Calls for Submissions

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

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

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

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

Here are some good sites to check for submission calls.

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Write Jobs

Freelance Writing

Writing Career

New Pages

Poets & Writers

Cathy's Comps and Calls

Places for Writers

Trish Hopkinson

The Poetry Kit

Funds for Writers

Calls for Submissions (Facebook group)

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

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

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UPCOMING (DECEMBER CALLS)

SliceGenre: Stories, poems, personal essays on theme of "Flight." Payment: $250 for stories and essays and $75 for poems. Deadline: December 1, 2017.

Compelling Science Fiction. Genre: Science fiction. Payment: 6 cents/word. 1 cent/word for reprints. Deadline: December 1, 2017.

Prairie Fire (Canada). Genres: Poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, memoir, drama—or another genre, as you see fit—that celebrates, reflects on, or engages with women’s issues in Canada in the last 100 years, such as the suffrage movement, women’s rights, gendered political issues, etc. Payment: Print - Prose: $0.10 per word. Poetry: $40 per poem. Illustrations, portfolios, portraits: $25 per page for reprint rights. Deadline: December 1, 2017. Read submission guidelinesSnail mail submissions only.

Cicada. Genre: Short stories, poetry, comics for teens on the theme of Monsters. Payment: Fiction: up to 10¢ per word; Nonfiction: up to 25¢ per word; Poems: up to $3.00 per line; $25.00 minimum; Art payment not specified. (Send them your portfolio.) Deadline: December 1, 2017.

Eternal Haunted Summer. Genre: Fiction, poetry, reviews, essays about the Gods and Goddesses and heroes of the world’s many Pagan traditions. Payment: $5. Deadline: December 1, 2017.

Contrary Magazine. Genre: Original commentary, fiction, and poetry Payment: $20. Deadline: December 1, 2017.

MslexiaGenre: Stories, poems, and scripts on theme of "Bewitched." Length: Stories up to 2,200 words, poems up to 40 lines, and short scripts up to 1,000 words (including character names and stage instructions). Payment: £25. Deadline: December 4, 2017.

Jaggery. Genre: Art, poetry, reviews, and fiction connecting South Asian diasporic writers and homeland writers; "we also welcome non-South Asians with a deep and thoughtful connection to South Asian countries, who bring their own intersecting perspectives to the conversation. (By South Asia we mean Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, The Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.) Our hope with Jaggery is to create a journal that offers the best writing by and about South Asians and their diaspora." Payment: $25 for art, poetry, reviews and essays, $100 for fiction. Deadline: December 4, 2017.

Out of Your Shadow Anthology Call: Empowered Sidekicks Anthology. Genre: Short fiction. "This anthology will focus on tales about the sidekicks who help the heroes and princesses find their happily ever afters, and what happens to them after their quests are done." Payment: one half-cent per word, with a minimum payment of $5.00 and a maximum of $15.00. Payment for reprints is a maximum of $10. Deadline: December 10, 2017.

Ruminate. Ruminate welcomes submissions that both subtly and overtly engages faith from all the world religions. Genre: Fiction, poetry. Payment: $15/poem and $15/400 words for prose. Deadline: December 15, 2017.

Prairie Fire (Canada). Restrictions: Canadian Indigenous Writers: submit your work to ndncountry, a special joint issue of Prairie Fire and CV2. Genres: Stories, poems, memoirs, literary experiments, and any other writing. Payment: Print - Prose: $0.10 per word. Poetry: $40 per poem. Deadline: December 15, 2017. Read submission guidelines. Snail mail submissions only.

Pittsburgh Poetry ReviewGenre: Poetry. Payment: $25/poem. Deadline: December 15, 2017.

3288 Review. Restrictions: They only accept submissions from current or former residents of West Michigan, or frequent visitors to the West Michigan region. Genre: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. Payment: Poetry – $5.00 per poem published, up to 10 poems; Prose 1,000 to 5,000 words – $25.00; Prose 5,001 to 10,000 words – $50.00. Deadline: December 31, 2017.

Allegory. Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. Payment: $15. Deadline: December 31, 2017.

Carte Blanche (Canada). Genre: Poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, translations. comics, photography. Payment: "Modest" Deadline: December 31, 2017.

Existere (Canada). Genre: Poetry, short plays, short stories, creative nonfiction, postcard/flash fiction, art and literature reviews, critical essays, interviews, sketches, photos. Payment: "Modest" Deadline: December 31, 2017.

The Cantabrigian. Genre: Literary fiction, cover art. Payment: Between $20 and $50 per contributor. Deadline: December 31, 2017. Submit early to avoid submission fees.

Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy. Genre: Science Fiction and Fantasy short stories published in the calendar year 2017 by a nationally distributed magazine in the US or Canada. Payment: Not specified, but I am including this entry anyhow. The "Best of SFF" series is published by Mariner Books, a division of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Deadline: December 31, 2017.

JANUARY 2018

Apex Publications. Apex is open to receiving dark scifi/fantasy/horror novellas and novels during the month of January 2018. They consider novellas of 30,000 to 40,000 words and novels up to 120,000 words. Pays royalties and an advance.

Ellipsis. Genre: Flash fiction. "Submit no more than 300 words, fiction or non-fiction, in response to the prompt word(s) ‘Two/Too/To."  Payment: Royalties. Deadline: January 5, 2018.

Alien DimensionsGenreSpeculative fiction. "ProxiBee 2118.” Payment: $10. Deadline: January 10, 2018.

The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts. Genre: Fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, mixed media, visual arts, "and even kitchen sinks, if they are compressed in some way." Payment: $50. Deadline: January 15, 2018. (?)

Enchanted ConversationGenre: Fairy tale. Theme: ? Payment: Story pay: $30, Poem pay: $10. US dollars only. Deadline: January 30, 2018.

Carrion Blue 555: “The Garden of Earthly Delights” Anthology. Genre: Fiction, poetry, plays, and pretty much any other formats you can think of. (Creative non-fiction is encouraged but pitch your concept beforehand.) We are seeking new and original work inspired by the famed Bosch triptych, “The Garden of Earthly Delights.” Pieces can be accounts of scenes occurring within the painting; further adventures of the denizens of the painting; bizarre odes to the painting itself; some conglomerate of the above; or something entirely different. Length: 7K words max: if your submission is longer (or is expected to be), pitch them the concept beforehand. Payment: Half cent a word with a $5.00 minimum. No simultaneous submissions. Deadline: January 31st, 2018.

Room MagazineGenre: Feminist fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, art, interviews, and book reviews. "Room magazine invites women and genderqueer folks who identify as part of the LGBTTQIA+ spectrum to submit their best poetry, fiction, CNF, and art to our first queer-themed issue. We especially encourage submissions from writers affected by multiple intersections of oppression, such as racism, classism, ableism, fatphobia, ageism, and transphobia." 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, 2018.

FEBRUARY 2018

Chicken Soup for the SoulGenre: True stories and poetry. "We are looking for stories that contain a great piece of advice that you were given or advice that you gave to someone else. Whether the advice is about a little thing that improve your everyday life, or major epiphanies that can change a life completely, we want to hear about them and how they made a difference." Payment: $200. Deadline: February 28, 2018.

Ninth LetterGenre: Poetry and essays. Payment: $25 per page. Deadline
February 28, 2018.

Delusion. Genre: Poetry and short stories on theme of Delusion. Payment: $0.01 per word, minimum of 10.00 dollars. DeadlineFebruary 28, 2018.




26 Calls for Submissions in June 2016 - Paying Markets

36 Calls for Submissions in May 2016 - Paying Markets

18 Calls for Submissions in April 2016 - Paying Markets

24 Calls for Submissions in March 2016 - Paying Markets

29 Calls for Submissions: February 2016 - Paying Markets

13 Calls for Submissions: January 2016 - Speculative fiction, poetry, short fiction, non-fiction, children's lit

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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