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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…

December 23, 2021

Aniko Press Flash Fiction Competition: Now Seeking Submissions

Aniko Press, based in Australia, is an independent publisher of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. They aim to showcase new voices and to promote emerging authors. Right now through December 31, they’re accepting submissions for their Summer Flash Fiction Competition (it’s summer in Australia). The theme of the contest is “Delight.” The editors at Aniko…

September 16, 2021

The Deadlands: Now Seeking Submissions

The Deadlands is a new online magazine featuring otherworldly speculative writing about “the ends we face here, and the beginnings we find elsewhere.” It’s an exploration of the unknown world of death, and those who live there. They’re looking for a broad range of cultural perspectives on the afterlife, as well as on the process…

July 15, 2021

Mysterion: Seeking Submissions till July 31st

Mysterion is a Christian-themed speculative fiction e-zine that is currently seeking quality speculative fiction with Christian characters, themes, or cosmology.  They are open to submissions till July 31st 2021. They have two reading periods every year, one in January and one in July. They are run by a husband and wife team and have a…

July 8, 2021

the other side of hope: Now Seeking Submissions

the other side of hope is a new journal dedicated to showcasing writing by authors who are immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. The journal is also edited by immigrants and refugees, and aims to serve the immigrant and refugee community worldwide. They pay authors £100 for work published in the print issue, and £50 for…

June 10, 2021

Thuya Poetry Review: Now Seeking Submissions

Thuya Poetry Review is a brand new nonprofit journal publishing both emerging and established poets. They’re looking for poetry that demonstrates excellence in craft, in all forms and styles. Thuya’s artful web presence reflects the creative concept of their journal. Thuya means sacrifice, and it’s a wood burned in ritual offerings. Thuya also values education,…

February 18, 2021

Spartan: Now Seeking Submissions

Spartan is an established journal of minimalist prose and prose poetry. They only publish writing that’s 1,500 words or fewer. You can get a sense of what they publish by reading past issues online. Spartan has been published quarterly online since 2012. From their home base in Seattle, they also produce short-run print editions occasionally….

February 11, 2021

Flypaper Lit: Now Seeking Submissions

Born as a subculture hip-hop zine in the 90’s, Flypaper Lit publishes poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction alongside articles about music, fashion, sports, and culture. You can get a sense of what they publish by reading the journal online. A selection of Flypaper’s online content is also collected in a yearly anthology, released each December….

February 4, 2021

Claw & Blossom: Now Seeking Submissions

Claw & Blossom is an online literary journal of poetry and prose that explores the human experience in relation to the natural world. They’re looking for deep, thoughtful writing on life’s challenges and complexities. They prefer carefully crafted language and profound, resonant imagery. Since 2019, Claw & Blossom has published four seasonal issues each year….

January 21, 2021

Awakened Voices Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions

Awakened Voices Magazine is a digital publication of literary and visual art made by survivors of sexual violence. The magazine is part of a program in Chicago that makes survivor art visible through both a gallery showcase and an online presence.  The program provides, “a safe space and supportive community for survivors who wish to…

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