Ongoing Submissions: Mura

Payment: Flash Fiction: $1 CAD per 100 words., $5 CAD per poem

The email address for all submissions is [email protected]. Include a short biographical statement at the end of your email. You may also include any relevant social media links. A query letter is not necessary.

Flash fiction, poetry, and art will all be posted on Fridays. Generally, Mura will only publish a maximum of three pieces (of any medium) a week, but that is not a hard and fast rule.

Simultaneous submissions of your work are allowed, but please inform us if your work is accepted elsewhere.

Flash Fiction

Flash fiction stories (<1000 words) should be pasted in the body of your email. Make sure the indentations are correct and the font is legible. Include ‘flash fiction’, word count, your name, and your story’s title in the subject line of your email. For example, if your story is called The Storm, your subject line might look like this:

flash fiction The Storm by A. B. Smith 890 Words

Please only submit one story at a time. You may submit another story once you receive a reply.

Writers will be paid $1 CAD per 100 words.


You may submit up to 5 poems. Poems should be in a single Word document (.docx, .doc, or .rtf). Poems should be titled and each poem must start on a new page. This document cannot exceed 10 pages. Use single line spacing and a readable, 12-point font. We do not accept concrete/shape poems or poems that have words scattered artistically across the page. Include ‘poetry’ and your name in the subject line of your email.

Please only submit 5 or fewer poems at a time. You may submit more once you receive a reply.

There is no set theme for poetry, though we are partial to poetry that sticks closer to the quiet, understated vision of Mura.

Poets will be paid $5 CAD per poem published on Mura.

Visual Art

You may submit up to 5 pieces of visual art. Art should be a high quality .jpg or .png, and these files should be attached to your email. Include a statement to accompany your work(s). Include ‘visual art’ and your name in the subject line of your email.

Please only submit 5 or fewer pieces at a time. You may submit more once you receive a reply.

Artists will be paid $7 CAD per piece published on Mura.

Via: Mura.

Taking Submissions: Midnight & Indigo

Deadline: September 8th, 2019
Payment: $50 for website acceptance, $75 for the literary journal.

midnight & indigo, a new literary magazine celebrating Black female writers, has issued a call for submissions to review short stories and narrative essays. We publish content on our digital platform and in our literary journals (paperback/ebook/audiobook).

Writers are invited to share their original, fictional or personal stories. Stories can funny, entertaining, serious or sincere. Stories must be character-driven and leave readers with something to think about, sparking a personal connection to their own lives. All genres are welcome!


Word count: min 1,500 words

We are looking for previously unpublished, character driven fictional short stories. All genres are welcome.

Stories can funny, entertaining, serious or sincere. Stories must uplift or leave readers with something to think about. Subject matter and plots can run the gamut, but we want emotion, grit, soul and writing that forges an immediate connection with the reader.

  • We offer $75 for Short Stories accepted for publication in our literary journal (eBook, print, possible audiobook)
  • We offer $50 for Short Stories accepted for online publication on


To be considered, you are being asked to agree to our contract as part of the submission process:

The author retains the sole, individual copyright on her contribution.

You grant midnight & indigo First Rights to publish the above story (online and by subscription, including any method/medium available at the time of publication.

You also grant midnight & indigo non-exclusive anthology rights to make the above story available in e-book, print, audiobook and any additional format available at the time of publication.

You affirm that you are the sole author of the Work, which is original and not previously published. To the best of your knowledge, it does not infringe any third party’s copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights, does not contain any libelous material, and nor does it violate any third party’s right of privacy or publicity. If you are found to be in breach of any of these representations and warranties, you agree to indemnify midnight & indigo for any and all costs and expenses resulting from that breach.

If your story is chosen for publication, you confirm that any compensation will be a one-time payment as noted above.

Via: Midnight & Indigo’s Submittable.

Ongoing Submissions: Syntax & Salt

Payment: $10

Syntax & Salt publishes one regular issue a season. We are open to general submissions year round, with the following publication dates in 2019:

  • March 20
  • June 21
  • September 22 
  • December 21 

Here is how you win our hearts and minds:

  • Speculative fiction with a literary bent (please see our Read This page for ideas on what we tend to like.)
  • Science Fiction that doesn’t blame technology for the fall of humanity
  • Fantasy that takes advantage of the genre and eschews easy tropes
  • We especially want to see and publish a lot more work by BIPOC and  LGTBQIA people
  • Stories that take up 3500 words or less
  • Edited, polished manuscripts
  • Old stories told in a new way
  • New stories told in an old way
  • Sad endings that don’t rely on gimmicks or shock value
  • Happy endings that hurt a little bit
  • Beautiful prose and well developed plot


Ongoing Submissions: Ricky’s Back Yard – How HORROR-able

Payment: $2

When most kids my age were reading about a Big Red Dog, I was reading about Pennywise. I grew up on Faces of Death, Alien, and Halloween OG. I’ve hunted the ghost of Socrates in Athens. There’s a statue of Pazuzu in my bedroom. I’m that person.

If any of that connects to you, boy do I have place that wants to see your story! Czykmate Productions proudly presents HauntedMTL–the Original Content. We want to hear what makes you tick, chill, and shiver. Give us your gore, your moaning banshees, heck, even a story about a Starbucks haunted by Elvis. Give us what’s unique to you.

We will take short story, flash fiction, and graphic pieces (either one-shots or sequentials with the preference of sequential art).

This is an open call and rolling submission that pays $2 USD via PayPal or in person if you can catch me. Remember, by submitting, you agree to our contract here.

Via: Ricky’s Back Yard’s Submittable.

Ongoing Submissions: Thrilling Words

Payment: $160

The Basics

    • To submit, email [email protected] with two related speculative fiction stories attached
    • Restrictions
      • We do not accept simultaneous submissions
      • We do not accept reprints
      • You must be the creator and copyright holder to submit
    • Submission email should only contain:
      • Contact email
      • Submission date
      • Title and File name of stories being submitted
      • Indication if you have additional stories on this theme or in this fictional universe that you would like us to review
    • Do not include a cover letter in your submission.
    • Attachments should be:


Ongoing Submissions: Dark Moments

Payment: 0.04 USD per word via Paypal

Currently looking for 100 word drabbles, any genre

Current Theme : Dark stories, any genre.

Word count : exactly 100 words

Author eligibility : Open to all authors

Reprints : Not allowed

Simultaneous Submissions : Not allowed

Multiple Submissions : One per week

Publication : Online only in Dark Moments

Author compensation : 0.04 USD per word via Paypal

How to submit : See our submission guidelines for formatting.

Send your story as either a Word format attachment or the content of an email to [email protected].

Your email title should be “Dark Moments – Title of Your Story – Your Author Name”

Please include a 50 word bio and upto one link

Via: Black Hare Press.

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