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55 Fathoms Publishing

 Full details 5 Fathoms Publishing is the book publishing partner to Orca, A Literary Journal. We are open for queries for both fiction and nonfiction works. Although we are a new book publisher, our staff has many years of experience in publishing. We understand what it takes to bring a book to fruition, from editing and cover design, to marketing and distribution. We are committed to working with our writers to achieve a successful book launch and publication run. We plan to publish two to three books in the coming year Fiction: We are particularly interested in books that exist on the boundary between literary and speculative—books of profound imagination and exquisite writing. In your submission please include, in a single document: a query letter and the first 10 pages of your book. A synopsis of 1-2 pages is optional. In your query letter please provide a paragraph or two focusing on the main plot and themes of your book, with an emphasis on what makes it unique and

Ex-Parrot Press

  Full details  Deadline: October 31st, 2021 Payment: £25 Theme: Stories inspired by Nicolas Cage Submission guidelines “I am not a demon. I am a lizard, a shark, a heat-seeking panther. I want to be Bob Denver on acid playing the accordion.” Nicolas Cage, has lived a life blended with myth, madness and mystery. His performances imbued with other worldly energy and that requires tribute, want in?  Ex-Parrot Press wants your Nicolas Cage inspired short fiction stories. Guidelines are as follows:  (more…)    


  Full details What we want: We are looking for original works of fiction from 300 to 5000 words to feature in our magazine. We want to offer a broad spectrum of stories from every Science Fiction subgenre. So send us your robots and space cowboys. Send us your dystopian-alien-invasion-post-apocalyptic-cyberpunk tales. We like weird. We like adventure. We LOVE SCIFI!! We are also looking for Science Fiction poetry of up to 40 lines and articles on or about Science Fiction of up to 2500 words. Like all lit mags, we have high standards. In saying that, we know that writers often do not always appreciate their own work, so put your doubt aside and send us your most polished short story masterpiece. If your work is accepted for publishing, we may request certain edits. The occasional typo is perfectly normal, but we don’t want a story littered with them. If we require structural edits or a slight changes in the story itself, we will message you with our suggestions

Folks Way Press

  Full details  Folkways Press welcomes work from both emerging and established writers. We want stories that often go untold; words that have been collecting dust in old notebooks; tales that inspire us to learn more about the world around us and the people in it. NOTE: Submissions failing to follow our guidelines will not be read or considered.   See site for varying calls.    

Maverick Books

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  Full details  OPENS: 1st JULY – DEADLINE 30th SEPTEMBER 2021 PRIZES: 1st £200, 2nd £100, 3rd £75 - all +anthology publication. Additionally League Against Cruel Sports members will also be eligible for the League Prize  £75 + League goodie bag + anthology publication.   THEMES •Cruel sports in their various forms - includes Trophy and other hunting, shooting, animal fighting. •Wildlife in general •The natural world •The environment. WORD LIMIT – Poems to 48 lines max excluding title inc. breaks. SUBMISSION – by email or post before 30th September 2021 Details below. ENTRY FEE – £5 per poem reducing w

En bloc

Full details  Fiction, poetry, art and photography should be sent using the submit button below. Please include your name, the title of the piece(s), and a brief description or synopsis of the work. All successful submissions will be paid at a rate of £35 per side as they appear in the magazine. Works of art and photography will be further available in print via our website – the profit on which will be yours to keep. EN BLOC prides itself on the freedom it affords it’s contributors. All styles and subject matters are welcome to submit and will be considered. However, due to the high volume of submissions we regret we can only respond to those which are successful. Submit content  

CAAB Publishing

  Full details Before you submit your work please read this submissions statement to ensure that your work fits our guidelines on what is acceptable content. Submission Guidelines You must read these guidelines and confirm you have read them when you submit, failure to confirm you have read these guidelines will result in your submission not being considered for publication. At the moment our books are open to most submissions from authors based in the UK of fiction and non-fiction, children or adult stories, sci-fi, horror, romance, YA, historical fiction, detective and murder, fantasy and all mixtures of genres that exist. We will also consider books of short stories. We cannot publish picture books at this moment in time but we may consider books that have photographs or illustrations of a high quality. We are not publishing poetry at this time.  We can not currently accept submissions from non-UK based authors. We do not accept manuscripts tha

Thmes and Hudson

  Full details All T&H books start from a brilliant idea. We are always open to suggestions and submissions from authors, photographers, designers and illustrators with new proposals for books, so do get in touch. So that your proposal can reach us successfully and in the right form, please follow these guidelines: First of all, take a close look at the subject areas T&H publishes in and consider carefully how your proposal relates to them. Art, Architecture, Photography, Design, Fashion, Popular Culture, History and Archaeology are the best known areas of our adult list and we also have a highly successful children’s list. All of our subject categories are listed on this website. We do not publish fiction or poetry and tend not to publish outside our existing subject areas. Please make sure that you are contacting us with a proposal for a book rather than an enquiry about T&H commissioning photography or illustration. Unfortunately, we don’t have time to resp

Sliverbirchington Plays

  Full details  We are accepting scripts from new playwrights and we are ready to hear from you.  Send your script as a word document to .  Your script will be read by a team of professional readers who will recommend plays for publication.   Once we accept your play we will format your work to our house style and add it to our online catalogue.   

Reckonng Press

 Full details  The short version: creative writing and art about environmental justice. The fiction we publish is mostly, but not exclusively, speculative; the nonfiction is more creative than journalistic, the poetry tends towards the narrative, preferably with some thematic heft, the visual art leans away from the pulpy towards the surreal, subversive, political. But the heart of what we want is your searingly personal, visceral, idiosyncratic understanding of the world and the people in it as it has been, as it is, as it will be, as it could be, as a consequence of humanity’s relationship with the earth. We are actively seeking work from Indigenous writers and artists, writers and artists of color, queer and transgender writers and artists, and anyone who has suffered the consequences, intended or otherwise, of dominant society’s systemic disconnect with and mistreatment of the natural world. And we’re actively seeking new ways to reach all of the above. Seriously, if y

Chorus App

  Full details  Eligibility The competition is open to everyone, with the exception of Business Account users, individuals involved in judging the entries, and employees of Chorus App and their immediate families. Originality & Number Of Entries Multiple entries per account are permitted in each judging cycle. However, all entries need to be distinctively different, focusing on a totally new subject than previous entries, otherwise they will be automatically rejected. Only unpublished work is eligible for this competition and entrants agree to this when entering the competition. Previous publication is considered to include on or in a newspaper, newsletter, magazine, anthology, chapbook, book, website, electronic magazine, personal blog, Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. If work has previously appeared even in print or small circulated media, this is still considered previous publication. No work that has been excerpted el

Guts Publsishing

 Full details  e are open for submissions. Please read our guidelines before sending your work.  We are first and foremost interested in publishing nonfiction: memoir, creative nonfiction, and autobiography. That is where we started and where our heart will always be.    Recently we decided to open up to fiction submissions as well. We're really excited about this and particularly interested in publishing literary fiction with a nonfiction tone. Also, just to clarify, we're not considering any genre fiction (commercial fiction) or poetry collections at this time.  ​ Submissions should be emailed to with a brief cover letter.   ​ ​ Submission Guidelines ​ We accept submissions in these genres: memoir, creative nonfiction, autobiography and adult literary fiction. We prefer manuscripts with a word count of 25K and up. Before submitting, please take a look at the books we’ve published . In your cover lette

Dioscover Magazine

 Full details  equency: 8 issues/year Payment: For print, on completion of editing on a story draft. For web, on publication. (No need to submit an invoice for either print or web.) Pay Rate: For print, starting at $1/word. For web, typically $300/story. Rights Purchased: For print, 90-day exclusivity and non-exclusive perpetual rights. For web, 365-day exclusivity and non-exclusive perpetual rights. What Makes a Story a Good Fit for Discover We want stories that enlighten, inform and get readers excited about science; we capture science that’s relevant to them. Our stories are grounded in research, but are driven by strong narratives, high reader interest and a conversational tone. Our audience is broad: Science should be for everyone.   Pitching Dos and Don’ts Keep it short, and one idea per email. What’s the science , how is it new (and hasn’t been covered before), and what’s the story that will interest readers? Mention specifics about studies you’d cite and researchers yo

Chronicle Books

  Full details  Inspired by the enduring magic of books, we cultivate and distribute exceptional publishing that is instantly recognizable for its spirit and creativity. Our collaborations spark the passions of adults and children worldwide, encouraging them to explore, connect, and see things differently. Chronicle Books is committed to publishing authors, illustrators, and creators of diverse backgrounds and points of view. We enjoy collaborating with authors to further our work as a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and collaborative publishing house. To encourage submissions from a wide range of potential authors, Chronicle Books has an open submissions policy. We accept unagented submissions of any projects suited to our list, from brilliant books to innovative gift products. Before sending projects to us, please read the following guidelines carefully. Adult Trade Submissions Children’s Submissions (picture books, middle grade, or young adult) Portfolio Submissions (fre

Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest (no fee)

  Full details  ow in its 21st year, this contest seeks today's best humor poems. No fee to enter. Submit published or unpublished work. $3,500 in prizes. Co-Sponsor Duotrope: Search for markets, track your submissions, and more Judges Jendi Reiter Lauren Singer Read Jendi Reiter's advice for contestants on  Duotrope . Recent Winners

St. Martin’s Minotaur/ Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Competition

  Full details  Contests for Writers Rules for the 2022 St. Martin’s Minotaur/ Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Competition ** We did not have a winner for the 2021 contest. Sponsored by Minotaur Books and Mystery Writers of America (MWA PLEASE DIRECT ALL QUESTIONS TO MINOTAUR BOOKS – SEE EMAIL ADDRESS BELOW. 1. The Competition is open to any writer, regardless of nationality, aged 18 or older, who has never been the author of any Published Novel (in any genre), as defined by the guidelines below, (except that authors of self-published works only may enter, as long as the manuscript submitted is not the self-published work) and is not under contract with a publisher for publication of a novel. Employees, and members of their immediate families living in the same household, of Minotaur Books or Mystery Writers of America (or a parent, subsidiary, or affiliate of either of them) are not eligible to enter.  Only one manuscript entry (the “Manuscript”) is permitt

Southport Writers Annula Open Short Story Competition

  Full details  First prize: £150      Second prize: £80     Third prize: £30 Closing date: 31st October 202 1 WE ENCOURAGE ONLINE ENTRY, AVAILABLE HERE Chief Judge: Spencer Leigh Spencer Leigh was born in Liverpool in 1945 and has lived in the area all his life. He has written several books on the Beatles and the Mersey Beat era including Let’s Go Down The Cavern (1982). He wrote 1,000 UK Number 1 Hits with Jon Kutner in 2005 and he collaborated with Hunter Davies on The Beatles Book (2016). In recent years, he has been writing music biographies for McNidder and Grace, the most recent being Bob Dylan: Outlaw Blues (2020). Spencer has written hundreds of obituaries for newspapers and each week he writes a weekly My City column for the Liverpool Echo. He has also written hundreds of sleeve notes for LPs and CDs: he says, “I’m proud to say that the soundtrack album for Heartbeat topped the album charts, but of course nobody bought it for my notes.” F

Reflex Press

  Full details  Please select from the options below: Click here to submit a full-length manuscript for consideration for print publication Click here to submit a single flash fiction story for publication on our website Click here for details of any open calls for submissions we are currently running  

The Jewish Chronicle

  Full details  To submit a News story, please email the Editor . For Community stories, charitable campaigns, etc. please email the Community Editor .   HELP Customer services & Subscriptions:   /  +44 (0) 20 7415 1500 ADVERTISING & ANNOUNCEMENTS Advertising:  / +44 (0) 20 7415 1500 Classified: Place your announcement online  here  / +44 (0) 20 7415 1500 Production:   MARKETING Marketing:  / +44 (0) 20 7415 1500 EDITORIAL Letters to the Editor: Editorial:

Onwe Press

  Full details  WANT TO GET  PUBLISHED? We'd love to read your work.   Feel free to send manuscripts over to