Calls for Submissions

36 Themed Submission Calls and Contests for February 2024

These are themed calls and contests for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Some of the calls are: relationships, hype, strange locations, feminist fairy tales, affection, mercurial, bookmarks, at the edge of darkness, hospitium, and disobedience. THEMED CALLSThe Suburban Review: HypeThis Australian magazine is accepting submissions on the Hype theme. “Put down the to-do lists and pull…

45 Themed Submissions Calls and Contests for December 2023

These are themed calls and contests from 45 outlets for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry; a few outlets have more than one call. Some of the calls are: the end; surf noir; strange clocks & different calendars; mathematical horror; color; familiars; the brides of Dracula; the map of lost places; rattus futura; pirate tales; and here…

39 Themed Submission Calls and Contests for November 2023

These are themed calls and contests for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for 39 outlets; some outlets are open more than one call. Some of the themed calls are: burning up/burning down; blight; home; overcoming; Carpe Noctem; freedom; brides of Dracula; uncharted waters; AI, Robot; and gifts. Deathcap & Hemlock: Winter HolidaysThey want writing with speculative…

48 Themed Submission Calls and Contests for July 2023

These are themed submission calls and contests for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Some of the submission calls are: Gothic; college life; teachers (and teacher appreciation); bad horror tropes done right; world tour; relief; ghost stories; smoke & mirrors; alternative leadership; occult detectives; and queens in wonderland. THEMED SUBMISSION CALLS Wyngraf: Cozy fantasy This is a…

32 Themed Submissions Calls for June 2023

These are submission calls and contests for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Some of the call themes are: Guiding Sparks Between the Words – How Stories Illuminate the World Around Us; Trauma; Fracture; Cosmos; Space Brides, LLC; Open All Night; Pentacles; and Shadows on the Water. THEMED SUBMISSIONS CALLS Apparition Lit: CreatureApparition Lit is a quarterly…

45 Themed Submission Calls and Contests for May 2023

These are themed calls and contests for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Some of the themed calls are: spice, underwater creepies, climate change, overcoming, haunted, creature, Sapphic villains, playlist of the damned, into the forest, rhapsody of the spheres, and open all night. THEMED CALLS The Suburban Review: Spice This Australian magazine wants submissions of fiction,…

35 Themed Submission Calls and Contests for April 2023

Here are some themed submissions calls and contests for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Some of the call themes are: seaside gothic; all women are werewolves (about womanhood); medieval horror; war; Halloween horror; ill winds and wild weather; sword & sorcery; mystery/investigation speculative fiction; epic fail; world tour; crime; and monsters. THEMED CALLS The Fabulist: Ecology,…

37 Themed Calls for Submissions for February 2023

These are themed calls and contests for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Some themed calls are: itch; ghoulish tales; automation; phantoms; miracles; belonging; the first five minutes of the apocalypse; symmetry; Halloween; the vampire; help from a stranger; epic fail; and beach shorts. Also see this list, which has a few calls/contests with upcoming deadlines. The…

49 Themed Submissions Calls and Contests for December 2022

Here are some themed submission calls and contests for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. A few calls are: Christmas; performance; Frankenstein; women’s reproductive health; Project Briar Rose; air; love; ghosts; mirrors; machines; dragonesque; game on!; spring into sci fi; South Asian speculative fiction; and home/town. Also see this list for some other themed calls with upcoming…

38 Themed Submission Calls and Contests for November 2022

These are themed submission calls and contests for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Some of the themed calls are: disabled superheroes; Sherlock Holmes (in the realms of Lovecraft); on the body; beer; this world belongs to us (horror about bugs); empire of beasts (societies of anthropomorphic creatures); die by the sword; the devil who loves me;…

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