Thursday, June 1, 2017

36 Calls for Submissions in June 2017 - Paying Markets

There are three dozen calls for submissions in June.

Every genre and every form is welcome! All are paying markets. There are no submission fees.

Many of these journals have recurring calls for submissions, so if you miss this window, you can always submit during the next reading period.

For more literary journals seeking submissions and to get a jump on next month's open calls see: Paying Markets.
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The Head & The HandGenre: Short stories, creative nonfiction, poetry. "Our new Shockwire Chapbook Series recognizes the need to raise the storytelling stakes in response to intimidation, fear, and isolation. We are interested in works of literary and speculative short fiction and creative nonfiction up to 7,500 words in length and collections of between 5 and 10 poems." Payment: Not specified. Deadline: June 1, 2017.

ContraryGenre: Original commentary, fiction, and poetry. Payment: $20. Deadline: June 1, 2017.

Onyx Neon ShortsGenre: Poetry on the theme of American Upheaval. "The world is reacting to a drastic shift in administration—and those reactions are raw, loud, and critical. We want poems that add to the political conversation." Payment: A percentage of the final product based on how many poems are in the collection. Deadline: June 1, 2017.

Eternal Haunted SummerGenre: Original poetry and short fiction about the Gods and Goddesses and heroes of the world’s many Pagan traditions. Also reviews, interviews, and essays. Payment: $5. Deadline: June 1, 2017.

SliceGenres: Short fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Theme is "Borders." Payment: $250 for stories and essays and $75 for poems. Deadline: June 1, 2017.

Goblin Fruit. Genre: Poetry that treats mythic, surreal, fantasy and folkloric themes, or approaches other themes in a fantastical way. Payment: $15.00. Deadline: June 1, 2017.

Helen: A Literary JournalGenre: Flash fiction, essays, CNF, poetry focusing on Southern Nevada. Payment:Token to semi-professional. Deadline: June 1, 2017.

Corporate Cthulhu is a Lovecraftian horror anthology about the intersection of the Cthulhu Mythos and corporations or other large bureaucracies. Genre: Horror. Payment: 3 cents per word for original, previously unpublished fiction. Deadline: June 1, 2017.

Splickety: Spark Anthology. Theme: Out of my League. "There is nothing better than winning the heart of the one you love. Sometimes it’s a tough call and sometimes it’s an out-of-the-park homerun. This issue we want stories that take us out to the ballgame, keep us on the edge of our seat, and delight us with an unexpected winning play." Genre: Any. Short stories. Payment: 2 cents/word. Deadline: June 2, 2017.

Fantasia Divinity. Goddesses of the Sea Anthology: Mermaids and Sea Maidens Anthology. Genre: Sci-fi/fantasy. "The sea is a dark and mysterious place. What lurks within the deepest caverns, unseen by those above? A haunting melody drifts across the waves, a beautiful figure floats in the shallows. Do you follow? Do you answer the sea's hypnotic call? An anthology for mermaids, sea goddesses, sirens, and other mysterious creatures of the deep." Word Count: 500-15,000. Payment: One half-cent per word, with a minimum payment of $5.00 and a maximum of $15.00. Deadline: June 5, 2017. Reprints accepted.

Salomé is an online and in-print literary magazine for emerging female writers. Genres: Poetry and fiction. Theme: The Body. Payment: £50. Deadline: June 9, 2017.

Riddled with Arrows. Genre: "Meta- and writing-related-writing in keeping with our editorial focus. However, we are especially interested in work with a seasonal bent; give us heatstroke words, flavor words, words that stick to the skin like sand and salt. Give us skinny dipping words, tequila and lime words. Give us meta-sex and blooms and literary joie-de-vivre." Payment: 3¢/word, minimum $5, maximum $25 for previously unpublished poetry or prose and a $5 flat payment for reprints. Deadline: June 10, 2017. Reprints accepted.

A Murder of Storytellers. Genre: Short stories. Theme: "The Misbehaving Dead is an anthology about rebels--the dead that won't stay down. Maybe their business isn't finished, or maybe Hell spat them back out, but no matter how strong the grave, they just refuse to stay in it. These are the misfits of biology, abominations that aren't alive but don't care. They'll get shit done anyway. They'll get what they want." Payment: $15 and contributor’s copy. Deadline: June 13, 2017. Reprints accepted.

Eye to the Telescope: GarbageGenre: Poetry that addresses all aspects of garbage in the speculative realm. Payment: US 3¢/word. Deadline: June 15, 2017.

Alternating Current. Genre: Poetry. "Submit up to 10 pages (or one long poem if over 10 pages) of POETRY to Alternating Current Press to consider for The Luminaire Award for Best Poetry and open-reading publication on our daily literary journal, The Coil." Payment: Not specified. Deadline: June 15, 2017.

Liminal. Genre: Short stories. "We like stories that are strange and unsettling, sharp-edged and evocative.  Although we will consider any genre, we have a soft spot for weird fiction, magical realism, soft science fiction, and those uncategorizable stories that straddle the line between genres." Payment: US 6¢/word. Deadline: June 15, 2017.

Freeze Frame Fiction. Genre: Flash fiction, all genres, no content restrictions. "We want your science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery, drama, literary works, satire, or anything else you can come up with or mix together. The only rule? 1000 words or less. The more original, the better.” Payment: $10 per accepted piece. Deadline: June 15, 2017.

UnderstoreyRestrictions: Open to writers in Canada who identify as women or non-binary. Genre: Fiction, poetry or creative nonfiction on theme of "Service." Payment: Honorarium. Deadline: June 15, 2017.

ArsenikaGenres: Flash fiction (up to 1,000 words), poetry. Payment: $60 USD for fiction and $30 USD for poetry. Deadline: June 15, 2017.

The Chromatic Court: Tales of the Lovecraftian Arts. Genre: Horror. "Fresh takes on the Cthulhu Mythos, Chambers’ mythology (the Yellow Mythos), and Cosmic Horror. This isn’t the place for Lovecraftian clichés. The more it feels like a “lost” Lovecraft story, or relies on the clichés of the genre, the less interested we are. Creativity is the watchword." Payment: 5% of the gross profit will be paid for each accepted story. These payments will be issued to you at quarterly intervals. Stories under 1,500 words will only receive 4% of the gross profit. Deadline: June 15, 2017.

Black RabbitGenre: Short story, 1,000-1,500 words (that word limit being pretty flexible) "with a literary tone and weird tendencies," poetry. Payment: $25. Deadline: June 21, 2017.

The PuritanGenres; Essays, Interviews, Fiction, Poetry. Payment: $100 Per Interview, $100 Per Essay, $100 Per Review, $50 Per Work Of Fiction, And $15 Per Poem (OR Page, Capped At $60 For Poems Running Four Pages Or More). Deadline: June 25, 2017.

Chicken Soup for the SoulGenre: True stories and poems on theme of My Crazy Family! "We do love our families but they can also drive us crazy! It’s fun to read about all those wacky relatives and compare them to our own. These true stories, either serious or hilarious, will touch your heart or make you laugh… or both. They will make you see that other families are not that different from your own, and that when push comes to shove, we all need our crazy families. Please submit using your real name. We will let you use a pen name if necessary when it comes time to publish your story." Payment: $200. Deadline: June 30, 2017.

Alban Lake: The Mad Visions of al-HazredGenre: Horror. "About 730 AD, an Arab named Abdul Al-Hazred wrote the Al-Azif, a grimoire and memorial to the Old Ones. For this crime, he was driven insane and eventually devoured by a vengeful god in full view of horrified onlookers. What drove him to write this loathsome tome? What terrible visions haunted him so badly he felt he had to risk his soul to put them down on paper?" Payment: $25. Deadline: June 30, 2017.

The Threepenny Review.  Genres: Fiction, poetry. Payment: $200/poem, $400/story. Deadline: June 30, 2017.

The Binge Watching Cure 2Genre: Horror: Payment: $200 for stories under 5,000 words and $500 for stories 5,000 words and longer. Deadline: June 30, 2017. Accepts reprints.

LadybugGenre: Stories and poems for children ages 3 - 6. Theme: Animal Kingdom - "retellings of folktales, creative nonfiction, poems, action rhymes, and proposals for short comics about our scaly, feathered, and furry friends. Send us your lively writing about wild creatures, pets, and animals seen only in your imagination. Our readers like simple yet strong plots, memorable characters, and humor. We prefer short work for young children (stories may be up to 800 words, poetry up to 20 lines)." Payment: Stories and articles: up to 25¢ per word. Poems: up to $3.00 per line; $25.00 minimum. Deadline: June 30, 2017.

Inklings Perception Anthology: BulliesGenres: Short fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for children. This series is focused on helping educators and parents discuss tough topics with children. The theme for this volume is the difficult yet important topic of Bullies. Payment: $20 per story, $3 per poem. Deadline: June 30, 2017.

Downstate StoryGenre: Short stories. Payment: $50. Deadline: June 30, 2017. (Snail mail only.)

EVENTGenres: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. Payment: $25/page. Deadline: June 30, 2017. (May not be open to submissions by then. Check site for details.)

The Wyrd. Genre: Speculative fiction. "We’re looking for works that cross, combine or redefine traditional genre boundaries. We enjoy stories that come with a heavy dose of the uncanny, the strange, and blend literary, science-fiction, fantasy, mystery and horror tropes." Length: 1000-5000 words. Payment: $10. Deadline: June 30, 2017. Reprints accepted.

Broken Eye BooksGenre: Speculative fiction. "We want weird fiction set in a modern-day Miskatonic University. Stories should be set within or be inspired by the Cthulhu Mythos. We want to see the Mythos continue to grow and evolve, to expand as a shared literary world and not be tied to outdated and limiting sensibilities. We are not interested in stories with bigoted views on race and gender." Payment: 8 cents/word. Deadline: June 30, 2017.

Subprimal Poetry Art "looks for poetry and flash fiction that is crafted, urgent, lyrical, compelling, mythical, concerned with spiritual revelation, uses rhythmic sensual, vivid imagery and deals with fundamental truths. We're looking for work that enables the reader / listener to experience something that they might not otherwise in their regular life and causes them to think. We like pieces that use language in new ways. We have a special fondness for prose poems. Voices outside of the status quo keep us awake at night." Genres: Short prose, poetry. Payment: $20. Deadline: June 30, 2017. Accepts reprints.

The Well Review. Genres: Poetry. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: June 30, 2017.

AlyssGenres: Poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction and art, by female identifying writers/artists. Payment: $5. Deadline: June 30, 2017.

Sisters Anthology. Genre: Essays, poetry. "We’re looking for essays and poems for In Celebration of Sisters, an anthology of reflections celebrating the wonderful world of sisterhood. Do you have any tales to tell of special sisters? Humorous stories of your female siblings? We’re looking for a range of emotions – from serious, loving, tributes to humorous tales that have us laughing in agreement with you. Sentimental or comical, it’s your call, although overall theme of the book is positive and uplifting." ESSAYS: Essays should be in the range of 1,000 – 1500 words. Original works only. No reprints. POETRY; Minimum, twelve lines. No maximum. Up to two submissions accepted per person. Payment: ESSAYS: $50, plus two printed copies. POETRY: $25, plus two printed copies. Deadline: June 30, 2017.

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