Sunday, August 20, 2017

Three paying markets for stories, poetry, and essays, plus a short story contest and details of submitting to super-prestigious literary journal Tin House

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The first issue of Tin House magazine arrived in the spring of 1999. Publisher Win McCormack said of the effort, “I wanted to create a literary magazine for the many passionate readers who are not necessarily literary academics or publishing professionals.”
Tin House offers an artful and irreverent array of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and interviews as well as columns on food and drink, out-of-print and under- appreciated books, and Spring and Fall issues built around idiosyncratic themes like sex, evil, and candy. Perhaps most indicative of the magazine’s mission to stake out new territory and showcase not only established, prize-winning authors is its commitment to including work by undiscovered writers.
In 2002, Tin House ventured into the world of book publishing as an imprint with Bloomsbury. In 2005, the independent press Tin House Books was launched. Tin House
Books publishes roughly a dozen titles a year, but accepts submissions only from literary agents.
Tin House Online is a daily blog featuring previously unpublished fiction, nonfiction, poetry, interviews, comics, and more. When Tin House Magazine's current issue is themed, Please submit only one complete story or essay (word count dependent on category), or up to three poems at a time. Please do not submit the same work to Tin House Magazine and to Tin House Online. 
For details of the various categories of submissions Tin House Online accepts and other submission guidelines, see here.
Tin House magazine is currently accepting submissions for its spring and summer issues:
Spring 2018: CANDY – What's that sweet thing you crave that also may be ruining your life?
Summer 2018: No theme, just some quality fiction, nonfiction, and poetry to cool off with in the shade.
“As always, we are looking for any and every angle on those themes. Our summer and winter issues are not themed. We consider each submission for all upcoming issues regardless of theme, but please make a note in your cover letter if you wish to be considered for a particular theme.
Tin House magazine accepts submissions in the months of September and March. 
Deadline September 1 – 30, then March 1 – 31. Guidelines here.

subTerrain publishes original fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, essays, and commentary three times a year.  Pays: $50 per poem; and $50 per page for prose. 
Deadline: September 1, 2017 for the Winter issues, then February 1, 2018 for the spring issue.  Guidelines here.


Lois Peterson is calling for submissions for an anthology. Tribe will be a print anthology exploring the lives and experiences of older, single women and will include poetry, fiction, memoir, nonfiction, personal narrative, prose poems … about all and any topics that affect women. It will be published by LPwordsolutions in Nanaimo, BC. The project welcomes contributors who are women 55 years of age and older from anywhere in the world who are single, meaning “single, (by choice or circumstance), widowed or divorced” and not currently living, or planning to live, “in a permanent domestic relationship with a partner of either gender.” 
Pays a small honorarium ($25) and contributors’ copies, with 50%+ of any net profits from the book going to a women’s charity… determined with input from anthology contributors.
Deadline: September 30, 2017. Guidelines here

The Binge-Watching Cure 2 anthology seeks horror stories: Pays $200 for stories under 5,000 words and $500 for stories 5,000 words and longer. Accepts reprints.
Deadline September 30, 2017. Submissions here.


The Canadian Authors Association, Niagara, calls for submissions to the Ten Stories High short story contest.
Stories can be of any genre but must be previously unpublished fiction or creative nonfiction and remain unpublished until contest results are announced.  Minimum 1,000 to a maximum of 3,000 words. For first Canadian rights, the top ten finalists will have their stories published in our anthology which will be launched at the St. Catharines Library. March 24, 2018.
Prizes: First Prize $300; Second Prize $200; Third Prize $100.00
The entry fee is $15 per story, non-refundable. Multiple entries are welcome but limited to 3. Cheques should be made payable to the Canadian Authors Association - Niagara and mailed with your submission to: 
Canadian Authors Association - Niagara Branch, “Ten Stories High,” PO Box 1512, 4 Queen Street, St. Catharines, ON L2R 3B0.
Deadline September 30, 2017. Guidelines here.

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