10 Calls for Submission

These markets publish fiction, and a few also publish non-fiction and poetry. They pay $50, and a few pay more. — S. Kalekar

Apparition Lit: Diversion
This magazine wants speculative fiction and poetry on the theme of Diversion, and will have a short reading period in August. They are also currently looking for cover art for 2019, for which they will pay $100.
Reading period: 15-31 August 2018
Length: 1,000-5,000 words for fiction, up to three poems
Pay: $0.01/word for fiction, $10/poem
Details here.

This Canadian hybrid literary/arts magazine publishes fiction and poetry. There is no fee for mailed submissions.
Deadline: 10 September 2018
Length: Up to 3,000 words for fiction; 3-7 poems
Pay: CAD55 for 1-4 pages; CAD100 for 5+ pages
Details here.

World Weaver Press: Grim, Grit and Gasoline
This is an anthology of dieselpunk and decopunk fairy tales. Dieselpunk and decopunk are alternative history reimaginings of the WWI and WW2 eras. The editor wants these elements mixed in with fairy tales, for example, a trench warfare version of The Emperor’s New Clothes, or Hansel and Gretel as Bonnie and Clyde. Original fairy tales are welcome, as are retellings. The editor welcomes Own Voices stories.
Deadline: 30 September 2018
Length: Up to 7,500 words
Pay: $0.01/word
Details here.

This magazine has just opened for global submissions. They accept all kinds of science fiction, fantasy and horror. They do not publish horror without a speculative element.
Deadline: 30 September 2018
Length: 2,000-8,000 words
Pay: AUD20-60 per 1,000 words (“assume the lower rate for unsolicited submissions”)
Details here.

They publish literature that is “surreal, shadowy, sensual, and/or satirical.” They accept fiction, non-fiction (essays, reviews), poetry and comics.
Deadline: Open now
Length: Up to 5,000 words for fiction
Pay: $0.01/word for prose
Details here.

Edwin E. Smith Publishing
They publish short stories, essays and poems. For prose, their guidelines say, “We are fans of essays and short stories that have a point. We feel quite British on this matter at times, at other times we think Borges and E.B White carry the day.”
Deadline: Open now
Length: 2,000-6,000 words of prose
Pay: $5/page
Details here and here.

Agnes and True
This Canadian literary journal does accept work from outside Canada, but places emphasis on fiction that exhibits a Canadian sensibility. They celebrate the achievement of women, and are particularly interested in discovering and publishing fiction by emerging older writers, both female and male. They especially like workplace stories, travel stories (but not travelogues), insightful stories about friendships and family, and stories that highlight the political side of the personal. They accept queries as well as submissions.
Deadline: Rolling
Length: 500-10,000 words
Pay: CAD75
Details here.

Prairie Fire
This is one of Canada’s oldest literary magazines. They accept fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. They also put out themed submission calls occasionally, and do accept work from outside of Canada. General submissions need to be mailed.  
Deadline: Rolling
Length: Up to 10,000 words for fiction and creative non-fiction; up to 6 poems
Pay: CAD0.10/word, capped at CAD250, CAD40/poem
Details here and here.

Funny Times
They want short stories that are funny, and poke fun at “politics, news, relationships, food, technology, pets, work, death, environmental issues, business, religion (yes, even religion) and the human condition in general.” They also publish cartoons, and accept mailed submissions only.
Deadline: Rolling
Length: 500-700 words
Pay: $60
Details here.

Local Hero Press: JCU Omnibus, Volume 3+
They want short stories set in their existing superhero universe – the Just Cause Universe stories by Ian Thomas Healy. Writers can create their own characters or use existing ones, but they must in some way tie in with the existing universe. They ask writers to submit one page of their story initially, with a paragraph description of the entire tale. When they have enough stories for Volume 3, they will begin accepting work for Volume 4. Writers can also submit a novel set in this universe. Those whose short work is accepted for the Omnibus will have greater chance of acceptance for a novel.
Deadline: Unspecified
Length: Up to 5,000 words for short stories
Pay: $0.01/word, up to $50 for short fiction; no less than $500 advance for novel-length work
Details here.


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