Written by S. Kalekar October 5th, 2023

5 Paying Literary Magazines to Submit to in October 2023

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

The Pig’s Back

This Ireland-based journal publishes fiction and nonfiction. They do not publish poetry.
Deadline: 15 October 2023
Length: 2,000-5,000 words
Pay: €300
Details here.

Uncanny Magazine
This award-winning speculative fiction magazine is only open for short fiction during this submission period – please do not submit works of other lengths or genres.
Deadline: 16 October 2023
Length: 750-10,000 words for short fiction
Pay: $0.10/word
Details here and here.

They have opened their flash speculative fiction submission window during October – this is a paying opportunity. “We’re looking for your best enthralling, imaginative, or bone-chilling original fiction stories, as long as they’re 1,200 words or fewer.” They also welcome unpaid submissions and pitches all year round — in the form of reviews, essays, excerpts, and reprints.
Deadline: 31 October 2023 for flash fiction
Length: Up to 1,200 words
Pay: $0.08/word
Details here, here, and here.

Baltimore Review
They publish fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Some editor preferences are in the bios on their Staff page.
Deadline: 30 November 2023
Length: Up to 5,000 words for prose, up to 3 poems
Pay: $50 (via a gift certificate or PayPal, if preferred)
Details here and here.

The Paris Review
They are open for poetry and poetry translation submissions in October. Their Submittable will close when the cap is reached, but they will still accept mailed submissions through October.
Deadline: Until filled for submissions via Submittable; postmarked till
31 October 2023 for mailed submissions
Length: Up to 6 poems
Pay: Unspecified
Details here.

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


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