Written by S. Kalekar July 7th, 2022

5 Paying Literary Magazines to Submit to in July 2022

These magazines pay for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. They are a mix of literary and genre markets.

The Forge
This magazine publishes one prose piece a week, fiction or nonfiction. They accept fee-free submissions; the monthly deadline for these is usually end of the month, or until filled. Fee-free submissions open again at the beginning of the following month. They do not accept general submissions in September and December.
Deadline: 31 July 2022 for fee-free submissions, or until filled
Length: Prefer up to 3,000; can accept up to 5,000 words
Pay: $75
Details here.

(Also, Northern Gravy wants submissions of fiction, including KidLit, and poetry from UK and Ireland writers only. Pay is £100 and the deadline is 15 July 2022. Details here.)

This is a Canadian speculative fiction and poetry magazine. “Our perfect submission defies categorization—pieces that could be “too speculative” for CanLit or literary magazines or “not speculative enough” for speculative magazines. However, we also love a good genre romp, and will publish across many genres” – some of these are fantasy, science fiction (softer side), apocalypse/post-apocalypse, slipstream, fairytales, fables, and magical realism. They also welcome translations. Writers can send up to two stories per reading period.
Deadline: 31 July 2022
Length: up to 5,000 words for fiction, up to five poems
Pay: CAD0.11/word for fiction, CAD60 per poem
Details here.

(The submission page also has details of their sister magazine, Tales & Feathers, which is open for cozy, slice-of-life fantasy; pay is CAD0.11/word, and the deadline is 31 July 2022).

Arc Poetry Magazine
They publish poetry in English, or translations of poetry into English, on any subject and in any form. For spoken word pieces, poetry uploaded to a submitter’s personal channel is eligible for submission. They also publish reviews, interviews, and articles on poetry and poetry-related subjects – query first.
(They’re also accepting poetry to celebrate their 100th issue; send up to 3 poems that respond to work published in previous issues of the magazine.)
Deadline: 31 July 2022 for general submissions; 25 November 2022 for the 100th issue poems
Length: Up to 3 poems; varies for other formats
Pay: $50/page for poetry or prose published in the magazine; $50/webpage for online reprints on the website; $50/column for How Poems Work (see guidelines)
Details here (guidelines) and here (Submittable).

(Poetry Wales is accepting submissions, as well. They are open to all poets and poetry, but for each issue, they also have a focus. “This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Partition of the Indian subcontinent and the emergence of India and Pakistan as independent nation-states. … for this issue we are especially interested in hearing from writers with links to India and Pakistan, although writing is not limited to the topic of Partition”. Pay is £20-£200 for poetry and related reviews and articles, and the deadline is 8 August 2022. Details here.)

Sci Phi Journal
They want Campbellian hard science fiction, fictional nonfiction, and speculative philosophy, and have detailed guidelines for each. They also accept translations.
Deadline: 4 August 2022
Length: Up to 2,000 words
Pay: €0.03/word; €0.01/word for translations
Details here.

Dark Recess Press Magazine
This is a magazine of horror and dark fiction. They also commission nonfiction (articles, essays, and briefs) on related themes – send queries, not completed manuscripts, for nonfiction. Submissions are ongoing, with quarterly cut-off dates for issues.
Deadline: 15 August 2022 for the Fall issue
Length: 500-5,000 words for fiction; varies for nonfiction
Pay: $0.05/word
Details here.


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



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