Calls for Submissions

July 5, 2021

38 Themed Calls for Submissions for July 2021

There are 38 themed submission calls and contests for writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Some of the themes are: joyful imaginations; deadly love; the dead inside (identity horror); untethered (magic horses); monsters; apocalypse; us/them; love, death, and androids; spirit machine; escapism; urban fantasy; fantastic fall; legendary kids; not the fellowship (Tolkien); and ancient worlds….

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

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…

May 31, 2021

28 Sci-fi and Fantasy Fiction Markets That Pay

By Theresa van Baalen Sci-fi and fantasy appeals to a very specific loyal readership. So it is no wonder that many websites, blogs, e-zines and magazines dedicate themselves to the publication and promotion of this genre. Here are 28 markets that might be interested in your sci-fi or fantasy tale (or poetry), and are willing…

May 6, 2021

5 Paying Literary Markets to Submit to in May 2021

These magazines pay for fiction, and one of them also publishes nonfiction, poetry, and translations. They are all open through May. AGNI They accept fiction, nonfiction, poetry, translations, and essays. They are interested in personal essays, think-pieces, memoir, prose poems, formal poems, blank verse, free verse, short stories, and short shorts; they do not publish…

May 3, 2021

27 Themed Submissions Calls for May 2021

There are 27 themed submission calls and contests listed here, for writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Most of the calls pay writers, and none of the contests charge a fee. Some of the themes are: the hero’s journey; love; humans are the problem (a monsters anthology); Wight Christmas; night frights; fire; humorous mysteries; partners…

April 5, 2021

33 Themed Calls for Submissions for April 2021

There are 33 themed calls for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, including 13 themed contests. Some of the themes are: generations; climate change; gaslamp fantasy; art; ocean animals; asinine assassins; cryptids emerging; winter wonders; sleep and dreams (as related to fairy tales); and consequences of war. All but one pay cash for submissions. Also see this…

April 1, 2021

5 Paying Literary Markets to Submit to in April 2021

These markets pay for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. They are a mix of literary and genre markets, and not all are open throughout the month. Translunar Travelers LoungeThe editors of this speculative fiction magazine want fun stories. Their guidelines say, “A fun story, at its core, is one that works on the premise that things…

March 4, 2021

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…

March 1, 2021

20 Themed Submission Calls for Writers in March 2021

There are 20 themed calls for submissions for the 16 markets listed here, of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Some of the themes are: neighbours, chilling crime, lost at sea, omens, magic gone awry, tough times, angels, beyond the stars, distanced, and escape. None of these charge a submission fee, or they have some fee-free submission…

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