Thursday, September 12, 2013

A feast of literary journals (some paying) seeking fiction, poetry & nonfiction – everything from babies to the strange & bizarre


The Dreadful Cafe (US) is looking for submissions for the inaugural anthology of independent fiction, Membrane. Seeking fiction of the strange and bizarre from 2,000 to 30,000 words. No restrictions on genre. 
Payment: $125 for short stories, $250 for novelettes, and $500 for novellas.
Deadline: October 1, 2013.
Guidelines here


Blank Fiction Magazine is accepting literary fiction submissions for their first issue. Length: 15,000 words max. “Stories should provide a solid understanding of the traditional practices of the genre, especially if they haven’t been established yet or you are going to disregard them completely.” Debut issue will be published November 1 in the iTunes App Store and will be available as a “pay what you like” PDF download on the Blank Fiction site.
Payment: $50 honorarium. 
Deadline: October 15, 2013.
Guidelines here.

In Fact Books (in association with Creative Nonfiction, U.S.) is seeking essays about all things related to babies for an anthology, Oh, Baby: True Stories About Tiny Humans. Looking for true narratives about the art and science/wonder and struggle of birth, babyhood, and childrearing. Essays must combine a compelling narrative with an informative or reflective element, reaching beyond personal experience to some deeper meaning. Length: 4,500 words max.
Deadline: October 14, 2013. 
$3 fee to submit online. Payment not indicated.
Guidelines here.

Creative Nonfiction also wants stories about embarrassing boo-boos, dangerous misjudgments, or fortuitous faux pas in well-crafted stories that explore the nature and outcomes of human fallibility. 
Deadline: November 1.
 Full guidelines here.

Creative Nonfiction also reads general submissions year-round and are open to all subjects and forms. Whatever your story is, we want to hear it! 
Full guidelines here.


GlassFire Magazine (US) seeks submissions of fiction and non-fiction (3,000 words max.), poetry, and artwork for the Winter 2013 issue.
Pays $5 per poem/artwork/photography and $10 per story/nonfiction.  
Deadline: on-going.


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