$100 to $700 for Short Stories – 10 Calls for Submissions

These magazines accept fiction, and pay $100 to about $700. A few also accept other genres, like poetry and non-fiction. Deadlines are approaching quickly. – S. Kalekar

­­­­­This literary magazine publishes stories, essays, creative non-fiction, excerpts of novels in progress, poems, comics, and translations of all of the above. Their current submission window is for prose submissions only; poetry submissions will be open for a brief period in March. They accept comic submissions and translations throughout the year. They can only accept 800 submissions per month.   
Reading period: 15-31 January 2020
Length: Up to 8,000 words for fiction and creative non-fiction
Pay: $100 per 1,000 words of prose up to $500, $50 per page of comics up to $500; $100 per poem
Details here.

Nashville Review
This literary magazine accepts fiction, nonfiction (memoir excerpts, essays, and imaginative meditations), translations, poetry, and comics. Submissions for literary comics are open year-round.  
Deadline: 31 January 2020
Length: Up to 8,000 words for prose, including novel extracts; up to 3 poems; anything from one-page comics (no single-frame cartoons) to graphic novel excerpts
Pay: $100 for prose and art, $25 for poetry
Details here.

Room Magazine
This magazine is currently accepting fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry and art submissions on ‘Neurodivergence’. Their guidelines say, “We invite you to send your neurodivergent tales of torment and triumph in a neurotypical world. Submit your boundary-breaking chronicles of bucking expectations about how to socialize, learn, pay attention, feel, and think. … We encourage writing that is critical of how neurotypical norms negotiate class, race, gender, queerness, and disability.” They accept work only from women, transgender men, Two-Spirit and nonbinary people.
Deadline: 31 January 2020
Length: Up to five poems; up to 3,500 words for prose
Pay: CAD50-150
Details here.

They want science fiction, fantasy and horror stories that engage meaningfully with Christian themes, characters or cosmology. The stories need not teach a moral or be close to an approved theological position. Nor do they need to be pro-Christian – see their detailed guidelines on the kind of work they see too often, and what they would like to see. They are especially interested in stories that show Christians from cultures beyond those of the United States, Canada, and Western Europe. They accept translations and reprints, and art submissions. Art submissions are open throughout the year.  
Deadline: 31 January 2020
Length: Up to 9,000 words
Pay: $0.08/word; $100 for art
Details here.

Twelfth Planet Press
They are accepting fiction submissions, and the theme is ‘Rebuilding Tomorrow’. This is a followup anthology to ‘Defying Doomsday’, which was an anthology of apocalypse-survival fiction with a focus on disabled characters. Stories should again focus on disabled and/or chronically ill protagonists but, rather than focussing on survival in the immediate aftermath of an apocalypse, they want stories set a significant time after an apocalyptic disaster; of society getting back on its feet. See guidelines for details of hard sells, and the kind of stories/tropes they do not want. Although this is an Australia-based press, the payment is in US dollars.
Deadline: 31 January 2020
Length: 2,000-6,000 words
Pay: $0.08/word
Details here.

The Southampton Review
This literary magazine publishes fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and artwork. They accept flash fiction, short stories and novel excerpts. In non-fiction, they read creative non-fiction, memoir, personal essay, and traditional essay. They encourage submissions from unpublished authors, and are interested in voice-driven writing that takes risks with structure and content. All submissions will be considered for their print and online issues. Print contributors are paid cash, and online contributors get a magazine subscription.
Deadline: 1 February 2020
Length: Up to 7,500 words for prose, up to 5 poems
Pay: $100+ for prose, $75 per poem, $100 per page for illustrations, and $200 for art portfolios of up to 12 images
Details here.

World Weaver Press
This is a science fiction anthology on the theme of ‘Multispecies Cities’, in partnership with the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature in Kyoto, Japan. Their guidelines say, “we want to see more-than-human stories that investigate humanity’s relationship with the rest of the natural world. We’re looking for stories that acknowledge humans as part of a larger ecosystem, for characters who strive for balance with (rather than dominance over) the creatures surrounding them, for settings that depict an optimistic balance of nature and technology. … Because this project is inspired by the solarpunk movement, we prefer stories to end on a positive or hopeful note.” They encourage writers to set their stories in the Asia-Pacific region, or at least include some thematic tie to that part of the world.
Deadline: 1 February 2020
Length: 500-5,000 words
Pay: $0.03/word
Details here.

Epoch Magazine
­­­­­This literary magazine publishes fiction, poetry, essays, cartoons, screenplays, graphic art, and graphic fiction. They read work submitted by literary agencies year-round.  They accept mailed submissions only. 
Deadline: 15 April 2020 (for unsolicited submissions)
Length: No guidelines for prose; up to 5 poems
Pay: Up to $150 for stories, more for long stories and novellas, and those submitted by literary agencies; $50 per poem
Details here.

The Threepenny Review
This respected quarterly journal accepts fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and submissions for their ‘Table Talk’ column.
Deadline: 30 June 2020
Length: Up to 4,000 words for stories or memoirs, 1,200-2,500 for critical articles, up to 1,000 words for Table Talk, up to 100 lines for poems
Pay: $400 per story or article, $200 per poem or Table Talk piece
Details here.

Pulp Literature
They want any genre or between-genre work of literature, or visual art – short fiction, novellas, poetry, comics, and illustrations. They do not publish non-fiction, memoir, or children’s stories. While they appreciate a poetic turn of phrase, they want entertaining, accessible stories that readers can sink into late at night before going to bed. They publish both serious and light-hearted fiction and take any genre, not just pulp.  
Deadline: Open now
Length: Stories of up to 5,000 words have greater chances of acceptance – they also publish one longer story of 15-20,000 words in each issue; up to 3 poems
Pay: $0.05-0.07/word up to 7,000 words, $0.03-0.05 per word between 7000 and 10,000 words, and $0.02-0.035 per word for works over 10,000 words; $25-50 for poetry and interior illustrations; $25-75/page for graphic novels, cartoons, and illustrations
Details here.

Author Bio: S. Kalekar is the pseudonym of a regular contributor to this magazine. She is the author of 182 Short Fiction Publishers. She can be reached here.


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