Monday Markets – Problem Daughters Anthology – Mar 31, 2017

The Future Fire is reading for their new, sufficiently funded anthology. (Disclosure: I’m a patron of the project):

Problem Daughters will amplify the voices of women who are sometimes excluded from mainstream feminism. It will be an anthology of beautiful, thoughtful, unconventional speculative fiction and poetry around the theme of intersectional feminism, focusing on the lives and experiences of marginalized women, such as those who are of color, QUILTBAG, disabled, sex workers, and all intersections of these.

They’re paying $0.06 USD c/word for unpublished short stories upto 7,500 words, and a flat rate of 100USD for poems. The deadline is Mar 31, so start writing:

We’re seeking works of speculative fiction and poetry (science fiction, fantasy, horror, alternate history, slipstream, or just plain weird) that reflect and celebrate the full range of feminist experience and agency, across the globe and across time.

Check our listing here:

Monday Markets – Binge Watching Cure II – 100% Horror Edition –

The Binge-Watching Cure is an interesting collection of increasingly-longer short stories, with the intent that the reader slowly acclimatises themselves to reading longer and longer work. The anthology starts with a 100 word story and goes all the way up to 25,000. They’ve finished reading for volume 1, but are now (unoficially) open to submissions for volume 2, which is all horror stories. The same conditions apply and there is not yet a closing date:

We’re looking for stellar horror stories of various lengths for The Binge-Watching Cure. The stories must have strong characters and compelling plots.

They’re paying $200 USD for stories from 100 to 5,000 words and $500 USD for stories from 5,000 to 25,000. It’s important to follow the instructions in their FAQ regarding cover letters and summaries.

If you’re sending in a story specifically for our horror edition, please start the subject line of your email with the words, “Horror Edition.”

Literarium link over here:

Monday Markets – SNAFU: Judgement Day – Apr 30, 2017

Cohesion Press’s SNAFU series continues with SNAFU: Judgement Day:

What we want: Invading space aliens, demonic invasion as in Doom, DNA-grafted dinosaurs taking over the planet, manmade viral infections that nearly wipe out humanity, or artificial intelligence like in Terminator… anything you can think of that would bring about the end of the world. And SOLDIERS! Tell us about what happens during the worst of the fall of humanity or afterwards. No zombies. That’s already taken care of. Full action. Nothing less. Hoo-rah!

They’re looking for 2,000-10,000 word submissions and paying 4 AUD cents/word plus a contributor copy. The anthology opens to submissions February 1st.

Check out the listing here:

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:

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:


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:

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: