Thursday, October 8, 2015

Quilliad pays for stories, Jonah wants journeys, 50-Word Stories wants 50-word stores, and Mamlode pays for parenting tales

Small independent journal The Quilliad (Toronto) seeks flash fiction, short stories, poetry, comics, photography, and art from Canadian writers and artists. Looking for literary science fiction and horror; magic realism; fairy tales, folk tales, myths, and legends; monsters, death, magic, and fear. Submit 1-5 pieces.
Deadline: October 20, 2015. Payment: $12 honorarium plus copy. Guidelines here.  

Biennial journal JONAHmagazine (Canada) seeks submissions for its next issue: poetry, prose, true stories, lies, memoir. Likes: “Journeys, in space, in time, in the heart, or in the mind. Beginnings, endings, triumph and loss, odysseys of the soul. Fish stories, BIG fish stories. Stories that come from the soul, or steal it.” Length: 2500 words max; up to 3 poems. Welcomes international submissions.
Deadline: October 15, 2015. Guidelines here.  

A 50-word story is a piece of fiction written in exactly 50 words. That doesn’t mean “roughly” 50 words; it doesn’t mean “as close to 50 words as possible”; it doesn’t mean 50 words or fewer. It means exactly 50 words.
As with any other form of fiction, a 50-word story should have a beginning and an end, a plot and character development (even if they are only implied), and a theme, meaning, or purpose of some sort. Many 50-word stories are built around twists or climactic moments.
Right now, 50WS posts two reader-submitted stories every weekday. To submit your stories for possible publication, see the Submissions page. A $10 prize is available for the best submission each month: see the Top Stories page for more information.

Mamalode is a print magazine and a website, and it pays for feature essays. (Read a great example by Shannon Day here).
Here’s what Mamlode has to say about themselves: Our readers and writers are moms – with a smattering of dads, kids, grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends. They become Mamaloders because we give them something nobody else does – the truth and each other.
Submissions: Only submissions that reflect our mission (to create connections) will be considered. No how-to or political stories are accepted. We don’t lean left or right, just on each other.
Essays for the website should be between 300-600 words, under 1500 for print.
Mamalode pays the for feature essays only: Unique views are tracked and recorded for 30 days after the piece goes live. Payments are based on unique views. Your piece is promoted on Mamalode's social media platforms and they expect you to promote your own pieces to drive traffic. 
·         Mamalode publishes several categories: Feature Essays specific to the month’s theme
(Novembers theme is Sharing)
·         Feature Essays unrelated to the specific theme (topical pieces, etc.)
·         Short Pieces (essays under 400 words, poetry etc.)
·         Lists & Resources
·         Reviews (of fiction and nonfiction, on-topic, relevant books and articles)
·         From the mouths of babes (pieces by writers 18 years & younger)
·         Quotable Kids
·         Photography
Full submission guideline here.

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