Sunday, January 6, 2019

Five paying markets for your short fiction and poetry and two places you can send reviews

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NonBinary Review {published by Zoetic Pressseeks art and literature that "tiptoes the tightrope between now and then. Art that makes us see our literary offerings in new ways. We want language that makes us reach for a dictionary, a tissue, or both. Words in combinations and patterns that leave the faint of heart a little dizzy. We want insight, deep diving, broad connections, literary conspiracies, personal revelations, or anything you want to tell us about the themes we’ve chosen."
Payment: Semi-pro (meaning 1 cent per word to 5 cents per word, probably closer to a penny a word, since they’re being coy about it).
Theme for issue #20: Submissions that related to the first 3 volumes (16 stories) of the Clive Barker series Books of Blood.  Deadline: January 23, 2019.
Theme for issue #21: Submissions that relate to the best-known works of HG Wells: The Time Machine, The Island of Dr. Moreau, The Invisible Man, and The War of the Worlds. Deadline: April 22, 2019
Guidelines here.

Arc Poetry Magazine accepts unsolicited submissions of previously unpublished poetry in English, or translations or poetry into English, on any subject and in any form. Pays $50 per page.  
Open for submissions October 1 – January 31 and June 1 – September 30.
Guidelines here

EVENT  is a Canadian literary journal published in B.C. that’s been around for 47 years. Seeks, fiction, poetry, and book reviews. Open to submissions December 1 – January 31 and August 1 – September 30. Also runs an annual contest for creative nonfiction. Pays: $25/page. 
Guidelines here

Freeze Frame Fiction is a semi-annual digital flash fiction publication – stories must be under 1,000 words. Pays $10. 
Open to submissions September 1 – January 31 and March 1 – July 31.
Guidelines here.

Quick Brown Fox always welcomes your book reviews – or any kind of review. If you want to review your favourite coffee shops or libraries, babysitters or lovers (no real names please), go for it. You can read an essay about how to write a book review here {but don't pay too much attention to instructions} and see guidelines about submitting reviews of any kind to Quick Brown Fox here
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)  or you can write any sort of essay really. Submit it to me at
Fiction Writers in Seoul
The critique group, Fiction Writers in Seoul, seeks short stories from around the world for an anthology, To Seoul, from the World. Stories must be set in and/or about the city of Seoul, South Korea. Pays 5 cents/word. 
Deadline: January 31, 2019. Guidelines here.

See Brian Henry’s schedule here including Saturday writing workshops, weekly writing classes, and weekend retreats in Algonquin Park, Alliston, Bolton, Barrie, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Collingwood, Georgetown, Georgina, Guelph, Hamilton, Jackson’s Point, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Midland, Mississauga, New Tecumseth, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Sudbury, Toronto, Windsor, Woodstock, Halton, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York Region, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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