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Monday Markets – A Change is Gonna Come – 28 Feb 2017

‘A Change is Gonna Come’ is an anthology looking for short stories by authors from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.

We are launching an open call for submissions from unpublished and unagented writers, with room for a number of new authors to be added to the line-up. We see this project as an opportunity to discover and nurture new BAME writers. Our hope is that the anthology will launch several long and successful careers. Literary agent Julia Kingsford of Kingsford Campbell and Sarah Shaffi, Online Editor of The Bookseller and co-founder of the BAME in Publishing network, will act as editorial consultants in selecting stories from the open submissions.

They’re paying GBP 150 per short story from 2,000 to 5,000 words, and include a print and ebook contributor copy. The market shuts end of Feb, so if you are in their target writer demographic, submit!

Check out the Literarium market listing here: https://literarium.net/market/stripes-publishing/a-change-is-gonna-come

Monday Markets – Voiceworks Magazine

And we’re back after the holidays! Welcome to 2017, merry new year, and all that. We’re opening with an Australian magazine: Voiceworks.

Voiceworks Magazine is a project by Express Media, aimed specifically at younger Australians and Australian residents (younger means 25 for the purposes of this definition). Their next open submission is themed:

We’re on the lookout for literary curios in the form of fiction, poetry, art, comics and, especially, distinctive and well-researched nonfiction. The theme for our Autumn 2017 issue is ‘Relic’. But you don’t have to stick to it—our motto is: —themed work: good —good work: better —good themed work: BEST


Well, you’d better dig it up, then. Dig it all up, lay it all out, let us have it. Spend a Night at the Museum, steal the Declaration of Independence, bemoan the Australian film industry which has failed to produce a museum-based family comedy. Tell your Gran you have to go. She puts down the receiver and you hear her sigh: three-decade old dust has settled in the electronics causing a five second delay before the line cuts out. You can make gifs with a boomerang but you can’t fix the guts of your old Gran’s phone.

They’re accepting short fiction, art, multi-page comics and poetry, as well as non-fiction (do pitch/query for non-fiction and visual works, though). Payment is a flat $100 for written and $150 for visual work.

Submissions for their Aug 2017 issue, with are due around January 8, 2017.

Check out the listing here: https://literarium.net/market/express-media/voiceworks-magazine


Monday Markets – Arsenika Quarterly Magazine (via @ArsenikaInk)

Arsenika magazine is starting up and needs your flash fiction and poetry submissions:

Arsenika is a quarterly journal of speculative poetry and flash fiction. Edited by S. Qiouyi Lu, Arsenika looks for gorgeous, emotional writing: poetry that shimmers with multiple layers of meaning, prose that explores and interrogates. From hard science fiction to the lightest of magical realism, Arsenika is not bound by genre, though we do prefer the speculative.

Established in December 2016, Arsenika seeks marginalized voices. We work to uplift those outside the center and believe that identity is not the defining trait of a piece of work, but that unnameable quality that weaves through prose and poetry to give it its nuance. We invite people of all backgrounds to submit to our zine.

They’re paying 1c/word up to 1,000 words with a $5 USD minimum. They’re also looking for reprint art   Support a small new mag!

Check out the Literarium market listing here: https://literarium.net/market/arsenika-magazine/arsenika-magazine

Monday Markets – Verity La Magazine

Yes yes, my Monday Market posts have been a little haphazard these last few weeks. It’s coming towards the end of the year and Day Job is very busy. But as I’ve said before: it’s still Monday in much of the world, so let’s do this thing.

The Australian literary magazine Verity La is about to close for the holidays, but will be opening towards the end of January 2017 and is looking for a wide range of work:

As it says on the mast-head, bravery is essential in the Verity La neck of the woods, which means creative risk-taking, freedom, and – above all else – being no one but yourself. We are interested in new voices, different voices, minority voices, progressive voices; we like writing that gets you in the head as well as the gut, that has a point, that isn’t afraid.


We welcome submissions from all writers, whether you’re emerging or established. Our mission is to publish as many new writers as possible, so even if you don’t yet have a publishing track-record we’re eager to hear from you. .

They specify they have no word limits, but I assume there are practical considerations. Although it is normally a non-paying market, they currently offer $50 AUD per accepted piece, due to financial support

Check out the listing here: https://literarium.net/market/verity-la/verity-la

Monday Markets – Ride the Star Wind Anthology – January 31, 2017

Broken Eye Books is reading for their new Cthulhu Mythos inspired anthology, ‘Ride the Star Wind: Cthulhu, Space Opera, and the Cosmic Weird’:

Send us into space, away from earth, and bring the weird! Give us adventure and wonder, spaceships and monsters, tentacles and insanity, determined struggle and starborne terror. Whether sprawling in scope or tightly focused and personal, make sure to give us a taste of the greater universe of your story, such as the culture and politics. Make us long to know more of your universe.

It’s a solid 8c USD/word market, for flash fiction up to 1,000 words and short fiction between 3,000 and 6,000 words. Simultaneous subs accepted (unusual for genre fiction), and a deadlin of January 31, 2017. Make it happen!

Read on for the Literarium market listing here: https://literarium.net/market/broken-eye-books/ride-the-star-wind-cthulhu-space-opera-and-the-cosmic-weird

Monday Markets – 49th Parallels Anthology – Feb 14, 2017

Bundoran Press is reading for a new science fiction anthology soon:

Stories must be set in Canada or involve Canada and Canadians as the principal subject operating in the larger world (or beyond). Stories may be historical (back to 1867) or futuristic, but whatever creates the alternative past or possible future must take place prior to 2017. The causal factor may be scientific, technological or as a result of major political or social change. We look forward to seeing how both Canadian and non-Canadian writers explore this question.

They are going to run a crowdfunding campaign, the result of which (post November 30) will determine the payrates. We’re looking at 1,500 to 7,000 word stories, and a limited number of < 100 line poems.

Check out the listing here: https://literarium.net/market/bundoran-press-publishing-house/49th-parallels-alternative-canadian-histories-and-futures

Monday Markets – Principia Ponderosa Anthology – 31st Dec, 2016

Third Flatiron is open to submissions for their next anthology, Principia Ponderosa:

Weird Western/Steampunk. Dreadnaughts, “Wild West” world, cowboys and aliens, Victorian era, primitive post-Apocalypse, retro-futuristic inventions, and the like. Remember Oscar Wilde’s inspirational visit to Colorado?

They’re paying UDS 6c/word for 1,500 to 3,000 words, as well as flash fiction  under 1,000 words.

Check out the Literarium market listing here: https://literarium.net/market/third-flatiron/principia-ponderosa