Written by S. Kalekar September 1st, 2022

5 Paying Literary Magazines to Submit to in September 2022

Here are magazines for writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, and they all pay. Not all are open through the month’s end.

The Bureau Dispatch

They publish fiction. “We are not a spec fic journal, but our stories often contain a hint of the speculative, a dash of the intriguing. We want fiction that is compelling and beautifully-crafted; narratives that leave the reader breathless and changed.”
Deadline: 15 September 2022
Length: 500-1,500 words
Pay: $50
Details here.

The Puritan

This magazine publishes fiction, nonfiction, interviews, reviews, and poetry. They accept a limited number of fee-free submissions every month.
Deadline: 25 September 2022 for Fall 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.

(Shenandoah opens for prose 5th September – comics are already open – and will close for prose on 15th, or when the Submittable cap is reached, they pay $100 per 1,000 words of prose, up to $500; The Cincinnati Review opens for prose, poetry, translation submissions, and drama queries, for the print magazine on 1st September and the deadline is 30 September or until filled; online features are accepted almost through the year; this is a paying market; The Iowa Review is open for fiction and poetry through 1st October, and nonfiction through 1st November 2022, they also accept translations; while there is a charge to submit online for non-subscribers, postal submissions are free; they pay $0.08/word for prose and $1.50/line of poetry, $100 minimum.)

Nashville Review
This magazine publishes fiction, including flash, nonfiction, poetry, translations, comics, and art. “From expansive to minimalist, narrative to lyric, epiphanic to subtle: if it’s a moving work of art, we want it.” Their submission periods are January, May, and September.
Deadline: 30 September 2022
Length: Up to 8,000 words for prose, up to three poems
Pay: $100 for prose, $25 per poem
Details here.

The Paris Review
They are scheduled to open for prose, poetry, and translation submissions on 1st September, and will accept submissions via Submittable until a cap is reached. However, they will remain open for mailed submissions until 30 September 2022 (postmarked).
Deadline: See above
Length: One prose piece or up to six poems
Pay: Unspecified
Details here.

Planet Scumm

They publish science fiction, speculative fiction, weird fiction, and slipstream.
Deadline: 2 October 2022
Length: Up to 5,000 words
Pay: $0.06/word
Details here.





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