,After working on the same project for a while, it can be easy to get stuck–whether you’ve lost inspiration, or motivation. That bout of writer’s block feels discouraging and demoralizing.

Taking a break to work on other projects can be a great way to get creatively un-stuck.
Working on another short piece or following a themed prompt can be just what you need to get the creative juices flowing again.


That’s why we’ve put together a list of paying publishing opportunities with upcoming deadlines to propel your creativity and imagination.

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Flash Fiction Online

Who They Are: Flash fiction is all about the form, not about the genre, which makes FFO unusually suited to explore those in-between tales that don’t fit quite nicely into a genre box or that experiment with voice and style and structure. They love sharing stories across a variety of genres, from hard sci-fi to slipstream to literary.

What They’re Looking For: Science fiction, fantasy, slipstream, and horror and literary fiction.
500- to 1,000-word stories with crisp prose, well-developed characters, compelling plots, and satisfying resolutions

What They Pay: $80

Deadline: May 21
Beginning in January 2021, their submission portal for original and reprint stories will be open from the 1st to 21st of each month.

Get more information and submit here.

Night Shift Radio 

Who They Are: A modern media company, cultivating original content across a variety of digital media.

What They’re Looking For: Fiction, non-fiction, memoir. Engaging stories. Real people written large on the page. Anything that reads with tension and excitement.

What They Pay: $25 or $50

Deadline: opens May 21, deadline May 28.

Get more information and submit here.

Claw & Blossom 

Who They Are: Claw & Blossom is a seasonal online literary journal of prose and poems that explore compelling experiences and impossible struggles within a larger context—work that is touched by the natural world.

What They’re Looking For: Poetry and prose. For poems, send one poem per submission
For prose, send up to 1,000 words.

What They Pay: $25

Deadline: May 23. Submit early in the month to avoid submission fees.

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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