More journals and contests hungry for your work

Calls for submissions

The editors of SAND, Wyldblood Press and F(r)iction and the organisers of the Perito Prize have reached out to us over the past couple of months for help getting the word out to our community.

You can find more details below or go straight to their websites to submit. As always, we recommend you check out an issue of their journal or magazine if possible to make sure your work would be a good fit—don’t waste their time or yours.

We are not affiliated with any of these publications so please don’t send us your work :).



Our friends over at Berlin-based literary journal SAND are accepting submissions from 29 July until 1 September 2020. They’re looking for fiction, flash fiction, poetry, translations, and visual art that pushes the boundaries of form, message, and voice in fresh and unpredictable ways.

SAND is made by a diverse international team in Berlin, and they welcome writers and artists from a range of perspectives to submit, including those who are women, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, people of colour, working class, and/or geographically underrepresented.

They don’t charge a submissions fee, and, thanks to a grant from the Berlin Senate, they’re now able to pay their contributors. You’ll also receive a free copy of the magazine.

Check their website for guidelines and information on how to submit. You can also find more info on what they’re looking for in these helpful interviews with their editors:

Standing out from the Crowd: Tips from a Literary Magazine Editor” on Aerogramme Writers’ Studio (for fiction writers)

Video interview with poetry co-editor Crista Siglin

Virtual Q&A with SAND editors



This new publisher of speculative and literary fiction is keen to receive your work. They’re looking for thoughtful, character-based stories ranging from flash fiction up to novel-length.

The Wyldblood Magazine will showcase a clutch of new science fiction and fantasy stories of between 1000 and 6000 words six times per year starting in January 2021. It will be available in all electronic formats including Kindle. They already publish flash fiction on their website.

Novels and novellas will be published in print and electronically.

The editors aim to get back to you within 14 days for shorter work. For novels and novellas, you can query after 90 days.

Check their website for guidelines and information on how to submit.



F(r)iction seeks to give equal space to traditional and genre literature alike, as well as publishing underrepresented voices across the spectrum.

They particularly welcome work that celebrates the weird, takes risks with form and content and is driven by a strong, unique voice. You can find details on what they are and aren’t looking for and examples on this helpful page on their website.

Their triannual print publication features work from both established and emerging writers. Each issue is carefully curated to evaluate an important cultural topic from vastly different perspectives.

They’re looking for short fiction, creative nonfiction, flash fiction, and poetry submissions all year round, and also host contests featuring celebrity guest judges and cash prizes twice a year (each spring and fall). Every piece published in F(r)iction is also accompanied by custom artwork.

They do charge a small reading fee, almost all of which goes towards paying contributors ($10 per final printed page plus two contributor copies).

Check their website for guidelines and information on how to submit.



This annual prize which is now in its second year is awarded to a story of between 1000 and 2000 words on the theme of accessibility and inclusive design. Think about access to spaces, opportunities and experiences for those with physical, mobility impairment or injury, mental health, or less visible neurocognitive conditions.

The cash prize of £500 goes to the 1st place but there will be special mentions and the option for various fun interviews, readings, with or without musical accompaniment, on the Perito website for 2nd and 3rd places. The finalists and a selection of the best stories from the year will also be published in the annual Perito Prize Anthology, which will be available to buy with all profits going to a selected access and inclusion charity which will change year by year.

The competition opens on 1 January and closes on 1 October. No entry fees.

Check their website for guidelines and information on how to submit.


5 August 2020

1 responses on "More journals and contests hungry for your work"

  1. Very interesting.

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