28 Calls for Submissions in February 2017 — Paying Markets

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There are 28 calls for submissions in February. Every genre and every form is welcome! All are paying markets. Many of these journals have recurring calls for submissions, so if you miss this window, you can always submit during the next reading period.

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The Southern Review. Genre: Poetry. Payment: $25 per page. Deadline: February 1, 2017.

Gothic Tales of Haunted Love. Genre: Gothic romance comic stories. Payment: $50 per page plus percentage of Kickstarter. Writers work with cartoonists. Deadline: February 1, 2017.

Tales from The Lake. Genre: Horror stories wanted for Volume 4. Payment: 3 cents per word. Deadline: February 1, 2017.

The First Line. Genre: Story beginning with the line: “Eddie tended to drift into whatever jobs were available that would pay the rent.” Non-Fiction: 500–800 word critical essays about your favorite first line from a literary work. Payment: $25.00 — $50.00 for fiction, $5.00 — $10.00 for poetry, and $25.00 for nonfiction (all U.S. dollars). Deadline: February 1, 2017.

Skirt! Genre: Essay on theme: Stories about traveling, wandering, the wonder of our great big world’ — women’s interests. Payment: $200. Deadline: February 1, 2017.

Planet Scumm. Genre: Speculative fiction. Payment: Revenue sharing. Deadline: February 5, 2017.

Ricky’s Backyard. Genre: Short fiction or art on the theme of Floidoip. Payment: $10 (CAN). Deadline: February 8, 2017.

Typewriter Emergencies. Genre: Stories, book reviews, articles featuring furry characters. Payment: $0.01 per word. Deadline: February 10, 2017.

Splickety: Havok. Genre: Speculative flash fiction. Payment: $0.02 per word. Deadline: February 10, 2017.

49th Parallels. Genre: Science fiction set in Canada or which involve Canada and Canadians as the principal subject operating in the larger world (or beyond). Payment: Five cents (Canadian) per word for original short stories and poems (minimum $10 per poem). Reprints will be paid a flat rate of $100. Deadline: February 14, 2017.

Hippocampus Magazine: ‘Air’ anthology. Genre: True stories. “We’re looking for behind-the-scene stories about small town radio stations. We’re seeking personal stories about die-hard radio fans. We want to hear from (current/former) jocks, from program directors, from engineers, from the sales team, from ancillary characters like record reps and concert promoters — tales from every corner of the radio station and from everyone radio ever reached.” Payment: $50 per piece. Deadline: February 15, 2017.

Brain Teen. Genre: Personal essay about parenting teens. Payment: $300 per piece. Deadline: February 15, 2017.

Transmundane Press. Genre: Short stories exploring humanity’s ancient friend and foe, fire. Payment: $15–20, depending on length. Deadline: February 18, 2017.

Morel Magazine. Genre: Nonfiction about Southwestern Ontario, Canada. Payment: $25 per piece. Deadline: February 26, 2017.

For Books’ Sake. Genre: Short stories of up to 7,000 words by women writers, responding to the theme of ‘ghosts.’ Payment: Token. Deadline: February 26, 2017. Reprints accepted.

The Lane of Unusual Traders. Genre: Speculative Fiction. “The Lane of Unusual Traders is a world building project. The aim is to bring The Lane, the City of Lind and the world of Midlfell into existence through stories, illustrations, music and whatever other creative means present themselves as the world grows.” Payment: $180 (AUD) per short story, $60 (AUD) for flash fiction. Deadline: February 28, 2017.

Literary e-clectic. Genre: Speculative Fiction. Theme: The Record Payment: $50 upon publication plus contributor copy. Deadline: February 28, 2017.

Strange Constellations. Genre: Speculative Fiction. Payment: $30. Deadline: February 28, 2017. Reprints accepted.

Triangulation Anthology. Genre: Speculative Fiction. This year’s theme: “Appetites.” Payment: $120. Deadline: February 28, 2017.

The 3288 Review. Genres: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. Payment: 1–5 poems published — $25.00, 6–10 poems published — $50.00, Prose 1,000 to 5,000 words — $25.00, Prose 5,001 to 10,000 words — $50.00. Deadline: February 28, 2017.

The Arkansas International. Genres: Prose, Poetry, Works in translation. Payment: $25/page. Deadline: February 28, 2017.

Ninth Letter. Genres: Prose and Poetry. Payment: $25/page. Deadline: February 28, 2017.

Parsec Ink. Genre: Speculative fiction on theme of Appetites. Payment: 2 cents/word. Deadline: February 28, 2017.

Flame Tree Publishing. Genre: Speculative fiction. Themes: Lost Worlds, Supernatural Horror, Time Travel & Heroic Fantasy. Payment: 6 cents per word. Deadline: February 28, 2017.

Imprimo. Genre: Short Fiction and poetry of any genre. Theme: Time. Length 2,000–6,000 words. Poetry: up to 40 lines. Payment: Revenue sharing. Deadline: February 28, 2017.

Mizna. Genre: Poetry and prose exploring Arab America. Theme: Surviving: Arabs & Muslims as Villains, Again. The presidential election in 2016 in the United States has reignited the narrative about Arabs and Muslims as expedient villains. This is nothing new, but perhaps there are a fervor and momentum this time around that are especially dangerous. How are we being affected, responding and not responding, surviving? Payment: Honorarium. Deadline: February 28, 2017.

L0W L1F3. Genre: The Political Issue is looking for speculative cyberpunk fiction focusing on the political systems of the present and future, dystopian cyberpunk fiction satirical fiction, thoughtful nonfiction pertaining to the worlds changing political climate (for we live in interesting time), and most importantly, hope. Payment: $20. Deadline: February 28, 2017.

The New Quarterly. Restrictions: Canadian authors. Genres: Fiction, poetry, CNF. Payment: $250 for a short story or non-fiction entry, and $40 per poem or postscript story. Deadline: February 28, 2017. No online submissions (yet). Mail to:

The New Quarterly c/o St. Jerome’s University

290 Westmount Road N

Waterloo, ON

Canada N2L 3G3

Originally published at publishedtodeath.blogspot.com on February 1, 2017.

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