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Archive for October 2nd, 2022

Like the next big trend, here are a few markets that are just around the corner.

Snap your friends, these submission deadlines are coming – markets for young writers only:

ROLLING

Poet2Poet

Deadline: rolling. 

(checked Oct 2/22)

Poetry. “You can submit your own poem and have it published on our website as well as have other passionate youth read to learn from your writing. We are a youth-oriented organization and our mission is to focus on the process of writing in order to help others understand your thought-process and gain valuable knowledge on poetry. To submit a poem, click the button below for a form and fill out all the details. Once you have submitted, we will send you a confirmation email within 1-2 days to inform you that your poem was posted. There is no word limit and you can submit poems on any topic!”

https://www.poet2poet.com/submit-1

Stone Soup

“Stone Soup is the literary magazine and website 100% written and illustrated by kids through age 13. Our young authors’ and artists’ work is also published in our Annual and on our blog. Inspire the children in your life with great short stories and poetry, beautiful art and photography, and thought-provoking reviews–all written by their peers, published in a style and format they can take real pride in.”

Monthly Flash Fiction Contest Deadline: First week every month.

Flash fiction following the prompt given. Check after it opens monthly for that month’s prompt.

14 years old or under. Length varies with the theme. No entry fee.

https://stonesoup.com/post/stone-soup-monthly-flash-contest-winners-roll/

Dec 2022

Lions International

Deadline: December 15, 2022

(checked Oct 2/22)

International Peace Essay Contest on theme of “Lead With Compassion” – up to 500 words.

“Your club can sponsor visually-impaired students in the Lions Clubs International Essay Contest! Only a Lions club can sponsor the contest. The contest may be sponsored in a local school or organized, sponsored youth group, or individuals may be sponsored as well.”

Students who are visually impaired, ages 11, 12 or 13 on November 15, are eligible to participate.

Open to students who are considered visually impaired according to their national guidelines. One grand prize winner will receive an award and US$5,000.

https://www.lionsclubs.org/en/start-our-approach/youth/peace-essay

Lions International

Deadline: December 1, 2022

(checked Oct 2/22)

International Peace Essay Contest on theme of “Lead With Compassion” – up to 500 words.

“Your club can sponsor visually-impaired students in the Lions Clubs International Essay Contest! Only a Lions club can sponsor the contest. The contest may be sponsored in a local school or organized, sponsored youth group, or individuals may be sponsored as well.”

Students who are visually impaired, ages 11, 12 or 13 on November 15, are eligible to participate.

Open to students who are considered visually impaired according to their national guidelines. One grand prize winner will receive an award and US$5,000.

https://www.lionsclubs.org/en/start-our-approach/youth/peace-essay

Nov 2022

International Bipolar Foundation

Deadline: November 30, 2021; opens October 15, 2022.

(checked Oct 2/22)

High School Essay Contest – 500 to 1,000 words. See topic (TBA).

Must be a current high school student in 9th to 12th grade. Prizes: “3 winners will receive cash prizes ($1,000, $500, $250) and their letters used as a template for future advocacy that will be featured on our website.”

http://ibpf.org/webform/high-school-essay-contest

NaNoWriMo’s Young Writers Program

November 30, 2022; opens November 1, 2022.

(checked Oct 2/22)

National Novel Writing Month. “National Novel Writing Month is a fun, empowering approach to creative writing. The challenge: draft an entire novel in just one month. For 30 wild, exciting, surprising days, you get to lock away your inner editor, let your imagination take over, and just create! Our Young Writers Program supports under-18 writers and K-12 educators as they participate in our flagship event each November, and take part in smaller writing challenges year-round.” No payment or entries, just 30 days of wild writing abandon  without letting the need to edit stifle your creativity.

http://ywp.nanowrimo.org/

Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers

Deadline: November 30, 2022; opens November 1, 2022 (annually).

(checked Oct 2/22)

The Kenyon Review. High School Sophomores and Juniors.

Award: First place: Full scholarship to the Kenyon Review Young Writers workshop and publication. Second and third place: Publication.

https://www.kenyonreview.org/contests/patricia-grodd/

Polar Expressions Publishing Student Contest

Deadline: November 21, 2022

(checked Oct 2/22)

Restrictions: open to Canadian students in kindergarten through grade twelve.

Short story up to 450 words. No entry fee. Cash prizes.

http://polarexpressions.ca/StudentContests.html

One Teen Story Contest

Deadline: November 27, 2022; opens September 6, 2022.

(checked Oct 2/22)

Fiction 2,000-4,500 words  in any genre about the teen experience. Ages categories 13-15, 16-17, 18-19. No entry fee. Payment: $500 and 25 contributor copies for first North American serial rights. All rights will revert to the author following publication.

https://one-story.com/write/one-teen-story-contest/

Princeton University

Deadline: November 27, 2021; opens October 31, 2022.

(checked Oct 2/22)

Leonard Milberg ’53 Secondary School Poetry Prize. Submit up to 3 poems.

Any student who is in the eleventh grade (in the USA or abroad) in the academic year is eligible. Prizes: First $1,500, second $750, third $500.

http://arts.princeton.edu/about/opportunities/high-school-contests/poetry-contest/

Polar Expressions Publishing Student Contest

Deadline: November 21, 2022

(checked Oct 2/22)

Restrictions: open to Canadian students in kindergarten through grade twelve.

Poetry up to 32 lines. No entry fee. Cash prizes.

http://polarexpressions.ca/StudentContests.html

Rachel Carson Sense of the Wild Contest

Deadline: November 16, 2022

(checked Oct 2/22)

Poetry and Prose (essay) w/ or w/o Photograph. See themes and categories.

Intergenerational Team of two or more only. “Winners will receive a certificate from RCLA. Their first names and ages (optional) along with the title of their winning entry will be posted on the RCLA website. A portion or all of the winning entry may be posted on the RCLA website.”

http://rachelcarsonlandmarkalliance.org/events-outreach/rachel-carson-intergenerational-sense-of-wonder-sense-of-the-wild-contest-2021/

Lions International

Deadline: November 15, 2022

(checked Oct 2/22)

International Peace Essay Contest on theme of “Lead With Compassion” – up to 500 words.

“Your club can sponsor visually-impaired students in the Lions Clubs International Essay Contest! Only a Lions club can sponsor the contest. The contest may be sponsored in a local school or organized, sponsored youth group, or individuals may be sponsored as well.”

Students who are visually impaired, ages 11, 12 or 13 on November 15, are eligible to participate.

Open to students who are considered visually impaired according to their national guidelines. One grand prize winner will receive an award and US$5,000.

https://www.lionsclubs.org/en/start-our-approach/youth/peace-essay

Rattle Young Poets Anthology

Deadline: November 15, 2022

(checked Oct 2/22)

Open Call for Submissions – up to four poems.

Ages 15 or younger. The author of the poem must have been age 15 or younger when the poem was written, and 18 or younger when submitted. Payment: “Contributors to the print magazine receive $200 and a complimentary one-year subscription. Poems for “Online Only” categories receive $100. All submissions are automatically considered for the annual Neil Postman Award for Metaphor, a $2,000 prize judged by the editors.”

https://www.rattle.com/children/guidelines/

Chicago Young Writers Review (CYWR)

Deadline: November 7, 2022; opens September 17, 2022.

(checked Oct 2/22)

Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry on them of “A Story Worth Telling”. Grades K-8.

Submissions after November 7 will be considered for regular publication in an upcoming CYWR issue. Accepts stories: 100-1,600 words, Poems: up to 500 words, Song lyrics: up to 300 words, Screenplay/script: up to 1,000 words (not including formatting), Book excerpts: up to 2 chapters (preferably the first ones so readers have context for the story), up to 1,600 words total.

https://cywr.org/contests.html

Interlochen Arts Academy

Deadline: November 6, 2022

(checked Oct 2/22)

Virginia B. Ball Creative Writing Competition for grades 8-11. Win a full-tuition scholarship to Interlochen Arts Academy (in USA). Fiction, Poetry, Spoken Word Personal essay or memoir, Screenwriting, Playwriting, Comics, Experimental or unclassifiable writing.

https://write.interlochen.org/

Bennington College

Deadline: November 1, 2022

(checked Oct 2/22)

Young Writers Competition. Grades 10-12. Poetry (3 poems), Fiction up to 1500 words or one-act play (run no more than 30 minutes of playing time, Nonfiction up to 1500 words. “We welcome submissions from both US and international students.” Payment: First-place winners in each category are awarded a prize of $1,000; second-place winners receive $500; third-place winners receive $250. No entry fee.

http://www.bennington.edu/events/young-writers-awards

Oct 2022

The Brandon Langhjelm Memorial Essay Contest 2022

Deadline: October 31, 2022

(checked Oct 2/22)

Restrictions: Contestants must be a permanent resident or citizen of Canada. Must be age 15-24 at time of contest deadline and a student. Essay 1500-2500 words.

2022 Essay Topic: “Canadian governments are making Digital ID technologies a precondition of access to essential services and goods. What can Canadians do to protect their Charter rights and freedoms against the dangers of these technologies?”

https://www.jccf.ca/projects-media/essay-contest/

Hollins University

Deadline: October 31, 2022

(checked Oct 2/22)

Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest. Submit up to two poems. For High School Sophomore and Junior Girls

https://www.hollins.edu/academics/majors-minors/english-creative-writing-major/nancy-thorp-poetry-contest/

Polyphony Lit Fall Contest

Deadline: October 31, 2022; opens October 1, 2022.

(checked Oct 2/22)

Open to High School Students Globally 14-18 years old. Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction. “Students may submit for publication in our annual volume, and/or  our annual writing contests.” Submit early during the reading period. Some reading periods may close early if submission cap is reached.

https://www.polyphonylit.org/copy-of-submit

VFW Patriot’s Pen

Deadline: October 31, 2022

(checked Oct 2/22)

Themed Essay Competition on theme of “My Pledge to Our Veterans.”

Grades 6-8. Scholarships for USA universities only.

https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships

VFW Voice of Democracy

Deadline: October 31, 2022

(checked Oct 2/22)

Audio Essay Competition on theme of “Why is the Veteran Important?”. Grades 9-12.  Scholarships for USA universities only.

https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships

Polyphony Lit Latin Heritage Contest

Deadline: October 15, 2022; opens September 15, 2022.

(checked Oct 2/22)

Open to High School Students Globally 14-18 years old. Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction. “Students may submit for publication in our annual volume, and/or  our annual writing contests.” Submit early during the reading period. Some reading periods may close early if submission cap is reached.

https://www.polyphonylit.org/copy-of-submit

American Geosciences Institute

Deadline: October 14, 2022

(checked Oct 2/22)

Earth Science Week Essay Contest. “Your essay should focus on the topic “Geoscience for Sustainable Development Goals.”” Theme: “Finding ‘Art’ in Earth”

Grades 6-9. USA only.

http://www.earthsciweek.org/contests/essay/index.html

National YoungArts Foundation

Applications Open June 7 – October 14, 2022

(checked Oct 2/22)

Ages 15-18. USA only. Various Arts Categories. Receive up to $10k + educational support.

http://www.youngarts.org/apply

Embracing Our Differences

Deadline: October 5, 2022

(checked Oct 2/22)

Art Exhibit and Quote Contest. For all ages. Entries can be no longer than 20 words. No entry fee.

https://www.embracingourdifferences.org/submit-a-quotation-2022-exhibit/

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Darkness is Closing In. These Crime & Horror Submission Deadlines Are Imminent:

     
 





CRIME, MYSTERY, TRUE CRIME, & DARK FICTION CRIME MARKETS:

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Mystery Magazine

Deadline: rolling

(checked Aug 2/22)

“If your story is accepted, a digital agreement must be signed and payment will be sent by PayPal to the email address you specify below. Your story may appear in our monthly print and digital magazine, on our website, in audio format, in our App, as social media excerpts, and possibly in printed collections of our monthly issues. We require first-publication and archival rights with an exclusivity period of 2 years.”

https://mysterymagazine.ca/submit

Noir Nation

Deadline: No set reading periods. Sign up to newsletter to find when they are.

(checked Aug 2/22)

We have no regular reading periods. Much depends on available editorial resources. But if you want updates on the reading period and what we may be needing for a particular issue, please subscribe to our newsletter

The newsletter provides subscribers advance notice of open calls and pay and official announcements of Golden Fedora winners and publication releases. Additionally, editors rely on subscribers for ideas and referrals when working on special by-invite-only issues.

https://www.noirnation.com/submissions

Outcast Press: Diner Crime/Noir/Neo-Noir Anthology

Deadline: December 1, 2022; opens August 1, 2022.

(checked Aug 2/22)

Crime/noir/neo-noir/transgressive short stories in which a diner-like venue plays a major role in the narrative. Length: 2,000 – 7,000 words (3,000 – 4,500 words being the sweet spot). Payment: $25 – $100. 

https://www.outcast-press.com/copy-of-about

The Second Black Beacon Book of Mystery

Deadline: October 31, 2022.

(checked Sep 29/22)

Mystery between 3,000 and 9,000 words. “We want excellent writing, evocative settings, intriguing characters, and most importantly, a clever puzzle complete with clues, red herrings, foreshadowing, and twists.” Payment: 20€ for original stories and 5€ for reprints regardless of length, plus one print copy. Accepts reprints.

https://blackbeaconbooks.blogspot.com/p/submissions.html

HORROR MARKETS:

2022

Eerie River Publishing: “Wind” Elements Book Four:  Four-part series

Deadline: December 31, 2022; opens December 1, 2022

(checked Mar 30/22)

Quarterly series: earth – fire – air – water. Stories of horror with the theme of ‘wind’- Rated R welcomed. We thank you for our nightmares. 1500 – 7000 words. Although there can be some fantasy elements tossed in there, the overall feel of the stories must remain in the horror genre. Aim to scare. Payment: ¢1 per word CAD after approved edits.

https://www.eerieriverpublishing.com/open-submission

The Theatre Phantasmagoria

Deadline: December 31, 2022; opens December 1, 2022.

(checked Sep 1/22)

Horror flash fiction up to 2,000 words. Theme TBA! Payment: £10.  This is a monthly call. See themes. Monthly submissions first to last day each month. 

https://nightterrornovels.wordpress.com/submissions/

Never Wake

Deadline: December 4, 2022.

(checked Oct 1/22)

Horror 2500-4500 words. “We’re looking for scary, mind-bending stories featuring dreams, nightmares, hallucinations, messed-up psychedelic experiences, and various elements of phantasmagoria.” Payment: 8 cents/word. 

https://www.crystallakepub.com/authorcentral/

Interstellar Flight Press

Deadline: December 1, 2022.

(checked Sep 2/22)

Horror 17,500 – 40,000 words including but not limited to: Science Fiction Horror, Fantasy Horror, Supernatural, Weird Horror, Mystery/thrillers with horror elements. Hybrids or difficult to categorize works are welcome. Give us your slashers, zombies, witches, vampires, monsters, demons, devils, horror comedies, psychological thrillers, body horror, crime noir, creature features, aliens, ghosts, haunted houses, creepy carnivals, serial killers, possessed children, shapeshifters, disasters, and viruses. Payment: Royalties. 

https://www.interstellarflightpress.com/submissions.html

The Other Stories (Audio)

Deadline: December 1, 2022.

(checked Aug 2/22)

Horror on themes. Payment: 15 GBT.  Theme of Tunnels.

https://theotherstories.net/submissions

Fable: An Anthology of Horror, Suspense & the Supernatural

Deadline: November 30, 2022.

(checked Oct 1/22)

Horror, mystery, crime, thriller, and/or suspense. Supernatural elements are encouraged. However, they are not necessary. 1000 – 40,000 words. Payment: Original Fiction: $0.08/word for the first 1,000 words, and $0.01/word after. Reprints: $0.01/word. Accepts reprints.

https://pridebookcafe.com/fable-an-anthology-of-horror-suspense-the-supernatural/?v=7516fd43adaa

Gravelight Press: Halloween Party

Deadline: November 30, 2022; opens July 1, 2022.

(checked Oct 1/22)

Short stories and poems relating to all things horror. Payment: $25. 

https://duotrope.com/duosuma/submit/gravelight-press-anthology-series-HaG9Z

The Theatre Phantasmagoria

Deadline: November 30, 2022; opens November 1, 2022.

(checked Sep 1/22)

Horror flash fiction up to 2,000 words. Theme of Hear the Slay Bells Ring—Stories about Christmas or set during wintertime. Payment: £10.  This is a monthly call. See themes. Monthly submissions first to last day each month. 

https://nightterrornovels.wordpress.com/submissions/

This World Belongs to Us

Deadline: November 30, 2022.

(checked Oct 1/22)

Horror stories 500-5,000 words about bugs. Payment: 5 cents/word.  “This will be our first anthology, and we are paying Horror Writers Association pro rates of 5 cents a word. We anticipate a 50/50 split between featured authors and those chosen via our submission call.”

http://frombeyondpress.com/submissions/

Dark Recesses Press

Deadline: November 15, 2022; opens August 15, 2022

(checked Sep 29/22)

Quarterly print magazine. Winter issue. Horror/dark fiction pieces between 500-5000 words. Payment: 5 cents/word.

https://darkrecessespress.com/submissions/

Last Girls Club

Deadline: November 1, 2022; opens October 1, 2022.

(checked Sep 29/22)

Feminist horror: short stories and poems on theme of Homeless Nation (see themes). *Authors must be 18+. Payment: Short Story-2,500 words or less. $0.01 USD per word/$25 USD and copy of magazine; Flash Fiction-less than a 1,000 words $0.01 USD per word/$10 USD; Poems-less than 200 words $10 upon acceptance and a PDF of the magazine. 

https://www.lastgirlsclub.com/submit

The Other Stories (Audio)

Deadline: November 1, 2022.

(checked Aug 2/22)

Horror on themes. Payment: 15 GBT.  Theme of Mother Nature.

https://theotherstories.net/submissions

A Darkness Visible

Deadline: October 31, 2022.

(checked Sep 29/22)

Postmodern horror. This anthology will explore the inter-relationship between the postmodern and horror. 3,000 to 8,000 words. Stories may be in the horror genre, or they may investigate horrific aspects of what Jean-François Lyotard called “the postmodern condition.” Payment: £80.  

https://www.ontologybooks.com/submissions

From the Yonder

Deadline: October 31, 2022.

(checked Sep 2/22)

A horror, short-story collection of regional legends and tall-tales from around the World. Short stories and poems based upon a regional/cultural legend or tall-tale from any location or culture in the World. “Regional” can be a specific place (Loch Ness) or a larger region (Bigfoot in the Pacific Northwest). Payment: $5 (USD) per poem and $10 (USD) per short story.  

https://warmonkeypublications.com/submissions

Manor of Fright 

Deadline: October 31, 2022.

(checked Sep 2/22)

Horror 2,000-3,500 words. “Imagine a Victorian house where every room is cursed with a frightful existence. Are monsters in the halls? Ghosts left to fester in the library? Or are the rooms themselves enchanted with malevolent energy? What was summoned long ago and what doorways were left open? Manor of Fright will be a collection of tales all set in different rooms of the same house.” Payment: $10. 

https://horroraddicts.wordpress.com/current-submission-calls/

Nightlight

Deadline: October 31, 2022.

(checked Aug 2/22)

Open to Black writers.  Horror up to 10,000 words. Audio format. Payment: $75 – $200 depending on length. $50 for reprints. 

https://nightlightpod.com/submissions/

Otoroshi Journal

Deadline: October 31st, 2022, opens October 1, 2022

(checked Jun 27/22)

Horrorku, horror tanka, and horror haibun, art. Payment: Poetry, $1. Art, $10.

https://otoroshijournal.wixsite.com/home/guidelines

Step Into The Light

Deadline: October 31, 2022, or until filled.

(checked Aug 2/22)

Theme: Daytime-themed horror. Flash fiction 500-1500 words and longer (3-5k). Payment: £0.005 per word. “Think Midsommar, The Wicker Man, Benchley’s Jaws, IT, The Silence of the Lambs. All great storylines, all packed with daytime fear proving you don’t have to be in the dark to be afraid. Sleeping with the lights on won’t help you this time.” 20% of sales profit from ‘Step Into the Light’ in its first year of publishing (2023) will go to children’s charities in the uk.

https://horrortree.com/taking-submissions-step-into-the-light/#more-619772

The Big Book of Things That Go Bump in the Night: A Collection of Utah Horror

Deadline: October 31, 2022

(checked Mar 30/22)

Restrictions: All entries must have a Utah connection, either on the part of the author or the story itself. Genre: Stories and poems suitable for a middle-grade audience in the same vein as Neil Gaiman, Victoria Schwab, Patrick Ness, Holly Black, and R.L. Stine. Please ensure your story/poem is suitable for a younger audience. Prize: $10 – $35.

https://www.timberghostpress.com/bump-in-the-night.html

The Theatre Phantasmagoria

Deadline: October 31, 2022; opens October 1, 2022.

(checked Sep 1/22)

Horror flash fiction up to 2,000 words. Theme of ThanksKilling Feasts—Stories about cannibalism, food, or gluttony. Payment: £10.  This is a monthly call. See themes. Monthly submissions first to last day each month. 

https://nightterrornovels.wordpress.com/submissions/

Dose of Dread

Deadline: October 15, 2022; opens October 1, 2022.

(checked Mar 27/22)

Horror flash fiction. Preference for dread-inducing stories. Length: 500 – 1,000 words. Payment: 2c/word, paid via PayPal. (Rounded to nearest whole dollar).

https://dreadstonepress.com/submissions/

The Other Stories (Audio)

Deadline: October 15, 2022.

(checked Aug 2/22)

Horror on themes. Payment: 15 GBT.  Theme of Possession.

https://theotherstories.net/submissions

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Grins and giggles. Here are a few markets sneaking up on us.

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Loose the fuzzy creatures, these submission deadlines are ready to play – children’s markets:

Youth Imagination Magazine

Deadline: “Roughly a month before the publication date.”

(checked Oct 2/22)

Youth Imagination is interested in creative fiction stories by teens as well as by adult authors. Make the stories awesome, inspiring and engaging. Our goal is to publish the best writing for and by teens. We particularly love stories exploring their issues, such as bullying, drugs, romance, school, parental issues, teacher issues, etc., as well as about the grit and character of teens and young adults.

Three of our publications come out once a quarter, in the first week of the months below:

  • Silver Blade:  February, May, August, and November
  • Fabula Argentea:  January, April, July, and October
  • Liquid Imagination: March, June, September and December

We have one publication that is published monthly:

  • Youth Imagination is published on the 21st of every month.

https://youthimagination.org/index.php/yi-submissions

Annick Press

Deadline: ongoing.

(checked Oct 2/22)

Currently accepting submissions of picture books, middle grade fiction, YA fiction, and non-fiction for kids of all ages. Our stories feature contemporary themes (even if the setting is historical) and aim to instill kids with the joy of reading.

https://www.annickpress.com/Submission-Guidelines

Cricket Media: Ladybug (ages 3 – 6)

Deadline: ongoing.

(checked Oct 2/22)

Compelling explorations of our world written for young  children. “We’re looking for narrative nonfiction (to 800 words), nonfiction and nature writing (to 400 words), and poetry (to 20 lines).” Payment: Stories and articles: up to 25¢ per word. General submissions are always open.

https://cricketmag.submittable.com/submit/17818/ladybug-magazine-for-ages-36

Crow Toes Quarterly

Deadline: year round; doesn’t list deadlines for each issue. – CLOSED TO SUBMISSIONS DURING RESTRUCTURING FOR 2023.

(checked Oct 2/22)

Art & literature for children who don’t scare easily. We are looking for “playfully dark”, intelligent, humorous, descriptive literature written for children ages 8 – 13. Reads general submissions all year round. See themes. Payment: $20 – $50.

https://www.crowtoesquarterly.org/submit

Lorimer Press

Deadline: Rolling

(checked Mar 30/22)

James Lorimer & Company is seeking manuscripts for its children’s and teens’ imprint. We are looking for fiction, non-fiction and graphic novel manuscripts by Canadian creators. The goal of our publishing program is to provide engaging, accessible books for young people that address social-justice and human-rights issues as they uniquely affect Canadian society or individual Canadians. We aim to reflect a diverse range of cultural, regional and socio-economic experiences and issues in the books we publish.

Submissions can be emailed to submissions@lorimer.ca and should include a cover letter, a short biography outlining your past writing experience and qualifications, a plot summary or outline, a chapter-by-chapter outline and 3–4 sample chapters or a complete manuscript.

https://lorimer.ca/childrens/submission-guidelines/

2022

Muse Magazine

Deadline: December 15, 2022 (query deadline)

(checked Jun 27/22)

Nonfiction articles for children ages 9-14 on theme of Brains (The complex and important organ inside our skulls). Payment: Not specified.  See themes.

https://cricketmag.submittable.com/submit/58980/muse-magazine-for-ages-914-science-nonfiction

Cardinal Rule Press 

Deadline: November 30, 2022; opens September 1, 2022.

(checked Oct 1/22)

Children’s picture books that empower children through meaningful stories for readers, age 4-11 up to 1,000 words. They also publish non-fiction books for parents (word count up to 70k). Payment: Royalties. 

https://cardinalrulepress.com/submissions/

Muse Magazine

Deadline: November 15, 2022 (query deadline)

(checked Jun 27/22)

Nonfiction articles for children ages 9-14 on theme of Under the Sea (Humans living, working, and exploring underwater). Payment: Not specified.  See themes.

https://cricketmag.submittable.com/submit/58980/muse-magazine-for-ages-914-science-nonfiction

Muse Magazine

Deadline: October 15, 2022 (query deadline)

(checked Jun 27/22)

Nonfiction articles for children ages 9-14 on theme of All The World’s a Stage (Behind the scenes at the theatre). Payment: Not specified.  See themes.

https://cricketmag.submittable.com/submit/58980/muse-magazine-for-ages-914-science-nonfiction

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Sharpen your writing pencils. Here are a few markets whose deadlines are looming over us.

Dust the writing cogs, these submission deadlines are coming up – nonfiction markets:

     
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Angels

Deadline: December 31, 2022.

(checked Sep 1/22)

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

https://www.chickensoup.com/story-submissions/possible-book-topics/

Hippocampus Magazine

December 23, 2022; opens December 1, 2022 for fee-free submissions.

(checked Mar 27/22)

Memoir excerpts and personal essays up to 4,000 words, and creative flash nonfiction up to 800 words. Payment: $40.

https://hippocampusmagazine.com/submissions/

Chicken Soup for the Soul: How stepping outside my comfort zone changed me

Deadline: December 15, 2022.

(checked Sep 1/22)

True stories and poems. “Tell us your own stories about stepping outside your comfort zone and how that changed your life.” Payment: $200. 

https://www.chickensoup.com/story-submissions/possible-book-topics/

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The power of positive thinking

Deadline: December 15, 2022.

(checked Sep 1/22)

True stories and poems. “How did you “think positive” and how did it change your life? Tell us your success story about using the power of positive thinking!” Payment: $200. 

https://www.chickensoup.com/story-submissions/possible-book-topics/

Muse Magazine

Deadline: December 15, 2022.

(checked Sep 25/22)

Nonfiction articles 800-2000 words on theme of Brains for children 9-14 years old. Payment: Not specified.

https://cricketmag.submittable.com/submit/58980/muse-magazine-for-ages-914-science-nonfiction

Toxic Workplaces

Deadline: December 1, 2022.

(checked Aug 2/22)

Restrictions: Open to women writers. CNF up to 5,000 words on theme Toxic Workplaces. Payment: 2 cents/word.

https://www.cynthialewisauthor.com/p/anthology.html

Muse Magazine

Deadline: November 15, 2022.

(checked Sep 25/22)

Nonfiction articles 800-2000 words on theme of Under the Sea for children 9-14 years old. Payment: Not specified.

https://cricketmag.submittable.com/submit/58980/muse-magazine-for-ages-914-science-nonfiction

The Iowa Review

Deadline: November 1, 2022; opens August 1, 2022.

(checked Sep 29/22)

Nonfiction. Payment: $0.08 per word for prose ($100 minimum).  No fee for snail mail submissions. $4 fee for online submissions.

https://iowareview.org/content/writers-guidelines

Brick

Deadline: October 31, 2022; opens September 1, 2022.

(checked Aug 2/22)

Nonfiction 1,000-5,000 words. Payment: $55–660, depending on the length of accepted work, plus two copies of the issue the work appears in and a one-year subscription to the magazine. 

https://brickmag.com/about/#submissions

How2 Conquer

Deadline: October 31, 2022; opens September 1, 2022 (fall reading period).

(checked Sep 29/22)

Nonfiction books 40,000-70,000 words. Payment: Royalties.  

https://www.how2conquer.com/submit-your-manuscript/

Muse Magazine

Deadline: October 17, 2022.

(checked Sep 25/22)

Nonfiction articles 800-2000 words on theme of All The World’s A Stage for children 9-14 years old. Payment: Not specified.

https://cricketmag.submittable.com/submit/58980/muse-magazine-for-ages-914-science-nonfiction

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Funny Stories

Deadline: October 15, 2022.

(checked Sep 1/22)

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

https://www.chickensoup.com/story-submissions/possible-book-topics/

Bright Wall/Dark Room.

Deadline: October 6, 2022.

(checked Sep 25/22)

Essay on theme: Recovery. “We’re looking for stories of people who faced immense challenges and found a way to come out the other side. This umbrella encompasses any number of addiction narratives.” Payment: $50. 

https://www.brightwalldarkroom.com/submissions/

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Sharpen your writing pencils. Here are a few markets whose deadlines are looming over us.

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Time to wax poetic. These Poetry Submission Deadlines Are Coming Upon Us:

    


2023

bath magg

Deadline: February 29, 2023; opens February 1, 2023

(checked May 23/22)

Poetry up to three poems. Payment: £20.

https://www.bathmagg.com/submissions/

Off Topic Publishing: Poetry Box

Deadline: February 25, 2023. This is a monthly call.

(checked Sep 29/22)

Submit 1-3 poems of no more than 15 lines (including blanks) in any style and theme. “Poetry Box – A Physical Poetry Card Sent Out With Tea And Chocolate To Subscribers. Rolling Deadline: Submit By The 25th Of Each Month.” Payment $40 CAD.

https://offtopicpublishing.com/opencalls/

Songs of Eretz Poetry Review. 

Deadline: February 15, 2023; opens February 1, 2023

(checked Oct 1/22)

Poetry and art on theme of form poetry. Payment: $7 per poem, $12 for cover art and $7 for inside art.  Theme TBA.

http://www.songsoferetz.com/p/guidelines.html

Off Topic Publishing: Poetry Box

Deadline: January 25, 2023. This is a monthly call.

(checked Sep 29/22)

Submit 1-3 poems of no more than 15 lines (including blanks) in any style and theme. “Poetry Box – A Physical Poetry Card Sent Out With Tea And Chocolate To Subscribers. Rolling Deadline: Submit By The 25th Of Each Month.” Payment $40 CAD.

https://offtopicpublishing.com/opencalls/

DEC 2022

Arc Poetry Magazine

Deadline: December 31, 2022; opens September 1, 2022. 

(checked Oct 1/22)

Poetry up to 3 poems / 360 lines. Payment: $50 per page. 

https://arcpoetry.ca/submit/

Haven Speculative

Deadline: December 31, 2022; opens December 1, 2022.

(checked Mar 27/22)

General submissions. Speculative fiction up to 6,000 words, nonfiction up to 3,000 words, poetry, translations, and art. Payment: 1 cent/word for fiction and $5 – $10 for poetry. 

https://www.havenspec.com/submit/

Off Topic Publishing: Poetry Box

Deadline: December 25, 2022. This is a monthly call.

(checked Sep 29/22)

Submit 1-3 poems of no more than 15 lines (including blanks) in any style and theme. “Poetry Box – A Physical Poetry Card Sent Out With Tea And Chocolate To Subscribers. Rolling Deadline: Submit By The 25th Of Each Month.” Payment $40 CAD.

https://offtopicpublishing.com/opencalls/

Black Ocean

Deadline: December 23, 2022; opens December 9, 2022

(checked Sep 1/22)

Full-length poetry manuscripts, BIPOC poets only. Check site during submission window for guidelines. Payment: Royalties.

https://www.blackocean.org/submit

Poetry Wales

Deadline: December 15(?), 2022; opens November, 2022.

(checked Oct 1/22)

Poetry, reviews, articles. See theme. Payment: Poems £20/page. Reviews £67.50/1500-word review. Articles £200/3000 word, or in that proportion, depending on number of published words.

https://poetrywales.co.uk/submission/

NOV 2022

Abyss and Apex: Q1 & Q2 poems

Deadline: November 30, 2022. Opens November 1, 2022 (poetry submissions open for two 1-month periods annually)

(checked Dec 28/21)

Strong, emotionally resonant, literary-quality poetry with a clear speculative element (fantasy, science fiction, or surrealism in any combination. Although dark poems are encouraged, we DO NOT publish horror). There are no format or length restrictions for poetry (but try to refrain from epic-length works. We prefer lineated free verse with a limited amount of traditional form poetry with at least 9 lines, or prose poems at least 50 words in length, but we will publish brilliant shorter work. Payment: $5.50 per poem.

https://www.abyssapexzine.com/submissions/

Broken Sleep Books

Deadline: November 30, 2022; opens October 1, 2022.

(checked Oct 1/22)

Poetry pamphlets (up to 40 pages). Payment: Royalties.

https://www.brokensleepbooks.com/submissions

Poet Lore

Deadline: November 30, 2022.

(checked Aug 2/22)

Poetry, up to 5 poems, maximum 10 pages. Payment: $50. 

https://www.poetlore.com/submit/

Typehouse

Deadline: November 30, 2022

(checked May 23/22)

Prose, poetry, art. Restrictions: In honor of Native American Heritage Month, no-fee submissions are open for all Native/Indigenous creators, not limited to those from the US. General Submissions are open to all creators, all the time, eleven months out of the year. General submissions are $3.00, with no-fee submission periods in January, July, and August, and are closed during December. Payment: $25.

https://typehouse.submittable.com/submit

Off Topic Publishing: Poetry Box

Deadline: November 25, 2022. This is a monthly call.

(checked Sep 29/22)

Submit 1-3 poems of no more than 15 lines (including blanks) in any style and theme. “Poetry Box – A Physical Poetry Card Sent Out With Tea And Chocolate To Subscribers. Rolling Deadline: Submit By The 25th Of Each Month.” Payment $40 CAD.

https://offtopicpublishing.com/opencalls/

Songs of Eretz Poetry Review. 

Deadline: November 15, 2022; opens November 1, 2022– closed for submissions until Feb 2023

(checked Oct 1/22)

Poetry and art on theme of form poetry. Payment: $7 per poem, $12 for cover art and $7 for inside art.  See themes.

http://www.songsoferetz.com/p/guidelines.html

Ornithopter Press

Deadline: November 12, 2022; opens September 22, 2022.

(checked Oct 1/22)

Poetry chapbooks. Suggested manuscript length: 70 to 100 pages. Payment: Royalties. 

https://www.ornithopterpress.com/submissions.html

OCT 2022

bath magg

Deadline: October 31, 2022; opens October 1, 2022.

(checked May 23/22)

Poetry up to three poems. Payment: £20.

https://www.bathmagg.com/submissions/

Harbor Review

Deadline: October 31, 2022.

(checked Sep 29/22)

Poetry, 1-3 poems. Payment: $10.

https://www.harbor-review.com/submit

Otoroshi Journal

Deadline: October 31st, 2022, opens October 1, 2022

(checked Jun 27/22)

Horrorku, horror tanka, and horror haibun, art. Payment: Poetry, $1. Art, $10.

https://otoroshijournal.wixsite.com/home/guidelines

Subterranean Blue Poetry

Deadline: October 31, 2022.

(checked Aug 2/22)

Poetry on theme: The Rolling Stones for Christmas 2022. Payment: $10. 

https://subterraneanbluepoetry.com/SubterraneanBluePoetry.Submissions.html

Temz Review

Deadline: October 31, 2022.

(checked Sep 29/22)

Poetry and prose up to 10,000 words, chapbooks 20-45 pages. Payment: $20.  

https://www.thetemzreview.com/submissions.html

Off Topic Publishing: Poetry Box

Deadline: October 25, 2022. This is a monthly call.

(checked Sep 29/22)

Submit 1-3 poems of no more than 15 lines (including blanks) in any style and theme. “Poetry Box – A Physical Poetry Card Sent Out With Tea And Chocolate To Subscribers. Rolling Deadline: Submit By The 25th Of Each Month.” Payment $40 CAD.

https://offtopicpublishing.com/opencalls/

Typehouse

Deadline: October 15, 2022

(checked May 23/22)

Prose, poetry, art. Restrictions: In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, no-fee submissions are open for all Hispanic/Latine/x creators, not limited to those in the US. Payment: $25.

https://typehouse.submittable.com/submit

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