Literary Journals Publishing Paying Market

Lost Colony: Now Accepting Submissions

This new literary journal focuses on publishing mid-length (between 10,000 and 25,000 words) Science Fiction and Fantasy. The editor, M.E. Pickett, is an author themselves, who struggled to find markets that were open to accepting submissions of this length. They are a very new journal, but they are paying authors ($50 per story, regardless of…

49 Literary Journals That Pay Their Authors

“It is a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about his art than he can by practicing it.” – W.H. Auden As someone who makes their living writing about writing and publishing, I can attest to how truthful Auden’s quote is. It is hard making…

Zephyr Review: Now Seeking Submissions

Zephyr Review is a brand new quarterly online literary journal. Writers can submit up to three stories or poems. Stories have to be no more than 1,500 words. They publish poetry, prose, fiction, flash fiction, nonfiction, and artwork. I’ve never seen prose and fiction separated into categories like this, and they never clarify the difference…

Short Story: Now Seeking Submissions

Short Story is an online magazine based on Substack that hopes to provide amazing short stories to subscribers, and to pay authors well. They only publish one story a month, but the published author receives $100 plus 50% of the subscription revenue. Depending on the number of subscribers, this could provide excellent payment. According to…

Aniko Press Flash Fiction Competition: Now Seeking Submissions

Aniko Press, based in Australia, is an independent publisher of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. They aim to showcase new voices and to promote emerging authors. Right now through December 31, they’re accepting submissions for their Summer Flash Fiction Competition (it’s summer in Australia). The theme of the contest is “Delight.” The editors at Aniko…

The Deadlands: Now Seeking Submissions

The Deadlands is a new online magazine featuring otherworldly speculative writing about “the ends we face here, and the beginnings we find elsewhere.” It’s an exploration of the unknown world of death, and those who live there. They’re looking for a broad range of cultural perspectives on the afterlife, as well as on the process…

Mysterion: Seeking Submissions till July 31st

Mysterion is a Christian-themed speculative fiction e-zine that is currently seeking quality speculative fiction with Christian characters, themes, or cosmology.  They are open to submissions till July 31st 2021. They have two reading periods every year, one in January and one in July. They are run by a husband and wife team and have a…

the other side of hope: Now Seeking Submissions

the other side of hope is a new journal dedicated to showcasing writing by authors who are immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. The journal is also edited by immigrants and refugees, and aims to serve the immigrant and refugee community worldwide. They pay authors £100 for work published in the print issue, and £50 for…

Thuya Poetry Review: Now Seeking Submissions

Thuya Poetry Review is a brand new nonprofit journal publishing both emerging and established poets. They’re looking for poetry that demonstrates excellence in craft, in all forms and styles. Thuya’s artful web presence reflects the creative concept of their journal. Thuya means sacrifice, and it’s a wood burned in ritual offerings. Thuya also values education,…

Spartan: Now Seeking Submissions

Spartan is an established journal of minimalist prose and prose poetry. They only publish writing that’s 1,500 words or fewer. You can get a sense of what they publish by reading past issues online. Spartan has been published quarterly online since 2012. From their home base in Seattle, they also produce short-run print editions occasionally….

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