Written by S. Kalekar July 2nd, 2020

5 Paying Literary Markets Open in July 2020

These markets pay for submissions of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. They’re accepting work in July, and don’t charge submission fee.

Scare Street
They want short horror stories with a focus on ghosts, the supernatural, paranormal, monsters, and dark tales – “We go for stories that are dark, literary; we are looking for the creepy, the weird and the unsettling” according to guidelines. They also accept reprints.
Deadline: 25 July 2020
Length: 3,000-7,000 words
Pay: “$10 per 1,000 words” ($0.01/word)
Details here.

This Ireland-based journal is accepting submissions of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction from all over the world for their third issue. They publish work that engages with the natural world, and have a particular interest in work which encourages reflection on human interaction with plant and animal life, landscape and the self. They also accept translations. For nonfiction, they accept both completed work and pitches.
Deadline: 31 July 2020 for fiction and poetry; ongoing for nonfiction
Length: Up to 6,000 words for prose; up to 4 poems
Pay: €15 per poem; €15 per page of prose up to €60
Details here.

Virginia Quarterly Review
This respected literary magazine publishes literary fiction, nonfiction, including reviews, and poetry. They’re generally not interested in genre fiction (like romance, science fiction, or fantasy). For nonfiction, they want literary, art, and cultural criticism, reportage, historical and political analysis, and travel essays. They publish few author interviews or memoirs. “In general, we are looking for nonfiction that looks out on the world, rather than within the self.”
Deadline: 31 July 2020
Length: 3,500-8,000 words for fiction; 3,500-9,000 words for nonfiction; 2,000-2,400 words for book reviews
Pay: $1,000 and up for fiction; about $0.25/word for nonfiction (higher for investigative reporting – see guidelines); $200/poem, up to $1,000; $500 for book reviews; $100-200 for online content
Details here.

Fractured Lit
Fractured Lit publishes micro and flash fiction from writers of any background or experience. Both micro and flash categories are open year round. They will also consider reprints, but they do not pay for these.
Deadline: Ongoing
Length: Up to 400 words for micro fiction; 401-1,000 words for flash fiction
Pay: $50 for micro, $75 for flash fiction
Details here.

The Voyage Journal
This is a new magazine of inclusive Young Adult writing, for both fiction and creative nonfiction; their first issue is forthcoming. They are specially interested in #ownvoices stories. They will read work year round.
Deadline: Ongoing
Length: Up to 6,000 words
Pay: $200
Details here.

Author Bio: S. Kalekar is the pseudonym of a regular contributor to this magazine. She is the author of 182 Short Fiction Publishers. She can be reached here.


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