83 Calls For Submissions, Paying Markets

Bethlehem Writers RoundtableGenre: Short stories and poetry. See themesPayment: 20.00 USD for featured authors, or $10.00 USD for stories published on their &More page and $5.00 USD for poems. Deadline: March 1, 2022.

Contrary MagazineGenres: Fiction and poetry. Payment: $20 per author. Deadline: March 1, 2022.

The Wire’s Dream MagazineGenre: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Combined Work from underprivileged individuals. Payment: $5. Deadline: March 1, 2022.

Bleed ErrorGenre: Short stories, flash fiction, and poetry that runs the gamut of everything from absurdist horror to bizarre science-fiction to unsettling dark fantasy. “We love the uncanny.” Payment: 1c per word, and $15 per poem (Canadian dollars.) Deadline: March 1, 2022.

Planet Bizarro Press: Peculiar MonstrositiesGenre: Bizarro. “Stories involving bizarre monsters. They could be bloodthirsty, benevolent, pets, or whatever else you can dream up.” Length: 4000-7000 (firm) words. Payment: £20 plus a digital copy of the anthology. Deadline: March 1, 2022.

The Other Stories (Podcast). Genre: Horror on themes. Payment: 15 GBT. Deadline: March 1, 2022. See themes.

The HungerGenre: Fiction, poetry, nonfiction, hybrid work, art. “The Hunger publishes visceral writing. The theme of “hunger” is not confined only to food, but hungers and thirsts of all kinds: the craving for connection, the human need to be filled or emptied, the devastating desires that define our most alive moments. Hungers can be sexual, romantic, familial, individualistic, spiritual, creative, sorrowful, conflicted, humanistic, and/or existential.” Payment: $10 – $50. Deadline: March 1, 2022.

MermaidensGenre: “All kinds of stories about mermaids.” 7,000 words max. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: March 1, 2022.

The AntihumanistGenre: Fiction, nonfiction, art – all genres. “We seek to publish the most challenging and thought provoking flash fiction and essays. We believe only by confronting the bare bones of reality we understand our place in the world.” Payment: 5 cents/word. Deadline: March 1, 2022.

UpstreetGenre: Fiction and nonfiction pieces 5,000 words or less. Payment: $50 – $250 for short stories or essays. Deadline: March 1, 2022.

Counting Bodies Like SheepGenre: Extreme horror. Length: 3,000 words max. Payment: 3 cents per word + 1 Paperback. Deadline: March 1, 2022.

Teach.WriteGenre: Flash fiction, short stories, poetry, CNF, Write Your Own–writing or poetry inspired by your own writing prompts that you have used successfully in class–up to 2,000 words (prose), 100 lines (poetry). Include 50-250 word prompt and/or explanation of prompt. Payment:  $15 for short stories, creative non-fiction, and essays; $10 for all other categories. Deadline: March 1, 2022.

Thema: To the PondGenre: Fiction, poetry, and art on theme: To the Pond. Payment:  $10-$25 for short fiction and artwork, $10 for poetry. Deadline: March 1, 2022.  Accepts reprints.

ParabolaGenre: Original essays and translations, poetry, reviews. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: March 1, 2022. See themes.

Shredded: A Body Horror AnthologyGenre: Body horror in sports and fitness. Length: Stories should be between 2,000 and 4,500 words. Payment: 3 cents/word contingent on Kickstarter. Deadline: March 1, 2022. (The extended submission period for women and non-binary writers is April 1st – 7th, 2022.)

Speculative CityRestrictions: Open to writers who specifically identify as queer AND BIPOC. Genre: Speculative fiction set in the city.  Payment: $20-$55 according to the category and length of their submission. Deadline: March 1, 2022. 

Cosmic Roots and Eldritch ShoresGenre: Speculative stories. Payment: 8 cents/word for original work. 2 cents/word for reprints. Deadline: March 2, 2022.

Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale MagazineGenre: Fairy tales, and essays on theme of “Weather.” Payment: $100. US dollars only. Essays: $50. Deadline: March 3, 2022.

GutterGenre: Fiction and creative non-fiction. Payment: £25. Deadline: March 3, 2022.

Pedestal MagazineGenre: Poems. Payment: $50 for each poem accepted. Deadline: March 4, 2022.

CanthiusRestrictions: Open to women, trans men, nonbinary, Two-Spirit, genderqueer, and gender non-conforming writers. Genres: Unpublished poetry and prose (both fiction and creative non-fiction – “we welcome experimental works and play excerpts). Please limit prose submissions to 3500 words and poetry submissions to five poems.” Payment: $50 for one page, $75 for two pages, $100 for three, $125 for four pages, and $150 for five pages or more, regardless of genre. Deadline: March 5, 2022.

HavokGenre: Flash fiction on Theme of SYMBIOTES & PARASITES. Payment: $10 via PayPal for each story published in an Anthology. Deadline: March 6, 2022.

Cossmass InfinitiesRestrictions: Open to Black, Asian, Latin, LGBTQ+ and other under-represented authors. Genre: Science fiction and fantasy short stories. Payment: $0.08/word for original fiction. Deadline: March 7, 2022.

The Last Five Minutes of a StormGenre: Short stories. “We are looking for emotional responses to the title and/or the cover – stories that come from the specific place of mind they take you to.” Payment: €150. Deadline: March 7, 2022. 

ScumGenre: Feminist-friendly work of any variety, but as a general rule your piece should be under 2000 words (50 lines for poetry, max. 3 poems) and able to be classified as “fiction”, “culture”, “memoir”, “column”, “poetry”, and/or “review”. Payment: $60 AUD. Deadline: March 7, 2022. Opens to submissions on March 1.

WyngrafGenre: Cozy fantasy from 4,000 to 10,000 words long. Payment: 1 cent/word. Deadline: March 8, 2022. 

Mascara Literary ReviewGenre: Fiction, poetry, nonfiction on theme Resilience. Payment: $200.  Deadline: March 11, 2022.

Scare StreetGenre: Horror stories with a focus on ghosts, the supernatural, paranormal, monsters, and dark tales. Unpublished short stories must be 3,000-7,000 words. Payment: $10 for every 1,000 words prorated, $50 for every 5,000 words prorated. Deadline: March 13, 2022.

Nightmare MagazineRestrictions: BIPOC writers only. Genre: Horror and dark fantasy short stories, flash fiction, poetry, CNF. Payment: 8 cents/word. Deadline: March 13, 2022.

Harper Voyager: Book of Witches anthologyRestrictions: BIPOC writers only. Genre: Fiction on theme: Witches, “more specifically your witch and what it means to you.” Payment: 8 cents/word.  Deadline: March 14, 2022.

Funemployument Press.Genre: Science fiction and fantasy on theme: Work, and Free Time. Length: 1,000-5,000 words. Payment: CAD20. Deadline: March 14, 2022.

Solarpunk MagazineGenre: Solarpunk. Payment: $0.08/word for fiction, $40/poem, and $75/essay.  Deadline: March 14, 2022.

PenumbricGenre: Speculative fiction, poetry, art, animation, and music. Payment: $10. Deadline:  March 15, 2022.

CarouselRestrictions: Open to Canadians only. Genre: Poetry and fiction. Payment: Poetry: $20 per poem — Fiction: $40–$80 per story — Experimental Reviews: $20–$40 per review. Deadline: March 15, 2022. See themes.


The Blue RouteRestrictions: Only the work of current undergraduate writers will be considered.  Genres: Fiction, or creative nonfiction totaling no more than 3000 words. Payment: $25. Deadline: March 15, 2022.


TasavvurGenre: South Asian speculative fiction. Payment: 2.5 cents per word, up to a maximum of 5,000 words. Deadline: March 15, 2022.

Fission is the British Science Fiction Association’s annual anthology of SFF fiction. You don’t need to be a BSFA member to submit. Genre: Science fiction. Length: Up to 5,000 words. Payment: 2 pence per word. Deadline: March 15, 2022.

Human Monsters AnthologyGenre: Horror. Word Limit: 2000-4000 words, no exceptions. Payment: 8 cents/word. Deadline: March 15, 2022.

Eye to the Telescope: Notional EkphrasisGenre: Speculative poetry based on visual art that does not exist. Payment: $0.03/word, up to $25. Deadline: March 15, 2022.

The Other Stories (Podcast). Genre: Horror on themes. Payment: 15 GBT. Deadline: March 15, 2022. See themes.

Tempered Tales MagazineGenre: Horror, fantasy, dark fantasy, mystery, or any combination of mash up welcome. Theme: Medusa. Payment: Short stories are $0.08 (eight cents a word) USD. Drabbles and poems are $50 (fifty dollars) USD. Deadline: March 15, 2022.

Flame Tree Publishing Gothic Fantasy Anthology SeriesGenre: Speculative, fantastic, mythic or folkloric stories “inspired by stories of the first peoples in Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas, the first migration, the first exploration, the discovery of land and landscape without the footprint of humankind. Stories of injustice will sit with memories of hope and wonder, dreamtime tales of creation and joy will highlight the enduring spirit of humanity. They can delve into themes such as colonisation, other worlds, natural ecology and utopianism, they can be challenging and adventurous.” Payment: 8 cents/6 pence per word for original stories, 6 cents/4 pence for reprints. Deadline: March 16, 2022.

Disabled Authors SFF AnthologyGenre: Speculative fiction by disabled writers. Payment: $100 per accepted story and $25 for reprints. Deadline: March 17, 2022.

Black OceanGenre: Full-length poetry manuscripts. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: March 18, 2022.

WesterlyGenre: Short stories, poetry, memoir and creative non-fiction, essays and literary criticism. Payment: Poems: $120 for one poem or $150 for two or more poems; Stories: $180; Articles: $180; Visual art/Intro essay: $120; Reviews: $100; Online Publication: $100. “We expect our contributors to be subscribers of the Magazine. While we will accept submissions from non-subscribers, should your work be accepted for publication in this instance, you will be asked to accept a subscription to the Magazine as part payment for your work.” Deadline: March 18, 2022.


FacesGenre: Nonfiction, activities for children 9 – 14. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: March 21, 2022. Queries onlySee themes.
Translunar Travelers LoungeRestrictions: BIPOC writers only. Genre: Speculative fiction. Payment: $0.03 per word with a minimum of $20. Deadline: March 21, 2022.

Flash Fiction OnlineGenre: Speculative (science fiction, fantasy, slipstream, and horror) and literary fiction. Payment: $80. Deadline: March 21, 2022.


Metaphysical TimesGenre: Pagan and metaphysical topics, including spirituality, religion, divination, witchcraft, and more. Payment: $0.05 USD per word up to 1200 words after editing. Deadline: March 30, 2022.

That Is SO Wrong: An Anthology of Offbeat HorrorGenre: Original and different horror stories – from nastysplattergore to comedy. Length: Up to 7,000 words. Payment: $10. Deadline: March 30, 2022.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: PreteensGenre: True stories and poems. “We’re looking for your uplifting true stories and poems about how you used the power of gratitude to change your own life while you navigated the preteen and teenage years. You’ll help readers through your examples and your personal tips on how to use thankfulness and appreciation.” Payment: $200. Deadline: March 30, 2022.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: TeenagersGenre: True stories and poems. “We’re looking for your uplifting true stories and poems about how you used the power of gratitude to change your own life while you navigated the preteen and teenage years. You’ll help readers through your examples and your personal tips on how to use thankfulness and appreciation.” Payment: $200. Deadline: March 30, 2022.

B Cubed Press: Alternative HolidaysGenre: Stories, essays or poetry about holidays. Payment: 3 cents/word. Deadline: March 30, 2022. Reprints accepted.

B Cubed Press: Madam PresidentGenre: Stories, essays or poetry about leadership. Payment: 3 cents/word. Deadline: March 30, 2022. Reprints accepted.

Glass Poetry PressGenre: Poetry chapbooks. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: March 31, 2022.

Reservoir Road Literary ReviewGenre: Literary short stories, lyrical creative non-fiction, photography. Payment: $5. Deadline: March 31, 2022. Note: Submit early in the month. Submission window closes when their cap is reached.
RouletteGenre: Fantasy by Queer folk. Payment: $15 minimum. Deadline: March 31, 2022.


Legion of Dorks Presents: Abandoned – An Anthology of Vacant SpacesGenre: Short stories no more than 7000 words exploring the phenomenon of full spaces gone empty. Payment: $50. Deadline: March 31, 2022.

Deadly Nightshade: Best New England Crime StoriesRestrictions: Open to all writers who currently live in one of the six New England states, but stories do not need to be set in New England. (The six New England states are Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.) Genre: Mystery, thriller, suspense, caper, historical, and horror. Length: 1,000 and 5,000 words. Payment: $25. Deadline: March 31, 2022.


Yellow Arrow JournalGenre: Creative nonfiction, poetry, cover art by authors who identify as women. Theme: UpSpring. Payment: $10. Deadline: March 31, 2022.


Crow Toes QuarterlyGenre: Playfully dark fiction, poetry and art for children. See themesPayment: $20 – $50. Deadline: March 31, 2022.

parABnormalGenre: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry on the paranormal. “For us, this includes ghosts, spectres, haunts, various whisperers, and so forth. It also includes shapeshifters and creatures from various folklores.” Payment: $25.00 for original stories, $7.00 for reprints.$6.00 for each poem. $20.00 for original articles, $6.00 for reprints. $7.00 for reviews and interviews. Deadline: March 31, 2022.

Lackington’s:  “Prehistories.” Genre: Speculative fiction, art on theme of  “Prehistories.” Payment: 1 cent/word (CAD). Deadline: March 31, 2022.

Split Lip MagazineGenre: Fiction (flash and short stories), memoirs, and poetry. with a pop-culture twist. Payment: $50 per author (via PayPal) for our web issues. Payment for print is $5 per page, minimum of $20, plus 2 contributor copies and a 1-year subscription. Deadline: March 31, 2022. NoteSubmit early in the month.


Iron Faerie: Mirror, MirrorGenre: Fairytale retellings with a twist. The twist being a mirror must feature. Payment: 50%/50% split with Iron Faerie and authors. Deadline: March 31, 2022.

Triangulation: EnergyGenre: Fantasy, science fiction, weird fiction, and speculative horror on the theme Energy, sustainable energy. Payment: 3 cents/word. Deadline: March 31, 2022.

Love Letters to Poe: The Fall of the House of UsherGenre: Gothic short stories and poems inspired by Edgar Allen Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher. Payment: $5. Deadline: March 31, 2022.

Red Cape Publishing: A – Z of Horror: N is for NauticalGenre: Horror on nautical theme. Payment:  £10. Deadline: March 31, 2022.

Haven SpeculativeRestrictions: Open to authors of color, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and other underrepresented groups. Genre: Speculative fiction and poetry. Payment: 1 cent/word for fiction and $5 – $10 for poetry. Deadline: March 31, 2022.

MythicGenre: Science fiction, fantasy short stories. Length: 2,000-5,000 words. Payment: 1 cent/word for original fiction, $25 for reprints. Deadline: March 31, 2022.

The FiddleheadRestrictions: Canadian writers only. Genre: Fiction, including excerpts from novels, creative nonfiction, art, and poetry. Payment: $60 CAD per published page. Deadline: March 31, 2022. 

Kansas City VoicesGenre: “There is no type of work we are looking for.” Payment: “Small”  Deadline: March 31, 2022.

SouthwordGenre: Fiction. Payment: €250 per short story. Deadline: March 31, 2022.

The Hudson ReviewGenre: Fiction, poetry, essays, book reviews; criticism of literature, art, theatre, dance, film, and music; and articles on contemporary cultural developments. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: March 31, 2022. (Nonfiction only)

BrinkGenre: Hybrid, cross-genre fiction, nonfiction poetry. Payment: $25 Poem; $50 Work (less than 1500 words); $50 Art (1-3 Images); $100 Art (4+ Images); $100 Work (more than 1501 words). Deadline: March 31, 2022.

WelkinGenre: Magical realist, fabulist, fairy tale, fantasy, gothic, metafictional, slipstream, fantastic, weird, surrealist, and experimental genres. Payment: 1cent/word. Deadline: March 31st, 2022.

Dragon Soul Press: ValorGenre: “All stories featuring East Asian warriors are welcome.” Payment:  Royalties. Deadline: March 31st, 2022.

Chestnut ReviewGenre: Poetry, flash fiction, short fiction, creative nonfiction, essays, visual media (art/photography). Payment: $120. Deadline: March 31st, 2022. Submit early in the month to avoid submission fee.

Dragon Soul Press: Chance on LoveGenre: “Everyone deserves a chance at love. Whether it lasts forever or ends up being temporary, these characters will fight for the chance at happily ever after.” Word Count – 5,000-15,000. Payment:  Royalties. Deadline: March 31st, 2022.

Raven & Drake Books: Airship AdventuresGenre: Steampunk featuring lots of cogs, steam and airships. Payment: £10. Deadline: March 31st, 2022.

The Woodward ReviewGenre: Poetry, prose, art, and digital media from anyone, anywhere. Each issue will also include a Detroit Folio, featuring work from those with roots in the city. Payment: $25.  Deadline: March 31st, 2022.

2022 Annus HorribilisGenre: stories of up to 2022 words (horror/dark/speculative fiction) on any topic, in any style. your story should be set in 2022. Payment: £6.66. Deadline: March 31st, 2022.
11:11 Press is a small indie publisher located in Minneapolis. Genre: They publish full length fiction, poetry, and hybrid manuscripts. See submission details hereDeadline: March 31, 2022.
And a few more … 

West BranchGenre: Poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and translation. Payment: $50 per submission of poetry, and $.05/word for prose with a maximum payment of $100. Deadline: April 1, 2022.

Lost Boys Press: Great Wars anthologyGenre: Fiction. “Write a story about a historical war of any culture and any era and change one aspect of it to see how the war might change and explore from there!” Length: 9K words max. Payment: $50. Deadline: April 1, 2022.

Modern MagicGenre: Stories about magic in today’s world. Not stories of witches and warlocks surrounded by vampires and werewolves that hide in the shadows, but of real, everyday people, in our real, everyday world. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: April 1, 2022.

Splatter Ink Publishing: Cryptid CarnageGenre: Horror. “We want your stories of Cryptids attacking people that either are innocently targeted, seemingly in the wrong place at the wrong time, or a story with people who are much deserving of their blood-soaked fate.” Length: Up to 10,000 words. Payment: $25. Deadline: April 1, 2022.

Gordon Square ReviewGenre: Poetry, short stories, personal essays, and hybrid prose works.   Payment: $25 per prose piece and $10 per poem. Deadline: April 1, 2022.

The Other Stories (Podcast). Genre: Horror on themes. Payment: 15 GBT. Deadline: April 1, 2022. See themes.

Cemetery Gates: My Dark LibraryGenre: Horror novellas 25,000-40,000 words. “In My Dark Library you will find psychological, folk, quiet, supernatural, paranormal, body, found-footage, coming-of-age, spiritual, demonic, occult, cosmic, slasher horror. I’m not currently interested in extreme, science-fiction, bizarro, erotic, apocalyptic, creature/cryptid, zombie, eco, comedy horror.” Payment: $1000 advance and royalties. Deadline: April 1, 2022.

SalamanderGenre: Poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: April 1, 2022.

Moonflowers and NightshadeGenre: Sapphic horror short fiction. “Moonflowers and Nightshade will include a diverse group of stories, including but not limited to stories involving genderqueer, non-binary, BIPOC, genderfluid, lesbian, trans, bisexual, and pansexual characters.” Payment: 4 cents/word. Deadline: April 1, 2022.

BluestemGenre: Fiction, poetry, nonfiction. Payment: $20/poem and $75/prose piece. (Rates not posted on site, please inquire) Deadline: April 1, 2022.

Luna Novella for Speculative DiversityRestrictions: Under-represented writers only, all levels welcome (unpublished, published, solo or agented). Genre: Speculative fiction novellas, 20,000 – 40,000 words. Payment: Royalties. Deadline: April 1 – 2, 2022.

62 Writing Contests in March 2022 – No entry fees Posted: 23 Feb 2022 04:52 AM PST
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