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There are  nearly three dozen calls for submissions in April. Every genre and every form is welcome! All are paying markets. (There are no fees to submit.)

Many of these journals have recurring calls for submissions, so if you miss this window, you can always submit during the next reading period.

For more literary journals seeking submissions and to get a jump on next month's open calls see: Paying Markets.
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West BranchGenres: Poetry, fiction, CNF. Payment: $50 per poem, 5 cents per word for prose.  Deadline: April 1, 2017.

Monstering: Disabled Women And Nonbinary PeopleCelebrating MonsterhoodGenre: Short stories. " Do you see yourself in the hulking creatures of legend? The warped beings of myth? If you’re disabled and identify as either female or nonbinary, we encourage you to submit." Payment: $10. Deadline: April 1, 2017.

Bright Wall/Dark RoomGenre: Nonfiction. Essays, humor, interviews about film. Theme is "Childhood." Payment: $25. Deadline: April 1, 2017.

ShooterGenre: Poetry, fiction and CNF on the theme of Bad Girls. "As always, the theme is open to interpretation, but think antiheroines, villainesses, and convention-defying women. Intelligent treatment of the theme is required: we want refined writing and complex, not cartoon, characters." Payment: £25 per story and £5 per poem. Deadline: April 2, 2017.

The Deaf Poets SocietyGenre: Poetry, prose, cross-genre work, reviews. Theme is "Crips In Space: Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Futurism." Crip futurism is a growing body of interdisciplinary studies. "We are looking for D/deaf and disabled perspectives and re-imaginings of bodies, science, technology, bioethics, and the future ways of existing." Payment: Revenue sharing. Deadline: April 4, 2017.

UnCommon LandsGenre: Short story. Publication tends toward magical realism. "We are seeking stories of  unusual spaces, places and landscapes." Payment: Revenue sharing. Deadline: April 5, 2017.

SplicketyGenre: Stories on theme of Medieval Mayhem. No speculative fiction. 1000 words max. Payment: 2 cents/word. Deadline: April 7, 2017. Read guidelines HERE.

Blyant PublishingGenre: Short story on theme of Beginning. Payment: £10 - £25 depending on length of story. Deadline: April 10, 2017.

Confrontation MagazineGenres: Fiction, poetry, non-fiction (worldwide). Payment: $175-$250 for fiction, $75-$100 per work for poetry. Deadline: April 15, 2017.

RattleGenre: Poetry. Theme is "Rust Belt Poets." Payment: $100 print edition, $50 online. Deadline: April 15, 2017.

Spirit's TinctureGenre: Speculative flash fiction and poetry. Theme is "Resistance." Payment: 6 cents/word. Deadline: April 15, 2017.

18th WallGenre: Speculative fiction for Their Coats All Red anthology. "These must be tales which capture the feel of the high Victorian era. We don’t want stories of the Empire itself—we want stories of the weirdness underneath. Ghosts, spirits, madness and monstrosities are all welcome." Payment: Revenue sharing. Deadline: April 15, 2017.

BlackbirdGenres: Poetry, fiction, CNF, drama. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: April 15, 2017.

HeliosGenres: Fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and art on theme of Redux and Progression. Payment: Rates vary depending on length. Deadline: April 15, 2017.

Copper NickelGenres: poetry, fiction, essays, and translation. Payment: $30 per printed page. Deadline: April 15, 2017.

Third FlatironGenre: Speculative satire. Theme is "Cat's Breakfast." Payment: 6 cents/word.  Deadline: April 15, 2017.

HippocampusGenre: Creative nonfiction for anthology about the golden age of radio. Payment: $50/story. Deadline: April 15, 2017.

Griffith Review 57: Perils of PopulismGenres: Poetry, prose, CNF. "We are seeking writers keen to explore with originality and insight the sources and perils of contemporary populism: economic, social, educational, media, political, religious and even language – the human and social dimensions up close and personal." Payment: Rates vary depending on length. Deadline: April 21, 2017.

CricketGenres: YA poetry, fiction, essays on the theme of Aliens. CICADA is a YA lit/comics magazine fascinated with the lyric and strange and committed to work that speaks to teens’ truths. Payment: Fiction: up to 10¢ per word, Nonfiction: up to 25¢ per word, Poems: up to $3.00 per line; $25.00 minimum. Deadline: April 27, 2017.

Spider MagazineGenres: Stories, poems article for children on theme of Folktales, Myths, and Legends, Payment: Stories and articles: up to 25¢ per word, Poems: up to $3.00 per line; $25.00 minimum, Activities and recipes: $75.00 flat rate. Deadline: April 27, 2017.

Southern Indiana ReviewGenres: Fiction, CNF, poetry. Payment: $50-$100 per piece. Deadline: April 30, 2017.

FIYAHGenre: Speculative fiction and poetry about Africa Diaspora. Theme is "Sundown Towns." Payment: $150 per story. $50 per poem. $300 per novelette. Deadline: April 30, 2017.

Red SunGenre: Speculative fiction. Payment: $150 per story. Deadline: April 30, 2017.

PseudopodGenre: Horror. Audio format. Payment: 6 cents per word. Deadline: April 30, 2017. Reprints accepted.

Afrocentric BooksGenre: Mythical fantasy. "Magic, gods, mysticism, mythical creatures. Bring us old fairy tales with an Afrocentric twist. We are interested in new gods or ancient ones, old religions, houngans, potions, and spells." Payment:1 cent/word. Deadline: April 30, 2017.

Hashtag QueerGenres: Fiction, non-fiction, poetry, scripts, and visual art. "We are seeking short creative work by queer-identified writers and artists &/or on queer themes." Payment: $5/page. Deadline: April 30, 2017.

Snafu: Judgement DayGenre: Speculative fiction. "What we want: Invading space aliens, demonic invasion as in Doom, DNA-grafted dinosaurs taking over the planet, manmade viral infections that nearly wipe out humanity, or artificial intelligence like in Terminator… anything you can think of that would bring about the end of the world. And SOLDIERS! Tell us about what happens during the worst of the fall of humanity or afterwards. No zombies. That’s already taken care of." 2000-10,000 words. Payment: AUD4c/word and one contributor copy. Deadline: April 30, 2017.

Midnight WritersGenre: Stories of every genre on theme "Last Shot Fired." Imagine a war going so long that every last resource has been used up in the fight for survival, or a world that has taken extreme measures to end warfare and violence. This could be about a spouse that has finally reached their breaking point and said that one thing that cascades the relationship into total chaos, or being against the wall against overwhelming odds with almost no resources or backup, what imagery is brought to your mind by this phrase?" Payment: $10. Deadline: April 30, 2017.

Tesseracts Twenty-oneRestrictions: Canadians only. Genre: Speculative fiction and poetry on the theme of Optimism. Payment: Short poetry is $20.00. Payment for short stories is prorated as follows: $50 for stories up to 1,500 words, rising to a maximum of $150 for stories up to 5,000 words. Deadline: April 30, 2017.


Weirdbook MagazineGenre: Weird fiction and poetry on the theme of Witches. Payment: $5 per thousand words. Deadline: April 30, 2017.

The QuilliadGenres: Poetry, flash fiction (500 words or less), and short stories (generally 1000-2000 words). Payment: $13. Deadline: April 30, 2017. (?)

FIELDGenre: Poetry. Send 2-6 poems at a time, combined into a single document, starting each poem on a new page. Payment: $15 per page. Deadline: April 30, 2017. (?)

 
 
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There are 36 calls for submissions in March. Every genre and every form is welcome! All are paying markets.

Many of these journals have recurring calls for submissions, so if you miss this window, you can always submit during the next reading period.

For more literary journals seeking submissions see: Paying Markets.

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Parks & PointsGenre: Poetry. We invite poetry submissions that reflect upon nature, outdoor exploration, and accompanying moments of adventurousness or self-reflection. Submit 1-5 poems, the name of the location (park, public land, or designated outdoor space) that inspired the poem or poems. Payment: $15 per poem. Deadline: March 1, 2017.

PennyGenres: Experimental prose, poetry, short stories, CNF. Payment: $25. Deadline: March 1, 2017.

Body Parts MagazineGenre: horror, erotica, speculative fiction, essays and art. Theme: Killer Clowns and Freak Shows. Payment: $5 for flash fiction and $10 to $20 (depending on length) for short stories and nonfiction. Deadline: March 1, 2017.

UpstreetGenres: Fiction, CNF. Payment: $50-$150 per work. Deadline: March 1, 2017.

Retro FutureGenre: Science fiction. Payment: SFWA minimum compensation guidelines. Deadline: March 1, 2017.

THEMAGenres: Fiction, poetry, essays on theme "Is there a word for that?" Payment: Short story, $25; short-short piece (up to 1000 words), $10; poem. Deadline: March 1, 2017. Accepts reprints.

The Blue RouteRestrictions: Undergraduate students. Genres: Prose – Submit 1-3 pieces of fiction or creative nonfiction totaling no more than 3000 words. Poetry – Submit up to 3 poems. No genre fiction. Payment: $25. Deadline: March 1, 2017.

RhubarbRestrictions: Mennonites. Genres: Poetry on theme of "Play." Payment: $50. Deadline: March 1, 2017.

Contrary MagazineGenres: Fiction and poetry. Payment: $20 per author. Deadline: March 1, 2017.

Subprimal Poetry ArtGenres: Flash fiction and poetry. "We're looking for work that enables the reader / listener to experience something that they might not otherwise in their regular life and causes them to think. We like pieces that use language in new ways. We have a special fondness for prose poems. Voices outside of the status quo keep us awake at night." Payment: $20. Reprints $10. Deadline: March 2, 2017.

MugwumpGenre: Erotica short stories on theme of sacrilege. Payment: 1 cent per word. Deadline: March 3, 2017.

Goblin FruitGenre: Fantastical poetry. Payment: $15.00 USD on publication for original, unpublished poems, and $5.00 for solicited reprints. Deadline: March 3, 2017.

PsychopompGenre: Previously published work. Payment: None for reprints, but 2 cents a word for original stories. (See submission periods.) Deadline: March 4, 2017.

WordworksGenres: Short stories, poetry, CNF. Theme of Publishing. Payment: .22/word for prose submissions, $50 per poem, $100 per cover art. Deadline: March 5, 2017. Reprints accepted.

TruancyGenre: Retold and remixed folklore and myths from authors of the African Continent & Diaspora, no matter where they may be in the world. Payment: 01 cents per word. Deadline: March 5, 2017.

The Cincinnati ReviewGenres: Prose and poetry. Payment: $25 per page (prose), $30 per page (poetry). Deadline: March 15, 2017.

SouthwordGenres: Prose and poetry. Payment: €30 per poem and €120 per short story. Payment to writers within the Republic of Ireland is made by cheque. Writers abroad must accept payment through Paypal. Deadline: March 15, 2017.

Supposed Crimes Publishers: Fairy Tales: A Speculative AnthologyGenre: "We are looking for stories that feature lesbian or bisexual heroines across a variety of genres, including thriller, paranormal, mystery, military, western, fantasy, and science fiction. Sexual content is not a requirement, but a compelling emotional connection between women should be a primary focus." Payment: $30 per story. Deadline: March 15, 2017. ?

The Journal of Compressed Creative ArtsGenres: Fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, mixed media, visual arts, and even kitchen sinks, if they are compressed in some way. Payment: $50 per piece. Deadline: March 15, 2017.

ArsenikaGenres: Speculative fiction and poetry up to 1,000 words long. Payment: 1¢ USD per word (including audio rights) with a $5 minimum. Deadline: March 15, 2017.

BeltaneGenres: Poetry and flash fiction of myths, folklore, legends, fables, and fairytales with a spring and summer, green and growing feel. Payment: Revenue sharing. Deadline: March 15, 2017.

Southword JournalGenres: Fiction and poetry. Payment: €30 per poem and €120 per short story. Deadline: March 15, 2017.

Eye to the TelescopeGenre: Speculative poetry. Payment: US 3¢/word rounded to nearest dollar; minimum US $3, maximum $25. Deadline: March 15, 2017.

The Breadbox Chapbook SeriesGenres: Literary fiction and narrative nonfiction from 3,000 to 5,000 words in length and collections of up to ten poems. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: March 17, 2017.

The PuritanGenres: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. Payment: $100 per nonfiction piece, $50 fiction, $15 per poem. Deadline: March 25, 2017.

Cosmic Roots and Eldritch ShoresGenre: Speculative stories. Payment: 6 cents/word for original work. 2 cents/word for reprints. Deadline: March 28, 2017.

Understorey Magazine (CAN): Issue 10: Youth on PowerRestrictions: Open to writers and artists age 12-21 who live in Canada and identify as female or non-binary. Genres: Fiction, essay, poetry. Theme is Power. Payment: $30-$60 per piece. Deadline: March 31, 2017.

Orford Parish BooksGenre: Fiction submissions wanted for New England folk horror anthology (worldwide). Payment:$75 per story. Deadline: March 31, 2017.

Notre Dame ReviewGenres: Fiction, poetry. Payment: Small gratuity. Deadline: March 31, 2017.

Amethyst ArsenicGenre: Poetry. Payment: $10, featured poet receives $50. Deadline: March 31, 2017.

Sycamore ReviewGenres: Poetry, short stories, CNF. Payment: $50 per short story or non-fiction piece, or $25 per poem. Deadline: March 31, 2017.

Mugwump: Afrocentric Anthology: AfrofuturismGenre: Science fiction stories in diverse settings, featuring diverse people. Payment: 1 cent/word. Deadline: March 31, 2017.

Enchanted Conversation Fairytale MagazineGenre: Stories and poetry. Fairy tales on theme "Diamonds and Toads." Payment: Story pay: $30, Poem pay: $10. US dollars. Deadline: March 31, 2017.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: "My Kind (of) America 101 Stories about the Land of the FreeGenre: True stories about living in a kind America. "It’s time to make America kind again. We have always been known as a country filled with good people who volunteer in our communities, help people who need help, and pride ourselves on doing the right thing. Our huge and varied country is known for tolerance, energy, and spirit. We are proud of our inclusive and welcoming attitude, no matter our color, our country of origin, our sexual identity, or our religion. This is not a book about politics. This is a book about people — one at a time — doing what we do best. Tell us your positive and uplifting experiences about living in a kind America — the kind of America we know to be the true America." Payment: $200. Deadline: March 31, 2017.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Positively Happy! 101 Stories about Positive Thinking and Living a Happy LifeGenre: True stories. "Being happy is a state of mind. We can all find happiness in our lives and, even though we may have to look for it, we know that each day brings something to be grateful for. We want to hear your stories about finding your path to contentment. These success stories can be serious or funny and should inspire our readers to focus on hope, strength and optimism. How did you think positive and find happiness? Was it something as simple as an attitude adjustment? Did you make a major change in the handling of your daily life? How did you find purpose, passion and joy in your life and how do you stay positive? How do you use gratitude to be happier?" Payment: $200. Deadline: March 31, 2017.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Step Outside Your Comfort ZoneGenre: True stories. "We all have a tendency to get in a rut. We start to say no to new things, and that can only lead to a narrower and narrower life. When we try new things, we end up feeling energized and pleased with ourselves. There is tremendous power in saying “yes” to new things, new places, and new experiences. It makes you feel more dynamic, younger, and more of a participant in the world. You’re not distancing yourself from change any more. Start now! Tell us your own stories about stepping outside your comfort zone and how that changed your life. How do you stay positive? How do you use gratitude to be happier?" Payment: $200. Deadline: March 31, 2017.

 
 
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In some respects, the road to publishing nonfiction books is easier to travel than fiction. If you are an expert in a field or have sufficient experience in an area (which can be anything from stamp collecting to raising chickens), many publishers will be willing to take on your book without requiring an agent.

Nonfiction submissions bear little similarity to fiction submissions. Fiction editors focus on plot, writing, and mass market appeal, which means they will want to see sample chapters and a synopsis. Nonfiction editors require a full proposal, which means you will have to submit detailed chapter descriptions, explain how your book will fit into the market, and establish your expertise. Even if your book is finished, a proposal is a requirement. (The sole exception is memoir, which is similar to fiction.)

Make sure to read the submission requirements of these publishers very carefully, and adhere to them. Don't give the publisher an excuse to throw out your proposal!

Note: For a list of hundreds of publishers accepting unagented books (by genre) see: Publishers Accepting Unagented Manuscripts

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Adams Media publishes a broad range of nonfiction topics including, business and careers, parenting, pets, personal finance, self-help, travel, weddings, writing. In 2003 Adams Media was purchased by F+W, A Content + eCommerce Company one of the largest special interest publishers in the world. Read their submission guidelines here.

Allworth Press publishes business and self-help information for the general public and creative professionals. Read their submission guidelines hereSeekingGraphic Design, Business, Performing Arts, Interior Design, Art, Theater, Web Design, Book Arts, Photography, Crafts.

Andrews McMeel Publishing is the country's premier calendar publisher. Its core publication categories include: comics and humor, puzzles and games, inspiration and gift, and comics for middle grade children. Interestingly, they also publish poetry.

Barricade Books publishes quality non-fiction manuscripts--preferably that lean toward the controversial. Send an outline, one or two chapters, and a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) to Carole Stuart, Barricade Books, 2037 Lemoine Avenue, Fort Lee, NJ 07024. No email submissions.

Ben Bella publishes niche market books, works by celebrities and experts in their fields, pop culture books, and anything that is associated with a brand. Prospective authors should send a pitch.

Career Press, Inc. publishes quality, nonfiction books for adult readers seeking practical information to improve themselves in careers, college, finance, parenting, retirement, spirituality, and other related topics. Read submission policySeekingBusiness, Career, Job Search, HR & Work Place Issues, College Preparation, Small Business/Entrepreneurship, Motivation/Self-Help, Management, Marketing/Sales, Negotiation, Study Aids, and more.

Free Spirit Publishing. "Our mission is to provide children and teens with the tools they need to overcome challenges and make a difference in the world. We publish high-quality nonfiction books and learning materials for children and teens, parents, educators, counselors, and others who live and work with young people."

Gryphon House, Inc. publishes books that help teachers and parents enrich the lives of children from birth through age eight. They do not accept children's booksSeekingEducational resource books for parents and teachers aimed at young children. Read submission policy.

Hohm Press is committed to publishing books that provide readers with alternatives to the materialistic values of the current culture and promote self-awareness, the recognition of interdependence and compassion. Their subject areas include religious studies, natural health, parenting, women’s issues, the arts and poetry. Read submission guidelines here.

Menasha Ridge Press and its sister company, Wilderness Press, publish primarily books on adventure, nature, and wilderness sports activities (excluding hunting and fishing). Read submission policy. 

OneWorld Publications was founded in 1986 by husband and wife team Juliet Mabey and Novin Doostdar as an independent publishing house focusing on stimulating non-fiction. Located in the UK. Read guidelines here.

Osprey is a UK publisher specializing in military history. Read submission guidelines here. (Scroll down to "Proposals.")

Skyhorse publishes a broad range of nonfiction titles. They only accept submissions that fall into their categories, so make sure you consult their list before submitting. See submission requirements here.

The New Press is a non-profit independent publisher focusing on contemporary social issues, with an emphasis on race relations, women's issues, immigration, human rights, labor and popular economics, and the media; education reform and alternative teaching materials; cultural criticisms; art and art education; international literature; and law and legal studies. The Press has also taken a leading role in publishing a wide range of new work in African American, Asian American, Latino, gay and lesbian, and Native American studies, as well as work by and about other minority groups. They are very selective.

Ulysses Press is a small house focusing on niche markets. Genres they publish include Cleanse, Arts and Crafts, Coloring, Gifty Grabs, Fashion and Beauty, Healthy Eating, Krav Maga, Mmm Bites, Pop Culture, Prepping (for the apocalypse), Fitness, Special Diets, Trivia, Working Out, Rehab and Injury Prevention.

 
 
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There are 28 calls for submissions in February. Every genre and every form is welcome! All are paying markets.

Many of these journals have recurring calls for submissions, so if you miss this window, you can always submit during the next reading period.

For more literary journals seeking submissions see: Paying Markets.
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The Southern ReviewGenre: Poetry. Payment: $25 per page. Deadline: February 1, 2017.

Gothic Tales of Haunted LoveGenre: Gothic romance comic stories. Payment: $50 per page plus percentage of Kickstarter. Writers work with cartoonists. Deadline: February 1, 2017.

Tales from The LakeGenre: Horror stories wanted for Volume 4. Payment: 3 cents per word. Deadline: February 1, 2017.

The First LineGenre: Story beginning with the line: "Eddie tended to drift into whatever jobs were available that would pay the rent." Non-Fiction: 500-800 word critical essays about your favorite first line from a literary work. Payment: $25.00 - $50.00 for fiction, $5.00 - $10.00 for poetry, and $25.00 for nonfiction (all U.S. dollars). Deadline: February 1, 2017.

Skirt! Genre: Essay on theme: Stories about traveling, wandering, the wonder of our great big world’ - women's interests. Payment: $200. Deadline: February 1, 2017.

Planet ScummGenre: Speculative fiction. Payment: Revenue sharing. Deadline: February 5, 2017.

Ricky's BackyardGenre: Short fiction or art on the theme of Floidoip. Payment: $10 (CAN). Deadline: February 8, 2017.

Typewriter EmergenciesGenre: Stories, book reviews, articles featuring furry characters. Payment: $0.01 per word. Deadline: February 10, 2017.

Splickety: HavokGenre: Speculative flash fiction. Payment: $0.02 per word. Deadline: February 10, 2017.

49th ParallelsGenre: Science fiction set in Canada or which involve Canada and Canadians as the principal subject operating in the larger world (or beyond). Payment: Five cents (Canadian) per word for original short stories and poems (minimum $10 per poem). Reprints will be paid a flat rate of $100. Deadline: February 14, 2017.

Hippocampus Magazine: 'Air' anthologyGenre: True stories. "We’re looking for behind-the-scene stories about small town radio stations. We’re seeking personal stories about die-hard radio fans. We want to hear from (current/former) jocks, from program directors, from engineers, from the sales team, from ancillary characters like record reps and concert promoters—tales from every corner of the radio station and from everyone radio ever reached." Payment: $50 per piece. Deadline: February 15, 2017.

Brain TeenGenre: Personal essay about parenting teens. Payment: $300 per piece. Deadline: February 15, 2017.

Transmundane PressGenre: Short stories exploring humanity's ancient friend and foe, fire. Payment: $15-20, depending on length. Deadline: February 18, 2017.

Morel MagazineGenre: Nonfiction about Southwestern Ontario, Canada. Payment: $25 per piece. Deadline: February 26, 2017.

For Books' SakeGenre: Short stories of up to 7,000 words by women writers, responding to the theme of 'ghosts.' Payment: Token. Deadline: February 26, 2017. Reprints accepted.

The Lane of Unusual TradersGenre: Speculative Fiction. "The Lane of Unusual Traders is a world building project. The aim is to bring The Lane, the City of Lind and the world of Midlfell into existence through stories, illustrations, music and whatever other creative means present themselves as the world grows."  Payment: $180 (AUD) per short story, $60 (AUD) for flash fiction. Deadline: February 28, 2017.

Literary e-clectic. Genre: Speculative Fiction. Theme: The Record Payment: $50 upon publication plus contributor copy. Deadline: February 28, 2017.

Strange ConstellationsGenre: Speculative Fiction. Payment: $30. Deadline: February 28, 2017. Reprints accepted.

Triangulation AnthologyGenre: Speculative Fiction. This year’s theme: “Appetites.” Payment: $120. Deadline: February 28, 2017.

The 3288 ReviewGenres: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. Payment: 1-5 poems published – $25.00, 6-10 poems published – $50.00, Prose 1,000 to 5,000 words – $25.00, Prose 5,001 to 10,000 words – $50.00. Deadline: February 28, 2017.

The Arkansas InternationalGenres: Prose, Poetry, Works in translation. Payment: $25/page. Deadline: February 28, 2017.

Ninth LetterGenres: Prose and Poetry. Payment: $25/page. Deadline: February 28, 2017.

Parsec InkGenre: Speculative fiction on theme of Appetites. Payment: 2 cents/word. Deadline: February 28, 2017.

Flame Tree PublishingGenre: Speculative fiction. Themes: Lost Worlds, Supernatural Horror, Time Travel & Heroic Fantasy. Payment: 6 cents per word. Deadline: February 28, 2017.

ImprimoGenre: Short Fiction and poetry of any genre. Theme: Time. Length 2,000-6,000 words. Poetry: up to 40 lines. Payment: Revenue sharing. Deadline: February 28, 2017.

MiznaGenre: Poetry and prose exploring Arab America. Theme: Surviving: Arabs & Muslims as Villains, Again. The presidential election in 2016 in the United States has reignited the narrative about Arabs and Muslims as expedient villains. This is nothing new, but perhaps there are a fervor and momentum this time around that are especially dangerous. How are we being affected, responding and not responding, surviving? Payment: Honorarium. Deadline: February 28, 2017.

L0W L1F3Genre: The Political Issue is looking for speculative cyberpunk fiction focusing on the political systems of the present and future, dystopian cyberpunk fiction satirical fiction, thoughtful nonfiction pertaining to the worlds changing political climate (for we live in interesting time), and most importantly, hope. Payment: $20. Deadline: February 28, 2017.

The New QuarterlyRestrictions: Canadian authors. Genres: Fiction, poetry, CNF. Payment: $250 for a short story or non-fiction entry, and $40 per poem or postscript story. Deadline: February 28, 2017. No online submissions (yet). Mail to: 
The New Quarterly c/o St. Jerome’s University
290 Westmount Road N
Waterloo, ON
Canada 
N2L 3G3

 
 
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The New Year opens with nearly four dozen calls for submissions. Every genre and every form is welcome! All are paying markets.

Many of these journals have recurring calls for submissions, so if you miss this window, you can always submit during the next reading period.

For more literary journals seeking submissions see: Paying Markets.

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Fiyah Magazine: 'Spilling Tea' issueGenre: Speculative fiction featuring stories by and about people of the African Diaspora. Payment: $150 per story, $50 per poem. Deadline: January 1, 2017.

Bellevue Literary ReviewGenre: Poetry, fiction, and nonfiction that explores the concept of family. "Illness can rattle the struts of a family unit, often irrevocably. Most families, of course, do not break completely apart because of illness, but there is no doubt that illness in one member can have profound, often permanent, effects on the nature of the family structure. By turning a creative lens to these dynamics, we hope to produce a collection of works that paints a picture—however complicated—of the frustrations, hopes, and connections that define a family."  Payment: Small honorarium and print copies. Deadline: January 1, 2017.

Garden of FriendsGenre: Addiction-themed horror. Payment: $500 per story. Deadline: January 1, 2017.

Lethe Press: 'A Scandal in Gomorrah' anthology: Queering Sherlock HolmesGenre: Short stories with queer aspects of Victorian era sexuality.  Payment: 3 cents per word. Deadline: January 1, 2017.

Six HensGenre: Creative nonfiction. "Six Hens features true stories about the moments that define and redefine women." Payment: $50. Deadline: January 2, 2017. Note: Read the contract carefully.

Inkubus Publishing: Fairy TailGenre: Fairy tale. ‘Fairy tales have long been used to entertain, teach, and even sometimes frighten readers of all ages. Whether it’s witches eating unsuspecting children, princes cursed because they are terrible people, young maidens outsmarting fairy creatures, or just tales of mystical fairy folk, fairy tales are an indelible part of the storytelling experience. For this anthology we want you to give us your sexy take on fairy tales or fairy stories.’ Payment: $15 and Contributor's Copy.  Deadline: January 2, 2017.

Ashland Creek Press: Writing for Animals Nonfiction AnthologyGenre: Nonfiction. "We seek articles from authors and educators about the process of writing about animals in literature. Our focus is on including a mix of instructional and inspirational articles to help readers not only improve their work but be inspired to keep at it. Articles may be previously published and should not exceed 10,000 words." Payment: $100 per essay. Deadline: January 3, 2017.

Chrome MagazineGenre: Articles and creative essays only – no poetry or fiction. ‘The only instructions are that the piece should be based around the colour Red, between 500-1500 words. The article is also to be ideas based: intelligent, thoughtful, provocative, different, creative, beautifully written, accessible and interesting. Also the piece has to be timeless, a reflection rather than fast news.’ Payment: Not specified. Deadline: January 5, 2017.

The Lifted Brow MagazineGenre: Translated Literary Work. "Our translations will largely focus on works from the margins: people who live and write from demographic margins, and/or writers whose work sits in the literary margins, and/or translators who interpret the translation act in surprising ways or stretch the bounds of what ‘translation’ means: your work might be cross-modal or cross-genre, might include insertions, erasure or collage." Payment: Up to $300/submission. Deadline: January 8, 2017.

Crab Orchard Review: Weather Reports: All About the WeatherGenres: Original, unpublished poetry, fiction, or literary nonfiction in English. "We are open to work that covers any of the many possibilities in how we think about and experience the weather through science, history, popular culture, art, and our own lives." Payment: $25 (US) per magazine page ($50 minimum for poetry; $100 minimum for prose) and two copies of the issue. Deadline: January 10, 2017.

Texas Home School Coalition Review. Genre: Nonfiction articles about home schooling. (See website for topics.) Payment: $40 for nonexclusive print and electronic rights to feature articles that have been published previously, or works to which the author wishes to retain the copyright. (Authors should confirm that agreements with previous publishers will not conflict with THSC’s nonexclusive rights.) $110 for the exclusive print and electronic copyright to previously unpublished works.  Deadline: January 10, 2017.

Twelfth Planet Press: Octavia Estelle Butler IssueGenre: Nonfiction. "We are looking for letters addressed to Butler, which should be between 1000 and 1500 words." Payment: 5 cents/word up to $USD75 for letters, to be paid on publication. Deadline: January 12, 2017.

Tor.comGenre: Fantasy novella: 20K - 40K words. They are looking for "epic fantasy, sword and sorcery, high fantasy, or quest fantasy genres, whether set on Earth or on an original fantasy world. However, we will only be considering novellas that inhabit worlds that are not modeled on European cultures. We are seeking worlds that take their influences from Africa, Asia, the indigenous Americas, or any diasporic culture from one of those sources. To qualify, novellas should center the experiences of characters from non-European-inspired cultures." Payment: Advance. Deadline: January 12, 2017.

Splickety: Time WarpGenre: Fiction. "If the Coen brothers could turn the The Odyssey into O Brother, Where Art Thou?, imagine all the classics that could be recast and retold. For our Literary Retellings theme, we want recognizable characters and plot thrown into unique settings. Take Shakespeare or Dickens, Twain or Hemingway beyond where we’d expect. Moby Dick in the great lakes? Sure. Robin Hood during the Roaring 20s? Why not? The Tell-Tale Heart beating below a samurai’s tatami-covered floors? Absolutely. (Please include the title of the original classic story in your submission.)" Payment: $0.02 per word. Deadline: January 13, 2017.

Rattle: Poets with Mental IllnessGenre: Poetry. Payment: $100. Deadline: January 15, 2017.

VersalGenre: Poetry, prose, art. Theme: Migration. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: January 15, 2017.

Ploughshares Journal: ‘Look2 Essay series’Genre: Essay about an under-represented or neglected writer with talent. Submit pitch only. Payment: Up to $250/essay. Deadline: January 15, 2017.

Living Education UpdatesGenre: Nonfiction articles on homeschooling. Payment: $50/article. Deadline: January 15, 2017.

Qu Literary MagazineGenres: Prose, poetry, nonfiction, drama/screenplay. Payment: $100 (prose), $50 (poem). Deadline: January 15, 2017.

Outlook SpringsGenre: Fiction, poetry, CNF tinged with the strange. Payment: $25 for pose, $10 for poetry. Deadline: January 15, 2017.

The Capilano ReviewGenre: Poetry, fiction. Experimental writing and art. Payment: $50 per page. Deadline: January 15, 2017.

Great Weather for MEDIA: Annual Print AnthologyGenres: Poetry, flash fiction, short stories, dramatic monologues, and creative nonfiction. "Our focus is on the fearless, the unpredictable, and experimental but we do not have a set theme for our anthologies." Payment: $10. Deadline: January 15, 2017.

LiminalGenre: Speculative fiction and poetry. "We like stories that are strange and unsettling, sharp-edged and evocative.  Although we will consider any genre, we have a soft spot for weird fiction, magical realism, soft science fiction, and those uncategorizable stories that straddle the line between genres." Payment: 6 cents/word/fiction. $50/poem. Deadline: January 15, 2017.

Spirit's TinctureGenre: Fiction and poetry that includes some element of fantasy, myth, fairy tale, or folklore. Payment: 6 cents/word. Deadline: January 15, 2017.

Wizards in SpaceGenres: Poetry, fiction, nonfiction. Payment: $30. Deadline: January 15, 2017. Reprints accepted.

Helios Magazine. THEME: Commercial Cosmonauts & Hired Guns. Genres: Fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and art: "stories that delve into various journeys of unwilling and daring adventurers. What propaganda forces these individuals to battle against the universe and formidable foes? What are the stories being left untold in these narratives dominated by the lone white male savior against the world?" Payment:$0.03 USD per word for the first 1,500 words and $0.01 USD after for short stories, and $0.25 USD a line for poetry. Deadline: January 15, 2017.

Bikes in Space: Volume 5Genre: Speculative short story on the theme of Intersections. "Stories that are accepted will all have a feminist perspective and incorporate bicycling in some way, whether or not they are actually about feminism or about bicycles." Payment: Percentage of Kickstarter. Deadline: January 15, 2017.

Sharkpack Poetry ReviewGenre: Poetry. Long form. Payment: $25. Deadline: January 15, 2017.

Ella @ 100Genre: Poems, stories, essays, scripts, and graphic essays or stories inspired by the life and work of the incomparable Ella Fitzgerald. Payment: $10 and contributor copy. Deadline: January 15, 2017.

MorelRestrictions: Authors must live in Southwestern Ontario or write about the region. Genres: Fiction, poetry and essays about Southern Ontario. Payment: $25 per piece. Deadline: January 22, 2017.

Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale MagazineGenre: Prose or poem fairy tale on theme: "Steadfast Tin Soldier." Payment: $30/story; $10/poem US dollars only. Deadline: January 30, 2017.

Three Drop from a Cauldron: A Face in the Mirror, a Hook on the Door (An Anthology of Urban Legends & Modern Folklore). Genre: Poetry and flash fiction based on urban (or rural, or suburban, or the internet…) legends and modern folklore from any culture and any continent. Payment: Revenue sharing. Deadline: January 30, 2017.

Black RabbitGenres: Fiction (900 words max) and personal essays (250 words max). Payment: $25 per piece. Deadline: January 31, 2017.


Crystal Lake Publishing: C.H.U.D Tribute AnthologyGenre: Stories between 3,000 and 10,000 words. Theme is the 1984 slasher film, C.H.U.D. Payment: 3 cents per word. Deadline: January 31, 2017.

Kristell InkGenre: Speculative fiction. Themes: Infinite Dysmorphia, Terra Nullius or Holding on By Our Fingertips. Payment: £10 on acceptance of story, plus a physical copy of the publication, the eBook, and royalty share of profits. Deadline: January 31, 2017.

Broken Eye Books: Ride the Star WindGenre: Speculative tales that combine space opera with cosmic weird horror, either set within the Cthulhu Mythos or inspired by it. Payment: 8 cents per word. Deadline: January 31, 2017.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams, Premonitions and the UnexplainablePayment: $200. Deadline: January 31, 2017.

Dreaming Robot Press: Young Explorer's Adventure GuideGenre: Middle Grade Science Fiction. (Ages 8 - 12) 3,000 to 6,000 words. Payment: 6 cents per word. Deadline: January 31, 2017.

On SpecGenre: Speculative fiction and poetry. Payment: $50 poem, up to $200 story. Deadline: January 31, 2017.

Room Magazine: MigrationRestrictions: Open to Canadian women. Genre: Poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and art that explores migration in all its many forms. Payment: $50 CAD for one page, $60 for two pages, $90 for three pages, $120 for four pages, $150 for five or more pages. Deadline: January 31, 2017.

Wordrunner E-ChapbooksGenres: Fiction, memoir and poetry. "The theme for this year's anthology is breaking barriers or pushing against boundaries. Fiction on this topic can be contemporary or historical. Our preference, whether in fiction, nonfiction or poetry, is for emotional complexity. We are not interested in genre fiction unless it transcends genre." Payment: $100 for collections, $5 to $25 for poems, stories and essays published in the annual anthology. Deadline: January 31, 2017.

Carnival of Madness AnthologyGenre: Horror. "Buy the ticket and step into the last Carnival you will ever attend! Authors, let your darkest ideas and fantasy unite at the Carnival of Madness. Psycho-thrillers invite their audience to be a part of the nightmare that you create! So....Wanna go for a ride?" Payment: $25 and contributor copy. Deadline: January 31, 2017.

Martian Migraine Press: A Breath from the Sky: Unusual Stories of PossessionGenre: Weird Fiction. "We encourage our authors to unshackle themselves from the standard tropes that can weigh down the imagination and move into truly authentic dimensions of fear, awe, and cosmic wonder. We want to see the Weird move with confidence into the 21st Century, and want our authors to share that commitment. For A Breath from the Sky: Unusual Stories of Possession, the seed story will be H P Lovecraft’s classic The Colour Out of Space." Payment: 3 cents/word (CAD) and contributor copies. Deadline: January 31, 2017.

Hyperion and TheiaGenre: Fiction, poetry, and art on theme of Saturnalia. Payment: 2 - 3 cents/word. Deadline: January 31, 2017.

The CantabrigianGenre: Literary fiction. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: January 31, 2017.

Pen&Ink: Triskaidekaphilia Book #2: Ravenous! Genre: Vampire Romance. Payment: $10 USD and a paperback copy of the anthology. Deadline: January 31, 2017.

NonBinary Review: Issue #12 The Works of Edgar Allan PoeGenres: Poetry, fiction, essays and art on theme of Edgar Allan Poe. Payment: 1 cent per word for fiction and nonfiction, and a flat fee of $10 per poem and $25 per piece of visual art. Deadline: January 31, 2017.

The FantasistGenre: Fantasy novellas, 15,000 to 40,000 words. Payment: $100. Deadline: January 31, 2017.

 
 
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There are over two dozen open calls for submissions in November. All genres and styles are welcome, including poetry. fiction, nonfiction, and personal essays. As might be expected, quite a few of these calls are for Holiday themes. All are paying markets.

As always, read the submissions guidelines carefully.

You can find more resources for submission calls, both paid and unpaid, here: Calls for Submissions

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 The First LineGenre: Fiction, poetry, CNF. Must begin with the line: "In the six years I spent tracking David Addley, it never occurred to me that he didn’t exist." Payment: up to $50 per piece. Deadline: November 1, 2016.

Ninth LetterGenre: Fiction, poetry, CNF. Southern writing onlyPayment: $25 per page. Deadline: November 1, 2016.

Virginia Quarterly ReviewGenre: Fiction, poetry, CNF. Southern writing onlyPayment: $200 per poem, $1000+ for fiction and CNF. Deadline: November 1, 2016.

Skirt! Genre: Personal essay; Essay Theme: Stories about the merriest of holiday times. Payment: $200. Deadline: November 1, 2016.

SockdolagerGenre: Short genre stories for special issue: Women of War. Payment: 2 cents per word; $15 for reprints. Deadline: November 1, 2016.

EllipsisGenres: Poetry, fiction, CNF. Payment: $50 for prose; $10 for poetry. Deadline: November 1, 2016.

THEMAGenres: Short stories, poems, essays on theme of Missing Letters. Accepts reprints. Payment: $25; short-short piece (up to 1000 words), $10; poem. Deadline: November 1, 2016.

Kenyon ReviewGenres: Fiction, poetry, plays, excerpts. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: November 1, 2016.

Pear Tree PressGenres: Dark poetry and fiction. Payment: $10, $5 for poetry. Deadline: November 1, 2016.

Maple Tree Literary SupplementGenres: Dialogue or interviews on any topic between and amongst Canadian writers. Payment: $30. Deadline: November 1, 2016.(Website is unclear)

Electric LiteratureGenres: Personal and critical essays. Payment: $50 per piece. Deadline: November 4, 2016.

How Well You Walk Through MadnessGenres: Fiction, poetry. We are looking for stories that capture ordinary madness-the down and dingy corners of life. Send us the last little hope before getting a boot to the face. Send us experimental fiction or poetry littered with philosophies on a mission to corrupt the norms. Essentially, we're looking for Beat fiction. Fiction that breaks the conventional norms of writing. Be an outsider. Think differently. Get weird and don't be afraid. This anthology is inspired by the Beat Generation writers, a literary movement that is getting a rebirth today. Payment: 1/4 cent per word. $5 per poem if submitting poetry. Deadline: November 4, 2016.

StarwheelGenres: Fiction, nonfiction. We are hoping for weird, speculative, or literary slice of life pieces that are uplifting and thought provoking. The story must contain some aspect of the fall and holiday season: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, etc. Payment: $2.00 per poem, $3.00 per fiction or nonfiction piece, $3.00 for art & photography, and $6.00 for a one-page illustrated story or comic. Deadline: November 10, 2016.

Lamplight MagazineGenre: Dark fiction. Payment: 3 cents per word; reprints 1 cent per word. Deadline: November 15, 2016.

Electric LiteratureGenre: Reprints. "Unlike our regular submissions period, the cover letter here is important. We want to know about your short story’s original publication, and why it deserves a second life in Recommended Reading. If accepted, we may use this information (with your permission) in our introduction, alongside the story’s publication. As always, we’re looking for stories between 2,000 and 10,000 words that are bold, affecting, and presented with a distinct style." Payment: $100. Deadline: November 15, 2016.

WitnessGenres: "Original fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and photography that is innovative in its approach, broad-ranging in its concerns, and that dazzles us with its unique perspective. We often enjoy material that ventures into international terrain." Payment: $25 for every 1,500 words of prose and $25 per poem, for both print and online work.  Deadline: November 15, 2016.

Bright Wall/Dark RoomGenre: Essays on your favorite Christmas/Holiday/Winter movies. Please note: the movie or television show you write about does not have to be about the holidays - it can be about any film you watch during the holiday season - but the issue itself will be mostly geared toward actual holiday movies. Payment: $25. Deadline: November 15, 2016.

Tiny Tim Literary Review.  Genre: Chronically ill/disability narratives. Payment: $50 per piece. Deadline: November 19, 2016.

Fun Dead PublicationsGenre: Dark, spooky stories 1000-6000 words, set in New Orleans. Payment: $10. Deadline: November 25, 2016.

Chicken Soup for the SoulGenre: True stories and poems for Dreams and Synchronicities. Sometimes magic happens in your life. You have a dream that reveals a truth or a course of action to you. You have a premonition that changes your behavior and saves you or a loved one from disaster. You meet someone at just the right time and you can’t believe the coincidence. Payment: $200. Deadline: November 30, 2016.

Chicken Soup for the SoulGenre: True stories and poems for Military Families. "We are looking for true stories of no more than 1200 words from soldiers who defend and protect our country — both active and retired — and from their families: spouses, children, parents and other relatives. Tell us what it’s like to be part of a military family: the ups and downs, the funny stories, the heartwarming stories, and your best advice for other military families." Payment: $200. Deadline: November 30, 2016.

Notre Dame ReviewGenre: Prose. Payment: "small gratuity." Deadline: November 30, 2016.

Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale MagazineGenre: Fairy tale. Payment: Story pay: $30, Poem pay: $10. US dollars only. Deadline: November 30, 2016.

World Weaver Press: Equus: Rhonda Parrish's Magical MenageriesGenre: Speculative fiction stories about every kind of horse from the earthly to the mythological with a special emphasis on horses, unicorns and pegasi. Every kind of magical equine is welcome. Payment: $10 + contributor copy. Deadline: November 30, 2016.

The Pedestal MagazineGenre: Speculative poetry. Payment: $40. Deadline: November 30, 2016.

Literary e-clecticGenre: Fiction and nonfiction on theme of "lost and found." Payment: $50. Deadline: November 30, 2016.

Anthology: MONSTERS AMONG USGenre: Poetry and Stories up to 7,000 words about ‘psychological horror’, horror that comes from within. Payment: $15. Deadline: November 30, 2016.

 
 
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There are over two dozen calls for submissions in October.

As always, there are calls for a wide variety of genres and styles. Short stories, essays, interviews, poems, and flash fiction are all welcome. All of these markets pay writers.

Note: For links to sites that regularly post calls for submissions - both paid and unpaid - go to Calls for Submissions.

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The Last Line. All stories must end with the last line provided,  and you cannot change it in any way. Payment: $20.00 - $40.00. Deadline: October 1, 2016.

Ghosts on DrugsGenre: Tale must include some version of at least one ghost who's on some version of at least one drug. Payment: 15 cents/word. Deadline: October 1, 2016.

AmbitGenre: Poetry and prose. Payment: £30 for fiction, £10 for poetry. Deadline: October 1, 2016. Read details here.

The Blue RouteRestrictions: Only the work of current undergraduate writers will be considered. Genres: Fiction, or creative nonfiction totaling no more than 3000 words. Payment: $25 Deadline: October 1, 2016

Skirt! Theme: Yummy! Genre: Essay - Stories about a memorable meal or a recipe. Food is love concept. Payment: $200 per piece Deadline: October 1, 2016

Six Hens. "Six Hens features true stories about the moments that define and redefine. Our writers take us to the places and events that changed what they believe in, changed how they see their place in the world, and changed them." Genre: Creative nonfiction. Payment: $50 Deadline: October 3, 2016

Exit 271: Your Georgia Writers ResourceRestrictions: All writers and artists must currently live in Georgia Genres: Feature articles (1000-2000 words), writer’s path column (less than 1000 words), short fiction (under 4000 words), poetry (any length), and artwork for the magazine cover. Payment: Feature articles are theme related and pay $50 per article. Writer’s path column pays $25 per article. Creative writing pieces and cover art are on a rolling basis Deadline: October 3, 2016.

RattleRestrictions: Poems may be written on any subject, in any style or length, but must be written by those who have worked a significant amount of time for a non-military governmental department or agency (whether U.S., foreign, or international). Genre: Poetry. Payment: $50. Deadline: October 15, 2016.

Griffith Review 56: Millennials Strike BackGenre: Nonfiction: This special edition of Griffith Review is devoted to the challenges and opportunities this generation is facing and embracing. The net will be cast wide, as we listen to the voices of the future reporting on the world as they experience it. Writers, academics, artists, workers, activists – all are welcome. Payment: Negotiated according to word length. Deadline: October 7, 2016, pitches only. Read guidelines here.

The Violet HourGenre: Flash only. The theme prompts this time around are “macabre” and “Gothic.” All non-fiction and fiction submissions are limited to a maximum word-count of 1000 words, and all poems are limited to a maximum of 1 page, up to 5 poems per submission. Payment: $5. Deadline: October 14, 2016.

Iron SoapGenre: Short stories of around 200 words on the theme of Halloween. Payment: 1 cent/word. Deadline: October 14, 2016.

RattleRestrictions: Poems may be written on any subject, in any style or length, but must be written by those who have worked a significant amount of time for a non-military governmental department or agency (whether U.S., foreign, or international). Genre: Poetry. Payment: $50. Deadline: October 15, 2016.

Disquieted Dream PressGenre: Fiction, 2000-5000 words on the theme of Body Horror. Payment: $10. Deadline: October 15, 2016.

HeliosGenre: Fiction, poetry, nonfiction. RE_ACTED wants stories that explore the dark side of human progression. What are the secrets we’ve erased from our families shared histories? What is the government, society, or even the universe itself trying to shield us from seeing? Payment: Varies according to type of submission. Deadline: October 15, 2016.

NousGenre: Stories, poems, and essays taking on themes such as Addiction, Gambling, Virtual Reality and Computer Games, Therapy, Community Action and Social Change. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: October 16, 2016.

ShooterGenre: Poems and stories on theme of Cities. Minimum 2000 words for stories. Payment: £25 per story and £5 per poem. Deadline: October 16, 2016.

Dieselpunk Fairy TalesGenre: Diselpunk. "We’re looking for over-the-top storylines that fit into this mash-up of genres. Horror, action, detective, crime, and even fantasy can be fit into this genre. Think steam-punk, but with petroleum-fueled engines. All submissions will have to be based on a retelling of a fairy tale." US writers only. Payment: Revenue sharing. Deadline: October 21, 2016.

SplicketyGenre: Speculative fiction. ‘What if White Fang was actually a chupacabra? What if a pod of warmongering mermaids sank the Titanic? What if Oliver Twist turned out to be a twisted leprechaun? In these literary retellings, we want to know who really populated the stories that history wouldn’t allow told. The plot and motivations will stay largely the same, but the characters will be a little different than we remember. Think Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter, and Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters when you’re writing the true versions of these classic spec-fic masterpieces.’  Payment: $0.02 per word via PayPal. Deadline: October 28, 2016. Read guidelines here.

Tacitus PublishingGenre: "We are looking for short fiction (1,500 to 5,000 words) that takes place in space and has a strong horror element.  This can include aliens, ghosts, or disturbing circumstance." Payment: 1 cent USD per word. Deadline: October 30, 2016.

Chicken Soup for the SoulGenre: True stories by and about teachers. Payment: $200 per story. Deadline: October 30, 2016.

Adventure Cyclist .Genre: Nonfiction. Payment: 30-50 cents/word. Deadline: October 31, 2016.

World Unknown ReviewGenre: Poetry, fiction. Payment: $15 per piece. Deadline: October 31, 2016. See details here.

The Book of Blasphemous WordsGenre: Weird, horror, speculative fiction. Payment: $15 per story. Deadline: October 31, 2016. See details here.

Copper Pen Press - FreakshowGenre: Dark, twisted and unusual mysteries with dark, twisted and unusual characters set within the world of a traveling circus, carnival or freak show. Payment: $50 per story. Deadline: October 31, 2016.

Horror AddictsGenre: Horror. Your story must have a clock involved. Payment: $10. Deadline: October 31, 2016.

Whortleberry PressGenre: Speculative flash fiction. 500 words max. Payment: $6. Deadline: October 31, 2016.

Maple Tree Literary SupplementGenre: The Maple Tree Literary Supplement provides a platform for dialogue or interviews on any topic between and amongst Canadian writers, while featuring their work and reporting on literary events, landmarks or festivals in Canada and around the world–with an emphasis on their Canadian composition. Payment: $30 CAN. Deadline: October 31, 2016.
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There are three dozen calls for submissions with deadlines in September. All of these markets pay writers.

As always, there are calls for a wide variety of genres and styles. Short stories, essays, interviews, poems, and flash fiction are all welcome.

Note: For links to sites that regularly post calls for submissions - both paid and unpaid - go to Calls for Submissions.

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Skirt! Magazine

Genre: Personal essays. Theme: Stories about your big life, big moments, big thoughts and big dreams.

Payment: $200 per piece

Deadline: September 1, 2016

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On Second Thought: Sense of Place Issue 

"For the 2016 Sense of Place issue writers are invited to focus on images from Digital Horizons (digitalhorizonsonline.org). Digital Horizons is an online library that includes thousands of images, documents, videos, and oral histories depicting life on the Northern Plains from the late 1800s to today. Articles may focus on a specific image of the author’s choosing from the Digital Horizons library. Submissions can include historical analysis, critical reflections, or other approaches to understanding or interpreting images of the Northern Plains over time. However, we will also accept submissions not focused on Digital Horizons." Writers must have some connection to North Dakota.

Payment: $250 per piece

Deadline: September 1, 2016

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Timeless Magazine: Theme: The Snow Queen

Genre: Timeless Tales exclusively publishes retellings of fairy tales and myths. Must relate to theme

Payment: $20/story

Deadline: September 1, 2016

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Ligature Works

Genre: Speculative fiction, poetry

Payment: $25

Deadline: September 1, 2016

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|tap| literary magazine

Genre: Poetry and prose on trauma, mental health, social justice, and by marginalized voices

Payment: $25 per piece

Deadline: September 1, 2016

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Sirens Call: Alone With Your Fear

Genre: Stories that pit the main character against their own greatest fear

Length: 4,000 – 8,000 words

Payment: $25 per piece

Deadline: September 1, 2016

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Geometry

Genres: Poetry, prose, creative nonfiction

Payment: $10-$50 for poetry, and 1-3 cents per word for fiction and non fiction

Deadline: September 1, 2016

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Goblin Fruit

Genre: Fantastical poetry

Payment: $15

Deadline: September 1, 2016

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Briarpatch

"Briarpatch Magazine publishes writing and artwork on a wide range of topics, including current events, grassroots activism, electoral politics, economic justice, ecology, labour, food security, gender equity, indigenous struggles, international solidarity, and other issues of political importance."

Genre: Nonfiction

Payment: $50 - $150

Deadline: September 5, 2016

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Wayward Ink

Genre: GLBT speculative fiction

Length: 3000 - 15,000 words

Payment: $50 – $80

Deadline: September 9, 2016

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apt

Genres: Fiction, poetry, essays

Payment: $50 per piece

Deadline: September 15, 2016

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Tanstaafl Press Anthology: Enter the Aftermath

Genre: Stories about the burnout or shortly after any type apocalypse

Payment: $0.01-0.08 per word

Deadline: September 15, 2016

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Horror Library

Genre: Horror

Payment: 3 cents per word

Deadline: September 15, 2016

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Inside The Bell Jar

Genre: Poetry, short stories and flash fiction of absolutely any genre. The only real requirement we have is that your piece is related to mental illness in some way; through a character, the general theme, something about the setting – you decide.

Payment: £15 per published short story. £10 per poem

Deadline: September 15, 2016

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Broken Pencil

Genre: Fiction, 3000 words max

Payment: $100

Deadline: September 15, 2016

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Behind the Mask: A Superhero Anthology

We’re more interested in the ordinary day-to-day challenges facing these extraordinary individuals: growing up, growing old, relationships, career struggles, parenting. How they cope with that age-old desire to fit in when, let’s face it, they don’t.

Genre: Fiction (3,000 - 6,000 words)

Payment: 3 to 8 cents per word

Deadline: September 15, 2016

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Eye to the Telescope: Ghosts Issue

"I am looking for more than thumps in the attic and pretty dead girls on a moonlit road. I want the unexpected, the unmeasured—I want poems that belie the limits of life and afterlife and what we think a ghost story should be. Give me phantoms and poltergeists, yes, bean-sidhe and È Guǐ, pathos or parody, space ship specters or transmigrating alien souls—I want any and all of it, as long the poem has meat on its bones. No restrictions on genre or form, though graphic violence or gore will be a hard sell. More than anything, I want to be moved."

Genre: Speculative poetry

Payment: US 3¢/word rounded to nearest dollar; minimum US $3, maximum $25. Payment is on publication.

Deadline: September 15, 2016

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Syntax & Salt

Theme : Myths, Monsters, Legends and Fairy Tales

Genre: Short stories

Payment: $10

Deadline: September 15, 2016

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New Zenith Magazine

Genre: All genres and types of fiction as well as poetry, cartooning, illustrations/illustrated stories, short comics, photography on theme of holidays

Payment: All works 250 or less words will receive $5.00. Works of 251 words or more will receive $0.02 per word.

Deadline: September 15, 2016

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Janeland: Women Write More about Leaving Men for Women

"Six years have passed since the publication of Lambda Literary Award finalist Dear John, I Love Jane: Women Write about Leaving Men for Women, a groundbreaking exploration of sexual fluidity through intimate, firsthand stories. It’s time to update, extend, broaden, and strengthen the conversation."

Payment: Varies

Deadline: September 15, 2016

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Southward

Genres: Poetry, fiction

Payment: €30 per poem and €120 per short story

Deadline: September 15, 2016

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The Capilano Review

Genre: Prose and poetry

Payment: $50/page

Deadline: September 15, 2016

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3288 Review

Genre: Fiction, nonfiction and poetry

Payment: $25 - $50

Deadline: September 15, 2016

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Cicada YA

"CICADA YA lit/comics magazine is looking for fairy tales and folklore with a twist—we want you to take familiar stories and dress them up; dress them down; give them some bite; shine a different light on them. Tell us a dark and weird tale from your culture, or show us something new. Let the wolf win. Stick all of those tired old folktale tropes in a blender, add genre-savviness and a dash of hot sauce, and serve over ice."

Genre: Short fiction, poetry, essays, and comics for teen audience - pitches only

Payment: 10 to 25 cents per word

Deadline: September 20, 2016

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Splickety

Theme: Christmas in Crisis

Genre: Flash fiction.

Payment: 2 cents per word

Deadline: September 23, 2016

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The Puritan

Genres: Essays, fiction, poetry
Payment: $100 (essay), $50 (fiction), $15 per page (poem)

Deadline: September 30, 2016

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Alberta Fishing Guide Magazine

Genre: Articles about fishing in Alberta, Canada. Send queries only

Payment: $300-$500 per piece

Deadline: September 30, 2016

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Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine

Genres: Fiction, poetry, fairy tales

Theme: Ghosts

Payment: $30 per story, $10 per poem

Deadline: September 30, 2016

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Nashville Review 

Genres: Fiction, poetry

Payment: $100 for fiction, $25 for poetry

Deadline: September 30, 2016

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Heart of Steel — LGBTQIA Knights Anthology

Genre: Stories about knights and all they are willing to do and endure for the sake of those they love and protect

Payment: $200

Deadline: September 30, 2016

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Best Mom Ever!

"We’re looking for stories about moms of all ages, from young mothers to great-grandmothers, and everything in between. Let your mom or grandmother or stepmother or the mother of your children know that her hard work has been recognized and that without her, the kids wouldn’t be where they are today."

Payment: $200

Deadline: September 30, 2016

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Writer’s Chronicle

"The editors look for articles that demonstrate an excellent working knowledge of literary issues and a generosity of spirit that esteems the arguments of other writers on similar topics."

Genre: Nonfiction

Payment: $18 per 100 words

Deadline: September 30, 2016

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Patchwork Raven

"We are looking to create a book of diverse protagonists - stories from and about people all over the world from all kinds of cultures and sub-cultures. Don't get too hung up on "message", though - we want strong tales that will be gripping to kids, we just also want multiple kinds of voices in the book."

Genre: Bedtime stories for children between roughly 3-9 years old. Stories should be between 500 and 1500 words.

Payment: $25

Deadline: September 30, 2016

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Metphorosis

Theme: Gun control

Genre: Science fiction and fantasy

Payment: $.01/word

Deadline: September 30, 2016

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Tin House

Themes: True Crime and Rehab

Genre: Stories, essays, poems

Payment: $50 - $200

Deadline: September 30, 2016

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Fighting Monkey: Uncommon Minds

"We are seeking stories of exceptional intelligence, uncanny empathy, telekinesis, telepathy, or whatever else your UnCommon Mind can dream up. Is an UnCommon Mind a gift or a curse? You tell us. Better yet, show us the consequences of living with an UnCommon Mind. Happy and tragic endings are equally appreciated, but please refrain from submitting cliffhangers. While all genres are welcome, UnCommon anthologies tend to lean more toward magical realism."

Genre: Speculative fiction, magical realism

Payment: Royalties

Deadline: September 30, 2016

 
 
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Here are two dozen calls for submissions with deadlines in July. All of these markets pay writers, some quite handsomely, others just "token" amounts.

As always, there is a wide variety of genres and styles, from literary, to hybrid, to "weird." Stories, poetry, and nonfiction are all welcome.

Note: For links to sites that regularly post calls for submissions - both paid and unpaid - go to Calls for Submissions.
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THEMA

Theme: Second Thoughts

Genre: Short stories, essays, poems

Payment: Short story, $25; short-short piece (up to 1000 words), $10; poem

Deadline: July 1, 2016

Reprints accepted.

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The Deaf Poets Society

"We're looking for compelling prose or cross-genre works (including flash, works that combine ASL and English, and more) that convey and critically examine some aspect of the disability experience. We're looking for poems that will change our readers in some way as well as validate their experiences. We especially want work that is intersectional and that challenges the dominant rhetoric about disability in fiercely innovative ways."

Genres: Poetry, prose/cross-genre work, book reviews, and art

Payment: Not specified

Deadline: July 1, 2016

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Existere

Genres: All genres and forms of art and literature are welcome including and not limited to: poetry, short plays, short stories, postcard/flash fiction, art and literature reviews, critical essays, interviews, sketches, photos, etc.

Payment: Small honorarium

Deadline: July 1, 2016

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Polychrome Ink

"Here at Polychrome Ink, we believe that your cultural identity, who you're attracted to, how you feel about your gender, your neurological configuration, and your physical ability are important factors. We seek to bring under-represented voices and narratives into the public eye by focusing on authors and poets who do not embody the majority of the publishing industry. In doing so, we hope to normalize diversity, rather than allowing it to remain marginalized."

Genre: Poetry, fiction, non-fiction.

Payment: $15 short fiction, $25 poem, $40 longer fiction

Deadline: July 1, 2016

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NonBinary Review

ThemeAlice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Genres: Full length submissions of fiction, essays, short stories, poetry, and hybrid work

Payment: 1 cent/word (prose), $10 per poem

Deadline: July 1, 2016

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The Suburban Review: Volume 7: Writers of Colour

Genre: Fiction, poetry

Payment: $75-$150 for fiction, $75 per poem

Deadline: July 3, 2016

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Briarpatch Magazine 

Theme: Labour

Genre: Nonfiction writing and artwork on a wide range of topics, including current events, grassroots activism, electoral politics, economic justice, ecology, labour, food security, gender equity, indigenous struggles, international solidarity, and other issues of political importance.

Payment: $50-$150

Deadline: July 10, 2016

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Wordrunner eChapbooks

Genre: Fiction collections by one author.

Length: Stories may be flash or longer, from 750 up to 3,500 words each, totaling a minimum of approximately 8,000 and a maximum of 16,000 words for the collection. Minimum of five stories, but no more than 15 (if flash fiction). They need not be linked, but it would be a plus if they belong together for some reason, be it theme, location or character/s. Novel excerpts also considered. No genre fiction, unless a story is good enough to transcend genre. At least one-fourth of any collection should be previously unpublished.

Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but only one submission per author. Please notify Wordrunner eChapbooks if your collection, or any part of it, is accepted elsewhere. In the cover letter, indicate which, if any pieces, were previously published and where.

Payment: $100

Deadline: July 15, 2016
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Detroit Neighborhood Guidebook

"We’re looking for essays, poetry, short fiction (yes, short fiction), photography and art about your neighborhood story. In addition to your story, tell us what stands out about your neighborhood: What bars to stumble out of, what schools everybody went to, what bakeries have the best sweets. And we want all the neighborhoods citywide; not just downtown and Midtown."

Restrictions: Open to past and present residents of Detroit

Payment: TBA

Deadline: July 15, 2016

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Outlook Springs Magazine

Genres: Fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction tinged with the strange

Payment: Up to $25 per piece

Deadline: July 15, 2016

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Miel Dickinson House

Theme: Softness

Genres: Text or image-text in all forms—prose, poetry, fragments, hybrid or null forms, incomplete objects, notes

Payment: Honorarium

Deadline: July 15, 2016

Accepts reprints

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Feminine inq.

Genre: Short stories, poem collections, personal narratives, academic essays, paintings, drawings, lithographies, comics, flash fiction, political essays, sonnets, plays, and anything else you can think of submitting

Payment: Not specified

Deadline: July 20, 2016

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Splickey

Theme: Who says October has to be gloomy? Let’s shine a little light on the dark night of All Hallows Eve by showcasing grim humor, graveyard mischief, and good old-fashioned Halloween fun. From fun and silly to creepy and quirky, what embodies the spirit of Halloween for you?"

Genre: Flash fiction, 300-100 words

Payment: $0.02 per word via PayPal

Deadline: July 22, 2016

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Enchanted Conversation

Theme: Fairy Godmothers

Genre: Fiction, poetry - fairy tales

Payment: $30 per story, $10 per poem

Deadline: July 30, 2016

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Virginia Quarterly

Genres: Poetry, fiction, nonfiction.

Payment: $200 per poem, up to 4 poems; for a suite of 5 or more poems, usually pays $1,000. Short fiction, $1,000 and up. 

Deadline: July 31, 2016

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Phobos Four: Deep Black Sea

Genre: Weird fiction. "We want short stories, flash, and poetry hauled from the brine of oceans both real and fantastic: the shipwrecked rocket bobbing in the black ocean waves of a starless planet, its bloodied crew and their flashlights at the hatch that opens into the perfect dark, and the heavy thump against the hull; the work song of a dozen sailors, and the lilting mezzo-soprano that begins to harmonize from the empty crow's nest; the fleeing galleon's dreadful captive gnawing the last rivet from its iron box; the granddaughter that chucks a sharpened stick and spears a skull-sized opal blob galloping across the sand on its little wet fingers."

Payment: 5 cents/word

Deadline: July 31, 2016

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Ceto's Brine Anthology

Genre: Horror, dark fantasy. "Open to ocean-themed horror – selkies, doorways to other dimensions, ghost ships, curses, madness, mythical beasts from beyond, Lovecraftian horrors, and demonic forbidden love are just a few of the tales we’re looking for." (No mermaids)

Length: 5,000-12,000 words. Query for shorter/longer

Payment: $30 USD plus a copy of print, electronic, and audiobook formats

Deadline: July 31, 2016

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Hidden Lives: Coming Out on Mental Illness

"We are looking for three additional creative nonfiction/personal essays written by writers domiciled in the United States that address experiences with mental health issues. We seek a variety of work that will speak to all aspects, including direct experience from those who have received a diagnosis, as well as the experiences of spouses, siblings, and children. Writing from more than one family member would be of interest, especially if it rounds out the view. We are not looking for therapeutic accounts from therapists, nor do we seek prescriptive essays of the self-help variety. By mental health issues we refer to some of the more extreme diagnoses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, severe depression, and autism. We recognize that many people suffer with depression and addiction, but at this time we are not seeking writing on these topics unless they are part of a dual diagnosis, or in the case of depression have resulted in psychosis or other extreme manifestation." Questions / submissions: lenore@lenorerowntree.com or andboden@gmail.com

Genre: Personal essays

Payment: $200 per piece

Deadline: July 31, 2016

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Otter Libris: The Solstice Lady

"Many of the Christmas stories we hold dear in Western culture focus around male figures – Santa Claus, Saint Nicholas, the Krampus, Rudolph and Frosty. But if you look to the past, female figures were central to family and hearth celebrations occurring on or around the Winter Solstice. Do some research and tell us your own unique story about the feminine spirit in the Yuletide."

Genre: Short stories

Length: 3,000 to 10,000 words

Payment: $25 per piece

Deadline: July 31, 2016

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Room Magazine

"We eat for survival, remedy, comfort, adventures, nostalgia, growth, gathering, and love. We consume, crave, feast, forage, fast, share, and struggle. As women, our relationship with food can be casual, blissful, or complicated."

Genres: Poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction wanted for 40.1 Issue: Food |

Payment: $50-$120 per piece

Deadline: July 31, 2016

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Shoreline of Infinity

Genre: Science fiction short stories

Payment: £10 per 1000 words

Deadline: July 31, 2016

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Thrice Fiction

Genre: Novellas, 18,000-35,000 words

Payment: Not specified

Deadline: July 31, 2016

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Fun Dead: Chilling Christmas Tales

Genre: Gothic. "We are looking for stories in the vein of Dickens, or ‘Between the Lights’ by E.F. Benson, or ‘The Kit-Bag’ by Algernon Blackwood. Ghosts and legends are encouraged, historical fiction is preferable for this collection."

Payment: $10

Deadline: July 31, 2016

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Triskaidekaphilia Book #1 — Urban Legends

Genre: Short stories. "We’re looking for stories inspired by recognizable urban legends, but with a romantic twist"

Payment: $10

Deadline: July 31, 2016

Reprints accepted


 
 
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Here are 26 calls for submissions in June. All are paying markets.

Genres include speculative fiction, horror, personal essays, poetry, steampunk, children's literature, and nonfiction articles. Some of these calls are for themed issues, so make sure you read the full guidelines before submitting.

Note: I post calls for submissions during the last week of every month. But if you want to get a jump on upcoming calls, you can find a list of sites that regularly post submission calls (paying and non-paying markets) on Calls for Submissions.



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Horrors of Hudson Valley

"We want original, supernatural horror stories set within the Hudson Valley Region within the State of New York (please note that New York City is NOT considered a part of the Hudson Valley). The time period for your story is up to you–past, present, future, alternate history–but it must take place whole or in part within the Hudson Valley. Hudson Valley is a real place, with a real history, so please respect the reality of the setting."

Genre: Supernatural horror

Payment: $25 per story

Deadline: June 1, 2016
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Theories of HER

Genres: Poetry, stream-of-consciousness, flash fiction, micro non-fiction (in various forms including essays/opinion pieces and personal anecdotes), and visual art on what it means to BE, admire, and/or interact, etc with women and/or girls.

Payment: .025/word for flash fiction/non-fiction, excerpts etc.

Deadline: June 1, 2016
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Steampunk Universe

Your story should take place in a non-Western culture, stories that take place in the diverse cultures of Central/South America, Asia, and Africa. This call for submissions is aimed particularly at marginalized writers, especially those who are identify as members of a minority, LGBTQ, or living with exceptionality.

Genre: Steampunk

Payment: .06/word

Deadline: June 1, 2016

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Guardian Angel Kids Magazine

Theme: Pets with disabilities

Genre: Stories, articles, poems for children ages 2 -12 

Payment: .03/word

Deadline: June 1, 2016

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Arc Magazine

Theme: “Art In The End Times”

Genre: Poetry

Payment: $50 a page

Deadline: June 1, 2016

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NonBinary Review

NonBinary Review is a quarterly digital literary journal that joins poetry, fiction, essays, and art around each issue's theme. We invite authors to explore each theme in any way that speaks to them: re-write a familiar story from a new point of view, mash genres together, give us a personal essay about some aspect of our theme that has haunted you all your life. We also invite art that will accompany the literature and be featured on our cover. All submissions must have a clear and obvious relationship to some specific aspect of the source text (a character, episode, or setting)

Theme: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Genre: Poetry, fiction, nonfiction

Payment: 1 cent per word for fiction and nonfiction, and a flat fee of $10 per poem

Deadline: June 1, 2016

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Tech Edge Magazine

Theme: Teaching Complex Thinking 

Genre: Nonfiction articles for educators

Payment: $50-$125 per article

Deadline: June 1, 2016

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Goblin Fruit

"We want poetry that we can call "of the fantastical", poetry that treats mythic, surreal, fantasy and folkloric themes, or approaches other themes in a fantastical way. Re-write a fairytale, ponder an old story, consider history from an unusual perspective — really, it's up to you, so long as the fantastical element is there. Since what qualifies as "the fantastical" is easily debatable, however, here's what we're not interested in: science fiction poetry (it's not you, it's us), horror for horror's sake, and poetry that's self-consciously gothic."

Genre: Poetry

Payment: $15

Deadline: June 1, 2016

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Sunvault: Stories of Solarpunk & Eco-Speculation

"The anthology will focus on times of environmental crisis and the people inhabiting these tipping points, fighting to effect change and seek solutions, even if it’s already too late. But these are times of hope, not just disaster! Turn your lens to those crucial moments in a world’s history when great change can be made by the right people with the right tools. Remember: hope can spark in even the grimmest of situations."

Genre: Speculative fiction

Payment: 6 cents USD per word for original fiction, and poetry. Reprints are paid a flat rate of $50 for stories under 2000 words and $100 for stories over 2000 words. Please include a complete publication history for reprint submissions.

Deadline: June 4, 2016

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DOA III — Extreme Horror Anthology

Genre: Horror

Payment: 5 cents per word

Deadline: June 6, 2016

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Between Worlds

Genre: Speculative fiction short stories and flash fiction. Stories must in some way feature the idea of portals between alternate worlds.

Payment: £5 per short story. Payment will be made via PayPal upon publication.

Deadline: June 7, 2016

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Third Flatiron: "Keystone Chronicles" Anthology

"A keystone is a central stone at the summit of an arch locking the whole together. It's something on which other things depend for support, the heart or core of something, the crux, or central principle. Anything keystone is fine, be it keystone species, pipelines, cops, beer, or ski resorts, as long as it's speculative fiction."

Genre: Speculative fiction

Payment: 6 cents per word (SFWA professional rate)

Deadline: June 15, 2016

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The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts

Genre: Fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction "if they are compressed in some way"

Payment: $50

Deadline: June 15, 2016

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Enter the Apocalypse

Genre: Speculative fiction about the start and / or middle of any type apocalypse

Payment: $0.01-0.08 per word (averaging close to $0.03 per word)

Deadline: June 15, 2016

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Inside The Bell Jar

Inside The Bell Jar is a quarterly journal accepting poetry, short stories and flash fiction of absolutely any genre. The only real requirement we have is that your piece is related to mental illness in some way; through a character, the general theme, something about the setting – you decide.

Genre: Any

Payment: 5 pounds

Deadline: June 15, 2016
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Eye to the Telescope 21, the Male Perspective

"The Science Fiction Poetry Association is no stranger to gender and sexuality politics. In 2012, Stephen M. Wilson edited our LGBTQ issue. More recently, in 2015, Anastasia Andersen edited our All-Women’s issue. We are also in the discussion stages for a gender issue. For our next issue, our ongoing exploration of gender and sexuality through the lens of SF poetry addresses the male perspective. This issue—guest-edited by Marge Simon, a woman—will explore the male perspective through SF poems written by men and male-identifying persons, and male-persona poems written by anyone."

Genre: Speculative poetry

Payment: US 3¢/word rounded to nearest dollar; minimum US $3, maximum $25

Deadline: June 15, 2016

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Grub Street Grackle

Genre: Humorous fiction, poetry, satire

Payment: Between $30 and $50/piece

Deadline: June 16, 2016

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Duality and Doppelgangers

"Send us your terrible twosomes: distorted mirrors, shape-shifters, uncanny similarities, life-stealing doppelgangers. What might you find in a reflection? A perfect copy? Sometimes you might only understand a thing by looking at what it is not. Duality might mean pitting two opposite but equal forces against one another—and not just good/evil or light/dark!"

Genre: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry.

Payment: Fiction: up to 10¢ per word, Nonfiction: up to 25¢ per word, Poems: up to $3.00 per line; $25.00 minimum

Deadline: June 20, 2016

Accepts reprints.

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Sanguine Press Anthology: Transitions & Awakenings

Theme: I Regret Nothing.Your story must feature a predominantly POC cast to be considered.

Genres: Sci-fi, Fantasy, or Horror (no poetry, please)

Payment: .10/word for the first 1,000 words, .05/word for the next 5,000 words and .03/word after that

Deadline: June 30, 2016

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BLACK POWER: The Superhero Anthology

Genre: Speculative fiction. The main character in your story must be Black or of Afrikan descent. The character can be from the continent of Afrika or anywhere in the Diaspora.

Length: 1500-10000 words. This is firm.

Payment: $25.00 per story

Deadline: June 30, 2016

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EVENT

Genre: Poetry

Payment: $25/page

Deadline: June 30, 2016

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The Threepenny Review

Genre: Poetry, fiction, non-fiction

Payment: $400 per story or article, $200 per poem or Table Talk piece

Deadline: June 30, 2016

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Chicken Soup for the Soul

Theme: Stories about Teachers and Teaching. ‘Tell us your stories about the great teachers who changed your life. And if you’re a teacher, tell us about the kids who changed yours, who motivated you to keep on teaching, who showed you that it was all worth it. We’d love to share your best advice with other teachers as well—what works, what doesn’t, how you stay enthusiastic about your jobs. What advice do you have for your colleagues? Tell us the funny stories too—we know you have lots of those.’

Genre: Non-fiction

Payment: $200

Deadline: June 30, 2016

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Chicken Soup for the Soul

Theme: Blended Families. "Are you part of a blended family, enjoying stepchildren, stepsiblings, etc.? Blending two families after a second marriage can be a real joy… and sometimes a challenge too. Tell us about your own blended families. How did you make it work? What advice do you have for other families? We are looking for true stories about all aspects of blending families—stories that will make us laugh and cry, nod our heads in recognition, and give us great advice. Tell us about your kids if you’re a parent, your parents if you’re a kid, your pets, whatever you think would enlighten and entertain someone else in the same situation."

Genre: Non-fiction

Payment: $200

Deadline: June 30, 2016
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Chicken Soup for the Soul

Theme: Curvy & Confident. ‘Women come in all shapes and sizes. We’re all beautiful and the key is to be fit and healthy within the body type that we were issued at birth. Our new book is all about body image, self-esteem, and feeling comfortable within our own skins.’

Genre: Non-fiction

Payment: $200

Deadline: June 30, 2016

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Litmag

Genres: Fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction up to 3,000 words

Payment: $1,000 for a short story or an essay; $250 for a short short or a poem, $250 for online publication

Deadline: June 30, 2016

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New Zenith Magazine

Genres: Any up to 3,000 words. Flash fiction up to 400 words, based on prompt: “I woke up and found myself …”

Payment: Prose/poetry: All works 250 or less words will receive $5.00. Works of 251 words or more will receive $0.02 per word.

Deadline: June 30, 2016

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Meanjin

Restrictions: Meanjin accepts submissions from outside of Australia, but they publish a majority of work from Australian or Australia-based writers.

Genre: Poetry (charges fee for all other submissions)

Payment: $50 per poem

Deadline: June 30, 2016

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Alban Lake: Potter’s Field 6

Theme: Unmarked graves

Genre: Horror (no poetry)

Payment: Pay rates for original stories: $25.00 Pay rate for reprinted stories: $7.00.

Deadline: June 30, 2016

Accepts reprints.

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Manawaker Studio: Starward Tales

Genre: Speculative fiction and poetry. Reinterpretations and retellings of legends, myths, and fairytales 

Payment: $2 per accepted poem, $2 per 1k words ($1 minimum.) for accepted fiction ($3 per page for graphic narrative fiction)

Deadline: June 30, 2016

 

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