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Woman Alive

  Full details  Relevant illustrated features 700 - 1,800  words.

Nigthscape Press

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Joffe Books

  Full details  WHY PUBLISH WITH US JOFFE BOOKS is one of the UK’s leading independent publishers of excellent commercial fiction, especially crime and mystery fiction. We are renowned for working closely with authors from across the world to create fantastic books and turning them into best-sellers. We accept submissions from agents, previously published authors (including self-published authors) with long backlists, first-time writers with only one book under their belt, and anyone in between. We pride ourselves on the passion and dedication we pour into each and every book we publish. Become a Joffe Books author and you will join our roster of award-winning authors and  New York Times ,  USA Today  and Amazon best-sellers including Faith Martin ,  Joy Ellis ,  Robert Goddard , Stella Cameron  and  Helen Forrester . Joffe Books is a proud member of the Independent Publishers Guild and The Crime Writers’ Association . Before submitting, please read the guidelines below. WHAT WE PUBLIS

Uncanny magazine

 Full details  Please follow us on social media or sign up for our newsletter to get all submission updates.  Editors-in-Chief: Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas Uncanny Magazine  is seeking passionate, diverse SF/F fiction and poetry from writers from every conceivable background.  We want  intricate, experimental stories and poems with gorgeous prose, verve, and imagination that elicit strong emotions and challenge beliefs.  Uncanny believes there’s still plenty of room in the genre for tales that make you feel . Uncanny Magazine  is a Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) Qualifying Professional Market . Fiction Guidelines Uncanny is looking for original, unpublished speculative fiction stories between 750-6000 words. Payment is $.10 per word (including audio rights). We will reject any story that doesn’t follow our guidelines and procedures. You may not resubmit a rejected story. If you aren’t sure if your story counts as unpublished, plea

Prospect Magazine

  Full submissions  Submission guidelines for Prospect online   Although Prospect works mainly with our pool of regular contributors, we also accept unsolicited pitches in some cases. If you’d like to write for us, please see below for our pitching guidelines. What sort of thing are you looking for? Smart, ideas-led writing on politics, culture, economics and anything else that might reasonably come under the broad rubric of “current affairs.” Think the kind of conversations you might have in a pub: what are the quirks and trends in culture and politics that haven’t been properly discussed yet? We are also interested in hearing about potential longer pieces of investigative journalism. In this case, we are looking for relatively fully-formed ideas, preferably with some initial research behind them and a plan on how you can deliver. What sort of thing aren’t you looking for? We are interested in writing that brings a new slant to topics—if it could easily be done

Lockdown Lit Bounds Green

  Full details  We’re launching a collection of writing inspired by the coronavirus pandemic. “Everyone in the world has experienced something extraordinary during this pandemic,” says BGBW founder member Susie Helme. “Some are struggling to surmount new hardships; some are re-examining their lives and shifting their priorities. So many are experiencing the grief of losing loved ones. We are all noticing the love and caring of others — friends, relatives and key workers — who are risking their own safety to keep us alive. One thing we all have in common is that these experiences have been happening in isolation. We have been locked up at home, and don’t really know what everyone else has been going through.” Submissions may be short stories, poems, short articles, editorials or essays. They should be under 2,000 words and should be emailed to . We’ll publish the submissions we accept in our Lockdown Lit – Imagination in Isolation page

Farther Trees

  Full details Submissions Guidelines From the Farther Trees is a bimonthly, print-only magazine of fantasy fiction. We are open to original stories in all subgenres of fantasy, ranging from fairy tales to science fantasy, weird westerns to romantic fantasy, epic fantasy to urban fantasy, swords & sorcery to quiet character studies, and everything in between. Regardless of setting, stories should be centered on character and emotion (though the occasional thrilling adventure is welcome). Content. No racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, classism, fascism, or graphic gore or sex. What makes modern fantasy great is its diversity of perspectives and its challenge to structures of power. From the Farther Trees exists to amplify the voices of new and diverse writers. We’ve received a glut of stories dealing with pandemics and the end of the world, for obvious reasons. We won’t be publishing pandemic or apocalyptic stories for the foreseeable future.


 Full details  T STORIES Here at STORGY we welcome unsolicited submissions from published and unpublished authors. We are looking for literary short fiction, particularly short stories which challenge literary conventions and experiment with genre, style, form and content. We consider all genres and welcome all submissions. We want writing which forces the reader to face the reality in which we live, or the illusions in which we hide. We want soul, be it broken or bruised, or endless and almighty. We want to laugh, cry, cower, and applaud. Tell us, teach us, transform us. NON-FICTION ESSAYS We are seeking informed essays that attempt to place their subjects against a broad perspective, including, but not limited to; personal essays, memoir, literary journalism, travel narratives, etc. For the most part we are not interested in scholarly articles that are narrow in focus and/or overly burdened with footnotes. The ideal essay is a provocative, thesis-oriented work tha

The Short Ficton Journal

  Full details  We look forward to reading your work. We publish one story per month as our Featured piece. We will also periodically seek to publish one story in a new section - "Introducing" - which will be a showcase for excellent new writers; that is, writers for whom this is their first published piece. In both cases we are looking for the best, carefully crafted, deeply considered work. ​ All submissions are seen by two readers and we aim to respond within two months. There are no submission fees. We offer a paid Critique service (see here ), which supports our future existence. We're also deeply grateful for metaphorical coffees bought at our Ko-Fi page and every small PayPal donation. ​ We are now OPEN for submissions.  Regretfully, however,  we are not currently accepting submissions from the USA . ​ We accept submissions via Submittable (link below). Please do not email your story unless using our Critique Service . ​ Before you submit,

Science Fiction Magazine

  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 sel


  Full details PseudoPod is always looking for quality fiction to feed our listeners. If you’re a writer with a short horror story that you’d like to hear narrated by one of our talented performers, we’d like to see it. Probably. When we’re open , you can send it to us through our Moksha portal . Check to see if we’re open by reviewing our schedule . Multiple and Simultaneous Submissions We do not accept multiple submissions; if you submit more than one story everything after the first will be withdrawn. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable. Please check the box on the submissions form to let us know that you are submitting this to multiple markets simultaneously. The only exception to this is simultaneous submission of a single story to multiple Escape Artists podcasts (Escape Pod, PodCastle, Cast of Wonders, and PseudoPod), which we ask that you avoid. When submitting to one Escape Artists podcast, please wait to hear back about it before submitting the same story

Pink Arc

  Full details  eneral guidelines ​ We like strong writing, well-crafted worlds, and original voices. If this means excessive use of profanity, sex, or violence, then so be it. However, pushing the envelope of good taste is one thing, grossing out the editors is another. Whether or not we think a piece of writing is edgy or has just gone too far basically boils down to a matter of taste. We do appreciate the beauty in the subtle and the sublime. Can writing be both beautiful and profane, violent and subtle, or edgy and sublime?  We think so.  We accept multiple submissions. No simultaneous submissions.  All Pink Narcissus Press publications will be made available in both trade paperback and e-book format. Submissions: Novels  The editors at Pink Narcissus Press are currently considering longer works (around 50,000 words and up) for future publication. In particular, we are interested in fiction novels that are well-written but may have been passed ov

Orca Lit

  Full details   Submission Specs: Unpublished fiction only: Up to 3 flash fictions of less than 1000 words each in one document, or 1 short story up to 8000 words. Times/Times Roman 12 point is preferred. A word count is appreciated. Submit via our Submittable portal only. No email or postal submissions please. Simultaneous submissions are expected and encouraged. Please submit no more than once in each category (short story, flash) per issue. Authors whom we have published should wait one reading cycle before submitting again. Orca publishes three times a year: the March and November issues are dedicated to literary fiction, and the July issue contains literary speculative work. See the Lit-Spec guidelines here . Submissions are open year-round. We accept submissions of short fiction only. Orca is fee free for up to 100 submissions a month, which is what is covered in the Submittable plan we pay for. After that we charge the standard $3, which helps u

One Story

  Full details  One Story Submission Guidelines: Submission Periods: January 15th - May 31st | September 8th - November 14th What kinds of stories is One Story looking for? One Story is seeking literary fiction. Because of our format, we can only accept stories between 3,000 and 8,000 words. They can be any style and on any subject as long as they are good. We are looking for stories that leave readers feeling satisfied and are strong enough to stand alone. Does One Story pay? Yes. One Story pays $500 and 25 contributors copies for First Serial North American rights. All rights will revert to the author following publication. Does One Story accept previously published material? No. One Story is looking for previously unpublished material. However, if a story has been published in print outside of North America, it will be considered. Stories previously published online—on blogs, personal websites, online literary magazines, or forums—

Ninth Letter Journal

Full details A MESSAGE TO WRITERS At Ninth Letter, we have always been committed to keeping our submissions process equal and open to all writers. While Submittable is the most efficient and popular online interface for both writers and editors, it is also one of the most costly. The Submittable subscription plan that Ninth Letter must use, given the size of our staff and submissions pool, is one of the biggest single expenses in our annual budget. Therefore, in order to continue to maintain our Submittable platform, we will be implementing submission fees for a portion of our reading period. Beginning in September, we will require a submission fee of $3 per submission for online submissions to our print journal during the months of September, October, January, and February. Online submissions to our print journal will be free in November and December. We will also continue to take submissions to our print edition via USPS, postmarked between 9/1 and 2/28. Online submi

Mystery Weekly

  Full details Use the form on the site to send us your 2500-7500 word mystery. Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but not multiple submissions; please send only your best available story. Submissions must be original works of short fiction that have never appeared online or in print in any form . Avoid scenes of animal cruelty or excessive profanity/violence, and please make sure there are no typos or grammatical errors. We currently pay 1¢ / word for accepted stories. If your story is accepted, a digital agreement must be signed and payment will be sent by PayPal to the email address you specify below. Your story may appear in our monthly print and digital magazine, on our website, in our App, as social media excerpts, and possibly in printed collections of our monthly issues. We require first-publication and archival rights with an exclusivity period of 1 year. Due to the high number of submissions we receive, our average response time is 3-6 weeks. We are a Mystery

Moss Lit

  Full details Moss accepts submissions in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Submissions are limited to residents of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia, or those with a substantial connection to the region. Moss pays $125 for accepted fiction and nonfiction, and $35 per accepted poem. We buy First Serial Rights. There is no fee to submit. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, with the condition that you notify us immediately if your piece is accepted for publication elsewhere. Though we will consider pieces of any length, we prefer that prose submissions be at least 1,800 words; shorter pieces may be paid at a reduced rate. From July 1 through October 1, please send your submissions, attached as a Word document, to moss.nonfiction [at]; moss.fiction [at]; or moss.poetry [at] We seek to respond to all submissions by March 1. Accepted pieces will be published in Moss’s annual print edition, released each June, and also made a

Masters Review

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Line and Stars

  Full details  About Lines + Stars Lines + Stars began in 2006 as a means of establishing a new creative forum in Washington, DC — a city that all-too-often coasts on its more mechanistic pursuits. As of 2017, we operate jointly out of DC and Baltimore, Maryland. While many of our contributors hail from DC and the mid-Atlantic area, we’ve also expanded our writer base to include national and international voices. Lines + Stars welcomes poetry and short prose of all varieties. Both novice and seasoned writers are encouraged to submit; it is the strength of the work that ultimately determines its inclusion in our journal. We also publish the occasional book review or interview, often focusing on the work of a DC- or Baltimore-area writer or a publication by a small press. Currently (and unfortunately), we cannot offer any payment for the publication of your work. About L+S Press L+S Press is the book-publishing arm of Lines + Stars . Through L


Full details SUBMISSIONS Launched in December 2009, Kweli is an online journal that celebrates community and cultural kinships. In this shared space, you will hear the lived experience of people of color. Our many stories. Our shared histories. Our creative play with language. Here our memories are wrapped inside the music of the Muscogee, the blues songs of the South, the clipped patois of the Caribbean.  GUIDELINES Kweli welcomes submissions of fiction, nonfiction and poetry. We currently publish three (3) online issues each year. The journal's reading period is September 1 through May 30 .  We are now accepting online submissions through May 30 . Submissions received outside this reading period will remain unread. Submit your work at any time during our reading period. We strongly encourage you to read a few issues of the journal before submitting.  For prose submissions, submit one (1) short story or one (1) self-contained novel excerpt or creative non-fiction piece of no mor

Inwood Indiana

Full details Inwood Indiana Background Inwood Indiana has been publishing issues since 2010. Each issue features both new and established writers. We consider publishing all forms of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction under 5000 words. It's still free to submit! Many excellent journals charge fees for either online or offline submissions (or both). We all understand those funds are needed to send contributors a copy, or otherwise generate income. More than 70% of journals today do not pay anything. These types of practices are understandable, but frustrating to writers. Fortunately, Inwood Indiana submissions are still free. Publication Rewards All journals have some financial strategy to stay afloat, and those decisions are often difficult trade-offs. What are our trade-offs? Pros: We don't require writers to pay anything to submit. We are in the minority of journals that DO pay cash (via PayPal because it's easy and convenient).


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Hour of Writes

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The Fiddlehead

 Full details Interested in Submitting to The Fiddlehead? The Fiddlehead is open to good writing in English or translations into English from all over the world and in a variety of styles, including experimental genres. Our editors are always happy to see new unsolicited works in fiction, including excerpts from novels, creative nonfiction, and poetry. We also publish reviews, and occasionally other selected creative work such as excerpts from plays. Work is read on an ongoing basis; the acceptance rate is around 1-2% (we are, however, famous for our rejection notes!). Apart from our annual contest , we have no deadlines for submissions. We particularly welcome submissions from Indigenous writers, writers of colour, writers with disabilities, LGBTQQIA+ writers, and writers fr