Category: Ongoing Submissions

Ongoing Submissions: Scrawl Place

Payment: $35
Theme: Your story must be about or connected to or associated with a specific, physical place that someone could visit

Scrawl Place is part visitor’s guide, part literary journal.

The audience for this online publication is the guest, the visitor, the traveler, the day-tripper, the out-of-towner, and the in-towners eager to wander. I’m looking for submissions about “places in the places” where you live or where you’ve visited.

Ongoing Submissions: Simily

Payment: $0.02 for every unique story view
Theme: All forms of short fiction
Note: This is NOT your standard submission call. IF the platform takes off and/or you have a strong following it could be a fantastic secondary source of income. Worth a look if you have reprints that have been out of circulation or a ton of stories sitting around.

Simily is a new platform to self-publish short stories. We believe in the power of a good story and our goal is to help writers reach new readers, hone their craft, and get paid.


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Ongoing Submissions: Solarpunk Magazine

Payment: $.08 per word ($80 minimum), $40 per poem
Theme: Optimistic futures: fiction, poetry & nonfiction envisioning solutions to climate change & imagining a better world.

More detailed submission guidelines will be available soon.

Flash Fiction: 500-1500 words

Short Stories: 1500-7500 words

Poetry: send up to 5 poems or 5 pages of poems, whichever is shorter. Prose should be submitted as fiction.

Nonfiction: 1000-1500 words


Ongoing Submissions: Cathedral Canyon Review

Payment: $20/poem for poetry, $25/image for visual art pieces, and the current SFWA rate of 8 cents per word for prose
Theme: All genres appear welcome
Note: Primarily looking for authors in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, or Utah

Fundamentally, our mission is to give a voice to short (flash) fiction, short non-fiction (essay, memoir), poetry, and visual art that is by an author or artist living in the Southwest, generally considered to be California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, and Utah. The voices we especially want to hear from are those of BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ writers. We expect to see your best work, beautifully presented.

We pay our writers; we don’t charge them. Well, except for contests. You want to win some decent prize money, right? 100% of contest entry fees are paid back to our winning writers, no exceptions.


Ongoing Submissions: The Dark City

Payment: $25
Theme: Crime and Mystery

The Dark City is dedicated to the love of story, and in particular, the rough and tumble of the world of crime and violence. We are fans of story that has roots in reality but we do consider humorous situations and characters to be part of reality. We hope to acquire stories that leave readers thinking about the characters and their dilemma.


We are seeking stories in the range of 1000 to 7500 words.


Ongoing Submissions: Intrinsick

Payment: $10
Theme: Weird speculative fiction

Crazy in a crazy world is as good as sane.

Fiction and Creative Nonfiction, 2000 words or less.
Make it funny and unusual and make sure it tells a story.

Rather than pay Submittable, we will pay our authors.
Submissions should be emailed to submissions (a)
Attached as a .doc or .pdf. Follow all posted Guidelines.

Ongoing Submissions: Simily


Payment: $0.02 for every unique story view,
Theme: SF, fantasy and speculative fiction

Simily is a new platform for both published and unpublished authors to self-publish short stories in various genres, including SF, fantasy and speculative fiction. We believe in the power of a good story and our goal is to help writers reach new readers, hone their craft, and receive payment in the process.
While our platform is in its early stages, we compensate authors $0.02 for every unique story view, including views from free accounts. Once we are up and running, writers will receive a portion of the subscription of paying readers (similar to Medium).
Authors retain all copyright to their work and are able to remove their work from Simily at any time.
We do not require exclusivity. You are free to publish or republish your work wherever you see fit. By submitting to Simily, you acknowledge that the work is your own and you have the right to publish it. See our Terms of Service for more information.
All stories must use proper English grammar, structure and syntax. You will be notified within 2-3 weeks if your story has been selected for publishing.