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April 2024 Calls for Submission


Albert Whitman & Company publishes books that “educate and empower children.”  The Writer’s Center says: This is an independent publisher concerned with themes of “empathy, inclusion, and personal responsibility.” Albert Whitman & Company sees itself as responsible for the emotional and intellectual growth of children.


Apofenie is an online literary magazine founded in 2017. Although Central and Eastern European literature has come to represent the backbone of our platform — we were even named one of the 10 best English-language magazines from across Eastern Europe and Central Asia by The Calvert Journal—writers and translators from across the globe are welcomed to submit their work, as long as what they have to submit is compelling. In our forthcoming issue of Apofenie Magazine, we seek essays, poetry, and prose that engages the theme of veils in all their symbolic, material, and visionary manifestations. We insist that speaking—and thereby listening—cuts through the darkness of wars, genocides, and occupations, thus opening spaces for grief and witness. Deadline Feb,  14, 2024


We accept manuscripts across all genres, with or without an agent, from anywhere in the world. Whether you are a new author or have been previously published, Austin Macauley Publishers™ would like to hear from you. The review process can take up to three weeks. We will contact you once a decision has been reached.  Accepting manuscriptions without literary representation.


The AutoEthnographer Invites You to Submit Your Work
The Autoethnographer, an award-winning, non-profit, open-access, peer-reviewed, digital literary and arts magazine, invites you t submit your work! Our independent editorial team of international artists, performers, writers, and scholars invites unpublished, unsolicited, evocative stories – sometimes textual, audio, visual, or multimodal – crafted in conjunction with autoethnography that celebrate the intersection of personal expression and cultural inquiry.Autoethnography is a qualitative research method that utilizes lived experience as evidence with which to explore cultural phenomena. It is often described as a hybrid form of ethnography & autobiography in that autoethnographers use lived experience to explore cultural issues. Autoethnography then can be a purposeful short story, a video monologue, a gallery of images, a quilt, a song, a poem, a dinner menu, artwork, and even a live performance When such expressions also celebrate or investigate cultural experiences. The following may be of assistance:


Nonfiction: The submission period opens March 1, 2024, and closes April 30, 2024 (Eastern Time). The final judge is Clifford Thompson. To submit, please visit our online submission manager.
Poetry Winners of each prize receive publication of their full-length manuscripts. Each winner also receives a $1,000 honorarium and a $1,500 travel/publicity grant to promote the book. The submission period opens May 1, 2024, and closes June 30, 2024 (Eastern Time). The final judge is Kazim Ali. To submit, please visit our online submission manager.


Each month we curate a list of contests, fellowships, and other writing opportunities with approaching deadlines. Opportunities will be posted in the month prior to their deadlines, so that you have ample time to submit your work or applications.


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What it is: Baen Books has been publishing science fiction and fantasy for decades.  The Writer’s Center says: If you’re looking for a science fiction/fantasy small publisher that does it all—hardcover, paperback, and ebook—Baen is for you.


Through Submittable, we accept a variety of creative work from Nonfiction to Fiction, from Poetry to Translation. But our hearts beat strongest for hybrid work.  We are interested in work that presses boundaries by using more than one medium to tell a story; work that looks and feels different on the page. Additionally, we look for submissions that engage the issue’s theme and the notion of being on the brink.


The Call for Papers website is provided by the Department of English at the University of Pennsylvania as a courtesy to the academic community.  We welcome literature and humanities calls for papers.  SCROLL FOR DEADLINES


Here’s a full list of submission and freelancing opportunities we’ve shared in 2024, updated at least twice a month. Bookmark this list to stay up to date on new postings.  Updated regularly.


CALL FOR SHORT STORIES:  The Chained Muse is happy to announce its official call for new timeless short stories. The short story has been an innovative form that has breathed new life into the creative imagination of mankind throughout the ages. From the Renaissance tales of Boccaccio to the American literary tradition of Edgar Allan Poe, Washington Irving and Flannery O’Connor, to the science fiction and fantasy of C.S. Lewis, Jules Verne and J.R.R. Tolkien, stories have oftentimes come closer to the truth across history than the latest cable, lecture or discourse.  Writers can submit their stories by emailing us directly at Short Stories, Fables, Parables, Fairy Tales, Dialogues and related forms are all welcome.


We are looking for stories, and poems that tell a story, from writers of all faiths. This includes writers who do not follow a particular religion. This book is by and for everyone.


Chronicle Books is an independent publisher in San Francisco. They publish books, stationery, journals, puzzles, and games.  The Writer’s Center says: Note that Chronicle Books publishes coffee table books, and books and gifts for children.   To encourage submissions from a wide range of potential authors, Chronicle Books has an open submissions policy. We accept unagented submissions of any projects suited to our list, from brilliant books to innovative gift products.  Before sending projects to us, please read the following guidelines carefully. Adult Trade Submissions – Children’s Submissions (picture books, middle grade, or young adult) – Portfolio Submissions (freelance illustrator, photographer, or other visual artist guidelines) – Freelance Writer Submissions


In 1955, two years after opening his iconic bookstore, City Lights, Lawrence Ferlinghetti launched City Lights Publishers. City Lights publishes “works of both literary merit and social responsibility.”  The Writer’s Center says: This publisher focuses on socially engaged work—work that calls out injustice and offers solutions to societal problems.  (SCROLL DOWN THE PAGE)


Inspired by the mission and role of the town common, an egalitarian gathering place, The Common aims to foster the global exchange of diverse ideas and experiences. As such, we welcome and encourage submissions from writers who are Black, Indigenous, people of color, disabled, LGBTQIA+-identifying, immigrant, international, and/or otherwise from communities underrepresented in U.S. literary magazines and journals.


A long lis of calls for submission for all genres.  Working taking a look at.  Has a quick genre sorter .  Scroll down for current and future dates.


Now accepting Short Story and Flash Fiction


List of Literary Agents 2023-2024 – Use our free lists of book agents in our literary agencies database for all Book Agents Near Me searches.


A large list by month of various resources requesting submissions.


The Writing Center’s digital literary magazine, The Orange Couch, is accepting submissions for their 4th issue. The magazine is revision-based and requires the writer to receive feedback either through a writing center appointment (we offer three modalities) or through either Writers Guild or the Latinx Writing Group (the Writing Center’s creative writing groups). Deadline Nov 30-2023


We evaluate poetry, fiction, non-fiction, children’s fiction, biographies, degree theses. There are no thematic limits.
The minimum length of submitted works must be 40 pages (72,000 characters in total); a minimum of 25 poems should be sent for poetry. There is no limit for the maximum length.  DEADLINE APR 28, 2024


We publish quarterly & are open year round for submissions:
December 16th – March 15th: reading for Summer Issue (June 10th release)
March 16th – June 15th: reading for Autumn Issue (September 10th release)
June 16th – September 14th: reading for Winter Issue (December 10th release)
September 15th – December 15th: reading for Spring Issue (March 10th release)
Fahmidan comes out four times a year online. Send us your thought-provoking existentialism, your phobias, your darkest moments. Entrance us with your whimsical fantasy. Move us to tears with your truth in a world of suffering. Captivate and intrigue us with your hopes and dreams. A broad range of styles, forms and voices make any journal truly representative in the 21st century and we are no different! Check out a few of our previous issues to understand more about our style.


Check out their Lastest listings page for various types of contests and Calls for Submission.  New listings added.


Golden Storyline Books are proud to collaborate with established authors and new and emerging writers. Submissions can be made by agents, publishers or authors directly. We regard ourselves as being a vehicle for creative voices to reach a wide audience. In general we prefer to specialise in publishing the genres that we are familiar with.  The publication and editorial team are always open to receiving submissions for proposed books in the following genres: Mystery/Thriller, Crime Fiction, Sci-fi/ Fantasy, Young Adult, Woman’s Fiction, Historical Fiction and Suspense/ Psychological.


Our editors are looking for high quality literary fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that combine a distinct voice with a distinct vision. Our editors seek out and solicit promising work from authors that they encounter in the pages of magazines, at writing conferences, and in other venues.


Harlequin is looking or story submissions from debut romance writers in underrepresented communities for a chance to have your debut novel published. We will accept submissions from May 1-31, 2024 for the Romance Includes You Mentorship.

  • Love Inspired Suspense is actively seeking submissions! Check out our editors’ wishlist. If you have a contemporary inspirational romantic suspense of about 55,000 words, we invite you to submit.
  • Harlequin Romance is actively seeking contemporary romance submissions of 50,000 words! If you have a story idea or romance novel you think would be a good fit, we’d love to see it.
  • Our editors are acquiring stories for a new romance line coming to Harlequin  – Afterglow Books! Aimed at a broad readership, including the under-35 romance reader, we’re looking for spicy romances grounded in relatable character journeys. Everyone deserves a love story that’s true to who they are.
  • Harlequin is also looking to publsih more romance stories by authors in underrepresented communities.


Holiday House is a publisher of children’s books only. We specialize in quality hardcovers, from picture books to young adult, both fiction and nonfiction.  We publish children’s and YA books for all ages. We do not publish mass market books, including, but not limited to, pop-ups, activity books, sticker books, coloring books, or licensed books. We do not publish any material created by AI.
The Writer’s Center says: This is a very established publisher of quality picture books, middle-grade books, and young adult fiction.


How2Conquer is looking for nonfiction book submissions from subject experts who want to share their expertise with readers. Our books generally share three things in common: use of story, an emphasis on graphics, and an encouraging tone.
Authors may submit the first three chapters of a manuscript along with a book proposal (or the info usually in one) until March 31st. We respond to submissions within 6-8 weeks.

We prefer completed manuscripts with a target range of 40,000 – 70,000 words, and we’re currently working to build our lists in the following categories:

  • Business – General (including Business Development, Business Leadership, Business Management)
  • Business – Industries (including Security, Business Resiliency, Franchise, Restaurant & Food Industry)
  • Hobbies & Home (including Crafts, Cooking, Pets & Animal Care)
  • Parenting & Relationships
  • Self-Help & Personal Growth


A number of editors and contest organizers have contacted us recently for help getting the word out to our community about their contests and calls with upcoming deadlines. We’ve added a few more we thought would be of interest. Some offer free submissions, others charge a small fee.  Aslo check out the sidebar menu for the laqtest blog posts and more submission requests.


Joffe Books is one of the UK’s leading independent publishers of excellent commercial fiction, especially crime and mystery fiction. We are renowned for working closely with authors from across the world to create fantastic books and turning them into bestsellers.  We accept submissions from agents, previously published authors (including self-published authors) with long backlists, first-time writers with only one book under their belt, and anyone in between. We pride ourselves on the passion and dedication we pour into each and every book we publish.  Check the SUBMISSIONS menu.


Established in 1974, Kensington, America’s independent publisher, located in New York City, is the foremost independent publishing house in the United States publishing in hardcover, trade paperback, and mass market. We publish over 600 books annually in both fiction and non-fiction. Kensington has sweeping and diverse imprints, including Kensington, Zebra Books, Pinnacle Books, Lyrical Press, Dafina Books, and Citadel Press. These imprints are well-known for popular commercial fiction, mysteries and thrillers, African-American titles, multicultural fiction, nonfiction, as well as true crime and Westerns. Kensington continues to be the foremost American publisher of romance novels.


A list of editors seeking submissions for various genre, including fiction, poetry. essays and more.  Annual submissions in September.


SUBMISSIONS:  This is the only screenplay competition founded by a team of working Hollywood professionals with more than 1,000 produced credits and a century of collective industry experience.  Our roster of Senior Judges includes multiple Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and WGA Award Winners.

Feature Screenplay
TV Script
Short Screenplay


Typically, we post these every two months, but we’ve heard about several writing opportunities and want to give mama writers as much advance notice as possible. MER- Mom Egg Review has two open calls for submission: The print journal is open for submissions until 7/15 on the theme of Ages/Stages; more info and guidelines


18 Literary Magazines Accepting Submissions in 2024


This March there are more than seven dozen calls for submissions. All of these are paying markets, and none charge submission fees. As always, every genre, style, and form is wanted, from short stories to poetry to essays.
83 Calls Paying Markets:
All calls for submission:


We are currently accepting original submissions for an anthology of words and images of Christian motherhood! Being a mom comes in many forms (adoption, fostering, etc) and phases (pregnancy through empty nests) and is interwoven with faith in infinitely varied ways. We pray this anthology reflects the Creator of that diversity and celebrates the common threads that weave the tapestry of motherhood. Accepting Visual Art, Poetry, Non-Fiction, and Fiction,


Hi, we’d like to share a call for submissions through our literary journal, Metapsychosis.  Metapsychosis is a journal of consciousness, literature, and art, publishing original writing and integral art from the evolving edges of contemporary philosophy, spirituality, storytelling, and poetics. We feature authors who blend the visionary with the literary, the surreal with the subtle, engaging the complexity of our human condition with dark lucidity and shocking nuance.  No fee; no pay.
We have an open submissions page here
We also have a monthly call, the current one being here


Mystery Publishers is a premier Pan-African, author-focused, independent publisher with a strong bias toward Africal speculative and pop fiction.  Based in Kenya, our mission sis to create opportunities for new-age African writers.


An online literature and art magazine, published three times annually, with a year-end print anthology. We are interested in quality fiction, poetry, nonfiction, visual art, music, and short videos, imposing no restrictions on genre; however, we only accept written work that has not been previously published, whether in print or online.   We are open for submissions from February 1 to March 1 for our spring issue, June 1 to July 1 for our summer issue, and October 1 to November 1 for our winter issue.


View the latest calls for submissions for writing, art, book-length and chapbook-length manuscripts, photography, and more from magazines, publishers, writing conferences and events, writing programs, etc.  Informatino added regularly.


Contests:  Novel, Young Writers, Poetry, The David Raffelock Award for Publishing Excellence, Short Sotry, NWAR Scholarship.


A Light in Dark Places…
Invites you to submit a short-form play to be included in the 9th annual A Light in Dark Places: A Collection of Plays for Hope in accordance with National Suicide Prevention Month.
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Theater Arts: Screen Plays, OPEN CALL for Submissions,   OPEN: Journal of Arts and Letters will consider fee-free submissions of screen plays as Feature Film script, Concept Video, or Series Pilot script. O:JA&L will nominate a qualified screen play for the BLUECAT awards in each category.  Submitters should include a cover letter. This cover letter should contain a HEADER for the script, a LOGLINE of up to 30 words, and a SYNOPSIS of the work (without spoilers) of up to 150 words. The cover letter should also supply a third-person professional biography of the submitter in 100 words, more or less, and a link to the submitter’s IMDb page, if available.


Submission Guidelines:
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The Journal of Travel, Place, and Nature’s DAWN issue. This bright, awakening, and challenging composition comprises a multitude of world views, places, and experiences. We explore new beginnings, transitions, dawnings, and realisations. New landscapes are explored. New places ventured. New experiences, in familiar environs, are retold. New is often seen as positive, yet change is often more complex, and we look at this too.


Pecan Springs Publishing, Your guide to adventure, one page at a time.  We are a royalty-paying publishing house.  Our team seeks books written by authors of diverse backgrounds who share our goal of uplifting the human spirit and stimulating the imagination.l  We do accept unagented manuscription on all genres for both children and adults.  Yes, cookbooks are accepted, but poetry book are usually not.


Persea is an independent, literary publishing house founded in 1975 by Michael Braziller and Karen Braziller. Persea has published hundreds of books in the genres of poetry, fiction, essays, memoir, biography, and “revived classics.” They focus “on contemporary issues expressed through individual experience.”  The Writer’s Center says: Persea Books is well-known for its poetry, but anthologies like short have garnered acclaim.


Poets & Writers Magazine is unable to check all claims made by advertisers. Readers should be aware of publishers who charge, rather than pay, an author for publication; publishers who do not pay for publication, even in copies; publishers who require a purchase before publication; and contests that charge high reading fees. The magazine recommends that you see the publication and submission guidelines before submitting a manuscript.


Submissions for Long-Winded officially opened on July 1st, 2023, 12:00 AM Pacific time. Submissions close December 31st, 2023, 11:59 PM Pacific time.  Before submitting, please take the time to review our FAQ page for full submission guidelines.  Welcome to Long-Winded (temporary title), a multimedia anthology for the verbose, loquacious, and sesquipedalian. In other words: chatty creators, this one’s for you.

We want works with titles of five words or longer. There is no strict theme for the content of your works, but if you’re looking for some inspiration for your starting point.


Calls for Submission: Scifi, Fantasy, YA, Memoir, Literary Fiction, Nonfiction and more

Dozens of calls for submissions. All of these are paying markets, and none charge submission fees. As always, every genre, style, and form is wanted, from short stories to poetry to essays.
Happy submitting.”

Looking for Authors:

Calls for Submissions:  


67 Calls for Submissions in February 2024 – Paying markets – This February there are more than five dozen calls for submissions. All of these are paying markets, and none charge submission fees. As always, every genre, style, and form is wanted, from short stories to poetry to essays.   I post upcoming calls for submissions shortly before the first day of every month. But as I am collecting them, I post them on my page, Calls for Submissions. You can get a jump on next month’s calls for submissions by checking that page periodically throughout the month. (I only post paying markets.)Also see Paying Markets for hundreds of paying markets arranged by form and genre.


Quirk Books is a small publisher that publishes books for adults and children in a number of genres and categories. Some of their best-selling titles include Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Quirk’s books are distributed worldwid e by Penguin Random House.  The Writer’s Center says: Despite being a small publisher, Quirk Books is established and well-known in the book world. Unsolicited submissions inbox is currently closed.



A comprehensive directory of the best publishers in 2023, vetted by the team at Reedsy. Showing 494 publishers.


Check this space regularly for periodic Calls for Submissions from the editors of Science Editor. Suggestions for submissions and new topics or areas of interest are always welcome at   For a description of article types of interest, please see our Information for Authors page.


Skyhorse Publishing is the fastest-growing small publisher in America, according to Publishers Weekly. They publish outdoor sports, adventure, team sports, nature, country living, politics, public health, current events, true crime, history, military history, reference, and humor. Skyhorse is distributed by Simon & Schuster in the U.S., Canada, and overseas. The Writer’s Center says: Skyhorse Publishing focuses on particular genres, so be sure to research their imprints and understand what they publish before submitting work to them.


Solstice Literary Magazine is a compilation of stories, ideas, and experiences of community members from all over. The magazine is a space that allows for people to write freely and purposefully, nurturing meaningful interaction and conversation among topics of diversity and social justice.  We value diverse voices and perspectives that examine the full spectrum of human experiences, amplify marginalized perspectives, and explore what it means to have a more compassionate and equitable society as we move into our future.  Solstice: a Magazine of Diverse Voices, is currently open for general submissions in all categories. Our guidelines


The Southern Quill, first printed in 1951 and published by Utah Tech University, has been in circulation for more than half a century. Published annually, the journal welcomes submissions of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and visual arts from writers and artists residing anywhere in the United States.
The Southern Quill’s annual publication would not be possible without our generous donors, contributors both writers and artists, and the hard work from our dedicated staff.  Thank you for making this journal a reality. Submissions are due by Friday, March 8, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. MT


How to Submit Creative Writing and Art to Stone Soup.  Stone Soup welcomes submissions from around the world by writers and artists ages 13 and younger. All submissions must come to us via Submittable. We do not accept submissions by email or by post.


8 New Agents Seeking Cookbooks, Kidlit, Horror, LGBTQ, Women’s Fiction, SFF, and more.


We publish personal essays, short stories, poems, and black-and-white photography in print and online in our monthly magazine. We’re looking for narrative writing and evocative photography from all over the world. Send us work that maps the human landscape, where the light catches on the faintest joy, where darkness sometimes threatens to overwhelm, and where ✗ never marks the spot because the truth is never so simple.


For 2024, the editorial team will be taking a hiatus from the open reading period to catch up on the very high volume of submissions they’ve received. Please check back in 2025—or visit our social media—for more updates, and thank you so much for your continued interest in Tin House.


To celebrate Dolly Parton’s 76th birthday, Madville Press is publishing a Dolly Parton print anthology of poetry. “Dazzle us with your Dolly expertise. Pay tribute to her music, movies, TV appearances, philanthropy, Dollywood, Dollyisms, interviews, fashion influence, religious connection, family history. We want to see how you envision  Deadlines vary.


It is important that you read the complete guidelines for each contest or reading period before submitting your work. Writers submitting work for consideration may be published authors or writers without previous book publications. Submissions are accepted from anyone writing in the English language, whether living in the United States or abroad.  Scroll down for current dates.


The editors of Waxing & Waning want what’s on the fringe. Whatever is deep and true. The moon represents this idea: what is dark, what is brooding, what is wild, what is crescent and changing. We want to feed the beast in you, the one buried beneath layers of manners and anxiety and internet induced abyss, repetition, and relative sameness. Work submitted to Waxing & Waning should be honest and well-executed. It should scream coherently; it should bring experiences and knowledge out of us that we have not seen before. It should rip out our black hearts and put them in front of our eyes. Bring us the work everyone else is afraid of. Bring us the work you’re afraid of. Bring us the work that gets at the trueness frightening you out of the routine.

Two contests:  The Blackout Edition, and The Tennessee Tempest Edition  Click the contests link in the main menu.


SOULMATE SYNDROME – Anthology of Dark Romance Fictions –  Wicked Shadow Press invites dark romance fiction submissions for publication in its anthology “Soulmate Syndrome” (Expected release: March 2024). The submission deadline is February 15, 2024 – Feel free to use an idea of your own or take inspiration from one of our writing prompts.


Create a story centered on a mysterious and sinister book that, upon contact with blood, reveals choices to the reader. Each choice is unpleasant and laden with consequences. These choices should explore the depth of human decision-making in a supernatural context. We encourage creativity in exploring the theme. How does the book come into your character’s life? What choices are they forced to make? How do these choices reflect their deepest fears and/or desires? For inspirations, feel free to listen to Crossroads Cantina episodes “The Book”, “Finding Nemo” and “One light Town”  DEADLINE MAY 30, 2024


Our upcoming theme is War & Peace. Feb. & March 2024 submissons for the summer/fall 2024 issue of Wordpeace. Future special issues will be announced on our website at


Workman Publishing is an independent publishing company that is part of Hachette Book Group, a big five publisher. Workman publishes cookbooks, parenting/pregnancy guides, books on gardening, country living, humor, children’s books, gift books, fiction, and calendars. They have several imprints, including Workman Publishing, Algonquin Books, Algonquin Young Readers, Artisan Books, The Experiment, Storey Publishing, Timber Press, duopress, and Familius.  The Writer’s Center says: Workman offers an unparalleled opportunity to get your manuscript in front of a major publisher that publishes many bestselling books.


As you already know, The Writer encourages all of our readers to practice their craft and put their stories in front of the eyes of as many people as possible. Writing contests have always been a vital part of the writing world, giving writers the chance to have their work reviewed by editors and possibly published. Literary journals, universities and even The Writer regularly host writing competitions, helping authors gain exposure and hone their craft. Choose your inspiration, submit before the deadline, and, as always, keep writing.

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