Written by S. Kalekar June 2nd, 2022

5 Paying Literary Magazines to Submit to in June 2022

These magazines accept fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. They’re a mix of literary and genre markets, and not all of them are open through the month.

Extra Teeth
This is a Scottish magazine with an international outlook; they publish fiction and nonfiction. “We look for short stories that stick with you, lingering in the memory long after reading, and essays that explore specific interests or issues from a new perspective. We offer a space for writers to be strange, bold and experimental, and to express their unique style however they see fit.” They also commission one guest illustrator per issue, whom they pay £500.
Deadline: 14 June 2022
Length: 800-4,000 words
Pay: £100
Details here.
(And Mud Season Review is open for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Pay is $50, and the deadline is 30 June 2022, or until filled, for fee-free submissions.)

The Puritan
This Canadian literary magazine publishes fiction, nonfiction, interviews, reviews, and poetry. They accept a limited number of fee-free submissions every month.
Deadline: 25 June 2022 for Summer issue; reads year-round
Length: Up to 10,000 words for fiction, up to 4 poems; various for nonfiction (see guidelines)
Pay: CAD200 per essay; CAD150 for fiction; CAD100 per interview or review; CAD25 per poem (or page, capped at CAD80)
Details here.

This is a quarterly speculative fiction magazine seeking diverse sci-fi and fantasy fiction. They also accept reprints. They read during March, June, September, and December.
Deadline: 30 June 2022
Length: 2,000-5,000 words
Pay: $0.01/word
Details here.
(And Fusion Fragment will open a very short submission window in June. They want “Science fiction or SF-tinged literary fiction stories and novelettes ranging anywhere from 2,000 to 15,000 words. 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.” Pay is CAD3.5c/word, up to CAD300. Reading period is 10th to 12th June 2022. Details here.)

The Willowherb Review
This UK-based magazine only publishes nature writing by writers of color anywhere in the world (often termed BAME or BIPOC). They want nonfiction especially, but they consider fiction and poetry as well — on nature, place, and environment. “If you’re unsure if your piece fits the bill, let’s just say we believe nature writing can tackle all sorts of issues: from stories of farming to long treks, tales of migration, racism, community, and beauty. You might be writing about remote places, cities, lost landscapes, or old homes. We’re looking forward to seeing what matters most to emerging nature writers. Above all, your submission should have a great sense of place and attention to the natural world.” They do not want literary criticism.
Deadline: 30 June 2022
Length: Up to 3,000 words for prose, up to 3 poems
Pay: £100 for poetry and £250 for prose
Details here.

Palette Poetry
They publish poems from writers at all stages of their careers, and especially encourage emerging poets to submit. Send up to 5 poems. (They’re also running a fee-based contest for women poets.)
Deadline: Ongoing
Length: Up to 5 poems
Pay: $50/poem, up to $150
Details here. (scroll down)

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






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