Romance author Valerie Ullmer provides fiction writers with practical tips on creating memorable characters & story arcs. Includes resources and downloadable worksheets. … Read more
Tannhauser Press wants 5,000- to 20,000-word short stories set after a zombie apocalypse for its Whispers of the Apoc anthology. Writers receive a token payment of $25 to $100. … Read more
Reckoning is a yearly literary magazine focusing on environmental justice. It wants speculative fiction, creative nonfiction, and narrative poetry on humankind’s relationship with the earth and its consequences. Reckoning actively seeks work from writers who are LGBTQ, indigenous, and/or people of color. Pays 6¢/word. … Read more
Editor Michael M. Jones wants magical young adult fiction for Schoolbooks & Sorcery: A Queer-Inclusive YA Urban Fantasy Anthology to by published by Ultra Violet Press, an imprint of Circlet Press. The editor has already accepted a number of stories featuring lesbians and female-female relationships, so is now specifically looking for stories of gay, nonbinary/genderqueer, trans, and asexual characters. He would also like to see more stories with characters who are people of color, disabled, and from outside of the United States. Stories should be 2,000 to 6,000 words, and payment is 6¢/word.
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Genre author Nicki J. Marcus has some great advice for fiction writers on stepping back from your inner critic and assessing your work objectively. … Read more
Named after one of Oscar Wilde’s more notorious lovers, Bosie is a new online literary magazine that publishes “fiction about queers behaving badly” that is written by LGBTQ+ authors. It pays an honorarium of $15/story of up to 5,000 words. Deadline is Sept. 1. … Read more
Have you written a short story about a ghost on drugs? Or something that’s pretty close? Then Hy Bender and Will Paoletto want to read it for their aptly titled anthology Ghosts on Drugs. Pays 15 cents a word for the first 2,500 words and 6 cents a word after, plus royalties. … Read more
Plenitude is a Canadian literary magazine featuring non-genre short stories, novel excerpts, non-fiction, and poetry from LGBTTQI artists. It “aims to complicate expressions of queerness through the publication of diverse, sophisticated literary writing, graphic narrative and short film, from the very subtle to the brash and unrelenting.”
Pays $25–$60. … Read more
Swamp Bitch Books is an imprint of Cedar Grove Publishing that publishes works by LGBTQIA people of color. For its first annual anthology, it’s looking for speculative fiction that is 1,000-8,000 words and not your typical zombie fare. Pays 8¢-10¢/word.