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

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

ROLLING

Poet2Poet

Deadline: rolling. 

(checked Oct 2/22)

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

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

Stone Soup

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

Monthly Flash Fiction Contest Deadline: First week every month.

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

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

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

Dec 2022

Lions International

Deadline: December 15, 2022

(checked Oct 2/22)

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

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

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

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

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

Lions International

Deadline: December 1, 2022

(checked Oct 2/22)

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

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

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

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

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

Nov 2022

International Bipolar Foundation

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

(checked Oct 2/22)

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

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

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

NaNoWriMo’s Young Writers Program

November 30, 2022; opens November 1, 2022.

(checked Oct 2/22)

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

http://ywp.nanowrimo.org/

Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers

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

(checked Oct 2/22)

The Kenyon Review. High School Sophomores and Juniors.

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

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

Polar Expressions Publishing Student Contest

Deadline: November 21, 2022

(checked Oct 2/22)

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

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

http://polarexpressions.ca/StudentContests.html

One Teen Story Contest

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

(checked Oct 2/22)

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

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

Princeton University

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

(checked Oct 2/22)

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

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

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

Polar Expressions Publishing Student Contest

Deadline: November 21, 2022

(checked Oct 2/22)

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

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

http://polarexpressions.ca/StudentContests.html

Rachel Carson Sense of the Wild Contest

Deadline: November 16, 2022

(checked Oct 2/22)

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

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

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

Lions International

Deadline: November 15, 2022

(checked Oct 2/22)

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

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

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

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

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

Rattle Young Poets Anthology

Deadline: November 15, 2022

(checked Oct 2/22)

Open Call for Submissions – up to four poems.

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

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

Chicago Young Writers Review (CYWR)

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

(checked Oct 2/22)

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

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

https://cywr.org/contests.html

Interlochen Arts Academy

Deadline: November 6, 2022

(checked Oct 2/22)

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

https://write.interlochen.org/

Bennington College

Deadline: November 1, 2022

(checked Oct 2/22)

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

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

Oct 2022

The Brandon Langhjelm Memorial Essay Contest 2022

Deadline: October 31, 2022

(checked Oct 2/22)

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

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

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

Hollins University

Deadline: October 31, 2022

(checked Oct 2/22)

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

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

Polyphony Lit Fall Contest

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

(checked Oct 2/22)

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

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

VFW Patriot’s Pen

Deadline: October 31, 2022

(checked Oct 2/22)

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

Grades 6-8. Scholarships for USA universities only.

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

VFW Voice of Democracy

Deadline: October 31, 2022

(checked Oct 2/22)

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

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

Polyphony Lit Latin Heritage Contest

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

(checked Oct 2/22)

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

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

American Geosciences Institute

Deadline: October 14, 2022

(checked Oct 2/22)

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

Grades 6-9. USA only.

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

National YoungArts Foundation

Applications Open June 7 – October 14, 2022

(checked Oct 2/22)

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

http://www.youngarts.org/apply

Embracing Our Differences

Deadline: October 5, 2022

(checked Oct 2/22)

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

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

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

     
 





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

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Mystery Magazine

Deadline: rolling

(checked Aug 2/22)

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

https://mysterymagazine.ca/submit

Noir Nation

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

(checked Aug 2/22)

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

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

https://www.noirnation.com/submissions

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

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

(checked Aug 2/22)

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

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

The Second Black Beacon Book of Mystery

Deadline: October 31, 2022.

(checked Sep 29/22)

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

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

HORROR MARKETS:

2022

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

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

(checked Mar 30/22)

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

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

The Theatre Phantasmagoria

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

(checked Sep 1/22)

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

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

Never Wake

Deadline: December 4, 2022.

(checked Oct 1/22)

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

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

Interstellar Flight Press

Deadline: December 1, 2022.

(checked Sep 2/22)

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

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

The Other Stories (Audio)

Deadline: December 1, 2022.

(checked Aug 2/22)

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

https://theotherstories.net/submissions

Fable: An Anthology of Horror, Suspense & the Supernatural

Deadline: November 30, 2022.

(checked Oct 1/22)

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

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

Gravelight Press: Halloween Party

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

(checked Oct 1/22)

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

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

The Theatre Phantasmagoria

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

(checked Sep 1/22)

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

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

This World Belongs to Us

Deadline: November 30, 2022.

(checked Oct 1/22)

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

http://frombeyondpress.com/submissions/

Dark Recesses Press

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

(checked Sep 29/22)

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

https://darkrecessespress.com/submissions/

Last Girls Club

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

(checked Sep 29/22)

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

https://www.lastgirlsclub.com/submit

The Other Stories (Audio)

Deadline: November 1, 2022.

(checked Aug 2/22)

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

https://theotherstories.net/submissions

A Darkness Visible

Deadline: October 31, 2022.

(checked Sep 29/22)

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

https://www.ontologybooks.com/submissions

From the Yonder

Deadline: October 31, 2022.

(checked Sep 2/22)

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

https://warmonkeypublications.com/submissions

Manor of Fright 

Deadline: October 31, 2022.

(checked Sep 2/22)

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

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

Nightlight

Deadline: October 31, 2022.

(checked Aug 2/22)

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

https://nightlightpod.com/submissions/

Otoroshi Journal

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

(checked Jun 27/22)

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

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

Step Into The Light

Deadline: October 31, 2022, or until filled.

(checked Aug 2/22)

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

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

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

Deadline: October 31, 2022

(checked Mar 30/22)

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

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

The Theatre Phantasmagoria

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

(checked Sep 1/22)

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

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

Dose of Dread

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

(checked Mar 27/22)

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

https://dreadstonepress.com/submissions/

The Other Stories (Audio)

Deadline: October 15, 2022.

(checked Aug 2/22)

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

https://theotherstories.net/submissions

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

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

Youth Imagination Magazine

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

(checked Oct 2/22)

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

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

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

We have one publication that is published monthly:

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

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

Annick Press

Deadline: ongoing.

(checked Oct 2/22)

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

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

Cricket Media: Ladybug (ages 3 – 6)

Deadline: ongoing.

(checked Oct 2/22)

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

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

Crow Toes Quarterly

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

(checked Oct 2/22)

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

https://www.crowtoesquarterly.org/submit

Lorimer Press

Deadline: Rolling

(checked Mar 30/22)

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

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

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

2022

Muse Magazine

Deadline: December 15, 2022 (query deadline)

(checked Jun 27/22)

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

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

Cardinal Rule Press 

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

(checked Oct 1/22)

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

https://cardinalrulepress.com/submissions/

Muse Magazine

Deadline: November 15, 2022 (query deadline)

(checked Jun 27/22)

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

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

Muse Magazine

Deadline: October 15, 2022 (query deadline)

(checked Jun 27/22)

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

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

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

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

     
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Angels

Deadline: December 31, 2022.

(checked Sep 1/22)

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

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

Hippocampus Magazine

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

(checked Mar 27/22)

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

https://hippocampusmagazine.com/submissions/

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

Deadline: December 15, 2022.

(checked Sep 1/22)

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

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

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The power of positive thinking

Deadline: December 15, 2022.

(checked Sep 1/22)

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

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

Muse Magazine

Deadline: December 15, 2022.

(checked Sep 25/22)

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

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

Toxic Workplaces

Deadline: December 1, 2022.

(checked Aug 2/22)

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

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

Muse Magazine

Deadline: November 15, 2022.

(checked Sep 25/22)

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

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

The Iowa Review

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

(checked Sep 29/22)

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

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

Brick

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

(checked Aug 2/22)

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

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

How2 Conquer

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

(checked Sep 29/22)

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

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

Muse Magazine

Deadline: October 17, 2022.

(checked Sep 25/22)

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

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

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Funny Stories

Deadline: October 15, 2022.

(checked Sep 1/22)

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

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

Bright Wall/Dark Room.

Deadline: October 6, 2022.

(checked Sep 25/22)

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

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

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

    


2023

bath magg

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

(checked May 23/22)

Poetry up to three poems. Payment: £20.

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

Off Topic Publishing: Poetry Box

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

(checked Sep 29/22)

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

https://offtopicpublishing.com/opencalls/

Songs of Eretz Poetry Review. 

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

(checked Oct 1/22)

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

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

Off Topic Publishing: Poetry Box

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

(checked Sep 29/22)

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

https://offtopicpublishing.com/opencalls/

DEC 2022

Arc Poetry Magazine

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

(checked Oct 1/22)

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

https://arcpoetry.ca/submit/

Haven Speculative

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

(checked Mar 27/22)

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

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

Off Topic Publishing: Poetry Box

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

(checked Sep 29/22)

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

https://offtopicpublishing.com/opencalls/

Black Ocean

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

(checked Sep 1/22)

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

https://www.blackocean.org/submit

Poetry Wales

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

(checked Oct 1/22)

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

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

NOV 2022

Abyss and Apex: Q1 & Q2 poems

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

(checked Dec 28/21)

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

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

Broken Sleep Books

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

(checked Oct 1/22)

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

https://www.brokensleepbooks.com/submissions

Poet Lore

Deadline: November 30, 2022.

(checked Aug 2/22)

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

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

Typehouse

Deadline: November 30, 2022

(checked May 23/22)

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

https://typehouse.submittable.com/submit

Off Topic Publishing: Poetry Box

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

(checked Sep 29/22)

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

https://offtopicpublishing.com/opencalls/

Songs of Eretz Poetry Review. 

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

(checked Oct 1/22)

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

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

Ornithopter Press

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

(checked Oct 1/22)

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

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

OCT 2022

bath magg

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

(checked May 23/22)

Poetry up to three poems. Payment: £20.

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

Harbor Review

Deadline: October 31, 2022.

(checked Sep 29/22)

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

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

Otoroshi Journal

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

(checked Jun 27/22)

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

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

Subterranean Blue Poetry

Deadline: October 31, 2022.

(checked Aug 2/22)

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

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

Temz Review

Deadline: October 31, 2022.

(checked Sep 29/22)

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

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

Off Topic Publishing: Poetry Box

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

(checked Sep 29/22)

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

https://offtopicpublishing.com/opencalls/

Typehouse

Deadline: October 15, 2022

(checked May 23/22)

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

https://typehouse.submittable.com/submit

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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

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.

Photo by Laura Chouette on Unsplash

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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