5 Paying Literary Markets to Submit to in November 2020

Written by S. Kalekar

These markets pay for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. They are a mix of both literary and genre markets.

LampLight
This is a magazine of dark fiction, both short stories and flash fiction. They want work that is dark, literary — creepy, weird, and unsettling. Their guidelines say, “No specific sub-genres or themes, just good stories. For inspiration, we suggest “The Twilight Zone”, “The Outer Limits”,” – and also the first volume of their stories. They do not want work about vampires, zombies, werewolves, serial killers, hitmen, excessive gore or sex. They also accept reprints. They can accept only 300 submissions in a month during their reading period.
Deadline: 15 November 2020
Length: Up to 7,000 words
Pay: $0.03/word, up to $150
Details 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: 30 November 2020 (see Twitter)
Length: 1,000-40,000 words
Pay: $0.08/word, capped at $599.92 for stories longer than 7,499 words
Details here.

The Fiddlehead
This Canadian magazine is open to writing and translations into English from all over the world and in a variety of styles, including experimental genres. They read short fiction, excerpts from novels, creative nonfiction, and poetry. The deadline is for Submittable submissions only – mailed submissions are accepted all year round.
Deadline: 30 November 2020 (for Submittable only – see above)
Length: Up to 6,000 words for fiction or creative nonfiction, up to six poems
Pay: CAD60/page; CAD200 for cover artwork
Details here.

Hiraeth Publishing: parABnormal Magazine
This magazine accepts work about the paranormal. This includes ghosts, spectres, haunts, various whisperers, and so forth. It also includes shapeshifters and creatures from various folklores, but not creatures like vampires, werewolves, and zombies. Shapeshifters, for the purpose of this magazine, refer to the spiritual shift, not the physical. Think Native American shaman. Paranormal activity centers around the human, not the creature. They publish fiction, nonfiction (including reviews), poetry, and artwork. They also accept reprints.
Deadline: 30 November 2020
Length: 3,000-5,000 words for fiction, 1-15 lines for poetry, 1,500-5,000 words for articles and reviews
Pay: $25 for fiction, $20 for articles, $7 for reviews, $6 per poem
Details here.

The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts
This magazine publishes “fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, mixed media, visual arts, and even kitchen sinks, if they are compressed in some way.” They also have a section called Topical Tuesdays, where they accept work on topical issues. For the current reading period, they’re looking for works by writers who have not previously published with them.
Deadline: 15 December 2020
Length: General submissions — 600 words for prose (including prose poems), one poem of 20 lines or 75 words; Tropical Tuesdays submissions — 1,000 words for prose or a poem of 30 lines
Pay: $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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