Submission Call: Literary short stories, pays $100, due Jan. 15

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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.”

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Submission Call: Essays about being an empowered woman, pays $200, due Jan 10

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

Submission Call: Short fiction, pays 12.5¢/word, due Nov. 11

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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.

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Call for Submissions: Chicken Soup for the Soul wants holiday stories | Due Jan. 10

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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