21 Calls for Submissions in August 2016 — Paying Markets

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Here are nearly two dozen calls for submissions with deadlines in August. All of these markets pay writers.

As always, there are calls for a wide variety of genres and styles, from speculative, to hybrid, to “Mrs. Morrison was too busy to die.” Stories, poetry, and nonfiction are all welcome.

Note: For links to sites that regularly post calls for submissions — both paid and unpaid — go to Calls for Submissions.

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The Shell Game

Genre: Hybrid

Payment: $100, plus two copies of anthology, plus $100 coupon to UNP Books

Deadline: August 1, 2016

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The First Line

Genre: Poetry, nonfiction, short story beginning with “Mrs. Morrison was too busy to die.”

Payment: $25.00 — $50.00 for fiction, $5.00 — $10.00 for poetry, and $25.00 for nonfiction (all U.S. dollars)

Deadline: August 1, 2016

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To Love a Scotsman, A Romance Anthology

Genre: Stories that are highly romantic, featuring a Scottish man. Stories may be historical or time travel.

Length: Stories should be between 10,000–20,000 and meet the requirements for the PINK satin romance line.

Payment: Royalties

Deadline: August 1, 2016

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Body Parts Magazine

Issue #7: Fairy Tales, Mythology and Gods & Monsters (Fall/Winter 2016)

Genre: Horror, erotica, speculative fiction

Payment: $5 for flash fiction and $10 to $20 (depending on length) for short stories and nonfiction to authors, and $5 to $20 for artwork and photography

Deadline: August 1, 2016

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Slice

Theme: “Corporeal”

Genre: Short fiction, nonfiction, and poetry

Payment: $250 for stories and essays and $75 for poems

Deadline: August 1, 2016

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Skirt! Magazine

Genre: Personal essays. Theme: Stories about self-reliance, what sustains you or the work that you love.

Payment: $200 per piece

Deadline: August 1, 2016

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Phantasmagorical Fantasy Anthology Book 2

Genre: Fantasy

Length: 2,500 words minimum — 8,000 words maximum

Payment: $25 per story

Deadline: August 1, 2016

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Abyss & Apex

Genre: Speculative fiction

Payment: $.06/word (six cents a word) up to 1,250 words, and a flat payment of $75.00 for longer stories

Deadline: August 7, 2016

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Ruminate

Ruminate welcomes submissions that both subtly and overtly engages faith from all the world religions.

Genre: Fiction

Payment: $15/poem and $15/400 words for prose

Deadline: August 14, 2016

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Splickety

Genre: Flash fiction. Theme: All’s Fair in Love and Uniforms

Payment: 2 cents per word

Deadline: August 26, 2016

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Legendary Stories: Enchanted Forests


“Take us deep into the forest and show us what we’ll find within. Whether it’s leafy branches hiding elfin lords or a steampunk graveyard covered in mechanical vines, we want to know what’s hidden inside the forest and what dragons (or rogue robot monsters) our heroes will have to slay to make their way through. Paint us a vivid world that makes us want to explore the realm you create. Give us new heroes to love and villains we love to hate. We’re looking for an eclectic mix of stories that give us a new view of the forest and features smart storytelling.”

Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy/Speculative (please no horror)

Length: 3000–8000 words (flexible, but the longer the story the stronger it must be)

Payment: $30 per story

Deadline: August 31, 2016

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The Stinging Fly

Genre: Short stories and poetry. New, previously unpublished work by Irish and international writers.

Payment: Token

Deadline: August 31, 2016

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Freefall

Genre: Fiction and poetry by Canadian writers

Payment: $10.00 per page

Deadline: August 31, 2016

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The Capilano Review

Genre: Poetry, short fiction, essays on the theme of food

Payment: $50 per published page

Deadline: August 31, 2016
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Qu Literary Magazine

Genres: Fiction, essays, poetry

Payment: $100 per prose piece, $50 per poem

Deadline: August 31, 2016

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Tech Edge Magazine

Genre: Nonfiction articles on Safety and Security

Payment: $50-$125 per article

Deadline: August 31, 2016

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Red Sun

Genre: Scifi, fantasy and horror

Payment: $100 — $150 per story

Deadline: August 31, 2016

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Fahrenheit Books

Genres: All genres wanted for ‘Automobilia’

Payment: 5 cents per word (fiction), $1 per line (poetry)

Deadline: August 31, 2016

Reprints accepted

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Strange Constellations

Genre: Speculative fiction

Payment: $30 per piece

Deadline: August 31, 2016

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Over the Rainbow: Folk and Fairy Tales from the Margins


Over the Rainbow will be an anthology that explores the power of fairy tales to introduce the under-represented. We encourage authors to explore Queer (LGBTIA2 and QUILTBAG) stories, tales of people with disabilities, tales of mental health, poly relationships, and bodily diversity. Our hope is to use fairy tales to smash tradition and reshape it with (dis)enchantment.

Genres: All

Payment: 5 cents per word

Deadline: August 31, 2016

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SpeckLit

Genres: Flash fiction, non-fiction, 100 words max

Payment: 5 cents per word

Deadline: August 31, 2016

Originally published at publishedtodeath.blogspot.com on July 28, 2016.

About the author: Erica Verrillo has published five books, four with major publishers and one on her own. She blogs about the publishing world, posts useful tips on how to get an agent, lists agents who are looking for clients as well as publishers accepting manuscripts directly from writers, explains how to market and promote your work, how to build your online platform, how to get reviews, how to self-publish, and where to find markets for your work on Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity.

Helping writers get published and bolstering their flagging spirits at http://publishedtodeath.blogspot.com/

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