Submission Call: Platypus Press seeks literary poetry for The Broken River Prize Pays $250, due August 31

Platypus Press wants literary poetry for The Broken River Prize. The award is publication of your collection in a chapbook, $250, and ten copies of the chapbook. There is no entry fee and the judge will be poet Eduardo C. Corral. … Read more

Submission call: Gemma Open Door wants novellas and memoirs for literacy program Pays royalties, no deadline

Gemma Open Door wants book proposals for its teen and adult literacy program. They’re looking for short fiction and memoirs of 10,000 words or less that are written at the second- tofifth-gradee reading levels. Currently, they are specifically seeking to expand their selection of LGBTQ titles. … Read more

Submission call: Chicken Soup for the Soul wants nonfiction essays and poetry about things your dog has taught you. Pays $200 one month after publication and 10 copies of the book, due Oct. 30, 2018.

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Chicken Soup for the Soul wants nonfiction essays and poetry for the upcoming collection Life Lessons from My Dog. Pays $200 one month after publication and 10 copies of the book, due November 30, 2018. … Read more

Call for Submissions: Bosie literary magazine seeks fiction about queers behaving badly Due Aug. 31, pays $15

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Named after one of Oscar Wilde’s more notorious lovers, Bosie is an online literary magazine that publishes “fiction about queers behaving badly” that is written by LGBTQ+ authors. It pays an honorarium of $15 per story of up to 5,000 words. Deadline is August 31. … Read more

Submission Call: Future Visions seek speculative fiction Pays $150, no deadline

Future Visions seeks speculative fiction “[i]n the tradition of great television anthology series such as The Twilight Zone and Black Mirror. They publish anthologies each quarter and accept submissions on a rolling basis. … Read more

Submission call: JMS Books wants LGBTQ+ romance novellas or novels featuring May/December relationships. Pays 50% royalties quarterly, due December 31, 2018.

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JMS Books wants “stories about lovers whose age gap only enhances their relationship” for its May/December Kind of Love ebook collection. Pays 50% royalties quarterly, due December 31, 2018.
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Submission Call: Colorado State University seeks literary short stories, poetry for Colorado Review Pays $200, submission period open Aug. 1–April 30

Colorado State University wants literary short stories and poetry for Colorado Review. The submission period is open Aug. 1–April 30; they pay $200 for short stories and $10/page for poetry. … Read more

Submission call: Less Than Three Press wants apocalyptic LGBTQI+ romances Deadline extended to September 30, pays $150

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Less Than Three Press wants LGBTQIA+ romances that take place in an apocalyptic or post-apocalyptic world for the upcoming anthology Life After All. Since the stories are romance, they should not be completely bleak. Deadline extended to September 30, pays $150. … Read more

Submission Call: Luminosity Publishing seeks gay paranormal erotic romances for its Balls & Chains series Pays royalties, no deadline

Do you love shifters? Luminosity Publishing has a call out for M/M and M/M/M+ paranormal erotic romances for its Balls & Chains series. No deadline; pays royalties. … Read more

Submission call: Chicken Soup for the Soul wants nonfiction essays and poetry about what you’ve learned from your cat. Pays $200 and 10 copies of the book, due October 31

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Chicken Soup for the Soul wants nonfiction essays and poetry for its upcoming collection Life Lessons from My Cat. Pays $200 one month after publication and 10 copies of the book, due October 31, 2018.

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