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Tiny Ghost

  Full details WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS. SUBMISSION GUIDLINES.  ​ Do you have an amazing story that centers LGBTQIA+ characters? We'd love to hear from you.    We're looking for YOUNG ADULT novels, written from a QUEER perspective, That is stories featuring a queer protagonist or from a queer author.  We;'re interested in everything from contemporary romance, to dystopian adventures, and if your story dabbles in the spooky, the supernatural, or the paranormal, or has a speculative element even better! ​ We're especially looking for stories featuring trans, BIPOC, and neurodivergent characters in lead roles written by authors from these communities.   ​ We're more than happy to hear from you if you are currently unrepresented, just as we're happy to accept submissions from authors with agents. #OWNVOICES preferred. ​ (For more info about our submissions process and what we're looking for check out this submission

Triangular Prism

  Full details  Triangular Prism is open for submissions for its inaugural issue, scheduled for April 2024. The submission period will end on the 15th of February, 2024. We are looking for literary essays that engage deeply with one or more specific films or other creations of visual sequential art, written with insight and care. We seek to publish writing that examines and calls attention to the distinctiveness, the importance, and the beauty of the artworks under discussion. We are not looking for any kind of critiques or reviews, historical overviews, or broad generalisations. GUIDELINES All submissions must be sent via the submissions management platform, linked below. Please note that, to submit, a fee of €2 is required. Submit through Duosoma. Essays should be strictly between 1000 and 4500 words and written in the English language. We strongly discourage the use of either footnotes or endnotes. All work must be original

River Styx

  Full details  The submission you're submitting is for consideration of our RS24 Annual Print Edition only. If you want to submit for our online edition, please submit a standard submission here .  Works accepted for publication in our annual print edition will also be published online at a later date. The print edition will sell for a fixed price per issue, plus shipping and handling costs. If your work is accepted for publication in the print edition, you will receive one free copy in addition to payment. Payment for this edition is $250 per poetry, short story, visual artwork, or essay acceptance. The submission fee per work is $5.  For visual artwork, please submit a high-resolution jpg or png suitable for CMYK printing parameters. If the work is intended to be full page, you must include bleeds color information. Please understand that some color variation will occur in printing. River Styx Magazine is not responsible for printing errors that

The Mantelpiece

 Full details  Submission Guidelines The Mantelpiece is open to unsolicited submissions of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. We consider all submissions for both our website and online magazine. Please send your work via email to All submissions must be in English and previously unpublished. Translations are welcome and should be accompanied by a copy of the original. Simultaneous submissions are allowed, as long as we are notified immediately if the manuscript is accepted for publication elsewhere.  You can download The Mantelpiece for free on our webpage to acquaint yourself with the material the magazine has published. Please indicate in the subject line of your email the following:  SECTION, Title of your work, and word count.  E.g.: FICTION - Here and Forever - 2400 words TRAVEL - China Moon - 3200 words FOOD & DRINK - Nouvelle Cuisine - 1500 words NON-FICTION - In Praise of Contemplation - 1840 words POETRY - 7 Haiku - 21 lines ESSAY - The

Button Eye Review

 Full details  Button Eye Review is a literary magazine and an imprint of Ember Chasm Review . We are looking for stories and poetry within the genres of horror, Gothic, dark fantasy, dark science fiction, thriller, crime, and mystery. We want the stories that bury themselves under dead leaves and gravel, the ones you can only find if you go through the locked door, the ones that crawl to disturbed, alienated places and people.  To get a sense of what we enjoy, look to the films of Ari Aster, Jordan Peele, and Robert Eggers. We also love the writing of Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, Shirley Jackson, Mary Shelley, and Joe Hill, and the video games The Last of Us, Outlast , and Condemned.  Though Button Eyes only accepts previously unpublished work, we are happy to review simultaneous submissions. Just let us know if your piece is accepted elsewhere. We accept submissions year round and publish up to two stories and two poems per month. Unfortunately, to cover the costs o

Meadow Midnight Publishing

  Full details  Midnight Meadow Publishing accepts submissions at quarterly intervals as follows:  April 1-15 July 1-15 October 1-15  and January 1-15   Submissions will remain closed outside of these intervals. If we directly request your work through private communication or a pitch contest, please submit it to us at anytime.   As a general rule, Midnight Meadow Publishing is looking for anything with queer protagonists or by queer authors so long as the story does not fall into the “bury your gays” trope. Authors need not be “out” personally nor professionally to submit, and we will be respectful of your identity whether you choose to entrust it to us or not.    We are interested a wide variety of stories, but here are a few genres/categories on our “MSWL” (manuscript wishlist): – Contemporary YA or adult romance with characters who identify as LGBTQ+, including transgender,  asexual, and/or pairings that depict healthy ethically non-monogamous poly relationships  – Steam

The Shortish Project

 Full details  The Shortish Project is a new publishing program dedicated to short novels -- original fiction from 75 pages to 200 pages (or so) in length. (Or about 14,000 words to 42,000 words or so.)  Our standards are high, but the Shortish Project is open to all styles & genres. We encourage everyone to join in! Titles published by The Shortish Project are distributed in paperback and ebook editions. The process is streamlined and designed to support each author's own marketing plan. We can move fast or slow. Read more below (or press the "Submit" button to expand the viewable text). Or learn more at , including links to 600 acclaimed short novels from the past 200 years. Welcome Thank you for your interest in The Shortish Project Publishing Program, dedicated to promoting and publishing short novels.  The Shortish Project is a new initiative produced by Outpost19, developed in response to the h

Trails Magazine

 Full details  Contributor Information [Updated 12/12/23] Update: For our most up-to-date specific story, photo, and illustration needs, keep an eye on our Trails Discord server here . If we’re being completely frank, we don’t get outside enough to be able to write up all the stories filling Trails on our own—we’re too busy actually making the magazine, after all. That’s why we’re always interested in hearing story ideas from writers, photographers, artists, and other creatives like you.  Interested? The easiest way to get a sense of what the magazine is to read it and we'd encourage you to start there. But in addition to that, here’s what you need to know to pitch us.  What do (and don’t) we cover? Let’s start with the basics. The focus of Trails is on backpacking and other human/naturally-powered means of sleeping outdoors: bikepacking, canoe camping, even things like rafting or mountaineering are fair game (feel free to be creative with those cri

Off Assigenment

 Full details  WRITE FOR US! Off Assignment is a literary magazine with a penchant for journeys and a fascination with strangers. We’re looking for writers who travel, poets who wander, essayists with a sense of place, reporters with swollen notebooks, and gourmands with street cart taste. We’re not here to guide vacations. We don’t cover spas or centennials. We have a taste for offbeat places. We care about voice and story. We want the writer on the page—sweating, tripping, and telling a tale. * We accept simultaneous submissions, as long as you immediately notify us that your piece has been accepted elsewhere. We are interested only in original essays; your work must not have been published elsewhere prior to submitting. SUBMISSION CATEGORIES "Letter to a Stranger" Who haunts you? We all harbor thoughts about the strangers at the edges of our lives. Write a letter to an unshakeable stranger you’ve met along the way, whether traveling across the world, the country, or down

Mystery Magazine

  Full details  Short Story Submission Use the form on the site to send us your 1000-7500 word story or You-Solve-It mystery. Multiple submissions are not allowed. 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. We pay 2¢/word USD for accepted stories. Our average response time is 4-6 weeks. 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 audio format, 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 2 years.

Broken Antler

 Full details  Broken Antler publishes horror and weird fiction, as well as sci-fi and dark fantasy. The editors are partial to a wide range of subgenres—body, cosmic, folk, gore, etc. (and our EIC likes any writing that screws with her sleep schedule). If your work fits into the horror genre, or is some version of fucked-up, send it our way. For poetry, creative nonfiction, and hybrid submissions, we’re looking for work that is haunting and monstrous, strange and bizarre. Extra points if your work is experimental or doing something unusual w

Clash of the Query Letters

 Full details  In the fiction world, a query letter alone is not enough to land representation. The manuscript's first sentence, first paragraph, and first page are the crucial test. However, a query letter acts as a writer's resume or c/v. It sets the tone, lays out the book's market potential, and introduces the human behind the words and ideas. And of course, it also pitches the story itself. While an ideal query letter may not seal the deal, it will fill literary agents with eager excitement—a most helpful frame of mind for them to be in as they turn to your sample pages. Our judge, Michelle Barker, will be asking herself one question: does this query letter convince me that I'm in the hands of an adept  novelist with a unique and engaging story to tell? First place: $700 CAD Second place: $200 CAD Third place: $100 CAD All three finalists will be published on the Chopping Blog  and receive complimentary access to our new craft book, Immersion a

My Writing Journey Competition

  Full details  COMPETITION RULES: Send in your entry in the body of the email, not as an attachment. Use the subject line ‘My Writing Journey Competition’ in your email. Entries must be no more than 600 words and must be the author’s original work. Use Times New Roman size 12 or Arial size 11. Entry is free. All submissions and enquiries can be sent to Nichola: The competition is open to any writer living anywhere in the world. Only one story per entrant is allowed. Prizewinners will be notified via email as well as on our website; please ensure you supply a valid email address with your entry. Writers retain full copyright over their work. The judges’ decision is final; no disputes will be entered into. If your entry has not been acknowledged within three working days, please contact us as your email may have got lost in transit. Absolutely no generative AI to be used (ChatGPT etc.). If we deem stories wer