What could be a better writing PROMPT than having a theme, a deadline, and the possibility of getting paid?
These magazines accept fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. They have different submission guides and deadlines, so check the details online.
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The Cincinnati Review is also open for submissions of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and translations – pay is $25/page of prose and $30/page of poetry for the print magazine. The submissions space usually fills up quickly. MiCRo submissions, for which there is no cash payment, are also open opportunities.
Skirt magazine is a platform that celebrates women and all angles of life. “If you want to make an impact and feel that you have a message to share, a topic for debate and for conversation, or an upcoming local event, then we’d love to hear from you!” contributor details
Planet Scumm magazine– they publish science fiction of all kinds, speculative fiction, weird fiction, and slipstream. Pay is $0.04/word for stories up to 5,000 words, as well as a contributor copy.
This magazine publishes work by and about Black people of the African Diaspora. “This definition is globally inclusive (Black anywhere in the world) and also applies to mixed/biracial and Afro-appended people regardless of gender identity or orientation.” They are reading speculative fiction (short fiction to novella length) and poetry submissions for an unthemed issue. They also accept reviews. Details here.
They want fiction, nonfiction, translations, and poetry. Their guidelines say, “We want stuff suited to the internet. That could mean short. It could mean it makes use of hyperlinks. Whatever. Surprise us. Make us laugh. Something between WS Merwin and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. Or between Werewolf Bar Mitzvah and Lorrie Moore. That’s the sweet spot. We want something so good you’d forward it to your mom, your brother, your colleagues at work.”
Length: Up to 2,000 words for prose. Details here.
This is a Scottish magazine, and they accept fiction and nonfiction from writers all over the world. They want “short stories that stick with you, lingering in the memory long after reading, and essays that explore specific interests or issues from a new perspective. We offer a space for writers to be strange, bold and experimental, and to express their unique style however they see fit.”
Length: 800-4,000 words. Details here.
This Canadian literary magazine publishes fiction, poetry, and nonfiction – interviews, essays and reviews – from all over the world. They accept a certain number of fee-free submissions every month. Length: Up to 10,000 words for fiction, up to 4 poems; various for non-fiction (see guidelines). Details here.
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There are countless other publication opportunities for your writing pieces. The above are examples to awaken your Muse. “80 percent of success is showing up,” so get something submitted right away and see what happens! Then please share your published works with me!