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Cicada, the literary magazine for readers ages 14 and up, wants flash fiction of 1,000 words or less. They pay up to 10¢/word for new work, and less for previously published stories. From their website:
Relevant to our interests: literature, teens, literature about teens, SFF, feminist fairy tales, aliens, shapeshifters, ghosts, and witches Especially excited to hear from LGBTQIA+ writers, writers with disabilities, and writers of color. Bonus points if your story plays with form: a grocery list, a GoFundMe, a Twitter feed…
Find out more at Cricket Media Submission Manager – CICADA magazine for ages 14+.
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This blog is queer-friendly. I strive to ensure that all submission calls I post are open to works with queer/LGBTQIA characters and themes. I do this by checking the publisher's back catalog, submissions policies,or business practices, or by communicating with the publisher directly.
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