Written by S. Kalekar February 1st, 2024

5 Paying Literary Magazines to Submit to in February 2024

These magazines pay for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. They are a mix of literary and genre magazines. Not all of them are open through the month.

The Paris Review
They open for prose submissions on 1st February 2024, and will accept submissions via Submittable until they hit their submission cap (which is early on during their reading periods). They will continue to accept postal submissions of prose until end-February (postmarked). Translations are welcome. At the time of writing, length guidelines for prose were unavailable. They are open to prose in February, June, and October, and open to poetry in April, July, and October.
Deadline: See above
Length: Unspecified
Pay: Unspecified
Details here.

Haven Speculative
They publish science fiction and fantasy – fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art. They accept submissions through the year; they alternate submissions every month – from all writers, and from underrepresented writers. The publish climate-crisis focused work twice a year, in their Dry (published in March) and Wet (published in September) issues. They have extensive guidelines, including on the special issues. During February, they will accept submissions from all writers.
Deadline: 28 February 2024 for general submissions
Length: Up to 6,000 words for fiction, up to 1,000 words for nonfiction, up to 5 poems
Pay: $0.08/word for prose, and $20 for poetry
Details here.

This well-regarded print magazine, from the Munster Literature Centre, accepts poetry and fiction from writers around the world. They are reading now for their Winter 2024 issue. They also accept works in translation.
Deadline: 29 February for poetry; 31 March 2024 for fiction
Length: Up to 4 poems; up to 5,000 words for fiction
Pay: €50 per poem, €300 per short story
Details here and here.

Fusion Fragment
This Canadian magazine is open to submissions from writers globally. They want “Science fiction or SF-tinged literary fiction stories and novelettes…Although any science fiction subgenre is fair game, our tastes lean towards slipstream, cyberpunk, post-apocalypse, and anything with a little taste of the bizarre. FF prefers character-driven stories, and often skews towards quiet, reflective pieces. If the primary tone of your story is one of high adventure or humour, it’s probably not the right fit for FF. That said, quality always outstrips genre preference in terms of importance, so feel free to send us anything that even vaguely resembles science fiction.” They will publish one reprint story per issue, as well. They opened for submissions on 29th January; regarding their deadline, they say, “No deadline! We’re making an attempt to stay open permanently. Will see how that goes, but if I do need to close it’ll be announced here and on our submissions page” – see their X (formerly Twitter) thread here.
Deadline: See above
Length: 2,000-15,000 words
Pay: CAD0.04/word, up to CAD400
Details here.

Palette Poetry
Their website says, “Submissions for our Featured Poetry category are open year-round to poets at any stage of their careers. Featured poems are published online only and will spotlight a number of poems from new authors each month. We highly encourage emerging authors to submit.”
Deadline: Ongoing
Length: Up to 5 poems
Pay: $50/poem, up to $150
Details here and here.

Bio: S. Kalekar is the pseudonym of a regular contributor to this magazine. She can be reached here.


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