Are you missing out on publishing opportunities because of the submission cost?

While publishing your work can bring in extra cash, it feels like a zero-sum or even a negative-sum game for many authors. As submission fees stack up, publishing begins to feel like a financially risky endeavor.

Good news: It doesn’t have to be that way, and you certainly shouldn’t let it stop you from publishing. Many publications don’t charge a submission fee. And yes, they still pay you if they do decide to publish your work. Don’t miss out on a chance to get published. Submit now.


To get you started, we’ve put together a list of three, no-fee, publishing opportunities for you to submit to today.


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Who They Are: ..ongoing is an online only publication that uses prompts from the previous month to create an ongoing project full of creative writers like you! They accept both prose and music. This would be a great (and fun!) way to get those creative juices flowing! This could be just the opportunity to kickstart more ideas for that novel you’ve been working on. The prompt is on their homepage for the next submission.

What They’re Looking For: Prose between 50-1000 words based on the prompt / Music contributions based on the same prompt.

What They Pay: $30CAD (roughly $24USD)

Deadline:  August 10th, 2021

Get more information and submit here.


Who They Are: Cricket is a print and online publication aimed at children ages 9-14. They are an award winning company for education and beloved by children, educators, and parents alike. If you have a children’s story you are looking for a home, this is a wonderful opportunity!

What They’re Looking For:  Although General submissions are always open, Cricket magazine is also looking for pieces that meet the themes :
“Ancient Worlds” – historical fiction, nonfiction, myths and legends, and poetry about ancient cultures, including ancient Greece,  Rome, Egypt, India, China, Africa, the Americas, Pacific Islands, and more
“Game On!” – fiction, nonfiction, and poetry featuring a competition, game, rivalry, or challenge.

What They Pay: Stories and articles: up to 25¢ per word, Poems: up to $3.00 per line; $25.00 minimum, Activities and recipes: $75.00 flat rate

Deadline: August 15th, 2021 for themes submissions

Get more information and submit here.


Who They Are: No matter what you bring to life, we would like to see your work.” Typehouse Literary Magazine is a writer and artist-run literary journal that accepts unpublished material of all genres offering a fresh, unique perspective of the human experience. As writers, we all have that one piece of work; we just don’t know where to put it. We’re proud of it, we worked hard on it (or we didn’t, no one’s judging), and we want to submit it somewhere. This is an excellent opportunity for just that piece!

What They’re Looking For: Poetry, short fiction, creative non-fiction and visual art

What They Pay: Around $21.00 per submission

Deadline: August 22nd, 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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