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Wings E-Press

Full details Submissions Guidelines We at Wings ePress, Inc. are dedicated to producing and marketing the best in fiction of all genres except erotica. When you send your work to us, we will review it with the highest of professional standards and quickly contact you with our assessment of your submission.
When submitting, please follow these guidelines: Wings does not accept manuscripts containing scenes of rape or violence against children. Please do not send us simultaneous submissions and make sure your manuscript does not have any pictures in the content. Word count should be from 40,000 to 120,000 words.
On the cover page, in the upper left hand corner, give us your name, address, city, state and zip, phone number and e-mail address. Center the name of your book, your author name, the genre and an approximate word count.
Your manuscript should be presented in 12 pt. Times New Roman with two hard returns at the end of each chapter. Please do not double space the t…

The Queen's Knickers

Full details his annual prize, generously funded by Nicholas Allan, author of The Queen's Knickers, is awarded to an outstanding children's original illustrated book for ages 0-7.
It will recognise books that strike a quirky, new note and grab the attention of a child, whether this be in the form of curiosity, amusement, horror or excitement.
The winner will receive £5,000, as well as a golden Queen's Knickers badge, as depicted in Nicholas Allan's original book.
The runner-up will receive £1,000 and a silvered badge. 

2020 Queen's Knickers Award Winner Elena Arvelo Melville for Umbrella (Scallywag Press)
2020 Shortlist
Runner-up: Didier Lévy and Fred Benaglia for How to Light Your Dragon
(Thames & Hudson)Beth Waters for Child of St Kilda (Child's Play)Sally Gardner and Nick Maland for Mr Tiger, Betsy and the Sea Dragon (Zephyr, Head of Zeus)Kate Read for One Fox (Two Hoots) The 2021 PrizeEnter Now Deadline for entries: 30 November 2020 at 5pm (GMT)

The Sommerset Maughan Prize

Full detailsW. Somerset Maugham set up a fund in 1947 to enable young writers to enrich their work by gaining experience of foreign countries. The awards are given for a published work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry.2020 Winners
Alex Allison for The Art of the Body (Dialogue Books/Little, Brown)Oliver Soden for Michael Tippet: The Biography (Weidenfeld and Nicholson/Orion)Roseanne Watt for Moder Dy (Birlinn/Polygon)Amrou Al-Kadhi for My Life as a Unicorn (4th Estate) The 2021 AwardsEnter Now Deadline for entries: 30 November 2020 at 5pm (GMT) Important information on the 2021 prize.Applicants must be a British national, or ordinarily resident in the UKApplicants must be under the age of 30 on 30 November 2020Submissions must have been first published in the UK in 2020Submissions may be poetry, fiction, criticism, biography, history, philosophy, belles-lettres or a travel book. Dramatic works are not eligibleThe prize money must be used for foreign travel

The McKitterick Prize

Full details Tom McKitterick, the former editor of Political Quarterly and author of an unpublished novel, endowed the McKitterick Prize which was first awarded in 1990. It is given annually to an author over the age of 40 for a first novel, published or unpublished.
2020 McKitterick Prize winnerClaire Adam for Golden Child (Faber and Faber)
The 2020 Shortlist
Runner Up: Taffy Brodesser Akner for Fleishman is in Trouble (Wildfire, Headline)Sara Collins for The Confessions of Frannie Langton (Viking, Penguin Random House)Brian Bilston for Diary of a Somebody (Picador, Pan Macmillan)Rónán Hession for Leonard and Hungry Paul (Bluemoose Books)Regina Porter for The Travelers (Jonathan Cape, Vintage)
The 2021 PrizeEnter Now Deadline for entries: 31 October 2020 at 5pm (GMT) Important Information:
Applicants must be living and over the age of 40 on the 31 October 2020Applicants must not have had any other novel published (excluding works for children)Submissions must be a full length novel in …

Betty Trask Award

Full detailsBetty Trask left a bequest to the Society of Authors in 1983 to fund prizes for first novels written by authors under the age of 35 in a traditional or romantic, but not experimental, style.
2020 Betty Trask Prize Winner
Kathryn Hind for Hitch (Hamish Hamilton) Betty Trask Award Winners
Stacey Halls for The Familiars (Zaffre, Bonnier Books UK)Isabella Hammad for The Parisian (Jonathan Cape, Vintage)Okeychukwu Nzelu for The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney (Dialogue Books) The 2021 PrizeEnter NowDeadline for entries: 30 November 2020 at 5pm (GMT). Important information for the 2021 prize. 
Applicants must be under the age of 35 on 31 December 2020Applicants must be resident in Great Britain and Northern Ireland of the Commonwealth for three years prior to the date of submission for the award, or a British NationalApplicants must not have had any other novel publishedSubmissions must be in English and must not be a translationSubmissions must be of a romantic or traditiona…

Tom Gallon Award

Full detailsn annual award of £1,000 for a short story, financed by a bequest made by Miss Nellie Tom-Gallon in memory of her brother and generously supported by ALCS.
2020 Winner
Wendy Riley for 'Eva at the End of the World'
2020 Runner up
Diana Powell for 'Whale Watching'

The 2021 PrizeEnter Now Deadline for entries: 31 October 2020, 5pm (GMT). Applicants must be ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom, Commonwealth, or the Republic of IrelandApplicants must have had at least one short story accepted for publicationSubmissions must be in English and must not be a translationSubmissions may be published or unpublishedSubmissions must not have been previously submitted for the ALCS Tom-Gallon Trust AwardFor any queries relating to the prize please contact

The ALCS Tom-Gallon Trust Award is generously supported by the Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS).


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Star Ship Sofa

Full detailsWhat do we want? In a word: science-fiction. From the soft, social science fiction to the weird pulpy stuff to the vigorous hard SF and YA adventure. We welcome all sub-genres and all variety of punks in all their colours. From high-octane action to quiet philosophical stories, we’re after it all.Science fiction is a rich and diverse genre, push it’s boundaries as far as you can go.
We welcome translations and are very interested in stories that take place/written by authors outside the US/Anglo-sphere, as well as as alternative movements and styles. These include (but not limited to) “non-Western” science fiction, Chinese SF, Soviet speculative fiction, Afro-futurism, etc.
The exception is that the SF element must be the backbone of the story. It cannot be an afterthought, or simple window dressing. It can be subtle, but it has to be the story’s foundation. If you take away the speculative element and the story still stands, then it’s not science-fiction an…

Red Sun

Full details Red Sun Magazine publishes science-fiction, fantasy, horror, speculative, and military science fiction. All writers and authors of these genres are welcome to submit their work.
We are especially interested in works written by active duty military, military veterans, and their families.
We’ll consider R-rated material but no erotica or anything graphically or sexually explicit.
Word count for fiction is 500 words or more. Pay is capped at 3,000 words. Payment: $.03 a word.
In addition to fiction, Red Sun publishes interviews, articles, and reviews that are relevant to the genres the magazine publishes, to include role-playing games, comic books, board games, movies, television, etc. Word count: 1,000-2,500 words. Payment: $25.
No poetry.
No multiple submissions. No reprints. Simultaneous submissions are okay. If your submission is accepted elsewhere, let us know.
Submissions must be double-spaced, written in Courier or Times New Roman, and submitted as an .RTF, .DOC, or …


Full detailsBeautiful writing showing engaging characters in science fiction or fantasy settings.
Genre: Science fiction and fantasy prose only.
Length: We accept submissions up to a firm 10,000 word ceiling.
We prefer stories in the 1,000-6,000 word length. We have only ever bought one story <1,000 words..
Pay: We pay a flat rate of $.01/word.
ReprintsNo (except for translations never published in English)MultipleNo (one story at a time)SimultaneousYes (you can submit the same story elsewhere)RewritesOnly if specifically solicited (you’ll know)Open period: We are always open for submissions.
Diversity: We welcome stories from all authors, and especially those from traditionally under-represented groups. We read entirely blind, preferring not to know anything about submitters until we’ve formed an opinion about the story.
We will not accept stories that depict animal cruelty that is not essential to the story. We give bonus points for vegan-friendly stories. Stories that feat…

Light Speed

Full detailsLightspeed is a Hugo Award-winning science fiction and fantasy magazine edited by John Joseph Adams. « Back to LIGHTSPEED Instructions for submitting to Lightspeed follow. Please read everything on this page and read the magazine before submitting.
NOTE: If Lightspeed is currently closed to submissions, please do not query asking when we'll be opening again. When we know when we're opening, we'll make that information available on this page and spread it widely.
SUBMISSION PROCEDURES FOR SHORT FICTIONInstructions: All fiction must be submitted through our Moksha online submission system. Please do not email your submissions.
Guidelines:Lightspeed is seeking original science fiction and fantasy stories. All types of science fiction and fantasy are welcome. No subject should be considered off-limits, and we encourage writers to take chances with their fiction and push the envelope. We do not accept simultaneous submissions or…


Full submissions Lackington’s publishes speculative fiction between 1,500 – 5,000 words in length. The “spec” element can be overt or subtle (so blow us away with realism if it possesses the merest twinge of strangeness). Fantasy, SF, slipstream, post-apocalyptic, magic realism, mythopoeia, folktale, grimdark, weird, or any flavour of ‘punk, it’s all good, BUT WAIT! Read this before submitting — we prefer stories with experimental prose and structures.
Submission window: We rely on rolling submissions, which means we close for submissions once our Table of Contents is full or near-to-full. We announce deadlines on this page and on Twitter when we’re a week or two off from closing. Submissions are usually open for about 8 weeks, but there’s no guarantee, so get your tale in sooner than later. Fiction submissions: Email submissions to submitlackingtons at gmail dot com. Include the word count for your story, byline, publication history, the country you live in, and the theme/i…

Horror Tree

Full details Deadline: Ongoing
Payment: Trembling With Fear was designed as a way to give back to Horror Tree. Since it’s inception we now offer an optional $5 payment on short stories to be paid by the time our yearly anthology which contains the story will be released. At this time, drabble are still considered donations to the site. Moving forward, as our Patreon levels grow, this will change for the better in both areas.
‘Trembling With Fear’ is a new ongoing outlet for creatives that we’re trying out on Horror Tree. We’re going to be opening for submissions on drabbles and short stories to be printed on the site which will potentially be made available in a collection at the end of the year.
Each week we will accept and post up to one flash (1500 words and under) and up to three drabbles (exactly 100 words, not including title.) Each post will include a bio and social links for the author. (Note: The flash pieces we prefer reading in the 800-1500 word range.)
We wil…

Fantasy and Science Fiction

Full details    Fantasy & Science Fiction has no formula for fiction, but we like to be surprised by stories, either by the character insights, ideas, plots, or prose. The speculative element may be slight, but it should be present. We prefer character-oriented stories, whether it's fantasy, science fiction, horror, humor, or another genre. F&SF encourages submissions from diverse voices and perspectives, and has published writers from all over the world. Do not query for fiction; submit the entire manuscript. We publish fiction up to 25,000 words in length. Please read the magazine before submitting. A sample copy (print edition) is available for $7.00 in the US and $17.50 elsewhere (to NJ address below).
•   We do not accept simultaneous submissions. Please prepare your submission according to standard guidelines, which you can find here: . If you're mailing your manuscript, put your name on each page, and enclose a self-…


Full details We are currently seeking high-quality novel-length science fiction and fantasy submissions of all types. We are not interested in erotica, strictly religious fiction, short stories (other than submission for a specific anthology), dark/gruesome fantasy, or poetry.

Manuscripts should be written in good taste and be aimed at a well-read, mature audience.

We only accept submissions of novels between 75,000 and 100,000 words. We work with new and established authors.

EDGE occasionally publishes YA speculative fiction; however, any YA submissions must meet all of our guidelines listed here. In particular, any YA manuscripts must be aimed at a well-read, mature audience, and be between 75,000 and 100,000 words.

We particularly like stories with: depth and insightgreat writingoriginal ideasinteresting characters who have believable behaviors, motives, and relationshipsbelievable dialoguestrong plotssolid science or magic systemsunique settingswell designed, innovative …


Full details  Overview Founded in 1971 by veteran paperback editor Donald A. Wollheim, along with his wife, Elsie B. Wollheim, DAW Books was the first publishing company ever devoted exclusively to science fiction and fantasy. Now almost 50 years and two thousand titles later, DAW has a well-deserved reputation for discovering and publishing the hottest talents in the industry. Many stars of the science fiction and fantasy field made their debuts in the pages of a DAW book, including Patrick Rothfuss, Tad Williams, C. J. Cherryh, Mercedes Lackey, Kristen Britain, Melanie Rawn, C.S. Friedman, and Tanith Lee. Despite its high profile, DAW is still a small private company, owned exclusively by its publishers, Elizabeth R. Wollheim and Sheila E. Gilbert. Betsy and Sheila are strongly committed to discovering and nurturing new talent, and to keeping a personal “family” spirit at DAW—something they feel is all too rare in today’s world of international conglomerate publishing…

Daliy Science Fiction

Full detailsStory Submission Guidelines

ALERT: Please don't submit stories longer than 1,500 words. Daily Science Fiction (DSF) is a market accepting speculative fiction stories from 100 to 1,500 words in length. By this we mean science fiction, fantasy, slipstream, etc. We will consider flash series--three or more flash tales built around a common theme. If you are submitting a flash series, please note that it is a series in your cover letter and at the top of the submitted text in the submission box. Each story does need to stand on its own.

We do not accept reprints. Unfortunately, if you have placed a story on your website, where it is open and available to the multiple billion people who have access to the internet, that constitutes publication. We're sorry. No, we don't accept self-published works.

Please don't submit the same story to us and any other venue at the same time. Please don't send us more than one story. Don't send us another…

Salo Press

Full detailsCrush: An Anthology of Obsession
Editor: Sophie Essex
We are seeking work that explores the theme of obsession in all its variances and contexts.
Poetry (min. 2 poems)
Short Fiction (max. 8000 words)
Flash Fiction
Send your submission as a .doc or .rtf or .pdf to, quoting ‘CRUSH‘ in the subject header.
Response times vary though feel free to query at any time.
There is no current deadline though we do hope to be in print before 2021.
Blank emails will be deleted. Please be polite. Say hello.
Shared Google Drive files will not be read.
No reprints.
We unfortunately cannot offer feedback. We do send a form rejection email.
Simultaneous submissions are good with us, though do let us know if accepted elsewhere.
Payment: The author will receive one copy of the anthology, access to discounted copies, and a percentage split of any profits.

The Flirtations
Editor: Sophie Essex
The Flirtations is our…

The Anarcist

Full details See site for rolling submissions


Full detailsSmokeLong publishes flash narratives up to 1000 words. We do not consider poetry.
Include a print-ready, third-person bio with your cover letter. We prefer a simple cover letter.
Please include no identifying information on your story’s document. Guest Editors read blind and have no access to bios.
Please send ONE previously unpublished piece at a time and wait until you hear our decision before sending another.
Please allow us up to four weeks to inform you if we have accepted  your work for publication. You will usually hear from us much sooner.
Simultaneous submissions are accepted. Please inform us immediately if your work has been accepted somewhere else for publication.
We pay $50/story, upon publication in the quarterly issue. Payment will be issued via PayPal, and the writer may be responsible for any associated fees if applicable.
If you choose to make a donation to SmokeLong using the tip jar feature, thank you so much! Your contribution will help the jo…

Golden Fleece Press

Full detailsAll Submissions Open!*
But that 'all' has changed now, so please be sure to read everything carefully before you submit, and good luck!

All submissions should be in doc or docx format, double spaced, one space after period, no tab at beginning of paragraph, in a standard 12 pt font.

If you are interested in submitting to The Fandom Universe, you can find its specific requirements and terms here

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Entries not following the below specs and displaying proper format will be immediately deleted.
For Novels, Novellas, and Non-Fiction projects:Submissions should be sent as attachments. The subject line of your message should include appear Project Type--Title--Author

Shooterlit mag Poetry Contest

Full details Shooter has reopened to submissions for its upcoming winter issue, themed Animal Love, as well as the 2020 Poetry Competition.
We’re open to short fiction, non-fiction and poetry to do with all creatures great and small, wonderful and wild, exotic and beloved. Meaningful, offbeat and/or humorous writing on pets, exotic species, encounters in the wild, veterinarians, equestrian sports, animal shelters, or anything that revolves around humans in relation to other species is welcome.
We’d especially like to see work that concerns animals other than dogs and cats, as those are likely to figure prominently. However, the quality of the writing and storytelling is, as always, the paramount consideration, and the theme is open to wide interpretation. Deadline: October 18th. Please visit the Submissions page for further guidelines.
The 2020 Poetry Competition is also open to entries, with no restriction on subject or style. Poems can be up to 100 lines long and multi…

Ixion Theatre

Full details Our Mission: To build and strengthen community through storytelling. Become a gathering place for artists and community members to explore and celebrate the human experience. We are always looking to meet and work with new writers. Either for our annual short play event, which has a standing deadline of September 30. Or for a new work that you think our no frills style could do justice. In either case, email us and let us know.

Outlook Springs

Full details Hello from Outlook Springs!
*Update: We've reached our maximum submissions in Submittable. Please try again during our next reading period. Thank you!*
Send us your weird, wobbly wordwork: fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. See genres for specific submission guidelines, but here's a quick rundown:

- Please only one submission at a time.
- Please submit only twice per Reading Period.
- Of course simultaneous submissions are OK. They should always be OK.
- Payment is $10 per poem, $10 per flash piece (under 1,000 words), $25 for short fiction and essays (over 1,000 words). Payment via PayPal or Venmo.
- Double-spaced, Times New Roman is good, but hey, you do you!
- Please don't hide any curses or hexes in your semi-colons (ahem, Dave)
- See our site for some examples of what we publish (
- No counterfeit exclamation points or hyphens

Questions? Email

Thanks for submitting. Thanks for reading. Thanks …

The Poetry Review

Full details ubmissions guidelines Follow our recommendations here to get the best out of submitting your work to The Poetry ReviewThe Poetry Review welcomes submissions of unpublished poems and translations of poems. We have a policy of publishing work by new and upcoming poets as well as that of established poets. All submissions are read by the editor and considered on an equal basis. Unfortunately, due to the volume of submissions we receive, we cannot offer any individual criticism. Our aim is to accept or reject work within three months, and we do respond to every submission – but please read, and follow, the submission guidelines in order to facilitate our response.
Coronavirus pandemic: changes to submissions Please note, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, The Poetry Society offices are temporarily closed. It is also having an impact on postal services. For a trial period, we have now extended online submissions to The Poetry Review to UK-based writers via Submittable.…

Arc Poetry

Full details or over 40 years, Arc has been pub­lish­ing the best in con­tem­po­rary poetry. Arc invites sub­mis­sions from poets at all stages of their writing careers.
Gen­eral NotesArc has two reading periods: submissions received fromApril 1 to July 31 will be read for the Winter issuesubmissions received fromSeptember 1 to December 31 will be read for the Summer issueArc does not accept general submissions from January 1 to March 31 and from August 1 to August 31.Arc does not accept paper submissions. Submissions received by mail will not be read and will not receive a response.Arc only accepts sub­mis­sions using the online sub­mis­sion man­ager as seen below.Poetry Submissions
Arc accepts unso­licited sub­mis­sions of pre­vi­ously unpub­lished poetry in English, or translations of poetry into English, on any sub­ject and in any form.
Submissions must not exceed 3 poems or 360 lines.Submissions must be typed and sin­gle spaced (dou­ble spaces will be inter­preted as blank lines…