Written by S. Kalekar November 3rd, 2022

5 Paying Literary Magazines to Submit to in November 2022

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

The Pig’s Back
This Ireland-based journal wants fiction and nonfiction submissions from anywhere in the world.
Deadline: 15 November 2022
Length: 2,000-5,000 words
Pay: €300
Details here.
(– Meanwhile, Shenandoah is open for poetry submissions now, and has a submission cap. Their comics submission window is ongoing. Prose will open in Spring 2023. They pay $100 per poem, and $50 per page of comics, up to $500. Details here and here.
— Cutleaf is also open for poetry submissions now; they will close when the Submittable cap is reached. They pay $50-200 for poetry. They’re also reading submissions in other genres on the Beer theme; they’ll pay $100-300, and the deadline for that is end-December. Details here.)

On Spec
This is a Canadian speculative fiction magazine, and they’re open through November. They have detailed guidelines.
Deadline: 30 November 2022
Length: Up to 6,000 words for fiction, 4-100 lines for poetry
Pay: CAD100 for poetry and fiction up to 2,000 words; CAD0.05/word for longer stories
Details here.

Escape Artists: PodCastle
PodCastle is an established publisher of fantasy, in online and audio format. They have detailed guidelines, including, “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, and translations.
Deadline: 30 November 2022
Length: Up to 6,000 words for originals, longer for reprints (see guidelines)
Pay: $0.08/word, $20-100 for reprints
Details here.
(And Cast of Wonders, also from the Escape Artists suite, which publishes young adult stories, will open for submissions from mid- to end-November; see their guidelines here and schedule here. Also, EscapePod, which publishes science fiction, is open now through May 2023, see guidelines here and schedule here. Both magazines pay $0.08/word for originals.

Also, Flame Tree Publishing wants submissions for Darkness Beckons, an unthemed horror fiction print and ebook anthology. It will likely be quite competitive, as they will fill only a few slots via the open call. Pay is $0.08/word for stories of 3,000-5,000 words, deadline 14 November 2022. Details here.)

The Woodward Review
This magazine is affiliated with Wayne State University. They are reading submissions for their second issue. They publish prose, poetry, art/hybrid/digital media, as well as reviews & responses. They have detailed guidelines about what they are looking for in each genre.
Deadline: 1 December 2022
Length: Up to 5,000 words for prose
Pay: $50
Details here.
(And The Stinging Fly will open for submissions 15-30 November. They pay €40/page for prose, €30/page for poetry. Details here.)

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


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