Fiction Markets Paying $50 to $600 for March 2022

These magazines pay $50-$600 for fiction, and a few also accept other genres, like non-fiction and poetry. They are either open now, or will open soon for submissions. Some calls are themed. – S. Kalekar

Electric Lit: The Commuter and Recommended Reading
Submissions are currently open for Electric Lit’s The Commuter; and they will soon open for their Recommended Reading series, as well. They accept essay pitches year-round. They’re also looking for interns and readers.
— The Commuter: In this they publish poetry, flash prose (standalone or connected), graphic, and experimental narratives.
Deadline: 6 March 2022
Length: Up to 1,500 words for prose, 4-6 poems
Pay: $100
Details here (scroll down).
— Recommended Reading: In this series, they publish longer stories.
Reading period: 7-13 March 2022
Length: 2,000-10,000 words
Pay: $300
Details here.

Solarpunk Magazine
This is a new magazine of solarpunk stories, poetry, non-fiction, and art. They are open now for general solarpunk submissions from all authors. They also accept translations. They have a themed monthly micro fiction contest, too, which pays $25 to the winner. They will have a reading period for BIPOC-only writers during April; their submission schedule for 2022 is on the website.
Deadline: 14 March 2022
Length: 500-7,500 words for fiction, 1,000-2,000 words for non-fiction, up to 5 pages for poetry
Pay: $0.08/word for fiction, $40/poem, and $75/essay
Details here.

Uncanny Magazine
This award-winning speculative fiction magazine will open for flash fiction submissions only, from 14th to 21st March. Please do not submit poetry or longer fiction during this submission window.
Reading period: 14-21 March 2022
Length: 750-1,500 words
Pay: $0.10/word
Details here and here.

(Another speculative fiction market that will open briefly for submissions in March is Shoreline of Infinity; pay is £40 per 1,000 words, they want stories up to 6,000 words, and will be open during 11-14 March; see the website for their 2022 reading periods.)

This speculative fiction magazine is open in March for flash fiction submissions.
Deadline: 31 March 2022
Length: Up to 1,200 words
Pay: $0.08/word
Details here.

Haven Speculative
They publish speculative fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and translations; they are open for submissions from all writers, and for submissions by underrepresented writers, during alternate months. In March, they’re open for submissions from underrepresented writers – “authors of color, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and other underrepresented groups”. For their four unthemed issues, they are open to a wide variety of stories across the SFF and weird spectra.
They also publish two themed issues yearly on climate emergency: the Dry issue, and the Wet issue. “To submit a story for the theme, make sure to mention in your cover letter how your submission relates to the theme and, if you’d like, how you’ve been personally affected by the crisis at hand.”
Deadline: 31 March 2022 for submissions from underrepresented writers (see guidelines for schedule)
Length: Up to 6,000 words for fiction, up to 3,000 words for nonfiction, poems of any length
Pay: $5-10 for poetry, $0.01/word for prose
Details here.
(Other markets open for submissions from underrepresented writers are:
Cossmass Infinities, pays $0.08/word for speculative fiction of 1,000-17,500 words, deadline 7 March 2022 for underrepresented writers, may close earlier if volume demands; will open for submissions from all writers in the first week of April, see guidelines for their yearly schedule;
First Peoples Myths and Tales speculative fiction anthology from Flame Tree Publishing, inspired by stories of the first peoples in Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas, and open to people with the appropriate heritage; pays $0.08/word for stories of 2,000-4,000 words, deadline 16 March 2022;
Disabled Authors SFF Anthology from Forest Avenue Press, for disabled authors from the US, pays $100 for stories up to 5,000 words, deadline 17 March 2022;
Book of Witches anthology from Harper Voyager for BIPOC authors, pays $0.08/word for stories of 1,500-6,000 words, reading 14-18 March 2022.)

Triangulation: Energy
They want fantasy, science fiction, weird fiction, and speculative horror submissions for their anthology and the theme is Energy, sustainable energy. They have extensive guidelines, including “This year we’re looking for stories that explore the possibility of creating sustainable energy with alternative technologies and/or social change.” Stories without a speculative element will not be considered. They will also consider poetry. (They also have a short story contest, with a later deadline).
Deadline: 31 March 2022
Length: Up to 5,000 words for fiction; up to 100 lines for poetry (see guidelines)
Pay: $0.03/word for fiction; $0.25/line for poetry
Details here.

Lost Boys Press: Great Wars anthology
This is a fiction anthology. “Write a story about a historical war of any culture and any era and change one aspect of it to see how the war might change and explore from there!” Every genre qualifies, and “We encourage gender fluidity, gender-bending, LGBTQIA+ retellings”. They pay a flat fee, but about payment to international contributors they say, “Due to high postage rates (and/or postal accessibility) to some regions in the world, author copies may not be feasible and we’ll adjust the flat fee to accommodate.”
Deadline: 1 April 2022
Length: 3,000-9,000 words
Pay: $50
Details here.

Planet Scumm
They publish science fiction – “Hard sci-fi, soft sci-fi, sci-fi that melts in your mouth-brain not your hand-brain”, speculative fiction, weird fiction, and slipstream. They publish flash, as well as short fiction. They are reading now for Issue 15.
Deadline: 2 May 2022
Length: Up to 5,000 words for a short story or a flash fiction collection
Pay: $0.05/word
Details here.

The Gettysburg Review
They publish fiction (not genre fiction), poetry, and essays. In fiction, they publish short-shorts and novel extracts. Essays can be on literature, film, art, history, science, and contemporary thought, and can take any form – creative non-fiction, memoir, biography. Poetry can be short and long, and of any length or aesthetic bent. The magazine also publishes essay-reviews and artwork. They charge a fee for online submissions, but there is no fee for mailed submissions.
Deadline: 31 May 2022 (postmarked)
Length: Up to 10,000 words for fiction and non-fiction; 1-5 poems, depending on length
Pay: $25/page of prose; $2.50/line of poetry (up to $300 for a poem)
Details here and here.

Orion’s Belt
This magazine publishes flash speculative fiction and poetry. They have extensive guidelines – please see these for the kind of work they prefer, and the hard sells. Their open submissions begin on 1 March, but at the time of writing, had not announced a closing date on their website or on Twitter.
Deadline: Open now
Length: Up to 1,200 words for fiction
Pay: $0.08/word
Details here.

Bio: S. Kalekar is the pseudonym of a regular contributor to this magazine. She can be reached here.




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