Literary Journals Publishing Paying Market

Wizards in Space: Now Seeking Submissions

Wizards in Space aims to create “Spaces made for people to share their magic.” They showcase a wide range of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction by both emerging and established authors. They like writing that’s heartfelt, whimsical, and connective, and they feature underrepresented voices as often as possible. To get a sense of what they…

Liquid Imagination: Now Seeking Submissions

Liquid Imagination is an established online publisher of fantasy, science fiction, horror, and imaginative literary fiction. They also publish poetry that embraces the themes of these genres. Liquid Imagination is a project of Silver Pen Writers. Liquid Imagination pairs each piece of writing they publish with original artwork selected by the editors. In doing so,…

Kaleidotrope: Now Seeking Submissions

Kaleidotrope is an established online magazine of speculative fiction and poetry. Although they mostly publish science fiction, fantasy, and horror, they’re open to other writing that blurs these genre boundaries or falls outside of these categories. You can read Kaleidotrope for free online to get a sense of what they publish. Kaleidotrope has been published…

Isele Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions

Isele Magazine is an online publication with an impactful mission: “We publish writers and artists who hold a mirror to our society, who challenge conventional expectations about ways of being, how to be, and who decides who should be.” They believe that literature plays a powerful role in shaping our thoughts and ideas, and uplifting…

The Dread Machine: Now Seeking Submissions

The Dread Machine is a publisher of futuristic dark fiction, speculative fiction, slipstream, literary science fiction, and cyberpunk. They also like magical realism, dystopias and utopias, unconventional societies, and diverse protagonists. The Dread Machine is a selective publisher with a small staff, so they ask that authors send only their best writing. The Dread Machine…

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…

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