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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Cathy's Comps and Calls

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Funds for Writers

Calls for Submissions (Facebook group)

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

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

Submittable Discover

Entropy - Where to Submit

Also see:

217 Paying Markets for Short Stories, Poetry, Nonfiction

36 Paying Markets for Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction

Speculative Fiction Magazines Accepting Submissions

163 Literary Magazines Accepting Reprints

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

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

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

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

The First LineGenres: Fiction, poetry, nonfiction using the first line provided. (See site.)   Payment: $25.00 - $50.00 for fiction, $5.00 - $10.00 for poetry, and $25.00 for nonfiction. Deadline: May 1, 2021.

Witness. Restrictions: Black writers only. Genre: Poetry, nonfiction. Payment: $50. Deadline: May 1, 2021.

Urhi Publishing: The Needle DropsGenre: Horror: Fiction and poetry. Payment: £15 per poem. £50 - £100 for fiction. Deadline: May 1, 2021.

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

The Hungry Ghost Project. Genre: Fiction and creative non-fiction up to 1000 words on the topics of food, hauntings, memory and consumption, both independently and combined. Payment: £5. Deadline: May 1, 2021.

Mythulu Magazine. Genre: Short stories that feature wildly original biomes or bizarre weather.  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: May 1, 2021.

Mud Season Review. Genre: Nonfiction up to 6,000 words, art, fiction. Payment: $50. Deadline: May 1, 2021.

Mudroom. Genre: Poetry, fiction, essays, and essays in translation. Payment: $15. Deadline: May 1, 2021.

BoulevardGenre: Poems up to 200 lines. Send up to five poems. Also fiction and nonfiction.  Payment: $25-250 for poetry, and $100-300 for prose. Deadline: May 1, 2021. No submission fee for mailed submissions.

Cryptids Emerging: Tales of Dark Cheer. Genre: "Contemporary supernatural or historical fantasy about cryptids living with humans, or just at the edge of our vision, stories of what the world would look like if cryptids were real." Payment: 0.05¢ American per word for stories up to 5,000 words. Deadline: May 1, 2021.

Foglifter. Genres: Poetry, prose, cross-genre work. "Foglifter welcomes daring and thoughtful work by queer and trans writers in all forms, and we are especially interested in cross-genre, intersectional, marginal, and transgressive work." Payment: $25. Deadline: May 1, 2021.

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

Bear Creek Gazette. Genre: Anyhing you might find in a regular newspaper, keeping in mind the fact that Bear Creek does not exist. "The B.C.G is here to document the weird, scary and beautiful things that take place in the town." Payment: $30. Deadline: May 1, 2021.

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

Havok. Genre: Flash fiction 300 - 1,000 words on theme of RULER / REBEL. Payment: Pays for anthologies only. Deadline: May 2, 2021. See accepted genres.

Midnight and Indigo. Genre: Short Stories, Speculative Fiction, and Personal Essays written by Black women writers. Payment: $50 - $100. Deadline: May 2, 2021.

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

The Other Stories (Audio). Genre: Horror on theme of Space. Payment: 15 GBT. Deadline: May 3, 2021.

Black Cat Magazine. Genre: Speculative fiction, art, and poetry. Payment: $30. Deadline: May 3, 2021.

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

Sciencefictionery. Genre: Science fiction short stories and poems. Payment: 3 pence per word for fiction and £30 per poem. (Approx 4 cents per word / $40 US) Deadline: May 7, 2021. 

MacroMicroCosm. Genre: Speculative fiction, nonfiction and poetry on theme of From Fae Folk to Folk Tales, Folklore. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: May 7, 2021. 

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, in addition to two copies of the issue in which the piece is published and a copy of the subsequent issue. Deadline: May 8, 2021.

Fantasy MagazineGenre: Fantasy short stories, flash fiction, poetry. Payment8 cents per word; $40 per poem. Deadline: May 8, 2021.

Kingdoms in the Wild. Restrictions: Open to Black writers. Genre: Poetry. Payment: $125. Deadline: May 10, 2021.

Shoreline of InfinityGenre: Science fiction, fantasy. LGBTQ writers only. Payment: £10/1000 words. Deadline: May 13, 2021.

Georgia Review. Genre: 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, 2021. Fee to submit online; no fee for postal submissions.

The Hero’s JourneyGenre: Short stories with the theme of ‘The Hero’s Journey’ at their core. Length: Up to 5,000 words. Payment: £50. Deadline: May 14, 2021.

Tor.com: Africa Risen. Restrictions: Open to writers of African descent only. Genre: Speculative fiction up to 5,000 words. “Africa Risen will take readers on a fantastical Pan-African journey inspired by indigenous African lore, and the richness found in immigrant and Diasporan narratives, gathering new tales of alien entities, scientists, spiritual guides, priests, and deities. Ideal contributors will craft tales that reveal all the rich cultural diversity found on the African continent and every corner of our world, for Africa’s reach is wide and expansive, revealing that Africa is not rising; it’s already here.” Payment: 8 cents/word. Deadline: May 14, 2021.

Newfound. Genre: Fiction, Flash, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Translation, and Visual Arts. Payment: $25. Deadline: May 15, 2021. Submit early in the month.

Weird Little Worlds: Humans Are The ProblemGenre: Speculative fiction up to 5,000 words. "“Monsters are losing their place in a world flooded with technology and false movie representation. Their hunting grounds are diminishing in an “always-on” world. These are the stories of how monsters are adapting to the 21st century and fighting back to regain their place of power." Payment: $0.06/word. Deadline: May 15, 2021.

Prismatic Dreams. Genre: Speculative fiction. They are looking specifically for works featuring LGBTQIA+ protagonists. Payment: $20. Deadline: May 15, 2021.

Orca. Genre: Speculative fiction. Payment: $25. Deadline: May 15, 2021. Submit early in the month to avoid submission fee.

Grain Literary Magazine is a Canadian publication. Genres: Individual poems, sequences, or suites up to a maximum of 6 pages, fiction, literary nonfiction. Payment: CAD $50 per page up to CAD $250. Deadline: May 15, 2021.

WitnessRestrictions: Black writers only. Genre: Fiction. Payment: $50. Deadline: May 15, 2021.

Honeyguide Magazine is a bi-annual magazine that features fiction, poetry, nonfiction, art, and blog posts about animals and their human neighbors. Payment: $50. Only pays for features. Deadline: May 15, 2021.

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

Outlook Springs. Genre: "Send us your weird, wobbly wordwork: fiction, nonfiction, and poetry." Payment: $10 per poem, $10 per flash piece (under 1,000 words), $25 for short fiction and essays (over 1,000 words). Payment via PayPal or Venmo. Deadline: May 15, 2021.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christmas StoriesGenre: True stories and poems. "The rituals of the holiday season give a rhythm to the years and create a foundation for our lives. Were your traditions and celebrations different this year? Were you able to gather with family, go to church, attend holiday parties and share the special spirit of the season, brightening those long winter days. Please share your special stories about the holiday season with us." Payment: $200. Deadline: May 15, 2021.

Please See Me. Genre: Poetry, creative nonfiction/essays, fiction/short stories/flash fiction, scripts and digital media (photography, drawings, podcasts, and short films). "Patients, students, family members, caregivers, nurses, physicians, healthcare consumers, artists, mental health providers, physical therapists, writers, clergy—all of us will be patients one day and all are welcome to submit work. We are especially looking for content from vulnerable populations and those who care for them; content that connects us with every community, makes us feel something, helps us see illness, wellness, health, or the healthcare environment differently, and inspires equality in healthcare and the world." Theme: Rest & Recovery. Payment: Unspecified. Deadline: May 15, 2021.

Luna Station QuarterlyGenre: Speculative fiction by woman. Payment: $5. Deadline: May 15, 2021. Accepts reprints.

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

Time Capsules. Genre: Stories about opening time capsules. Payment: $15.00 plus equal share of 50% of the anthology’s royalties for stories. Deadline: May 15, 2021.

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

Queer monsters anthology. Genre: Poems and short stories that "subvert the horror gaze, allowing writers and readers to celebrate monsters that have once been feared, and even question who the real monsters are and what makes something horrific or monstrous." Contributors must be LGBTQIA2S+.  Payment: Honorarium. Deadline: May 15, 2021.

Women Slaying Gothic Horror. Genre: Fresh, modern Gothic Horror stories between 1.000 and 15.000 words written by women. Payment: 4 cents/word. Deadline: May 15, 2021.

Sonder Magazine. Genre: Fiction, CNF and poetry on theme of Indulge. Payment: "Small." Deadline: May 16, 2021.

The Other Stories (Audio). Genre: Horror on theme of Post-Apocalypse. Payment: 15 GBT. Deadline: May 17, 2021.

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

Claw & Blossom. Genre: Poetry and prose. Payment: $25. Deadline: May 23, 2021. Submit early in the month to avoid submission fees.

Story Seed VaultGenre: Fiction based on science. Up to 200 characters. Payment: Up to $3AUD per story. Deadline: May 24, 2021.

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

“WHAT ONE WOULDN’T DO” Genre: Short stories. "I’m looking for sacrifices, risky wagers, high stakes, and especially—if you’re familiar with my own writing—the unintended consequences and fallout of said things. I’m interested in the lengths characters would go to “fill-in-the-blank-here.” I’m open to anything in the dark speculative fiction realm. I think blending genres/sub-genres around this theme could make for something special." Payment: 2 cents/word. Deadline: May 29, 2021.

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

Sanitarium Magazine. Genre: Dark verse, flash fiction and short horror stories. Payment: $5 - $10. Deadline: May 30, 2021.

Classic Monsters Unleashed. Genre: Dark, scary stories featuring a classic monster or monsters (think famous creatures from pre-1960 horror movies). Length: 1500 to 5000 words. Payment: 6 cents/word. Deadline: May 30, 2021.

Madness Heart: Trigger Warning. Genre: Horror. "Give us your stories of grave robbing, necrophilia, necrocannibalism, necromancy, necrophobia, desecration, deification. Bring out your dead and paint the streets in the blood of the living and the rot of the disrespected dead... We want stomach-churning, the ultra-violent, the painful to read." Payment: $10. Deadline: May 30, 2021.

Kweli Journal. "Kweli is the first online journal of its kind to celebrate community and cultural kinships. In this shared space, you will hear the lived experience of people of color. Our many stories. Our shared histories. Our creative play with language. Here our memories are wrapped inside the music of the Muscogee, the blues songs of the South, the clipped patois of the Caribbean." Genre: Self-contained novel excerpt, short story, or creative non-fiction piece, poetry. Length: No more than 7,000 words. Payment: "upon publication." Deadline: May 30, 2021.

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

Apparition LitGenre: Speculative fiction and poetry on theme of Contamination. Payment: $30.  Deadline: May 31, 2021. Opens May 15.

Railroad TalesGenre: Supernatural stories of between 2.000 and 10.000 words that involve the supernatural in connection with railroads, railways, or any aspect of rail travel or location. The stories should be set at any point in the past and be historically accurate where appropriate. Payment: £50  for original stories, £50 for reprints. Deadline: May 31, 2021.

Sage Cigarettes Magazine: Mixtape EditionGenre: Poems and art works inspired by that song you heard cruising down a sun-scorched boulevard. Payment: $5 - $10. Deadline: May 31, 2021.

Crunchy With KetchupGenre: Speculative stories that feature really badass dragons. Payment: $15.00 plus equal share of 50% of the anthology’s royalties for stories. Deadline: May 31, 2021.

Dark Moon Digest: Night Frights Issue #2Genre: Young adult horror. Payment: 3 cents a word. Deadline: May 31, 2021.

Planet ScummGenre: Speculative fiction, weird fiction, slipstream. Payment: 2 cents a word. Deadline: May 31, 2021.

Strange Wars, Strange Religion, and Wight Christmas! Genre: Speculative fiction. (3 anthologies). Payment: CAD 2c/word for originals; 50% rate for reprints. Deadline: May 31, 2021.

Blood & Bone: An Anthology of Body Horror by Women. Genre: Horror. "We’re looking for body horror stories by women writers that explore, celebrate and dissect (perhaps literally!) femininity and the female experience." Length: Anything between 1,000 – 6,000 words. Payment: 0.01 USD per word, plus an electronic contributor’s copy. Deadline: May 31, 2021.

Antioch Review. Genre: Nonfiction articles and fiction geared to an educated audience. Payment: $20/page. Deadline: May 31, 2021. Snail mail submissions only.

Tinderbox Poetry Journal. Genre: Poetry. Payment: $15. Deadline: May 31, 2021.

Hidden Timber BooksGenre: Literary fiction or narrative nonfiction in the form of a novel, a memoir, or a collection (short stories, essays, or hybrid). Payment: Royalties. Deadline: May 31, 2021.

League of Canadian Poets: The Way Out Is the Way InRestrictions: Open to disabled Canadian citizens and poets living and/or practicing in Canada. Genre: Poetry. Payment: $25. Deadline: May 31, 2021.

Prairie Fire. Genre: Fiction, poetry, CNF on theme of Roots & Routes. Payment: Prose: $0.10 per word; Poetry: $40 per poem. Deadline: May 31, 2021.

Nectar. Genre: Poetry. Payment: $10. Deadline: May 31, 2021.

Nashville Review. Genre: Fiction, poetry, art, and nonfiction. Payment: $25 per poem & song selection; $100 per selection for all other categories, including featured artwork. Translators receive $25 per poem & $100 for prose selections. Deadline: May 31, 2021. Note: Submit early in the month.

University Press of Kentucky New Poetry & Prose Series. Genre: Books of poetry or fiction (novels, short story collections, etc.). Payment: Royalties. Deadline: May 31, 2021.

Pole to Pole Publishing: Re-Enlist. Genre: Dark science fiction stories related to the military and war. "Send us military science fiction stories, ones you’ve had published before, for which full rights have already reverted back to you. We have open minds about what constitutes “military” and “science fiction” but we’re insisting on good stories told well." Payment: $10. Deadline: May 31, 2021. Reprints accepted.

Die Laughing: An Anthology of Humorous Mysteries. Genre: Mystery/crime stories with off-beat characters, bungling detectives, or funny premises. Length: 1k-8k words. Payment: 2 cents USD per word, B&W comics $25 USD. Deadline: May 31, 2021.

University Press of Kentucky. Genre: Books of poetry, fiction, and short stories. Payment: Royalties (?) Deadline: May 31, 2021. Opens May 1. 
 
Crimeucopia. Genre: 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: May 31, 2021.

Darkness BloomsGenre: Dark fiction on themes of Identity, Security, and Community. Payment: 8 cents/word. Deadline: May 31, 2021.

Split Lip MagazineGenre: Fiction (flash and short stories), memoirs, and poetry. with a pop-culture twist. Payment: $50 per author (via PayPal) for our web issues. Payment for print is $5 per page, minimum of $20, plus 2 contributor copies and a 1-year subscription. Deadline: May 31, 2021. Note: Submit early in the month.

Alien Dimensions. Genre: Science Fiction. Payment: $10. Minimum 3500 words, maximum 4,500 words. Deadline: May 31, 2021.

Madness Heart Press. Genre: Horror. "Give us your stories of grave robbing, necrophilia, necrocannibalism, necromancy, necrophobia, desecration, deification. Bring out your dead and paint the streets in the blood of the living and the rot of the disrespected dead." Payment: $10. Deadline: May 31, 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. DeadlineMay 31, 2021.

Baltimore ReviewGenre: Poetry; send up to three poems, fiction, creative nonfiction, videos (including poetry), and cross-genre work. Payment: $40. Deadline: May 31, 2021.

Red Cape Anthologies: J is for Jack-o’-LanternGenre: Horror. "Halloween is the theme for these stories but the Jack-o’-Lantern must play a key role." Payment: £10. Deadline: May 31, 2021.

Contemporary Verse 2Genre: Poetry and critical writing about poetry, including interviews, articles, essays, and reviews. Payment: $30 - $150. Deadline: May 31, 2021.

The Other Stories (Audio). Genre: Horror on theme of Mythology. Payment: 15 GBT. Deadline: May 31, 2021.

Coastal ShelfGenre: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. Payment: $20 - $30. Deadline: May 31, 2021. Opens May 15.

AgniGenre: Poetry, fiction, essays. 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, 2021.

One Story. Genre: Short story. Payment: $500. Deadline: May 31, 2021.

The Gettysburg Review. Genre: Poetry, fiction, essays. Payment: $2.50 per line for poetry, with a maximum of $300.00 for an individual poem, and $25.00 per printed page for prose. Deadline: May 31, 2021. Fee to submit online; no fee for postal submissions.

Cast of Wonders. Genre: YA Speculative fiction on Seasonal Holidays. 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 31, 2021.

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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, 2021.

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

Strange Orbits Sci-fi SeriesGenre: Space Opera. Length: 5000-10,000 words, excluding title.  Payment: Royalties. Deadline: June 1, 2021.

Eternal Haunted Summer. Genre: Poetry, short fiction, essays about The Written Word. Payment: $5. Deadline: June 1, 2021.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: AngelsGenre: True stories and poems. "We are looking for true personal stories about how an angel has touched your life – stories of true wonder and awe from people who have directly encountered or received help from angels. We’re looking for amazing stories that will make people say “wow” or give our readers chills. Have you experienced something otherworldly or celestial? Or had a personal experience with an angel or divine being? How did your angel manifest himself or herself to you? Were you the only person who saw your angel? How did your angel protect or guide you?" Payment: $200. Deadline: June 1, 2021.

Bodies Full of Burning: An Anthology of Menopause-Themed Horror. Genre: Menopause-Themed Horror. Payment: 1 cent/word. Deadline: June 1, 2021. (Or until filled) 

Road Kill: Texas Horror by Texas Writers, Vol. 6. Genre: Horror by Texas writers. Payment: 10,000 words - $200; 7,500 words - $150; 5,000 words - $100; 2,500 words - $50; 1,500 words - $30.00. Deadline: June 1, 2021.

Parabola: FireGenre: Retellings of traditional stories: 500-1500 words, original essays and translations, poetry, reviews. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: June 1, 2021.

Cemetery Gates: Generation Dread. Restrictions: Open to writers 15-19 years of age. Genre: Horror. Payment: $100 scholarship. Deadline: June 1, 2021.

Partners in Crime. Genre: Nonfiction, true crime accounts featuring lawbreaking couples who have joined forces to commit crime. Payment: $130. Deadline: June 1, 2021

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

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

HavokGenre: Flash fiction 300 - 1,000 words on theme of HERO / MAGICIAN. Payment: Pays for anthologies only. Deadline: June 6, 2021. See accepted genres.

MslexiaGenre: Fiction, poetry. "ROOTS: Our Issue 91 theme is about hidden depths and ancestry, about what nourishes and anchors plants and humans alike." Payment: £25. Deadline: June 7, 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: June 7, 2021.  Opens to submissions on June 1.

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

The Other Stories (Audio). Genre: Horror on theme of Doppelgängers. Payment: 15 GBT. Deadline: June 14, 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: June 15, 2021.

Baffling. Genre: Speculative flash fiction. Length: Under 1200 words. Payment: 8 cents/word.  Deadline: June 15, 2021.

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

Eye to the Telescope. Restrictions: Open to Indigenous writers worldwide. GenreSpeculative poetry. Theme: Indigenous Futurisms. PaymentUS 3¢/word rounded up to nearest dollar; minimum US $3, maximum $25. Deadline: June 15, 2021.

Ruminate. Genre: Creative nonfiction under 5, 500 words. Payment: $20 per 400 words. Deadline: June 16, 2021. Note: Ruminate also accepts short fiction on a rolling basis.

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

Understorey MagazineRestrictions: Open to Canadian women writers only. Genre: Poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, spoken word, and visual art about Rural and Remote Living. Payment: $50 - $100. DeadlineJune 21, 2021.

Story Seed VaultGenre: Fiction based on science. Up to 200 characters. Payment: Up to $3AUD per story. Deadline: June 24, 2021.

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

Luna PressGenre: Speculative fiction novels. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: June 27, 2021.

Shadow Atlas: Dark Landscapes of the AmericasGenre: Dark tales intrinsically rooted in South America. "We seek haunting and folkloric tales where setting is character and landscape is an essential part of the story. We want stories that draw from the wellspring of cultural destinations and local folklore in their shaping - most especially, stories that are tied to a specific and concrete location. This can include places that never existed, or those with connections created by the author, but they must take place in South America." Payment: $250 for short fiction; $25 for poetry. Deadline: June 27, 2021.

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

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

Dates from HellGenre: Horror. Payment: $5. Deadline: June 30th, 2021.

Allegory. Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. Payment: $15. Deadline: June 30th, 2021.

NightlightRestrictions: Open to Black writers. Genre: Horror. 10,000 words max. Audio format. Payment: $75 - $200 depending on length. $50 for reprints. Deadline: June 30, 2021.

Field Notes from a Nightmare. Genre: Ecological horror. Length: 1,000 – 4,000 words. Payment: 3 cents/word. Deadline: June 30, 2021.

Gravelight Press is a small press that primarily publishes horror anthologies. Genre: They are currently seeking full-length horror. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: June 30th, 2021.

Hawkshaw Press. Genre: Full-length mysteries, thrillers. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: June 30th, 2021.

Black Telephone. Genre: Fiction, essays. Payment: $25. Deadline: June 30th, 2021.

Us/ThemGenre: Stories that revolve around the process of creating an US / THEM situation and what happens to both sides because of it. Payment: $15.00 plus equal share of 50% of the anthology’s royalties for stories. Deadline: June 30th, 2021.

The Rumpus: EnoughGenre: Essays, poetry, fiction, comics, and artwork by women and non-binary people that engage with rape culture, sexual assault, and domestic violence. Payment: $300 divided among all contributors. Deadline: June 30, 2021.

Tamarind. Genre: Fiction and nonfiction about science and scientists. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: June 30, 2021.

Kikwetu. Genre: East African literature. "We welcome fiction pieces in English and Swahili up to 3,000 words from African writers on the continent and in the diaspora." Payment: $30. Deadline: June 30, 2021.

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

Thema: Watch the Birdie! Genre: Fiction, poetry, and art on theme: Watch the Birdie!  Payment:  $10-$25 for short fiction and artwork, $10 for poetry. Deadline: July 1, 2021.  Accepts reprints.

ArabLit Quarterly. Genre: Fiction,poetry, and nonfiction translated from Arabic on theme of Football. No, not the American kind. Payment: $15/page. Deadline: Pitches due July 1, 2021.

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

Constelación is a quarterly speculative fiction bilingual magazine, publishing stories in both Spanish and English. Writers can submit their stories in either language. Fifty percent of the stories we publish in every issue will be from authors from the Caribbean, Latin America, and their diaspora. Genre: Speculative fiction. Payment: 8 cents/word. Deadline: July 1, 2021. See themes.

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

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

HavokGenre: Flash fiction 300 - 1,000 words on theme of CREATOR / EXPLORER. Payment: Pays for anthologies only. Deadline: July 4, 2021. See accepted genres.

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

Unsettling Reads. Genre:  Crime, Mystery, Noir, Suspense, and/or Thriller genres (and their associated sub-genres) on theme of Autumn. Payment: $20. Deadline: July 11, 2021.

Shoreline of InfinityGenre: Science fiction, fantasy. Disabled and/or neurodivergent  writers only. Payment: £10/1000 words. Deadline: July 13, 2021.

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

Writer Shed Press: Second Thoughts. Genre: Fiction, creative nonfiction, personal essays, and poetry on the theme of Second Thoughts. Payment: $20. Deadline: July 15, 2021.

LUPERCALIA press will showcase art and writing by trans and queer creators that focuses on themes of transgender and queer sex/sexuality/excess/celebration. "We do not have any strict definition of how trans or queer manifests in your personal identity, nor do we want to be gatekeepers. If you say you are trans or queer, we believe and accept that in you." Genre: Fiction, poetry, chapbooks, visual art. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: July 15, 2021.

khōréōRestrictions: Open to writers who identify as an immigrant or member of a diaspora in the broadest definitions of the terms. "This includes, but is not limited to, first- and second-generation immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers, undocumented migrants, persons who identify with one or more diaspora communities, persons who have been displaced or whose heritage has been erased due to colonialism/imperialism, transnational/transracial adoptees, and anyone whose heritage and history includes ‘here and elsewhere’. We especially encourage BIPOC creators who identify as the above to submit their work." Genre: stories, essays, and art: fantasy, sci-fi, horror, and any genre in between or around it, as long as there’s a speculative element. Payment0.08/word for fiction, $100 for nonfiction, and  $40-300 for art. Deadline: July 30, 2021.

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

Eerie River Publishing: Of Fire and StarsGenre: LGBTQ+ Dark Fantasy anthology. Theme: Encounters with the fae world and its creatures. Payment: Up to 3000 words $10.00; Up to 5000 words $15.00; Above 5001 words $20.00. Deadline: July 30, 2021.

Dragon Soul Press: All Dark PlacesGenre: Horror. "In a world where so many dark things go bump in the night, terror awaits around every corner as these authors take horror stories to the next level." Word Count – 5,000-15,000. Payment:  Royalties. Deadline: July 31st, 2021.

Mythaxis. Genre: Speculative fiction. Payment: $20. Deadline: July 31st, 2021.

Timeworn. Genre: Historical fiction. Payment: $25. Deadline: July 31st, 2021.

Hiraeth Books: parABnormal MagazineGenre: Stories, poetry, nonfiction about the paranormal. Payment: $25 for fiction, $20 for articles, $7 for reviews, $6 per poem. Deadline: July 31st, 2021.

Monsters, Monsters, MonstersGenre: Horror. Payment: $5. Deadline: July 31st, 2021.

Red Cape Anthologies: K is for KidnapGenre: Horror. "Being kidnapped must be a pretty terrifying ordeal – we’re looking for stories that convey that feeling of terror but we’re also looking for diversity. Think about who is being taken and by whom, are the kidnappers even human?" Payment:  £10. Deadline: July 31st, 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: July 31st, 2021. See themes.

Aurealis. Genre: Science fiction, fantasy or horror short stories between 2000 and 8000 words. Payment: A$20 and A$60 per 1000 words. Deadline: July 31st, 2021.

Arc Poetry MagazineGenre: Poetry. Payment: $50 per page. Deadline: July 31, 2021. 

Ceci n’est pas une histoire d’horreur (This is Not a Horror Story) Genre: Horror stories inspired and influenced by the transgressive fiction. Payment: £15. Deadline: July 31, 2021. (Open until filled)

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

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

Volney Road ReviewGenres: Fiction, poetry, CNF, art. Payment: $10. Deadline: August 1, 2021.

HavokGenre: Flash fiction on Theme of EVERYMAN / JESTER. Payment: $10 via PayPal for each story published in an Anthology. Deadline: August 1, 2021.

The First LineGenres: Fiction, poetry, nonfiction using the first line provided. (See site.)   Payment: $25.00 - $50.00 for fiction, $5.00 - $10.00 for poetry, and $25.00 for nonfiction. Deadline: August 1, 2021.

We'Moon Lunar Calendar. Restrictions: Open to women only. Genre: Art, poetry and prose, 350 words maximum. Payment: Small honorarium. Deadline: August 1, 2021.

Best Indie Speculative Fiction. Genre: Previously published speculative fiction, between January 1 2019 and December 31st 2020. This project only considers previous-published stories that are either self-published or published with a small press. Length: Up to 20,000 words. Payment: $25. Deadline: August 1, 2021.

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

The Dead Inside. Genre: Poetry, fiction, nonfiction. Identity horror. "Explorations of what happens when our core identities are stripped, altered, suppressed, or denied to us, whether by choice or not." Payment: Poetry: $25 per poem. Flash Fiction: $25 per story. Short Stories: $50 per story. NonFiction: $50 per piece for print and ebook rights. Deadline: August 2, 2021.

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

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

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, 2021.

Lucent Dreaming. Restrictions: New/emerging writers (someone who has been published in 10 or fewer publications in the past 5 years, and has not published a book or full collection). You must be a Lucent Dreaming subscriber, or have read a recent issue to submit work to the magazine. Genre: Speculative and surreal fiction. Word Limit: 1500-3,999 words. Payment: £100 and a free contributor copy. Deadline: August 8, 2021.
 
Songs of EretzGenre: Poetry, cover art on theme of Religion. Payment: $5. Deadline: August 15, 2021.

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

Cast of WondersGenre: YA Speculative fiction by young adults. 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: August 15, 2021.

Luna Station QuarterlyGenre: Speculative fiction by woman. Payment: $5. Deadline: August 15, 2021. Accepts reprints.

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

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

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Messages from HeavenGenre: True stories and poems. "We want to hear from you if you have experienced communication from the other side or received a sign or signal from a loved one who has passed. Has someone who has died come to you in a dream? Given you counsel or comfort? Have you gone beyond, but returned to life with new knowledge, insight, or awareness? Have you intuitively known the moment someone died?" Payment: $200. DeadlineAugust 31st, 2021.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: MiraclesGenre: True stories and poems. "We want your true stories, both religious and non-religious, that will awe us with examples of amazing events. Inspirational stories to remind us that each day stunning miracles do happen and that a miracle can happen at any time." Payment: $200. DeadlineAugust 31st, 2021.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: KindnessGenre: True stories and poems. "Has someone performed an act of kindness for you? How did it feel? Did you pay it forward and do something kind for someone else? Did that person know it was you doing that kind thing? Did you do something kind for a stranger knowing you would not be paid back? How did that feel?" Payment: $200. DeadlineAugust 31st, 2021.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Grieving, Loss and RecoveryGenre: True stories and poems. "This collection of emotional and inspirational stories will provide comfort, support, and peace to those who have lost someone close to them. What helped you the most when you were grieving? Who were the people who helped you and what did they do? When did you know that you had finally “turned the corner” and were on the road to recovery? When and how did you realize there was light at the end of the tunnel? What are you doing to support others?" Payment: $200. DeadlineAugust 31st, 2021.

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. DeadlineAugust 31st, 2021.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Crazy FamilyGenre: True stories and poems. "We all have that certain someone in our own family who, while lovable, sweet, and caring, is also nutty or weird. We love that person but, at the same time, that family member makes us crazy! A parent or grandparent, an in-law, a brother or sister, an aunt, uncle or cousin. We all have them and you know who they are! We are looking for true stories and poems about those family members. We would like your stories to be silly, outrageous, hilarious, and make us laugh, but they should also show the kindness and caring of your family member too." Payment: $200. DeadlineAugust 31st, 2021.

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

Academia LunareGenre: Speculative non-fiction in theme "Not the Fellowship. Dragons Welcome."  Payment: £30. Deadline: August 31, 2021.

Reliquiae. Genre: Poetry and Prose. "Reliquiae is a journal of landscape, nature and mythology. Your work must engage with these themes." Payment: "small payment" Deadline: August 31st, 2021.

Bloody Good HorrorGenre: Horror. Payment: $5. Deadline: August 31st, 2021.

SpartanGenre: Literary prose, 1500 words max. Payment: $20. Deadline: August 31st, 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. DeadlineAugust 31st, 2021.

NightlightRestrictions: Open to Black writers. Genre: Horror. 10,000 words max. Audio format. Payment: $75 - $200 depending on length. $50 for reprints. Deadline: August 31, 2021.

Split Lip MagazineGenre: Fiction (flash and short stories), memoirs, and poetry. with a pop-culture twist. Payment: $50 per author (via PayPal) for our web issues. Payment for print is $5 per page, minimum of $20, plus 2 contributor copies and a 1-year subscription. Deadline: August 31, 2021. Note: Submit early in the month.

Apparition LitGenre: Speculative fiction and poetry on theme of Wonder. Payment: $30. Deadline: August 31, 2021. Opens August 15.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From the Yonder. Genre: Horror. "The stories must be based upon a regional/cultural legend or tall-tale from any location or culture in the World. “Regional” can be a specific place (Loch Ness) or a larger region (Bigfoot in the Pacific Northwest)." Payment: $5. Deadline: September 19, 2021.

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

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

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

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

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

Split Lip MagazineGenre: Fiction (flash and short stories), memoirs, and poetry. with a pop-culture twist. Payment: $50 per author (via PayPal) for our web issues. Payment for print is $5 per page, minimum of $20, plus 2 contributor copies and a 1-year subscription. Deadline: September 30, 2021. Note: Submit early in the month.

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

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

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

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

The Best New True Crime StoriesGenre: Nonfiction, true crime accounts on theme of Crimes of Passion, Obsession & Revenge. Payment: $130, and 2 print copies of the book. Deadline: October 1, 2021.

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

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

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

ScumGenre: Feminist-friendly work of any variety, but as a general rule your piece should be under 2000 words (50 lines for poetry, max. 3 poems) and able to be classified as “fiction”, “culture”, “memoir”, “column”, “poetry”, and/or “review”. Payment: $60 AUD. Deadline: October 7, 2021.  Opens to submissions on October1.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BrickGenre: Nonfiction. Payment: $55–660, depending on the length of accepted work, plus two copies of the issue the work appears in and a one-year subscription to the magazine. Deadline: October 31, 2021.

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

The First LineGenres: Fiction, poetry, nonfiction using the first line provided. (See site.) Payment
$25.00 - $50.00 for fiction, $5.00 - $10.00 for poetry, and $25.00 for nonfiction. Deadline: November 1, 2021.

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

FoglifterGenres: Poetry, prose, cross-genre work. "Foglifter welcomes daring and thoughtful work by queer and trans writers in all forms, and we are especially interested in cross-genre, intersectional, marginal, and transgressive work." Payment: $25. Deadline: November 1, 2021.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Flash Fiction OnlineGenre: Speculative (science fiction, fantasy, slipstream, and horror) and literary fiction. Payment: $80. Deadline: November 21, 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. DeadlineNovember 30th, 2021.

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

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

Cast of WondersGenre: YA Speculative fiction. Podcast. Payment: $.08/word for original fiction of any length (yes, including flash!). For reprints, a $100 flat rate for Short Fiction, and a $20 flat rate for Flash Fiction. Deadline: November 30, 2021.

Split Lip MagazineGenre: Fiction (flash and short stories), memoirs, and poetry. with a pop-culture twist. Payment: $50 per author (via PayPal) for our web issues. Payment for print is $5 per page, minimum of $20, plus 2 contributor copies and a 1-year subscription. Deadline: November 30, 2021. Note: Submit early in the month.

Ninth LetterGenre: Prose and poetry. Payment: $25 per printed page, with a maximum payment of $150, as well as two complimentary copies of the issue in which the work appears. Deadline: November 30, 2021. 

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

The FiddleheadGenre: Fiction, including excerpts from novels, creative nonfiction, art, and poetry. Payment: $60 CAD per published page. Deadline: November 30th, 2021.

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

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

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

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

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

Apparition LitGenre: Speculative fiction and poetry. Payment: $30. Deadline: November 30th, 2021. Opens November 15.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

AllegoryGenre: Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. Payment: $15. Deadline: June 30th, 2021.

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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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