Comps and calls for October 2019

Hello everyone! As I write, the north of England is experiencing rain that is like a giant tap being turned on. It’s not great for going out (unless you are a duck) but it’s what I call good writing weather! So, make yourself a cup of tea and get stuck in to this month’s opportunities…

I’ve just finished writing a short play for a competition. My ‘treatment’ was longlisted, so I’m guaranteed £50, but I would dearly love to win as this particular competition is dear to my heart. Also, having just moved, my life is measured out in cardboard boxes. I have no trousers at present. That’s the writer’s life, isn’t it? Exciting projects and searching for trousers (is that a metaphor? Not in my case!).

Good luck, all of you!

Cathy x

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Here are some writing competitions and calls for submission, all with free, electronic entry.

As usual I’m passing these on in good faith but mistakes may be made, so do check all the submission guidelines carefully. Any info in quotes comes from the website itself and any dates at the start are deadlines. Also, I don’t know the sources personally, so do check them out for yourselves.

There are three headings (click/tap to jump straight to them):

If you aren’t a submitter (why not? Nothing to lose! Rejection is something we all share!) then the themes can make great writing prompts/exercises.

Although I mention only fiction or poetry, many publications accept non-fiction, art or other forms, so do check if interested. Good luck and do let me know of successes! The links are in the comments, and any dates at the start are deadlines.

Where possible, I have marked the relevant entries with ‘paying’, ‘contributor copy’ etc. However, you are best off checking the info for yourselves as I am not infallible and the info isn’t always available or clear. Please be aware that a contributor copy may be in print or digital format. Also, some publications offer several things, eg payment as well as a contributor copy. Where this is the case, I have assumed that payment is enough of an incentive, so I haven’t listed everything. It’s a rough guide and should be treated as such.

COMPETITIONS

2nd October Spectator Competition No. 3119: watch the birdie. ‘Birds have been a popular subject for poets.You are invited to submit a poem about a yellowhammer. Please email entries of up to 16 lines to lucy@spectator.co.uk by midday on 2 October.’ PAYING

4th Oct ‘In honor of Alcott’s novel, this week’s writing prompts are all themes and elements pulled from her seminal family drama. And don’t worry if you haven’t read the book or aren’t too familiar with the March family — these themes are all universal!’Story 1000-3000 words. PAYING https://blog.reedsy.com/creative-writing-prompts/contests/9/

6th Oct Unpublished travel writers: ‘To enter the competition, you should write a piece of 600–800 words, which must be original, written in the first person and based on personal experience. For this year’s competition, instead of a general theme, entrants must include the phrase ‘and then it happened’ somewhere within their entry. Please note, ‘and then it happened’ should NOT be the title of the piece, but those four words should occur naturally somewhere in the text.’ NON-CASH PRIZE https://www.bradtguides.com/articles/travel-writing-2020/

9th Oct Spectator Competition No. 3120: back space’In 1969 a competition was set in this magazine inviting poems commemorating man’s first landing on the moon. You are invited to submit verses, in the style of a well-known poet, reflecting on the Apollo 11 mission, 50 years on. Please email entries of up to 16 lines to lucy@spectator.co.uk by midday on 9 October.’ PAYING

15th Oct ‘The speculative flash must pass or discuss The Finkbeiner Test, which sets out that the story must not mention 1) The fact that the subject is a woman, 2) Her husband’s job, 3) Her child care arrangements, 4) How she nurtures her underlings, 5) How she was taken aback by the competitiveness in her field, 6) How she’s such a role model for other women, 7) How she’s the “first woman to…”’ PAYING https://www.apparitionlit.com/submission-guidelines/#1538347466119-241fd8cf-66ed

19th Oct A flash suite: “A series of at least three flash fiction works that correlate, and build to something greater. Recurring characters, extended motifs, harmonious subject matters, and/or sustained narrative are such correlations– but we encourage innovation and new ideas.” PAYING http://defenestrationism.net/flash-suite-contest/

25th Oct 50-word scary story. PAYING https://www.everywritersresource.com/500-halloween-horror-50-word-story-contest-2019/ (thanks to https://fundsforwriters.com/ for this one)

25th Oct Fiction 2000-6000 words on the theme of Artificial Intelligence. PAYING https://commapress.co.uk/resources/prizes

26th Oct Story with one of the provided beginnings, and featuring chocolate. NON-CASH PRIZE https://www.fortnumandmason.com/fortnums/chocolate-library-short-story-competition

31st Oct ‘The whole point of this magazine is to raise awareness of the harm that we are doing to our planet and the dire consequences this will have.’ Fiction 1500-5000 words. PAYING https://www.aftermathmag.org/short-story-contest.html

31st Oct Short story – check theme and length. PAYING https://www.fictionesse.com/p/fictionesse-competitions.html

31st UK writers aged 18-25: essay on the provided theme. PAYING http://benjaminfranklinhouse.org/education/literary-prize/ (thanks to www.prizemagic.co.uk for this one)

31st Oct ‘We are looking for stories of 500 words or fewer that have a joyful, hopeful or uplifting theme. There are no genre restrictions and stories may be for adults or children. One entry per person.’ https://gaynor69.wixsite.com/astoryfordaniel (thanks to www.prizemagic.co.uk for this one)

1st Nov Short story, novelette, novella or novel. PAYING https://fresh.ink/contest

SUBMISSIONS WITH DEADLINES

3rd Oct Poetry, fiction and more suitable for Christian children on the theme of GAK SAYS LET’S EXPLORE OREGON TRAILS. PAYING http://www.guardian-angel-kids.com/submissions.html

7th Oct Poetry and fiction on the theme of Truth. CONTRIBUTOR COPY/COPIES https://firewords.co.uk/submit

8th Oct ‘A critical part of the Embracing Our Differences exhibit is the impact of personal thoughts that accompany each work of art. These quotations provide members of our community a chance to voice their thoughts, feelings and ideas reflecting our theme of “enriching lives through diversity and inclusion.” The combination of visual art and the written word adds a deeper dimension to the overall experience. Please consider submitting an original quotation.’ https://www.embracingourdifferences.org/submit-a-quotation/

9th Oct Poetry and flash on the theme of Monster. https://thewildword.com/submissions/

10th Oct ‘BWR’s next issue of Boyfriend Village is seeking new work before which rather large structures get weak-kneed. We want work that bores discursive holes through the internet, or is manufactured from the dialog beneath the discourse.’ Poetry, fiction and more. PAYING https://bwr.submittable.com/submit

11th Oct ‘As before, we’re looking for yarns of dark urban fantasy, the weird, the macabre and the hopeful. Tell us of unassuming teenagers stumbling upon witch meetups, who weave spells for good or ill. Of hell-born creatures leaving scenes of carnage that confound the police. Of trolls trying to fit into the society of the homeless. We want them all.’ 5000-8000 words. PAYING https://tbirdstudios.com/news/open-call-return-to-san-cicaro/

13th Oct Poetry, fiction and more on the theme of Decay. http://www.camasmagazine.org/submit

14th Oct Writing on the theme of Drugs for this Quaker magazine. CONTRIBUTOR COPY/COPIES https://www.friendsjournal.org/submissions/

14th Full length and chapbook MSS of poetry, short stories, novels and novellas. https://thirtywest.submittable.com/submit

15th Oct ‘In the spirit of shining a spotlight, we open our call for submissions to any and all Black creatives—of all identities, expressions, backgrounds, abilities, personalities, and communities (including global)—to submit.’ Poetry, fiction and more. PAYING https://gumbomedia.com/callforsubmissions

15th Oct Writing for children. CONTRIBUTOR COPY/COPIES https://www.clarendonhousebooks.com/anthologies(Cathy’s note: you have to scroll a long way down to get to the anthology info!)

15th Oct Non-residential fellowship for writers who have not yet published, or been contracted to write, a book. PAYING https://apublicspace.org/news/detail/the-2020-a-public-space-fellowships (thanks to www.erikadreifus.com for this one)

15th Oct Poetry up to 30 lines on the theme of Water. http://highlandparkpoetry.org/scheduleofevents.html

15th Oct Poetry and CNF on the theme of Redemption/Grace. CONTRIBUTOR COPY/COPIES https://www.snapdragonjournal.com/submit.html

15th Oct Poetry and fiction. CONTRIBUTOR COPY/COPIES, PAYS SOME CONTRIBUTORS https://gatewayreview.wordpress.com/submission-guidelines/

15th Oct ‘We accept short stories (fiction and creative nonfiction) and poetry. Per the Rockford Writers’ Guild Constitution, we do not publish content that is sexist, racist, supremacist, vulgar, or pornographic. We publish work that is new and is a reflection of the global, national, local, or personal times. If you are unsure, please ask.’ https://www.rockfordwritersguild.org/submission-guidelines/

15th Oct Story for children. CONTRIBUTOR COPY/COPIES https://www.clarendonhousebooks.com/anthologies

15th Oct Poetry, flash and more on the theme of Sleepover. https://sleepyheadcentral.com/vitaminzzz/

15th Oct Short fiction set in LA. CONTRIBUTOR COPY/COPIES http://madeinlawriters.com/submission-guidelines/

15th Oct ‘CLOCKWORK DRAGONS: A Fantasy Punk Anthology, 1,500-8,000 words long. Stories should be set in a world where magic or fantasy elements have become the prevailing means by which mainstream technology is powered or run.’ PAYING http://www.zombiepiratepublishing.com/Calls-For-Submissions/

15th Oct 50-word fiction on the theme of True Crime. CONTRIBUTOR COPY/COPIES http://www.blink-ink.org/submissions/

17th Oct Poetry on the theme of Circuits. https://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~bpr/submission-guidelines/

18th Oct Pirate stories around the 5000 word range. PAYING http://www.inklingspress.com/submissions.html

20th Oct Poetry on the theme of Autumn. https://www.localgemspoetrypress.com/musings-of-autumn.html

21st Oct Poetry and prose on the theme of Writing and Activism. PAYING https://www.bcwriters.ca/wordworks/submit/

23rd Oct Microfiction based on Science. PAYING https://storyseedvault.com/submissions/

24th Oct Poetry, fiction and more. PAYING https://thesuburbanreview.com/submit/

30th Oct Horror fiction up to 5000 words by Jewish writers. PAYING https://madnessheart.press/submissions/corners-of-the-world-volume-1-judaism/

30th Oct ‘LANTERN: The Inner Circle Writers’ Group Christian Stories Anthology 2019 I’m looking for that special kind of story with the ending that J. R. R. Tolkien described as a ‘eucatastrophe’ — a story which, against all the odds, turns to the Good.’ CONTRIBUTOR COPY/COPIES https://www.clarendonhousebooks.com/anthologies (Cathy’s note: you have to scroll a long way down to get to the anthology info!)

30th Oct Poetry, fiction and more on the theme of Grief and Loss. http://heroinchic.weebly.com/blog/special-winter-issue-on-loss-grief-editorial-guidelines

31st Oct Poetry, fiction and more. CONTRIBUTOR COPY/COPIES https://www.washburn.edu/inscape/submit.html

31st Oct ‘Inspiring protests led by concerned citizens and youth are demanding change.The role of the poet is to critique, celebrate, acknowledge, and inspire, to provoke thought and action, and to speak truth to power. Those are the poems sought for publication in 45 Poems of Protest.’ ROYALTIES http://waxpoetryart.com/eleventh/submissions.html

31st Oct ‘We’re looking for four (4) fantasy romance short stories featuring “women loving women/”lesbians, including translesbians, for 2020: asian vampires, afro-mermaids, indigenous shapeshifters, and latinx fairies.’ PAYINGhttps://aurelialeo.com/invictus-quarterly-comics-and-illustrations/

31st Oct ‘In this anthology, Temptation Press is looking for short stories that explore the naughty side of the city. These stories should be about sex clubs. Think ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ meets ‘Exit to Eden’. Any gender combination is welcome. We are looking for a unique take on the age-old tale.’ 4500-20,000 words. CONTRIBUTOR COPY/COPIES https://zimbellhousepublishingllc.submittable.com/submit/144541/nights-in-the-city-a-temptation-press-anthology

31st Oct Poetry, flash and short fiction. PAYING https://bansheelit.tumblr.com/submissionsguidelines

31st Oct Poetry on the theme of Home. https://www.allegropoetry.org/p/submit.html (thanks to http://robinhoughtonpoetry.co.uk/ for this one)

31st Oct Poetry and fiction. https://theinterpretershouse.org/submissions

31st Oct Poetry, fiction and more on the theme of Weathering. ‘OMQ publishes submissions from anyone with lived experience of madness/mental health challenges/accessing mental health services, and who has experiences to share and a voice to be heard.’ CONTRIBUTOR COPY/COPIES https://openmindsquarterly.submittable.com/submit

31st Oct Poetry, fiction and much more. https://partisanhotel.co.uk/Submissions

31st Oct Mystery story up to 2000 words, in which the mystery is solved with the assistance of a pet. PAYING https://www.jerseypinesink.com/

31st Oct ‘We’ve all experienced a night out at the movies. Are you old enough to remember the drive in? Do you dare build a movie theater in your basement and invite monsters and mayhem to your home? Monsters, Movies, & Mayhem is a collection of tales involving monsters and the chaos they create in the movie world.’ Up to 6000 words. PAYING https://wordfirepress.com/anthology-guidelines/

1st Nov Poetry on the theme of Christmas/Chanukah/Yule. PAYING http://www.songsoferetz.com/p/guidelines.html

1st Nov Poetry, fiction, drama and more. PAYS SOME CONTRIBUTORS

https://ellipsis.submittable.com/submit (Cathy’s note: only contributors from the USA will be paid.)

1st Nov Poetry, fiction and more on the theme of What a Strange Question! PAYING http://themaliterarysociety.com/submissions.html (Cathy’s note: submitters outside the USA may submit by email)

1st Nov Flash and short fiction on the theme of Is it Safe? https://wildhuntmag.com/submissions-theme

1st Nov Poetry, fiction and more on the theme of The Calling. https://halfwaydownthestairs.net/submissions/

1st Nov Poetry, fiction and more on the theme of Loss. CONTRIBUTOR COPY/COPIES https://www.longshippress.com/

1st Nov Poetry, fiction and more on the theme of Getting On. PAYING https://griffithreview.com/guidelines-for-writers/

1st Nov Poetry, fiction and more on the theme of Cult: Astarte, Isis and Kore. http://cauldronanthology.weebly.com/submissions.html

SUBMISSIONS WITH NO KNOWN DEADLINES

Poetry and prose. PROFIT/REVENUE SHARING MODEL http://prolebooks.co.uk/submissions.html

An anthology of creative works devoted to the climate crisis and climate justice. https://www.watchyourhead.ca/about.html

Poetry and fiction. https://bindweedmagazine.wordpress.com/submission-guidelines/

‘Interstellar Flight Magazine is seeking essays on pop culture, movies, geekery, and scifi/fantasy related topics.’ PAYING https://www.interstellarflightpress.com/submissions.html

‘Culture Matters is part of our cultural struggle or ‘mental fight’ against class divisions, to achieve a cultural commons in a socialist society – a new Jerusalem, as William Blake called it, and not only in England, but across the world.’ Poetry, articles, art and more. http://culturematters.org.uk/ (thanks to http://robinhoughtonpoetry.co.uk/ for this one)

Data poetry. http://poetryindata.com/take-part/

Poetry. http://www.snakeskinpoetry.co.uk/submit.htm

Poetry. PAYING http://marblepoetry.com/submit/

‘We don’t have themed submissions—we feel that poets need to write what they need to write—however we would, for Issue 8, be very keen to read poems that encapsulate the current political climate, be it today or a couple of months from now. Not rants, not abstraction, but those moments which most speak of what it is like to live right now, at this time of political instability: poems about people, their actions, where they go, the things they say.’ http://www.thecompassmagazine.co.uk/submissions-2/

Poetry and more. https://londongrip.co.uk/home/

‘Aggregate is an upcoming fiction anthology, and we’re looking for solid, creative short stories. We tend toward science fiction and horror, but prefer to think of genre as a loose categorization at best.’ PAYING https://writerfield.com/aggregate/

‘Real and unreal’ stories, poetry and more. http://www.quailbellmagazine.com/submit.html

Novel MSS. https://authors.equinoxbooks.com/

Poetry, fiction and more for this Christian magazine. PAYING https://www.plough.com/en/about-us/magazine-submissions

Prose and more. https://www.presspausepress.org/contact-us

Poetry, fiction and more. PAYING https://www.stmarys-ca.edu/mfa-in-creative-writing/mary-journal

Comps and calls for September 2019

Hello all! Many thanks to those of you who’ve emailed me about your successes — you’re a talented lot! If you’re still waiting for success, remember: proofread your work properly, avoid clichés, try writing a bit outside your comfort zone, and keep trying.

As I write this everything here is chaos. We’re moving house on August 29th. Also, a treatment for a play script I wrote has been shortlisted for an award — now I have to write the play itself! This is something I have never done before.

Phew! Wish me luck with both — and maybe I’ll be less busy next month!

Best wishes,

Cathy x

Paypal/Patreon


Here are some writing competitions and calls for submission, all with free, electronic entry.

As usual I’m passing these on in good faith but mistakes may be made, so do check all the submission guidelines carefully. Any info in quotes comes from the website itself and any dates at the start are deadlines. Also, I don’t know the sources personally, so do check them out for yourselves.

There are three headings (click/tap to jump straight to them):

If you aren’t a submitter (why not? Nothing to lose! Rejection is something we all share!) then the themes can make great writing prompts/exercises.

Although I mention only fiction or poetry, many publications accept non-fiction, art or other forms, so do check if interested. Good luck and do let me know of successes! The links are in the comments, and any dates at the start are deadlines.

Where possible, I have marked the relevant entries with ‘paying’, ‘contributor copy’ etc. However, you are best off checking the info for yourselves as I am not infallible and the info isn’t always available or clear. Please be aware that a contributor copy may be in print or digital format. Also, some publications offer several things, eg payment as well as a contributor copy. Where this is the case, I have assumed that payment is enough of an incentive, so I haven’t listed everything. It’s a rough guide and should be treated as such.

COMPETITIONS

Closing date unknown. ‘KEEP WRITING is a contest for Writers organized by the Enlivening Emotions. We all have beautiful Illusions in our Mind that make us Write so we Welcome you to the Family and Let’s Grow Together in the World of Writing. It can be Story, Poetry, Song, Shayari, Ghazal, Blog, Rap. All writing forms are welcome and as We know Writing is an Emotion. It has no Language but comes in every language and it’s all about expression so Let’s be expressive…’ Entries can be in Hindi, English or other language. NON-CASH PRIZE https://www.youthop.com/competitions/awards/keep-writing-writing-contest-2019-enlivening-emotions (Cathy’s note: I wasn’t sure abut this one as there’s no tangible prize, but as it’s free to enter, I thought some of you might find it fun.)

2nd Sep ‘Imagine a bottle rides the waves of the ocean until it finally washes ashore, where someone discovers the bottle, pulls out a cork, and…there is a message inside. Tell us what the message says in 27 words or fewer. The person who creates the most compelling “story in a bottle” wins a free Gotham class of his or her choosing.’ NON-CASH PRIZE https://www.writingclasses.com/contest/story-in-a-bottle-contest-2019 (thanks to www.reedsy.com for this one)

3rd Sep ‘Portland Reviewwelcomes themed prose submissions of fiction and nonfiction for the 2019 Verna Marion Nugent chapbook contest. The winner will receive $500 and publication as a chapbook included inside our Laborissue, to be published in 2020.’ Theme: Invisible Labor. PAYING https://portlandreview.submittable.com/submit

4th Sep Middle-grade fiction on the theme of Voyagers, 3500-5000 words.  ROYALTIES http://www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com/p/the-2019-annual-iwsg-anthology-contest.html

8th Sep ‘Have you experienced mental health problems, or are you a family member or friend of someone who has? We’re inviting you to enter our poetry competition, Healing Words, which is back for its second year.’ Poem up to 25 lines. NON-CASH PRIZE https://www.advocacyproject.org.uk/poetry/

10th Sep ‘The Nan Shepherd Prize is a new competition to find the next voice in nature writing. It aims not only to celebrate nature writing but provide an inclusive platform for new and emerging nature writers from underrepresented backgrounds.’ PAYING https://nanshepherdprize.com/submissions/ (Cathy’s note: although ‘unpublished writers’ are specified in the guidelines, you can still enter if you have self-published, if you’ve had poetry published, or if you’ve had short pieces published in litmags.)

15th Sep TV, Film and Short Screenplays. PAYING https://thescriptlab.com/free-screenplay-contest/

16th Sep Poetry on the theme of Discovery by children from Yorkshire or Lancashire, Years 1-6 or there’s a separate category for Years 7-13. VOUCHER/OTHER http://www.ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk/posts/autumn-festival/childrens-poetry-competition and http://www.ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk/posts/news/young-peoples-poetry-competition

21st Sep ‘Send us your Halloween-themed poetry, fiction, short plays and creative non-fiction.’ PAYING https://thefuriousgazelle.com/submit/halloween-writing-contest/

27th Sep Theatre script by a writer of 55 or over, who is resident or works in the North West of England. PAYING  https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/english-literature-and-creative-writing/about-us/playwriting/

30th Sep SF/F story by new and amateur writers. PAYING https://www.writersofthefuture.com/enter-writer-contest/

30th Sep ‘Our recent survey revealed that almost half of you think there are not enough books featuring middle-aged or older female characters. In response to that, we’re delighted to announce that, together with HQ, an imprint of HarperCollins, we are launching a fiction writing competition for women writers over the age of 40. We will specifically be looking for stories featuring a leading character aged over 40.’ OTHER https://www.gransnet.com/competitions/2019/gransnet-hq-writing-competition

30th Sep ‘Three times a year, Jerry Jazz Musicianawards a writer who submits, in our opinion, the best original, previously unpublished work of short fiction. The Jerry Jazz Musician reader has interests in music, social history, literature, politics, art, film and theater, particularly that of the counter-culture of mid-twentieth century America.’ PAYING https://jerryjazzmusician.com/2013/02/short-fiction-contest-details/

30th Sep Drabble on the theme of Treasure Hunt. PAYING https://albanlakepublishing.com/contests/drabble-contest/

1st Oct Flash fiction narrated by a teacher, or featuring a teacher as the protagonist. PAYING https://academyforteachers.org/stories-out-of-school/

SUBMISSIONS WITH DEADLINES

2nd Sep Fiction 800-3000 words on the theme of  Accident and Emergency. https://www.liarsleaguenyc.com/submissions

2nd Sep or until filled: ‘Quite simply, we want Sword & Sorcery tales about immortals in the vein of Karl Edward Wagner’s Kane, Barry Sadler’s Casca, Steven Erikson’s Rhulad Sengar and Kallor, and Dennis O’Neil’s Rā’s al Ghūl.’ PAYING https://roguebladesentertainment.submittable.com/submit/130977/deaths-sting

2nd Sep Poetry, fiction and more on the theme of Labor. PAYING https://portlandreview.submittable.com/submit

2nd Sep or until filled: ‘Slaughter is the Best Medicine: An Heroic Anthology of Mayhem & Mirth in Melee. This one is exactly what it sounds like – pulpy battle royale with a smile!’ PAYING http://roguebladesentertain.wixsite.com/roguebladespresents/submissions?lightbox=dataItem-jrebh0k3

2nd Sep Poetry, flash and short fiction on the theme of Chance. CONTRIBUTOR COPY/COPIES https://www.popshotpopshot.com/submit/

2nd Sep ‘RBE’s first Western isn’t simply going to be filled with dusty tales of cowpokes and gunslingers no matter how romantic. Oh no – you know better than that! REACH FOR THE SKY is all about cowboys and aliens!’ 2000-9000 words. PAYING http://roguebladesentertain.wixsite.com/roguebladespresents/submissions?lightbox=dataItem-jrebh0k34

3rd Sep Poetry and fiction on the theme of The Abduction of Persephone. PAYING https://www.timelesstalesmagazine.com/submissions

3rd Sep Stories and poetry suitable for children, on the theme of Trains, Tracks and Travelers. PAYING http://www.guardian-angel-kids.com/submissions.html

5th Sep or when full: ‘The first in a new series featuring retellings of fairy tales! This one will feature Snow White. We will be looking for new and fresh takes on the tale, however it has to be easily recognizable as a Snow White story.’ 500-10,500 words.  CONTRIBUTOR COPY/COPIES http://fantasiadivinitymagazine.com/anthology-submission-calls

6th Sep ‘Speculative City publishes provocative works that are centered within a cityscape.’ Theme: Industry. Poetry, fiction and more.  http://www.speculativecity.com/submissions/

7th Sep Poems, stories and more on the theme of Melt. PAYINGhttps://thefureviewberlin.wordpress.com/submit/

8th Sep Poetry and prose that touch upon the natural world. Theme: Fierce. PAYING https://clawandblossom.com/submissions/

10th Sep Poetry, fiction and more on the theme of “Reforming violence | Restorative justice for everyone”. http://moonmagazine.org/submission-guidelines/

10th Sep Writing on the theme of Awareness Light. http://www.yellowmedicinereview.com/id12.html

12th Sep ‘The theme is ‘100 words, 100 years from now’. Please create pieces on any subject such as climate, politics, technology, consumersim, social media, life, love or death, etc. but they must somehow be set in 2119.’ CONTRIBUTOR COPY/COPIES http://www.ellipsiszine.com/six/

13th Sep ‘Latinx Screams is looking for stories by Latinx and AfroLatinx writers with protagonists facing overwhelming fears and rising to fight horrifying foes. Some will thrive, some with survive, and some will die. Give us your vanquished, and your victors.’ PAYING http://www.bronzevillebooks.com/writers/anthology-submissions/

13th Sep Spec flash on the theme of Stories that Sing: the 90s. PAYING https://gohavok.com/submission-guidelines/

13th Sep Story on the theme of Supernatural. 500-3000 words. CONTRIBUTOR COPY/COPIES http://www.stormyislandpublishing.com/submissions/

13th Sep Poetry, flash and short fiction on the theme of MYSTERY, DEATH and the DEAD, HARVEST, SEASON OF DARKNESS, and more. https://www.cleaningupglitter.com/submissions (Cathy’s note: Subs are free until they’ve used up 80% of their Submittable allocation. After that there’s a fee. So get in early.)

Poetry, fiction and more on the theme of Fun House. http://www.pilgrimagepress.org/

15th Sep Dark literary fiction and twisted horror poetry. PAYING https://macabre-museum.com/submissions/

15th Sep Write a story that lasts. CONTRIBUTOR COPY/COPIES  https://www.clarendonhousebooks.com/anthologies

15th Sep Poetry, fiction and more about cartoons. ‘Please only send work that has to do with television cartoon series, not animated movies (you can save that for our Pop Culture issue).’ http://www.drunkmonkeys.us/submission-guidelines

15th Sep Poetry, fiction and more. PAYING https://thespectacle.submittable.com/submit (Cathy’s note: when they run out of free submission slots, they charge a fee, so get in early if possible.)

15th Sep 50-word story. ‘There is no payment associated with stories. However, each month a “Story of the Month” is selected, and receives a prize of $10 Canadian.’ PAYS SOME CONTRIBUTORS http://fiftywordstories.com/submissions/

15th Sep ‘Whether framed as deities or regular folks—as wise role models, rascally clowns, or underhanded villains—trickster figures have fascinated audiences for centuries. For the 34th issue of Eye to the Telescope, we want original work that demonstrates why this is.’ Poetry. PAYING http://www.eyetothetelescope.com/submit.html

15th Sep ‘How do you read/experience/address solidão? This issue invites intersectional critical theory from scholar-activists to confront systems of oppression that challenge the idea of universalism and the limited belief that humanity is white, skinny, heterosexual, able-bodied, U.S. American, middle class, Christian, and male.’ https://www.feministpress.org/current-call-for-papers

15th Sep ‘Zimbell House is holding open submissions for short stories about the old west and how the U.S. Marshal played a part in establishing the law of the land.’ 4000-20,000 words.  CONTRIBUTOR COPY/COPIES https://zimbellhousepublishingllc.submittable.com/submit/140286/the-marshal-a-zimbell-house-anthology

15th Sep Poetry, fiction and more on the theme of Confession. CONTRIBUTOR COPY/COPIES http://www.constellations-lit.com/submissions/

21st Sep Poetry and fiction on the theme of Jungle. https://wordsforthewild.co.uk/?p=5853

23rd Sep Microfiction based on Science. PAYING https://storyseedvault.com/submissions/

25th Sep ‘We will be looking for new and fresh takes on the tale, however it has to be easily recognizable as a Snow White story.’ CONTRIBUTOR COPY/COPIES http://fantasiadivinitymagazine.com/anthology-submission-calls

29th Sep Poetry, fiction and more on the theme of Lore. https://talesfromtheforest.net/submissions/

30th Sep ‘Truancyis a semipro market for revised folktales, legends, myth and other traditional narratives that have been made new by your retelling or your original fiction that has these folkloric elements or mythic elements.’ Poetry also accepted. PAYING http://www.truancymag.dreamhosters.com/submissions-guidelines/

30th Sep ‘Spy Girl – Chipper Press is looking for short stories that feature a female sleuth. We want these stories to be set in a middle-grade school. It can be a spy ring or a single amateur detective. Keep in mind these tales are intended for middle-graders.’ CONTRIBUTOR COPY/COPIES https://www.chipperpress.com/anthology-submissions/

30th Sep Writing by Asian lesbians. http://www.sinisterwisdom.org/AsianLesbians

30th Sep ‘We are looking for stories about something that happened to you in your life – in your relationship with a partner or spouse, a parent or child, a family member or friend, at work or at home – that made you and the people around you laugh out loud.’ Stories and poems. PAYING https://www.chickensoup.com/story-submissions/story-guidelines

30th Sep Canadian women/nonbinary only: ‘Re Nature: Writing on a World under Threat. Understorey Magazine invites submissions of critical writing & visual art – for a nature in crisis.’ PAYING https://understoreymagazine.ca/2019/04/re-nature-writing-on-a-world-under-threat/

30th Sep Crime/mystery/thriller story. CONTRIBUTOR COPY/COPIES https://www.clarendonhousebooks.com/anthologies

30th Sep ‘We are looking for stories about the humorous or serious sides of life after 60.’ Stories and poems. PAYING https://www.chickensoup.com/story-submissions/possible-book-topics

30th Sep  ‘We want all of your travel stories, whether they’re also love stories, horror stories, success stories…you know we’re flexible here.
The only rule is the same as it always is: this trip must include music!’ https://memoirmixtapes.com/submissions/

30th Sep Poetry. https://wendpoetry.com/submissions/

30th Sep Spec fic. PAYING https://aurealis.com.au/submissions/ (thanks to www.freedomwithwriting.com for this one)

30th Sep Erotic literary fiction and erotic formal poetry. http://www.sliptongue.com/submissions.html

30th Sep Poetry and fiction on the theme of Free Will. https://theliterarynest.com/submissions/literary-submissions/

30th Sep Poetry and more. https://www.thimblelitmag.com/submissions/

30th Sep Poetry on the theme of Brink. http://oxfordpoetry.co.uk/

30th Sep Poetry, flash, short fiction and more on the theme of Night Terrors. https://tigersharkpublishing.wordpress.com/home/guidelines/

30th Sep Poetry, fiction and more on the theme of Anne of Green Gables: All Thngs Anne. http://www.portyonderpress.com/all-things-anne—issue-9.html

30th Sep Poetry on the theme of Autumn. PAYING http://www.songsoferetz.com/p/guidelines.html

1st Oct Poetry, fiction and more on the theme of Keep Texas Salty. PAYING http://www.quartermarchmedia.com/faq

1st Oct Poetry, prose and more on the theme of Wilderness. https://manzanomountainreview.com/submissions

1st Oct ‘Power Playis all about the action and competition of hockey combined with the drama and emotion of romance. I’m looking for consensual power exchange romance stories that revolve around the rink.’ 2500+ words. PAYING  http://www.penandkinkpub.com/home/call-for-submissions/

SUBMISSIONS WITH NO KNOWN DEADLINES

‘We seek to confront the 21st century headlong and with humanity. To publish poetry that feels crisp and new; poetry that explores rough edges of humanity instead of attempting to smooth them.’ ‘Due to Submittable limits, we are only able to offer a limited number of no-cost submissions each month. If there is no option to submit at no-cost please check back at the beginning of the next month!’ http://dovecotemag.com/submissions

Haiku. PAYING https://haikujournal.org/submit/terms.php

Poetry. PAYING https://poetryquarterly.com/submit/terms.php

Various anthology calls, all open until filled: Mythological beasts/creatures, Faeries. CONTRIBUTOR COPY/COPIES  https://ironfaeriepublishing.com/open-anthology-calls/

Poetry, flash and short fiction. https://jamandsandjournal.com/submissions

Clean fantasy and SF. PAYING https://deepmagic.co/submissions/# (thanks to www.freedomwithwriting.comfor this one)

Stories under 2000 words. PAYING https://www.intrinsick.com/guidelines.html

Fiction up to 10,000 words. PAYING https://www.fabulaargentea.com/index.php/submissions/

‘Wordwooze Publishing seeks talented authors who write stories that are out of the ordinary and feature strong plots, smooth writing, three-dimensional characters, and interesting backgrounds. If that sounds like you, we invite you to send us a copy of your manuscript.’ ROYALTIES https://www.wordwooze.com/submissions.html

‘The material chosen for Kaleidoscope challenges and overcomes stereotypical, patronizing, and sentimental attitudes about disability.We accept the work of writers with and without disabilities; however the work of a writer without a disability must focus on some aspect of disability.’ PAYING http://www.udsakron.org/kaleidoscope/enter-a-submission.aspx

‘This anthology, to be edited by Steve Berman, seeks short stories and novellettes that adapt classic fairy tales. But we want them populated with Bears! Strapping heroes are fine as long as they are stout. All the stories should have a measure of whimsy and/or wonder.’ PAYING https://www.lethepressbooks.com/call-for-submissions.html#/

Until filled: ‘We now have an OPEN call for the high fantasy anthology “Of Witches, Warriors, and Wyverns”.’ PAYING https://tanstaaflpress.com/fantasy-anthology-guidelines-of-witches-warriors-and-wyverns/

Spec fic on the theme of Whigmaleeries & Wives’ Tales. PAYING http://www.jayhenge.com/callforstories.html

Erotic spec fiction. PAYING http://www.jayhenge.com/callforstories.html

Christian flash fiction. https://transfiguredlit.wordpress.com/submission-guidelines/

Transgressive, bizarro and splatterpunk fiction. PAYING http://www.filthyloot.com/about/

MSS of various kinds. https://www.kensingtonbooks.com/page.aspx/submissions

‘We are currently open to submissions for our inaugural issue. We want work that breaks through the mundane reality of our daily lives. Send us literature that elevates thought and feeling beyond what we experience in the monotony of daily life. If it floats your boat, you can have that be as fantasy or science fiction.’ CONTRIBUTOR COPY/COPIES http://realitybreakpress.com/submission-guidelines/

‘Welcome to Poetrylandia, a new Wapshott Press journal, we are seeking book length single author poetry collections, as well as book length poems, epic poetry, saga poetry, very long poems, fiction and non-fiction in verse.’ CONTRIBUTOR COPY/COPIES https://www.wapshottpress.org/poetrylandia/

Spec fiction 1500-5000 words on the theme of Birds. PAYING https://lackingtons.com/submissions/

Poetry, flash, short fiction and more. PAYING http://www.drunkmonkeys.us/submission-guidelines

Comps and calls for August 2019

Hello Everyone!

We’re moving house this month, so I’m even more disorganised than usual! I’ll be making sure to submit, though—August is the second-best month to submit and enter (after December). It’s the school holidays, and people are too busy with children to write; or they’re on holiday themselves, and doing non-writerly things. Take advantage! Send your work out there!

I hope that you’re all well and enjoying your writing. There are some wonderfully odd themes this month, so even if you’re not confident, have a go for a giggle. And then submit the result… Good luck!

Best wishes,

Cathy x

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Here are some writing competitions and calls for submission, all with free, electronic entry.

As usual I’m passing these on in good faith but mistakes may be made, so do check all the submission guidelines carefully. Any info in quotes comes from the website itself and any dates at the start are deadlines. Also, I don’t know the sources personally, so do check them out for yourselves.

There are three headings (click/tap to jump straight to them):

If you aren’t a submitter (why not? Nothing to lose! Rejection is something we all share!) then the themes can make great writing prompts/exercises.

Although I mention only fiction or poetry, many publications accept non-fiction, art or other forms, so do check if interested. Good luck and do let me know of successes! The links are in the comments, and any dates at the start are deadlines.

Where possible, I have marked the relevant entries with ‘paying’, ‘contributor copy’ etc. However, you are best off checking the info for yourselves as I am not infallible and the info isn’t always available or clear. Please be aware that a contributor copy may be in print or digital format. Also, some publications offer several things, eg payment as well as a contributor copy. Where this is the case, I have assumed that payment is enough of an incentive, so I haven’t listed everything. It’s a rough guide and should be treated as such.

COMPETITIONS

2nd Aug US only: Fiction up to 5000 words on the theme of Black Gold. PAYING https://www.bethuneandson.com/texasshortstorycontest.html (thanks to www.erikadreifus.com for this one)

5th Aug Review of an art exhibition by someone who has not previously had published more than three pieces of writing on art. PAYING https://frieze.com/article/frieze-writers-prize-2019

7th Aug Spectator competition No. 3111: spanish ayesWilliam McGonagall wrote a poem entitled ‘Beautiful Torquay’. You are invited to submit his poetic response to Magaluf. Please email (wherever possible) entries of up to 16 lines to lucy@spectator.co.uk by midday on 7 August. PAYING

15th Aug Speculative flash fiction. ‘This is a call for Native and Indigenous writers. The flash must pass or discuss The Native Bechdel Test, which requires 1) Two (named) Native Characters, 2) Who talk to each other, 3) about something other than white people.’ PAYING https://www.apparitionlit.com/submission-guidelines/#1538347466119-241fd8cf-66ed

15th Aug Writing up to 350 words on the theme of ‘Color’. PAYING https://www.headwaylit.org/contest

15th Aug Poem on the theme of Identity. Winner will be published in a broadside. NON-CASH PRIZE http://jacarpress.com/submissions/

15th Aug Flash fiction on the theme of Elves and/or Fairies. PAYING https://www.lvwonline.org/flash-fiction

21st Aug Poetry, prose and more on the theme of Environment. CHAPBOOK PUBLICATION AND CONTRIBUTOR COPIES https://www.selcouthstation.com/chapbook-submissions-now-open

29th Aug Environmental writing in various categories. ‘All genres must relate to environmental issues such as climate change, environment, conservation, and animal rights.’ PAYING https://www.peacefuldumpling.com/peaceful-dumpling-environmental-writing-prize

30th Aug Fiction on the theme of Tradition, 1000-5000 words. PAYING https://onthepremises.submittable.com/Submit

31st Aug ‘We are looking for stories (in a variety of formats: play, film, radio, book, tv) that in some way touch upon ideas around building a sustainable society. We will consider all genres – rom-com, literary fiction, science fiction, mystery, crime etc. – but stories must engage with the idea of environmentally sustainable practices and/or sustainable societies.’ Full-length novel PAYING http://www.greenstories.org.uk/about-the-competition/

31st Aug Fiction 1000-7500 words. PAYING https://www.mura.ink/contest

31st Aug Poetry. PAYING https://www.culturalweekly.com/2019-jack-grapes-poetry-prize-submissions-now-open/ (thanks to https://fundsforwriters.com/ for this one)

1st Sep Flash fiction up to 300 words on the theme of Feed Us. PAYING https://brilliantflashfiction.com/2019/06/01/feed-us-writing-contest/#more-3344

SUBMISSIONS WITH DEADLINES

Until filled: poetry on the theme of Crone. ‘If that puts images in your head of an old witch stirring stuff in a cauldron, let us gently move that idea out of the way. Here’s what we are thinking: Women poets over the age of 50 are underrepresented in poetry publications. But they shouldn’t be; women over 50 have a breadth and depth of experience, knowledge, and wisdom to celebrate. So we want to hear from poets who identify as women and are over 50.’ https://www.gyroscopereview.com/home/guidelines/ (Cathy’s note: the deadline is 7th Sep or until filled – you’ve got the best chance of being in time if you get in early!)

3rd Aug Stories and poetry suitable for children, on the theme of Super Hero. PAYING http://www.guardian-angel-kids.com/submissions.html

3rd Aug Speculative fiction 1500-3000 words on the theme of Longevity. PAYING https://www.thirdflatiron.com/liveSite/pages/submissions

9th Aug Spec flash on the theme of Stories that Sing: the 80s. PAYING https://gohavok.com/submission-guidelines/

10th Aug Poetry, flash, short fiction and more. One contributor will get £20. PAYS SOME CONTRIBUTORS https://www.amandasteelwriter.com/440793822

10th Aug ‘This ‘Vintage Faeries’ issue of FAE will look back at faeries of the past, and bring some of them into the future! We welcome your creative ideas on this vintage faerie theme for possible publication in the autumn 2019 edition of FAE. We are happy to accept and review photo-sets (no nudity), short poems and articles.’ https://www.faemagazine.com/submissions/

10th Aug Poetry, fiction and more on the theme of “Addiction /You can never get enough of that which doesn’t satisfy”. http://moonmagazine.org/submission-guidelines/

10th Aug Poetry, fiction and more on the theme of Social Justice, 100,000 Poets (and Friends) for Change. https://thebezine.com/submission-guidelines/

11th Aug Poetry on the theme of Peach. Only Australian contributors are paid. PAYS SOME CONTRIBUTORS http://cordite.org.au/guncotton/mfk-fisher-will-poach-you-one/

11th Aug Fiction, flash and nonfiction on the theme of Reality. https://www.litro.co.uk/submit/

12th Aug Submissions should address the intersection of women’s sexuality with the issue’s theme: Menstruation. https://cliteraturejournal.com/submit

12th Aug ‘One of the most important historic Quaker testimonies stood against gambling, yet it’s a topic we rarely seem to talk about anymore. Do we participate in raffles or games of chance? Does it matter? How about investments in the stock market? Does gambling foster materialism? Is it an addiction we need to work against?’ Poetry, articles and more. https://www.friendsjournal.org/submissions/

15th Aug Fiction up to 5000 words. PAYING https://psychopompmag.com/submit/

15th Aug Poetry, flash, short fiction and more on the theme of Pithy Politics. https://antilang.ca/submission-guidelines/

15th Aug ‘Lonely Cryptid Media is now accepting submissions for our new anthology: Fireweed: Stories from the Revolution. We are seeking submissions of poetry, short fiction, creative non-fiction, and visual art.’ PAYING https://lonelycryptidmedia.com/2019/07/14/call-for-submissions-fireweed-stories-from-the-revolution/

15th Aug Poetry, prose and art on the theme of Self-love. https://www.thewinnowmagazine.com/submit.html

18th Aug Fiction 2000-4000 words on the theme of either Detective Thrillers or A Dying Planet. PAYING http://blog.flametreepublishing.com/fantasy-gothic/short-story-submissions-detective-thrillers-a-dying-planet

18th Aug ‘Our Fall theme, New Spirit, Wise Action,explores the relationship between spirituality and activism. We invite you to submit an essay up to 1000 words, a poem, or other artwork.’ https://www.kosmosjournal.org/contribute-to-kosmos-quarterly/

18th Aug Poetry and prose on the theme of Masks. https://thewriterscafemagazine.wordpress.com/2019/05/06/the-writers-cafe-magazine-issue-17-maskscallout/

19th Aug Poetry, fiction and more on the theme of Industry. PAYING http://www.speculativecity.com/submissions/

19th Aug Underwater New Yorkis now open for submissions for our fall issue. While we remain interested in submissions that follow the general constraints of our mission—creative work inspired by our list of underwater objects or by New York City’s diverse waterways and waterfronts—for this issue, we are particularlyinterested in the theme of LABOR and WORK.’ PAYING http://underwaternewyork.com/submit-1

30th Aug Poetry, fiction and more on the theme of Privacy. https://oreadjournal.co.uk/submissions/

31st Aug Poetry, flash and more on the theme of Astrology. https://astrosciencewriter.com/submissions/

31st Aug Poetry, prose, and more. Marginalized writers highly encouraged to submit. https://anatoliosmagazine.wordpress.com/guidelines/

31st Aug ‘ZED Press is looking for unique and interesting chapbook submissions from across the world for its third series. We’re looking for writing that is experimental in form and/or content, and we have a particular interest in cross-genre work that bends or breaks traditional genre “rules.” Show us something we’ve never seen before, whether it’s poetry, prose, or a combination of the two.’ https://zedpresswindsor.wordpress.com/submission-guidelines/

31st Aug Poetry. PAYING https://www.foundryjournal.com/submit.html

31st Aug ‘What happens when we make monsters? What happens when we confront the monsters inside ourselves? These are the grotesque things that should never have been. These are the beasts that stalk our twisted pasts. These are the ghosts of our own making that haunt our regrets. They’re the blood on our hands. They’re the obsessions in our heads. They’re the vengeance in our hearts. These are Miscreations: Gods, Monstrosities & Other Horrors.’2000-5000 words PAYING https://blog.nettirw.com/2019/07/03/miscreations-open-call-for-submissions/

31st Aug Poetry and prose. https://quiddity.submittable.com/submit

31st Aug Poem or story including these three words: Effigy, Sleepwalk, Wane. http://3elementsreview.com/submission-guidelines

31st Aug Speculative fiction and poetry on the theme of Euphoria. PAYING https://www.apparitionlit.com/submission-guidelines/

31st Aug ‘Editors Harley Easton and CM Peters want lovers of a bookish nature. Give us your best librarian, book dealer, first-edition collector, or bookstore owner.’ 3000-10,000 words. ROYALTIES https://sincyrpublishing.com/open-calls/

31st Aug Nonfiction poetry on the theme of Lineages. http://rabbitpoetry.com/?page_id=35

31st Aug Poetry, fiction and more. Free subs run out quickly, so don’t delay! PAYING http://grubstreetgrackle.com/submit/

31st Aug ‘A collection of stories set in and around the town of Quonsettville, Vermont, set off by a particular event.’ (Cathy’s note: as always, read the guidelines carefully!) https://pureslush.com/submissions/current-submissions/the-shitlist/

31st Aug ‘In this anthology, Temptation Pressis looking for short stories that explore the naughty side of an affair with your boss. Any gender combination is welcome.’ 4500-20,000 words. CONTRIBUTOR COPY/COPIES https://www.temptationpress.com/anthology-calls-for-submissions/

31st Aug ‘For the #76 Magma Issue, ‘Resistencia’, we are seeking poems about disobedience, solidarity, human rights, bilingualism, exile, migration, that are related or linked to Latin America, or to the Latinx experience here in the UK or elsewhere.’ CONTRIBUTOR COPY/COPIES https://magmapoetry.submittable.com/submit/143464/magma-76-resistencia

31st Aug Poetry, fiction and more on the theme of Power, by Asian writers. PAYING http://looseleafmagazine.ca/submissions/

1st Sep Poetry written while on a commercial airliner. PAYING https://poetryonplanes.com/

1st Sep ‘TOIL & TROUBLE:Witches, warlocks, wizards, wyverns, wights, wraiths and will-o-the-wisps (and other horror-themed things not beginning with W) haunt our Hallowe’en hallucinations this October: send in your most troubling and terrifying fiction.’ Story 800-2000 words. https://www.liarsleague.com/liars_league/forthcoming-events-themes.html

1st Sep Poetry, fiction and more on the theme of Phenomenal Woman. https://www.stillpointartgallery.com/calls.html

1st Sep Poetry on the theme of Hallowe’en and Horror. PAYINGhttp://www.songsoferetz.com/p/guidelines.html

1st Sep ‘Poetic License Press is seeking poems about the experience of feeling seen or unseen, understood or misunderstood, ignored or scrutinized. Poems should reflect actual firsthand experience, not the perspective of a second party observer.’ CONTRIBUTOR COPY/COPIES https://www.poeticlicenseinc.net/call-for-submissions

1st Sep ‘Give us your take on the intersection of elder gods, old monsters and new technology.’ 2000-8000 words. There are various plots to pick from. PAYING https://nphzone.com/anthologies-and-contests/darkness-wired-anthology-2019/

1st Sep Poetry and stories on the theme of Family Functions (or Dysfunctions). PAYING https://sites.google.com/site/bethlehemwritersroundtable/submissions

1st Sep Poetry, fiction and more on the theme of Herbal Alchemy. PAYING https://nilvx.com/pages/guidelines

SUBMISSIONS WITH NO KNOWN DEADLINES

Short Stories. PAYING http://hermineannual.com/submit.htm (thanks to www.erikadreifus.com for this one)

Fiction, poetry and more. https://theelixirmag2018.wordpress.com/submission-guidelines/

‘If there’s something you’re passionate about, try it out on us. Write an essay. A critique. A poem. A fanciful vision of whatever far off world it is that you daydream about. The plan is simply that the best and most inquiring of the pieces submitted to the quarterly magazine will be offered the opportunity to be worked on to eventually form books that will be published by EAP.’ http://exterminatingangel.com/ea-press/becoming-part-of-the-eap-community/

Fiction and more. PAYS SOME CONTRIBUTORS https://www.guernicamag.com/about/submissions/ (Cathy’s note: they pay for most stuff, but not short-form pieces. Thanks to www.erikadreifus.com for this one)

Fiction by womxn. PAYING http://hotflashfiction.com/submissions/

Poetry. http://one.jacarpress.com/submissions/

‘History Through Fiction is interested in publishing high quality fiction that is based on historical research. We are looking for stories about real people and real events. Though fictionalized, our books include nonfiction elements such footnotes, endnotes, and/or a bibliography.’ ROYALTIES http://www.historythroughfiction.com/submission-guidelines/

‘Please keep in mind as well that we publish primarily literary fiction, rarely poetry or non-fiction, and that we place a heavy emphasis upon fiction that belongs to the experimental tradition of Sterne, Joyce, Rabelais, Flann O’Brien, Beckett, Gertrude Stein, and Djuna Barnes.’ http://www.dalkeyarchive.com/submission-guidelines/

‘We are currently seeking poetry submissions that align with our mission. We are especially interested in poetry from immigrant writers exploring any theme and first generation writers exploring themes of heritage and identity. Please submit 3-5 poems and include either a brief artist statement or essay on the themes of your selected work.’ PAYING https://immigrantreport.submittable.com/submit/144822/immigrant-report-poetry (thanks to www.erikadreifus.com for this one)

Short fiction and serial fiction. PAYING https://www.myweekly.co.uk/contact/