Written by S. Kalekar July 5th, 2023

5 Paying Literary Magazines to Submit to in July 2023

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

The Drabblecast
This is a speculative fiction magazine and podcast that publishes Weird fiction — science fiction, fantasy, and horror. They also accept Drabbles (100 word stories) and Twabbles (100-character stories), though there is no payment for these. They also accept reprints. Deadline: 15 July 2023
Length: 500-4,000 words
Pay: $0.06/word, capped at $300
Details here.

Channel Magazine
This Irish magazine accepts fiction, nonfiction, poetry; nonfiction is accepted through the year (for both print and online), and they have reading periods for fiction and poetry. “Channel’s aim is to provide a home for Irish and international writing that contributes to building rich, mutually sustaining relationships between human beings and the natural world. … This journal exists to provide a passage through which ideas about human relationships with our environment, expressed and embodied in creative work, can flow.” Nonfiction may include interviews and commentary on creative work or community-based environmental projects, as well as essays and narrative pieces, and also work for their blog. Submissions can be in English or Irish, and also works in translation (see guidelines).
Deadline: 23 July 2023 for fiction and poetry; ongoing for nonfiction
Length: Prose up to 6,000 words, up to 4 poems
Pay: €50 per poem, or per page of prose, up to €150
Details here.

Monstrous Magazine
This is a new print magazine and they want short fiction, articles, and comics (see guidelines). For fiction, “Horror Flash Fiction for the first issue, to be published later this year. There’s no theme, but we do like monsters, pulp, and classic horror films. Focus should be on fast-paced entertaining stories. We’ll take a limited amount of fantasy, but make it dark and action packed. No science fiction or detective fiction. No reprints.” For articles, they want “Articles from 1000 to 2000 words about the horror genre, horror movies, TV shows, and fiction, especially older stuff. We’re not interested in reviews.”
Deadline: 27 July 2023 for fiction; until filled for nonfiction
Length: 1,000-2,000 words
Pay: $0.06/word for fiction, $0.03/word for nonfiction
Details here.

Escape Artists: PodCastle
This magazine publishes all kinds of fantasy in online and audio format, and is open during July; see their schedule. “We’re open to all the sub-genres of fantasy, from magical realism to urban fantasy to slipstream to high fantasy, and everything in between. Fantastical or non-real content should be meaningful to the story.” They also accept reprints.
Deadline: 31 July 2023
Length: Up to 6,000 words
Pay: $0.08/word
Details here and here.

The Paris Review
They are open for poetry submissions in July. They will accept submissions via Submittable until they reach capacity, and they will also accept postal submissions of poetry, postmarked through 31st July. Do not send work in other genres during this submission period. See this page for their open reading periods through the year, in both poetry and prose.
Deadline: 31 July 2023
Length: Up to 6 poems
Pay: Unspecified
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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