Many people will tell you that writing and publishing just don’t pay, and if you start trying to research opportunities you may find yourself paying to be published, instead of the other way around. While reading fees are necessary in some cases, we believe that authors should be paid for their work.


That’s why we’ve put in the research for you and put together three calls to submission that pay.

Here’s a pro-tip on how to ensure your work gets selected: talk to a professional who understands what literary journals, writing contests and publishers look for in submissions. I can work with you on your first 5 pages. You will receive tailored feedback and feel 100% ready to publish. Drop yourself into my calendar here. Spaces are limited.


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Who They Are: Founded in 1998, they are a yearly arts and letters journal seeking out works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art that is “innovative, risk-taking, and timely.” They’ve recently moved fully online, and you can read their previous issues for free on their website.

What They Publish: For their 2022 issue “Fever Dreams,” they are looking for work that communicates how fever dreams manifest for you, with themes ranging from the dystopian to the absurd, or dreams and experiences that have remained confusing. They accept previously unpublished work, with prose no more than 3,000 words long and a maximum of 3 poems no more than 5 pages. 

What They Pay: $50 flat rate

Deadline: October 27, 2021

Get more information and submit here.

Worlds Enough Anthologies

Who They Are: A packager accepting fiction works of science fiction and fantasy, who work with Tannhauser Press to distribute their anthologies. They are accepting submissions for their sequel anthology, which is expected to hit the press in May 2022.

What They Publish: Their new anthology’s theme is fantasy detective, featuring “those stubborn individuals who just won’t let crimes go unsolved. They could be members of the City Guard, soldiers, magicians, or anything else…but they all have one thing in common. They’ll do whatever it takes to find the answers they need.” They accept works between 5,000 and 15,000 words.

What They Pay: $20 flat rate per story

Deadline: December 30, 2021

Get more information and submit here.

Consequence Forum

Who They Are: An online and print journal, they are an independent, non-profit who seek to promote awareness about the consequences of war through art and literature. They publish a spring and fall print issue, and an online feature twice a month, every month.

What They Publish: They are looking for fiction, poetry, nonfiction, review, and art that convey “the human consequences and realities of war and geopolitical violence.” They accept previously unpublished work, with prose and nonfiction up to 5,000 words, flash fiction up to 1,000 words, and up to 5 pieces of poetry.

What They Pay: $40-$80

Deadline: October 15, 2021

Get more information and submit here.

Is your work good enough to get published?

Many writing contests and anthologies receive thousands of submissions. Are you confident that your work is strong enough to stand out from the rest?

We help writers hone their craft so they can feel confident about submitting their best work to publications or competitions. If you’re serious about publishing, you can speak with us to see how we can help you put your best foot forward when you submit your work. Book a call with us today.

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