cat. It does not have to be a cat of the genus Felis. Other members of the cat family are also acceptable, as are non-biological cats, metaphorical cats, robots with the acronym K.A.A.T., and so on.” Payment: $10/poem, $0.01/word for fiction, $15/page for graphic narrative. Deadline: December 31st, 2021. 

Modern Poetry in Translation. Genre: Translations of poetry. Send up to six poems. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: December 31, 2021.

Meadowlark Reader. Genre: CNF. “True stories about Kansas written by Kansans." Payment: $10 plus one contributor copy. Deadline: December 31, 2021.

(I Just) Died In Your Arms: Crime Fiction Inspired by One-Hit Wonders. Genre: Crime fiction based on a song that’s a true One-Hit Wonder. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: December 31, 2021.
 

JANUARY 2022

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

Antilang. Restrictions: Open to Canadian writers. Genre: Poetry, short/flash fiction, creative non-fiction (including, but not limited to: creative essays, ficto-criticism, flash memoir, photo essays), and hybrid/multi-media such as comics, postcard fiction, and collaborations across media. Payment: $20 CAD. Deadline: January 1, 2022. See theme.

Liquid Imagination. Genre: Modern fantasy, science fiction, slipstream, or literary ficiton and poetry up to 6,000 words. "We want awe and intensity, maybe tinged with the ominous side of life." Payment: $8 for short stories (1001 words up to 6000 words) and poems, and $3 for flash stories (up to 1000 words). A $2 bonus will be added for authors who accept payment via Paypal. Deadline: January 1, 2022. 

Slice. Genre: Fiction, nonfiction, poems. Payment: $400 for long stories and essays, $150 for flash fiction, and $100 for poems. Deadline: January 1, 2022.

Particular PassagesGenre: Poetry, fiction, art on theme: Particular Passages. "The theme is: you just don’t know what’s behind that door until you open it." Payment: Royalties. Deadline: January 1, 2022. Reprints accepted.

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

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

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

HavokGenre: Flash fiction on Theme of DISCOVERIES & EXTINCTIONS. Payment: $10 via PayPal for each story published in an Anthology. Deadline: January 3, 2022.

Nectar. Genre: Fiction, poetry. "We especially encourage BIPOC and QT poets to submit — your work will take priority in our consideration. However, we welcome all work however you identify." Payment: $10. Deadline: January 7, 2022.

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

FacesGenre: Nonfiction, activities for children 9 - 14. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: January 10, 2022. Queries only. See themes.

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

ShenandoahGenre: Poetry. Payment: $100 per poem. Deadline: January 15, 2022.

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

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

CobblestoneGenre: Fiction, poetry and nonfiction articles of historical accuracy and lively, original approaches to the themes for children from ages 9–14. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: January 15, 2022. See themes. Queries only.

Qu. Genre: Prose, poetry, art. Payment: $100 per prose piece, $50 per poem or visual art. Contributors will also receive one copy of magazine. Deadline: January 15, 2022.

Room MagazineRestrictions: Room publishes fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and art by folks of marginalized genders, including but not limited to women (cisgender and transgender), transgender men, Two-Spirit and nonbinary people. Theme: Audacity. Genre: Original short stories, poems, creative non-fiction, or art. Payment: $50 (CAD) Deadline: January 15, 2022.

Women Artists DatebookRestrictions: Open to women. Genre: Poems and art. Theme: Peace and Justice. Payment: $200 for art, $70 for poetry. Deadline: January 15, 2022. 

Jaggery is a DesiLit arts and literature journal, connects South Asian diasporic writers and homeland writers. "We also welcome non-South Asians with a deep and thoughtful connection to South Asian countries, who bring their own intersecting perspectives to the conversation. (By South Asia we mean Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, The Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.)" Genre: Art, Essays, Fiction, Poetry, Reviews. Payment: $100 for fiction, $25 for nonfiction/poetry/art/reviews. Deadline: January 17, 2022.  

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

Off Topic Publishing: Wayward and UpwardGenre: Poetry and fiction. “A multimedia project inspired by the electrosymphonic album “Wayward & Upward” by Spinoza Gambit. The music already exists. Your job is to fill in the words.” No simultaneous submissions. Payment: $50 - $100 CAD upon publication. Deadline: January 20, 2022. Or until filled.

Cricket: Ask MagazineGenre: Nonfiction articles for children 7–10 years old who are curious about science and the world they live in. Theme: Facing Fear. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: January 30, 2022. Pitches only.

Puncher and Wattmann. Genre: Full-length manuscripts of poetry, fiction, life writing, poetry anthologies and critical non-fiction. Payment: Royalties (?) January 20, 2022.

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

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

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

MudroomGenre: Poetry, fiction, essays, and essays in translation. Payment: $15. Deadline: January 31, 2022.

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

Dragon Soul Press: EverlastGenre: Romance. "Romance can be difficult on its own, even before adding the complications of time travel to the equation. These couples find themselves from separate timelines in history, but cross paths due to unforeseen circumstances." Word Count – 5,000-20,000. Payment:  Royalties. Deadline: January 31, 2022. (Deadline extended)

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

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

Nonbinary Review: Shared Worlds. Genre: Poetry, fiction, essays, and art around the theme of Shared Worlds. Payment: 1 cent per word for prose, and a flat fee of $10 for poetry. Deadline: January 31, 2022.

Summer of Sci-Fi & Fantasy Anthology. Genre: Sci-Fi and Fantasy in the range of 1500-7500 words. Payment: $0.005/word up to 7500 words. Minimum of $15. Reprints paid at full rate. Deadline: January 31, 2022. Accepts reprints.

The RumpusGenre: Fiction and poetry. "We strive to be a platform for marginalized voices and writing that might not find a home elsewhere, and to lift up new voices alongside those of more established writers we love. We work to shine a light on stories that build bridges, tear down walls, and speak truth to power." Payment: $300 divided among all contributors. Deadline: January 31, 2022.

Hydra Publications: Ghosts of the Old Gods. Genre: Epic fantasy/sword and sorcery. Length: 6,000 – 10,000 words. Payment: $35. Deadline: January 31, 2022.

A Public Space. Genre: Fiction, essays, poetry, as well as graphic and hybrid work. Payment: Honorarium. Deadline: January 31, 2022.

FEBRUARY 2022

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

Wishing Well. Genre: Poetry, fiction, art on theme: Wishes. "We want stories about wishes granted. Whether they played out the way the wisher wanted is up to you." Payment: Royalties. Deadline: February 1, 2022. Reprints accepted.

Magic PortalsGenre: Poetry, fiction, art on theme: Magic Portals. "We want stories about magic portals that open up to other places, other worlds, other times, or just other." Payment: Royalties. Deadline: February 1, 2022. Reprints accepted.

CatsCast. Genre: Speculative stories about cats. Payment: 8 cents/word. Deadline: February 1, 2022.

The CenturyGenre: First-person narratives (under 1,000 words) on theme of Eye. Payment: $100. Deadline: February 1, 2022.

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

Samhain Sorceries. Genre: Sword-and-sorcery stories where Samhain/Halloween is relevant to the plot. Payment: One cent per word, plus one copy of the paperback edition. Deadline: February 1, 2022.

Spring Into SciFi. Genre: Science fiction short stories. Payment: $15. Deadline: February 5, 2022.

HavokGenre: Flash fiction on Theme of BEAUTIFUL & DANGEROUS. Payment: $10 via PayPal for each story published in an Anthology. Deadline: February 6, 2022.

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

Word Balloon Books: Rockets and Robots. Genre: Science fiction adventure stories set on alien worlds, space ships, or the post-21st century future. NO FANTASY! Must be rated G. Payment: $.01 per word advanced against royalties, with a possible bonus based on crowdfunding. Deadline: February 11, 2022.

Word Balloon Books: Beware the Bugs. Genre: Stories about giant bugs (or, perhaps, normal sized bugs and tiny humans). Fantasy or science fiction are welcome. Must be rated G. Payment: $.01 per word advanced against royalties, with a possible bonus based on crowdfunding. Deadline: February 11, 2022.

Word Balloon Books: Paradoxical Pets. Genre: Stories about wondrous pets, be they alien, magical, artificial, or common pets with some special power. Fantasy or science fiction are welcome. Must be rated G. Payment: $.01 per word advanced against royalties, with a possible bonus based on crowdfunding. Deadline: February 11, 2022.

Thriller Digest: Hunted. Genre: Suspense. Theme: Hunted. Length: 7,500 to 10,000 words. Payment: Revenue share. Deadline: February 13, 2022.

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

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

CobblestoneGenre: Fiction, poetry and nonfiction articles of historical accuracy and lively, original approaches to the themes for children from ages 9–14. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: February 15, 2022. See themes. Queries only.

Luna Station QuarterlyRestrictions: Open to women writers only. Genre: Speculative fiction.  Payment: $5. Deadline: February 15, 2022. Some reprints accepted.

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

Dark Recesses PressGenre: Horror/dark fiction pieces between 500-5000 words. Payment: 5 cents/word. Deadline: February 15, 2022. Note: Only pays for print magazine.

Qwerty. Genre: Fractured fairytales, folk retellings, mythical drawings for their upcoming themed issue, FOLKLORE & FAIRYTALES. Payment: $10 (CDN). Deadline: February 15, 2022.

Mythulu Magazine: Maps & BiomesGenre: Submit short stories that feature wildly original biomes or bizarre weather. "Show us settings fundamentally at war with character needs." Short stories: 500 - 2,800 words Non-fiction articles: 200 - 1,200 words. Cartoons or graphic panels also welcome.  Payment:  $0.06/word or $15/page. Non-fiction pays $0.08/word. Creative works earn $0.04/word, with short stories capped at $75. Deadline: February 16, 2022.

Dragon Soul Press: Beyond AtlantisGenre: "Unique retellings of Atlantis-like civilizations. Preferably with mermaids, selkies, krakens, or other mythological sea creatures included." Word Count – 5,000-15,000. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: February 28, 2022.

Southword. Genre: Poetry. Payment: €40 per poem. Deadline: February 28, 2022.

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

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

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

The Rumpus. Genre: Essays. "We strive to be a platform for marginalized voices and writing that might not find a home elsewhere, and to lift up new voices alongside those of more established writers we love. We work to shine a light on stories that build bridges, tear down walls, and speak truth to power." Payment: $300 divided among all contributors. Deadline: February 28, 2022.

Dragon Soul Press: SurgeGenre: Cyberpunk. "These characters are trying to survive in a dystopia of advanced technologies. Living alongside Artificial Intelligence has its perks, but also many deadly downfalls." Payment: Royalties. Deadline: February 28, 2022. (Deadline extended)

Cricket: Ask MagazineGenre: Nonfiction articles for children 7–10 years old who are curious about science and the world they live in. Theme: Hair. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: February 28, 2022. Pitches only.

Blue Mesa Review. Genre: Fiction (up to 6,000 words), Nonfiction (up to 6,000 words), Poetry (up to 3 poems), and Visual Art. Payment: $25. Deadline: February 28, 2022. Submit early in the month.

Cast of WondersGenre: YA Speculative fiction. Podcast. Payment: $.08/word for original fiction of any length (yes, including flash!). For reprints, a $100 flat rate for Short Fiction, and a $20 flat rate for Flash Fiction. Deadline: February 28, 2022. See themes.

MARCH 2022

CobblestoneGenre: Fiction, poetry and nonfiction articles of historical accuracy and lively, original approaches to the themes for children from ages 9–14. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: March ? See themes. Queries only.

Muse MagazineGenre: Nonfiction articles for children on theme. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: March ? See themes. Queries only.

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

Teach.Write. Genre: Flash fiction, short stories, poetry, CNF, Write Your Own–writing or poetry inspired by your own writing prompts that you have used successfully in class–up to 2,000 words (prose), 100 lines (poetry). Include 50-250 word prompt and/or explanation of prompt. Payment:  $15 for short stories, creative non-fiction, and essays; $10 for all other categories. Deadline: March 1, 2022.

Thema: To the Pond Genre: Fiction, poetry, and art on theme: To the Pond. Payment:  $10-$25 for short fiction and artwork, $10 for poetry. Deadline: March 1, 2022.  Accepts reprints.

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

HavokGenre: Flash fiction on Theme of SYMBIOTES & PARASITES. Payment: $10 via PayPal for each story published in an Anthology. Deadline: March 6, 2022.

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

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

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Messages from heavenGenre: True stories and poems. "We want to hear from you if you have experienced communication from the other side or received a sign or signal from a loved one who has passed. Has someone who has died come to you in a dream? Given you counsel or comfort? Have you gone beyond, but returned to life with new knowledge, insight, or awareness? Have you intuitively known the moment someone died?" Payment: $200. DeadlineMarch 15, 2022.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: MiraclesGenre: True stories and poems. "We want your true stories, both religious and non-religious, that will awe us with examples of amazing events. Inspirational stories to remind us that each day stunning miracles do happen and that a miracle can happen at any time." Payment: $200. DeadlineMarch 15, 2022.

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

FacesGenre: Nonfiction, activities for children 9 - 14. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: March 21, 2022. Queries onlySee themes.

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

SouthwordGenre: Fiction. Payment: €250 per short story. Deadline: March 31, 2022.

The Hudson ReviewGenre: Fiction, poetry, essays, book reviews; criticism of literature, art, theatre, dance, film, and music; and articles on contemporary cultural developments. Payment: Not specified. DeadlineMarch 31, 2022. (Nonfiction only)

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

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

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

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

Dragon Soul Press: Chance on LoveGenre: "Everyone deserves a chance at love. Whether it lasts forever or ends up being temporary, these characters will fight for the chance at happily ever after." Word Count – 5,000-15,000. Payment:  Royalties. Deadline: March 31st, 2022.

APRIL 2022

CobblestoneGenre: Fiction, poetry and nonfiction articles of historical accuracy and lively, original approaches to the themes for children from ages 9–14. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: April ? See themes. Queries only.

Muse MagazineGenre: Nonfiction articles for children on theme. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: April ? See themes. Queries only.

West BranchGenre: Poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and translation. Payment: $50 per submission of poetry, and $.05/word for prose with a maximum payment of $100. Deadline: April 1, 2022.

Salamander. Genre: Poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: April 1, 2022.

HavokGenre: Flash fiction on Theme of MACRO & MICRO. Payment: $10 via PayPal for each story published in an Anthology. Deadline: April 3, 2022.

Cast of WondersGenre: YA Speculative fiction. Podcast. Payment: $.08/word for original fiction of any length (yes, including flash!). For reprints, a $100 flat rate for Short Fiction, and a $20 flat rate for Flash Fiction. Deadline: April 14, 2022. See themes.

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

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

FacesGenre: Nonfiction, activities for children 9 - 14. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: April 18, 2022. Queries onlySee themes.

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

Rabbit Hole Anthology. Genre: Short stories, 5,000 words max. "We’re looking for odd, unusual stories where the end of that journey can be anything at all – happy or sad, good, bad, or even indifferent. Stories can emphasize the journey, the place, the people, or the end result. Just remember to keep it weird as befitting a trip down the Rabbit Hole." Payment: Royalties. Deadline: April 30, 2022. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Crazy, eccentric, wacky, lovable, fun familiesGenre: True stories and poems. "Share your true stories and poems about those family members. With love and appreciation, please. No mean- spirited stories wanted. And don’t worry. You can put a pen name on your story if necessary." Payment: $200. DeadlineApril 30, 2022. 

Dragon Soul Press: Organic Ink: Volume 5Genre: Poetry. "All poetry pieces are welcome. There is no theme." Word Count – 500 words minimum. Payment:  Royalties. Deadline: April 30, 2022.

MAY 2022

CobblestoneGenre: Fiction, poetry and nonfiction articles of historical accuracy and lively, original approaches to the themes for children from ages 9–14. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: May ? See themes. Queries only.

Muse MagazineGenre: Nonfiction articles for children on theme. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: May ? See themes. Queries only.

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

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

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

Cast of WondersGenre: YA Speculative fiction. Podcast. Payment: $.08/word for original fiction of any length (yes, including flash!). For reprints, a $100 flat rate for Short Fiction, and a $20 flat rate for Flash Fiction. Deadline: May 14, 2022. See themes.

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

Luna Station QuarterlyRestrictions: Open to women writers only. Genre: Speculative fiction.  Payment: $5. Deadline: May 15, 2022. Some reprints accepted.

Dark Recesses PressGenre: Horror/dark fiction pieces between 500-5000 words. Payment: 5 cents/word. Deadline: May 15, 2022. Note: Only pays for print magazine.

FacesGenre: Nonfiction, activities for children 9 - 14. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: May 23, 2022. Queries onlySee themes.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year'sGenre: True stories and poems. "We want to hear about your holiday memories and traditions. The rituals of the holiday season give a rhythm to the years and create a foundation for our lives, as we gather with family, with our communities at church, at school, and even at the mall, to share the special spirit of the season, brightening those long winter days. Please share your special stories about the holiday season with us. Be sure that they are “Santa safe” so that we don’t spoil the magic for precocious readers!" (Check Preteens for topics.) Payment: $200. Deadline: May 30, 2021.

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

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

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

Dragon Soul Press: HauntGenre: "In a world where so many dark things go bump in the night, terror awaits around every corner as these authors take horror stories to the next level." Word Count – 5,000-15,000. Payment:  Royalties. Deadline: May 31, 2022.

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

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


JUNE 2022

CobblestoneGenre: Fiction, poetry and nonfiction articles of historical accuracy and lively, original approaches to the themes for children from ages 9–14. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: June ? See themes. Queries only.

Muse MagazineGenre: Nonfiction articles for children on theme. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: June? See themes. Queries only.

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

Eternal Haunted SummerGenre: Poetry, short fiction about Other-Than-Human Realms. Payment: $5. Deadline: June 1, 2022.

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

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

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

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. DeadlineJune 30th, 2022. (Poetry only)

Dragon Soul Press: Beautiful DarknessGenre: "In a world where so many dark things go bump in the night, terror awaits around every corner as these authors take horror stories to the next level." Word Count – 5,000-15,000. Payment:  Royalties. Deadline: June 30th, 2022.

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

Cast of WondersGenre: YA Speculative fiction. Podcast. Payment: $.08/word for original fiction of any length (yes, including flash!). For reprints, a $100 flat rate for Short Fiction, and a $20 flat rate for Flash Fiction. Deadline: June 30th, 2022. Limited Demographic: Young Authors (aged 19 or under at end of June).

JULY 2022

CobblestoneGenre: Fiction, poetry and nonfiction articles of historical accuracy and lively, original approaches to the themes for children from ages 9–14. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: July ? See themes. Queries only.

Muse MagazineGenre: Nonfiction articles for children on theme. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: July ? See themes. Queries only.

Thema: The Crumpled Yellow PaperGenre: Fiction, poetry, and art on theme: The Crumpled Yellow Paper. Payment:  $10-$25 for short fiction and artwork, $10 for poetry. Deadline: July 1, 2022. Accepts reprints.

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

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

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

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

The RumpusGenre: Fiction and poetry. "We strive to be a platform for marginalized voices and writing that might not find a home elsewhere, and to lift up new voices alongside those of more established writers we love. We work to shine a light on stories that build bridges, tear down walls, and speak truth to power." Payment: $300 divided among all contributors. Deadline: July 31, 2022.

AUGUST 2022

Muse MagazineGenre: Nonfiction articles for children on theme. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: August ? See themes. Queries only.

Abyss and Apex. Genre: Speculative fiction and poetry. No horror. Payment: USD $.06/word (six cents a word) up to 1,250 words, and a flat payment of $75.00 for longer stories. Deadline: August 7, 2022. Opens to submissions on August 1. (?)

Luna Station QuarterlyRestrictions: Open to women writers only. Genre: Speculative fiction.   Payment: $5. Deadline: August 15, 2022. Some reprints accepted.

Dark Recesses PressGenre: Horror/dark fiction pieces between 500-5000 words. Payment: 5 cents/word. Deadline: August 15, 2022. Note: Only pays for print magazine.

Apparition LitGenre: Speculative fiction and poetry. Payment: $30. Deadline: August 31, 2022. Opens August 15. See themes. 

Dragon Soul Press: Magick and MistletoeGenre: "All Christmas stories. As long as Christmas is involved, the story qualifies. All genres. Happily Ever After not required." Payment:  Royalties.  Deadline: August 31, 2022. 

Dragon Soul Press: Reign of FireGenre: "All dragon stories. As long as dragons are involved, the story qualifies. All genres." Payment:  Royalties.  Deadline: September 30, 2022. 

Dragon Soul Press: UnionGenre: "All science fiction romance stories. Outer space and aliens are accepted. All heat levels are accepted." Payment:  Royalties. Deadline: October 31, 2022. 

Dragon Soul Press: Carried AwayGenre: "All romantic comedy stories are welcome. Does not have to be Happily Ever After. All heat levels are accepted." Payment:  Royalties. Deadline: November 30, 2022. 

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

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




85 Calls for Submissions in June 2021 - Paying markets

104 Calls for Submissions in May 2021 - Paying markets





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2015

15 Calls for Submissions: December 2015- Paying Markets

HarperOne Accepts Unagented Manuscripts for Digital-First Fiction Imprint

HarperLegend will publish visionary fiction from new voices that communicates wisdom, insight, and/or personal growth with an overarching theme of transformation. Submissions accepted online via www.HarperLegend.com

11 Calls for Submissions in November 2015 - Paying Markets

11 Calls for Submissions in October - Speculative fiction, poetry, literary fiction, nonfiction

13 Calls for Submissions in September - Horror, Sci-fi, Personal Essays and more

6 Calls for Submissions: Speculative Fiction, Essays, Poetry - August 31 Deadlines

10 Calls for Submissions: Anthologies, June - Aug 2015: Science fiction, Horror, Nonfiction, General Fiction, Poetry

Calls for Submissions - June & July: Sci-fi, Fantasy, Horror, Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction

Calls for Submissions - Sci-fi, Fantasy, Horror, Erotica, Fiction, Nonfiction

Calls for Submissions - Speculative Fiction Anthologies

2014

Calls for Submissions: Speculative Fiction and Fantasy

4 comments:

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

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

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

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