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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Apparition Lit

Who They Are:  Apparition is a speculative fiction magazine that publishes quarterly. Their editions are readable on Amazon and Kobo. Each edition focuses on a particular theme that the authors write around. The theme for this submission period is “wonder.”

What They’re Looking For: Speculative Fiction – Short stories and poetry

What They Pay: 0.03 per word, minimum $30.00 for short stories, $30.00 flat rate per poem

Deadline: Submission period August 15th – 31st. 2021

Get more information and submit here.

Scum Magazine

Who They Are: Scum Magazine is an online Australian magazine that began in February 2013. They aim to deliver new writing every couple weeks and accept submissions the first week of every month.

What They’re Looking For: Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry 2,000 words or less

What They Pay: $60 AUD

Deadline: August 7th. 2021

Get more information and submit here.

Flash Point SF

Who They Are: Flash Point Science Fiction’s mission is to create a place to read quality sci-fi that can be devoured on a lunch or coffee break. They aim to promote work that is short and entertaining.

What They’re Looking For: Seasonal (stories with holiday and/or seasonal themes, to be submitted at least 3 months in advance of the relevant occasion); Fantasy, Science Fiction, Slipstream

What They Pay: $15.00 per submission

Deadline: Ongoing

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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