September is a traditional time to start new projects. To focus in on your goals. Make this September a month to remember!

Any theme, any topic, just as long as it has exactly fifty words. Get them in by September 15th, 2021!

The theme for August 2021 is “An Order”. Get your 53-word story submitted by September 15th!

They have weekly and biweekly contests. The contest ending Sept 7th is a 99-word story on “not everyone fits a prom dress”.

Every month you can submit one story of exactly 101 words. It can be on any theme!

Any topic, any genre, from 300-1000 words. They pay $40 if you’re chosen for an anthology. –

September 1 through September 15, 2021. The theme is Border Crossing Narratives. Send us your stories of migrations, large and small, of crossings across multiple kinds of borders, physical, psychological, social, spiritual, temporal or theoretical. Send us stories that question who gets to create borders, whether on maps or on the body. How are borders enforced? What power dynamics shift when we cross them?

Plants and speculative fiction have always gone hand in hand. From healers to invasive species to the literal grotesque, botanical beings in fiction refuse to be ignored. Whether your thumb is green and you name every houseplant you own, or whether the thought of pollen turns your nose red, we want to read your stories. We’re fairly sure that “Botanicals” can go in any direction—but we’re hoping to be frightened, or educated, or mystified. Sentient plants are especially welcome! (Issue 24)

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We are seeking art, words, and sounds that explore, critique, celebrate and interrogate the urban landscape, culture and environment. The city, a place, should play a central role in the work and should be a central character or focus. We are seeking a diverse range of city representation from large cities to small, from real to imagined. Deadline – Sept 30.

Kenyon Review

This well-regarded literary magazine is reading submissions on two themes: Work, and Climate. They are also reading unthemed submissions. They publish fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and plays. They also read flash, and excerpts from larger works. Payment is upon publication.
Deadline: 30 September 2021

Let me know if you are aware of any other opportunities!

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