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

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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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The Best New True Crime Stories

Deadline: January 1, 2022. NOTE: Deadline dates are subject to change and submissions may close earlier.

(checked Oct 23/21)

Nonfiction, true crime accounts on theme of Crimes of the Famous and Infamous. Material must be meticulously fact-checked and free of errors before submission, including names, dates, locations, etc. Payment: $130, and 2 print copies of the book.

https://mitziszereto.com/call-for-submissions/

Nov – Dec 2021

Bouchercon

Deadline: December 31, 2021

(checked Oct 29/21)

Bouchercon 2022 – The Land of 10,000 Crimes. Crime fiction, less than 5000 words, not previously published. “We would like the stories to be set in Minnesota or Minnesota adjacent (Wisconsin, Iowa, Canada, the Dakotas). Payment: $75. 

https://www.bouchercon2022.com/2020-anthology

Hardboiled and Loaded with Sin

Deadline: December 31, 2021

(checked Sep 25/21)

Crime short stories 1500-7,500 words. Payment: $10.

https://hawkshawpress.com/hardboiled-and-loaded-with-sin/

Hiraeth Publishing: Cosmic Crime Stories

Deadline: December 31st, 2021

(checked Oct 23/21)

Tales of future crimes and future detectives. Crime fiction written in the third person stands the best chance for acceptance. We do not want gore, blood, splatter, or slice-and-dice. A word about sex and extreme language: we don’t mind it, necessarily, but the sex and/or colorful language must have a purpose. 2,000 and 8,000 words. Payment: Pay rates for original stories: $25.00. Pay rate for reprinted stories: $10.00. Pay rate for original illustrations: $6.00 per illustration.

https://www.hiraethsffh.com/cosmic-crime-stories-guidelines

Worlds Enough: Fantastic Detectives

Deadline: December 30, 2021

(checked Sep 25/21)

“We’re looking for stories about crimes in fantasy settings, ranging from “second world” settings to urban fantasies (with a slight preference for the former—no more than a third of the anthology will be urban fantasies).” Length: Up to 15,000 words. Payment: $20.

http://www.worldsenough.com/2021/08/call-for-submissions/

Crimeucopia

Deadline: November 30, 2021

(checked May 31/21)

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

https://www.murderousinkpress.co.uk/submissions.html

HORROR MARKETS:

2022

Black Spot Books and Crystal Lake Publishing – Shakespeare Unleashed

Deadline: TBA; Submission Period: July or August 2022

“Horror stories based on Shakespeare’s plays and characters. We’ll also have horror sonnets!” Short story: 1500 to 6000 words, payment: 6 cents a word. Sonnet: 14-line Shakespearean sonnet, payment: $25 flat fee. No reprints, multiple subs or simultaneous subs. “We’re looking for dark and scary stories — no parodies or humor pieces. Stories can be set in time periods other than the Elizabethan era, and can be updated or reimagined or merely “based on.”” 

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The Cellar Door: Dark Highways

Deadline: July 15, 2022; opens July 1, 2022

(checked Jul 26/21)

Horror/suspense stories that take place on a highway, road, or inside a vehicle. Payment: $25. 2,000 – 7,500 words.

https://www.darkpeninsulapress.com/the-cellar-door-issue-3—dark-highways.html

Dragon Soul Press: Beautiful Darkness 1 (R)

Deadline: June 30, 2022

(checked Jul 21/21)

Genre: Horror. “In a world where so many dark things go bump in the night, terror awaits around every corner as these authors take horror stories to the next level.” Word Count – 5,000-15,000. Payment:  Royalties. Note: This series replaces All Dark Places.

https://dragonsoulpress.com/anthologies/

Dragon Soul Press: Haunt (R)

Deadline: May 31, 2022

(checked Jul 21/21)

Genre: Horror. “In a world where so many dark things go bump in the night, terror awaits around every corner as these authors take horror stories to the next level.” Word Count – 5,000-15,000. Payment:  Royalties.

https://dragonsoulpress.com/anthologies/

Fedowar Press – Camp Slasher Lake

Deadline: April, 30. 2022

(checked Oct 31/21)

Horror/Slasher Anthology. “This is a tribute to the glorious slasher movies of the 80s. We want the unstoppable killers, the claustrophobic sense of no escape, and of course, the blood.: Between 7.5k and 15k words. Payment paid $.01 per word.

https://fedowarpress.com/submissions/camp-slasher-lake/

Jan – Feb 2022

Thriller Digest: Hunted

Deadline: February 13, 2022

(checked Oct 29/21)

Anthology of suspense novelettes. “The theme is “hunted” – which can be interpreted in any way that creates a fast-moving, pulse-pounding story that readers can’t put down.”. Length: 7,500 to 10,000 words. Payment: Revenue share. 

https://storiesrulepress.com/thriller-digest-call-for-submissions/

The Other Stories (Audio)

Deadline: February 1, 2022

(checked Jul 26/21)

Horror on theme of Metamorphosis. Payment: 15 GBT. 2,000 words.

Guidelines are here.

https://theotherstories.net/submissions

The Cellar Door: Forbidden Magic

Deadline: January 15, 2022; opens January 1, 2021

(checked Jul 26/21)

Horror/dark fantasy stories featuring forbidden or taboo magic. Must include some form of spell casting or alchemy. Payment: $25. 2,000 – 7,500 words.

https://www.darkpeninsulapress.com/the-cellar-door-issue-2—forbidden-magic.html

The Other Stories (Audio)

Deadline: January 1, 2022

(checked Jul 26/21)

Horror on theme of Victorian England. Payment: 15 GBT. 2,000 words.

Guidelines are here.

https://theotherstories.net/submissions

Dec 2021

Blackspot Books: Into the Forest (a women-in-horror anthology)

Deadline: December 31, 2021; opens September 28, 2021

(checked Oct 31/21)

Into The Forest: Tales of the Baba Yaga is a women-in-horror anthology. All writers who identify as women are welcome to submit. 1000 to 5000 words. Payment: 6 cents a word (USD).

https://blackspotbooks.submittable.com/submit/204749/into-the-forest-a-women-in-horror-anthology

Colors in Darkness: Tales of the Dark Fae Anthology

Deadline: December 31, 2021; opens October 15, 2021.

(checked Oct 31/21)

Short stories from people of color, that embody the dark magic, creepy wonder and beautiful horror of the fairy world. 2,500-7,500 words. Payment: flat $25 per story via PayPal.

https://www.colorsindarkness.com/single-post/open-call-announcement-tales-of-the-dark-fae

Diet Riot: A Fatterpunk Anthology

Deadline: December 31, 2021

(checked Jul 26/21)

Horror. Haunted houses, ghost stories, creature features, splatterpunk, serial killers, witches, monsters, you name it. Just make sure your story features at least one fat protagonist. Payment: $25.

https://nicole-jarrell.squarespace.com/diet-riot-a-fatterpunk-anthology-submission-info

Monstrosities

Deadline: December 31, 2021

(checked Oct 22/21)

Horror. Short stories & poetry involving obscure creatures and phenomena. “Terrify us with your best story or poem about monsters or unexplained occurrences that are rarely used in horror.” Payment: $50 flat rate per story, $25 flat rate per poem.

https://sliceduppress.com/submissions/

Collective Chaos: An Apocalyptic Anthology

Deadline: December 20, 2021

(checked Oct 22/21)

The theme for the first publication will be world-ending chaos. Short fiction (short stories, poetry, flash fiction) within the cosmic horror or apocalyptic genres (We may consider a dystopian story as well). Payment: $15.

https://www.ctpfiction.com/collective-chaos

Dose of Dread

Deadline: December 15, 2021; opens December 1, 2021 – closed for rest of 2021

(checked Oct 22/21)

Submissions open monthly: 1st – 15th. Un-themed, general horror flash fiction. Preference to dread-inducing stories.. Length: 500 – 1,000 words. Payment: $10.

https://dreadstonepress.com/submissions/

The Other Stories (Audio)

Deadline: December 15, 2021

(checked Jul 26/21)

Horror on theme of Superheroes. Payment: 15 GBT. 2,000 words.

Guidelines are here.

https://theotherstories.net/submissions

Archive of the Odd

Deadline: December 1, 2021

(checked Oct 29/21)

Speculative fiction, horror preferred. “Stories can be in any format except traditional prose. Stories told in forum messages? Great! Police blotters? Excellent! Receipts? If you can swing that, we want to see it!”; or any other unusual format. Submissions do not have to be entirely in text. Payment: $15-25 for fiction of 500-5,000+ words.

https://archiveoftheodd.wordpress.com/submissions/

Scary Dairy Press: Bloody Rock Anthology

Deadline: December 1, 2021; opens August 1, 2021

(checked Jul 26/21)

Horror. “Does the rock of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s take you back to the nightmares of yore? If you can brew a scary tale that Alice Cooper and the Dead would love, we just might love it too!” Payment: $.03 per word.

http://scarydairypress.com/

The Other Stories (Audio)

Deadline: December 1, 2021

(checked Jul 26/21)

Horror on theme of Surgery. Payment: 15 GBT. 2,000 words.

Guidelines are here.

https://theotherstories.net/submissions

The Quiet Ones February 2022

Deadline: December 1st, 2022

(checked Oct 31/21)

Theme: True Love Never Dies. Short stories up to 3,000 words, flash and micro fiction up to 1,000 words, poetry. Payment: $25.00 (USD) per piece. 

https://wearethequietones.com/submission-calls/

Nov 2021

Black Beacon Books Hitchcock-themed anthology

Deadline: November 30th, 2021

(checked Oct 31/21)

“We’re looking for suspense stories directly inspired by a Hitchcock film. The story doesn’t have to be set in the 50s or 60s but it must convey the atmosphere and tension that make his films so memorable.” 6,000 and 30,000 words. Payment: 4€ euros per 1000 words for original stories and two print copies, 2€ euros per 1000 words for reprints and two print copies. Note: Reprints Welcome.

https://horrortree.com/event/taking-submissions-hitchcockian-themed-anthology/

Dark Recesses Press

Deadline: November 30, 2021

(checked Oct 29/21)

Horror/dark fiction pieces between 500-5000 words, briefs, interviews, reviews.. Payment: 5 cents/word. Note: Only pays for print magazine. Also needs readers.

https://darkrecessespress.com/

Dark Void

Deadline: November 30th, 2021

(checked Oct 29/21)

Science fiction horror. 3,000-4000 words. “All stories that take place on Earth will be automatically rejected.” Payment: 5 cents/word.

https://darkvoidmagazine.com/submissionguidelines

Furward Slash: A Furry Adult Techno-Horror Anthology

Deadline: November 30th, 2021

(checked Oct 31/21)

Theme of Furries and technology cast in a ‘bad’ light. “We will take preference for stories that showcase both furry and their selected technology (currently existing or otherwise) in the front and center, and not just something to throw aside as soon as the main plot starts. Moreso if they find a way to integrate both elements together in unique ways.” 2,500-8,000 words. Payment: $10 USD per story.

https://horrortree.com/event/taking-submissions-furward-slash-a-furry-adult-techno-horror-anthology/

Red Cape Anthologies: M is for Medical

Deadline: November 30, 2021; Opens October 1, 2021

(checked Oct 29/21)

Genre: Horror. 4,000-8,000 words. “Think surgery gone wrong, sadistic nurses, organ trafficking, creepy doctors etc.” Payment:  £10.  

https://redcapepublishing.com/submissions/

Weird Punk Books: Stories of the Eye (Early)

Deadline: November 30, 2021; opens November 1, 2021

(checked Oct 31/21)

Explore the power of images, why we bring them to life or destroy them through duplication and representation, and how the act of creating changes them and changes us. Invent a future art form or resurrect a forgotten handicraft. Define “model” as widely and surprisingly as you like: people, objects, trees, oceans, ideas. Examine obsession, violence, commitment, love, or indifference. 2,500 to 5,000 words.

https://horrortree.com/event/taking-submissions-stories-of-the-eye-early/

The Periodical, Forlorn: Haunted Houses

Deadline: November 21, 2021

(checked Oct 22/21)

Stories about spooky old houses and the creep-crawlies that float forlornly down back passageways, leave strange cold spots in libraries, and come out at night to terrify unsuspecting guests. Up to 6,000 words. Payment: $15.

https://www.periodicalforlorn.com/submission-guidelines

Dark Peninsula Press: The Cellar Door

Deadline: November 15, 2021

(checked Oct 29/21)

Horror/thriller stories that take place in or near the woods. “We’re looking for slightly shorter stories this time around (2,000 to 5,000 words). Although everyone is welcome to submit, we have a special preference for women authors this time around.” Payment: $25.

https://www.darkpeninsulapress.com/the-cellar-door-issue-1—woodland-terrors.html

Dose of Dread

Deadline: November 15, 2021; opens November 1, 2021 – closed for rest of 2021

(checked Oct 22/21)

Submissions open monthly: 1st – 15th. Un-themed, general horror flash fiction. Preference to dread-inducing stories.. Length: 500 – 1,000 words. Payment: $10.

https://dreadstonepress.com/submissions/

Lamplight

Deadline: November 15, 2021; opens September 15, 2021

(checked May 31/21)

Dark fiction, both short stories and flash fiction. No specific sub-genres or themes, just good stories. For inspiration, we suggest “The Twilight Zone”, “The Outer Limits”, and LampLight, Vol1 Issue 1 which is free. We go for stories that are dark, literary; we are looking for the creepy, the weird and the unsettling. We do not accept stories with the following: vampires, zombies, werewolves, serial killers, hitmen, excessive gore or sex, excessive abuse against women, revenge fantasies, cannibals, high fantasy.Payment: Unpublished Fiction: 3¢ per word, $150.00 max. Reprints: 1¢ per word up to 7,000 words.

There are two submission periods for LampLight:

15 March – 15 May for the September and December Issues

15 September – 15 November for March and June Issues

Submissions sent outside of these periods will not be considered.

https://lamplightmagazine.com/submissions/

The Other Stories (Audio)

Deadline: November 15, 2021

(checked Jul 26/21)

Horror on theme of Cults. Payment: 15 GBT. 2,000 words.

Guidelines are here.

https://theotherstories.net/submissions

Timber Ghost Press: Out of Time: True Paranormal Encounters

Deadline: November 15, 2021

(checked Oct 29/21)

True ghost stories, unexplained occurrences, and weird encounters with the paranormal or supernatural. (Bonus if you have pictures that go along with the story.) 5,000 words or less. Payment: $20.

https://www.timberghostpress.com/out-of-time.html

Haunted MTL

Deadline: November 12, 2021. (Or until filled)

(checked Jul 27/21)

We want you to scare us. We want you to grip us. We want you to make us check under the bed, desk, and/or lawnmower. Swearing? OK. Killing? Sure, why not? Rape? Not our sponsor. Sex? You bet! Horror. Payment: Not specified. Micro-fiction all the way up to 4500 words.

https://hauntedmtl.com/current-submission-calls-and-guidelines/

Death in the Mouth

Deadline: November 1, 2021

(checked Sep 25/21)

Open to BIPOC writers and other ethnically marginalized writers and artists from around the world. “We’re looking for original manifestations of horror, dread, grief, fear, and anxiety. Embodiments of mania and displacements of faith. Harrowing ecstasy and debilitating hope. Consuming, relentless love. Transgressions of the body, the spirit, and the community. Quiet, creeping absurdities. Unique and terrifying alien mythology from the future. Weird and unsettling folklore from secondary worlds. Quiet contemporary techno-panic.” Payment: 8 cents/word.   Some reprints accepted.

https://deathinthemouth.com/

Last Girls Club

Deadline: November 1, 2021

(checked Oct 22/21)

Feminist horror. Poetry, short stories, flash fiction, essays. Theme is DEVOUT: Martyrs, Cults, and Mayhem. What do you find frightening about deeply religious people and social movements? What does it feel like to be “possessed “ by a god or goddess? Payment: $10 – $25.

https://www.lastgirlsclub.com/submit

The Other Stories (Audio)

Deadline: November 1, 2021

(checked Jul 26/21)

Horror on theme of Video Games. Payment: 15 GBT. 2,000 words.

Guidelines are here.

https://theotherstories.net/submissions

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

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Warm up the keyboard, these submission deadlines are closing fast – mixed/multi genre markets:

Jan 2022

34 Orchard

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

(checked Jul 10/21)

We like dark, intense pieces that speak to a deeper truth. We’re not genre-specific; we just like scary, disturbing, unsettling, and sad. We like things we can’t put down and things that make us go “wow” when we’ve finished. 

Short fiction from 1000 to 7500 words, poetry any style or length, simultaneous submissions allowed, multiple submissions not allowed. No reprints allowed. Asks for 1 year exclusive online rights. Pays $50.

Reading Period:

Spring Issue: January 1-January 31. Published April. Assume rejected if no response by Feb 28.

Fall Issue: July 1-July 31. Published November. Assume rejected if no response by Aug 31.

https://34orchard.com/guidelines/

khōréō

Deadline: January 31, 2022

(checked Oct 30/21)

Restrictions: Open to writers who identify as an immigrant or member of a diaspora in the broadest definitions of the terms. Stories, essays, and art: fantasy, sci-fi, horror, and any genre in between or around it, as long as there’s a speculative element. See themes. Payment: 0.08/word for fiction, $100 for nonfiction, and  $40-300 for art.

https://www.khoreomag.com/submissions/

Nonbinary Review: Shared Worlds

Deadline: January 31, 2022

(checked Oct 30/21)

Poetry, fiction, essays, and art around the theme of Shared Worlds. All works should be based in a well-established fictional world and should obey that world’s rules and customs, and we should be able to recognize that fictional world from your work. Works may NOT be based around major characters or previously published stories from those worlds, although they may be mentioned. Payment: 1 cent per word for prose, and a flat fee of $10 for poetry.

https://nonbinaryreview.submittable.com/submit/202881/nbr-27-shared-worlds

Disquiet Literary Prize

Deadline: January 24; Entry fee: $15

 (checked Oct 30/21)

“Multi-genre award for the best poetry, fiction, or nonfiction on any subject, by an author who has not yet published more than one book with a major publisher. Entries must be in English. Entries may not be previously published.” The first prize winners in each genre will be published. One grand prize winner will receive a full scholarship including tuition, lodging, and a $1,000 travel stipend to Lisbon in 2022 (June 26-July 8). Genre winners will receive a $500 cash prize in addition to publication.

https://disquietinternational.submittable.com/submit/16443/disquiet-literary-prize-2022

Off Topic Publishing: Wayward and Upward

Deadline: January 20, 2022 or until filled

 (checked Oct 30/21)

Poetry and fiction. “A multimedia project inspired by the electrosymphonic album “Wayward & Upward” by Spinoza Gambit. The music already exists. Your job is to fill in the words.” No simultaneous submissions. Payment: $50 – $100 CAD on publication.

https://offtopicpublishing.com/opencalls/

Solstice 2022

Deadline: January 20, 2022

 (checked Oct 30/21)

Winter-themed short literary works. Poems, short stories, literary non-fiction. Think Northern Lights, candles against the darkness, the rolling year, spirits (both in a glass and in the ether), warm hearths. Payment: $25.

https://devilspartypress.com/submissions/

Conversations Anthology And Editors’ Prize

Deadline: January 15; Entry Fee: $10

 (checked Oct 30/21)

We invite writers to submit to the Unleash Press Anthology, Conversations. Essays, fiction, drama, art, and poetry interpretations of the theme will be accepted. Submissions will be accepted July 15 – January 15, 2022. Submissions should have a total word count of no more than 5,000 words. All authors chosen for the anthology will receive an e-copy and a paperback copy of the book. Submissions are $10. The Editors’ Prize is $75 and includes a custom illustration inspired by the writing. Submission guidelines can be found here.

https://www.unleashcreatives.net/unleash-press

Fantasy Magazine

Deadline: January 7, 2022; Opens January 1, 2021

(checked Oct 30/21)

Fantasy short stories, flash fiction, poetry. All types of fantasy and dark fantasy are welcome. Payment: 8 cents per word for original short stories and flash fiction. $40 per poem.

https://adamant.moksha.io/publication/fantasy/guidelines

Scum

Deadline: January 7, 2022; opens to submissions on January 1, 2022

(checked Feb 21/21)

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

Submissions to Scum are open the first week (from the 1st to the 7th) of every month. The rest of the month, submissions are closed.

https://www.scum-mag.com/submit-to-scum/

Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores

Deadline: January 2, 2022 (Submissions window: 1st and second day each month)

(checked Feb 21/21)

*Allows reprints

Speculative stories. Payment: 6 cents/word for original work, 2 cents/word for reprints, 2-6 cents/word for new fact-based work, 1-4 cents/word for reprinted fact articles, $1/line for new poetry, 50 cents/line for poetry reprints (poetry up to 40 lines).

https://cosmicrootsandeldritchshores.com/submissions/

Slice

Deadline: January 1, 2022; Opens November 1, 2021

(checked Oct 30/21)

Fiction, nonfiction, poems. Theme to be announced soon. We look for work that plays off the theme, particularly in unexpected ways. Payment: $400 for long stories and essays, $150 for flash fiction, and $100 for poems.

https://slicemagazine.org/submit/

Dec 2021

Book XI: Be Careful What You Wish For

Deadline: December 31, 2021 or until filled.

(checked Oct 22/21)

Philosophically informed stories, essays, or poetry that address the theme: Be Careful What You Wish For. 2,000 and 7,000 words. Payment: $50/poem, $200/prose.

https://bookxiajournalofliteraryphilosophy.submittable.com/submit

Chestnut Review

Deadline: December 31, 2021. Submit early in the month to avoid submission fee.

(checked Oct 22/21)

Poetry, flash fiction, short fiction, creative nonfiction, essays, visual media (art/photography). Chestnut Review appears four times per year online and once per year in print in our annual anthology. Payment: $120. 

https://chestnutreview.com/submissions/

Cincinnati Review

Deadline: December 31, 2021 – site under maintenance

(checked Oct 22/21)

Prose, poetry, art. Payment: $25/page for prose in journal. $30/page for poetry in journal. 

https://www.cincinnatireview.com/submission_guidelines-2/

Cloud Lake Literary

Deadline: December 31, 2021

(checked Oct 22/21)

Restrictions: Canadian writers. Genre: Fiction, art. creative nonfiction, poetry, and children’s literature (up to and including YA). Reading Period: January 1st to June 30th – Fall volume (September publication);  July 1st to December 31st – Spring volume (March publication). Payment: $50 CAD/per page to a maximum of $150 CAD. Visual Art Submission: $50 CAD/per submission. 

https://www.cloudlakeliterary.ca/submit

Critical Read

Deadline: December 31, 2021

(checked Oct 22/21)

True stories of the fine, literary and performing arts: artwork biographies, reported stories, profiles, cultural history, essay, interviews and first person stories.  We read pitches for Artwork Biographies from September 6, 2021 to December 31, 2021. We accept personal submissions year-round. Payment: Varies.

https://criticalread.submittable.com/submit

Felis Futura: An Anthology of Future Cats (working title)

Deadline: December 31, 2021

(checked Oct 22/21)

Stories, poetry, and visual art about the future which feature cats. Payment: $10 per accepted poem, 1c/word ($5 minimum) for accepted fiction ($15 per page for graphic narrative fiction), $20 per accepted piece of non-narrative internal visual art $100 (negotiable) for the cover illustration.

http://www.manawaker.com/submit-to-felis-futura/

FIYAH

Deadline: December 31st, 2021

(checked Oct 22/21)

Speculative fiction, art, and poetry. Features stories by and about Black people of the African Diaspora. Length: Short fiction 2,000 – 7,000 words and novelettes up to 15,000 words. Payment: $150 per story. $50 per poem. $300 per novelette.

https://www.fiyahlitmag.com/submissions/

Newfound Communities of Care: Themed Issue

Deadline: December 31, 2021

(checked Oct 22/21)

Fiction, Flash, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, and Visual Arts. Theme: Communities of Care. Share your sanctuary, your sacred or communal spaces. Where do you go for rest, healing, or comfort? Please add a note to your submission if you would like us to consider it for the themed issue. All theme submissions will be considered for General Submissions. Payment: $25.

https://newfound.org/contribute-journal/

PoArtMo Anthology (Volume 2) – Auroras & Blossoms

Deadline: December 31, 2021

(checked Apr 28/21)

A Winnipeg publication.

Submissions are open to artists ages 17 and over. Due to the huge number of poetry submissions we have received, we can only accept a few more poems into the anthology. We will be giving priority to six-word stories, short stories, flash fiction, essays, drawings, paintings, and photography.

What we are looking for:

Positive art. Positive as in stimulating, optimistic, confident, uplifting, inspirational.

No matter what topic you choose to tackle (e.g., death, disease, mental illness, suicide, depression…), the pieces you send us should answer three basic questions:

– “How do they help others?”

– “How do they open their minds?”

– “Do they bring a better understanding of the situations or stories I am describing?”

https://abpoetryjournal.com/poartmo-anthology/

THE CARIBBEAN WRITER

Deadline: December 31

(checked Oct 21/21)

Theme: Disruption, Disguise and Illuminations. As history meets our day to day experiences, epiphanies unfold; and as we self-interrogate the disruption motifs in many of these illuminations, the roots of prevailing disruptions emerge, complicated by disguise. Submissions exploring this theme in its widest permutations are invited. Contributors may submit works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, essays or one act plays which explore the ideas resonating within the region and its diaspora. The Caribbean should be central to the work, or the work should reflect a Caribbean heritage, experience or perspective. Prospective authors should submit all creative works: drama, fiction and poetry manuscripts, through the online portal ONLY.

https://www.thecaribbeanwriter.org/online-submission

Workers Write! Tales from the Key of C

Deadline: December 31, 2021. (Or until full.)

(checked Oct 21/21)

Fiction and poetry from the music industry – “about music teachers, singer/band members, band managers, roadies, conductors, DJs, studio musicians, anyone who makes money making music.” Payment: $5 – $50. 

The Puritan: Winter Issue

Deadline: Dec 25, 2021; Opens Sep 26, 2021

(checked Oct 21/21)

Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. Payment: $100 per nonfiction piece, $50 fiction, $15 per poem. 

The Puritan seeks submissions all year round, from anywhere in the world. Submissions received between Dec. 26 and Mar. 25 are considered for the spring issue, published in early May. Those received between Mar. 26 and June 25 are considered for the summer issue, published in late early Aug. Those received between June 26 and Sept. 25 are considered for the fall issue, published in Nov. Those received between Sept. 26 and Dec. 25 are considered for the winter issue, published in Feb.

http://puritan-magazine.com/submissions/

Journ-E: The Journal of Imaginative Literature

Deadline: December 21, 2021

(checked Oct 30/21)

Speculative Literature across the several genres of the high imagination: Adventure, Detection & Mystery, Fantasy, Horror & the Supernatural, and Science Fiction. Each division of the pentapartite journal, representing the genres noted above, will include: at least one original short story, at least three poems, at least one scholarly article and at least one scholarly review, and at least one illustration–ideally relevant to one of the stories or poems included in the section.

https://mindseye.us.com/JOURN-E/

Nowhere Fall Writing Prize (Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction)

Deadline: December 15, 2021; Entry Fee: $20

(checked Oct 21/21)

Award-winning literary travel magazine Nowhere is accepting submissions for our annual Fall Travel Writing Prize. We are looking for novice and veteran writers of any stripe to send us stories that possess a powerful sense of people, place and time. Every submission will be read blind, so anyone can win!

https://nowherepublishing.submittable.com/submit/203241/fall-2021-travel-writing-prize

Southern Indiana Review

Deadline: December 15, 2021

(checked Oct 21/21)

Fiction, CNF, poetry. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but we ask that you inform us immediately if work is accepted elsewhere. Submit one piece of fiction or nonfiction or up to five poems (or flash fiction). Payment: $50-$100 per piece.

https://www.usi.edu/sir/submission-guidelines

The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts

Deadline: December 15, 2021

(checked Oct 21/21)

Fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, mixed media, visual arts, “and even kitchen sinks, if they are compressed in some way.” Payment: $50. 

https://matter.submittable.com/submit

Loft 112 – Cards For Community

Deadline: December 12, 2021

(checked Oct 21/21)

Conditions: – This project is open to Calgarians of all ages and ability. Postcard designs must be original and in no way hurtful or harmful.

Cards For Community is a city-wide participatory project created to foster dialogue and community connection through “storytelling-on-a-postcard”. Residents/artists/poets/writers/songwriters/young & old Calgarians are welcome to share personal neighbourhood stories. The hope is to make invisible parts of our city visible & to amplify stories from all over Calgary. Project challenge: to receive at least ONE POSTCARD from every one of Calgary’s 212 neighbourhoods. Cards for Community is more than postcards!

https://www.loft112.org/submit

Fantasy Magazine

Deadline: December 7, 2021; opens December 1, 2021 – temporarily closed to submissions (to Jan 2022)

(checked Oct 21/21)

Fantasy short stories, flash fiction, poetry. Fantasy is open to submissions the first week of every month (1st-7th). Please do not query about submitting outside our open submission periods. Payment: 8 cents per word for original short stories and flash fiction. $40 per poem.

https://adamant.moksha.io/publication/fantasy/guidelines

Scum

Deadline: December 7, 2021; opens to submissions on December 1, 2021

(checked Oct 21/21)

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

Submissions to Scum are open the first week (from the 1st to the 7th) of every month. The rest of the month, submissions are closed.

https://www.scum-mag.com/submit-to-scum/

Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores

Deadline: December 2, 2021 (Submissions window: 1st and second day each month)

(checked Feb 21/21)

*Allows reprints

Speculative stories. Payment: 6 cents/word for original work, 2 cents/word for reprints, 2-6 cents/word for new fact-based work, 1-4 cents/word for reprinted fact articles, $1/line for new poetry, 50 cents/line for poetry reprints (poetry up to 40 lines).

https://cosmicrootsandeldritchshores.com/submissions/

Abbey Review

Deadline: December 1, 2021

(checked Oct 21/21)

Short stories, poems, and screenplays. Short Stories (300 word minimum, 30 page maximum), screenplays (15 page maximum), poetry (1 minimum, 10 maximum). Payment: $30 per short story, poem, and screenplay, and the best piece of writing gets paid an additional $70, for a total of $100.

Bethlehem Writers Roundtable

Deadline: December 1, 2021

(checked Oct 21/21)

Genre: Short stories and poetry. See themes. Payment: 20.00 USD for featured authors, or $10.00 USD for stories published on their &More page and $5.00 USD for poems. 

https://bwgwritersroundtable.com/submissions-contacts/

Eternal Haunted Summer

Deadline: December 1, 2021

(checked Oct 30/21)

Poetry, short fiction about Night. We’re looking for hymns to Odin and Inanna and Sekhmet. Prayers to Hermes and Brigid and Asherah. Short stories featuring (or otherwise referencing) Lugh and Yinepu and Hekate. Payment: $5.

https://eternalhauntedsummer.com/about/

Parabola

Deadline: December 1, 2021

(checked Oct 30/21)

Original essays and translations, poetry, reviews. devoted to the exploration of the quest for meaning as it is expressed in the world’s myths, symbols, and religious traditions, with particular emphasis on the relationship between this store of wisdom and our modern life. Each issue of Parabola is organized around a theme.

https://parabola.org/submissions/

Puerto del Sol Seeks Writing on Water

Deadline: December 1, 2021

(checked Oct 21/21)

Puerto del Sol seeks work which engages with water in all its forms. Life and growth and blood and poison and drought and commodity. Snow and steam and tsunami. We want to read work as sharp and brittle as ice. We want stories, essays, and poems which drip from dew-soaked branches or crash like waterfalls. Show us something as vast as the sea or as small as a single droplet of acid rain. Send us your explorations of fluidity, of the ways things shift and change, and of things which cannot be held, no matter how hard we try.

www.puertodelsol.org

Sundog Lit

Deadline: December 1, 2021, Opens October 1, 2021

(checked Apr 15/21)

Poetry, nonfiction, and fiction. Payment: $25.

We publish two issues a year, September 1 and March 1. We accept general submissions for poetry, nonfiction, and fiction between two reading periods, and the first 300 submissions to each are free. We also run a collaborative writing contest in August. We also accept visual art all year. 

  • General Submissions: March 1 – May 1
  • General Submissions: October 1 – December 1
  • Collaboration Contest: July 15 –  August 31

https://sundoglit.com/submissions/

The Antihumanist

Deadline: December 1, 2021

(checked Oct 30/21)

Fiction, nonfiction, art. “We seek to publish the most challenging and thought provoking flash fiction and essays. We believe only by confronting the bare bones of reality we understand our place in the world.” Payment: 5 cents/word.

https://theantihumanists.com/

Woodcrest Magazine is Reading

Deadline: December 1, 2021

(checked Oct 21/21)

The literary journal of Cabrini University, Woodcrest aims to publish work that is surprising, challenging, and grounded in the human experience. We want to read your submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, hybrid genres, and graphic arts. Please use our Submittable page for more information about submissions: woodcrestmagazine.submittable.com/submit.

Nov 2021

Abandon

Deadline: November 30th, 2021

(checked Sep 25/21)

“We want to showcase writing and artwork that has been created with abandon. That term is free to be interpreted liberally, but ideally it is the kind of work that takes risks, created in a space wherein the artist doesn’t care what anyone else thinks or what everyone else is doing. As long as the writing is powerful and abandons the preconceived notions of what is expected, we want to read it.” Payment: $15.

https://abandonjournal.com/submission-guidelines/

Apparition Lit

Deadline: November 30th, 2021; opens November 15, 2021

(checked Jul 28/21)

Quarterly speculative fiction magazine that features original short stories, poetry, and artwork. Theme of Justice. Speculative fiction is weird, almost unclassifiable. It’s fantasy, sci-fi, horror, and literary. Send us your strange, misshapen stories with enough emotional heft to break a heart, with prose that’s as clear and delicious as broth. Payment: $30. 

https://apparitionlit.com/submissions/

Baltimore Review

Deadline: November 30th, 2021

(checked Oct 29/21)

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

http://baltimorereview.org/index.php/submit

Banff Centre Bliss Carmen Poetry Award, Short Fiction, And Creative Non-Fiction Contests

Deadline: November 30, 2021; Entry fee: $32

(checked Sep 29/21)

Prairie Fire Press and McNally Robinson Booksellers present the 2021 Annual Writing Contests. Although the deadline is November 30 (postmarked), you can enter any time. Prizes are awarded in each of the three categories and winning entries are published in Prairie Fire.

https://www.prairiefire.ca/contests/

Black Lawrence Press

Deadline: November 30, 2021; opens November 1, 2021

(checked Sep 25/21)

During our June and November Open Reading Periods, we accept submissions in the following categories: novel, novella, short story collection (full-length and chapbook), poetry (full-length and chapbook), biography & cultural studies, translation (from the German), and creative nonfiction.

https://blacklawrencepress.com/submissions-and-contests/open-reading-periods/

Bluestem

Deadline: November 30th, 2021

(checked Oct 21/21)

Fiction, poetry, nonfiction. No more than 5 poems at one time, or one short story (or 1-3 flash pieces in the same file), or one creative nonfiction essay. Fiction / prose / essays should be no longer than 5,000 words. Payment: $20/poem and $75/prose piece.

https://bluestemmagazine.com/submit

Crannóg

Deadline: November 30, 2021

(checked Oct 29/21)

Poetry, short stories. “Crannóg’s mission is to publish the work of Irish writers alongside the best available worldwide and to show how well such writing sits with the best available internationally.” Payment: €50 per story, €30 per poem.

https://crannogmagazine.com/submit/

Hiraeth Books: parABnormal Magazine

Deadline: November 30, 2021, opens October 1, 2021

(checked Jul 28/21)

Stories, poetry, nonfiction about the paranormal. Payment: $25 for fiction, $20 for articles, $7 for reviews, $6 per poem. Submissions are accepted Feb 1 – Mar 31, Jun 1 – Jul 31, Oct 1 – Nov 30.

https://www.hiraethsffh.com/parabnormal-magazine-guidelines

Kaleidotrope

Deadline: November 30th, 2021; opens November 1, 2021

(checked Jul 28/21)

Speculative fiction and poetry—science fiction, fantasy, and horror, but also compelling work that blurs the lines between these and falls outside of neat genre categories.   Payment: For fiction, $0.01/word (1 cent a word) USD. For poetry, a flat rate of $5 USD per accepted piece. For artwork, a flat rat of $60 for cover art.

https://kaleidotrope.net/guidelines/

Nimrod

Deadline: November 30, 2021. Fee to submit online; no fee for postal submissions.

(checked Jul 28/21)

Genre: Poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction. Payment: $10 per page, with a $200 maximum. 

https://artsandsciences.utulsa.edu/nimrod/submissions/

Parhelion Literary Magazine

Deadline: November 30, 2021

(checked Jul 28/21)

Parhelion is a young but established literary magazine based in Richmond, Virginia. We are now open to fiction, flash, poetry, and creative nonfiction submissions for our Winter 2022 issue. We remain open to pitches, articles, and content for features all year round. To see what kind of work we publish, and to get more detailed information on submitting, visit us online. As always, writers of all backgrounds and identities are welcome. 

https://parhelionliterary.com/submission-guidelines/

Salt Publishing

Deadline: November 30, 2021

(checked Oct 29/21)

Fiction (novels and short stories), narrative non-fiction, poetry. “We particularly welcome submissions from women, BAME, disabled, working class and LGBTQ+ writers.” Payment: Royalties. (No information on site.)

https://www.saltpublishing.com/pages/submissions

Split Lip Magazine

Deadline: November 30, 2021. Note: Submit early in the month.

(checked Jul 28/21)

Fiction (flash and short stories), memoirs, and poetry. with a pop-culture twist. Payment: $50 per author (via PayPal) for our web issues. Payment for print is $5 per page, minimum of $20, plus 2 contributor copies and a 1-year subscription. FREE SUBMISSIONS: January, March, May, August, September, November.

https://splitlipthemag.com/submit

The Fiddlehead

Deadline: November 30, 2021; opens September 15, 2021

(checked Jul 28/21)

Fiction, including excerpts from novels, creative nonfiction, art, and poetry. Payment: $60 CAD per published page.

https://thefiddlehead.ca/submit

The Gravity of the Thing: Stranged Writing

Deadline: November 30th, 2021

(checked Oct 21/21)

Defamiliarized writing. “The contents of the collection will be curated according to biological taxonomy (species, genus, family, order, class, phylum, kingdom, domain) using word count, and the final form of the collection will be a cloth hardcover with a screen-printed dust jacket from Prieto Screenprinting. Each dust jacket will fold into a unique literary organism or book sculpture, the goal being a dimensional and tactile reading experience during these largely digital times.” Payment: $5 – $25.

http://thegravityofthething.com/submit/

The New Southern Fugitives

Deadline: November 30, 2021

(checked Jul 28/21)

Previously unpublished writing and art. Payment: $40 per book review, $40 per poem, $40 per photograph or piece of visual art, $15 per page for prose (min $45 and max $105).

https://newsouthernfugitives.com/submit/

Night Shift Radio

Deadline: November 28, 2021; opens November 21, 2021

(checked Jul 28/21)

Do you have a story you’d like us to feature on The Storyteller Series? Fiction, non-fiction, memoir – 7,000-10,000 words. Payment: $50 or $25.

https://nightshiftradio.com/submissions

Prairie Fire

Deadline: November 24, 2021

(checked Oct 29/21)

Fiction, poetry, CNF on the theme of Uncharted Territory. “Tell us about a time you (or a fictional character) either deliberately threw away the roadmap and set out on a new, uncharted course into the unfamiliar and unexpected, or a time when an external catalyst such as loss, illness, poverty, a social movement, a work of art, or a pandemic changed the way you think, or sent you in a new direction and changed the course of your life.” Payment: Prose: $0.10 per word; Poetry: $40 per poem.

https://www.prairiefire.ca/call-for-submissions-uncharted-territory/

Claw & Blossom

Deadline: November 21, 2021

(checked Oct 29/21)

Flash fiction and poetry about the natural world on theme of Glow. “The editor hopes to see explorations that relate meaningful personal struggles not only to a larger picture of humanity but beyond, to the context of other species and the state of the planet.” Payment: $25. Submit early in the month to avoid submission fees.

https://clawandblossom.com/submissions/

clavmag

Deadline: November 18, 2021

(checked Oct 29/21)

Restrictions: Open to LGBTQ+ writers. Genre: Short fiction, writing life, and creative nonfiction. “we created clavmag to fulfil our need to shout into the literary void, and as a platform for other people who feel the same way.” Payment: £52.

https://www.clavmag.com/submit

Griffith Review 76: Acts of Reckoning

Deadline: November 18, 2021

(checked Oct 29/21)

Essays and creative non-fiction, reportage, fiction, poetry,  memoir and picture stories. “Acts of Reckoning is a wide-ranging discussion of the multifaceted issues at play in Australia’s fraught journey towards a full settlement with Indigenous peoples.”  Payment: Negotiated.

*Poetry submissions open January 18.

https://www.griffithreview.com/submit-to-griffith-review/

Parabola

Deadline: November 15, 2021. See themes

(checked Jul 28/21)

Theme of Wonder. Parabola is a quarterly journal devoted to the exploration of the quest for meaning as it is expressed in the world’s myths, symbols, and religious traditions, with particular emphasis on the relationship between this store of wisdom and our modern life. Original essays and translations, poetry, reviews. Payment: Not specified. 

https://parabola.org/submissions/

Planisphere Q

Deadline: November 15, 2021

(checked Sep 25/21)

Planisphere Q is seeking submissions for its third issue. “Dark Forest” is the theme. Any interpretation of the word is acceptable. All genres are accepted. The 500-word limit is firm. Flash fiction, vignettes, character sketches, and poetry accepted. See submission guidelines.

https://www.planisphereq.com/p/starwheel.html

Shorts Magazine

Deadline: November 15, 2021

(checked Oct 25/21)

Shorts magazine is considering submissions for its Autumn edition, published 20th November 2021. We are now accepting original short fiction, flash fiction, essays, poetry, opinion pieces, life writing, articles, research topics, interviews, top ten lists, monologues, original photography, cartoons, artist showcase…if I like it, I’ll publish it.

http://shortsmagazine.com/

Smokelong Quarterly Prize 2021 (Fiction, Nonfiction)

Deadline: November 15, 2021; opens November 1, 2021; Entry Fee: Various

(checked Sep 29/21)

We want to feel your razor-sharp wit, share your sideways view of the world, hear your irresistibly bizarre voice. We want to laugh out loud and snort our coffee through our noses. Yes, we want this. All at the same time. Make us smile. While there is no specific theme for this competition, your work should interpret the idea of comedy in some (in)appropriate way. Comedy can be dark or slapstick, burlesque or deadpan, a parody or even a mockumentary. It’s up to you. Give us your satire, your surrealism, or your absurdism. Or all four.

https://www.smokelong.com/comedy-prize-2021-opens-aug-1/

Speculative City

Deadline: November 15, 2021

(checked Jul 28/21)

Restrictions: Open to writers who specifically identify as queer and BIPOC. Fiction, poetry, and essays that are centered within the cityscape. Payment: $20-$55.

http://www.speculativecity.com/submissions/

Fantasy Magazine

Deadline: November 7, 2021; opens November 1, 2021 (1st week every month)

(checked Jul 28/21)

Fantasy and dark fantasy. Short Story 1500-7500 words. (Stories of 5000 words or less are preferred.) Flash Fiction: Up to 1500 words. Poetry: prefers shorter poems. Payment: 8 cents per word for original short stories and flash fiction. $40 per poem.

https://adamant.moksha.io/publication/fantasy/guidelines

Scum

Deadline: November 7, 2021; opens to submissions on November 1, 2021 (poetry submissions currently closed)

(checked Jul 28/21)

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

Submissions to Scum are open the first week (from the 1st to the 7th) of every month. The rest of the month, submissions are closed.

https://www.scum-mag.com/submit-to-scum/

Shooter

Deadline: November 7, 2021

(checked Sep 25/21)

Stories, essays, memoir and poetry to do with enchantment and scheming, in any context. “Black magic, witchcraft and wizardry are the obvious subjects, but we welcome wider interpretations of the theme: anything to do with political manipulation, backroom dealings, romantic plotting, duplicitous gamesmanship, or charismatic trickery is sought.” Payment: £25 per story and £5 per poem. Stories that fall below the requested minimum of 2,000 words will be paid at poetry rates. Artists will be paid £25 for use of their work as magazine illustration.

https://shooterlitmag.com/submissions/

This

Deadline: Pitches – November 5, 2021; Short Fiction – November 12, 2021

(checked Oct 29/21)

Restrictions: Canadian residents only. Theme of Bodies. Genre: Fiction, poetry. Payment: $125 per accepted short story up to 2500 words. $60 per flash fiction story under 1000 words.

https://this.org/contribute/

Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine

Deadline: November 3, 2021; opens October 1, 2021

(checked Jul 28/21)

Fairy tales, and essays on theme of “Healers, Midwives and Cunning Folk.” Payment: $100. US dollars only. Essays: $50.

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

Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores

Deadline: November 2, 2021 (Submissions window: 1st and second day each month)

(checked Jul 28/21)

Speculative stories. Payment: 6 cents/word for original work, 2 cents/word for reprints, 2-6 cents/word for new fact-based work, 1-4 cents/word for reprinted fact articles, $1/line for new poetry, 50 cents/line for poetry reprints (poetry up to 40 lines). *Allows reprints

https://cosmicrootsandeldritchshores.com/submissions/

ellipsis… literature & art

Deadline: November 1, 2021; opens August 1, 2021

(checked Jul 28/21)

Poetry, short fiction, drama, and creative non-fiction. Payment: $3 per page (Only pays American writers.).

https://ellipsis.submittable.com/submit

Foglifter (Spring Edition)

Deadline: November 1, 2021; Opens September 1, 2021

(checked Jun 28/21)

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

https://foglifter.submittable.com/submit

Malahat Review Open Season Awards (Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction)

Deadline: November 1; Entry Fee: $35 for each entry from Canada *early bird discount until Sep. 30, 2021: CAD $20

(checked Sep 29/21)

The Malahat Review invites entries for its annual Open Season Awards in: poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction. The contest is open to Canadian and international writers anywhere in the world. Deadline: 11:59pm (PST) on November 1, 2021. The winner in each category will receive a prize of CAD $2,000 and be published in the magazine’s spring 2022 issue #218. Entries accepted via Submittable only.

http://www.malahatreview.ca/contests/open_season/info.html

Nimrod: What Now?: The Future We Make

Deadline: November 1, 2021

(checked Sep 25/21)

Nimrod International Journal invites submissions of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction for our spring 2022 thematic issue, What Now?: The Future We Make. In this time of change, the question that keeps arising is: “What now?”  We now have a rare opportunity to pause and question our often unexamined assumptions about the world as it is and as it could be. We would love to read your work about what comes next in our futures on an individual, relationship, or family level and our social, national, and worldwide future. For complete guidelines and to submit.

https://artsandsciences.utulsa.edu/nimrod/call-for-manuscript-submissions/

Ninth Letter (web edition)

Deadline: November 1, 2021; opens September 1, 2021

(checked Oct 21/21)

Poems and short fiction. “The theme for this issue is Return. As in, to return to a former place, person, or situation. Haven’t we been here before?” Payment: $25 per poem, $75 per story or essay) and a  complimentary 2-­year subscription to Ninth Letter.

https://ninthletteronline.submittable.com/submit

Santa Fe Literary Review (Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, Drama)

Deadline: November 1, 2021

(checked Sep 29/21)

The Santa Fe Literary Review (SFLR) is published annually by the Santa Fe Community College. An in-print literary journal, SFLR features work by local, national, and international writers and artists. Our 2022 theme is “Resilience: Adaptation, Empathy, and Hope.”

https://santafecommunitycollege.submittable.com/submit

Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Festival Writing Contests (Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction)

Deadline: November 1 & 15; Entry Fee: $10 – $25

(checked Sep 29/21)

The mission of the TWFest and SASFest Writing Contest is to promote new work from emerging artists. TWFest & SASFest are 501c3 nonprofit status. We welcome submissions from around the world. Submissions must be original work and not published in any way. Please view the individual contest guidelines carefully to avoid disqualification.

https://tennesseewilliamsfestival.submittable.com/submit

The First Line

Deadline: November 1, 2021

(checked Jul 28/21)

Genres: Fiction, poetry, nonfiction using the first line provided. (See site.)    Payment: $25.00 – $50.00 for fiction, $5.00 – $10.00 for poetry, and $25.00 for nonfiction.

http://www.thefirstline.com/submission.htm

Thema: Get It Over With!

Deadline: November 1, 2021

(checked Jul 28/21)

Theme of Get It Over With! Fiction, poetry, and art on theme: Get It Over With!  Payment:  $10-$25 for short fiction and artwork, $10 for poetry.  Accepts reprints.

http://themaliterarysociety.com/submissions.html


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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:

     
 

2022

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s

Deadline: May 30, 2021

(checked Oct 29/21)

True stories and poems. “We want to hear about your holiday memories and traditions. The rituals of the holiday season give a rhythm to the years and create a foundation for our lives, as we gather with family, with our communities at church, at school, and even at the mall, to share the special spirit of the season, brightening those long winter days. Please share your special stories about the holiday season with us. Be sure that they are “Santa safe” so that we don’t spoil the magic for precocious readers!” (Check Preteens for topics.) Payment: $200.

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

Brick

Deadline: April 30, 2022; opens March 1, 2022

(checked Jul 29/21)

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

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

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Crazy, eccentric, wacky, lovable, fun families

Deadline: April 30, 2022

(checked Oct 29/21)

True stories and poems. “Share your true stories and poems about those family members. With love and appreciation, please. No mean- spirited stories wanted. And don’t worry. You can put a pen name on your story if necessary.” Payment: $200.

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

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Cats

Deadline: March 15, 2022

(checked Jul 29/21)

True stories and poems. “We want your true funny stories, your heartwarming stories, and your mindboggling stories about all the simply amazing things that your cat does. What have you learned from your cat? How does your cat improve your life? What crazy things does your cat do? Has your cat ever done anything heroic? How does your cat warm your heart and make you smile? We want to hear all about the absurd antics, funny habits and insightful behavior of your cat.” Payment: $200. 

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

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dogs

Deadline: March 15, 2022

(checked Jul 29/21)

True stories and poems. “We want your true funny stories, your heartwarming stories, and your mindboggling stories about all the simply amazing things that your dog does. What have you learned from your dog? How does your dog improve your life? What crazy things does your dog do? Has your dog ever done anything heroic? How does your dog warm your heart and make you smile? We want to hear all about the absurd antics, funny habits and insightful behavior of your dog. Stories can be serious or humorous.” Payment: $200. 

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

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Messages from heaven

Deadline: March 15, 2022

(checked Oct 29/21)

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

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

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Miracles

Deadline: March 15, 2022

(checked Oct 29/21)

True stories and poems. “We want your true stories, both religious and non-religious, that will awe us with examples of amazing events. Inspirational stories to remind us that each day stunning miracles do happen and that a miracle can happen at any time.” Payment: $200.

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

The Rumpus

Deadline: February 28, 2022; opens January 1, 2022

(checked Sep 26/21)

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

https://therumpus.submittable.com/submit

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Counting Your Blessings

Deadline: January 15, 2022

(checked Jul 29/21)

True stories and poems. “Please share your stories about handling challenges in your life, finding the silver linings, and counting your blessings, whether the challenges you are facing are COVID-19 related or other kinds. Stories can be serious or funny, but definitely should be inspirational and heartwarming. Attitude adjustments, finding contentment and gratitude, a new way of handling your daily life, and other great ideas to inspire readers to find their own paths to happiness and to remember to count their blessings every day are what we are looking for.” Payment: $200.

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

Nov-Dec 2021

Critical Read: Artwork Biographies

Deadline: December 31, 2021; opens September 6, 2021

(checked Sep 26/21)

True stories of the fine, literary and performing arts: artwork biographies, reported stories, profiles, cultural history, essay, interviews and first person stories.  Payment: Varies. We accept personal submissions year-round.

https://criticalread.submittable.com/submit

Hippocampus Magazine

Deadline: December 23, 2021

(checked Oct 22/21)

Memoir Excerpts, Personal Essays, and Flash Creative Nonfiction. Payment: $40.

https://www.hippocampusmagazine.com/submissions/

Chicken Soup for the Soul

Deadline: November 20, 2021

(checked Oct 29/21)

True humorous stories. “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

The Century

Deadline: November 1, 2021

(checked Oct 22/21)

First-person narratives (under 1,000 words) on Threshold. Payment: $100 and a free one-year subscription to the magazine.

https://www.christiancentury.org/blog-post/editors-post/century-invites-reader-submissions-7

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

Photo by Carl Jorgensen on Unsplash

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

2022

Crow Toes Quarterly

Deadline: March 31, 2022

(checked Jun 26/21)

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.

MAGAZINE THEMES: YEAR 1

Each issue is themed, but these themes are open to interpretation.

  • FALL 2021 (Issue 3, OCT – DEC) – Broken 
  • WINTER 2022 (Issue 4, JAN – MAR) – Cold
  • SPRING 2022 (Issue 5, APR – JUN) – Wild
  • SUMMER 2022 (Issue 6, JUL – SEP) – Curious

https://www.crowtoesquarterly.org/submit

Word Balloon Books: Beware the Bugs

Deadline: February 11, 2022

(checked Oct 30/21)

Stories about giant bugs (or, perhaps, normal sized bugs and tiny humans). Fantasy or science fiction are welcome. anthologies appropriate for readers 10 and up. We’re open to challenging themes and subject matter, but language, graphic violence, and sexual content should be rated G. Child or teen protagonists preferred. Payment: $.01 per word advanced against royalties, with a possible bonus based on crowdfunding.

http://www.jamesmaxey.net/word-balloon-book-anthologies.html

Word Balloon Books: Paradoxical Pets

Deadline: February 11, 2022

(checked Oct 30/21)

Stories about wondrous pets, be they alien, magical, artificial, or common pets with some special power. Fantasy or science fiction are welcome. anthologies appropriate for readers 10 and up. We’re open to challenging themes and subject matter, but language, graphic violence, and sexual content should be rated G. Child or teen protagonists preferred. Payment: $.01 per word advanced against royalties, with a possible bonus based on crowdfunding.

http://www.jamesmaxey.net/word-balloon-book-anthologies.html

Word Balloon Books: Rockets and Robots

Deadline: February 11, 2022

(checked Oct 30/21)

Science fiction adventure stories set on alien worlds, spaceships, or the post-21st century future. NO FANTASY! anthologies appropriate for readers 10 and up. We’re open to challenging themes and subject matter, but language, graphic violence, and sexual content should be rated G. Child or teen protagonists preferred. Payment: $.01 per word advanced against royalties, with a possible bonus based on crowdfunding..

http://www.jamesmaxey.net/word-balloon-book-anthologies.html

2021

Lorimer Press

Deadline: Rolling

(checked Sep 29/21)

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.

http://www.lorimer.ca/childrens/childrens-author-guidelines.html

Auroras & Blossoms PoArtMo Anthology: 13-16 Year-Old Artists Edition 

Deadline: December 31, 2021

(checked Apr 28/21)

A Winnipeg publication.

Topics / Themes: Anything that is positive, uplifting and inspirational in nature, with the exception of erotica and politics. Also, coronavirus-related pieces that do not contain strongly positive / uplifting / inspirational elements will be automatically rejected.

What we are looking for:

Positive art. Positive as in stimulating, optimistic, confident, uplifting, inspirational.

No matter what topic you choose to tackle (e.g., death, disease, mental illness, suicide, depression…), the pieces you send us should answer three basic questions:

– “How do they help others?”

– “How do they open their minds?”

– “Do they bring a better understanding of the situations or stories I am describing?”

https://abpoetryjournal.com/13-16-year-old-artists/

Crow Toes Quarterly

Deadline: December 31, 2021

(checked Jun 26/21)

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.

MAGAZINE THEMES: YEAR 1

Each issue is themed, but these themes are open to interpretation.

  • FALL 2021 (Issue 3, OCT – DEC) – Broken 
  • WINTER 2022 (Issue 4, JAN – MAR) – Cold
  • SPRING 2022 (Issue 5, APR – JUN) – Wild
  • SUMMER 2022 (Issue 6, JUL – SEP) – Curious

https://www.crowtoesquarterly.org/submit

Cast of Wonders

Deadline: December 20, 2021; Opens: November 15, 2021

(checked Sep 29/21)

Cast of Wonders is a young adult short fiction market, open to stories up to 6,000 words in length.

Stories that evoke a sense of wonder, have deep emotional resonance, and have something unreal about them. We aim for a 12-17 age range: that means sophisticated, non-condescending stories with wide appeal, and without gratuitous or explicit sex, violence or pervasive obscene language. Think Harry Potter or The Hunger Games.

https://www.castofwonders.org/submissions/

Cardinal Rule Press 

Deadline: November 1, 2021

(checked Sep 29/21)

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

https://cardinalrulepress.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:

    


Otoroshi Journal

Deadline: April 30, 2022; opens April 1, 2022

(checked Jul 26/21)

Horrorku, horror tanka, and horror haibun, art. Payment: Poetry, $1. Art, $10. Submission periods are one month long:

· January for the Spring Issue

· April for the Summer Issue

· July for the Fall Issue

· October for the Winter Issue

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

Black Ocean

Deadline: March 18, 2022; opens March 4, 2021

(checked Oct 22/21)

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

https://www.blackocean.org/submit

Jan – Feb 2022

Dragon Soul Press: Organic Ink: Volume 5

Deadline: February 28, 2022

(checked Jul 26/21)

Poetry. “All poetry pieces are welcome. There is no theme.” Word Count – 1000 words minimum. Payment:  Royalties.

https://dragonsoulpress.com/anthologies/

The Southampton Review

Deadline: February 1, 2022; opens January 1, 2022. Submit early in the month to avoid fees

(checked Jul 26/21)

Poetry, prose, art. Payment: Prose: $100+, Poetry: $75 per poem. Illustration: $100 per page. Art Portfolios: $200 for up to 12 images.

https://www.thesouthamptonreview.com/submit/

Glass

Deadline: January 31, 2022

(checked Oct 22/21)

We are interested in poetry that enacts the artistic and creative precision of glass. All styles, forms and schools of poetry are welcome, though easy rhymes and “light” verse are less likely to inspire us. Payment: $10.

https://duotrope.com/duosuma/submit/glass-journal-poetry-Il7Js

Otoroshi Journal

Deadline: January 31st, 2022; opens January 1, 2022

(checked Jul 26/21)

Horrorku, horror tanka, and horror haibun, art. Payment: Poetry, $1. Art, $10. Submission periods are one month long:

· January for the Spring Issue

· April for the Summer Issue

· July for the Fall Issue

· October for the Winter Issue

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

Dec 2021

Arc Poetry Magazine

Deadline: December 31, 2021, Opens September 1, 2021

(checked Jul 26/21)

Genre: Poetry. Payment: $50 per page. 

Arc has two reading periods:

  • submissions received from April 1 to July 31 will be read for the Winter issue
  • submissions received from September 1 to December 31 will be read for the Summer issue

https://arcpoetry.ca/submit/

Cincinnati Review

Deadline: December 31, 2021

(checked Jul 26/21)

Prose, poetry, art. Payment: $25/page for prose in journal. $30/page for poetry in journal.

https://www.cincinnatireview.com/submission_guidelines-2/

Ninth Letter

Deadline: December 31, 2021; opens December 1, 2021

(checked Jul 26/21)

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

http://www.ninthletter.com/journal/submit

Black Ocean

Deadline: December 17, 2021; opens December 3, 2021

(checked Oct 22/21)

Full-length poetry manuscripts in translation. Check site during submission window for guidelines. Payment: Royalties.

https://www.blackocean.org/submit

Eye to the Telescope

Deadline: December 15, 2021

(checked Oct 29/21)

Speculative poetry. Theme: Light. “Light is so much more than meets the eye. It emanates from a lover’s smile as they walk into the room. It bleaches the bones of your enemies…” Payment: US 3¢/word rounded up to nearest dollar; minimum US $3, maximum $25.

http://www.eyetothetelescope.com/submit.html

Gival Press Poetry Award 2021

Deadline: December 15, 2021; Entry Fee: $20

(checked Oct 22/21)

The 20th Gival Press Poetry Award, with a prize of $1K plus book publication in 2022. Original, unpublished mss of 45+ pages in any style are acceptable. Visit Submittable for complete details, to pay $20 reading fee, and to upload ms.

https://givalpress.submittable.com/submit

Plainsongs

Deadline: December 15, 2021

(checked Oct 22/21)

Plainsongs presents poems that seem to be aware of modernist and postmodernist influences, not necessarily by imitation or allusion, but by using the tools provided by that rich heritage. Payment: $50.

https://www.corpuscallosumpress.com/plainsongs

Vallum Issue 19:1 Bridges

Deadline: December 15, 2021

(checked Oct 22/21)

We’re looking for poetry that speaks about these fractures and uncertainties, and/or about our abilities to overcome them, to build bridges. Our call is open to poems, essays, reviews, interviews, as well as audio or video poems. Read more details on how to submit through our submittable!

https://www.vallummag.com/upcoming_issues.html

Nov 2021

BOA Editions — A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize 

Deadline: November 30, 2021, opens August 1, 2021

(checked Aug 22/21)

The A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize is awarded to honor a poet’s first book, while also honoring the late founder of BOA Editions, Ltd., a not-for-profit publishing house of poetry and poetry in translation. Entrants must be a U.S. citizen, a legal resident of the U.S., or have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) status, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), or Legal Permanent Status (LPS). Entrants must be at least 18 years of age. Only manuscripts by poets who have yet to publish a full-length book collection of poetry will be considered.  Fee: $25 / Prize: $1,000 + Publication / Judge: Stephanie Burt.

https://www.boaeditions.org/pages/a-poulin-jr-poetry-prize

Broken Sleep Books

Deadline: November 30, 2021; opens October 1, 2021

(checked Jul 26/21)

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

https://www.brokensleepbooks.com/submissions

Cider Press Review Book Award (annual)

Deadline: November 30, 2021; opens September 1, 2021

(checked Sep 23/21)

“Cider Press Review, a journal of contemporary poetry, seeks to discover and publish the best of new poetry written in English. CPR actively seeks new original work and translations into English from both established and emerging poets. Our only criterion is excellence.” Fee: $26. Prize: $1,500 + Publication.

https://ciderpressreview.com/bookaward/#.YUyeJbhKg2w

Ninth Letter

Deadline: November 30, 2021; opens November 1, 2021

(checked Jul 26/21)

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

http://www.ninthletter.com/journal/submit

Spartan

Deadline: November 30th, 2021; opens October 1, 2021

(checked Jul 26/21)

Literary prose, 1500 words max. Payment: none.

https://spartanlit.com/submissions

Tafseer Chapbook Prize (Collusion Books)

Deadline: November 30, 2021

(checked Oct 25/21)

Chapbook-length manuscripts of poetry translated into English by BIPOC & racialized translators. Submissions are open to translators across and beyond Canada. First prize: $500 + chapbook publication (in a first run of 75 copies) and 20 author copies from the first print run.

https://longconmag.com/collusionbooks/submissions/

Songs of Eretz

Deadline: November 15, 2021; opens November 1, 2021

(checked Jul 26/21)

Poetry, cover art on theme of Place. Payment: $5.

Songs of Eretz Poetry Review Themes & Submission Schedules for 2021:

Month Theme Submission Period Lead Editor

March Circles February 1 – 15 Cummings

June Love May 1 – 15 Gordon

September Religion August 1 – 15 Cummings

December Place November 1 – 15 Gordon

http://w

ww.songsoferetz.com/p/guidelines.html

Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award

Deadline: November 1; Entry Fee: $25

(checked Sep 29/21)

This award is for a previously unpublished original collection of poetry. Award is $3,000 and publication of the award-winning manuscript by Red Hen Press. Submit minimum of 48 pages, with a maximum of 96 pages.

https://redhenpress.submittable.com/submit/

Brick Road Poetry Press – Book Contest

Deadline: November 1, 2021; opens August 1, 2021

(checked Sep 23/21)

“The first place winner receives a publication contract with Brick Road Poetry Press and $1000 prize, publication in both print and ebook formats, and 25 copies of the printed book. We may also offer publication contracts to the top finalists.” Fee: $30.

https://www.brickroadpoetrypress.com/poetry-book-contest/

Foglifter

Deadline: November 1, 2021; opens September 1, 2021

(checked Jul 26/21)

Poetry, prose, cross-genre work. “Foglifter welcomes daring and thoughtful work by queer and trans writers in all forms, and we are especially interested in cross-genre, intersectional, marginal, and transgressive work.” Payment: $25.

https://foglifter.submittable.com/submit

Ornithopter

Deadline: November 1, 2021

(checked Oct 22/21)

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

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

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

Here are a few fast approaching submission deadlines for you – general fiction:

    

Jan 2022

Black Lawrence Press – The Big Moose Prize

Deadline: January 31, 2022; opens December 1, 2021

(checked Oct 22/21)

Prize for an unpublished novel. The prize is open to new, emerging, and established writers. The Big Moose Prize is open to traditional novels as well as novels-in-stories, novels-in-poems, and other hybrid forms that contain within them the spirit of a novel. Fee: $25. Prize: $1,000 + Publication.

https://blacklawrencepress.com/submissions-and-contests/the-big-moose-prize/

Dragon Soul Press: Beyond Atlantis

Deadline: January 31, 2022

(checked Jul 26/21)

“Unique retellings of Atlantis-like civilizations. Preferably with mermaids, selkies, krakens, or other mythological sea creatures included.” Word Count – 5,000-15,000. Payment:  Royalties.

https://dragonsoulpress.com/anthologies/

Mythic

Deadline: January 31, 2022; Opens December 1, 2021

(checked Jun 25/21)

Sci-fi and fantasy fiction. Payment: 4 cents/word.

Reading Periods:

  • June 1 through July 31
  • December 1 through January 31

https://www.mythicmag.com/p/submissions.html

Summer of Sci-Fi & Fantasy Anthology

Deadline: January 31, 2022 – closed early (October 31, 2021)

(checked Oct 29/21)

Sci-Fi and Fantasy in the range of 1500-7500 words. Payment: $0.005/word up to 7500 words. Minimum of $15. Reprints paid at full rate. Accepts reprints.

https://www.authorshand.com/submissions

Flash Fiction Online

Deadline: January 21, 2022; opens January 1, 2022

(checked Jul 26/21)

Speculative (science fiction, fantasy, slipstream, and horror) and literary fiction. Payment: $80. We are looking for complete 500- to 1000-word stories with crisp prose, well-developed characters, compelling plots, and satisfying resolutions. We want stories that engage our minds and emotions. 

Beginning in January 2021, our submission portal for original stories will be open from the 1st to 21st of each month. Reprint submissions will remain CLOSED until April 1, 2021.

https://ffo.submittable.com/submit

Tin House

Deadline: January 3, 2022; opens January 1, 2022

(checked Oct 22/21)

Restrictions: Eligible writers must not currently have an agent, and must not have previously published a book (chapbooks okay). Genre: Debut novels (including Graphic novels).

https://tinhouse.com/book-submissions/

The Quiet Ones

Deadline: January 1, 2022

(checked Oct 22/21)

Queer-centered horror and dystopian fiction for adults and young adults. Theme: True Love Never Dies. Payment: $25.

https://wearethequietones.com/submission-calls/

Breaking Rules Publishing Europe – Wicked West

Deadline: January 2022, or until filled. – cancelled?

Link does not work. No such call listed on website

(checked Oct 22/21)

Stories of fantasy, sci-fi, literature, steampunk, crime, mystery, shootouts–so long as the wild west is present and the weird is strong–will be acceptable. Stories between 5,000 and 9,000 words will be selected for this anthology. Payment: $10.

https://www.breakingrulespublishingeuro.com/wicked-west-anthology-submission-guidelines.html

Space Treks – A Space Opera Anthology

Deadline: January 2022, or until filled.

(checked Oct 22/21)

Theme: science fiction, space opera, pulp, drama. Science fiction, space opera, starships and their crews, heroic captains, villainous alien armadas etc. Word count: 2,000 to 12,000 words. Payment: Royalty split.

https://starryeyedpress.com/open-submissions/

Dec 2021

Allegory

Deadline: December 31, 2021; opens November 1, 2021

(checked Jul 26/21)

Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. Payment: $15. There is no minimum or maximum length for fiction. Short-shorts (less than 500 words) and flash fiction (less than 100 words) are usually hard sells for us, as are stories longer than 5000 words. We’ll consider them, but they will have to be exceptional.

https://www.allegoryezine.com/submissions

Dancing Star Press

Deadline: December 31, 2021; opens October 1, 2021

(checked Jul 26/21)

Speculative fiction novellas 17,500 to 40,000 words. Space operas, solar punk, dark fantasy, and urban fantasy. Hard science fiction with an emphasis on biology or chemistry rather than physics. Fantasy based on non-Western cultures. Optimistic futurism. Polar Tesla pop and soft science fiction. Payment: Royalties. 

https://www.dancingstarpress.com/submissions/

Dragon Soul Press: Surge

Deadline: December 31, 2021

(checked Jul 26/21)

Cyberpunk. 5,000-15,000 words. “These characters are trying to survive in a dystopia of advanced technologies. Living alongside Artificial Intelligence has its perks, but also many deadly downfalls.” Payment: Royalties.

https://dragonsoulpress.com/anthologies/

Stormdance Publications: Grumpy Old Fairy Tales

Deadline: December 31, 2021

(checked Oct 22/21)

Grumpy retellings of classic Fairytales. “We’re branching out of mythology and heading into the realm of Fairy!  There have been a lot of retellings of classic Fairytales, but we noticed that there were very few GRUMPY retellings.   We’re looking for fun new twists on classic Grimm fairytales and well-known folklore.  Is your tale of little Red Riding Hood told from Granny’s perspective?  Maybe she’s a werewolf? Then you might be writing a story for Grumpy Old Fairy Tales.” Payment: Royalties.

https://stormdancebooks.junetakey.com/posts/category/open-call-for-submissions/

We’re Here: The Best Queer Speculative Fiction 2021

Deadline: December 31, 2021

(checked Jul 26/21)

Queer speculative short fiction reprints from 2021. Payment: 1 cent/word.

https://www.neonhemlock.com/submissions

Flash Fiction Online

Deadline: December 21, 2021; opens December 1, 2021

(checked Jul 26/21)

Speculative (science fiction, fantasy, slipstream, and horror) and literary fiction. Payment: $80. We are looking for complete 500- to 1000-word stories with crisp prose, well-developed characters, compelling plots, and satisfying resolutions. We want stories that engage our minds and emotions. 

Beginning in January 2021, our submission portal for original stories will be open from the 1st to 21st of each month. Reprint submissions will remain CLOSED until April 1, 2021.

https://ffo.submittable.com/submit

Short Fiction

Deadline: December 12, 2021

(checked Oct 29/21)

Submissions are restricted to those not from the USA. Genre: Short fiction 500-5,000 words. Payment: 2p (£0.02) per word, to the nearest 100 words, with a minimum of £30 and maximum £100.

https://www.shortfictionjournal.co.uk/subs

Colp

Deadline: December 10, 2021

(checked Oct 22/21)

Short fiction, all genres. “We would like stories that in some way involve feet (whether they be human, animal or otherwise). Be creative.” Length: 1000 – 5500 words. Payment: AU$5.00 for stories under 2500 words / AU$10.00 for anything above 2500 words.

http://www.gypsumsoundtales.com/Colp.php

Havok: Swimmers & Soarers Theme

Deadline: December 5, 2021; Opens approx October 5, 2021 (check if open)

(checked Sep 22/21)

Flash fiction 300 – 1,000 words on theme of partners & predators. Payment: Pays for anthologies only.  See accepted genres. “There’s something about the blue expanse above that draws the human eye. Treat us to a closer look at flying creatures, their view from above and their eyrie homes. What if humans lived in the crags, riding the giant eagles? Delve into the sea, where life is broad and deep, mysterious, and rich with resources. What if we lived on islands and had trained water creatures who retrieved treasures from the depths? Or what if we lived under the sea ourselves?”

https://gohavok.com/submission-guidelines/upcoming-themes/

Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores

Deadline: December 2, 2021

(checked Sep 22/21)

Speculative stories. Payment: 6 cents/word for original work. 2 cents/word for reprints. 

https://cosmicrootsandeldritchshores.com/submissions/

United Faedom

Deadline: December 1, 2021; opens September 1, 2021. Some reprints accepted.

(checked Sep 22/21)

Cozy Romance. Theme: Young Adult/Clean Adult. Length: 8k-10k. payment is $20.00 or paperbacks of equal value. 

https://unitedfaedompublis.wixsite.com/unitedfaedompub/anthology-submissions

United Faedom

Deadline: December 1, 2021; opens September 1, 2021. Some reprints accepted.

(checked Sep 22/21)

Romantic Fantasy. Theme: Adult rated, mild erotica. Length: 8k-10k. payment is $20.00 or paperbacks of equal value.

https://unitedfaedompublis.wixsite.com/unitedfaedompub/anthology-submissions

Nov 2021

Cast of Wonders

Deadline: November 30, 2021

(checked Jul 26/21)

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

https://www.castofwonders.org/submissions/

Dragon Soul Press: Everlast

Deadline: November 30, 2021

(checked Jul 26/21)

Romance. “Romance can be difficult on its own, even before adding the complications of time travel to the equation. These couples find themselves from separate timelines in history, but cross paths due to unforeseen circumstances.” Word Count – 5,000-20,000. Payment:  Royalties.

https://dragonsoulpress.com/anthologies/

Dragon Soul Press: Rogue Tales

Deadline: November 30, 2021

(checked Jul 26/21)

Fairytale. “Fairytales will never be the same in this reverse harem anthology. All versions of bedtime stories, folklore, etc are welcome.” Word Count – 5,000-15,000. Payment:  Royalties. 

https://dragonsoulpress.com/anthologies/

Gateway Literary Press

Deadline: November 30, 2021; opens November 1, 2021

(checked Oct 29/21)

Surrealist, fabulist, and magic realist story collections. US authors only. “We are interested in publishing collections where some, though not all, of the work has appeared previously in venues.” Payment: Small advance plus royalties. Submit early in the month.

https://gatewayliterarypress.wordpress.com/submissions/

Pirating Pups

Deadline: November 30th, 2021, opens October 1, 2021

(checked Jul 26/21)

Stories with adventure-loving dogs, puns, water and fun. “I’m looking for sailors, submariners, explorers, Vikings and more. Fun stories filled with excitement, drama, treasure-seeking, sword fights, discovering new worlds and dogs, dogs, dogs.” Payment: $50 CAD. 

http://tychebooks.com/pirating-pups

Podcastle

Deadline: November 30, 2021

(checked Jul 26/21)

Fantasy podcast. Length: Up to 6,000 words. Payment: $0.06/word for original; $100 for reprints, $20 for flash fiction reprints. We’re open to all the sub-genres of fantasy, from magical realism to urban fantasy to slipstream to high fantasy, and everything in between. Fantastical or non-real content should be meaningful to the story.

http://podcastle.org/guidelines/

Smoking Pen Press: Another Dimension

Deadline: November 30th, 2021; opens October 15, 2021

(checked Oct 22/21)

Speculative fiction. Theme is Another Dimension: time travel and multiverse/parallel universes. 1,200 and 7,000 words. Payment: $20.

http://smokingpenpress.com/submissions-2

Strange Horizons 

Deadline: November 30, 2021; opens November 1, 2021

(checked Oct 29/21)

Speculative fiction up to 10,000 words (under 5000 preferred). Payment: 10¢/word USD. 

*check for open submissions of other genres with assorted reading windows.

http://strangehorizons.com/submit/

The Fuckening

Deadline: November 30, 2021

(checked Jul 28/21)

Funny, speculative fiction short stories and poetry that embody The Fuckening. All stories must be science fiction, fantasy, horror, or a combination of the three. “These stories can be witty, goofy, dark, sarcastic…whatever, we don’t care, as long as they are speculative fiction and contain a reference to The Fuckening and maintain a general theme of fuckery (we mean this in the non-pornographic sense).” Payment: $10.

http://scifilampoon.com/the-fuckening/

Story Seed Vault

Deadline: November 24, 2021; opens November 10, 2021

(checked Sep 22/21)

Microfiction tweets based on science. Payment: Short Fiction (<150CH) $3AUD per story; Long Fiction (>150CH/<200CH) $2AUD per story. “We’re looking for stories that act as story seeds – prompts for spin off plots and weird tangents. We want to think in new ways about how our world works and the possibilities for future worlds, expanding tangentially from what we know now.”

https://storyseedvault.wordpress.com/submissions/

Flash Fiction Online

Deadline: November 21, 2021; opens November 1, 2021

(checked Jul 26/21)

Speculative (science fiction, fantasy, slipstream, and horror) and literary fiction. Payment: $80. We are looking for complete 500- to 1000-word stories with crisp prose, well-developed characters, compelling plots, and satisfying resolutions. We want stories that engage our minds and emotions. 

Beginning in January 2021, our submission portal for original stories will be open from the 1st to 21st of each month. Reprint submissions will remain CLOSED until April 1, 2021.

https://ffo.submittable.com/submit

Mythulu Magazine: Steam vs Substance

Deadline: November 19, 2021

(checked Sep 22/21)

Erotic/romance short stories. “How spicy can relationships get without taking clothes off? On the other hand, what gives erotica purpose? We are looking for three stories across the spectrum: One erotica piece with extraordinary depth. One “mass appeal” intensity romance containing clever taboos made approachable. One PG-level romance focused on love that transcends personal ownership.” Payment: $0.06/word or $15/page. Non-fiction pays $0.08/word. Creative works earn $0.04/word, with short stories capped at $75. 

https://mythulu.submittable.com/submit

Lamplight Special Call: New Writers

Deadline: November 15, 2021; opens September 15, 2021

(checked Sep 22/21)

Dark fiction, both short stories and flash fiction. Payment: Unpublished Fiction: 3¢ per word, $150.00 max. Reprints: 1¢ per word up to 7,000 words. “For the reading period of 15 September – 15 November 2021, we are having a special call—writers who have not yet had a professional sale. In your cover letter, please add the following statement: “If accepted, this would be my first pro-sale.””

https://lamplightmagazine.com/submissions/

Luna Station Quarterly

Deadline: November 15, 2021; Opens September 15, 2021

(checked Jul 26/21)

Genre: Speculative fiction by woman-identified writers. Payment: $5. Accepts reprints.

Luna Station Quarterly publishes speculative fiction written by women-identified authors. We think women write awesome characters and really cool stories and we want to show it to the world. We will consider stories submitted by any woman writer, regardless of experience or writing resume. If you consider yourself on the woman end of the gender spectrum in any significant capacity, you’re welcome here!

Publication Date Submission Dates

March 1st September 15th – November 15th

June 1st December 15th – February 15th

September 1st March 15th – May 15th

December 1st June 15th – August 15th

http://lunastationquarterly.com/submissions/

Timber Ghost Press: Out of Time: True Paranormal Encounters

Deadline: November 15, 2021

(checked Jul 26/21)

True ghost stories, unexplained occurrences, and weird encounters with the paranormal or supernatural. Payment: $20.

https://www.timberghostpress.com/out-of-time.html

One Story

Deadline: November 14, 2021; Opens September 7, 2021

(checked Jul 26/21)

Genre: Short story. Payment: $500. 

One Story is seeking literary fiction. Because of our format, we can only accept stories between 3,000 and 8,000 words. They can be any style and on any subject as long as they are good. We are looking for stories that leave readers feeling satisfied and are strong enough to stand alone.

Submission Periods: January 15th – May 31st | September 7th – November 14th

https://www.one-story.com/index.php?page=submit&pubcode=os

Space Opera Digest 2021: Have Ship, Will Travel

Deadline: November 14, 2021

(checked Jul 26/21)

Short space opera stories. 2,000 to 7,500 words. Payment: Royalties. Space Opera heroes and heroines explore the stars and discover cool new places in ships which range from beat-up rust-buckets to sleek technologically advance craft that are the envy of the galaxy. Space ships are quintessential for the adventures and challenges our favourite characters face.

https://storiesrulepress.com/space-opera-digest-2022-call-for-submissions/

Shoreline of Infinity

Deadline: November 13, 2021; Opens November 11, 2021

(checked Sep 22/21)

Science fiction, fantasy. Payment: £10/1000 words. We are looking for an engaging science fiction or fantasy story, something that gives reality a tweak on the nose – an idea that makes us stop and think.

https://www.shorelineofinfinity.com/submissions/

Havok: Partners & Predators Theme

Deadline: November 7, 2021

(checked Sep 22/21)

Flash fiction 300 – 1,000 words on theme of partners & predators. Payment: Pays for anthologies only.  See accepted genres. “Animals can be many things to humans: trusted mounts and fellow warriors, comfortable lap pets, sources of food,  manual laborers, lie detectors, trained trackers and rescuers, formidable foes, and pernicious garden pests. What emotions do animals provoke in these relationships? Show us!”

https://gohavok.com/submission-guidelines/upcoming-themes/

Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores

Deadline: November 2, 2021

(checked Sep 22/21)

Speculative stories. Payment: 6 cents/word for original work. 2 cents/word for reprints. 

https://cosmicrootsandeldritchshores.com/submissions/

Future Fire: Noir

Deadline: November 1, 2021. Reprints accepted

(checked Sep 22/21)

“We are looking for stories that combine themes or aesthetic from Noir fiction and cinema with the existing goals of TFF (progressive, feminist, queer, postcolonial, inclusive, accessible, ecological and international speculative and genre fiction).” Payment: $50.  Reprints $25. 

http://press.futurefire.net/p/tff-noir.html

Lethe Press

Deadline: November 1, 2021

(checked Jul 26/21)

Speculative fiction, especially queer speculative fiction, historical fiction. Full-length manuscripts. Payment: Royalties.

https://www.lethepressbooks.com/call-for-submissions.html#/

Solarpunk Sunscapes: Optimistic Visions of the Future

Deadline: November 1, 2021; opens September 1, 2021

(checked Sep 22/21)

Speculative fiction 500-7,500 words. “Solarpunk tells optimistic and hopeful stories about future societies (near-future or distant) powered by renewable energy, and where nature and technology coexist in harmony rather than in conflict.” Payment: $.02 per word, $30 per poem + contributor copy. 

https://justinenortonkertson.medium.com/submissions-for-solarpunk-anthology-e4015346c1de

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

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

     
 





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

Jump to Horror Markets

Aug 2021

Crimeucopia

Deadline: August 31, 2021

(checked Apr 23/21)

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

https://www.murderousinkpress.co.uk/submissions.html

The Astronaut Only Rings Twice

Deadline: August 31, 2021

(checked Jul 26/21)

Payment: $50.00 (CAD) per story. Theme: Hard boiled detectives, in space.

We are looking for stories that have the themes, characters and plot twists of noir crime fiction crossed with all the elements of science fiction. Let your inner Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Jonathan Lethem, Michael Chabon or Adam Christopher out and file your story with us.

https://tychebooks.com/astronaut-rings-twice

Sep – Nov 2021

Crimeucopia

Deadline: November 30, 2021

(checked May 31/21)

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

https://www.murderousinkpress.co.uk/submissions.html

Death of a Bad Neighbor Anthology

Deadline: October 31, 2021; opens October 1, 2021

(checked Jul 26/21)

Crime and mystery fiction. Payment: Payment: 10 cents/word and royalties. 2,000 to 5,000 words.

https://www.jackcalverley.com/cozy-crime-mystery-anthology-submission.html

(I Just) Died In Your Arms: Crime Fiction Inspired By One-Hit Wonders

Deadline: October 31, 2021

(checked May 31/21)

Crime stories based on songs. Throughout the decades, so many musical artists have had just the one hit, and that’s a crime. So is murder. So what better way to celebrate both than by combining them into an anthology? Here’s your chance to be inspired by your favorite One-Hit Wonder and give a chance to breathe some new life into the greatest hits of our lives.Payment: Royalties.

https://www.untreedreads.com/i-just-died-in-your-arms-crime-fiction-inspired-by-one-hit-wonders/

The Zodiac Killers Series

Deadline: October 15, 2021

(checked Jul 26/21)

Thriller. Length: 500-6,000 words, excluding title. Payment: Royalties.

https://www.blackinkfiction.com/situationalhorror

The Best New True Crime Stories: Unsolved Crimes & Mysteries

Deadline: September 1, 2021

(checked May 31/21)

Nonfiction, true crime accounts of unsolved criminal cases and mysteries that can take place anywhere in the world and be from any time period. Payment: $130.

https://mitziszereto.com/call-for-submissions/

HORROR MARKETS:

Aug 2021

Bloody Good Horror (HellBound Books)

Deadline: August 31st, 2021

(checked Jul 27/21)

No particular theme, no particular sub-genres, no specific word length – as the title suggests, all we want is some bloody good horror for this anthology!

So, send us along your very best horror stories, and see if you can scare our jaded team of readers! 2.5K-4K word count (although we are incredibly flexible for awesome stories!) Payment: $5.

http://www.hellboundbookspublishing.com/subs-anthologies.html

Chlorophobia: An Eco-Horror Anthology

Deadline: August 31st, 2021

(checked Jul 29/21)

Theme of eco-horror. We’re looking for punchy, eye-catching flash fiction and poetry that tackles the subject of eco-horror. Plants, animals, weather phenomena… It’s time for Mother Nature to fight back.Payment: $5

https://horrortree.com/taking-submissions-chlorophobia-an-eco-horror-anthology/#more-584532

Chromophobia: A Strangehouse Anthology By Women In Horror

Deadline: August 31, 2021

(checked Jul 27/21)

Horror written by women on theme of color. Payment:1 cent/word. 1500-6000 words.

I’m looking for stories that use color in creative, unconventional ways. Terrify me with pastels. Use watercolors to invoke dread. Take a classic trope and redye it into something unique. I also welcome stories of chromophobia, stories with characters who have never seen color or who are color blind, or who deal with visual disabilities.

https://roosterrepublicpress.com/chromophobia-guidelines-submission-window-and-timeline/

Creature Publishing

Deadline: August 31, 2021; Opens March 6, 2021

(checked Jul 27/21)

Length: 20,000-60,000 words. Payment: Royalties

We accept both agented and un-agented submissions of fiction, nonfiction, or genre-defying prose.

Creature publishes up to four book-length works of feminist horror a year. We are looking for books that celebrate fluidity—the ability to cross boundaries and inhabit more than one category at once. While we acknowledge that categories have a certain utility, we refuse to separate horror, thriller, sci-fi, and fantasy from each other or the literary from the mainstream. Our definition of feminist horror is broad and inclusive, and we welcome writing that pushes boundaries.

We are interested in: unreliable narrators, unlikeable female characters, the monstrous, sharp critical essays and social commentary, swamp witches, your nightmares, dystopias, psychological suspense, unraveling minds, unraveling social constructs, possession, intersectionality, hybrid genres, metafiction, dark nights, and writing on sexuality/the body, gender, race, class, disability, technology, religion, and anything and everything that makes our spines tingle.

https://creaturehorror.com/submit

Nightlight

Deadline: August 31, 2021

(checked Jul 23/21)

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

https://nightlightpod.com/submissions/

The Prairie Soul

Deadline: August 31, 2021, Opens July 1, 2021

(checked Jul 22/21)

The vision for this anthology is to create a collection of scary and supernatural horror stories featuring witches living in the Canadian Prairies. But we do not want to read stereotypical witches. This anthology will be restricted to female authors, women or people who identify as women, and must be Canadian residents of the Canadian Prairies (Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba). 2,000-6,000 words. Payment $100.

https://www.theprairiesoul.com/submissions

Dose of Dread

Deadline: August 15, 2021; opens August 1, 2021 – SUBMISSIONS TEMPORARILY CLOSED

(checked Jul 26/21)

Submissions open monthly: 1st – 15th. Un-themed, general horror flash fiction. Preference to dread-inducing stories. Length: 500 – 1,000 words. Payment: $10.

https://dreadstonepress.com/submissions/

The Vanishing Point

Deadline: August 13, 2021

(checked Jul 29/21)

Horror, Sci-fi, Dark Fantasy. The Vanishing Point is a literary magazine for works that bend reality.  Horror, Sci-fi, Dark Fantasy, and all things speculative are welcome here. Fiction: 1500-6000 words. Non-Fiction: query first.  Payment: $25.

https://vanishingpointmagazine.com/index.php/submissions/

Found: An Anthology of Found Footage Horror Stories 

Deadline: August 8, 2021

(checked May 26/21)

Horror based on found footage. “We’re looking for your best, original, found footage tales. Stories can be written in first person, third person, as a transcript, journal, radio play, poetry, as a script. Play with the format. Do something you haven’t read before.” Length: 2,000 to 4,000 words. Payment: $0.03 per word. Questions / submissions: whatwasfound@gmail.com

https://twitter.com/andrewcull/status/1383737217953112074

The Dead Inside (Dark Dispatch)

Deadline: August 2, 2021

(checked Jul 27/21)

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

https://darkdispatch.com/submissions/identity-horror-submission-guidelines/

Demonic Vacations: Go Home Already! (4 Horsemen Publications)

Deadline: August 1st, 2021

(checked Jul 25/21)

Payment Details: 2 contributor’s copies

Theme: Demonic Vacations – Humorous horror, thriller.

Our collection continues with dark humor, bizarre, and creepy vibes. We often need a vacation. Heck, sometimes you feel like you need a vacation from your vacation. We invite authors to submit 2,500-5,000 words of vacations from the cabin getaway, to Auntie’s house down south, to even that free cruise you won tickets from…. huh, I don’t remember entering anything? Make us laugh, make us do double takes, and make us regret spending our time on a “dream” vacation from hell.

https://4horsemenpublications.com/demonic-vacations/

The Ghastling

Deadline: August 1, 2021

(checked Jul 27/21)

Biannual magazine publishing literary fiction and illustration devoted to psychological horror, folk horror, ghost stories and the macabre. Payment: £15 per story plus copy of magazine. 3500 words max., no minimum.

https://theghastling.com/submit/

2022 to Sep 2021

The Cellar Door: Dark Highways

Deadline: July 15, 2022; opens July 1, 2022

(checked Jul 26/21)

Horror/suspense stories that take place on a highway, road, or inside a vehicle. Payment: $25. 2,000 – 7,500 words.

https://www.darkpeninsulapress.com/the-cellar-door-issue-3—dark-highways.html

Dragon Soul Press: Beautiful Darkness 1 (R)

Deadline: June 30, 2022

(checked Jul 21/21)

Genre: Horror. “In a world where so many dark things go bump in the night, terror awaits around every corner as these authors take horror stories to the next level.” Word Count – 5,000-15,000. Payment:  Royalties. Note: This series replaces All Dark Places.

https://dragonsoulpress.com/anthologies/

Dragon Soul Press: Haunt (R)

Deadline: May 31, 2022

(checked Jul 21/21)

Genre: Horror. “In a world where so many dark things go bump in the night, terror awaits around every corner as these authors take horror stories to the next level.” Word Count – 5,000-15,000. Payment:  Royalties.

https://dragonsoulpress.com/anthologies/

The Other Stories (Audio)

Deadline: February 1, 2022

(checked Jul 26/21)

Horror on theme of Metamorphosis. Payment: 15 GBT. 2,000 words.

Guidelines are here.

https://theotherstories.net/submissions

The Cellar Door: Forbidden Magic

Deadline: January 15, 2022; opens January 1, 2021

(checked Jul 26/21)

Horror/dark fantasy stories featuring forbidden or taboo magic. Must include some form of spell casting or alchemy. Payment: $25. 2,000 – 7,500 words.

https://www.darkpeninsulapress.com/the-cellar-door-issue-2—forbidden-magic.html

The Other Stories (Audio)

Deadline: January 1, 2022

(checked Jul 26/21)

Horror on theme of Victorian England. Payment: 15 GBT. 2,000 words.

Guidelines are here.

https://theotherstories.net/submissions

Dec 2021

Diet Riot: A Fatterpunk Anthology

Deadline: December 31, 2021

(checked Jul 26/21)

Horror. Haunted houses, ghost stories, creature features, splatterpunk, serial killers, witches, monsters, you name it. Just make sure your story features at least one fat protagonist. Payment: $25.

https://nicole-jarrell.squarespace.com/diet-riot-a-fatterpunk-anthology-submission-info

Dose of Dread

Deadline: December 15, 2021; opens December 1, 2021 – SUBMISSIONS TEMPORARILY CLOSED

(checked Jul 26/21)

Submissions open monthly: 1st – 15th. Un-themed, general horror flash fiction. Preference to dread-inducing stories.. Length: 500 – 1,000 words. Payment: $10.

https://dreadstonepress.com/submissions/

The Other Stories (Audio)

Deadline: December 15, 2021

(checked Jul 26/21)

Horror on theme of Superheroes. Payment: 15 GBT. 2,000 words.

Guidelines are here.

https://theotherstories.net/submissions

Scary Dairy Press: Bloody Rock Anthology

Deadline: December 1, 2021; opens August 1, 2021

(checked Jul 26/21)

Horror. “Does the rock of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s take you back to the nightmares of yore? If you can brew a scary tale that Alice Cooper and the Dead would love, we just might love it too!” Payment: $.03 per word.

http://scarydairypress.com/

The Other Stories (Audio)

Deadline: December 1, 2021

(checked Jul 26/21)

Horror on theme of Surgery. Payment: 15 GBT. 2,000 words.

Guidelines are here.

https://theotherstories.net/submissions

Nov 2021

Red Cape Anthologies: M is for Medical

Deadline: November 30, 2021; Opens October 1, 2021

(checked Jan 24/21)

Genre: Horror. 4,000-8,000 words. “Think surgery gone wrong, sadistic nurses, organ trafficking, creepy doctors etc.” Payment:  £10.  

https://redcapepublishing.com/submissions/

Dose of Dread

Deadline: November 15, 2021; opens November 1, 2021 – SUBMISSIONS TEMPORARILY CLOSED

(checked Jul 26/21)

Submissions open monthly: 1st – 15th. Un-themed, general horror flash fiction. Preference to dread-inducing stories.. Length: 500 – 1,000 words. Payment: $10.

https://dreadstonepress.com/submissions/

Lamplight

Deadline: November 15, 2021; opens September 15, 2021

(checked May 31/21)

Dark fiction, both short stories and flash fiction. No specific sub-genres or themes, just good stories. For inspiration, we suggest “The Twilight Zone”, “The Outer Limits”, and LampLight, Vol1 Issue 1 which is free. We go for stories that are dark, literary; we are looking for the creepy, the weird and the unsettling. We do not accept stories with the following: vampires, zombies, werewolves, serial killers, hitmen, excessive gore or sex, excessive abuse against women, revenge fantasies, cannibals, high fantasy.Payment: Unpublished Fiction: 3¢ per word, $150.00 max. Reprints: 1¢ per word up to 7,000 words.

There are two submission periods for LampLight:

15 March – 15 May for the September and December Issues

15 September – 15 November for March and June Issues

Submissions sent outside of these periods will not be considered.

https://lamplightmagazine.com/submissions/

The Other Stories (Audio)

Deadline: November 15, 2021

(checked Jul 26/21)

Horror on theme of Cults. Payment: 15 GBT. 2,000 words.

Guidelines are here.

https://theotherstories.net/submissions

Haunted MTL

Deadline: November 12, 2021. (Or until filled)

(checked Jul 27/21)

We want you to scare us. We want you to grip us. We want you to make us check under the bed, desk, and/or lawnmower. Swearing? OK. Killing? Sure, why not? Rape? Not our sponsor. Sex? You bet! Horror. Payment: Not specified. Micro-fiction all the way up to 4500 words.

https://hauntedmtl.com/current-submission-calls-and-guidelines/

The Other Stories (Audio)

Deadline: November 1, 2021

(checked Jul 26/21)

Horror on theme of Video Games. Payment: 15 GBT. 2,000 words.

Guidelines are here.

https://theotherstories.net/submissions

Oct 2021

Dead Stars and Stone Arches: A Collection of Utah Horror

Deadline: October 31, 2021

(checked Jul 27/21)

Cosmic Horror. Payment: Poetry – $10 USD, Flash – $15 USD, Short Fiction – $35 USD, Novelette – $75 USD.

https://www.timberghostpress.com/dead-stars.html

Eerie River Publishing: It Calls from the the Veil

Deadline: October 31, 2021

(checked Jul 27/21)

“Give me your nightmares. These stories should take place in our reality with a supernatural twist. Think evil entities.” May have elements of Dark Fantasy, Dark Fiction and Cosmic horror. But must have the intention to scare the readers. Word count: 2000 – 8000. Payment: Up to 3000 words $10.00; Up to 5000 words $15.00; Above 5001 words $20.00.

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

The Toilet Zone (Hellbound Books)

Deadline: October 31, 2021

(checked Jul 27/21)

Payment: $5. HellBound’s third outing to the smallest room…

And no, don’t panic, we’re still not looking for lavatory-themed tales of terror – although should your short story involve the smallest room in the house, we’d be more than delighted to read it!

The theme for this anthology is short horror stories that will make an ideal sit-down read, just long enough for those extended stays at the convenience, and terrifying enough that they really are best read whilst over water….

http://www.hellboundbookspublishing.com/subs-anthologies.html

Dose of Dread

Deadline: October 15, 2021; opens October 1, 2021 – SUBMISSIONS TEMPORARILY CLOSED

(checked Jul 26/21)

Submissions open monthly: 1st – 15th. Un-themed, general horror flash fiction. Preference to dread-inducing stories.. Length: 500 – 1,000 words. Payment: $10.

https://dreadstonepress.com/submissions/

Negative Space 2: A Return to Survival Horror (Dark Peninsula Press)

Deadline: October 1, 2021; opens September 1, 2021

(checked Jul 27/21)

Survival Horror. It is a sub-genre of horror video games in which the protagonist(s) must face dire situations in locations far off the beaten path by using the environment, or items found in the environment, to survive. While it’s safe to assume that “survival” is a common element in most horror stories, there is an extra emphasis in a survival horror story. It could mean finding escape, or fortifying a position and awaiting rescue, or fighting the threat head on with the use of traps and/or under-powered weaponry. Think of Neil Marshall’s film The Descent, or the last thirty minutes of Predator; that’s what we’re looking for.Payment: $50. 2,000 – 7,500 words.

https://www.darkpeninsulapress.com/negative-space-2-opening-soon.html

Slash – Her

Deadline: October 1, 2021

(checked Jul 27/21)

Horror written by women. We would like to see varied interpretations of this genre. Of course, we (Janine!) are hoping to see some splatterpunk submissions but this anthology will be filled to the brim with nuance. Wow us with your quiet horror, surprise us with your humour. You want an axe wielding soccer mom who has had enough of the other yummy mummies with their lattes, do your worst! Show us what you believe women can bring to the slasher sub-genre. Payment: Royalties. 3000-5000 Words

https://kandishapress.com/submissions/

The Nightmurr Before Yiffmas

Deadline: October 1, 2021

(checked May 30/21)

Payment: $10 and a contributor’s copy Theme: Holiday monsters with a furry twist. The editor of 12 Days of Yiffmas is back with another holiday erotic anthology for furries, but this time, it’s horrific, too! Stories must be furry in nature. That means anthropomorphic animals that walk on two legs and can talk. Stories must be erotic in nature. Stories must be horror as well. And of course, stories must focus on Christmas, Yule, etc. The winter holiday!

https://weaselpress.submittable.com/submit

Sep 2021

Club Plum

Deadline: September 30, 2021

(checked Jul 27/21)

Please send your dark, surreal, horrific, and strange flash fiction, prose poetry, hybrid forms, and art to Club Plum for the October 2021 issue.  Send your unsettling. Send your beautifully morbid. flash fiction of no more than 800 words. See www.clubplumliteraryjournal.com for guidelines.

https://clubplumliteraryjournal.com/submit/

Red Cape Anthologies: L is for Lycanthropes

Deadline: September 30, 2021; Opens August 1, 2021

(checked Jul 27/21)

Genre: Horror. 4,000-8,000 words. “Where werewolves turn on a full moon, lycanthropes are not as restricted. This opens up to more possibilities as they may turn at the most awkward moment, leading to terrifying carnage.” Payment:  £10.  

https://redcapepublishing.com/submissions/

From the Yonder

Deadline: September 19, 2021

(checked May 30/21)

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

https://warmonkeypublications.com/submissions

Dose of Dread

Deadline: September 15, 2021; opens September 1, 2021 – SUBMISSIONS TEMPORARILY CLOSED

(checked Jul 26/21)

Submissions open monthly: 1st – 15th. Un-themed, general horror flash fiction. Preference to dread-inducing stories.. Length: 500 – 1,000 words. Payment: $10.

https://dreadstonepress.com/submissions/

SFWG and Cloaked Press: YA & NA Horror

Deadline: September 15, 2021; opens June 10, 2021

(checked Jul 27/21)

Speculative fiction for young adults and new adults. Genres accepted: Mystery, Paranormal, Scifi, Fantasy, Horror; and anything in those sub-genres. Word Count Range: 2500-7000 words. Payment: $10. 

https://www.cloakedpress.com/sfwgs-nightmare-fuel/

Parhelion Literary Magazine

Deadline: September 9, 2021

(checked Jul 27/21)

Parhelion is accepting short story and flash submissions for our annual Halloween Issue. We’re looking for wonderfully creepy, give-me-the-shivers, keep-me-up-at-night stories—bonus if the setting is Halloween/fall. Think James’ TheTurn of the Screw or Jackson’s The Lottery. Or, the way ghosts haunt the living in Jesmyn Ward’s Sing Unburied Sing. Send us your best work! https://parhelionliterary.submittable.com/submit

Sinister Smile Press: Screaming in the Night: Sinister Supernatural Stories Volume 1

Deadline: September 8, 2021

(checked Jun 25/21)

Horror. Payment: $40. Beware of the night, for it shows no mercy.

The Sinister Supernatural Stories series brings you delicious horror that focuses on elements of the supernatural. Pull up a chair and dig in, but never after dark—everyone knows bad things always happen after dark.

https://www.sinistersmilepress.com/sitn-submission-guidelines

A Woman Built by Man

Deadline: September 5, 2021

(checked Jul 26/21)

Open to women and femme-identifying individuals. Genre: Short stories that explore the ways in which women are shaped by the men around them. “There is no restriction on sub-genre or subject matter, but the story must incorporate how a feminine figure is shaped by male hands through a horror lens. From supernatural creature features to the farthest reaches of space, down to the darkest depths of the sea, what does a woman built by man look like to you?” Payment: $.05 USD per word. 2000-5000 words.

https://cemeterygatesmedia.com/submissions/

Madame Gray’s Vault of Gore (Hellbound Books)

Deadline: September 1, 2021

(checked Jul 27/21)

Horror. Payment: $5. Madame Gray is back and looking for blood-drenched tales of terror to add to her Vault of Gore. The weird, the gruesome, and the downright shocking are welcome. A happy ending is not required, but a twist ending is a big plus. 2.5K – 8K word count.

http://www.hellboundbookspublishing.com/subs-anthologies.html

Slice of Paradise

Deadline: September 1st, 2021

(checked Jul 29/21)

Theme of Beach Vacation Horror. What we are looking for:

Horrifying short stories that occur on a tropical beach paradise. We also encourage writers to have good representation of POC, LGBTQ+, and strong female characters. Submissions must be between 5,000 and 8,000 words.

Complimentary flash fiction submissions must be between 1,000 and 2,000 words. Payment: $0.01 per word for new stories and/or $25 for reprints PLUS $5 for complimentary flash fiction.

https://horroroasis.com/slice-of-paradise/

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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:

     
 

2022

Brick

Deadline: April 30, 2022; opens March 1, 2022

(checked Jul 29/21)

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

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

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Cats

Deadline: March 15, 2022

(checked Jul 29/21)

True stories and poems. “We want your true funny stories, your heartwarming stories, and your mindboggling stories about all the simply amazing things that your cat does. What have you learned from your cat? How does your cat improve your life? What crazy things does your cat do? Has your cat ever done anything heroic? How does your cat warm your heart and make you smile? We want to hear all about the absurd antics, funny habits and insightful behavior of your cat.” Payment: $200. 

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

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dogs

Deadline: March 15, 2022

(checked Jul 29/21)

True stories and poems. “We want your true funny stories, your heartwarming stories, and your mindboggling stories about all the simply amazing things that your dog does. What have you learned from your dog? How does your dog improve your life? What crazy things does your dog do? Has your dog ever done anything heroic? How does your dog warm your heart and make you smile? We want to hear all about the absurd antics, funny habits and insightful behavior of your dog. Stories can be serious or humorous.” Payment: $200. 

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

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Counting Your Blessings

Deadline: January 15, 2022

(checked Jul 29/21)

True stories and poems. “Please share your stories about handling challenges in your life, finding the silver linings, and counting your blessings, whether the challenges you are facing are COVID-19 related or other kinds. Stories can be serious or funny, but definitely should be inspirational and heartwarming. Attitude adjustments, finding contentment and gratitude, a new way of handling your daily life, and other great ideas to inspire readers to find their own paths to happiness and to remember to count their blessings every day are what we are looking for.” Payment: $200.

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

Oct 2021

Brick

Deadline: October 31, 2021; opens September 1, 2021

(checked Jul 29/21)

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

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

Sep 2021

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Crazy Family

Deadline: September 30, 2021

(checked Jul 29/21)

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

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

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Grieving, Loss and Healing

Deadline: September 30, 2021

(checked Jul 29/21)

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

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

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Humorous Stories

Deadline: September 30, 2021

(checked Jul 29/21)

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?” See list of possible topics. Payment: $200.

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

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Kindness

Deadline: September 30, 2021

(checked Jul 29/21)

True stories and poems. “Has someone performed an act of kindness for you? How did it feel? Did you pay it forward and do something kind for someone else? Did that person know it was you doing that kind thing? Did you do something kind for a stranger knowing you would not be paid back? How did that feel?” Payment: $200.

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

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Angels

Deadline: September 15, 2021

(checked Jul 29/21)

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

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Messages from Heaven

Deadline: September 15, 2021

(checked Jul 29/21)

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

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

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Miracles

Deadline: September 15, 2021

(checked Jul 29/21)

True stories and poems. “We want your true stories, both religious and non-religious, that will awe us with examples of amazing events. Inspirational stories to remind us that each day stunning miracles do happen and that a miracle can happen at any time.” Payment: $200. 

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

Aug 2021

Academia Lunare

Deadline: August 31, 2021

(checked Jul 29/21)

Speculative non-fiction in theme of “Not the Fellowship. Dragons Welcome.” Writers are invited to engage with a fictional character of choice from any of Tolkien’s works who is not part of The Lord of the Rings’ Fellowship. Though they can be characters of LOTR. Payment: £30. 

https://www.lunapresspublishing.com/academialunare

Broken Sleep Books

Deadline: August 31, 2021; Opens July 1, 2021

(checked Jul 29/21)

Non-fiction pamphlets (up to 70 pages). We have no definitive preference for what are looking for, we enjoy a variety of genres and styles and consider anything. Payment: Royalties.

https://www.brokensleepbooks.com/submissions

Hindsight: The Untold Stories of 2020

Deadline: August 31, 2021

(checked Jul 29/21)

Hindsight: The Untold Stories of 2020 is the only book about 2020 written by people just like you. We’re seeking personal essays that get up close with the desperation, division, and devotion of 2020. Not the headlines in the papers, but the headlines of our lives. Add your chapter to the story of last year—whether that means navigating emergencies as a first responder, marching for justice, or tying the knot over Zoom. Stories selected for publication will be compiled into a print anthology, which will be published in 2021. Free to submit. Length: Maximum 2,000 words. Previously unpublished work only. View full guidelines at www.hindsightbook2020.com.

www.hindsightbook2020.com

Birth Stories 2021 Writing Contest (Doula Support Org.)

Deadline: August 1, 2021; Opens June 1, 2021

(checked May 28/21)

What we are looking for:

We are welcoming many different voices and perspectives which are representative of the population of Canada. We wish to be able to share all kinds of births, in different settings with different health care providers and support teams in different eras. We welcome stories written by partners too (with permission of the birther).

Up to 2000 words.

Who can participate? All those residing in Canada (irrespective of visa status), novice or experienced writers, who want to share a birth story.

The 15 English and 10 French honorable mention stories will be published on the DSF website.

The intention is to publish a book with the winning stories in English and in French of the 2021 winners of the contest. We will translate the stories, so we can publish one book in French and one in English with all the stories.

https://www.doulasupport.org/birth-story-contest-2021

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

Photo by Aryan Dhiman on Unsplash

Warm up the keyboard, these submission deadlines are closing fast – mixed/multi genre markets:

Nov 2021

Apparition Lit

Deadline: November 30th, 2021; opens November 15, 2021

(checked Jul 28/21)

Quarterly speculative fiction magazine that features original short stories, poetry, and artwork. Theme of Justice. Speculative fiction is weird, almost unclassifiable. It’s fantasy, sci-fi, horror, and literary. Send us your strange, misshapen stories with enough emotional heft to break a heart, with prose that’s as clear and delicious as broth. Payment: $30. 

https://apparitionlit.com/submissions/

Hiraeth Books: parABnormal Magazine

Deadline: November 30, 2021, opens October 1, 2021

(checked Jul 28/21)

Stories, poetry, nonfiction about the paranormal. Payment: $25 for fiction, $20 for articles, $7 for reviews, $6 per poem. Submissions are accepted Feb 1 – Mar 31, Jun 1 – Jul 31, Oct 1 – Nov 30.

https://www.hiraethsffh.com/parabnormal-magazine-guidelines

Kaleidotrope

Deadline: November 30th, 2021; opens November 1, 2021

(checked Jul 28/21)

Speculative fiction and poetry—science fiction, fantasy, and horror, but also compelling work that blurs the lines between these and falls outside of neat genre categories.   Payment: For fiction, $0.01/word (1 cent a word) USD. For poetry, a flat rate of $5 USD per accepted piece. For artwork, a flat rat of $60 for cover art.

https://kaleidotrope.net/guidelines/

Nimrod

Deadline: November 30, 2021. Fee to submit online; no fee for postal submissions.

(checked Jul 28/21)

Genre: Poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction. Payment: $10 per page, with a $200 maximum. 

https://artsandsciences.utulsa.edu/nimrod/submissions/

Parhelion Literary Magazine

Deadline: November 30, 2021

(checked Jul 28/21)

Parhelion is a young but established literary magazine based in Richmond, Virginia. We are now open to fiction, flash, poetry, and creative nonfiction submissions for our Winter 2022 issue. We remain open to pitches, articles, and content for features all year round. To see what kind of work we publish, and to get more detailed information on submitting, visit us online. As always, writers of all backgrounds and identities are welcome. 

https://parhelionliterary.com/submission-guidelines/

Split Lip Magazine

Deadline: November 30, 2021. Note: Submit early in the month.

(checked Jul 28/21)

Fiction (flash and short stories), memoirs, and poetry. with a pop-culture twist. Payment: $50 per author (via PayPal) for our web issues. Payment for print is $5 per page, minimum of $20, plus 2 contributor copies and a 1-year subscription. FREE SUBMISSIONS: January, March, May, August, September, November.

https://splitlipthemag.com/submit

The Fiddlehead

Deadline: November 30th, 2021; opens September 15, 2021

(checked Jul 28/21)

Fiction, including excerpts from novels, creative nonfiction, art, and poetry. Payment: $60 CAD per published page.

https://thefiddlehead.ca/submit

The Fuckening

Deadline: November 30, 2021

(checked Jul 28/21)

Funny, speculative fiction short stories and poetry that embody The Fuckening. All stories must be science fiction, fantasy, horror, or a combination of the three. “These stories can be witty, goofy, dark, sarcastic…whatever, we don’t care, as long as they are speculative fiction and contain a reference to The Fuckening and maintain a general theme of fuckery (we mean this in the non-pornographic sense).” Payment: $10.

http://scifilampoon.com/the-fuckening/

The New Southern Fugitives

Deadline: November 30, 2021

(checked Jul 28/21)

Previously unpublished writing and art. Payment: $40 per book review, $40 per poem, $40 per photograph or piece of visual art, $15 per page for prose (min $45 and max $105).

https://newsouthernfugitives.com/submit/

Night Shift Radio

Deadline: November 28, 2021; opens November 21, 2021

(checked Jul 28/21)

Do you have a story you’d like us to feature on The Storyteller Series? Fiction, non-fiction, memoir – 7,000-10,000 words. Payment: $50 or $25.

https://nightshiftradio.com/submissions

Parabola

Deadline: November 15, 2021. See themes

(checked Jul 28/21)

Theme of Wonder. Parabola is a quarterly journal devoted to the exploration of the quest for meaning as it is expressed in the world’s myths, symbols, and religious traditions, with particular emphasis on the relationship between this store of wisdom and our modern life. Original essays and translations, poetry, reviews. Payment: Not specified. 

https://parabola.org/submissions/

Speculative City

Deadline: November 15, 2021

(checked Jul 28/21)

Restrictions: Open to writers who specifically identify as queer and BIPOC. Fiction, poetry, and essays that are centered within the cityscape. Payment: $20-$55.

http://www.speculativecity.com/submissions/

Fantasy Magazine

Deadline: November 7, 2021; opens November 1, 2021 (1st week every month)

(checked Jul 28/21)

Fantasy and dark fantasy. Short Story 1500-7500 words. (Stories of 5000 words or less are preferred.) Flash Fiction: Up to 1500 words. Poetry: prefers shorter poems. Payment: 8 cents per word for original short stories and flash fiction. $40 per poem.

https://adamant.moksha.io/publication/fantasy/guidelines

Scum

Deadline: November 7, 2021; opens to submissions on November 1, 2021 (poetry submissions currently closed)

(checked Jul 28/21)

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

Submissions to Scum are open the first week (from the 1st to the 7th) of every month. The rest of the month, submissions are closed.

https://www.scum-mag.com/submit-to-scum/

Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine

Deadline: November 3, 2021; opens October 1, 2021

(checked Jul 28/21)

Fairy tales, and essays on theme of “Healers, Midwives and Cunning Folk.” Payment: $100. US dollars only. Essays: $50.

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

Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores

Deadline: November 2, 2021 (Submissions window: 1st and second day each month)

(checked Jul 28/21)

Speculative stories. Payment: 6 cents/word for original work, 2 cents/word for reprints, 2-6 cents/word for new fact-based work, 1-4 cents/word for reprinted fact articles, $1/line for new poetry, 50 cents/line for poetry reprints (poetry up to 40 lines). *Allows reprints

https://cosmicrootsandeldritchshores.com/submissions/

ellipsis… literature & art

Deadline: November 1, 2021; opens August 1, 2021

(checked Jul 28/21)

Poetry, short fiction, drama, and creative non-fiction. Payment: $3 per page (Only pays American writers.).

https://ellipsis.submittable.com/submit

Foglifter (Spring Edition)

Deadline: November 1, 2021; Opens September 1, 2021

(checked Jun 28/21)

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

https://foglifter.submittable.com/submit

The First Line

Deadline: November 1, 2021

(checked Jul 28/21)

Genres: Fiction, poetry, nonfiction using the first line provided. (See site.)    Payment: $25.00 – $50.00 for fiction, $5.00 – $10.00 for poetry, and $25.00 for nonfiction.

http://www.thefirstline.com/submission.htm

Thema: Get It Over With!

Deadline: November 1, 2021

(checked Jul 28/21)

Theme of Get It Over With! Fiction, poetry, and art on theme: Get It Over With!  Payment:  $10-$25 for short fiction and artwork, $10 for poetry.  Accepts reprints.

http://themaliterarysociety.com/submissions.html

Oct 2021

Dream Pop Press

Deadline: October 31, 2021

(checked Jul 28/21)

Chapbook manuscripts in the genres of poetry, speculative diary, and hybrid work that confounds definition 20-50 pages in length. “We lean heavily toward more experimental, non-narrative work in general.” Payment: $200 & 10 complimentary copies.

https://duotrope.com/duosuma/submit/dream-pop-press-YicB3

khōréō

Deadline: October 31, 2021; opens October 1, 2021

(checked Jul 28/21)

Restrictions: Open to writers who identify as an immigrant or member of a diaspora in the broadest definitions of the terms. “This includes, but is not limited to, first- and second-generation immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers, undocumented migrants, persons who identify with one or more diaspora communities, persons who have been displaced or whose heritage has been erased due to colonialism/imperialism, transnational/transracial adoptees, and anyone whose heritage and history includes ‘here and elsewhere’. We especially encourage BIPOC creators who identify as the above to submit their work.” 

Stories, essays, and art: fantasy, sci-fi, horror, and any genre in between or around it, as long as there’s a speculative element. Payment: 0.08/word for fiction, $100 for nonfiction, and  $40-300 for art.

https://www.khoreomag.com/submissions/

Consequence Forum

Deadline: October 15, 2021; opens July 15, 2021

(checked Jul 28/21)

Fiction, poetry, nonfiction, reviews, visual art, and translations focused on the human consequences and realities of war and geopolitical violence. Payment: $40 – $80.

https://www.consequenceforum.org/submissions

Fat Coyote

Deadline: October 15, 2021; opens August 1, 2021

(checked Jul 28/21)

Restrictions: Writers must be neurodivergent. Poetry, fiction up to 6000 words, CNF up to 6000 words, Art, Photography, Comics. Payment: 3 cents/word for prose. $1 line for poetry. $30 – $40 for art. 

https://thefatcoyote.com/blog/submission-guidelines/

Fantasy Magazine

Deadline: October 7, 2021; opens October 1, 2021 (1st week every month)

(checked Jul 28/21)

Fantasy and dark fantasy. Short Story 1500-7500 words. (Stories of 5000 words or less are preferred.) Flash Fiction: Up to 1500 words. Poetry: prefers shorter poems. Payment: 8 cents per word for original short stories and flash fiction. $40 per poem.

https://adamant.moksha.io/publication/fantasy/guidelines

Scum

Deadline: October 7, 2021; opens to submissions on October 1, 2021 (poetry submissions currently closed)

(checked Jul 28/21)

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

Submissions to Scum are open the first week (from the 1st to the 7th) of every month. The rest of the month, submissions are closed.

https://www.scum-mag.com/submit-to-scum/

Honeyguide Magazine

Deadline: October 4, 2021

(checked Jul 28/21)

Stories, art and poetry that examine the connection between animals and humans, and the ways we and our lives are more similar than people assume. Payment: $25 for featured writers, $50 for art.

https://www.honeyguidemag.com/submit

Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine

Deadline: October 3, 2021; opens October 1, 2021

(checked Jul 28/21)

Fairy tales, and essays on theme of “Healers, Midwives and Cunning Folk.” Payment: $100. US dollars only. Essays: $50.

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

Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores

Deadline: October 2, 2021 (Submissions window: 1st and second day each month)

(checked Jul 28/21)

Speculative stories. Payment: 8 cents/word for original work, 2 cents/word for reprints, 2-8 cents/word for new fact-based work, 1-4 cents/word for reprinted fact articles, $1/line for new poetry, 50 cents/line for poetry reprints (poetry up to 40 lines). Allows reprints

https://cosmicrootsandeldritchshores.com/submissions/

Cicada’s Lament

Deadline: October 1, 2021

(checked Jul 28/21)

Restrictions: Open to marginalized creators, particularly work by disabled and/or LGBTQIA+ folx. Fiction or poetry with elements of Southern Gothic or horror. Theme: (re) birth. Births, baptisms, beginnings. “Cicada’s Lament wants your hanging moss and blue porch ceilings. We want your deer skulls and old ghosts, your ancient and decrepit houses.” Payment: $5.

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

Sep 2021

Qwerty

Deadline: September 30th, 2021

(checked Jul 28/21)

Fiction, CNF, Poetry, Art & Photography. Query first for Reviews & Interviews. Payment: $10 CAD. Though Qwerty has primarily published literary fiction and fine art, we have no qualms with publishing genre fiction that subverts convention, experimental work that inverts tradition in pursuit of innovative storytelling, or images that play on the senses in unusual ways.

https://qwertymagazine.submittable.com/submit

Split Lip Magazine

Deadline: September 30, 2021. Note: Submit early in the month.

(checked Jul 28/21)

Fiction (flash and short stories), memoirs, and poetry. with a pop-culture twist. Payment: $50 per author (via PayPal) for our web issues. Payment for print is $5 per page, minimum of $20, plus 2 contributor copies and a 1-year subscription. FREE SUBMISSIONS: January, March, May, August, September, November. TIP JAR SUBMISSIONS ONLY: February, April, June, October, December. We don’t accept submissions in July.

https://splitlipthemag.com/submit

Wild Atlantic Writing Awards (WAWA)

Deadline: September 30, 2021

(checked Jul 24/21)

Genres: flash fiction, creative nonfiction. 500 word limit. Buoyed by a sense of freedom and renewal here in northwestern Ireland with Covid restrictions being lifted, we’ve decided the next edition of our ‘Wild Atlantic Writing Awards’ (WAWA) should be completely open, meaning you can choose whatever theme you wish. And to add a little spice to the mix and help focus your mind, one teeny-weeny challenge is that the title of your story MUST be 3 (three) words only, no more, no less.

1,000 euro in prize money.

https://www.irelandwritingretreat.com/wawa

The Puritan: Fall Issue

Deadline: Sep 25, 2021; Opens June 26, 2021

(checked Jul 28/21)

Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. Payment: $100 per nonfiction piece, $50 fiction, $15 per poem. 

The Puritan seeks submissions all year round, from anywhere in the world.

Submissions received between Dec. 26 and Mar. 25 are considered for the spring issue, published in early May. Those received between Mar. 26 and June 25 are considered for the summer issue, published in late early Aug. Those received between June 26 and Sept. 25 are considered for the fall issue, published in Nov. Those received between Sept. 26 and Dec. 25 are considered for the winter issue, published in Feb.

http://puritan-magazine.com/submissions/

Reckoning

Deadline: September 22, 2021

(checked Jun 26/21)

Creative writing and art about environmental justice. Payment: 8 cents a word for prose, $30 per page for poetry, art negotiable, minimum $25 per piece.

https://reckoning.moksha.io/publication/reckoning

Fantasy Magazine

Deadline: September 7, 2021.  Opens to submissions on September 1

(checked Jun 26/21)

Fantasy short stories, flash fiction, poetry. Payment: 8 cents per word for original short stories and flash fiction. $40 per poem. 

https://adamant.moksha.io/publication/fantasy/guidelines

Into the Void

Deadline: September 7,  2021; opens August 1, 2021. Submit early in the month to avoid submission fees. **Due to a recent development, we will not be open to submissions this month. More details to follow shortly.**

(checked Jul 28/21)

Poetry, fiction, & visual art. Payment: $10 per poem, flash fiction or visual art piece, and $20 per long-form prose piece. Free submissions until Submittable-allotted monthly free submissions limit is reached.

https://intothevoidmagazine.com/submissions/

Scum

Deadline: September 7, 2021; opens to submissions on September 1, 2021

(checked Jun 26/21)

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

Submissions to Scum are open the first week (from the 1st to the 7th) of every month. The rest of the month, submissions are closed.

https://www.scum-mag.com/submit-to-scum/

Please See Me

Deadline: September 6, 2021

(checked Jul 27/21)

Poetry, creative nonfiction/essays, fiction/short stories/flash fiction, scripts and digital media (photography, drawings, podcasts, and short films). “We are especially looking for content from vulnerable populations and those who care for them; content that connects us with every community, makes us feel something, helps us see illness, wellness, health, or the healthcare environment differently, and inspires equality in healthcare and the world.” Payment: Not specified.

https://pleaseseeme.com/submissions/

midnight & indigo

Deadline: September 5, 2021

(checked Jul 27/21)

Restrictions: Open to Black women writers. Genre: Short fiction, narrative, personal essays. Payment: $50 – $75. Our digital platform, midnightandindigo.com features a diverse array of voices that connect readers to content featuring strong female lead characters or a Black female POV; across the spectrum of experience.

https://midnightindigo.submittable.com/submit

Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine

Deadline: September 3, 2021

(checked Jun 26/21)

Fairy tales, and essays on theme of “Healers, Midwives and Cunning Folk.” Payment: $100. US dollars only. Essays: $50.

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

Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores

Deadline: September 2, 2021 (Submissions window: 1st and second day each month)

(checked Jun 26/21)

*Allows reprints

Speculative stories. Payment: 6 cents/word for original work, 2 cents/word for reprints, 2-6 cents/word for new fact-based work, 1-4 cents/word for reprinted fact articles, $1/line for new poetry, 50 cents/line for poetry reprints (poetry up to 40 lines).

https://cosmicrootsandeldritchshores.com/submissions/

Interim: The Poetics of Space- 2021 Print Anthology

Deadline: September 2, 2021

(checked Jun 21/21)

Interim is looking for women’s writing that explores the meaning and ethics of place in the broadest sense of the word, writing that seeks location as dwelling and indwelling simultaneously so as better to know what it means to belong somewhere. Speaking of the house, in The Poetics of Space Bachelard claims “all really inhabited space bears the essence of the notion of home.”   Send poems, essays, flash fiction, and/or hybrid forms that play with notions of place for our fourth all women’s print anthology, forthcoming in December, 2021. Because we believe the truth is experimental, we’ll especially appreciate work with innovative approaches.

https://www.interimpoetics.org/

Bethlehem Writers Roundtable

Deadline: September 1, 2021 Theme: Falling Into Place – now closed for submissions

(checked Jul 27/21)

Genre: Short stories and poetry. See themes. Payment: 20.00 USD for featured authors, or $10.00 USD for stories published on their &More page and $5.00 USD for poems.

https://bwgwritersroundtable.com/submissions-contacts/

Moonflake Press Print Issue

Deadline: September 1, 2021

(checked Jun 26/21)

Short stories, creative nonfiction, and poems on theme of Escapism. Payment: £25 for each story/poem.

https://www.moonflakepress.com/submit

The Antihumanist

Deadline: September 1, 2021; opens July 2, 2021

(checked Jun 27/21)

Fiction, nonfiction, art – all genres. “We seek to publish the most challenging and thought provoking flash fiction and essays. We believe only by confronting the bare bones of reality we understand our place in the world.” Payment: 5 cents/word.

https://theantihumanists.com/

Superpresent

Deadline: September 1, 2021

(checked Jul 24/21)

The theme for the Fall Issue is “An Archive.” Superpresent is a quarterly magazine of the arts. Superpresent is available free online and a limited run of print copies for each issue. Superpresent publishes poems, short stories, essays, visual art pieces, experimental art, video art, and sound art. Poetry 1 page, other written forms 500-2000 words.

Deadlines:

Spring – March 1

Summer – June 1

Fall – September 1

Winter – December 1

https://superpresent.wordpress.com/call/

The Southampton Review

Deadline: September 1, 2021. Submit early in the month to avoid fees

(checked Jun 26/21)

Genre: Poetry, prose, art. Payment: Prose: $100+, Poetry: $75 per poem. Illustration: $100 per page. Art Portfolios: $200 for up to 12 images 

https://www.thesouthamptonreview.com/submit/

The Wire’s Dream Magazine (Winter Issue)

Deadline: September 1, 2021; Opens July 1, 2021

(checked Jul 27/21)

Genre: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Combined Work from underprivileged individuals. Payment: $5. 

https://thewiresdreammagazine.wordpress.com/submit/

Vautrin

Deadline: September 1, 2021

(checked Jul 27/21)

Gritty urban fiction, Crime/Mystery Fiction, Ghosts, The Supernatural, Literary Essays. “We’re interested in essays that talk about contemporary crime fiction, or essays that walk the path between, say, 19th century fiction and fiction in the here and now.” Payment: $130.00 and two contributor’s copies for fiction over 2,000 words. $65.00 and two contributor’s copies for fiction under 2,000 words. $50.00 and two contributor’s copies for literary essays.

https://vautrin.pub/submissions/

Aug 2021

Apparition Lit

Deadline: August 31, 2021. Opens August 15, 2021

(checked May 30/21)

Genre: Speculative fiction and poetry on theme of Wonder. Payment: $30. 

We publish poems and stories between 1k-5k words in January, April, July, and October. We also hold monthly flash fiction contests between the 1st and 15th of each month. Flash stories must be under a 1000 words and be inspired or based on the chosen theme. Full details for submission guidelines are below.

https://apparitionlit.com/submissions/

Black Coffee & Vinyl Presents

Deadline: August 31, 2021

(checked May 30/21)

Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, music. The theme is “The City.” We are seeking art, words, and sounds that explore, critique, celebrate and interrogate the urban landscape, culture and environment. The city, a place, should play a central role in the work and should be a central character or focus. We are seeking a diverse range of city representation from large cities to small, from real to imagined. Payment: $50.

https://www.blackcoffeevinyl.com/submit

Griffith Review 75: Learning Curves

Deadline: August 31st, 2021

(checked Jul 26/21)

Essays and creative non-fiction, reportage, fiction, poetry,  memoir and picture stories. “This edition of Griffith Review explores the breadth of our educational experiences – from preschool to postgrad, from private to public, and from sandstone to the school of life.” Payment: Negotiated.

https://www.griffithreview.com/submit-to-griffith-review/

HWP Seeks Fiction/Poetry/Flash for Paid Print Publication/Awards

Deadline: August 31, 2021

(checked May 29/21)

Haunted Waters Press seeking submissions for consideration in the 2nd edition of our fiction anthology Tin Can Literary Review—$250 per published story. Also seeking works of fiction, poetry, flash, and Penny Fiction for paid print publication in the 19th issue of our literary journal From the Depths. Works appearing online in SPLASH! are eligible for future offers of paid publication. All submissions considered for 2021 HWP Awards. Your words and endeavors are important to us! Custom artwork, author interviews, and the HWP Contributor Showcase are just a few of the ways we show our appreciation. Visit us today! www.hauntedwaterspress.com

https://www.hauntedwaterspress.com/?utm_source=newpages&utm_medium=classified&utm_campaign=2021_cfs&utm_content=haunted_waters_press

Kaleidotrope

Deadline: August 31st, 2021, opens August 1, 2021

(checked Jun 26/21)

Speculative fiction and poetry—science fiction, fantasy, and horror, but also compelling work that blurs the lines between these and falls outside of neat genre categories.    Payment: For fiction, $0.01/word (1 cent a word) USD. For poetry, a flat rate of $5 USD per accepted piece. For artwork, a flat rat of $60 for cover art.

https://kaleidotrope.net/guidelines/

Lackington’s: Botanicals

Deadline: August 31, 2021; opens August 1, 2021

(checked Jul 27/21)

Speculative fiction 1500-5000 words and art on theme of Botanicals. Fantasy, SF, slipstream, post-apocalyptic, magic realism, mythopoeia, folktale, grimdark, weird, or any flavour of ‘punk, it’s all good, BUT WAIT! Read this before submitting — we prefer stories with experimental prose and structures. Payment: 1 cent/word (CAD).

https://lackingtons.com/submissions/

Prospectus

Deadline: August 31st, 2021

(checked Jun 26/21)

Restrictions: To qualify to be published in Prospectus, you must NOT have done EITHER of the following, no matter what category you are submitting to: Have had a collection of poems published that is longer than 48 pages; Have had a collection of short stories, a novella, or a novel published longer than 150 pages. Genre: Poetry, fiction, reviews, art. Payment: $25.

http://www.prospectusliterary.com/submissions2020.php

Split Lip Magazine

Deadline: August 31, 2021. Note: Submit early in the month.

(checked May 30/21)

Fiction (flash and short stories), memoirs, and poetry. with a pop-culture twist. Payment: $50 per author (via PayPal) for our web issues. Payment for print is $5 per page, minimum of $20, plus 2 contributor copies and a 1-year subscription. FREE SUBMISSIONS: January, March, May, August, September, November.

https://splitlipthemag.com/submit

Too Well Away Literary Journal

Deadline: August 31, 2021 or when 50 submissions received; opens July 1, 2021

(checked Jul 26/21)

Too Well Away Literary Journal offers a new model for publication. We believe it is more valuable to give writers careful, constructive editing leading up to publication than it is to reject their work without feedback. Only work that goes against community guidelines will be rejected. All submissions subject to collaborative editing. Emerging writers are especially encouraged to submit.

https://toowellaway.com/submit/

Night Shift Radio

Deadline: August 28, 2021; opens August 21, 2021

(checked May 30/21)

Fiction, non-fiction, memoir – 7,000-10,000 words. Payment: $50 or $25. 

https://nightshiftradio.com/submissions

Typehouse

Deadline: August 22, 2021

(checked Jul 27/21)

We are looking for submissions of poetry, short fiction, creative non-fiction and visual art. Writing that grabs us conveys a unique perspective and honest insight into our world. We are especially interested in underrepresented voices of all kinds, and we want to see submissions from writers and artists of all races, sexualities, nationalities, religions, and genders, as well as disabled and neurodivergent creators. Payment: $21. Fiction/nonfiction 500-5,000 words preferred.

http://typehousemagazine.com/submissions/

Hungry Zine

Deadline: August 15, 2021

(checked Jul 27/21)

Open to writers located in Canada. Genre: Fiction, nonfiction, art, poetry about food. Theme of Preserve. Payment: $50. August submission deadline is for complete work, skipping the pitching process.

http://www.hungryzine.com/issue-01-preserve-call-for-submissions-pitches/

Parabola

Deadline: August 15, 2021

(checked Jul 27/21)

Theme of The Golden Rule. Original essays and translations, poetry, reviews. Payment: Not specified. See themes for each quarterly journal.

https://parabola.org/submissions/

Book of Matches

Deadline: August 10, 2021; opens May 8, 2021

(checked Jul 27/21)

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, Translation.

Book of Matches is always interested in protest—interested in protest against the unknowing alive in human existence, in protest against the knowing, too. In essence, Book of Matches both celebrates what burns against the dark, and the assurance of how little it illuminates before going out. Send us your most meaningful lies, your real lives, and the poetry of both that we may see a bit more clearly the stormy seas around us all. Book of Matches desires neither COVID, nor overtly political work. Please begin submissions here: www.bookofmatcheslitmag.com/submit

Abyss and Apex

Deadline: August 7, 2021, opens August 1, 2021

(checked May 30/21)

Speculative fiction and poetry. No horror. Payment: USD $.06/word (six cents a word) up to 1,250 words, and a flat payment of $75.00 for longer stories. 

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

Fantasy Magazine

Deadline: August 7, 2021; Opens August 1, 2021.

(checked Jun 26/21)

Fantasy short stories, flash fiction, poetry. Payment: 8 cents per word for original short stories and flash fiction. $40 per poem. 

https://adamant.moksha.io/publication/fantasy/guidelines

Perennial Press: Arthropoda

Deadline: August 7, 2021

(checked Jul 26/21)

Speculative fiction and poetry about insects, crustaceans, arachnids, or myriapods. Payment: $20. Accepts reprints.

https://perennialpress.submittable.com/submit

Scum

Deadline: August 7, 2021; opens to submissions on August 1, 2021

(checked May 30/21)

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

Submissions to Scum are open the first week (from the 1st to the 7th) of every month. The rest of the month, submissions are closed.

https://www.scum-mag.com/submit-to-scum/

Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine

Deadline: August 3, 2021

(checked May 30/21)

Fairy tales, and essays on theme of “Healers, Midwives and Cunning Folk.” Payment: $100. US dollars only. Essays: $50.

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

Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores

Deadline: August 2, 2021 (Submissions window: 1st and second day each month) *closed to Sept for move.

(checked May 30/21)

*Allows reprints

Speculative stories. Payment: 6 cents/word for original work, 2 cents/word for reprints, 2-6 cents/word for new fact-based work, 1-4 cents/word for reprinted fact articles, $1/line for new poetry, 50 cents/line for poetry reprints (poetry up to 40 lines).

https://cosmicrootsandeldritchshores.com/submissions/

Mudroom

Deadline: August 1, 2021

(checked Jun 26/21)

Poetry, fiction, essays, and essays in translation. Payment: $15.

https://www.mudroommag.com/submissions-1

The First Line

Deadline: August 1, 2021

(checked May 31/21)

Genres: Fiction, poetry, nonfiction using the first line provided. (See site.)   Payment: $25.00 – $50.00 for fiction, $5.00 – $10.00 for poetry, and $25.00 for nonfiction. 

http://www.thefirstline.com/submission.htm

Moonflake Press Online Issue

Deadline: August 1, 2021

(checked Jun 26/21)

Short stories, creative nonfiction, and poems on theme of Lush. Payment: £25 for each story/poem.

https://www.moonflakepress.com/submit

Volney Road Review

Deadline: August 1, 2021; Opens May 1, 2021 

(checked Jun 26/21)

Genres: Fiction, poetry, CNF, art. Payment: $10. 

http://volneyroadreview.com/submit/

We’Moon Lunar Calendar

Deadline: August 1, 202

(checked May 27/21)

Restrictions: Open to women only. Genre: Art, poetry and prose, 350 words maximum. Payment: Small honorarium.

https://wemoon.ws/pages/copy-of-submitting-art-writing#write

Jul 2021

FIYAH

Deadline: July 31, 2021. See themes

(checked May 27/21)

Genre: Speculative fiction, art, and poetry about African Diaspora. Length: Short fiction 2,000 – 7,000 words and novelettes up to 15,000 words. Payment: $150 per story. $50 per poem. $300 per novelette. 

http://www.fiyahlitmag.com/submissions/

Hiraeth Books: parABnormal Magazine

Deadline: July 31, 2021, opens June 1, 2021

(checked May 27/21)

Stories, poetry, nonfiction about the paranormal. Payment: $25 for fiction, $20 for articles, $7 for reviews, $6 per poem. Submissions are accepted Feb 1 – Mar 31, Jun 1 – Jul 31, Oct 1 – Nov 30.

https://www.hiraethsffh.com/parabnormal-magazine-guidelines

New Myths

Deadline: July 31st, 2021

(checked Jun 26/21)

Science fiction and fantasy. Payment: 1.5 cents/word with a minimum payment of $30 for all submissions, fiction, flash fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Book reviews – $30. Art – $60.

https://sites.google.com/a/newmyths.com/nmwebsite/submissions/sub-2

Nonbinary Review

Deadline: July 31, 2021

(checked May 27/21)

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

https://www.zoeticpress.com/new-page

Room Magazine: Ancestors Issue

Deadline: July 31, 2021

(checked Jun 26/21)

Restrictions: Room publishes fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and art by folks of marginalized genders, including but not limited to women (cisgender and transgender), transgender men, Two-Spirit and nonbinary people. Genre: Original short stories, poems, creative non-fiction, or art on theme of Ancestors. Payment: $50 (CAD).

https://roommagazine.com/submit/

Sleet Magazine

Deadline: July 31, 2021

(checked Jun 26/21)

Themed Submissions: Infrastructure

We welcome all fine writing and are especially hunting for pieces which celebrate infrastructure, both external and internal. How do you define infrastructure? What supports you, and where do you turn for strength and comfort? Sleet’s Winter Infrastructure edition will debut in November 2021. See submissions page for guidelines, 

www.sleetmagazine.com

the other side of hope

Deadline: July 31, 2021

(checked Jun 26/21)

Fiction and poetry by refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants only. They accept non-fiction, reviews, and interview submissions by anyone as long as the subject matter sheds light on the refugee and immigrant life. Payment: £100 per published author in the print issue, and £50 per published author in the online issue.

https://othersideofhope.com/submissions.html

The Rumpus

Deadline: July 31, 2021, opens July 1, 2021

(checked May 27/21)

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

https://therumpus.submittable.com/submit

Volney Road Review

Deadline: July 31, 2021; $2 submission fee per submission

(checked Jun 21/21)

Volney Road Review is paying $10 per accepted piece. Send us your best prose, poetry, art, photography, and comics for issue 4.1.

http://volneyroadreview.com/submit/

khōréō

Deadline: July 30, 2021

(checked May 27/21)

Restrictions: Open to writers who identify as an immigrant or member of a diaspora in the broadest definitions of the terms. “This includes, but is not limited to, first- and second-generation immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers, undocumented migrants, persons who identify with one or more diaspora communities, persons who have been displaced or whose heritage has been erased due to colonialism/imperialism, transnational/transracial adoptees, and anyone whose heritage and history includes ‘here and elsewhere’. We especially encourage BIPOC creators who identify as the above to submit their work.” Genre: stories, essays, and art: fantasy, sci-fi, horror, and any genre in between or around it, as long as there’s a speculative element. Payment: 0.08/word for fiction, $100 for nonfiction, and  $40-300 for art.

https://www.khoreomag.com/submissions/


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

Photo by Carl Jorgensen on Unsplash

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

     
 

2022

Crow Toes Quarterly

Deadline: March 31, 2022

(checked Jun 26/21)

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.

MAGAZINE THEMES: YEAR 1

Each issue is themed, but these themes are open to interpretation.

  • FALL 2021 (Issue 3, OCT – DEC) – Broken 
  • WINTER 2022 (Issue 4, JAN – MAR) – Cold
  • SPRING 2022 (Issue 5, APR – JUN) – Wild
  • SUMMER 2022 (Issue 6, JUL – SEP) – Curious

https://www.crowtoesquarterly.org/submit

2021

Auroras & Blossoms PoArtMo Anthology: 13-16 Year-Old Artists Edition 

Deadline: December 31, 2021

(checked Apr 28/21)

A Winnipeg publication.

Topics / Themes: Anything that is positive, uplifting and inspirational in nature, with the exception of erotica and politics. Also, coronavirus-related pieces that do not contain strongly positive / uplifting / inspirational elements will be automatically rejected.

What we are looking for:

Positive art. Positive as in stimulating, optimistic, confident, uplifting, inspirational.

No matter what topic you choose to tackle (e.g., death, disease, mental illness, suicide, depression…), the pieces you send us should answer three basic questions:

– “How do they help others?”

– “How do they open their minds?”

– “Do they bring a better understanding of the situations or stories I am describing?”

https://abpoetryjournal.com/13-16-year-old-artists/

Crow Toes Quarterly

Deadline: December 31, 2021

(checked Jun 26/21)

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.

MAGAZINE THEMES: YEAR 1

Each issue is themed, but these themes are open to interpretation.

  • FALL 2021 (Issue 3, OCT – DEC) – Broken 
  • WINTER 2022 (Issue 4, JAN – MAR) – Cold
  • SPRING 2022 (Issue 5, APR – JUN) – Wild
  • SUMMER 2022 (Issue 6, JUL – SEP) – Curious

https://www.crowtoesquarterly.org/submit

Cast of Wonders – General Submissions

General Submissions for 2021 publication:

Opens: November 1, 2021 [tentative]; Deadline: November 30, 2021 [tentative]

(checked Jul 26/21)

Cast of Wonders is a young adult short fiction market, open to stories up to 6,000 words in length.

Stories that evoke a sense of wonder, have deep emotional resonance, and have something unreal about them. We aim for a 12-17 age range: that means sophisticated, non-condescending stories with wide appeal, and without gratuitous or explicit sex, violence or pervasive obscene language. Think Harry Potter or The Hunger Games.

https://www.castofwonders.org/submissions/

Crow Toes Quarterly

Deadline: September 30th, 2021

(checked Jun 26/21)

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.

MAGAZINE THEMES: YEAR 1

Each issue is themed, but these themes are open to interpretation.

  • FALL 2021 (Issue 3, OCT – DEC) – Broken 
  • WINTER 2022 (Issue 4, JAN – MAR) – Cold
  • SPRING 2022 (Issue 5, APR – JUN) – Wild
  • SUMMER 2022 (Issue 6, JUL – SEP) – Curious

https://www.crowtoesquarterly.org/submit

When Night Falls (TBC)

Deadline: August 31, 2021; Open June 1, 2021

(checked May 25/21)

Genre: Dark Fantasy. Age Range: YA – 14 to 18 years. Word Count: 4k – 8k 10% wiggle room over.

Info: I will be looking for stories that fall into that fantasy realm of elves, faeries, orcs, goblins, wizards and the like. Battles for kingdoms and the exploration of lost worlds.

I am NOT looking for tales of vampires, werewolves etc. for this one.

Inspirations: Lord of the Rings, The Dark Crystal, Game of Thrones, Legend etc. Payment: £10 per story selected plus digital copy and discounted author copies.

https://www.ravenanddrakepublishing.co.uk/royaltycalls

Cricket Media: Babybug: Fantastic Fall (for babies and toddlers)

Deadline: August 15, 2021

(checked Jun 26/21)

Poetry, action rhymes, finger plays, and very short stories that celebrate autumn. Payment: Stories and articles: up to 25¢ per word. General submissions are always open.

https://cricketmag.submittable.com/submit/17819/babybug-magazine-for-ages-6-months3-years

Cricket Media: Babybug: Let’s Play (for babies and toddlers)

Deadline: August 15, 2021

(checked Jun 26/21)

Poems, stories, finger plays, and action rhymes about little ones’ favorite games. Payment: Stories and articles: up to 25¢ per word. General submissions are always open.

https://cricketmag.submittable.com/submit/17819/babybug-magazine-for-ages-6-months3-years

Cricket Media: Ancient Worlds (ages 9–14)

Deadline: August 15, 2021

(checked Jun 26/21)

Historical fiction, nonfiction, myths and legends, and poetry about ancient cultures, including ancient Greece,  Rome, Egypt, India, China, Africa, the Americas, Pacific Islands, and more. Payment: Stories and articles: up to 25¢ per word. General submissions are always open.

https://cricketmag.submittable.com/submit/17789/cricket-magazine-for-ages-914

Cricket Media: Game On! (ages 9–14)

Deadline: August 15, 2021

(checked Jun 26/21)

Fiction, nonfiction, and poetry featuring a competition, game, rivalry, or challenge. Payment: Stories and articles: up to 25¢ per word. General submissions are always open.

https://cricketmag.submittable.com/submit/17789/cricket-magazine-for-ages-914

Cricket Media: Ladybug: Exploring Our World (ages 3 – 6)

Deadline: August 15, 2021

(checked Jun 26/21)

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

Cricket Media: Ladybug: I Can Help (ages 3 – 6)

Deadline: August 15, 2021

(checked Jun 26/21)

Short stories, rebus stories, poems, action rhymes, riddles, and songs about young children learning how to think through problems and help themselves and others. 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

Cricket Media: Spider Magazine: Legendary Kids (ages 6 – 9)

Deadline: August 15, 2021

(checked Jun 26/21)

Fresh retellings of  folktales, fairytales, tall tales, and myths that cast a child—not an  adult—as the clever problem-solver. Payment: Stories and articles: up to 25¢ per word. General submissions are always open.

https://cricketmag.submittable.com/submit/17817/spider-magazine-for-ages-69

Cricket Media: Spider Magazine: Outside of the Box (ages 6 – 9)

Deadline: August 15, 2021

(checked Jun 26/21)

“We love  contemporary stories and poems, but we are excited to read more material  that falls outside these popular categories. This might be plays,  science fiction, or historical fiction and nonfiction. It might be  simple, but inventive, activities like recipes, games, crafts, magic  tricks, science experiments, or silly quizzes.” Payment: Stories and articles: up to 25¢ per word. General submissions are always open.

https://cricketmag.submittable.com/submit/17817/spider-magazine-for-ages-69

Cast of WondersLimited Demographic: Young Author submissions

General Submissions for 2021 publication:

Opens: July 15, 2021 [tentative]; Deadline: August 15, 2021 [tentative]

(checked Jun 26/21)

Cast of Wonders is a young adult short fiction market, open to stories up to 6,000 words in length.

Stories that evoke a sense of wonder, have deep emotional resonance, and have something unreal about them. We aim for a 12-17 age range: that means sophisticated, non-condescending stories with wide appeal, and without gratuitous or explicit sex, violence or pervasive obscene language. Think Harry Potter or The Hunger Games.

https://www.castofwonders.org/submissions/


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