StoryHack Action & Adventure is looking for action/adventure short stories for Issue 0. Open to any genre: Sword & sorcery, lost world, occult detective, alien fighter pilot, western horror — think old pulp magazine stuff. Length: 1000-7000 words (flexible). Pays $0.01 / word, $50 max. via Check or Paypal. Looking for first print and ebook rights, 3 months exclusivity. Deadline: April 1, 2017.
Cultural Kapital Magazine is a new London-based DIY literary, art, culture and thought journal for ideas on the cusp. Will be published biannually in print and weekly on the web. No boundaries or restrictions. Submit poetry, short stories and essays that “excites us and pulls us out of ourselves.” Deadline: July 1, 2017.
Tethered By Letters invites entries for the F(r)iction Winter Literary Competition. Four categories: Creative nonfiction (1000-7500 words), Short stories of any genre (1000-7500 words), flash fiction (750 words max.) and poetry (3 pages max.). Prizes range from $300-$1000, depending on category. Winners will be published in a future issue of F(r)iction. Entry fees: $8-$15, depending on category. Deadline: March 1, 2017 (Creative nonfiction deadline is April 1, 2017).
Spadina Literary Review is an online literary journal based in Toronto, Canada, with an international readership. Seeks submissions of short fiction (350-3500 words), poetry, short nonfiction (1200-3000 words), and comics. Intrigue and suspense writing is especially welcome, as is humour. Deadline: Ongoing.
Queerlit accepts original short stories, comics, and literary or personal essays by LGBTQ+ creators. Interested in pieces by LGBTQ+ creators, about LGBTQ+ themes or characters or settings. Looks for realistic explorations of LGBTQ+ life, but also “your trans space captains, your lesbian detectives, your non-binary superheroes, your gay witches, your bisexual knights or pansexual vampire slayers or queer werewolves.” Deadline: Ongoing.
Riot Material, a new online cultural and literary magazine, is currently seeking submissions for reviews, interviews, short fiction, and profiles of interesting personalities and scenes. “Let your literary heart, which is adverse to formula, lead.” They are a Los Angeles-based magazine, but global in vision and looking to highlight the best of the written word from around the world. Deadline: ongoing.
Quarter Castle Publishing is looking for short stories set in 1917 Halifax, Nova Scotia, for a short story collection to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion. Payment: $40 per accepted story. Deadline: March 31, 2017.