Calls for Submissions

41 Themed Submission Calls for July 2022

Here are some themed calls and contests/grants for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Some of the themes are: hidden realms, survival horror, buried treasure, never cheat a witch, dark highways, music, museum piece, telepathy, family, thoughts & prayers, Shakespeare unleashed, and quest. Also see this list – a few outlets have themed submission deadlines coming up….

39 Themed Calls for Submissions for March 2022

These are calls for submissions and contests – for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Some of the themed calls are: Medusa; maps & biomes; preteens; the sea; wildfire; solarpunk; lunarpunk; prehistories; after the Gold Rush; human monsters; madam president; vacant spaces; and war. Also see this list for more themed calls, and this list of speculative…

44 Magazines & Anthologies Publishing Speculative Fiction

These magazines and anthology publishers publish speculative fiction of every stripe – science fiction, fantasy, horror, and their associated sub-genres. Many of these outlets pay writers. Most, not all, of these are open for submissions now, or will open soon. Seize the Press This is a new magazine and their first issue was published in…

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…

46 Themed Calls for Submissions for October 2021

Here are 46 themed submission calls and contests of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Some of the themed calls are: human consequences of war; sick poetics; fever dreams; the color of my vote; save the world (cli-fi); death of a bad neighbour; haunted houses; noir; return; superheroes; Victorian England; monstroddities; get it over with; dark arts;…

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….

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…

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…

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…

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…

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