Friday, July 26, 2019

10 places to send your novels, novellas, short stories, poetry, essays, travel writing, and more (Most of them pay)


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QBF also welcomes essays about a favourite book or about your experience of reading or writing. Read a few essays on the blog to get a taste of what other writers have done (see here and scroll down), write your own, and submit it to me at brianhenry@sympatico.ca


Fireside Press is looking for novels and novellas (20,000 – 120,000 words). Fantasy publishes speculative fiction and mystery. They are open to all genres as long as the writing is good.  They don’t pay advances, but Fireside offers royalties on sales of all books.
Deadline: August 31, 2019. Guidelines here.


Nowhere is on online magazine that also publishes a yearly print annual of its best stories. It publishes literary travel writing – narrative with a strong sense of place, character and time. They want “stories that didn’t just tell you where to stay and what to do in a place, but made you feel, smell, taste and hear it.”
Doesn’t pay but promises to make your piece look gorgeous.
Guidelines here.



Animal Wellness magazine of Peterborough, Ontario, is a natural health magazine for pets, embracing the entire holistic spectrum, from physical health to the emotional and spiritual well-being of your pet.
Welcomes unsolicited articles and story outlines. If submitting an outline, also send samples of your work. Articles should be 500 – 1,500 words. Pays, but rate not specified.
Guidelines here.

Gay is a new publication partnership between Roxane Gay and Medium. “We will be publishing work weekly, covering a wide variety of topics. We will also assemble ambitious, compelling quarterly themed issues. We are now accepting submissions, on a rolling basis, and look forward to hearing from new and established writers who possess original voices. 
Seeks cultural criticism; thoughtful, clever and beautiful personal essays; short fiction; original artwork and photography. See themes
Pays $1 a word for work up to 3,500 words in length. Prefers essays in the 1,200-word range, rather then 3,500 words.  
Deadline: August 17, 2019. Guidelines here.


Ruminate is a prestigious, reader-supported, contemplative literary arts magazine. “We invite slowing down and paying attention. We love laughter. And we delight in deep reading, telling stoties, staying astonished, and doing ‘small things with great love’ (Mother Teresa).” Seeks fiction under 5,000 words (Deadline: August 14, 2019); visual art general submission only between Sept 19 – April 14, but currently accepting submissions to their Kaolos Visual Art Prize; poetry, up to 5 poems and maximum of 10 pages (deadline Jan 15, 2020). 
Pays $20/page for poetry and visual art pieces and $20/400 words for prose. Guidelines here.
Ruminate’s Broadside Poetry Prize is also open to submissions: Two poems per entry, 10 to 30 lines each, $12 entry fee, Aug 18 deadline, prize $500. Details here.
Ruminate’s VanderMey Nonfiction Prize is also open: Essay or short memoir 5,500 words or less, $20 entry fee, deadline Nov 18, 2019, prize $1,500. Details here.
Ruminate is also looking for guest bloggers for Ruminate Blog. Entries are accepted year-round. Guidelines here.  

Third Flatiron Publishing, based in Boulder Colorado, and Ayr, Scotland, publishes digital science fiction and fantasy anthologies, with accompanying print editions. They are currently looking for short stories, 1,500 – 3,000 words on the theme of Longevity.  Pays 6 cents/word. 

Deadline: August 3, 2019. Guidelines here.
Climbers on top of one of the 3 flat irons near Boulder

Signal Horizon seeks horror and science fiction with a dark or weird edge. 
Pays up to 3 cents/word, capped at $90. 
Deadline: August 21, 2019. Guidelines here.


Luna Station Quarterly publishes speculative fiction written by women-identified authors. Men not welcome. Pays $5. 

Deadline: August 15, 2019. Guidelines here.

Apparition Literary Magazine publishes speculative fiction For the next issue it’s seeking poetry and fiction on theme of Euphoria. 
Pays $0.01 per word, minimum of $10.
Reading periods: Aug 15 – 31; Nov 15 – 30; Feb 15 – 28; May 15 - 31. Guidelines here.

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