Call for Submissions

20 PAYING LIT MAGS – Deadlines: Feb. 15 – Mar. 31, 2018

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 starting February 15 through March 31, 2018.

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


The Spectacle

DEADLINE: February 15, 2018

SUBMISSION FEE: None

FORMS: poetry, fiction, nonfiction

PAYMENT: $50

Subprimal Poetry Art

Read my interview with their editor here.

DEADLINE: February 15, 2018

SUBMISSION FEE: None

PAYMENT: $20 for previously unpublished/$10 for reprints

NOTES: Takes reprints, turn around time averages 31 days according to Duotrope

FORMS: poetry, flash prose, art, essays on the creative process

LANGUAGE: English and Spanish

Texas Poetry Calendar

Read my interview with the editor here.

DEADLINE: February 20, 2018

SUBMISSION FEE: None

FORMAT: combination journal, planner, calendar printed on 6X9 spiral bound card stock

PAYMENT: $20 per poem

FORMS: poetry (35 lines or less), including poems partly or entirely in Spanish (please include translation)

NOTES: No simultaneous submissions.

Suburban Review

DEADLINE: February 18, 2018

SUBMISSION FEE: None

NOTES: Open to Australian women, femmes and gender non-conforming folx.

FORMS: fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, comics, art

PAYMENT: $75 – $150

Chicken Soup for the Soul

DEADLINE: February 28, 2018

SUBMISSION FEE: None

FORMS: nonfiction, poetry

PAYMENT: $200

Ninth Letter

DEADLINE: February 28, 2018

SUBMISSION FEE: None

FORMS: essays, poetry

PAYMENT: $25

Apparition Lit

DEADLINE: February 28, 2018

SUBMISSION FEE: None

THEME: Delusion

FORMS: short stories, poetry

PAYMENT: $0.01 per word, minimum of 10.00

Darkhouse Books: Sanctuary

DEADLINE: February 28, 2018

SUBMISSION FEE: None

THEME: Sanctuary, refuge, shelter, or asylum, from the perspective of those offering, seeking, denying, or destroying it

FORMS: poetry, flash, short fiction, and creative nonfiction

PAYMENT: 50% of royalties

Mizna

DEADLINE: February 28, 2018

SUBMISSION FEE: None

THEME: The Playing Field: The Politics of Sports – relevant to the Arab-American audience

FORMS: poetry, stories, creative essays, flash fiction, comix, and other literary interpretations

PAYMENT: Honorarium

Winter Tangerine

Read my interview with the editor here.

DEADLINE: March 1, 2018 (tip jar submissions are open year-round)

SUBMISSION FEE: None

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

FORMS: Prose, visual art, poetry

Contrary Magazine

Read my interview with the editor here.

DEADLINE: March 1, 2018 

FORMAT: digitally online

SUBMISSION FEE: None

PAYMENT: For original commentary, fiction, and poetry, Contrary Magazine pays $20 per author per issue, regardless of the number of works or nature of the submission. Reviews and Contrary Blog posts are usually unpaid. Author must email us an invoice within six months of acceptance for the payment to be processed. If no invoice is received within six months of acceptance, author forfeits payment, but all rights remain in force. Upon receipt of invoice, payments will be made through Paypal.

FORMS: fiction, poetry, and commentary

The Blue Route

DEADLINE: March 1, 2018

SUBMISSION FEE: None

NOTES: Undergraduate students only

FORMS: poetry, prose

PAYMENT: $25

THEMA

DEADLINE: March 1, 2018

SUBMISSION FEE: None

THEME: New Neighbors

FORMS: fiction, poetry, essays

PAYMENT: $10

The Cincinnati Review

DEADLINE: March 1, 2018

SUBMISSION FEE: None

FORMS: prose, poetry

PAYMENT: $25 – $30 per page

Goblin Fruit

DEADLINE: March 3, 2018

SUBMISSION FEE: None

NOTES: fantastical poetry

FORMS: poetry

PAYMENT: $15

Arkansas International

DEADLINE: March 10, 2018

SUBMISSION FEE: None

NOTES: fantastical poetry

FORMS: fiction, poetry, essays, comics, works in translation

PAYMENT: $20 per page, max $250

Southword

DEADLINE: March 15, 2018

SUBMISSION FEE: None

FORMS: prose, poetry

PAYMENT: €30 per poem and €120 per short story. Payment to writers within the Republic of Ireland is made by cheque. Writers abroad must accept payment through Paypal.

Eye to the Telescope

DEADLINE: March 15, 2018

SUBMISSION FEE: None

NOTES: speculative poetry

FORMS: poetry

PAYMENT: 3¢/word rounded to nearest dollar; min. $3, max. $25

Sycamore Review

DEADLINE: March 31, 2018

SUBMISSION FEE: None (until they hit about 800 submissions for the month)

FORMS: poetry, fiction, non-fiction, art

PAYMENT: $50 prose, $25 poem

Notre Dame Review

DEADLINE: March 31, 2018

SUBMISSION FEE: None

FORMS: poetry, fiction

PAYMENT: Small gratuity


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5 replies »

  1. Hey Trish! Thanks for adding Apparition Lit to your list of paying mags! We had some great poems for our first issue and look forward to receiving more from new writers! I just wanted to mention that you have our magazine name listed as ‘Delusion’ when that’s the quarterly theme.

    Thanks again!

    Rebecca (Editor from Apparition Lit)

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