5 Paying Literary Markets to Submit to in June 2020

Written by S. Kalekar

These markets pay for submissions of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry – they are a mix of genre and literary markets, and are open through June. One market is for writers of color only.


 The Threepenny Review
This respected quarterly journal will close its reading period for the year at end-June. They accept fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and submissions for their ‘Table Talk’ column.
Deadline: 30 June 2020
Length: Up to 4,000 words for stories or memoirs, 1,200-2,500 for critical articles, up to 1,000 words for Table Talk, up to 100 lines for poems
Pay: $400 per story or article, $200 per poem or Table Talk piece
Details here.

Love Letters to Poe
They want gothic flash fiction – stories that evoke wonder and terror, romance and horror. They’re looking for complete story arcs with character growth. Writers should avoid explicit sexual content and excessive gore.Deadline: 30 June 2020
Length: Up to 1,500 words
Pay: $0.05/word
Details here.


PodCastle
­­­­­They publish fantasy short fiction on their website and as a podcast. They are open to all the sub-genres of fantasy, from magical realism to urban fantasy to slipstream to high fantasy. Fantastical or non-real content should be meaningful to the story. They also accept reprints. 
Deadline: 30 June 2020
Length: Up to 6,000 words
Pay: $0.08/word
Details here.
Also see submission details about Cast of Wonders (YA), which is open for themed submissions, and PseudoPod (horror), which is open for reprints.

The Willowherb Review
The Willowherb Reviewaims to provide a digital platform to celebrate and bolster nature writing by writers of color anywhere in the world, including Black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) writers, and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). They are reading now for their third issue. They will accept nonfiction especially, but will consider fiction and poetry also — on nature, place, and environment. Their guidelines say, “we believe nature writing can tackle all sorts of issues: from stories of farming to long treks, tales of migration, racism, community, and beauty. You might be writing about remote places, cities, lost landscapes, or old homes. We’re looking forward to seeing what matters most to emerging nature writers. Above all, your submission should have a great sense of place and attention to the natural world.”
Deadline: 30 June 2020
Length: Up to 3,000 words for prose; up to 3 poems
Pay: €150 for prose, €50 for poetry
Details here.

Meetinghouse
This is a new literary journal by Dartmouth College. They’re reading work for their inaugural issue, and accept both prose and poetry. They also accept translations.
Deadline: 1 July 2020
Length: Up to 7,500 words per submission; can submit up to 3 pieces of prose and up to 3 poems
Pay: $100 minimum for prose, and $20/page for stories over 5 pages, according to this tweet
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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