February 11, 2021

Flypaper Lit: Now Seeking Submissions

Born as a subculture hip-hop zine in the 90’s, Flypaper Lit publishes poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction alongside articles about music, fashion, sports, and culture. You can get a sense of what they publish by reading the journal online. A selection of Flypaper’s online content is also collected in a yearly anthology, released each December….

The Truth About Copyright and Creative Writing

I am not a copyright lawyer. I would never claim to be. But I am a writer, a writer whose work has been published widely, so I have figured out a thing or two about how copyright does and does not work. This article focuses mainly on copyright in terms of literary journals, but it…

February 8, 2021

Quirky, Funky & Strange—94 Awesome Literary Magazines with Odd Names

Zebulon Huset Over the years I’ve developed a soft spot in my heart for journals with quirky titles. There are thousands of ‘this region’ Reviews, and ‘this river’ Magazines or ‘this college’ Journals, and while I certainly love a lot of the classically titled journals as well, there’s just something endearing and intriguing about a…

February 4, 2021

5 Paying Literary Markets to Submit to in February 2021 – S. Kalekar

These are paying markets for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, and they are a mix of literary and genre markets. Not all of these magazines are open through the month. LightspeedThis award-winning magazine is currently open to science fiction by BIPOC authors only. They will be open for general science fiction submissions during 8-14 February. They…

CamCat Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

CamCat Books is a small independent publisher that was founded in 2019. Since that time they have publishes 22 titles, and they have a number of titles already scheduled as coming soon for 2021. This is a lot of titles for such a new company. They were founded by Sue Arroyo, an entrepreneur who sold…

Claw & Blossom: Now Seeking Submissions

Claw & Blossom is an online literary journal of poetry and prose that explores the human experience in relation to the natural world. They’re looking for deep, thoughtful writing on life’s challenges and complexities. They prefer carefully crafted language and profound, resonant imagery. Since 2019, Claw & Blossom has published four seasonal issues each year….

3 Ways to Strengthen Your Writing Habit

Holly Garcia This past year was a trip. Remote work became a thing for many, parents became teachers overnight, and many of us found ourselves putting our writing on the back burner. Now that you are adjusting to your new normal, it seems the perfect time to get back to your writing project.  You established…

February 1, 2021

26 Themed Submission Calls for Writers in February 2021

There are 26 themed calls in the 22 markets here for writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Some of the themes are: circles, water, queer Gothic, fire, sound, 1986, habitats, cyberpunk fairy tales, good Southern witches, dark hearts, cryptids, a postcard from the past, dark carnival, gorefest, roots, home cooking, and internet. There are a…