Qu Literary Journal, a publication curated by student in the master of fine arts program at Queens University of Charlotte, North Carolina, is open for submissions of fiction, poetry, essays, and script excerpts until January 15th. They seek work of “outstanding quality.”
Chicken Soup for the Soul wants essays and poems for its planned story collection The Empowered Woman. They’re looking for true stories of women who’ve decided to take charge of areas of their lives and what they’ve done to “feel stronger, more capable, and more confident.” Pays $200 for up to 1,200 words. … Read more
Myriad Paradigm wants sci-fi or fantasy stories that “address the intricacies of the mind” for its upcoming anthology Mind Candy 2.0. Think mind control, memory manipulation, telekinesis, and so forth. Stories should not be overly depressing or violent.
LGBTQIA+ publisher NineStar Press wants 30,000–120,000-word romance novels and novellas written around the theme of “lost.” Desert islands, time travel, lost in space … if it’s lost, they want to see it. Pays royalties. … Read more
Editor Jaylee James, editor of Circuits & Slippers and formerly of Vitality, wants short romances in the fantasy genre that take place under water for the anthology Love & Bubbles. All pairings considered. … Read more
Fireside Fiction Company is accepting short stories of up to 4,000 words for its weekly online fiction publication. They will consider any genre but erotica, plotless vignettes, and “very experimental formats.” They are antifascist, pro-diversity, and pay 12.5¢/word.
Common Deer Press wants short stories full of adventure, nerdiness, and maybe a bit of humor for its Short Tails weekly feature in the month of December. They like “[s]tories about courage and adventure, resilience, and creative solutions to everyday challenges.”
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Editors Andrea D. Lobel and Mark Shainblum want submissions from writers of all backgrounds for the fiction anthology OTHER COVENANTS: Alternate Histories of the Jewish People. They pay professional rates. … Read more
Zombies Need Brains wants short stories for three science fiction and fantasy anthologies, all with a deadline of December 31. They pay at least 6¢/word for stories up to 7,500 words.
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Chicken Soups for the Soul wants uplifting nonfiction stories and poems for its 2018 Christmas and holiday collection. Pay is $200 plus 10 copies of the paperback edition for stories of up to 1,200 words. Authors retain the rights to their work and may republish it at any time. … Read more