Call for Submissions

Paying Calls for Submissions – poetry, prose, art, etc.

Before submitting, read my Submission Tips and to check other paying markets for emerging writers and how they are rated, download my spreadsheet: Poetry Magazine/Journal Ratings for Emerging Poets with Paying Markets

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Nashville Review

DEADLINES: You may submit fiction and poetry only during the following three months: January, May and September. Submissions in all other genres are open year-round.

NOTES: “NR seeks to feature those forms of art not traditionally recognized as literature—comics, film, music, visual art, creative nonfiction, dance, oral storytelling and other performance arts—alongside the more traditional forms of fiction and poetry.”

FORMS: Fiction, poetry, nonfiction, comics, music, performance art, cover art

PAYMENT: “Fiction, nonfiction, comics, film, and dance contributors are offered a flat fee of $100 per selection. Oral story poetry and oral storytelling contributors are offered $50 per selection. Poetry contributors are offered $25 per poem. Cover artists are offered $100 per selection.”

The Southern Review

DEADLINES: “We accept unsolicited fiction and nonfiction postmarked September 1 through December 1. We accept unsolicited poetry postmarked September 1 through February 1.”

NOTES: Postal submissions only

FORMS: Fiction, poetry, and essays, including creative nonfiction and literary essays

PAYMENT: “The Southern Review pays $25 per printed page with a maximum payment of $200 for prose and $125 for poetry, plus two copies of the issue in which the work appears and a one-year subscription to The Southern Review.”


DEADLINE: 3/1/2015

NOTES: “We’re not drawn to experimental or heavy-handed genre fiction.” According to Duotrope, this market ranks among the 25 Most Challenging Fiction Markets in their database.

FORMS: Short fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art

PAYMENT: “We offer all contributors of Slice a monetary award for their work ($100 for stories and essays and $25 for poems).”


DEADLINES: 3/1/2015

NOTES: Poems about poetry are unlikely to be published.

FORMS: Fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry

PAYMENT: “Payment, upon publication, will be between $50 and $150 for poems, and between $50 and $250 for short stories or essays. Each author will also receive one complimentary copy, and may purchase more copies at a reduced rate.”

Notre Dame Review  

DEADLINE: 3/30/2015

NOTES: Postal submissions only

FORMS: Fiction and poetry

PAYMENT: “A small gratuity is paid after publication.”

Epoch, a journal by Cornell University

DEADLINE: 4/15/2015

NOTES: Postal submissions only

FORMS: Fiction, poetry, essays, screenplays, cartoons, graphic art, and graphic fiction

PAYMENT: “Our payments vary from year to year depending on our funding. We presently pay a minimum of $50 per poem. We pay a maximum of $150 per story, more for fiction submitted by literary agencies and for long stories and novellas.”

NonBinary Review

DEADLINES: 4/30/2015 and 6/1/2015

NOTES: Themed issues: The King in Yellow and 1001 Arabian Nights. “At present, the Zoetic app is accessible through iPhone and iPad only, with future updates to include Android versions.”

FORMS: Fiction, creative non-fiction, flash, hybrid/experimental, poetry, visual art

PAYMENT: “1 cent per word for fiction and nonfiction, and a flat fee of $10 per poem and $25 per piece of visual art.”


DEADLINES: Accepts year-round but generally reads only during Feb., May, Aug., or Nov.

NOTES: Garden themed. Only prints one poem per issue (4 issues a year). Prefers postal submissions, but will accept emailed submissions. Reprints are ok.

FORMS: Fiction, non-fiction, and poetry

PAYMENT: “top payment is $150 and we often pay less”

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