June 14, 2021

28 Flash Fiction Markets That Pay

By Theresa van BaalenAre you dreaming of writing, but battling to find the time to write? Why not try your hand at something really short? Flash fiction is a genre of fiction that is defined as a very short story. They are also sometimes called sudden fiction, short-short stories, postcard fiction, micro stories, nanotales, or…

June 10, 2021

Nightfire (Tor): Accepting Submissions June 15th -22nd

Every year Nightfire, an imprint of Tor, opens to submissions for a limited window of time. This year it’s June 15th through the 22nd. The opportunity opens and closes at 9 AM EST. Because it’s such a limited window, and because it’s an excellent opportunity, we try and promote it a little in advance so…

Thuya Poetry Review: Now Seeking Submissions

Thuya Poetry Review is a brand new nonprofit journal publishing both emerging and established poets. They’re looking for poetry that demonstrates excellence in craft, in all forms and styles. Thuya’s artful web presence reflects the creative concept of their journal. Thuya means sacrifice, and it’s a wood burned in ritual offerings. Thuya also values education,…

The Benefits of Collaborative Writing

I’ve been writing my whole life and publishing since 2013 and in all that time it never occurred to me that I would enjoy collaborating with another writer on a project. I’m quite a control freak when it comes to my own writing. I have my own style, my preferred genres and also my own…

Announcing the Ninth and Tenth Recipients of the Authors Publish Fund for Literary Journals

In September 2020, we started a new fund for literary journals. You can learn all about this fund here. We selected the recipient of the fund using a random number generator. We are announcing the winners of the May and June fund today. Thank you to everyone who has applied. Journals who have already submitted…

June 7, 2021

32 Themed Submissions Calls for June 2021

Here are 32 themed submission calls for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, including fee-free contests. Some themes are: mermaids; banned books week; love needs no translation; climate crisis; ecological horror; occult detective stories; cold; mythos reborn; neurodivergent voices; contemporary art and culture; sleep and dreams; and get it over with. Most of these pay cash for…

June 3, 2021

Pavilion Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Proposals

Pavilion Books is an independent London-based publisher that specializes in illustrated books. They have international distribution. They have a number of imprints and between them they publish 150 books per year. Much of what they publish has to do with craft, cooking, children, and textile art. You can learn more about the different imprints here….

Poetic Sun: Now Accepting Submissions

Poetic Sun is a new literary journal managed by Shi Yang Su and Jia Ning Ran. This is what the say they are looking for: “Wild Fantasy and Dark Dreams. Give us your whimsical whims and share us your highs and lows. We want everything from you, your flash poems and classic writings.” Because they…

5 Paying Literary Markets to Submit to in June 2021

These magazines pay for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. They are a mix of literary and genre markets. The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts This magazine publishes “fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, mixed media, visual arts, and even kitchen sinks, if they are compressed in some way.” They also have a section called Topical Tuesdays, where they…