February 14, 2022

18 Literary Journals with Fast Response Times

It is good to start out by submitting your work to literary journals that have fast response times. It is rewarding to hear back from journals within a month, rather than a year later, when you have forgotten all about them. Submitting to journals with fast response times helps keep you motivated. All of these…

February 10, 2022

11:11 Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

11: 11 Press is an independent literary publisher based in Minneapolis, MN that was founded in 2018. They publish a wide range of literature but are currently only open to submissions for their fiction series, Nothing Exists Alone. This is how they describe the series: “Expanding on our catalog of risk-taking work, this fiction series…

Moss Puppy Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions

Moss Puppy Magazine is a new online and print publisher of fiction, creative nonfiction, flash writing, and poetry. Right now through April 1 they’re seeking submissions for their upcoming edition themed “Puppy Love.” They’re looking for writing about romance and, “what makes your heart howl.” In general, Moss Puppy is looking for unexpected and thoroughly…

8 Funding Opportunities for Writers this February 2022

by NmaHassan Muhammad Below are a number of funding opportunities for writers that are open to submissions. If a deadline is known, it is included. Whale Rock Workshops’ 2022 Diversity Grant  Whale Rock Workshops is working in conjunction with Greatest Stories Never Told (501c3) to offer BIPOC and other under-represented students full tuition coverage to…

Two New Resources to Find Literary Journals to Submit to

If you are seeking different literary journals to submit to, there are two great new places to find journals to submit to. One of these is a database, and the other is a Substack newsletter. A database: chill subs chill subs is a new sortable database of places one can submit to. As the name…

Literary Journals: A Great Way to Promote Your Book

A literary journal is an online or print periodical devoted to literature. Literary journals usually publish short stories, poetry, and essays. Most focus on general literature, but there are others with more specialized interests such as science fiction, children’s literature, horror, and mystery. Some are just focused on a specific subject matter. For example, there…

February 7, 2022

41 Themed Calls for Submissions for February 2022

These are calls for themed submissions and contests for writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Some of the themed submission calls are: juice; play; Halloween; weather (as it relates to fairy tales); mirrors; ancestors; the last five minutes of a storm; resilience; peculiar monstrosities; dispatch; energy; and great wars. Not all of these are open…

February 3, 2022

One More Chapter: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

One More Chapter, HarperCollins UK’s award-winning digital-first publisher, is currently open to submissions. They focus on publishing commercial fiction. Because they are a digital-first publisher, even though they are based in the UK, their eBooks are accessible globally. They don’t have any mentioned geographic limitations in terms of submitting authors either, which is why we…

5 Paying Literary Markets to Submit to in February 2022

These magazines are currently open for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. All of them pay for the writing they publish. The Antihumanist This magazine publishes anti-human work. “We want fiction that challenges human centred narratives, that forces us to confront our place in the universe, that makes us question: Who are we? Why are we here?…

Reliquiae: Now Seeking Submissions

Published in the United Kingdom by Corbel Stone Press, Reliquiae is a print journal of mythopoetic ecological writing. They’re interested in visionary poetry and prose exploring the themes of landscape, nature, and mythology. They’re not interested in everyday nature writing or expected mythology. They want, “submissions that refract these elements through the prism of imagination.”…