Call for Submissions

7 PAYING LIT MAGS – Deadlines: Oct. 15 – Nov. 1, 2017

The literary magazines/journals listed below all offer some form of payment, do not charge submission/reading fees, take online submissions, and have submission deadlines in October 2017.

This list focuses on poetry submissions, but most lit mags accept prose and art as well. The listings are in order of closest deadlines.

Gordon Square Review (NEW!)

DEADLINE: October 15, 2017


NOTES: Inaugural Issue

FORMS: poetry, prose

PAYMENT: $25 per accepted prose piece and $10 per accepted poem

Hold the Line (NEW!)

DEADLINE: October 15, 2017


NOTES: “We are seeking writers who are passionate about social justice as it intersects with the challenges of parenthood.

FORMS: Poetry, short fiction

PAYMENT: Poetry – $20l Shorter pieces, listicles, or book reviews up to 800 words – $30; Longer pieces, 1300 – 1800 words – $80

Chicken Soup for the Soul

DEADLINE: October 15, 2017


NOTES: “Christmas and Holiday Collection – 2018: Our next holiday collection will not be released until 2018 but we are already collecting stories for it.

FORMS: Stories and poems

PAYMENT: $100 per prose piece, $50 per poem

Mothers of Angels

DEADLINE: October 30, 2017


NOTES: An anthology of reflections about living through the grief of losing a child

FORMS: poetry, essays

PAYMENT: ESSAYS: $75, plus two printed copies; POETRY: $25, plus two printed copies; All contributing authors can purchase additional books at half price.


DEADLINE: October 31, 2017


NOTES: Writing by women, including trans* persons, gender-variant and two-spirit women, and women of non-binary sexual orientations, any theme for this issue

FORMS: poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and art

PAYMENT: “All contributors will be paid upon publication: $50 CAD for one page, $60 for two pages, $90 for three pages, $120 for four pages, $150 for five or more pages.”

World Unknown Review

DEADLINE: October 31, 2017


NOTES: “We accept reprints under certain circumstances. Please feel free to submit a previously published story with the details of its previous publication(s), and we will consider them on a case-by-case basis. Do not submit stories for which you currently do not hold the copyright.”

FORMS: poetry, prose

PAYMENT: The authors selected for the Review received three (3) contributor copies of the publication as well as $15 (USD) via check or PayPal or $30 (USD) for the novella competition

Winter Tangerine

DEADLINE: November 1, 2017 (tip jar submissions are open year-round)


PAYMENT: Contributors to all WT issues, regardless of genre, are compensated with $20.

FORMS: Prose, visual art, poetry

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