Monday, May 15, 2017

Six paying markets for short stories, flash fiction, poetry, essays, and reviews, plus the CANSCAIP Writing for Children Contest

Eye to theTelescope is a quarterly online journal that’s been publishing science fiction, fantasy, horror, and other speculative poetry, under the auspices of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association, since 2011. Currently seeking poetry that address all aspects of garbage in the speculative realm. Pays 3 cents / word U.S.
Deadline: June 15, 2017. Submission guidelines here.

Arsenika is a quarterly journal of speculative poetry and flash fiction established in December 2016. Edited by S. Qiouyi Lu, Arsenika looks for gorgeous, emotional writing: poetry that shimmers with multiple layers of meaning, prose that explores and interrogates. From hard science fiction to the lightest of magical realism, Arsenika is not bound by genre, though we do prefer the speculative.
Arsenika seeks marginalized voices. We work to uplift those outside the center and believe that identity is not the defining trait of a piece of work, but that unnameable quality that weaves through prose and poetry to give it its nuance.
Each issue features at minimum two pieces of flash fiction and four poems and will be offered online and in PDF, ePub, and mobi formats.
Currently seeking flash fiction (up to 1,000 words) and poetry. Pays $60 U.S. for fiction and $30 US for poetry. 
Deadline: June 15, 2017. Submission guidelines here

Black Rabbit (Cambridge, Philadelphia & Montreal) is a quarterly publication devoted to highest truth. All lies are forbidden. Seeking short stories 1,000 - 1,500 words (that limit being pretty flexible) "with a literary tone and weird tendencies."  Pays $25 U.S.
Deadline: June 21, 2017. Submission guidelines here.

Puritan contributor Rebbecca Salazar
The Puritan is one of Canada's premier literary journals. Based in Toronto, it publishes fiction, poetry, essays, reviews and interviews. Pays $100 Canadian per interviews, $100 per essay, $100 per review, $50 per work of fiction, and $15 per poem (or page, capped at $60 for poems running four pages or more). 
Deadline for next issue: June 25, 2017. Submission guidelines here.

Feminine Collective publishes original stories from new, emerging, and established writers and poets. "These are unique human interest stories not found in mainstream media. We are committed to providing a platform for theses voices to be heard on every aspect of the human condition – their lives, loves, families, disappointments, successes, illnesses, challenges, and chronicling their  everyday lives. Real. Raw. With unfiltered voices."
Feminine Collective accepts articles, interviews, creative nonfiction (personal essays), poetry, flash fiction, and short stories for their online magazine. 
Guidelines here. Continually accepting new material. 

Understorey Magazine publishes “vital writing and visual art by women in Canada.” Men not welcome. Open only to writers in Canada who identify as women or non-binary. Seeking fiction, poetry or creative nonfiction on theme of "Service." Pays an hhonorarium. 

Deadline: June 15, 2017. Submission guidelines here.

Hello, Brian.
Could you post this in one of your newsletters please? The small publisher I work for is opening to submissions for another anthology. The details are below.
Pen and Kink Publishing is pleased to announce volume #3 of our Triskaidekaphilia anthology series: Transformed!
Release the monster within. Nothing is quite so deliciously freeing as caving to your instincts. For centuries, shapeshifters have personified our impulse to bow to our animalistic nature. From lycans to skin-walkers and everything in between, shapeshifters give us a chance to connect with our inner-selves and celebrate our intriguing differences, our passions, and ultimately our humanity through their necessity of striking a balance between their human selves and supernatural selves.
We are seeking romantic and heated stories that delve into the different challenges all shifters face while navigating the mysterious paths of love and forbidden attraction.
Transformed will be an exploration of our dark side through characters that challenge the human experience by simply being different.
Stories between 1,000 – 15,000 words long (query for longer)
Open to all gender pairings and multiple partners
Simultaneous & multiple submissions = No
Pays $10 U.S. and a paperback copy of the anthology in exchange for the non-exclusive right to include the story in both the print and electronic versions of the anthology.
Submission Period: June 1st, 2017—August 31st 2017.
About the Editor: Charlie Watson is a freelance editor ready to make her mark on the Edmonton writing community. About the Series: Triskaidekaphilia is the love of the number thirteen. It’s also the name of our anthology series which explores the more shadowy corners of romance and erotica. There will be 13 volumes in total, each of which will be released on a Friday the 13th.
For more information, see here. 

Captain Monty Takes the Plunge by
Jennifer Mook-Sang (Kids Can Press)
began its journey to publication as an
entry in the CANSCAIP
Writing for Children Contest
CANSCAIP (Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers), in partnership with The Writers' Union of Canada, is pleased to accept entries by unpublished writers for the 20th Annual Writing for Children Competition. 
Two winners will be awarded $1,000 for a picture book/early reader entry and for a chapter book/middle grade/young adult entry. Eight additional finalists in these categories will also be selected. 
CANSCAIP will submit the entries of the winners and finalists to three Canadian children's publishers for consideration. Some winners and finalists in the Writing for Children Competition have had their entries published.
All entrants will receive feedback from the readers who evaluate the entries. This feedback is a unique benefit of entering the Writing for Children Competition. 
A goal of the Writing for Children Competition is to discover, encourage, and promote new writers of children's literature across Canada. The Writers' Union of Canada initiated the Competition in 1996, and in 2014 CANSCAIP took on this initiative.  
Writers who have not been published in book or e-book format in any genre and who don’t have a current contract with a publisher. It’s okay if you’ve had a story, essay, article or poem published in an anthology, collection, textbook, magazine or periodical (i.e., publications with content by multiple writers), but haven’t had a book published – you’re eligible to enter. It’s also okay if you’ve self-published a books (unless your self-published book has been sold in substantial quantities in bookstores, institutions or online – then you’re not eligible to enter).
Writers must be citizens or permanent residents of Canada
Up to 1,500 words, fiction or non-fiction, English text (For a longer work, such as a novel, 1,500 words may be the first chapter or other chapter(s).
Submit text only; no illustrations 
Submission in 12-point font, double-spaced (cover letter can be single-spaced)
Entries that were submitted for a previous Writing for Children Competition can be re-submitted 
Select a reading age category for each entry: 
Picture Book (age 2 to 6)
Early Reader (age 5 to 8)
Chapter Book (age 7 to 10)
Anne Shone, senior editor,
Scholastic Books
Middle Grade (age 9 to 12)
Young Adult (age 13 and up)
The entry fee is $30 for one entry, $50 for two entries, and $75 for three entries.
See complete guidelines, including how to enter here.

And if you want to get your submission in shape before the contest, join us for the Writing for Children and for Young Adults workshop, Saturday, May 27, in St. Catharines, with guest speaker Anne Shone, senior editor, Scholastic Books. Details here.

See Brian Henry’s complete current schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Algonquin Park, Bolton, Barrie, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Georgetown, Guelph, Hamilton, Ingersoll, Kingston, Kitchener, London, Midland, Mississauga, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Saint John, NB, Sudbury, Thessalon, Toronto, Windsor, Woodstock, Halton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York Region, the GTA, Ontario and beyond. 

1 comment:

  1. It's great to have so many opportunities for authors. Thanks for posting these.


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