Written by Emily Harstone June 6th, 2024

5 Paying Literary Magazines to Submit to in June 2024

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

The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts

They publish fiction, nonfiction, and prose poetry, as long as it is compressed in some way.
Deadline: 15 June 2024
Length: Up to 600 words
Pay: $50
Details here.
(And, Canadian literary magazine The Ex-Puritan publishes fiction, nonfiction, experimental/hybrid work, interviews, reviews, poetry, and poetry in translation. They also have fee-based submissions. They pay CAD200 per essay; CAD150 for fiction; CAD100 per interview or review; CAD50 per poem, capped at CAD100; CAD50+ per experimental or hybrid work, at an increasing scale depending on the nature of the piece. The deadline is 15 June, or until filled, for the next issue; they accept a limited number of fee-free submissions every month, and read year-round. Details here and here.)

Poetry Magazine
This magazine is run by the Poetry Foundation. They accept poetry, translations, and poetry-related prose submissions, as well as special features (archival and contemporary portfolios, digital archive pitching – for poem guides, poem collections, and samplers).
Deadline: 15 June 2024
Pay: $10/line of poetry (minimum $300), and $150/page of prose
Details here and here

The Paris Review
They accept submissions of prose in February, June, and October and poetry in January, April, July, and October. They will accept fiction submissions via Submittable until they reach capacity, as well as by mail.
Deadline: 30 June 2024 for fiction (see Submittable)
Length: Unspecified
Pay: Unspecified
Details here.

Three-Lobed Burning Eye
This is a magazine of speculative fiction – horror, fantasy, and science fiction. “We’re looking for short stories from across the big classifications and those shadowy places between: magical realism, fantastique, slipstream, interstitial, Weird fiction.” They like voices that are “full of feeling, from literary to pulpy, with styles unique and flowing, but not too experimental.” They do not want extreme horror. They welcome translations. They publish online thrice yearly, and every other year in a print anthology. Some of their stories are also in audio format.  
Deadline: Open now
Length: 500-1,000 words for flash fiction, 1,001-7,500 words for short fiction
Pay: $30 for flash fiction, $100 for short fiction
Details here.

Graveside Press: Tiny Terrors
This new press wants horror fiction of all kinds, but are not particularly interested in stories that contain excessive violence or gore – see their website, and all their projects (including closed ones), here. They say Tiny Terrors “is our short fiction program for when a novel just won’t do. Just a short shocking scream to keep you awake at night …”
Deadline: Open now
Length: 5,000-12,000 words
Pay: $0.02/word
Details here and here.

Bio: S. Kalekar is the pseudonym of a regular contributor to this magazine.


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