Written by S. Kalekar

5 Paying Literary Markets to Submit to in March 2020

These markets are open in March and they pay for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry; one of these magazines also accepts screenplays, graphic art, and graphic fiction. There are both literary and genre markets here.

Deep Magic
They want clean fantasy and sci-fi stories. They won’t publish fiction with graphic violence, mature sexual themes, or profanity. They also accept reprints.
Deadline: 31 March 2020 (see Twitter)
Length: 1,000-40,000 words
Pay: $0.08/word, capped at $599 for stories longer than 7,499 words
Details here.

Westerly
This Australian magazine publishes short stories, poetry, memoir and creative nonfiction, essays and literary criticism. Non-subscribers will be asked to take magazine subscription as part payment for their work. Submission of scholarly articles is accepted year-round.
Deadline: 31 March 2020
Length: Up to 3,500 words for fiction and creative nonfiction; up to five poems; up to 5,000 words for essays; 500-700 words for reviews
Pay: AUD200 for short stories and articles, AUD120-150 for poetry, AUD120 for visual art/intro essay, AUD100 for reviews
Details here.

West Branch
This literary magazine publishes fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and translation.
Deadline: 1 April 2020
Length: Up to 30 pages for prose; up to six poems
Pay: $0.05/word for prose up to $100; $50 for poetry
Details here.

Epoch Magazine
­­­­­This literary magazine publishes fiction, poetry, essays, cartoons, screenplays, graphic art, and graphic fiction. They read work submitted by literary agencies year-round. They accept mailed submissions only.
Deadline: 15 April 2020 (for unsolicited submissions)
Length: No guidelines for prose; up to five poems
Pay: Up to $150 for stories, more for long stories and novellas, and those submitted by literary agencies; $50 per poem
Details here.

Gumshoe Review
This magazine publishes short fiction mysteries, and essays on topics of interest to readers, writers and students of the mystery genre. Their guidelines say, “We’re looking for stories where the investigator is the protagonist, or at least a significant character, and the focus is on solving a solving a crime, or getting someone out of a jam, or seeking some sort of justice.”
Deadline: Ongoing
Length: Up to 1,000 words for both fiction and nonfiction
Pay: $0.05/word, up to $50
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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