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Taking Submissions: The Quarterly Journal – Ends

Deadline: November 30th, 2022
Payment: $5
Theme: Ends

A Literary Journal with Some Art and Analysis Thrown in for Good Measure
As Quarter Press continues to grow, we’re adding another coin to our pocketful of change. We want to offer a space for shorter works to mingle with art and other bits of nonsense, so we bring you The Quarter(ly): It just makes cents.

2022’s Themes and Deadlines:
Ends (Nov. 30)


Taking Submissions: Dose of Dread October 2022 (Early Listing)

Submission Window: October 1st-15th, 2022
Payment:2 cents per word
Theme: Un-themed, general horror flash fiction. Preference to dread-inducing stories.


Submissions OPEN. Un-themed, general horror flash fiction. Preference to dread-inducing stories.

Length: 500 – 1,000 words. Firm.

Author Compensation: 2c/word, paid via PayPal. (Rounded to nearest whole dollar)


Taking Submissions: Contrary Winter 2022 Issue

Deadline: December 1st, 2022
Payment: $20
Theme: We ask our fiction writers to imagine their readers navigating a story with one finger poised over a mouse button. Can your story stay that finger to the end?

The first problem is the “Contrary” above the content. Why is it called Contrary, you might ask, when some of its content isn’t? We have a contemplation to confront this contradiction: we insist that all of our content is contrary. And, we insist, so is all of yours. Doesn’t it seem possible that all content is contrary, that there is no for, there is only against? Why else does the word contrary, so openly against something, have no antonym? What opposes contrary? Nothing. That which opposes contrary, by opposing, becomes contrary.

Besides, we tend to think contrarily, and we hope our magazine expresses contrarities that otherwise might go unexpressed: writings and images that confront entities, voids, and the edges of their own categories. As for that poetic nothing, the “Journal of Unpopular Discontent,” we conceal our dreams in the double negative, hoping to become a journal of popular content. (Spring 2003)


Taking Submissions: Fantasy Magazine October 2022 Window (Early Listing)

Submission Window: October 1st – 7th, 2022
Payment: 8 cents per word for fiction. $40 per poem. $75 per essay.
Theme: Original fantasy and dark fantasy stories. All types of fantasy and dark fantasy are welcome.
Note: This is an early listing to give you some time to plan ahead for next month or to remember to finish revising your story for the upcoming month!
Note: We are trusting that the submission windows listed in the ongoing call are valid for this publisher. If they are not, please let us know and we’ll look into revising accordingly.

Instructions for submitting to Fantasy Magazine follow. Please read everything on this page and read the magazine before submitting.


Submission Periods: Fantasy is open to submissions the first week of every month (1st-7th). Please do not query about submitting outside our open submission periods.

Anonymous Submissions: Fantasy only accepts anonymous submissions. Do not include your name, address, phone number, or other similar identifiers on the manuscript. All original short fiction, flash fiction, and poetry submissions will be read anonymously on first read: moving out of slush depends on the merits of the story alone. Please make sure the title is on the manuscript.

Taking Submissions: Olit Fall 2022 Window

Deadline: November 1st, 2022
Payment: $10
Theme: The artfully weird. Strong preference for Orlando based writers/submissions about Orlando and surrounding areas.

While we prefer writers with a connection to Orlando or the greater Central Florida area, Olit will accept quality writing meeting our aesthetic and criteria from writers anywhere around the world. What do we mean by aesthetic and criteria? We’re glad you asked.

Olit seeks the following:

Genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Hybrid, Artwork, Photography. Send us all kinds of stuff. We love the artfully weird.

Strong preference for Orlando based writers/submissions about Orlando and surrounding areas.


Taking Submissions: riddlebird September 2022 Window

Deadline: October 1st, 2022
Payment: $100
Theme: Literary fiction, personal essays, or Well-written genre-writing, especially mysteries, sci-fi and westerns.

Submission Guidelines:

We are happy to publish work that celebrates the joy of reading and writing across different reading preferences. The marketplace can divide us based on our reading tastes, but riddlebird can strive to make a space for more diversity (of interest, of authorship, of meaning).

 Please carefully read what we are looking for below, and follow the submission guidelines.


Taking Submissions: NonBinary Review #30

Deadline: November 1st, 2022
Payment: 1¢ per word, $10 flat for poetry, $25 flat for art
Theme: Family

NonBinary Review is open for submissions on the theme of “family.” Just as each of us carries many identities within us, each of us belongs to many families. There’s our family of origin, often complicated and tumultuous, that leaves an indelible impression on our physical selves (as powerfully expressed in the poetry of Philip Larkin). Some of us have foster or adoptive families that further complicated our childhood sense of ourselves in the world. There’s our family of choice, those people we gather to us to be our support system as we grow and change. There are families of affinity: people with whom we share common interests or experiences. But those aren’t the sum total of possibility.


Taking Submissions: The Icarus Writing Collective Issue 1

Deadline: October 15th, 2022
Payment: $5
Theme: The Sun

The Icarus Writing Collective, a mythic magazine, was founded in 2022 by Elizabeth Zarb and Kyle Ross. The two met as undergraduates at Emerson College in 2017, finding a combined interest in classic literature and mythology. After a flash fiction workshop course in their senior year, both Elizabeth and Kyle fell in love with the short form and took that passion one step further to establish this collective.