March 15, 2021

28 Literary Fiction Markets Seeking Submissions

These magazines publish literary fiction, or stories with a literary slant, and many publish stories in other genres, as well. Most of them publish other genres/forms too, like nonfiction and poetry. Several of them pay writers. A few of the calls are themed. They are now open for submissions, and are listed in no particular…

March 11, 2021

Guernica Editions: Now Open to Manuscript Submissions

Updated March 12th: In spite of not stating this on their website, Guernica makes it clear that they need additional funds to publish books by international authors, either through pre-agreed book purchases, and/or “external funding”. They say this is to make up for the money they would lose by not receiving funding by the Canadian…

Mojo: Now Seeking Submissions

Mojo is an online journal of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction published by Wichita State University. They’re looking for boundary-breaking work from both emerging and established authors. All writing published in Mojo is also considered for Wichita State’s annual print journal, Mikrokosmos, a publication that’s been around for over fifty years. They’ve published literary giants…

8 Mystery, Suspense, and Crime Fiction Markets Open Now

Apart from the highly popular Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine and the Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, there are several magazines that publish mystery, suspense, and crime fiction. They have a range of tastes and requirements, from cozies to police procedurals to gritty crime. Here are some that are open now for submissions. They are in no…

Five Lessons Writers Can Learn From Fanfiction

By Cat Sole fanfiction: fiction written by a fan of, and featuring characters from, a particular TV series, film, etc. Up until last year, I had completely dismissed fanfiction. From my limited exposure to the art form, I was under the impression that it was poorly written, a waste of time, and was exclusively for…

March 8, 2021

What is a Chapbook + 8 Chapbook Publishers

Chapbooks are very small books, usually no more than 30 pages in length, 50 at the most. They frequently have no spine and are often bound with staples. They have been around for a long time, at least since the 16th century, when they were associated with fiction, but now they almost always function as…

March 4, 2021

Vine Leaves Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Vine Leaves Press is an international press with staff in the United States, Germany, Greece, England, and beyond. They were founded in 2011 as a literary journal and started publishing vignette collections in 2014. Vine Leaves Press publish books in a variety of genres including memoirs, coming of age, literary and multi-genre novels, poetry and…

Ligeia Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions

Ligeia Magazine is a home for literary oddities. “We believe in the writer’s strange obsessions, and we are obsessed with strange writers,” writes the editor. Named after a story penned by Edgar Allen Poe, Ligeia is seeking strange fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. They have a soft spot for everything absurd and grotesque, and they…

5 Paying Literary Markets to Submit to in March 2021

These markets pay for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. They are a mix of literary and genre markets. WesterlyThey publish short stories, poetry, memoir and creative nonfiction, essays and literary criticism. Non-subscribers will be asked to take magazine subscription as part payment for their work. Scholarly articles are accepted year-round.Deadline: 19 March 2021Length: Up to 3,500…

Flash Fiction, Short Stories, and Novels, Oh My! What is the Best Fit for Your Work?

By Holly Garcia When someone tells you they’re a fiction writer, what do you imagine they write?  Maybe the next great literary novel comes to mind. Or perhaps a series of short stories, à la Edgar Allen Poe. What if they told you there is a form of storytelling that can occur in as little as…