January 13, 2022

AK Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

AK Press is a worker-managed, independent publisher and book distributor that focuses on publishing and distributing radical left and anarchist literature. They were founded in Scotland in 1990, but are now largely based in Chico, California. Outside of nonfiction they also publish speculative fiction including science fiction, fantasy, steampunk, horror, and mystery works of 25,000…

Fit for the Gods: An Anthology From Knopf is Now Seeking Submissions

Fit for the Gods is a new anthology that will be published by Vintage Books. Vintage Books is an imprint of Knopf Doubleday.  It is being edited by Jenn Northington and S. Zainab Williams.  They are accepting submissions from new and established writers. This is how they open up their call for submissions: “Greek mythology…

Opportunities Open to Submissions From Historically Under-Represented Voices this January

This is a new list we are trying, consisting of publishers that otherwise meet our guiding principles, but are only open to submissions from Historically Under-Represented Voices, or are only open to free submissions from marginalized writers. Some of these publications are open to a wide range of writers they define as marginalized, including writers…

January 10, 2022

16 Literary Magazines Seeking Volunteer Readers & Why You’d Want To Participate

By Trish Hopkinson There are a variety of reasons you may want to volunteer as a reader for a literary magazine or journal. The majority of reading and other volunteer responsibilities will be conducted online, so you need not be in the same geographical area. Below are some of those reasons to consider, as well…

January 6, 2022

Short Story: Now Seeking Submissions

Short Story is an online magazine based on Substack that hopes to provide amazing short stories to subscribers, and to pay authors well. They only publish one story a month, but the published author receives $100 plus 50% of the subscription revenue. Depending on the number of subscribers, this could provide excellent payment. According to…

5 Prince Publishing: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Updated 2:30 January 6th 2022:  5 Prince Publishing does not meet our guiding principles because they only accept submissions from residents of the United States that are currently located in the United States. I’m very sorry for any confusion caused. Please do not submit to them if you are based outside of the United States. …

5 Paying Literary Magazines to Submit to in January 2022

These markets pay for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, and they’re a mix of literary and genre markets. Not all of them are open through January. Solarpunk Magazine This is a new magazine of solarpunk. They publish fiction, nonfiction (reviews, interviews, reports, articles, essays, and general audience-aimed overviews of academic papers relevant to solarpunk), poetry, and…

January 3, 2022

45 Themed Calls for Submissions for January 2022

Here are 45 themed submission calls and contests for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Some of the submission calls are: on the frontier; Christmas Gothic; active shooter; lesbian historic fiction; forbidden magic; solstice; Samhain sorceries; paradoxical pets; medical mysteries (with Dr Watson and his friend); 2022 Annus Horribilis; and furry Halloween. Also see this list, which…