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The Feminine Collective welcomes articles, interviews, creative nonfiction (personal essays), poetry, flash fiction and short stories for our online magazine. Here’s what they have to say:
Feminine Collective Aesthetic: Raw and unfiltered is what we publish. We want you to write like you talk, Your submission should reach out and grab us by the throat. Language is important. Whether your work is dark or light, blunt or subtle, serious or humorous, it should be in the deep voice. Make us care. Make us feel. Make us laugh. Make us cry. Make us angry. Make us want to stand up and fight for you. Give us something to sink our teeth into.
Short Stories: Submit one short story up to 5,000 words in length. No novel excerpts, please.
Full submission guidelines here.
Alien Dimensions seeks speculative fiction of 3,500 – 5,000 words. “Set it in space, in the far future, and include some friendly non-humanoid aliens helping to solve a pseudo-scientific problem.” Pays $10. Theme “Random Aliens.”
Deadline: 10th of the month for consideration in next month’s issue. Full submission guidelines here.
Splickety Publishing Group has three quarterly flash fiction magazines, so it publishes one magazine or another each month. Here are its current calls for submissions;
is our premier flash fiction magazine. We strive to publish the finest quality flash fiction in including (but not limited to) action/adventure, suspense, mystery, thriller, contemporary, women’s, young adult, and historical fiction.
Theme for December issue: Wreck the Halls. – Holiday catastrophe, heart-warming humor, Christmas abroad, non-traditional family, slapstick, nostalgia. Christmas is full of things like family and ugly sweaters and snowballs – all of which make great ingredients for a comedy. Make us laugh while telling a story that captures all the essence of Christmas. From travel delays to the kids’ holiday programs to weird Uncle Johnny’s pants ripping, create a memory that makes us smile.
Pays 2 cents/word. . Guidelines here
– Space Opera, Far Future, Alien encounters, space travel, new solar systems
Theme for January issue: Deep Space Design. In this issue, we’re looking for well-developed sci-fi worlds. We still want compelling stories, of course, but we want to feel the texture of your world. The hot sand and the wretched hive of scum and villainy on Tatooine. The way the metal catwalk on Serenity echoes when someone drops a vital engine part. The many worlds and creatures the crew of the Enterprise encounter. Build a world and let us have a glimpse into it.
Pays 2 cents/word. Deadline October 27, 2017. Guidelines here.
(formerly Splickety) is the premier publication for . We publish stories in the following genres (but this is not an exhaustive list): romance, romantic suspense, historical romance, paranormal romance, contemporary romance, inspirational romance, women’s fiction, and more
– Topsy-turvy Proposal, Impatient Friend, Sparks between Strangers.
Pays 2 cents/word. Deadline November 24, 2017. Guidelines here.
For the October issue of their eZine, they’re looking for horror stories, prose and poetry celebrating classic monster stereotypes (except no zombies for this issue).
Deadline October 6, 2017. Guidelines here.
Call for submissions to an anthology: If it Bleeds, it Leads. Length: 2,500 - 5,000 words. They’re looking for stories that embody the spirit of the good ol’ newspaper headline. Pays $15 per piece.
Deadline October 31, 2017. Submission guidelines here.
The Maple Tree Literary Supplement provides a platform for dialogue or interviews on any topic between and amongst Canadian writers, while featuring their work and reporting on literary events, landmarks or festivals in Canada and around the world, with an emphasis on their Canadian composition.
Usually pays $30, but currently they’re kind of broke. Deadline: October 31, 2017. Guidelines here.
Quick Brown Fox welcomes your essays about reading and writing (see examples here and scroll down). QBF also welcomes reviews of books and movies or whatever else catches your eye. Details here. Read how to write a book review (or any kind of review) here.
See Brian Henry’s 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.