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.

Submittable Discover

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 (FEBRUARY CALLS)

The Southern Review. Genre: Poetry. Payment: $25 per printed page with a maximum payment of $200, plus two copies of the issue in which the work appears and a one-year subscription to The Southern Review. Deadline: February 1, 2018. Snail mail submissions only.

The Monkey Collective. Genre: Short stories up to 5000 words in all genres that correspond to anthology theme “the strangest place I’ve been.” Prize: Publication in the magazine and 5% of sales paid out each calendar year. Deadline: February 1, 2018.

The First Line. Genre: Short story beginning with the line: "Leo massaged the back of his neck, thankful the meeting was finally over." 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, 2018.

Abyss & Apex. Genre: Speculative short stories. Payment: 6 cents/word. Deadline: First week of February.

Canthius. Genre: Poetry and prose from women and genderqueer writers. Payment: $15 per poem and $50 per work of prose. Deadline: February 1, 2018. Snail mail submissions only.

OTHER COVENANTS: Alternate Histories of the Jewish PeopleGenre: Stories and poems must be in the alternate history genre and must be clearly relevant to the theme of the anthology. Length: 500–15,000 words. Payment: 8 cents/word (CAN). Deadline: February 1, 2018. Accepts some reprints.

Splickety: Extraordinary ExploitsGenre: Flash fiction, between 300 and 1,000 words long. "Bring things close to home in this action-packed adventure issue. Adventures with a supernatural twist. Artifacts with unexplained properties. Creatures that aren’t quite human. We’re looking for a real-world setting with a twist of the speculative in this issue. Think The Librarian, Indiana Jones, Warehouse 13, and Grimm." Payment: 2 cents/word. Deadline: February 9, 2018.

Smoking Pen Press: A Kiss and a Promise. Genre: Romance. Payment: $25 USD, or 2 complimentary copies of the paperback (non US/Canada authors will receive their choice of a one-time payment of $25 USD, or 1 complimentary copy of the paperback). Deadline: February 14, 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.

Blood is Thicker Anthology. Restrictions: Open to Canadian writers. Genre: Unpublished short stories between 3,000 and 7,500 words with the first line: “It was February 29 again, and I was wondering which member of my family would try to kill me this time.” Payment: CAD $0.02 per word. DeadlineFebruary 28, 2018.

Darkhouse Books: Shhhh… Murder! Genre: Cozy to cozy-noir stories featuring libraries and librarians. Payment: 50% of royalties. DeadlineFebruary 28, 2018. Some reprints accepted.

Darkhouse Books: SanctuaryGenre: Poetry, flash, short fiction, and creative nonfiction reflecting the theme of sanctuary, refuge, shelter, or asylum, from the perspective of those offering, seeking, denying, or destroying it. Payment: 50% of royalties. DeadlineFebruary 28, 2018. Some reprints accepted.

Mizna. Theme issue: The Playing Field: The Politics of Sports. This themed issue will be an exploration of the way the world of sports reflects critical issues affecting our communities--religion, race, gender, class, colonialism/occupation, patriotism, social justice, etc. We invite writing to explore this topic - poetry, stories, creative essays, flash fiction, comix, and other literary interpretations. Work must be relevant to the Arab-American audience. Payment: Honorarium. DeadlineFebruary 28, 2018.

The New Quarterly. Restrictions: Open to Canadian writers. Genre: Poetry, fiction, nonfiction. Payment: $250 for a short story or nonfiction entry, and $40 per poem or postscript story. DeadlineFebruary 28, 2018. Snail mail submissions only.

MARCH 2018

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: March 1, 2018.

Hex Gunslinger. Genre: Speculative, mysterious, and romantic weird western tall tales. Payment: $0.01USD per word. Deadline: March 1, 2018.

Baba Yaga AnthologyGenre: Stories from Baba Yaga’s point of view, or the point of view from those she helps or hurts, or from anyone who might be a protagonist worthy of the Baba Yaga story. You can set the story in the past or present. The story can take place anywhere in the world. It can include romance or action or tragedy or comedy. Payment: $50. Deadline: March 1, 2018.

Sycamore Review. Genre: Poetry, fiction, non-fiction and art. Payment: $50 per short story or non-fiction piece, or $25 per poem. Deadline: March 31, 2018. Submit at the beginning of the month! Once submissions reach 800 for the month, they begin to charge $2.

EIR Longform Prose Poems and Lyric EssayGenre: Longform lyric essays, prose poems, hybrids.  Payment: $7.  Deadline: March 31, 2018.

APRIL 2018

Bikes in Space: Dragons. Genre: Feminist bicycle science fiction on theme of "Dragons." Payment: Not less than $30 per story. Deadline: April 1, 2018.

Geometry. Genre: Poetry, short stories, art, creative nonfiction. Payment: $10-$50 for poetry, and 1-3 cents per word for fiction and nonfiction. Deadline: April 1, 2018.

Splickety: Heirs and SparesGenre: Flash fiction, between 300 and 1,000 words long. "Life as a teenage royal is flashy and glamorous… until trouble strikes in the palace. Weave us tales of royal drama among the monarchy’s younger members—contested thrones, unwilling heirs, coups, and intrigue. The stakes are kingdoms, and the loser stands to lose his (or her) head." Payment: 2 cents/word. Deadline: April 6, 2018.

Rattle: Unpublished PoetsGenre: Poetry. Payment: $100. Deadline: April 15, 2018.

Helios MagazineTHEME: “20/20” Genres: Fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and art. 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: April 15, 2018.

MAY 2018

Lethe Press: The Decadents. Genre: Gay male short stories. Stories should be set during the 18th or 19th century. Payment: Payment for reprints is 1.5 cents per word. Payment for original fiction is 5 cents a word. Deadline: May 2018 (no date)

Arc. Genre: Poetry. Payment: $50 per page for poetry or prose published in the magazine. $50 per webpage for online reprints on the website. $50 per column for How Poems Work. Deadline: May 31, 2018.

JUNE 2018

Rattle: Young PoetsGenre: Poetry. Payment: $100. Deadline: June 15, 2018.

Living Education Updates. Genre: Nonfiction articles on homeschooling. Payment: $50/article. Deadline: June 15, 2018.

SEPTEMBER 2018

An anthology of Dieselpunk and Decopunk Fairy Tales. Genre: Speculative fiction. "Dieselpunk and decopunk are alternative history reimaginings of the WWI and WWII eras beginning with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and ending before the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I’m looking for tales with the grit of roaring bombers, rumbling tanks, of 'We Can Do It', the Great Depression and old time gangsters or the glamour (real or imagined) of flappers, Hollywood starlets, smoky jazz, elegant cars and Radio City Music Hall." Payment: $50. Deadline: September 30, 2018.


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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