WRITING COMPETITIONS AND SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITIES

Writers’ HQ will now only be accepting listings from organisations offering accessible submission opportunities for low-income writers. If you run a literary journal or writing competition and would like to be listed on this page, please read our rules on accessible submission fees here.

 

September
Beechmore Books Writing Competition
Deadline:
25th September 2021
Word limit:
1,000 words
Prizes:
1st: £200 / 2nd: £100
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Theme: Perspectives
Zombies, Run!
Deadline:
26th September 2021
Word limit:
1-3 50-word ideas, plus dialogue writing sample
Payment:
£460
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking scripts for immersive audio dramas
Dear Damsels
Deadline:
27th September 2021
Word limit:
5,000 words
Payment:
Paid - unspecified
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking submissions of fiction, nonfiction and poetry from women on the theme of women and writing
Cesar Egido Serrano Foundation VI Flash Fiction Competition
Deadline:
30th September 2021
Word limit:
100 words
Prizes:
1st: $20,000 / 3 runners-up: $2,000
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Open to writers in Spanish, English, Arabic or Hebrew on the theme of: Faced with COVID; Solidarity and Resilience
Nashville Review
Deadline:
30th September 2021
Word limit:
8,000 words
Line Limit:
10 pages
Payment:
$100 per story / $25 per poem
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking fiction, nonfiction and poetry
Pick Your Own Path
Deadline:
30th September 2021
Word limit:
300 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking 1-page contributions to a crowd-sourced adventure story
A Spot of Writing Magazine
Deadline:
30th September 2021
Word limit:
2,000 words
Line Limit:
40 lines
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking flash fiction, nonfiction, short stories and poetry on the theme of "Be the change"
Joffe Books Prize for Crime Fiction Writers of Colour
Deadline:
30th September 2021
Word limit:
minimum 50,000 words
Prizes:
Two-book publishing deal
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking crime fiction novels by writers of colour
Didcot Writers Writing Competition
Deadline:
30th September 2021
Word limit:
500 words
Submission fees:
£4 or free if you have attended a free online Didcot Writers event
Notes:
Theme: Paradise
Wales Haiku Journal
Deadline:
30th September 2021
Line Limit:
3 lines (haiku)
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking submissions of 5-10 haikus
Dragon Soul Press
Deadline:
30th September 2021
Word limit:
5,000 - 15,000 words
Payment:
30% royalties for the first year of publication
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking historical fiction including dragons
Spread the Word: Writing Happiness Development Course
Deadline:
30th September 2021
Payment:
£75
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Open to D/deaf, disabled and/or neurodivergent writers, including those with long term mental health problems and chronic illnesses
October
The Spectacle
Deadline:
1st October 2021
Word limit:
5,000 words
Line Limit:
8 pages
Payment:
$50
Submission fees:
FREE
Books and Bikes in Space
Deadline:
1st October 2021
Word limit:
1,000 - 6,000 words
Payment:
$50+
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking speculative and fantastical fiction on the theme of books and bicycles
The Last Line
Deadline:
1st October 2021
Word limit:
300 - 5,000 words
Payment:
$20 - $40
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Submissions must end with the line: "Welcome to the family"
Furious Gazelle Halloween Writing Contest
Deadline:
1st October 2021
Word limit:
4,000 words
Prizes:
1st: $50 / Runners up: $5 honorarium
Submission fees:
FREE / Donations
Notes:
Seeking Halloween-themed poetry, fiction, short plays, and creative non-fiction
Slash-Her Anthology
Deadline:
1st October 2021
Word limit:
3,000 - 5,000 words
Payment:
Royalties
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking horror short stories by women on the theme of slashers
Cherry Tree
Deadline:
1st October 2021
Word limit:
20 pages
Payment:
$20
Submission fees:
$3
Notes:
Seeking poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction
Quill and Crow Publishing
Deadline:
5th October 2021
Word limit:
5,000 - 8,000 words
Payment:
$40
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking creative interpretations of Grimm fairy tales
Embracing Our Differences
Deadline:
6th October 2021
Word limit:
20 words
Prizes:
$1,000
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking quotes on the theme of "enriching lives through diversity and inclusion"
MUSE Magazine
Deadline:
15th October 2021
Word limit:
2,000 words
Payment:
Paid - unspecified
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking pitches for articles from the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, and maths. Current theme: Among the stars
Mirror, Mirror Anthology
Deadline:
15th October 2021
Word limit:
5,000 words
Payment:
$0.06 per word
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking fiction with a mix of fantasy, science fiction, horror, magical, history, and romance elements on the theme of mirrors.
Blink Ink
Deadline:
15th October 2021
Word limit:
50 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking short fiction on the theme of "moonlight"
Create the Future
Deadline:
17th October 2021
Word limit:
2,000 words
Line Limit:
40 lines
Prizes:
Eco-friendly cleaning products
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking responses to the question “What happens if we do take action to protect the planet? What happens when we dare to dream?”
No Bars Poetry Competition
Deadline:
21st October 2021
Prizes:
Mentorship
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Open to writers with experience of incarceration
Untitled Voices
Deadline:
21st October 2021
Word limit:
2,000 words
Line Limit:
50 lines
Submission fees:
FREE
Beartooth Anthony's Halloween Campfire Story Contest
Deadline:
22nd October 2021
Prizes:
Eno Doublenest Hammock
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking bone-chilling stories for halloween
Pure Slush
Deadline:
31st October 2021
Word limit:
150 - 1,000 words
Line Limit:
80 - 1,000 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Theme: Appointment at 10.30
Southport Writers' Circle short Story Competition
Deadline:
31st October 2021
Word limit:
2,000 words
Prizes:
1st: £150 / 2nd: £80 / 3rd: £30
Submission fees:
£3 for one / £10 for four
Tiger Moth Review
Deadline:
31st October 2021
Word limit:
5,000 words
Line Limit:
3 poems
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking submissions on the theme of the environment
Mud Room
Deadline:
31st October 2021
Word limit:
6,000 words
Line Limit:
3-5 poems
Payment:
$15
Submission fees:
FREE / $3 for expedited
The Book of Queer Saints
Deadline:
31st October 2021
Word limit:
2,000 - 6,000 words
Payment:
$0.02 per word
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Open to LGBTQ+ writers
Garfield Lake Review
Deadline:
31st October 2021
Word limit:
3,000 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Closes when quota is reached
November
Cream City Review
Deadline:
1st November 2021
Word limit:
20 pages
Line Limit:
5 poems
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction
Mighty Pens Autumn Short Story Award
Deadline:
1st November 2021
Word limit:
1,000 words
Prizes:
Subscription to Mighty Pens VIP Writing Club
Submission fees:
£3
Notes:
Theme: Autumn
Escape Pod Podcast
Deadline:
1st November 2021
Word limit:
1,500 - 6,000 words
Payment:
$0.08 per word
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking sci fi short story submissions on the theme of joy
Shooter Lit Mag
Deadline:
7th November 2021
Word limit:
2,000 - 6,000 words
Payment:
£25 per story / £5 per poem
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking literary fiction, non-fiction and poetry on the theme of Dark Arts
Smokelong Quarterly Comedy Prize
Deadline:
15th November 2021
Word limit:
782 words
Prizes:
4 x 1st: $400
Submission fees:
One entry: $7 / two entries: $12 / free entry day for those who need it: 25th August
Notes:
Seeking flash-length comedy
Pen Nib Writing Competition
Deadline:
15th November 2021
Word limit:
2,500 words
Line Limit:
50 lines
Prizes:
£150
Submission fees:
£5 for one / £8 for two / £10 for three
Notes:
Seeking poetry and essays
Shooter Poetry Competition
Deadline:
28th November 2021
Line Limit:
100 lines
Prizes:
1st: £150 / 2nd: £50
Submission fees:
£3 for one / £8 for three
Notes:
Open theme
Red Cape Publishing
Deadline:
30th November 2021
Word limit:
4,000 - 8,000 words
Payment:
£10 per story
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking horror fiction on the theme of 'Medical'
December
Arena Fantasy Magazine
Deadline:
1st December 2021
Word limit:
300 / 2,000
Prizes:
Subscription to Arena magazine
Submission fees:
£1 for 300 word entry / £2 for 2,000 word entry
Notes:
Seeking themed flash fiction and short stories - see website for themes
Sleek City Press Winter Fiction Prize
Deadline:
7th December 2021
Word limit:
5,000 words
Prizes:
1st: 20,000 words of editing / 2nd: $300 / 3rd: $200 / 4th: 10,000 word critique
Submission fees:
$7 CAD / Fee waiver available
Notes:
Seeking submissions on the theme of "double life"
Wordfire Press
Deadline:
15th December 2021
Word limit:
125,000 words
Payment:
Publishing contract
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking fantasy novels about portals
Sapere Books Writing Competition
Deadline:
31st December 2021
Word limit:
20,000
Prizes:
Five-book publishing contract
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking the first three chapters of a series written to a brief - see website for briefs
Do Wha(TS) Write
Deadline:
31st December 2021
Word limit:
1,000 words
Prizes:
$200 CAD
Submission fees:
$2 CAD
Notes:
Raising funds for Tourette Canada
Little Thorn Books
Deadline:
31st December 2021
Word limit:
10,000 - 35,000 words
Payment:
Publishing contract
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking novella-length works of victoriana, gothic, steam punk, magic realism and the supernatural
Green Stories
Deadline:
31st December 2021
Word limit:
First 4,000 - 10,000 words of a 70,000 - 100,000 word novel
Prizes:
Half manuscript appraisal by Daniel Goldsmith Associates, mentoring at Redhammer Management
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking novels for adults about sustainable societies
Guts Publishing
Deadline:
31st December 2021
Word limit:
25,000+
Payment:
Publishing contract with royalties
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking memoir by UK writers
January 2022
The Fiction Desk
Deadline:
31st January 2022
Word limit:
1,000 - 20,000 words
Payment:
£25 per 1,000 words
Submission fees:
£4 / book purchase
Notes:
Seeking stories about books
Arts & Letters
Deadline:
31st January 2022
Word limit:
25 pages
Payment:
$10 per printed page
Submission fees:
$3
Notes:
Seeking poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction
April 2022
3 Minute Drama Competition
Deadline:
30th April 2022
Word limit:
3 pages
Prizes:
£100 plus performance
Submission fees:
£6 / email for fee waiver
Notes:
Seeking 3-minute scripts to be performed at a rural railway station
Rolling
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Heron's Nest
Deadline:
Rolling
Line Limit:
3 lines (haiku)
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking submissions of 5-15 haikus
Blue Earth Review
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
3,000 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry
Dark Horse Comics
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
6 pages plus synopsis
Payment:
Publishing contract
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking submissions from writer-artists and writer and artist teams
Fusilli Flash Fiction Competition
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
200 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Open until 50 entries have been received. Submission must include a 'twist'
Flash 500
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
500 words
Prizes:
1st: £300 / 2nd: £200 / 3rd: £100
Submission fees:
£5 for one story / £8 for two
Every Day Fiction
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
1,000 words
Payment:
$3
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
See website for themes
Tipping the Scales
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
Fiction: 2,000 words / Nonfiction: 1,000 words
Line Limit:
1-3 poems
Submission fees:
FREE / Donations
Notes:
Seeking submissions from lesbian women only
Crow Toes Quarterly
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
3,000 words
Payment:
$25 - $50
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking "playfully dark", intelligent, humorous, descriptive literature written for children ages 8 - 13. Check website for themes
Interstellar Flight Press
Deadline:
Rolling
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Various calls for submission from short fiction to chapbooks to nonfiction proposals
Claren Books
Deadline:
Rolling
Payment:
$1,000 advance plus 50% net royalties
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking book manuscripts
We Disturb
Deadline:
Rolling
Submission fees:
Seeking disturbing stories
Potluck Zine
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
500 - 800 words
Payment:
Royalties
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking writing, recipes and poetry. Check website for current theme.
Smoke Magazine
Deadline:
Rolling
Line Limit:
Six poems
Payment:
Contributor copy
Submission fees:
FREE
Santa Fe Writers Project Quarterly
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
2,500 - 3,000 words
Submission fees:
FREE / Tip jar
Notes:
All Quarterly issues for 2021 are special issue only. If you submit between October 24, 2020 and August 1, 2021, your submission will NOT be reviewed until October 15, 2021
Brilliant Flash Fiction
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
1,000 words
Payment:
$20
Submission fees:
FREE
Palm-Sized Press
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
500 words
Payment:
Paid
Submission fees:
$2
Bridport Prize Bursaries for Under-Represented Writers
Deadline:
Rolling
Payment:
Free entry to the Bridport Prize
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Deadline: 12th of each month
TYPE!
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
1,000 words
Submission fees:
FREE
John Byrne Award
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
15,000
Prizes:
£500
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Open to anyone over 16 who is living or studying in Scotland
Greatist: What's in your Freezer? series
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
600 words
Payment:
$250
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking pitches about the interesting contents of your freezer
The Pomegranate
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
4,000 words
Payment:
£30
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction
Obsessed with Pipework
Deadline:
Rolling
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking poetry
Yours Magazine
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
3,200 words
Payment:
£25 - £125 depending on length
Submission fees:
Free
Wyldblood Press
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
Flash: 300 – 1,000 words / Novels: 40,000 – 120,000 words
Payment:
short fiction: 1p per word / Novels: royalty only
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking speculative and literary fiction
The White Pube Writers Grant
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
None
Prizes:
£500
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Open to working-class writers based in the UK
Wild Wolf Publishing
Deadline:
Rolling
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Requirements: Synopsis plus first 3 chapters
Seeking book-length submissions of thriller, horror and sci-fi
Wigleaf
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
1,000 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Submissions open in the final week of August, September, October, November, January, February, March and April. Deadline: Last day of each month.
Vela Press
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
80,000+ words
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking science fiction, technothrillers and fantasy
Tuna Fish Journal
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
30 lines / 5,000 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
New theme each calendar month. Visit https://www.tunafishjournal.com/schedule for schedule
The Treason Show
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
None
Payment:
Share of box office
Notes:
Seeking parody songs, one-liners and topical sketche
Trampset
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
None
Payment:
$25 per accepted piece
Submission fees:
3 (50 free entries available per month for economically disadvantaged writers)
Notes:
Shorter pieces tend to get more love
Storyhouse
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
10,000 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Themed rolling contests - see website for details
Stinger Stories
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
300 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Theme: scifi / fantasy / experimental
Stepaway Magazine
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
1,000 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking writing which leads the reader through the streets of a chosen city
Stand Magazine
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
4-6 poems / Fiction: 3,000 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Does not accept simultaneous submissions
Split Lip Magazine
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
Submit one piece only
Payment:
$50
Submission fees:
February, April, June, October, December: Tip Jar / January, March, May, August, September, November: FREE Notes: Free submissions are available to Black writers for the rest of the year
The Spectator
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
150 WORDS
Payment:
£25
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Weekly themed writing competition – see website for latest theme. Deadline: Wednesdays at midday
Sonder
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
3-5 pages of poetry or prose
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Open to submissions from writers who have been published fewer than 5 times
Softblow
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
4-6 poems
Submission fees:
FREE
Smokelong Quarterly
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
1,000 words
Payment:
$50
Submission fees:
FREE
Shirley Magazine
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
3,000 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Sand Hills Magazine
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
1,000 words / 3 poems
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking submissions from writers currently residing in the US only
Ruminate Magazine
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
1500 words
Payment:
 $20/page for poetry (with a maximum of $80 per poem), $20/400 words for prose
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Various submission windows for each genre – please see website for full details
The Rambling
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
500 – 1,500 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking work relating to the eighteenth century
Poetica Magazine
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
None
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Looking for poetry and prose centred on the Jewish experience. Interested in personal stories – not historical or political views
Post Quarantine
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
None
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Theme: Letters to open when all this is over
Poetry Ireland Review
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
6 poems or 10 pages
Payment:
€40
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Submissions from women and people from diverse ethnic backgrounds are actively encouraged
Poetically Magazine
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
Poetry: 2 pages / prose: 2,000 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Poetry Birmingham Literary Journal
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
Up to 3 poems
Submission fees:
FREE
Pocketfire
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
1-3 poems
Submission fees:
Video: $5 / print: $3 / online: $2 (all reimbursed on acceptance)
Notes:
Seeking submissions of poetry for video performance, print and online publication
Pithead Chapel
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
4,000 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking short fiction, nonfiction and prose poetry
Pidgeonholes
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
1,000 words / 5 poems
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Deadline: 1st – 10th of each month
Painkiller Project
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
1,500 words / 1-2 actors
Prizes:
£150 plus production
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking audio plays written after 20th March 2020. Deadline: 1st – 4th of each month
The Other Stories Podcast
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
2,000 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking short themed horror for professional narration and broadcast – see website for themes and deadlines
One Hand Clapping
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
None
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Please submit writing as a Word document
Nightmares and Phantasms Podcast
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
1,000 – 6,000 words
Payment:
$5
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
One story per submission and one submission per month
New Walk Editions
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
12 – 20 pages
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking poetry pamphlets
Neon Magazine
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
6 poems / Prose: 5,000 words / Chapbook proposals
Payment:
Prose: 1p per word / Poetry: 10p per line (minimum payment £10)
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Alternate themed issues – see website for details
National Geographic
Deadline:
Rolling
Payment:
Paid
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Pitch required
Mutha Magazine
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
1,500 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking nonfiction on all aspects of parenthood
Motherwell
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
1,200 words
Payment:
Paid
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking personal essays on a variety of parenting topics
Motherly
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
1,000 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking personal, first-person insights about motherhood
Microverses
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
Poetry: 8 lines / Narrative pieces: 280 characters or fewer
Payment:
Poetry: $1/line / Other: $2.80/piece
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Experimental and interactive forms welcome
The Missouri Review
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
Prose: 2,000-9,000 words / Poetry: 8-20 pages
Submission fees:
$4
Lumiere Review
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
2,000 words / 2 pages of poetry
Submission fees:
FREE
Litro Online
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
Varies
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Various open calls for flash, short stories and essays – see website for details
Lavender Review
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
3-6 poems
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Open to submissions of work by, about and for lesbians
Kissing Dynamite Poetry
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
One poem
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Deadline: 1st – 10th of each month
Inkcap
Deadline:
Rolling
Payment:
£100-£400
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Pitch Required
Seeking pitches for journalism on the subject of nature, ecology and conservation in the UK
i-D
Deadline:
Rolling
Payment:
Paid
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Pitch required
HOOT Review
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
150 words
Submission fees:
$2
Notes:
Seeking fiction, non-fiction, memoir, poetry, and book reviews
Hip Mama Magazine
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
None
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking articles on the subject of alternative parenting
Hindsight 2020
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
2,000 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking personal stories of 2020
Grand Little Things
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
None
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking formal poetry only
Go Havok
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
1,000 Words
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking short fiction in the following genres: mystery, science fiction, comedy, thriller, fantasy. Check website for monthly themed calls
The Good Literary Agency
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
None
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking book-length submissions in any genre from writers who are part of groups under-represented in mainstream publishing
Gasher Journal
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
poems or 500-3,000 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Frontier Poetry
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
5 poems or 10 pages
Payment:
$50 per poem (up to $150)
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Open to new and emerging poets only (no more than one full-length published work)
The Forge
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
5,000 words
Payment:
$75
Submission fees:
FREE
Fictive Dream
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
500 - 2,500 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking short stories
The Fiction Desk
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
1,000 – 20,000 words
Payment:
£20 per 1,000 words
Submission fees:
£4 / free when you buy an anthology
Fairlight Books
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
Novel: 50,000+ / Novella: 25,000 – 50,000 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Accepting submissions of literary fiction only. Please send no more than 10,000 words
Driftwood Press
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
None
Payment:
Novellas: $400 plus royalties / Short stories: $100 / Poetry: $15 / Poetry collections: $500 plus royalties / Visual arts, comics and graphic novels: varies
Submission fees:
Fiction: £3.99 / Poetry: $2.99 / Novella: $20 / Poetry collection: $20 / Visual arts, comics and graphic novels: free
The Rail
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
7,500 words / 90 lines
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking poetry, fiction and nonfiction
The Decolonial Passage
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
3,000 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
See https://thedecolonialpassage.net/mission/ for guidelines on theme
Daily Science Fiction
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
1500 words
Payment:
$0.08 per word
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Especially seeking flash sci-fi
Creative Nonfiction
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
4,000 words
Payment:
$125 + $10 per printed page
Submission fees:
$3
Notes:
Seeking all types of creative nonfiction
The Common Tongue Magazine
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
600 – 6,000 words
Payment:
$0.03/word
Notes:
Seeking submissions of dark fantasy
CHILLFILTR
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
3,000 words
Payment:
 $20/1,000 words (up to $60)
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Looking for poetry, memoirs, short stories and personal essays
Carve Magazine
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
None
Payment:
$50-$100
Submission fees:
FREE
Bust
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
250 – 2,500 words (see website for full details)
Submission fees:
FREE
Brevity Magazine
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
750 words
Payment:
$45
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking extremely brief essays
Book of Matches
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
2,1000 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking poetry, fiction, nonfiction and translation
Blue Moose Books
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
end the first three chapters of a novel, plus synopsis
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking novels from unpublished writers. No children’s, YA or poetry
Blue Marble Review
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
poems / Prose: 1,500 words
Payment:
$25 per piece
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking poetry, fiction, non-fiction, essays, opinion pieces, travel writing, photography and art
Awakenings Review
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
5,000 words
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking work from writers who have had a personal experience with mental illness
Asymptote Journal
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
5,000 words
Submission fees:
FREE
101 Words
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
 101 words (exactly)
Payment:
$10
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Does not accept poetry, children’s fiction or erotica
Murderous Ink Press
Deadline:
Rolling
Word limit:
10,000 words
Payment:
1,000-5,000 words: £10 / 6,000-10,000 words: £20
Submission fees:
FREE
Notes:
Seeking crime fiction