The Dark magazine is a monthly online magazine devoted to horror, dark fantasy, and experimental fiction that frightens. They pay 3¢/word for first world rights on original fiction up to 6,000 words. They’re open to submissions year-round. … Read more
Factor Four Magazine wants flash fiction up to 1,500 words in the science fiction, fantasy, supernatural, and superhero subgenres for upcoming issues. Submit anytime; they pay 8¢/word. … Read more
Dreamspinner Press seeks gay or male-male romances for its World of Love series—”contemporary romances spotlighting the unique features, qualities, and attributes of a specific country, as well as the universality of love wherever it’s found.” … Read more
Spectrum Lit seeks #ownvoices queer flash fiction writers in a variety genres. Pays $5 for up to 1500 words. … Read more
Have you written a short story about a ghost on drugs? Or something that’s pretty close? Then Hy Bender and Will Paoletto want to read it for their aptly titled anthology Ghosts on Drugs. Pays 15 cents a word for the first 2,500 words and 6 cents a word after, plus royalties. … Read more
Plenitude is a Canadian literary magazine featuring non-genre short stories, novel excerpts, non-fiction, and poetry from LGBTTQI artists. It “aims to complicate expressions of queerness through the publication of diverse, sophisticated literary writing, graphic narrative and short film, from the very subtle to the brash and unrelenting.”
Pays $25–$60. … Read more
NineStar Press has an ongoing call for paranormal lesbian/bi romances or erotic short stories of 5,000–12,000 words. Payment is in royalties. … Read more
Cicada, the literary magazine for readers ages 14 and up, wants flash fiction of 1,000 words or less. They pay up to 10¢/word for new work, and less for previously published stories.
Rattle Magazine publishes a poem each Sunday about an event that happened in the preceding week. Poets are invited to submit poems about current events via an online submissions manager. Payment is $50. … Read more
“Simultaneous submissions” and “multiple submissions” are bits of jargon that have distinct meanings in the publishing industry. I break them down in this article.
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