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Rumple_deWriter
Posted: Friday, October 18, 2019 9:16:19 AM

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22 Literary Journals That Pay

-taken from the free online newsletter of, Authors Publish magazine.

For your reading pleasure are 22 literary journals that do pay. They may not be the most prestigious journals (although some of them are), and not all are open to submissions right now, but most are. All of them do pay their authors. Some pay well and others pay a token amount.

If the links don't work, a distinct possibility, just google the site's title for more submission info.

1. The Threepenny Review

The Threepenny Review is one of the most respected print journals out there and they also pay their writers $200 per poem or $400 per short story. You can visit their website here.

They are primarily interested in short stories, articles, memoir, and poems. Note that they open for submissions on January 1st.

2-5. Escape Artists (Escape Pod, PseudoPod, Cast of Wonders, PodCastle)

Escape Artists is the publishing group that publishes all of its stories in audio and text formats. They are known for their genre podcasts and have a large following. Each publication has a separate focus. For example Cast of Wonders focuses on a young adult audience whereas Escape Pod only publishes sci-fi. The various publications pay $100 for full-length reprints and more for original works.

6. Banshee

Banshee, a print literary journal from Ireland, is accepts submissions of poetry, fiction, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction. All authors published in the journal will receive payment, as well as a copy of the magazine. Read our full review here. Their next deadline is October 31st.

7. Frontier

Frontier Poetry accepts submissions year-round. They accept work from both new and emerging poets who have not published more than one full-length collection of poetry. Authors of any number of chapbooks and story collections may submit. Frontier pays poets $50 for each published poem, up to $150. To learn more, read our full review here.

They are also accepting work for their Frontier New Voices Fellowship worth $500 until 31 October, from undocumented poets residing in America.

8. Clarkesworld

Clarkesworld Magazine is a Hugo and World Fantasy Award-winning science fiction and fantasy magazine that publishes short stories, interviews, articles and audio fiction on a monthly basis. They pay very well. Read our full review here.

9. The Rush

The Rush is a new online literary magazine produced by the students of Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles. They pay writers, and are seeking poetry, fiction, nonfiction, visual art, and photography in all forms and styles. They hope to publish high-velocity work that captures the rush of human experience. Any topic is fair game, but they don’t accept work about graphic or gratuitous violence or sex. Read our full review here.

10. The Malahat Review

The Malahat Review is an established and respected print magazine based out of Canada. They purchase first world serial rights and, upon acceptance, pay CAD65 per published page, plus a one-year subscription. Copyright reverts to the author upon publication. To learn more, visit their website here.

11. Terra Preta

Terra Preta Review publishes poetry, translations, creative nonfiction, craft essays, literary reviews, art, collages, and photography. They pay all contributors. Learn more here.

12. Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine

This paying and competitive magazine publishes short stories and novellas in the mystery genre. To learn more, read their submission guidelines here.

13. Breath & Shadow

They publish only authors who have disabilities, although they define that term broadly. The pay scale is $20 for poetry, and $30 for fiction and nonfiction. To learn more, visit their website here.

14. Contrary Magazine

Contrary Magazine publishes short stories, flash fiction, essays, and poetry. They pay $20 per author per issue — the length of the piece does not factor into the payment. To learn more, visit their website here.

15. Workers Write!

They focus on publishing working class literature. They want to collect the stories and poems about jobs that define who we are as individuals and communities. They pay between $5 and $50, depending on length and rights. To learn more or to submit, visit their website here.

16. Eye to the Telescope

Eye to the Telescope is an established online journal that focuses on publishing speculative poetry. They pay authors 3¢ per word, rounded up to the nearest dollar. They pay a minimum of $3 per poem, and a maximum of $25. Learn more here.

17. Upstreet

A respected literary journal. They offer between $50 and $250 for short stories or essays, and do not list poetry rates. If your work is accepted, you will also receive a contributor copy. Learn more here.

18. The Sun

A wonderful, advertisement-free magazine. They pay from $300 to $2,000 for fiction, essays, and interviews, and $100 to $250 for poetry. They also give contributors a complimentary one-year subscription to The Sun. Learn more here.

19. THEMA

A literary journal that pays $25 for short stories and $10 for flash fiction and poetry. To learn more, visit their website here.

20. The Virginia Quarterly Review

This established literary journal publishes poetry and prose and they pay very well. Learn more here.

21. Poetry

Poetry Magazine was founded in Chicago by Harriet Monroe in 1912. The magazine established a reputation early on by publishing many important poems of T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Marianne Moore, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, and many others. They pay a minimum of $300 per poem. You can visit their website here.

22. Spark

Spark: A Creative Anthology offers contributors 2¢ per word or $20 per work for unpublished writing. They publish poetry and short stories. Visit their website here.


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Posted: Friday, October 18, 2019 10:19:41 AM

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Rumple_deWriter wrote:


2-5. Escape Artists (Escape Pod, PseudoPod, Cast of Wonders, PodCastle)

Escape Artists is the publishing group that publishes all of its stories in audio and text formats. They are known for their genre podcasts and have a large following. Each publication has a separate focus. For example Cast of Wonders focuses on a young adult audience whereas Escape Pod only publishes sci-fi. The various publications pay $100 for full-length reprints and more for original works.



I used to listen to these guys quite a bit. Some really excellent stuff but I know they did a lot of "reprints" at that time, ie. audio versions of previously published stories, so I'm not sure how many originals they actually buy.

The full rundown of genres is:

Escape Pod - s-f
PseudoPod - horror
PodCastle - fantasy


Rumple_deWriter wrote:



8. Clarkesworld

Clarkesworld Magazine is a Hugo and World Fantasy Award-winning science fiction and fantasy magazine that publishes short stories, interviews, articles and audio fiction on a monthly basis. They pay very well. Read our full review here.




I know this one only by rep, but it's a good rep. I've probably read some reprints of stories from Clarkesworld that came up in Best of and Year's Best anthologies, but I've never read the site itself.



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Rumple_deWriter
Posted: Friday, October 18, 2019 12:33:13 PM

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Thanks for the info, Scott. The only one of those I'm familiar with is 'Workers Write. It's a legit Texas-based outfit. Might be worth checking out if you have a work related/occupational story.

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