Call for Submissions

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

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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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