Two Publication Opportunities–Cricket Media and New Rivers Press

Cricket Media seeks fiction, non-fiction, and poetry submissions for its literary magazines for children and teens: Cicada (ages 14 and up), Cricket (ages 9–14), and Spider (ages 6–9). Please visit for general guidelines and to submit.

Call for Submissions: Knights and Castles

Deadline: Monday, October 26, 2015

Cricket and Spider are looking for stories, poetry, and nonfiction exploring the theme of Knights and Castles. We seek not only traditional historical fiction and legends, but also stories with a contemporary spin—realistic fiction about a modern quest or metaphorical “knight,” or fantasy fiction and sci-fi. We especially welcome twists on traditional character roles—a girl who pretends to be a boy to become a knight, or a bold youth who doesn’t want to be a knight like his father but aspires to be a court musician or jester. Exploring different cultures within this theme—such as a friendship between a Christian and a Muslim in Moorish Spain—can be especially rich. Humor, too, is always welcome. And remember: Here there be dragons!

Call for Submissions: Flash Fiction

Deadline: Monday, October 26, 2015

Wanted: your flash fic. Submit!*


*Limit: 750 words. Oh! Who are we? We edit Cicada the finest YA lit/comics mag in the land! Relevant to our interests: teens, literature, literature about teens, vikings, robots, Sherlock, feminist fairy tales, SFF, and cookies. Especially excited to hear from LGBTQIA+ writers, writers with disabilities, and writers of color. Bonus points if your story plays with form: a grocery list, a GoFundMe, a Twitter feed … (Listen, we never said we were good at brevity. We’re not. That’s where you come in.) (And your flash fic.)

Jestine Ware

Assistant Editor

Cricket Media

(312)701-1720 X343

4th Annual New Rivers Press e-Book Series: 
Submission Period:
July 1,
2014 through September 1, 2014:
$250.00 Honorarium and
e-Book Contract.
Reading Fee: $20.00.

New Rivers Press is seeking manuscripts in Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller/Suspense, Westerns, Young Adult, Inspirational, and all sub-genres within and across those categories for The New Rivers Press Electronic Book Series, an e-Book-only series that publishes popular fiction titles with literary value. Manuscripts will be accepted electronically through Submittable July 1 through Oct. 1. There is a $20 reading fee. Each author selected for publication will receive a $250 honorarium and a standard electronic book contract. All books will be distributed nationally and internationally in e-Book format.

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