Calls for Submissions

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

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

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

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

Here are some good sites to check for submission calls.

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

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Also see:

217 Paying Markets for Short Stories, Poetry, Nonfiction

36 Paying Markets for Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction

Speculative Fiction Magazines Accepting Submissions

163 Literary Magazines Accepting Reprints

Here is a spreadsheet with 300 places to submit - both paid and unpaid:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1RQpwe31zRjYv9Fstg1A2KYhqQ2stTF1BKKMK01eYvpI/edit#gid=0

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UPCOMING (MARCH CALLS)

Texas Home School Coalition Review. Genre: Nonfiction articles about home schooling. (See website for topics.) Payment: $40 for nonexclusive print and electronic rights to feature articles that have been published previously, or works to which the author wishes to retain the copyright. (Authors should confirm that agreements with previous publishers will not conflict with THSC’s nonexclusive rights.) $110 for the exclusive print and electronic copyright to previously unpublished works. Deadline: March 1, 2018.

Left Hooks. Genre: Poetry: formalism, free verse, translations. Payment: $10. Deadline: March 1, 2018.

Furrow Magazine. Restrictions: Open to undergraduates. Genre: Poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art, and comics. Payment: $100 for top submission in each category. Deadline: March 1, 2018.

Copper Nickel. Genre: Poetry, fiction, essays, and translation. Payment: $30 per printed page + two copies of the issue. Deadline: March 1, 2018.

Upstreet. Genres: Fiction, CNF. Payment: $50-$150 per work. Deadline: March 1, 2018.

Contrary Magazine. Genres: Fiction and poetry. Payment: $20 per author. Deadline: March 1, 2018.

The Blue Route. Restrictions: Undergraduate students. Genres: Prose – Submit 1-3 pieces of fiction or creative nonfiction totaling no more than 3000 words. Poetry – Submit up to 3 poems. No genre fiction. Payment: $25. Deadline: March 1, 2018.

THEMA. Genres: Fiction, poetry, essays on theme "New Neighbors." Payment: Short story, $25; short-short piece (up to 1000 words), $10; poem. Deadline: March 1, 2018. Accepts reprints.

Body Parts Magazine. Genre: horror, erotica, speculative fiction, essays and art. Theme: Primal Fears. Payment: $5 for flash fiction and $10 to $20 (depending on length) for short stories and nonfiction. Deadline: March 1, 2018.

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

Planet Scumm. Genre: Speculative fiction. Payment: $20. Deadline: March 1, 2018.

The Cincinnati Review. Genres: Prose and poetry. Payment: $25 per page (prose), $30 per page (poetry). Deadline: March 1, 2018.

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

Winter Tangerine. Genre: Prose, poetry, art. Payment: $50. Deadline: March 1, 2018.

Goblin Fruit. Genre: Fantastical poetry. Payment: $15.00 USD on publication for original, unpublished poems, and $5.00 for solicited reprints. Deadline: March 3, 2018.

Wordworks. Restrictions: Canadian writers? (Not clear from site) Genres: Short stories, poetry, CNF. Theme of Publishing. Payment: .22/word for prose submissions, $50 per poem, $100 per cover art. Deadline: March 5, 2018. (No indication of year on site.) Reprints accepted.

Arkansas International. Genre: fiction, poetry, essays, comics, and works in translation. Payment: $20 a printed page (capped at $250). Deadline: March 10, 2018.

The Lifted Brow. Genre: Writing that focuses on the arts, gender, race, ecology, economics, politics, work, and sexuality. Australian focus preferred. Payment: $75-$100. Deadline: March 12, 2018.

Lamdba Literary. Genre: LGBT poetry. Payment: "Honorarium." Deadline: March 13, 2018.

Southword. Genres: Prose and poetry. Payment: €30 per poem and €120 per short story. Payment to writers within the Republic of Ireland is made by cheque. Writers abroad must accept payment through Paypal. Deadline: March 15, 2018.

Eye to the Telescope. Genre: Speculative poetry. Payment: US 3¢/word rounded to nearest dollar; minimum US $3, maximum $25. Deadline: March 15, 2018.

Transmundane Press. Genre: Short stories exploring DREAMS, NIGHTMARES, VISIONS, and HALLUCINATIONS. Payment: $15-20, depending on length. Deadline: March 15, 2018.


Blue Mesa Review. Genre: Fiction (up to 6,000 words), Nonfiction (up to 6,000 words), Poetry (up to 3 poems), and Visual Art. Payment: $25. Deadline: March 15, 2018.

Gordon Square Review. Genre: Poetry and prose. Payment: $10 per poem, $15 for prose. Deadline: March 15, 2018.

Typewriter Emergencies. Genre: Stories, book reviews, articles featuring furry characters. Payment: $0.01 per word. Deadline: March 17, 2017.

Enchanted Conversation Fairytale Magazine. Genre: Stories and poetry. Fairy tales on theme "Animal Tales." Payment: Story pay: $30, Poem pay: $10. US dollars. Deadline: March 20, 2018.
Psychopomp. Genre: Fiction that "dares to redefine traditional storytelling and genre borders." Payment: None for reprints, but 2 cents a word for original stories. Deadline: March 23, 2018.

The Puritan. Genres: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. Payment: $100 per nonfiction piece, $50 fiction, $15 per poem. Deadline: March 25, 2018.

Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores. Genre: Speculative stories. Payment: 6 cents/word for original work. 2 cents/word for reprints. Deadline: March 28, 2018.

Corpus Press: Halloween Anthology. Genre: Horror. "Not previously published short stories of 4,500-8,500 words that have a central theme associated with Halloween and can be characterized within the broad realm of “horror” fiction." Payment: $.03 per word. Deadline: March 30, 2018.

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

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

Notre Dame Review. Genres: Fiction, poetry. Payment: Small gratuity. Deadline: March 31, 2018.

Hippocampus Anthology: Greasy Spoons: Essays on Bottomless Coffee, Homefries, Pie, and Other Things We Love About Roadside Diners. Genre: Essays or memoir excerpts. Payment: $40 + 2 contributor copies upon publication. Deadline: March 31, 2018.

Mojo. Genre: Fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. Payment: $15. Deadline: March 31, 2018.

HoosierLit. Restrictions: Indiana writers. Genre: Fiction, nonfiction (creative nonfiction, essays), screenplays, scripts, black-and-white photography, and poetry. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: March 31, 2018.

Post Mortem Press: She's Lost Control. Restrictions: Women writers only. Genre: Dark Fiction, all-female anthology. Payment: 1/2 cent per word, plus royalties. Deadline: March 31, 2018.

The Fiddlehead. Genre: Creative nonfiction. Payment: $60 CAD per published page, plus two complimentary copies of the issue. Deadline: March 31, 2018.

APRIL 2018

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

Upstaged: an anthology of women who love women in performing arts. Genre: Stories about lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, transgender, intersex, asexual, and queer women who strut their stuff before a live audience. Payment: $40. Deadline: April 1, 2018.

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

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

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

Helios MagazineTHEME: “20/20” Genres: Fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and art. Payment:$0.03 USD per word for the first 1,500 words and $0.01 USD after for short stories, and $0.25 USD a line for poetry. Deadline: April 15, 2018.

Field Magazine. Genre: Poetry and poetics. Payment: $15 per page ($5 - $50+ per poem, according to Duotrope.) Deadline: April 30, 2018.

MAY 2018

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

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

JUNE 2018

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

Subprimal Poetry ArtGenres: Flash fiction and poetry. "We're looking for work that enables the reader / listener to experience something that they might not otherwise in their regular life and causes them to think. We like pieces that use language in new ways. We have a special fondness for prose poems. Voices outside of the status quo keep us awake at night." Payment: $20. Reprints $10. Deadline: June 15, 2018.

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

Changelings & Faery Rings: An Anthology of Elemental Creatures & Nature Spirits. Genre: Poetry and 750-words-or-less flash and micro fiction. Payment: Revenue sharing. Deadline: June 22, 2018.

The PuritanGenres: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. Payment: $100 per nonfiction piece, $50 fiction, $15 per poem. Deadline: June 25, 2018.


Cosmic Roots and Eldritch ShoresGenre: Speculative stories. Payment: 6 cents/word for original work. 2 cents/word for reprints. Deadline: June 28, 2018.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: "The Golden Years - Life After 60"Genre: True stories. "So, you've crossed that magic age of 60 and you are ready to retire or start a second career. But you're not ready to stop living! You feel energetic and young and there is still so much to see and do and enjoy. We are looking for stories that will share with our readers humorous and fun adventures from those, or about those, who are actively enjoying their "senior years!" Tell us about your new careers, your volunteer work, your sports and sports cars, your new love interest, your travels, your families and all of those things you always wanted to do that you are finally doing now that you have the time." Payment: $200. Deadline: June 30, 2018.

AUGUST 2018

Chicken Soup for the Soul: "Grandparents". Genre: True stories about grandparents. "The moment a grandchild is born, grandparents are born too. Just seeing your baby hold his or her baby is an unbelievable experience. Everyone has a great story about the unconditional love between grandparents and their grandchildren. We are looking for true heartwarming, insightful and humorous stories celebrating grandparents and grandchildren; written by grandmothers and grandfathers about being grandparents and written by grandchildren about their grandmothers and grandfathers. Stories about or by step-grandparents and honorary grandparents are welcomed too." Payment: $200. Deadline: August 31, 2018.
SEPTEMBER 2018

The PuritanGenres: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. Payment: $100 per nonfiction piece, $50 fiction, $15 per poem. Deadline: September 25, 2018.

Cosmic Roots and Eldritch ShoresGenre: Speculative stories. Payment: 6 cents/word for original work. 2 cents/word for reprints. Deadline: September 28, 2018.

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

Chicken Soup for the Soul: "More Messages from Heaven"Genre: True stories. "When our loved ones leave this world, our connection with them does not end. Death takes away their physical presence, but not their spirit, and we often sense them after they have gone. Sometimes we see or hear from them after they've passed, giving us signs and messages from beyond. We want to hear your story if you have experienced the other side or received a sign or signal from a loved one who has passed. If you submitted a story for a previous book title and we DID NOT publish it, please do submit it again if you think it will fit in this title. " Payment: $200. Deadline: September 30, 2018.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: "Stories about Angels"Genre: True stories. "Angels are all around us. Have you encountered or been helped by an angel? How did your angel manifest himself or herself? How did your angel help you or someone you know? We are looking for stories from people who believe that they have been helped by angels. If you submitted a story for a previous book title and we DID NOT publish it, please do submit it again if you think it will fit in this title. Please do not send stories about people who are "angels" because they do nice things, and also please do not submit eulogies where you say that your loved one is now an angel." Payment: $200. Deadline: September 30, 2018.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: "Stories about Miracles"Genre: True stories. "Everyone has experienced events in their lives that cause wonder and astonishment and give them hope for a better future. Why did these things happen? We are looking for true stories in this multi-faith book that will awe you with examples of amazing events. Miracles do happen every day. Share your inspirational true stories with us to remind us that each day holds hope and that a miracle can happen at any time. If you submitted a story for a previous book title and we DID NOT publish it, please do submit it again if you think it will fit in this title." Payment: $200. Deadline: September 30, 2018.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: "Stories about My Mom"Genre: True stories. "We are collecting stories and poems written by sons and daughters of all ages about their moms, step-moms, grandmoms or someone that is "like a mom" to you. Tell us what this special person has done for you. Is she always right? Do you still turn to her for advice? Does she annoy you with her advice? Have you become your mom even though you swore you never would? How has your relationship changed as you've gotten older? Share your best stories - ones that will make us laugh, cry, or nod our heads in recognition. We are not looking for general tributes (we know your mom is terrific) nor are we looking for biographies. We are looking for specific anecdotes about you and your mom or stepmom or grandmom." Payment: $200. Deadline: September 30, 2018.

OCTOBER 2018

Subprimal Poetry ArtGenres: Flash fiction and poetry. "We're looking for work that enables the reader / listener to experience something that they might not otherwise in their regular life and causes them to think. We like pieces that use language in new ways. We have a special fondness for prose poems. Voices outside of the status quo keep us awake at night." Payment: $20. Reprints $10. Deadline: October 16, 2018.

Star Maps & Planets’ Paths: An Anthology of Astrology & Celestial Myths. Genre: Poetry and fiction. Payment: Revenue sharing. Deadline: October 19, 2018.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: "Life Lessons from my Cat"Genre: True stories about cats. "We are working on another wonderful and entertaining collection of stories about cats the lessons that we have learned from our feline family members. We know that our cats can teach us things about life and we know that you have many great stories to share with us. Those stories can be serious or humorous... or both. If you submitted a story for a previous Cat book title and we DID NOT publish it, please do submit it again if you think it will fit in this title." Payment: $200. Deadline: October 31, 2018.

NOVEMBER 2018

Chicken Soup for the Soul: "Life Lessons from my Dog"Genre: True stories about dog. "We are working on another wonderful and entertaining collection of stories about dogs the lessons that we have learned from our canine family members. We know that our dogs can teach us things about life and we know that you have many great stories to share with us. Those stories can be serious or humorous... or both. If you submitted a story for a previous Dog book title and we DID NOT publish it, please do submit it again if you think it will fit in this title." Payment: $200. Deadline: November 30, 2018.

DECEMBER 2018

Cosmic Roots and Eldritch ShoresGenre: Speculative stories. Payment: 6 cents/word for original work. 2 cents/word for reprints. Deadline: December 28, 2018.


2015

15 Calls for Submissions: December 2015- Paying Markets

HarperOne Accepts Unagented Manuscripts for Digital-First Fiction Imprint

HarperLegend will publish visionary fiction from new voices that communicates wisdom, insight, and/or personal growth with an overarching theme of transformation. Submissions accepted online via www.HarperLegend.com

11 Calls for Submissions in November 2015 - Paying Markets

11 Calls for Submissions in October - Speculative fiction, poetry, literary fiction, nonfiction

13 Calls for Submissions in September - Horror, Sci-fi, Personal Essays and more

6 Calls for Submissions: Speculative Fiction, Essays, Poetry - August 31 Deadlines

10 Calls for Submissions: Anthologies, June - Aug 2015: Science fiction, Horror, Nonfiction, General Fiction, Poetry

Calls for Submissions - June & July: Sci-fi, Fantasy, Horror, Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction

Calls for Submissions - Sci-fi, Fantasy, Horror, Erotica, Fiction, Nonfiction

Calls for Submissions - Speculative Fiction Anthologies

2014

Calls for Submissions: Speculative Fiction and Fantasy

4 comments:

  1. New to writing payment is what we get after writing or we hv to pay to you?

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  2. Not me. This is just a blog. If you submit to a literary journal on this page, and they accept your work, the literary journal will pay you.

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  3. Thanks for including a link to my blog on this list!

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