Literary magazine Cherry Tree: A National Literary Journal @ Washington College has an open submission period Aug 1 through October 1. They’re looking for original short stories, poems, and creative nonfiction that is “well-crafted ” and “not afraid to make us care.” They pay a $20 honorarium for First North American serial rights.
I’ve had a bit of a crisis in terms of how I should approach the task of filtering submission calls before I post. I strive to make this blog LGBTQ-inclusive and to help in protecting underrepresented writers from marginalization during the submissions process. But sometimes I make mistakes.
Apparition Lit wants speculative fiction and poetry on the theme of ambition for its April 2019 issue. Submit February 15-28. They pay 3¢/word for fiction and $15 per poem.
Gay romance publisher Dreamspinner Press is accepting manuscripts for its Dreamspun Beyond book line, an ongoing collection of contemporary paranormal romances. Submit anytime; pays royalties.
Analog Science Fiction and Fact publishes short stories, serials and poetry, as well as factual articles about scientific and technological developments that have the potential to shape the future. Submit anytime; pays 6¢–10¢/word for fiction and $1/line for poetry.
New Myths Publishing wants speculative short stories and poems for its quarterly issues and an upcoming anthology. Submissions open Jan. 1–Feb. 28, pays 1.5¢/word.
SynCyr Publishing wants short romance stories for the upcoming anthology Queers in Kilts. They will consider all types of romances featuring queer-identifying characters. Due April 30, 2019; pays 60% of net royalties split between authors.
Queer romance press JMS Books wants LGBTQ+ romances in all subgenres for its Missed Connections book collection. Due March 31, 2019, pays 50% royalties.
Helios Quarterly wants short science fiction, fantasy, and horror stories for upcoming issues. It will accept submissions Jan. 1–Jan. 15; pays 1¢–3¢/word for fiction and 25¢/line for poetry.
World Weaver Press wants eco-conscious sci-fi shorts for GLASS & GARDENS: SOLARPUNK WINTERS, edited by Sarena Ulibarri. Pays 1¢/word, submission period Jan. 1–March 1, 2019.