Archive for June 16th, 2016

Anomalous Press: Speculative Writing Folio

16 June 2016

Deadline June 30, 2016 (must be received by this date). Anomalous Press, an imprint of the literary journal Drunken Boat, seeks speculative works by women writers for a folio that will appear in DB24. As an experimental sandbox of Drunken Boat, Anomalous wants to showcase science fiction, fantasy, slipstream, and/or supernatural writing. The editors are especially interested in work by women and non-binary writers of color. Poetry, prose, and translation submissions welcome. Prose submissions should be under 5,000 words. To submit, email your submission as a doc, docx, or pdf attachment to with the subject line: Folio Submission. Please include a short bio in the body of the email. Check their Facebook or Twitter feeds for the dates when the regular $3 submission fee will be waived.


On The Premises Short Story Contest (no fee)

16 June 2016

Deadline: September 2, 2016. The premise of our 28th short story contest is “Darkness”. Write a creative, compelling, well-crafted story between 1,000 and 5,000 words long in which the concept of “darkness” plays an important role. You may interpret “darkness” any way you want—literally, metaphorically, or any other way. Darkness doesn’t have to have a value judgment attached to it, and it doesn’t have to be symbolic in any way, although it can.

Please remember that we value creativity. A story about “the forces of light” fighting “the forces of darkness” will struggle to rate highly on the creativity meter. Try something else.

Winners receive between US$60 and US$220, and publication. There is no fee to enter our contest.

GENRE NOTE: Any genre except children’s fiction, exploitative sex, or over-the-top gross-out horror is fine. We will also never accept parodies of another author’s specific fictional character(s) or world(s). No exceptions!

Click for details and instructions on submitting your story. To be informed when new contests are launched, subscribe to our free, short, monthly newsletter. On The Premises magazine is recognized in Duotrope, Writer’s Market,, and other short story marketing resources.

Visit the website:


Awards for Poetry and Fiction at Snake Nation Press

16 June 2016

Deadline: August 31, 2016. 

Submit electronically or by mail. We congratulate the winner of our most recent Serena McDonald Kennedy Fiction Award, Misty Urban of Findlay, IL, for her manuscript A Lesson in Manners, chosen by Jacob Appel. The winner of our Violet Reed Haas Prize for Poetry is John Paul O’Connor of Franklin, NY, for his manuscript Half the Truth, chosen by Tania Rochelle. Read the judges’ comments.

Violet Reed Haas Prize for Poetry

  • $1,000 award and publication
  • Entry fee: $25
  • Submit a manuscript of up to 75-100 pages
  • Previously published works may be entered
Visit the website for details

Serena McDonald Kennedy Fiction Award

  • $1,000 award and publication
  • Entry fee: $25
  • Submit a novella of up to 50,000 words or a manuscript of short stories of up to 200 pages
  • Any well-written manuscript on any topic will be considered
  • Previously published works may be entered
Visit the website for details:

Freelance Writing Markets

16 June 2016

Here are some writing markets for you to consider.

American Educator, USA

Quarterly professional magazine of the American Federation of Teachers. Interested in articles on new trends in education, politics, well-researched news features on current problems in education, education law, professional ethics, international affairs and labor issues of interest to teachers. Minimum payment $300 for articles of 1,000 to 5,000 words.


Griffith Review, Australia
Australian quarterly of writing and ideas designed to foster and inform public debate. Each edition explores a topical theme from a number of different points of view, with writing from a range of genres – reportage, essay, memoir, fiction and poetry. Pay negotiated.
Monsoon Books, Singapore
A Singapore-based independent publisher of English-language fiction (literary and commercial) and nonfiction (biography and autobiography, true crime, food and drink, cookery, travellogue and current affairs) – usually with Asian themes – with distribution throughout Asia, the United States, Canada, UK, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
Alaska Airlines Magazine, USA
The monthly in-flight magazine for Alaska Airlines. 75% freelance. Columns include Journal (arts and culture), Business, On Location, Profiles, Sports, Technology and Travel. Mission is to be the best travel, lifestyle and business publication covering the Alaska Airlines route system. Rates begin at $150 to $250 for shorts through to $500 for columns (1,600 words) and $700 for features (2,000 to 2,500 words).
Air & Space, USA
A general interest magazine about flight. Its goal is to show readers, both the knowledgeable and the novice, facets of the enterprise of flight that they are unlikely to encounter elsewhere. The emphasis is on the human rather than the technological, on the ideas behind events, rather than a simple recounting of details. Fees vary.
Alberta Views, Canada
A magazine dedicated to covering the culture, politics and economy of Alberta. 10 issues per year. Pays up to $0.50 (Canadian) per word for features, and up to $100 for reviews.
Airstream Life, USA
Quarterly lifestyle magazine. Interested in articles, queries, story ideas, and photographs that have to do with Airstream motorhomes and trailers, and the lives of Airstreamers. Generally, the goal of Airstream Life is to expand the enjoyment of Airstream travel and ownership. Pays $0.10 per word.
American Angler, USA
Devoted exclusively to fly fishing. Focus is mainly on coldwater fly fishing for trout, steelhead, and salmon, but also covers warmwater and saltwater fly fishing. As a guideline, features pay $450 to $600. Short features pay $200 to $400. Essays for “Waterlines” or “Expeditions” departments pay $600.
Canadian Geographic, Canada
Owned by The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, this publication is all about celebrating Canada – uncovering and communicating the stories about people, places, frontiers and issues that Canadians want to read. They publish Canadian Geographic six times a year and Canadian Geographic Travel four times a year. That means they buy about 30 feature stories each year.