Opportunities List

This is a curated list. All of these opportunities have been vetted for fairness to new and established writers. They must do one or all of the following:

  • lead to fair payment 
  • lead to genuinely good exposure
  • give you a good line on your CV 
  • provide tons of creative fun 
In addition, any charge for competition entries should be fair.

I may not always get it right. You may occasionally find a link doesn't work. Or you may have one of your own opportunities you would like me to highlight. In any of these circumstances, please contact me via the contact form on the main page of the blog.        



Agents seeking submissions 

A for Authors

Take care they have submissions periods  and will delete your work without looking at it if you submit at the wrong time.  

Curtis Brown - unusual campaign via Twitter  

Fraser Ross  


Postal submissions should be sent to:
Fraser Ross Associates, 6/2 Wellington Place, Edinburgh  EH6 7EQ
Email submissions should be sent to fraserrossassociates@gmail.com
When submitting by email, the email itself is the covering letter. You need not attach a separate document.
Please refer to web site for full detials


Georgina  Capel Associates 

 Please note that these agents have actively approached us looking for new writers and may be of interest to anyone who has a complete novel ready. 
Rachel for children's and YA. rachel@capelland.co.uk Romily for crime writers romily@capelland.co.uk .

Maria Carvainis

Maria Carvainis Agency, Inc. represents a wide range of fiction and non-fiction with special interest in literary and mainstream fiction, mystery and suspense, thrillers, historicals, contemporary women’s fiction, young adult and middle grade, memoir, biography, history, business, psychology, pop culture and popular science. If you would like to query the agency, please send a query letter, a synopsis of the work, first 5-10 pages, and note of any writing credentials.
Please email queries to mca@mariacarvainisagency.com All attachments must be either Word documents or PDF files.

Gill McLay 

Looking for work for children

Muslim Heritage 

Like so many of you, we are gravely alarmed by the present administration’s recent broad ban on refugees and immigrants from Muslim countries. Our hearts ache for the innocent people affected. We also fear the message sent by these bans to people within our country and to those outside of our borders. But we are also heartened by the immediate and widespread opposition these bans have met. And we’d like to do our part!


Sabina Sulaiman 

The Agency

We are interested in reading fiction across all ranges of ages, from picture books through middle grade, to teen and young adult but particularly real life, laugh out loud funny YA and strong middle-grade voices.
To submit, please send the following to Hilary Delamere on hd-office@theagency.co.uk:
A very brief summary of the story (6 or 7 lines, in the body of the email)
A synopsis outlining the story (maximum two pages, double spaced Word document)
The first three chapters of a novel or the full picture book text (double spaced Word document)

 

Women's Fiction 


Articles 

Authors Publish

They particularly like articles about writing.  

Contrary Magazine

Generous fee.


New Orleans Review 

Articles up to 2500 words.

Toasted Cheese

Set up by American and Canadian women, seeking diversity.


Awards

Rubery Book Award 

  • We accept books and ebooks but please do not send both unless requested to do so.
  • There is no publication date restriction.
  • We accept fiction (all genres), young adult, children’s, biographies, non-fiction, self-help, cookery, poetry, photography etc. There are no limits on the type.

Children’s 

Free Reads 

29 September 
We are delighted to announce that we are now accepting submissions to this year's TLC Free Reads scheme. If you're a writer living in the South West of England but are finding it financially difficult to progress further then TLC Free Reads could be for you. Through this Arts Council England-funded scheme Literature Works can offer you a free opportunity to have your work read and reported back on by a professional editor from The Literary Consultancy.

Caterpillar

30 September 2017
It gives us great pleasure to open The Caterpillar Story for Children Prize for the third year running. 

The prize is for a story written by an adult for children (aged 7–11). Anyone (over 16) can enter, as long as the story has not been published before (either in print or online). 

The word limit is 1,500. It costs €12 per story to enter, and you can enter as many stories as you like. 
The three prizes are as follows:
1st prize €500 plus a 2-week stay at The Moth Retreat
2nd prize €300
3rd prize €200

 

Arthur Levine 

For children all age groups.

Black and White  

Traditional small publisher accepting unsolicited  

Capstone 


Send your submission via email to author.sub@capstonepub.com.
Include the following in the body of the email, NOT as attachments:
  • Sample chapters
  • Résumé
  • List of previous publishing credits, if applicable
We will respond only if your writing samples fit our needs.

 

Fantasy Crossing 

FANTASY CROSSING is a new online magazine devoted to fantasy & science fiction for young readers. We are looking for compelling, enchanting, & remarkable short fiction for young adult and middle-grade readers. Emerging & previously unpublished authors are encouraged to submit. Check us out at FantasyCrossing.com.

 

Free Spirit

Our mission is to provide children and teens with the tools they need to overcome challenges and make a difference in the world. We publish high-quality nonfiction books and learning materials for children and teens, parents, educators, counselors, and others who live and work with young people.
Founded in 1983 by author and educator Judy Galbraith, Free Spirit Publishing produces award-winning books that are recognized and respected for their creative, practical, jargon-free, and solution-based focus. A contract and royalty publisher, we produce 20–25 new titles each year.

Ladybug

Poetry, short stories and non-fiction for 3-6 years. Online submission only.  

 

Gill McLay 

Agent looking for work for children 

 

Oleander

After a couple of years' hiatus Oleander is aiming to proceed with new projects again. I'm looking for submissions in Non-fiction - Children's non-fiction in particular. I'll consider submissions for the regular Oleander Press line, as well as for a new imprint Oleander Originals - for titles offering an interesting new direction. Please email submissions to me in the first instance - or send them to the office address: 16 Orchard Street, Cambridge, CB1 1JT. Please note, that is just a mailing address - it is not manned.

 

Guardian Angel Kids  

Online magazine for children  

 

 Source Books

Small, traditional publisher. 



Sunpenny

Traditional publisher. Most genres. Please read guidelines carefully. 

Sweet Cherry Publishing

Note they offer a fee not a royalty and all that that implies.      

The Agency


We are interested in reading fiction across all ranges of ages, from picture books through middle grade, to teen and young adult but particularly real life, laugh out loud funny YA and strong middle-grade voices.
To submit, please send the following to Hilary Delamere on hd-office@theagency.co.uk:
A very brief summary of the story (6 or 7 lines, in the body of the email)
A synopsis outlining the story (maximum two pages, double spaced Word document)
The first three chapters of a novel or the full picture book text (double spaced Word document)

 

Yatopia

Open for young adult and middle grade.











 


Comics

Write comics  


Crime

 

Grey Cells

Looking for all sorts of crime.

Distributed by Random House 

Creative Non-Fiction

The Chaos

20 September 
We’re seeking narrative personal essays about WORK for our fall issue. Send us writing about your first day at a job, quitting a job, getting fired, a unique job, working with a challenging boss, job hunting, attempts at work/life balance, work romance, hard work, work politics, competition at work, etcetera. 1,500-7,500 words.

 

Free Reads 

29 September 
We are delighted to announce that we are now accepting submissions to this year's TLC Free Reads scheme. If you're a writer living in the South West of England but are finding it financially difficult to progress further then TLC Free Reads could be for you. Through this Arts Council England-funded scheme Literature Works can offer you a free opportunity to have your work read and reported back on by a professional editor from The Literary Consultancy.

Adelaide Literary Magazine 

Deadline:  May 21, 2017 (or first 200 submissions in each category)

Fee: $25.00 USD (€23.50) for each submission received by May 21

$20.00 USD (€19.00) for each submission received by April 15, (early birds)



Categories:

Adelaide Literary Magazine Poetry Award 2017


Adelaide Literary Magazine Short Story Award 2017

Adelaide Literary Magazine Essay Award  2017




The prize: The winning author in each category shall receive a publishing contract for a book of poetry, short stories, or essays, and a free copy of the Adelaide Literary Magazine Awards Anthology 2017. The winning authors will be featured in the interview section of the Adelaide Literary Magazine Fall Edition and will be nominated by Adelaide Literary Magazine for the Pushcart Prize. - See more at: http://adelaidemagazine.org/literary_contests.html#sthash.4d0usYkZ.dpuf

 

The 3288 Review

The 3288 Review specifically focuses on writers and artists from (or associated with) West Michigan. This doesn’t mean we don’t accept submissions from the world at large; we consider submissions from anyone, and from anywhere.
Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31

A 3 Review

Editorial Focus

The A3 Review is a literary magazine that behaves like a map, made by the folks who make Writing Maps. Prose and poetry pieces are written with a 150-word limit in response to a themed monthly writing contest. Twelve winners are published in the biannual review, and three overall winners receive cash prizes. Total cash prizes is £275 (approx. $360).

 

A & U Magazine 










Genres Published: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Tony Kushner, Emanuel Xavier, Patrick Donnelly, Stephen S. Mills, Diane Seuss, Brent Calderwood, Andrew Demcak, Julie E. Bloemeke
Formats: 
Web, Print
Anything to d with HIV and Aids.   

 

Antic

Fair one off fee paid.

 

Antioch Review

WHAT KIND OF MATERIAL DOES THE ANTIOCH REVIEW USE?
The best answer: Read some issues of The Antioch Review. Within these pages you will find information that can help 
you to develop ideas for subjects and an understanding about treatment, lengths of articles, and the stories we have 
used. Perusing prior issues of The Antioch Review will be far more rewarding for you than any theories we might 
postulate.  This said, the following may also be helpful:
Articles: Our audience is made up of educated citizens, often professional people, who are interested in matters 
beyond their fields of special activity.  With few exceptions, our subjects cover most of the range of social science and 
humanities.  Our approach tries to steer a middle course between scholars speaking exclusively to other scholars in 
their field and workaday journalists appealing to a broad popular audience; both these approaches have their own
 journals and audiences.  We try for the interpretive essay on a topic of current importance, drawing on scholarly 
materials for its substance and appealing to the intellectual and social concerns of our readers.  We are also interested 
in reviving the moribund art of literary journalism.

 

Arts and Letters 

We Accept Unsolicited Submissions of:

  • Poetry: 4-6 poems per submission (suggested)
  • Fiction: manuscripts up to 25 pages
  • Flash Fiction: manuscripts up to 1,000 words
  • Creative Nonfiction: manuscripts up to 25 pages

 

Bennington Review

Bennington Review is published twice a year in print form, Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter. Submissions are read from August 15 to May 15 of every year. We aim to stake out a distinctive space for innovative, intelligent, and moving fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, film writing, and cross-genre work. In the spirit of poet Dean Young’s dictum that poets should be “making birds, not birdcages,” we are particularly taken with writing that is simultaneously graceful and reckless.

 

Black Warrior Review 

Read  a sample issue first.

Blue Monday Review 

Blue Monday Review is a quarterly publication that draws inspiration from the works of Kurt Vonnegut.
He was a man who knew how to craft great stories that celebrated truth and beauty while maintaining a 
sardonic wit that makes our hearts swell with bitterness and joy. If your work can stir up even a sliver of that 
feeling, we want to see it.
* Please note, we tend away from political satire and any work that is misogynistic, racist, homophobic, etc.

 

Blunderbus Mag

Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 0-3
Payment: Cash

 

Brain Child

Brain Child and is an award-winning literary magazine for mothers. We focus on long form essays that range from 1,500 – 4,500 words. We are excited by great writing – and by both new and established writers. It
makes our day when we hear from an established writer or publish an author for the first time. We believe our
writers are the lifeblood of our publication and strive to publicize and promote their work through our
website, Facebook (240,000+ fans), Twitter, and Pinterest platforms. We respond within eight weeks.
We welcome follow up emails if by chance you do not hear from us. We pay all of our writers for published
online and print pieces.

 

Brick

Brick prides itself on publishing the best literary non-fiction in the world, and we are eager to read your freshest, most impeccable, most compelling non-fiction submissions.
What is literary non-fiction, you ask? It’s a wider label than you might think. We are guided by the following tenet, which appears on the masthead of every issue of Brick:
Works of art are of an infinite loneliness and with nothing to be so little appreciated as with criticism. Only love can grasp and hold and fairly judge them.
— Rainer Maria Rilke

 

Carte Blanche  

Editorial Focus
carte blanche is the online venue for narratives of all forms. Published three times annually, we accept
unsolicited, previously unpublished works of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, translation, comics,
photography and audio submissions. We accept work from late November to March 1st.

 

Carve

Decline/Accept (formerly reject!)
Featured in the Premium Edition with listings online.
+We want to support all writers, even the ones we don't publish.
+If we decline(d) your story and it's accepted elsewhere, let us know.
+We might ask to feature an excerpt and a recap of your experience in our Premium Edition.
+If we decline(d) your piece and it hasn't been accepted elsewhere yet, consider this a list of suggestions for where to send your story next.
+You may also opt to use our Literary Services to get an in-depth critique from an editor.

Catamaran 

Catamaran was founded in 2012 in the Tannery Arts Center Studios in Santa Cruz, California.  Our mission is to capture the vibrant creative spirit in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction and to publish the best writing we can  find in a narrative together with fine art. Our magazine is full size on high quality paper for your reading pleasure,  and it is a full color experience, like walking into an art gallery. We seek to present diverse national and international voices around the themes of the natural world and the environment, the arts and artistic spirit, and  the personal journey and freedom.
                                                                                        

Chapman Publications 

Note this publisher still likes paper submissions.

Chicken Soup for the Soul 

One off payment and ten free copies of the book.

The Christian Science Monitor   

Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: zero to 2
Payment: Cash

concīs

Genres Published: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: James Reidel, Robert Miltner, Simon Perchik, Peter Munro, Tatiana Ryckman, Eric Pankey, Melissa Kwasny, David Graham, Brad Rose, Jennifer Moore, Mark Young, Maura Stanton, Skip Fox, Scott Wiggerman, Caitlin Scarano
Formats: Web, E-publication
Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 5-10
Payment: Cash
Issues per Year: 3 seasonal compilations
Circulation: 5,000 to 10,000

 

Confrontation 

Genres Published: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: Reema Rajbanshi, David Ray, T.C. Boyle, Anis Shivani
Formats: Web, Print
Reading Period: Aug 16 to Apr 15
Reporting Time: Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: No
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Payment: Cash
Issues per Year: 2
Issue Price: $12
Subscription Price: $15/2 issues; $25/4 issues; $35/6 issues
Circulation: 1,000 to 2,500

 

Conjunctions  

Conjunctions publishes innovative contemporary fiction, poetry, drama, art, and essays by established and emerging writers in America and abroad, providing a forum for the now over 1000 contributors whose work challenges accepted forms and modes of expression and experiments with language and thought. Read dangerously!

 

December 

Since 1958, december has been committed to distributing the work of emerging writers and artists and
celebrating more seasoned voices through a semi-annual nonprofit literary magazine featuring fiction, poetry,
creative nonfiction, and visual art.

 

Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review 

The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review is a literary and arts journal housed at The Johns Hopkins University, M.A.  in Writing Program. Our aesthetic is eclectic, literary mainstream to experimental.
We appreciate fusion aesthetics including magical realist, surrealist, metarealist and realist works with an offbeat spin. We value character-focused storytelling and language and welcome both edge and mainstream with punch aesthetics. We like humor that explores the gritty realities of world and human experiences.

 

Dual Coast Magazine 

Dual Coast Magazine is interested in just about everything the average reader might enjoy. We accept photography, recipes, fiction, art, nonfiction, poetry, and even jokes. 5K words is our upper limit. Please only submit original works.

 

The Dublin Review 

 

Eastern Iowa Review

Lyric essays. Some hybrid/experimental.

 

England's Future History  

Just good fun - especially if you like writing speculative fiction.

Epiphany Magazine 

If an epiphany is a moment of sudden revelation, Epiphany, the literary journal, is a crucible of those
moments, expressed in fiction, memoir and poetry. Our biannual journal gives voice to the talented and
innovative writers of the 21st Century. In its fifteen years of operation, Epiphany has established a
 reputation as a magazine that supports both emerging and established writers—from near and from afar—
whose explorations of new territory may not have found validation elsewhere, wherever they fall on the
 spectrum from experimental to traditional.

Event Magazine

For 45 years, EVENT has published the very best in contemporary new poetry and prose. We are one of Western Canada’s longest-running literary magazines, and welcome submissions written in English from around the world. Each issue of EVENT includes high quality fiction, poetry, non-fiction and book reviews, and we feature emerging and established writers side-by-side in our pages.

Fjords Review 


Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions:Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions:Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Number of Debut Authors per Issue:2-5
Payment: Cash
Issues per Year: 4
Subscription Price: $18 (1 Year - 2 Issues) $29 (2 Years - 4 Issues)
Circulation: 5,000 to 10,000










Genres Published: Fiction
Representative Authors: Issue 1 authors: https://flightjournal.org/category/issue-one/ Issue 2 authors: https://flightjournal.org/category/issue-2/
Reading Period: Oct 1 to Oct 31
Reporting Time: Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: No
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 6-12
Payment: Cash
Issues per Year: 2

Fugue 

Begun in 1990 by the faculty in the Department of English at University of Idaho, Fugue has continuously 
published poetry, plays, fiction, essays, and interviews from established and emerging writers biannually. We take 
 pride in the work we print, writers we publish, and the presentation of each and every issue. Working in 
collaboration with local and national artists, our covers display some of the finest art from photography and digital 
art to ink drawings and oil paintings. We believe that each issue is a print and digital artifact of the deepest 
engagement with our culture, and we make it our personal goal that the writing we select and presentation of 
each issue reflect the reverence we have for art and letters. 

Geist 

must have a Canadian connection.

 

The Georgia Review

The Georgia Review accepts submissions both online and by post. We do not accept submissions via fax or 
e-mail.
We do not consider unsolicited manuscripts between May 15 and August 15. Submissions received during that period will be returned unread. All manuscripts receive serious, careful attention; we try to 
respond within two or three months, but sometimes the ebb and flow of manuscripts causes delays.

Grain

Published four times per year, Grain Magazine is an internationally acclaimed literary journal that
publishes engaging, surprising, eclectic, and challenging writing and art by Canadian and international
writers and artists.
Before submitting your work to Grain, we recommend you read a recent issue of the magazine.

Grist

A Journal of the Literary Arts, seeks high quality submissions from both emerging and established writers. We publish craft essays and interviews as well as fiction, nonfiction, and poetry—and we want to see your best work, regardless of form, style, or subject matter.
Past issues have included such writers as Dan Albergotti, Dorothy Allison, Ellen Bass, Richard Bausch, Maud Casey, Peter Ho Davies, Timothy Donnelly, Tom Franklin, Elizabeth Gilbert, Adam Johnson, Lyn Hejinian, T.R. Hummer, Fady Joudah, Dorianne Laux, Julia B. Levine, Lisa Lewis, Thomas Lynch, Khaled Mattawa, Joseph Millar, Ander Monson, Danielle Pafunda, Ron Rash, Hilda Raz, Maura Stanton, Michael Steinberg, Virgil Suárez, William Wenthe, and many others.

Gulf Coast Mag  

Gulf Coast is committed to supporting the authors who publish in our journal. This support
takes many forms, including offering editorial guidance, exposing new work to the widest 
possible audience, and providing competitive honorariums for that work. We believe this financial support is vital to maintaining a vibrant literary culture. To this end, Gulf Coast has instituted a small reading fee ($2.50) for regular submissions, 100% of which will go toward increasing the honorariums for the authors whose work we publish in the journal and on the website. Gulf Coast is now able to pay $50 per page for poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. We thank you for your support of the authors who make Gulf Coast possible.
Gulf Coast reads general submissions, submitted by post or through the online submissions manager,
from September 1 through March 1.

 

Harelquin Creature 

harlequin creature is...
still a place for all kinds of interesting and peculiar creatures to convene and share their literariness and artistic underbelly.
still a circle of friends that spans from los angeles to ann arbor to new york.
still handmade, printed on high quality paper and hand bound.​
now less periodical journal and more small press imprint, featuring poets and authors in chapbooks and broadsides, with an emphasis on works in translation & female poets.
still a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation founded in 2012 in the state of new york.

Hippocampus

Hippocampus Magazine enthusiastically accepts unsolicited, previously unpublished submissions in the following categories:
  • memoir excerpt – a self-contained portion (chapter or selection) of a larger, book-length work – 4,000 words max
  • personal essay – a short narrative reflecting on a particular life experience or observation – 4,000 words max
  • flash creative nonfiction – 800 words max
  • For our small press submission guidelines, visit our Books page
  • Our articles section (review, interviews, etc.) is by assignment only

Hunger Mountain 

The theme for our 2018 print issue, Hunger Mountain 22, is Everyday Chimeras. Please submit to us! Surprise us
 with your interpretation of our theme. We’re looking for work that explores chimeras in small and large ways,
through content or form. We accept submissions in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and writing for children
and young adults—as well as hybrid forms. 

The Impressment Gang 

The Impressment Gang Journal Association is a not for profit organization that is dedicated to the literary and arts community in Halifax, Nova Scotia (and the world!). Our primary focuses are to print impressive new writing, and engage in cultural criticism and review. We try to stay on top of these goals by attending local festivals, events, and reaching out to likeminded individuals and organizations. We also throw fun parties with no cover, cheap drinks, and pay-what-you-can magazines.

Indiana Review 

Now in its thirty-ninth year of publication, Indiana Review is a non-profit literary magazine dedicated to showcasing the talents of emerging and established writers. Our mission is to offer the highest quality writing within a wide aesthetic.

New Orleans Review    

 

New Welsh Review  

 

Oh Comley 

Persimmon Tree 

for over 60s

Platypus 

Deadline: Rolling
We are seeking fiction and nonfiction on any theme between 5,000–15,000 words for a new series of digital shorts due in 2018. platypuspress.co.uk

 

Prole Books

 

Storm Cellar 

Call for Submissions: Storm Cellar
Deadline: Rolling
Storm Cellar, a print-and-ebook literary journal, seeks new, amazing writing and art for our summer issue.
Surprise us with all the best creative nonfiction, stories, flash, poetry, and visual art in any medium. Send secrets,
satellites, barb wire, butcher birds: stormcellar.submittable.com.
Full guidelines at stormcellarquarterly.com/submit.


Sycamore  

One off payment. Literary magazine. Take care with submission dates.   

 

The Timberlane Review  

Small submission charge. Small payments. Nice publication.

Toasted Cheese  

 

Winter Tangerine

At Winter Tangerine Review, we want the electric. We want the pieces that you have emptied yourself into. We want the imagery that startles us, that stirs something inside of us that we do not understand. We want the strongest analogies, the most devastating characters, the pieces that have us enthralled from the start. If you think you've created something that fits this description, please submit.

We accept submissions of poetry, prose, and visual art. Read more here.


Digital Fiction

Opening up digital fiction  

Free to enter. £300 prize.

Experimental










Genres Published: Fiction
Representative Authors: Issue 1 authors: https://flightjournal.org/category/issue-one/ Issue 2 authors: https://flightjournal.org/category/issue-2/
Reading Period: Oct 1 to Oct 31
Reporting Time: Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: No
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 6-12
Payment: Cash
Issues per Year: 2

 


Environment

Ashland Creek  


Essays

Benjamin Franklin House Literary Prize 

31 October 

The 2017 Franklin quote is :
‘If you would not be forgotten, As soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.’ Poor Richard, 1738

AGNI

 

Brevity Magazine  

 

Electric Lit

Electric Literature periodically accepts submissions of short stories, essays, poetry, and comics. Guidelines for these categories, as well as other special opportunities, are on the web site.

Five Points

Since the publication of its inaugural issue in 1996, Five Points has become one of this country’s best
literary magazines. Published three times a year by the Georgia State University Department of English,
each issue features poetry, fiction, essays, and interviews with the most compelling writers working
today. Philip Levine calls Five Points “A refreshing combination of the old and the new. The best
literary magazine I’ve read in ages!”

The Gettysburg Review 

Published quarterly, the Gettysburg Review considers unsolicited submissions of poetry, fiction, and essays, from September 1 through May 31 (postmark dates). New submissions received from June 1 through August 31 are returned unread. We welcome submissions of full-color graphics year round.
The main criterion for selection is quality, but the best way to determine what might be accepted by the Gettysburg Review is to read what has already been published. Sample copies of the most recent issue are available for $15 each print, $9.95 digital e-book; one-year subscriptions (4 issues) are $35 for print, $25 for digital. We strongly encourage all potential contributors to read several issues before submitting.

Helen 

HELEN: A LITERARY MAGAZINE is open for submissions. We’re looking for flash fiction that opens us up in unexpected ways, poems that enrich us, artwork and photography that challenge and dazzle us, and essays that pour us into your world. We offer token to semi-professional payment. Please visit us: http://www.helenpresents.com/submit/

 

Hoosier Lit 

HOOSIERLIT is a new, bi-annual (Spring + Fall) journal of literature, stories, and other writing we like. We publish fiction, nonfiction (creative nonfiction, essays), screenplays, scripts, black-and-white photography, and poetry. And we’re looking for writers who are from, associated with, or have some connection to Indiana (although the stories need not have a connection). There are standards. We can’t articulate them. But you can find our submission guidelines here: http://thegeekypress.com/hoosier/. Deadline: April-ish.

 

Knives, Forks and Spoons

Good poetics essays? (MA students, probably) This press is well known to us, so we encourage you to submit.   

New Orleans Review 



Sun Magazine 

 

Sasee

All about women.


Fantasy

Beneath Ceaseless Skies  

 

Clarke's World  

 

Fantasy Crossing 

FANTASY CROSSING is a new online magazine devoted to fantasy & science fiction for young readers. We are looking for compelling, enchanting, & remarkable short fiction for young adult and middle-grade readers. Emerging & previously unpublished authors are encouraged to submit. Check us out at FantasyCrossing.com.

 

Kraken Press  

Horror, dark fantasy, weird

 

Strangelet 


Flash fiction


Exeter Flash 

31 August 2017 
Entries are invited for the 2017 Exeter Flash Competition. Do you have a tiny story of up to two hundred and fifty words that could dazzle the judges?  Please scroll down for the competition rules and how to enter. 
Closing date: 31st August 2017
Fee: £4
Competition Rules
1.             The decision of the judges is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
2.             The title is not included in the 250 words.
3.             The two prizewinning stories may be published on the CreativeWritingMatters website and in an anthology.
4.             Winners will be contacted by the end of September.
5.             Entries must be in English.
6.             Entrants must be over 18 years of age.

7.             Entry must be made by following the instructions below. No paper copies or cheques can be accepted.
8.             Prize money will be awarded via Paypal.


Dream-catcher

5 September 
In this competition, you have just 500 words or less in which to impress us. We want you to take a look at the photo published on the site and write a short but impressive story that relates to a dream catcher in some way. We welcome creative interpretations of the theme but remember, you have a maximum of 500 words which does not include the title – The Dream Catcher.


Phone Call Competition

In this competition, you have just 600 words or less. Take a look at the photo on the site and create a short story around a phone conversation. Use the character depicted in the photo but the phone call or the resulting plot can lead you in any direction you so choose. You only have up to 600 words in which to impress us so, jump straight into the story, there’s no time for a build-up.  We welcome creative interpretations of the theme.

Bare Fiction

31 October 2017 
Our annual Bare Fiction Prizes for Poetry, Flash Fiction and Short Story open from May/June and
have a deadline of October 31st.

50 Word Fiction 

Ongoing. No payment. Pure fun.

 

99 Fiction 

on-going, no payment, but good self-discipline and a line on your CV

 

100 Word Story 

The whole is a part and the part is a whole. The 100-word format forces the writer to question each word, to reckon with Flaubert’s mot juste in a way that even most flash fiction doesn’t. At the same time the brevity of the form allows the...
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Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
The 3288 Review specifically focuses on writers and artists from (or associated with) West Michigan. This doesn’t mean we don’t accept submissions from the world at large; we consider submissions from anyone, and from anywhere.
Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
 

Abys and Apex Mag 

On going submissions cycle - please read carefully.


Adhoc Fiction 

 

Ambit Magazine 

Small payment. 

Arts and Letters 

We Accept Unsolicited Submissions of:

  • Poetry: 4-6 poems per submission (suggested)
  • Fiction: manuscripts up to 25 pages
  • Flash Fiction: manuscripts up to 1,000 words
  • Creative Nonfiction: manuscripts up to 25 pages

 

NAWG

Ongoing competition. Small entry fee. Small returns but it does pays.

 

Bath  Flash Fiction Awards

Rolling competition

 

Bennington Review

Bennington Review is published twice a year in print form, Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter. Submissions are read from August 15 to May 15 of every year. We aim to stake out a distinctive space for innovative, intelligent, and moving fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, film writing, and cross-genre work. In the spirit of poet Dean Young’s dictum that poets should be “making birds, not birdcages,” we are particularly taken with writing that is simultaneously graceful and reckless.

 

Blue Monday Review 

Blue Monday Review is a quarterly publication that draws inspiration from the works of Kurt Vonnegut.
He was a man who knew how to craft great stories that celebrated truth and beauty while maintaining a 
sardonic wit that makes our hearts swell with bitterness and joy. If your work can stir up even a sliver of that 
feeling, we want to see it.
* Please note, we tend away from political satire and any work that is misogynistic, racist, homophobic, etc.

 

Blunderbus Mag

Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 0-3
Payment: Cash

 

Bound Off 

Bound Off is a monthly magazine of literary short stories, founded in 2006 and based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Our mission is to merge the oral tradition of storytelling with new technology to create a digital audio magazine.
Bound Off is an independent, nonprofit organization committed to paying authors for their work. All staff are unpaid volunteers.

 

CafeLit

Quirky. Links to a drink. Double opportunity to get published. Royalties paid on second opportunity.



Empyreome

Empyreome is seeking original works of short fiction with up to 10,000 words (<7 1="" be="" considered="" fewer="" flash="" for="" or="" our="" p="" preferred="" series.="" stories="" weekly="" will="" with="" words="">We prefer science fiction and fantasy, but we will consider any story with a speculative element, including slipstream and well-written horror.)

 

Ether Books 

Number of submissions limited.  Small payments.  

 

Everyday Fiction  

Small one-off payment

 

Flash 500

On going competition with generous prizes but takes an entry fee.

 

Flash Fiction  

Little Ms. Mslexia subscribers only. 

 

Flash Genre 

Mslexia subscibers only. Up to 3,000 words of fantasy, romance, sci-fi or crime.









Genres Published: Fiction
Representative Authors: Issue 1 authors: https://flightjournal.org/category/issue-one/ Issue 2 authors: https://flightjournal.org/category/issue-2/
Reading Period: Oct 1 to Oct 31
Reporting Time: Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: No
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 6-12
Payment: Cash
Issues per Year: 2

Freeze Frame Fiction

First and foremost, we want a story. A complete, interesting story. We do not publish vignettes or character sketches. We publish flash fiction, pure and simple. All genres, no content restrictions. We want your science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery, drama, literary works, satire, or anything else you can come up with or mix together. The only rule? A story in 1000 words or less. The more original, the better.

Funny in Five Hundred

FunnyinFiveHundred.com strives to be the funniest, silliest literary website out there. If you can write a funny flash fiction story or novelette, you've come to the right place.

All work must be original, and unpublished. We don't have the time for copyright permissions, so please do not quote copyrighted material (like songs written after 1920). No attacking public figures, groups of people, no fan fiction, or anything that we think would get this website in too much trouble. Edgy work is great, within reason.

Haunted Press 

Thank you for considering Haunted Waters Press. Our expected response time is under 30 days.
The best way to find out if Haunted Waters Press can provide  the best showcase for your work is to read an issue of From the Depths or browse our online literary content. Thank you again. We look forward to reading
your work.

Helen 

HELEN: A LITERARY MAGAZINE is open for submissions. We’re looking for flash fiction that opens us up in unexpected ways, poems that enrich us, artwork and photography that challenge and dazzle us, and essays that pour us into your world. We offer token to semi-professional payment. Please visit us: http://www.helenpresents.com/submit/

 

Hoosier Lit 

HOOSIERLIT is a new, bi-annual (Spring + Fall) journal of literature, stories, and other writing we like. We publish fiction, nonfiction (creative nonfiction, essays), screenplays, scripts, black-and-white photography, and poetry. And we’re looking for writers who are from, associated with, or have some connection to Indiana (although the stories need not have a connection). There are standards. We can’t articulate them. But you can find our submission guidelines here: http://thegeekypress.com/hoosier/. Deadline: April-ish.

Hoot

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Litro

no payment but really good exposure

 

Neon Magazine 

Small payment.  

 

Palm-sized prompts 

No payment but great fun and good for your self-discipline.  

 

Paragraph Planet  

No payment but good exposure   



Robbed of Sleep 

Study submission dates carefully. Small fee paid.  

 

Sixpenny magazine

encourages great illustrations    

 

StepAway Magazine 

Submit, one at a time and  no more than one a month to submissions@stepawaymagazine.com

 

The Short Short Story 

 Rolling competitions.   

Stories everywhere

Monthly Twitter competition.  Free writing class as prize. 

 

Tears in the Fence

Only compensation is a copy of the mag but it is nicely literary. 

 

Third Word

Submit: You submit a piece of flash fiction of  exactly 80 words of your own work and send it to us by either the second or fourth Monday of each month, for you chance to win £20 and get published on our website. 

 

Tube-Flash  

no payment but great fun and it will lift your profile  Themed.  

 

Scottish Book Trust 

Rolling competition. Themed. You win a mug. Fun. 

 

Storm Cellar 

Call for Submissions: Storm Cellar
Deadline: Rolling
Storm Cellar, a print-and-ebook literary journal, seeks new, amazing writing and art for our summer issue.
Surprise us with all the best creative nonfiction, stories, flash, poetry, and visual art in any medium. Send secrets, satellites, barb wire, butcher birds: stormcellar.submittable.com.
Full guidelines at stormcellarquarterly.com/submit.
  

Vestal Review

Complex submission guidelines.  Please read carefully. Small compensation. 
 

Funding 

Deborah Rogers Foundation

18 December 
An award of £10,000 will be presented to a first-time writer whose submission demonstrates outstanding literary talent and who needs financial support to complete their work:
  • Submissions should take the form of 20-30,000 words of a work in progress, fiction or non-fiction, which is not under option or contract.
  • Applicants may not be under contract to any publisher for any work or title.
  • Applications are only open to writers who have not previously published a full length book of their own prose writing (including self-published or published on-line) excluding a collection of their own poetry.  They may have published short prose writing within a magazine/anthology.
  • Entrants must write in the English language and reside within the British Commonwealth and Eire.
  • Submissions should be accompanied with a brief synopsis and biographical note.
  • Applicants who submitted work for the 2016 Writers Award may re-apply but the work submitted must be new.

General Creative Writing

Once again we are offering your students the opportunity to publish their work on www.mystudentstyle.co.uk, the student website run by students for students.

If your students would like to know more please ask them to email me at nancy@mystudentstyle.co.uk, or fill in the 'Write for Us' information here:   http://www.mystudentstyle.co.uk/contact-my/
Note no payment but a good place to get your work seen.

Neon Magazine  

Unusual opportunity.  Worth a shot!


Haiku

Times Haiku Contest 

This is a weekly contest and it is free. Winners, and runners up, are published every Thursday in the Executive Appointments supplement of the FT.  Topics for the next week's competition are also announced then. Submit to workplace.haiku@ft.com . Enter up to 10 haiku per week - your own work and unpublished.

 

Acorn 

Submissions will be read during January/February and July/August only.
Original unpublished haiku not under consideration elsewhere are welcome. Please send submissions of 5-15 poems at a time. Posting to private, online mailing lists and workshops is not considered prior publication; however, appearance in an edited online journal or a public forum, or posting on Twitter, Facebook or a personal blog, renders a poem ineligible for submission. All copyrights revert to the author upon publication.

Haiku Journal  






Haiku Journal celebrates the art of haiku poetry. As part of our mission, to make art accessible to everyone regardless of income, Haiku Journal is published, in its entirety, online for the world to see.
Simplicity is the key here. Keep it simple and beautiful. Haiku should seem to say more than what is possible in three lines. They should resonate beyond themselves somehow.
 

 

Historical Fiction 

Caerus Press 

Please read guidelines carefully.  

 

Horror

Kraken Press  

Horror, dark fantasy, weird

 

Tor

Specialists in horror, science  fiction and fantasy

 

Wild Wolf Publishing   

Small but traditional publisher. 

Mentoring 

Writing East Midlands

15 October 2017 
A well-matched mentoring relationship can give momentum to writers, helping to develop their craft and their awareness of the market they wish to enter. Our mentoring scheme will offer support and advice to 3 writers each year that, in our view, are able to demonstrate great promise and commitment. The scheme matches the selected writers to sympathetic, established, professional writers.
In addition to the 3 successful applicants, The Writing East Midlands Mentoring Scheme also provides a free Creative Development Planning workshop for the shortlisted applicants, which identifies publishing and career development routes and further ways in which Writing East Midlands can support the writing of the shortlisted applicants. 


Non-fiction

Info Base 

Infobase Publishing is the definitive source for authoritative, award-winning, and curriculum-based reference and nonfiction material, both print and online, for the school and library markets. We publish comprehensive, substantive, and accessible reference and nonfiction titles in a variety of subject areas-from history, science, and literature to careers, health, criminology, social issues, and more. With some of our imprints dating back to 1941, Infobase is the parent company of distinguished imprints such as Facts On File, Chelsea House, Ferguson Publishing, and Bloom's Literary Criticism. 

Oleander

After a couple of years' hiatus Oleander is aiming to proceed with new projects again. I'm looking for submissions in Non-fiction - Children's non-fiction in particular. I'll consider submissions for the regular Oleander Press line, as well as for a new imprint Oleander Originals - for titles offering an interesting new direction. Please email submissions to me in the first instance - or send them to the office address: 16 Orchard Street, Cambridge, CB1 1JT. Please note, that is just a mailing address - it is not manned.

 

Quirk Books

Here at Quirk, we’re always on the lookout for strikingly unconventional manuscripts and book proposals. A well-written novel with an off-the-wall editorial premise? That’s Quirk. A playful cookbook or craft book with cool photography or crazy illustrations? That’s Quirk, too. We publish across a broad range of categories—always with the goal of delivering innovative books to discerning readers.
Put more simply, we publish books that are smart, original, cool, and fun.







Novels


29 September 
We are delighted to announce that we are now accepting submissions to this year's TLC Free Reads 
scheme. If you're a writer living in the South West of England but are finding it financially difficult to 
progress further then TLC Free Reads could be for you. Through this Arts Council England-funded 
scheme Literature Works can offer you a free opportunity to have your work read and reported back on 
by a professional editor from The Literary Consultancy.


Candy Jar 

We are always on the lookout for new ideas and talent, for stories that are fresh and engaging. We’d love 
to read what you have been working on. If you have an agent, great, but don’t worry if not; we welcome 
unsolicited manuscripts. Just complete the contact form to the right of the web site.

Cedar Fort 

We are an established publisher with over 30 years experience.  We partner collaboratively with content
creators to publish wholesome materials that entertain, uplift and enrich individuals to strengthen families and 
community.  

Our professional editors work in partnership to develop a creator’s work while maintaining their voice and style.
 Our cover designers are renowned as some of the best in the market.  We work with first-time and already 
published authors.

Fairlight Books


Fairlight Books is a brand new publishing house launching through 2017 . We are actively seeking
submissions of novels and short stories throughout June, July and August 2017 for our first list.
Our aim is to publish and showcase a limited number of exceptional writers each year, including new and
emerging writers.

Famous Seamus 

Seriously though, we don't stand on ceremony here, and won't lose sleep (or potential 
writers) over things like formats and spacing at the initial stages of contact and 
development.

Send your manuscripts by e-mail to

submissions@thefamousseamus.com
 

Kensington  Publishing Group   

SUBMIT TO ONE EDITOR ONLY VIA EMAIL. From the list of editors and their areas of interest
below, determine which editor would be best suited to or most interested in the type of book you are
proposing.
 Address the submission to that editor’s attention. If an editor passes, it’s a pass for Kensington;
do not re-query or re-submit to another editor.

***

Please send a QUERY ONLY in the body of the email.

Do not attach manuscripts or proposals to e-mail queries.
An editor will respond if he or she is interested in seeing your material based on your query. Due to the
volume of submissions, editors may only respond to projects they wish to further consider.
Requested manuscripts should be Word documents unless otherwise specified, typed in 12-point font,
double-spaced, and paginated. Include title and author in file name.
ALLOW AT LEAST THREE MONTHS FOR RESPONSE. PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE 
KENSINGTON OFFICES. IF YOU DO NOT HEAR BACK ON YOUR QUERY, IT MEANS 
THAT YOUR PROJECT DOESN’T FIT OUR CURRENT EDITORIAL NEEDS. 

Level best Books  

How to submit:
Please email the first 75 pages (roughly, do not break a chapter) and a brief synopsis of your completed,
previously unpublished novel. Please do not submit samples of unfinished manuscripts.
Email your submission(s) to VerenaRose@comcast.net
Type “NOVEL submission” in the subject line of your email (without it attachments will not be opened). 
We have overlapping open submission periods for novels and anthologies so
please be clear about what you’re submitting to. Submissions that don’t follow this
requirement will be returned.

Please indicate if the work is a standalone novel or part of a series (completed or planned)
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Plawriting

Free Reads 

29 September 
We are delighted to announce that we are now accepting submissions to this year's TLC Free Reads 
scheme. If you're a writer living in the South West of England but are finding it financially difficult to 
progress further then TLC Free Reads could be for you. Through this Arts Council England-funded 
scheme Literature Works can offer you a free opportunity to have your work read and reported back on 
by a professional editor from The Literary Consultancy.

 

Soho Theatre

We make the very best entertaining, challenging, profound new work across a range of live performance
genres.
We want to be the home of the most talented emerging and established writers. The place where they
conceive, develop and realise their best work.
To read about the writers we work with and the different ways we develop work, click here.

 

THEATRE503

Theatre503 are committed to being a writer-centric producing house, a space open and accessible to all
new writers, and as such we welcome new, un-produced theatre scripts from all sources.
In keeping with this ethos we refuse to put restrictions on who can submit new plays to us, what form they
may take and what content they contain. However, Theatre503 welcome scripts on the understanding that
initial assessment and reading of all plays is undertaken in the interests of the theatre and not, in the first
instance, the development interests of all writers.

 

Poetry 

Resurgence 

31 August 2017
 
The Resurgence Prize with The Poetry School is the world’s first major award for ecopoetry.
With a first prize of £5,000 for the best single poem embracing ecological themes, the award ranks amongst the
most prestigious of any English language single poem competition.

Free Reads 

29 September 
We are delighted to announce that we are now accepting submissions to this year's TLC Free Reads 
scheme. If you're a writer living in the South West of England but are finding it financially difficult to 
progress further then TLC Free Reads could be for you. Through this Arts Council England-funded 
scheme Literature Works can offer you a free opportunity to have your work read and reported back on 
by a professional editor from The Literary Consultancy.

Bare Fiction

31 October 2017 
Our annual Bare Fiction Prizes for Poetry, Flash Fiction and Short Story open from May/June and
have a deadline of October 31st.

Shooter Poetry Competition

19 November 2017
Welcome to the 2017 Shooter Poetry Competition. Along with Shooter’s Short Story Competition,
held in the first half of the year, our contests offer an additional means to spotlight literary excellence, with
cash prizes and highlighted publication both in the pages of the magazine and online.
General submissions for each issue are usually confined to a particular theme, but Shooter’s Poetry
Competition offers a chance to write about whatever most compels you, in any style. We’re looking for
sharply observed  poetry with strong ideas and imaginative use of language: in short, arresting poems that
appeal to both the head and the heart.

 32 Poems

At 32 Poems our bias is for inventive language complicated by music, form, and feeling. As a rule we
publish shorter work that can fit on a single page (32 lines or less), but we sometimes make exceptions to
 accommodate particularly exciting...
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Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
The 3288 Review specifically focuses on writers and artists from (or associated with) West Michigan.
This doesn’t mean we don’t accept submissions from the world at large; we consider submissions from
anyone, and from anywhere.
Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31

 

A 3 Review

The A3 Review is a literary magazine that behaves like a map, made by the folks who make Writing Maps.

Prose and poetry pieces are written with a 150-word limit in response to a themed monthly writing
contest.
Twelve winners are published in the biannual review, and three overall winners receive cash prizes.
Total cash prizes is £275 (approx. $360).

 

A & U Magazine 









Genres Published: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Tony Kushner, Emanuel Xavier, Patrick Donnelly, Stephen S. Mills, Diane Seuss, Brent Calderwood,
Andrew Demcak, Julie E. Bloemeke
Formats: 
Web, Print
Anything to d with HIV and Aids.   

Abremelin  

Abramelin accepts submissions year round.
I will try to give you a response within a few weeks.
At times, however, it may be more like 3 months.
Publication will follow within six to nine months.
Abramelin has been publishing high quality poetry since the summer of 2006
We have around 12,000 visitors a year – from 83 different countries in 2014!

 Acumen Poetry

Performance elements. All poetry submitted is read.

Agenda

Agenda is one of the best known and most highly respected poetry journals in the world, having been
founded in 1959 by Ezra Pound and William Cookson.
It is edited by Patricia McCarthy, who co-edited the magazine with William Cookson for four years
until his death in January 2003. She is continuing, as Seamus Heaney said, ‘to uphold the lofty standards
of Agenda’.

Agni 

Nice payments

Ambit Magazine 

Small payment.

American Aesthetic

Maximum of four poems (Total submission not to exceed 200 lines.) Use submission 

form or send Email with MS Word (.doc) attachment. Notification within six to eight 

weeks. 

All submissions are considered for Spring, Summer, Fall, or Winter issues. We require 

first  serial rights for the poems we publish, with the copyright reverting back to the 

author upon  publication. We do ask to be acknowledged in any future re-printing or 

publication of poems that first appear in our journal. We are also open to publishing 

poems that have already been published elsewhere (in print or electronic format). 

Simultaneous submissions are permitted. There is no submission fee.

Antagonish Review 

Generous fees

 

Antic

Fair one off fee paid.

 

Antioch Review

WHAT KIND OF MATERIAL DOES THE ANTIOCH REVIEW USE?
The best answer: Read some issues of The Antioch Review. Within these pages you will find information that can help 
you to develop ideas for subjects and an understanding about treatment, lengths of articles, and the stories we have 
used. Perusing prior issues of The Antioch Review will be far more rewarding for you than any theories we might 
postulate.  This said, the following may also be helpful:
Articles: Our audience is made up of educated citizens, often professional people, who are interested in matters 
beyond their fields of special activity.  With few exceptions, our subjects cover most of the range of social science and 
humanities.  Our approach tries to steer a middle course between scholars speaking exclusively to other scholars in 
their field and workaday journalists appealing to a broad popular audience; both these approaches have their own
 journals and audiences.  We try for the interpretive essay on a topic of current importance, drawing on scholarly 
materials for its substance and appealing to the intellectual and social concerns of our readers.  We are also interested 
in reviving the moribund art of literary journalism.

 

Antiphon

Please follow these guidelines when submitting your work to Antiphon.
We are happy to read up to four poems that have not been published elsewhere (online 
workshopping is fine, but not publication in a magazine or blog.  
Please take note of this: we've rejected a number of submissions recently as they were already 
available on the web).

 

Arts and Letters 

We Accept Unsolicited Submissions of:

  • Poetry: 4-6 poems per submission (suggested)
  • Fiction: manuscripts up to 25 pages
  • Flash Fiction: manuscripts up to 1,000 words
  • Creative Nonfiction: manuscripts up to 25 pages

 

Astrophile

The best way to get a sense of what we publish is to buy a book. As a small press, we are dependent upon 
book sales. We thank everyone who has supported us through the years--you are stars! We offer calls 
with particular requirements sometimes make sure your work/letter speaks to these specific requirements 
or prompts before sending your work. Though we wish we could respond to every submission personally, 
we cannot, but please understand that we will read all work carefully and appreciate the time and energy 
you put into your work. Read more here. 

Atrium 

We would love to read your poems. If you would like them to be considered for publication on Atrium, 
please send up to three poems in a Word document to atriumpoetrysubmissions@gmail.com. Please
format poems in 12 point Times New Roman, single spaced.
Please put “Poetry Submission – Your Name” in the subject line of your email.
Please include a short – 40 words maximum – third person biography. If you would like us to include
links to your own website, publisher, Twitter, etc. please include these too. (The links do not count as
part of the 40 word bio.)
We don’t mind if work has been previously published (as long as you retain copyright). Please let us know
 where it has previously appeared, so that we can credit the publisher. If any poem we publish goes on to
be published elsewhere, we’ll be chuffed for you – and we’d love it if you’d give Atrium a mention. 
The poem remains your own. Read more here.

 

Bennington Review

Bennington Review is published twice a year in print form, Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter. Submissions 

are read from August 15 to May 15 of every year. We aim to stake out a distinctive space for innovative, 

intelligent, and moving fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, film writing, and cross-genre work. In the spirit 

of poet Dean Young’s dictum that poets should be “making birds, not birdcages,” we are particularly 

taken with writing that is simultaneously graceful and reckless.

 

Blue Monday Review 

Blue Monday Review is a quarterly publication that draws inspiration from the works of Kurt Vonnegut.
He was a man who knew how to craft great stories that celebrated truth and beauty while maintaining a 
sardonic wit that makes our hearts swell with bitterness and joy. If your work can stir up even a sliver of 
that feeling, we want to see it.
* Please note, we tend away from political satire and any work that is misogynistic, racist, homophobic,
etc.

 

Body Literature

No payment but they do submit your work for awards.

 

Bomb 

Founded in 1981, BOMB Magazine is dedicated to delivering the artist's voice. BOMB includes a print
quarterly magazine and an online daily publication. In addition to conversations between artists of all
disciplines, BOMB publishes original works of fiction, poetry, and translation.
BOMB hosts an annual literary contest, alternating between fiction and poetry each year, with a
distinguishedguest judge. Our fiction contest, judged Paul La Farge, author of The Night Ocean, is now
open for submissions. The winner will receive a $1,000 prize and publication in the fall issue of
BOMB Magazine’s literary supplement, First Proof. 


Border Crossing 

submission Guidelines:
Reading Period: Sep 15 to Feb 1
Reporting Time: 3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 3-5
Payment: Cash

 

Boulevard Magazine

Note, limited submissions periods.

 

Brain Child

Brain Child and is an award-winning literary magazine for mothers. We focus on long form essays that
range from 1,500 – 4,500 words. We are excited by great writing – and by both new and established
writers. It makes our day when we hear from an established writer or publish an author for the first time.
We believe our writers are the lifeblood of our publication and strive to publicize and promote their work
through our website, Facebook (240,000+ fans), Twitter, and Pinterest platforms. We respond within
eight weeks.
We welcome follow up emails if by chance you do not hear from us. We pay all of our writers for
published online and print pieces.

 

Brittle Star

Physical submissions only.

 

By and By Poetry

BY&BY POETRY is looking for submissions to bolster their already stellar line-up for Issue 7. We
only accept the best poetry available and we typically respond within a week. We want to read your
words—
http://www.byandbylit.org/submit/

 

Cadverine Magazine 

You must be 30 or under and this is more about visibility than payment.  

 

Carte Blanche  

Editorial Focus
carte blanche is the online venue for narratives of all forms. Published three times annually, we accept
unsolicited, previously unpublished works of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, translation, comics,
photography and audio submissions. We accept work from late November to March 1st.
Decline/Accept (formerly reject!)
Featured in the Premium Edition with listings online.
+We want to support all writers, even the ones we don't publish.
+If we decline(d) your story and it's accepted elsewhere, let us know.
+We might ask to feature an excerpt and a recap of your experience in our Premium Edition.
+If we decline(d) your piece and it hasn't been accepted elsewhere yet, consider this a list of suggestions
for where to send your story next.
+You may also opt to use our Literary Services to get an in-depth critique from an editor.

 

Catamaran 

Catamaran was founded in 2012 in the Tannery Arts Center Studios in Santa Cruz, California.  Our 
mission is to capture the vibrant creative spirit in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction and to publish the 
best writing we can find in a narrative together with fine art. Our magazine is full size on high quality paper 
for your reading pleasure, and it is a full color experience, like walking into an art gallery. We seek to 
present diverse national and international voices around the themes of the natural world and the 
environment, the arts and artistic spirit, and the personal journey and freedom. 

 

Cave Wall  

Cave Wall, published twice a year, is a national literary magazine
dedicated to publishing the best in contemporary poetry. We are
interested in poems of any length and style from both established
and emerging poets. Each issue includes black & white art, as well.

Poems first published in
Cave Wall have been featured on Poetry
Daily, Verse Daily, The Writer's Almanac
, and in the Best American
Poetry
and Best New Poets awards anthologies.

                                                                                        

 

The Chaotic Review  

one off payment for each poem accepted 

 

Chapman Publishing  

A literary magazine  

 

The Christian Science Monitor   


Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: zero to 2
Payment: Cash

 

concīs

Genres Published: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: James Reidel, Robert Miltner, Simon Perchik, Peter Munro, Tatiana Ryckman,
Eric Pankey, Melissa Kwasny, David Graham, Brad Rose, Jennifer Moore, Mark Young, Maura Stanton,
Skip Fox, Scott Wiggerman, Caitlin Scarano
Formats: Web, E-publication
Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 5-10
Payment: Cash
Issues per Year: 3 seasonal compilations
Circulation: 5,000 to 10,000

 

Conjunctions  

Conjunctions publishes innovative contemporary fiction, poetry, drama, art, and essays by established 
and emerging writers in America and abroad, providing a forum for the now over 1000 contributors 
whose work challenges accepted forms and modes of expression and experiments with language and 
thought. Read dangerously!

 

Confrontation 

Genres Published: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: Reema Rajbanshi, David Ray, T.C. Boyle, Anis Shivani
Formats: Web, Print
Reading Period: Aug 16 to Apr 15
Reporting Time: Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: No
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Payment: Cash
Issues per Year: 2
Issue Price: $12
Subscription Price: $15/2 issues; $25/4 issues; $35/6 issues
Circulation: 1,000 to 2,500

 

Contrary Magazine

Generous fee.

Cordite 

Cordite Poetry Review is a quarterly Australian journal of poetry and its criticism. International authors
are most welcome. Each issue is themed (broadly), so please be sure to look at our submissions page.
Cordite Scholarly is a fully refereed section of the journal, dedicated to research.

Crannog Magazine  

A very fair fee. 

Crazy Horse

Note time restrictions on submissions.  


Creative Writing Ink

Rolling competition.

 

The Cresset 

We publish both religiously themed poems and poems on other themes that interact with their subject
matter in a fresh, interesting, and contemporary manner. Please no inspirational verse or biblical
paraphrase. If you’re not sure whether your work will fit at The Cresset, please read the poems in the
 most recent issues. We prefer submissions through Submittable.

 

Day One

Day One is looking for: · Original short fiction from debut and emerging writers (who have never before
published a full-length novel or story collection). Up to 20,000 words · Poetry from emerging poets
We offer competitive payment terms and there is no fee to submit.

 

Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review 

The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review is a literary and arts journal housed at The Johns Hopkins University,
M.A. in Writing Program. Our aesthetic is eclectic, literary mainstream to experimental.
We appreciate fusion aesthetics including magical realist, surrealist, metarealist and realist works with an
offbeat spin. We value character-focused storytelling and language and welcome both edge and
mainstream with punch aesthetics. We like humor that explores the gritty realities of world and human
experiences.

 

Dual Coast Magazine 

Dual Coast Magazine is interested in just about everything the average reader might enjoy. We accept 
photography, recipes, fiction, art, nonfiction, poetry, and even jokes. 5K words is our upper limit. 
Please only submit original works.

 

Driftwood Press

DRIFTWOOD PRESS: John Updike once said, "Creativity is a plus name for regular activity. Any
activity  becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it better." Driftwood Press accepts fiction,
poetry, graphic narrative, and visual art. We're partial towards narrative poetry and stream of
consciousness prose, but open to all literary styles. We offer premium one-week responses and guest
editorships.
http://www.driftwoodpress.net

 

Electric Lit

Electric Literature periodically accepts submissions of short stories, essays, poetry, and comics.
Guidelines for these categories, as well as other special opportunities, are on the web site.

Epiphany Magazine 

If an epiphany is a moment of sudden revelation, Epiphany, the literary journal, is a crucible of those
moments, expressed in fiction, memoir and poetry. Our biannual journal gives voice to the talented and
innovative writers of the 21st Century. In its fifteen years of operation, Epiphany has established a
 reputation as a magazine that supports both emerging and established writers—from near and from afar—
whose explorations of new territory may not have found validation elsewhere, wherever they fall on the
 spectrum from experimental to traditional.

 

Event Magazine

For 45 years, EVENT has published the very best in contemporary new poetry and prose. We are one 
of Western Canada’s longest-running literary magazines, and welcome submissions written in English 
from around the world. Each issue of EVENT includes high quality fiction, poetry, non-fiction and book 
reviews, and we feature emerging and established writers side-by-side in our pages.

Eye to the Telescope 

Eye to the Telescope, a quarterly online journal, began publishing science-fiction, fantasy, horror, and
other speculative poetry in 2011, under the auspices of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry 
Association. Its editors are selected by the current SFPA president and change with each issue; as a
result, editorial policies change with each issue as well.

Fiddle Head

The Fiddlehead is open to good writing in English from all over the world, looking always for freshness
and surprise. Our editors are always happy to see new unsolicited works in fiction and poetry.
Work is read on an ongoing basis; the acceptance rate is around 1-2%. Response time is typically from
three to nine months. Apart from our annual contest we have no deadlines for submissions.

Field

a twice-yearly journal, aims to publish the very best of contemporary poetry and poetics.

The First Line 

The purpose of The First Line is to jump start the imagination--to help 
writers break through the block that is the blank page. Each issue contains 
short stories that stem from a common first line; it also provides a forum 
for discussing favorite first lines in literature. The First Line  is an exercise 
in creativity for writers and a chance for readers to see how many different 
directions we can take when we start from the same place.

Five Points

Since the publication of its inaugural issue in 1996, Five Points has become one of this country’s best
literary magazines. Published three times a year by the Georgia State University Department of English,
 each issue features poetry, fiction, essays, and interviews with the most compelling writers working
today. Philip Levine calls Five Points “A refreshing combination of the old and the new. The best
literary magazine I’ve read in ages!”

Fjords Review 

Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions:Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions:Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Number of Debut Authors per Issue:2-5
Payment: Cash
Issues per Year: 4
Subscription Price: $18 (1 Year - 2 Issues) $29 (2 Years - 4 Issues)
Circulation: 5,000 to 10,000

Foundry

oundry publishes a range of styles and forms, from short lyric poems to prose poems and longer
narratives. We are drawn to poems that feel as much as they think.

We are committed to inclusivity and warmly welcome submissions from marginalized voices. We will not
consider work with sexist, racist, homophobic, xenophobic, or able-ist content.

Please submit 3-5 original, previously unpublished poems through Submittable. All poems should be
included in a single .DOC/.DOCX or PDF file with one poem per page (eight pages maximum). Use a
standard font. Enter a cover letter with a brief third-person bio in the space provided by Submittable.

Four Ties  

Genres Published: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Adam Rose, Erin F Robinson, Jean Ryan, Lisa Zimmerman, Ben Goluboff, Robert Okajai
Formats: Web
Reading Period: May 7 to Jun 24
Reporting Time: Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: about 2dozen across all genres total
Payment: No payment
Issues per Year: 1-2
Issue Price: online
Subscription Price: NA
Circulation: 1,000 to 2,500

Frontier Poetry 

Frontier Poetry began as an arm of The Masters Review, a publication that focuses on new and 

emerging fiction and narrative nonfiction writers. We wanted to offer the same quality platform for 

poets, to generate real visibility for new poets, but also wanted the publication to have its own identity. 

In this way, Frontier was born.

Fugue 

Begun in 1990 by the faculty in the Department of English at University of Idaho, Fugue has continuously 
published poetry, plays, fiction, essays, and interviews from established and emerging writers biannually. We take 
 pride in the work we print, writers we publish, and the presentation of each and every issue. Working in 
collaboration with local and national artists, our covers display some of the finest art from photography and digital 
art to ink drawings and oil paintings. We believe that each issue is a print and digital artifact of the deepest 
engagement with our culture, and we make it our personal goal that the writing we select and presentation of 
each issue reflect the reverence we have for art and letters. 

Gathering Storm  

  • Trial by fire
  • An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth
  • Let not the sun go down on your wrath
  • Better late than never

We are all addicted to conflict, which is what makes our hands turn the page.  We want you to start with a bang 
and end with the reader finally taking their next breath.  We want your submission to have an impact.  Take us 
away from the known world for a few minutes and make us forget what we are doing.  
The central idea for every submission should focus solely on one of the themes for that issue.  Embrace the theme.
Love the theme.  Breathe the theme.

Geist

- must have a Canadian connection 

The Georgia Review

The Georgia Review accepts submissions both online and by post. We do not accept submissions via fax or 
e-mail.
We do not consider unsolicited manuscripts between May 15 and August 15. Submissions received 
during that period will be returned unread. All manuscripts receive serious, careful attention; we try to 
respond within two or three months, but sometimes the ebb and flow of manuscripts causes delays. 

The Gettysburg Review 

Published quarterly, the Gettysburg Review considers unsolicited submissions of poetry, fiction, and
essays, from September 1 through May 31 (postmark dates). New submissions received from June 1
through August 31 are returned unread. We welcome submissions of full-color graphics year round.
The main criterion for selection is quality, but the best way to determine what might be accepted by the
Gettysburg Review is to read what has already been published. Sample copies of the most recent issue
 are available for $15 each print, $9.95 digital e-book; one-year subscriptions (4 issues) are $35 for
print, $25 for digital. We strongly encourage all potential contributors to read several issues before
submitting.

Grain

Published four times per year, Grain Magazine is an internationally acclaimed literary journal that
publishes engaging, surprising, eclectic, and challenging writing and art by Canadian and international
writers and artists.
Before submitting your work to Grain, we recommend you read a recent issue of the magazine.

Granta 

Note sliding submission dates. Prestigious publication. 

 

Green Bottle Press 

Fore more experienced poets  

 

Grist

A Journal of the Literary Arts, seeks high quality submissions from both emerging and established
writers. We publish craft essays and interviews as well as fiction, nonfiction, and poetry—and we want to
see your best work, regardless of form, style, or subject matter.
Past issues have included such writers as Dan Albergotti, Dorothy Allison, Ellen Bass, Richard Bausch,
Maud Casey, Peter Ho Davies, Timothy Donnelly, Tom Franklin, Elizabeth Gilbert, Adam Johnson, Lyn
Hejinian, T.R. Hummer, Fady Joudah, Dorianne Laux, Julia B. Levine, Lisa Lewis, Thomas Lynch, Khaled Mattawa, Joseph Millar, Ander Monson, Danielle Pafunda, Ron Rash, Hilda Raz, Maura Stanton, Michael Steinberg, Virgil Suárez, William Wenthe, and many others.

Gulf Coast Mag  

Gulf Coast is committed to supporting the authors who publish in our journal. This support

takes many forms, including offering editorial guidance, exposing new work to the widest 

possible audience, and providing competitive honorariums for that work. We believe this financial support is vital to maintaining a vibrant literary culture. To this end, Gulf Coast has instituted a small reading fee ($2.50) for regular submissions, 100% of which will go toward increasing the honorariums for the authors whose work we publish in the journal and on the website. Gulf Coast is now 

able to pay $50 per page for poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. We thank you for your support

of the authors who make Gulf Coast possible.

Gulf Coast reads general submissions, submitted by post or through the online submissions manager,
from September 1 through March 1.

 

Haiku Journal  






Haiku Journal celebrates the art of haiku poetry. As part of our mission, to make art accessible to
everyone regardless of income, Haiku Journal is published, in its entirety, online for the world to see.
Simplicity is the key here. Keep it simple and beautiful. Haiku should seem to say more than what is
possible in three lines. They should resonate beyond themselves somehow.

Hanging Loose

As a rule, send up to six poems or one story at a time. We rarely publish non-fiction, but there are exceptions.
We do not publish reviews. Manuscripts must be legible and be sure that includes your name and address.
Enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope of adequate size or we cannot reply. If you don’t want your work
returned, please make that clear. Cover letters are welcome if they contain pertinent information, but they are hardly a requirement. Because we read all submissions carefully, please allow up to three months for an answer. That’s also why we will not consider simultaneous submissions. We also cannot accept submissions by fax or e-mail. We never have contests or theme issues. We do have a regular section of work by high school writers: special guidelines for high school writers. All
contributors receive checks on acceptance and copies of the issue containing their work.
 

Haunted Press 

Thank you for considering Haunted Waters Press. Our expected response time is under 30 days.
The best way to find out if Haunted Waters Press can provide  the best showcase for your work is to read an
issue of From the Depths or browse our online literary content. Thank you again. We look forward to reading
your work.

Harelquin Creature 

harlequin creature is...
still a place for all kinds of interesting and peculiar creatures to convene and share their literariness and artistic underbelly.
still a circle of friends that spans from los angeles to ann arbor to new york.
still handmade, printed on high quality paper and hand bound.​
now less periodical journal and more small press imprint, featuring poets and authors in chapbooks and broadsides, with an emphasis on works in translation & female poets.
still a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation founded in 2012 in the state of new york.

Helen 

HELEN: A LITERARY MAGAZINE is open for submissions. We’re looking for flash fiction that
opens us up in unexpected ways, poems that enrich us, artwork and photography that challenge and
dazzle us, and essays that pour us into your world. We offer token to semi-professional payment.
Please visit us: http://www.helenpresents.com/submit/

 

Irish  Literary Review

Online literary journal. Do read before you submit.  

 

Hoosier Lit 

HOOSIERLIT is a new, bi-annual (Spring + Fall) journal of literature, stories, and other writing we like. 
We publish fiction, nonfiction (creative nonfiction, essays), screenplays, scripts, black-and-white
 photography, and poetry. And we’re looking for writers who are from, associated with, or have some
 connection to Indiana (although the stories need not have a connection). There are standards. We can’t 
articulate them. But you can find our submission guidelines here: http://thegeekypress.com/hoosier/
Deadline: April-ish.

 

Hoot

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Hunger Mountain 

The theme for our 2018 print issue, Hunger Mountain 22, is Everyday Chimeras. Please submit to us! Surprise us
 with your interpretation of our theme. We’re looking for work that explores chimeras in small and large ways,
through content or form. We accept submissions in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and writing for children
and young adults—as well as hybrid forms.

The Interpreter's House

Email up to five poems or no more than two short stories in a SINGLE Word attachment 
(single-spaced, Times New Roman, 11pt) to:  theinterpretershouse@aol.com
TTThe Interpreter’s House is a vibrant, independent print journal for poetry and short stories/ flash fiction. 
Over a thousand writers have appeared in our pages including Helen Ivory, Niall Campbell, Katriona Naomi, 
PeterRobinson, Ian McMillan, Dan O' Brien, Jonathan Edwards, John McCauliffe, Rebecca Goss, Penelope 
Shuttle, Bernard O' Donaghue, Vona Groarke.

The publication appears in February, June and October. The editor is Martin Malone.

 

The Impressment Gang 

The Impressment Gang Journal Association is a not for profit organization that is dedicated to the literary and arts
community in Halifax, Nova Scotia (and the world!). Our primary focuses are to print impressive new writing,
and engage in cultural criticism and review. We try to stay on top of these goals by attending local festivals, events,
 and reaching out to likeminded individuals and organizations. We also throw fun parties with no cover, cheap
drinks, and pay-what-you-can magazines.

Indiana Review 

Now in its thirty-ninth year of publication, Indiana Review is a non-profit literary magazine dedicated to
showcasing the talents of emerging and established writers. Our mission is to offer the highest quality writing
within a wide aesthetic.

Like Starlings 

A little different. Poets are paired to converse in poetry

 

Neon Magazine 

Very little payment but a very nice magazine.

 

New Welsh Review

One off fee. Note news about some specific dates. 

 

Nine Arches Press

For experienced poets. Not specific submissions periods.

Paris by Gaslight

With a leaning towards steam punk and a penchant for breaking the rules.

 

Persea Books

Poetry Submissions
We have a longstanding commitment to publishing extraordinary contemporary poetry and maintain an
active  poetry program. At this time, due to our committment to the poets we already publish, we are
limited in our ability to add new collections. If you would like to query our poetry department, click here 
to send an email describing your current project and your publication history, and attaching a pdf or Word
document with up to twelve sample pages of your poetry. If the timing is right and we are interested in
seeing more work, we will contact you. 
For those who qualify, entry in our annual contests, the Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize in Poetry and
the Lexi Rudnitsky/Editor's Choice Award, is an alternative means of submitting your poetry to Persea.

 

Persimmon Tree

for the over 60s! 

 

Petits Fours 

Haiku. Mslexia subscribers only.   

 

Pindrop Press   

Interested in poetry collections from established poets 

 

Planet Magazine

Reasonable fees paid.

 

Poetry Foundation Magazine   

Good fee. Also interested in translation. 
  

PRIESTESS HIEROPHANT PRESS
is currently seeking fiction, poetry (chapbook and full manuscripts), artwork, and mixed works (strange
and wonderful combinations of the formats previously listed). Genres: speculative (including magic realism),
esoteric and occult, fine artwork, and cross genre. The strange and illuminating, the dark and macabre, the
wicked and the spectacular all belong here.
I'm currently seeking manuscripts 20-60 pages in length, and works for an online/to-be-anthologized
magazine.
Visit http://www.priestessandhierophant.com/ for submission and pay specifics.


Prole Books  

Patience Strong-type verse is discouraged.  

 

Rialto Magazine   

Reasonable fee paid.  

 

Smartish Place

Very little payment. Nice publication. 


 

South Poetry

Not specific submission deadlines. You are also invited to read your work.

 

Stepaway 

one story or poem at a time

 

Storm Cellar 

Call for Submissions: Storm Cellar
Deadline: Rolling
Storm Cellar, a print-and-ebook literary journal, seeks new, amazing writing and art for our summer
issue.
Surprise us with all the best creative nonfiction, stories, flash, poetry, and visual art in any medium. Send
secrets, satellites, barb wire, butcher birds: stormcellar.submittable.com.
Full guidelines at stormcellarquarterly.com/submit.


The Sun Magazine 

Very good fee.

Sycamore  

One off payment. Literary magazine. Take care with submission dates.

Tears in the Fence  

Only author compensation is a copy of the magazine.  Literary publisher. 


The Timberlane Review 

Small submission charges. Small compensation.  Nice publication.

Tishman review  

Accepts all year round. Pays a fee.  


Valley Press  

Royalties. Lovely covers.  

VQR

All types and lengths accepted.

Winter Tangerine

At Winter Tangerine Review, we want the electric. We want the pieces that you have emptied yourself 

into. 

We want the imagery that startles us, that stirs something inside of us that we do not understand. 

We want the strongest analogies, the most devastating characters, the pieces that have us enthralled from

the start. If you think you've created something that fits this description, please submit.

We accept submissions of poetry, prose, and visual art. Read more here.

 

Quirky

Dear Angel 

No reward other than being published in a great way. Multi-genred.  

Reviews

Antic

Fair one off fee paid.

 

The Cadaverine 

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  • would like our feedback on the book you are reviewing. If you would like your book reviewed by 
  • us, please send a query letter to info@hootreview.com.

 

The Impressment Gang 

The Impressment Gang Journal Association is a not for profit organization that is dedicated to the literary and arts
community in Halifax, Nova Scotia (and the world!). Our primary focuses are to print impressive new writing,
and engage in cultural criticism and review. We try to stay on top of these goals by attending local festivals, events,
 and reaching out to likeminded individuals and organizations. We also throw fun parties with no cover, cheap
drinks, and pay-what-you-can magazines.

Indiana Review 

Now in its thirty-ninth year of publication, Indiana Review is a non-profit literary magazine dedicated to
showcasing the talents of emerging and established writers. Our mission is to offer the highest quality writing
within a wide aesthetic.

Planet Magazine 

They aim to respond within three months.

Tishman review  

Accepts all year round. Pays a fee.  


Romance 

Boroughs 

Traditional publisher but does ask for a marketing plan. 

   

Source Books 

Romantic novels being accepted. 



Riptide Publishing 

Romance and YA.

 

Science fiction 


Asimov's Science Fiction  

Fee rather that royalty. Short stories, poems and novellas, not novels.

Beneath Ceaseless Skies 

Loose definition of science fiction. Under 11,000 words.

Clarkesworld Magazine

Fee paid.  They let you know quite quickly.

 

Fantasy and Science Fiction 

Feed paid. They buy first North American and foreign serial rights and an option on anthology rights.
All other rights are retained by the author.

Fantasy Crossing 

FANTASY CROSSING is a new online magazine devoted to fantasy & science 

fiction for young readers. We are looking for compelling, enchanting, remarkable 

short fiction for young adult and middle-grade readers. Emerging & reviously 

unpublished authors are encouraged to submit. Check us out at 

FantasyCrossing.com.

 

Strangelet 

2,000 - 5,000 words.  Fee paid. 


Wild Wolf Publishing

For full novels. Allow six to nine months for a reply.

 

Screenwriting 

Free Reads 

29 September 
We are delighted to announce that we are now accepting submissions to this year's TLC Free Reads 
scheme. If you're a writer living in the South West of England but are finding it financially difficult to 
progress further then TLC Free Reads could be for you. Through this Arts Council England-funded 
scheme Literature Works can offer you a free opportunity to have your work read and reported back on 
by a professional editor from The Literary Consultancy.

Bennington Review

Bennington Review is published twice a year in print form, Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter. Submissions 

are  read from August 15 to May 15 of every year. We aim to stake out a distinctive space for innovative,

 intelligent, and moving fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, film writing, and cross-genre work. In the spirit 

of  poet Dean Young’s dictum that poets should be “making birds, not birdcages,” we are particularly taken

with  writing that is simultaneously graceful and reckless.

 

Hoosier Lit 

HOOSIERLIT is a new, bi-annual (Spring + Fall) journal of literature, stories, and other writing we like.
We publish fiction, nonfiction (creative nonfiction, essays), screenplays, scripts, black-and-white
photography, and poetry. And we’re looking for writers who are from, associated with, or have some
connection to Indiana (although the stories need not have a connection). There are standards.
We can’t articulate them. But you can find our submission 
guidelines here: http://thegeekypress.com/hoosier/. Deadline: April-ish. 

Self-publishing 

Our Books 

Produces amazing digital books

 

 Short fiction 










 ITT

21 August  2017 
he ITT Short Story Competition is run by the Institute of Technology Tallaght, in conjunction 
with South Dublin County Council, and in association with the Red Line Book Festival, and is 
free to enter.

Entries should be submitted via the online form only between 14.00 GMT (Irish Time), on July 

24th, 2017 and 12.00 GMT (Irish Time) on August 21st, 2017.

No late entries will be accepted. No physical or printed copies will be accepted.

Entries must be in short story format (a short work of fiction) between 1,500 and 2,000 words 

long, and should be completely the entrant's own work written in English (high standard), 
original, unpublished. There is no restriction on theme or style, however the story should stir 
the readers' spirit.
IMPORTANT: falsification of information and/or identity, plagiarism, racial discrimination and 

bigotry will see entries disqualified.

The judges' decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into. No criticism or advice 

will be provided.
 

Aesthetica

31 August 

The 11th Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is Now Open for Entries

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is an international literary prize that celebrates excellence in Poetry
and Short Fiction. The prize is now in its 11th year, hosted by the international art and culture publication,
Aesthetica Magazine. With the aim to support and nurture new writing talent, it awards publication within
an inspiring  anthology to a shortlist of 60 writers, including a winner from each category.


Fantastic Female Fable

17 September 

What are we looking for?

We are looking for stories that feature the power and energy of womankind in all its myriad forms.
The topic is 'female strength'. If you want inspiration, share this post on social media (using the handy
buttons below) and ask your friends for their thoughts.

The Prizes

We are offering CASH PRIZES and all winners and shortlisted authors will be offered the opportunity to
have their work professionally edited by our team and featured in the Fantastic Female Fable anthology
following
the competition.
FIRST PRIZE - £100
SECOND PRIZE - £50
THIRD PRIZE - £25
Read more. 

Retreat Wes  

17 September 2017
To enter, all you have to do is submit a short story (for adults) of no more than 1,000 words. The only
stipulation  here is that your story – which can be about anything you like – must use a beach as its setting.
The competition will remain open to all entries (though each entrant must have an account with  
www.writersandartists.co.uk - also free!) until midnight on 17th September 2017. Please send all
entries to competition@bloomsbury.com, with a subject line of "Retreat West Short Story 
Competition".  

The Sunday Times Short Story Award  

28 September 2017 
The prize, worth £30,000 to the winner, is an international award, founded in 2010, that is open to any 
story of up to 6,000 words written in English. Stories need to have been either previously unpublished 
or only published after 31 December 2016. Five other authors shortlisted for the award will each 
receive £1,000. The prize is administered by the Society of Authors. To be eligible, the author must 
simply have a record of prior publication in creative writing in the United Kingdom or Ireland. 

Free Reads 

29 September 
We are delighted to announce that we are now accepting submissions to this year's TLC Free Reads 
scheme. If you're a writer living in the South West of England but are finding it financially difficult to 
progress further then TLC Free Reads could be for you. Through this Arts Council England-funded 
scheme Literature Works can offer you a free opportunity to have your work read and reported back on 
by a professional editor from The Literary Consultancy.

 Crossing the Tees

30 September 2017
Budding authors and creative writers are invited to share their stories with us for a chance to appear in a
published anthology and take home a cash prize! Up for grabs is 1st Prize £100, 2nd Prize £75 and 3rd
Prize is £50.
The theme for your story should be inspired by the idea of actually crossing the Tees – think about the
wonderful area in which we live, and what that means to you.

London Short Story Competition 

9 October 
his year’s Prize is open for entries on Monday 19 June 2017.
The deadline for entries is Monday 9 October 2017 at midday.
The winner will receive £1000, have their story published in print and online by Open Pen, and feature 
in the London Short Story Prize 2017 anthology.
You can enter you story online via Submittable or in the post (guidance for postal entries to can be 
found in the guidelines).
Two highly commended and three shortlisted stories will be published in the London Short Story Prize 
2017, by Kingston University Press and paid for their story publication. 

Psychological Thriller 

20 October 
Are you up for the challenge? Can you tap into the dark realms of your mind and craft a psychological thriller?
We are hoping you can.  For this writing competition,  we are open to creative interpretation and you can make
it as dark and as sinister as  you like. Stretch the boundaries of this competition and you could be one of our
winners. To give you a chance of winning, think about your starting point very carefully, you need to build up the
 tension and make us think deeply about the plot and any in-built layers. 
 

Benjamin Franklin House Literary Prize 

31 October 
The 2017 Franklin quote is :
‘If you would not be forgotten, As soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.’ Poor Richard, 1738
Eligibility
*Entrants must be aged 18-25 years and living in the UK
*Entrants must provide their name, email, postal address, telephone number, age and place of study (if
applicable; if they are not currently in education, they should provide a biographical note explaining their
current activities)
*Entrants may submit only one entry; fiction or non-fiction accepted
*Entries of 1000-1500 words must be sent by 31 October 2017 to info@benjaminfranklinhouse.org 

Bare Fiction

31 October 2017 
Our annual Bare Fiction Prizes for Poetry, Flash Fiction and Short Story open from May/June and
have a deadline of October 31st.


Young Adult Fiction Writing 

3 November 

Have you ever fancied trying to write for the young adult market? The teenage market is very popular and
 if you can adapt your writing to connect with today’s teenagers then, you could develop a whole new writing skill and,
 it can be more than a little lucrative too. If this sounds fun, then have a go with this new writing competition.
Create an adventure story, a mystery or just draw on the issues of life but aim for those younger minds and deal
with these issues in a way that is relative.

Aeon Award 

30 November 
The 3288 Review specifically focuses on writers and artists from (or associated with) West Michigan.
This doesn’t mean we don’t accept submissions from the world at large; we consider submissions from
anyone, and from anywhere.
Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31

 

The SciFan 'Fire and Ice' Competition 2017

31 December 

What are we looking for?

We are looking for your darkest, most twisted dystopian stories. The topic is 'Fire and Ice'. If you want
inspiration, share this post on social media (using the handy buttons below) and ask your friends for their
thoughts.

The Prizes
We are offering CASH PRIZES and all winners and shortlisted authors will be offered the opportunity to
have their work professionally edited by our team and featured in the Fire and Ice anthology following the
competition.
FIRST PRIZE - £100
SECOND PRIZE - £50
THIRD PRIZE - £25

Read more.  

 

A 3 Review

Editorial Focus
The A3 Review is a literary magazine that behaves like a map, made by the folks who make Writing
Maps.  Prose and poetry pieces are written with a 150-word limit in response to a themed monthly
writing contest.
Twelve winners are published in the biannual review, and three overall winners receive cash prizes.
Total cash prizes is £275 (approx. $360).

Aberration Labyrinth

Editorial Focus
This is a publication that plans to blur the lines of traditional poetry. Too many publications have a narrow
 definition of what poetry is or what it should be. We don't. In fact, we treasure poetry that strays from the
path. We want raw, evocative, emotional poetry. We love imagery. While we don't traditionally like
rhymes, we are not opposed to them if they are done well. We love the free verse; we also love the
aubade. The form is up to you.

 

Abyss and Apex

Note date restricted admissions periods.

Agni

Fee, not royalty paid.

 

Ambit Magazine  

Small payments only 

 

American Short Fiction

American Short Fiction has published, and continues to seek, short fiction by some of the finest writers
working in contemporary literature, whether they are established or new or lesser-known authors. In
addition to its triannual print magazine, American Short Fiction also publishes stories (under 2000 words)
online.
Submit here.

 

Antic

Fair one off fee paid.

Antagonish Review  


Generous fees

 

Antioch Review

WHAT KIND OF MATERIAL DOES THE ANTIOCH REVIEW USE?
The best answer: Read some issues of The Antioch Review. Within these pages you will find information that can 
help you to develop ideas for subjects and an understanding about treatment, lengths of articles, and the stories we 
have used. Perusing prior issues of The Antioch Review will be far more rewarding for you than any theories we 
might postulate.  This said, the following may also be helpful:
Articles: Our audience is made up of educated citizens, often professional people, who are interested in matters 
beyond their fields of special activity.  With few exceptions, our subjects cover most of the range of social science and 
humanities.  Our approach tries to steer a middle course between scholars speaking exclusively to other scholars in 
their field and workaday journalists appealing to a broad popular audience; both these approaches have their own
 journals and audiences.  We try for the interpretive essay on a topic of current importance, drawing on scholarly 
materials for its substance and appealing to the intellectual and social concerns of our readers.  We are also 
interested in reviving the moribund art of literary journalism.

 

Arachnepress

Story performances

Arts and Letters 

We Accept Unsolicited Submissions of:

  • Poetry: 4-6 poems per submission (suggested)
  • Fiction: manuscripts up to 25 pages
  • Flash Fiction: manuscripts up to 1,000 words
  • Creative Nonfiction: manuscripts up to 25 pages

 

Asimov's Science Fiction 

Fee paid  

Astrophile

The best way to get a sense of what we publish is to buy a book. As a small press, we are dependent 
upon book sales. We thank everyone who has supported us through the years--you are stars! We offer 
calls with particular requirements sometimes. Make sure your work/letter speaks to these specific 
requirements or prompts before sending your work. Though we wish we could respond to every 
submission personally, we cannot, but please understand that we will read all work carefully and 
appreciate the time and energy you put into your work. Read more here. 

A & U Magazine  

Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Tony Kushner, Emanuel Xavier, Patrick Donnelly, Stephen S. Mills, Diane Seuss, Brent Calderwood,
Andrew Demcak, Julie E. Bloemeke
Formats: 
Web, Print
Anything to do with HIV and Aids.

 

Bennington Review

Bennington Review is published twice a year in print form, Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter. Submissions 

are read from August 15 to May 15 of every year. We aim to stake out a distinctive space for innovative, 

intelligent, and moving fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, film writing, and cross-genre work. In the spirit 

of poet Dean Young’s dictum that poets should be “making birds, not birdcages,” we are particularly 

taken with writing that is simultaneously graceful and reckless.

 

Beneath Ceaseless Skies 

Tolkien-style fantasy. Fee paid.

 

Black Denim Press

Accepts all manner of good things. Take a look!

 

Black Elephant Press

We wanted to create a platform that uplifts our peers and brings light to new voices. Black Elephant is an 
homage to the many voices still waiting to be heard. 

 

Blue Monday Review 

Blue Monday Review is a quarterly publication that draws inspiration from the works of Kurt Vonnegut.
He was a man who knew how to craft great stories that celebrated truth and beauty while maintaining a 
sardonic wit that makes our hearts swell with bitterness and joy. If your work can stir up even a sliver of 
that feeling, we want to see it.
* Please note, we tend away from political satire and any work that is misogynistic, racist, homophobic,
etc.

 

Blue Stucco Press 

BLUE STUCCO PRESS is a new independent publisher seeking previously published short works in
multiple genres for new anthologies, as well as previously self-published books which are deserving of
new audiences.
Our online submission form and additional details can be found at http://bluestuc.co/Submitting

 

Blunderbus Mag

Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 0-3
Payment: Cash

 

Bomb 

Founded in 1981, BOMB Magazine is dedicated to delivering the artist's voice. BOMB includes a print
quarterly magazine and an online daily publication. In addition to conversations between artists of all
disciplines, BOMB publishes original works of fiction, poetry, and translation.
BOMB hosts an annual literary contest, alternating between fiction and poetry each year, with a
distinguished guest judge. Our fiction contest, judged Paul La Farge, author of The Night Ocean, is now
open for submissions. The winner will receive a $1,000 prize and publication in the fall issue of BOMB
Magazine’s literary supplement, First Proof. 

 

Border Crossing 

Submission Guidelines:
Reading Period: Sep 15 to Feb 1
Reporting Time: 3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 3-5
Payment: Cash

 

Boulevard Magazine

Watch strict time sensitive submission guidelines.

 

Bourbon Pen 

We are looking for highly imaginative stories with a healthy dose of the odd.  Odd characters, odd
experiences, odd realities. We're looking for genre / speculative stories and are quite partial to slipstream,
cross-genre, magic realism, absurdist, and the surreal.
We want character.  For us, stories live and die by their characters.  We’re looking for fully drawn
characters who surprise us with their honesty, complexity, and contradictions.

 

Brain Child

Brain Child and is an award-winning literary magazine for mothers. We focus on long form essays that
range from 1,500 – 4,500 words. We are excited by great writing – and by both new and established
writers. It makes our day when we hear from an established writer or publish an author for the first time.
We believe our writers are the lifeblood of our publication and strive to publicize and promote their work
through our website, Facebook (240,000+ fans), Twitter, and Pinterest platforms. We respond within
eight weeks.
We welcome follow up emails if by chance you do not hear from us. We pay all of our writers for
published online and print pieces.

 

Buffalo Almanack

Buffalo Almanack is proud to adopt outstanding reader-submitted fiction, visual art and book reviews 
for inclusion in both our digital journal and online archives. The typical submission can expect a response 
time of one month, though this waiting period may be extended without notice due to outside editorial 
obligations. 
You may consult with our handy buffalo helper below for a more precise estimation of our present 
response time, though note that the buffalo’s wisdom may at times come bearing a slight margin of error. 
Please note that due to the unending sisyphean nightmare that is editorship, we are no longer able to 
provide personalized rejection messages.

 

CafeLit     

Totally trust this one - I edit for them!  

 

Carte Blanche  


Editorial Focus
carte blanche is the online venue for narratives of all forms. Published three times annually, we accept
unsolicited, previously unpublished works of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, translation, comics,
photography and audio submissions. We accept work from late November to March 1st.

 

Catamaran 

Catamaran was founded in 2012 in the Tannery Arts Center Studios in Santa Cruz, California.  Our 
mission is to capture the vibrant creative spirit in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction and to publish the 
best writing we can find in a narrative together with fine art. Our magazine is full size on high quality paper 
for your reading pleasure, and it is a full color experience, like walking into an art gallery. We seek to 
present diverse national and international voices around the themes of the natural world and the
environment, the arts and artistic spirit, and the personal journey and freedom.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

  Centum Press

Pays royalties

 

Chapman Publishing 

Pays. Physical submission. 

 

Clarke's World  

Pays a small fee. 

 

concīs

Genres Published: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: James Reidel, Robert Miltner, Simon Perchik, Peter Munro, Tatiana Ryckman,
Eric Pankey, Melissa Kwasny, David Graham, Brad Rose, Jennifer Moore, Mark Young, Maura Stanton, Skip Fox, Scott Wiggerman, Caitlin Scarano
Formats: Web, E-publication
Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 5-10
Payment: Cash
Issues per Year: 3 seasonal compilations
Circulation: 5,000 to 10,000

 

Confrontation 

Genres Published: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: Reema Rajbanshi, David Ray, T.C. Boyle, Anis Shivani
Formats: Web, Print
Reading Period: Aug 16 to Apr 15
Reporting Time: Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: No
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Payment: Cash
Issues per Year: 2
Issue Price: $12
Subscription Price: $15/2 issues; $25/4 issues; $35/6 issues
Circulation: 1,000 to 2,500

 

Conjunctions  

Conjunctions publishes innovative contemporary fiction, poetry, drama, art, and essays by established and 
emerging writers in America and abroad, providing a forum for the now over 1000 contributors whose 
work challenges accepted forms and modes of expression and experiments with language and thought. 
Read dangerously!

 

Contrary Magazine

Generous fee.
 

Cracked Eye 

The respond quite quickly. Generous fee offered.  

 

Crazy Horse

Not submission periods. 


Creative Writing Ink Competitions

Rolling competition. Free to enter.  


Cut  a Long Story Short

How to sell your work....

To set up everything you need to sell your work(s) of fiction on the CUT website is quite simple and free!
It will be digitised into a beautifully presented ebook at no charge!

Make money from your writing

Before you can upload your work and make your ebooks available for sale, you must first register as a
writer on the site. This will enable the CUT team to create a Writer Profile Page for you. It is from your
Writer Profile Page that your work will be marketed to the global CUT reader database. Why not take a
look at this example of a Writer Profile Page.
And remember that with the CUT ‘writer fair deal’, you not only get to select the selling price of your
ebook, but also to share in the income on a 50:50 basis. You get 50% of the selling price, after VAT and
PayPal's transaction fee. You just have to register as a writer and upload your work; the CUT team does
the rest.

 

Day One

Day One is looking for: · Original short fiction from debut and emerging writers (who have never before
published a full-length novel or story collection). Up to 20,000 words · Poetry from emerging poets
We offer competitive payment terms and there is no fee to submit.

 

December 

Since 1958, december has been committed to distributing the work of emerging writers and artists and
celebrating more seasoned voices through a semi-annual nonprofit literary magazine featuring fiction,
poetry, creative nonfiction, and visual art.

 

Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review 

The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review is a literary and arts journal housed at The Johns Hopkins University,
M.A.  in Writing Program. Our aesthetic is eclectic, literary mainstream to experimental.
We appreciate fusion aesthetics including magical realist, surrealist, metarealist and realist works with an
offbeat spin. We value character-focused storytelling and language and welcome both edge and
mainstream with punch aesthetics. We like humor that explores the gritty realities of world and human
experiences.

 

The Dublin Review

Hard copies only accepted. 

Dual Coast Magazine 

Dual Coast Magazine is interested in just about everything the average reader might enjoy. We accept 
photography, recipes, fiction, art, nonfiction, poetry, and even jokes. 5K words is our upper limit. Please
only submit original works. 

 

Eastern Iowa Review

Lyric essays. Some hybrid/experimental.

 

Electric Lit

Electric Literature periodically accepts submissions of short stories, essays, poetry, and comics.
Guidelines for these categories, as well as other special opportunities, are on the web site.

Empyreome

Empyreome is seeking original works of short fiction with up to 10,000 words (We prefer science fiction and
fantasy, but we will consider any story with a speculative element. <7 1="" be="" considered="" fewer="" flash="" for="" or="" our="" p="" preferred="" series.="" stories="" weekly="" will="" with="" words="">

    

Event Magazine

For 45 years, EVENT has published the very best in contemporary new poetry and prose. We are one 
of Western Canada’s longest-running literary magazines, and welcome submissions written in English 
from around the world. Each issue of EVENT includes high quality fiction, poetry, non-fiction and book 
reviews, and we feature emerging and established writers side-by-side in our pages.

Escapepod

Science fiction. Good payment.  See deadlines.

Enchanted Conversation  

Modest fee paid. Grown-up fairy tales.

Epiphany Magazine 

If an epiphany is a moment of sudden revelation, Epiphany, the literary journal, is a crucible of those
moments, expressed in fiction, memoir and poetry. Our biannual journal gives voice to the talented and
innovative writers of the 21st Century. In its fifteen years of operation, Epiphany has established a
 reputation as a magazine that supports both emerging and established writers—from near and from afar—
whose explorations of new territory may not have found validation elsewhere, wherever they fall on the
 spectrum from experimental to traditional.


Fairlight Books


Fairlight Books is a brand new publishing house launching through 2017 . We are actively seeking
submissions of novels and short stories throughout June, July and August 2017 for our first list.
Our aim is to publish and showcase a limited number of exceptional writers each year, including new and
emerging writers.

Fantasy Crossing 

FANTASY CROSSING is a new online magazine devoted to fantasy & 

science fiction for young readers. We are looking for compelling, enchanting,

remarkable short fiction for young adult and middle-grade readers. Previously 

unpublished authors are encouraged to submit. Check us out at 

FantasyCrossing.com.


 

Fictional Cafe 

More for work-sharing than publication. Can be very effective, however.  


Fiction Circus

A rather unusual submissions process.

The Fiction Desk 

If you'd like to send us your short stories for potential publication, please visit our submissions area. We
strongly  recommend reading our submissions guidelines and at least one of our anthologies before
sending us your work


Fiddle Head

The Fiddlehead is open to good writing in English from all over the world, looking always for freshness
and surprise. Our editors are always happy to see new unsolicited works in fiction and poetry.
Work is read on an ongoing basis; the acceptance rate is around 1-2%. Response time is typically from
three to nine months. Apart from our annual contest we have no deadlines for submissions.

The First Line 

The purpose of The First Line is to jump start the imagination--to help 
writers break through the block that is the blank page. Each issue contains 
short stories that stem from a common first line; it also provides a forum 
for discussing favorite first lines in literature. The First Line  is an exercise 
in creativity for writers and a chance for readers to see how many different 
directions we can take when we start from the same place.

Fjords Review 

Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Reading Period: Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions:Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions:Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Number of Debut Authors per Issue:2-5
Payment: Cash
Issues per Year: 4
Subscription Price: $18 (1 Year - 2 Issues) $29 (2 Years - 4 Issues)
Circulation: 5,000 to 10,000

 

 

Five Points

Since the publication of its inaugural issue in 1996, Five Points has become one of this country’s best
literary magazines. Published three times a year by the Georgia State University Department of English,
 each issue features poetry, fiction, essays, and interviews with the most compelling writers working
today. Philip Levine calls Five Points “A refreshing combination of the old and the new. The best
literary magazine I’ve read in ages!”

Flash Fiction Online 

Some longer fiction accepted.

 

Fly Leaf

We accept fiction of any genre (except erotica) up to 5,000 words in length.

Payment for accepted manuscripts is $25 plus 2 contributor copies of the printed story.

Formatting/Presentation: 10 or 12 pt, double-spaced. Name, contact information, and word count 
should appear in the upper left corner of the manuscript document.
Simultaneous submissions are okay, but please advise us immediately if your story has been accepted 
elsewhere.

Regarding previous online publication: It’s okay if your submission has been previously submitted on a 
blog, an online magazine, or in Kindle (or other self-published form), as long as you have sold fewer 
than 100 copies.

Forge Lit

The Forge Literary Magazine publishes one prose piece per week selected by a rotating cast of editors.
Each submission is read anonymously by two editors. If a story is chosen to move forward, it is read by
one of two rotating Editors of the Month who each make final decisions on the stories they receive.
Since we are a diverse, international group of writers, our tastes and styles are wide-ranging.

 

Freakshow 

Freakishly fascinating tales of suspense ....

Fugue 

Begun in 1990 by the faculty in the Department of English at University of Idaho, Fugue has continuously 
published poetry, plays, fiction, essays, and interviews from established and emerging writers biannually. We 
take pride in the work we print, writers we publish, and the presentation of each and every issue. Working in 
collaboration with local and national artists, our covers display some of the finest art from photography and 
digital art to ink drawings and oil paintings. We believe that each issue is a print and digital artifact of the 
deepest  engagement with our culture, and we make it our personal goal that the writing we select and
presentation of each issue reflect the reverence we have for art and letters. 

Gathering Storm  

  • Trial by fire
  • An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth
  • Let not the sun go down on your wrath
  • Better late than never

We are all addicted to conflict, which is what makes our hands turn the page.  We want you to start with a bang 
and end with the reader finally taking their next breath.  We want your submission to have an impact.  Take us 
away from the known world for a few minutes and make us forget what we are doing.  
The central idea for every submission should focus solely on one of the themes for that issue.  Embrace the theme.
Love the theme.  Breathe the theme.

 

Geist

Must have a Canadian connection.

The Georgia Review

The Georgia Review accepts submissions both online and by post. We do not accept submissions via fax or 
e-mail.
We do not consider unsolicited manuscripts between May 15 and August 15. Submissions received 
during that period will be returned unread. All manuscripts receive serious, careful attention; we try to 
respond within two or three months, but sometimes the ebb and flow of manuscripts causes delays. 

The Gettysburg Review 

Published quarterly, the Gettysburg Review considers unsolicited submissions of poetry, fiction, and
essays, from September 1 through May 31 (postmark dates). New submissions received from June 1
through August 31 are returned unread. We welcome submissions of full-color graphics year round.
The main criterion for selection is quality, but the best way to determine what might be accepted by the
Gettysburg Review is to read what has already been published. Sample copies of the most recent issue
 are available for $15 each print, $9.95 digital e-book; one-year subscriptions (4 issues) are $35 for
print, $25 for digital. We strongly encourage all potential contributors to read several issues before
submitting.

Grain

Published four times per year, Grain Magazine is an internationally acclaimed literary journal that
publishes engaging, surprising, eclectic, and challenging writing and art by Canadian and international
writers and artists.
Before submitting your work to Grain, we recommend you read a recent issue of the magazine.

Granta 

Note sliding submission dates. Prestigious publication.

Grist

A Journal of the Literary Arts, seeks high quality submissions from both emerging and established
writers. We publish craft essays and interviews as well as fiction, nonfiction, and poetry—and we want
to see your best work, regardless of form, style, or subject matter.
Past issues have included such writers as Dan Albergotti, Dorothy Allison, Ellen Bass, Richard Bausch,
Maud Casey, Peter Ho Davies, Timothy Donnelly, Tom Franklin, Elizabeth Gilbert, Adam Johnson,
Lyn Hejinian, T.R. Hummer, Fady Joudah, Dorianne Laux, Julia B. Levine, Lisa Lewis, Thomas Lynch,
Khaled Mattawa, Joseph Millar, Ander Monson, Danielle Pafunda, Ron Rash, Hilda Raz,
Maura Stanton, Michael Steinberg, Virgil Suárez, William Wenthe, and many others.

Gulf Coast Mag  

Gulf Coast is committed to supporting the authors who publish in our journal. This support takes many forms, 
including offering editorial guidance, exposing new work to the widest possible audience, and providing 
competitive honorariums for that work. We believe this financial support is vital to maintaining a vibrant literary 
culture. To this end, Gulf Coast has instituted a small reading fee ($2.50) for regular submissions, 100% of which 
will go toward increasing the honorariums for the authors whose work we publish in the journal and on the 
website. Gulf Coast is now able to pay $50 per page for poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. We thank you for your 
support of the authors who make Gulf Coast possible.
Gulf Coast reads general submissions, submitted by post or through the online submissions manager,
from September 1 through March 1.

Hanging Loose

As a rule, send up to six poems or one story at a time. We rarely publish non-fiction, but there are exceptions.
We do not publish reviews. Manuscripts must be legible and be sure that includes your name and address.
Enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope of adequate size or we cannot reply. If you don’t want your work
returned, please make that clear. Cover letters are welcome if they contain pertinent information, but they are hardly a requirement. Because we read all submissions carefully, please allow up to three months for an answer. That’s also why we will not consider simultaneous submissions. We also cannot accept submissions by fax or e-mail. We never have contests or theme issues. We do have a regular section of work by high school writers: special guidelines for high school writers. All
contributors receive checks on acceptance and copies of the issue containing their work.
  

Haunted Press 

Thank you for considering Haunted Waters Press. Our expected response time is under 30 days.
The best way to find out if Haunted Waters Press can provide  the best showcase for your work is to read an
issue of From the Depths or browse our online literary content. Thank you again. We look forward to reading
your work. 

Harelquin Creature 

harlequin creature is...
still a place for all kinds of interesting and peculiar creatures to convene and share their literariness and artistic underbelly.
still a circle of friends that spans from los angeles to ann arbor to new york.
still handmade, printed on high quality paper and hand bound.​
now less periodical journal and more small press imprint, featuring poets and authors in chapbooks and broadsides, with an emphasis on works in translation & female poets.
still a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation founded in 2012 in the state of new york.

Hoosier Lit 

HOOSIERLIT is a new, bi-annual (Spring + Fall) journal of literature, stories, and other writing we like.
We publish fiction, nonfiction (creative nonfiction, essays), screenplays, scripts, black-and-white
photography, and poetry. And we’re looking for writers who are from, associated with, or have some
connection to Indiana (although the stories need not have a connection). There are standards. We can’t
articulate them. 
But you can find our submission guidelines here: http://thegeekypress.com/hoosier/. Deadline: April-ish.
Themed - different theme each week 

Hunger Mountain 

The theme for our 2018 print issue, Hunger Mountain 22, is Everyday Chimeras. Please submit to us! Surprise us
 with your interpretation of our theme. We’re looking for work that explores chimeras in small and large ways,
through content or form. We accept submissions in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and writing for children
and young adults—as well as hybrid forms.

The Impressment Gang 

The Impressment Gang Journal Association is a not for profit organization that is dedicated to the literary and arts
community in Halifax, Nova Scotia (and the world!). Our primary focuses are to print impressive new writing,
and engage in cultural criticism and review. We try to stay on top of these goals by attending local festivals, events,
 and reaching out to likeminded individuals and organizations. We also throw fun parties with no cover, cheap
drinks, and pay-what-you-can magazines.

Indiana Review 

Now in its thirty-ninth year of publication, Indiana Review is a non-profit literary magazine dedicated to
showcasing the talents of emerging and established writers. Our mission is to offer the highest quality writing
within a wide aesthetic.

Lines and Stars  

based in Washington DC but accepts internationally.

Litro 

No payment but really good exposure 

London Sinfonietta Story Swap 

No payment but it might get you noticed

Mystery Weekly   

Up to $25.00 per story

Neon Magazine  

Not much payment. 
  

New Orleans Review 

Little payment.   

Nightjar 

A little unusual. Do study their style.    

 

One Story

Generous fee. Note limited submission period.   

 

Paris by Gaslight

With a leaning towards steam punk and a penchant for breaking the rules. 

 

Penny Shorts

Fiat compensation but don't expect to get rich quick.  

 

Persimmon Tree   

For over 60s 

Pink Arc  

Offers royalties 

Pygmy Giant

We very much still want to foster exciting new UK writers and showcase their work. We veer towards
literary  fiction and away from genre fiction. We like all sorts of styles and tones, including stories
inspired by real life.


Planet Magazine 

Hard copy submissions.  based in Wales.

 

Platypus Press 'Shorts'

Deadline: Rolling
We are seeking fiction and nonfiction on any theme between 5,000–15,000 words for a new series of
digital shorts due in 2018. platypuspress.co.uk

Priestess and Heirophant 

PRIESTESS & HIEROPHANT PRESS  is currently seeking fiction, poetry (chapbook and full
manuscripts), artwork, and mixed works (strange and wonderful combinations of the formats previously
listed). Genres: speculative (including magic realism), esoteric and occult, fine artwork, and cross genre.
The strange and illuminating, the dark and macabre, the wicked and the spectacular all belong here.
I'm currently seeking manuscripts 20-60 pages in length, and works for an online/to-be-anthologized
magazine.
Visit http://www.priestessandhierophant.com/ for submission and pay specifics.

Rattle Tales 

Performance  - if you can get to Hove. Submissions on and off.

Roane Publishing 

They call it flash - I;m more inclined to say short fiction. Up to you!  

 



Shimmerzine

Publishes speculative fiction. Not time-sensitive guidelines.  


Storgy

No fee but a great place to be published.

 

 Storm Cellar 

Call for Submissions: Storm Cellar
Deadline: Rolling
Storm Cellar, a print-and-ebook literary journal, seeks new, amazing writing and art for our summer
issue.
Surprise us with all the best creative nonfiction, stories, flash, poetry, and visual art in any medium.
Send secrets, satellites, barb wire, butcher birds: stormcellar.submittable.com.
Full guidelines at stormcellarquarterly.com/submit.
 

The Short Story Competitions 

Rolling competitions



Stepaway 

one story or poem at a time  

 

Sun Magazine

Hard copy submissions. Small fee paid.


Sycamore  

One off payment. Literary magazine. Take care with submission dates.  



Tears in the Fence

Small recompense.


The Timberlane Review

Small  submission charges. Small compensation.  Nice publication.

Tin House 


Watch out for themes and submission periods.

Tishman review  

Accepts all year round. Pays a fee.

 

Unthology 

UNTHOLOGY showcases the work of new or established writers and can 

include short stories of any length, reportage, essays or novel extracts from 

anywhere in the world. UNTHOLOGY allows space for stories of different styles 

and subjects to rub up against each other. It features the classic slice-of-life well told 

just as much as the experimental, the shocking and strange. 


Valley Press  

Accepting collections for 2017 

Winter Tangerine

At Winter Tangerine Review, we want the electric. We want the pieces that you have emptied yourself 

into. 

We want the imagery that startles us, that stirs something inside of us that we do not understand. 

We want the strongest analogies, the most devastating characters, the pieces that have us enthralled from 

the start. If you think you've created something that fits this description, please submit.

We accept submissions of poetry, prose, and visual art. Read more here.

 

VQR 

Generous fees

Speculative Fiction

Empyreome

Empyreome is seeking original works of short fiction with up to 10,000 words (<7 nbsp="" p="" preferred="">Stories with 1,000 words 
<7 nbsp="" p="" preferred="">or fewer will be considered for our Weekly Flash series.)
We prefer science fiction and fantasy, but we will consider any story with a speculative element,
including slipstream and well-written horror.

Spirituality

Orison Books

Orison Books is a 501(c)(3) non-profit literary press focused on the life of the spirit from a broad and
inclusive range of perspectives. We seek to publish spiritually-engaged poetry, fiction, and non-fiction of
exceptional literary merit. In our view, spiritual writing has little to do with subject matter. Rather, the kind
of work we seek to publish has a transcendent aesthetic effect on the reader, and reading it can itself be a
spiritual experience. Such work is not merely about spiritual contemplation, but itself leads the reader into
profound contemplation. It is not merely about the sublime, but itself has a sublime effect on the reader.
It is not merely about the mystery of being, but itself heightens the reader’s sense of the mystery
underlying the fabric of our daily lives.

Sound

Dreaming 

All submission receive response within ten days Theme: Iceland 31 August

 

Something to aspire to?

Urban Words 

Writers and drama students can all learn from this.  


Song Writing 

International song writing competition  

Very serious cash prize

Speculative Fiction 

England's Future History

Ongoing. No prize or payment as such but good exposure and good for your discipline. 

Theatre Production 

The Space

Box office splits - no upfront costs


Thriller 

Psychological Thriller 

20 October 
Are you up for the challenge? Can you tap into the dark realms of your mind and craft a psychological thriller?
We are hoping you can.  For this writing competition,  we are open to creative interpretation and you can make
it as dark and as sinister as  you like. Stretch the boundaries of this competition and you could be one of our
winners. To give you a chance of winning, think about your starting point very carefully, you need to build up the
 tension and make us think deeply about the plot and any in-built layers. 
 

 

Wild Wolf Publishing 

Allow six to nine months for a reply.  

 

Translation 


Like Starlings

Often also like you with an artist.

 

Travel writing

The Best Women's Travel Writing  

Fee plus publication



Volunteering / Work 

Graduate Mag 

Looks promising but please use your own judgement 

 

Grimm and Co 

Looks like a lot of fun

Ministry of Stories

Really good fun and a good place to get involved in working with children   

Open Door Placement 

launching soon

Unipaper 

Always looking for staff writers  

 

Young adult

Young Adult Fiction Writing 

3 November 

Have you ever fancied trying to write for the young adult market? The teenage market is very popular and if you
can adapt your writing to connect with today’s teenagers then, you could develop a whole new writing skill and,
 it can be more than a little lucrative too. If this sounds fun, then have a go with this new writing competition.
Create an adventure story, a mystery or just draw on the issues of life but aim for those younger minds and deal
with these issues in a way that is relative.

 

Akashic

Different types of submissions on different days of the week. 

 

Bloomsbury Spark 

Open to unagented submissions. 25,000 to 60,000 words


ChiTeen 

Full novels only

 

Fantasy Crossing 

FANTASY CROSSING is a new online magazine devoted to fantasy and science 

fiction for young readers. We are looking for compelling, enchanting, remarkable 

short fiction for young adult and middle-grade readers. Emerging, previously 

unpublished authors are encouraged to submit. Check us out at 

FantasyCrossing.com.

 

PIG

Note, you must query first.

Poisoned Pen 

For mysteries  

Renee Nyen 

Agent seeking YA submissions 

 

Seven Stories Press 

Send a query letter first. 

 

The Red Telephone 

YA novels. You get a 50% profit share. Book published as e-book initially. 

Yaro Review 

Note very specific submission dates.  
 










































  


 


 

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