Here are a few calls for submissions for the month of March. All are paying markets.
Many of these journals have recurring calls for submissions, so if you miss this window, you can always submit during the next reading period.
. Genre: Previously published work. Payment: None for reprints, but 2 cents a word for original stories. (See submission periods.) Deadline: March 4, 2017.
. Genres: Short stories, poetry, CNF. Theme of Publishing. Payment: .22/word for prose submissions, $50 per poem, $100 per cover art. Deadline: March 5, 2017. Reprints accepted.
. Genre: Retold and remixed folklore and myths from authors of the African Continent & Diaspora, no matter where they may be in the world. Payment: 01 cents per word. Deadline: March 5, 2017.
The Cincinnati Review
. Genres: Prose and poetry. Payment: $25 per page (prose), $30 per page (poetry). Deadline: March 15, 2017.
. Genres: Prose and poetry. Payment: €30 per poem and €120 per short story. Payment to writers within the Republic of Ireland is made by cheque. Writers abroad must accept payment through Paypal. Deadline: March 15, 2017.
Supposed Crimes Publishers: Fairy Tales: A Speculative Anthology
. Genre: "We are looking for stories that feature lesbian or bisexual heroines across a variety of genres, including thriller, paranormal, mystery, military, western, fantasy, and science fiction. Sexual content is not a requirement, but a compelling emotional connection between women should be a primary focus." Payment: $30 per story. Deadline: March 15, 2017. ?
The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts
. Genres: Fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, mixed media, visual arts, and even kitchen sinks, if they are compressed in some way. Payment: $50 per piece. Deadline: March 15, 2017.
. Genres: Speculative fiction and poetry up to 1,000 words long. Payment: 1¢ USD per word (including audio rights) with a $5 minimum. Deadline: March 15, 2017.
. Genres: Poetry and flash fiction of myths, folklore, legends, fables, and fairytales with a spring and summer, green and growing feel. Payment: Revenue sharing. Deadline: March 15, 2017.
. Genres: Fiction and poetry. Payment: €30 per poem and €120 per short story. Deadline: March 15, 2017.
Eye to the Telescope
. Genre: Speculative poetry. Payment: US 3¢/word rounded to nearest dollar; minimum US $3, maximum $25. Deadline: March 15, 2017.
The Breadbox Chapbook Series
. Genres: Literary fiction and narrative nonfiction from 3,000 to 5,000 words in length and collections of up to ten poems. Payment: Not specified. Deadline: March 17, 2017.
. Genre: Fiction. Payment: 2 cents a word for original stories. Deadline: March 24, 2017.
. Genres: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry. Payment: $100 per nonfiction piece, $50 fiction, $15 per poem. Deadline: March 25, 2017.
Understorey Magazine (CAN): Issue 10: Youth on Power
. Restrictions: Open to writers and artists age 12-21 who live in Canada and identify as female or non-binary. Genres: Fiction, essay, poetry. Theme is Power. Payment: $30-$60 per piece. Deadline: March 31, 2017.
Orford Parish Books
. Genre: Fiction submissions wanted for New England folk horror anthology (worldwide). Payment:$75 per story. Deadline: March 31, 2017.
Notre Dame Review
. Genres: Fiction, poetry. Payment: Small gratuity. Deadline: March 31, 2017.
. Genre: Poetry. Payment: $10, featured poet receives $50. Deadline: March 31, 2017.
. Genres: Poetry, short stories, CNF. Payment: $50 per short story or non-fiction piece, or $25 per poem. Deadline: March 31, 2017.
Chicken Soup for the Soul: "My Kind (of) America 101 Stories about the Land of the Free
. Genre: True stories about living in a kind America. "It’s time to make America kind again. We have always been known as a country filled with good people who volunteer in our communities, help people who need help, and pride ourselves on doing the right thing. Our huge and varied country is known for tolerance, energy, and spirit. We are proud of our inclusive and welcoming attitude, no matter our color, our country of origin, our sexual identity, or our religion. This is not a book about politics. This is a book about people — one at a time — doing what we do best. Tell us your positive and uplifting experiences about living in a kind America — the kind of America we know to be the true America." Payment: $200. Deadline: March 31, 2017.
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Positively Happy! 101 Stories about Positive Thinking and Living a Happy Life
. Genre: True stories. "Being happy is a state of mind. We can all find happiness in our lives and, even though we may have to look for it, we know that each day brings something to be grateful for. We want to hear your stories about finding your path to contentment. These success stories can be serious or funny and should inspire our readers to focus on hope, strength and optimism. How did you think positive and find happiness? Was it something as simple as an attitude adjustment? Did you make a major change in the handling of your daily life? How did you find purpose, passion and joy in your life and how do you stay positive? How do you use gratitude to be happier?" Payment: $200. Deadline: March 31, 2017.
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Step Outside Your Comfort Zone
. Genre: True stories. "We all have a tendency to get in a rut. We start to say no to new things, and that can only lead to a narrower and narrower life. When we try new things, we end up feeling energized and pleased with ourselves. There is tremendous power in saying “yes” to new things, new places, and new experiences. It makes you feel more dynamic, younger, and more of a participant in the world. You’re not distancing yourself from change any more. Start now! Tell us your own stories about stepping outside your comfort zone and how that changed your life." Payment: $200. Deadline: March 31, 2017.
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